Vir Unis & James Johnson – Perimeter II


Release data: Vir Unis & James Johnson – Perimeter II CD-R, Atmoworks, 2003 Two years after their succesfull double release “Perimeter”, a follow-up to this concept was released as “Perimeter II”. This time it’s a triple cd-r set packed in a dvd-case, of which the music oncemore is an sophisticated mix of fractal groove electronics and atmospherics outings, but overall less hectic. The outcome is…

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Vir Unis & James Johnson – Perimeter


Release data: Vir Unis & James Johnson – Perimeter CD-R, Atmoworks, 2001 “Perimeter” is a double cd-r release which sees fractal-groove king Vir Unis (aka John Strate-Hootman) collaborate with ambient composer James Johnson. The disc of 60 and 70 minutes each feature a blend of high-tech groove and pulse sequencer patterns and rhythms, loops, radiowave mutations and fractalizations to which textures and soundscapes are added….

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Vir Unis – Aeonian Glow


Release data: Vir Unis – Aeonian Glow CD, Greenhouse Music, 2000 “Aeonian Glow” is a second chapter of introspective and inner body music by John Strate-Hootman, aka Vir Unis. The music was created in the seclusion of John’s In the Bubble studio, which at that time existed in the hectic city of New York. As John eluded in an interview, creating this tranquil, highly atmospheric…

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Vir Unis – Mercury and Plastic


Release data: Vir Unis – Mercury and Plastic CD-R, AtmoWorks, 2002 Vir Unis, aka John Strate-Hootman, is known for his interesting new approaches in the field of ambient music. The ten tracks, making up a total of 76 minutes of music, is another well executed effort, displaying great fractal groove/rhythm creation, pulse beats/percussion and expanding textural landscapes as displayed on the collaborative recordings “Body Electric”…

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Vir Unis & Disturbed Earth – Drawn from the Well


Release data: Vir Unis & Disturbed Earth – Drawn from the Well CD-R, AtmoWorks, 2008 “Drawn from the Well” is the first chapter of a collaborative series between Vir Unis (aka John Strate-Hootman) and Disturbed Earth (aka Dean Richards). The lengthy album of 78 minutes contains only three tracks, kicking off with the 49 minute “Flicker”, which roams in quiet, lofty free form atmospherics assembled…

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Vir Unis – The Drift Inside


Release data: Vir Unis – The Drift Inside CD, Greenhouse Music, 1999 This is the second release of the new Minneapolis-based ambient soundscape label Greenhouse Music, made by John Strate-Hootman aka Vir Unis. Since his fantastic collaborative projects with Steve Roach & MaJaLe, he has become someone to expect a lot from. With this first full length solo excursion Vir Unis has succeeded in producing…

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