|Rapoon:The Fires of the Borderlands (Release - 1998) - A 3-D (Deep, Dark and Droning) sonic adventure into some other realm.|
|Robert Rich:A Troubled Resting Place (Fathom - 1996) - A darkly illuminating collection of works from 1993-1996. A varied and interesting way to meet Mr. Rich.|
|Robert Rich:Seven Veils (Fathom - 1998) - Exotic, ethnic, ecstatic! Rich and friends create new musical atmospheres with a definite non-Western flair.|
|Steve Roach:On This Planet (Fathom - 1997) - Ambient master captures "live" energy in the studio. Not as intense as the hype, but a very good piece of work.|
|Steve Roach/Roger King:Dust to Dust (Projekt - 1998) - Head out West with guitar-flavored electronics. A masterfully executed atmosphere!|
|Yuval Ron:In Between the Heartbeat (Simulacra - 1998) - Artsy yet accessible sound sculptures features classical elements and electronic atmospheres. Very nice!|
|Mark Rownd:Painting Twilight (Spotted Peccary - 1998) - Spacious landscapes and tribal moods unfold in this often "Obmana-like" release.|
|S.E.T.I.:Geometry of Night (incoming - 1996) - Electronic surveillance with a great beat. Andrew Lagowski again explores and tantalizes.|
| A Small, Good Thing: Slim Westerns |
(Soleilmoon - 1994) - Ambience on the Range... Wonderful and western-flavored (as in American West). I just knew I'd love it, and I do.
| Suspended Memories: Forgotten Gods |
(Hearts of Space - 1993) - Quite a tribal gathering... Roach, Reyes and Saiz create a darkly primitive atmosphere.
| Synthetic Block: Synthetic Block |
(Mindspore - 1998) - Lengthy tracks of chilled-out electronics; occasionally beaty, always serene.
| Tear Ceremony: Film Decay |
(Simulacra - 1998) - Surreal, yet inviting musical snapshots from Dallas, Texas. Highly recommended.
| Tear Ceremony: Resin |
(Simulacra - 1997) - Take a trip with Tear Ceremony's truly twisted tones. Disturbing and very nicely done.
| Terre Thaemlitz: Means From an End |
(Mille Plateux - 1998) - Scholarly discourse via discordant sounds; a very satisfying work, but not for the passive listener.
| Terre Thaemlitz: Soil |
(Instinct - 1995) - Dark, sparse electronics with interesting and meaningful found samples. Artistically rendered and very chilling, really.
| Robert Scott Thompson: Frontier |
(Mirage -1998) - True ambient synthscapes - a wondrous 72-minute journey to the unknowable.
| turk knifes pope: performance crippled data restriction |
(zenflesh -1998) - One 72-minute-long noise piece... not noisy noise, but...
| Tuu: Terma |
(Fathom -1998) - Ethnic instruments and electronics form a dark, dusty ambience.
|Various Artists:Amberdelic Space (Dressed To Kill - 1996) - Just acquired! Massive 4-CD box set featuring space/trance cuts from dozens of artists of varying renown. Quite a bargain bonanza!|
|Various Artists:The Ambient Expanse (Mirage - 1998) - 5 long slabs of beautifully ambient spaciousness from some of the best. Drift away...|
|Various Artists:Ambient Rituals (Hypnotic/Cleopatra - 1995) - A fine compilation of 8 artists from the Hypnotic division of Cleopatra.|
| Various Artists: Amplexus |
(Projekt - 1995) - Three long, luxurious tracks from Obmana, Brennan and Roach, which blend into an hour-long ambient excursion. You need this.
| Various Artists: Apokalypsis Explicata |
(Multimood - 1998) - Multimood celebrates 10 years of avant-garde sounds on 2 highly recommended CDs.
|Various Artists:chillout phase two (Instinct - 1994) - A 2-CD set of cuts from Instinct Ambient. Recommended!|
|Various Artists:Earthjuice (Waveform - 1998) - Jamaican-flavored electronics follow a dubby groove. This is fun stuff!|
|Various Artists:Excelsis: A Dark Nöel (Projekt -1995) - Have a Gothic Christmas with this collection of darkened Christmas covers.|
|Various Artists:Exhibitions (BLT -1998) - Universality is the key to this world-encompassing comp... electronic sounds abound.|
| Various Artists: The Other World |
(Hypnos - 1998) - Various artists but a common theme... check out the dreamworld of meditation in this wonderfully spacey 2 disc comp.
| Various Artists:Three A.D. - A Waveform Compilation |
(Waveform - 1996) - A worthwhile collection of ambient dub from the U.K.
|Various Artists:Throne of Drones (Sombient/Asphodel - 1995) - 13 tracks, all in full drone-mode. Spacy!|
|Various Artists:Voyager (AdAstra - 1997) - Visit various exotic sound-locales on this ambient/electronic tour. A good beginning for a new label.|
|Vidna Obmana:Crossing the Trail (Projekt - 1998) - A gorgeous excursion from Belgian ambient master. Required listening!|
|Vidna Obmana:Echoing Delight (Extreme - 1993) - Ethereal ambience with some tribal influences. Beautiful!|
|Viridian Sun:Solar Noise (Hypnos - 1997) - Ambient duo working with keyboard electronics and very processed guitar. Nicely sweeping and dark.|
|Anthony Asher Wright:Ambient Ashera Selections (1997) - Double-disc from Down Under. Minimal and lovely Australian ambience.|
|Doug Wyatt:Accidental Beauties (Sonosphere - 1998) - Not bad for a "beginner"! Interesting ambient electronic compositions.|
|Robert Rich: Numena - Classic early material, reworked in 1993. Hauntingly organic electronics.|
|Saul Stokes:Washed in Mercury - Ambience and beats, all very crystalline and alluring in nature.|
|S.E.T.I.: Knowledge - Andrew Lagowski's dark and spacy ambience. Keep your eyes to the skies...|
|Steve Roach: Structures from Silence - Early (1984) synthesizer pieces. A taste of things to come.|
|Steve Roach/Vidna Obmana: Well of Souls - 2 great artists who sound great together... Ambient with a capital A!|
|Synaesthesia: Desideratum - 2 discs brimming with gorgeous spacey ambience, from the multi-named Leebs and Fulber.|
|Various Artists: A Brief History of Ambient Volume 1 - Virgin (& Caroline) Records have a lot to offer (152 Minutes 33 Seconds) from their archives. Label-centric, but educational and impressive.|
|Various Artists: ...and even wolves hid their teeth - Dark and tasty slabs of Scandinavian Cold Meat.|
|Various Artists: em:t 2000 - 2 Discs from Instinct with extremely well-done works from various ambienteers.|
|Various Artists: Storm of Drones - This just in. 3 whopping discs filled with Sombient's choicest hand-picked drones! Wow!|
|Various Artists: Trance Europe Express 2 - 2 techno-filled CD's. Mostly quite wonderful.|
|We:As Is - A bit of hip hop electronica from Asphodel's "illbient" crowd. Varied and interesting.|