12. Jan. 2009, 13:10
is a pseudonym for Mirko Ruckels, a German-born ambient/electronic musician who now resides in Brisbane, Australia. His previous releases have been self-released, and The Glittering Domain is his debut on Hypnos Secret Sounds.
We at Hypnos view Deepspace as one of the top up-and-coming ambient music talents of the past few years, and electroambientspace.com agrees, naming him New Artist of the Year for 2007 and saying:
"Mirko Ruckels is a great new talent, a cross between Steve Roach and Stars of the Lid, with a dash of Budd and Eno."
Abstract and definitely "ambient" in nature, The Glittering Domain simultaneously exhibits a strong musical sensibility, with a sound and structure reminiscent of artists such as Vidna Obmana and Numina. Though Hypnos may be best known for unstructured "drone" style recordings, we really enjoy a recording like this one that has more of a tonal basis.
Deepspace described by stillstream.com:
"Lush, exquisite, flawless, refined, striking, beautiful... we could go on and on with adjectives to describe the music of Deepspace. One of our favorite discoveries in the past year, this is an artist to keep a close eye on - and one we encourage all our listeners to visit right away."
Now in 2009, the album is out and available here.
Long previews and purchase available.