We've often written about how cool it is to meet new artists and discover new music, probably the best aspect of running a netlabel. And yet again we have the privilege of welcoming a new artist to Earth Mantra, this time Danish electronic maestro Kim Pedersen and his exceptional ambient music project Dreamhub.
With his debut Earth Mantra album, entitled "Moments in Space", Kim has produced a collection of utterly divine ambient space music. In fact, the word "cosmic" is particularly appropriate. Spanning over seventy minutes across ten tracks, there is a depth and sophistication to this album that really makes it stand out, some of the most tasteful and well considered space music we have heard in some time. Despite creating very tonal compositions, very light and melodic, he somehow keeps the music completely fresh and with a very distinctive point of view. Remarkably well done.
Kim reports that his inspiration for this CD was "... definitely what you would call 'deep space'. I had a very certain feeling that it was time for me to follow a somewhat slightly darker and a bit more mysterious path than in my previous releases. Also, the more I dived into the sonic universe I created, the more I got hypnotized into actually being in a specific place out there and it just kept on inspiring me. However I constantly find myself using not purely electronic sounds - I always need this organic feel to it - a bit of grit, soul and that uncertain nature-influence."
Thematically, the music on "Moments in Space" very much represents the title, each piece an impression or snapshot of a particular aspect of space travel, at least as envisioned by Kim. "Into Orbit" launches the listener on their way, while "Zero Gravity" evokes weightlessness through the space between the sounds. The remaining tracks are snapshots of various places encountered during the journey, from our own little blue planet, to distant galaxies, familiar constellations, and the thunderous black holes at the center of it all. Each piece does a superb job of reflecting these wonderous sights; indeed, this is a great album to listen to while sitting back in an easy chair with headphones while the mind is set free to visualize. However, be sure to pack your space suit before you embark ...
Earth Mantra is very proud to bring our listeners "Moments in Space", the beautiful new album by Dreamhub. It is a magnificent journey through the cosmos, and one we think all of our listeners will enjoy immensely. Highly, highly recommended.
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