The Final Episode: Nightscaping Radio on Stillstream.fm - 3/4/2015

This week (3/4) is the final show for Nightscaping Radio, and for this special extra-long "With A Little Help From My Friends" edition I’ll be paying tribute specifically to the various artists I’ve gotten to know over the years

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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

My review of "Inside The Rain Chamber" CD by Neu Gestalt

The sole protagonist behind Neu Gestalt, in Edinburgh, Scotland based ambient downtempo sound wizard Les Scott has released his 3rd album "Inside The Rain Chamber" on domiciliar, Paul Croan's label Alex Tronic Records, just like his previous two albums "Altered Carbon" (2008) and "Weightless Hours" (2012). Out…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on January 8, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

My review of "Full Circle" CDr by The Circular Ruins

Two years have passed since the previous solo TCR release "The Birth of Tragedy", but in the meantime Anthony Paul Kerby (APK) has been quite busy collaborating with Specta Ciera and Mystified, as well as with his Lammergeyer project and also focusing on his co-works with Robert Davies (as The Winterhouse), and…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on January 2, 2015 at 10:26am — No Comments

My review of "The Past Is Another Country" CDr by Amongst Myselves

Behind this Australian project, based in Blackwood, suburb of Adelaide, is hidden Steve Roberts, who is releasing his soundworlds since 2001. "The Past Is Another Country" is his 7th full length album, which was self-released in the middle of October 2014 as a standard jewel case edition with 4-panel front insert and…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on December 28, 2014 at 3:56am — No Comments

Christmas greetings from Bratislava, Slovakia!!!

I am wishing to everyone at rM community a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous new year!!!

With friendly greetings, Richard :-)…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on December 24, 2014 at 7:33am — 1 Comment

My review of "The Space Between" CDr by Steve Brand

US soundscaper and one of the Relaxed Machinery recording aces Steve Brand has released during the last three years several phenomenal albums, which include "Over-soul", "The Great Hoop", "Subtle Movements Inside" or his 2014 collaborative recording "Meltstream" with Roy Mattson. So no wonder my expectations are…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on November 30, 2014 at 1:58pm — 1 Comment

My review of "Hymns" CDr by Aglaia

Aglaia, an Italian ambient duo extraordinaire, leaded by composer virtuoso Gino Fioravanti and backed by editing mastermind Gianluigi Toso, has released this CDr album as a special item on Stefano Musso's Hic Sunt Leones label in December 2013. The album was recorded between August 2010 and September 2011. As usual…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on November 9, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

My review of "A Soft Circle" CD by John Sobocan

Although I am quite familiar with The Ambient Ping community, which is mostly based in Toronto, I can't remember crossing the name of John Sobocan. It seems like this Torontonian soundscaper, with family origins in Slovenia, prefers to work rather surreptitiously. So when his album, "A Soft Circle", was released…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on November 5, 2014 at 12:20pm — No Comments

My review of "Farshadow" CD by Within Reason

"Farshadow" is fourth album by Within Reason (including "Substrate: Collected Elements") and third released on Darren Bergstein's Anodize/Periphery labels. Driven by its sole protagonist, Gregory Kyryluk, the man behind Alpha Wave Movements and now inactive Open Canvas. "Farshadow" was released in the middle of…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on October 27, 2014 at 12:14pm — 4 Comments

My review of "Timelines" CD by Erik Wøllo

"Timelines" is, if I am right, 18th solo album by Norwegian iconic ambient guitarist Erik Wøllo. Released in February 2014 as his 4th solo opus for Projekt in attractive 4-panel digipak with catchy front cover photo by Oxa and additional inside/back cover digital images by Erik. Sam Rosenthal is credited for a…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on October 26, 2014 at 8:03am — No Comments

My review of "Middle Distance" CDr by Specta Ciera + The Circular Ruins

Specta Ciera is Devin Underwood (Boston, MA), while behind The Circular Ruins is hidden no one else but Anthony Paul Kerby aka APK (London, Ontario), the leading mastermind behind DataObscura label and several other projects. His extensive discography since 2002 needs no bigger introduction here (also Nunc…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on October 23, 2014 at 8:37am — No Comments

My review of "Evolution" CD by Shane Morris & Mystified

After "Epoch" (April 2012) and "Emergence" (June 2013), here comes the culmination of "Inspired Evolution" trilogy, entitled "Evolution" and released on Spotted Peccary Music during August 2014 in catchy 4-panel disc eco wallet featuring original photography, layout and design by SPM/Lotuspike visual stalwarts…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on October 19, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

My review of "In Nomine Cetus" CD by Annemarie Borg

Annemarie Borg, born in Paris with French/Swedish background and based in London, is the main protagonist and founder behind Antara Project focusing on strong connection between various artistic languages and the world we live in. Annemarie's musical explorations cover a quite eclectic range of terrains,…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on October 17, 2014 at 10:36am — No Comments

My review of "Tree Of Life" CD by Loren Nerell / Mark Seelig

Long awaited collaboration of Long Beach, California resident and gamelan master Loren Nerell and German based shamanic healer Mark Seelig saw the light toward the end of April 2014 on Projekt. 4-panel digipak comes with awe-inspiring "Tree Of Life" cover and additional "Ring Of Chaos 4" inside and back images…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on October 5, 2014 at 11:12am — No Comments

My review of "With Evening Above" CD by Jeff Pearce

Phenomenal ambient guitar soundscaper Jeff Pearce makes impressive comeback to his more ambient-driven landscapes with self-released album "With Evening Above" CD. Out since June 2014 as his 12th solo album, Jeff's most recent compositions bring back unforgettable memories of wonderful recordings such as "Bleed"…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on September 28, 2014 at 11:08am — 2 Comments

My review of "What The Moon Reveals" CDr by Robert Davies

A strong connection between Robert Davies and DataObscura leads to another exceptional release, soothingly entitled "What The Moon Reveals", released July 18th, 2014. As his 13th solo installment for DataObscura, the album immediately strikes us with its gorgeous cover art, created by Robert himself, who…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on September 23, 2014 at 12:09pm — 8 Comments

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…

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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.…



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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…

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

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