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Born in Hannover (Germany) in 1972 and later moved to Valencia (Spain), Ran Kirlian began exploring his own musical pathways in the mid-nineties and recorded his first album Shore of Darkness in 2000. Since then nearly a dozen albums have followed, among which include Obscurity (2000), Melting Point (2001), Sleeper (2004) and his lastest work Dissolution (2009). Also, two albums entitled Selected Works I & Selected Works II were released in 2007 collecting music recorded and released between years 2000 and 2007 from tribal-ambient to dark and space ambient genres.

His music, mostly focussed on tribal and dark ambient genres, offers a personal and intense approach to textural landscaping and atmospheres inspiring ritualistic environments, cold spaces and desolate landscapes. Defined as a self-taught musician, he uses to start most of his projects from raw improvisations that later evolve in a continuous refinement process.

With synthesizers and samplers as his main tools, his music tries to combine different sound sources like field recordings, exotic flutes, percussions and ethnic instruments like bowls and didgeridoos. This mixture carries evident influences from artists like Steve Roach, Alio Die, Robert Rich, Mathias Grassow, Oöphoi, Lustmord, Thom Brennan and Jorge Reyes.
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Oöphoi website update

Posted on September 17, 2013 at 9:30am 3 Comments

Dear RM friends and fans of Oöphoi:

Months ago, when the ambient master and friend Oöphoi/Gianluigi Gasparetti passed away I decided to publish what we both were preparing and delayed for long time: his main website. After its disappearance I decided to registed the web…


Oöphoi & Ran Kirlian - The Physics of Heaven

Posted on April 27, 2013 at 1:57pm 5 Comments

I'm really proud to announce The Physics of Heaven, one of my latest two albums together with Cosmos that I recently released at Altera Orbe label. This one is a truly special work for me, as it is my first collaborative work with italian ambient master Oöphoi (Gianluigi Gasparetti) that recently passed away.



Ran Kirlian - Formations

Posted on October 25, 2012 at 2:01pm 8 Comments

My newest album Formations was released last week in Altera Orbe in CDr (limited edition of 25 copies), FLAC & MP3 formats.

Formations defines a journey to the core of my tribal-ambient landscapes…


Ran Kirlian - Apeiron

Posted on June 14, 2012 at 3:00pm 6 Comments

Apeiron (ἄπειρον) is a Greek word meaning unlimited, infinite, or indefinite. It is also the title of a track included in my lastest album, Continuum, my new space-ambient release, available at Altera Orbe Ambient Label in downloadable FLAC and MP3 formats and…


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At 11:13am on September 20, 2013, John K-N said…

Happy Birthday, Ran! 

At 10:50am on September 20, 2013, Jaja said…

Ran: a happiest birthday to you my cosmic friend : )

At 2:47pm on September 20, 2012, Jaja said…

happy birthday Ran. i wish you all the very best and a cosmic reunion on this day. thank you so much for your friendship and music communion. have a pleasant day full of joy and happiness today. Jana

At 1:09pm on September 20, 2012, Joxan Ruiz said…

...Aunque ya te he felicitado a mi manera, desearte en esta Comunidad tan extraordinaria, que tengas un día bueno bueno de verdad, que sigas haciendo esa música tan maravillosa, y que podamos seguir con los experimentos sónicos, coincidiendo en el Espacio y en el Tiempo...

At 11:11am on September 20, 2012, Richard Gürtler said…

All the best and Happy Birthday, Ran!!! Cheers, my amigo!!!

At 7:43am on August 2, 2012, John K-N said…

[status post / twitter - reposted here: ]  Ran Kirlian - Obscurity - now playing. This is excellent. I'm so glad Max Corbacho pointed me in Ran's direction!

At 9:04am on June 7, 2012, Jaja said…

Thank you for "Beyond The Void". Your music is very beautifully, Ran !! Greetings from your old home country Germany : ) Jana

At 9:00pm on April 26, 2012, Clint Chappell said…

Gave a listen to your music in MySpace Syrtis major  video..Very nice ambient soundscape here All the best  Peace!

At 12:16am on April 8, 2012, Richard Gürtler said…

Hola Ran, it's really nice to see you & Altera Orbe featured on the front page, it's well deserved!!!

At 5:56pm on April 7, 2012, John K-N said…

You've been featured on the front page!


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