Emmalee Crane is a drone musician that has caught my ear recently. She uses an array of woodwinds, analog synths, circuit-bent gadgets, and found sounds to create her ambient, orchestral drone music. Her debut album, Crux, was released in 2009 on the Streetlight Farm label and she'll soon be releasing her second album, Formantine.
Listening to these various takes on the same song is really educational for a first-time remixer like myself. The range of styles is impressive. Some are more-or-less the same length as the original. Two are substantially shorter, and two are much longer. My colleagues were highly creative in adding their own brush strokes to the piece.…
Going to be adding another old release to Bandcamp in the next few days, at which point I'll be deleting the Introduction sampler release. So if you're interested in grabbing a copy of Introduction for free (or PWYC) you should do it soon while you still have the chance. Check it out at http://marastorment.bandcamp.com/
Oh, and new stuff is going well, just sloooooooow... Soon. I hope... =-)
Added by rikm on August 29, 2010 at 3:27pm —
The excellent netlabel Audio Gourmet have just released my latest work, an EP in homage to The Duke Of Lancaster ship a couple of miles from my house. Fine art photographer Hannah Richards provided the artwork, a beautiful Polaroid picture of the ship.
Clear Notice Recordings is a new label launched by Kieron James (a member of our rM community). I purchased the debut album, a compilation called Enter Calico, a couple weeks ago. I've been literally blown away by how good this album is and the artists on it. You'll hopefully recognize a few names - and if you don't - here's your chance to get to know them!
The album ranges from electronic to idm to minimal techno to ambient - all of it is… Continue
Added by John K-N on August 19, 2010 at 12:30pm —
In today's Kinetoscope Blog I want to feature an interview I've been working on with ambient artist Steve Brand. He just recently released a double album called Coniunctio on my label, Relaxed Machinery, which features two longform ambient works. I would like to thank Steve for working with me the last few weeks and answering in very detailed and thoughtful ways.
Hello friends! I'd like to invite you all to have a listen to the latest collaborative endeavor between Jacob Newman and myself entitled 'Coalesce'. This body of work was born from various improvisational studio sessions (the track titles are simple references as to which studio the session took place) between January and August, 2009. Once again we have the honor of releasing with the wonderful… Continue
For some time now I've been contemplating releasing music through Free Floating. I've had ideas of starting a netlabel. I've also considered putting together compilations of music that represent the "Best Of" Free Floating which would include some of my favorite tracks that are currently out there (something which I may still do).
However, I came up with an idea that would allow me to merge two of my passions and add something new to the current ambient…
Sitting back to enjoy four hours of Steve Brand tonight on Blue Water Drift Dive on StillStream.com .... going on right now! Going to be playing Steve's brand new album Coniunctio end to end, along with several unreleased tracks and a few of my favs from his other albums.
So tune in and come on by the chat to say hello ......
At long last it is finaly here; the successor of no-r-mal the first edition. Almost a year later down the line, but highly improved and filled with more goodies. Started on April 25th I would never have thought that this would grow as big as it did. Many bulkloads of work went into getting this… Continue
Glancing over the notes I made while listening to this album for the second time, I felt disoriented. The materials used by Bob Ohrum on his third full-length release are minimal; my notes hardly amount to anything. I glanced at them and wondered: is that it? The elements Bob uses on each track can be described in just a few words, but the impact of this music…
I just changed all items on the Ning to consistently show comments in chronological order - oldest to newest. Previously, some were "old to new" and some were "new to old" which was confusing and frustrating. Ning's added the ability to control this and make it consistent across the board.…