All Blog Posts Tagged 'review' (407)

My review of "Quiet Rain" CD by Juta Takahashi

"Quiet Rain" was originally released as CDr version back in 2009 as 6th album by Japanese ambient composer Juta Takahashi, now it returns freshly remastered and released at the beginning of October 2012 as pressed CD on his own Lunisolar Records. I must say I wasn't familiar with the original album, so it was a very…


Added by Richard Gürtler on November 29, 2012 at 3:05pm — 1 Comment

My review of "Wisdom Of Fate" 2xCD by Mathias Grassow

June 2012 was definitely a very busy month for both, German drone master Mathias Grassow and Swedish ambitious label gterma, who have released three new titles. I was focusing on "Dämmerung" some months ago, now it's time to deeply immerse into "Wisdom Of Fate" double album, inspired by the Norse mythology as…


Added by Richard Gürtler on November 24, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

My review of "The Birth Of Tragedy" CDr by The Circular Ruins

DataObscura's driving force Anthony Paul Kerby, aka APK, has returned at the beginning of September 2012 with a brand new offering by one of his projects, The Circular Ruins, entitled "The Birth Of Tragedy". His other two solo projects include Nunc Stans (last album "Peninsula" released in December…


Added by Richard Gürtler on November 19, 2012 at 12:12pm — 3 Comments

My review of "In White Rooms" CD by Casi Cada Minuto

Slovak ambient waters are still quite shallow, fortunately thanks to acts such as Strom Noir and now Casi Cada Minuto, they are brightly shimmering. Yes, after Strom Noir here comes another promising, one-man project by Slavo Herman, acting as Casi Cada Minuto. "In White Rooms" is his debut album, released during…


Added by Richard Gürtler on November 18, 2012 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

My review of "Nest" CD by Robert Rich

This album was firstly announced by Robert Rich on his website at the end of August and by his words it reminded him the place he was about 30 years ago when recording works like "Trances/Drones" or "Inner Landscapes". My jaws dropped immediately, I was counting every day and couldn't wait to explore the next chapter…


Added by Richard Gürtler on November 11, 2012 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

My review of "Piano Textures 3" CD by Bruno Sanfilippo

The third installment of "Piano Textures" has became a reality during September 2012. I won't say anything new when describing Bruno Sanfilippo, in Argentina born, but residing in Barcelona, Spain, as one of the leading figures of the ambient movement in Europe. Released not only as a solo digipak CD, but also as one…


Added by Richard Gürtler on November 3, 2012 at 9:37am — 2 Comments

My review of "Eztica Tour Collection" CDr by Soriah with Ashkelon Sain

"Eztica Tour Collection" CDr was self-released by the band as a limited edition in attractive eco wallet to support their 2012 summer tour mostly through US west coast. Since I am living far away in Central Europe, I immediately started to hunt for this rare item, because I really can't imagine missing this beauty. Yes,…


Added by Richard Gürtler on November 1, 2012 at 11:43am — 2 Comments

My review of "Continuum" CDr by Ran Kirlian

Busy release schedule of Altera Orbe label has brought to us during June 2012 another thrilling release by Ran Kirlian, in Castellón, Spain based ambient sculptor, entitled "Continuum". As indicated by its title and really gorgeous cover images, Ran Kirlian this time, when comparing with his previous…


Added by Richard Gürtler on November 1, 2012 at 6:27am — No Comments

Review : Steve Brand, Ishq_"Spiritual Science" on Pioneer Light Music

October 30, 2012 — nepets

Matt Hillier and Jacqueline Kersley reside in Cornwall and have been making ”harmonious” music since 1995, although I…


Added by Steve Brand on October 31, 2012 at 9:24am — 1 Comment

My review of "Sense" CDr by Radiant Mind

Radiant Mind is a brand new name on the growing roster of sympathetic and supportive US label Periphery, run by highly acclaimed Darren Bergstein and released during July 2012. My eyebrows were raised immediately after announcing this release and of course I couldn't miss the fact that Steve Roach is handling…


Added by Richard Gürtler on October 28, 2012 at 8:41am — No Comments

Absolute Destiny Apocalypse - The Adolescence Of Utena

Time for another anime post from me!

I'm sure many of you are here, on RM, simply because an open mind and the will to reach beyond common life. That's what ambient music is all about, right? Unlike any other, unlike ordinary life and unlike humans bound to…


Added by Aairria on October 28, 2012 at 6:25am — 2 Comments

My review of "Day Out Of Time" CD/DVD by Steve Roach

Firstly published as two separate releases, "Time Of The Earth" DVD in 2001 on Projekt and "Day Out Of Time" CD in 2002 on Timeroom Editions. Now this deluxe CD/DVD edition, repackaged for its 10th anniversary and released on Projekt during June 2012, brings together for the first time two masterworks, deep…


Added by Richard Gürtler on October 20, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

天使のたまご (Angel's Egg) - one of the most beautiful movies ever made

John was like triple-yes, so here goes my first post-an-anime.

天使のたまご (Angel's Egg) is a 1985 animated movie created by Mamoru Oshii (director, storywriter, producer), Yoshitaka Amano (design and artwork) and Yoshihiro Kanno (music).…


Added by Aairria on October 12, 2012 at 3:06am — 6 Comments

My review of "Apeiron" CDr by Proton Kinoun

The sole protagonist behind Proton Kinoun project is Danish psychedelic trance producer Kasper Weensgaard, who is, I suppose, better known under his alias Psylent Buddhi. My knowledges about goa/psy trance movement are non-existing, so most likely "Apeiron" would pass my target, but fortunately I was pointed to…


Added by Richard Gürtler on September 30, 2012 at 11:20am — 7 Comments

My review of "Nocturnal Winter" CDr by Stormloop

I was immediately hooked since the very first moments when Kevin Spence aka Stormloop has presented his newest album on his Bandcamp site, packaged in handmade CD wallet and limited to 30 pieces only. And when the album arrived, the reality was even more impressive, because "Nocturnal Winter" CDr looks very…


Added by Richard Gürtler on September 23, 2012 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

My First French Review

I think it's a good sign when a 3 year old self released album is still being discovered and talked about.  Recently the 'Have Faith In Sound' blog wrote a review of my debut from way back in 2009.

But it's in French...

Which even though I'm Canadian, and Canada's a bilingual…


Added by Broken Harbour on September 17, 2012 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

My review of "The Deception Of Reality" CD by Numina

In Parker, Colorado, USA, based ambient drifter Jesse Sola known as Numina comes here with a brand new album released on Hypnos during July 2012. Marked as 4th album for Hypnos, but Jesse's discography is quite extensive with around 27 albums and collaborations (with IXOHOXI, Stephen Philips and Caul). The album…


Added by Richard Gürtler on September 17, 2012 at 12:36pm — 2 Comments

"Urbs" by Bruno Sanfilippo

"Urbs" by Bruno Sanfilippo is available from the…

Added by rikm on September 8, 2012 at 11:03pm — No Comments

My review of "World That Wasn't" CD by Raygun Ballet

My ventures into IDM/downtempo infused electronica are quite limited, but the fact John-Mark Austin is the creator of new project recording under Raygun Ballet moniker immediately raised my eyebrows. Because except newly born Raygun Ballet, he is also the sole protagonist of Immersion Theory and with its "The…


Added by Richard Gürtler on August 20, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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