Fade by metlay!

This is a gorgeous aural experience brought to you by electronic and visual artist Mike Metlay. I happened to listen to this on a drive to Henry Coe State Park, and it was the perfect soundtrack for my ride. The…

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Antarctica by Jack Hertz

The coldest, driest, and windiest continent on Earth has inspired several music artists over the years - keyboard icon Vangelis himself offered a lovely soundtrack of the same name in 1983 - and this time it's sound experimentalist Jack Hertz…

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Raymond Scott: Biography by Various Artists

Raymond Scott was an American composer, band-leader, and inventor of electronic instruments. Although he never composed directly for cartoons, his music is most famous for accompanying countless Looney Tunes shorts, as well as more modern cartoons like Ren & Stimpy…

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Best not sleep on “Sleeping Trees on Earth”

Barely a handful of days into 2017 and the winter weather has finally decided to make a notable appearance in the greater New York City area. Spring currently far off in the distance, its affiliated flourish of colorful new plant…

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Inuksuk by Jack Hertz & Mystified

The Aural Films label features releases that are soundtracks to films that don’t exist, except in the minds of the listeners. That said, this particular CD is mesmerizing in its ability to call up images of the chilly, desolate landscapes…

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Black Moon by Various Artists

It doesn’t happen every day that the world does a spiritual reset and gives us the ‘black moon’ to align our inner frameworks with. When a full moon arrives you can go out and see many artists howling at it…

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Secondouble by D.F.E.T.

This album starts with pure readiness, in a single flow of consciousness the music slips the listener into a trance in which electric happenings are the twinkling goodies that kindly bounce up and down, with smooth almost toe tipping ambient…

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The End of Time Is One Second From Now by Jack Hertz

Overlapping hemispheres of orchestral music and celestial noise, interdimensional soundscapes blending machines, instruments and found objects enveloped by electronic dark matter with light trails of processed field recordings and effects. sound artist from San Francisco I believe apparently inspired by…

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Solarized by Jack Hertz & TOTAL E.T.

Jack Hertz & TOTAL E.T. created together through magical brainwave episodes and pure collaboration, an album named ‘Solarized’. You can say it is a love child between them two, as this certainly isn’t a split, but really material that mixes…

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Timeworn by Michael Meara

When it comes to deep inner journeying, the somber and dark textural ponderings featured on Mr Meara’s dark ambient album "Timeworn"are just that. The two 20-minute explorations, created with processed guitar and synths, are slow morphing and slightly foreboding, drifting inward…

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Antarctica by Jack Hertz

This is the brand new album by Jack Hertz and it’s best to tune in when relaxed and calmed down to be able to absorb it like a sponge. The first track ‘Frozen Wave’ is utterly mysterious; a serene world…

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Planet Red by Jack Hertz

Jack Hertz kommt offenbar aus der Gegend um San Francisco und komponiert und produziert nach eigener Aussage seit über 30 Jahren elektronische Musik. Da diese Feststellung auf dem Einleger des hier rezensierten, 2016 erschienen Albums zu finden ist, ist Hertz…

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Unicorn Dreams of Electric People by Jack Hertz

This time prolific drone and electronic sound artist Jack Hertz has done something special. Usually his netlabel Aural Films releases "soundtracks for movies that do not exist", this time though the movie does exist. In case the title "Unicorn Dreams…

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Operation Sunbeam by Thollem Electric

The new album from the master keyboardist and improviser Thollem McDonas, under his plugged-in moniker “Thollem Electric,” has the cheery title Operation Sunbeam, which has a disturbing twist: that’s the name of the final series of above-ground nuclear tests conducted…

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Inuksuk by Jack Hertz & Mystified

More often than not, when a release says it’s about “tribal” music, we’re talking about the tribes of the American southwest, and filling the space with drumming echoing off red cliff walls and out into the desert night. On Inuksuk, Jack…

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Fog Music 35 by Michael Brückner

We may become lost in thought, or lost in fog. Listening to the music of Michael Brückner will have us lost for words. His Fog Music 35 (61’25’) offers three tracks from out of the alone zone – our only companions the many vivid…

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Operation Sunbeam by Thollem Electric

Recent press action for Wolf Eyes has had the band eschewing the Noise label for the kick ass term Trip Metal. Disaster Amnesiac finds this move astute and fascinating. If any band OWNS the term Noise in the 21st Century…

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Operation Sunbeam by Thollem Electric

For sure Thollem McDonas cannot be accused of remaining stuck in the same place for extended temporal fractions. This time, the man plunged straight into the perilous waters of nonfigurative electronica of vintage descent. OK, now you have checked the…

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Five Live by Jack Hertz

Five Live’ is a superb collection of over four hours of live performances from Jack Hertz that offer deeply hypnotic, immersive and hallucinatory atmospheres full of subtle variations and ever-evolving moods. Lengthy drawn-out electronics mix with everything from Steve Roach-like…

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