Posts tagged ‘ambient’

January 15, 2013

Night Stories is available

The new xenharmonic album from Joel Taylor is here! Stream the first half, or download the entire package (name-your-price) at the link below.


The download includes the equivalent of a double album, as well as three music videos and PDF liner notes with photography by Linda Hungerford.

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January 13, 2013

Night Stories out Jan 15

Joel Taylor’s Night Stories, a full-length album teeming with moving melodies, subtle textures and xenharmonic wonder comes out on Spectropol January 15.

Night Stories is a suite of nine pieces that concerns itself with our love for, and our fear of, Nature, our closeness to each other and to other animals, and the personal experience of loss, love, and community.

The form of the suite is programmatic and informed by Taylor’s experience with Javanese Gamelan, in particular with the beautiful art form Wayang Kulit, or shadow puppet theater.

A plot synopsis, photographs, videos and bonus tracks will accompany the download.

 

 

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January 4, 2013

“respect” is available.

Tetuzi Akiyama & Jeff Gburek’s new album of engrossing improvisations is available for streaming and purchase in download and limited edition CDR formats. Check it out below and see the bandcamp page for more details.


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October 30, 2012

Whatcom Weird is out for Halloween

We’re happy to announces the Halloween release of Whatcom Weird Vol. 1, a compilation of adventurous music from artists in Whatcom County.

This diverse collection features improvisation, electronica, experimental pop, noise, electroacoustic, fusion, ambient and bizarre soundtrack music.

October 24, 2012

Musica per Nastro download is here.

This delectable assortment of acousmatic tracks from Italian sound artist/musician Andrea Borghi is a textural feast for the ears.

Originally intended to be released on cassette, the work is also a tribute to composition methods used in electronic tape music of the 1960s. Every track is processed in real-time by a patch built in the Max application and is based on cut-up, sovraposition, sound stretching, loop, echo and feedback.

Name your price download (now) or $7 CDR (ships Nov 5)  at the link below.

October 11, 2012

New Andrea Borghi out in late October!

Musica Per Nastro (Music for Tape) from sound artist Andrea Borghi (Italy) is nearly ready for public consumption. It will have a CDR option with Borghi’s beautiful cover art.

Here’s a video from 2010 to whet your appetite.

http://borghi74aa.blogspot.it

September 30, 2012

La Géographie sans Regret is available

The haunting new collaboration from two emerging artists from Brazil and Japan. Sheets of noisy harmony, shimmering textures, microtonal explorations, and voice drenched in reverb seep in and out of existence. Somewhere between avant/noise rock and experimental electronic, this recording is a strange trip that gets better with each hearing.

more from artist Wilhelm Matthies:

La Géographie sans Regret (George Christian & Mehata Sentimental Legend) is about exploring emotional grounds, exhilarating here, melancholy there, dark and tortured there, but without regret. Each musical piece seems to have originated from an emotional reality which is expressed in written words and transformed with the same intensity and emotional and moral ambiguity into musical language.

As a collaboration, George Christian was able to go beyond language barriers which could trap him into such territories, and was able to communicate it to Mehata Hiroshi. Mehata Hiroshi was able to match it both musically and with his visual artwork. His visual artworks, likewise, have the depth, sparkle, horror, and exhilaration expressed in the music they made.

Two young artists show us what it is like to be young, risk taking, treading on water, mud, solid ground sometimes, but throughout it all, without regret.

August 23, 2012

goldenbats review in Igloo magazine

Smart write-up of GOLDENBATS II over in Igloo.

April 17, 2012

“Axe” electric guitar compilation now available

This long-awaited collection of experimental tracks featuring electric guitar is finally out for download and purchase.

Prepared guitar, computer processed, fretless, alternate tunings, noisy ambient, composed layers, unplugged-electric, controlled feedback, free improvisation, interlocking loops, virtuosic lines, shimmering drones, haunting melodies.

With Kavin Allenson, Tigress and the U-Fraidees, Bruce Hamilton, Mark Hamilton, Bill Horist, Neil Haverstick, Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Steve Moyes, Marco Oppedisano, James Ross, Roger Sundstrom, Chris Vaisvil, the Michael Vick Trip, and Jordan Watson.

This compilation celebrates the electric guitar and its creative use with a collection of varied tracks that provide a small snapshot of what some artists and composers have been doing in 2010-2012.

Despite only eighty odd years of use (and even less as a widespread instrument), the electric guitar has been a major force of musical invention, forging new genres of music and new sonic territories to explore. Musicians today have a rich history to draw upon: Les Paul and other early masters, the various and celebrated icons of blues, rock, jazz and fusion; and several decades of guitarists extending their instruments through preparation and modification, processing, new playing techniques, and different tuning systems.

The music on this album is informed by the aesthetic, timbral, compositional and conceptual innovations of Derek Bailey, Adrian Belew, Glenn Branca, Robert Fripp, Bill Frisell, Fred Frith, Jimi Hendrix, Keith Rowe, and Elliott Sharp, to name but a few. Yet there are always more things to say, more avenues to explore, and more artists popping up to advance down these paths.

March 23, 2012

out now: city of the asleep – winter in tumultua

The long-awaited twelfth release from COTA and the first on Spectropol [SpecT 10], winter in tumultua is a scattered narrative depicting a world in chronic upheaval. It is told through a patchwork of sonic textures–glitchy noise wrapped around meandering ragas, atonal piano jazz decaying into industrial film scores, acid-washed ambiance being rudely displaced by chugging kraut-rock. Through these disparate tableaux, the unifying thread of a mathematician’s sensibility is woven, in the form of unusual time-signatures and the microtonal scales found within the unusual 17-tone equal temperament (a natural but unconventional alternative to the usual 12-tone equal temperament). Extensive liner notes are included in the download.

city of the asleep is the pseudonym of Oakland-based musician Igliashon Jones.

cityoftheasleep.bandcamp.com

www.cityoftheasleep.com