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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 — 1 Comment

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

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

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