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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Robert Marselje – 5


  Release data: Robert Marselje – 5 CD-r/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Groove Unlimited, 2021 I never cared much for the general melodic music Dutch synthesist Robert Marselje released, until now. The sonic content of his 78-minute album “5” is the counterpoint of his previous work, featuring five tracks with calm, imaginary as well as darker-shaded, rather mysterious-angled soundscapes of a freeform nature to make the listener slow…

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Kelly David – Illusive


Release data: Kelly David – Illusive CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Spotted Peccary Music, 2021 With “Illusive” (a 68-minute meditation on the endurance of beauty through troubled times), the evocative electro-acoustic journey Kelly David mapped out on predecessor “Meditation in Green” gets a natural follow-up, merging serene, ethereal soundscape imaginary with occasional subtle percussion. The seven track outcome was composed during the Covid pandemic and explores the contrast…

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Kubusschnitt – The Core


  Release data: Kubusschnitt – The Core CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2022 Kubusschnitt, aka Andy Bloyce, Tom Coppens, and Ruud Heij is a Pan-European retro-electronica collective that has been around since the end of the ’90s presenting their own interpretation of Berlin School music both old and new. The music featured on the four tracks -for which the basis was created at Ruud’s studio- making…

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David Parsons – Atmanaut


Release data: David Parsons – Atmanaut CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Celestial Harmonies, 2018 This release is a surprising one as the composer hadn’t received any notification from the label they had released it finally after it had been shelved for so many years. “Atmanaut” (which can be translated as soul journey) actually comprises two unreleased albums from New Zealand-based ambient artist David Parsons: “Atmanaut” (finished in 2007)…

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Loneward – Pallid Memories


Release data: Loneward – Pallid Memories CD-r/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2022 At the end of 2021, Canadian composer Mike Carss announced he quit his job and would fully focus on making music from then on. As far as I know, this Loneward-release is the first one out since that decision. The concept of the 66-minute “Pallid Memories” deals with the composer’s fascination with how human…

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