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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…See More
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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 0 Comments

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...


Copyright © 2014 Robert Matejko

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.

A Double Release!!! "Woodland Meditation" is the new Disturbed Earth release October 21 2014

Posted by Disturbed Earth on October 21, 2014 at 4:30am 0 Comments

https://disturbedearth.bandcamp.com/album/woodland-meditation

"Woodland Meditation" is the fifth in a 7 album series using my new technique of all "one take" live playing through 2 Vox Pathfinder 10 Watt amps, lots of pedals and recorded with Core-Sound binaural mics.

A Double Release!!! "Cool Formation" is the new Disturbed Earth release October 21 2014

Posted by Disturbed Earth on October 21, 2014 at 4:30am 0 Comments

https://disturbedearth.bandcamp.com/album/cool-formation-2

"Cool Formation" is the sixth in a 7 album series using my new technique of all "one take" live playing through 2 Vox Pathfinder 10 Watt amps, lots of pedals and recorded with Core-Sound binaural mics.

New album out soon entitled Balance

Posted by James Shain on October 20, 2014 at 2:30pm 2 Comments

I finally have something to share after 4 years of hard work on my followup to the first album I ever started work on, A Chance of Weather. This is the first IDM and Ambient release by DeepWarmth. Taking about 4 years to complete, and is inspired by Rei Harakami who sadly passed away during the making of this album. This becomes an album in memory of such a great Japanese Electronic Music artist as much as an album that reflects the various stages of life during the making of the album. There is a very special remix not included on the preview from Coppice Halifax that will serve as the 11th and final track. Being released on Omchaki November 14th, 2014.

Tracklist:

1. Crafting a Stream

2. Square World

3. Night Warmth

4. Tokyo Lights

5. Slow Movement

6. Valley Echo

7. Shades of Evening Coldness

8. Balance

9. There Was Something Once

10. Ending (Theme For Lost Memories)

11. Crafting a Stream [Coppice Halifax Reshape]

Digital sales for the major music industry is plummeting.

Posted by John K-N on October 20, 2014 at 11:49am 11 Comments

Digital sales for the major music industry is plummeting. Reference: Billboard article. There are about 50 more articles out there as this blew up this month. If digital sales go too much lower - it'll hit the same decline rate as CD sales.

Streaming and music not being a "collectible" thing - and frankly - not even as important of a thing to younger people these days with entertainment options being so vast. Granted there are still collectors out there - but fewer and further between.

It does affect the teeny tiny artists like myself... it means there are less people into music so much that they eventually start looking for non-major releases and finding artists in the lower range ... below the Indie Labels. Less people in the ocean of listeners for all of us artists trying to connect with.

Note - the article also mentions: "Within album sales, there was one bright spot: vinyl is up a whopping 47.5 percent to 6.074 million units from 4.12 million units last year."

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