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Illumination Cycle

by Martin Stürtzer

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Gideon This album sounds amazing. I love the warm bass on this particular track. I am looking forward to buying more music from this guy! Favorite track: Liquid Source.
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rvss.eel I've said elsewhere on here that Extraworld is the most melody driven artist on this roster, but Martin Stürtzer poses a legitimate counterargument. Illumination Cycle builds on what was great about Far Beyond the Stars, but improves by being a better focused album that makes for a smoother listening experience. Favorite track: Harmonic Polarity.
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El Julo Like every albums, another masterpiece by Martin. I fall in love on this one, specially enjoying Lagrange Point. Definitely check it out ! Favorite track: Lagrange Point.
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Televiper Astounding release after astounding release. Martin’s Berlin School sequencing game is on another level: bright, brilliant, beatific synth music. Favorite track: Lagrange Point.
Michael Valant
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Michael Valant Fantastic CD!!!!!!!!! Great electronic music, great sequencing. Love this alot. My favorite Synphaera cd.
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CoryRay It amazes me how some artists (like Martin) can be so prolific while also being so consistent in quality. This might be my favorite release of his to date. Favorite track: Liquid Source.
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Alpha Recall 08:04
Radial Orbit 07:28
Sky's Edge 06:08


Moments of stillness contrast with passages of movement as the aspect of illumination washes over a moonlit landscape… Such is the atmosphere on Synphaera Artist Martin Stürtzer’s new album, Illumination Cycle.

Eight tracks created in his studio in Wuppertal, Germany, Martin’s detailed, improvisational approach brings a captivating blend of neo-Berlin School sequencing and deep-time ambience to create an atmospheric journey on the path to illumination.

All music by Martin Stürtzer. Recorded in Winter 2020 / 2021 in Wuppertal.

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released May 18, 2021

Written and Produced by Martin Stürtzer

Mastered by Don Tyler at IO Mastering
Graphic Design by Rutger van de Steeg


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