Friday, November 17, 2017

Ombient - Sectio Aurea (2015)

Ombient is the moniker under which Mike Hunter performs his ambient/drone/experimental music.
"The CD Sectio Aurea (78'01") can hardly be contained by the room it is playing in. Mike Hunter (a.k.a. Ombient) finds inspiration in an almost mythical past of 1970s Berlin, while pursuing the present day's desire for modernity. Sectio Aurea is in part Hunter's own interpretation of the classic Departure From the Northern Wasteland - a further cultivation of Michael Hoenig's imaginings by a musician who recognizes the value of this work. Working in a genre often thought of as too dependent on hardware, Hunter explores the ways this music may convey the truth of complex subject matter. With a whirlwind intelligence in its glowing prime, he connects to strategies central to Spacemusicians across the globe. We are swept away by an enveloping sense of magic, forgetting for an instant our critical spirit. Electricity is transformed into sound through an impressive collection of vintage and modern modular synthesizers and keyboards. " (Chuck Van Zyl)

ARC - Fleet (2017)

ARC is Ian Boddy & Mark Shreeve, composers of electronic Berlin-school music. Fleet (DiN53) is the seventh live concert album by the duo. It was recorded at the E-Scape Electronic Music Festival in Halesworth, Suffolk on 13th May 2017. Shreeve mixed and mastered the resulting multitracks to create an album of pure electronic music, in the tradition of the Berlin masters.

Ian Boddy: Eurorack modular, Moog Voyager, Dave Smith Poly Evolver & Ableton Live
Mark Shreeve: Moog & Moon modular sequencing, Roland System 100-M,
Roland Juno 60 & Logic Pro X.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Cosmic Replicant ‎– The Nature Of Life (2013)

Cosmic Replicant is an electronic project of Pavel Shirshin from Kazan, Russia. The style is ambient/downtempo.


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Michael Stearns - Planetary Unfolding (2016)

Michael Stearns is an ambient music composer and performer, film composer, sound designer and soundtrack producer for theatrical films, documentaries, large format films, commercials and themed attractions. His award winning scores to Ron Fricke’s non-verbal global film masterpieces “Chronos”, “Baraka” and “Samsara” have played to audiences around the world.
Michael’s music has been used by Laserium, NASA, and choreographed by the Berkshire Ballet. Through his soundtrack production company, Michael Stearns Productions, he has created the soundtracks to Universal’s “Back To The Future, The Ride” and Paramount’s “Star Trek, The Experience”
Composed completely on the Serge synthesizer (built by Michael’s friend Kevin Braheny), the six tracks of "Planetary Unfolding" , are a feast of thick layered modular synthesizer chords which easily visualize the expansiveness and haunting beauty of space. Goosebumps and shivers are guaranteed as the intense, immerse and massive sound washes of this classic space music present themselves in all their shining beauty as we head further and further into infinite space.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

John Serrie - Dream Journeys (1998)

Jonn Serrie is a composer of space music, a genre of ambient electronic music, and New Age music. He has recorded at least 18 albums and worked on projects for Lucasfilm, IMAX Corporation, NASA, the United States Navy, Hayden Planetarium, Expo Seville, and CNN.
"Dream Journeys" is one of the hardest to find and essential albums to fans of ambient and new age music.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Harmonia - Documents (1975)

Harmonia is a Krautrock supergroup from Germany. They formed as a collaboration between Michael Rother of Neu! and Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius of Cluster and later included British ambient music artist Brian Eno.
"Documents" was released by Grönland Records in 2016.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Kevin Braheny Fortune - Lullaby For The Hearts Of Space (1980)

American ambient musician with a talent for creating his own instruments. Has worked together with, among others, Tim Clark, Michael Stearns, and Steve Roach and was a member of the early Moog band TONTO. Has changed his name since to Kevin Fortune.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Arjen Schat - Spectrum (2017)

Arjen Schat has been active in the field of electronic music under numerous monikers since the late 90s. Inspired by Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream, Arjen has been tailoring the Berlin-school sound to his own unique sonic identity.
"Spectrum" is a contemporary continuation of the Berlin-school of electronic music. Though the essence of the style revolves around analogue synthesizers propagating melodic sequences, the sequences on this album are constantly evolving using an array of complex sequencing methods.
As the first release on the Trésor D'argent label, "Spectrum" is also the first full length LP by Arjen Schat released on vinyl.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Bouvetoya - Chasing Chemtrails (2011)

Bouvetøya is an Irish based electronic artist producing old school melodic electronica and ambient soundscapes. "Chasing Chemtrails" is the second album from the studio of Bouvetøya ,conceptual in its format; Chasing Chemtrails is approx 60 mins of electronic geoengineering and other global warnings.