In an effort to clear out some space on our shelves for fresh product, we’ve permanently price-slashed a portion of our inventory (with even more to come, so keep an eye out for future listings). Many of these items are extremely low in stock, so grab some great bargains before they’re gone from the store, possibly forever!
With 15 different collaborations to his name, Italian ambient soundscape constructor Alio Die presents his most stunning release to date. His work with Robert Rich and vidnaObmana have set the stage for the unusual beauty of this dramatic work, celebrating nature and the magic of the human voice. In Hindu mythology, the Asaras are female spirits of nature, usually water nymphs. Flowing in the waters, these celestial nymphs come out of the waves like the first seeds of the mind: desire. Talented artistically, the Apsaras are very beautiful; charming musicians and dancers for the pleasure of the Gods.
Fantastic Journey is an homage to writers such as Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, and other pioneers from the early age of science fantasy.
Expect something a little different. –dataobscura.com
“Drones and ethnic elements are interwoven with percussive minimalism to create a flowing long-form work of seven fascinating movements.” –cdbaby.com
MORAINES II is a radical re-working of the limited cdr release MORAINES. The original recordings have been augmented, re-worked and newely mixed into an entirely different piece of music. The final result is far heavier and more substantial work that creates a light and dark relationship with the original release and is much more than a simple ‘remix’of Moraines. Andrew Liles also contributes a track that takes elements and unique contributions to twist the work into his own personal sound world. -soundohm.com
Canadian Aidan Baker’s pastoral guitar work shredded to glorious bits by the French. Environmental recordings paint the background with various voices and distant church bells.
The debut album from AHTTG – a joint collaboration between Henrik Nordvargr Bjorkk (MZ.412, Toroidh, Folkstorm etc) and Tim Bertilsson (Fear Falls Burning, Switchblade). The Swedish duo have created arguably one of the most haunting drone-dark-ambient-industrial works in recent years, invoking the spirits of old Nordvargr, meets the sludge-doom vibe of Tim’s hellish guitar. …truly the most scary music I have recorded” (Nordvargr). An icy chill down your spine… a cold hand on your shoulder… you are never alone in the darkness.” -Cold Spring
“Sky Snails is a three track album of lengthy explorations of sonic possibilities that explore notions of tone glitch, frequency and pulsation. The first track, ‘What Watson Doesn’t know‘, has nods to psychedelic mindscapes with patterned static, pulsating waves, loose throws of synth pulsations, static beats and wavering tonal frequencies. ‘Sky Snails Part One’ is a darker ambient piece concentrating in the bass elements with squelched synth distortions and atypical beat structures which eventually tone down and the track becomes an ambient space piece with an evolving battered beat struggling to achieve pattern. ‘Sky Snails Part Two‘ lends more towards the space epic, with its uprising bright tones emerging from a thinner and lighter scape. It moves into a delicate ambience before attempting epic and heroic choral electronic motifs ending in a squelching ambivalence.” –cyclicdefrost.com
Paul Ellis – I Am Here –$6.99
Ancient and modern come together on “I Am Here,” as veteran musician/composer Paul Ellis creates an electronic music portrait inspired by the mysterious rock carvings of the Chinook Tribe of Native Americans who lived in the Columbia River Gorge 15,000 years ago. Just as they left their mark etched in stone, so Paul Ellis paints in sound from a palette that includes synthesizers, sequencers, guitar, bass, and voice. The three long form compositions on the album, two in the 20 minute range, and one almost 30 minutes in length, have a spellbinding quality that is constantly evolving, and draws favorable comparison to the electronic music artistry of Tangerine Dream, Ash Ra, Craig Padilla, Patrick O’Hearn, and Jean Michel Jarre. Pulsing sequencers provide forward momentum over a soundscape of lush keyboard orchestration, classic analog synthesizer tones, atmospheric textures, and otherworldly effects.
Duozero – Esperanto –$6.99
ESPERANTO is the multi-lingual voice of technology, a suspension of sounds based in research : a chaos of signs overwhelmed by sonic devices…New sound manipulator Duozero takes atmospheres and sound structures, twisting them into a blasphemous aural ecstacy of concrete music, unconscious field recordings and machine connections… -soundohm.com
“This is a collaboration between Fabio Orsi and Gianluca Becuzzi (Kinetix). The unexpected encounter between these different forces, experiences, and visions of these two artists melts perfectly on this album. Drones and rumors, pouring between distant voices and centenary blues songs from the Alan Lomax archive, tow off shreds of ballads, guitars and old keyboards floating on the vibrant surface of a fairy river. Rapture and sweet loss are the main sensations. This could be listed as avant folk, or experimental blues, or ambient roots, or contemporary aesthetics and aching nostalgia.” -coldspring.co.uk
This compilation, originally released in 1984 as a vinyl LP by MULTIPLE CONFIGURATION in collaboration with the legendary ADN label, is finally available again in a completely remastered CD version. Ekhnaton” collects tracks recorded by the most daring and remarkable bands that were active in the experimental Italian scene during those years. “Simple Italian Research Vol. 1” was (and still is) the subtitle of an album that includes two tracks from each of the following bands: Maze 1066, Tasaday (whose “Implosione tra le pieghe dell’anima” has recently been reissued by Silentes), Evitaxal – an alias for Roberto Marinelli, also active as Laxative Souls – and the more well-known and active TAC (TOMOGRAFIA ASSIALE COMPUTERIZZATA). Through a valuable and accurate restoration, we’re glad to make available again an unmissable view on the first intuitions and the experimental methodologies that shaped their times, leaving a permanent mark – in Italy and abroad – on the following generations.” -Silentes
Two talented composers of ambient-atmospheric soundscapes, Shane Morris & Mystified, have joined forces to create Epoch, the first installment of a trilogy about prehistoric time and evolution. Epoch is a conceptual album of deep, resonant, atmospheric drone soundscapes based around life during the Mesozoic era of Earth’s past; a time long before people, when great reptiles walked the planet, prospered, and ultimately ceased to exist.
The album uses a heavy emphasis on winds and bass percussion instruments to create a sonic environment that might reflect some of the sounds that occurred 200 million years ago, and while the instrumentation for Epoch is indeed limited to all acoustic instruments, including trombone, didjeridoo, vibraphone, bass drums, scissors, and assorted percussion, these sources were then processed heavily with electronics into the primeval sonic environments heard on the album.
Throughout Epoch, Shane Morris & Mystified guide the listener through remarkably vast and wonderfully organic soundworlds that unfold in chronological order, where each track acts as a sonic portal offering glimpses into the distant past, and illustrating the gradual persistence of evolution itself.
A beautiful and powerful expression of friendship, loss and the artistic spirit. On this new offering, composer and creative force behind Darshan Ambient, Michael Allison, once again expertly navigates the fine line between poignancy and elation with his trademark melodies, chord structures, and instrumentation. Fans of previous Darshan Ambient albums will not be disappointed. The classic ambient spaces are certainly present, and Allison’s signature rhythmic flair and strong melodic sensibilities are in full bloom on this effort. There are also some stronger, more straightforward elements such as electric guitars, heavy drums and orchestral programming that bring a satisfying intensity to key moments of the album.
Daniel Menche – Incineration –$5.99
Re-issue of 1993 originally Soleilmoon release. Standard jewel case with one insert. Originally recorded in 1993 using very cheap recording equipment and crude electronics. Rough field recordings and found objects were used and abused. Recorded live straight to recorder without overdubs, at the “Club Les Girls” and Smegma Studio. Remastered February 1999 at OMRO Studio by Timothy Stollenwerk.
John Lakveet – Proportions –$6.99
“In recent years, the name of the Spaniard John Lakveet has become a household name in electronic music. As opposed to a lot of his colleagues in the field of retro-EM, he doesn’t produce ultra-long pieces of music with long intros but he manages to tell his story in quite a short time. This short time also applies to his musical outlet. His latest album ‘The Force Of Reason’ was released less than a year ago. But, if artists are able to create interesting and innovative music, that is not a problem. And with John, this is certainly the case. Sequences are John’s speciality, pulsating and hypnotising. The sequencing on ‘Proportions’ is great; he is really an absolute master in creating the right sequences.” -lakveet@bandcamp
Yui Onodera – Rhizome –$6.99
“Yui Onodera is composer and multi-instrumentalist from Tokyo, Japan. He uses field recordings, electronics, piano, guitar, and voice to produce works of unrivaled ethereal beauty.
Rhizome is his 10th cd and showcases his truly unique talents for sound design and electroacoustic experimentation.”
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