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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Vidna Obmana – Revealed by Composed Nature


Release data: Vidna Obmana – Revealed by Composed Nature LP/CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Hic Sunt Leones, 1990/1993 “Revealed by Composed Nature” is the fifth album released on Stefano Musso’s Hic Sunt Leones label, featuring intimate ambient music of a repetitive, overall soothing nature. It was initially released on LP in 1990 on Vidna’s own Decade Collection label intended as a sequel to the previous cassette releases, but…

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Orbifold C – Apeiron


Release data: Orbifold C – Apeiron CD/Digital Download, Groove Unlimited, 2020 If I’m not mistaken, it was longtime Russian Em-aficionado Anton Uraletz who paved the way for this music to be released through Groove Unlimited. I’m glad Anton persisted in keeping this guy’s music in the loop since he first discovered a snippet of it in 2007 and followed it down the road until around…

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Bruno Sanfilippo – Piano Textures 5


  Release data: Bruno Sanfilippo –  Piano Textures 5 CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, ad 21 Music, 2020 From the start of the 38-minute “Piano Textures 5”, moods are sensitive, lush and elegant while a lovely sense of optimism and freedom takes off and spreads its wings gently on each of the 11 introspective tone poems. The melodic, airy outcome merges prepared piano with sophisticated electronics, pads as…

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Thorsten Quaeschning – AMA


  Release data: Thorsten Quaschning – AMA CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Protanopia, 2021 The musicianship of Thorsten Quaeschning has many faces, and with “AMA” he has outdone himself offering another solid production to his audience. It’s a concept album featuring nearly 76 minutes of new music composed for the contemporary dance theatre production AMA Japanese Pearl Divers. Stylistically, the excellently mixed and mastered outcome merges Berlin School,…

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Robert Schroeder – Pyroclast


  Release data: Robert Schroeder – Pyroclast CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Spheric Music, 2021 With “Pyroclast”, Robert Schroeder -though taking a different sonic road- has delivered a cosmic-angled recording keeping the quality on par with his previous release “C’est Magique”. Robert even revisits the sounds and enchanting atmospheres of his early works occasionally throughout the quite ambient-oriented album, something I appreciate especially. Opener “Pressure” already features sections…

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