Saturday, May 30, 2015
Transcendental / adjective / “a transcendental experience, event, object, or idea is extremely special and unusual and cannot be understood in ordinary ways.”
Mechanics / noun / “the study of the effect of physical forces on objects and their movement.”
“Transcendental Mechanics (waag_rel070)” by Brother Saturn is a remarkable EP, one that takes forward the sound he established whilst wandering the galaxy. It features four tracks that vary in length from just over 4 minutes through to 28 minutes, four distinct tracks that explore their own individual space. This is one piece of music that must be experienced, words alone do not do it justice. It is, as the title suggests, transcendental.
A 320kbps version of this release is available over on Archive for free with a lossless version available on Bandcamp for ‘pay what you want’ which does include ‘free’. If you decide to download this album here for free, and you can with our best wishes, then all we ask is that you please tell people about it.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Two releases from Cousin Silas: "Dronescape 026 (waag_drs026)" and "Through a Cobweb Strange (waag_rel069)"
First up ... we have Dronescape 026:
Earlier today I watched a programme that explored sensory deprivation using a flotation tank. The idea of nothingness was an idea both compelling and frightening to the host: sixty minutes of nothing is a rather intimidating prospect … just you and your thoughts.
I wonder if that’s what some people think about longform drones … that a post-sixty minute ambient soundscape is, in some way, a scary proposition. I don’t know. What I do know, however, is that I like to be alone with my thoughts and Cousin Silas’ dronescapes are a great enabler for me to get some “down time”.
Dronescape 026 … yes, the twenty-sixth instalment in Cousin Silas’ longform series … is worthy addition to his post-sixty minute canon. In fact, it is a fine addition to his body of work.
I really hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
We then have "the Disco album" ...
“Through a Cobweb Strange (waag_rel069)” from Cousin Silas … affectionately referred to as “the disco album” when discussing it with Dave prior to release … is full of beats. In fact, “Through a Cobweb Strange (waag_rel069)” features fifteen downtempo tracks that combine Silas’ particular style of ambient guitar with varying degrees of percussion.
I love the variety of Cousin Silas’ music and gravitate towards different elements depending on my mood. He can and does turn his hand to some exceptional longform drones; dark, atmospheric soundscapes; and lighter, expressive ambient electronica; I have a particular fondness for his tracks with a percussive element and find his version of downtempo electronic music very engaging. I really hope you do too.
As always ... 320kbps versions of these releases are available over on Archive for free with a lossless version available on Bandcamp for ‘pay what you want’ which does include ‘free’. If you decide to download this album here for free, and you can with our best wishes, then all we ask is that you please tell people about it.
Saturday, May 2, 2015
I have a whole heap of love for the experimental electronic weirdbient music of Robert H Nunnally Jnr aka Gurdonark. It is so different and out there from the rest of weareallghost’s roster.
“Constellation Blackbird (waag_rel068)” continues the musical journey Gurdonark first started with WAAG back in late 2012 with “Open Spaces (waag_rel009)”. This isn’t easy listening: it has dissonant frequencies, naive sounds and glitchy melodies that may not be instantly accessible. However I, for one, enjoy his particular style of minimalist expressionism … I look on it aural ginger that cleanses the palate from a meal of ambient sushi.
It is relatively easy to call your music experimental, it is a whole other thing to live, like Nunnally, an experimental life. For me, “Constellation Blackbird (waag_rel068)” is an outpouring of such a life lived on the edges; one immersed in the open, sharing Creative Commons culture.
I welcome this recording and am delighted to welcome Nunnally back to weareallghosts. I hope you enjoy “Constellation Blackbird (waag_rel068)” 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 … 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.
Please Note: “Constellation Blackbird (waag_rel068)” is released with a “Attribution Share Alike” Creative Commons License … let us know if you make something with it.