Archive for the ‘Long Play’ Category

OGRE :: MURALS

OGREMURALS” ★ Self-released ★ Released 21 August 2017 ★

Murals is an all hardware performance, captured in one take to a haunted Tascam Portastudio.

A sound painting adventure in Kosmische sequencing, improvisation and imaginary landscapes.

Matteo Uggeri :: Grandpa

Matteo UggeriGrandpa” ★ Label: Fluid Audio ★ Released 04 August 2017 ★

Matteo Uggeri’s approach to musical composition has always been related to his personal experience in life; to recent, or more distant, memories. Differing from other experimental artists who also explore field recordings, he often delves within the walls of his own house, or those of his close acquaintances and family, for inspiration. The recent rediscovery, during his last house move, of an old cassette dating back to the 8th of December 1976, threw him back to the day when Lucio, his paternal grandfather, sort of interviewed Matteo when he was about two and half years old.

That shabby hissing tape became the starting point of a long composition, completed in one long night of July 2016. An ambient composition with a looped four minutes melody (gifted to him by Vincenzo Nava, another Italian musician known as Dramavinile), is interspersed with sparse melancholic notes of a Bontempi toy organ that Uggeri has owned since his early youth. This one-track-long CD, his first attempt at creating this type of musical journey, is now available on Fluid Audio.

The result is a deep and touching dive into blurred memories. The crackling hiss of Vincenzo Nava’s guitar melts into the ‘interview’ speeches of the Grandfather to the child, accompanied by the minimal echoed organ melodies by Matteo himself. The latter element is a very rare attempt at creating music other than through his loved, and hated, computer.

Empowered by the usual careful mastering of James Plotkin, the composition flows slow and crumbling for more than thirty melancholic minutes.

Adrian Lane :: Playing With Ghosts

Adrian LanePlaying With Ghosts” ★ Label: Preserved Sound ★ Releases 18 August 2017 ★

On his album “Playing With Ghosts“, Adrian Lane uses 100-year-old cylinder recordings as the starting point for new compositions – chopping them up, reordering them and playing along to build up a series of completely new compositions.

“I’ve always liked the idea of collage and often include this in my visual art,” says Adrian. “So I wanted to do something that incorporated this approach in my music.”

While the concept of Playing With Ghosts is similar to James Leyland Kirby’s The Caretaker project, Adrian uses the cylinder recordings to build up each piece so that it bears little resemblance to the original.

Piano Cloud Series :: Volume Three

➲ Piano Cloud Series “Volume Three” ★ Label: 1631 Recordings ★ Released 29 March 2017 ★

Piano Day is here!

Lorenzo Masotto :: Aeolian Processes

Lorenzo MasottoAeolian Processes” ★ Label: Dronarivm ★ Releases 17 March 2017 ★

Lorenzo Masotto’s journey with music began at the age of nine when he started playing piano. Graduating from Conservatorio di Verona, he consequently started studying composition and jazz.

He has published two albums, “Silk” in 2015 (Alfa music) and “Rule and Case” in the 2016 (Preserved Sound).

4 panel digipack, gloss finish • Edition of 200.

James Murray :: Killing Ghosts

James MurrayKilling Ghosts” ★ Label: Home Normal ★ Releases 28 February 2017 ★

Killing Ghosts‘ is a superb example of incredible sound design, beautifully textured melodies, and an album so complete in its vision from beginning to end.

Written & Produced by James Murray in the Black Mountains and at Slowcraft Studio.

Artwork by Małgorzata Łapsa-Malawska  Mastered by Ian Hawgood.

CD & Digital Edition • 4 panel reverse board card package in an edition of 500.

Himalaya Collective :: Healing Herbs

➲ Various Artists “Healing Herbs” ★ Himalaya Collective ★ Released 11 February 2017 ★

Healing Herbs – J Dilla X Nujabes Tribute.

In honour of This Two … Second beattape by himalaya collective. Chillout Dilla and Nujabes memorial mix. Almost every beat is exclusive.

Artwork by Coach Motel.

Linear Bells :: Silence

Linear BellsSilence” ★ Label: Soft Recordings ★ Released 05 February 2017 ★

Silence” was born from the ashes of a stay in china in November 2016. All the sounds of this album were captured in Guanghzou, China and its surroundings.

This mega city is trapped in noises and sounds and the oportunity of transforming all this maelström sounds into a single contemplative piece excited me to the highest point.

From popular districts, to the business center, to the countryside around, a palette of soft and disturbing atmosphere comes to rock our ears in a ceaseless ballet, turning to infinity.

Digipack CD Booklet • Edition of 60.

Cinereous Mire :: Caustic Noir

Cinereous MireCaustic Noir” ★ Label: Sparkwood Records ★ Released 25 January 2017 ★

Late night diversions in acid blues.

Written, performed & produced by Cinereous Mire • Cover art by K. Solheim.

Slomo :: Transits

SlomoTransits” ★ Label: Trilithon Records ★ Released 13 January 2017 ★

Four years in the making, “Transits” sees the duo of Holy McGrail and Howard Marsden further psychedelicising their core sound with loops, bit-crushers and ring modulators to deliver three shimmering celestial pieces for frozen night skies.

Transits” features artwork by acclaimed Texan artist Xochi Solis and sleeve notes from the Spanish explorer and poet, Annexus Quamm.

The album is released on CD & digital via Trilithon Records.

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