Man from Mars – A Dream of Mars


Release data: Man from Mars – A Dream of Mars DIGITAL DOWNLOAD EP, Valley View Records, 2021 “A Dream of Mars” is a short story about the beauty of life and Mars, the planet on which humanity plans to continue human life. The tracks on this 16-minute space music Ep are imagined as healing music tuned to 432Hz, made mostly for relaxing/meditation, and meant to…

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Tacit Blue – Dreamland


  Release data: Tacit Blue – Dreamland CD/Digital Download, Private Release, 2000 The year 2000 saw the release of “Dreamland” by Tacit Blue, a.k.a. the Missouri-based duo Chris Crabtree and Jim Rogers. They’ve dedicated the band to the exploration of space in all its forms with the aim to discover and capture a moment in a kind of musical impressionism. Their studio techniques include the…

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Oar – Adrift


Release data: Oar  – Adrift CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Gterma, 2021 Oar is a side-project by Norwegian artist Odd Jensen, who was released previously under the Havdis moniker. Havdis’ music was inspired by nature and the sea as well as the sound/silence surrounding the composer at his home at the arctic coast of Norway’s Nordland. That inspiration also applies to Oar’s darker-flavored spatial ambient soundings in an…

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David Helping – Sleeping on the Edge of the World


Release data: David Helpling – Sleeping on the Edge of the World CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Spotted Peccary Music, 1999 This is the second album from accomplished ambient-electronic artist and film composer David Helping which -like almost all of SP’s releases- is graced by a beautiful cover. Predecessor “Between Green and Blue” on the whole reminded quite a bit of the fine music of Patrick O’Hearn, something…

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Ruben Garcia – I can feel the heat closing in


  Release data: Ruben Garcia – I can feel the heat closing in CD, Close Tolerance Music, 1998 On his fourth album “I can feel the heat closing in” (for which Harold Budd provided the title) New Mexican artist Ruben Garcia manages to find a beautiful balance between minimalism, piano, and synths, so again a comparison with the music of Budd and Eno is obvious….

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Sayer – Future City


  Release data: Sayer – Future City CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, New Territory Records, 2019 Sayer’s music I got to know so far has been contemporary, dynamic and fresh. With the 75-minute “Future City” -a themed release accompanied by a short story- he brings his audience a mix of dreamy, uplifting and uptempo pieces (of which a few carry on bit to long to my taste) spiced…

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