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Meteora – The Northern Path

Record: 2009-2017 • Edition: 2017 • USC-WR-1712.0388 Traditional Electronic

For all times the Far North in the eyes of common men appeared as an inhospitable wilderness with an extreme climate. Due to severe weather even nowadays many people consider polar regions as the edge of the world. Only the bravest and desperate explorers – pilots and sailors, voyagers and scientists – dare to challenge merciless nature and pave the northern path risking their lives. Polar nights that last for half a year, insidious embrace of whiteout, fantastic Aurora Borealis and orange glare of sunrise above the horizon… And only a few research stations remain frail islands of life among silent icy kingdom as outposts of human curiosity and devotion. Wonderful people serve in places like this: solitude doesn’t frighten them, as they feel encouragement of their friends and families behind their back and with spiritual power they expand the conquered area.

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Vortex Mechanic – Wired Plus

Record: 2017 • Edition: 2017 • USC-WR-1711.0387 Berlin School, Ambient

«I love this place. Here, there is a unique atmosphere at any season. On that chilly summer evening when I came here with my friend Alexey, the air was especially thick and filled with bittersweet wettish freshness. Here, you fall into a special state, sitting on the recently scythed grass and looking down from the hill at power lines stretching away. It is here where several little worlds come together: a forest to the left and the right, a tiny village living its hasteless life under the hill, and the slight noise of a bustling city coming from far behind. And above, the steel giants of power line towers soaring against the darkening summer sky, which soon will be cut across by the Perseids. It is here where you take a rest from the hustle, and music itself fills your mind to later find its material form.»

— Nickolay Fedorenko, 27 August 2017

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Derek Nigell & Randolf Scand – Up There Into the Shining Mountscapes

Record: 2017 • Edition: 2017 • USC-WR-1710.0385 Space Ambient, Electro, Chillout

Mountain hiking… This allegorically affects all our achievements. We dream of new peaks, and we wish for them. We feel the wind in our wings and, collecting our strength, carry the mountain slopes by assault. And there, soaring above the mortal world, we behold majestic snowy peaks, towering the crystal heights and glittering only for us. Higher, where new opportunities arise, filling our souls with thrill, where discoveries await us, calling to new victories. What for would you go through the cold fibers of fog there, into the unknown? Mountains and achievements are the reasons worth to give our best!

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Various Artists – Music for Sputnik-1 Vol. 1

Record: 2000-2017 • Edition: 2017 • USC-WR-1710.0381 Berlin School, Ambient, Spacesynth, Indietronica, Modern Classical

Sputnik-1 is a symbol of the embodiment of a dream into reality. When all the forces are thrown at its achievement, despite the pressure of circumstances, despite the internal turmoil in the people and the country. In 60 years after this event, we can only feel the echoes of the former glory and aspirations, but even this fills us with pride for our people, the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation, no matter what side events have marred this milestone in history. This is the main focus of our collection.

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Derek Nigell – Heartbeat of the Universe

Record: 2017 • Edition: 2017 • USC-WR-1710.0380 Space Ambient, Berlin School, Electro

Cosmos – calling, mysterious, endless and magnificent… If only we could plunge into this boundless ocean of stars twinkling mystically as if they watch us from the night sky! To learn who weaves a cobweb of constellations, which helped sailors to navigate since ancient times. To dance a flying roundelay of planets in curves of Milky Way to the music of the Universe… A secret – inconceivable, enticing and fascinating! Can you hear? This is the call of distant strange worlds! Can you see? There is that star! It feels like it is sending us some message! What does it want to say? A secret… A secret… A secret… Oh how much we want to learn, to comprehend, to touch! To become a particle – a star dust particle… Where are you, the Little Prince? How’s your Rose? How’s the Fox? Are you happy? Answer, please! Silence… I’m here. I’m standing on the ground. I’m inhaling autumn gold. And the maple in the yard is waving to me with his last leaves-hands. Soon his applause shall fade… But, Universe! I’m still here and I hear you! I’m hearing the beat of your heart…

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Randolf Scand – Renaissance XXI

Record: 2002-2017 • Edition: 2017 • USC-WR-1709.0375 Traditional Electronic, Space Ambient

At all the times mankind has been searching for the ways to a New Life. The strongest, the most purposeful have been paving the paths to the Light. When their efforts got united, there has come the age of Renaissance. The seeds of Truth have been sown amongst the people, the most observant of which perceived the Call. So take the Call! Many of people are used to live by earthly matters, but our way is cosmic. Here it is: The bequeathed Brotherhood of all the mankind, Created by Stellar children, Who were born in the stream of Boosted evolution By His unbelievable grace. The Supreme has sown the seed, concealed and saved it. And the age of Renaissance has come. In the name of the most daring ideas. In the name of the craziest hopes. In the name of the Renaissance.

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