Little Things, the seventh Darshan Ambient release on the Spotted Peccary/Lotuspike label, delves deep into the details that slip through the cracks of everyday life, as veteran composer Michael Allison delivers twelve tracks filled with mystery and wonder, shadows and twilight. Masterfully crafted ambient synth textures, guitar loops and effortless rhythmic grooves lay the foundation for this ethereal album of elegant dreamscapes.
Shane Morris & Mystified are back with Emergence, the stunning second installment to their primordial three-part “Inspired Evolution” soundscape project. This natural sequel to Epoch, their lush first release, continues the artist’s bold effort to create a sonic environment that evokes prehistoric places and atmospheres, this time focused on the age when mammals arose and began to flourish on planet Earth. The sound of Emergence is vital yet primal; ambient atmospheric yet powerfully evocative. Broad, sweeping acoustic and electronic tones are punctuated with treated percussive sounds such as wooden sticks, shakers and gongs. Each track an opening into the distant past, Emergence presents a vigorous and powerful sonic portrayal of prehistoric Earth.
There has been a flurry of new music from Byron Metcalf and Steve Roach lately, and we are now offering several of them in the webshop.
Tales From The Ultra Tribe is the latest collaboration from the duo and expands on their already impressive shamanic-electronic tribal sound.
Medicine Work is the brand new release from Byron Metcalf and Rob Thomas of Inlakesh. The two artists combine their musical medicines to create an extremely potent sonic brew.
The expansion of our O3E imprint/sub-label continues with the release of ONE, the dazzling full-length album debut from DeeperNET. Blending extreme influences from opposite ends of the electronic music spectrum such as Goa, Downtempo, EDM, and Psybient, the album fuses aggressive electronic tones and percussion with the delicate atmospherics of ambient. In-your-face psychedelic electro-acoustics, a judicious and clever use of ambience, creative synth programming and skillful sound design all come together to propel the listener through a deeper network of cosmic pulses and fluid soundscapes. It’s a real roller coaster ride from start to finish with enough sonic thrills to satisfy even the most well versed electronic music aficionado.
2012 In Review – Pt. 2
(0:00) Welcome to part two of 2012 in review!
(0:58) “Small Blue Ones” by Darshan Ambient
(4:15) “Midnight Encounter” by Craig Padilla
(12:50) “Dream Travel” by Craig Padilla & Zero Ohms
(17:43) “Who Will Answer” by Darshan Ambient
(21:47) “Chinook Wind (excerpt)” by Paul Ellis
(26:35) “Nocturne” by Northcore
(31:48) “Strange Storms” by Craig Padilla & Zero Ohms
(34:50) “To Look At In Winter” by Darshan Ambient
(38:40) “Pastorale” by Erik Wøllo
(42:45) “Min Ros” by Northcore
(45:11) “Jupiter” by Northcore
(50:00) Wrap Up
(53:00) “Terraforming” by Craig Padilla & Zero Ohms
It’s December 22, and the Earth is still here. That means our last remaining excuse for not doing a new podcast has just bitten the dust.
There has been waaay too much music released since episode 37, so this will be a two-part series…
2012 In Review – Pt. 1
(0:00) Welcome, we’re back!
(0:48) “Falling Light” by Darshan Ambient
(6:00) “Looking Glass” by Northcore
(9:38) “Spirit Signs” by Craig Padilla
(17:48) “Jurassic Dawn” by Shane Morris & Mystified
(24:30) “Out To Sea” by Darshan Ambient
(28:30) “When The Earth Is Far Away” by Craig Padilla & Zerp Ohms
(33:00) “She Who Watches” by Paul Ellis
(52:33) Wrap Up (Music “Ladybird” by Northcore)
(55:20) “Sensual Beauty” by Craig Padilla
On December 31st, Craig Padilla will perform an epic concert (over four hours long) at First Night Spokane to help ring in the New Year. The concert runs from 7:00PM to 11:40PM and will be followed by a huge fireworks display at midnight. If you’ve ever wanted to experience Craig’s live performance, this is what you’ve been waiting for! Visit FirstNightSpokane.org for details.
Unnamed Lands CD – advanced copies now available
Bert Lams (founding and current member of the legendary California Guitar Trio) has joined forces with Tom Griesgraber (Chapman Stick virtuoso) to create a wonderful new album. Organic and instrumental, the project tells the tale of a mid 19th century wagon train as it journeys westward toward the Pacific.
The official release of this album won’t be until spring 2013, but Tom & Bert have made a limited number of advance copies available now, and we have some in stock and ready to ship!
“For over four years, guitarist Bert Lams and myself have been working to bring you this album and it has changed over time into something unlike anything either of us has ever done before. Fourteen original instrumental tracks work together as a whole to tell the story of a group of wagon train pioneers heading west circa 1840. A lavish 12-page booklet features original stories presented as “diary entries,” along with fantastic original artwork to further immerse the listener in the experience. It’s just Chapman Stick and guitar throughout, but along the way I’d like to think we’ve come up with something quite new stylistically. I somewhat jokingly refer to it as “Progressive Americana,” as things like odd meters, and adventurous sounds live alongside more folk-like melodies and clean sounds.”
- Tom Griesgraber
Imagine traveling through a solitary and vast expanse; a distant sojourn into the farthest reaches of space, searching for another planet to eventually inhabit. That is the sound and story of When The Earth Is Far Away, the third collaboration from synthesist Craig Padilla and flute master Zero Ohms. Hailing from opposite sides of a continent, the two veteran musicians have crafted a dreamlike tapestry of organic space music, showcasing a skillfully executed amalgamation of analog and digital synths, various wind instruments, field recordings and subtle electronics, that seems to suspend the perception of time.