Category: Aerial

Reverend big O :: When There Is Only Light To Believe In/Hope For

Country: Sweden
Release Date: 2012
Netlabel: 23 seconds
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

Often described as “Sweden´s slowest band”, this time Reverend Big O from Malmö explore the album formula rather than the pace. The album is put together as one long single breath and the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The music is rooted in 90´s shoegaze sounds like Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine etc. as well as post-rockers like Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Explosions In The Sky .

The main contributors on this album are Nicklas Nilsson and Jörgen Dahlqvist. Nicklas is also a member of The Bell, a band with several releases in Europe and the U.S. Their music have attracted considerable attention and several of their songs have been heard in American TV-series like The Vampire Diaries, Jersey Shore etc. Jörgen Dahlqvist is artistic director for one of Sweden´s leading performing arts collective Teater Weimar, Dean of the theatre academy in Malmö 2009-2012. He was also co-founder of the legendary Swedish record label A West Side Fabrication in the late 80´s.” [23 seconds]

Tracklist

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Reverend big O :: When There Is Only Light To Believe In/Hope For

Country: Sweden
Release Date: 2012
Netlabel: 23 seconds
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

Often described as “Sweden´s slowest band”, this time Reverend Big O from Malmö explore the album formula rather than the pace. The album is put together as one long single breath and the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The music is rooted in 90´s shoegaze sounds like Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine etc. as well as post-rockers like Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Explosions In The Sky .

The main contributors on this album are Nicklas Nilsson and Jörgen Dahlqvist. Nicklas is also a member of The Bell, a band with several releases in Europe and the U.S. Their music have attracted considerable attention and several of their songs have been heard in American TV-series like The Vampire Diaries, Jersey Shore etc. Jörgen Dahlqvist is artistic director for one of Sweden´s leading performing arts collective Teater Weimar, Dean of the theatre academy in Malmö 2009-2012. He was also co-founder of the legendary Swedish record label A West Side Fabrication in the late 80´s.” [23 seconds]

Tracklist

  1. 03.16
  2. Words Like Clouds
  3. This Street Is Connected (To Other Streets)
  4. Then We Fall
  5. A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose
  6. Walk Inside
  7. I Feel Such Rage (Toward You)
  8. Love Is A Two Headed Dog
  9. It’s Not The End Of The World, It’s Not

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Rooftop Access :: We Are never Too Close To Ghosts

Country: Australia
Release Date: 2011
Netlabel: laridae

“If you listen closely, you can hear the whispering of the ghosts. They tell stories of the past, of long forgotten memories, of love and loss. Rob Curulli seems to have listened quite a lot to what they have to say. And with his post rock project “Rooftop Access” he has now put these paranormal visions into a full length album, a floating, transcendental collection of guitar improvisations, with cautious but artful production. If you listen closely, you can hear the whispering of the ghosts.” [laridae]

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Wings Of An Angel :: Requiem For An Anonymous Genius

Country: Israel
Release date: July, 2010
Netlabel: Paralucid

“This mesmerizing album is definitely your most esoteric work to date. It perfectly reflects the twilight zone where your genius ideas and surprising influences converge. I don’t think anyone, anywhere, manages to cohesively entwine free jazz and middle eastern sounds in a beautiful way as you do. Your music is so well worked out and expressively subtle that it belongs to its own league without a shadow of a doubt. Wings of an Angel – you have done it once again. A genius of the subconscious. Your music is a timeless manifestation of spiritual transcendence via sound-poetry. You are the darkest guru whose unique creative output endlessly reminds me that we are Gods. You combine in one person the pure innocence of the archetypal poet and the crabbed wrath of the archetypal prophet. Up to now, each project of yours was without parallel!” [archive.org]

Wings Of An Angel
Requiem For An Anonymous Genius
(The Breath Of Life, Carnal Annihilation
And Miraculous Resurrection Of The Job Of Art)
(ParaLucid, 2010)

  1. The Fathomless Soulfulness Of Those Unreachable Almond Eyes
  2. The House of Mirrors Amidst The Desert of Self-Perception
  3. Prayer To The Light
  4. Fading Portrait Of A Love Lorn Artist Struggling With His Demons
  5. Inside The Decaying Consciousness Of A Solitary Genius – A Nightmare In Vivo
  6. I Hear A Drum With My Soul’s Ear Coming From The Depths Of The Stars
  7. Ishq For Majnun
  8. Tenderly Kissing White Petals In Self Forgetfulness
  9. Improvising Sadness For Life Unborn (Sound Track For The Tragic Anti-Heroes Of Life)
  10. Looking At My Silent Reflection Through A Nonexistent Mirror


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Beginnings :: Waiting on the Weather

Country: UK
Release Date: June 2010
Netlabel: Rural Colours

Beginnings is the alias and solo project of experimental musician Jon Frost, who creates drifting soundscapes with electric guitar and laptop synths. On this his first official release, Jon adopted a semi-improvised approach by recording passages of solo guitar on-the-fly, then later arranging them with electronic layers of tone, harmony and noise to create a sound that is full of shifting textures and ambient melancholy, designed to accompany the waiting moments of any given day.

This is a Rural Colours release (RC001). More details at http://www.ruralcolours.co.uk

Beginnings
Wainting on the Weather

  1. Pristine Wilderness
  2. Not Yet Ready For The Day
  3. Heritage Of Splendour

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Cantaloup :: Tonight It Shows

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Country: Germany
Release Date:
2006
Netlabel:
aerotone

“Cantaloup, aka Thomas Peters, living in Marburg/Germany is producing music since 2003. The musical experiences he made by then were collected in several band-projects (e.g. in the postrock formation “item”).  He decided to use the ressources and experiences of bed room production studios to create music which tries to take listeners to journeys, in which sound evokes images in warm colours. Cantaloup is not only using modern digital comforts to reach his goal.

The bigger part of the songs and spheres are played live with instruments, supported by Eva Paul who brings her beautiful voice into a few songs. These fragments – with little help of some fx – merge to an extraordinary overall view, whose appeal lies in an own form of slowness and in a reduced perception on small things of everydays life.” [aerotone]

Cantaloup
Tonight It Shows (Aerotone, 2006)

  1. jonathan falls into sleep
  2. tahiti twins
  3. closern
  4. you and the stars
  5. cheerless love song
  6. windchimes
  7. circus
  8. tonight it shows
  9. jonathan falls into sleep (hoodwink remix)

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Wings of an Angel :: Ayana

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Country: Israel
Release Date:
2009
Netlabel: Clinical Archives

“Wings of an Angel has the persona of someone from the future, who was unfortunately trapped in the past, but doesn’t let the frustration of the mundane get him down. He is someone who sees through the smoke and truly lives on a different plane than anyone I know personally. He is a unique balance of intelligence and humbleness and with a limitless ability for Love. If only more had the courage for this man’s journey. Your art speaks of the only path I know to truth and salvation. The same salvation that religious followers on earth pray to their gods to attain. I find it amazing and beautiful how you fearlessly and solitarily triumph and never stray away from your own heart, journey, and truth! I love you as the butterfly loves the wind, as flowers love the sun, like families of fish swim and play their games in the currents of the oceans and rivers. Love like the beautiful connections of the protons, electrons, and molecules of the suns, planets and galaxies!” [clinical archives]

Wings of an Angel
Ayana (Clinical Archives, 2009)

  1. Silhouettes from the Inner Microcosm of a Street Prophet
  2. Lament For An Abandoned Oasis

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