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Ryuichi Sakamoto article / interview
EM News Poster: BruecknerAmbient - Date: Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:57 am
Ryuichi Sakamoto shared this on FB the other day, calling it an interview, the interview part seems rather small though. Interesting read anyway...



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Ultimae Showcase at Zeiss Planetarium Bochum March 3. 2018
Concert News Poster: Bert - Date: Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:00 pm
Lyon's Ultimae Records returns to the Zeiss Planetarium Bochum on March 3. 2018 for a night of visual multiverses and space music performances by Mahiane, Scann-Tec, Focal and Master Margherita who will present brand new songs from his upcoming album “Border 50“.
Panoramic pop-up shop with Ultimae goodies and breakfast at dawn.

21:00 – 22:30 | Mahiane
22:30 – 22:45 | Intermission
22:45 – 00:45 | Master Margherita
00:45 – 01:00 | Intermission
01:00 – 02:30 | Focal
02:30 – 02:45 | Intermission
02:45 – 04:15 | Scann-Tec

Fee : 25 €
Book your tickets:

Zeiss Planetarium Bochum
Castroper Str. 67
44791 Bochum
E-Mail: info@planetarium-bochum.de

Tickethotline: 0221 – 280 214 (Ortstarif)
Mo. bis Fr. 8.00 – 20.00 Uhr, Sa., 9.00 – 18.00 Uhr, So. und Feiertags 10.00 – 16.00 Uhr
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Polaris feat. Tomek Struszczyk "The Cure - A Forest&
EM News Poster: Jakub - Date: Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:26 pm
Few years ago, together with a great vocalist from Poland - Tomek Struszczyk - we recorded a cover of "A Forest" by The Cure. Why we did this? It will remain a mistery forever Wink.
The recording is available on my youtube channel:


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EM News Poster: Vignoble @ Co. - Date: Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:58 pm
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Michael Hoenig - Rare Tracks on Sandpiper Records
EM News Poster: BruecknerAmbient - Date: Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:24 am

A friend on FB (actually Serge LeRoy, the French musician and producer, some here might be familiar with the name) shared two links to interesting historic recordings by Michael Hoenig via archive.com by a label called Sandpiper Records.

For all I can see, this doesn't appear to be a pirate thing, and the irems in question are really interesting, being:

1. some studio outtakes from the early 80s


"Rare 1980 set of studio recordings that formed the basis for Hoenig's 'Except One' album"

2. A live version of "Departure from the Northern Wasteland" (the track)


An exclusive for Sandpiper Records and a rare recording of a live performance of the title track to the astounding 1978 Warner Brothers album 'Departure from the Northern Wasteland' by electronic pioneer Michael Hoenig. The sound quality isn't of digital brilliance, but it provides us with an insight into the compositional complexities of Hoenig's work, particularly his intricate minimalist (Reich-like) sequencer phases; and makes us wonder why he was never regarded in the same light as his luminaries and colleagues, Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze, despite arguably displaying much more in terms of talent and imagination.

Funny thing, just a few days ago I thought I would love to hear a live version of that one day... Shocked

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"Ambient at 40", Essay by Lawrence English
EM News Poster: BruecknerAmbient - Date: Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:48 pm
"Ambient is never finished. It is an experiential process of becoming – for listeners, for creators and more broadly as a musical philosophy."


A friend shared this article on FB today, and I found it an interesting (...if perhaps rather cerebral) reading; which doesn't mean I agree to all of it, though...

Maybe a starting point for a nice discussion...? Wink

This Lawrence English gentleman apparently wrote it on occasion of the 40th anniversary of the release of Eno's "Music for Airports", btw...


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Von Haulshoven plays Winter
EM News Poster: von haulshoven - Date: Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:16 pm
No I am not Vivaldi, Von Haulshoven is the name.
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The Nightcrawlers
EM News Poster: Qrazy Synth Man - Date: Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:02 pm
Shortly after posting RIP: TOM GULCH over four years ago I was contacted by several people asking for information on the remaining musicians, Peter Gulch and Dave Lunt.

I provided that info and contact was made.

One of those asking was D.Strauss from Anthology Recordings in Germany and now I can make this announcement sent to me in the email below:

Hey Steve. Just a note to let you know that the Nightcrawlers set will be be out in a few weeks. Press material can be found here:



Just to let you know it will be a 2/CD set or if you prefer a 2/LP set.

Release date is February 23, 2018
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syndae - episode 420
EM News Poster: treibklang - Date: Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:00 pm
Recently I started watching a TV series, rather a comedy I think, maybe with some embedded commerce criticism. It's usually not the kind of shows I tend to watch, but I expected something different alltogether when reading about Mr. Robot. Now, this series still cought me, because it is not the ordinary kind of comedy, some crazy hacker with big memory issues trying to free the world from an evil corporation. The computer stuff made me watch it in the first place. Well, I found the show quite odd, so I stayed onto it. And in the end I think this is what I am also often looking for in music: The out of the ordinary kind. Stuff that is off-beat. Music that surprises me and does not comply to my expectations. To me, the tracks on tonight's edition are such kind of music, and I hope you enjoy the experience of listening to them as much as I did. Have a fine 30 minutes run with Colten Tyler Williams (Radiance of Resistance), Forrest Fang (Scenes from a Ghost Train), Steppe-Scape (The Great Steppe Live), MacroNoise (Various Species), Uwe Gronau (When Every Word Was Singing), Walt Thisney (Galactic Voodoo).

Sound a la surprise at

Yours, Stefan
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DEEP IMAGINATION - "Wings to Fly (album-version)"
EM News Poster: Atomic Pool - Date: Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:18 pm
On the album "Carefully Kept Secrets" by DEEP IMAGINATION appeared the 17-minutes long track "Wings To Fly". In the press and radio the song was widely praised as the soul of the work.

The musicians on "Wings To Fly": Ann Kareen Mainz (voc) | Thorsten Sudler-Mainz (keys, voc) | Günter Kaufmann (git) | Byron Metcalf (perc) | Stefan Höllering (sax)

Press comments:

"The progression running through “Wings To Fly” is absolutely fascinating, revealing a sonic voyage." (Side-Line Music Magazine)

"The whole thing rises again in "Wings To Fly" to the image of the great compositions of Floyd, Riverside or Steven Wilson." (Music in Belgium)

"Top-Track: "Wings to Fly" (Eclipsed Rock Magazin)

Listen on YouTube:

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