Post Tagged with: "Projekt"

Forrest Fang :: Animism (Projekt)

In his seamless marriage of acoustic and electronic, Fang speaks a whole other language of ambient, fluently through golden syrup. Forrest Fang returns to the magic realist blend of electronics and non-Western instruments that made mid-nineties releases such as The Blind Messenger and Folklore rich, abiding classics. Often tuning up Chinese heritage instruments, here he […]

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Alio Die :: Deconsecrated and Pure (Projekt)

Despite all these layers, the tone is light as air and the air is illuminated with dazzling rays of light. The pleasant cadences that caress the ear belie the meticulous arrangement Musso invests in his five mystery tableaux—his detailed construction of repeating, slowly shapeshifting motifs is nothing short of miraculous. [Release page] Stefano Musso has […]

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Sam Rosenthal :: The Passage (Projekt)

Audio waves swell and ripple out, no tonal transformations, more minute calibrations; Koan-esque, layers are set in motion and simply left to go with their own flow. The recording history of Sam Rosenthal is long and shifting, though mostly a story of dabblings in ‘Dark’, whether ‘wave,’ ‘cabaret’ or ‘ambient’ variations. Founder of Projekt Records […]

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Steve Roach :: Back to Life (Projekt)

The album alternates subtly moving soundscapes made of nebulous waves in the pure classical tradition of the cosmic new agey drone movement with sonically dark and intense experiments. Emblematic musical figure, true master and pioneer of the sacred space music genre, Steve Roach is back with a mesmerizing collection of long-form synthesized soundscapes. The content […]

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Steve Roach :: Quiet Music: The Original 3-Hour Collection (Projekt)

If you gaze deeply into this music, you really won’t find much to do that. Despite the earnest effort, and although pretty, it is hardly eye-opening or transcendent. It is nice, undemanding atmospheric music to play while you have something else to concentrate on. Initially undertaken as a commission from a healing arts program, Steve […]

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Top releases of twenty-ten

With this article, 151 releases and 25 honorable mentions are highlighted as being titles that garnered the extra spins in 2010. These musicians (and associated labels) offered an abundance of quality productions coming from all corners of the globe with an emphasis on releasing music that doesn’t always follow a defined path. [January 2011] Twenty-ten […]

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