If Kai Engel’s third album showed his abilities as a composer of cinematic soundtracks for historical films, then his new work gets us back to the neoclassical tone of sound, only with far greater versatility and skill. Once again you’ll hear lyrical melodies born in joys and sadnessess of love, inspired by a melancholy in the night, a light sorrow and urban romantics.
Constant noise, crude movements we make in order to repress our emotions; we create kaleidoscopes of foreign meanings that have everything to do with hiding from ourselves. And we keep telling lies. What will happen if you stop and freeze yourself in this rat race?
With over 1,000 kaleidoscopes all-around me, my eyes have slowly closed to all incoming stimuli, resulting in an emotional deadlock.
This is the music that I’ve composed in order to break free from this vicious circle. Will you join me on this introspective journey?
Almost three months ago Kai Engel released “Calls and Echoes”, an album that signalled a move towards epic trailer music with the old neoclassical approach. On new album composer went deeply in that direction. Characterized by more dramatic, cinematographic dynamics, the sound of “Deathless: The Renaissance” also incorporated ambient elements, became heavier and darker. Two months of work and nine compositions, almost screaming at you from the headphones: “We’re just made for a movie!”. Have a nice listening.
All music by Kai Engel (Антон Федченков)
Cover by Red One
“I Haven’t Expressed My Feelings In Quite A While”
Back to the melting pot reactor of mindfulness, quiet music, dynamic movement onward, intimate spirit dance, peaceful demons that are now metamorphosing into beautiful dancing angels…
This LP is quite simply Emotional Generative Ambient Music that is based on my multitude of reflections on this theater of a lifetime. It is, in my perception, the perfect backdrop to my nocturnal ruminations and meditations. I feel that Wisdom’s meta-language is not growing thanks to spiritual practices or far-fetched ascetic exercises – secret and/or esoteric.. But, when one observes fearlessly unto himself and his environment, frankly and indomitably. When one observes all stimuli, multidimensional frequency receivers, voice, sound, movement, touch, smell, eyesight etc’. And this is the source of my endless moments of monumental inspiration – watching life’s events as though they were and are embryos – looking at them compassionately running somewhere, perhaps to another universe, fading away peacefully and quietly… To another dimension … The memory fades away with time, and with those changes, I sincerely feel that what we lose is far greater than what we acquire along the way…Thus, I feel that my emotionally-intense quasi-random ambient music is the purest representation of a constant present-perfect-dream-time reflection unto the very soul of the world, that is momentary at its very core.
“NN Vol. 3 True Purpose Of The Electronic Distortion”
“There’s no two without three” or “Three is the perfect number”.. you choose which one is more suitable for introducing this third anniversary compilation that every year gives us the opportunity to prepare this special release of previously unreleased tracks by a lot of great artists. This year, the huge compilation features music by professional artists such as Robert Lippok and Herself which goes a special thanks for having participated with other emerging artists that deserve special treatment that Nostress Netlabel reserves. The introduction of new catalogs of physical media supports such as CDs and your kind donations, has offered to us the opportunity to be able to have the necessary funds to organize events and local concerts and for that we are grateful. We continue our work with pride and hope to be able to do more and learn about new artists and music of great interest.