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

Three huge tracks exploring the regions of space
and time that exist in the remote areas of the galaxy

1. Chronospace


2. Hourglass Nebulae


3. A Quarter to Midnight on Saturn's Rings 23:00

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. 

1. A World Through New Windows


2. Forecast Earthy with a Chance of Meteor Showers


3. I Can See Your House from Here 14:56

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

1. Betelgeuse


2. Berlin


A Light Years Journey
Russell Storey here in full-on space ambient mode.
Two huge tracks exploring the outer reaches of space

1. A Light Years Journey


2. Vortex


A Light Years Journey Two
After a gap of 21 years, the follow up to the original album.
You know what to expect !!

1. A Light Years Journey Two


Dragon Flight
Russell Storey here in total dragon fantasy ambient mode. 
Five tracks covering the impressions of Dragons and Fantasy

1. Portcullis Draconis


2. Breath of Dragotha


3. Sea Dragon 4:47
4. Tiamat the Dark 30:22
5. Paladine the Light 12:53

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

1. The Oracle


2. Transglobal Friendship Always


3. Hemispherical Web 9:19
4. Seti 27:16

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

1. Cosmic Kiwi part 1


2. Cosmic Kiwi part 2


3. Cosmic Kiwi part 3 8:21
4. Cosmic Kiwi part 4 22:10
5. Cosmic Kiwi part 5 6:58
6. Cosmic Kiwi part 6 20:30

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

1. The Calling


2. Challenger Deep


3. Sentinal 7:13
4. Aquamorphesis 22:36
5. Atlantis 9:27

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

1. Aurora Borealis


2. Earth Star


3. Meridian 16:20
4. Infanitum 10:10
5. Nebula 11:12

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

1. Dreams of Galileo


2. Visions of Edgar


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

1. Nocturne


2. Going Home Across the Sea


3. Mariner 5:21

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

1. Eclipse


2. Apollo


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

1. Glastonbury Tor


2. Club Ohr


3. Nulight 8:33
4. Stonehenge Solstice 11:23
5. Microlight 8:10
6. Aeolian Valley 6:43


Aural Scenarios is Simon Ellis and Russell Storey.
Together these two NZ based artists make fantastic soundscapes. 
Here you'll find all their releases, explore the albums
A Host of Planets volume 1
Spacey electronic music in a grand scale.
Covers the inner four planets

1. Mercury


2. Venus


3. Earth 24:19
4. Mars 12:43

A Host of Planets volume 2
Continues where volume 1 left off and covers 
the remaining five planets

1. Jupiter


2. Saturn


3. Uranus 19:12
4. Neptune 5:06
5. Pluto 7:48



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