"The greatest songs never grow old, they just get better as a select wine." In this collection are collected 3 generations of romantic music of the 50's, 60's and 70's.
The 2017 installment of Kompakt's ever-reliable Pop Ambient series serves up a typical assortment of wintry, occasionally somber, always reflective ambient pieces. The first few selections are the most experimental, with shifting and stirring sounds buried underneath the glacial synthesizer pads and twinkling pianos. Kenneth James Gibson's "Her Flood Knocked Me to the Ground (But I Was Already There)" features grainy static and dub echo that has been filtered down to crumbs, but atop the crackle sits a soft pulse and hazy slide guitar. Kompakt co-founder Wolfgang Voigt provides a remix of Soulsavers' "Hal," which sprinkles delicate pianos over dramatic strings, underpinned by a sporadic slapping noise…
Kompakt’s moving feast of Pop Ambient returns with a 2018 edition spelling out twelve languorous and lofty definitions of atmospheric music by veteran hands - the Orb, Triola, Jens-Uwe Beyer - as well as recent additions to the series - Chuck Johnson, Yui Onodera, T. Raumschmiere. Trust there’s no sharp edges or harsh textures inside, more the sort of music one can listen to in your birthday suit with windows open, or equally blanketed after the party, and the effect will remain as welcoming, user friendly. Look out for lovliest moments in this volume from T. Raumschmiere’s epic stargazer, Eterna, and the amniotic cradle of Kaito’s Travelled Between Souls.
Welcome to another selection of modern progressive music for you to enjoy, with the latest Prog cover CD. As usual, there is a mix of bands, some of whom we all know, some of whom we are acquainting ourselves with for the very first time. The Von Hertzen Brothers' ebullient "Long Lost Sailor" is from an album which sees them strongly reconnect with their prog base, Norwegians When Mary take us into a dark electronic universe and the UK's own I Am The Manic Whale feature in this issue's Limelight section. While the taster for Gleb Kolyadin's forthcoming solo album, featuring Marillion's Steve Hogarth on vocals, has us eagerly anticipating the full album. The remainder of tracks offer an enjoyable take of instrumental prog (Anders Buaas, Corciolli, Orpheus Nine) and with vocals (Machines Dream, The Mighty Handful, Lunar). Thoroughly enjoyable fare.
Celtic Twilight is a compilation for those who like bagpipe singing, quiet and quiet flute sound, measuring guitar voice, playing the violin … Or rhythmic drums combat, sound of pipes, sonorous bagpipe voice and flute and guitar sound … All this there is in Celtic music. For those who are in the heart of a peaceful music that inspires calm or vice versa, music calling for battle or in a frenzied dance.
EDM Rec. (Geomagnetic Group) eagerly debuts this New Year's brightest and most amazing selections across all styles along with some of the past years blasting favorites for a jam packed full spectrum compilation! This year label boss Doctor Spook compiled this edition using the rule of fifths for in-key mixing. The entire album is harmonically tuned and arranged for an ascending BPM experience. The music is totally ripe, juicy and dripping with hot sassy bass, oozing symphonic melodies and laced with the most provocative percussion! You know you scored when you buy this bad puppy and drive your local kids Krazy! Whip out your dancing shoes and really get ready to let loose!
Especially created for the occasion (17 brand new tracks), this new gem, released by the small Parisian record company, is the new opus of a music collection completely dedicated to travel and escape: Buddha-Bar Travel. With this new release, Buddha-Bar opens the doors of its story and culture and offers a walk through Marrakech and its landscapes, colorful souk, customs, music and its Buddha-Bar outlet that was opened by the end of 2015. Throughout this initiatory journey, enjoy lots of emotions and energies. Let yourself get carried away by the enchanting melodies of the oud, bendir and other ney.