News from (and about) Numina:
“The Deception of Reality” is the featured album at StillStream for the month of February 2013!
StillStream has this to say about the latest album:
“A hauntingly deep journey, The Deception of Reality is highly recommended. Numina conjures up huge harmonic spaces that reverberate and breathe so naturally that the five tracks sound as if they composed themselves from some stratosphere in another dimension. Heavy use of pads and silky synths executed with great finesse glide alongside light melodic encounters that make this album one to spin over and over again.”
Our thanks to StillStream for supporting this great ambient artist!
Numina’s latest, The Deception of Reality, made the Oct 2012 airplay top 20 list for WVKR Radio’s Secret Music show. Thanks to host Scott Raymond for all the airplay!
WVKR-FM “Secret Music” Top 20 Playlist
1. Jeff Pearce – In the Season of Fading Light – Jeff Pearce Music
2. Graham Getty – The Lattice – Musiczeit
3. Alpha Wave Movement – Eolian Reflections – Periphery
4. Arcane – Quarantine – Self Released
5. Andrew Lahiff – Inner Worlds Returning – Relaxed Machinery
6. Ed Gerhard – There And Gone – Virtue
7. Kevin Keller – The Day I Met Myself – Kevin Keller Productions
8. Montana Skies – Cello Guitar Fusion – Self Released
9. Paul Ellis – I Am Here – Lotuspike – Spotted Peccary Music
10. Numina – The Deception Of Reality – Hypnos Recordings
11. Bryan Carrigan – Passing Lights – Peonies Music
12. Bryan Carrigan – Focus – Peonies Music
13. Sebastian Plano – Arrhythmical Part of Hearts – Self Released
14. Jason Sloan – Fall Of The Fifth Sun – Slobor
15. Uwe Reckzeh – Mirror Images – Musiczeit
16. Igneous Flame / Ensueno – Pandora – LuminaSounds
17. Dan Pound – Return To Other Worlds – Pound Sounds
18. Bertrand Loreau – Journey Through The Past – Spheric
19. Softbase – Softbase – Self Released
20. Jill Haley – Zion and Bryce Canyon Soundscapes – Self Released
Here’s a nice new review of Numina’s latest on Hypnos, The Deception of Reality. The review is written by Bert Strolenberg for the Sonic Immersion review site.
“From the labels notes on Jesse Sola’s concept release “The Deception of Reality” I learned it’s about introspective escapism while balancing light and dark themes, with the music transporting the listener to wherever they wish the music to take them.
Jesse’s previous two albums already opened the doorway to a much deeper and darker-flavoured sonic environment, something that nicely continues on the five lengthy, uninterrupted pieces on this 75-minute album. We’re talking about spacious, slighty melodic but overall expansive soundscapes here that venture into alternate realities with lots of mystic caverns and longform dwellings into the vast unknown.
Besides occasional undercurrents of mourning and melancholy, Numina’s expressive, constantly evolving and overall emotive textures paints beautiful pictures, all fitting in a grand, transparent design. I though can imagine the drifting flow making up the rather Roach-oriented 19-minute “Empire of Nothing” may be a bit too minimal for some. Fortunately, the smooth, warm and dreamy waves of the final track “Translunary Return” again pull things in a different direction.
All in all, if you love imaginary and in-depth ambient soundscape music, the excellently mastered “The Deception of Reality” won’t disappoint the least.”
–Reviewed by Bert Strolenberg, Sonic Immersion
Our thanks to Bert for this review.
Buy the CD for $12.99, or read more, or hear clips.
The latest Secret Music playlist from WVKR radio includes airplay of a track from Numina’s latest. Thanks to host Scott Raymond for featuring this.
Here’s my playlist for Sunday, October 14, 2012. Enjoy!
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Secret Music Playlist, 10/14/2012
Artist Song Album
Softbase Journey 1 Sojourn
Igneous Flame & Ensueno Lightstorm Pandora
Sebastian Plano Living The Arrhythmical Part Of Hearts
Dan Pound Way To Ecstasy Return To Other Worlds
Bryan Carrigan Balloons Passing Lights
Bryan Carrigan Red Moon Focus
Bertrand Lodeau Welcome To The Show Journey Through The Past
Paul Sutin Passione Magica Seraphim
Merl Saunders Blues From The Rainforest Blues From The Rainforest
Stairway Aquamarine Moonstone
Shayla Mirage Vision Seeker
Jason Sloan Pulsar Fall Of The Fifth Sun
Andrew Lahiff Faraway Coastlines Inner Worlds Returning
Alpha Wave Movement Cliff Dwellers Dominion Eolian Reflections
Numina In Cerulean Haze The Deception Of Reality
Arcane Storm Force Glow
Uwe Reckzeh Waiting Steelness Mirror Images
Graham Getty Part 4 The Lattice
Jeff Pearce Autumn & Regret II In The Season Of Fading Light
Ed Gerhard Rye Whiskey Mash There And Gone
Montana Skies Classical Gas Cello Guitar Fusion
Kevin Keller Innocence The Day I Met Myself
Jill Haley Floating In The Narrows Zion And Bryce Canyon Soundscapes
Another monthly Top 20 airplay list featuring Numina’s latest – from yet another of our favorite radio shows of all time, Star’s End in Philadelphia, hosted by Chuck van Zyl.
Many thanks, Chuck!
STAR’S END 1-6AM SatNite/SunMorn 88.5FM WXPN Philadelphia, PA
Top 20 for September 2012 (alphabetical) Compiled by Chuck van Zyl
ARTIST – ALBUM – LABEL
Ian Boddy – After the Rain – DiN/DDL
The Circular Ruins – The Birth of Tragedy – dataObscura
Divine Matrix – Atmospheric Variations – AD Music
Mark Dwane – Archives 2 – self release
Paul Ellis – I Am Here – Lotuspike
Hammock – Departure Songs – self released
Bertrand Loreau – Journey Through the Past – Spheric
Maculatum – The Nameless City – Malignant
Cliff Martinez – Arbitrage – Milan
Mum – Early Birds – Morr Music
Northcore – Desatero – Spotted Peccary
Numina – The Deception of Reality – Hypnos
Steve Roach – Stormwarning – Projekt
Terje Rypdal – Odyssey – ECM
Howard Shore/Metric – Cosmopolis – Howe
Sonogram – Apparant Microdots – Simulacra
Sphare Sechs – Tiefschlaf – Malignant
Trinity – Music for Angels – AD Music
Philip Wilkerson – Highlands – Free Floating Music
Philip Wilkerson – Complex Silence 23 – Tree Trunk