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The Kiss That Took A Trip Latest Release [ Electroforest (By Night) ] Out Now!!!

London-based Composer [ Dai Watts ] Latest EP [ Melancholia ] Available On BandCamp

Ambient Outfit [ GIMU ] Forthcoming Album [ Of The Spirit, Of The Space ] Coming Soon….

Ambient-drone Project [ Wolves and Horses ] Debut [ S/T EP ] Out On [ UAE RECORDS ]

Introducing [ First Falling Leaves ] Single [ Floating ] From Upcoming EP!!!

Contemporary-classic / Mod-classical Outfit [ Lunae Lumen ] Return With Another EP [ The Words Unsaid ]

Portland, Oregon Outfit [ Drowse ] Latest Release [ Soon Asleep ] Available On BandCamp

UAE RECORDS

July 27th, 2015 / Comments Off on UAE RECORDS / by Mog/

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UAE Records is a small independent label managed by Christer Lunder and Christian Saint-Viteux. We focus mainly on ambient, drone, electronic and experimental music. Our main goal is to work closely with our artists and together try to fulfill the potential in the music and the artistic work.

Catalog:

2014 – Us As Effigies “NODULA”
2015 – Wolves And Horses – Wolves and Horses EP

Teasers / Forthcoming Releases 2015:

Teasers

GIMU – Of The Spirit, Of The Space
First Falling Leaves – Floating

Forthcoming Releases

Nordafor – EP (TBA)
First Falling Leaves – EP (TBA)
GIMU – “Of The Spirit, Of The Space” (Release date August 24th 2015)
musicformessier – “The Pleiades” (Release date set for September 15th 2015)

New Single ‘Floating’
By – First Falling Leaves (Upcoming EP)

Credits:
Released JULY 27th 2015

Written, produced, recorded and mixed
by First Falling Leaves
Mastered by Vincent Villuis @ Ultimae
Artwork by Ferenc Kapiller | Label: UAE Records

First Falling Leaves Profile

THE BAND –

First Falling Leaves is an ambient-drone / minimal-noise duo from Belgium, Norway. The project is a joint effort by Christian Sain­t-Viteux aka [ Wolves and Horses ] and Christer Lunder also a member of [ Us As Effigies ] who also run the recording label “UAE RECORDS”. F.F.L short for [ First Falling Leaves ] creates atmospheric ambient and soundscaping tunes with the use of synth sound and field recordings combined with subtle noise and organic textures. The duo is now working on their debut EP which is scheduled for autumn 2015 but has released a single off the upcoming EP title ‘Floating’. Check it out.

THE SINGLE ‘FLOATING’ –

First and foremost allow me to say that I am not going to fly sky high or venture the oceanic crust in the light of describing [ First Falling Leaves ] upcoming release as this will utterly spoil the surprise you about to face. That said, since I am so excited about this new project, I suppose a little head’s up won’t kill anyone here right? So what do we have here… a nine minutes ambient piece, yeah… what’s the big deal, that’s what I thought to, BUT (there’s always a but guys) upon closer listen I soon discovered this new single is not your ordinary ambient sound. It’s a sound you can either refer to as space-ambient or abysmal-ambient, your call, but either way let me point that [ First Falling Leaves ] sound reminds me of the Dolphin. Well, NOT in the literal sense that the track output a piercing sonar pitch but more in terms of its complexity.

“Each and every dolphin has a different sound just like you and me, a sound that other dolphins recognize in an instance. Even a new baby dolphin, (calf), can detect its mother’s whistle within the pod soon after birth. Dolphin Speech is so complex that the sounds even cross the species barriers and enable different kinds of dolphins to communicate. They have been known to instruct each other as well as receive instructions and act accordingly in a manner that is simply intriguing to human mind”. – [Wiki].

In the same sense ‘Floating’ from [ First Falling Leaves ] upcoming album sound extremely clear and intelligible with an immense subtleness yet holding an unbelievable intricacy that communicates with listeners in its own subtle pitch. And like we say… sometime less is more, compact is spacious, tiny but with the bigger the impact, so dear listeners I urge you not to conclude anything based on the minimalistic side of the sound, instead dive as deep as you can on ‘Floating’ and allow every aspect of the music to crawl up your senses. Upon light listening one may think it’s simply a sound with a massive vagueness but let me reiterate that [ F.F.L ] new single is not the case though, as vague and trippy as it may sound, there is a most certainly a destination point and it’s up to listeners to find that terminus while floating in comfort and in warmth with [ F.F.L ]

– Take everything you possibly knows of, space-ambient / abysmal-ambient, all your soundscape encounters and magnify it by 10 and you’ll land a step closer to [ First Falling Leaves ] musical bang.

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First Falling Leave - Floating

Artist – First Falling Leaves
Album – Floating ( ‘Single’ From Upcoming ‘EP’ ) [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2015 [ July 27th ]
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Experimental, Drone, Minimal, Post-rock [ EPIC ]

Tracklist

01 – Floating
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GIMU – Of The Spirit, Of The Space
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WOZNIAK

July 27th, 2015 / Comments Off on WOZNIAK / by Mog/

Wozniak Profile

Edinburgh-based (Scotland) four piece Wozniak were formed in 2012 on a mission to cause terminal tinnitus with their brooding (largely) instrumental cocktail of feedback, reverb and delay, distorted bass tones and pounding drum beats.

James
John
Sarah
and Simon

cite influences from shoegaze, post rock, hard rock and no wave, 70s public information films, 80s Japanese cartoons and the odd tartan shirt, and say their sound is: “Loud – think jet engines, hurricanes, dinosaurs, blackholes. It’s all pummelling drums, driving bass, swamps of delay and reverb and ear-busting feedback too.”

AUSTER

Credits
Released 29 June 2015
All Music By [ WOZNIAK ]

Respected blog Song, By Toad, has already tagged them part of an Edinburgh shoegaze revival. They have now taken their sonic maelstrom to the studio for their debut record. This double A-sided single was recorded at The Depot in Edinburgh under the expert guidance of Craig Ross of Broken Records and the band say it gives a sample of Wozniak at their most moody.

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Wozniak - Auster

Artist – Wozniak
Album – Auster [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2015
Genre – Instrumental, Post-rock, Shoegaze, Krautrock [ ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS ]

Tracklist

1. Snow Effect 06:21
2. Wings of Pegasus 03:54
3. Gospel of Infinity 05:28
4. Hester + Zelda 08:02
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Wozniak - Pikes Peak

Artist – Wozniak
Album – Pikes Peak [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Instrumental, Post-rock, Shoegaze [ ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS ]

Tracklist

1. El Maresme 06:58
2. Paper Hat 04:43
3. Kreuzberg 07:32
4. Columbo’s Car 03:16
5. Gesamtkunstwerk 04:34
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Wozniak - Hear Them Roar

Artist – Wozniak
Album – Hear Them Roar [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2013
Genre – Instrumental, Post-rock, Shoegaze [ ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS ]

Tracklist

1. MFMB 04:34
2. New Hampshire 04:04
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A Shelter In The Desert

July 27th, 2015 / Comments Off on A Shelter In The Desert / by Mog/

A Shelter In The Desert Profile

A Shelter in the Desert is the result of a search for sound, a look and a feeling at the same time. The evolution of a project to experiment with unusual items, which led to the creation of unique melodies, dramatic melodies, sweet melodies and an explosion of sounds. Based in Mexico, the 5 piece band follow the well known and well loved standards within the Post Rock scene. Crescendos blended with delicate melodies, breaking free from the usual limits of popular music, mixing classical notes with progressive sounds, they excel at conjuring up soundscapes that allow listeners to immerse themselves in the sonar world.

MEMBERS

Erick Fryman – Piano, Synth
Declan Berdella – Guitars
Oscar Rodríguez – Guitars
Alex Rodríguez – Drums | Anwar Rodríguez – Bass

Pequeñas Hiroshimas

Credits
Released 21 July 2015
Music By A Shelter In The Desert
Album Artwork by – Abraham Colín ‘Yntesk’

Heidy Cázares (Indie-C Radio) – Five songs and each one of them sentenced me to explode, breathe and bloom, inflect myself in first and last person, in singular and plural, infinitive and infinite present: I am that song and each one of my chords begins when the sun inside me (cloudy at times) illuminates my eyes by only watching and feeling alive that song that reminds me of myself and only me. Me, who bursts, me who is my memories and becomes a postcard and a disharmonic harmony.

The songs I am now (in this effective and tangible past), made me explode, or more properly said, contributed to have me burst in 5 love letters; 5 postcards written to each one of the sides where the soul wants to pour light, color and freshness, never neglecting those who are not awaken yet, those who still hurt for their absence, because somebody stole them from us and kept them in ripped pockets so they can also burst, not in failed smiles but in the soil…

Otra explosión se avecina (another explosion ahead) // Running against time, the journey becomes an eternal postcard and almost indecipherable despite its cartography. There are poems that know nothing about words… There are silences that stop being poetry when a clear piano starts the sailing while the drumming joins in, the strings, the bass: a game of seduction, of dare, serenity, remembrance, of that which (not unlike love) starts with stealth and culminates with endings never before thought. Another explosion ahead: one with the willing soul that waters with strong tears the soul that shall someday bring, again, more flowers…

La vida no tiene cura (life has no cure) // Life has no cure. Clouds are filled with blue, lost years, and that becomes a tale that hibernates in what we know is a paradise gagged by yearning. Tears go outside for a walk but must be back home before the rain and they lose their way; before they mimic and drown in puddles that almost always fade… “This is a deranged lullaby, but it is mine” and has a beginning where everything, even love, is an invention and a game where no one ever forgets anything; even Hiroshima and those little postcards that still explode inside our eyes and guts.

Y dormir, por primera vez, con el alma al lado (And sleep, for the first time, with the soul on the side) // Furtiveness and boldness. Luminous powder and will, half the way with suggestions of waiting, amazement and pleading for the nights to last longer (just like Penelope pleaded Atenea at the return of Ulises to Itaca), while the echo of a sound piece keeps us company and becomes a magnificent fountain where colored fishes illuminate the moon itself, drawing spirals, craving to be given a lullaby, to sleep, for the first time, with the soul on the side.

Todo podrá estallar, pero siempre habrá una adelfa que nacerá de entre los escombros (Everything might burst, but there will always be an oleander blooming among debris). // Salty watering eyes. And with all its possible combinations another postcard turns me in introspection: just as the sleep of ageless that quells the colorless, the tasteless; giving it an autonomous spirit, almost like fireworks in the eyes making the heart tremble to remind the fugitive smile that everything might burst, but there will always be an oleander blooming among debris. Just that, fireworks, blue and pink and white lights, where iridescence is the threshold of sound.

Healer // And I breath, at last… I gathered from the floor every little piece of me and, before I glue them together, I caressed them and with a smile made the promise they would heal…Healer, then and from then, became a promise, not from emptiness but from that which fills the heart with memories of what has not happened yet, but surely will. Healer is, therefore, the synthesis of an entrust for the performers, who heal with every note. Healer became a postcard of chance and coincidence, of an engagement with the soul.

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A Shelter In The Desert - Pequeñas Hiroshimas

Artist – A Shelter In The Desert
Album – Pequeñas Hiroshimas [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2015
Genre – Instrumental Post-rock, Post-metal [ POST OF THE DAY ]

Tracklist

1. Otra explosión se avecina 06:50
2. La vida no tiene cura 06:49
3. Y dormir, por primera vez, con el alma al lado 07:31
4. Todo podrá estallar, pero siempre… 08:52 | 5. Healer 06:33
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A Shelter In The Desert - Maze Of Memories

Artist – A Shelter In The Desert
Album – Maze Of Memories [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2013
Genre – Instrumental Post-rock, Post-metal [ LOVE IT ]

Tracklist

1. It’s Raining 10:11
2. Frustration, Rage, Freedom 09:50
3. Hard Times 08:34
4. Requiem For a Love 09:29 | 5. The Other Side Of The Road 08:28
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OXIDE-TONES A Shelter In The Desert – Maze Of Memories
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Tiny Fingers

July 27th, 2015 / Comments Off on Tiny Fingers / by Mog/

Tiny Fingers Profile

Israel outfit [ Tiny Fingers ] combine post-rock, live electronics, dubstep, psychedelic and groove, forming a powerful, super-intensive musical mix. The band put out its fifth release title [ THE FALL ] and its a super blend of various elements coming together with a straight focus on electronic and post-rock while older releases covers psychedelic and lo-end industrial ground. All [ Tiny Fingers ] titles are available on BandCamp at a fix price while streaming are unlimited. On this one I’ll say start with the LATEST release “The Fall” followed by the EARLIEST title “Massive Fingers Spacetrip”.

MEMBERS

Oren Ben David- Guitar
Boaz Bentur- Bass
Nimrod Bar- Keys and Synths
Tal Cohen- Drums
Words unspoken – Daniella Tourgeman
Flute on Music For The Sun – Hagar Shahal

DISCOGRAPHY

2015 – The Fall
2013 – We Are Being Held By The Dispatcher
2012 – Megafauna
2011 – Foreign Telegrams | 2011 – Massive Fingers Spacetrip

THE FALL

Credits
Released 21 July 2015

All music written, arranged and performed by TINY FINGERS.
Produced by TINY FINGERS.
This album was recorded in summer 2014 at Anova Studio.
Recorded and mixed by Adir “The Doctor” Dadia.
recording engineer and editing: Eran “Hatsil” Alpern
Mastering by Paul Gold | Graphics by Yotam Kellner | Management: Asaf Ben David.

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Tiny Fingers - The Fall

Artist – Tiny Fingers
Album – The Fall [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2015
Genre – Instrumental, Electro’, Post-rock, Psychedelic [ AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. The Fall 04:03
2. Eyes of Gold 02:47
3. Traveller Soul 02:36
4. Deuteronomy 05:59
5. Drops 07:31
6. The Other 02:24
7. Nine of Swords 05:22
8. Dispatcher 07:41 | 9. Music For The Sun 08:18
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Tiny Fingers - We Are Being Held By The Dispatcher

Artist – Tiny Fingers
Album – We Are Being Held By The Dispatcher [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2013
Genre – Instrumental, Electro’, Psychedelic, Lo-end Industrial [ AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. Space slavery 05:41
2. The UV manifesto 02:06
3. Bushdog 02:24
4. Inphasing 03:14
5. Madrugada 05:17
6. Moving Q’s 02:28
7. 1965 02:08
8. Dispatcher 03:15 | 9. Paz light 01:51
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Tiny Fingers - Megafauna

Artist – Tiny Fingers
Album – Megafauna [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Instrumental, Electro’, Post-rock, Psychedelic [ AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. Intro 01:42
2. Demands 06:49
3. The reduction wheel 06:29
4. Preloader 05:40
5. Pasadena matador 02:29
6. Money-time 05:29
7. Cyclamens 07:03
8. El dorados 04:59 | 9. Outro 00:37
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Tiny Fingers - Foreign Telegrams

Artist – Tiny Fingers
Album – Foreign Telegrams [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2011
Genre – Instrumental, Electro’, Post-rock, Psychedelic [ AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. Blaze 03:54
2. Youth Fraction 05:15
3. Transformers 06:03
4. Horizonchild 01:28
5. Manushka 04:45
6. Manushka II 03:58
7. Odd Nature 01:52
8. The Gold Rush 04:22
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Tiny Fingers - Massive Fingers Spacetrip

Artist – Tiny Fingers
Album – Massive Fingers Spacetrip [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2011
Genre – Electro’, Post-rock, Psychedelic, Dark-ambient [ AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. preloader 04:20
2. The Quilt 05:18
3. Turquoise 04:16
4. Demands 06:57
5. The Foot Technique 05:53
6. Feller Horizon 06:15
7. Wound 04:53 | 8. Cyclamens 07:07
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Lunae Lumen

July 24th, 2015 / Comments Off on Lunae Lumen / by Mog/

Lunae Lumen Profile

Lunae Lumen is an ambient/contemporary classical solo project created by Martha Otero, a 25 year old pianist from Zacatecas, Mexico. She writes emotional and melancholic songs with atmospheres that remind us of artists like Max Richter at times. Her main musical influences involve film scores, contemporary classical and post-rock. Her new EP “The Words Unsaid” was released on march 21. She’s currently working on new projects that involve film scoring, collaborations and the addition of theremin to her music.

THE WORDS UNSAID
By – Lunae Lumen

Credits
Released 21 March 2015
Mastered by Martyn Heyne
@ Lichte Studio in Berlin
Viola tracks recorded
by Johannes Nonn
from the postrock project TrucitatE
Composed and recorded by [ Martha Otero ]
[ CUT COMMON REVIEW ] New Generation Of Classical Music

Mexican outfit [ Lunae Lumen ] piano skills leaves contemporary-classic / Mod-classical fans breathless with its second effort “The Words Unsaid”. [ Lunae Lumen ] also known as Martha Otero a young and vibrant pianist from Zacatecas, Mexico returns after nearly 4 years with yet another successful attempt in crafting an astounding set of movements with her latest EP. While critics offers brilliant praises on Martha’s releases, let it be “Catch-22” Demo, released while back in September 2011 or the newest EP “The Words Unsaid” for that matter, Martha’s focus is aimed directly at crushingly plaintive piano / viola melodies and subtle/organic textures with an emphasis on delicate sound and fragile tunes that reminds you of a cold winter, being wrapped up with a thick blanket sitting by the fire place in a warm and cozy atmospheres while its -4 degrees outside.

But that’s not the best part though, what’s even greater about “The Words Unsaid” is that the EP, in its quarter an hour mark, tend to take listeners all the way back to classical root. And although I have to admit that “The Words Unsaid” is not typically classical music’s but more of a derivative of classical tunes, bagged with mod-classical / contemporary-classic outfits, the sound in its perfect fluidity make listeners think of the whole concept of classical aliases dated decades and centuries ago. Piano, being the core musical instrument employed predominantly in classical atmospheres for solo acts and ensemble performances, its versatility and ubiquity have made it one of the world’s most familiar musical instruments which hold the unique power to dwell between joyful state and melancholy sadness (tristesse).

The Italian musical terms piano and forte indicate “soft” and “loud” respectively in this context referring to the variations in volume produced in response to a pianist’s touch on the keys: the greater the velocity of a key press, the greater the force of the hammer hitting the strings, and the louder the sound of the note produced. That in mind, the adaptation of Martha in general is particularly soft in most cases thus driving her listeners more towards a nostalgic ground which causes one to re-live unforgettable moments that’s been filed at the back of the brain and which in many instances are unattainable if it’s not for the sound and the vibrations portrait by the composer.

In a nutshell, this new EP is relatively a short play and I don’t know if this is a trend Martha tend to follow considering the previous demo “Catch-22” which ticks around 7 minutes in total duration but if that’s the case then I would say bad approach because the music is undoubtedly brilliant and leaves us, listeners craving for more. The room for exploration is there and Martha could very well adapt this to her advantage. That in mind… bottom line is, whether or not you’ll enjoy this new release depend entirely on your reaction to piano driven music as a whole. If you ask me, personally piano is one of my favourite musical instruments. TSS readers as well as followers can confirm that, whenever I come across a new moniker with piano being the core foundation of the sound, I simply go overboard on the praising side. But that’s not just because I am indeed a major piano fan though. In many cases piano sound always have a tendency to draw me to a point where I found myself waiting for something and even though I am not completely aware of what I am waiting for exactly, I simply feel the need to hang there in the hope of finding that something through the sound and to conclude [ Lunae Lumen ] once again has cornered me to that specific spot. I sincerely hope to hear a full length album from [ Lunae Lumen ] real soon.

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Lunae Lumen - The Words Unsaid

Artist – Lunae Lumen
Album – The Words Unsaid [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2015
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Experimental, Contemporary-classic, Piano, Mod-classical [ EXQUISITE ]

Tracklist

1. The Words Unsaid 02:19
2. The Places You Will Never See 02:20
3. Abismos de Océanos y Firmamento 02:34
4. Eclipse 04:01 | 5. The Ghosts In Your Heart 03:09
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Lunae Lumen - Catch​-​22 (Demo)

Artist – Lunae Lumen
Album – Catch​-​22 (Demo) [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2011
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Experimental, Contemporary-classic, Piano, Mod-classical [ EXQUISITE ]

Tracklist

1. Everything 01:36
2. Forget 04:10
3. The Places You Will Never See 02:12 | 4. Rain 01:39
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Lunae Lumen – Catch​-​22 (Demo)
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