Archive for the ‘Long Play’ Category

Illuminations (The New Year 2017 Free Compilation)

➲ Various Artists “Illuminations” ★ Label: Dronarivm ★ Released 07 January 2017 ★

“Against the snowfall, a tall Being of Beauty. Whistling of death and the circling of faint music make this adored body rise, expand and quiver like a spectre; wounds of scarlet and black burst from superb flesh. The colours proper to life deepen, dance and detach themselves around this Vision in the making. Shudders rise and groan and the frenetic flavour of these effects fills with that mortal whistling and raucous music that the world, far behind, hurls at our mother of beauty – she recoils, she rears. Oh, our bones are clothed with a new amorous body! Oh, the ashen face; the escutcheon of horsehair, the crystal arms! The cannon I must assault through the melee of trees and the weightless air!”

– Arthur Rimbaud, Illuminations VI: Being Beauteous.

27 exclusive tracks • Cover art by Staszek Sokolowski.

Sonmi451 :: Alice

Sonmi451Alice” ★ Label: Self-released ★ Released 10 August 2016 ★

Sonmi451 is a Belgian ambient artist, creating his own blend of atmospheric ambient.

His music is perhaps best described a hybrid between subtle, shimmering electronica and delicate soundscapes. Every Sonmi451 track is a sort of mini-universe where field-recordings and lovingly crafted samples are combined with carefully chosen atmospheric ambiences.

Released as a limited digipack CD • Edition of 100.

Bruno Sanfilippo :: Piano Textures 4

Bruno SanfilippoPiano Textures 4” ★ Label: ad21 ★ Released 02 December 2016 ★

It is the 4th volume of the Piano Textures Series started in 2007.

The newest installment of timelessly acclaimed picturesque storytelling, “Piano Textures 4“, invites the listener into magnificently intense piano minimalism. These nine compositions are evocative sonic sculptures, meticulously carved, yet they indeed present different ‘textures’

It’s released through ad21 on CD Digipack, Digitally, and on LP.

Prietenii

➲ Various Artists “Prietenii” ★ Label: Hibernate ★ Released 05 December 2016 ★

“We are pleased to announce our Prietenii compilation album to help raise much needed funds for stray Romanian dogs. 100% of the income from the album will be donated to the Romanian Rescue Appeal, a UK based charity that to date has saved over 1400 dogs from the horrors of the Romanian public shelters and streets. Contributing artists to thee compilation State River Widening, The Declining Winter, Danny Clay, Leigh Toro, ISAN, Ian Hawgood, Wil Bolton, David Newlyn, The Inventors of Aircraft, Olan Mill, Simon Bainton, Isnaj Dui, Antonymes, Strom Noir, The Green Kingdom, Darren McClure, Caught In The Wake Forever, Hybernation and offthesky.

Winter is a particularly challenging time for their rescued dogs as temperatures can plummet to -20 degrees. To date the Romanian Rescue Appeal has already managed to build 10 out of 12 barns and just need to complete the last two. But they also need lots of additional doghouses, dog beds, roofing and windbreakers to protect the dogs in other enclosures and pens from the winter elements, as well as extra gravel to minimise the effects of flooding from the unprecedented rainfall this year. Our goal is to raise at least £1000.

Thank you for your support.

Night Of The Living Dead (Original Motion Picture Rescore)

OGRE & Dallas CampbellNOTLD” ★ Label: Lakeshore Records ★ Rel. 14 October 2016 ★

A new score by synth masters OGRE & Dallas Campbell for the classic horror film!

Night of the Living Dead is directed by George A. Romero. Criticized at the time for its explicit gore, the film has since garnered critical acclaim for its sharp social commentary and for launching the popular genre of zombie horror. It has been selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry as a film deemed “Culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant.”

Robin Ogden (OGRE) is a musician and composer based in The UK who has provided music for film, games, and more. Dallas Campbell (Dallas Campbell, Magic Happened) is a West Virginia based producer on the border with zombie capital Pittsburgh who boasts a massive collection of analog synthesizers.

Despite living 3594 miles apart, and having never met in person, they collaborate online by the wondrous power of Facebook chat. Night Of The Living Dead is the third installment of their transatlantic collaborations to see the light of day.

Ed Scissor & Lamplighter :: Tell Them It’s Winter

Ed Scissor & LamplighterTell Them It’s Winter” ★ Label: High Focus ★ Rel. 15 July 2016 ★

High Focus Records is proud to announce the release of ‘Tell Them It’s Winter’, the hotly anticipated new album from Ed Scissor & Lamplighter.

Ten tracks long, one hour in total, the duo’s sophomore long player bares all the markings of a classic from the Glaswegian producer and London lyricist. Unmistakably cinematic, steeped in vision and verve, ‘Tell Them It’s Winter’ ruminates over life-and-lust-and-love before settling on the notion that every human being is on the hunt for the same thing.

Tess Said So :: Scramble + Fate

Tess Said SoScramble + Fate” ★ Label: Preserved Sound ★ Released 24 June 2016 ★

Scramble + Fate is the second album by Australian contemporary classical duo Tess Said So. Each track is a unique dance of gorgeous soundscapes, layered textures, violent rhythms and beautiful, longing melodies – some deliberate, some accidental. Contemporary classical is seamlessly fused with jazz, pop, minimalism, ambient and world music, blurring expectations, labels and genre.

All music composed and played by Tess Said So: Rasa Daukus – piano | Will Larsen – percussion.

Stefano Guzzetti :: 春を待っています

Stefano Guzzetti春を待っています” ★ Label: Home Normal ★ Released 01 June 2016 ★

春を待っています‘ (waiting for spring) is a compilation of eleven tracks featuring demos and unreleased music. It has been released to celebrate Stefano‘s first official Japanese tour in March, 2016.”

Julien Mier :: Shiny Silver Lining

Julien MierShiny Silver Lining” ★ Label: King Deluxe ★ Released 07 June 2016 ★

The main threads of Shiny Silver Lining are those things that come along the way that you didn’t envision in the first place. It’s a change of scenery, transitions, change of seasons, things that get lost, replacing the old veins by growing new arteries and paths, feeling lost in translation, feeling foreign in the familiarity. The color of transformation. It’s about finding positivity in things that get worn out and seeing the good things of dark brooding clouds and waves that are 100 feet high that keep on coming to crush you and all you can do is float.

King Deluxe presents music by Julien Mier “Sea of Decay” • Animation by Kamiel Rongen.

Joe Frawley :: Cartomancer

Joe FrawleyCartomancer” ★ Self-released ★ Released 12 April 2016 ★

Cartomancer Program Notes

In ‘The Mystic Test Book’ (1893), 19th century American astrologer and mathematician Olney H. Richmond outlined a complex system for using a standard deck of playing cards for divinatory purposes. The deck is referred to as a book, which he claims to be the world’s oldest, dating back to a time before modern written language. He claimed the “science of the cards” originated in the ancient continent of Atlantis, where it is said four rivers flowed from one source, four kings ruled in one capitol, and which was thought to contain the site of the biblical Garden of Eden. Earlier, in 1889, Richmond had founded the Order of the Magi in Chicago to teach an astrologically based theological system. The Order was one of the many new astrological religions founded in 19th century America . Olney’s temple was originally located on the second floor of his home where he regularly taught to about 30 men and women. The temple is thought, by occult scholar Aidan Kelly, to have functioned as an “outer court” for a coven of witches.

Arline Richmond (born Pauline Goede, 1892), was the adopted daughter of Richmond, who later became is wife; Pauline changing her name to Arline after joining the Richmond family. She became quite active in the Order of the Magi and wrote or compiled several books about the surrealistic experiences of her foster father/husband during his life that led him to establish his religious Order. After his death in 1919, Arline assumed the role of Magi High Priestess.

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