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BIG WEATHER

“You know that the last word in ethno-concrete has yet to be spoken, because Greinke keeps pushing the envelope of the form… never before has he clothed such complex synthetic textures in propulsions as equally complex and compellingly designed… Big Weather indeed — Greinke’s hit the meteorological treasure trove with this stunning batch of imagistic [...]

CITIES IN FOG

author: Wired Magazine “Back in 1985, Jeff Greinke released an LP of ambient industrial music titled “Cities In Fog”. The sound of industry and contemporary cityscapes – grinding metal, pounding machinery – were tempered and processed in the studio, producing a removed impressionist haze. Though the imagery was disturbing, even nightmarish, it was equally compelling, [...]

LOST TERRAIN

From the opening notes of delicate piano with heavy reverb, backed by echoing effects and synth washes, it is apparent that Lost Terrain is going to be a sublime, soothing experience. Brian Eno and Harold Budd fans will revel in it. Easily the most accessible of Jeff Greinke‘s creative back catalog, Hypnos has just reissued [...]

HANA

  author: Alternative Press “Greinke contiues to sculpt sound for conversely haunting and funky purposes…Greinke has done his share to advance electronic music and ambient soundscapes.” author: Alternative Press “A haunting collaboration…a floating, sensual dream of dark desire, Hana is redolent with ominous counterpoints and ghostly visitations…deeply hypnotic.” author: Outburn “…Anisa’s voice is pure bliss, [...]

RIDE

author: Keyboard Magazine “One of those exciting underground records that skates along the edge of incomprehensibility without being too off-putting… has some of the spaciousness of new age, but it’s dark instead of pretty. Maybe we should call it ‘dark age’ music.” . Read more… author: Ambient Mailing List “Jeff Greinke’s “Places of Motility” is [...]

PLACES OF MOTILITY

  author: Keyboard Magazine “One of those exciting underground records that skates along the edge of incomprehensibility without being too off-putting… has some of the spaciousness of new age, but it’s dark instead of pretty. Maybe we should call it ‘dark age’ music.” . Read more… author: Ambient Mailing List “Jeff Greinke’s “Places of Motility” [...]

WIDE VIEW

Exquisite, subtle, timeless, intimate, organic, and melancholic. “The way he incorporates synth pads, resonant strings, chimes, and piano into such finely honed compositions is truly a marvel to hear.” OUTBURN

WEATHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET

One of the most delightfully idiosyncratic releases of 2003 author: Bill Binkelman Heading in the (more or less) opposite direction from his previous recording, Wide View (a masterpiece of starkly beautiful melancholic ambient soundscapes), Jeff Greinke has infused his latest album with kinetic rhythms that combine electronica, glitch, and even world fusion beats alongside accessible, [...]

WINTER LIGHT

  The music of Jeff Greinke has always been about creating mood. To this end, his early works were comprised of a complex arrangement of drones and pads that often approached the atonal. As his compositions became more sophisticated, so did his musicianship and that which he expressed through it. On Winter Light (54’41″), Greinke [...]

SOUNDTRACKS

Expert and meticulous work through and through author: K. Leimer There’s a profound difference between what soundtracks are capable of and what they typically do. Jeff Greinke’s new CD, Soundtracks, which incorporates pieces for film, performance and dance, is comprised of extremely refined and carefully considered music that creates some profoundly interesting states and is [...]