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Three Trajectories
by Paul Ellis

Rituals of Passion
by Byron Metcalf & Ari Urban

The Saffron Sky
by Serena Gabriel


 



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by
John Lyell

 

 


 

 

 


David Arkenstone


Quest for the Runestone

Releasing 7/1/2024

 

 

 

 

AV's CD Focus Interview

Quest for the Runestone AV talks with David Arkenstone

5-time Grammy nominee David Arkenstone has established himself as one of the best contemporary instrumentalists of our time. This visionary continues to create distinctive tracks that inspire the imagination. A musical storyteller, David is passionate about taking listeners on a journey, creating sonic tapestries that evoke every emotion. “I envision a place where I would like to go, or an adventure I would like to take, and let my imagination run free,” says David. “I’ve gotten countless messages from listeners who love to take these journeys with me. I’m sometimes surprised by how powerfully people respond to my music.” 

David enjoys touring and meeting his fans from around the world. “One of the most exciting things about performing live is the interaction I have with the audience. It’s very different than making a recording, where you’re not sure who will be listening to it. A lot of the roots of our musicianship come into focus in a live situation. You’re in the moment, you perform your best, and many times reach new heights – then it’s gone and on to the next show!” 

David loves to travel and enjoys photographing the world. His recent trip to Iceland, Switzerland  and other parts of Europe will surely inspire new music.

Click here to read David Arkenstones interview about Quest for the Runestone


Other AV's CD Focus Features available on Ambient Visions

Meditations of the Cosmos AV talks with Billy Denk
Weathering AV Talks to Tom Eaton

The Lost Seasons of Amorphia AV Talks with Forrest Fang

Standing in Motion AV Talks with Holland Phillips

In Awe AV Talks to John Gregorius

Emerald Waters AV talks with Hollan Holmes

LAPIZ AV talks with Pete Kelly

How It Happened AV talks with Tom Eaton

AV Talks to Fiona Joy about Into the Mist

AV Talks to Bob Holroyd about Blueprint

AV Talks to Paul Ellis about Moth in Flames

AV Talks to Tom Green about A Good Place to Be

AV talks to Robin Spielberg  about Another Time, Another Place

AV talks to Erik Wollo about Timelines

AV talks to Doug Hammer about Travels

AV talks to Paul Ellis about From Out of the Vast Comes Nearness

AV talks to Jon Anderson about Survival & other Stories

AV talks to Paul Avgerinos about Law of Attraction

AV talks to Scott August about Lost Canyons

AV talks to Jim Cole about Innertones

AV talks to David Helpling and Jon Jenkins about Treasure

AV talks to Ryan Farish about From the Sky

AV talks to Jeff Pearce about Lingering Light
AV talks to Kit Wakins about World Fiction


Quest for the Runestone
by
David Arkenstone

 

AV's Spotlight Review

Quest for the Runestone by David Arkenstone

It’s always a pleasure to welcome a new release fromDavid Arkenstone into the world.  David's new album will be available on July 1, 2024 exactly 1 month from today but we here at Ambient visions have been priviledged to have received and listened to David's new project called Quest for the Runestone and we think his fans will be thrilled to hear the concept album composed and produced by Arkenstone that hearkens back to the early days of David's music circa Quest of the Dream Warrior. We offer up this review at the link below as well as the promo YouTube video to whet the appetite of David's fans who will find it hard to wait until July 1 to give a listen to this fantastic new album.

David Arkenstone's Quest for the Runestone is a new album set to be released on July 1st, 2024. Since 1987 David has been supplying his fans with a steady flow of enjoyable music to stir our imaginations and soothe our troubled minds in these stressful days that we find ourselves. According to Wikipedia, David has given us 81 studio albums to date. As we go into the heart of the summer 2024, David will shortly deliver his latest sonic adventure to the delight of his fans worldwide.

Click here for the rest of the review


David Luxton

AV's Q&A

Wayfarer Records: AV talks with David Luxton

Wayfarer Records is an independent record label based in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Wayfarer is a boutique label specializing in Ambient, Chill, Cinematic, and Virtuosic Instrumental music genres. We have an enormous commitment to our artists, creating a sense of community that transcends multiple musical expressions while spanning the globe. The label was founded by CEO/recording artist Dave Luxton in 2007 and has become a premier source for creative artistry. Our primary mission is to forge a community of innovative sonic artists worldwide to promote the highest level of creativity and quality possible for our listeners.

Dave Luxton is America’s premier creator of Space Ambient music. His mission is to make transcendent music from the inner and outer worlds. He’s the founder of the Pacific Northwest-based Wayfarer Records label and is an experienced producer and sound designer. As a classically trained multi-instrumentalist composer, his film scores cover the gamut of musical styles.

Click here to read David's interview about Wayfarer Records

Other AV's Q&A Features available on Ambient Visions

AV talks with Jeff Pearce about the Infinite Ambient Experiences
AV talks with Howard Givens about Spotted Peccary Records

AV Talks to Renée Blanche about Night Tides

AV talks to Bill Fox about Galactic Travels

AV talks to John Koch-Northrup about Relaxed Machinery

AV talks to Chuck van Zyl about Star's End

AV talks to George Cruickshank of Ultima Thule

AV talks to Ben Fleury-Steiner of Gears of Sand

AV talks to Forest of Waveform Records

AV talks to Lloyd Barde of Backroads Music


Deuter


Komorebi
Sunlight Through the Trees
by Deuter

AV's Artist Interview Page

Komorebi Sunlight Through the Trees:  AV talks to Deuter

Born in 1945 in post-war Germany in the town of Falkenhagen. As a child he was drawn to sounds of nature and musical instruments. He taught himself the guitar, flute, harmonica and "just about every instrument I could get my hands on," though it wasn’t until after a near-fatal car crash, while working as a journalist that he decided to pursue a career in music. His first release in 1970, titled D, marked the beginning of Deuter's spiritual and musical journey He combined acoustic and electronic elements with ethnic instrumentation and nature sounds, such as bird songs and crickets, paving the way for a new genre of music known as New Age. 

Deuter traveled extensively in Asia during the 1970s and 1980s in search of spiritual and creative inspiration while studying Indian music. 

He has learned an ever-expanding array of instruments, including the flute, guitar, sitar, koto, shakuhachi flute ,Tibetan singing bowls, santoor, bouzouki, piano, keyboard and drums. He records his own projects and has released over 60 albums. 

In 2016, He received Zone Music Reporter's Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing his 40 years and more than 60 recordings of musical contribution to the New Age genre. 

Deuter's 2015 album Illumination of the Heart was voted among the top finalists for Album of the Year and Best Meditation/Relaxation Album by broadcasters and industry experts at Zone Music Reporter. 

2021 marks another turn in the road as he is releasing a new album, “Song of the Last Tree” on his own label as CG Deuter.

To read the interview click here.


Other Artist Interviews on Ambient Visions

Desert Meditations: AV Talks to Swartz et aka Steve Swartz
How To Breathe Like a Stone:  AV talks to Anne Chris Bakker & Andrew Heath

The Front Porch of Heaven: AV Talks to Kevin Keller

Red Sky Prairie: AV talks to Sharon Fendrich

The Synergy Series: AV talks to Clifford White

Reach: AV talks to Jeff Oster

When the Sea Lets Go: AV talks to Vin Downes

Shifting Sands: AV Talks to Lynn Tredeau

Breathe: AV talks to Carl Borden

Kreuzblut Michael Brückner talks to Mathias Grassow

Indesterren AV talks to Tom Eaton

What We Left Behind Michael Brückner talks to Robert Rich

Music for a Busy Head Vol. 1 AV talks to Matt Coldrick

Chakra Balance AV talks to David and Steve Gordon

Heading West AV talks to Mike Howe

The Great Hoop AV talks with Steve Brand
Cosmic Diva AV talks to Stephanie Sante

Primitives AV talks to Remy Stroomer and Michel van Osenbruggen aka Synth.nl

Subliminal Pulse AV talks to Bruno Sanfilippo

Miles Tones Av talks to Jame Kirsch aka General Fuzz

In Search of Silence AV talks to David Wright

Beachcombing AV Talks to Bob Holroyd

The Mountain Lake AV Talks to Johan Agebjorn

Jewel in the Sun AV Talks to Diane Arkenstone

A Quiet Light AV talks to Meg Bowles

Fragments AV talks to Steve Roberts aka Amongst Myselves

A Day Within Days AV talks to Michael Allison aka Darshan Ambient

Frequency Response AV talks to Matthew McDonough aka MjDawn


 

 

AV's Press Corner


 

 

AV's Press Corner


Releasing on June 21, 2024

 

About the album 

Still Time, the new Spotted Peccary release from Norwegian ambient electronic artist Sverre Knut Johansen, offers a departure from the cosmic themes of his prior work to an earthbound one: animal extinctions affected by climate change. With this latest work, the veteran composer blends traditional instrumentation and ambient vocalizations with the spacious textures that defined his previous work to capture both the beauty of the natural world and the urgency of its threat. 

Johansen uses human voices throughout the album to represent a warning of extinction. This effect is stunning on opener “Massive Extinction,” which begins with a rich and rumbling texture, the sound of wind through a wasteland. Then, a lamenting vocal melody floats over a building dirge of noise—the unstoppable tide of turmoil rising below its heralding hymn, until even that last voice falls silent. Yet the title track “Still Time (Saving Our Planet)” paints a picture of beauty rather than one of devastation. Here, glittering glockenspiels dance over rattles and trills, a quiet scene of insects flitting through a forest clearing, before a cinematic drumbeat erupts with heroic grandeur. And “Rhinoceros on Large Salt Pan” is complex yet serene, its warm chords shimmering like sunlight on sand dunes. Throughout this is a soundtrack of immense consideration. 

“The Desert Elephants of Namibia” features sounds depicting elephants created with the Sequential Prophet X hybrid synthesizer, used like brass over a marching drumline and orchestral trills before the piece climaxes in an accelerando of dissonant strings. Johansen again returns to this synth for realizing the sounds of flamingos on the ethereal “The Golden Flamingo Lake.” The album’s finale “Cheetah’s Realm (At the Masai Mara National Reserve)” captures all the Still Time sounds in one epic seven-minute journey, building from a yearning piano intro into a stunning climax of polyrythmic drums and desert-wide textures. Then, the piano refrain returns to beckon one final climax—a subtle IDM beat anchoring clattering tribal drums and yearning textures in a gripping harmony. 

Still Time is both urgent and hopeful, blending a myriad of organic and inorganic sounds to capture both the beauty of the natural world and the dire imminence of its destruction. But with this sense of urgency, Johansen’s stunning cinematic crescendos come both plea and warning—a call to save our fellow creatures and earth while we still can. Yet even in moments of darkness, Johansen leaves the listener with a sense of hope, imploring us that "there is still time to turn this around.”

Sverre Knut Johansen

Norwegian electronic artist / composer Sverre Knut Johansen (pronounced Sva´-da Ka-nu´te Yo-ha´n-sen) hails from Mo i Rana, a lesser-known town in the northern-central Helgeland region of Norway, just below the arctic circle. He has composed electronic works since the early 1990s, developing a strong signature style through the use of melody and form often thought of as a classically-influenced, electronic symphonic compositions. He has previously released material on Origo Sound and his own Origin Music, and has collaborated with artists including Erik Wøllo, David Helpling, and Robert Rich. 

STILL TIME is Sverre’s seventh release on the Spotted Peccary Music Label. His previous releases are METAHUMAN (SPM-3006), DREAMS BEYOND (SPM-3005), PRECAMBRIAN (SPM-3004), THE VAST EXPANSE (SPM-3003), SECRET SPACE PROGRAM (SPM-3002), and EARTH FROM ABOVE (SPM-3001).


An Abandoned Day
by
Amongst Myselves

 

AV's Spotlight Review

An Abandoned Day by Amongst Myselves

It’s always a pleasure to welcome a new release from Australian ambient artist Steve Roberts, aka Amongst Myselves. Steve’s new album became available on December 1st and, as usual, is something that I think you will enjoy. An Abandoned Day was created between 2020 and 2023 and has as its theme endings. As you might suspect with an overall topic such as that, the music you will find here is contemplative and filled with the emotions of separations or the natural closings of chapters in our lives, whether those endings come through death or through the changes that inevitably arise for all of us as we move through the linear time that makes up our existence.

Although the themes behind the music are sometimes difficult to contemplate, this music seems to capture the concepts quite nicely. It gives us some room in our minds and hearts to think about the endings we face as individuals and collectively the possible endings we might meet as humans given our current unfortunate direction we are heading in relationship to our planet. There is an encouraging element to this music if someone is willing to look into themselves, be aware of their lifecycle, and understand the finite nature of who and what we are. It will allow us to make the best of our time and be the kind of human beings that we long to be.

Click here for the rest of the review


 

AV's Upcoming, New and Notable Releases

The Haunted Afternoon
by Paul Ellis

Either Side of Reality
by Callisto

Crossing the Equator
by Erik Wøllo


Reflections in Repose
by
Steve Roach


Dragonfly
by
Dave Eggar

Seven Conversations
by
Jeff Oster, Vin Downes &
Tom Eaton




The Sleep Album
by Brannan Lane

The Gift
by Kristen Miller & Alise Ashby

Santa Clara
by
Cartas de Japón




Cup
by AETOPUS

Ever So
by David Lindsay

The Morphic Cycle
by Michael Brückner



The Oort Cloud Meditations
by Forrest Fang


Reflection Spaces Vol. 2
by Brian Fechino


Mystic
by Andrea Bacci



Afterthoughts
by Gary Schmidt
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Acoustic Oasis
by Shambhu


Balance
by anthéne



Pulsatille
by Martin Nonstat
ic


Into the Quiet
by Deborah Martin & Jill Haley


Subtracted Soundscapes
by Johan Agebjörn


Sverre Knut Johansen

 


METAHUMAN
by Sverre Knut Johansen

AV's Quick Interview

METAHUMAN AV's Quick Interview With Sverre Knut Johansen

Sverre Knut Johansen was born in 1960 and is from Mo i Rana, Norway.

Sverre’s first electronic album in 1994 and was produced by Erik Wøllo on the Norwegian label Origo Sound. In 1999, he released The Source of Energy, followed by Planets in 2012. Sverre began distributing his music in 2013 on his own Origin Music label for download and streaming. METAHUMAN is his sixth album for Spotted Peccary Music.

The music of Sverre has always had rich content and strong melodic elements that have become his trademark. Symphonic electronic music dominated the first releases but his more recent releases vary widely in style, as Sverre makes music that is both lyrical and rhythmic and often with elements of classical and electronic ambient music genres.

Sverre is inspired by Norwegian artists Hvìtur Hestur and Different Directions from the electronic jazz world. Sverre’s releases Nightshift and Elements of Light were inspired by the work of Steve Roach.

Click here for this quick Interview with Sverre Knut Johansen


Other Quick Interviews on Ambient Visions

Legacy AV's Quick Interview with Stefan Strand aka Between Interval
A World Bathed in Sunlight  AV's Quick Interview with Matthew Stewart

Imbue AV's Quick Interview With Androcell aka Tyler Smith


Peter Phippen


 

Into the Ancient

 

 

AV's Artist Interview Page

Into the Ancient:  AV talks to Peter Phippen

Peter Phippen is a Grammy Award Nominee, International Acoustic Music Awards Nominee, One World Music Awards Nominee, multiple Native American Music Awards Nominee and a 2021 Native American Style Flute Awards Lifetime Achievement Awards Recipient. 

Phippen is a performing and recording artist specializing in traditional flutes from around the world. Over the past three decades Phippen has researched the history and performance technique of flutes both ancient and modern. 

In his approach to world flute performance, he is an experiential, natural folk musician with a penchant for creative and artistic musical improvisation. Phippen offers a captivating collage of sound images, covering the folklore and history of flutes from around the world and throughout time. Phippen performs an enchanting mix of the very old and very new in music. He has shared the stage with R. Carlos Nakai, Coyote Oldman, Xavier Quijas Yxayotl, and many more.  

As a recording artist, Phippen has recorded for Curb Records, Canyon Records, and Promotion Music Records. Phippen's flute playing has also appeared on Lifescapes, Sounds True, and Heart Dance Records.

To read AV's interview with Peter Phippen click here


Other Artist Interviews on Ambient Visions

How To Breathe Like a Stone:  AV talks to Anne Chris Bakker & Andrew Heath
The Front Porch of Heaven: AV Talks to Kevin Keller

Red Sky Prairie: AV talks to Sharon Fendrich

The Synergy Series: AV talks to Clifford White

Reach: AV talks to Jeff Oster

When the Sea Lets Go: AV talks to Vin Downes

Shifting Sands: AV Talks to Lynn Tredeau

Breathe: AV talks to Carl Borden

Kreuzblut Michael Brückner talks to Mathias Grassow

Indesterren AV talks to Tom Eaton

What We Left Behind Michael Brückner talks to Robert Rich

Music for a Busy Head Vol. 1 AV talks to Matt Coldrick

Chakra Balance AV talks to David and Steve Gordon

Heading West AV talks to Mike Howe

The Great Hoop AV talks with Steve Brand
Cosmic Diva AV talks to Stephanie Sante

Primitives AV talks to Remy Stroomer and Michel van Osenbruggen aka Synth.nl

Subliminal Pulse AV talks to Bruno Sanfilippo

Miles Tones Av talks to Jame Kirsch aka General Fuzz

In Search of Silence AV talks to David Wright

Beachcombing AV Talks to Bob Holroyd

The Mountain Lake AV Talks to Johan Agebjorn

Jewel in the Sun AV Talks to Diane Arkenstone

A Quiet Light AV talks to Meg Bowles

Fragments AV talks to Steve Roberts aka Amongst Myselves

A Day Within Days AV talks to Michael Allison aka Darshan Ambient

Frequency Response AV talks to Matthew McDonough aka MjDawn


Desert Meditations
by
Swartz et

 

AV's Spotlight Review

Desert Meditations by Swartz et

If you aren’t already familiar with Swartz et’s (aka Steve Swartz) musical work then I think it is about time to introduce him to you. Steve’s latest album is due to hit Bandcamp and the streaming sites on April 8, 2022 and after listening to it several times since downloading a review copy, I have to say I’m sure you will enjoy what Steve has created for you.

The title Desert Meditations really captures the essence of what this album is all about. The music is contemplative and peaceful as Steve creates a sonically rich soundscape that gently washes over the listener and transports you to a place where your spirit is able to open up to your inner realms. Desert Meditations consists of 10 tracks beginning with an appropriately titled track called Department of the Interior. The title seems like a sign post to what lies ahead as you journey within yourself during the course of this album.

The album was recorded in various places throughout southeastern Utah and it’s obvious upon listening that the music has absorbed a fair amount of desert energy simply by it coming into existence surrounded by the open spaces and the isolation of the desert.  The introspective nature of the music is a direct reflection of the effect of the desert on Steve as he composed and created the music found on his latest project.

Click here for the rest of the review


As Dusk Becomes Night
by Rudy Adrian

 


Rudy Adrian

As Dusk Becomes Night, Rudy Adrian‘s 17th full length studio album, offers a serene and personal exploration of sounds and atmospheres that slowly transition from evening into twilight and on through the night. Whether it is the strolling through a park with trees silhouetting a star-speckled sky, looking down to a desolate moonlit beach, or observing the twinkling lights of a city from above, the delicately shifting synthesizer overtones and calming organic textures simulate the moment of the astronomical twilight in the artist’s native New Zealand homeland.

Subtlety, nuance, and ineffable moments can be skillfully expressed at the hands of such an accomplished electronic music artist, and Rudy Adrian’s mastery of ambient electronic soundscapes is in top form as the album’s eleven stunning tracks are rich with the deep and mysterious tranquility for which he is so well known. Moving through the magical moods of evening, As Dusk Becomes Night reveals an ear-opening sonic wonderland where shifting hues and deep fading light are magically transformed into awe-inspiring moments of introspection; a wondrous gloaming that eventually gives way to deep heavenly nightscapes.

 


Abracadabra
by Milana Zilnik

 

AV's Spotlight Review

Abracadabra by Milana Zilnik AV Spotlight CD Review

The cool breezes have already started to blow in the northeastern U.S. and the leaves are starting to let go their grip on the limbs they have clung to since the spring and slowly drift to the ground in ever increasing numbers. As we enter October, we know that come the 31st is a holiday that many of us look forward to every year but this year there’s another reason to look forward to October 31st and that’s the release of Abracadabra by Milana Zilnik. As you might remember we reviewedMilana’s last album called Notte here on AV back in May of 2019. We are pleased to see that she will soon be releasing another an enchanting album and what more appropriate time to release an album called Abracadabra than on Halloween 2020.

About a year and half ago Milana bought a Hang drum and started to work with it to get a feel for how it would fit into the overall flow of her musical compositions. At first Milana was going to do a whole album based around the Hang drum but at a suggestion of her husband they decided instead to build the new compositions around the Hang drum, Milana’s piano playing, vocals and a cello and thus was Abracadabra born.  I must say that the combination of these particular instruments creates a unique sound palette that shifts and swirls around you as the compositions beckon you to let go of your mundane surroundings for the remainder of the album and find the magic within yourself.

Click here for the rest of the review


Aeon V
by Solaris

 

AV's Spotlight Review

Solaris by Aeon V review by Richard Gürtler

Highly sympathetic Californian label Synphaera Records, run by Chris Bryant and Don Tyler, quickly became an important voice on the map of ambient and electronic related genres with several top-notch sonic and visual gems resonating since 2015. Solaris "Aeon V" CDr, packaged in a 4-panel digipak and released in a limited edition of 150 copies during March 2017, is no exception. The project features Serbian soundsculptor Strahinja Maletic, one half of Fourth Dimension, and above mentioned Don Tyler, who is together with Chris Bryant the force behind Ascendant project. Sten Backman of Great Big Container gets credit for transporting cover image while Don Tyler is responsible for the mastering wizardry at his IO Mastering Studio.

Gossamery tinkles announce 7-plus minutes long "Ritual" and shift it into contemplatively embracing sceneries, where mesmerizingly invading monochromatic drones amalgamate with balmily organic serenities and quietly paced traceries. A very strong introduction of Solaris' soundworlds!!! Nearly 6-minute "Levitation" unfolds suitably to its title, but soon it metamorphoses into intangibly sequenced terrains, pervaded by enchanting cinematic glimpses. "Inward" masterfully bridges gracefully sinuous vistas with illuminating traces. "Waiting" maintains its evocative scenario, yet again juxtaposed by anodynely marching patterns. "Roundabout", at 5 minutes the shortest piece on the album, glides towards intensely engulfing horizons, exquisitely nuanced and meticulously permeated by intriguingly nebulous solitudes. Pure aural elixir!!! Shimmering introspections with mysteriously flatlined meridians riding atop and persistently glittering scenic motifs carve truly magnificent imageries, "Intrinsic" is obviously another exceptional composition, bravo Strahinja & Don!!!

Click here for the rest of the review


Renee' Blanche

Renée Blanche

AV's Charts

Night Tides Playlist

We just wanted to make sure that the readers of AV were aware of the radio shows like Renee Blanche's Night Tides that feature ambient and new age music each and every Sunday night. There are so many choices out there to listen to music that it might be tempting to skip shows like Night Tides or Star's End or Galactic Travels or Hearts of Space in favor of just pulling up a playlist on Spotify and listening to it instead. Renee and Bill and Chuck and Stephen have been spotlighting great ambient/new age music on their programs for many, many years now and I think listeners would be doing themselves a disservice by not taking advantage of all of that musical programming skills to help you on your journey of discovery into the vast catalog of ambient, new age and electronic music both past and present.  

So perhaps you weren't aware of these programs or of the music that they play but AV is here to help. We are going to start featuring a radio show on the front page with links to the charts on AV's Charts page so you can get a feel for what is being played on these radio shows. You can then follow the links under each chart to learn more about the program, what time it's on and even links that will allow you to stream it live right there on your computer. It doesn't get more convenient than that. To kick off these reminders we'll start with Night Tides which airs on Sunday nights just in time to decompress you before heading off to work on Monday morning. There is a small sample of the playlist just below and for the complete playlist just follow the link and begin your musical explorations. A lot of us grew up in an era when radio was our main music discovery venue. These programmers are simply carrying on a proud tradition of helping listeners such as yourself find the music that you didn't even know you were looking for. Enjoy!

Click here to check out Night Tides Playlist



AV Goes to NYC
and reviews the
FLOW concert

 

AV's Concert Review

An Introvert Journeys to New York City and Goes With the FLOW

As you may or may not know I tend to be a very introverted person who is connected to a broad musical world via my Ambient Visions website and rarely do I venture out into the really real world other than at a very mundane level as I head off to work or to do a variety of equally unspectacular chores that make up my daily life. On occasion though I am tempted to step out of my ordinary introverted life and to step into that wider world which makes introverts like me quiver in their boots and on an even rarer occasion I act on those temptations and dive into that real world.  October 6 was one of those days where the benefit of venturing out overwhelmed my reservations and sent me off to the big city to discover the joys of live music.

What, you might ask, would tempt an introvert such as myself out of his seclusion and pull him to the big city? I’m glad you asked. I wanted to go with the FLOW. I know that doesn’t sound like a compelling reason and what the heck does it even mean anyway. The FLOW in this case is a new ensemble group that was celebrating the release of their first album simply entitled FLOW by performing as a group at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City which is a celebrated musical mecca of the performing arts in the United States. The motivating factor here was the composition of the group and the nature of the guest artists who would be performing with them on that Friday night in New York City.

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Threshold Point
by Erik Wøllo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ambient Visions CD Reviews

07/01/2018 New Review featuring Story of Ghosts by Fiona Joy
05/20/2018
New Review featuring Forsaken by Alphaxone & Dronny Darko
05/06/2018
New Review featuring Threshold Point by Erik Wøllo
04/28/2018
New Review featuring Eternal by Kevin Wood
04/22/2018
New Review featuring Nocturnes II by Max Corbacho
11/26/2017
New Review featuring The Radiant Sea by Bridge to Imla
10/29/2017
New Review featuring Eclipse by Frore & Shane Morris
10/26/2017
New Review featuring Nebula by The Haiku Project
10/25/2017
New Review featuring Deep Space Blue by Jim Ottaway
08/27/2017
New Review featuring Flow by FLOW
08/25/2017
New Review featuring Trans-Neptunian Objects by ASC
08-24-2017
New Review featuring Stardust by Alphaxone & ProtoU
08-21-2017
New Review featuring Albion by Juta Takahashi
08-13-2017
New Review featuring Ovum by Chronotope Project
08-12-2017
New Review featuring A Sea Without Memory by David Helpling
04-22-2017
New Review featuring Breathe by Carl Borden

Sounds to
Listen For

Fade
by David Wright

 

Silent Heart
by
Kerani

 

Dreams Beyond Terra
by
Eleon

 

Sculptures
by
Micado


AOceanic
by
Jeff Greinke

 

Reflections on a Moonlit Lake
by
Rudy Adrian

 

Ochre
by
Frore & Shane Morris

 

Between the Stars
by  Ann Licater

 

Cloudfields
by Richard Stonefield

 

Songs of Silence
by Vince Clarke

 

Secret and Mystery II
by Various Artists


So She Howls
by Carla Patullo
Grammy Winner 2024

 

Colours
by
Astropilot

 

Twilight
by Christian Wittman

 



Phased Returns
by Exit Chamber
 

One Day Soon
(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
by Take Me There

 



Memory Islands
by Ellie Wilson

 


Works for Solo Piano
by Michelle Schumann
composed
by Eric Chapelle

 

Echoes From Infinity
by Thinking Fish

 

Ethereal
by Spacecraft

 

Infinite
by Morton Jones

 

Five Bliss Machines on the Infinte Stage
by Paul Ellis

Whispers From Earth
by Ann Licater

Perennial Source
by Aglaia

 


Cosmic Dust
by Phillip Wilkerson

 


Peripherie
by rand

 


Man Down
by Shepherd Stevenson

 

Somewhere In-Between
by Jim Ottaway
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A Connection to
the Wonder
by Max Corbacho

 

Personal Myths
by Steve Brand

 

Discovery of Meaning
by Craig Padilla

 

A Place to Remember
by Thom Brennan

 

Scenery for
Blissful Oblivion
by Echosonica

 

Valengraph
by Richard Bone

 

Forever Cascades
by Forrest Fang

 

Dark Measures
by Philip Wilkerson & Chris Russell

 

Daylighting
by Passepartout Duo

 

Diptych
by Growing

 

Slow Motion
by Thierry David

 

Refraction
by Richard Bone

 

How To Breathe
Like a Stone
by Andrew Heath &
Anne Chris Bakker

 

As It Is
by Steve Roach

 

Jökel
by Erik Levander

 

Existence
by unknowndivide