This drifting work offers an inner vission of the cosmos thru a continuous flow of rhythmless textures and floating passages full of melody and harmony, creating an intimate experience with over 78 minutes of pure space ambient. Synthesizers have here a huge presence, building melodic structures, sometimes far away from the darkness I touch in other works.
All tracks composed, performed, recorded and produced by Ran Kirlian
at the Blue_Room, 2002-2003. Sound sources includes: analog and digital
synthesizers, samples and field recordings.
Fade Out was revisited with remastered sound and redesigned album art in 2013.
Cover artwork by Ran Kirlian
| Complete set: 78:46 |
The Physics of Heaven is a collaborative work with italian ambient master Oöphoi (Gianluigi Gasparetti). It is a bright and ethereal jouney that explores the transition between life and death thru different spiritual traditions and mythologies.
On “Amnios: The Complete Recordings”, Oöphoi envisioned the very
beginnings of life. Now in collaboration with Ran Kirlian, Oöphoi
explores what Heaven maybe like on “The Physics of Heaven”. From the
first Breath and the Ascent, the ethereal cords and pads are light
filled providing the listener with a broad sense of uneasy serenity
with natural sounds. Seamlessly, a sagacity of the enigmatic prevails
as one looks across the White Shores of fluid pads with no end in
sight… Just past the midway, the colors turn to obscurer hues through
the granular drones of Transmigration unfolding only to The Golden
Fields of peace with some of the brightest tenors over waves that fade,
leaving the last few notes of life. Upon death, there is a reflection
on legacy, the footsteps left behind…
Oöphoi and Ran Kirlian have left us with more than just the soundscapes to contemplate but the eternal.
Dave Ebacher, 2013
All music composed & performed by Oöphoi & Ran Kirlian
Recorded at The Kiva, 2009-2011 and The Blue_Room, 2012-2013
Mixed and mastered by Ran Kirlian
Oöphoi: synths, sampling machines, singing bowls, voices, field recordings
Ran Kirlian: synths, samplers, bells, shakers, voices, field recordings, additional treatment
| Track list|
|3.-||White Shores I||20.10|
|4.-||White Shores II||9:12|
|6.-||The Golden Fields||5:48|
| Complete set: 72:48 || |
Cosmos is the first collaborative work between prolific ambient wizard Ran Kirlian and german based electronic alchemist Jaja (Jana Rockstroh). When Ran Kirlian and Jaja met first time in 2012 they recognized the same deep bond about space and music.
They immediately thought of doing a collaborative work to share their visions and to bring out the best of their both worlds. What followed was a fulminant adventure and a truly colorful journey into deep space territories, a powerful flow of pure space-ambient music based on improvisations on synthesizers.
the result is the first album on a series of electronic space-ambient
dedicated to the magnificence of the Universe and the figure of one of
its biggest explorers: Carl Sagan. Cosmos is pure space-ambient flow
with four timeless ambient journeys into outer space full of stars.
All music composed, performed & Recorded by Ran Kirlian &
Jaja (Jana Rockstroh) between Spain and Germany in September 2012
Produced and mastered by Ran Kirlian & Jaja
Ran Kirlian & Jaja: analog, digital & software synthesizers and samplers.
| Track list |
|3.-||Full of Stars||14:07|
| Complete set: 79:53 || |
Review by Bert Strolenberg
«Cosmos Vol. 1» (the first album in a series of electronic space-ambient dedicated to the magnificence of the universe and one of its biggest explorers: Carl Sagan) marks the debut collaborative work by Spanish ambient composer Ran Kirlian and his German soul mate Jana Rockstroh (aka Jaja).
The album contains 80-minutes of profound atmospherics featuring four massive, deep and extensive soundscape textures, all curling smoothly through the wonders and splendor of magnificent galaxies toward infinite worlds beyond. If you’re a fan of emotive, harmonic and imaginary ambient-space music, the improvised sonic explorations featured here will be right up your alley.
The physical edition of the release is limited to just 50 copies.
Bert Strolenberg at Sonic Immersion ( Jul, 2013)
After five years in the making and a strong process of depuration that left behind music enough for a triple album, Continuum marks the return of Ran Kirlian to space ambient atmospheres and ethereal soundscapes, collecting music recorded from 2005 to 2010 and finally mixed and mastered during 2011.
This album is a deep and intimate voyage that offers a continuos flow of evolving soundscapes and harmonic structures both from the outer space and the inner void.
All music composed, performed, produced and recorded by Ran Kirlian
at The Blue_Room 2005-2010. Sound sources include: analogic and digital
synthesizers, samplers, treated sounds and field recordings.
| Track list|
|1.-||Amos Neheran Arr||3:47|
| Complete set: 72:12 || |
Selected Works Vol. II collects music from atmospheric, space and dark-ambient styles of Ran Kirlian composed and recorded during the years 1999 to 2007.
The music included in this selection was remastered (when possible)
and mixed to provide a continuous and organic flow to enhace the
listening experience. It collects music from the albums Obscurity
(1999-2000), Isolated Landscapes (2001), Melting Point (2001), Limbo
(2001), Initial Flow (2002, now discontinued), Fade Out (2003), Elements
in Motion (2004) and Sleeper (2004) as well as a rare live version of
Cortical Landscapes from 2005 and two previously unreleased tracks,
Veronica from 2004 and Pisaura Mirabilis from 2007, just recorded for
this album. Due to large time duratin, some fo the tracks had to be cut
down to fit the mix.
Sound sources includes synthesizers, samplers, voices and treated
found sounds. All tracks composed, performed, arranged and produced by
Ran Kirlian at The Blue_Room between 1999 and 2007.
|3.-||Initial Flow I||4:18|
|4.-||In Aeternum Part III||8:52|
|8.-||Fade Out 8||7:32|
|12.-||Beyond the Stars||11:28|
| Complete set: 77:25 |