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My review of "Blood Moon" CD by Frore & Shane Morris

Shane Morris is already known for his numerous collaborative projects, among them his co-work with Mystified on "Inspired Evolution" trilogy is the most famous (released on Spotted Peccary during 2012-2014), while Paul Casper, the sole creator behind praised Frore project, celebrates here his debut in a…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on June 23, 2015 at 12:52pm — No Comments

My review of "Earthen" CDr by Alpha Wave Movement

Highly applauded electronic soundscaper Gregory Kyryluk, the man behind Alpha Wave Movement (also Within Reason, Open Canvas and Thought Guild) remains connected to Darren Bergstein's Anodize label and the latest result of this fruitful fellowship is "Earthen" album, released on May 19th, 2015 as a pro CDr edition…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on June 16, 2015 at 12:40pm — No Comments

My review of "Through The Gate To Nowhere" CD by Numina

Jesse Sola, the solitary figure behind Numina, based in Denver, Colorado, has released his latest album "Through The Gate To Nowhere" via Relaxed Machinery at March 20th, 2015. Actually, this happened only 9 days after his another release, a collaborative album "Broken Stars Through Brilliant Clouds" with Zero Ohms…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on June 15, 2015 at 10:45am — No Comments

My review of "The Time Collection" 2xCDr by Altus

Acclaimed Canadian, in Ottawa based drifter Mike Carss, acting under his moniker Altus, was always known as an artist, who focuses on digital…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on June 8, 2015 at 11:01am — No Comments

My review of "Between The Days" CDr by Ovod

Russian soundscaper Ivan Lavrov from Saint Petersburg, the sole protagonist behind newcomer project Ovod, has released his debut album "Between The Days" in digital formats at 2015 New Year's Day, while limited physical pro CDr edition, packaged in glossy 4-panel digipak, saw the light during March 2015.



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Added by Richard Gürtler on June 2, 2015 at 8:55am — No Comments

My review of "Incandescent" CD by Hollan Holmes

I have been always deeply impressed by Hollan Holmes' consistency in delivering a high quality, fully packed artful, self-released and glass mastered product. Aurally and visually delightful!!! This Texan soundsculptor keeps triumphantly on accomplishing his mission since the end of 2010, when his debut album…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on May 24, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

My review of "The End" CDr by SiJ

Behind SiJ is hidden Vladislav "Vlad" Sikach, an Ukrainian dronecarver, based in Sevastopol, Crimea, as the main protagonist, although also visual artist Alena Perepadya is often mentioned as additional member. Vlad Sikach has begun his recording career during 2011 and since then SiJ has released over 40 solo and…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on May 10, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

My review of "Into The Current" CDr by Steve Brand

In September of 2007 Steve Brand has attended Steve Roach's SoundCurrent Master Class along with other 3 artists Chad Kettering, Roy Mattson and Ben Garvie, held at the historic Apache Spring Ranch, in scenic Gardner Canyon in Sonoita, Arizona, which was at that time the base for Steve's Timeroom studio and…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on May 9, 2015 at 4:12pm — 1 Comment

My review of "Lalita" CDr by Al Gromer Khan

German virtuoso instrumentalist, sitarist and composer Al Gromer Khan has released during the middle of March 2015 through Rasa Music his newest album entitled "Lalita", focusing on The Eternal Feminine and its significance in music. 4-panel digipak nicely displays this theme with its rather plain cover…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on May 2, 2015 at 11:47am — No Comments

My review of "Invisible" CD by Steve Roach

Steve Roach, the genius ambient soundforger, is known for his numerous legendary long-form releases. "Invisible", released though his Timeroom Editions imprint at February 13th, is the latest one, if I count physical editions only, released just in time before Steve Roach's two live shows at the Galactic Center…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on April 26, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

My review of "The Door Into Winter" CD by Juta Takahashi

It seems like Japanese drifter Jutaro "Juta" Takahashi took a little break during 2014 as his previous CD, remastered edition of "Seabound" album, was released during April 2013. "The Door Into Winter", which is out since the beginning of March 2015, is another chapter in Juta Takahashi's series of his…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on April 20, 2015 at 10:47am — 4 Comments

My review of "Quiraing" CD by Blake Gibson & Robert Davies

Edmonton based Canadian dronescaper Blake Gibson, rather known under his moniker Broken Harbour, has 3 solo albums to his credit, while Robert Davies from Ithaca, New York, a master od drone subtlety, is one of the familiar names constantly releasing through Canadian DataObscura label. His discography features 15…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on April 12, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

My review of "The Sound Of Silas" 2xCDr by Cousin Silas

Cousin Silas (aka Dave Hughes) is an enormously prolific soundsculptor based in Huddersfield, UK, who is active since 2001 releasing his music almost entirely on digital formats. So that's the main reason Cousin Silas' music has remained unknown to me until then end of September 2014, when a double CDr album…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on April 11, 2015 at 1:28am — No Comments

My review of "Glaciology" CD by Strom Noir

It looks like the relation between acclaimed Polish label Zoharum and leading Slovak dronescaping project Strom Noir, driven by Emil Maťko, is getting stronger and stronger. The result of this rewarding collaboration is entitled "Glaciology" with additional subtitle in Slovak [štyri skladby pre sneh & ľad],…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on April 7, 2015 at 11:14am — No Comments

My review of "Vague Traces" CD by Phillip Wilkerson & Chris Russell

Acclaimed Floridian soundforger Phillip Wilkerson, who has an extensive discography on his credit with many pro CDr releases and digital downloads, has teamed up on "Vague Traces" with talented Illinois based artist Chris Russell. Chris Russell is mostly know for his four albums released on Relaxed Machinery. I…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on April 6, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

My review of "Inside Life" CD by Bruno Sanfilippo

"Inside Life" is the newest album by Bruno Sanfilippo, an Argentinian composer with domicile in Barcelona, Spain. Released in elegant digisleeve in the middle of February 2015 through his usual co-owned ad21 label. Being familiar already with the aural part, I must say the packaging precisely levels the quality…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on April 4, 2015 at 6:39am — No Comments

My review of "Anátēxis" CDr by Jarguna

Italian soundexplorer, photographer and ethnobotany adventurer Marco Billi aka Jarguna returns with his newest "Anátēxis" album self-released during January 2015. Recorded between 2013 and 2014 at his Sound Course Studio, the album comes with attractive jewel case design, which include except stunning photos also…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on March 29, 2015 at 9:31am — No Comments

My review of "Filaments" CD by Robert Rich

Quite long time has passed since the last album of Robert Rich, "Nest" was released in September of 2012. However, it doesn't mean this iconic soundexplorer was silent during the last two years. On the contrary, in this period of time he resurrected his legendary sleep concert format, which firstly led to his live…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on March 22, 2015 at 1:14pm — No Comments

My review of "Monuments Of Ecstasy" CD by Byron Metcalf - Steve Roach - Rob Thomas

Long time kindred spirits and collaborators Byron Metcalf and Steve Roach have been constantly challenging their extraordinaire musicianship. Now their tribe has expanded as Rob Thomas of Inlakesh duo (with Tanya Gerard) returns after acclaimed "Medicine Work", a high-spirited cowork with Byron (June…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on February 1, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

My review of "Broadcast" CD by Spuntic

Databloem's Dennis Knopper is always very good in bringing into the map some new unknown names and Spuntic is certainly no exception in these adventurous explorations. Mehdi Saleh aka IX, the driving force behind Spuntic, is an Iranian soundscaper, based in Tehran, who belongs to the leading forces of the growing…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on January 24, 2015 at 12:38pm — No Comments

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