Studio welcomes this wonderful new ambient album from our resident artist Glenn Sogge and his frequent collaborator, Boson Spin. Stasis.
About 2,500 years ago, Heraclitus noted "...you cannot step twice into the same stream." This observation plus his concept of "panta rhei" -- everything flows -- has resonated with thinkers and creators across the ages. But looks are sometimes deceiving or blind. The broad, slow river sits in its valley. The splash and fall from the waterfall makes a prism suspended in air catching the rainbows. The panoply of still stars twists through the night over aeons. A firestorm and crickets both erect walls of unchanging sound that dissolve into furies of small events. This music of this album seeks to explore the stasis we see that isn't and to build stability out of a multitude of changes. It is hoped these explorations of parts of our lives -- both real and imagined -- create a time of pause to reflect on what has been and what is to come. The aim of these pieces is to complement and enhance our all too infrequent moments of reflection.
Glenn Sogge and Boson Spin have created dozens of collaborative works in a variety of ambient, dark ambient, and experimental styles. This is their third album length work together.
Stan Magendanz (aka Boson Spin) from Brisbane, Australia, has been creating ambient, dark ambient & experimental electronic music since 2005. After decades of obsessing over the music of electronic artists such as Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Brian Eno, Robert Rich & James Johnson (to name but a few), he decided to give this 'music making thing' a go. Much to his wife's annoyance, Stan now spends a lot of his after work & weekend relaxation time creating music & posting it to his Soundcloud page.
Glenn Sogge recently retired to his childhood home on 6+ acres in the Pacific Northwest after decades of school, work, family, pets, and soccer refereeing in the Chicago area. The sounds of birds, wind, streams, squirrels, chickens, and the occasional coyote define the soundscape he is now immersed in. The woods and nearby mountains both obscure and highlight the horizons every day. Glenn has done collaborations with Cousin Silas, Candy L, Marco Lucchi, Lutz Thuns, Tuonela, grum-pe, and many others in addition to the extensive solo work. A recent activity has been creating the artwork for album covers for himself and others.
Some Rights Reserved: CC-BY-SA-NC
released June 22, 2017
All compositions and music Glenn Sogge & Boson Spin.
Album cover photo and design by Glenn Sogge.
This is a very special album for me, and while there are some amazing tracks - Tonal Keep and Phantasm are great atmospheric landscapes, Holding the Moment has a special place inside for me; absolutely beautiful. Thank you Altus. Nicholas Robinson
No matter if entering enthrallingly overwhelming skylines, nebulously extraterrestrial spheres, mysteriously labyrinthine inner zones, spectacularly subaqueous depths or majestically monumental architectural masterpieces, Max Corbacho always delivers the very best of his virtuosic soundcarving, a rewardingly abundant momentum of tremendously sophisticated wizardry in sculpting powerfully transporting opuses. With gem like 70-minute "Nocturnes II", but also with "Source Of Present", "Nocturnes" and most especially with recently released "Horizon Matrix" (out since November 30th, 2018), Max Corbacho is triumphantly chasing quintessential milestones such as "Ars Lucis" and "The Ocean Inside". Once again, bravo, Maestro!!! Richard Gürtler
A masterpiece compilation from start to finish. One of the best ambient collections one can ever purchase. It features every possible angle of this wide and infinite genre. VERY RECOMMENDED! I'm happy to have been part of this creative journey :) Wings of an Angel