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  • What makes this release a definite must-have is the same reason why you visit festivals with sounds, music and sound art. Even if you don't know all this artists or there is a track you maybe don't like at the beginning, it fits the release as a whole. Exploration of artistic depths and differences, very well combined by 'His Masters Drone', Stefan Knappe.

    Various – Drone-Mind // Mind-Drone Vol. 1

    What makes this release a definite must-have is the same reason why you visit festivals with sounds, music and sound art. Even if you don't know all this artists or there is a track you maybe don't like at the beginning, it fits the release as a whole. Exploration of artistic depths and differences, very well combined by 'His Masters Drone', Stefan Knappe.

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  • Cold Graey is a Russian label (or, more precisely, from Novosibirsk, Siberia) which work with extremely limited CD-R releases (57 copies) of noise, dark ambient and experimental music. After selling out, many of the releases are put up for free...

    Coph’antae Tryr / Kolpakopf / Neuf Le Muet / Nedicry

    Cold Graey is a Russian label (or, more precisely, from Novosibirsk, Siberia) which work with extremely limited CD-R releases (57 copies) of noise, dark ambient and experimental music. After selling out, many of the releases are put up for free...

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  • Perhaps it’s the time in Seattle, or the overall feel of our age that has influenced Dreissk’s work, but one cannot help but draw parallels to post-apocalyptic or dystopian imagery and thoughts when listening to the album. And any record managing to do that is a good record in my book.

    Dreissk – The Finding

    Perhaps it’s the time in Seattle, or the overall feel of our age that has influenced Dreissk’s work, but one cannot help but draw parallels to post-apocalyptic or dystopian imagery and thoughts when listening to the album. And any record managing to do that is a good record in my book.

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  • It's is definitely worth the download, but the whole thing should have been recorded better. The choking frequencies on certain moments ruin the flow and atmosphere. It has its charm in some noise music, and certainly when it's recorded on tape, but with a probably laptop-based recording it's a big 'no'.

    Koji Asano – Polar Parliament

    It's is definitely worth the download, but the whole thing should have been recorded better. The choking frequencies on certain moments ruin the flow and atmosphere. It has its charm in some noise music, and certainly when it's recorded on tape, but with a probably laptop-based recording it's a big 'no'.

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  • The main style under which this should be categorized is a mixture between ethnic, ethereal, ritual, drone and ambient. If you are interested in the aforementioned styles, and are still missing a bit of ethnic, ethereal and ritual music in your collection, this is a great release to get.

    Steve Roach – Journey Of One

    The main style under which this should be categorized is a mixture between ethnic, ethereal, ritual, drone and ambient. If you are interested in the aforementioned styles, and are still missing a bit of ethnic, ethereal and ritual music in your collection, this is a great release to get.

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  • To make a long story short, an absolute 'Do Try This At Home' for ambient lovers who don't mind the progressive use of guitar and other melodic instruments, and who do know where and how ambient music started.

    Erik Wøllo – Silent Currents

    To make a long story short, an absolute 'Do Try This At Home' for ambient lovers who don't mind the progressive use of guitar and other melodic instruments, and who do know where and how ambient music started.

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  • As a whole, this may be one of the better albums released this year and a great find for those who enjoy industrial/ambient. KNO’s strength comes from their ability to write interesting, multi-layered tracks that evolve throughout their duration and keep the listening experience fresh as the track/album progresses.

    Kristoffer Nystroms Orkester – Overlook Hotel

    As a whole, this may be one of the better albums released this year and a great find for those who enjoy industrial/ambient. KNO’s strength comes from their ability to write interesting, multi-layered tracks that evolve throughout their duration and keep the listening experience fresh as the track/album progresses.

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  • There are no real dull moments and the structures and modulations are impressive enough to listen to the whole composition. But if you reach the end, there is a good chance you will wonder if that was it.

    Koji Asano – Solstice Eclipse

    There are no real dull moments and the structures and modulations are impressive enough to listen to the whole composition. But if you reach the end, there is a good chance you will wonder if that was it.

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  • Ukkonen creates rounded, mellifluous and pulsing ambience structured (or deconstructed) with understated anomalies. “Erriapo” thaws the gap between minimal techno and deep house, swaying occasionally one direction or the other, but always maintaining a delicate fluidity, nurturing the in-between space it establishes.

    Ukkonen – Erriapo

    Ukkonen creates rounded, mellifluous and pulsing ambience structured (or deconstructed) with understated anomalies. “Erriapo” thaws the gap between minimal techno and deep house, swaying occasionally one direction or the other, but always maintaining a delicate fluidity, nurturing the in-between space it establishes.

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