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24.08.2018 - 22:55 [ Bandcamp ]

Album of the Day: bod [包家巷], “Limpid Fear [清澈恐惧]”

(…)But Nicholas Zhu, aka bod [包家巷], has a markedly different approach on their latest album, Limpid Fear [清澈恐惧]. Rather than bludgeoning us with an onslaught of neo-industrial throbs, or drowning us in distortion, with their latest record, Zhu actually finds a cautious sense of calm.

09.08.2018 - 02:18 [ Bandcamp ]

Lie Symmetry by Aperus

„I first heard the term “Lie Symmetry” on the radio segment „Finding Beautiful Symmetry Near Absolute Zero“. There, physicist Alan Tennant described his study of transitions in the quantum states of deeply cooled ions – “when water goes from ice to liquid, there are transitions between these states. At the exact point where you change from one state to another, that’s where you get the really important stuff … In fact, [these transitions] are quite beautiful. The quantum aspect of the system provides a kind of a simplification, an extra layer of order that you wouldn’t expect.” This order or symmetry is known as E8 or Lie Symmetry“.
Aperus Santa Fe, New Mexico
released April 18, 2018

27.07.2018 - 04:28 [ Bandcamp ]

A Light, A Glimmer by Various Artists

All digital sales and all proceeds from physical sales going to Wishing Well Sanctuary (www.wishingwellsanctuary.org). Wishing Well provides sanctuary for animals in need and education for children and adults promoting compassion for our fellow species. As an animal lover and vegan I am really happy to be able to support animal welfare through Polar Seas.
released June 4, 2018
Polar Seas Recordings Toronto, Ontario

24.07.2018 - 10:29 [ Bandcamp ]

Imperial Triumphant „Vile Luxury“

New York’s nebulous, avant-garde metal outfit Imperial Triumphant redefine sonic darkness on their ambitious new album, „Vile Luxury“. A turbulent, frenetic take on experimental noise and progressive black metal, Imperial Triumphant embody the most austere side of the New York underground. Chaos, menagerie, and the perils of the city clash with its reputation for majesty and extravagance.
Throatruiner Records Laval, France
released July 13, 2018

20.07.2018 - 06:24 [ Bandcamp ]

Orbit by Snorri Hallgrímsson

The album sees Hallgrímsson expanding his classical background with elements from electronica, choral traditions, and film music. The result is a stunning blend of haunting strings, distorted beats, intimate pianos, and the composer’s own enveloping voice. The album features strings performed by the Budapest Art Orchestra and engineering/mixing by Addi 800 (Björk, Sigur Rós).
Moderna Records Montreal, Québec
released June 15, 2018

20.07.2018 - 06:17 [ Bandcamp ]

Separation by Nick Martin

‘Separation’ is Nick Martin’s debut record, a double LP, comprising music written and recorded over a four year span, begun whilst living in Finland, and completed in Denmark, the music maps a journey through a dark period in Martin’s life. The record is divided into two collections, ‘Fatherland’ and ‘Matres’, which form a work that is symphonic in scale and range of emotion.
Gotta Let It Out Copenhagen, Denmark
released June 27, 2018

05.07.2018 - 13:50 [ Bandcamp ]

Fight Score by Machinefabriek

Description: Stirring up a sea of texture, ‚FIGHT Score‘ is intensely focussed, powerful and concentrated. The music here has a claustrophobic feel, at times reminiscent of a John Carpenter soundtrack for all its otherworldly complexities. This new 10” illustrates just how masterful Machinefabriek is these days. Cinematic drones and glacial structures.
Champion Version London, UK
released July 9, 2017

03.07.2018 - 06:59 [ Bandcamp ]

Collected Downtempo Vol. 2

Collected Downtempo Vol. 2 is a compilation that really spans the years, going back as far as 1998 with some of the earliest Digitalis, Shakta & Somaton downtempo tracks & all the way up to 2015 with 4 previously unreleased tracks (West Field Running, Disconnect & Rising Up) and a brand new Hibernation remix recently completed for Gnomes of Kush.

29.06.2018 - 05:44 [ Bandcamp ]

The Unfortunate Fortune from Orbit by Snorri Hallgrímsson

Moderna Records Montreal, Québec
released June 15, 2018
„We’re pleased to welcome Icelandic composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Snorri Hallgrímsson to the Moderna Records family. He is a long-time collaborator of composer Ólafur Arnalds, and has worked with him on various projects, including ‘Island Songs’, ‘The Chopin Project’, and the BAFTA-winning score for ‘Broadchurch’“.

29.06.2018 - 05:13 [ Bandcamp ]

Selene by ikjoyce

Freedom and solitude. Insecurities become stronger, as if carried by the dim moonlight. Yet this is the time when can express ourselves freely, while silence and solitude force us to look within rather than without.
Naviar Records London, UK
released May 29, 2018

28.06.2018 - 02:42 [ Bandcamp ]

Fantasia Incantata by Ensemble Libro Primo / Sabine Stoffer / Alex McCartney

Veterum Musica UK
released February 1, 2018
Stylus Phantasticus represents a form of liberty in the composition of instrumental music. The style does not confine the composer’s imagination or force it to abide by strict rules. This way of writing instrumental music can be difficult to define using common structures and forms of the early 17th Century. In this case, the composer’s will to write down and structure their ideas was a natural conveyance of a highly elaborate improvisatory performance practice.

28.06.2018 - 00:37 [ Bandcamp ]

The Ministry of Angels by The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments

Here you will find music associated with angels, the maverick and fallen as well as the divine and perfect. Playing some of the instruments that appear in descriptions and depictions of angels through the ages, The Society present traditional tunes, dances, songs and art music in a celebration of these heavenly and occasionally diabolical beings.

20.06.2018 - 06:26 [ Bandcamp ]

Gran Muro de Coma by La Iglesia Atomica

The Great Coma Wall is a galaxy wall with a maximum dimension of either 500 million or 750 million light years. It is 200 million light years in width and about 16 million light years in thickness. Its nearest point is about 300 million light years from Earth, while its farthest point is 550 million light years away. It consists of three massive galaxy superclusters: Hercules, Coma and Leo.
Voyager 1 is a space probe launched by NASA on September 5, 1977 and, at a distance of 135 astronomical units from the Sun, in June 2016, it is about 17,702 years to reach the Oort Cloud. It is expected to enter into the cloud, the last cosmic structure before the Wall, in about 300 years. At a distance of approximately 21 billion kilometers from the Sun, as of January 2, 2018, it is the farthest spacecraft and man-made object from Earth.
This album is a sonic interpretation of the interstellar journey of the Voyager probe until its arrival at the Great Wall of Coma and presenting itself before it as a Son of the Sun, just as humans call the star of the planetary system where they live.
La Iglesia Atomica San Juan, Puerto Rico
released April 7, 2018

02.04.2018 - 17:18 [ Bandcamp ]

Novaya Zemlya by Thomas Köner

Novaya Zemlya (Russian: Но́вая Земля́; IPA: [ˈnovəjə zʲɪmˈlʲæ], lit. New Land), also known in Dutch as Nova Zembla and in Norwegian as Gåselandet(lit. the Goose Land), is an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean in the north of Russia and the extreme northeast of Europe, the easternmost point of Europe, lying at Cape Flissingsky on the northern island.
Touch London, UK
released May 30, 2012