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Michael Montes began teaching himself to play the piano at the age of seven and later dropped out of medical school in order to make composition his life’s work. In 1995 he began the Zoar project in order to explore the dark side of our fading planet with keyboards, guitar and cello. He has also composed scores for several independent films including Joan Stein’s One Day Crossing which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2001. His String Quartet No. 1 has recently been recorded along with Sonata for Piano and Cello. String Quartet No. 2 and a new set of works for chamber orchestra entitled Six Pieces for Anselm Kiefer are in preparation. Peter Rundquist walked away from a promising Wall Street career to pursue music full time. Prowling various NYC music studios he began experimenting with the multi-layered guitar textures with which he has become associated. While engineering and producing Straight from the Delta, a CD of field recordings performed by Mississippi Delta blues musicians, he became interested in the concept of alternate guitar tunings. He has lent his originality to a number of film projects including Scott Saunder’s This Close To Nothing and The Headhunter’s Sister. Recent work includes Sounds of Monhegan, an ambient CD inspired by the ancient runes and rugged beauty of the island of Monhegan. [ MySpace ] | [ Last.Fm ] Artist - Zoar Album - Cassandra Release Date - 1997 Genre - Ambient, Dark-ambient, Progressive-ambient, Etheral, Darkwave [ VERY GOOD ] Tracklist 01 Cassandra 6:26 02 Cassandra (Continued) 3:35 03 Cassandra (Continued) 6:31 04 The Passing of a Plague 4:19 0 05 Death by Denial 7:14 06 Nine Days North 6:21 07 Ligeia 2:26 08 If You Only Knew 5:29 09 An Early Disobedience 4:56 10 A Handful of Poison 10:26 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Zoar - Cassandra -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Zoar Album - In the Bloodlit Dark Release Date - 2001 Genre - Ambient, Dark-ambient, Progressive-ambient, Etheral, Darkwave [ VERY GOOD ] Tracklist 01 Wisteria 5:55 02 In the Bloodlit Dark 4:42 03 Nemo 5:31 04 Child of God 3:31 05 Spiderlace 6:05 06 Ghosts and Molecules 7:52 07 The Beauty of Obscenity 5:32 08 Nothing But Light 3:39 09 A System of Senses 5:41 10 Another Sky 11:36 11 Secrets of the Dead 5:54 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Zoar - In the Bloodlit Dark -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Zoar Album - Clouds Without Water Release Date - 2002 Genre - Ambient, Dark-ambient, Progressive-ambient, Etheral, Darkwave [ VERY GOOD ] Tracklist 01 The Coming Anarchy 4:58 02 Our Way of Life 6:17 03 In Golden Light 4:51 04 Winter Wind 5:05 05 Ashes Falling (ol doingo lengai) 4:24 06 Clouds Without Water 5:24 07 In These Rooms 5:48 08 Behind the Lake 7:56 09 The Rain Begins 5:45 10 Wakeworld 9:26 11 Here the Deities Approve 2:36 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Zoar - Clouds Without Water -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recommendations: Dirty Granny Tales | aKido | Sunday Munich | Found | Suilen --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Somewhere at the intersection of modern classical, ambient, and post-rock, Philadelphia-based guitarist Patkus evokes nostalgia and contemplation through pulsating swirls of melody that pierce through clouds of harmonic distortion. "These Are But Dreaming Men, Breathe and They Fade" is Patkus' third full-length album, building upon the idiosyncratic blend of influences and composition techniques heard on 2015's "Colors." Dedicated to the loss of his beloved grandmother, "These Are But Dreaming Men, Breathe and They Fade" mirrors Patkus' journey from loss to acceptance; a search for catharsis tinged with hope.



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