Numina – Evolving Visions


Release data: Numina – Evolving Visions CD-R, Private Release, 2001 “Evolving Visions” is an adventurous audio-excursion which ambient composer Jesse Sola, aka Numina, has put together. In my opinion, the outcome doesn’t disappointed at all. Imagine you take a dive into an ocean filled with vast, encompassing ambient soundworlds. The sonic scenery, which contains elements of Brian Eno or Harold Budd, is endless as you…

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Ixohoxi & Numina – Starfarer’s Tales Vol. 2


Release data: Ixohoxi & Numina – Starfarer’s Tales Vol. 2 CD-R, Private Release, 2004 This is the second chapter of the collaboration between these two ambient musicians, so I was expecting some kind of continuation of the previous album. Well, “Volume 2” is definitely a more darker-shaded free form ambient trip taking up 51 minutes. The opening track “Dark Matter” is done well and in…

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Ixohoxi & Numina – Starfarer’s Tales Vol. 1


Release data: Ixohoxi & Numina – Starfarer’s Tales Vol. 1 CD-R, Private Release, 2002 This is the first collaboration between these two distinguished American ambient composers, both known for their remarkable soundscape music. They now joined forces which have led to this album (which has Poul Anderson sf-novel “Starfarers” as core inspiration) that won’t disappoint any fan of long-drifting textural music. Each of the four…

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Numina & Caul – Inside the Hollow Realm


Release data: Numina & Caul – Inside the Hollow Realm CD, Gestalt Records, 2004 The first impression I got from this collaborative recording is that it seems to move in some of the same beautiful realms which made Numina’s solo-album “Sanctuary of Dreams” stand out. On the other hand, at times it also breathes a more clouded, darker, and foreboding nature which must be the…

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Numina – Symbiotic Spaces


Release data: Numina – Symbiotic Spaces CD, Gestalt Records, 2007 In my opinion, Numina (aka Jesse Sola) has always been a rather extraordinary ambient musician composing delicately crafted ambient space music. The beautifully designed “Symbiotic Spaces” is a double-cd containing rare and unreleased tracks from 2000 till 2007, featuring music of which I’m more than happy it’s now available. Listening to this album puts you…

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Numina – Live at the Inner Sanctum


Release data: Numina – Live at the Inner Sanctum CD-R, Private Release, 2003 Jesse Sola, a.k.a. Numina, recorded this impressive live-document at the Inner Sanctum in Denver, Colorado on Mai 31 2003, and while listening I would have loved I had been there. The cd contains eight extensive tracks but works for me best as one single track, as it is a lengthy and slowly…

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