theadelaidean & deepspace: adrift

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1. M’aidez 09:06
2. Tethered to a Moving Dream 12:01
3. Encounter with Vast Butterflies 09:35
4. Vacuum 13:40
5. The Lowering Staircase of No Fears 13:44
6. I Spelled My Name but the Wind Forgot 11:10
7. Adrift (full album) 01:05:55

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Hypnotic, dreamy, and eerily numinous in the sonic spaces it explores, Adrift is the first collaboration between theAdelaidean and deepspace, two Australian ambient artists. The album’s atmospheric soundscape charts the surreal encounters of an astronaut lost in the cosmos after becoming separated from their ship with only an hour of life-support. The interstellar traveler is swept through weightless sky rivers, slowly becoming hypoxic, experiencing hallucinations and epiphanies, and finally finding peace.

Close your eyes, unhitch your tether, and step into the void.


Although a relative newcomer to the ambient music scene, theAdelaidean has been creating music since the 1980s. Many of those sounds have made their way into his recent releases: Isolation and Alive in the Hall of Possibilities (both Projekt) and Mach Ruhe (Aerozine 50). He has composed for the stage and releases more experimental work through Bandcamp, influenced by composers including Cage, Webern and Poulenc, and contemporary styles embodied by Tangerine Dream, Steve Roach and serial music in general. In his other life, he is #1 bestselling author Sean Williams and teaches creative writing at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia.


Deepspace is award-winning ambient artist Mirko Ruckels from Brisbane, Australia. Creating with various synthesizers and acoustic instruments such as bells, guitars and piano, his themes range from macro – space, underwater, deserts and science fiction imaginings, to micro – internal states and microscopic life. Since 2007, Deepspace has released eleven albums, ten independently and one The Glittering Domain (2009) through American label Hypnos. Deepspace is influenced by Brian Eno, Steve Roach, Alio Die and Stars of the Lid, and also by art music, in particular the music of the French impressionists Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and English counterpart Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Release: January 29 2020

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