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Posted by eyes cast down on October 22, 2014 at 3:00pm 11 Comments

What's been playing lately?

Update: 10/22/14

Mike Radice. The Phoenix Sun. Mike’s ambitious four-part longform piece has some terrific passages (especially the atmospherics in the first 10 and last 22 minutes), and his strong rhythmic skills are front and center through most of the piece. The guitar-and-drums jam in the third section didn’t work as well for me, but others may well disagree. That caveat aside, there’s lots to enjoy here.

Rush. Clockwork Angels. Unlike too many old bands, coasting on their laurels from two or three decades back, Rush just keep improving with age. For me, this album is their strongest since 1985’s Power Windows (which for me remains unsurpassed), and the closing song The Garden is easily among their handful of best songs. Essential rock. Done.

Steve Brand & Roy Mattson. Meltstream. What I said earlier [link]. The title track alone is sheer heart-melting bliss. Go now.

Steve Roach. Atmospheric Conditions. Hannah Shapero’s observation “If you do not listen to this at the right time, it can turn your darkened urban apartment into a cavern of dread” cracks me up - because I can easily imagine it. For me, though, there’s never a wrong time to hear this classic environment. The opening glurpstream remains practically unique in Steve’s output.

Roy Mattson. Endless River. A dreamy ride along a life current, as Roy’s understated soundscaping guides us without apparent effort. Delightful background listening, though I’ve no doubt that a headphone spin would be even more rewarding.

Bela Fleck. The Imposter; Night Flight Over Water. Banjo’s Renaissance Man scores again. A concerto with orchestra and a piece with string quartet display both Fleck’s wonderful melodic playing and his compositional gifts…

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Hump-day Get-away 003

Posted by Brian Bourassa on October 22, 2014 at 2:33pm 0 Comments

Let's try this again. Something to listen to while we're waiting for the new releases from eyes cast down and Andrew Lahiff.

It's a repeat performer, but a different audio work that is quiet, peaceful and reflective.

Enjoy!

Hmmm

Posted by Brian Bourassa on October 22, 2014 at 2:23pm 0 Comments

Hmmm

Didn't add this latest post.

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Added a completely different post to show up at 10:30AM today. Disregard this latest one and check out the latest from Andrew Lahiff instead!!

Hump-day Get-away 002

Posted by Brian Bourassa on October 22, 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments

There are more time than I can count where the peace of silence is a necessary break to a stressful moment. The following track entitled "droning177" from Louigi Verona can certainly help you get to that place.

Enjoy!

Coming in November: Andrew Lahiff - Slow Paths Beyond

Posted by John K-N on October 22, 2014 at 8:56am 1 Comment

Sneak peak at our next @relaxedmachinery release! Andrew Lahiff - Slow Paths Beyond

photography: Andrew Lahiff
design: Steve Brand

Coming in November.

now playing: David Sylvian - Alchemy, An Index of Possibilities

Posted by John K-N on October 22, 2014 at 8:11am 1 Comment

now playing: David Sylvian - Alchemy, An Index of Possibilities

This is without a doubt a major influence on my music direction. I remember when my friend John came back with this cassette in like 1985 or 1986 and I got to hear it the first time. Dubbed it off of him and pretty much wore out the tape. I later got the download which includes additional tracks.

How influential? I'd already liked Japan and heard Sylvian's Brilliant Trees - my love was already there. But this album - this album in particular opened up the idea that yes the music in my head I'll someday be able to release. I was also heavily into Depeche Mode and Cabaret Voltaire - so my boundaries were already being pushed... what was I? 15/16/17 years old? Music was wonderous... Ministry, Einsturzende Neubauten, Scraping Foetus, Herbie Hancock, David Bowie, Cure, Bauhaus, Sisters of Mercy, Smiths, Dead Can Dance, This Mortal Coil, Howard Jones, Thomas Dolby... everywhere I turned there was something new to hear and my friends were buying it and we'd all listen.

Film Soundtracks... and Sylvian's instrumental albums with these amazing musicians - Hassell? Wheeler? Sakamoto? Fripp? Czukay? Sheesh... this one album has all that! What an album. Good memories from that time.

Sylvian's site says this about the original release

  • Words With The Shaman

  • Preparations for a Journey

  • Steel Cathedrals

    Recorded in Tokyo and London 1984-85 this project saw David exploring themes and directions that first surfaced on the Brilliant Trees sessions. Entirely instrumental, it features a diverse range of talent including Jon Hassell, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Steve Jansen, Kenny Wheeler, Holger Czukay, and Robert Fripp among others.

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Posted by Robby Baby Dark Poet of Amour on October 22, 2014 at 1:20am 1 Comment


I fell into you when I first saw you,
skyclad,
naked to the wind,
your azure blue sky haunting me from that day forth in my deepest dreams.

I could feel your presence in everything,
in every shadow,
every trees shade,
in never blade of grass.

I thought of how things were before this,
feeling so frightened and alone,
my heart nearly turned to stone before my breath heard the whisper of your name.

I closed my eyes when that happened,
when your pursed lips innocently said my name;
these eyes,
these guarded eyes,
they shuttered close but were more open than they had ever been,
and alas,
I could see more in minds eye than I had ever seen in dream or star or vision or sky,
and I smiled a smile from sea to sea,
knowing that my name was now your refrain.

So I stand before you,
my soul skyclad,
shuddering naked in your winds,
catching the incense of your name,
and in your presence,
I am HEALED,
and my healing,
it feels so deep,
all the way from Tartarus to The Seven Seraphic realms,
I am healed so deep because you brought out the best in me,
and your honesty cut at the cords of my soul like a psychic surgeon,
releasing all my old wounds so that I could heal MYSELF,
and in your presence,
my soul shall remain willingly skyclad,
thanking you for the first day that we crossed paths,
and you first whispered my name...


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New Album: Memory Palace - Coming Soon!

Posted by eyes cast down on October 21, 2014 at 10:06pm 3 Comments


Chris Russell and I have wrapped our duo album Memory Palace, and expect to announce its release date shortly.

Recorded over a nearly four-year period, Memory Palace features Chris' deep atmospherics and drones glinting over a seething bed of hybrid organic-electronic grooves.

Memory Palace will be a joint release on Chris' Void Music and my Kalindi Music, available on CD and by download.

Look for the preview clip, track list, more artwork and the rest of the story - all coming soon!

[CFM058] The Downgrade Complex - Scrapyard Diptych

Posted by James Shain on October 21, 2014 at 2:16pm 0 Comments

Our 58th release in the series comes from The Downgrade Complex who started off our 2014 edition of Futur[e]cho. He brings a wall of noise filled melodies and thumping kicks to the album before giving way to several remixers who give their own takes on several of his tracks. There is melody in this, but this is very much on the noise side of things till it gets to the remixes which give their own take with Ambient Techno, glitchy Ambient and Industrial Techno. Very much not what you'd expect from the label, but it somehow fits well into catalog of releases. Out on November 7th. We thank all those who check out the release and take time to listen, and I hope everyone likes my DeepWarmth take on the title track.

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