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Posts Tagged ‘ambient’

INTERVIEW: Instrumental music producer illrecur

illrecur is the moniker used by Jeremy Allen Pursell. The American music project was founded by Pursell, the only official member. Since 1997, thirty-nine instrumental albums have been released. The music explores a wide range ...


illrecur: “Mnemonics” – epically cinematic!

Music is a powerful ‘stream of consciousness’ enhancer, because it literally lights up both hemispheres of your brain, releasing a constant current of dopamine. The best kind of music for this experience is lyric-free instr...



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Elmo Karjalainen: “Back Where We Belong” – amalgamations of both earthly and atmospheric spectrums

I know Elmo Karjalainen as a metal rocker, but he is a musical chameleon. He is an amazing musical arranger, composer and player. You could put a banjo in his hand and he’d make it sound like an orchestra. Elmo is one of thos...



ImprovFusic: “The TaleTeller” – an underlying beauty that is undeniable

Esther Y.W.Wong, a registered music therapist, a multi-instrumentalist and a composer based in Hong Kong. Inspired by music around the world and all her travelling experiences, her style of music blends the modern with the trad...


Forest Robots: “Timberline and Mountain Crest” conjures up vivid imagery

Let’s start of by saying that Fran Dominguez aka Forest Robots is a master at producing chilled out electronic music with heavy beats, and lots of orchestral instrumentation thrown in the mix. To call it electronic music almo...



Juan Donovan: “Merlot & Marijuana” – a fully focused project

As one half of the production duo Darkroom Productions, Juan Donovan has produced with his partner Jamal Roberts some of today’s hottest artists. That list includes R Kelly, Wale, Young Money, Maino, JellyRoll, 24Hrs (Roy...


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Billy Swayze moves with soul-influenced indie instinct

Passion for music and entertainment runs deep in Billy’s veins. The legacy of music and entertainment runs deep in Billy Swayze’s family. His cousin Roderick Falconer/Rod Taylor was a prolific rock singer/songwriter on ...


Lake of the Lion – a master of a meaningful multilayered orchestration

Lake of the Lion is the brand name and moniker for Luxembourg music composer and producer, Daniel Kohnen, who is steadily building up his catalog and increasing his fan-base with regular new releases. In recent years, ambient i...



MAKI: ‘Waking Up With The World On Fire’ – decidedly textural, atmospheric and cerebral

The world is a fragmented place, with fear and hate giving rise to isolationist movements around the globe and huge portions of the population turning inward rather than outward towards each other. As such waves of bigotry spre...


Ellis Hadlock: “Fusion to Love” – a most rewarding experience

“Fusion to Love”, the latest album by Ellis Hadlock, is seven tracks of layered pulses, melodic vibrancies, and foundational grooves that evoke a human expression of awe-inspiring vastness that stretches the very fabric of ...