New Interview with Brendan Pollard


This 2020-interview is a follow-up on the one I did with Brendan in May 2008. You can read it at http://www.sonicimmersion.org/2020-interview-with-brendan-pollard/   Website: http://brendanpollard.bandcamp.com You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the Brendan Pollard artist page

Read More...

Desensitized – Hemispherica Portalis


Release data: Desensitized – Hemispherica Portalis (Portal of 1000 Years) CD/Digital Downbload,  Spotted Peccary Music, 2020 It can be an interesting yet refreshing experience when a musician decides to travel a different sonic path than usual. Such is the case for Deborah Martin and Dean De Benedictis who joined their talents as Desensitized, a rather experimental-ish New Age music project. For Dean it turned out…

Read More...

Boreal Taiga – Elementa Soundtrack


Release data: Boreal Taiga – Elementa Soundtrack DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Wayfarer Records, 2020 “Elementa” is New Zealand-based nature photographer and film maker Richard Sidey’s second feature collaboration with ambient composer Boreal Taiga that’s also concluding the director’s Speechless trilogy.  The compelling, non-verbal film (released in June 2020) is a black-and-white visual meditation of all that is wild – an escape and a chance to reconnect with…

Read More...

Kloob & Onasander – Mundus Patet


Release data: Kloob & Onasander – Mundus Patet CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Winter-Light, 2020 Fall and winter make most appropriate seasons for deeper listening and travels into dark ambient spaces. Specialized in this EM-genre, Dutch Winter-Light-label brings us “Mundus Patet” (the world is open) named after an esoteric, dark rite exercised by the ancient Romans where the boundaries between the world of the living and the netherworld…

Read More...

Forrest Fang – The Book of Wanderers


Release data: Forrest Fang – The Book of Wanderers CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Projekt Records, 2020 On all previous albums of Forrest Fang I’ve encountered so far I’ve much enjoyed a rather complex style of music merging elements from Non-Western and Western music elements sophisticatedly. Being confined in his home studio during the Covid lockdown in spring and summer 2020, Forrest felt the urge to create an…

Read More...

Johannes Schmoelling & others – 20


Release data: Johannes Schmoelling & others – 20 CD-EP, Viktoriapark Records, 2020 This is a celebratory release due to the 20th anniversary of Viktoria Park Records founded by Johannes Schmoelling in December 2000. The 30-minute Ep features four previously unreleased tracks where harmonic, melodic lines merge sophistically with delicate yet evocative sequences. There are two compositions Johannes made with his mastering engineer Jonas Behrens, one…

Read More...

Thom Brennan – Night Lights


Release data: Thom Brennan – Night Lights CD-r/Digital Download, TMB Soundworks, 2020 “Night Light” brings six lengthy tracks where lush swirling soundscapes hover over long strings of smooth pulsating, minimalist sequencer patterns. Brennan’s aural signature is all over the place as is vintage vibe showing up now and then in the imaginary but also sustained dynamic outcome. In a way “Night Lights” is mood music…

Read More...