I have been working on this album for some time. After many changes in direction, compositions that were created over a long time period came together with new work to meet my artistic aims and what I wanted to say with this work. The techniques and equipment are various, several of the works are generative … Continue reading Mono No Aware by Donnacha Costello
Ontario-based musician Habalayon has their own studio, Studio Habalayon. “Music is more than a product or form of entertainment, its the culmination of our lifestyle and worldview,” says their website. Reverb is full up with the heaviness of drone, the lightness of soft key sequences and orchestral flourishes. Moments of silence are rare, with the … Continue reading Reverb by Habalayon
Hailing from Rio De Janeiro, Mount Hibiki makes cold and wintry ambient. It’s an interesting contrast, considering the city is currently the midst of the Brazilian summer. A grey, misty coldness runs through the album. The crackling sound of heavy rain jumps across opener “Azur,” accompanied by plangent pads, and the “Fortress Mist” trilogy offers … Continue reading La Brume Azur by Mount Hibiki
Music for space observation. Pure live transmissions on synthesizer. About the process: This music was written in the late nights til the early mornings in December 2017 on exclusive hardware gear: Roland XV-88, Lexicon PCM 92, RME Fireface 802, Allen & Heath GL 2200. Composed under the winterly stars of Cassiopeia. The music is tuned … Continue reading Music for Space Observation by Jaja
Released in 1984, Structures From Silence remains an iconic American release in the ambient and electronic genres. It’s a well-respected soundtrack for contemplation, relaxation, meditation, and focused creativity. The album continues to appear at the top of charts and is mentioned as one of the best releases in the genre; even more importantly, it is … Continue reading Structures From Silence by Steve Roach
Water Memory began as an imagination of the feelings that are floating through the natural world around us. It morphed and cycled and gained memories of my own which are now contained like those in all bodies.
Have you ever looked up into the sky at night, and it seemed that you could see beyond the stars? How many times have you looked up, but how few do you actually remember? I remember two times: The sky seemed to roll, the stars flickering in the humidity of the late-August evening. It makes … Continue reading Callisto by Celer
Cascade Symmetry is the culmination of an intense and transformative year-long period. It is an ode to new beginnings and the disintegration of the past.
I'm spending the days cataloging books and filling the shelves of the new library. In the early afternoons, the new library employees come in and we learn about their system, and how to work it. It's a 4km walk out of the edge of town, along the hills and red dirt roads with broken palms … Continue reading Alcoves by Celer