New Release: Immeasureable by onewayness & dRachEmUsiK

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Immeasurable is available as a CD and digital download from:
MCSD Netlabel (mcsdnetlabel.com)
Onomastic Records (onomastic.org)


Immeasurable is the second full-length collaboration from onewayness (Adam Holquist / Erie, PA) and dRachEmUsiK (Charles Shriner / Indianapolis, IN), following 2012’s critically acclaimed The Sound of Thunder, which Star’s End Ambient Radio named as one of their Significant Releases of 2013.

Immeasurable is a long-form piece in four movements, based on the brahmavihāras (the “four immeasurables”), a series of four Buddhist virtues and the meditation practices made to cultivate them.  Metta – Loving Kindness, the wish that all sentient beings, without any exception, be happy; Karuna – Compassion, the wish for all sentient beings to be free from suffering; Mudita – Empathetic Joy, the attitude of rejoicing in the happiness and virtues of all sentient beings; Upekkha – Equanimity, the attitude of not distinguishing between friend, enemy or stranger, but regarding every sentient being as equal.

The piece combines deep drones and ambience, percussive and dub elements, and analog warmth from acoustic guitars, bowed strings, vintage electric piano, voice, and shruthi box, to build an ambient, pulsing, sparkling and joyful whole.


Today on Music from last Thursday

Today on radio.electro-music.com 15:00-17:00 EDT, 19:00-21:00 GMT (Friday)

Featuring the new release by Mark Mosher, “fear cannot save us” as well as the release “Beneath the Surface” by Michael Peck, “Focal” by Muied Lumens and music by Michael Drews.

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Playlist 3-25-14

 

1. Mark Moser – fear cannot save us

 

  1. Dormant – 04:33
  2. Sleeper Agent – 03:24
  3. Sounds From a Distant Outpost – 04:41
  4. Coevolution – 02:02
  5. Before We Wake – 01:20
  6. New Heart Beating – 02:58
  7. Knowing and the Dark Mirror – 01:48
  8. Act Natural – 03:19
  9. Coming to a City Near You (Activation) – 01:01
  10. Inner Sanctum – 03:21
  11. Gonna Rise Up – 02:20
  12. Epilogue (We Must See the Stranger in a New Light) – 05:02

 

2. Michael Peck – Beneath Forever

 

  1. Embrace the Flame – 04:12
  2. Lost Mantra – 07:33
  3. Obscure Moments of Clarity – 07:25
  4. Trading Wonder for Reason – 07:07
  5. Beckon the Call – 05:05
  6. A Forgotten Transmission – 02:38
  7. Oblivion Awaits – 06:53

 

3. Muied Lumens, Focal – 37:15

 

4. Michael Drews, Crazy Face – 02:58

 


Tonight on Music from last Thursday

Tonight on radio.electro-music.com 20:00-22:00 EDT, 00:00-02:00 GMT (Friday)

Featuring the new release by Mark Mosher, “fear cannot save us” as well as the release “Beneath the Surface” by Michael Peck, “Focal” by Muied Lumens and music by Michael Drews.

Tune in and Join us in chat!
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Playlist 3-20-14

1. Mark Moser – fear cannot save us

 

  1. Dormant – 04:33
  2. Sleeper Agent – 03:24
  3. Sounds From a Distant Outpost – 04:41
  4. Coevolution – 02:02
  5. Before We Wake – 01:20
  6. New Heart Beating – 02:58
  7. Knowing and the Dark Mirror – 01:48
  8. Act Natural – 03:19
  9. Coming to a City Near You (Activation) – 01:01
  10. Inner Sanctum – 03:21
  11. Gonna Rise Up – 02:20
  12. Epilogue (We Must See the Stranger in a New Light) – 05:02

 

2. Michael Peck – Beneath Forever

 

  1. Embrace the Flame – 04:12
  2. Lost Mantra – 07:33
  3. Obscure Moments of Clarity – 07:25
  4. Trading Wonder for Reason – 07:07
  5. Beckon the Call – 05:05
  6. A Forgotten Transmission – 02:38
  7. Oblivion Awaits – 06:53

 

3. Muied Lumens, Focal – 37:15

 

4. Michael Drews, Crazy Face – 02:58

 


Today on Music from last Thursday

Today on radio.electro-music.com 15:00-17:00 PM ET, 19:00-21:00 GMT
Recorded music by Freeman, Borden and Cainraxil4 w/TCH and
Tokens of Appreciation by jmtta
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Playlist 3-18-14

1. jmtta, Tokens of Appreciation

  1. An Aching – 4:33
  2. An Aching too – 4:31
  3. Crumbled in the Tea – 7:41
  4. Digital Rot – 6:24
  5. Fmcker – 6:08
  6. There is no such thing – 6:05

2. Freeman, Borden and Cain, Live at the Irving Theater

  1. Improvisation 1 – 24:47
  2. Improvisation 2 – 20:11

3. raxil4 w/TCH Island Bristol- 39:34


2nd onewayness & dRachEmUsiK release

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Adma Holquist (onewayness) and I finished the music for our most recent collaboration, Immeasureable last night.
I’m very happy with the music! Hopefully, I’ll have the final mixes done this week. The music is similar to our first collaboration, The Sound of Thunder in that it incorporates elements of drone and ambient. However Immeasurable is more tonal, percussive and integrates acoustic instruments like guitar and shrudi box with the electronic instruments.
The music is based on the brahmavihāras (the four immeasurables) which are a series of four Buddhist virtues and the meditation practices made to cultivate them. By the time Monday comes around we will have created our new release The Immeasureables made up of four pieces. Loving kindness – metta. Compassion – karuna. Empathetic joy – mudita. Equanimity – upekkha.


Day 1 dRachEmUsiK & onewayness collaboration

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onewayness (Adam Holquist) and I started our second full length collaboration today. Our first collaboration, The Sound of Thunder, was creatively very satisfying and critically well received so we decided to do another release. Not to mention that we both enjoying working together.

We had originally planned on starting early this afternoon however Adam ended up stranded  on  I 70 for 90 minutes due to the snow storm, accidents and lane closures. I think at one point he texted saying his car had been in park for over an hour… ugh. Fortunately he arrived safe and reasonably sound about 5pm. After some hang time, cocktails and dinner we set to work. The music is based on the brahmavihāras (the four immeasurables) which are a series of four Buddhist virtues and the meditation practices made to cultivate them. By the time Monday comes around we will have created our new release The Immeasureables made up of four pieces. Loving kindness – metta. Compassion – karuna. Empathetic joy – mudita. Equanimity – upekkha.
Tonight we made great progress on Loving kindness- metta! All the core sound design, form, harmonic, melodic and rhythmic content is finished. In the morning we will put together the final structure and then record the spoken word parts, additional guitar, synth and percussion. The piece utilizes shrudi box, acoustic & electric guitar, a couple of Marsynths, human voice and a variety of soft synths and processing. It’s ambient, pulsing, sparkling and joyful.
Tonight was a satisfying and joyful way to start the project.
More as things develop.
Peace


Tonight on Music from last Thursday

Tonight on radio.electro-music.com 20:00-22:00 EDT, 01:00-03:00 GMT (Friday)
#nerdhop Bleepy, blurpy, glitchy, swirling improvisations by Faux Pas Quartet and recorded music by Paul Harriman, PHOBoS feat. Blue Hell and Cynosure.
Tune in and Join us in chat!
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Playlist 2-13-14

1. PHOBoS feat. Blue Hell, Alien Spoon bending – Blue Spoons Version – 29:40

2. Live improvisation by Faux Pas Quartet – about 40:00 min

3. Cynosure, Sivarathri – 07:22

4. Paul Harriman live at Awakenings, April 2013 – 40:30


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