We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Meridian [EX]

by Ascendant

supported by
rvss.eel thumbnail
rvss.eel Ascendant has my favorite body of work on Synphaera, and while they consistently improve from album to album, the biggest jump might be seen here (I'm referring to Meridian without the [EX]). I didn't discover this until this extended version was released. While I very much enjoy this as a whole, I prefer to separate the [EX] tracks from the original and listen to them as two separate pieces, [EX] being much more minimal ambient (and slightly less on rotation). Favorite track: Solar Invocation.
Anu Kirk
Anu Kirk thumbnail
Anu Kirk Ascendant (like many of their labelmates) create something between ambient music and soundtrack composition.

Like a cooler Tangerine Dream, if they had pursued "Love On A Real Train".

Meticulously crafted synth soundscapes propelled by sequences and subtle percussion move along or spin in place.

Great for backgrounds to your favorite activities, or listening to in detail. Favorite track: The Age of Earth and Stone.
Egg Wizard
Egg Wizard thumbnail
Egg Wizard Glorious adult synthetic ambient, tapping that Carbon Based Lifeforms sensation but with vigour all of its own. I've nominated the front tune but basically the whole album is worthy. Get in for a deep space soak. Favorite track: Landfall.
more... more...
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $14 USD  or more


  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The ultimate edition of SYN13. Experience Meridian [EX] with this gorgeous 6 panel, 2 disc deluxe digipack. Strictly limited to 300 copies.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Meridian [EX] via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days
    edition of 300 
    Purchasable with gift card

      $22 USD or more 


Landfall 08:02
Arcology 09:01
Meridian 06:26
Unearth 08:15
Fallen Land 08:00
Solarium 13:22


Welcome to the [EX]panded edition of Ascendant's landmark album, Meridian. This double-album features four new ambient re-workings of your favorite tracks, and for the first time ever, a physical release in a deluxe 6-panel double-cd digipack.

If you are here because you heard our music in the game Stormland by Insomniac Games, you're in the right place - this is the album from whence the music came.

10,000 years from now. 10,000 light years from here. A New Land, come of age into a time of abundance, transcendence and enlightenment. The Age of Earth and Stone, where…

An enlightened man exists alongside post-singularity machine AI that manifest as floating coils of light. Frozen clouds are summoned and then flash-melted to provide the planet’s water, and liquid has memory.

A planet where habitats the size, shape & semblance of mountains hover over large bodies of water. A planet where enormous belts of sub-orbital forests scrub the ozone and provide oxygen.

A world where gravity bends, but time does not. A world of alchemical transmutation, elemental summoning, and abundance.

The Age of Earth and Stone.


All Synphaera digital releases are cut from the 24BIT Master Source. Never pay more for 24BIT. Never settle for less.

SYN13 © & Ⓟ 2018 Synphaera
All Rights Reserved


released December 11, 2018

Written and Produced by Ascendant

Mastered by Don Tyler at IO Mastering
Graphic Design by Sten Backman at Great Big Container


all rights reserved



Synphaera Los Angeles, California

Synphaera Records is an independent record label for electronic and ambient music.

For booking and license inquiries: info@synphaera.com

contact / help

Contact Synphaera

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this album or account

Synphaera recommends:

If you like Meridian [EX], you may also like: