Russell Storey

Superb spacey soundscapes from this NZ based ambient artist.
Here you'll find all his releases, explore the albums.

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A WORLD THROUGH NEW WINDOWS
Another immense work for Russell Storey.
The intro track 1 is just beautiful, then we embark on
the long journey of Forecast Earthy which never loses
the plot, it just keeps on giving. Finally track 3 comes
and it's another cracker, this time with a rhythm 
running through it. Lovely.
 

Tracks ... 

1. A World Through New Windows       6:49
2. Forecast Earthy with a Chance of Meteor Showers      51:48
3. I Can See Your House from Here     14:56


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A LIGHT YEARS JOURNEY TWO
After a gap of 21 years, the follow up to the original album.
You know what to expect !!


Tracks ... (just the one !!)

1. A Light Years Journey Two       70:34



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A LIGHT YEARS JOURNEY
Russell Storey here in full-on space ambient mode.
Two huge tracks exploring the outer reaches of space.


Tracks ...

1. A Light Years Journey       40:56
2. Vortex                             30:06



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HALLUCINATING (with Stephen Palmer)
(latest release)
Russell Storey joins forces with Stephen Palmer (Mooch) on guitar 
to create an astonishing blend of electronics and subtle guitar sounds. 

Tracks ...

1. Glastonbury Tor           7:43
2. Club Ohr                     8:12
3. Nulight                        8:33
4. Stonehenge Solstice  11:23
5. Microlight                    8:10
6. Aeolian Valley             6:43

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BERLIN VIA BETELGEUSE
Russell Storey goes Berlin School, 
but never leaves his spacey roots as 
well. The perfect mixture of out-there 
spaceyness and Berlin School sequencing. 

Tracks ...

1. Betelgeuse     49:25
2. Berlin             24:22

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COSMIC KIWI
Russell Storey here in space cosmic ambient 
mode. Six tracks with a very futuristic spacey 
feeling. Contains the full versions of the "Cosmic 
Kiwi" tracks released on various samplers.

Tracks ...

Cosmic Kiwi part 1       8:08
Cosmic Kiwi part 2       7:32
Cosmic Kiwi part 3       8:21
Cosmic Kiwi part 4     22:10
Cosmic Kiwi part 5       6:58

Cosmic Kiwi part 6     20:30



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DRAGON FLIGHT  (latest release)
Russell Storey here in total dragon fantasy 
ambient mode. Five tracks covering the
impressions of Dragons and Fantasy

Tracks ...

1. Portcullis Draconis         4:53
2. Breath of Dragotha       17:22
3. Sea Dragon                   4:47
4. Tiamat the Dark           30:22
5. Paladine the Light        12:53


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TRANSGLOBAL FRIENDSHIP
Russell Storey here in global contact ambient mode.
Huge tracks again exploring the threads that joins us
together as humanity.

Tracks ...

1. The Oracle                                 4:08
2. Transglobal Friendship Always   24:47
3. Hemispherical Web                    9:19
4. Seti                                         27:16


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AQUAMORPHESIS
Russell Storey here in total ambient oceanic mode.
Five tracks from the watery depths and vast expanses.

Tracks ...

1. The Calling              3:10
2. Challenger Deep     20:29
3. Sentinal                   7:13
4. Aquamorphesis       22:36
5. Atlantis                    9:27



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EARTH STAR
Russell Storey here in full-on spacey-ambient mode.
Five tracks from the outer reaches of space.

Tracks ...

1. Aurora Borealis        10:27
2. Earth Star                21:23
3. Meridan                   16:20
4. Infanitum                 10:10
5. Nebula                    11:12



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DREAMS AND VISIONS
Russell Storey here in dreamy spacey ambient mode.
Two huge tracks again exploring the origins of music 
and space


Tracks ...

1. Dreams of Galileo       30:11
2. Visions of Edgar         39:25



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MARINER
Russell Storey here in drifting aqua ambient mode.
Huge tracks again exploring the distant and vast 
oceans


Tracks ...

1. Nocturne                                40:30
2. Going Home Across the Sea    23:47
3. Mariner       
                             5:21


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ECLIPSE
Russell Storey here in full-on space ambient mode.
Two huge tracks again exploring the outer reaches 
of space


Tracks ...

1. Eclipse       34:49
2. Apollo         30:57



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REVIEWS

Eclipse
Here the 34 minute title track opens the album and it's into a dark territory of seriously
slow-motion space synths and cosmic layering. You notice that all the time the soundscapes
change shape while still retaining the warm, emotive feel that this particular track exhibits,
as it slowly travels an intergalaxian journey to become a truly atmospheric slice of drifting,
open-ended space synth.
The other track, 30 minutes of 'Apollo' is one of his most sonically varied tracks to date with
all sorts of synths and soundscapes phased and layered to produce an ever changing sea of
sounds that, while stil always spacey and cosmic, actually has a good deal of variation and
depth, the drone factor accompanying the space music to provide a quite unnerving set of
passages, some of which relate as much to something like 'Zeit' or similar and you could well
imagine this piece being some lost '70's track.
It drifts, drones and flows its way through the blackness of space, nothing overly "light" about
it, and even verging on the intense once more at times along the way. The synths become richer
sounding as the track develops and the mood changes to one of greater serenity although still
quite dark, but another engaging track all the same.


Dreams and Visions
From the excellent New Zealand space music musician comes this album featuring
his trademark two epic tracks.
The first, 30 minutes of 'Dreams Of Galileo' is a more intense, drone-oriented track
with layers of synths that really have that kind of deep, dark brooding quality to them,
as the textures tend to resemble laser beams of sound and really drive through.
On the other hand, the near 40 minute 'Visions Of Edgar' is a lot more spacey and spacious,
substituting an expansive, open approach for the dark clouds that appeared before, and the
approach could not have worked better on what is a slowly unfolding, engaging slice of
multi-textured cosmic synth music, providing a neat contrast and a huge-sounding piece
of music for all its lightness.

A Light Years Journey
Until now I only knew the New Zealander Russell Storey from his experimental
track “cosmic kiwi” on the analogy project. It is an artist who produces rather
deep spacemusic that mostly is quite long-stretched. Many of his albums contain
not more than two tracks. Atmosphere is an important factor in his music, as
mentioned; this atmosphere is very spacey but on later works some more ambient
can be heard. You must be in to this kind of atmospheres. If so, Storey’s music
can be a special experience.
The title track lasts more than 40 minutes. When I listened to this piece, I got the
feeling that I experienced Carl Sagan’s space journey with him along “billions and
billions of stars”. This music has the capability to bring about a certain image with
the listener and that is fine. Storey does this through long-held floating sounds
(for those who are interested among others Roland D50 sounds) and a dark undertone.
The sounds are not really soft, so it is not ambient but clearly space music.
“Vortex” the second piece, is somewhat softer but again very spacey. This track has
traces of the music of Michael Neil. Nicely done.


A Light Years Journey
The opening track lasts 40 minutes and for this we are headed out into deep, deep outer
space with a myriad spacey, cosmic synthscapes that soar, drift, drone, float, swirl and
resonate, as this mighty space synth epic unfolds, deep, dark and meaningful, not to
mention one seriously engaging piece of music.
Despite being called meditative, the 30 minute 'Vortex' is altogether more "heavenly" with
a gorgeous set of flowing, higher-register synth spacescapes that slowly drift in quite
beautiful fashion, constantly changing shape in slow-moving, deep space fashion, all of
which makes this the finest of all the space music albums he's done to date and the ideal
starting point for anyone into some outstanding cosmic synth music without a rhythm in sight.


Earth Star
Earth Star makes no attempt to mislead its listeners - from the first moment, the album lets
you know what you're getting. A broad, major key sweeping synth fades in, filtered sounds
play in the background, and all is epic. Opener Aurora Borealis is an example of how well
some pieces of music fit their titles: with its beautiful synth washes and subtle rumblings,
it is easy to imagine the piece as a soundtrack to the northern lights and their grand majesty.
It would be easy to say the remainder of the album follows a simple template; certainly, the
template is set. However, each of Earth Star's five tracks has something individual to bring
to the album, and the record is a strong, cohesive journey from start to finish. The title track
is possibly my favourite piece, with very soft synths adding a slow-moving feel to a series
of subtle tapping sounds, which lends the track a definite sense of space and presence.
An airy melody appears halfway through, which gives the track a different focus, adding
a sense of subtle grandeur. Meridian adds occasional dissonance to the mix, bringing in
an occasional sense of unease to the otherwise peaceful beauty. Infanitum lives up to its
title, with blissful synths swirling on seemingly forever. The album closes with Nebula,
the most tense sounding piece on the album, with suspense filled chords and strange,
wobbling synths, occasionally punctuated by clangs and deep, booming rumbles. The
piece brings us out of the comfort zone of the initial run of tracks, and brings to mind
the realisation that while admiring the beauty of the stars all around, we've been drifting
further and further from Earth.
I am not sure why I chose Earth Star as my first Russell Storey album, but I'm glad I did,
as it is a very strong work from start to finish, with a range of pieces broad enough to keep
interest, and similar enough to keep the album streamlined and coherent. An excellent
album of spacey ambient and drone.  Ross Baker