Monday, December 30, 2019

PGM 250: Future Dreams 5

Another euphoric mix of chilled electronica to take us into the new year!

Artist Name / Track Title / Album Title
Paul Seling / Starlight / Aurora EP
Moonman / Galaxia (Solarsoul Remix) / [single]
OceanLab / Secret / Sirens of the Sea
ELEON (ft. Jeff Pearce) / Floating Just Above You / [single]
Schiller (ft. Moya Brennan) / Falling / Day and Night
Cinematic / Atmos (Romance Mix) / Winter Chillout Lounge 2019
Yahel Sherman (ft. Melanie) / Bomb Creator / Superset
Sine / Colour Shades / Cosmic Chill Lounge Vol. 8
Sean Hayman / Jupiter (Milky Way Cut) / Full Moon Chill Vol. 3
Artenovum / It’s Hard (Vocal Mix) / Best Sound of Chill & Lounge 2017
Frank Borell / Distance Voices (Over the Islands Mix) / Spring Lounge 2019
Silky Wave / Under My Skin / Cosmic Chill Lounge, Vol. 7
Eguana / Feel Happiness / Synchronicity

Sunday, December 22, 2019

PGM 249: Divine Offerings 2

A mysteriously sacred soundscape featuring an ethereal mix of Gregorian chants and celestial choirs, immersed in haunting ambient atmospheres!

Artist Name / Track Title / Album Title
Divine Works / Divine Works I / Soundtrack to the New Millennium
Aura Luna / Aqua Matrix / Explore Your Senses
Mystico / Opera Kyrie (Contemplative Mix) / Mystico (Deluxe Edition)
Jai / Veni Creator / Gregorian Journey
The Munros / Celtic Crosses / Rosslyn Chapel
Johan Agebjörn / A New Day Arrives / Mossebo
Deborah Martin & J. Arif Verner / Kyrie / Anno Domini
Enigma / Absolvo / The Fall of a Rebel Angel
Wychazel / Sweet Repose / Gregorian Retreat
Kamarius / Angels Choir / Enigmatic Traveler
Paul Avgerinos / The Mystery Telling / Phos Hilaron
Pilgrimage / Pilgrimage / 9 Songs of Ecstasy
Voxfire / Ondas / Fontis

Sunday, December 15, 2019

PGM 248: Beyond Perception

A fantastical voyage through ambient psy-fi dimensions!

Ascendant – Elliptical MemorySource Transmission
A Positive Life – AquasonicTwo A.D.
Dfuse – Libra – Amberdelic Space
Alien Mutation – Dream Scape – Chill Out Trance Vol. 2
Aes Dana – Sub MorphingMemory Shell
Optic Eye – Blue Dreamers – Feed Your Head
Dr Psychedelic – Let’s Try Some Energy – Ambient Odyssey
Transformer – 2 Virtual Cocoon (Processed Mix) – Barramundi: Dreamtime Planet
Psychick Warriors Ov Gaia – Obsidian (Deconstructure Edit) – Excursions in Ambience 1

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

EP Review: Merry Christmas by Giuseppe Dio

Giuseppe Dio is an Italian electronic music composer who’s explored everything from deep space to dream house on his previous recordings. This time around, he eases comfortably into the holiday spirit with a lovely 24-minute EP that’s simply titled Merry Christmas. Rendering six compositions on electronic synthesizers, Dio has selected a very fitting collection of songs that all beautifully complement one another.

Processional drums, soaring synths and celestial vocal tones majestically open “Adeste Fideles” (aka “O Come All ye Faithful”) which is eventually followed up by the much beloved “Auld Lang Syne”. Vividly conjuring images of decorated cathedral halls and colorful Christmas lights, Dio’s symphonic electronic arrangements pleasantly recalls much of Vangelis’ more cinematically oriented works.

I was most delighted to see a rendition of Franz Schubert’s iconic “Ave Maria” included here, as I’ve always found it to be one of the most beautiful pieces of religious music ever written. Dio puts an epically cosmic and wintery spin on the composition, all while perfectly preserving the sacred reverence of the original masterpiece.

Another highlight is the nocturnally peaceful “O Tannenbaum” (aka “Oh Christmas Tree”) which wraps the lead melody in spacious notes and twinkling stars, effectively conveying a cold winter’s night.

Call it “new age Christmas music” if you like. Either way, this fantastic little collection of cinematic cosmic carols is easily one of the most enjoyable holiday listens of the season! ~Candice Michelle

For more information, please visit the artist's website. This EP is also available on Amazon, iTunes and other retail and streaming platforms.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Top 25 Albums of November

No. Artist Title Listen & Buy
01 Eguana Synchronicity Bandcamp iTunes
02 Germind Thoughtform Bandcamp iTunes
03 Louigi Verona Nocturnal Creatures Bandcamp iTunes
04 Kaisaku Aishū Amazon Bandcamp
05 Liam Thomas Cosmos Amazon Bandcamp
06 Mark Dwane Martian Apparitions Amazon Bandcamp
07 Jeff Pearce Skies and Stars Amazon Bandcamp
08 Paul Adams & Elizabeth Geyer Deeper Imaginings Amazon Bandcamp
09 Bart Hawkins 21 Pulse Eclipse Amazon Bandcamp
10 Douglas Blue Feather Ascension Amazon iTunes
11 Rudy Adrian Woodlands Amazon Bandcamp
12 Noizefilter Floating Consciousness Amazon Bandcamp
13 Dlaivison Aeon Amazon iTunes
14 Motionfield A Clear Horizon Amazon Bandcamp
15 Kelly David Meditation In Green Amazon Bandcamp
16 Sherry Finzer & Will Clipman The Space Between Breaths Amazon Bandcamp
17 K. Markov Interactivity Amazon Bandcamp
18 Off Land Field Tangents Bandcamp
19 Drifting In Silence Away Amazon Bandcamp
20 Andy Pickford Psymanteum Bandcamp
21 Wychazel Ashram Amazon iTunes
22 La Estación Del Mar Landscapes Amazon iTunes
23 Cryounit Paradox Amazon Bandcamp
24 Various Artists Autumn Breeze, Vol. 3 Amazon iTunes
25 Thomas Lemmer & Andreas Bach Night Travellers Remixed Amazon Bandcamp

Monday, December 2, 2019

PGM 247: Northern Lights 6

Another luminous soundscape inspired by the aerial majesty and ancient mythology of the aurora borealis!

Massergy – Cold White SmokeFire Opal
Erik Wøllo – Arrow of TimeElevations
Boreal Taiga – Norðurland Vestra – Iceland
Motionfield – A Clear HorizonA Clear Horizon
Bart Hawkins – Dream Meditation21 Pulse Eclipse
Rudy Adrian – Autumn in a Forest GladeWoodlands
David Helpling – Isle in Half LightRUNE