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Terry Wickham: Did you guys ever think you’d be sandwiched between a shredding melodic guitar album, a horror film score and a couple of heavy metal albums as Runner-up for Best Album of 2013?
Craig Padilla: I have to admit that as much as I…Continue
With "Spiral Meditations", released during December 2013 on Timeroom Editions, Steve Roach shifts into cyber-tech infused trance ambient spheres. Eye-catching artwork is, as usual, designed by Sam Rosenthal and dominated by spiral talisman by Dawn Wilson-Enoch, in Northern New Mexico based painter, drawer…Continue
Added by Richard Gürtler on March 9, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments
"Over-soul" album saw the light at the end of November, 2013, on Steve Brand's own label Pioneer Light Music. The summer brought to us his magnum opus, "The Great Hoop", a journey to the forefront of primordial shamanistic electroacoustic ambience. So let's take a closer look on the next chapter of his masterful…Continue
(2013) Label: We Are All Ghosts (waag_rel32)
“Silas & Friends vol2”... I particularly enjoy the width of different ambiences and feelings this album has. It keeps it from being one-dimensional. I guess it’s due to its very own nature: many musicians have been involved and they’ve provided a small bite of their musical world.
“I reckon,” says Cousin Silas, “that I kind of try and blend in, approach the music from a different angle. When the process starts, I don't…Continue
Norwegian ambient guitar virtuoso Erik Wøllo has released "Airborne" album during the end of August, 2012, on Projekt as his, if I am counting correctly, 16th solo work. Of course Erik's extensive discography features also several other outstanding collaborations with artists such as Steve Roach, Ian Boddy, Deborah…Continue
Added by Richard Gürtler on February 3, 2014 at 9:16am — No Comments
One of the leaders behind Spanish Altera Orbe label, Ran Kirlian, has released during April 2013 two long awaited collaborative projects. One of them is "Cosmos Vol. I", the first installment of his space journeying with fellow German voyager Jaja. Jaja is constantly exploring space regions since 2011 through her…Continue
"A Circular Quest" is a 5th chapter of collaborations between Italian ambient sculptors Stefano Musso aka Alio Die and Tommaso Cimò aka Zeit. Four of them are regular CD albums on Hic Sunt Leones while the remaining one is a live document from 2007 released as a special CDr edition on the same label. Out since…Continue
Added by Richard Gürtler on January 24, 2014 at 12:07pm — No Comments
Havdis, the mysterious project of even more mysterious Norwegian soundscaper Odd Jensen, returns with 2nd full length album on gterma, entitled "Nightbreeze" and released at the end of October 2013. Actually, this is Havdis' third release, but the first one, "Clouds Into Sea" from 2011 (out as download on Russian…Continue
Added by Richard Gürtler on January 19, 2014 at 5:42am — No Comments
Jeffrey Ericson Allen, from Eugene, Oregon, acting under the name of Chronotope Project is back with his 3rd full length album, "Event Horizon". Released in the middle of October 2013 as his second album for Relaxed Machinery. Jeffrey's both previous albums from 2012, "Chrysalis" and "Solar Wind", have…Continue
Added by Richard Gürtler on January 9, 2014 at 12:43pm — No Comments
Behind Jarguna project is hidden Italian soundsculptor Marco Billi. Although quite unknown, Jarguna's discography includes no less than 9 CDr/CD releases, both solo and some collaborations (with artists such Uzbazur, Lorenzo Squillari and Seba), and few additional albums, which are mostly available as free downloads…Continue
Added by Richard Gürtler on January 5, 2014 at 12:37pm — No Comments
Dennis Huddleston, the sole protagonist behind 36 project, is undoubtedly one of the rising stars on the drone ambient scene. After highly acclaimed "Lithea" album from March 2012, which was already re-issued several times during 2012 and 2013 (as a double LP and twice as a CD), Dennis has decided to satisfy all lovers…Continue
Added by Richard Gürtler on December 29, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
The time runs fast, already four years have passed since Jeff Greinke's "Virga" album, released on Lotuspike. For all that time I didn't hear anything about this extraordinary artist, who is based in Tucson, Arizona. So the more surprised I was when "Scenes From A Train" CD crossed my radars via Hypnos Forum…Continue
Added by Richard Gürtler on December 26, 2013 at 10:51am — No Comments
Added by Steve Brand on December 24, 2013 at 11:41pm — No Comments
"Emergence", released during June 2013 on Spotted Peccary/Lotuspike, is the second chapter of "Inspired Evolution" trilogy and follow-up to adventurous "Epoch". While on "Epoch" Shane Morris & Thomas Park (aka Mystified) have focused on giant dinosaurs colonizing the land, "Emergence" maps the appearance of…Continue
Added by Richard Gürtler on December 8, 2013 at 5:58am — No Comments
Jaja - HERE
Jaja is one of my favorite deep drifting space artists and frankly, one of my favorite ambient in general artists recording today. Let me say I love this album. Let me also say I love Jaja's previous solo albums. She is wonderful. Go download this -…Continue
Kathrin Manz, also known as “Matzumi” or as the "High Priestess of the synthesizer", talks about her beginnings in music, the evolution in her career, her collaborations with other musicians and much more.
Synth-caresses: Kathrin, what made you choose electronics as your musical language of communication?
Matzumi: “I did not seek it, it was like saying it. The trigger for this was certainly my first keyboard, a Hohner PSK 15. This keyboard was the beginning…Continue
Added by Jose A. on November 17, 2013 at 7:24am — No Comments
I am way, way late to the loving Yagya - Rhythm of Snow club. By the time I wanted it in like 2003/2004 - I couldn't get it - it was sold out and difficult to get as the main Euro distributor of "cool cd's" had gone under taking a lot of labels with it. Rhythm of Snow was getting $50 - $100 (and later $200) for copies.
Now it's remastered and available at bandcamp and just about…Continue
UK ambient drifter Kevin Spence, known as Stormloop, has returned during the end of hot summer weeks of 2013 with his newest, chilling album "Arctic Conditions". Again released on his own in limited and numbered edition of 50 copies and again packaged in nicely looking hand-made sleeve with stunning cover image. I…Continue
Added by Richard Gürtler on November 10, 2013 at 1:19pm — No Comments