Beginning with tomorrow’s ‘Mars Transmission’ we sonically welcome in the dawn of a new year . . !
10 years ago I released my second album, Eingya. The album marked a significant time in my life of self-discovery both as a young man and as a musician. Since its release I’ve traveled the world with these songs, and heard from other’s experiences with the music in times of joy, sadness, relationships, deaths and births. It brings me happiness to know that such a connection has been made, and the music has touched people. I never expected this music to find an audience outside of my studio and a handful of friends/family.
Released June 19, 2016
Recorded, performed, mixed and mastered by Keith Kenniff
Merry Christmas & best wishes for a happy & prosperous New Year, 2023!
Thanks to any & all who have stopped by to take a peek. We hope you’ll have time to visit again in the coming year!
January 1st . . .
Experimental & soft-techno (w/marginal ambience)
Released May 1, 2020
All the tracks were produced, mixed and mastered by asocial
elements cornerstone | Avant Garde/Ether Jazz/Jazz/Noise | 80:31
“The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.”
Experimental excursions into heretofore uncharted, Jazz-ish territory . . .
I’ve been associated (by way of crafting podcasts) with this genre of avant-garde jazz, predominantly of out of Belgium, since 2018 (TONUS Tribute mix).
At first, I sprinkled the TONUS tracks in amongst other, avant-garde & experimental sounding artists. Slowly, however, I began to appreciate more and more the tone, texture & timbre of the work of Dirk Serries & Company’s ‘A New Wave of Jazz’.
At first blush, the listener may hear only discordant, improvised ‘noise’ – but I would encourage you to re-listen to the intricate nuances & balance contained within the scope of their work.
Improvised? Yes, indeed! But, in sync with one another’s sense of musical timing and “erratic harmony”, the flow can be utterly captivating. It goes without saying that I have acquired a distinct taste for this New Wave of Jazz!
This edition is both a retrospective as well as an embracing of some of the group’s newer offerings (tracks 4, 6, 10, 12, 13 & 16). Track 14, courtesy of ECM.
Previous New Wave of Jazz elements editions include:
Obstreperous, Quiet Monster, Graphic, u n f o c u s e d [jolt!], Arid Desert Flower & Brick by Brick.
Listen/stream via Hear.This
01 Dirk Serries & Asmus Tietchens – Air Concertina (edit)
02 TONUS – Ear Duration 03, Set 1 (edit)
03 Benedict Taylor & Anton Mobin – Slicing Ups
04 Guilherme Rodrigues & Dirk Serries – A Palm
05 Dirk Serries & Tom Malmendier – Coded Ideal
06 Asmus Tietchens & Dirk Serries – Höfner Akte 3
07 Goncalo Almeida – Monólogos a Dois III
08 Daniel Thompson & Colin Webster – BOSKAGE 02/II
09 Serries, Vanderstraeten & Verhoeven – Tangent
10 Colin Webster, Emilie Škrijelj, Dirk Serries, Martina Verhoeven & Tom
……Malmendier – Oud Klooster (excerpt)
11 Vanderstraeten, Russell & Keune – On Sunday 2 (edit_2)
12 Jackson, Serries & Vanderstraeten – Dandelion
13 Philipp Ernsting & Hugo Costa – Oase
14 Stefano Battaglia & Michele Rabbia – Spirits of Myths
15 Rubicon Quartet – Caught a Flying Ghost
16 Hugo Costa & Philipp Ernsting – Blind Spot
Other proposed iterations of the podcast’s artwork:
I just received this, courtesy of Sandrine & Vincent over at Ultimae, this past weekend. It releases today, December 7th, and I found myself scrambling to script a mini-review as the curtain rises on this ambient-downtempo-techno masterpiece from Lauge (Denmark) and AES Dana (France). So, I popped the audio files onto my phone & listened while running a trail workout this morning & throughout the day on my car’s audio system.
Here, gentle listener, are my observances thus far:
This well met pair of techno-dubsters have really hit the mark with an album encompassing hushed & delicately woven ambient intros, sustained downtempo reverberance and beat-driven techno rhythms & syncopation that, when combined, create a powerfully driving, rich cinematic texture that leaves the listener anxiously awaiting the next track (and then the next!).
The downtempo borders and margins are (sonically) palpable; allowing the listener to peel back the aural sheeting of Ambient, Dub & Techno . . . like a sonic layer-cake of enveloping sound (an interlaced grid: a dense atmospheric environment). And, I might add, great bass-lines that are meant to pulse and echo though one’s car speakers at near-maximum volume!
Standout tracks for this listener are ‘Hiding in the Clouds‘ (which we’re already penning in for an upcoming edition of the ‘u n f o c u s e d’ series), ‘Terrene‘ (parts 1 & 2) and ‘Finnmark’ (see album info below to locate/access these tracks)
Well done lads! I’m already looking forward to your next musical outing together.
~Ambient Landscape, 12.07.22
Digital : December 7, 2022 | CD : December 21, 2022 | 2xLP : late 2023
Genre : Cinematic Downtempo
“Terrene” stands as the first musical encounter between Danish and French composers Henrik Laugesen and Vincent Villuis respectively known as Lauge and AES Dana.
A cornucopia of evanescent pads and elaborate rhythms with a distinctive downtempo vibe; a daedal story taking one on a magnetic peregrination through dense and contrasted sonic geographies, picturing the notion of temporality and space.
This mighty 10 track album elicits emotions and feelings and will leave you full of moxie!
Written and produced by Henrik Laugesen and Vincent Villuis.
Mastering by Vincent Villuis | Ultimae Studios
C&P 2022 Ultimae
- Aerochord (Apsis Edit)
- Coriolis Effect
- Amalthea (Innerve Edit)
- Hiding in the Clouds
- Strommast (Amperes Edit)
- Terrene Part 1
- Terrene Part 2
This is the first EP I made for monochrome motif records.
I started with this project without knowing a good name for it. But when I already had a couple of songs, I thought about this title “Nouveau Chapitre”.
Not only did I choose this because I absolutely love the French language, but it was also what this album was for me.
A new chapter after a year that was not really good. I lost my feeling for making music and did not enjoy it as much as when I started.
Working on this EP has brought the spark back and I finally felt like I could do it again and make a new album/EP. It was time for a new chapter, take the next step to follow your dreams and achieve your goals.
While working on this album I had the feeling I wanted people to feel like everything will be alright, even when it feels you’re stuck or don’t reach your goals, don’t worry and start that new chapter. It might be scary, but you can do it
With that in mind I made this 5 song EP, and I can only hope that you enjoy it.
Released November 4, 2022
all tracks written, performed &
produced by hipster pug
except track one lyrics & vocal by
Coming next month (January) . . . planetary eruptions in the form of post-rock & experimental din . . .