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Various — Soundscape Gallery 2
(Lektronik Soundscapes LS-100, 1998, CD)

by Mike King, Published 1999-01-01

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On the heels of last year's excellent ambient anthology comes a new gallery from Lektronic Soundscapes, a second overview of what is still a unique and inventive genre. There are not as many big names on this one overall, but a few long time stalwarts are featured. Michael Stearns is here with a wonderful warm floating piece that reminds me of the days of Jewel and Ancient Leaves. Bon Lozaga's piece brings back the days of Zeit period Tangerine Dream; an evocative contribution. Hans Christian's strange digital piece reminds me of some of Lightwave's experiments. Michel Huygen's "Megaluz" is the longest piece on the disc, typical of his romantic style and similar to the soundtracks Tangerine Dream recorded in the 80s. The other contributions are excellent, from people like Matthias Grassow, Caul (a very dark Rubycon like piece), Alpha Wave Movement, and Jeff Pearce. Excellent music all of it, well tracked and cutting edge.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 16, 1998 releases

Related artist(s): Alpha Wave Movement (Gregory T. Kyryluk), Jeff Pearce, Michel Huygen, Michael Stearns, Various Artists, Bon Lozaga

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