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Beyond the Purple Sun


1. Celestial Rainbows (6:34)
2. Lavender Moons (8:11)
3. Dark Spaces (7:39)
4. Birth of a Violet Quasar (10:04)
5. Space Lightning (6:48)
6. Secrets of the Hidden Stars (7:50)
7. Beyond the Purple Sun (10:06)

Total playing time: 57:14

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Media: CD (gatefold wallet)

Catalogue Number: M-12

CD release date: 12 April 2019

Category: Ambient

Original album notes:

The tracks on ‘Beyond the Purple Sun’ were recorded, mixed & mastered by Jim Ottaway between October 2010 & February 2019. All tracks are live improvised studio recordings with minimal overdubs. Early versions of 'Celestial Rainbows' were released under the titles 'MFF2 - Scene 28' & 'Rainbow Bridge'.

Equipment & software used for this production includes: RME Fireface 800, Studio One, Cubase, Korg Karma, Yamaha Motif-Rack ES, Yamaha MX49 & various VSTs.

Thanks (Fr) Reg & Kevin.

Graphics and design by Jim Ottaway.

Experience a journey beyond the purple sun... to the far reaches of the universe, where you will learn the secrets of the hidden stars, pass through majestic celestial rainbows and see the beautiful lavender moons. You will also feel the raw energy of space lightning and witness the birth of a quasar. The final stages of the journey will take you to the dark outer reaches of the universe. Enjoy the journey.

Additional notes:

'Beyond the Purple Sun' received nominations in two categories of the 16th Annual Zone Music Reporter Awards 2019... 'Album of the Year' and 'Best Ambient Album'.

'Beyond the Purple Sun' was featured as the Album of the Week (Album der Woche) on Germany's Modul303 internet radio station in early April 2019 (#14) and was the featured album on New Zealand's Sleep Radio during early April 2019.

'Beyond the Purple Sun' debuted at #29 on the One World Music Radio Top 100 Chart for April 2019 and climbed one notch to #28 on the May 2019 chart. The album dropped to #48 on the June 2019 chart.

'Beyond the Purple Sun' debuted at #2 on the New Age Music Chart (New Age Music Guide) for April 2019.

'Beyond the Purple Sun' debuted at #8 on the Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Chart for April 2019 and remained at #8 on the May 2019 chart. The album dropped to #15 on the June 2019 chart; to #27 on the July 2019 chart; and then to #44 on the August 2019 chart. The album climbed once again on the ZMR chart for September 2019 to #24 and slipped 7 notches to #31 in October 2019. The album dropped to #39 on the November 2019 chart. The album re-entered the chart at #42 on the January 2020 chart and remained steady at #42 on the February 2020 chart.

'Beyond the Purple Sun' was featured in the 'Best of' Albums of the Week (Album der Woche) on Germany's Modul303 internet radio station in early December 2019.

"Jim Ottaway delivers the goods on this one!" - Mary Bartlein, Instrumental Saturdays (WMSE - Milwaukee, USA) Facebook, 8 April 2019.

Reviews: "...drifting ambient music"... "...rich and expertly recorded"... "Jim is a consummate artist and each of his releases explores more of that talent that seems to flow endlessly from artists of his caliber.". Michael Foster, Ambient Visions Facebook (USA). Click here for the full review and reviews of my albums.

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