A PLACE TO RELIVE YOUR MUSICAL MEMORIES AND MAKE NEW ONES
AND READ ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE INSTRUMENTAL, NEW AGE, SYNTH, ELECTRONIC OR AMBIENT ARTISTS OF THE 70S AND 80S AND DISCOVER NEW ONES
..one late autumn evening, when I was coming back from school and as I passed by the cassette booth at the market, I heard a melody that changed my life. I knew the guy who was selling there and as he saw me, in awe, standing like a stone, he smiled, took the CD case from under the counter, the CD out of the player and gave it to me in a green plastic bag. He didn’t even ask for money, he just said that it was going to change my life. What I was listening to was the excerpt from “Incantations” found on the “Essential XXV” compilation. The rest, as they say, is history. I started listening to everything Mike Oldfield and I never looked back.Mihnea Manduteanu
My name is Mihnea and I have been listening to instrumental music for 25 years and writing about it since 2014. I’ve written over 1000 reviews and I can’t imagine myself doing anything else. I am also a film music critic, member of IFMCA (International Film Music Critics Association). My beginnings though come from ambient and electronic music and the artists who truly inspired me first were Mike Oldfield and Jean Michel Jarre.