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Luftrum

by Motionfield

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nicholas human thick and vibrant, this ones special fer sure Favorite track: Luftrum 4.
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Mike G @ Ambient Music Guide Luftrum is incredibly dreamy and expansive. With his synthetic paintbox Motionfield has conjured ten pieces of music, ten oceans of sound, that bathe you is some of the most profoundly beautiful instrumental harmonies and textures I’ve heard in years. This is deep, ravishing and unforgettable. Favorite track: Luftrum 5.
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Player This is ambient at its best that sits with the best of 90's classics modern ambient era while @ the same time in the present, & in the now. Beautiful ambient with wonderful lush sounds, downtempo Idm beats & dreamy percussion, & then added with liquid electronic soundscapes. A deep soothing & calming listen with an organic feel to the electronics bringing a deep sense of tranquilty to the mind when listening. A modern timeless album that's sure to become a future sought after ambient classic. Favorite track: Luftrum 3.
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A Strangely Isolated Place This is a timeless album that will invoke nostalgia, and remind you that there's an ever expanding wealth of music that was born from the great, late Pete Namlook Favorite track: Luftrum 1.
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The last time we heard from Petter Friberg, better known under his nom de disque Motionfield, was through his sole physical CD release Optical Flow, on the defunct Somnia label, way back in 2008. He hasn't exactly been idle since then, keeping busy releasing download-only albums on a fairly regular basis. Those outings, however, seem but prelude to Luftrum, a beautifully sculpted multi-segment creation of ambient art which marks his triumphant return to more permanent media.

Luftrum is that rare work, one that spotlights an artist working at a level of craft that far exceeds his years. Stylistically, the album harkens back to some of the weightier moments first starmapped by the Euro masters of kosmische but there's a persistent 'symphonic' flavor linking the various movements that encompasses ages both new and old. Friberg effortlessly butts textures and layers against one another, mixing sounds of varying hues that alter both mind and mood. But Luftrum has many introspective moments peppered throughout the galactic expanse; it's third movement in particular utilizes the pitter-patter of little beats to exude an earthbound psychedelia. Motionfield is certainly an apt moniker, as Friberg's colorful eddies suggest anything but minimalist drone stasis. As tones stretch and time loses its kinetic sense, there's enough cellular activity energizing Luftrum's body sonica to make its hour-plus duration feel like one fluid day's journey into night.

Mastered by Manual mainman Jonas Munk, whose intuitive touch skillfully augments Friberg's sound and vision.

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released April 15, 2015

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