Wolfgang Bock – Cycles


Release data: Wolfgang Bock – Cycles LP/CD, Telefunken/MIG, 1980/2022 It must be at least 15 years ago when I started my own -quite lengthy search- for the master tapes of “Cycles”, leading to the disappointing outcome they could not be tracked down in the music vaults of Universal Music in two different countries. Fast forward to the end of March 2022 when the release made…

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David Helping – IN


Release data: David Helpling  – IN CD/LP/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Spotted Peccary Music, 2022 “IN” is an epic release by David Helpling composed over a ten-year period. Its music is celebrating (and is inspired by) the vastness of and the wonder found in small spaces, simple and intricate as well as expansive and intimate. Two vocalists along a cello player and an Esraj player joined David on…

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Deepspace – Superradiance


  Release data: Deepspace  – Superradiance DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Projekt Records, 2022 The music of Mirko Ruckels, aka Deepspace, has always been a fine vehicle to detach from worldly affairs. Now there’s “Superradiance”, out as a download on the established Projekt Records label, where the composer takes the next step by taking his listeners into the deep end and far off worlds. Enter the galactic expanse…

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Jeff Greinke – Noctilucent


  Release data: Jeff Greinke – Noctilucent DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Spotted Peccary Music, 2022 Jeff Greinke’s 58-minute ambient sojourn “Noctilucent” (named after a rare type of cloud phenomena called night-shining clouds) is an alchemy of thought-provoking, visceral night music featuring nine transformative tracks riding the edge between tranquility and slight menace. Vibes of unease already shimmer clearly through the aural leaves of opener “Unrest” while smooth textural…

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Brian Vassallo – Scenes Vol. 1


  Release data: Brian Vassallo – Scenes Vol. 1 DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2021 Malta-based composer Brian Vassallo started releasing music in 1998, since then putting outing out more music on a regular basis. The 44-minute “Scenes Vol. 1” compiles 13 single tracks composed in recent years, kicking off with the epic 8-minute “Columbus” (which dates from March 2019). The latter is a live and…

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Forrest Fang – Forever Cascades


Release data: Forrest Fang – Forever Cascades CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Projekt Records, 2021 For “Forever Cascades”, multi-instrumentalist Forrest Fang created ten rhythmic-driven, minimalist aural surroundings with an Oriental edge, blending synthetic textures with world instruments such as violin, gamelan, dulcimer, and the clavinet as well as assorted acoustic and metal percussion. The core inspiration came through walks near the San Francisco Bay where the composer was drawn…

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