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Ambient-drone Outfit [ GIMU ] Latest Album [ Of The SPirit, Of The Space ] Out On UAE REC.
Portland, Oregon Outfit [ Drowse ] Latest Release [ Soon Asleep ] Available On BandCamp
Introducing [ First Falling Leaves ] Single [ Floating ] From Upcoming EP!!!
Acoustic-drone Outfit [ Patkus ] Latest Release [ Colors ] Available On BandCamp.
Ambient-classical / Contemporary-classic Outfit [ TrucitatE ] Latest EP [ Lost Summer ] Available On BandCamp
Ambient-drone Project [ Wolves and Horses ] Debut [ S/T EP ] Out On [ UAE RECORDS ]
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UAE Records is a small independent label managed by Christer Lunder and Christian Saint-Viteux. We focus mainly on ambient, drone, electronic and experimental music. Our main goal is to work closely with our artists and together try to fulfill the potential in the music and the artistic work.
Catalog:2014 - Us As Effigies "NODULA"
TeasersFirst Falling Leaves - Floating
Forthcoming ReleasesNordafor - EP (TBA)
By – GIMU
Release – AUG 24th 2015
Written by GIMU
Produced, recorded and mixed by GIMU
Mastered by Morgan Nicolaysen
@ Propeller Mastering
Artwork: Robin Snasen Rengård
Digital & CD (4 page Digipack) | Scheduled for August 24th, 2015
“Of The Spirit, Of The Space” is the third release on novice recording label UAE. Based in Norway and over its short existence UAE have already carved its name signing-up mega-ambient and subtle-noises monikers such as “GIMU”, “MusicForMessier” and “Wolves and Horses”, showing strong determination and a particular love and enthusiasm for underground ambient sound.
“Of The Spirit Of The Space” is GIMU’s most recent development and it’s an outstanding oeuvre that exhibit nearly an hour of planetarium tunes fusing both ambient textures and mod-classical ambient sound in the light of forming something extremely deep and profound. Few weeks ago we wrote a short piece on movement 5 of the album ‘In A Frenzy’ which was released as a teaser giving us a clear head’s up of what to expect from the album. ‘In A Frenzy’ as I recall, retains a massive and intense vibration with a straight-forward emotional impact. It’s a short but concrete journey for listeners to tag along Gimu’s interpretation of the cosmos and life itself.
Gimu’s sonic exploration and musical motif is crystal clear, ambient-drone fans will get it from the very first listen itself. And although to a certain extent, one would agree that Gimu’s overall sounding do hold a certain pattern to it, but there is also a technical depth that I really like about “Of The Spirit, Of The Space”, the flow of the album is utterly brilliant and there’s a great feel to the album. As dark and as abstract is the tune, it can get quite meditative at times, but equally convenient and attainable with just the right contrasts at all times. And that alone makes the listen hyper-enjoyable.Tracklist 1. Hidden In Darkness 09:08
‘Of The Spirit, Of The Space’ sees Gimu’s ability to finding common grounds between the dusty old-school drone and modern-ambient technique aiming to project an apocalyptic air that shape and reshape itself upon each listen. And while a big part of the thrill relies heavily upon cosmic and spatial concept listeners can also find comfort in simplicity, charm and serenity generally found in rural areas or dive in the deep blue sea. This, for a fact is almost inevitable as listeners are bind to ebb and flow within dimensions.GIMU - Of The Spirit, Of The Space ]. > > > > > ============================================
Somewhere at the intersection of modern classical, ambient, and post-rock, Colors, the new album from Philadelphia-based minimalist Patkus, evokes nostalgia and contemplation through eight meticulously-constructed songs of swirling melodies and noise.
The second full-length release of 2015 from Patkus, Colors, like it's predecessor Nigel's Brie, is a period-specific record.
The summer of a honeymoon. Hiking castle ruins on the Rhine like Victor Hugo, biking past windmills in Flanders. Getting lost in old places. The type of stuff that the memory likes to romanticize, and you let it, because it should.
Released August 17th 2015
Composed, Arranged, Mixed and Recorded By [ Patkus ]
While [ Patkus ] 01st full length "Nigel's Brie" build on the compositional techniques heard in January's The Gospel Book of Archbishop Ebbo EP, "Nigel's Brie" adds a new sense of breadth and focus to Patkus' brand of guitar-driven minimalism. The 02nd full length "Colors" is a period-specific record. The summer of a honeymoon. Hiking Rhein castle ruins like Victor Hugo, biking past windmills in Flanders. Getting lost in old places. The type of stuff that memory likes to romanticize, and you let it, because it should.Tracklist 1. On, Brief Candle 01:55
Instrumental, post-rock band Ranges released their fourth piece of work on July 10th, 2015, titled Night & Day. This 24:00 minute song is a sonic interpretation of the dualistic theme of night and day. Starting soft and building to the heavy break of day and then resolving and setting into night, the song ends where it began giving the listener the option to move into another rise and fall of 24 hours in 24 minutes.
NIGHT & DAY
By – RANGES
Released 10 July 2015
Written and performed
by Ranges – C. Blessum • M. Levy • W. Raska
by C. Blessum at The Low Country, Bozeman, MT.
Recorded, mixed and mastered
Artwork, production and distribution
by A Thousand Arms | Copyright MMXV – A Thousand Arms Music
After last year’s eponymous EP “Bonhoeffer” which shows a strict sense of calmness and control, we’ve been itching to share more from the Bozeman, Montana outfit Ranges. With its latest instalment “Night and Day”, Ranges demonstrate the ability to create another beautiful atmosphere that is perplexing and sophisticated as well as enormous and intimate at the same time. Processing a subtle mix of piano, light weight guitars, drums, bass and percussion “Night and Day” is the result of a 24 minute effort with an entirely distinct sound bursting with profound beauty.
The plus side of this new release, as opposed to the other releases, is its cinematic direction. Ranges’ latest release is incredibly stunning in the sense that the sound created by the outfit is rather emotional in contrast to being extremely heavy with loud distortion. And that awesome approach is simply a journey with a purpose to awaken one sensitive side while being pushed by expressive sound waves that appeals to sentiment and tender emotions.
Another interesting factor, other than this release is indeed more of a cinematic approach and of an emotional impact, is that “Night & Day” looks, gives, feels and sounds more of a humble release rather than a high-profile one, but its excitement and thrill reside in the depth of its twenty-four minutes duration. “Night & Day”, subtle in its own way is a super-active listen as it communicates with its listeners from the very beginning of the movement. The slow-pace drumming and direct post-rock guitar approach tosses an exquisite ambient side and an additional layer to the project. Piano, strings and percussion enrich “Night & Day” with diverse timbres that are particularly effective with a long-lasting euphoria effect. I’ve listened to this nearly half an hour piece more than twenty times since the release date and I am still not over it.Tracklist 01 - Night & Day
Considering all of the above, I know I’ve expressed my enjoyment of “Night & Day” more towards the release being calm and subtle, but make no mistake here as Ranges do have a tactical approach when it comes to revealing the thin line between relaxing sounds that generally lead listeners to a serene land and other worldly distortion menaces that are simply and utterly compelling in various proportions. All it takes in [ Ranges – Night & Day ] case is the switch of a pedal and you are instantly flipped from one world to the other in the most powerful way. And that is a trick the band does so skilfully without you even realizing it. “Night & Day” is one hell of an amazing piece. Check it out guys!!!Ranges - Night & Day ]. > > > > > ============================================
TrucitatE, the solo project of Johannes Nonn from Leipzig who grew up with classical instruments, was initiated in summer 2012. In his works, he waives vocals but concentrates on guitars and violas as main instruments for a specific soundstructure. These classical influences and the fact that there are no vocals at all are musical elements, which belong to a certain genre of modern music: Post-Rock.
The works all begin quietly and slowly, but build themselves up bit by bit. The dark, mostly improvised viola melodies and the wide guitar soundscapes create an atmospheric heterogenity. The melancholic images open up a dreamy desire to see distant places, thanks to the dark melodies and glimmering nuances, while all comes back together in the outfading ends of Nonns musical compositions. Taking all into consideration, this will guarantee some extravagant thoughts.
2015 - Lost Summer
By – TrucitatE
Released AUGUST 03rd 2015
Composed & Produced by Johannes Nonn
Piano Recorded by Martha Otero AKA [ Lunae Lumen ]
If not all then I’d say most of us… music lovers, music dreamers, music listeners, music writers and composers, we MUST have come across an album that the moment we press play the sound magically takes us somewhere. This could be a specific moment of our life that we’ve lived and for some reason is engraved in our memories or a phase in our existence that we simply cannot forget. A dark thought we’ve never revealed to anymore or even some dreamlike places we’ve always wished to go, but never had the chance to and as an alternative our brain automatically drew its own images and sceneries of that wishful spot. Bottom line is the sound instantly waves you to that particular moment of your life and with [ TrucitatE ] latest instalment "Lost Summer" that’s exactly the case. The moment you hit play the music’s in fits very own seducing vibe mysteriously carry you to places even if it’s not your will. If we break it down, we got new music’s, beautiful music’s and exquisite music’s. New music’s comes and goes ALL the times, beautiful music’s on the other hand have a tendency to come at a 4 to 5 out 10 rations and exquisite sound, like the one we are talking about right now [ TrucitatE ], those kind of music’s only land at random, but when it does you spontaneously recognize it and make the best out of it.
With "Lost Summer" German-based composer [ TrucitatE ] aim for a very feel-good and easy-listen / easy-trip recording. Johannes Nonn animate several elements of sound from many different genres, spanning from contemporary-classic / classical strings to post-rock with a general ambiance residing in comfort between strong nostalgia and melodramatic emotion. The final outcome of "Lost Summer" is a record that howls confidence and anticipation in every direction. Each and every note of the EP is arranged to compliment the next tune with a purpose to create a blend of songs that we, listeners will find utterly beautiful and hypnotically engaging. And since this is more of a feeling projection as oppose to a track by track review I’ll indulge the liberty of skipping to movement two of the EP, which by the way is the high of this short fifteen minute recording.
Named after the EP itself ‘Lost Summer’ in its four and a half minutes is a subtle piece that drift listeners back to younger days recalling moment such as walking back home from the school in a drizzling weather with grey skies above your head and with an old musical device known as the Walkman. Goodness how did I get there, it’s purely the music guys, trust me on that. Shifting to the third movement ‘Night Blue’ which is also close to four and half minutes, is yet another astounding track with some superb, even drumming in place and viola melodies longing for help recalling innocent times where weed smoking and music tripping was your only mission in life. And to sum up, the last piece ‘Epilogue’ on “Lost Summer” is where the listen tend to get a bit tricky.Tracklist 1. Prologue 02:00
From the first track all the way to the third movement, by then it is obvious that listeners would have already conditioned themselves to Johannes subtle composing approach and might I add he did a splendid job never deviating far from the path he sets his listeners on. But that’s only till the end of ‘Night Blue’ as ‘Epilogue’ is a sudden shift in sound and in atmosphere. Everything here tends to get a little jumpy, with a faster pace on the instrumental side and a higher rhythmic pattern that elevates listener’s emotion to a higher ground you’d think this is it, but there is more though, as the track unfold in layers with clean guitars and sorrowful viola blend in a melancholic air, the sound resume the entire EP in fast motion as if your entire life flashes in front of your eyes in a matter of seconds and it’s at this very moment that you finally realize that this record is purely and utterly based on imagination. [ 10 OUT OF 10 ] EP but I still wish the recording duration would have last longer though.TrucitatE - Lost Summer ]. > > > > > ============================================
Drowse is the musical pseudonym of Kyle Bates, a Portland, OR based musician who has spent time in various noise rock and metal bands. drowse crafts introverted, cloud covered songscapes inspired by a diverse range of artists such as Duster, Mount Eerie, Slowdive, Weakling, Oneohtrix Point Never and Grouper. drowse released his narcotic debut EP songs to sleep on in December 2013 with a sound celebrating dark music of all forms. songs to sleep on was accompanied by a graphic memoir titled A Little Pink Pill… detailing Bates’ near-suicide and subsequent year of medication.
Soon asleep acts as the next development in drowse’ short life. Placing a greater focus on songwriting, the album translates the woozy effects of prescription drugs into sound. The recordings capture processed guitars and synthesizers swallowing each other, detuned, fading drums, wolves, bottles and kids vying for auditory space and Bates’ voice (amongst others) suspended atop it all, whispering into your ear. The haze is alive and it wants to overtake you.
Soon asleep addresses themes of self-imposed seclusion, absurd rumination and the spaces in between dreams and life. The album is accompanied by a short memoir titled Mnemonic which expands the narrative initiated in A Little Pink Pill…, but does not serve as its conclusion. Bates' textual work exists as another wormhole into the nightmarish yet lucid realm from where drowse's sonic reflections prevail, swarm, and overtake.
By – Drowse
Released 09 June 2015
Written & Recorded by Kyle Bates
from late May 2014 to early March 2015
in a closet room and a moldy basement in NE Portland
Tuesday Faust sang on “Melt” and “Awake”
Alec van Staveren played bass on “Something”
The wolves on “Melt” live in the forests
around Squamish, BC and were recorded by Bella Tsefalas
Mastering handled by Parker Johnson
Pill Bottles, Hand and Mnemonic photographs by Alec van Staveren.
Squamish photograph by Olivia Tsefalas.
There are a number of good things about the latest album “Soon Asleep” by [ Drowse ] that get my adrenaline pumping. To start, I like the fact that the sound / genre the band emphasizes so ironically fits the name of the band. Predominantly tagged as Shoegaze, a specific genre most commonly known for its intense distortion and wall of sound coupled with lethargic vocals that drive listeners to a dreamy state and Drone, a monophonic effect flowing in waves while accompanied by a tone / tune or chord that persistently sounds and echoes throughout an entire piece. This is the way [ Drowse ] approaches music. Somehow this release reminds me of how fun and easy it is for independent artists to release albums through a platforms such as BandCamp, SoundCloud etc and makes it available to the entire world in just few clicks. Needles to say it is artists like [ Drowse ] that truly restore my faith in independent music.
Moving on, although [ Drowse ] (the solo project of Kyle Bates) is probably most intently associated with distinguished noise-walls of fuzzy atmospheres and otherworldly hums, the project’s sound has adopted many varieties over the project’s 2 years of activity, from the mesmerizing raw noise of 2013’s “Songs To Sleep On” to the tuneful harshness of 2015’s “Soon Asleep” Bate’s obscureness relies heavily on a unique, incomprehensible pattern. A rare noise and an obscure darkness are usually assembled upon earthy instrumentation, while hums and understated vocals are present that give a sense of emotional closeness.
What’s really bugging me here is the fact that I have listened to this new album on multiple occasions and it’s a brilliant release but there is still something in its catchy complexity and tense atmosphere that’s yet to be discovered. Every time I give it a thorough listen I come up with a different musical perception. It’s typically the kind of sound that differs drastically from listeners to listener. While one listener may project a certain kind of emotion other listeners are bound to reflect or express something utterly different. To sum it up the core foundation of this new album is Epic, Hypnotic, Searching, Longing, Sugary, Dreamy, Enigmatic, Melancholy, Reflective, Sensual, Spacey, Sprawling, Wistful and needless to say Druggy and Lethargic. Give it a listen or two and what you read here will most certainly make more sense. No doubt about that, so check it out guys. “Soon Asleep” by [ Drowse ] is available on BandCamp for free/ Name Your Price.
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Here I would like to thank people and things directly involved in the content of soon asleep, Mnemonic and drowse as a project (if we are or have ever been close thank you for being in my life, you know who you are): Parker Johnson (Italics), Alec van Staveren, Kevin Gwozdz (Desert of Hiatus) and Taylor Malsey (Taylor M.) for helping me bring this music to life—my mother, father and sister—Tuesday Faust for your beautiful voice—Daniel Schultz for being intensely supportive and releasing this—Bella Tsefalas—my journal—Victoria Ayers and Cooper Campbell for the video work—Dani Ransom for turning your lens on me—Rachele Mosley—Kristina Esfandiari, Thom Wasluck, Iphigenia Gras, Nicole Colbath and Lane Oliver for convincing me that this project is worth continuing—Olivia Tsefalas for the perfect photograph—Alana Schachtel—Nate Sonenfeld—Gato Negro—Clonazepam—dreams—Mat Miller for releasing songs to sleep on—Phil Elvrum for casting a shadow—sadness—everybody involved with Oligopolist—anything and everybody I have forgotten. Isn’t memory strange?Drowse - Soon Asleep ]. > > > > > ============================================
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I've been meaning to put up this list for a while but never really had the chance to get around it. I remember posting a top 50 releases for 2011 and top 100 albums for 2012 but somehow missed / skipped 2013 and 2014. That in mind I thought I might as well draw up a list for 2015 but in two half, thus... summing up this post contain TSS top 25 albums as well as 15 honourable mentioned and top 5 remixes for Radio Etiopia, all strictly based ON 2015 01ST HALF. And while we are on the H1 of 2015 subject, I am also pleased to announce that there are indeed some exceptionally good outfits / albums lined-up for H2 of 2015. To mentioned but just a few [ Caspian ], [ K O V L O ], [ MusicForMessier ], [ GIMU ], [ First Falling Leaves ] which is a collaboration result of [ W & H ] and [ U.A.E ], [ 2L8 ], [ madebygrey ] and many other stunning outfits. Trust me guys... if you think H1 of 2015 has been really good then you up for a surprise on 2015 2nd half. So Without further ado...TOP 25 RELEASES