“Senja” is an electronic ambient music EP composed during the winter months far north in the Arctic Circle. The album was produced using field recordings, synthesizers and samples inspired by the story of Kråkeslottet, an old fishing plant transformed in a cultural hub in the island of Senja, Norway.
Released March 6, 2020
All music by Juan Pablo de Lucca
Mix by Juan Pablo de Lucca
Master by Samuel Sahlieh at Estudio Le Palm
Artwork by Tomás Bres Bullrich
Special thanks Georg Blichfeldt and family
Jar is a journey through the dust of time. Merging found sounds, analog warmth and granular dreams along the way.
Released September 15, 2020
Produced & Mixed by KMRU
Mastered by SALZ Mastering
Artwork by Joseph Kamaru
Design by Aoki & Matsumoto
i o n i c | classical/art-noise/avant-garde/experimental | 81:14
I know, it’s only Chamber Music (but I LIKE it!)
Classical derivatives played against chamber, experimental post-rock & a bit of noisy, serendipitous din.
Our #classical mixes tend to run a bit longer due to
…..a) the lengths of compositions and,
…..b) the fact that we don’t make too many of them (versus #ambient)
01 Thomas Zehetmair – Partita for Violin Solo No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006 – 5. Bourrée
02 Erkki-Sven Tüür & the Signum Quartett – Fata Morgana
03 Kronos Quartet – Tallis; Spem In Alium
04 Amsterdam Sinfonietta – Mansurian Quasi parlando for Violoncello &String Orchestra
05 Yo Yo Ma – Kodály; Cello Sonata, Op. 8 – 1. Allegro Maestoso Ma Appasionato
06 The Metropole Orchestra – Midnight Blue (live)
……(composers: Robert Fripp, Andrew Keeling & David Singleton)
07 Markus Reuter & the Matangi Quartet – Zauberberg
08 The Signum Quartett & Erkki-Sven Tüür– String Quartet No. 2 “Lost Prayers”
09 King Crimson – Providence
10 Tom Malmendier & Dirk Serries – Twelve Tone
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Musicians – Bill Laswell, Fanu, Graham Haynes, Nils Petter Molvaer, Bernie Worrell
Produced & Arranged – Bill Laswell @ Orange Music, West Orange NJ.
Composed – B. Laswell, J. Hatula
Concept By – Robert Soares
Engineer – Robert Musso
Engineer [Assistant] – James Dellatacoma
Mastered – Michael Fossenkemper @ Turtle Tone Studios
Artwork – John Brown
Jakob Bro, Arve Henriksen, Jorge Rossy
A superb album, fusing ether-jazz, subtle electronics and fluid compositions!
Listen to selected tracks on ‘elements_painted‘ (posting April 2021)
Release date: 02.12.2021 | ECM 2702 | Review on Presto Jazz
With Uma Elmo, his fifth album as a leader for ECM, Danish guitarist Jakob Bro presents a new trio featuring Norwegian trumpeter Arve Henriksen and Spanish drummer Jorge Rossy. Astonishingly, given the trio’s musical synergy, the first time these three musicians ever performed together was for the album’s sessions at the Swiss Radio studio in Lugano, with ECM founder Manfred Eicher producing. Uma Elmo reaffirms the observation about Bro’s work by London Jazz News that “there is no hurry to this music, but there is great depth.” Among the album’s highlights is opener “Reconstructing a Dream,” a darkly lyrical reverie. “To Stanko” is Bro’s hushed tribute to the late, great Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko, who featured the guitarist in his quintet for the ECM album Dark Eyes. Another homage to a late elder is “Music for Black Pigeons,” which was given its evocative title by saxophone sage Lee Konitz. Listeners will recognize Henriksen’s whispering, poetic sound from his 2008 ECM album Cartography, as well as his collaborations for the label with Trio Mediaeval and Tigran Hamasyan. Rossy is well known to jazz fans on both sides of the Atlantic, particularly for his decade-plus tenure in Brad Mehldau’s career-making first trio. As for the leader, DownBeat aptly noted in its review of his previous ECM album, Bay of Rainbows, that “Bro’s guitar is luminous… his music both hypnotic and dramatic.”
Engineering staff @ Ambient Landscape:
“We’ve ravished this album over the past 4-5 months & used EVERY track on a mix project!”
Hey! I’ve performed these pieces with an electric guitar, amp & pedals/electronics, at my home studio. I tend to record pretty often; sometimes I’m looking for new sonorities/noise, sometimes digging into textural motion & (errrm) “events/gestures”, sometimes I think I’m writing, sometimes I’m just practicing my instruments.
If I begin recording, it’s almost always because i feel a need to simply play with no boundaries (other than the ones clicking in that moment): to simply play. as this all’s been going on for a long time, I’ve amassed a hefty bunch of solo bits & pieces; I’ve chosen these 8 to begin releasing a wild herd of ’em.
These were recorded live, without overdubs.
Thanks much for stopping by!, I hope you enjoy this, and peace to you.
Released May 1, 2020
Recorded & mixed by DT between 2017-2020 at Cell Labs Eastern Cell, Bearsville
All songs by David Torn, Torn Music/BMI
A 9donkey’s Production (via screwgun records)
9donkey’s logo/steve byram, 9donkey’s c of uhoh/jason tors
an Ambient/Electronic mix project | 79:07 | Part 1 of 3
This was designed and constructed around the July 3rd release of ‘Superscience‘, a single track, ambient/electronica mashup by Minamo. Using a water-cooled ambient aural saw, we shaved the composition into pieces & then reconstructed the project utilizing similar sounding noise & intro pieces to create a sound installation.
Longer-than-usual fade sequences helped to incorporate an organic “feel” to the mix; with assorted, subtle treatments (outtakes, snippets, elongated intros & excerptions) sprinkled here & there, as needed, to facilitate the segues.
We also found ourselves utilizing tracks from the studio’s vault we wouldn’t normally choose for a work-a-day ambient mix . . .
. . . all that to communicate the fact that this isn’t a “straight up” mix, but rather an experimental project; an assembly of sound.
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01 Robert Fripp – Evensong (Sutton 3 Jun 2006), edit
02 Minamo – Superscience: excerpts 1+2 (echo & overlap)
03 Motorpig – Neutron Tide
04 Tomotsugu Nakamura – Touch with Slow Hand
05 Futuregrapher – Steinbitur
06 Federico Durand – Un Pequeño Bosque de Lengas
……(A Small Forest of Lengas)
07 Neuro…No Neuro – Much-Needed Recharge (v2)
08 Minamo – Superscience; excerpt 3 (subtle bottom edge)
09 Shinpal – Seven Sealed
10 Minamo – Superscience; excerpt 4 (drifting zones)
11 M. Grigg – Response
12 Minamo – Superscience; excerpt 5 (noise crest manifesto)
13 Eiichi Abhuraya – Shoshin Wasuru Bekarazu
……(Don’t Forget Your Original Intention), excerpt
14 Joel Tammik – Temple on the Coast