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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Create – Reflections from the inner light


Release data: Create  – Reflections from the inner light CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Groove Unlimited, 2004 Ok, let’s have some further nostalgia. In 2004, Groove added a new artist to their roster who composed well-crafted Berlin School music:  Create (a.k.a. UK-synthesist Stephen Humphries) who instead of any hardware synths used Reason software technology only to realize his sonic creations. On his strong debut “Reflections from the inner…

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Create – In the Blink of an Eye


Release data: Create In the Blink of an Eye CD, Groove Unlimited, 2009 Stephen Humphries’ (aka Create) “In the Blink of an Eye” contains five long tracks, of which two are live-in-the-studio improvisations, making up almost 70 minutes of retro-inspired electronic music. The 22-minute “No Inhibitions” is a good example of a progressive retro style, put together of various sequencer patterns, solo lines and mellotron…

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Create – Lost on an Island of Adventure


Release data: Create – Lost on an Island of Adventure CD, Groove Unlimited, 2008 As Stephen explained in a previous interview, he wanted to push the Create sound further and offer something new whilst at the same time making sure the tracks flowed well together. In addition, the track titles reflect the music and mood more than ever and this was Stephen’s conscious decision whilst…

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Create – Space Time Continuum


Release data: Create – Space Time Continuum CD, Groove Unlimited, 2007 Stephen Humphries, aka Create, explains in the booklet he found it time to release an album of shorter tracks as the previous two cds contained only very long tracks. Well, the five tracks on “Space Time Continuum” continue in the characteristic Create-tradition, featuring both prominent and more hold back analogue sequencing bathing in a…

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