Hemisphere – Now

Release data: Hemisphere – Now CD, Groove Unlimited, 2001 Accessible, adventurous, darker and slightly unsettling moods all pass by on Ralph Knappe-Heinbockel’s and Thorsten Reinhardt’s fifth album “Now” that -compared to the previous albums- also sounds more contemporary. Besides the…

Hemisphere – Beyond the Darkness

Release data: Hemisphere – Beyond the Darkness CD, Cue Records NL, 1996 Most of Hemisphere’s recordings have a strong cinematic impact, and “Beyond the Darkness” by the combo Ralph Knappe-Heinbockel and Thorsten Reinhardt is no exception. Although kicking off with…

Hemisphere – Intruders

Release data: Hemisphere – Intruders CD, Cue Records NL, 1995 The first impressions of the cd artwork and the sonic content of “Intruders” are rather dark but not uninviting. The 70-minute instrumental journey features narrative compositions that address gothic flavoured…

Hemisphere – From Inside the Cyclone

Release data: Hemisphere – From Inside the Cyclone CD, Groove Unlimited, 1997 Despite a few contemporary, melodic-oriented rhythmic tracks opener “Zombie Attack” is one of them), there is a mellow/dark current on the 72-minute “From Inside the Cyclone”. That flavour…

Hemisphere – Early Reflection 1980 – 1990

Release data: Hemisphere – Early Reflection 1980 – 1990 CD, Cue Records, 1997 This album of previously unreleased material came out in a period a lot of retrospective recordings by others saw the light of day. Still, I find it…

Hemisphere – Outdoors

Release data: Hemisphere – Outdoors CD, Cue Records, 1994 On his third album “Outdoors”, Ralph Knappe-Heinbockel (aka Hemisphere) presents both rhythmic-driven, melodic pieces along free form ambient compositions. Once again, I feel Ralph is at his best on his non-rhythmic…

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