Oxide-Tones [ LABEL ]

2013-06-24 11:20:10 UTC

Oxide Tones started up as an online store in November 2004. Back then, I was frustrated at having to pay 17€ (and more) for a CD, as well as at the lack of choice in Germany. I ended up buying CDs online, and having them sent from USA, Japan as well as other European countries. This of course involved paying customs and high shipping fees. So I started to import more, with the intention of selling the CDs to other like-minded fans who were experiencing the same difficulties getting hold of decent music. Since then, Oxide Tones has sold over 5000 CDs to customers all over the world. It turned out that Post Rock fans liked the idea of buying multiple CDs from someone who liked the same music, as I am able to recommend artists and CDs.

After speaking to a couple of bands towards the end of 2010, I realised that I may be able to help small and yet unknown bands with their plans. As most bands don’t start with a bang or a big budget, it can be difficult for them to get onto a label. Although there are a few labels out there that really dig Post Rock, they of course can’t take every band on. Basically, I’ll try and work with bands to find out what they need, and how I can help. In some cases it may just be getting a run of CDs printed, in other cases it may be getting CDs onto the market to distributors.

I don't really mind on what formats music is released, digital is a no brainer nowadays, CDs are cool, and in some cases I'll do vinyl too. It depends on the music, the band, and the necessary funding. Being an indepedant label, and also a one-man show, means that I decide what to release, based on my own tastes. To give you a fair idea on what I usually covers in terms of type of music. Below is my present catalog. NOTE that there are some few unannounced one's that I am still working on. Latest release in this case is [ The Sun Aesthetic ] album "Thicker Threads".

OXIDE002 - June 16 2011 Until Sunrise - Until Sunrise - CD OXIDE004 - March 22 2011 Circadian Eyes - Who We Were - CD/Digital OXIDE005 - July 31 2011 C.U.T.E & Mooncake - Black Moon Empire - CD/Digital OXIDE006 - May 27 2011 The Eternal Twilight - Everything Resembles You - CD OXIDE007 - July 23 2011 Old Worlds - A Light In The Corner - CD OXIDE008 - June 29 2012 Time Columns - Mana - CD OXIDE009 - October 14 2011 The Echelon Effect - Mosaic - CD OXIDE010 - February 24 2012 The Circle Project I - CD/Digital OXIDE011 - October 28 2011 Tunturia - Invisible City - CD/Digital OXIDE012 - September 17 2011 This Patch Of Sky - The Immortal, The Invisible - CD OXIDE013 - Mooncake - Lagrange Points - Digital OXIDE014 - December 9 2011 Various Artists - More Hope for Japan - CD/Digital OXIDE015 - Tsuru - The Maritime Theory - Digital OXIDE016 - January 27 2012 Canyons Of Static - Farewell Shadows - CD/Digital OXIDE017 - February 24 2012 Condre Scr - You Are Genius - CD/Digital OXIDE018 - March 16 2012 Jet Plane - All The Static Stars - CD OXIDE019 - April 27 2012 Parallel Lines - Infinity - CD/Digital OXIDE020 - Not Yet Announced OXIDE021 - May 25 2012 Eatsstrikewest - We’re Important and we keep… - CD/Digital OXIDE022 - April 13 2012 Rocket Miner - Songs for an October Sky - CD OXIDE023 - October 26 2012 This Patch Of Sky - Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine - CD OXIDE024 - April 19 Masaki Hosotani - Breakfast at the Twilight CD/Digital OXIDE025 - When Clouds Collide - We're Just Making Sound - Digital OXIDE026 - Moji Moji - Toda Esta Naturaleza Es Impredecible - CD/Digital OXIDE027 - May 18 2012 L.T.D.M.S. - Insérer Titre - CD/Vinyl/Digital OXIDE028 - Monsters Build Mean Robots - We Should Have Destroyed Our... - CD/Digital OXIDE029 - Francesco Berta - Journey CD/Digital OXIDE030 - Not Yet Announced OXIDE031 - September 30 2012 Earth Science - In Arcadia CD/Digital OXIDE032 - Not Yet Announced OXIDE033 - August 24 2012 - The Sun Aesthetic - Thicker Threads - Digital OXIDE034 - October 06 2012 - Wir Sind Nicht Die Welt - Direkt Um Die Ecke - Digital OXIDE035 - April 05 2013 - Umber - Sunshine Young OXIDE036 - May 03 2013 - A Shelter In The Desert - Maze Of Memories - Digital - CD/Digital OXIDE036 - July 15 2013 - Human Pyramids - Planet Shhh! - Digital - CD/Digital OXIDE041 - May 32 2013 - Sey Hollo - Kombinat - Digital - CD/Digital OXIDE042 - May 17 2013 - The Sun Aesthetic - Adeline - Digital/FREE DL. OXIDE038 - June 28 2013 - All You've Seen - Elements Part II - CD/Digital

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Human Pyramids Profile

Human Pyramids is the explosive and uplifting new project from multi-instrumentalist Paul Russell. Raised in an old mining village in the central belt of Scotland and now based in London, it features a number of handpicked musicians spread throughout the UK.

A triumph of neo-classical arrangement, a world in which jubilant choir-led chamber music and post-punk meet head on to form a place where anything is possible. Three years in the making and championed by BBC Introducing, the self-produced debut album “Planet Shhh!” will be released July 15th on Oxide Tones (Worldwide) and on the Ricco Label (East/South East Asia).

When was the last time you heard an album and thought “this is fun”? I don’t mean fun in the sense that you can sit back and enjoy the CD, I mean fun in the sense that it changes your mood, it makes the sun shine brighter, the green leaves of the trees greener, and the birds chiprier. That is exactly what this album does! A 12 track beauty, the album is a jingly jangly, shiny smily soundtrack for good times, good friends, good weather.

“Listen to this and Swoon.” __[ BBC Introducing ]. | | “Beautiful orchestrated songs, filled with rich textures and melodies, that leave us craving for more.” __[ Cast the Dice ]. | | “Orchestral, monumental and full of post-rock build ups.” __[ Musical Mathematics ]. | | “It caught my attention quickly, how good instrumental music should – distinctive, uplifting and likeable. The songs tell stories.. purveying jubilant choral remnants, akin to the likes of The Polyphonic Spree” __[ Play a Song for me ].


Wow… this is indeed a fun listen. The band’s got that urge that gives them an intriguingly high-wired and energetic characteristic. You’d think twelve tracks switching multiple instruments can get a little messy at times but no no no… not in the case of [ Human Pyramids ]. In contrary the various instruments used by the band’s brings an awesome shrill without the risk of being too complex or too bombastic.

I must admit those guys do strike the perfect balance in terms of flawlessness and noises. I won’t really get in to a track by track review here by take my word when I say “Planet Shhh!” is majestically theatrical. Horn, trumpet, organ, bass, guitars, undulating strings, keys, hums not to mention pedals and God knows exactly what else those guys brings to the party but one thing for sure, all those instruments are brought together in the act of unveiling one hell of an epic sound.

“Planet Shhh!” in the name of a 12 tracks title is the bold signature of [ Human Pyramids ] that sways with the force of raw and unspoken emotion. Lots of the songs on this album pertains a fast tempos as it immediately captures your attention and keep you entertained on an epic level. [ Human Pyramids ] most certainly comes with the natural ability to win a crowd effortlessly.

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Human Pyramids - Planet Shhh! [ 2013 ] Artist - Human Pyramids Album - Planet Shhh! [ * * * * ] Release Date - 2013 [ July 15th ] Genre - Instrumental, Post-rock, Ambient, Multi-instrumentals [ BY ALL MEANS ] Tracklist 01. Tall Tales 03:50 02. The Bubble 06:10 03. Cafe Hawelka 03:56 04. Alphabet City 03:56 05. Relapse 03:50 06. Skimming Stones 03:18 07. Singing Sands 03:46 08. Duvet Day 04:27 09. Tinfoil Stars 02:31 10. Port Charlotte 02:44 11. A Town Called Malaise 03:30 12. Bus Stop Polka 02:16 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Human Pyramids - Planet Shhh! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Oxide- Tones "Previous Release".

All You've Seen

Elements – Part II:

Swiss Post Rock band All You’ve Seen was founded in 2008. The band recorded their first EP and an album without a bass player. In early 2011, a new drummer and a bassist joined and the second EP was recorded as a quartet. Spring 2012 was a hard time. A founding member & the second guitarist left for a long journey through Asia, right after the bass player quit. Later that year, with a new man on the bass, the band decided to continue as a trio.

In winter 2012 a new album was recorded, which became “Elements – Part ll” with which All You’ve Seen is starting a new chapter. Not only is it the first full length album in over three years, it also marks a new style in sound and structure of the music. It’s definitely the darkest album to date by the band. It starts and ends with an over 11-minutes long song, that builds a massive wall of sound out of a simple melody. With no need for complexity, the band take their time with build ups and add structure to each track until the time is right for each one to implode into a melodic supernova.

All You've Seen - Elements Part II Artist - All You've Seen Album - Elements Part II [ * * * * ] Release Date - 2013 Genre - Instrumental, Post-rock [ BY ALL MEANS ] Tracklist 1. File: Earth 2. Some Leaves Never Touch The Ground 3. The Path Of A Root 09:22 4. Depths 5. Dust In My Hands 6. Night Of The Sun -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- All You've Seen - Elements Part II -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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