The celebrated Norwegian sound-sculpting duo Green Isac is back with their first full length release in 10 years – Passengers, a groovy minimalist ambient recording, packed with melodic hooks and driven by a heavy dose of world-flavored percussion.
A completely realized triptych combining three shorter EP’s which were previously only available on iTunes, Passengers is an irresistible blend of ethno-electronic soundscapes that shows the innovative duo continuing to expand on the Afro-influenced electronic approach they have pioneered for well over two decades, producing an organically fresh neo-IDM vibe; an innovative and vibrant sound that is original and ageless all at once.
With the pieces in place and the mesmerizing picture finally complete, Passengers transports listeners across a virtual trans-continental soundscape, constantly moving through sublime musical spaces, exotic melodies, energetic percussion, and otherworldly atmospheres.
Steve Roach’s Structures From Silence is a true masterpiece; a benchmark album that has inspired countless listeners, and lived on in permanence throughout the decades. The album’s breathing, suspended embrace of atmospheres and serene melodies instantly struck a chord with listeners in 1984, and continues to reiterate its timeless resonation with new listeners today.
For the 30th anniversary of this genre-defining, landmark release, the original analog reel was carefully pulled from the archives, and a new 24-bit/96k transfer was made directly from the source recordings. From there it was handed over to Spotted Peccary’s Howard Givens, whose passion for this timeless album, coupled with a long-standing friendship with Roach, made this a deeply meaningful project. Givens, who masters 24/96k releases for Spotted Peccary on a regular basis, is no stranger to the delicate precision of high definition mastering, and the result here a 24-bit/96k remaster of Structures From Silence that reveals all the luscious quality and subtle tonal detail not heard since the 1984 vinyl release.
Ambient electronic composer and recording artist Rudy Adrian’s homeland of New Zealand is filled with a stunning variety of unspoiled spaces and cinematic terrain, providing an abundance of inspiration for Atmospheres, his latest textural electronic impression. Featuring nine tracks of slowly evolving melodies, harmonically rich synthscapes, natural ambiences and dramatic percussive punctuations, Atmospheres is a natural progression from Adrian’s earlier textural releases Desert Realms and Moonwater. Reminiscent of ambient works by Brian Eno, Steve Roach, Mark Isham and Between Interval, this new offering from Rudy Adrian dwells in the landscape of expansiveness and introspection; inspired space music that is rich with personal appreciation, vast beauty and awe.
Spotted Peccary has two albums in the final running for ZMR Music Awards this year. Little Things by Darshan Ambient is up for Best Ambient Album, and Found by David Helpling & Jon Jenkins is a finalist in the Best Electronic Album category. The awards will be given in New Orleans on May 17th…we’ll keep you posted!