Five new releases for your aural pleasure. Different styles, different artists, different labels. Imaginative, well crafted, well executed music. Images and project names will link to the music.
Skiks (Bruce Hamilton) – compulse
“compulse” is a collection of (mostly) pulse-driven microtonal/xenharmonic tracks produced in 2010-2011. Tunings are often mixed, producing a kind of heterophonous pitch space; other times one tuning or scale is explored with focus. The track list is designed for album style listening.
Emerald Adrift (David Herpich) – Within the Purple Forbidden
This set was recorded live at the Kansas City Electro-Music Festival on Friday, July 23, 2010 and is full of surprises. Most notable about this release is Emerald Adrift’s unique ability to transition effortlessly from one genre to another so smoothly. This longform live set glides from spacious piano ambience with jazz and classical influences, to celestial night-sky space music, to experimental terrain that recalls Morton Subotnick and some of the early sounds of electronic music. This is an album to get lost in. A powerful sonic experience that never overly indulges in sounds, leaving just enough space for a wonderfully introspective journey.
Artist Website: Emerald Adrift
Jack Hertz – Artificial
Artificial is a collection of 16 cyberpunk inspired works between music and noise. Roaming electronic styles from ambient to experimental to psychedelic krautrock . Mystical and yet full of life organic musical movement by Jack Hertz. This release as Jack wrote : is focused on using the studio to explore surreal sonic spaces that feel natural and artificial at the same time .
jmtta (Jason Breitigan) – about an ocean
a collection of sounds and textures that willingly surrender themselves to the tiny corners of your speakers, and reside there as whispers and dust.
— Delicate, thoughtful, “lower-case” soundscapes.
Shane Morris – Complex Silence
Shane presents four minimal pieces that can only be described as lush and gorgeous. Bell-like sounds and electric piano predominate, but to say that is at once a contradiction. Listen deeply and then listen even more deeply. You’ll hear reversed drones, floating tones, washes of faraway sounds, hints of melodies, echoes and reverbs adding space and immensity to an overall ambience and drifting quality, yet each track is intense and focused.
Four tracks of pure, ambient complexity. An October treat for your ears and for your mind.