Jul 8, 2010

Fennel - A Leap Across A Chasm [2010]

My buddy Franciscus is a true artist and one of the few people whose taste in ambient/drone I fully trust. Over the past few years we have sent our doodles and ideas back and forth, and it's been a pleasure to watch his techniques and style grow. This release is his first full length dive into ambient music, and it is professional as well as exceptional. As he finished his last semester at UCSB in Mathematics, Franciscus was overcome with nostalgia and decided to create an album to pay homage to his years on campus. Various field recordings from the area are accompanied by hums and swells, creating a tranquil and smooth album. A sound that is not too far from something Fennesz would do, yet original in its own way.

1: Fluid Boundary / Radiant Yellow, Humid Green (7:18)
2: Hollow Reverie (3:29)
3: Twilit Bioswales (4:44)
4: Windswept Chaparral / Fluid Boundary 2 (9:39)
5: Fabricating Memories (7:18)
6: Zona Glacialis (6:03)

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Jun 18, 2010


Oneohtrix Point Never - Heart of a Champion (just side A)

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Aidan Baker - Broken & Remade

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Celer - Ariill

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Celer - Cantus Libres

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Celer - Descender

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Celer - Fountain Glider

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Celer - Poulaine

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Yagya -
Rhythm of Snow

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Gareth Hardwick - Sunday Afternoon

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Gareth Hardwick - Waiting for the Penny to Drop
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Gareth Hardwick - I Dream of Red

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Nocturnal Emissions - Songs of Love and Revolution

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Nocturnal Emissions - Magnetized Light

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Nocturnal Emissions - Tharmuncrape An'goo

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Nocturnal Emissions - The World is My Womb

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Gregg Kowalsky - Tape Chants a Million

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Splash - Slippery Beach / Trashed Gamelan

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Jun 17, 2010

James Ferraro - Marble Surf [2008]

Summer jamz

1: Memory Theater (19:13)
2: Surf Washing on Spring Marble (19:05)


Oneohtrix Point Never - Returnal [2010]

I didn't anticipate my request section to blow up like it has, and if I keep getting requests at this rate I may shut it down soon. I'll try and get all those up for you all in the next few days though.

In the mean time, check out this new release by OPN.

1: Nil Admirari (5:06)
2: Describing Bodies (4:19)
3: Stress Waves (5:53)
4: Returnal (4:44)
5: Pelham Island Road (7:37)
6: Where Does Time Go (6:25)
7: Ouroboros (2:04)
8: Preyouandi (6:12)

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Jun 11, 2010

Mohave Triangles / REALMS

Mohave Triangles is a project my friend Robert Thompson has been working on, and each tape he sends to me gets better. Harsh sawtooth drones mixed with warped vocals and static. Noisy and lulling at the same time, just a massive wall of sound. He also has more tranquil pieces, it's all great stuff in my opinion.

REALMS - Misc. Demos [2009-2010]

REALMS is a project with Robert accompanied by his friend Davis on drums. I don't have all of these releases, so I don't know which is which. I've just attached 4 assorted tracks from various demos.

Agua (17:16)

Tokyo (1:55)

Travels (2:15)


REALMS - Tehuantepec Demo [2010]

1: The Galapagos Islands (13:25)
2: Orbs (6:54)
3: Channeling (12:43)
4: Cosmic Swells of Conciousness (4:17)
5: Prehistoric Lands (5:53)
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Mohave Triangles - Demos [2010]

Bedroom Synth Jam (2) (6:56)
Eternity Clouds (7:55)
Sabal Beaches (7:35)
Vision Quest 1935 (4:43)
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Mohave Triangles - Astral Holograms [2010]

1: A (14:48)
2: B (14:57)

Jun 2, 2010

soonish is a relative term

it's been a wild ride, time for a new age

next week = new blog
more martial, more noise, tape hiss out the ass

Apr 18, 2010

I'm back

request list coming soonish

Apr 15, 2010

Celer - Dilué (Diluted) [2007]

Upped by request.
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Irezumi - Endurance [2008]

Upped by request.
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William Basinski - Melancholia [2003]

Upped by request.
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Feb 12, 2010

Feb 4, 2010

William Basinski - Vivian & Ondine [2010]

Once again, I'm speechless.

1: Vivian Ondine (45:10)


Jan 4, 2010

Best of 09

#1 Leyland Kirby - Sadly, The Future Is No Longer What It Was

Some of you know Leyland Kirby as The Caretaker or V/Vm. Others may not know him at all. Either way, this album transcends everything he's done in the past. Kirby began focusing on dreams and memories when he started releasing music under The Caretaker. His music seems to be dedicated to this general theme since then. But The Caretaker tries hard to be spooky and fill a niche. This release under his real name sounds more personal. It's a 3xCD release, totaling nearly 4 hours of music. The biggest standout track to me is the sixth track on cd #2, "I've Hummed This Tune To All The Girls I've Known." He uses an instrument I've only heard from early 80's moog artists. He makes it wail and weep. The first and last tracks are melancholy doodles on the piano with swells of drone, and they are heart breakers.

CD 1: When We Parted, My Heart Wanted To Die (76:40)

1: When We Parted, My Heart Wanted To Die (Friedrichshain Memory) (15:06)
2: The Sound Of Music Vanishing (11:15)
3: The Beauty Of The Impending Tragedy Of My Existence (7:36)
4: And As I Sat Beside You I Felt The Great Sadness That Day (12:52)
5: Tonight Is The Last Night Of The World (9:36)
6: To The Place Between The Twilight And The Dawn (20:15)

CD 2: Sadly, The Future Is No Longer What It Was (78:57)

1: When Did Our Dreams And Futures Drift So Far Apart ? (9:53)
2: Not Even Nostalgia Is As Good As It Used To Be (9:40)
3: Sadly, The Future Is No Longer What It Was (20:26) 4: Stay Light, There Is A Rainbow A Coming (12:16)
5: And Nothing Comes Between The Sadness And The Scream (6:59)
6: I've Hummed This Tune To All The Girls I've Known (12:48)
7: Not As She Is Now But As She Appears In My Dreams (6:55)

CD 3: Memories Live Longer Than Dreams (79:58)

1: Memories Live Longer Than Dreams (8:37)
2: Don't Sleep I Am Not What I Seem, I'm A Very Quiet Storm (13:17)
3: A Longing To Be Absorbed For A While Into A Different And Beautiful World (13:20)
4: Days In The Wilderness (4:17)
5: Stralauer Peninsula (16:56)
6: We All Won That Day, Sunshine (2:44)
7: And At Dawn Armed With Glowing Patience, We Will Enter The Cities Of Glory (Stripped) (10:47)

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Best of 09

#2 Celer - Capri

2009 was the year I really got into Celer. After I gave Capri a try, I fell in love and began grabbing every release I could. Then July came along, and news of Dani's death hit me hard. Will told me each album represents a certain time of their life, and each track is a moment/feeling/experience they shared together. Their sound is so personal, and although the listener will never connect to the songs as closely as the creators, some of the emotion seeps through the swells and it's true beauty shines. Celer has raised the bar for my expectations as far as drone goes, and they have given me a new appreciation for ambient music in general.

1: Mouthfeels Of Capreae (3:03)
2: Polaroid Family Portrait (3:40)
3: Unequal Temperament (2:06)
4: Ascensionaires (3:19)
5: A Pause (0:42)
6: An Erne Of A Sigh (3:00)
7: With Ice, Anent The Steam (1:05)
8: We Missed You Favonian (4:21)
9: Listen To The Inverted Sounds, Falling (2:22)
10: Op.0 (0:33)
11: Is Lands (2:40)
12: Bracelets Passed To Spanish Hands (1:29)
13: Paired Plateaus (2:08)
14: When Ice Makes You Weep (2:13)
15: Transposing Piano (1:08)
16: In Characteristic Form (4:17)
17: Transcribe This Past (1:38)
18: Still Running (3:24)
19: In A Past Of Haze, These Beaches (0:58)
20: I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (2:19)
21: Sonata For Dual, Unaccompanied Piano (3:04)
22: Craven Gardens (3:51)
23: Lint White (7:27)
24: Others World (1:21)
25: Symtolomny (2:28)
26: Anacapri (4:18)
27: Lists Of Sycophants And Wishing (3:01)
28: Rich Telescopes (4:10)
29: A Sorted Ending (1:18)

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Jan 3, 2010

Best of 09

#3 William Basinski - 92982

I don't have much to say about this album. It is Basinski in his best form. He gives you a tease of his ability and loops it. The sound washes over you until it becomes ingrained in your being. When my room is at a certain shade of darkness, I can hear the third track of this album. When I ride the trains in the rain, I hear dlp 3. His tracks haunt me, and the more I listen to them, the more goosebumps I get.

1: 92982.1 (12:54)
2: 92982.2 (22:45)
3: 92982.4 (19:59)
4: 92982.3 (7:07)

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Jan 1, 2010

Best of 09

#4 36 - Hypersona

Hypersona is the first installment by 36, number 1 in a 3 part series. This album is full of emotion, and whether it makes you happy or sad, it's sure to make you feel something. The sound is hard to pinpoint, but the best way I can explain it is some really dreamy, warm chillout music. Each track floats around with texture and windy static. Cozy stuff, my default album of 09.

1: Signal (1:32)
2: 2249 (2:54)
3: Inside (5:22)
4: Intercept (0:54)
5: The Box (4:55)
6: Nephyr (5:31)
7: Beacon (3:04)
8: Hypersona (5:46)
9: Juliet (3:04)
10: Dream Window (2:01)
11: Forever (5:27)
12: Untitled (0:50)

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