Various Artists – Oxycanta III


Release data: Various Artists – Oxycanta III CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Ultimae Records, 2013 After two years of hard work, label manager and dj Mahiane (aka Sandrine Gryson) finally compiled a third volume in the fine, but still rather unknown “Oxycanta”-series (named after Crataegus Oxyacantha, a species of Northern European Hawthorn dear to old time herbalists), this time containing 76 minutes of new contemporary electronic music. The…

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Various Artists – Gyalpo


Release data: Various Artists – Gyalpo CD, Gterma, 2012 “Gyalpo” (“King” in Tibetan mythology) is a 77-minute concept album with deep atmospheric ambient music dedicated to the great protectors of our realm, a tributary to the Four Heavenly Kings, Caturmaharajika. The accompanying 12-page cd-booklet is graced with beautiful photos from the neighbouring Ladakh province in India. Label manager Johan Rehn has managed to integrate the…

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Various Artists – Euphony 2


Release data: Various Artists – Euphony 2 CD, WWUH, 2009 “Euphony 2” is the second ambient collection published by the US public alternative radiostation WWUH, that this time turned out to be a double-cd. Like the previous sampler, it contains lots of unreleased goodies by established performers such as Steve Roach, Ron Boots, Forrest Fang, Dino Pacifici, and Alpha Wave Movement along lesser known but…

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Various Artists – Manikin Records Second Decade 2002-2012


Release data: Various Artists – Manikin Records Second Decade 2002-2012 CD, Manikin Records, 2012 This double album celebrates the 20th anniversary and second decade of Berlin-based Manikin label with 2x 70 minutes of brandnew and unreleased electronic music. Of course, the usual suspects Broekhuis, Keller, Schönwälder are featured in various formations, next to affliated musicians such as Raughi Ebert, Thomas Kagermann, Thomas Fanger and Rainbow…

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Various Artists – Greenosophy


Release data: Various Artists – Greenosophy CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Ultimae Records, 2012 “Greenosophy” (inspired by two outdoor Greenosophy parties in 2009 and 2010) is a mixed ambient compilation collected Mizoo (aka Swiss dj Cyril Miserez). It takes off gently and smooth, but as soon as the second track fades in, the narrative and rather surreal space slowly transforms into a bubble of subtle movement. From the…

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Various Artists – Lost in the Humming Air (Music inspired by Harold Budd)


Release data: Various Artists – Lost in the Humming Air (Music inspired by Harold Budd) CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Oktaf, 2012 “Lost In The Humming Air (Music inspired by Harold Budd)” is a thirteen-track compilation containing a collection of exclusive pieces by various composers paying tribute to the spheric, yet spacious sound art of ambient pioneer and pianist Harold Budd. Next to label owner Marsen Jules, some…

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