Ashtoreth and Stratosphere combine musical forces and present their new collaborative work 'Between Worlds', a tribute to the life and art of Nicky Hellemans, who left this plain on June 19th, 2019. After a long battle with cancer she received euthanasia and passed away on her own terms.
This album was inspired by and serves as a tribute to her beautiful soul and the art she left us...
cd is available from www.winter-light.nl
Seven finely woven pieces that ebb and flow between what we perceive to be real and what we sense but cannot see. A transition from darkness to light; a gradient of black to white. Slipping barely noticed between the two. A blurred movement on the edge of our peripheral vision. A push of air gently felt or a change of pressure within a room.
Sensed but never grasped, felt but never seen. A passing between two worlds.
Winter-Light welcomes Peter Verwimp (Ashtoreth) and Ronald Mariën (Stratosphere) to our label. Both talented musicians who have collaborated with some very fine artists and created some amazing work.
Mastering by Ronald Mariën.
© Ashtoreth 2020
© Stratosphere 2020
© Winter-Light 2020
Cover concept and design by Midnight Sun Studio.
Inner sleeve artwork by Nicky Hellemans.
Merchants of Air: ` I'm convinced that this is an excellent cooperation between two highly talented artists who know each other quite well. The production is clean and modest, which every fan of drones and ambient will appreciate. Seriously, these dudes deserve their place between the ambient-elite by now so I recommend this album to every fan of the genre, as well as to post-rockers, shoegazers and psychrockers who feel like relaxing for a while. I am already looking forward to their next output because I feel that there is a lot more to be explored and discovered between these two brothers in drones...`
released November 2, 2020
ASHTORETH & STRATOSPHERE