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Beneath Clouds

CD out of stock
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Beneath Clouds
Thom Brennan
1997 Amplexus AY03 (CD)
Produced by Steve Roach
 
1. Part One 31:00 
2. Part Two 41:40 

Earth Story

CD  $17.00 
ON SALE, $15.00 
Earth Story
Temps Perdu?
2000 Amplexus AX01 (CD)

This year-2000 release from the Düsseldorf-based husband and wife team known as Temps Perdu? brings the full gamut of ethno-electro tribal ambient obsessions into play. It's like a flowing ride along a snaking river, where ethnic influenced electronic trance grooves come and go, as do a plethora of synth textures, organic sounds and instruments. Evidence of an earlier trip to the Timeroom, along with the influence of Jorge Reyes and Suspended Memories, is undeniable but this not clone zone music, as they feel it in their own way, and bring an evocative voice to the tribal gathering.
 
1. Woven Spirit 18:17 
2. The Patterned Flow 13:13 
3. Timanfaya 8:28 
4. Spiral 8:17 
5. Subterranean Sources 6:06 
6. Eclipse 9:28 


The Venerable Dark Cloud

Mini CD out of stock
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The Venerable Dark Cloud
Loren Nerell
1999 Amplexus XUS12 (Mini CD)

Loren Nerell is known for his fondness for gamelan music. You get the idea of his blending of music elements when you see that his latest CD was recorded over the last few years in Bali, Java, and... Los Angeles. Modern ambient drone music melds with ancient tribal cultures to form something entirely new, sounding ages old. As usual with Amplexus limited edition 3" singles, the packaging is beautiful, featuring a large 3-fold booklet with photography by the label's Stefano Gentile. Being a single, this is 21 minutes of new music. The journey of musical exploration ends far too soon, but it is very, very good while it lasts. The textures are rich, as drones blend with sparse tribal beats and ancient instruments, such as the crystal clear but other-worldly bell tones in "Eclipse". Just reading the credits for the instrumentation used is fascinating, as I couldn't tell you what most of them are. They are fused into a hypnotic mix of soothing sounds, truly transporting you to another place and time. The music is simultaneously dark and yet spiritually uplifting. "Within the Cloud" is appropriately named, as it is light and delicate, though again with a dark quality that keeps this far from new age realms. This track takes surprisingly smooth musical turns, given at least three distinct movements over its less than four-minute run. The disc is clearly intended to be played at one sitting, as it all runs together as a single piece of music. "Ablution" begins with flutes, rain, thunder, and a rooster crowing. The spatial effect is amazing, as the rainfall seems to be coming from deep within the speakers. Then, just when I'm fully drawn in, it's over. More, please. -- Phil Derby, Sequences
 
1. Dark HorizonMP36:15 
2. EclipseMP38:53 
3. Within the CloudMP33:49 
4. AblutionMP32:23 

rare limited edition 3-inch CD




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