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2012-10-26 08:55:15 UTC

Ektoise aim to make music that paints pictures in your mind, music that moves and inspires you. They fuse live performance with meticulously programmed electronics, obscure Eastern instruments and the latest digital toys to make music unlike any you’ve heard before.

Drawing from a fascination with all forms of music, Ektoise combine their favourite parts of Rock, Electronica, Ambient, Shoegaze, Trip-Hop, Metal, Drone, Noise and Avant-garde to build a sound that is entirely their own. The group began in 2007 as Purity Device, constantly modifying their sound, lineup and performance style until they found balance.

Current Lineup Include:

Greg Reason - guitar, bass, synth, programming Hik Sugimoto - drums, percussion, synth Greta Kelly - kemanche tarhu, violin Jim Grundy - programming, synth Scott Claremont - guitar, electronics Tim Fairless - bass, synth

[ Remix/Reform ] is a collaborative record that sees their work rethought by some of the most accomplished artists in modern Electronica, from UK legends Bola and The Black Dog through to standout Australian talent like Nic McConaghy and Tigermoth.

We're proud to announce that we have issued a new EP by the name of Down River. This album-length dark ambient release features two extended remixes; one by zK (Skam / Volvox) and the other by Noah Landis (Neurosis, Tribes of Neurot, Blood and Time). This is an exploration of passing and of madness, of emptiness and presence. As well as the downloads, Down River is available as a hand-painted art edition CDR. Down River is the precursor to Distortions, a full-length release featuring reinterpretations of material from Kiyomizu by a host of contributors, including Mark Fell (SND), Dalglish, The Haxan Cloak, Subsea, HXDK and others. Distortions is due for release in September.

Additionally, there are a few on [ LIVE VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE ] now and there will be more to come soon. So far we've uploaded [ Subquanta ] and [ Active Denial System ] and coming soon are There and Here, The Shoreline by Morning, Dissolved and others.

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Distortions is now available as a free download from our Bandcamp page. This album presents remixes and reinterpretations of material from our album Kiyomizu, and features contributions from Mark Fell (SND), The Haxan Cloak, Scald Rougish (aka Dalglish / O.S.T. / Rook Vallade / etc), zK, Subsea, HXDK, Secret Killer of Names and Greg Reason. As one may imagine, it's a very diverse album indeed! We're also offering a CDr edition in a card wallet with handmade insert and for the first time in our history, you can purchase the album in 24 bit / 96 kHz FLAC if you're into that sort of thing. Thanks for listening and we hope you enjoy the new album!

Yet another album by [ Ektoise ]. A band I discovered quite some time ago and which amazes each and every-time  a new release comes up. On "DISTORTIONS" [ Ektoise ] brings a powerful outcome blend with ambient, progressive and electro' all together. We've got 100's and 100's of ambient entries and [ Ektoise ] is one that sticks out purely based on their uniqueness of sound. By all means check out [ The Shoreline By Morning ], [ Subquanta ], [ Kiyomizu ], [ Down River ] on the artists BandCamp while keeping in mind the last two releases [ Down River ] and [ Distortions ] are a genuine piece of art.

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Artist - Ektoise Album - Distortions [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2012 Genre - Ambient, Dark-ambient, Experimental, Post-rock, Drone [ AWESOME AWESOME ] Tracklist 1. Dissolved (Le Angustia Epoca by Subsea) 03:46 2. Subquanta (Greg Reason remix) 04:27 3. Square Peg (The Haxan Cloak remix) 06:35 4. State Vector Collapse (Mark Fell remix 1) 03:54 5. State Vector Collapse (Mark Fell remix 2) 03:45 6. Down River (Secret Killer of Names remix) 08:17 7. Venerandum (Scald Rougish remix) 09:29 8. The Golden Bough (HXDK Gnarled Branches mix) 03:49 9. Shoreline (zK Floodland remix) 16:18 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ektoise - Distortions [ TO COME ] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Ektoise Album - Down River [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2012 Genre - Ambient, Minimal, Drone, Experimental, Shoegaze, Post-rock [ EXCELLENT ] Tracklist 1. Down River 05:25 2. Down River From the Golden Bough is a Perilous Place (zK remix) 17:00 3. Down River (Noah Landis remix) 21:33 4. Mangroves 04:16 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ektoise - Down River -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Ektoise Album - Kiyomizu [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2011 Genre - Ambient, Minimal, Drone, Experimental, Shoegaze, Post-rock [ EXCELLENT ] Tracklist 01. The Shoreline by Morning 07:15 02. Subquanta 06:20 03. Kuroi Kami 02:36 04. State Vector Collapse 06:23 05. There and Here 08:12 06. Square Peg 05:59 07. Dissolved 05:02 08. Venerandum 11:36 09. The Golden Bough 07:10 10. Down River 16:24 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ektoise - Kiyomizu -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Ektoise Album - Remember Well Release Date - 2011 Genre - Electronica, Electro-core, Dark-ambient, Experimental, Shoegaze, Glitch, Alternative Tracklist 1. Remember Well 04:30 2. Remember Well (Danny Hyde's Moody Rice mix) 06:45 3. Remember Well (Danny Hyde's Aural Rage mix) 06:04 4. Remember Well (Tetra's Lament) 06:16 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ektoise - Remember Well -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Ektoise Album - SUBSEA. Mixes Release Date - 2010 Genre - Electronica, Electro-core, Dark-ambient, Experimental, Shoegaze, Glitch, Alternative Tracklist 1. Think (Subsea) 02:17 2. Perpendicular (Subsea) 05:38 3. Miasma (Subsea alternate) 01:44 4. Active (Subsea Drainage) 04:09 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ektoise - SUBSEA. Mixes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Ektoise Album - The Thought Police Release Date - 2010 Genre - Electronica, Electro-core, Dark-ambient, Experimental, Shoegaze, Glitch, Alternative Tracklist 1. The Thought Police (Bitten by The Black Dog) 04:35 2. The Thought Police (Lmenitemix by Bola) 04:45 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NOTE: LIMITED EDITON FOR PURCHASE ONLY ~ Ektoise - The Thought Police -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Ektoise Album - Ektoise Release Date - 2010 Genre - Electronica, Electro-core, Dark-ambient, Experimental, Shoegaze, Glitch, Alternative [ VERY GOOD ] Tracklist 01. Rivers of Enkephalin 05:17 02. Miasma 03:23 03. Active Denial System 09:37 04. Euclidean Curve 06:10 05. Vovchanchyn 04:15 06. Tsaparang 06:10 07. On the Transformation of Romance into Guilt 05:56 08. Synaptic Modulation 03:57 09. The Great Perpendicular Path 06:04 10. The Thought Police 06:33 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ektoise - Ektoise -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Ektoise Album - Remix/Reform Release Date - 2010 Genre - Electronica, Electro-core, Dark-ambient, Experimental, Shoegaze, Glitch, Alternative [ VERY GOOD ] Tracklist 01. Miasma (Greg Reason) 03:59 02. Lmenitemix (Bola) 06:21 03. Transformation of Guilt (Nic McConaghy) 02:08 04. Active Denial (Tetra) 03:52 05. Systematic (Re:Enactment) 04:18 06. New Flesh (Tigermoth) 03:26 07. Rivers (Palindromic Resonance) 04:31 08. The Thought Police (The Black Dog) 09:15 09. Miasma (Subsea) 05:12 10. Euclidean Curve (Institute of Reason) 08:20 11. Armour Down (Ambersound) 05:21 12. Vovchanchyn (Greg Reason) 06:44 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ektoise - Remix/Reform -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recommendations: Stendeck | Rome | Alva Noto & Blixa Bargeld | The High Confession | 65DOS -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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