James Johnson & Stephen Philips – Lost at Dunn’s Lake


Release data: James Johnson & Stephen Philips – Lost at Dunn’s Lake CD-R/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Zero Music, 2001 Created for continuous playback, “Lost at Dunn’s Lake” contains one 62-minute ambient sojourn James Johnson made with Dark Duck label-owner Stephen Philips. It’s a contemplative but also slightly mysterious flavoured aural affair blending sustained glacier bell sounds, soft piano and slow unwinding, overtly velvet synth textures, all expressing…

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Numina & Stephen Philips – Outward Appearance


Release data: Numina & Stephen Philips – Outward Appearance CD-R/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Dark Duck Records, 2003 “Outward Appearance” (Stephen Philips and Jesse Sola’s second collaboration) features four expansive electronic vignettes made up of deep soaring textures and enigmatic ambient soundscapes. It all kicks off pretty strong with the atmospheric, slumbering “A Deeper Calling”. “Chain Reaction” is enhanced with mechanical industrial sounds, which gives the outcome a…

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Numina & Stephen Philips – Descent of The Falcon


Release data: Numina & Stephen Philips – Descent of The Falcon CD-R, Dark Duck Records, 2008 “Descent of the Falcon”, listed as part one of two releases, is a recording taken out of massive six hour live collaborative jam in May 2008 between Stephen Philips and Jesse Sola at Jesse’s Denver-based Mysterium studio. The 61-minutes of music presented here is made up of long form…

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Stephen Philips – Dagboken


Release data: Stephen Philips – Dagboken CD-R, Hypnos Recordings, 2005 The album “Dagboken” (the word is Swedish for “diary”) is the first release by Stephen Philips and the Hypnos-label. Philips is owner of the ambient label Dark Duck Records and also initiator of the Drone Download project which is linked to it. Well, the album consists of one uninterrupted piece, 72 minutes what one might…

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