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



Sunday, November 9, 2014

Presenting ... Dronescape 022 (waag_drs022) by Cousin Silas





It has been a busy wee while of late and this week was no exception. When I’m tired I turn to the dronescapes of Cousin Silas - they give me respite, they provide a place to go when all I want to do is turn off the world for an hour and relax.

The latest instalment in the dronescape series - the twenty-second instalment in fact - is a marvellous example of this. It’s rich, luscious tone is a balm to my weary soul. It engulfs me with the delightfully paradoxical feeling of the new familiar. It is new and yet it is familiar, and it is exactly what I need right now.

I hope you enjoy Dronescape 022 as much as I do.

An MP3 version of this album is available for free on Archive or a lossless version available here 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.

Enjoy 022.

- Tx



https://archive.org/details/waag_drs022


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Presenting ... Modified by Inertia (waag_rmx002) by Christopher Alvarado





Back in 27 May 2014 waag release “Creation By Inertia (waag_rel052)” by Christopher Alvarado … an album I consider a remarkable recording and one I was proud to release on weareallghosts.

I am extremely grateful to Christopher Alvarado for the opportunity to release “Modified by Inertia (waag_rmx002)”, a series of remixes of tracks from the original album along with a brand new track from Alvarado entitled “An Eternity of Eyes”.

The remixes themselves demonstrate the broad church that is our ambient music scene: from Silentport’s Stirring In the Forever mix of “I Can't Take Time” with the infectious vocals of Lory Fayer to the ambience of M.Nomized’s Sankirtana mix of "Respiration" and the serenity of William Spivey’s Deep Sink mix of "Whirlpool in Reality"; we have a feast of new music. We also have wonderfully unique and creative mixes from some talented musicians - Delicate Apparatus, Ade Hodges, Symatic Star, and Mystified - to feed our ears and inspire our waking hours.

This is an album to get lost in, one that works well on it’s own but sounds fantastic when queued with “Creation By Inertia (waag_rel052)” - play the original then the remix, as the mighty Rebekkah Hilgraves did recently on her Stillstream show, and you’ll hear what I mean.

I really do hope you will get lost in "Modified By Inertia (waag_rmx002)"!

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_rmx002


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Presenting ... "Turbulence (waag_rel059)" by Merx & Nystada





The day Wolfgang asked me to do a collaboration I felt a bit lost in the big world of music making. Felt so much doubt in the weeks before, but I was happy about the idea to collaborate with him. We thought about one track. That really went well already, so we started another. It went, you assume, well, too. In the end we had seven tracks and each was a pleasure to make. Hope you're enjoying them as much as we did creating them in about one or two weeks.
Thanks for listening!
Nystada

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The actual process of creating this album – finding new song ideas, recording new tracks, mixing the songs and all that – took just nine days. It all went surprisingly well and without a halt. The songs simply fell into our laps, so to speak. The new direction isn't simply the sum of the parts, I think. Although the process went fast, I'm sure this is rather the first step of a lot of new things to come.
W.M.

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I’m very careful not to define weareallghosts’ sound other than to talk very loosely about ambient music. We are a broad church, we encompass a wide selection of electronic sounds that place a concerted and deliberate emphasis on atmosphere and immersive ambience.

“Turbulence (waag_rel059)” by Merx & Nystada is a wonderfully leftfield, experimental album that further expands our sound. It brings Krautrock-inspired synths to the fore that are expertly intertwined with energetic polyrhythms.

Initially I found “Turbulence (waag_rel059)” to be a challenging listen but it really did grow on me. It is an album that rewards  multiple listens, it provides the listener with numerous layers of sound that engage, inspire and ultimately entertain.

I hope you will enjoy the first collaboration between Merx & Nystada. Who knows, with your support, they may be back with more!

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.

Enjoy “Turbulence (waag_rel059)”.

- Tx

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Recorded and produced by Nystada at Nystudios and Wolfgang Merx at The Basement. Mixed by Wolfgang Merx at The Upper Room.

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The musicians are: 
Nystada – Synthesizers, Sequences & Drum Programming

Wolfgang Merx – Keyboards, Synthesizers, Sequences, Drum Programming, Bleeping & Droning

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Photography, Design & Logistics by Thomas Mathie for weareallghosts.co.uk

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This is a weareallghosts / New Underground double feature:
weareallghosts.co.uk + weareallghosts.bandcamp.com
newunderground.bandcamp.com

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wolfgangmerx.bandcamp.com + theharddrive.bandcamp.com + soundcloud.com/wolfgang-merx

nystada.bandcamp.com + hearthis.at/nystada + soundcloud.com/nystada

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https://archive.org/details/waag_rel059



Sunday, October 12, 2014

Presenting ... “Moirai (waag_rel058)” by Microvolt





“Moirai (waag_rel058)” is the first release on weareallghosts from experimental electronic musician, Paul Randall aka Microvolt. It is a wonderful collection of delicate soundscapes with an intricacy that has captivated me since I first got to hear them a good few months ago.

Paul Randall presents something beautiful with “Moirai (waag_rel058)”, something that fits nicely with the emerging waag ‘sound’ and yet broadens it too. This is my kind of experimental ambient: captivating and utterly immersive, a series of soundscapes that work really, really well in both the foreground and the back.

I hope you will Microvolt’s first release on weareallghosts. Who knows, with your support, he may be back with more!

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.

Enjoy “Moirai (waag_rel058)”.

- Tx



https://archive.org/details/waag_rel058



Saturday, October 11, 2014

Presenting ... "Ghosts We All Are (waag_sng007)" by David Gerard





I’m a huge fan of David Gerard’s music and to have a 15 minute piece from him on weareallghosts is a personal delight.

“Ghosts we all are (waag_sng007)” is his personal tribute to waag … he wrote it especially for my wee label and the community we've built around it ... and I will always be indebted to him for that. It is a vibrant piece that has a distinct ebb and flow, a rhythm that is wonderfully immersive and rather hypnotic.

I love this piece and hope David will be back with more.

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.

Enjoy “Ghosts we all are (waag_sng007)” and please, please take time to discover David Gerard’s body of work.

- Tx




https://archive.org/details/waag_sng007