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Sounds Like: Maarten van der Vleuten [official]
Label: Signum Recordings, Tonefloat
Bio: Maarten van der Vleuten is a producer, composer and recording artist from The Netherlands. The first release was in 1987 so that means a 25th anniversary 2012 ! For a complete overview of releases check maartenvandervleuten.com or discogs.com.
“This artist I am familiar with from his techno productions on TZ vinyl which was an obscure offshoot of R&S Records in the early 90s. Here he is in dark and occult ambient mode. Opener 'For I Am Of Him That Liveth Forever' is intense, captivating ambient, evoking images of Magick rituals. Alistair Crowley's voice is sampled which adds to the cloaked and sinister feel. In many ways it sounds like something Coil may have come up with. Next we're in classy modern classical territory with weeping strings and the dramatic piano arrangements of 'Dr. Dee's Apology'. Then back into cavernous and bleak drones and haunting ambient glistening tones. Dramatic and engaging throughout and totally recommended. -A True & Faithful Relation of What Passed for Many Years Between Dr. John Dee and Some Spirits, Evening Of Light Records-”