30 April 2018

HuNTTeRR - Awakening

Record: 2011-2013 • Edition: 2018 • USC-WR-1709.0379
Electronic Rock, Indietronica, VGM

Just before the morning sets in you see a dream. Its beginning is blurred, unclear and strange. You can only follow the development of its plot, how it changes, turning from a battle against a monster into exploration of lava dungeons or into a rendezvous with a girl. Dreams intertwine, taking you away into their world, where there is no place for vanity of city streets, no place for troubles and worries, but only the sweet pleasure... Though dreams are not eternal. They have the property of ending – rather, suddenly break off. The alarm-clock rings. Thousands of impulses pull out the consciousness from the realm of Morpheus, forcing you to wake up. Outside the window the dawn is breaking, and the rays of sunlight strike your eyes, heralding a new day. And this day will be headlong like all the others! You’ll habitually hop a bus, and go to work. And on the way you won’t help feeling: “was it a dream... or is it a dream all around...?”.

17 April 2018

Tenth Cloud - Edge of Summer

Record: 2016-2018 • Edition: 2018 • USC-WR-1804.0406
Techno, Chillout, Traditional Electronic

It always ends. It always ends the same. Sometimes a couple of days earlier, sometimes a couple of days later, but always with rains and cold winds. I understand I have lived this little life and hungrily swallow these remains of happiness. I am siting here – on the very edge, on the edge of summer and dream of one thing only: to quickly start it over once again. Once again – from the beginning. And what then? And then it will be like it always is. Like always, I will be waiting for summer!

31 March 2018

Astrovia - Ambienaut

Record: 2003-2018 • Edition: 2018 • USC-WR-1803.0405
Space Ambient

One day we put on the headphones, turn on the music and... find ourselves in a parallel dimension. The picture of reality begins to change, the space is filled with unknown boundless waters of sound passages and melisms. Consciousness resists at first, trying to grasp the usual material patterns, but the element of sound is inexorable. Images from dreams, abstractions and unseen landscapes engulf the traveler’s mind. Ambienaut. The one who knows a secret: how to use music to open a portal into the inner sea... Where did the idea of this mystical music come from? Could it be that the first ambient was recorded by a supercivilization that lived at the dawn of the Universe? And the memory of it remained in the world information field. Or, one day, in an abandoned space laboratory, devices and computers with artificial intelligence left in the switched-on state continued the research program... and perceived secrets of the Universe, having expressed them in sound. But who is destined to discover this knowledge for mankind? We will visit different worlds in the universe of music of ambiance and find out why only Ambienaut will cope with the task like that...

15 March 2018

Sergey Kolesnikov - Signature

Record: 2010-2011 • Edition: 2018 • USC-WR-1506.0268
Berlin School, Ambient

Epochs shift epochs. New structures are formed under the tips of the fingers. The stream of thoughts flows freely, and ideas are born as if by themselves. You create worlds with one pass of a hand, before which you prostrate yourself subsequently. And then a stunning music breaks out from under your rough hands, over which you have no power. It rushes to where time and space merge into a single whole. Its motif, changing imperceptibly, carries you into the ocean of sound. The steps of the sequences alternate, responding to the aspirations of the soul of an invisible genius nurtured by the experience of generations. And in all this – the integrity of a majestic music! Perhaps this is how happiness sings, and delight fills the cup of appeasement? What can be more beautiful than the contemplation of how the creator creates his creation, and creation creates its creator? No thoughts, no words... There is only a dissolution of consciousness in the music, on which the time itself left its imprint.

25 February 2018

WMRI - Iolite Abyss

Record: 2018 • Edition: 2018 • USC-WR-1802.0404
Space Ambient

The deep-sea world contains many mysteries. It is almost unexplored, as only a few obsessed researchers went to dark depths. The bizarre relief pattern extends for many miles, rising and falling smoothly, disappearing in the cliffs and reappearing from the void. The entanglement of water streams piercing the boundless reservoirs with its net and rushing in unknown directions. The world of depth is full of amazing creatures of nature, many of which exist there for thousands or even millions of years practically unchanged. This environment is extreme for most living beings, which also protects these creatures from unnecessary attention. Huge pressure has prompted these organisms to adapt, making their appearance completely unearthly. The sun's rays are scattered and decayed at such depth, the outlines and details of the underwater ridges are dying out, and behind the cloudy shroud there opens an abyss in the colors of the iolite.

20 February 2018

Marcus Denight - Legends of the Imminent Winter

Record: 2016 • Edition: 2018 • USC-WR-1802.0403
Traditional Electronic, New Age

The silent winter chill gave sparkling tenderness. Blue freshness blazed, pushing away chains of darkness. And in this snowy tanglement the distance shone under the moonlight. Windy dreams hurried to the cold branches. Fluffy snow like shores of glowing vasts; the azure of skies is home of clearness: shaky shapes are barely visible through blueness. Round dance of memories circled loudly along with it in motion of frozen sounds in crystal icy whiteness. And there’s is incomprehensible mystery hidden in every snowflake fallen to the ground. Late sunrises meet someone’s dreams, while winter outside the window is composing a new legends — legends of the imminent winter...

16 February 2018

Aquatone - Mental Images

Record: 2015-2017 • Edition: 2017 • USC-WR-1707.0368
Psy-Ambient, World, Trance

Mankind loves mysteries... Whatever success the science achieves, we still continue to seek far beyond its limits. Who are we? What am “I”? Is it just a body or brain? Or a thought? And where are my own borders? Can I evolutionize endlessly? Since ancient times tribes besought for the sacraments. For centuries lonesome stalkers tried to comprehend sacral secrets. We have even penetrated into the atom in order to take more and to make the greatest. We imagine, conceptualize, dream! The fantasy draws images of our infinite possession and control over matter and journeys out of the worlds. In our fairytales heroes awake dragons, dig into Earth’s entrails, re-create the Paradise... Who are we but the race of scientists conducting experiments with ourselves? What else shall we imagine about the world and about ourselves, and where the wings of adventures will bring us in coming centuries?

10 February 2018

Vortex Mechanic - Questions to Eternity

Record: 2016-2017 • Edition: 2018 • USC-WR-1705.0360
Space Ambient, Noise Ambient

Whole life consists of questions. We begin to ask them when we realize ourselves as a person, and continue until we dissolve into nothingness. On the path of life we ​​are accompanied by a variety of doubts and fears – they hide deep inside, even if we do not notice it. Once alone in the face of Eternity, we encounter our own existential fears. Our mind has protective mechanisms that defend us. But even they can fall under the pressure of circumstances, breaking the worldview, leading to uncertainty, indifference and loss of faith in everything, giving rise to doubt in the meaningfulness of life without a higher destiny. Religion was once an effective answer to all questions. Faith in a just God who will never leave us alone, saved us from the pain of reason, giving the will to existence. However, reality poses more and more questions, on which religions are not able to give adequate answers. Humanity was exposed defenseless to the soulless eyes of Eternity. And it has to find what question to ask.

9 February 2018

Rigel Centaurus -
Колония. Часть первая = The Colony. Part One

Record: 2015-2016 • Edition: 2016 • USC-WR-1802.0402
Space Ambient

"...Following the results of observations we came to a conclusion, that the parameters of the star allowed that it had an Earth-like planets. Who knows, maybe Delta Pavonis is destined to become a new sun for mankind. We made calculations, built a spaceship for long-range flight and prepared an expedition. Cosmonauts were cast into anabiosis to go through G-force easier and to reduce resource consuming. The onboard computer was obligated to control the spaceship’s course as well as crew’s state. In a distance of tens of billions kilometers retrorockets ignited. Meanwhile the star gradually grew in objective lenses of cameras. Onboard navigation system made calculations and built up the trajectory: the fourth planet orbiting in the habitable zone. While the spaceship was approaching, the machines collected data: atmospheric gases, temperature and ground-level pressure, humidity and weather conditions, radiation level, thickness of ozone layer and strength of magnetic field, as well as search for traces of life. Happily the planet turned out to be similar to Earth in many properties, and the next step was to determine a landing site and a place for building of the future colony. Robots deployed a planetary base and began comprehensive works to prepare for the moment when the human himself could take the first step into this brand-new world…"

9 January 2018

Visionary Worlds - Feelings

Record: 2015 • Edition: 2015 • USC-WR-1511.0290
Progressive Trance, Uplifting Trance

What is filling us, inspiring and making alive? What does the inner world of man hide – is it heaven or hell? A lot of things are woven into it: collected knowledge, experienced feelings, a burden of memories. Which of them to keep, and which to get rid of forever? Consciously and unconsciously, we create our own world: quiet harbors and noisy squares, bright lights of glass cases and shades of courtyards – a spectacular attraction of ups and downs, a session at the cinema of destiny, which projector emits the light diffusing the shackles of darkness. Through the filters of our feelings and delusions, the image gets placed upon the outside world, and we watch our dramas and comedies, occasionally forgetting that the source of light is inside us…