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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.


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


Today on Music from last Thursday

Today on radio.electro-music.com
15:00-17:00 EDT, 20:00-22:00 GMT
#nerdhop Bleepy, blurpy, glitchy, swirling improvisations by Faux Pas Quartet and recorded music by Klimchak, Adam Holquist, Jason Breitigan and dRachEmUsiK
Tune in and Join us in chat!
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Playlist 2-11-14

1. Pas Faux Pas Quartet (Jen, Aaron, Charles)

  1. Live improvisation from 2-6-14 – 27:52

2. Pas Faux Pas Quartet (Duncan, Aaron, Charles)
live improvisations from 7-11-13

  1. Slappy  - 13:33
  2. Wonder – 15:16

3. Klimcak, Adam Holquist, Jason Breitigan, Charles Shriner
live improvisation at The Irving Theater 6-29-13 – 50:30

4. dRachEmUsiK live improvisation from 10-4-13 – 10:00


Today on Music from last Thursday

Tonight on radio.electro-music.com 15:00-17:00 EDT, 20:00-22:00 GMT
#nerdhop Bleepy, blurpy, glitchy, swirling improvisations by Faux Pas Quartet and live recordings from electro-music 2013 by EMZIM13 Quintet, Cranial Mythos and Lux Seeker.
Tune in and Join us in chat!
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Playlist 1-21-14

1. EMZIM13 Quintet – no input mixer ensemble, live at electro-music 2013 – 27:17

  1. Voices
  2. Engines
  3. Entropy
  4. Time Travel

2. Faux Pas Quartet, live improvisation – about 40:00

3. Cranial Mythos, live at electro-music 2013 – 25:26

4. Lux Seeker, live at electro-music -  23:04


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 live recordings from electro-music 2013 by EMZIM13 Quintet, Cranial Mythos and Lux Seeker.
Tune in and Join us in chat!
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Playlist 1-16-14

1. EMZIM13 Quintet – no input mixer ensemble, live at electro-music 2013 – 27:17

  1. Voices
  2. Engines
  3. Entropy
  4. Time Travel

2. Faux Pas Quartet, live improvisation – about 40:00

3. Cranial Mythos, live at electro-music 2013 – 25:26

4. Lux Seeker, live at electro-music -  23:04


MEME 2013 Featured Artist – jmtta & onewayness

jmtta & onewayness will be appearing at MEME 2013
Friday night 12:00-12:30

MEME 2013, The Midwest Electro-Music Experience.
Music for Adventurous Listeners
August 2-3, Irving Theater, Indianapolis, IN
35 Musicians from around the USA. Workshops, Video, Visual Artists
Join the MEME 2013 FaceBook Event
Buy Tickets Now!

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Jason Breitigan creates delicate, thoughtful, lower-case soundscapes using a variety of electronic and acoustic instruments and found objects. Jason is a regular performer on the streaming radio show “Music from last Thursday”, frequently performs with Faux Pas Quartet and has completed four full length releases on MCSD NetLabel.

http://mcsdnetlabel.com/album/about-an-ocean

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onewayness is Adam Holquist, an experimental electronic musician from Erie, Pennsylvania. He uses hardware and software synths, spoken word and field recordings, and a variety of acoustic and electric instruments to create atmospheric compositions which draw influence from vintage Berlin-school electronic music, minimalism, post-rock, and contemporary electronic ‘listening music’.


“Sound of Thunder” Tour May 9-17

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The Sound of Thunder Live
US East Coast May 9-17

FB event here

  • May 9th – Spectrum Loft, 121 Ludlow, 2nd Fl., NY, NY
  • May 10th – Secret Art Space, Bethlehem, PA
  • May 11th – Assemble X, Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave., Queens, New York
  • May 12th – Goodbye Blue Monday, 1087 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY
  • May 14th- Verse 254, York, PA 254 E. King St.
  • May 15th – The Random Tea Room, Philadelphia 713 N. 4th St.
  • May 17th – Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway, Asheville, NC
  • Mountain Skies electro-music Festival

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“Lulling at times but literarily delightful, “Thunder” melds electronica distress and bliss beautifully.”
–Ben Speggen, Erie Reader 4 stars

“These are depths to be plumbed in close listens. There’s a lot happening and a ton of feeling lacing through the mix. onewayness and dRachEmUsiK (aka Adam Holquist and Charles Shriner) expertly manage this tenuous juggling act well, effecting the balance between easy and difficult listening. The Sound of Thunder is a disc you need to go into with an open mind.
Do so, and it will likely win you over quickly.”
– John Shanahan, Hypnagogue Reviews


Tonight on MflT 5-2-13

“Music from last Thursday” Radio & Podcast  #nerdhop
Tonight on radio.electro-music.com 20:00 – 22:00 PM EDT, 00:00 – 02:00 GMT (Friday)
Nerd Hop! Bleepy, blurpy, glitchy, live Improvisations by Faux Pas Quartet. Recorded music by onewayness and kirchenkampf.

Tune in @ http://www.electro-music.com/radio

Join us in chat!

Playlist 5-2-13

1. Faux Pas Quartet, Live Improvisation about 15:00
2. kirchenkampf Souls Transfixed – 24:49
3. Faux Pas Quartet, Live Improvisation about 20:00
4. onewayness – Droneworks 2 guitar- 17:24
5. Faux Pas Quartet, Live Improvisation – about 20:00
6. onewayness – Droneworks 2 tc-11 – 18:12


New Release – ‘The Sound of Thunder’

MCSD NetLabel and onomastic
are very happy to announce the release of
‘The Sound of Thunder’
by onewayness and dRachEmUsiK
A unique blend of Binaural Theta Drone, Ambient, lowercase and Glitch.

The Sound of Thunder is a collaborative effort by onewayness and dRachEmUsiK that was inspired by the final movement of T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Waste Land’, ‘What the Thunder Said’; and also by the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, from which it draws heavily.  Each movement is based on one of the four concepts from the Upanishad, as used by Eliot:  Datta (Charity), Dayadhvam (Mercy), Damyata (Restraint), and Shantih (Peace).  With the exception of Peace, which we have allowed to stand alone, the movements are intended to represent the conflict and resolution between these virtues and the ‘undesirable’ qualities that they are meant to keep in check.


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