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Fire Gathering by Morris/Mystified


Posted by Jack Hertz In: Listening Booth

Watch this video I created for "Fire Gathering" by Morris and Mystified from their new album, "Evolution." Please share this with others to help spread the work about their new release now available here http://spottedpeccar...shop/evolution/


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[TXR085] TRANSPARENT BODY - Abstract Resonances


Posted by Oval Gemini In: Albums

Seven pure dark ambient themes for sepulchral awakenings or to accompany some autarchist activities.

Artist : Transparent Body
Title : Abstract Resonances
Catalog # : TXR085
Duration : 43:50
Date of release : August 12, 2014
Genres : dark ambient, drone, noise
Format : digital (FLAC and MP3)
Free download link :


http://textural-rec.com/ abstract-resonances/



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Ombra - Revisited by Michael Brückner (CD + more)


Posted by Michael Brückner In: Albums

First, the summary in a nutshell:

Originally, Ombra was recorded in late 2009 / early 2010 and released as a free digital download on the pages of the Moscow based ambient community "AmbiOne" (it's not available there anymore, though).

Now, the album sees a re-release as industrially pressed CD in a limited edition of a total of 100 copies on Hagen von Bergen's label BI-ZA Records.

On this occasion the album was completely remastered, partly remixed, several tracks were even rearranged, or completely reworked.

Together with this CD comes also the original version from 2010, and a wealth of bonus items.

You can pre-listen parts of the album (and also purchase it) here:

Ombra - Revisited

There's also a (quite extended) video about this project on YouTube, that - in addition to let You hear more than 45 minutes of musical excerpts set to atmospheric images) also informs You about all the different aspects of the release, and especially about the concept of the personalised bonus album (see below):

Explore the world of Ombra!

Now, the details: 

In which form (download or CD-R) the original version is included, and how much bonus content comes with it, depends on which version of this current edition You choose - there are two...

A. The standard version contains:

1. the (industrially pressed) CD "Ombra - Revisited" as a physical item, in a standard jewel case, with full artwortk; it's a limited edition (100 copies), and in the cover there's a little field for number, name, and a little autograph by me...

2. the original version of "Ombra" (as first released in early 2010) as download

3. a considerable amount of bonus tracks which all come from the sessions which resulted in the original release of Ombra (with one exception)

B. The Special Version contains:

1. the (industrially pressed) CD "Ombra - Revisited" as a physical item, in a standard jewel 2-CD case, with full artwortk, together with...

2. the original version of "Ombra" (as first released in early 2010) as CD-R (so NOT industrially pressed, but still "physical"...)

3. a considerable amount of bonus tracks which all come from the sessions which resulted in the original release of Ombra (with one exception)

4. the * personalised * additional album "Your Second Shadow", as CD-R in a (to 90 %) hand made cardboard "case" (completely designed by me) with artwork, and a (very brief) handwritten personal message from me inside...

But what exactly does "personalised" mean...?

It means, that all the 100 albums are, while basically similar and containing "related" material, DIFFERENT from each other for EACH individual person who is purchasing one...



Finally, the history lesson - this is from an oldish interview, where I spoke about the evolution of the original version of Ombra:

"Already a long while ago, Timothy Bukrin suggested that I could release some of my music at Ambione (Thank You for that, Tim!). I agreed, and decided to produce a new album for this occasion instead of using one of my older recordings.

At that time, I had already started several projects that seemed promising, but for one reason or another they all didn’t develop like expected, or at least not into a direction I felt was suitable.

Then, in the summer of 2009, my wife Cäcilia and me were invited to perform at the wedding party of two old friends, and in addition to composing some tracks for that occasion, I also produced two long tracks (about an hour each), to use them as a sonic background that could be faded in or out while I was performing with the synthesizers.

One of the tracks consisted of long spheric sounds, all playing the note F, while the other was a mix of atonal drones and noises. In both tracks the sound colours were constantly changing, sometimes smooth and slowly, sometimes dramatically.

Now, while developping my live set, it became clear at some point that I would not make use of these background tracks, and I put them on my archive harddisk.

In December 2009 then, while checking unfinished material, I gave the two tracks a re-listen, thought they were interesting and decided to try and produce some extra material (like pads, drone, chords, sequences and beats) that could be mixed against those first tracks in an ebb-and-flow fashion, to get one long, ever-evolving soundscape.

To produce those pads, chords etc. I first invented short phrases, recorded them and fed them to a sampler to toy around with them and process them further. This simple technique yielded so surprisingly good results, that in the end the “pads” evolved into pieces that were complete in themselves, and after doing three of them I realized that this could finally grow into an album that was suitable for my release on Ambione (so I gave the whole project the working title “Ambient Russia”).

In the end, the original long tracks were prominent in just two or three pieces, and in some of the transitions. I liked the resulting album very much, and sent it to some friends to get their feedback, which was positive."

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AURAL -- Oriental Thunder Two


Bedtime for me; here is latest release.  I seem to be stuck in an "oriental groove"... :ninja:  Heaphones if you will!

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uHausen Concert & Live Event Stream - August 17, 2014


Posted by Jack Hertz In: Concerts

Sunday! Tune in for much live electronic / experimental goodness that will be broadcast from uHausen under the Redwoods in Boulder Creek, CA on http://Electro-Music.com/

Artists Include:

Doug Lynner
The Stochastics
Jack Hertz
Amanda Chaudhary
Darwin Arts
Christopher Cohn
Leaf Tine
David Tristram



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Ballard Landscapes 4 by Cousin Silas


Posted by Aural Films In: Albums

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Aural Films present Cousin Slias's fourth collectively inspired selection of dedications to JG Ballard. Inspired by the locations and moods so evocative of the authors' works. The Ballard albums have proved to be some of Cousin Silas's most popular albums. Thanks to the man who inspired them and attracts people to these albums. We present a whole suite of new compositions. Download the album now from Aural Films at auralfilms.bandcamp.com/album/ballard-landscapes-4



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Fog Music 9 by Ade Hodges


Posted by Aural Films In: Albums

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Aural Films presents "Fog Music." A series of recordings inspired by the weather condition known as fog. Light and dark, wet and dry, this invasive event is a great source of inspiration for sound artists from around the world. This project seeks to publish 24 hours of these recordings as an on-going series for all to hear and enjoy. Download the Fog Music 9 album by Ade Hodges now from Aural Films at auralfilms.bandcamp.com/album/fog-music-9



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A Mellow Trip Through The Beginning Album Cover


here is the new album cover for our new album going to be released by Petroglyph Music around December.. it will be a 3 track album with a total running time of 1 hour 46 minutes..




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Rebels Only: New No-Online Cassette Label


Posted by CIIIGoff In: Labels

It's happening again, magnetic appeal...  Splash in the new wave of old school home recording.  Hal McGee is the Captain of this Mission, bringing the world brand new cassette albums from veterans of the 20th Century Cassette Avant Garde.  These tapes shall not be streamed nor downloaded online.   


Read about it, get on the POSTAL mailing list, discover KASSETTE KULT...





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