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Jeff Greinke: Lost Terrain

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Seattle-based ambient composer Jeff Greinke has a varied output, which ranges from rock to jazz to experimental noise, but he is perhaps best known for his ambient work. This 1992 album, Lost Terrain , is some of his finest ambient work, characterized by a slow-paced, chill melancholy. Not for Greinke are the pseudo-"tribal" drumbeats of other ambient artists, nor the ecstatic swell of overrich synthesizer chords. This is an austere music of grey skies and long, dim winter afternoons (Seattle ...

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Jeff Greinke: Cities In Fog

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This release sees a remastered version of Jeff's first album on disc one and new material, '95-'97 on disc two. This is dark, brooding, expansive ambience at its droning best. It is an aural diary of inner reflections upon the “everyday sounds and their inherent beauty" quoting Greinke. This is not ethnic, percussive, trance music. This IS THE trance, the soundscape of underwater trains and ether dreams.Let me diverge on the visionary worlds these pieces elucidate for me. ...

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Jeff Greinke: Ride

Read "Ride" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

With Ride Seattle based keyboardist Jeff Greinke combines ambient electronic dreamscapes with rock rhythms and melodic hooks on pieces such as the title track - “Ride”, “Just Like That” and other originals. And along with super bassist Fred Chalenor and drummer Greg Gilmore, Greinke pursues solid rhythmic frameworks in support of his multifarious approach to loops, samples and synths. Bass Clarinetist Craig Flory provides nuance and perhaps a variegated outlook on several of these well-conceived and expertly executed pieces. Throughout, ...


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