Numina – The Deception of Reality


Release data: Numina – The Deception of Reality CD, Hypnos Recordings, 2012 From the labels notes on Jesse Sola’s concept release “The Deception of Reality” I learned it’s about introspective escapism while balancing light and dark themes, with the music transporting the listener to wherever they wish the music to take them. Jesse’s previous two albums already opened the doorway to a much deeper and…

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Numina – Subterranean Landscapes


Release data: Numina – Subterranean Landscapes CD, Numina Music, 2011 Jesse Sola’s “Subterranean Landscapes” (inspired by the alien landscapes of the American desert Southwest) is a project of dark-oriented and longform ambient dronescapes, presented in seven imaginative tracks. While ambient musicians Biff Johnson and Nathan Youngblood join Jesse’s work on three separate tracks individually, the whole body of work roams in shadows. It’s an imaginative,…

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Numina – Dawn of Obscurity


Release data: Numina – Dawn of Obscurity CD, Numina Music, 2011 After being absent for a while in the electronic music scene due to personal circumstances, Colorado-based musician Jesse Sola (aka Numina) fortunately brings us not one but two brand new ambient albums in July 2011. One of them is “Dawn of Obscurity”, in the press-sheet described as “six songs that blend seamlessly into one…

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Numina & Stephen Philips – Descent of The Falcon


Release data: Numina & Stephen Philips – Descent of The Falcon CD-R, Dark Duck Records, 2008 “Descent of the Falcon”, listed as part one of two releases, is a recording taken out of massive six hour live collaborative jam in May 2008 between Stephen Philips and Jesse Sola at Jesse’s Denver-based Mysterium studio. The 61-minutes of music presented here is made up of long form…

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Numina – Sound Symbols


Release data: Numina – Sound Symbols CD, NuminaMusic Recordings, 2008 The first shapes of this album were put down almost three years ago as the “Almost Live” project for the Ambient Ping download project. Over the years, Jessa Sola (aka Numina) expanded the outcome with the intention of releasing it as a full-length album. As life got in the way, the whole idea got sidetracked…

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Numina – Shift to the Ghost


Release data: Numina – Shift to the Ghost CD, Hypnos Recordings, 2006 With “Shift to the Ghost”, Numina, aka Jesse Sola, brings us a one long form piece of carefully shaped and sculptured ambient music, which is subdivided in seven tracks. Free form, slow morphing, nicely layered space textures set out for a deep ambient exploration, which cocoons the listener like a warm blanket. On…

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