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New Release by onewayness + dRachEmUsiK


The Silence is a Lie
is the first of three live releases by critically acclaimed, collaborators onewayness and dRachEmUsiK.
These recordings were made during their Summer 2014 tour in support of their release Immeasurable.
The Silence is a Lie – Live Improvisations Vol. 1 is a collection of three improvisations created during performances at the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, St. Louis, MO and Canvas, Chicago IL. The music includes ambient, drone, glitch and musique concrète.

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New Release by onewayness + dRachEmUsiK


The Silence is a Lie
is the first of three live releases by critically acclaimed, collaborators onewayness and dRachEmUsiK.
These recordings were made during their Summer 2014 tour in support of their release Immeasurable.
The Silence is a Lie – Live Improvisations Vol. 1 is a collection of three improvisations created during performances at the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, St. Louis, MO and Canvas, Chicago IL. The music includes ambient, drone, glitch and musique concrète.


April 25th Concert

Playground Productions presents an evening
of 
experimental electronic music.

Playground Productions, 5529 N Bonna Ave #10, Indianapolis, Indiana 46219
Performances by dRacEmUsiK and John Gore.
Doors will open at 7:30.
Donations are very much appreciated. We are asking for a suggested donation of $5 or whatever you are able to contribute.
Click HERE for Facebook event.
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John Gore will start playing his set at 8:00 and will play for approx. 30-45 minutes.
dRachEmUsiK will begin his 45-minute set at about 10-15 minutes after John’s performance.
After both have performed, they will join together for a short impromptu collaborative piece, approx. 20 minutes.
John Gore has been making electronic music and irritating eardrums for over 25 years using using the monikers kirchenkampf, The Oratory of Divine Love and >wirewall<. John also runs Cohort Records.dRachEmUsiK is the solo project of award winning electronic musician, sound designer and producer Charles Shriner.Charles’ music combines a plethora of nuanced techniques in order to create groovy and meditative soundscapes; giving structure to improvisation.
This style manifests itself into an organic and natural composition of a free flowing design resulting in improvisations and structured pieces ranging from ambient to glitch-groove, noise to nujazz.

 

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


This Month at MCSD NetLabel

This month features two new releases

by jmtta and dRachEmUsiK

All releases on MCSD NetLabel are “pay what you want” downloads.
You name the price.
And yes, that means you can choose to download the music for free.
2014 will bring you new music by Faux Pas Quartet, Joo Won Park, Kevin Haller, Barb Vesey Johnson, Duet for Theremin and Lapsteel, dRachEmUsiK and more!

Tokens of Appreciation – jmtta

Lowercase sound artist jmtta’s fourth release offers new sounds, songs, and textures constructed completely on an ipad. “Tokens of Appreciation” explores the sonic possibilities of mobile sound, keeping true to the love of small sounds, open ended melodies, and the quaint crackles and pops, this release is a showcase of bigger sound on smaller platforms.

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 Theta Drone 1 – dRachEmUsiK

This is a simple twenty minute Drone created to facilitate deep meditation, guided visualizations and active imagination work using 4-7 Hz Binaural Beats to induce Theta waves.

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