Archive for the ‘Ambient’ Category
Sound In Silence is a small independent record label based in Athens, Greece. The label was established in spring2006, trying to release exclusive high quality new music by a wonderful international roster. All releases are in limited editions, presented in collectible handmade packaging with beautiful cover designs.
Yellow6 & David Newlyn – O.S. Sound In Silence proudly presents the first full length collaborative effort between Yellow6 & David Newlyn. About a year after their debut collaboration EP on Hibernate Recordings, called Miniatures, they are collaborating again producing a great full length ambient album, called O.S. O.S. includes six deeply evocative long tracks, made of a mixture of guitars, keyboards, many effects and a lot of computer processed sounds. Yellow6, the solo project of Jon Attwood, has at times been described as post-rock, space-rock, electronica, shoegaze and ambient. Over the years, he has released over 50 releases on nearly as many labels across the globe. He has toured around Europe and North America and has worked for collaboration/split releases and remixes with many similar artists like Portal, Rothko, Absent Without Leave, Amp, Port-Royal, Caught In The Wake Forever and many others. David Newlyn is a Durham based ambient producer who has been releasing quality soundscapes for a few years now.
Another song that has skipped my attention is by Ollie North, a Brian Eno of the guitar. And when I mention Brian Eno, I am talking about his older solo albums, as in Before and after science, Another green world, etc… I know those are large shoes to step into, but this guy is definitely worth the compliment. I have been listening to this hypnotic song over and over..and over again and lllllove it. Buy the Bringer EP and support this wonderful artist thus enable him keep on making such great music.
This afternoon is gloomy. I miss you. I feel the cold loneliness creeps in, fills up a large part of this big black hole deep inside. Summer is leaving us, quietly but surely. It is actually reasonable outside in this promised land, meaning you could actually walk around without evaporating. All I ask for is you by my side, and if it is not possible, this piece would do.
“This Thirsty Fountain” is the powerful and moving new EP from The Parish Of Little Clifton. The follow-up to the LP, “Portia”. (via Prtls)
Aches is a twenty-four-year-old British producer and visual artist from Sheffield currently based in Bratislava, Slovakia. His compositions demonstrate a love for collapsing abstract beats, plucked atmospheric guitars and growling bass, as well as traces of field recording. Oneohtrix Point Never, Aphex Twin, Pantha du Prince, Cocteau Twins and Emeralds, with whom he recently shared a stage, are but a few influences you can find carefully woven into the recently released debut EP ‘Fine Tongue‘ and on the forthcoming full length LP. The LP, due to be released in February via Exitab, advances deep dreamy textures and complex sound collages with heavy breathing percussion.
Nigel Simpson has been around for quite sometime now, and has played piano with Phil Manzanera, Brian Eno, Kevin Ayers and Ed Laurie to name but a few. I have been listening to his self releases as Sunslide on Bandcamp, mainly to his Fieldpiano pieces off ‘Combine’. My Middle eastern Sunday (which is not part of the weekend and is the first day of our working week here in Israel), has started off real real bad, or actually, had hardly started, but ended up much better with the help of Mr. Simpson and his Sunslide project.
Overall Meltdown. That’s how I felt this week. I guess I have overabused my CPU and it got heated up real bad. Its hard to cool it off considering today is one of the hottest days of summer and humidity marks new records. Got to pace myself, set my priorities straight, and shift to lower gear. Music allows me to do this. And today, by the way, Fri 13th, John Kolodij and his HIGH AURA’D help me through this, cooling everything down, till I’ll find myself in the arms of someone…special…extremely special..BUY the record HERE
Barbara Kinzle and Birch Cooper, the Portland, Oregon duo, The Slaves, only have a handful of releases under their belt so far, but they have learnt how to fit real well within each other’s movements, piling on in all the right places and knowing when to pull back. Their formula is simple: guitar, synth, voice. The Slaves debut “River” off forthcoming Spirits of the Sun LP out on Digitalis this July.