Time for a complete change of pace on Kahvi this month. Guest artist ‘Realm’ appears to be an ambient master, and his 7 track, 55 minute album of epic tracks are created purely to allow you to drift on a sea made of glass.
Slow moving, evolving ambient passages kicked off by the fitting introduction track ‘Celestial Resonance’ leads into a little more Lackluster-esque styled track ‘Mentat’ with floating arpeggios diving into the abyss.
For this ambient fan, the epic ‘Sentinel’ is a track to switch off and kick back, in all its 10.5 minutes playing time, and ‘Self Loops and Voices’ reminds me of another ambient master at Kahvi – Curious Inversions.
Enjoy this delicate wind down after summer and watch out for another epic release next month!
The law of cause and effect sometimes brings certain repercussions into your own life, and you finally start to learn and grow. This song, “Cause and Effect”, became a major turning point for me back in the days, not because it’s one of the first proper songs that I created as Ars Sonor… but mainly because circumstances surrounding creative process for this song have triggered my own spiritual awakening. I’m very grateful.
#darkwave #ambient #karma #awakening
This collection brings together the collaborative works of programmer/producer/wunderkind Ars Sonor and processed guitar soundscaper and experimenter, Mutate. Previously scattered over albums and compilations, we finally celebrate the fruits of this collaboration in a single, solid release.
The result is a journey between landscapes of ever malleable sound. Drifting from cavernous soundscapes to minimalist beats / atmospheres, at times the guitar ‘scapes, synths and sounds all bleed into each other. Guitars snake through skittering beats, shimmering as they drift back and forth, in and out of focus. Headphones recommended.
Новое авангардное творение от Pk jazz collective & “Павкашавет Бантут”, представлено в стиле любительского немецкого артхауса времён VHS носителей. Материал был снят и оцифрован с плёнки, во время путешествия по Китаю, с аналоговой полупрофессиональной камеры Panasonic NV-GS27.
«Всё отлично, грех жаловаться, надо ещё научиться душевную боль терпеть. Хотя, если совсем заглушать чувства, то и не будет рождаться новых творений.» [Сергей Гиперборейский]
Music: Вячеслав Коротин (Pk jazz Collective)
Lyrics: Сергей Гиперборейский (Павкашавет Бантут)
Оператор и режиссёр: Владимир Боярский
CAT # DRM434
##This item is a pre-order and digitally delivers on Oct 16 2015##
There is a history of music stemming from time spent recovering from injury. On such example is Brian Eno’s story of creating ambient music, following a prolonged period being couch bound with a broken leg.
Sustainer’s Radiolas, shares a similar tale of horizontal inspirations.
Whilst recovering from a serious health condition, Alex Alarcón aka Sustainer, began working with a very limited palette of equipment at arms reach. This mix of small recorders, pedals and other electronics become a processing chain through which he started to feed shortwave radio recordings.
Having worked with radio recordings previously it didn’t take long for these recordings to take on a very personal and cathartic aesthetic. “Years ago i used to record things with another shortwave receiver at my parents house,” Alex explains, “because it was near the sea and you could catch easily stations from north of Africa. Sometimes I was even able to reach marine stations from boats crossing the Mediterranean Sea. It was an incredibly inspirational feeling tapping into these streams of sound”
On Radiolas, Sustainer creates a metaphoric ocean of harmonic noise. Waves of frequency collide and lap at the edges of one another. The richness of the material, both in terms of texture and harmonics, invites the listener to sink deep beneath the surface and to become drowned in the intricacy of the interlocking layers of distended radiowaves.
Mastering: Stephan Mathieu @ Schwebung
Cover Photo + Video editing: Alex Alarcón
Design: Lawrence English
Заржавевшие под осенними дождями ритмы фанка, туманные мелодии, переходящие в гул ночных улиц и скитание заблудшей души, которая обращается к некой Чайке. Такой же одинокой, как она. Но они никогда не пересекутся больше. Упав в темноту, их пути разошлись
Альбом существует в версиях оригинального мастеринга и кассетного.
After an EP (2012), a track (alternative take) in the anniversary compilation (2013), and a CD (2014); the band CINEMA NOIR from Palermo returns with “Fernweh”, a new album of electro post-rock sound with a maturity and a strong inclination towards a precise experimentation magically expressed with songs marked by the major presence of electronic than previous works and without any intention to retrace styles and paths already undertaken over the years. The need to explore new sound spaces and new methods of confrontation are apparent in a collaboration with the band VEIVECURA knowed during their concerts in the summer of 2014, in a track played each other and in the very successful reinterpretation of the song “Alice” from the first EP “Children kill ants” (2012) now electrified and transformed into “Parrots And Palms”; architects of a need for renewal and sudden upgrade of themselves and with few but effective words presenting their album:
Fernweh is nostalgia of places never visited, it’s the uncontrollable desire to leave, travel, explore. This album explores unusual musical lands and at the same time familiar, featuring collaborations and musical exchanges. The album is characterized by post-rock in symbiosis with electronic wisely dosed, trademark of the band that this time he meets a formula not yet experienced by the band: the collaboration with other musicians. The indie-pop VEIVECURA, creates a strange and fascinating musical mix for a two-way comparison (Fernweh and Persepolis)
In this short album, genuinely ambient soundscapes melt with touches of acoustic piano, giving birth to ethereal atmospheres and emotional melodies. And above the music, a distant and delicate voice leads the way of this journey, singing mysterious -yet deeply resonating- lyrics. ‘Starseeds’ is a conceptual EP portraying the fascination for distant planets, the ancestral longing for outer worlds, along with a sincere love for Earth.
Linear Obsessional is delighted to present this album of two recent pieces by the legendary British folk/blues/world/avant garde guitarist Mike Cooper.
“Forbidden Delta Planet Blues” is a long form work built from over lapping loops and featuring some beautiful Hawaiian style slide guitar.
“The Pain Was Bad, But The Tuna Good” is a spellbinding live solo performance recorded at London’s 100 Years Gallery. A solo for a steel resonator guitar (and some voice) which explores all the nuances of the instrument’s considerable cultural baggage, with breathtaking extended technique (bowing, electric fan) and a fascinating stream of invention- it lives up to Cooper’s science fiction/trad interface admirably.
“the volume settings folder” is italian guitarist M. Beckmann’s latest project, consisting in ambient, drone, post-rock music with a bit of field recordings and Noise.He developed a sort of dark ambient/drone style, playing mostly with guitar and analog-effects, than mixing this lo-fi music with field recordings: record, cut, loop, slow down, hide high frequencies.The process takes place in a rush, exploring the most natural ideas and spontaneous inspiration of the artist, taking this work in the field of improvisation music.
This album (live recorded during the rehearsal for the Ekar Records Sunday event in Berlin),bring us back in the almost-foggy countryside of north-east Italy where he is based
and from where the aesthetic,the musical tastes and the philosophy of Ekar records are born.
An essential part of the experiences that were shared are finally present on this sharing-platform.
New 5 song EP from singer-songwriter and sound-maker Simon Waldram, Nottinghamshire, UK.
During his musical journey Simon’s been exploring many different paths: drone, acoustic singer-songwriter, psychedelia, twee pop, electronic etc. Always in a pure lo-Fi key.
On his new EP Simon gives us five new beautiful pop-pearls with its feet standing steady in 60´s psychedelia, punk rock and a brilliant DIY attitude.
Pueblo Nuevo Netlabel se complace en presentar su disco conmemorativo “Di algo… Pueblo Nuevo 10° Aniversario“, un compilado realizado con 100 mensajes llegados de distintas partes del mundo, a través de una convocatoria abierta que invitaba a enviar grabaciones de máximo 100 segundos de duración. ¡Muchas gracias a todos los participantes!
Pueblo Nuevo Netlabel is pleased to introduce its commemorative album “Di algo… Pueblo Nuevo 10° Aniversario” (Say something … Pueblo Nuevo 10th Anniversary), a compilation made with 100 messages arrived from around the world, through an open call that invited to submit recordings of max 100 seconds long. Many thanks to all the contributors.
“Sjöarna”… According to the researchers of Högskolan i Gävle, people in Sweden turn to nature instead of religion when going through a major life crisis. “Naturen har blivit det heligaste vi har”, nature has become the holiest that we have… This album, inspired by Swedish nature, was created during the darkest times when it comes to the personal life crisis, and I’m glad that something good came out of it creative-wise as well.
#ambient #drone #postrock
An album that was recorded in late 2014, was originally focused on released on another label, but after a personal maturity he found space to express it here. Sounds derived from nature that have processed by current technology to get an impression of what is happening under our feet, earth movements.
Bright Falls take their name – surely – from the Xbox game and related live-action web series “Alan Wake.” In essence the main narrative arc concerns a writer who, while spending time in the backwaters of Washington State – i.e., in Bright Falls – finds that his wife has disappeared. Then, to make matters worse, he is unnerved by a snowballing series of events that appear to come from some novel he only vaguely recalls writing. The further he travels into the fir trees and away from city lights, the less control he has over his destiny. Hence, perhaps, the tendency towards surreal reverie both in Bright Falls’ PR materials and the definitions of their music as “gentle shoegaze that’s occasionally prone to meditative psychedelia”.
Bio: TwichGarden (Toxic water in her chest – her body in the garden) is the one-man music project by Andrew Panfutov, working in cross-genres – ambient & idm. Leading idea of music is the mixture of mythology and sci-fi atmosphere.
About EP: Rising Dark EP is the inner conversation of different noises and voices, recorded and trapped in the tracks. It’s about endless nights, megamachine of city, and human beings within it. And it’s full of meditative female voices, which leads the listener through the dark, lo-fi corridors of pads and basslines.
KrAtOS is a dub-electro-experimental project wich take the basis from a different kind of music. Start from 1998 in Naples, Italy processing sounds with earlier electronic approach, with different influence from techno to industrial. In 2013 KrAtOS released the first Lp “Seventh” for Dast records, a german netlabel , then he get Eps for Axaminer, DbS sound, another Lp for Speceal Orbeats called “Abductions”, making tracks and remixes for differents netlabels.
D°gree is a software architect/developer by day, an underground dj/producer by night, and generally a really nice guy who has been digging through the vinyl and digital back catalogues for years, searching for the lower frequency gems. Some of them you can find captured on his carefully tailored mixes, while others can be caught during his well-known deep-floating live sets. Zagreb’s infamous club Masters is a club he calls Home, where he hosted events and spinned records for the last 10 years for the deepest crowd in the city.
Silver Railway Ep is a two track night-time release, heavily inspired by water and ice.
Railway Station is a track created on a Zagreb’s railway station during the frozen February day. Track reflects the graceness and dominance of the trains, continuously passing through with dramatical intros and noisy performances on the icy stage of the railway theater.
Silver is a deep hypnotic techno journey through the rainy cityscape, with sounds and echoes flowing steadily and bouncing around like water. Track describes the colour tones and mood of the spring rain, with clouds, thunder and omnipresent silver reflections from the numerous water surfaces and streams.
1. Avidya – Strange Dimension (W&P by Victor C.)
2. Double Reflect – Never Wake (W&P by Gerard Ll.)
3. Frictional Transmission – Disfuctional Response (W&P by Frictional Transmission)
4. Ginging – Box (W&P by Mike Julian)
5. Jozef Nemček – The Relict Radiation (W&P by Jozef Nemček)
6. Ocralab – Lacunosus (W&P by Rocco Biscione)
7. Retouched – MV (W&P by Raúl García.)
8. Shimmer – Moving Closer (W&P by Israel Medina)
9. Twin Peetz – Astro Fighter (W&P by Patrick Peetz)
10. Warmth – SRCS (W&P by Warmth)
The tracks of “Music for plants”are based on a live improvisation with electric guitar and a looping machine. Jan Grünfeld has recorded the music in the summer of 2014 on a huge balcony of an old villa in Bad Muskau, right at the German-Polish border – a very arcadian place! The music is free, like a suntrap. The plants grow better with Jan Grünfeld’s music! But not turn up too loud! And do not forget to water!
is participating on the first Netlabel Day 2015 ever!
Born in 1992 in the Tuscan hills,
he grew up drumming on everything,
and playing drums as a little crazy rocker with several bands.
He then fell in love with ambient music and acid techno,
from which it takes lifeblood today,
after years of research of its own musical identity
feel the need to publicly express his love for drum machines,
synthesizers and soundscapes!
After having told of cities without sun, at night, when smog vanishes, one’s gaze is searching again for a corner of nocturnal skies, it searchs stars and planets where the mind can project itself, where it could still transcend.
Looking again at the Moon, and dreaming of sidereal trips, how not to think about Apollo 11’s contentious challenge, about Neil Armstrong and companions., about their long round journey to the satellite, and back, and above all about their trip ‘inside’, conquering their inner space , as J G Ballard would say?
That’s Armstrong, a six-acts trip, six scores to get lost, a music aimed for motionless travellers.
«The brand-new Crossworlds recording – “Day and Night” – exchanges ethnography for a family setting. Mikryukov informs us that: “The LP was conceived as a present for my daughter. Initially it was to be published on vinyl, with the two sides given over to daytime and nocturnal themes. Everything was recorded over the course of two years, from February 2013 to February 2015. The album contains both our own, original material and some lyrics by Lesya Ukrainka. The result is a fairly strange, yet organic mixture of folk, academic music, downtempo tendencies, and experimental elements.”»