This morning I dropped the 6th release on this wee netlabel... the long-form ambient electronic drone entitled "Stigma" from my dear friend Earlyguard.
This is what I had to say about the release:
I love the music that Earlyguard produces and I was delighted that he agreed to create an exclusive long-form drone for my netlabel. 'Stigma' is a 45 minute piece… a single track that is the antithesis of everything within current 'popular' music.
Earlyguard isn't about the quick hit or the catchy riff. He is far more than that. He creates space… space beyond time. He shapes his soundscapes in such a manner that the listener becomes fully immersed in his all-encompassing drones. It is almost a cliche to say you can get 'lost' in music but for Earlyguard it is true… certainly for me… I get lost in his creations.
I hope you will experience this delightful disorientation and come to cherish his long-form drones as I do.
...and this is what Earlyguard had to say:
When Thomas Mathie aka @headphonaught asked me to provide a recording for his new stunning netlabel weareallghosts I was in a quite tired phase after my marathon work 'Continuo' to which I gave all my musical energy from December 2011 to June 2012. I needed a break but the opportunity to be part of such a fine Netlabel brought back all my spirits. The flow while producing a longform piece especially for Thomas' label was so inspiring that I even thought about performing live in front of a audience for the first time. While recording 'Stigma' I've had a specific spiritual feeling that I never had before during the production of any of my music. I hope you will share this spirituality with me through this album.Normally I would pass all proceeds after charges onto the artist... but in this case Earlyguard has waived any fees and would like all proceeds from the 'pay what you want' on Bandcamp to go to this netlabel. We don't have a Soundcloud page and would love one... so, thanks to Earlyguard's generousity, any funds raised will go towards buying a page to promote upcoming releases.
As before... a 320kbps version of waag_rel006 is available on Archive.org and a lossless (or 320kbps) version is available for 'pay what you want' including £0.00 on Bandcamp. I've embedded the Bandcamp player below to let you have a wee listen.
As I said above... I hope you will experience this delightful disorientation and come to cherish his long-form drones as I do.