After a first album, Harmonic Ascendant, where the ambient and atmospheric structures were moulding to a deep romanticism, Robert Schroeder undertakes a first musical change of direction by offering a 2nd album filled of a very great wealth in eclectic tones. Here, no romantic guitars that flirt with a solitary cello or vocoders which roam in a cosmic mist, Floating Music (whose title has nothing to do with its musical structure) is an album where the rhythm at once funky and sensual thrones among suave cosmic flights. A first change of course from an artist whose versatility will be the cornerstone of his musical charms.
Stomu Yamashta's first two Island albums are combined on this two-disc 2008 reissue. The Raven CD reissue also adds a couple of bonus tracks, "Freedom Is Frightening" and "Rolling Nuns," from Stomu Yamashta's East Wind's 1973 album Freedom Is Frightening.
Floating Points, AKA Sam Shepherd, has a repuation for being a DJ’s DJ, but for his debut full-length he has made an improvisational suite of songs that have more in common with jazz and classical than club thumpers.
Music To Relax Your Body And Mind mix full of deep ambient and ethnic tribal sounds to help you focus your mind and body during your next yoga session or meditation. This also works well as a sleep aid or background music for study or general relaxation.
Released shortly after the composer's 60th birthday, this album from The Zoo Duet presents works that deserve to be better known. Taking a line for a second walk is vintage Nyman, conceived originally as an orchestral work for Houston Ballet in 1966 and transcribed for two amplified pianos without any loss of its hypnotic intensity. Water Dances began life as music for Peter Greenaway's film Making A Splash and receives its premiere recording in its five-movement form on this disc. (Music Week)