Saturday, December 20, 2014

Presenting ... "Tales of Space Exploration 25 - 34 (waag_rel061)” by Brother Saturn





"Tales of Space Exploration 25 - 34 (waag_rel061)” marks the next instalment of Brother Saturn's "Tales of Space Exploration" series. Drew Miller picks up where he left off in waag_rel048 … expanding his ongoing themes of travel, desolation, home and of loneliness … and further developing this series for weareallghosts.

As before, Adam Howie has expertly expressed these themes in his cover art. His piece - "Detrimentum Sui - Loss of Self" - will be available for sale as a print at devinatArt (kimded.deviantart.com/prints/) and RedBubble (redbubble.com/people/lurchkimded) … and is also included as a wallpaper in the Bandcamp release. As before, I would heartily encourage you to support Howie's work by buying a print.

An MP3 version of this album is available for free on Archive or a lossless version available on Bandcamp for 'pay what you want' which does include £0 ... and remember, paying supporters on Bandcamp also get unlimited mobile access to the album using the free Bandcamp listening app.

If you do decide to download this album for free then all we ask in return is that you tell your friends, tweet a link or post it on Facebook, write a review and spread the word.

- Tx



https://archive.org/details/waag_rel061


Monday, December 15, 2014

Presenting ... Gloria (waag_aa001_3​-​4) by Simon Slator


“Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.’”
Luke 2:13-14

The third candle is known either as the candle of joy, or the ‘shepherd candle’, the section above occurring as the shepherds were given the news about the birth of Christ. When you picture the scene, you tend to think of the company of angels singing like a classical choir – eclipsing the Mahler-esque in scale. However, from my own theological understanding (or lack of), glorifying God would be done with a pure heart, rather than a pure voice or a blow-you-away performance. Still, the idea of the piece was to start small and personal, then bring it up slowly towards the grand and magnificent, leaving the echo and resonance at the close.

- Simon

“Gloria (waag_aa001_3-4)” is the third of four pieces by Simon Slator that are designed for the season of Advent. The four soundscapes that make up this first “Ambient Advent” collection are intended for contemplation and meditation during this busy period.

This series is brought to you in conjunction with Slator’s new endeavour - a netlabel called “Dischi Senza Parole” - which is loosely translated as “wordless records”. All funds raised will be passed to him to help seed his work.

An MP3 version of this album is available for free on Archive or a lossless version available on Bandcamp for 'pay what you want' which does include £0.

If you do decide to download this album for free then all we ask in return is that you tell your friends, tweet a link or post it on Facebook, write a review and spread the word.

- Thomas

https://archive.org/details/waag_aa001_3-4


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Presenting ... Regnum Caelorum (waag_aa001_2​-​​4) by Simon Slator



Following on from where Spero left off, the Messiah’s prophesied arrival is imminent:
As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet:
“A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him. Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth. And all people will see God’s salvation.’”
– Luke 3: 4-6
“Regnum Caelorum” is Latin for “Kingdom of Heaven” – in this piece, I wanted to try and include both the preparation for its arrival (the breathy, pulsing pads), but also glimpses inside it through the simple and innocent piano line (Matt 19:14), the wide-open strings (Matt 22: 1-14) and its immersive sound (Gospel of Thomas: Saying 3).

- Simon

“Regnum Caelorum (waag_aa001_2-4)” is the second of four pieces by Simon Slator that are designed for the season of Advent. The four soundscapes that make up this first “Ambient Advent” collection are intended for contemplation and meditation during this busy period.

This series is brought to you in conjunction with Slator’s new endeavour - a netlabel called “Dischi Senza Parole” - which is loosely translated as “wordless records”. All funds raised will be passed to him to help seed his work.

An MP3 version of this album is available for free on Archive or a lossless version available on Bandcamp for 'pay what you want' which does include £0.

If you do decide to download this album for free then all we ask in return is that you tell your friends, tweet a link or post it on Facebook, write a review and spread the word.

- Thomas

https://archive.org/details/waag_aa001_2-4


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Presenting ... Curious Warnings vol 2 (waag_rel060) by Kevin Lyons





"I suppose I shall have to translate this," said the antiquary to himself, as he finished copying the above lines from that rather rare and exceedingly diffuse book, the Sertum Steinfeldense Norbertinum."Well, it may as well be done first as last," and accordingly the following rendering was very quickly produced …
- “The Treasure of Abbott Thomas” by Dr M.R.James

Nothing beats a good ghost story at this time of the year … and nothing beats a ghost story from Dr M.R.James.

Nothing matches the dark, cold days and darker, colder nights than some dark, expressive ambient music … and nothing matches the dark, expressive accompaniment that Kevin Lyons has crafted for the ghost stories of Dr M.R.James.

Curious Warnings Vol II (waag_rel060) is the second in Lyons’ trilogy of music inspired by these ghost stories. It is another treat ... it too captures the deliciously uncomfortable nature of James' writing ... and translates the unsettling atmospheres into sound.

I really hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

An MP3 version of this album is available for free on Archive or a lossless version available on Bandcamp for 'pay what you want' which does include £0 (albeit paying supporters also get unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app).

Tx

PS Amazon has Dr M. R. James' "Ghost Stories of an Antiquary" (parts 1 and 2) for the Kindle for free. Recommended reading ... especially on Christmas Eve.



https://archive.org/details/waag_rel060


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Presenting ... Spero (waag_aa001_1​-​4) by Simon Slator



“Spero (waag_aa001_1-4)” is the first of four pieces by Simon Slator that are designed for the season of Advent. The four soundscapes that make up this first “Ambient Advent” collection  are intended for contemplation and meditation during this busy period.

Advent is synonymous with new beginnings, with the commencement or start of new things. Regardless of how you celebrate this holiday period, my wish is that the music Simon Slator has created will bring something new to you.

This series is brought to you in conjunction with Slator’s new endeavour - a netlabel called “Dischi Senza Parole” - which is loosely translated as “wordless records”. All funds raised will be passed to him to help seed his work.

An MP3 version of this album is available for free on Archive or a lossless version available on Bandcamp for 'pay what you want' which does include £0.

If you do decide to download this album for free then all we ask in return is that you tell your friends, tweet a link or post it on Facebook, write a review and spread the word.

- Tx

https://archive.org/details/waag_aa001_1-4



Sunday, November 23, 2014

Call for Submissions: "...ending the year on a high 2014"



It's that time of the year again ... where I look to curate a compilation of the very best in independent electronic music from folks connected with weareallghosts - either artists or supporters.

A number of folks have already asked about submissions ... so here's what I'm looking for: 1 or 2 tracks ... .wav format ... no longer than 15mins in duration ... in the Electronic / IDM / Ambient / Experimental vein ... ideally unreleased but willing to overlook if it is the *right* track. In fact, any track if it's the *right* track.

Previous compilations have been released for FREE but with this compilation I'm going to try something a bit different. I am going to levy a small charge for the album ... this will be a minimum price with ALL PROCEEDS going to HOSPICE UK (http://www.hospiceuk.org), a charity that supports the development of hospice care in the UK and internationally.

weareallghosts is my main side-project and something I do for the love of it. My main employment is as a Business Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland; my current employer actively and generously supports HOSPICE UK and doubles any donation made by her staff - by donating for this album I will hopefully be able to raise some money for a really great cause and give a little good back into the world.

If you are willing to submit a track, can you send a LINK to your track (via Dropbox or WeTransfer) to ...

weareallghosts (dot) netlabel (at) gmail (dot) com

Please do NOT share a Dropbox folder with me ... unless you already share a folder with me.

If you want to know more about these compilations ... have a wee listen to the previous editions below:



... and ...



Monday, November 17, 2014

Presenting ... drone​​.​​excursion​​.​​006 (waag_dex006) by Scott Lawlor





“Let no two drones be alike must be Scott's motto....at least thus far. Each drone excursion is markedly different from all others.”

So says Brian Bourassa in a comment on Bandcamp. I cannot agree more and with the belated 6th instalment in his drone.excursion series, Scott Lawlor proves, if proof be really needed, this point.

“Unquiet Spirits Crossing the Rubicon” is a deeply immersive, full-on longform piece; one that paints mind-pictures of wide, desolate spaces interspersed with the Cyclopean architecture of another age.

An MP3 version of this album is available for free on Archive or a lossless version available on Bandcamp for 'pay what you want' which does include £0.

If you do decide to download this album for free then all we ask in return is that you tell your friends, tweet a link or post it on Facebook, write a review and spread the word.

I hope you will enjoy drone.excursion.006 as much as I have.

- Tx


https://archive.org/details/waag_dex006