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My review of "Gathering Autumn" 2xCDr by The Winterhouse

"Gathering Autumn" is the 5th collaborative album between DataObscura's Anthony Paul Kerby from London, Ontario and Robert Scott Davies from Ithaca, New York. Released on DataObscura at the beginning of January 2014, this double album comes with an eye-catching front cover image by Robert. The same image is also…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on April 15, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

My review of "Amidst The Circling Spires" CD by Alio Die & Sylvi Alli

The long awaited collaboration between Italian sound explorer Stefano Musso/Alio Die and in Berkeley, California based singer Sylvi Alli was released during January, 2014, on Projekt. While prolific Italian sculptor Alio Die is widely recognized, the name Sylvi Alli was new to me, thus she deserves here a little…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on April 8, 2014 at 10:47am — No Comments

My review of "Music For Spaceports" CDr by Sylken

I will start straightly, there is no need to evade the truth, Sylken is certainly one of the best kept secrets on the ambient scene!!! In Toronto based Eric Hopper, the main driving force behind Sylken, is known for his extensive collaborations with many other members of The Ambient Ping gang, the creative community…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on March 31, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

My review of "Urban Blues" CD by Strom Noir

Slovak guitar drone wizard Emil Maťko, acting under Strom Noir, was quite silent during 2013, but with "Urban Blues" demo in his hands, which was recorded already in 2012 (between February and November), it was just a question of time before it will end up in the right hands. And all this happened during the last…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on March 24, 2014 at 12:21pm — No Comments

My review of "Process Of Being" CD by Zero Ohms

Richard Roberts, the sole creator behind Zero Ohms, equipped with flutes and wind synthesizer controllers, returns with a brand new CD "Process Of Being", his 11th solo album, released during February 2014 on Californian Spotted Peccary label. This highly respected US flute wizard is known also for his numerous…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on March 23, 2014 at 3:13am — No Comments

My review of "The Last Winter" 2xCDr by Shambala Networks

This is for the first time I am going to dive into an ambient soundworlds by an artist coming from Romania. From Transylvania region comes Olivér Dombi, electronic music producer and mastermind behind Shambala Networks. "The Last Winter" double album was originally released as a download on Olivér's own label…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on March 19, 2014 at 10:49am — No Comments

My review of "Revelation" CD by Anthony Paul Kerby & Tomas Weiss

"Revelation", released at the end of October 2013 on the Dutch label Databloem, is collaboration number three between DataObscura's Anthony Paul Kerby (APK) from Canada and El Culto's leader Tomas Weiss from Germany. Their two previous collaborative albums, "Appearances" and "Distant…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on March 18, 2014 at 9:29am — No Comments

My review of "Morphology" CD by Robert Rich

I was very excited about this live CD since the very first day when Darren Bergstein of Anodize (and Periphery) has announced it on his Bandcamp site. Having name such as Robert Rich on your own label is of course always a quite challenging task. And having a live CD by Robert Rich always on your hand in your own…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on March 13, 2014 at 11:58am — 2 Comments

My review of "Spiral Meditations" CD by Steve Roach

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…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on March 9, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Strom Noir "Urban Blues" CD is out!!!

Slovak guitar drone ambient project Strom Noir is back with new album "Urban Blues" on Polish Zoharum Records. A glass mastered CD goes with ecopak packaging and is limited to 300 copies. If interested, please feel free to find more infos here:

http://stromnoir.bandcamp.com/album/urban-blues…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on February 13, 2014 at 12:20pm — No Comments

My review of "Over-soul" CDr by Steve Brand

"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…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on February 10, 2014 at 12:59am — 1 Comment

My review of "Airborne" CD by Erik Wøllo

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…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on February 3, 2014 at 9:16am — No Comments

My review of "Cosmos Vol. I" CDr by Ran Kirlian & Jaja

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…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on January 26, 2014 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

My review of "A Circular Quest" CD by Alio Die & Zeit

"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…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on January 24, 2014 at 12:07pm — No Comments

My review of "Nightbreeze" CD by Havdis

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…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on January 19, 2014 at 5:42am — No Comments

My review of "Event Horizon" CDr by Chronotope Project

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…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on January 9, 2014 at 12:43pm — No Comments

My review of "Nidra" CDr by Jarguna

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…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on January 5, 2014 at 12:37pm — No Comments

My review of "Memories In Widescreen" CD by 36

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…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on December 29, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

My review of "Scenes From A Train" CD by Jeff Greinke

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…

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Added by Richard Gürtler on December 26, 2013 at 10:51am — No Comments

Greetings from Bratislava!!!

Hi friends!!!



Wishing to everyone at rM community a wonderful holiday season!!!



With friendly greetings, Richard …Emoji

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Added by Richard Gürtler on December 23, 2013 at 3:00am — 5 Comments

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