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Rudy Adrian’s Newest Atmospheric Release on Spotted Peccary Music has already hit #1 on Amazon’s Ambient Music Chart.
Portland, OR (October 25, 2019) — Always experimental and original, the music of Rudy Adrian is also peaceful and listenable – similar to listening to a film soundtrack without pictures. Woodlands is another inspired chapter in Adrian’s continuing exploration of atmospheric music, influenced by the stunning natural spaces in his home country of New Zealand. Adrian has created a moving ambient electronic impression of the wild forests and planted parks of Dunedin.
Woodlands offers 13 deep and enchanting tracks that naturally continue the artistic thread from Rudy’s two previous releases, Atmospheres and Coastlines. Stirring atmospherics, natural ambiences and delicate synthscapes slowly evolve and drift through a forest of mystical moods and sacred spaces, creating a timeless work of textural electronic beauty. The album is filled with the slowly evolving melodies, harmonically rich textures, subtle ambiences, otherworldly vocal effects, and sublime moments that listeners have come to expect from a Rudy Adrian album; fans of Rudy’s previous works will recognize the Baroque flute of Nick Prosser on the track “Deep Within Forbidden Mountains.” Infused with the essence of wind, distant water, and the echoes of life, the mysterious music of Woodlands renders a deep and tranquil soundtrack; a serene reflection of long walks within wooded wonderlands where scattered light filters through the spreading boughs of forest trees.
Midwest Record Recap made a comparison to Brian Eno in its review, and noted “With nature inspiring an inspired New Zealand botanist, Adrian isn’t afraid to explore some of the darker sides of nature veering away from airier sides of the new age takes on this. An ambient record with many moods…”
Music and nature have always gone hand-in-hand for Rudy Adrian. He first started making electronic music while studying Forestry Science at New Zealand’s University of Canterbury, and in the following years at the University of Otago while completing a degree in Botany. The natural world continues to be a common thread in Rudy’s music through the exploration of sonic landscapes, where melody and rhythm play a secondary role to the textures created by synthesizers, wood flutes and the human voice. Woodlands is Rudy Adrian’s sixth release on the Spotted Peccary Label. His previous label releases include the immensely popular MoonWater, Desert Realms, Distant Stars, Atmospheres and Coastlines.
Adrian shares insights on the making of the album, noting that “all the music on Woodlands was created using a Yamaha SY77 synthesiser, and in some cases a Kurzweil K2000R sampler was additionally employed. A very small number of samples originate from Kit Watkins’ collection of sounds on Q-Up Arts Ambient Realms CD. Except for the two live improvisations, the music on this album was arranged as sequenced MIDI notes. I use Mark of the Unicorn’s Performer 2.31+ software on a one-megabyte Apple Macintosh Plus computer. Some vocal overdubs were done with Avid Technology’s Pro Tools sound design software at TaylorMade Media.”
Woodlands is available physically as a CD in an artful 6-panel digipak with booklet, as well as digitally in 24-Bit Audiophile, CD Quality Lossless, MP3 and streaming formats; go to the official Spotted Peccary product page for all links: https://spottedpeccary.com/shop/woodlands/.
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About Rudy Adrian:
Rudy Adrian first started making electronic music in the recording studios at Canterbury University while he was studying Forestry Science. Eventually abandoning Forestry Science, he tutored electronic music at the University of Otago while completing a degree in Botany. This was followed by several years as a freelance musician and sound effects creator for television programmes, advertisements and short films. Eventually this culminated in full-time sound design work for a television production facility and occasional freelance composition.
About Spotted Peccary Music: Portland-based Spotted Peccary Music is North America’s finest independent record label with a focus on deep, vast and introspective soundscapes. For over three decades, the artists of Spotted Peccary has been on a mission to develop, produce, publish and release ultra-high-quality, deep-listening experiences that engage the listener and exceed expectations. Every release is carefully prepared in a variety of high quality formats from MP3 to high-res studio masters. Explore more than 160 titles and 45 artists at www.SpottedPeccary.com and www.AmbientElectronic.com.