All Blog Posts Tagged 'review' (390)

My review of "Arcana" CD by Robert Scott Thompson

US composer Robert Scott Thompson, who is based in Roswell, Georgia, belongs to the most productive and versatile artists recording on the scene, no wonder he describes himself as musical alchemist working within ambient, minimal meditative, electroacoustic, contemporary and avantgarde genres. With "Arcana" Robert…


Added by Richard Gürtler on September 13, 2014 at 8:24am — 3 Comments

My review of "First Gift Of Life" CD by Mathias Grassow

Enigmatic drone visionary Mathias Grassow has released "Second Gift Of Life" at the end of 2012. One and half year later comes its inverted follow up, the first chapter "First Gift Of Life". Again released on Databloem (May 2014) and packaged in uniformed digifile tastefully designed by Theo Rabou.…


Added by Richard Gürtler on September 7, 2014 at 6:35am — No Comments

My review of "Archive Three" CDr by Anomalous Disturbances

Anomalous Disturbances, a drone guitar project driven by Terrence O'Brien from Vancouver, Canada, belongs to the most active members of The Ambient Ping community, which, by the way, celebrated two weeks ago its 15th anniversary (I am wishing many happy years to come!!!). "Archive Three" is comprised of 5…


Added by Richard Gürtler on September 1, 2014 at 9:23am — 2 Comments

My review of "Intention" CD by Byron Metcalf & Mark Seelig

Virtuoso drummer and shamanic powerhouse, Byron Metcalf, and bansuri player and throat singer, Mark Seelig, both certified transpersonal therapists, joined their spiritedly galvanizing forces on "Intention" album, which was released at the end of April 2014 on Projekt. Jaw-dropping cover art by Kancano of…


Added by Richard Gürtler on August 31, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments

My review of "A Perfect Gradient Sky" CD by The Eclipse Project

The chief protagonist hidden behind The Eclipse Project is Beau Lukes, in Toronto based hand-percussionist, didgeridoo player, electronic music composer and a graduate of Madison Media Institute. I firstly came across this multi instrumentalist on a highly applauded album "Music For Spaceports" by Eric…


Added by Richard Gürtler on August 30, 2014 at 2:09am — 3 Comments

My review of "The Spirits Of Starlight" CD by Hollan Holmes

Wow, I will start this straightly as the visual splendor is immediately delivered at the first sight. I am holding in my hands a true piece of art, a glossy 6-panel disc eco wallet with magnificent cover image and design by the artist himself. As I said once, Hollan Holmes is living his dream and his newest…


Added by Richard Gürtler on August 18, 2014 at 11:11am — No Comments

My review of "muichi motsu" CD by Maneki Neko

Maneki Neko, a project of Al Mikula, based in Austin, Texas, certainly belongs to the best kept secrets on the contemplative verges of ambient soundsculpting. It took me quite long time before I was able to explore his soothingly immersing debut album "Auracle", released back in 2005. "muichi motsu", the second…


Added by Richard Gürtler on August 16, 2014 at 4:45am — No Comments

Capsule Review: Disciple by Mark Seelig

We know Mark Seelig's gifts well from his many collaborations, the latest of which are Intention (with longtime conspirator Byron Metcalf) and Tree of Life (with Loren Nerell) - both excellent albums which are well worth hearing.

But if Mark's solo album Disciple has escaped your notice, now…


Added by eyes cast down on August 9, 2014 at 8:41pm — No Comments

My review of "Ad Lucem" CD by Gleisberg & Grassow

German drone kaiser Mathias Grassow has found his safe home longer time ago at applauded Swedish label gterma. After several solo albums and one collaboration with Carsten Agthe on this label, Mathias Grassow teams up with another kindred spirit, Rüdiger Gleisberg, with whom he extensively worked on acclaimed…


Added by Richard Gürtler on August 5, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

My review of "Highlands Outtakes" CDr by Phillip Wilkerson

Prolific US drifter Phillip Wilkerson has released "Highlands" album originally back in 2012 through Free Floating netlabel, while a CDr edition is still available through Phillip's store at Kunaki. "Highlands Outtakes", released in the middle of May 2014, features three additional tracks from "Highlands"…


Added by Richard Gürtler on August 4, 2014 at 11:16am — No Comments

Review of my most recent CD

Thanks to John Shanahan for this wonderful, detailed review of my CD, Epiphenomenon:

Epiphenomenon Review

John's reviews and his podcast  Hypnagogue Podcast

are a tremendous resource!

Bill Gregg

Added by William Gregg on August 3, 2014 at 8:20pm — No Comments

My review of "clarOscuro" CD by Bruno Sanfilippo

In Barcelona based Argentinian composer Bruno Sanfilippo keeps on his virtuosic journey into modern classical realms. While in his acclaimed "Piano Textures" series he bridged expressive piano textures mostly with tranquil natural sounds, with this newest album Bruno Sanfilippo demonstrates his full transition…


Added by Richard Gürtler on August 2, 2014 at 4:21am — No Comments

My review of "The Long Night" CD by Steve Roach / Kelly David

Long awaited collaboration between iconic Steve Roach and in Colorado based capable kindred spirit Kelly David, who is responsible for two remarkable, highly adventurous albums "Broken Voyage" (2002) and "Angkor" (2006), was released during January 2014. The album's title as well as its awesome cover image by…


Added by Richard Gürtler on July 9, 2014 at 11:46am — 2 Comments

My review of "Meltstream" CDr by Steve Brand, Roy Mattson

Steve Brand needs no bigger introduction here, he is constantly confirming his reputation as one of the giants of primordial shamanistic electroacoustic soundsculpting. But Roy Mattson comes here as a new name on the ambient map. Based in Stony Creek, NY, Roy Mattson has been making music for many years, but…


Added by Richard Gürtler on May 21, 2014 at 10:53am — 1 Comment

My review of "Reflection Of Time" CD by John Lyell

"Reflection Of Time" CD by John Lyell is out since March 31st, 2014, as a self-release by the artist himself. I must say that the name of John Lyell is a brand new to me, but this is already 5th album by this US ambient composer, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. First two albums are collaborations with…


Added by Richard Gürtler on May 9, 2014 at 5:24pm — No Comments

My review of "Arboreal" CDr by Robert Davies

"Arboreal" was released at the beginning of November, 2012, on Robert's usual DataObscura mainstay and it's supported by an eye-catching front cover image. As far I remember, it was his second album during 2012, following "The Alchemy Of Nature". Robert Scott Davies is a very crafted soundscaper and painter, who…


Added by Richard Gürtler on May 8, 2014 at 8:24am — No Comments

My review of "Zeitlos" CDr by Tomas Weiss

Tomas Weiss is rather known for his numerous collaborative projects with Anthony Paul Kerby or Mathias Grassow, but he has already left strong track also with his solo works. After exuberantly flavored solo album "Dato" released on Databloem back in 2011, German mastermind Tomas Weiss returns to ultra deep…


Added by Richard Gürtler on May 5, 2014 at 10:43am — No Comments

My review of "Centurion" CD by Aglaia

Highly praised duo Gino Fioravanti and Gianluigi Toso, known as Aglaia, have released their "Centurion" album back in June 2013 on Hic Sunt Leones. As usual, packaged in elegant 6-panel digipak, but this time featuring stunning photos by Mire L'azur, with the artwork executed by Stefano Musso's Hic Sunt Leones.…


Added by Richard Gürtler on April 27, 2014 at 12:22pm — No Comments

My review of "Atmospheres" CD by Rudy Adrian

Almost four years have passed since magnificently absorbing deep space odyssey "Distant Stars" CD (out on Lotuspike in August of 2010). In the meantime Lotuspike gang has joined their kindred spirits at Spotted Peccary and this label welcomes and celebrates the newest album by Rudy Adrian entitled "Atmospheres",…


Added by Richard Gürtler on April 27, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

Review of "Cross Creek" by Phillip Wilkerson (and how it's always better to get the whole picture before you form a conclusion)

On a weekend break with the wife, I hooked my phone up to the hotel’s free wi-fi and, a few seconds later, it reported that I’d received an e-mail. I opened my inbox to see that it was an e-mail from Bandcamp, informing me that Phillip Wilkerson had…


Added by Simon Slator on April 24, 2014 at 7:44am — No Comments

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