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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.


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.

Atlanta Sessions Vol. 3

MCSD NetLabel
Atlanta Sessions Vol. 3, Frank Schultz & dRachEmUsiK
Atlanta Sessions Vol. 3
Atlanta Sessions Vol 3 brings together Frank Schultz of Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel and Charles Shriner of dRachEmUsiK. The music was created and recorded at Forensic Audio Labs in Atlanta, GA on November 14th 1012. The end result is an eminently listenable collection of five pieces that combine elements of Ambient, Drone, modal Jazz and Glitch all with a lower-case sensibility.

This Month at MCSD NetLabel

Atlanta Sessions Vol. 2, Scott Burland & dRachEmUsiK
Atlanta Sessions Vol. 2v2smlTheremin and Electronic Wind Instrument are the primary instruments used to create this spontaneous sonic journey. Recorded in 2012 between the afternoon of November 12th and the morning of the 13th, there was very little planning regarding approach, structure, instrumentation or style. We would talk, share about our lives, eat, go to the market, sleep and in-between sit down and make music. The end result was a musical conversation between elements of our unconscious; a dream-world mirror of the surrounding shared conscious reality. Close your eyes, relax and experience what these simple yet emotionally rich dialogs have to say to you.
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Atlanta Sessions Vol. 1, Klimchak & dRachEmUsiK.
atl sessions vol 1 v2Immerse yourself in this whimsical, disturbing, soothing, raucous, ethereal universe of organic, alien soundscapes.
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Faux Pas Quartet, Mflt Favorites Vol. 2
Kokopelli in a Deep Space Cargo Ship
cover mflt web vol3Faux Pas Quartet has performed live improvisations on the streaming radio and podcast “Music from last Thursday” (MflT) on radio.electro-music.com since 2010. “MflT Favorites Vol. 3; Kokopelli in a deep space cargo ship” contains music performed on MflT in the early part of 2012

This Month at MCSD NetLabel

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The Atlanta Sessions Vol. 1
atl sessions vol 1 v2Immerse yourself in this whimsical, disturbing, soothing, raucous, ethereal universe of organic, alien soundscapes.
Percussionist, composer Klimchak joins forces with dRachEmUsik to bring you The Atlanta Sessions Vol. 1. The four improvisations in this dynamic release are comprised of two abstract modern pieces, alpha wave drone and a pulsing drum kit based tribal romp. The multiple textures and timbres were created using analog and digital synthesis, processing, loopers and voice along with a multitude of percussion instruments including flutes, didgeridoo, bowed cymbals & gongs, toys, bird calls and kitchenware.
The Atlanta Sessions is a series of five collaborations between Atlanta musicians, Klimchak, Scott Burland, Frank Schultz, Duo for Theremin and Lap Steel, Kevin Haller, Barbara Vesey Johnson and Indianapolis based dRachEmUsiK.

 

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Faux Pas Quartet MflT Favorites Vol. 3;
Kokopelli in a deep space cargo ship
Faux Pas Quartet has performed live improvisations on the streaming radio and podcast “Music from last Thursday” (MflT) on radio.electro-music.com since 2010. “MflT Favorites Vol. 3; Kokopelli in a deep space cargo ship” contains music performed on MflT in the early part of 2012.
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Onewayness & dRachEmUsiK
 The Sound of Thunder
 The Sound of Thunder 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).

Today on MflT

“Music from last Thursday” Radio & Podcast
Tonight on radio.electro-music.com 3:00 – 5:00 PM ET, 08:00 – 10:00 GMT
Two hours of  live improvisations by Faux Pas Quartet with recorded music by Øystein Jørgensen, Shane Morris and Michael Peck.
Tune in @ http://www.electro-music.com/radio #nerdhop

Join us in chat!

Playlist 11-29-12

1. Faux Pas Quartet Live improvisation – about 20:00
2. Michael Peck, live at MEME 2012 – 22:15
3. Faux Pas Quartet Live improvisation – about 20:00
4. Shane Morris, Collapse – 18:57
5. Faux Pas Quartet Live improvisation – about 20:00
6. Øystein Jørgensen

  • 1. The Secret Entrance – 04:19
  • 2. The Hall of Sculptures – 06:37
  • 3. The Metallic Library – 05:26
  • 4. The Gold of the Gods – 06:45

Tonight on MflT 11-29-12

“Music from last Thursday” Radio & Podcast
Tonight on radio.electro-music.com 8:00 – 10:00 PM ET, 01:00 – 03:00 GMT (Friday)
Two hours of  live improvisations by Faux Pas Quartet with recorded music by Øystein Jørgensen, Shane Morris and Michael Peck.
Tune in @ http://www.electro-music.com/radio #nerdhop

Join us in chat!

Playlist 11-29-12

1. Faux Pas Quartet Live improvisation – about 20:00
2. Michael Peck, live at MEME 2012 – 22:15
3. Faux Pas Quartet Live improvisation – about 20:00
4. Shane Morris, Collapse – 18:57
5. Faux Pas Quartet Live improvisation – about 20:00
6. Øystein Jørgensen

  • 1. The Secret Entrance – 04:19
  • 2. The Hall of Sculptures – 06:37
  • 3. The Metallic Library – 05:26
  • 4. The Gold of the Gods – 06:45

Alternoia by 7h3 n3w f4L$3 9ODz


Sound for Good records have partnered with Trees for the Future and WDCS to offer the new release "Alternoia" by The New False Gods . Please read the literature in the download. Optionally, your donation of any amount will be help support the Trees for the Future AND the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society projects. Your support is appreciated in helping make a difference in the world with music.

Alternoia is the result of the collaboration between a group of prominent artists who create work under a variety of electronic sub-genres. Under the direction of Jack Hertz, artists were tasked to create music for an album inspired by 'altered states' and 'paranoia,' hence the name: "Alternoia." Working as 7h3 n3w ƒ4£$3 90Ðz (The New False Gods), their divine skillz have produced a unique set of tracks that, in my mind, are truly evocative of the album title. Jack Hertz created demos for each track that were given to each artist to work on. What is great about this album is that each track is unique and contains elements of noise, jazz, dark ambient, etc. The elements have been masterfully mixed together to produce an album that is melodic, strange and otherworldly.

Since 1989, Trees for the Future has been helping communities around the world plant trees. Through seed distribution, agroforestry training, and our country programs, we have empowered rural groups to restore tree cover to their lands. Planting trees protects the environment and helps to preserve traditional livelihoods and cultures for generations. More information can be found at http://www.plant-trees.org

Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) is the leading global charity dedicated to the conservation and welfare of all whales and dolphins. Serving as a world voice for the protection of these animals, creating pressure to bring about change. WDCS defend these remarkable creatures against the many threats that they face such as hunting, captivity, chemical and noise pollution, ship collisions (ship strikes) , entanglement in fishing nets (bycatch) and climate change. The organization does this by taking money raised and pumping it back into campaigns and projects across the globe that really do have an impact. Learn more about the WDCS online at http://www.wdcs.org

Sound for Good is a record label that publishes and promote new music as a means to support good causes. This is an independent project that is supported directly by the artists and is not for profit or monetary gain in any way. All the artists time and 100%
of your donation are focused on support a good cause.
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released 04 July 2012
The cover is taken from a painting by a Los Angeles California artist Treiops Treyfid. Nice one :) Web Site: treiops.com

This album would not be possible without help from the artists who performed with a 10 Ton weight hanging over them. A really BIG
thanks goes to Mark Blood for writng the wonderful album liner notes for the tracks and artist' profiles. Special thanks to Kim Cascone for suggesting the group name: "The New False Gods." Remember, only the paranoid survive.


MCSD NetLabel Release – A Mask for all Seasons

Halloween 2011 – A Mask for all Seasons

Seven glitch-groove, ambient & experimental improvisations performed by Duncan Putman, Charles Shriner and Aaron Urbanski at MCSD Studio for the electro-music.com 2011 steaming Halloween event. Free down load, includes bonus art for CD. Donations accepted.

Released 19 December 2011
Duncan Putman – Stratocaster Guitar, Roland GR-33 guitar synth
Charles Shriner – Electronic Wind Instrument, controllers, soft-synths, voice.
Aaron Urbanski – Keyboard, controllers, soft-synths
Recorded and Mastered at MCSD Studio www.mcsdstudio.com
Released by MCSD NetLabel mcsdnetlabel.bandcamp.com

Five new releases of interest

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 HertzArtificial

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 MorrisComplex 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.


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