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The Stargazer’s Assistant – Mirrors & Tides, Shivers & Voids (dark ambient)

October 21, 2013

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There’s no easy categorisation for this music, no recognisable stylistic tag that readily contains it, but it evinces a coherent, clearly-stated set of aesthetic and creative values, an imagistic approach to the making of musical statements, that produces much the same clarity and precision of expression that can be found by working inside an established style. It’s obvious from the start that there is a rigorous method and a fully formed creative language informing the sounds, and part of the music’s fascination is the partial unveiling of that broad artistic vision, leaving the listener at the end of …

Tom DePlonty – Music for Michael Skrtic (experimental)

October 13, 2013

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The artist Michael Skrtic is not someone I know anything about, but his cover for this album of music dedicated to him is certainly an extraordinary piece of work. References to the man are few in cyberspace, but he is the co-author of a book entitled Selections from the Dream Manual: An Aesthetic Grimoire and Compendium of Magical Art. I shall shamelessly jump to all manner of conclusions from the title of said work, without ever having looked inside it… or rather, I won’t, but I will note that surrealistic, dream-like imagery is clearly a part, at least, of the man’s creative practice. The nature …