This is superb! A duet between Robert Fripp & former Zappa collaborator & prog-rock virtuoso guitarist, Mike Keneally. The link will no longer get you the track for free…but you may listen to it…here (see mix page for track-listing):
Something to look forward to…..
With the recent passing of Edgar Froese, a number of artists have expressed interest in doing a tribute project.
So we’d like to make it formal.
The RadHaus US audiophile label is compiling a collection of works composed in honor of Edgar Froese. We certainly are not the only ones–his influence is profound, so vast it’s difficult to quantify–and we’re certainly not going to request exclusivity.
As this call is somewhat in its infancy, we are still considering how best to distribute any funds arising (if we’re that lucky) from sales of the release. Music education projects, any sort of music museum (especially if it’s related somehow to Froese’s work), these are a couple of the ideas kicking around. Please feel free to make suggestions!
The only requirement is that the submitted music is at least tangentially related to Berlin school sounds. You’re not required to use only analog instruments, for example, but if you use software, please keep it close to the genre. We don’t believe that the Berlin school sound should be a sacred cow–it should be allowed to evolve–so if your music is part of the evolution rather than the codified original sound, it should at least be clear how it’s related.
As RadHaus US is an audiophile label, and very picky people will be hearing the album(s), tracks should be very high quality: 96/24 preferred, but no less than 44.1/24
If you’ll be sending files via a standard file sharing service, please use “firstname.lastname@example.org” for WeTransfer, and “email@example.com” for Dropbox. Do let us know ahead of time, either by commenting here, or sending an email message to either of the email addresses mentioned here.
Marsen Jules just released a 24 hour long version of his track „The Endless Change or Colour“ on a limited usb-flash-drive. The generative ambient composition was originally released as a 42 min long CD on Taylor Deupree´s label 12k. The piece is based on three samples of different time length which are looped into a sounddesign-set-up that constantly changes on many different layers. This composing technique called phasing, was first used by minimal composer Steve Reich in his composition „It´s gonna rain“ and later inspired Eno to his generative ambient concepts. Using the idea of phasing to the extreme Jules composed a constantly changing environment that creates unique moments over hours. A musical richness of which the CD version could only show an excerpt. With the new 24 hour version Jules wants to give the listeners a chance to explore the deepness and ever constantly changing quality of the piece. The 1.440 hour long track comes on a limited edition full metal USB flash drive with laser gravure packed in a black magnet-box with silver imprint. The drive contains a 2GB MP3-file in 320kbps. All copies will be hand-numbered. It is currently sold for 39,-€ plus shipping on the artist website.
Beautiful & lush – a recommended download..!
Dedicated to my online Ambient friend Allister Thompson over @ Make Your Own Taste, a true & dedicated friend of the world of Ambient sound.
Thanks, Allister for all you do, feel, write & share!
Part 1 of a 2 mix set of regenerative (from a refreshed listening perspective) ambient minimalism – several subtle sound embedments/out-takes are interspersed throughout the mix.
01 Earlyguard – Nackgedanken, Teil 1
(an excerpt, interpolating excerpts of ‘In a Landscape’/John Cage)
02 Christopher Sisk – Complex Symbioses 1 (excerpt)
03 Illuha – Vertical Staves of Line Drawings and Pointillism
04 Microvolt – Helpless
05 C Paradisi – Tacet
06 Disturbed Earth – Mistral
07 David Gerard – Somnambulism, pt I
08 Robert Fripp / Brian Eno – Ankaa
09 Christopher Sisk – Complex Symbioses 2
(excerpt, interpolating…uhm, stuff)
On January 16th 2015 4 new Tonefloat’s New Wave Of Jazz releases went online. Both DIKEMAN/SERRIES and YODOK III albums are receiving raving reviews and both releases as well as the live documents on vintage tape are still available. Dirk Serries continues to promote his new solo ambient album THE ORIGIN REVERSAL with participating to the 2nd MOVING NOISES FESTIVAL at the fantastic Christuskirche in Bochum (Germany), organised by thepostrock.de. This concert will blend his vintage ambient trademark signature with music from his upcoming album on Consouling Sounds.
Meanwhile Dirk Serries challenges himself with new trio’s and quartets as part of the ongoing New Wave Of Jazz profiling and extension of its network, check out the exciting new concert agenda here below. Last but not least keep an eye out for an exclusive vidnaObmana 12″, saved from the private vaults, for Record Store Day 2015 on Tonefloat.
MOVING NOISES FESTIVAL, February 21st 2015 – Christuskirche (Bochum, Germany) – with Dirk Serries, Machinefabriek, Tape Measure Kid, Piiptsjilling, Mohammad, Silver Graves, RM74 and Nadja. More information here.
DIKEMAN/GOVAERT/SERRIES, February 26th 2015 – KVS/Café Congo (Brussels, Belgium) Invited by Teun Verbruggen who gave Dirk Serries carte-blance, here comes a nice improvisation trio. On electric guitar Dirk Serries teams up with sax extraordinary JOHN DIKEMAN (USA) and magnificent drummer ONNO GOVAERT (drums). Bang! Festival is an adventurous festival completely curated by Teun Verbruggen. All info here.
Gea drifts around many recurrent structures by Lauki, the album explores – once again – the sonorities of string recordings captured and re-assembled building scenarios in which one can reconcile with ambient music and a comfortable listening experience. Finally, Gea is another turning point on the work by Lauki and we are happy to host it on our catalogue.
In pursuit of excellence
Digressions & musings on Ambient, Electronica, Mixing & the Ether
Jazz is the Teacher - Funk is the Preacher
lead from the front
Christian inspiration and encouragement to give a jolt of caffeine to your soul.
We started and we will finish