Category Archives: ambient

iamthemorning – “The Bell”

Sad songs are assumed to be sad by definition. Sadness, though, can mask deeper feelings, maintaining a semblance of composure in the face of self-annihilation. iamthemorning’s fourth album, The Bell, is more than its description as a song cycle of … Continue reading

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Breidablik – “Nhoohr”

Breidablik is the project of Norwegian musican Morten Birkeland Nielsen. While his music chiefly utilizes analog synthesizers, there are other instruments that appear in the mix, along with natural sounds, such as bird calls and rain. Nhoohr is an instrumental … Continue reading

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Matt Baber – “Suite For Piano And Electronics”

It’s another Sue Review of an instrumental album, with yet another approach, this one being one of classical sort, with a touch of modern minimalism. But it is not a stuffy affair by any means. Many of the keyboard players … Continue reading

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Lunatic Soul – “Under a Fragmented Sky”

“Under a Fragmented Sky” comes barely 8 months after the last Lunatic Soul album, “Fractured.” So one of two situations come to mind. Either Mariusz Duda had intended to have 2 separate albums or “Under a Fragmented Sky” is the … Continue reading

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Klaus Schulze – “Silhouettes”

In my last review I wrote about the power of music without words to convey a mood. That was in regard to traditional rock instruments. I feel that any type of instrument can be used in this manner, and my … Continue reading

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Traun – “The Lilac Moon,” “The Black Metal Princess” and “Escape from Spa Nine”

For all intents and purposes, the trilogy of releases from Traun called “The Lilac Moon,” “The Black Metal Princess” and “Escape from Spa Nine” make up three parts of a full album. Each of them are roughly 20 minutes long … Continue reading

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