Hollan Holmes – Emerald Waters


Release data: Hollan Holmes – Emerald Waters CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Spotted Peccary Music, 2022 With his second album on the Spotted Peccary label, accomplished composer Hollan Holmes takes his listeners into the magical world of the aquatic element. Inspiration came by a trip Hollan took as a youngster with his father in 1979, driving through Del Rio, Texas, a border town, when they drove over a…

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Dirk Serries & Trösta – Island on the Moon


  Release data: Dirk Serries & Trösta – Island on the Moon CD/LP/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Consouling Sounds, 2022 The covid lockdown caused many musicians to compose music under restricted conditions, in search of solace as well as expressing despair or the longing for how things used to be. “Island on the Moon” by Dirk Serries (ambient guitar, outboard effects) and saxophonist Trösta is a 42-minute expressionist…

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New Interview with Wave Walkers


I did an extensive interview with Germain Ghys and Jurgen Vitrier of Wave Walkers at the end of 2021. You can read it at Celebrating the evocative sound of ’80s Tangerine Dream     Website: http://wavewalkers.bandcamp.com

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Juta Takahashi – Miyabi


Release data: Juta Takahashi – Miyabi CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Lunisolar Records, 2021 “Miyabi” is an album containing brand new music after an environmental approach (“Music for Urban Promenades I & II”) and a collection of tracks (“Gems”). Gentleness and tranquillity still graces Juta’s textural music, a sophisticated blend of electronic and acoustic sounds with ethereal, drifting, and dreamy qualities. The latter elements shine bright on “Stellar…

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Max Corbacho – A Connection to the Wonder


  Release data: Max Corbacho – A Connection to the Wonder CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Silentsun, 2021 The title of this album is well chosen as it’s an entrance into a magical world of expansive, serene textural vistas and alternate realities. An abundance of velvet, overtly smooth evolving tapestries is already on display on the 39-minute title track kicking things off, an intimate symphony transcending through time…

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Synth.nl – Time Travel


  Release data: Synth.nl  – Time Travel CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Groove Unlimited, 2021 With the fine compilation album “Time Travel”, Michel van Osenbruggen offers his audience 12 tracks that appeared on various samplers -most notably those in the Schallwende’s Schallplatte series- through the years as well as a few lost pieces. For the occasion, all compositions were attentively remixed and remastered. They dwell in the accessible,…

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