Posts Tagged ‘2012 Ambient’
June 22nd, 2012 / No Comments » / by pdresseachea
[ Invisible Elephant ] New Single From 2014 Up-coming Album [ Never There ] Available For Download
[ Autumn Moonlight ] Latest Release [ Live Sessions ] Available On BandCamp
[ Memphis, TN ] Instrumental, Post-rock Outfit [ Glorie ] Self Title Available For FREE On [ GlorieRock.COM ]
Space-ambient Guru [ Chronotope Project ] Newest Release [ Event Horizon ] Out Now!!!
2013 BEST Ambient / Post-rock Compilations [ Ode To An Unspoken Movement ] Coming In Dec
Instrumental post-rock Outfit [ Glacier ] Debut Album [ Concave ] Available For FREE…
Post-rock / Progressive outfit [ Maelstrom ] Newest Title [ 3725 ] Available On BandCamp.
Experimental Ensemble [ AVaspo ] Latest Title [ Ocean Is Bleeding ] Out Now!!!
Ambient, Krautrock Outfit [ Mirador ] Latest LP [ Midnight ] Available On BandCamp
Latest Release On [ OXIDE-TONES ] Title “Journey” By [ Francesco Berta ].
T.N.G.E. With “Lynch kingsley” [ The Silent Light [ EP ] Available For FREE
Post-metal / Sludge Outfit [ Near Grey ] Latest Title [ The Herschel Central Peak ] Out Now!!!
June 22nd, 2012 / No Comments » / by pdresseachea
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“Ode To An Unspoken Movement” is the master work of twenty-nine artists contributing thirty-four movements that have never been seen, heard or released on the world wide web in any form previously (well… up until today). This set presents itself elegantly with approximately 4 hours of melting ambient and mind-blowing post-rock music. The project is piloted mainly by The Sirens Sound in collaboration with Oxide-Tones and has been in the pipeline for the last 3 months. The final outcome is simply ecstatic and as avid fans of underground post-rock music we are absolutely thrilled to share this work of art with you.
“Ode To An Unspoken Movement” comes in four chapters. Each chapter last for an approximate hour and is set and organized is such a way that the listening experience flows incredibly smoothly. At the start of this project, a series of mails was sent out to specific artists to gathers those who would be interested in contributing a piece. The majority of the responses were “we don’t have a recorded track at this particular point in time but we would be glad to enter the studio and record a brand new track for this project as a contribution” and that’s exactly what happened.
During the communications to the artists and readers we realized that this could potentially be one of the best compilations of 2013. To tell you the truth, we’re not bluffing when we say so, as this is indeed ONE OF THE TOP 2013 VA you could possibly come across this year.
The Sirens Sound – Ode To An Unspoken Movement is available on BandCamp at a fixed price as we are in the process to raise the necessary funds to have it pressed to a limited edition of 500 4 x CD Digipack, each one numbered. We’ve also put together a fundraising campaign at Kick-Starter where you can contribute and pre-order your set. Along with this compilation we’ve worked out some unbelievable merch-packages that come predominantly from the Label and many of the artists involved. BY ALL MEANS head over Kick-Starter and pre-order your copy by selecting your pledge.
Enjoy guys, in terms of physical release this is TSS 01st attempt. I am extremely happy with the content of each disc and I got to give it to you guys... all the credits goes to the contributed artists. I know I've bugged you with my long emails on 101 occasions but the outcome is utterly worth. [ Listening is Believing ].Release Date: 20th DEC 2013
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How do you describe something that has a physical form, but the form is not of relevance. We didn't start out to make a CD, we wanted to curate an album out of respect for the hundreds and thousands of musicians who are doing what they do out of passion.
We are both music fans. we have been for years, and we are both relatively unmusical, yet we still devoted a large part of our personal lives to music. One of us runs one of the most popular blogs for underground instrumental music, the other runs a small label for the same music genre. We do so because we want to be involved and this is how we can apply our passion. We both promote new and upcoming bands as far as we can.
As such, we have made many friends over the years. And as much as we appreciate their friendship, we appreciate their support even more. We asked many musician friends if they would be interested in participating in this project, and 98% said yes. They didn't say yes to make money, they did it because we're on the same wave-length.
And thus we present our album, "Ode To an Unspoken Movement". 35 tracks, each and every one of them unreleased, each and every one of them brilliant, and each and every one of them showing the diversity of the genre we have come to love. Post Rock has many faces, instrumental, epic, ambient, electronic, alternative, glitchy, crescendo-filled and so on. Whatever you may know of the genre. you will find tracks on this album that meet your expectations, and you will find many that don't. And exactly that is the strength of this album. Needless to say we obviously want you to know what you're getting in this package, here are a couple of the tracks: We've also worked out several goodies on this release which include:
Risks and challenges? If we're brutally honest, we face no risks. We could release the album digitally, and collect funds to finance the CD pressing. So why are we asking fans for funds? Well, there would be no guarantee that selling the album digitally would raise enough funds for the CDs (or vinyl), and in the same way that most of the involved artists cannot live from their music, neither can we. We know that the album is good, and we want to see it pressed to CD, and ideally vinyl. And that is our challenge which we are asking link-minded people to help us with.
None of the musicians involved have even mentioned money, they gave us an unreleased track without even considering it. Some even booked studio time and recorded a completely new track, just because we asked. Such friendship, musicianship and "go for it" attitude humbles us, and we want to make this count. The model in the artwork, as well as the photographer have also graciously given us their time and work at no cost.Track list - Ode To An Unspoken Movement [ Chapter 1 ] 01 - Collapse Under The Empire - Lost
So far, we have paid for mastering and posters ourselves, and we are doing most of the work ourselves - artwork, preparations for the pressing company, marketing and so on. We don't want money for that, we want to get this album out on CD and ideally vinyl. The target of 5500 will pay for the professional pressing of 500 digipacks, each with 4 CDs, numbered, in a full colour packaging that is intentionally minimal - we don't want the packaging to get in the way of the music.
So this is how we are planning this: When we hit £5500, we will get the album pressed onto a 4 CD Digipack. Should we raise more that £5500, then that will be spread evenly amongst the artists. Unless we reach £12000, which we consider to be a very stretched goal, at which point we will also press vinyl.TheSirensSound "VA" - Ode To An Unspoken Movement ]. > > ============================================ ============================================
Instrumental band, Glorie, was formed in Memphis in the spring of 2009 by former Satyrs frontman, Jason Paxton, after an eight year hiatus from playing music. The other members of Glorie (Jonathan Kirkscey, Rob Brimhall, Andy Saunders, and Jeff Hulett) come from diverse musical backgrounds and have performed with an impressive array of artists such as Cat Power, Jay Reatard, The Bloodthirsty Lovers, Snowglobe, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and Al Green.
The band started as a desire to create more substantive, engaging instrumental music with a strong focus on melody. Their music blends acoustic, electric, and electronic sounds and draws inspiration from many genres including rock and instrumental hip- hop. Texturally, the instrumentation is diverse including layers of strings, synthesizer, guitar, piano, and vibraphone creating an entrancing thick wall of sound with a cinematic quality.
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If you’re interested in using our music for the purpose of advertising your brand or for film please message us and by all means Check out our first official live video! Some super high quality cams were used to capture this shit. This is the first video in the 2nd video of 3 part series that we’ll be releasing in the coming months. Special Thanks to Live From Memphis and Andrew McCalla for making this happen! Hope you dig! Spread it!Tracklist
From the first self-title “Glorie” album to a series of exquisite videos released in (2012) this enigmatic group of musicians has come a long way. A week ago their latest brand new EP “Falling” made its way to my inbox like a deserted child with the need of some proper attention. So I decided to go along with the flaw giving it all I got.
Without beating around the bush the big question is… so how is this new EP by [ Glorie ]? Well to start with “Falling” is absolutely moving and thought-provoking. There is a strong sense of nostalgia across the entire EP, more specifically on the track “Smoke” and “Falling” which almost left me to tears while listening to over and over. The one thing we can all be certain of is… With this new release [ Glorie’s ] aim is not to rebuilt or reinvent the term post-rock or at least at this phase of their musical careers but their approach on this EP is utterly and undoubtedly ecstatic. Their notes and simple execution gleamed in the dark and bring life and hopes to the surface.
“Falling EP” accomplishes a set of strongly defined strings command that evokes some of the most profound inner emotion I have ever experience. [ Glorie’s ] manifest with major strings from their heart and slender violins chords that are undeniably touching as they reveal every fragile layers in sequence and in harmony. Piano / Keys are totally well executed and flows flawlessly in parallel with violin and cello. No glitch, no break up, no hiccup, it’s like a whole bunch of instrumental equipment’s that came together and aligned themselves PROPER and in order. Almost as if they were made to complement each other’s naturally.
Downside and Favourite Tracks.
“Falling EP” total length is only about twenty-five minutes in duration. It’s not so much of a downside since it’s an EP and we can all understand the concept behind but when facing music of such caliber and sounds that are executed with such precision, believe me twenty-five minutes is not long enough, you’d wish for the sound never to end.
Favourite tracks, the entire EP is totally BRILLIANT and extremely well produced but if you really want to know “Run Away”, “Smoke” and “Falling” are KILLER MOVEMENTS and definitely the high of this EP. A lot of people has already managed to get this recording in high quality waves format but for those who haven’t yet, well do expect something utterly beautiful coming your way soon. __[ M S T ].
Credits / Released 06th March 2013Jason Paxton – Vibes, Keys
"Much time, energy, and money went into the making of these recordings. We're offering this album completely free, no strings attached, and no required e-mail. We don't mind if you put 0 and download the album for free. However, any money donated would be greatly appreciated and will help fund future recordings. If you do decide to download this record please help us spread the music around and link people back to this site for us. If you're interested in using our music for the purpose of advertising your brand or for film please message us.
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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".
UP TO DATE CATALOG:06.2011 [ Until Sunrise - Until Sunrise – CD ]
Adolf plays the jazz have nothing to do whatsoever with politics and fascism especially. In essence, the band is formed in 2002, even though the first song created under the name Adolf plays the jazz was created in 1998 (it’s “Frank Zappa needs haircut”, which was later included in the Muzzle the birds EP). 2005 marks the first official release, cognac or brandy ep. The style of music is influenced by the post-rock scene, albeit with some cinematic elements, which are made even more obvious through the use of samples or movie dialogues. Their music has always been distributed for free and this will always be the case for Adolf plays the jazz. You can download all our stuff for free at www.geocities.com/adolfplaysthejazz.
Next, Muzzle the birds EP is released, which is a compilatons of previously unreleased songs written between 1998 and 2005 and in 2006 the first LP is released, titled Art Brokolo. It incorporates some heavier and more progressive elements, with an ever-present cinematic feel. During the same year, another compilation is released, featuring songs from all previous releases. Its title is Another slice ? and was handed out in the Red Sparowes concert in Athens that year.
2007 marks the release of Melt EP and day 4 | urban fiction part 1 which are both part of a tribute to life in the city, the latter being the first volume of a concept album, as suggested by its title. Melt EP features a more electronic/trip hop song structure, with heavier use of loops and samples. Adolf plays the jazz have never had a specific line-up. Anyone who has been involved in our releases and activities in any way is considered a member of the band. Of course it’s not about a collective of any sort. Due to this line-up fluidity, Adolf plays the jazz have yet to perform live. The terms post-rock and shoegaze might be the most appropriate to describe their music, but Adolf plays the jazz are influenced by everything they listen to, read or see…[ THE CAMPAIGN ].
Doing what we do has filled us with lots of memories and experiences - some important to us have been: Our first live perfomance, supporting Caspian. Performing live as part of the International Short Film Festival of Drama.Our performance at the Andy Warhol Film Festival in Athens, Greece where we performed live to the movie "Empire" and of course touring Greece with two exceptional bands (Their Methlab, Calf) across five cities (Volos, Yannena, Larisa, Karditsa, Trikala)
All these moments left us with many friends and support, which in turn was the drive to our decision to act and try to overcome any difficulties in the creation of a new record. Your contribution will be key to the release of this album. Unfortunately, in a country driven by crisis, oppression and political polarization we don't have the funds/resources -most of us being jobless- to fully fund ourselves a new record. Thus we decided to stand against this social inertia and ask for your help to pursue this quest. We believe that collective support can deliver a significant message in these days of constant struggle.
With your help we can achieve producing and releasing the album in physical form. In case the funding does not succeed, all perk claims will be refunded. We believe that support from people who care and love music in its pure and deindustrialized form is able to sustain honest creativity and great art, restoring artistic freedom often lost in modern society. On our behalf, we would be honored to be part of all that and continue doing uncompromisingly what we believe in and love.Tracklist 01 - Tendency to Fall (single)
NOTE: The last deal on the Merch List is rather intriguing. Let alone that its a limited offer of 70 Units Only where 32 (hand numbered) pieces has already been claimed. It's a BOX SET of the band entire discography for 20 EU only. Given the fact that [ Adolf Plays The Jazz ] entire digital catalog is always on free downloads and that their sound is simply unbelievably awesome... I know I'm tempted to get my hand on one on those box set. I would indeed, HIGHLY RECOMMEND this product guys.Adolf Plays The Jazz - Tendency to Fall (single) ============================================ ============================================
[ The Artist ] ~ 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 ].
Discography Under "The Nikki Grace Experience".
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.The Nikki Grace Experience - The Trip Down ============================================ ============================================
Short Description: The idea of [ argumentum e silentio ] was born with my novel “quaint music – the alphabet theory” — an a-z story of music mysteries. So i would like to thank all the people who loves my work with [ argumentum e silentio ], [ the nikki grace experience ]! as well as [ Black Oil Documents ] cheers Marko.About the album: “then he slowly rise from his seat,
[ Ten Sticks of Willow Charcoal ] is the latest release from Marko H. AKA [ The Nikki Grace Experience ]. Although this album has been released under a different moniker [ Argumentum e Silentio ] which is Marko H side project. [ Argumentum e Silentio ] combines instrumental compositions with samples and field recordings, with influences from ambient and soundtrack music. The idea of [ argumentum e silentio ] was born with my novel "quaint music - the alphabet theory" -- an a-z story of music mysteries. So i would like to thank all the people who loves my work with -[ argumentum e silentio ] and [ The Nikki Grace Experience ].Tracklist 1. Die Feuerumsonnte 00:55
[ Nutshells Budding Rose ] is the second EP under the alias of "argumentum e silentio" and we all know Marko's has acquired the necessary skills and talent that allows him to produce a specific kind of ambiance under each monikers. I mean there is a world of difference when you hear [ The Nikki Grace Experience ], [ argumentum e silentio ] and [ Black Oil Documents ] and that particular strength of carving different king of ambient ambiance is what makes his music interesting and unique. [ Nutshells Budding Rose ] is filled with sadness, a light minimalist approach that will leaves you wonder.Argumentum e Silentio - Nutshells Budding Rose (EP) ]. > > > ============================================ ============================================
INTRODUCING [ BLACK OIL DOCUMENTS ].
[ Black Oil documents ] is yet another dark ambient project with a touch post-apocalyptic, unfriendly and menacing tune. This project recently came to life by a joint effort of "Christian Fiesel" and "Marko Hupel" also known as [ The Nikki Grace Experience ] and [ Argumentum e Silentio ]. The themes carried out by this new project are vigorously dark and viciously abstract with a robust and bold characteristic.
So far [ Black Oil Documents ] has released one album and several videos on YouTube. The tracks “Fleischmann”, “Zerebralnektar” and "Das Bett Zu Klingenberg" gives us a clear idea of what to expect from this outfit and the path Marko chooses to follow. Marko’s approach on [ Black Oil documents ] is more of a sound accompanied by visuals in the sense of a story longing for hope. It’s so dark and so perfectly composed that it deliberately keeps a constant mood.
FROM THE UPCOMING ALBUM [ DIE KLINGENBERG EPISODEN ].
This procedure has an immediate effect on listeners making it a smooth flow while the tunes unite itself in a very comfortable pace with undisturbed transition from one section to the other, thus keeping a steady trajectory all across the movements. Listeners can still experience various themes throughout the length of each song and once you familiarise your senses with the sound you’ll soon discover a wealth of drone and a rich side of textures that also comes in clarities that are clear to follow and simple to digest.Tracklist 01 - Signal IVe 10:48
"Greetings TheSirensSound visitors! Five years ago it were you who helped us to get the wind into the sails of this "ship" we now call Aesthesys - and we really appreciate that you were with us all these years. Let us once again show the gratitude by sharing our new work "Ascendere" with you!" "Ascendere" is the seventh release of Aesthesys, but it's the first one since it has transformed from one-man project into a quartet outfit.
Music by Nik Koniwzski and Aesthesys
Personnel:Arsentiy Karpov - drums
Daria Dobatkina - violin
Sound Producer:Ivan Lubiany
Discography Under [ Aesthesys ]2013 – Ascendere
“Ascendere” is the latest release by [ Aesthesys ]. An album that has been in production and in the making for the past 6 to 7 months and it’s finally out. That said I am utterly proud and delighted to be the one who announce this marvellous piece of work. Like many other outfits, since the very beginning [ Aesthesys ] has always been a priority artist for us on TSS. From their 2008 Demo to their 2013 title “Ascendere” the band like many other’s (for sure) has encounter endless challenges on their way but today almost five years after their demo I can stand head high and say the band has truly bloomed into something totally outstanding and EPIC. Listening is believes here.
From the opening track “Moving Forward”, [ Aesthesys ] creates an enjoyable experience with talent and precision. Beautiful guitars / violin with an orchestral built are the core elements of the album. I have to say even if you are someone who predominantly enjoys listening to larger instrumental / post-rock acts such as GYBE and Mogwai where the experimental side of the sound is simply way above everything you can possibly imagine, [ Aesthesys ] on the other hand uses a slightly similar approach but with the intention of making it an easy-digest, where nothing is too loud or too dark or even too noisy. Trust me when I say this release holds the perfect balance between all elements which in this case the five pillars of “Ascendere” are experimental, instrumental, ambient, post-rock and orchestral.
I’ve been listening to “Ascendere” in HIGH quality over and over again for the last 3 to 4 months before its street date, which is today the 19th of SEPT 2013 and even after dozens of thorough listening I still cannot justify this release track by track as the album is simply a whole and complete listen from the word go. Each track leads to the other in a gentle and smooth way while keeping you in the same smooth up and low trance. The best part about “Ascendere” is the instrumental / violin side. On pieces like “Arise From Dreams Of Thee” and “Anemoi” it’s more like the instruments are literally talking to you.Tracklist 1. Moving Forward
La Torre Del Silenzio is where you can catch a breath on this album as its where the bands makes a grand attempt to erase your mind and wipe out your memories by focussing on an ambientscape voyage. In a nutshell if you up for some ABSOLUTE EPIC guitars, violin, piano, bass, drums, percussion and distortion, well look no further as you’ve found it and it is [ Aesthesys – Ascendere ]. By all means / do not skip and be prepare to set your listening devices on repeat play as it’s the only way to go on this one. [ 10 Out Of 10 ] in every angles.Aesthesys - Ascendere ]. > > > > > ============================================ ============================================
The launch of [ Alma Danada ] page takes place today and I admit this is a bit of an unusual post / writing but in case you wondering, please allow me to shed some light...
[ Alma Danada ] is a UK-based daily Internet publication powered by The Sirens Sound in the aim of promoting and advertising Portuguese artists on a bigger scale. The site goal is to assist artists that are predominantly based in Portugal. In other words, although the content of this page is in English the artists themselves are Portuguese artists.
Although Alma Danada content is strongly based on independent musicians, especially post-rock, experimental, mod-classical and ambient, the range of musical genres that the site covers stretched as far as reaching down-tempo, contemporary folk, classical, instrumental and several forms of electronic outfit.
Alma Danada also offers various form of premium advertising to artists, recording labels and webzines media section, however the site remains’ a “non-profit” platform and its server cost as well as its hosting expenses and other associated form of maintenance are covered by premium advertising.
Alma Danada's Crew:Catarina de Aragão - [ [email protected] ]
In Collaboration With:Tony Justerini
For all publishing, advertising and sales inquiries as well as site maintenance please direct your inquiry to any of above mentioned members via email.
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Invisible Elephant is a UK based solo recording artist.
Invisible Elephant is the solo project of a Blackpool based home recording artist. Using guitars, vocals, percussion and environmental sounds and drawing influence from dream pop, folk, ambient drone and the writing of Haruki Murakami the sound veers from softly spoken melodic psychedelic folk to ethereal soundscapes to monolithic feedback.
Debut album 'The Lights Go Out' was released by Sonic Reverie Records in 2010. This was followed by 'Anomie or Swimming in a Black Sea' in 2011 on Two Hands Music. 'Speepwalking' is the latest album and is scheduled for release in 2014.
[ BLURBS ].
Incredibly dreamy and atmospheric... a highly recommended, extremely rewarding listen. __ [ Tome to the Weather Machine ].
Much more than just a weird approximation of Sonic Youth and Pink Floyd having a fight in a cupboard... sounds like the internal monologue of someone watching the world burn. __[ Never Enough Notes ].
Giving listeners a taste of what Kevin Shields music may have offered if he had been a solo artist working at a computer... a fantastic reminder of the capabilities of today's truly independent music when a strong musical vision is held. __[ The Silent Ballet ].
"Anomie or Swimming in a Black Sea". Following on from last year's impressive and extremely well-received debut (The Lights Go Out), Invisible Elephant returns with (Anomie or Swimming in a Black Sea), an album of quiet heartbreak, searing dissolution and, ultimately, redemption. Anomie... expands and builds on the dreamlike, ambient haziness sound that made TLGO an otherworldly journey and lets reality quietly filter in, bringing with it that heart-stopping realisation. What follows is an exploration of an inner world, through sound and emotion in the light of loss.
Drawing influences from shoegaze, post-rock, pop, folk and ambient drone, the result is something that both tests and indulges the senses. From the sadly wistful Wish (featuring the beautiful vocals of [ Ryli ] the measured and fiercely dissonant build of When It's All Over, to the reeling, black-metal inspired Black Sound, AoSiaBS uses an eclectic mix of instruments, gadgets and effects to create a multi¬dimensional experience.
In amongst the swirl of reverb, soft but sombre drones and light hearted pop is a vast array of sounds that effect a continual shift in focus and perspective, re-creating through music the sudden disproportionate size, shape and importance everything in the world takes on in the aftermath of heartbreak. Proudly presented by Two Hands Music this July, available on CDr in hand-crafted packaging or digital download, with a limited edition hardback library book version available for the first 20 orders.
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"Never There" is the brand new single from [ Invisible Elephant ] upcoming album "Sleepwalking" which is due early 2014. [ Invisible Elephant ] writes the songs, plays all the instruments, recording at home. Veering from softly spoken psych folk to ethereal soundscapes to monolithic feedback, it’s difficult to pin the sound down to one genre. The end result is music exhibiting subtlety, ferocity, discordance, melody and an acute ear for imbuing the familiar with the futuristic
The Light Goes OutTracklist 1. Communication (Part II) 05:11
Thoreau are a five piece band from Würzburg (Germany), formed in late 2011. The band's philosophy is expressing emotions through sound, the outcome being a crossover between Doom and Post-Rock, oftentimes compared to Cult of Luna, ISIS and the like. Genres and labels are not the things we give much attention to.
You can listen to an excerpt of our EP "IV" on BandCamp or the entire EP on SoundCloud. The EP has been recorded autonomously in our rehearsal room with the kind help of Nikita Kamprad from "Der Weg einer Freiheit". I hope You enjoy it and have have fun.Tracklist 01 - Thoreau – Tau
“Mirador is coming in like apparitions from a buried past, chiseling through the grime of everyday life as they build soundscapes with ebbing piano drops, echoing guitar lines and atmospheric samples. Dreamy and somewhat ominous - they still manage to find sci-fi type grooves." __[ from The Deli Philadelphia ].
Mirador's music shares a wide tastes and themes of instrumental story-telling, dense, palpable moods, and a love for memorable guitar and piano melodies that endear themselves to the listeners and set Mirador apart from so many other acts working in similar territory. The sound of [ Midnight LP ] emanates nostalgia for the noirish moods, eerie atmosphere, and dusty samples of 90's trip-hop and hip-hop ( RZA, Massive Attack, Endtroducing, Nu-Jazz, etcetera, etcetera ). It is not merely a re-tread of those artists, however, as Mirador incorporate some modern production elements, as well as touches of Italo, Horror movie themes, and Post-Rock.
The album is also colored by an imaginary nostalgia for the era of phonographs and speak-easy's. If you like film noir, Art Deco, early 20th century feel and influence, Blade Runner, The Twilight Zone, Chinatown, or Bioshock, you definitely will enjoy Midnight LP. That said if you want to get right to the "singles": "Pendulum (Moonlight Hymn)" which is all smoky moonlight shining in through a window with semi-drawn curtains, and "Silhouette (Trumpet Man)" the most directly nu-jazz of the bunch.Tracklist 01. Opening Theme 03:26
If you like [ Neu! ], [ Kraftwerk ], [ Motorik ], try "Night Drive (Tunnel)". What I would really recommend, though, is to listen to the whole album in a dark room with a little moonlight, and prepare to journey through the mysterious, foreboding, rain-soaked, flickering street lamps-lit world of Midnight LP. EXCELLENT STUFF ALL THE WAY.Mirador - Midnight LP ]. > > > > > ============================================ ============================================
Jeffrey Ericson Allen is an Oregonian composer, cellist and electronic music recording artist. He has an extensive and eclectic background in classical, new acoustic and theatrical music production. His sensuous ambient music has been featured on distinguished and nationally-syndicated radio programs including "Hearts of Space," "Echoes, "Ultimae Thule," "Galactic Travels" and "Star's End."
Chronotope Project represents his most recent expression as a creator of contemporary progressive ambient music. "Chronotope" refers to the essential unity of space and time, a concept with numerous expressions in literature, physics and the arts. The music of Chronotope Project explores this time-space confluence and invites the listener on ambient journeys of deep texture infused with gentle pulsing rhythms and soulful melodies.
[ Event Horizon ].
Get ready and embrace yourself for a celestial journey as “Event Horizon” is the latest and indeed the most prominent space-ambient musical exploration from Oregonian composer Jeffrey Ericson Allen. While clearly inspired by space music pioneers, J. E Allen has a unique way of falsifying his own aisle with profound factors of fantasy and deep imagination.
“Event Horizon” marks the beginning of an odyssey, with nine movements that typically reflect the best transcendent auditory journey, let it be from the ground to the sky, from the sea bed to the unknown horizon or from the unreachable universe straight to another dimension; “Event Horizon” is bind to a cycle of personal thoughts reincarnation. It is Space Music and ambient sound in the purest form.
This new album bring together a blissful hour that allows one to enter a state of intensified feeling. The sound itself incorporates an emotion that is so powerful that it produces a trancelike elevated sensation and it overpowers you right from the start all the way till the end with a feeling that is somewhere in between carnal and spiritual guidance.
I am sure most of us know J. E Allen works as we’ve posted his album before and updated his page on numerous occasions. By now you should know that J. E Allen has acquired a sound design of lush ethereal soundscapes intertwined with classical passages and electronic introspection. On that note if you don’t then ( by all means ) allow J. E Allen to take you on his unique path of his own instrumental vistas and his exclusive brand of magnificent ambiance. “Event Horizon” is an album that entertains the possibility of deeper contemplation and self-encounter.Tracklist 1. Unwinding the Dream 06:11
"Event Horizon" explores themes of space, time and the interrelationship of all existence. Each of the nine tracks has a strong sense of gravimetric pull toward a central motif, which enters the sound field, evolves with the structure, then dissolves back into silence. The textures blends elements common to the art of Chronotope Project: the deep earthy foundation of sustained drones and rich chordal sound-beds, flowing watery melodies, the scintillating sparkle of fiery sequences, arpeggios, and percussive inflections, and the etheric and mysterious veils that surround and envelop the texture. The fifty-eight minute release was recorded during the summer of 2013 and mastered by Peter James.Credits / Released 18 October 2013
Maelstrom is a one-man-band that focuses on experimental & post-modern sound & music. After the recording of a 4 songs demo (Change of Season), on 10th June 2012 the band publishes the first official EP: The Passage. This EP has been completely self-produced, composed, recorded, mixed and mastered by F.Valsecchi, with the exception of the lyrics, that were handled by M.Simonelli with F.Valsecchi's ideas.
Lyrics are in Italian, even though an English translation can be found in the booklet. The 1st August 2012 Maelstrom have been featured in a Rock Compilation by "L'angolo della Follia Compilation" free downloadable at [ AngolodellaFollia ]. On september Maelstrom have then been chosen to be inserted in another compilation of "Angolo della Follia Compilation": the "Best of..".
On October 14th the second work from Maelstrom was out, called "Change of Season". As the 1st work, this one was entirely produced by F.Valsecchi with M.Simonelli's lyrics. On November The 1st EP from Maelstrom "The Passage" was featured in the international compilation RibsOut. (http://ribsout.bandcamp.com/album/ribsout-compilation-2) On December 2012 Maelstrom's works (both The Passage & Change of Season) were featured in Sorrow Eternal Blog in the "Top Ten best Eps of 2012" ranked 7th.
[ HellRideMusicForum ] Maelstrom is a one man band from Italy comprised of mastermind Ferdinando Valsecchi. Due to extreme time restrictions brought on by an ever eclipsing workload from two jobs, I haven’t had a chance to check out his prior EP release, The Passage, but until I do, Change of Season will do nicely to bring me up to speed on the intricately lush soundscapes created by Mr. Valsecchi.
Change of Season is best listened to as an uninterrupted whole, the promo download I was sent even featuring the option to hear the recording as one complete track. The sounds of crashing waves and hovering seagulls opens the soothing post-prog-metal of “Summer Breeze,” the ambient oceanic FX giving way to lucid guitar shimmers and a rousing beat. The composition piles a few layers of static drenched, post-rock riff distortion on top of somber clean chords, the music transitioning between the sunken depths of heaviness and near acoustic malice on a dreamy whim as so smoothly accompanied by spoken narration delivered completely in the Italian dialect. A culminating run of gnarled, sludgy riffs intersects a very Katatonia-esque lead guitar melody before the music transports the listener back to the abandoned, bird circled beach that the song began on.
A sodden downpour of sampled rain introduces the graceful “Autumn Leaves,” the song trading distortion for reverberating clean chords, pounding programmed drums, and a generous mixture of spoken and sung vocals. Only towards the finale does Ferdinando let the guitars rip; their screeching, acerbic tension piercing the eardrums with a fatal trident blow. The fitting blasts of melodic black metal that punctuate the harmony laced runs of the appropriately titled, “Winter Snow,” lend the song an atmosphere that’s probably a bit more aggressive than anything else on the EP, making way for the lengthy, 10+ minute romp of closer “Waiting for Spring’s” winding post-rock melodies and brief surges of shoegazing metal.
Overall, Change of Season is a solid EP that’s a cool nighttime listen on a PA back road commute. Valsecchi does a good job with the compositions, and the way the EP flows as a complete whole adds to its merit. My only complaint is the one man band thing, and sometimes the production is a tad on the wooden side (just the drums, the guitars and vocals sound spot-on). As someone who has done this kind of studio work himself, it’s hard to nail that irreplaceable feel of one musician feeding off of another one using this tactic. There are but a select few masterpieces when it comes to this ethic, yet Change of Season is an above average attempt, and showcases Ferdinando’s steady hand with atmosphere and composition…if he keeps at it he might just reach that rare next level of accomplishment that eludes many who test their mettle in the one man band arena. Nice work, with room for future growth!Tracklist Maelstrom - 3725 - 01 Space Oddity
AVaspo collaborates with different artists to create poetry and video installations. The band is also involved in recording soundtracks for short films and playing live performances during screenings in silent film festivals. Many art and music festivals have hosted AVaspo shows, where texts, music and visual performances go under one roof. AVaspo music, prompted to life by texts of playwright and poet Gabrielė Labanauskaitė, has never stagnated under one form of musical expression.
It has been just a short while since the birth of the third album by Avaspo bathed in the melting snow rivers of March. One could symbolically call The Ocean is Bleeding a reincarnation of the previous album No Ocean, but only partially – due to the similarity of the name and, of course, the lingering themes of human existence and instinctive world view in the creative works of Gabrielė Labanauskaitė. And if we go back to the second album Niagara a surprising wide spectrum of musical forms opens up in front of us, which is a very important aspect trying to appraise the oeuvre of a performer. Nobody can deny that this quality is innate, dominant and essential for AVaspo.
The debut of AVaspo was back in 2009, when the band released their album No Ocean. In it the listener could notice a rather strong, dark, trip-hop style instrumentation, sometimes complemented with noise effects or (for instance in the song „Post card to Alaska“) the synthesis of avant-garde poetry, electronic music and grotesque trills of keyboard. The second release Niagara from the very first sounds shines as a snake, which has just shed its skin – crisp reefs of electric guitar, the dialogue of synthesizers creates the atmosphere of space-rock and the vocals are left unmodified unified with natural instrumental parts. Niagara even now stands out in the discography of AVaspo, due to the fact that the new creation The Ocean is Bleeding is returning to colder, minimalistic forms of electronics which are complemented by the arctic illustrations by Dovilė Puzinaitė on the album cover.
Starting with the concept for The Ocean is Bleeding, the vocalist and text author G.Labanauskaitė has as well mentioned to the press that nature and its elements are her inspiration and one of the main themes both in the new album and in the whole musical self-expression. In the first song „If you‘re walking backwards“the fading evening windows in the urban jungle of the city become the metaphor of sad human eyes (which is amplified by the sounds of tribal electronics) and walking backwards (the incorrect walking back as a perverted human relation with nature) leads North, where the polar bears watch television like in a ghastly surrealistic painting.
A similar message is encoded in the song „Bison“ – while hundreds of bison are running by the windows later on to be changed by giraffes and dinosaurs, the rumbling of their steps travels miles, but the spaced-out man just drinks his tea in the sitting room and turns up the radio, not hearing „the things that really matter“. Here the modern everyday life of a human being intersects and is hardly compatible with the frail nature. Nature itself is unbelievable and spectacular, but modern day human is still more mesmerized by technology and invention, which boosts his ego and creates the illusion of being the master of the universe while at the same time he is completely helpless faced with the mighty elements. „Soul tourism“expresses a though that we travel the world not by trains or airplanes, but by our thoughts and inner energy. It is possible that this kind of relation between human beings and the nature is what the world lacks the most – one must not bind himself in a set of ecological rules and requirements, but experience the nature emphatically.
With every album AVaspo was different – some members left, others joined. This snake is meant to constantly shed its skin. Most of the listeners, who heard the last album of AVaspo or went to a few recent performances will have to agree that the strands of electronic sound created by Gediminas Žygus (a.k.a. Jacques Gaspard Biberkopf), who joined the band a year ago, have grown strong and convincing. If the rhythmic composition and effects in the first album were gently labeled as trip-hop by the critics, then in The Ocean is Bleeding these structures vary from ambient murmurs („To nowhere“, „The Ocean is Bleeding“, „With a knife“) to pulsing chill wave loops and even dark lurid witch house synthesizers („Soul tourism“, „Bison“).Tracklist 01. Jei eini atbulom / When You Walk Backwards 04:43
Some music performers are valued by a specific progress or regress they experience in their careers, some – by the moods and ideas captured in their recordings. AVaspo are unique and can not be measured just by one scale – technically the collective remains strong, the moods (ideas) are expressed through the poetry of G. Labanauskaitė, which, as have been mentioned before, was always stable, loyal to the same values and ideals. So what would be the most appropriate criteria to evaluate AVaspo? The element of surprise, experiment, game? Could be. After all a „snake bite is unpredictable“. __ [ The Baltic Scene ].AVaspo - Ocean Is Bleeding ]. > > > > > ============================================ ============================================
Based out of Calgary, AB, Morgan was founded as a two piece collaboration between guitarist Andrew Tyukasz and drummer Jordan Reynard in 2010. After experimenting with a few other people and recording a few rough demos, bassist Mac Mashford and second guitarist Jorge Chavez joined the band in late 2012. Amanda de Kelver joined in the summer of 2013. EP released Oct 2013
As Recorded, Morgan is:Andrew Tyukasz – Guitar
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Glacier is four guys who like playing long, sad songs together. All four of us have been in other bands (together and apart), going back over the past 10 years or so and spanning a mess of genres. We started working together again in the summer of 2012 to give this another go. The music we're making now is the clearest representation of what we've always wanted to do.
Concave, our debut output, was recorded in the middle of the night, in a freezing church basement, on February 2, 2013 by ourselves and some friends. Everything was tracked live, mostly first takes with minimal overdubbing later on. Rob Gonella mastered it at New Alliance East in March of 2013. Concave was released in late May, 2013 and caught the attention of the Salem, MA based Deathwish Inc. and is available through their web store.
All tracks on [ Concave ] are available for FREE DOWNLOAD on Reverbnation but you'll have to download them track by track as oppose to a zip file. Totally worthy though. Give it a listen, download it or just check it out.Glacier - Concave ]. > > > > > ============================================
Autumn Moonlight began in 2009. Thomas Barrionuevo and Mariano Spadafora joined with the idea to create a new musical project. The First Song composed was Autumn Moonlight Part 1, ( which later would give the project name ). It was widely accepted by people embracing the post-rock genre and because of that, the idea of continuing on the path of Post Rock became stronger and stronger for the band.
The band released their first album [ The Sky Over Your Shoulder ] back in 2010 which was followed by [ Alter Reality ] in 2012 and for their latest [ AM Live Session ] which was recorded at Calle 5 studios ( Buenos Aires ) in 2011 And Remastered in 2013 by Tomas Barrionuevo, with Gonzalo Duarte on drums as guest musician. The band bring heavy influence from the likes of [ God Is An Astronaut ], [ Mooncake ] and [ Long distance Calling ].Tracklist 1. Autumn Moonlight Part I 07:14
Bio: Near Grey is a Montrealbased, postmetal instrumental band that was founded in April of 2011. This four piece band released their first album in the fall of 2012 and was well received by the heavy Montreal scene and subsequently performed several shows across Quebec. Since then the band has been reviewed on the blogsphere in Canada and overseas, causing their fanbase to grow internationally.
Using the momentum of the positive reception, Near grey quickly returned to the studio to record their second album 'The Herschel Central Peak', with a scheduled release on the 5th of November 2013. 'The Herschel Central Peak' is tentatively planned for a vinyl release and can be heard on neargrey.bandcamp.com.
Current Members Include:> Michel Rochefort – Guitar
S/T Reviews:[ Vakarme ]
[ The Herschel Central Peak ].
Near Grey is definitely one of those monikers whom you won’t struggle to find reviews on. The band previous self-Tile EP which was released in 2012 received some amazing critics and now those guys are in for another spin. Amazing come-back “I must say”, with [ The Herschel Central Peak ] the album literally harness the power of legendary acts such as “Pelican” and “Baroness” but rival’s it with beautiful sludgy nodding genius riffs that would make those legendary aliases honoured to say one of ours.
This latest album is more of a follow-up of the 2012 Self-Title EP and it comes with a grand opening “Sauropod” leading to an exquisite exit “Regina” but all together ready to receive the rewards they’ve rightfully earned after 12 months of practice and in to production. The crisp output of [ The Herschel Central Peak ] is an epic monster full of growl and threatening sludge / post-metal riffs that has the power to rip your soul slowly and painfully.
[ The Herschel Central Peak ] is made up with four tracks each one of them, equally brutal and sweet at the same time, layered in its own unique form of heaviness in attribution with some superb psych based riffs that comes and goes without leaving a trace. That goes to say “Near Grey” is one act who is not afraid to experiment various corners in the whole musical scene.
I am quite sure majority of us have read and heard about “Near Grey” previously but just in case you missed it, I would strongly recommend gearing up mentally before embarking on such journey. The band will most certainly blast their way into your subconscious. Like it or not, weather you want the sound to invade you mental conscious or not, those sludgy riffs will overtake any resistance and there isn’t much you can do about it beside giving up on your demon and allowing the sound to levitate you from the ground to your wildest imagination. The best part is… all of this lies within the gloomy ambient and sludge riffs.Tracklist 01 – Sauropod
Every parts, every instruments, every sequences and every riffs, let it be the drumming, the bass or the guitar, the final outcome is simply marvellous with smashing power that feels the band is ready to start a war of their own. Instruments complimenting instruments as Near Grey slowly and sludge(ly) embrace the darkness with relish and brings the [ The Herschel Central Peak ] to a supreme closure. STUNNING ALBUM without a doubt.Near Grey - The Herschel Central Peak ]. > > > > > ============================================