This album, which is designed as an introduction to Michael Brückner's work especially for the Free Music Archive, basically is a compilation of older tracks - most of them ambient, and most of them released before on different albums between 2004 and 2015, except for two previously unreleased titles, which
however were used as giveaways and bonus items for listeners on several occasions (so some of them might be familiar with these already). Perhaps these two tracks will be a part of some "proper" album in the future.This compilation is mixed in an uninterrupted flow, which means that starts and ends of some tracks are slightly different than on the original albums. Also, two or three tracks were slightly remastered.Here are more details about the individual tracks:1. Small Steps Towards The Light (Alrah'ir) Previously unreleased "suite", recorded ca. 2007 as a "giveaway" for members of the Brückner group on LastFM (which went offline when this platform was relaunched a few years ago).Originally the title was only "Alrah'ir" (a fantasy word without meaning), but on this occasion, a new title seemd appropriate.2. Les Oiseaux De Valheyda From the album "Le Jardin Oubliée" (2013, Ancient Language Records)3. The Goddess Of The Amber Trees From the album "Thirteen Rites of Passage" (2014, SynGate Records)4. Tala MagnaFrom the album "Five Small Nails" (2004, self-distributed)5. ValkoireFrom the album "Oddwind" (2009, self-distributed)6. This Fading Memory - Part 1From the album "100 Million Miles Under The Stars - The Supplementary Volume" (2012, self-distributed)7. Salam'ander From the album "Salaméander" (2004, self-distributed)8. Return Inside (Endless Mind Portal - Outtake A) Previously unreleased; a different mix of sounds originally used for the album "Endless Mind Portal" (2011)9. Island From the album "Five Small Nails" (2004, self-distributed)10. FlüchtigFrom the album "Scattered All Over - Contributions, Collaborations and other rare tracks" (2015, self-distributed).It is also part of the V/A compilation "Jetzt und Hier - ein Album für Flüchtlinge Vol. 2", curated by Martin Neuhold.All music conceived, performed and recorded by Michael Brückner between 2004 and 2015.Cover artwork and design by Michael Brückner (based on different public domain photographs)..
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