This week we’re bringing you some major bargains on an assortment of items from the SOUNDSWIM store! The low prices will apply through March 24th or while supplies last.
Alio Die – Music Infinity meets Virtues, Live in Prague 23th May 2009 –regularly $9.99, right now just $6.99
Performed live at Church of St. Simon and Juda, Prague , Old Town, May 23, 2009 and presented as part of the concert series Music Infinity in association with the Italian cultural institute in Prague
Lammergeyer – Borders & Barrens (cdr) –Regularly $8.99, right now just $6.99
Sonic explorations of isolation, distances, and landscapes. The fourth Lammergeyer release.
Borders & Barrens follows the same general style as previous Lammergeyer releases, delving even deeper into sonic explorations of isolation, distance, and the mood of landscapes. The scene is coastlines, misty headlands, desolate marshes, barren moors and their mysterious solitude. The music is richly atmospheric, studded with inventive detail and drawn-out, almost subconscious melodies. It is a music with underlying emotion, and is a journey not to be missed. –Press Release (Follow link to hear sample)
“Anthony Paul Kerby, the man behind Lammergeyer and The Circular Ruins, is, I think, one of the most interesting and consistent musicians working in the area of contemporary ambient music today….”
–Warren Punshon – Synth Music Direct
Forrest Fang – Animism –Regularly $7.99, right now just $5.99
“On his ninth album, Animism, Chinese-American musician Forrest Fang creates a diverse musical style that fuses timeless Fourth World acoustic instruments with a modern fractal ambient sound. Inspired by the ancient belief that all living and inanimate forms possess a spirit or life force, Fang has composed eight pieces that radiate with energy and warmth.
Besides acoustic and electric violins and mandolins, he embellishes his atmospheric textures with melodies and polyrhthms from stringed and percussion instruments such as the Turkish lavta, Peruvian bandurria, Filipino kulintang, Mexican cantaro and Balinese kendang.
Animism is a celebration of life’s internal rhythms and their ultimate path to rest.” -projekt.com
Beta Two Agonist – Zero Point Field –Regularly $8.99, right now just $6.99
Minimal glitchy atmosphere’s complimented by spare soft rhythms and gentle, yet moving, shades of melody. Beta Two Agonist was born in 1976 in Barcelona, son of a Catalan musician and a Dutch mother. He attended art college around 1998. There he discovered the computer as a valuable tool, while picking up the mindset of experimentation and openness. Through the years the borders between music and noise were blurring. He discovered that error and chance can be wonderful, and captures those magic moments in audio. He also uses field recordings, percussion and other objects, circuit-bent toys and contraptions, synths, effects pedals and software. Databloem is so good at finding new talent in ambient electronica, and they have really outdone themselves this time in bringing listeners the fresh sounds of Beta Two Agonist.
Savvas Ysatis + Taylor Deupree – The Sleeping Morning –Regularly $9.99, right now just $7.99
Packaged in a slim cardboard case
“All of the instrumentation; acoustic guitar, autoharp, various bits of percussion, and analog synthesizers, were performed directly to multi-track with very little editing (they preferred to re-take rather than edit). The duo recorded much of the sound with with microphones to capture roomtone which created a warm, organic and often playful mood. Loose drums, the squeak of a monosynth and lush pads from the Jupiter-8 make The Sleeping Morning appear at first as an experiment in micro-folk but when vocal tracks are added a whole new world of song-structure and post-something is created.” –12k.com
Jason Corder & Opium – thepresentday –Regularly $8.99, right now just $6.99
“Drones and ethnic elements are interwoven with percussive minimalism to create a flowing long-form work of seven fascinating movements.” –cdbaby.com
Lullabier – Verita rivestite d’ombra –Regularly $8.99, right now just $6.99
Delicate and fragile dreaming atmospheres, melodic and hypnotic ambient light sparks, sonic landscapes both semi-acoustic and then close to shoegaze, introspective lyrics almost whispered by a simple and gentle voice, mainly based on evocative and shiny, delicate, and dilated electric guitar riffs laid on discreet rhythmic backgrounds, sometimes simply backed by acoustic guitar chords, in a singer-songwriter mood. -Silentes
Aqua Dorsa – Cloudlands –Regularly $10.99, right now just 6.99
Aqua Dorsa is a musical Italian ambient project formed by Enrico Coniglio and Oophoi. Their work “Cloudlands” is a perfect mix of glitch,classical and orchestral glacial ambient soundscape.
-Glacial Movements Records