Peter Mergener – Robotic Instinct


Release data: Peter Mergener – Robotic Instinct CD-r/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Cue Records, 2016 I must say I was quite annoyed when I found out this album by established German synthesist Peter Mergener was released in physical form as a CD-R and not as a factory-pressed disc as should have been. The 53-minute “Robotic Instinct” sees Peter return to the fine style executed on his first few solo…

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Irezumi – Forest


  Release data: Irezumi – Forest Digital Download, Private Release, 2022 Some six years after “Thirty”, French artist Manuel Mesdag brings his audience a full body of work with “Forest”. It’s a one-hour enchanting, warm, and most moody ambient release, an aural world at ease featuring various field recordings, bits of subtle sequencing, organic sounds, and some occasional rhythmic structures. The occasional use of bell…

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Loneward – Fractional Dimensions Volume 1


Release data: Loneward – Fractional Dimensions Volume. 1 CD-r/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2022 Creating proper long-form music demands patience, attention, and talent. Under the Altus-moniker, Mike Carss already delivered some fine stuff such as the “Sleep Theory”- trilogy. Now he kicks off something similar -ambient music in its purest form- using the Loneward-moniker with “Fractional Dimensions”. It’s the first in an ongoing long-form series (inspired…

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Terminus Void – Origins Unknown


Release data: Terminus Void – Origins Unknown CD-r/Digital Download, Private Release, 2022 Although I’ve been writing and reviewing music for an extended period I still experience a thrill when discovering great new talent in the space music domain. Terminus Void is an ambient-space music project by Seattle-based Em-composer J. Ronald Smith whose debut recording “Interstellar” (where he used the CS-80 sound quite heavy) got aired…

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F.D. Project – Color of Life


Release data: F.D. Project – Color of Life CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Groove Unlimited, 2022 The music featured on the 9- track “Color of Life” sees a continuation of Frank Dorittke’s contemporary, highly melodic style. Some pieces are rhythmic-driven, slightly rock-oriented, or pure electronic while others (like “Blue”) turn out most relaxed. This apart from a few pieces that contain Frank’s characteristic, well-executed guitar playing that sounds…

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Paul Ellis & Jared White – Unbroken Spirit


Release data: Paul Ellis & Jared White – Unbroken Promise CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Groove Unlimited, 2022 “Unbroken Spirit” was meant to be created in the flesh and live in the moment but due to the unfortunate strike of Covid19 things had to be rescheduled between the two musicians with most of the work achieved remotely. I’d say those looking for some peppy, melodic-infused music should check out…

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