Please keep this wonderful thing going - and in your listening space every week. Many Thanks! Please Note: The Thank You Gifts Special premiums were available for those donating by phone on the This double CD contains over minutes of live music from 11 renowned artists. The unique performances were culled from on-air in-studio radio concerts by some of our community's greatest talents.
Music by Stephen Parsick is of a machine-hewn darkness, roiling in a dense electronic atmosphere of doom. More difficult to know is from whence this intensity emanates. His albums, released under the more well-known name ['ramp]includes all components of the Spacemusic musical form - technique, sound, color, nuance, phrasing - come together in service to expression. In a kind of self-communion Parsick's richly imagined soundscapes make for moving electro-drama.
His sequencer work avoids the obvious motorized pulse of his contemporaries - as the rhythmic lines of blasting bass and metallic interlocking tones better conjure the approach of a leviathan than an optimized stardrive engine. In other places the terrain becomes so alien that the listener will give up trying to grasp something familiar and just trust the composer to lead us safely through the work. This dark music affirms Parsick as one of the bright lights of his generation.
He possesses a keen sensitivity for the complex weave of afflicted feelings embedded in this musical genre. Heard separately his albums are compelling works; collectively, they are an electronic masterpiece. Like the light from distant stars, Stephen Parsick's music has existed for some time, but is only now reaching us on Earth. Sectio The Great Unknown - Hollan Holmes - The Farthest Fringes (CD - Space Patrol by Ombient.
The CD Sectio Aurea 78'01" can hardly be contained by the room it is playing in. Mike Hunter a. Ombient finds inspiration in an almost mythical past of s Berlin, while pursuing the present day's desire for modernity.
Sectio Aurea is in part Album) 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 The Great Unknown - Hollan Holmes - The Farthest Fringes (CD 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.
Large sonic forms dominate the soundfield. The engaging locomotive power of Hunter's sequencer manipulations and breakdowns bring a pumping pulse to Sectio Aurea. An ever-evolving rotating syncopation feels captivating to us - gained as the firing order of arpeggio notes spiral down into unpredictable slots.
A highly specific set of possible chromatic symmetries support a range of confident synth lead lines. Declaring the musician's narrative these full-bodied analog expressions sing in electric ribbons of sound. Echoing notes repeat and resound in synchronized layers of mechanized rhythms, until the concluding track resolves this journey, settling the listener into the drifting reverie of gently humming circuits and charged solid states. A blood member of the clan of electricity, Hunter makes a spark, in the night, in The Universe.
Sectio Aurea is a work perfectly in tune with itself and its maker. This album is also about doing the work of music - as, when in pursuit with one's heart and mind, all else fades away.
It is a reflection, realized through action, intervened upon by spontaneity, which leads both listener and musician into contemplation - and that wonderful mental realm of unburdened temporal continuity. Although Steve Moore makes Spacemusic from 30 years ago sound new, maybe we should be listening to this work on its own terms.
He hears his world through fresh electronic ears, and has plugged into the adventure in a way few synthesist have. For those of us sentenced to live inside of our own heads, we might as well keep the space sharp - and filled with music of this kind. Sleek Nucleus by Saul Stokes. Saul Stokes makes Electronic Music that sounds like it is coming straight out of the wall outlet.
Over the years he has become known for his concerts of sonic improvisation and albums of complex atmospheric energy. His work has always been, and continues to be, based on crafting original sonic elements and forms into beautiful realizations of texture and consonance. More recently Stokes has been embracing his internal contrasts. On Sleek Nucleus 54'42" he produces music that registers in both the body and in the mind. Sleek Nucleus is front-loaded with catchy, engaging tracks - but although this CD's songs may be easier to grasp, this accessibility in no way represents a scaling back of ambition.
While overlapping rhythms push Sleek Nucleus to the dance floor, for all its heat and beats the most interesting elements transpire quietly. Mesmerizingly insistent helical cyberscapes tranquilly alternate with balmier surroundings. Amazing, four tracks are over, each one sounds not only quite different, but also as a true top-notcher and on the top of that, there is exceptional harmoniousness and complexity between all of them, Album). And of course always strongly connected to the featured theme.
An all-inclusive virtuoso performance so far!!! The next composition, "Scattered Across The Heavens", reveals with its grandiosely expansive and massive washes the deepest ends of cosmic paradise. Majestic, infinite and mesmeric!!! My body and soul is totally immersed in ultimate sonic blissfulness, I am short of words But the odyssey proceeds with "The Departure", an ethereal reverie bridging sublimely soothing and effortlessly gliding blankets with guarding angelic choirs.
The title track, "The Spirits Of Starlight" mingles large dose of lushly shimmering and sparkling sequences with meandering catchy cinematic melodies. Water percolates the sand, gentle sea breeze sweeps over, nocturnal magic happens here By the way, as far I remember, the first working title for this album was "The Eternal Cosmos", but later the name was changed.
But anyway, we have here a perfect closer!!! The conclusion of this review is simple, "The Spirits Of Starlight" must be titled as a magnum opus by Hollan Holmes, and I am penning this down with the fact in my mind that he has released previously three truly phenomenal albums. Recommendations for expanding my ambient collection Discussion in ' Music Corner ' Album) by ParadiddleJan 3, I don't know if anybody has mentioned it previously, but our own Mr.
I've only found one Vol. I had to blow the dust off my copy, but many of the artists mentioned in this thread have appeared on the Omni series. Plus, if Steve's involved Thanks for the tip on this series! The track "Past Life Regression" may be one of the most beautiful ambient pieces I've ever heard.
Has anyone heard his new album? I tried scoring a vinyl copy from Forced Exposure but they sold out really fast. ParadiddleAug 17, Location: Sylmar the land of olives and quakesCalifornia. Front Addict and Former Scientist like this. Location: Album). Location: Anchorage, Alaska. I've been revisting my ambient collection recently. When I lived in Fairbanks, I loved to put on some goood dark ambient stuff during the long cold or below zero winters and read a good book with some of this stuff playing.
Some great dark ambient albums by him like Cold Summer or Dreamt about Dreaming. Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Very very nice. HiredGoonSep 27, Location: Austin, TX. SynthfreekSep 27, Location: Ontario, Canada. RockerNov 21,
Jul 02, · Provided to YouTube by CDBaby The Great Unknown · Hollan Holmes The Farthest Fringes ℗ Hollan Holmes Released on: Auto-generated by YouTube. "The Farthest Fringes" album excells at its refined craftiness and distinctive diversity, and it's another big one from this hidden talent!!! Not to forget, the mastering job was handled by Chad Kettering, another rising ambient star from Texas. Hollan Holmes is living his dream now!!! Richard Gürtler (Jan 03, , Bratislava, Slovakia)5/5(3). Apr 29, · Christian Burcea conducted a very interesting in-depth audio interview with Hollan Holmes for his excellent blog "Journeys to the Infinite" (as some of You may know, Steve Roach recently released a compilation album with Christian's selections under that title). It's a great listen, and you also get to hear big parts of Hollan's new album in the background. Hollan Holmes biography Hollan Holmes is a American muscian creating ambient music in the vein of Steve Roach and Tangerine Dream. Hollan has been around music from a very early age, first learning to play piano, before joining a rock band at age Early influences on Hollan were Pink Floyd, Rush, The Cars, and Journey. Software Synthesizer Sound Designer Hollan Holmes: an interview. Hollan Holmes has been earning praise for his amazing science-fiction audio soundscapes since his debut album in , A Distant Light which was released to immediate critical acclaim. Two of his albums, Phase Shift and The Spirits Of Starlight, were nominated as One World Music's Album Of The Year. Listen to music from Hollan Holmes like Mist and Myth, Aeon & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Hollan Holmes. The Farthest Fringes. 1, listeners 7 Dec · 8 tracks Play album Buy. Loading; Incandescent. listeners · 9 tracks. From The Album. Play album BreathStream. Add lyrics on Musixmatch. Similar Tracks. Act of Light. Max Corbacho. The Great Breath. Max Corbacho. Waiting for the Soft Rains. Dave Luxton. Worlds Unknown. Dave Luxton. Earthshine. Hollan Holmes. The Farthest Fringes. Hollan Holmes. Show more. Sky of Surrender. Jon Jenkins. Play track Harvest. Hollan Holmes. Landscape Artist - Texas and the American Southwest. Studied drawing and painting , under the tutelage of Richard Hlad and Professor Arnold Leondar at Tarrant Co. Jr. College. 35 years experience in graphic design. Four CD Set - Hollan Holmes Phase Shift (64'20"), the third album by Hollan Holmes, more than lives up to the burden of high expectations. A spiritual sequel to his CDs A Distant Light () and The Farthest Fringes (), Phase Shift journeys along the strange, twisting paths of a spacey and intensely ambiguous digital landscape. Jan 05, · Hollan Holmes "The Farthest Fringes" CD Exactly one year passed since the stunning debut CD "A Distant Light" of Texas based Hollan Holmes and the last days of brought to us another fascinating interstellar odyssey. Again accompanied by beautiful images on 6-panel eco wallet packaging, just the same eye-catching as with above album.5/5(6).
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