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noisemaxim on 05/08/2016 at 09:57AMVia Southern City's Lab » Visit Blog » 0 COMMENTS
andygcohen on 03/28/2016 at 10:32AM
"Through the Lens" is an album of multi-instrumental, dreamy, guitar-based songs I composed and recorded between September 2015 and March 2016. The style of music falls somewhere around post-rock, indie rock, and instrumental folk. You may have heard some of these songs in the past month on FMA or in different videos or podcasts because I was releasing each song as it was finished. Now the whole set is finished.
The instruments used on this set of songs include acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, vocals, PercPad, keyboard, tambourine, egg-shaker, kanjira, beatboxing, and some limited synth.
All of these songs are released under a CC-BY (Attribution) license, so feel free to do whatever you like with it as long as you attribute properly (attribution is listed on each track's page). Feel free to let me know if you used any songs in a video or other interesting production.
Ending_Satellites on 01/10/2016 at 10:40AM
As you may have read on internet or the official website, the new 7 (or 8) tracks Ending Satellites elpee will be released next spring. Its name : The lost tapes | Volume B.I’ve recently launched a donation campaign on Leetchi, to help me in the process of recording and producing this elpee.
All explanations, modalities and details are available on this page (please go to the bottom of the description to get the english version). If you prefer to make a Paypal donation, please refer to that page of the website, where you will find all informations.
Please note that you can also follow the recording sessions of the new EP with pics, vids and other material you'll find on a updated article available here.I already thank you for your help and support and wish you a great end of the year.Damien | Ending Satellites.
deadbees on 12/12/2015 at 08:47PM
NO POP — music genre, ethical guideline, as penned by Toronto music writer Lonely Vagabond:
“rooted in the attitude that people should search for the music that moves them, away from the corporate machine and towards artists who haven’t lost their capacity to be creative, experimental or boundary-pushing.”
No Pop. I wish I had thought about this myself. With that “label” or tag — call anyway you want — Lonely Vagabond perfectly nails the reality of today music dilemma. New alternative? Not so sure about that. The Pop vs. No Pop antagonism is a reality. Is it a fact. And it’s not only about economics — actually it’s not only about music either. The whole contemporary western world can be read through the No Pop lens.
Anyway, let’s stick to music. Let’s start with the Record Industry. Actually no, let’s take a look a the Music Industry. There it is: Music Industry. Am I the only one uncomfortable here? Does anyone else pick the oxymora? Music & Industry. Do these words go together well? How come the juxtaposition of Art and Industry doesn’t raise any concern?
We’ve basically been drowned into that evil blend for too long we don’t even notice how much of an evil non-sense it is. Let’s get this straight: the Music/Record Industry only concern is its own wealth and growth. The industry must grow. Call it economics entropy if you like. Whenever it fails to get any fatter analysts will raise the Crisis emergency flag.
The Record Industry feeds itself harvesting the fruits farmed by musicians, songwriters, producers, managers, promoters… The revenue must remain high and stocks should go up. Profit. Holding companies profit. Shareholders profit. That’s the corporate Music Industry’s gospel. Do you think this may provide opportunity for spawning challenging artwork? No chance. Art is out of the picture. Long gone.
As any other industry, the Music Industry is dealing with assets and products. How does it raise substantial revenues? By releasing profitable products, addressing the consuming masses in the most straight forward way. Give people an easy to get along music. Take away all adventurous creative outbursts. Make it shallow. Make it light. Get it on repeat on every television network. Make it POPULAR.
So what’s the alternative? What’s the NO POP way? Music driven by art. Driven by songwriting urge over profit perspective. A lot of people around me claim that the Record Industry biggest failure is its failure to bring them revenue. Musicians, songwriters, independent record label managers… all those brave music soldiers who fought hard without looking back and expected a paycheck down the line. And never got one. I hear you fellows. I feel for you. But in the most twisted way I do believe that dire pass you remain stuck in is your only pathway to truth worthy music creation. Don’t get mad. Just hear me out. It’s art integrity over career. The Gospel over greed.
Look around, there’s no point into making desperate career plans. Musician entrepreneurship, that’s bullshit. It may bring down some dough but won’t make a decent album. Not even a song.
Come on, look around. Every single artist you may be into, look for their best piece of work. I don’t mean the most successful nor the biggest seller. But their highest artistic achievement. I doubt you may find any of these among releases being crafted after a wealthy deal. Get this straight, financial success kills the creative urge if not the ability.
So people, don’t run after fancy career plans. Don’t fantasy yourself as the next Record Industry shooting star phenomena. That would be just the end of your genuine artistic career.
That’s my point you may ask?
Shouldn’t you entitled to retribution for your work? Yes you should. Shouldn’t you be making revenues off your music? Yes you should. And as an indie record label I will make any possible effort to make this happen for my artists. But remind this: all fancy stardom plans will lead you to no good — if you may ever achieve them. Stick to solid songwriting. Maybe you won’t be able to leave your day job. So beat it. Better this than turning into a rich spoiled musician.
My advice won’t get you a fancy car but will keep you crafting great music.
Ending_Satellites on 10/15/2014 at 02:30PM
More than a year after the concept album And so sing the black birds, Ending Satellites is coming back with a new 3 musics elpee called The lost tapes Vol. A.
You can of course find this elpee on Free music archive.
First try of a b-sides collection, this Volume A – which contains three musics – highlights the warm melodies of a flamenca guitar, far away from the first productions of the project. You can see this elpee as a musical escape from the two first Ending Satellites albums, 7 billion passengers | Only one flight & And so sing the black birds.
You can download a deluxe edition (contains musics, pics and digital material) of The lost tapes Vol. A by clicking here.