The Nikki Grace Experience

2013-09-02 11:18:13 UTC

The Project [ Nikki Grace Experience ] was born in the year 2010. The Idea of the musical fusion rose from my novel Eta Carinae, existing since 2008. I try to put all dark and sinister images into musical landscapes and post-rockish and ambiental walls. I'm always inspired by journeys through my home, Germany, the Woods, the people, all strange things I see every day, and over there I'm inspired from other beautiful countries like Ireland, the northern countries, all this, with its breath of coldness but beautiful strangeness. I think Music must be a kind of Heart and Soul and the Heart of the Soul turns into Music. [ __the artist ].

[ a()anda EP ] & [ a()anda Partur 2 ]  - Complex, moody instrumentals further explore an artist's inner dreamscape. Pairing of EP. a()anda Parture is a companion EP to a()anda. Like Poe's Dream within a Dream, I'm thinking and realize that piece of music. The only thing I knew was to climb a wall of water within, within a thunderstorm of hearts, all mountains looks tiny and have a sight of nothingness in a heart that's longing for a higher dream. A dream that's lost within a()anda, so I have nothing more to say. Let the dream within the music tell a story about "a()anda. Thanxx for your Ears" [ __from the artist ]

[ REST ] - The Album 'REST' was recorded and mastered by myself in my own Proclambient (means Progressive-Classical-Ambient) Studio at my Home in Germany. It was a process about one year, I put all my ideas together, first on piano (that's played by myself on a Midi keyboard). The speeches on "Broken Home" I took from a Creative Commons blog --it's a preacher who's talking and weeping about God and Jesus-- together it's my interpretation of a broken home that's left and leaving. All strings I used were formed from synthesizer tunes into real strings by myself.

The dialogue on "Playback rewind..." are recorded in Dutch speech one year ago by myself; it's an old Woman which would not leave alone her old cassette player. Sad story I think, deep minded and terrible. "Easy Steps Moving Downward" is the newest one on this release. It's my own favorite, a little bit jazzy I think. It's a view to the next releases I'm working on. The drums are created by myself on a drum machine that I use for my computer, also Midi into real stuff.

"Spaetrot" is a German word and means "the last Autumn light." It was the hardest song to work on - the speeches are an old couple (on it you can hear one of them, together you can hear it on the second Part I'm working on) who are talking about their time as teachers in the past, a remembrance which sounds like a last autumn light I think. It was taken from Creative Commons blog called Freesound. So "Rest" is putting all the sad stories together. It's a very personal song about my dead Father who died 26 Years ago, my inner peace to find him everywhere, sounds like a ghost story. It's the deepest Song for me on this release. I've worked on it 6 Months and made it by myself, Which was important for me." [ __the artist ].

[ Divergence ] - For a long time, I've worked on this piece of music. I was not sure whether to release it or not, but now I think it's time to release the first part of a trilogy. Divergence is the parting from everyone you've ever loved that was closing into your heart. So "we breathe differently" says so much about nearing and letting go. We breathe so differently, inhale the same, but exhale so heartless. The song is created for a second heart we're all looking for and flows into the question "Is anyone still here?" Here and there, looking around, hopeless and strange and falling into "Black Tar Hearts" crawling and motionless, drowning into a fiery magma of long lost hope, with the look of "All things I can not hold near." The things that ripped out of your hands and dive in "This wailing Sea," the sea we want to split like Moses, and at the same time, we want to walk on it like Jesus ... nothing's stranger than closeness ... that's the mind of "Divergence," a piece of music that's written and arranged by myself in the Proclambient Studios, in the desert of middle Germany ...Thanxx" [ __the artist ].

* * * * * [ THE UNBEARABLE WINTER ] * * * * *

...the function of man, is to live,not to exist, we shall not waste our days, just try to prolong them, maybe it´s too cold, or the snow smeared our sight, we shall use our time....

* * * * * [ THE NIKKI GRACE EXPERIENCE ] * * * * *

[ Halo’s ] - Quite recently the [ A()anda Partur 2 ] was introduce to me and since then there’s been dozens of communication between [ TNGE ] and me, digging for more materials information’s and future plan on the artist side. We wrote a page covering [ A()anda Partur 2 ] and we updated the page on a later stage covering the artist entire discography and now yet again [ TNGE ] has released another full length entitle [ Halo ]. The album was released on the 22nd Of June 2012 and T.N.G.E has showed us his generosity once again sharing his latest work for free before the official release date.

Halo’s is typically the ambient stemmed from the experimental and synthesizer-oriented styles. While being influenced from the core root of Kraftwerk and Klaus Schulze; nevertheless the spacey and dark vibes of Halo's also played an important role in the final outcome. The Nikki Grace Experience is regarded as ambient main founder, the concept of background or furniture music had already existed some time before, yet [ TNGE ] elaborates on the entire concept a step further by fusing elements of environmental music with electronics. The high of [ Halo’s ] is that it focuses mainly on creating a mood or a particular atmosphere through synthesizers and field recordings qualities. There is an excess presence of any net composition, beat and structured melody that is played in accordance to accomplish various scenes. Let it be a nostalgic moment or simply a wave ballad in the open air, due to [ TNGE ] relatively open style and the attribution of other genres that particular target is fully accomplished.

As a matter of fact, since Halo's is being emerged in an ambiguous term, [ TNGE ] has no distinct characteristics, and his style can vary a lot. For instance let’s take look at [ Quand Tu Marches Seul ] that is a 19mins piece translated as [ When You Walking Alone ] and you bet this piece elaborates on many trances. In essence, [ TNGE ] gathers a form of electronic music that emphasisers on tone and an atmosphere while at the same time building a straight focus over song writing, composition and craftsmanship. Halo’s is a little gem that is not only highly conceptual and experimental in style but it also evokes an atmospheric visual of an unobtrusive quality.

Nine tracks all together and over an hour of quality ambience recording from [ sleep well giants ] to [ 13 ]. It’s a records that you will most certainly set on repeat play to hear over and over again. Once you hit play there is no skip or fast forward but it’s a record that you simply have to sit with and digest the whole outcome. MARVELLOUS RECORDING and Most Certainly [ TNGE ] best work ever.

Based on the quoted tags [ Ambientscape ] ~ [ Dreamscape ] ~ [ Classical-ambient ] let it be [ Divergence ] or [ Rest ] or [ A()anda "EP" ] and [ A()anda Partur 2 ] you simply need to get your hand of all 4 releases. I was streaming [ Rest ] earlier this am and man... I'm impressed. Seriously guys... you don't even need to stream them just go right ahead and downloads all four titles as you in for super classical-ambient treat here. [ __TheSirensSound ].

[ Abstain ] - The Nikki Grace Experience dark ambient project whose sole member is Marko diverse and innovative musically, formed in German. The sound of the new EP [ Abstain ] can be defined as dark ambient with drone raw soundscapes, spatial surreal moods and experimental influences. Although this new EP differs quite a bit from other TNGE releases but this one sure bring's the dark side of Marko's ideas. Stronger, bolder and unafraid to explore new territories [ Abstain ] often shape-shifts into many forms; myriad soundworlds, often introspective an epitome of contemplative sound.

[ Dear Night Could You Stay A While ] - New single by [ TNGE  ] title [ Dear Night Could You Stay A While ] is a 9minutes piece that will take your breath away. This time violin, electronics, drums and hums that is absolutely stunning and aimed more on the side of ambient-classical and post-classical. There are words flying that Marko will be studio real soon. We all know what that means right… A new release is in the oven and it’s just a matter of time before it reaches our ears and our senses. Stay put lads, but in the meantime I cannot stress anymore on how gorgeous this single is. Listening is believing.

[ Hearse: Black And White Opinion ]. Major thanks to the collaborating artist [ Lotte Kestner ]… one of the better beneficiaries of ambient music and needles to say prominence of the present decade [ The Nikki Grace Experience ] a gentle and exquisite of a lead melody accompanied by piano and a steady beat. But above all else… we talking bonus point here guys, [ Lotte Kestner ] lovely lead vocal.

“Hearse: Black and White Opinion” is [ The Nikki Grace Experience ] 10th releases and rapidly attaining the zenith point of an abstract and underground success. All without any radical change from where the band was in 2012 with “Rest” or “Halo”. Marko Hupel oversaw all the production; the core emphasis remained a nexus point between minimalism and ambient all shrouded in mystery of a long journey.

Though many songs work with full arrangements, for instance "The Heartshaped Coffins," or “Proudly Waving Farewell,” those pieces attributes thick and dominating resonance but never once overpowering the combination of the various elements that are blend together. All movements on this particular album are heavily stripped-down to demonstrate in various ways as to how [ The Nikki Grace Experience ] or the collaborating artists for that matter, makes a virtue out of simplicity.

We’ve had many previews of this album “Quiet Painting,” “Proudly Waving Farewell” and more, we knew well in advance something big and totally exquisite is going to hit us on the 26th of April 2013. Truth be said there is no absolute point in beating around the bush over the fact that [ The Nikki Grace Experience ] 10th releases includes some of the most beautiful crowning moment within the ambient scene. Many will agree that “Hearse: Black and White Opinion” somehow… magically possesses the power to force you in to romanticism, if not I’ll even stretch describing it as a nostalgic breakdown and weeping tears.

But that in mind let’s not forget while “Hearse: Black and White Opinion” attracts an unlimited elements of subtlety and nostalgia, movement such as “Homeless (The Wisconsin Oddysey) come’s dressed up with an up-beat attire and is so beautifully arrange that it will leaves you breathless. We’ve got eight months to go before the year end and I’ve already put aside 5 of my top 2013 releases. This one my friend jumps to the 01st top of 2013 release. I can only wish for this release to be press on Vinyl or print on CD’s as a limited edition.

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The Nikki Grace Experience bids a graceful farewell to "Webbed Hand Record Label" with this short album of experimental compositions. Major thanks to: C.P.McDill for endless help, the dead puppet orchestra, rona pugach for all her help and transcendence! Thank you all for hearing The Nikki Grace Experience webbedhandrecords, I´ll follow a new way with this project and will keep you inform of all future development.

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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Nikki Grace Experience - The Trip Down Artist - The Nikki Grace Experience Album - The Trip Down Release Date - 2013 Genre - Ambient, Dark-ambient, Post-classical, Post-rock, Ambient-classical [ Breath-taking / EPIC ] Tracklist 01 Slow Waltzing Penguins [01:16] 02 Oh,Stay a While, Thin Esmeralda! [08:00] 03 Dogdays [05:20] 04 Dogdays Co Zero [02:36] 05 The Harpoon Writer [06:24] 06 “My Own Apocalypse” [08:05] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STREAM The Nikki Grace Experience - The Trip Down DIRECT DOWNLOAD The Nikki Grace Experience - The Trip Down -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TNGE - Hearse Black And White Opinion Artist - The Nikki Grace Experience Album - Hearse: Black And White Opinion [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2013 Genre - Ambient, Dark-ambient, Post-classical, Post-rock, Ambient-classical [ Breath-taking / EPIC ] Tracklist [ The Black Opinion ] 01. Perpetual Acrylic Lines (feat. Lotte Kestner) 02. The Poor Conductor And The Dead Puppet Orchestra 03. The Heartshaped Coffins 04. Quiet Paintings (feat. Lotte Kestner) 05. Homeless (The Wisconsin Odyssey) [ Tracklist ] The White Opinion 01. Proudly Waving Farewell (feat. Lotte Kestner) 02. A Basket Of Flowers (On The Gramophone Table - feat. Lotte Kestner) 03. When All Looks The Same (feat. Lynch Kingsley) 04. The Diary Of Auntie Jane 05. The Funeral Of All Our Hopes (feat. Lynch Kingsley) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Nikki Grace Experience - Hearse: Black And White Opinion -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Argumentum e Silentio - Ten Sticks of Willow Charcoal Artist - Argumentum e Silentio Album - Ten Sticks of Willow Charcoal [ * * * * * ] X 10 Release Date - 2013 Genre - Ambient, Dark-ambient, Post-classical, Post-rock, Ambient-classical [ Breath-taking / EPIC ] Tracklist 01 yet you're still jealous of everyone [12:40] 02 ten sticks of willow charcoal [09:22] 03 the snow in my hands [07:51] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DIRECT DOWNLOAD Argumentum e Silentio - Ten Sticks of Willow Charcoal STREAM + DOWNLOAD Argumentum e Silentio - Ten Sticks of Willow Charcoal -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - The Nikki Grace Experience with Lynch Kingsley Album - The Silent Light [ EP ] Release Date - 2012 Genre - Ambient, Dark-ambient, Post-classical, Post-rock, Ambient-classical [ Breath-taking / EPIC ] Tracklist 01 - kingly gift of mourning 02 - the leper tree 03 - god damn ye,merry gentleman -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Nikki Grace Experience with Lynch Kingsley - The Silent Light [ EP] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - The Nikki Grace Experience Album - Dear Night Could You Stay A While [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2012 Genre - Ambient, Dark-ambient, Post-classical, Post-rock, Ambient-classical [ Breath-taking ] Tracklist 01 - Dear Night Could You Stay A While [ 09:11 ] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Nikki Grace Experience - Dear Night Could You Stay A While -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - The Nikki Grace Experience Album - Abstain EP [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2012 Genre - Ambientscape, Dreamscape, Instrumental, Minimal, Experimental, Dark-ambient, Classical-ambient Tracklist 1 - No Place For Hope 2 - Pox 3 - Hope Has Been Taken Away 4 - The Pale Blue Rosary 5 - Divine -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Nikki Grace Experience - Abstain EP -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - The Nikki Grace Experience [ TNGE ] Album - HALO [ * * * * * ] X 10 Release Date - 2012 [ 22nd Of JUNE ] Genre - Ambientscape, Dreamscape, Instrumental, Minimal, Experimental, Dark-ambient, Classical-ambient Tracklist 01 - Sleep Well, Giant 02 - The Moment Of Losing Everything 03 - The Broken In The Things Never Forgotten 04 - Quand Tu Marches Seul 05 - Grey 06 - Into Your Arms 07 - Is This The Hurt You´re Drowning In? 08 - When We Are Both Birds 09 - 13 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Nikki Grace Experience - HALO -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - The Nikki Grace Experience Album - Halo Release Date - 2012 Genre - Ambientscape, Dreamscape, Instrumental, Minimal, Experimental, Dark-ambient, Classical-ambient Tracklist 01 - The Unbearable Winter [ 20:24 ] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Nikki Grace Experience - The Unbearable Winter -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - The Nikki Grace Experience Album - Divergence [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2012 Genre - Ambientscape, Dreamscape, Instrumental, Minimal, Experimental, Dark-ambient, Classical-ambient Tracklist 01 We Breathe Differently [10:41] 02 Is Anyone Still Here? [06:24] 03 Black Tar Hearts [10:01] 04 All Things I Can Not Hold Near [13:19] 05 This Wailing Sea [11:02] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STREAM ~ The Nikki Grace Experience - Divergence DIRECT DOWNLOAD ~ The Nikki Grace Experience - Divergence -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - The Nikki Grace Experience Album - Rest [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2012 Genre - Ambientscape, Dreamscape, Instrumental, Minimal, Experimental, Dark-ambient, Classical-ambient Tracklist 01 Broken Home [06:56] 02 Playback Rewind, Forward Rewind [11:30] 03 Easy Steps to Moving Downward [08:56] 04 Rest [18:13] 05 Spaetrot [09:37] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STREAM ~ The Nikki Grace Experience - Rest DIRECT DOWNLOAD ~ The Nikki Grace Experience - Rest -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - The Nikki Grace Experience Album - A()anda "EP" [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2012 Genre - Ambientscape, Dreamscape, Instrumental, Minimal, Experimental, Dark-ambient, Classical-ambient Tracklist 01 a() anda [05:37] 02 a() bua [06:53] 03 a() fyrirgefa [03:54] 04 skilna()ur [05:06] 05 kyrr() [06:25] 06 a() deyja [10:41] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STREAM ~ The Nikki Grace Experience - A()anda "EP" DIRECT DOWNLOAD ~ The Nikki Grace Experience - A()anda "EP" -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - The Nikki Grace Experience Album - A()anda Partur 2 [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2012 Genre - Ambientscape, Dreamscape, Instrumental, Minimal, Experimental, Dark-ambient, Classical-ambient Tracklist 01 kyrrsta()a [05:21] 02 svört jakkaföt [04:52] 03 far()u til andskotans [05:20] 04 vi()sýni [05:49] 05 för [04:17] 06 mi()ur drengur [11:30] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STREAM ~ The Nikki Grace Experience - A()anda Partur 2 DIRECT DOWNLOAD ~ The Nikki Grace Experience - A()anda Partur 2 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recommendations: Grouper | Aim Low | Williamette | Secret Pyramid | Earlyguard -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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