We’ve got another batch of price-slashed random picks for you this week, and the sale prices are good through March 18th or while supplies last.
Asmus Tietchens & Vidna Obmana – The Shifts Recyclings (2CD) –Regularly $13.99, right now just $8.99
Shifts is a solo project by the omnipresent Frans de Waard, founder of Kapotte Muziek, Beequeen, & Goem. Shifts started life in 1995 with the purpose of producing ambient music by means of the guitar. Shifts has performed four times in concert (1998, 1999 and 2002) and once in a live collaboration– as yet still unreleased–with :zoviet*france: (1998). The music of Shifts consists of finely interwoven patterns of guitars played by motor driven devices, with added studio effects and extensive use of special recording techniques. This project is the first collaboration in a studio for Shifts.
Craig Padilla – Genesis –Regularly $8.99, right now just $5.99
The music of GENESIS consists of creation-inspired electronic ambiences that are woven from elements of new synthesis forms as well as vintage analog instrumentation. The resulting music will please anyone who enjoys electronic music that is timeless and yet current, bold and yet subtle, melodic while remaining ambient. Genesis takes place inside the listener’s mind and spirit.
Steve Roach – A Deeper Silence –Regularly $9.99, right now just $6.99
This new long-form zone billows out like a big sigh of time, breathing steady and strong. Minimal and infinite in its essence, like all of Steve’s long-form zones this is a functional soundworld specifically created to enhance the atmosphere of your personal sanctuary, your living environment and beyond. Lower volume playback increases the potency. This sound space serves as a kind of portal to states of subtle awareness, and is perfect for the support of deeper sleeping as well. -steveroach.com
Tomas Phillips + Dean King – Les Mailles –Regularly $7.99, right now just $5.99
The duo of Dean King and Tomas Phillips came together in 2000 with the mere intention of exploring a shared aesthetic. Their aim was the achievement of a balance between digital and non-digital sound and a functional recognition of their differences in terms of utility and signification. Whilst computer technology remains central to their work, they make an effort to locate composition within a space of physicality. Hence the use of acoustic instrumentation and field recordings gathered on the periphery of laptops, they seek to foreground the act of listening in the slowly evolving tradition of microsound, without precluding the possibility of active and engaged harmony. -Monochrome Vision
Sone – Passerelle –Regularly $7.99, right now just $5.99
Documented on this CD is a site-specific sound installation / performance given by °Sone (pronounced osone”), a project of Yannick Dauby, Christophe Havard & Hughes Germain. The only sounds used were from within the walls of the building where the event took place, channeled and recorded using large transducers and then mixed and broadcast back into the main space of the building.” -and/OAR
Faryus and Vadim Bondarenko – Quiet Songs from Misty Places –Regularly $8.99, right now just $6.99
Frail and delicate ambient atmospheres, clusters of rarefied piano notes lying on discreet drones, soft and evanescent clarinet riffs, suggesting and catching natural sounds… Light and ethereal pastel-colored musical plots… Eight tracks, one hour of suspended and quiet sonic passages. -Silentes
Nick Parkin – Descent –Regularly $11.99, right now just $8.99
“A meditative obscure travel with acoustic and electronic treated sounds.” –aliodie.com