– AtmoSphere

 8,90 10,00

Released: 2008 By Groove Unlimited


  1. Troposphere [5:54]
  2. Cumulonimbus [5:30]
  3. Stratosphere [5:50]
  4. Stratocumulus [5:42]
  5. Altocumulus [5:38]
  6. Atmosphere [7:22]MP3 soundclip of Atmosphere [2:29]
  7. Mesosphere [6:34]
  8. Nimbostratus [6:21]MP3 soundclip of Nimbostratus [2:33]
  9. Altostratus [4:37]MP3 soundclip of Altostratus [2:41]
  10. Thermosphere [6:33]
  11. Cirrostratus [4:37]
  12. Exosphere [6:07]

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15 reviews for – AtmoSphere

  1. LouLou / Prog-rsiste

    Dans le PR 53, nous avions qualifi le 1er album de Michel Van Osenbruggen de pas mal pour un dbut”. Le Hollandais ne s’est pas endormi sur ses lauriers (a donne d’ailleurs un got trop prononc la chair) et

  2. Matt Howarth / Sonic Curiosity

    This release from 2008 offers 71 minutes of pleasant electronic is Michel van Osenbruggen. He is joined by Hans Landman, who plays most of the lead lines in one track.

    A study of the planetary atmosphere, voyaging from the ground to outer space and examining the various cloud formations and weather conditions that dwell within that gas envelope. One might expect this music to be airily ambient, but it possesses a suitable degree of rhythm and lively melody.The electronics exhibit a chugging quality, comprised of cyclic pulsations that churn amid a foundation of atmospheric textures. Keyboard triggered riffs float with undulant disposition. What seems to be an elegant simplicity in structure is actually a pleasant complexity achieved as the sonic threads intermingle and merge into a pacific flow.Most of the sounds are light and airy, excellently conveying a sense of gaseous certification. There are instances wherein deeper tones are employed, injecting a touch of drama to the fanciful whimsy.E-perc defines languid rhythms which provide soothing locomotion to the melodies. The beats are soft and understated so as not to disrupt the musics delicate character.Environmental samples of a meteorological nature are utilized to lend the electronic pastiches a terrestrial flavor.

    These compositions manage to be simultaneously spry and calming. The activity found within these songs displays a meticulous restraint, never going overt or reaching a hyperactive pace, while the passivity is deceptively lush, exploring melodic realms too substantial to be considered ambient. The result is a selection of affable tuneage crafted with delicate intentions.

    2009. Matt Howarth / Sonic Curiosity

  3. Mark Jenkins

    Synth.NL is Michel van Osenbruggen whose debut CD was inspired by the subject of Formula 1 racing so you’d have thought that tracks inspired by different atmospheric layers and cloud formations would have been a little more relaxing. Far from it Michel find lots of turbulence and disruption here, so the swooshing and swirling noises soon give way to rolling sequences and forceful drums as well as abstract sound effects.
    Theres more information here on different types of cloud formation than there is on the keyboards used (though lots of Korg T1 patches are in evidence) but theres a good mix of rich analog sound, sampled vocal noises giving some hints of Enigma or Enya, drum machines, rolling arpeggio patterns and choral swirls.

    Possibly not such a varied album as his debut, but still an enjoyable listen.

    2009. Mark Jenkins

  4. Serge Kozlovsky

    Colored images of quickly moving and transforming clouds appear with the first chords of the album AtmoSphere” by Its music is very vivid and visual. And yet

  5. Mikey / United States

    To start off words cant even compliment this fabulous cd. The theme seems to be very mysterious. Bright synth pads, cruising sequencer lines, driving percussion and drums. The bass lines alone deserve credit alone, i can say wow, the thumping gets your feet tapping.
    Alot of EM artists these days seems to be queued on a certain sound which makes it quite boring and not at all interesting. Michel however seems to create his music in a way that you will want to play it over and over again without being boring.
    Track 6 is loaded with choirs, what a fantastic piece. Not to mention every one is awesome.Berlin School this isnt, but exciting, interesting, modern EM this is. Great job Michel, keep the great music coming

    2008. Mikey / United States

  6. Paul Rijkens

    Behind the modern and recognisable artist name is the Dutchman Michel van Osenbruggen. On his first album AeroDynamics” he managed to mix two of his big passions into a very interesting musical bag: Formula 1 racing (watching) and electronic music. “AtmoSphere” is again a concept-album. The twelve songs are inspired by the different layers of air around our world; the various cloud formations that are encountered in these layers

  7. Ultima Fronteira

    AtmoSphere” representa el segundo trabajo del sintetista holands Michel van Osenbruggen ms conocido como

  8. Bert Strolenberg / Sonicimmersion

    October 11th, 2008 saw the release of the second album of Dutch synthesist, aka Michel van Osenbruggen, a concept-cd inspired by the layers of air in the atmosphere surrounding our globe.
    Listening to the 12 tracks (ranging between four and seven minutes) feels like an relaxed journey, offering a nice range of fresh sound pads, fxs, (sampled) environmental sounds and sequencer lines, spiced up by drums and percussion. I feel, Michel has brought more rest and expression to his music compared to the outcome on his debut AeroDynamics”.

    It sound solid and mature to my ears

  9. Mc.Honert / Germany

    Hello all! Now I have the new album AtmoSphere from SYNTH.NL and I will like to give an opinion to this:

    The design of the cover is atmospheric” 🙂 and in the booklet you will find a description of the spheres

  10. Artemi Pugachov / Encyclopedia of Electronic Music

    This album by Dutch artist Michel van Osenbruggen is dedicated to the atmosphere of our planet Earth and each track is named after a specific gas layer above the surface, starting from the lower (Troposphere”) and going up right until “Exosphere”

  11. Stephan Schelle / DE

    Der Niederlder Michel van Osenbruggen ist im vergangenen Jahr mit seinem Album ‘AeroDynamics’ ein erstaunliches Debut geglkt, dass durch einen tollen Sound, gespickt mit zahlreichen Effekten sowie mit sehr eingngigen und schnen Melodien aufwarten konnte. Im Herbst 2008 legt er mit dem Album ‘AtmoSphere’ sein zweites Werk nach, das in die Futapfen des Vorggers tritt.
    Bei der Musik hat sich Michel von den Schichten der Atmosphre unseres Heimatplaneten sowie den unterschiedlichen Wolkenformationen und Wetterphomenen inspirieren lassen. Ein Dutzend Soundscapes mit Laufzeiten bis maximal knapp ber sieben Minuten Lnge bietet die CD.
    Dem Thema entsprechend finden sich Titel wie ‘Stratosphere’, ‘Stratocumulus’ oder ‘Exosphere’ auf der CD wieder.

    Der Operner ‘Troposphere’ beginnt mit einem Rattern und elektronisch erzeugtem Windrauschen. Auch hat man das Gefhl ein Windspiel zu hren, das ebenfalls elektronisch erzeugt ist. Neben diesen elektronischen Effekten hat Michel aber auch Samples von selbst aufgenommenen Geruschen mit in seine Musik integriert.
    ‘Cumulonimbus’ hat durch den Einsatz eines Schlagzeugsounds, der recht gut klingt, da er den Eindruck erweckt, es wde ein analoges Schlagzeug gespielt, einen gewissen Songcharakter, der nach einer Band klingt.
    Bei ‘Startosphere’, wird eine sehr eingngige Melodie aus der kurz mal ein Bondmotiv hervorzustechen scheint, leider durch zu viele Sounds konterkariert.
    Das folgende ‘Stratocumulus’ nimmt den Hrer mit auf die Reise in luftige Hhen. Der Track gefllt mir recht gut.
    Auch das folgende ‘Atocumulus’, das den Sound von mit Elementen der ‘Berliner Schule’ und modernen Klngen verbindet geht sehr gut ins Ohr.
    Bei ‘Atmosphere’ kommt eine sehr schne Perkussion zum Einsatz, die einen arabischen Hauch in die Musik bringt.
    Und mit ‘Nimbostratus’ hat er ein faszinierendes Stck auf der CD, das ein Flair von Jean Michel Jarre verbreitet. Tolles Stk.

    In den Stken scheint immer eine gewisse Leichtigkeit und Luftigkeit vorzuherrschen. Man hat stndig das Gefhl, als wden irgendwelche Windste um einen herum wehen. Dazu kommen die eingngigen Melodieben und glasklaren Sounds aus Michels Synthies. Mit dem zweiten Werk ‘AtmoSphere’ ist ein ansprechendes Album gelungen, das meines Erachtens aber nicht ganz den Standard, den er bei seinem Debt gelegt hat, halten konnte.

    2008. Stephan Schelle / DE

  12. Araglin / NL

    In een gesprek met (naar ik meen) Ren van der Wouden vroeg de Amerikaanse interviewer zich enigszins verwonderd af hoe het toch komt dat in zo’n klein land als Nederland zoveel muzikanten zich bezighouden met elektronische muziek. Rene moest zijn gesprekspartner het antwoord schuldig blijven. En inderdaad, het is opvallend hoe een toch wel lichtelijk marginaal genre door relatief zoveel Nederlanders (en Belgen!) levend wordt gehouden. En dat is met name te danken aan Ron Boots en diens Groove-label. Aan de lopende band brengt Groove het ene na het andere uitstekende album uit, van artiesten die vaak wel een steuntje in de rug kunnen gebruiken.
    Neem nu ‘AtmoSphere’, de zeer recent verschenen tweede cd van, het alter ego van Michel van Osenbruggen. Vorig jaar verscheen zijn debuut ‘Aerodynamics’, dat me niet helemaal wist te overtuigen. Dat had voornamelijk te maken met de thematiek van het album: snelheid. Van Osenbruggen is een groot Formule 1-liefhebber en verschillende nummers bevatten aanzwellende en brullende race- en motorgeluiden. Ik heb helemaal niets met snelle auto’s en vond de gebruikte effecten vooral irritant.

    Voor ‘AtmoSphere’ pakte Van Osenbruggen het anders aan en liet hij zich inspireren door (je raadt het al) de atmosfeer. Het album neemt je mee op een reis door de verschillende atmosferische lagen, beginnend bij de ‘Troposhere’ en eindigend in de ruimte met ‘Exosphere’. Zo op het eerste gehoor bevat ‘AtmoSphere’ vriendelijke, open elektronische muziek, met af en toe opduikende lichte Jean-Michael Jarre-invloeden (met name dankzij de sweeps op de achtergrond) en een jaren tachtig-touch. Fijn, maar niet wereldschokkend, zo dacht ik aanvankelijk. Totdat ik me realiseerde dat het album de afgelopen week constant op repeat in mijn cd-speler heeft doorgebracht – zonder dat het ook maar n seconde begon te vervelen. De ingrediten zijn dan ook precies goed: NASA-samples op de achtergrond, subtiele beats en natuurgeluiden (vooral regen- en onweersbuien), ronkende sequencers, een scheutje sfeervolle ambient en af en toe een vette synthsolo.

    ‘AtmoSphere’ is een op een onopvallende en bescheiden manier ijzersterk album, dat niet alleen staat als een huis, maar het ook verdient om door een groot publiek gehoord te worden.

    2008. Araglin / NL

  13. Phil Derby / Electroambient Space

    AtmoSphere is more playful upbeat melodious synth music from Michael van Osenbruggen. Whereas AeroDynamics was based on the theme of motion, this time van Osenbruggen has his head in the clouds, quite literally, going through the many levels of earths atmosphere.

    Starting in the Troposphere” the music is appropriately

  14. The Cosmic Frequencies / USA

    Take a cruise journey through different weather patterns and storms, The CD title really lives up to it’s name, I met Michel van Osenbruggen on Myspace and at the time Analogy vol.3 was released, But then came Aerodynamics and track 12- Lift just blew my mind, His synth work has mellowed here to a more swooning journey through all 4 seasons of the year with smooth rockin melodies.

    2008. The Cosmic Frequencies / USA

  15. Synthtopia

    Atmosphere is a great new album of synth music from Dutch synthesist Michel van Osenbruggen, aka
    Atmosphere is a concept album, based on the layers of atmosphere that surround the Earth, the various types of clouds that are encountered within each layer and the sounds of weather that might occur at each layer.The tracks are arranged to follow the layers of the atmosphere, as if you were taking a trip from the earth into space.The atmosphere” concept isn’t heavy-handed

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