Joined: 11 May 2011
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:56 am (No subject)
(OOPS - please have a look at the original post above first by scrolling up. I wasn't aware that it already will drift out of sight with this first comment...)
About the actual EASTER(N) CONNECTION:
In the summer of 2009, Russian ambient artist, activist and radio host Tim Traum (one of the founders of the Moscow-based ambient community AmbiOne) did this wonderful, extended feature to introduce my music to Russian listeners.
It was also in the context of AmbiOne that I recorded the original version of "Ombra" (which I still regard as one of my best efforts in this field to date). The album was hosted (as a download) on AmbiOne's website for a couple of years.
Tim even invited me to headline a small ambient festival that AmbiOne were organising near Moscow - however I could not afford the travel at the time...
Later (as far as I know) the community unfortunately dissolved and I lost contact to Tim.
Like "Ombra" also this radio show had been online for free for quite a long time after it was aired, therefore I suppose Tim would approve this free re-release.
While obviously this material is interesting for Russian listeners in the first place (or people who at least understand Russian), Tim's voice has a pleasant sound and mostly blends nicely with the ambient background...