The second volume of collected early works spans the years 1994 to 2001, when I was twenty-three to thirty years old.
Most of these pieces are either unreleased or have been out of print for decades.
Some of my more drone-based work from this early period has ended up on this volume of work.Free to download for those who can’t afford it, or pay something if you can afford it and want to support what I do.
Dominic Razlaff (aka DR) is an ambient musician from Braunschweig, Germany. Interested in making music since 2007 he bought his first synthesizer (Novation Xio) in 2009. Currently he uses classic subtractive synthesis, granular synthesis, field recordings and tape loops to create evolving, melancholy ambient/drone soundscapes.
The topic of this EP is the state of being, the shifts in thinking and the question of identity, when the country you were born in does no longer exist on the political map of the world. Thoughts on this topic were gathered from various Lithuanian artists in order to compose this EP, which was initially a performance for a group exhibition “I Was Born in a Country That No Longer Exists” presented in 2017, in Duisburg, Germany.
Here is some indeterminate music for vague wars. You may wish to keep it on at a low volume level in the background, perhaps as an accompaniment to reading or even writing. Ignore it. Nothing will happen.
Appearing through the thick foliage with determination in it’s body. This being of ultimate mind and spirit, maneuvers around fallen plant-life as if it’s floating on air. Searching for the one place to call it’s own. Secret sanctuary as you will. A zone of comfort from this all to sensory deluged universe. Having traveled vast distances as a ghost. No other being had knowledge of it’s journey but for every step, it gained more and more understanding of the world we had thought was our own. For this simple creature shared the same vast unlimited ancient wisdom of the sky above and all the way down into the deeps of spirit. The “all seeing eye” ? Perhaps the embodiment of the reincarnated Buddha? It might be hard to believe that this powerful mind of incredible comprehension of all pleasure and pain, could cure all of our worldly woes. That is if we only could listen to it’s observations? Yes, the great enlightened one. No wounder the ancient Egyptians worshiped it.
“Como corresponde a dos veteranos de la escena musical, Lars Graugaard y Claudio Pérez tienen entre ellos una amplia experiencia en estilos como jazz, electrónica, pop, clásica y contemporánea, cubriendo enfoques creativos que incluyen improvisación, notación, programación y producción musical. Ahora unen fuerzas en tres pistas extendidas que de muchas maneras son similares a sus presentaciones en directo, en las que la música en constante transformación de Lars crea un campo de juego para los exquisitos y fluidos inventos en teclado y sintetizadores de Claudio.
Si bien todas las pistas tienen una fuerte base rítmica, las hazañas sonoras continuas produce una música atrevida en refundación ininterrumpida y con giros sorprendentes e vueltas inesperadas.
Los paisajes sonoros de indole psicodélico recuerda al trabajo de Radian, Jan St. Werner y Blir, e incluso a las creaciones subacuáticas de Porter Ricks, particularmente cuando las pistas alcanzan
alta densidad tecno-febril y el conjunto se hace acídico-delirante. En ocasiones, el cuerpo sonoro entero está siendo agusanado por procesos perforantes que transforma la música en algo fantasmagórico, como si pasase a través de un insondable agujero de tiempo y espacio, donde el instante se deforma en visiones deliciosamente irracionales de un sinrazón obstinado.”
“As befits two veterans of the music scene, Lars Graugaard and Claudio Perez hold extensive experience between them in jazz, electronica, pop, classical and contemporary music styles, and cover creative approaches that include improvisation, scoring, computer coding and music production. Now they join forces in three extended tracks that in many ways are similar to their live performances where Lars’ constantly morphing live laptop provides a rich playing field for Claudio’s exquisite and free-flowing inventions on keyboard and synthesizers.
While all tracks have a strong rhythmic grounding, the sonic exploits are daring and continuous and the result is an unbroken musical recasting that provides some unexpected twists and turn along the way. The psychedelic electronic sounds form extended electronic soundscape that are reminiscent of the work of Radian, Jan St. Werner and Blir – even reaching back to Porter Ricks’ subaquatic
creations, particularly when the tracks reach techno-feverish density and the electronics go acidotic rave. At times the entire sound is perforated by vermian processes that ghost casts the music, as if passing through an unfathomable time-space hole that warp and malforms the ongoings into deliciously irrational moments of stubborn unreasoning.”
(Atenas, Grecia / Athens, Greece / Abril / April 2017).
“Conservation Of Angular Momentum” is a touching album full of cinematic ambient sounds. The main attention is paid to the extensive, sublime atmospheres. Convulsing melodies and sound effects in the background do not let the listener fall into a monotonic mood, on the contrary, it evokes a spacious palette of listener’s musical senses.
A seven track ambient album from K.Markov showcasing a selection from three of his existing albums – Organic, After the storm and Species, which you can find on his bandcamp page.
Following on from his first release on Kahvi under the name Phrulex (which was a single several years ago), and part one of the excerpts, K.Markov gives more of the detailed, progressive ambient work that appeared in part one.
Gently floating atmospheres, mixed with sweeping arpeggios and melodical interludes to keep you listening closely.
“Gradient Descent” is the fourth Metalogue EP. Exploring variations on a single melodic theme, the record travels from dark cavernous ambience to precise digital structures, crossing through sweeping synthetic textures and industrial claustrophobia along the way.
Gradient Descent was written and performed for a Chaos Theory event headlined by Jarboe and Farther Murphy, at St Pancras Old Church, London on 23rd October 2017. The piece features custom made electro-acoustic instruments, field recordings and live electronics. The release on Abstrakt Reflections is a studio arrangement of the original material, integrating additional sound design and layers of live sound from the church performance.
Listening Satellites appears as Guest artist this time with a small four track EP called ‘Everything is a Glitch’. Lots of oldskool sounds and beats and melodies, with modern inspirations.
The name of the music stays the same over the years but the feel and construction evolves and this EP is a good example of todays vibe reflected in retro sounds. Mellow, Air-esque basslines, Sven Vath inspired beats, ambient pads. Dreamy.
I follow subtle seismic ambient vibrations that immerse me in a deep state in-between the world of dreams and the dream about distant worlds covered in a fog of colours.
Rhythmic and slow landscapes.
The sound is sometimes described as slow IDM. The distinct feature of the album is that only a few tracks have real drum samples, however, almost all of them are quite rhythmical. Rhythms are created just the way J. M. Jarre did that on “Zoolook” – using weird sounds, pulsing synths, and very clear melodies. Due to the lack of easily recognized drums, the album is sometimes ascribed to ambient, however, I’d call it “seismic ambient”, because of extremely heavy basslines.
2. Just Pretending to Understand
3. Kol Nidre
6. Semoga Mimpi Indah dalam Meninggalkan Dunia
7. Slinkies Whispering Feverishly In A Wet Tunnel
8. This is Half a Duet
The prolific as ever Zach Bridier is back on Mahorka with his main genre-merging and style-hopping electronic music project Captive Portal with another 5 track EP! This time around, it’s guitar based music in a shoegaze-like style. Sit back, relax, and enjoy. Gazing at shoes is not obligatory. And, this time around, the EP comes also as a very limited edition cassette co-release with Zach’s own DBD Tapes.
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