GREEN QUEST (Bandcamp Re-release)


EugeneKha – GREEN QUEST (2 CD)
Recorded at White Art Studio, October 2010 – September 2011
First Release: 14 January 2012
Label: Earth Mantra | Catalog: Earman187
Style: Ambient, New Age, Space Music
Total Time: 1 hour 47 min. 28 sec.

Review from Earth Mantra

Our friend, Russian electronic maestro Evgenij V. Kharitonov, returns to Earth Mantra with another beautiful release under his EugeneKha pseudonym called "Green Quest".

We have always been struck by the diversity of musical styles that Evgenij takes on, and this album is a textbook case in point. Where his previous Earth Mantra releases covered such territory as dark ambience, space music, and electronic soundscapes, with "Green Quest" he ventures into the worlds of light ambience and new age. Fully embracing traditional concepts like melody, formal structure, and acoustic instrumentation, this is a collection of lovely, peaceful pieces that are simply delightful.

Interestingly, we glimpse moments of Eno-esque mood music amid all the tonality. Is this a collection of new age pieces that blend in touches of ambience, or is this ambient music with new age overtones? We find it difficult to categorize this music, for it exists somewhere in the netherworld between the two, a fascinating blend of styles. In the end, however, it really doesn't matter how one labels the music, for it is a musically satisfying and utterly soothing listen that will appeal to a broad variety of listeners.

One might deduce from the album name that there is an ecological theme happening in this album, and one might be correct. But this is not the sort of music-with-a-message that raps you on the knuckles and instructs you to pay attention. Although the titles certainly give it away, the music itself subtly reinforces the Gaian theme, through Evgenij's masterful use of visuals and field recordings. As we listen, in our mind's eye we envision warm pools of crystal clear water surrounded by lush greenery, towering pine trees penetrated by buttery shafts of sunlight, and whispering fields of tall-grass stretching as far as the eye can see. Truly imaginative work that succeeds on multiple levels.

So it is with great pleasure that we welcome back EugeneKha to Earth Mantra and proudly present "Green Quest" to our audience. A gorgeous collection of refreshing music that we think our listeners will enjoy immensely.

By Darrell Burgan


Syndae Podcast Episode 276 (24 Oct. 2014)

Bruno Sanfilippo - The Movement of the Grass (ClarOscuro)
Orrorin Daydream - All to No Avail (Like a Lioness)
Steve Roach & Jorge Reyes - Temple of Dust (The Ancestor Circle)
Massimo Discepoli - Fine Dust (Parallax)
EugeneKha - Silent Sky of Mars (Etudes-1: Close Space)
Maneki Neko - Between Heaven and Earth (Muichi Motsu)
Sensory++ - A New Begin (Planet)



Fog Music CD's

Aural Films is happy to present the Fog Music collection that will be offered as a three volume set. Each disc will include 8 hours of music in: high-fidelity FLAC files for the best listening, 320kbs MP3 files for easy access, and digital download in a choice of formats. They will be reasonably priced so everyone can afford the full set. See mock-up images of the Fog Music Volume 1 disc that will be available for order online soon.

We also hope to offer each Fog Music album as separate CD releases for those who would like to buy them individually. Stay tuned for more updates soon.



Sadayatana Podcast 196: The Metaphysical Aspect (September 20, 2014)

Sadayatana Podcast 196: The Metaphysical Aspect (September 20, 2014)
Compiled by John Tocher
Style: Dark Ambient, Drone, Experimental

From tracklist:
111:18 Scott Lawlor, EugeneKha and Mister Vapor – Ganymede The Dark Plain Of Galileo