Category Archives: Reviews – E

Tom Ståle Engebretsen aka Elrox

The understated instrumentals of Tralfamadore (2015) are melodic and mesmerising. The spaces between say as much as the notes. The album has an extraordinary atmosphere; an eerie, alien, dark quality that’s neither cold nor overly grim which is an emotional balancing act difficult to strike in any genre. artist: Tom Ståle Engebretsen country of origin: […]

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Entheogenic

Entheogenic is a psychedelic downtempo act with an impressive ear for melody, harmonies and dynamics. If exotic ambient trance with dubby grooves is your sound, you’ll find yourself returning to these albums again and again. artist: Entheogenic country of origin: UK/Austria style(s): Psychedelic chill, dub, ethno-ambient, ambient trance, world beat decades active: 00’s – 10’s […]

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Brian Eno

The English synthesist who first coined the term “ambient” is widely revered as one of the most innovative and influential recording artists in contemporary music. Brian Eno’s hand has touched many genres: rock, techno, electropop, world music and, of course, ambient. artist: Brian Eno country of origin: UK style(s): Ambient, art rock, minimalism, experimental decades […]

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J. D. Emmanuel

Texan musician J.D. Emmanuel’s career story is, in a way, a story about how the passion of fans can make a difference; about a gifted e-musician whose music may have been lost to the ages had it not been for the efforts of a new generation of vintage electronic and new age music enthusiasts and […]

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Emit Records

Emit’s reputation in the dance and electronic underground for quality and innovation remains undiminished to this day. The label’s artists provided us with some of the most thrilling, audacious chill-out music of the 90’s and beyond. Ignore it at your peril. label: Emit Records country of origin: UK style(s): Ambient techno/dub/trance/breaks, cinematic, environmental, psyambient decades […]

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Emerald Web

The Florida-based duo of Kat Epple and the late Bob Stohl were, in a way, new age music superstars. During Emerald Web’s 12 year existence their records sold well, their live tours were popular and they forged an extensive career in the 1980’s composing soundtrack music for film, TV and planetarium shows. artist: Emerald Web […]

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Electrypnose

Better known in psychedelic trance circles for his darkly original dancefloor albums, Swiss artist Electrypnose has – on two occasions so far – briefly interrupted the BPM onslaught to record stunning downtempo albums. The first of these is Subliminal Melancholies (2006) – a dark, glistening and beautiful album that sounds quite unlike anything else in […]

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Easily Embarrassed

There’s a narrative quality that elevates much Easily Embarrassed material well above psychedelic slowbeats by-the-numbers. More so than many of their contemporaries, the trio have also mastered the art of the album, as opposed to just collections of single tracks. artist: Easily Embarrassed country of origin: Netherlands style(s): Psy chill, psy ambient, progressive rock, dub, […]

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