GENERAL INFORMATION ===================== Album: Atmospheric Variations Artist: Divine Matrix Year: 2012 Genre / Style: Electronic / New Age / Berlin-School / Ambient DESCRIPTION ================== Playing across 11 tracks, the music on Atmospheric Variations (75'51") by Divine Matrix changes much like the weather does. With each passing song the listener is exposed to different intensities of light and subtle variations in mood. From bright motion filled sonic landscapes to overcast hollows of introspection and twilight realms where ambient space seems to become a physical location, Steve Barnes (the man behind Divine Matrix) drifts us through a unique musical climate. Incorporating squelching radio travel advisories and environmental field recordings along with ever changing layers of lush synthesized sounds and tight sequencer runs Atmospheric Variations fits in well alongside works by more established British Contemporary Instrumental artists such as David Wright, Bob Holroyd and Paul Lawler. Yet by keeping the energy level contained, sustained and crisp Barnes has realized an enjoyable work somewhere between the gloss of New Age and the Minimalism of Spacemusic. As we listen, undulating drones soon give way to echoing electronic tone patterns, above which heroic keyboard lines expand in a ribbon of melody, while further on the energy dissipates in deep digital chords and dark clouds of reverb. Beautiful piano notes amidst smartly arranged effects and rhythms produce cool compositions beneath the sound of rain and rolling thunder - effectively contrasting the more upbeat action pieces. Atmospheric Conditions renders the blue and white of the sky, the gray of a storm and the dark of night into a wonderfully detailed aural experience. The music is more than transportive, with its most prominent feature being its attitude of hope - and the forecast of a new and better tomorrow. - Chuck van Zyl/STAR'S END on 2 November 2012 ; https://www.starsend.org/AtmosphericVariations.html FILE INFORMATION ===================== Number of Tracks: 11 Total Duration: 1:15:52 Total Size: 389 MBs (including scans, m3u, audiochecker, spectrums, and txt) Parity Archive: Yes, 7% Ripped By: NMR Files Created on: NMR Ripped With: NMR Encoded At: lossless, FLAC / 44.1 KHz ID3 Tags: Yes TXT Created: 15 December 2019 Tracklist ---------------------------------- 01) 1000 Light Years 02) Jigokudani Springs 03) Magnetic Disturbance 04) Marine Forecast 05) Strato Volcano 06) Weather Satellite 07) After The Storm 08) Atmospheric Variations 09) Aurora Borealis 10) Birth Of A Cyclone 11) Cloud Formations POSTING ===================== Reposting Rules: Please wait at least 48 hours before requesting additional pars or reposting. Also try deleting then reloading your headers first and/or using the nzb file. Send any notes/comments/requests to the .new-age group or I might not see it.