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Jacco Gardner - Somnium mp3 album

  • Performer: Jacco Gardner
  • Title: Somnium
  • Genre: Electronic / Rock / Pop
  • Country: Europe
  • Formats: MP4 VOC TTA AC3 MMF AHX APE
  • Released: 2018
  • Style: Ambient, Psychedelic Rock
  • MP3 album: 1563 mb
  • FLAC album: 1962 mb
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 919
Jacco Gardner - Somnium mp3 album

Album · 2018 · 12 Songs. 12 Songs, 42 Minutes. Released: Nov 23, 2018. More By Jacco Gardner. See All. Cabinet of Curiosities.

Somnium ‎(CDr, Album, Promo). Somnium ‎(LP, Album, 180). Polyvinyl Record Company, Excelsior Recordings. Somnium ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Pur).

9 May ·. A short document of the "Somnium" album presentation which happened during a cold full moon night in late November, at the ARTIS Planetarium, Amsterdam. Before that night we spent one week preparing inside after opening hours, and working in such an inspiring place with Thijs Biersteker and his team has been such a special experience. We couldn’t have wished for a better album launch, with two sold out shows, and all friends and family being present. The first NL/UK/FR Somnium tour has come to an end, and has been the most amazing adventure for me. Thanks to everyone who helped to set up the quadraphonic sound systems, and the surround lights and projections and thanks to all of you for coming along for the ride, I loved to discover all these new worlds with you all!

After a couple albums of relaxed chamber pop built around baroque instrumentation and gently psychedelic songcraft, Jacco Gardner did some drastic renovations on his third album, Somnium. In the three years between records, Gardner relocated to Lisbon and found himself enmeshed in reading old science fiction novels and pondering the cosmos as he wandered around his new city of residence.

Somnium is the third studio album of Jacco Gardner, and unlike its predecessors, it is entirely instrumental. Somnium pays homage to the novel of the same name, which was written in 1608 by Johannes Kepler and is considered to be the very first science fiction novel. This book fascinates me because it was basically Kepler travelling in his mind to a non-existent world while describing it, and his journey, with amazing detail. Many of his imagined sensations are actually really what happens when one travels into space, which happened almost four hundred years later

It seems that Gardner has found his calling as a psychedelic spaceman, and Somnium is a laid-back delight that's a perfect soundtrack for inner flights and star-filled nights alike.


A1 Rising
A2 Volva
A3 Langragian Point
A4 Past Navigator
A5 Levania
A6 Eclipse
A7 Utopos
B1 Rain
B2 Privolva
B3 Pale Blue Dot
B4 Descent
B5 Somnium

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Polyvinyl Record Company
  • Copyright (c) – Polyvinyl Record Company
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Excelsior Recordings
  • Copyright (c) – Excelsior Recordings
  • Recorded At – Shadow Shoppe Studio
  • Mastered At – Super Audio Mastering


  • Art Direction – Thijs Biersteker
  • Management – Niels Post
  • Mastered By – Simon Heyworth
  • Percussion – Nicola Mauskovic*
  • Photography By – Rein Janssen
  • Producer, Art Direction – Jacco Gardner
  • Typography – Stefan Altenburger


Early Bird Edition
Limited to 500 Copies on 180g Clear Blue Vinyl

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 544110034311

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
EXCEL96507, PRC-343 Jacco Gardner Somnium ‎(CD, Album, Dig) Excelsior Recordings, Polyvinyl Record Company EXCEL96507, PRC-343 Europe 2018
EXCEL96506, EXCEL96507, PRC-343 Jacco Gardner Somnium ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Red + CD, Album, Promo) Excelsior Recordings, Excelsior Recordings, Polyvinyl Record Company EXCEL96506, EXCEL96507, PRC-343 Benelux 2018
FTH304LPA Jacco Gardner Somnium ‎(LP, Album) Full Time Hobby FTH304LPA Europe 2018
FTH304CD Jacco Gardner Somnium ‎(CD, Album) Full Time Hobby FTH304CD UK 2018
FTH304LPA Jacco Gardner Somnium ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Pur) Full Time Hobby FTH304LPA Europe 2018

Reviews about Jacco Gardner - Somnium (1):
The artwork is a little puzzling--I've no idea what I'm looking at--but the music feels so right.

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