Steve Roach – Quiet Music

Release data: Steve Roach – Quiet Music CD, Fortuna Records, 1986/1999 “Quiet Music” (QM) is a collection of pieces ambient master Steve Roach created in respect for silence between 1983 and 1986. It is dedicated to the passing time and the experience of watching particles in sunlight. The recordings were originally commissioned for several healing arts programs such as the…

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Kevin Rees – Pools of Instability

Release data: Kevin Rees – Pools of Instability CD-R, Private Release, 2003 Kevin Rees hails from Hampshire, England, but now lives in Osaka, Japan. This album was composed almost entirely on a Korg Trinity with only occasional use of classic and acoustic guitar. The recording stands quite on its own, although a typical Japanese flavour is apparent in the first…

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Steve Roach – Proof Positive

Release data: Steve Roach – Proof Positive CD, Timeroom Editions, 2006 Steve’s Roach’s re-discovery of pure analogue instruments has led to another album of excellent “spontaneous impulse”, to quote the sleeve note of the cd. The 21-minute track “Westwind” kicks off with great minimal pulse sequencing and delicate soundscapes before the tantalizing vintage sequences from “Living the Pulse” show up…

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Bruno Sanfilippo – Piano Textures

Release data: Bruno Sanfilippo – Piano Textures CD, ad21music, 2007 “Piano Textures” is an introspective album which offers center stage for the processed sounds of a Grand old piano from 1923, accompanied by some synthesizers, duduk and samples of strings. All eight tracks have a more or less cinematic impact, their sounds tap from some kind of subconscious source, breathing…

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Peter Mergener & Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock – Visions of Asia

Release data: Peter Mergener & Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock – Visions of Asia CD, BSC/Prudence, 2006 These two experienced German musicians already contributed on one track of each of their former albums. This is their first full-length release for which Hoffmann-Hoock did all the sound design, but one can clearly hear that each track carries a stronger signature of one of them.…

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Amethystium – Odonata

Release data: Amethystium – Odonata CD, Neurodisc, 2001 “Odonata” is a special and great looking cd from the Norwegian musician Øystein Ramfjord. It is almost all instrumental music which nicely features some influence of Enigma, but next to that also elements of the music of Synaesthesia, John Stanford (trance/dance-feel) and David Parsons (Tibetan/ethnic flavour)can be heard. Very nice deep bas-loops,…

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