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Post-rock Outfit [ Bridges of Königsberg ] Latest Album [ Close To Everything and Nothing ] Available On Bandcamp
Latest Release By Ambient Outfit [ Kissy Suzuki ] Title [ Proposte Monochrome ] Out Now!!!
Mellow-ambient Outfit [ Wacky Southern Current ] 4th Full Length [ Today’s Embrace ] Available On BandCamp
Piano Driven Post-rock Outfit… Preview [ heklAa’s ] Upcoming Album [ My Name Is John Murdoch ].
Post-experimental Outfit [ Svarta Stugan ] Latest EP [ Aspects Of Our Future Selves ] OUT NOW!!!
Latest Release From Post-rock Outfit [ Flares ] Title [ Solar Empire ] OUT NOW!!!
Instrumental-ambient Project [ Dai Watts ] Latest Title [ Liminalondon ] Out Now
Ambient-folk Outfit [ We All Die! What A Circus! ] Debut Full-Length [ Until The Cosmos Takes Me Back ] Coming Soon
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[ BIOGRAPHY ]
The new electro-acoustic album from London-based composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Dai Watts is out now on CD and download. Liminalondon is a “psychogeographical” tour of one of the world's great capital cities, featuring ten instrumental tracks that interweave “found-sounds” with ambient and left-field electronica, acoustic and electronic beats and contemporary classical minimalism. The field recordings and conversations on the album were captured spontaneously by Dai in a variety of London locations, including The National Portrait Gallery, Hampstead Heath Ponds, Curzon Soho Café, The London Underground, along the banks of the Thames, The O2- not to mention several of London’s finest pubs and bars- with the music being largely written on a laptop and MIDI keyboard at the Southbank Centre by the Thames before being recorded and mixed at The Shed, Dai’s studio in Archway in North London.
‘Liminalondon’ by [ Dai Watts ]
Genres: Ambient Electronic, Music
Released: 26 June 2014 ℗ 2014 Dai Watts
Expressing ‘Liminalondon’ couldn’t be any easier or warmer, it’s simple, yet delicate and fragile field-recordings ambience and an anecdotal of soundscape drove deep in the heart of a luminous city with smooth rising textures and an extended atmospheres reflecting landscaping themes and shifting nature of the habitat. The paramount effect here is one of ambient nuance and clarity perfection: computerized ambient sheets and subtle drones periodically collide with static streams and animate with whispering sequence.
Liminalondon is a top notch listen from the press of the play button in every possible aspect one can think of, straight 10 out of 10 if I may say, the smoothness, yet electro-core rhythmic flow perfectly balances with the digital structures and the movement’s arrangement that will most of all draw attention from the most serious minded fans from the likes of [ Antonymes ], [ bvdub ], [ Plinth ], and [ William Ryan Fritch ] or [ Field Rotation ] for that matter.
That in mind ‘Liminalondon’ is by far more than just an ambient / smooth-tempo type of listen. The album also incorporate one of the most unusual and unique classical figure. The clarity and quality of such amalgamation doesn’t only reside in the plaintive strings and keys touches but it’s more encrypted in the formula of passionate music making. Believe me when say this release is not about how beautiful is the sound but its more about the driven passion that make the sound so beautiful, and this can be felt right across the entire Liminalondon.
Imagine such sound, such elegance, such smoothness, such blend, such passion from the heart, all uniting at once in a cinematic prospect; the result is nothing but an endless rewarding listen. As much as I love ‘Train Tracks and Travelogues Vol 2’ I think ‘Liminalondon’ is indeed the most prominent work by [ Dai Watts ] as the album is full of repeated musical motifs. This is ambient / classical-ambient at its finest and highest peaks. This record is crafted mainly for REPEATED LISTENS and I must say… it’s a sublime success. Once again 10 Out Of 10 and notably one of the most beautiful 2014 ambient albums I’ve come across. I’ll say grab it in an instant.Tracklist 01 The Hill
'Train Tracks and Travelogues Vol 2'
Dai's previous release 'Train Tracks and Travelogues Vol 2' is also available on both CD and download. Train Tracks and Travelogues Vol.2 features nine electro-acoustic tracks carefully interwoven with audio and field recordings to create over fifty minutes of continuous music. Combining melodic fragments, haunting vocal refrains, beat-based grooves and piano/orchestral minimalism, the album is a unique sonic impression of a journey by rail and sea across Mediterranean Europe and North Africa.Daiwatts - Liminalondon ]. > > > > > ============================================
Solo project [ We All Die! What A Circus! ] can be placed in the ( Ambient, Drone, Folk, Soundscapes and Acoustic ) pit. The project started this year in June, completely DIY. It consists of: Guitars, Bass, Synths, Samples, Field-Recordings to give you a dive through the gaps of human condition. A metaphysical shelter from corporate society and an ascetic journey towards death but celebrating life itself.We All Die! What A Circus!
[ Until The Cosmos Takes Me Back ] is an endless story created by the finest of ambient sound, an experimental journey that should be cherished and cultivated for its profound delicacy and overloaded beauty. Originating in Portugal, the Portuguese based project [ We All Die! What A Circus! ] have created something timeless and endless in every proportion and every direction distinctive-ambient sound can travel.
Earlier last week we’ve featured two singles from [ Until The Cosmos Takes Me Back ], one being ( From India To Gaza I ) which is indeed one of the high of this album with a strong guitar-lead dwelling in the air with its simplicity and the other being ( Old Village In Space ) which truly combines a pure sense of nostalgia with an eerie slow-pace solo.
And now for the entire album which evolves around the notion that our very existence is a consequence of millions of years of evolution and endless connections, rising and fading. It deals with the fragility of life as a whole and as an individual, always remembering that our time here is limited. It all happened on this pale blue dot, our home, Earth. We shall always remember that every single life, past and present, lived there--on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
[ Until The Cosmos Takes Me Back ] opens with a spatial feel, almost like two planets colliding to each other creating a cosmic aura. The sound is instantly soothed with slow and comforting vibrations echoes. As the album progresses from one movement to the other a restful vibe tend to dominate while giving you this mega feeling of being floated on a thick patch of cloud. By now you’d think, that’s about it but no, that’s not it, more chimes and layers are sure to follow in a constant and progressive flow.
It’s like walking on the edge of a dream, figuring the difference between reality and fantasy, caught in between two worlds and awaken from a long trip where serenity and tranquillity are the core reflection of life. And this is just one facet of [ Until The Cosmos Takes Me Back ] as this album is equally drone(y) as it is peaceful. On various segments the album tend to bring a sonorous deep tones while also reflecting mysterious atmospheres unfolding into a restless realm with a low end rusty chords.Tracklist 01 – Before
This title invokes a broad ambientscape, in many respects like those created by Rafael Anton Irisari’s moody electric guitar drones. The best part of this release is that it’s an easy listen with a variety of themes and atmospheres. One can literally listen to this album dozens of times without the feeling of having his head exploding. The moody guitars are backed by soothing notes and it makes the entire listening experience a journey and a half. This is definitely an album you don’t want to miss out on.We All Die! What A Circus! - Until The Cosmos Takes Me Back ]. ============================================
[ heklAa ] is a 37 years old French composer, influenced by post-rock, jazz and movie-music. His musical project is called [ heklAa ], Songs in F is his first self-produced EP. The 4 tracks talk about my trip in Iceland in April 2010, as he was stuck "thanks to" the eruption of the with-the-unpronounceable-name volcano. He is also working on his first album "My Name is John Murdoch", inspired by the best movie ever "Dark City".
heklAa – My Name Is John Murdoch
Release Date 31st OCTOBER 2014
All songs are composed, arranged and produced by heklAa.
Recorded in the (home) studio "am Tanzplatz", Ingersheim, France
The album is inspired by one of my favorite movies: “Dark City”. It should not to be considered as an unofficial soundtrack of the existing movie but as an official soundtrack of an unofficial version of the movie! I have started to work on this album two years ago. The obsessions and questions of the protagonist are partly mine: loss of childhood, nostalgia, self-discovery, Miles Davis’ “Générique”… Beyond “Dark City”, there are many references to other works (Tim Burton’s “Batman”, Edward Hopper, Miles Davis…)
The movie tells the story of John Murdoch, a music journalist, expert of Miles Davis’ work. After years, he comes back in sirenZ, the big city where he grew up, to cover a set of jazz concerts. As he is walking along the main street, he has the strange feeling that nothing is like it used to be. Did the city change so much? Did he change so much? Did time just go by? (Episode 1: The Dark City of sirenZ)
A whole series of events is going to intensify his conviction that something is wrong: that beautiful woman he meets in the “Hopper’s bar”; he does not know any Selina Kyle, but he could swear that he knows that woman, like a reminiscence from yesteryears, he knows that he had dinner once with her, that they have spent the night after that together, too. (Episode 2: L’Inconnue ) There is also this original recording of Miles Davis’ soundtrack for “Elevator of the Gallows” that he finds in an old music store; as an expert, he knows full well that this milestone in jazz was celebrated in 1958. “Générique”, the perfection of music according to John, this permanent catchy tune in his head could not be just a creation of his own mind. But, the calendar in the store still indicates that John is living in the year 1946… Last but not least, in place of Miles Davis’ music, John discovers a recording made by a Louis Malville who introduces himself as a French movie director. Louis reveals that sirenZ is a shameless lie, a Dark City like many others, where nothing is real. (Générique)
Nothing? What about Shell Beach, this sunny happy place of his childhood, where he used to fly a kite or go sailing and fishing with his father? So many memories of brighter times… (Episode 5: Remembering Shell Beach)
After days of investigating, at last, John finds out the truth, as he is walking by a souvenir shop. Behind the window, a glass snow ball representing sirenZ. He understands, terrified, that this is not just a trinket for tourists, but reality: The city is lying in the depths of the sea, under a giant bell. (Episode 3: The Dome) Shell Beach does exist, but only in his head, nothing more than pretty pictures in a photo album. Why? When? How? John will never get the answer. (Episode 4: Dance with the Shadows)Tracklist 01 Générique
John’s world has collapsed. (Ep 7: Say hurray! ‘cause it’s the End of the World!). Now that he knows the whole truth, what comes next? Should he tell everything and run the risk of becoming a curse, an incurable decease for everyone in the city? Should he just live a normal, quiet life by the woman he loves? No, he will not be a tragic hero. He knows who he is. (Episode 6: My name is John Murdoch). Selina is waiting for him.heklAa - My Name Is John Murdoch ]. ============================================
Silver Screen Orchestra also known as [ s2o ] is an American instrumental duo that began in 2011. The band uses public domain footage as the inspiration for it's musical works. Nathan Stewart & Kayla Breitwieser, both members of SC post-rock band Pan, began playing music together after forming a relationship in late 2011. Their common interest in instrumental music, along with their similar style of composition, lead to early recordings and a desire to develop a more sophisticated sound.
Incorporating a visual component became a staple of each composition--in some cases, helping to develop the song's movements and purpose. In the summer of 2014, S2O ventured to Montreal to record their first EP with Howard Bilerman of Hotel2Tango. It is available for purchase at any of their live shows as well as at their Bandcamp page.
Silver Screen Orchestra
Release Date: SEPT 11th 2014
Recorded in Montreal, QC with H. Bilerman of Hotel2Tango.
Mastered by Harris Newman
Of Grey Market Mastering. In honor of Nicholas Chase Stewart.
On July 9, 2014, Nicholas Chase Stewart was killed in a car accident. He was only 18 years old. During the moment of the car accident, Silver Screen Orchestra was performing this song live. They would like to dedicate this song to their little brother, Nick, and to all others who have lost their lives far too early. We love you always, Nick. #chaseyourdreams. Fifteen minute- one take, one recording, one camera, live music performance by "Silver Screen Orchestra". On stage they would be improving music to a TV playing a video of the 1986 space shuttle Challenger disaster.Tracklist 1. March of the Emperor 16:34
[ I-Dults ] is the musical activity of Gaetan, a French musician residing in Paris, France who makes music since he was almost 8 years old. Currently in his early / mid-twenties Gaetan has always been inspired by experimental acts and ambient outfits. To name but just a few [ Modeselektor ], [ Apparat ], [ Rone ], [ Darius ], and [ Luke Abbot ] for electronic music are the core influence, that in mind [ I-Dults ] aka Gaetan also listen to skate punk rock since a very young age and also happens to be a big fan of [ The Transplants ], [ Boxcar Racer ], and [ Biffy Clyro ]. As far as electronic influences goes [ Paul kalkbrener ], [ Justice ], [ Daft Punk ] and [ MGMT ] are the most accountable acts.
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Gaetan plays drums since he was 10 years old and guitar around 13. [ I-Dults ] sees the light of day around December 2012. He composes with Ableton live with various electronic instruments including lots of keys and synth. With [ I-Dults ] the idea was to mixed and fiddled around with different genres of music he’s been in to over the years. The final outcome of that mixed create a new kind of sound which he like to call A.E.I.D.M ( Aero Electronic Intelligent Dance Music ).Tracklist 01 You Pilot (Intro)
The first album “You're Nowhere Near The End Of It” took shape in March 2012 which was follow by a three tracks EP two month after the 01st album. And now almost two and half years after the EP release [ i-Dults ] is now gearing-up for another fourteen track full length title “Xx.” set to be release in October 2014. Check out the above album video trailer as well as "Hatch And Kiss The Sun" & "Light" on SoundCloud. [ Album Review To Follow ].
Xx.Credits / Release - October 2014
And off we go... with something very different, very nice, very experimental, very Godspeed You! Black Emperor, very dark and very important to have. Formed in 2012, in Gothenburg, Sweden. [ Svarta Stugan ] sounds like a mix between [ Godspeed you! Black Emperor ] with the soundtracks to Twin Peaks and Blade Runner.
Aspects Of Our Future Selves
Release Date: OCT 17th
Mixing & Mastering: Christoffer Johansson
Guest: sax’s player Christopher Thorén [ Music is the Weapon ].
[ Svarta Stugan ] is located in Gothenburg, Sweden and somehow their experimental image is rather convenient, since quite a few post-rock Swedish acts do have a special touch for illuminating emotional impact. "EP3: Aspects Of Our Future Selves" is [ Svarta Stugan ] fourth release and it is no news that they've developed in to a very catchy and intriguing outfit. The music and song-writing as well as the musicianship level they’ve attained are all in the music details.
Based on their previous releases, many critics and webzines has compared [ Svarta Stugan ] to the likes of [ Godspeed You! Black Emperor ], [ 65DOS ] and that’s predominantly based on the experimental side of the project as the band overall outcome does bring some strange melancholic outburst with rhythmic atmospheres lurching between delicate reflection and haunting vibrations. Experiencing [ Svarta Stugan ], and by that I mean, let it be EP1, 2, or 3, it simply means experiencing a great dosage of various noises.
With powerful distant drumming echoes a la [ The Aloof ], rhythmic speeding guitars and electrifying distortions that measure’s up to the like of [ A Silver Mt. Zion ] and explosive atmospheres as grand as an orchestra, this EP marks the 17 minutes duration, which by the way is your average length in terms of an EP’s release but make no mistake guys… as it come jammed with instrumental surprises. And in the middle of all this awesomeness, the band chooses to bring a special guest: saxophone player Christopher Thorén from [ Music is the Weapon ], as if the original noise-flow was not good enough, but hey, I’m not complaining though, the saxophone addition on this EP is not your average sax’s, we talking aggressive blows to that can render some serious emotional scars.Tracklist 1. neo-futuristic 03:15
Whether you chose to have an earphone go on this new release or via a 1000 watt RMS AMP, the songs arrangements are very distinguish and varies from each other, so either way be ready for some extremely good noise here. Atmospherically massive and achingly beautiful this EP delves more in a post-experimental a ambiance Needless to say the band previous releases are just as good as [ Aspects Of Our Future Selves ].Svarta Stugan - EP3: Aspects Of Our Future Selves ]. > > > ============================================
Mellow, instrumental, post rock. Wacky Southern Current's " Like The Wind Within The Hollow Tree " is neither wacky nor southern. Marco Cervellin of Italy plays most of the instruments himself creating a hush, minimal, peaceful landscape of down tempo, acoustic music. From the electronic tinged opening track, " I Took a Journey " to the ambient feel of " Unterkircher " this album sways without ever straying too far. It is very much a cohesive unit. "Like The Wind Within The Hollow Tree" harkens similarities to [ Explosions In The Sky's ] quieter material, [ Album Leaf's ] early work, as well as netlabel musicians such as [ Cantaloup ] and [ Nic Bommarito ]. This is truly a beautiful suite of music for a quiet Sunday soundtrack.
By: Wacky Southern Current
Release Date: 16th Of October 2014
All instruments Marco Cervellin
Except saxophone by Luca Mattiuzzo
Cover ghost photo courtesy of Angela Deane
Digital Distributed On [ BANDCAMP ] and [ ROUTENOTE ]
Invoking definitive knowledge on how to get an appealing start, “Today’s Embrace” by [ Wacky Southern Current ], fittingly the band fourth full length, features chic arrangements in compositions. Kicking off with ‘Greeted by A Swarm of Butterflies’, from the word go, the album carve a fragile hallucination of a newfound lethargic darkness and soothing vibrations. Instead of sounding just as terrified as many other monikers who would step in this type of musical direction, [ Wacky Southern Current ] has acquired a particular set of skills and sense of confidence in producing some of the most amazing nostalgic lo-fi reverberation.
As soon as you listen to the first track ‘Greeted by A Swarm of Butterflies’, you can't help but feeling every bit of your emotion slowly connecting to a larger life-form. “Today’s Embrace” holds the power to draw you back in time as it would equally for the future. Sky is the limit, picture the 01st time you light a cigarette or the 01st night you slept A La Belle Etoile and the music will take you there in an instant. Thanks to those dark ballades we can now explore an even deeper and more intricate aisle to our past in a very ambient, very melodic, very lo-fi / mellow-dark and nostalgic appearance as [ W.A.C ] pursues similarly to swapping its musical dynamic and sonic rhymes for a visuals one.
The entire record flows in an unusual pattern and proves to be Wacky Southern Current’s ' most prominent effort to date, abounding with simple yet distinctive guitar rhythms (however drawn out) and approved by models, synth and keys with splashes of electronic elements together with the addition of saxophone, Wacky Southern Current’s have almost completely and gently stuffed the subtle instrumental ambience to whole new level. While previous releases by the band speaks for itself, still… we talking, experiencing a whole new game together with a strong sense of nostalgia and with an output focussing primarily on experimental lo-fi ambient. Staggering indeed!Tracklist 1. Greeted by a Swarm of Butterflies 03:58
“Today’s Embrace” ebb’s and flows in a surprisingly loveable way, to something close to poniarding atmospheres with its otherworldly enactment effects and drowsy pace, all of which, gathered and brought forth enticingly in a vocals(less) and instrumental package that hugely makes you want to re-visit the definition of sadness. The end result is a beat, a simple beat, a kick and a melody that eventually grows on you. Quick listening or part listening of the album is definitely NOT RECOMMENDED. “Today’s Embrace” is a new act that you have to listen from the beginning to the end, and once that done you will somehow set this album on repeat listen. I know, because that’s what exactly happened to me. A one word definition for this album, EXCEPTIONAL!Wacky Southern Current - Today's Embrace ]. > > > > ============================================
Flares explore the book of Post-rock since 2007, while also weaving in layers of Progressive, Metal and Alternative Rock into their exuberant sound carpets.
After two EP's "LEVITATION" (2008) and "KINGDOM COME" (2012, Visions Mag's Demo of the month), both critically acclaimed by fanzines, blogs and music networks all around the word, their first album "SOLAR EMPIRE" was released in May 2014. Referring to the Science-Fiction Saga "PERRY RHODAN", the album was recorded and produced by the band in it's entirety.
[ OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO "WANDERER" FROM "SOLAR EMPIRE" ].
In regard of Liveshows, they already shared the stage with Red Sparowes, This will destroy you, Caspian, Animals as Leaders and Kerretta.Tracklist 01. Rainbow in B/W
A Solid Call For Fans OfISIS,
Bridges of Königsberg is an experimental rock band from Chicago, IL. Bridges first began back in 2009 as an experimentation between bassist Paul Petrosyan and guitarist Matt Brakel. Both had previously recorded solo work that was passed around amongst friends, and with a mutual appreciation of their eclectic - if sometimes eccentric music, they met to try writing together. After their initial collaboration proved more rewarding than either had originally anticipated, they began to write together more frequently, and before long found themselves questioning if they could perform and write music as a band. Matt’s partner Beth Hoffman, a keyboardist and singer, joined writing sessions soon after. Paul reached out to his friend Aaron Krause, a drummer who previously played with Paul in another band named Inocula. Shortly thereafter, Bridges of Königsberg was created.
To describe Bridges’ music is easiest through understanding the musicians themselves. The title of their initial 2010 release, “We Have Many Faces”, was more revealing than they could have known. The self-produced EP showed the members had a wide and varied musical background, as foundations of post-rock were revitalized with a more cinematic approach through progressive and electronic elements. Melodies were memorable, and interlaced around complex shifts in timing as well as a strong, sobering atmosphere. Perhaps most important, the music stood as its own entity. Nothing sounded quite like it, and instead of adhering to any inspiration or genre in particular, the band instead focused on the notion of creating music to surprise and satisfy themselves, much like their initial experimentation and collaboration had allowed.
This approach becomes stronger with their 2011 LP titled "The Five Colors.” Atmosphere, melody, and intricacy continued to be fundamental throughout the album, but now an even broader palette of concepts were being explored. In songs like Feathers Wrapped in Metal, elements of pop and shoegaze contrasted with instrumental tracks such as synth-driven The Moon Cries for Mars, the mathy Seals & Sanctions, and the ambient electronic soundscape called Gathering Spirits (Soon to be Butterflies). Throughout the album, Bridges displayed creativity, emotional depth - and discipline. As a result, the album not only remained surprisingly consistent, but felt like an evolution and stronger focus to what Bridges had been trying to capture with their music.
Bridges’ latest 2014 release “Close to Everything and Nothing” is a culmination of their journey as both individual musicians and as a group. Instrumental roots remain a key aspect of Bridges’ sound, but beyond tasteful bass work, Paul has deliberately brought his voice to the forefront of most songs for the new album. His impressive progression as a vocalist adds a distinctly emotional, honest, and humanizing aspect to the music. As a (long-overdue) result, Beth offers more back-up vocals alongside her already memorable piano and synth passages. Matt retains his imaginative guitar work while expanding on versatility through creative use of effects and synthesizers, and his contributions result in a lush atmosphere throughout the album. Aaron’s creative drumming remains the solid foundation in which Bridges has always been built, and the complexity - and occasional restraint - in his percussion lends to an engaging cohesiveness. Overall, the album captures an incredibly genuine sense of vulnerability and humanity; a warmth where the listener is free to get lost.
For those willing to listen, Bridges of Königsberg has its own personal story to tell; a story within every song, but also within the life of the band itself. What started as a curiosity has turned into an endeavor - an expression - of four people trying to surprise and challenge themselves. The reward, over time, is for the listener to experience how the sentiment is expressed. The results can be erratic, inspired, alienating, profound. It leaves a measure of uncertainty - but for Bridges, the reward will always be in the discovery. ___[ Written by Kevin Clark (Sioum) ].
MEMBERS ARE:Matthew Brakel – Guitar
[ "T-GIRL" FROM 2014 "CLOSE TO EVERYTHING AND NOTHING ]Close To Everything and Nothing
Many of us who promote music’s on a constant basis, writing and blogging on various monikers, would agree that there is indeed nothing more satisfying to see the same aliases surfacing around with a new release time and again. If there is one thing that put us (bloggers, reviewers, promoters, webzines owners and critic’s magazines) down, is to see one hell of good outfit coming around forcefully with an extremely superb title and fades off after one or two releases. And trust me, over the years I’ve seen that a lot. On several occasion a great outfit would submit his 01st project / album, the one that he’s given his very best and music outcome admittedly in most cases speaks for itself but only to find out that very same outfit is no longer in music-making, now that’s a bit of a let-down for music website owners.
But today, this is not the case though, for [ Bridges of Königsberg ] has quickly and efficiently established quite a release-set for itself. By the look of things, it seems that [ Bridges of Königsberg ] simply enjoy writing and recording, the endeavour the band engaged themselves in producing new music time and again is what makes [ Bridges of Königsberg ] music so delightful. The band has progressed with each release, topping up more elements and diving deeper emotionally so as to keep away from sounding like they are simply executing a formula they’ve wrote ages ago, which in the end makes their sounding even appealing on so many levels.
One thing you might want to keep in mind while having a go on this new release is that this album takes on several curves, while most part of the album weight lies towards shoegaze elements, post-progressive influences are definitely coherent. So do expect to get sweep away with slow-building majesty piece such as “Midori” and elevated on a big comfortable cloud pillow, with stunning "Gateless". The tracks on this album are simply dynamic with favourable lines in catchy melodies and enduring instrumental curve, along with an engaging vocals twist that is nothing but refreshingly free of the usual progressive angst. If this album is set on loud and on repeat listen, you are most likely bind to encounter an unordinary fissure simply due to the various styles it brings together.Tracklist 1. Midori 05:02
[ Bridges of Königsberg ] Close To Everything and Nothing contributes a considerable amount of shoegaze tension and even ambient / post-rock within its own progressive blend that is somehow highly accessible and appealing in its very own nature. “Requiems” for instance is yet another piece that took me by surprise with superb electrifying electronics swirls. This new release is a gripping journey that bashes the air in nine frequencies. Unlike many shoegaze outfit where the vocals are taken away with solid distortions and all you can hear is an ingenious and constant mourn, [ Bridges of Königsberg ] subtle instrumental effects and electronic built keeps the vocals in clarity, thus you are bind to hear some nice singing all across the album and some back to back vocals as well. [ EXCELLENT STUFF ].Bridges of Königsberg - Close To Everything And Nothing ]. > > ============================================
And just when you thought drone and ambient world cannot get any darker D. Teboul aka [ Linear Bells ] and [ Embark ] return with a third project intriguingly named after one of Ian Flaming character [ Kissy Suzuki ] 1964 James Bond novel. In its genre “Forest Fire” is one of the darkest listen you can possibly come along and that invokes visions and imagination from:
Walking through the forest, walking at midnight a fire roars behind me. What a frightful sight, it's raging through the wood devouring every living thing, it causes my heart pain. To see it eat a fairy ring what could start this dreadful fire. This thing that spreads destruction, it's burning all to the ground thinking there is no repercussion. It’s eating plants, eating life. Ruining everything we could run away. Give up the life its maiming or we could stay and fight. Try to stop this forest fire. The one that’s licking at my heals, the one that’s getting higher as I run I see trees I know. They're all in the greatest pain. I see fire-fighters turning back giving forest to the flame. I wish for everything to mend. No, I wish for it all to end.
Amongst key influences or simply on a referential note [ Kissy Suzuki ] sound can be considered or described as a cross between of [ Barn Owl ] and [ Markus Mehr ] or a speechless integration of [ Kyle Bobby Dunn ] over master mind [ Fabio Orsi ]. "Forest Fire" is a 25 minutes ride that will knock your brain out and shoot you to another dimension at the speed of light. We are talking from the press of the play button here.
The entire listen is like a gentle drive. The guitar’s presence v/s the noise and the background atmosphere are straight in your face and what I’d like to call apparent. Yes… to a large degree this new moniker may also appeal as an obscure listen or a sound that resonate in an abstract origin to many listeners but driven path is so bold that it bring down an emotional-hangover on you.
Best of all the end result makes listeners feels that the sound is complete and that there is nothing missing. The pairing of field recording and guitar-drone / noise sums everything up remarkably beautiful. Let’s face it guys… I mean it’s very simple, melodies that retain a deep human feeling are usually melodies that put you on top of the moon and with "Forest Fire" I can tell you right away that this album is insanely emotional. This is one listen you can be sure you'd go back to over and over again.
By [ Kissy Suzuki ]
Release Date 25th SEPT 2014
Tribute to French painter "Yves Klein".
Never have I been so thrilled to open-up one of my favorite outfit [ Kissy Suzuki ], it was 3 days ago since “Proposte Monochrome” landed in my inbox. I downloaded the album late that very same evening and it was just the right timing as I was completely knackered with workloads, physically exhausted and emotionally drained out. I desperately needed something to smoother the atmospheres and to help transitioning to a better and a more relaxed state of mind. The advent of this digital release “Proposte Monochrome” did a fine job.
The opening piece on this new release is a forty-one minutes movement which totally works in favor of the artist, as the yielding drone(s) is full of glitch and crackling beeps. Clearly ‘almost’ the total duration of a full length title in its forty-one minutes piece itself, but the divine pilgrimage in subtle sounds and electronic-frantic establish once again, that drone is indeed endless. There is no argument and no denial on this one.
[ Kissy Suzuki’s ] music’s has always been of a fragile nature in terms of atmospheres and on “Proposte Monochrome” the artist has developed a unique algorithm by merging ‘synth-base’ sound together with some serious ‘electronic determination’ and ‘celestial longitude wave sound’. The amalgamation of these three elements results in a galactic gateway leading to define contentment and ease of mind. While this very same formula may not be of an unusual encryption for drone-minded fans and ambient-drone listeners as there are quite a few outfits who contributes similar type of emotions, but the overall inclination “Proposte Monochrome” takes on for sure covers the high-flown epiphany when [ Kissy Suzuki’s ] passion for intensification and mystique charm for subtle sound is taken into account.Tracklist 1. Proposte Monochrome 41:14
As a result “Proposte Monochrome” is incredibly immersive with endless layers that one can interpret to either, sceneries or original soundtracks. The album lightness and subtlety evokes amicable memories that one can live to tell. In fact the mild explosion from a far distance feeling and the echoing background noises that tend to stay in your ears after the listen takes ambient and drone sound to a whole new level. This form of sound on its own catches listeners attention to the very best and invites [ Kissy Suzuki’s ] followers to yet another overwhelming work of art. (ECSTATIC ). ___[ M S Torabally / TSS ].Kissy Suzuki - Proposte Monochrome ]. > > > > > ============================================
[ Aires ] is the pseudonym of a Portuguese sound artist active since last decade. The self-titled debut album was released last February by Enough Records and shows, in 30 minutes, a distinct approach on drone, ambient and field recordings. [ AIRES ].
[ Rui P. Andrade ] is a Portuguese producer and sound artist. Part of the Noise/Black Metal trio, Ecos, with whom he added three releases to his discography, he would later on collaborate with Nelson P. Ferreira on "Ponta Gorda" and "White Mother". "Vessels", built around guitar and field recordings, was released in December of 2012 by BRØQN records and signaled his first step as a solo artist. [ RUI P. ANDRADE ].
[ Earthly Beasts ] is a Portuguese producer based in Lisbon, exploring dense textures and slow rhythms, with the sole goal of achieving high tension for the listener. [ EARTHLY BEASTS ].
[ Aires / Rui P. Andrade / Earthly Beasts - Split. ] This three-way split marks the first shared release of Rui P. Andrade and Aires (both have an upcoming collaboration to be released) and, at the same time, the debut release of Lisbon based producer Earthly Beasts. With influences as diverse as drone, dark ambient and noise, these three sound artists share, on this particular release, the same somber moods and mechanical ambiences, sometimes quiet, almost timid, other times aggressive, verging on the industrial. Lasting around 30 minutes, the album, released by portuguese label Enough Records, meditates on the limits of abstract music and explores the contrast between the slow-motion stillness of drones and the more chaotic, abrasive side of noise.Artwork by Mafalda Melim
NOTE: This Split was released two days ago and has already hit over 9200 downloads on FreeMusicArchive.ORG alone, believe me when I say, there is a reason for that. This triangular contribution is probably one of the best you'll hear this year, based on the quoted tags. EXCELLENT sound and hitting the download arrow at the bottom of the player is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Leave alone the streaming option and head straight for the split download as you are in for a mega-dark treat. All three aliases bring something concrete to the table.Aires - Split w/ Rui P. Andrade & Earthly Beasts ]. > > > ============================================
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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.
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