Magic Places is Savannah-based musicmaker Paul M. Goerner, who seems to have a distinct proclivity for fantasy, sci-fi, and eerie soundscapes. The young producer has a complete album available to stream now via Bandcamp, entitled The Time-Traveler’s Pocket Guidebook, which “Through the Map Room Door” is lifted from. Magic Place’s tune starts out with a slow groove, a few ghostly synth sounds, and a disembodied female voice calling out from a distance—it’s a fairly sparse aural environment until about the halfway point, when things get a bit more driving and dense. In both cases, Goerner displays a strong sense of mood and melody, which are likely to serve the rest of his Guidebook album well when it’s released on the first day of 2011. (via Altered Zones)

Through the Map Room Door