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Other Ambient (and related) Music / new Gterma albums
« on: December 01, 2016, 11:45:49 AM »
Johan Rehn recently put out another 2 fine releases:

Silentwave - Daiyuzan ; if you dig Roach's "Quiet Music" you will dig this quality ambient by this Japanese composer;
a review is on my site.

Mathias Grassow - The Nightquest Sessions; slightly edited version from the '98 cassette;

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Walter Christian Rothe – Let the night last forever
CD/Digital Download, Groove Unlimited, 1985/2016

Belgian composer Walter Christian Rothe lived in the heart of the city of Brussels when he composed his classic album ‘Let the night last forever”. Comprising of nine parts it tells the story of his love for the night in the city especially the loneliness of the early hours. Today the music is as compelling as it was thirty years ago thrusting the listener on a mood roller coaster. The album kicks off dramatically with “Intro+Dawnfall” followed by the beautiful reflective sound painting of “The Next Leaf” both favourites of mine echoing Vangelis.
The mood changes with the high energy “Tea-dance” and “Sahara” (used in the Belgian film C4) leading into the enigmatic “Death”. “Radio” picks up the pace again with some great percussive and melodic elements followed by “Verena”, a lush sounding romantic exploration. “Hymne” creates a new atmosphere with traditional influences accentuated with sparse and dramatic sounding tympani crashes setting the mood for the album title track finale. The final title “Let the night last forever's” dramatic intro and melodic qualities brings the journey full circle. The magic blend of sounds and compositions offer many surprises for a remarkable album.
Note:
This first CD album reissue is expanded with two bonus pieces: “KLEM Track” (from the 1986 KLEM Jubilee MC) and the lovely mini-symphony “El Tiempo” (from the 1989 KLEM Jubilee CD).

Bert Strolenberg / www.SonicImmersion.org

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looks like a nice and inspired ambient release....

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well, I gave it 4 stars out of 5 in my review a short while back....
www.sonicimmersion.org/review.php?letter=R&review=73359

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I remember Anthony once mentioned to me he stopped making/releasing new stuff privately due to the massive illegal copying and internet downloads back then....I'll remember him a nice and kind guy of which I hoped he had made some more fine ambient records... 

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Thoughts on Mychael Danna?
« on: July 29, 2016, 03:16:06 AM »
I second Castleview's comments, but it's just the way it is; 
in addition, I also highly recommend his early planetarium albums (mc's) "Planets, Stars & Galaxies" (1987) and "Mars: The Journey Begins" (1988);
contact me through a pm if interested.

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Michael's long-overdue planetarium album "Music for the Dome" is finished & already at TrepStar ready to be uploaded to BandCamp. But, it's holding off on releasing it 'till September when college radio is back 'online' for the fall semester. Everything simply shuts down in the summer.

Most of Michael's time has been spent scoring a feature film for Sony, long project that will take him through next spring for release in 2018.

In addition, he's been working on a new two room studio up in the foothills of Santa Fe. The upstairs studio will be all synths and guitars, downstairs is a large Dolby Atmos mixing stage. Downstairs is finished, he's working now on the upstairs studio and systems integration at the moment.





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Hi Jeff,

I suggest you also post this on www.emportal.info to reach an even wider EM audience out there..
Just my 2 cents.

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I just put up my reviews on both my site;
I can relate to that last opinion, "Biosonic" sounds too abstract, psychedelic and distant to my ears,  I much more appreciate the intimate and calming atmospheres found on "Second Nature"...

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Just released on DataBloem, a full 77-minute album extending on the initial 2001 mini-album....

http://databloem.com/home/974-laudanum-baghiri-gleisberg.html




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Other Ambient (and related) Music / David Parsons - Puja
« on: March 22, 2016, 11:15:47 AM »
For those interested: the fine Gterma-label recently released David's new album "Puja"
https://soundcloud.com/the-lost-gterma/sets/gterma048-david-parsons-puja

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Julio, did you read the previous posts?  You can get this for $17.50 total from Stearns site, if they have any left.

Regarding Groove Unlimited shipping, it's outrageous.  No one in Europe charges that much, unless maybe for registered.  Databloem, also in Netherlands, charges 5 EUR, about $6, flat rate per order.   I have used Groove but less likely now unless it's something I can't get anywhere else.

If you ask Ron to send the cd without the bigger hardcase postage will be much cheaper; btw, the Databloem releases are all thin-cases, so also lower postage rates; when I  get an album from the US, postage is also between $ 9.50 and $11,50 

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well, I got a weak spot for most of his Gterma releases
if interested, read the reviews of them on my site...

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: New Release - Common Ground
« on: February 09, 2016, 10:57:28 AM »
Thanks for the info & nice going guys.
Just posted this info on EMPortal.info as well....

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yes you did, it looks fine over there....

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Thanks for posting.
Will add this info to my previous review.
May I suggest you also post the info on this re-release on www.emportal.info ?
Just my 2 cents.... 

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Whatever happened to....?
« on: November 26, 2015, 10:56:06 AM »
the message I posted is based on an e-mail from Thom I got 3 days ago...

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Whatever happened to....?
« on: November 24, 2015, 10:17:36 AM »
Mr Brennan is still working on a new project. There's no release date set yet but, its looking like first half of 2016 if all goes well....

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Andrew Forrest has a great new album out: One ~ Source Quartet Volume 1
It's a download-only release.
Check it out & buy here: www.cdbaby.com/cd/andrewforrest10

& here's the review I did on it:
www.sonicimmersion.org/review.php?letter=F&review=73194




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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Robert Rich - Filaments
« on: April 21, 2015, 07:12:25 AM »
Joe, you can find a review of "Seven Veils" on my site www.sonicimmersion.org

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