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krunchy on 02/06/2017 at 11:55PM

Review: The Owl's 'Fairy Forest'

The Owl - Fairy Forest

Have you ever had these thoughts: "What is the music like in Siberia?" or maybe "I sure wish an ethereal maiden would transport me to a place of sonic bliss"? Well, do I have the answer for you. 

The Owl is the solo project of composer and pianist, Daria Shakhova. Shakhova is part of progressive rock band Hale de Mars and has been performing music in Novosibirsk since 2006. While I can't speak for the rest of Siberia, Novosibirsk boasts substantial electronic and ambient scenes. The Owl is surely on that ambient spectrum, though more neoclassical in flavor. 

Fairy Forest is a delicate instrumental album inviting you to lose yourself in daydream. Each track features Shakhova on piano and vocals backed by strings. Her voice is haunting but never obtrusive. The Owl's style is evocative of the compositions of Yann Teirsen. All in all, it is a highly listenable album that doesn't demand much of its audience. With titles like "Dreams of Trees", "Winter Smoke", "Moon Saturday", "Rainy Sun", you can think of each track as a meditation. In fact, think of the heroine's voice being stolen by the sea witch. Think of mythological sirens in the mist. Think of anything but ordinary things. Maybe there is something of a characteristic dreamy quality to the music created in such a remote part of the world. 

The only downside is that this is The Owl's only album, but Fairy Forest delivers. Keep it in your back pocket, it is an effective resetter. 

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murmurintemporel on 12/26/2016 at 08:05AM

New Release : VA - La P'tite Maison

Here is the last release for year 2016, a compilation of Artists from La P'tite Maison, a French netlabel dedicated to minimal, electroacoustic, experimental, ambient, sound art, and drone musics.

See you soon in 2017 for new great releases...

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elementperspective on 10/01/2015 at 11:49PM

[EPV_178] Instant EP+ / Junya Nishimura

[ EPV_178  ] Instant EP+ / Junya Nishimura - free download (w/Bonus track)

https://elementperspective05.bandcamp.com/album/instant-ep

 

Bonus track

20 min Piano Improvisation @ sitting room 

 

01."Mirror" 

02."Neighborhood" 

03."Mirror II" 

 

※No field recording (There is neighborhood noise} 

Bonus item 

wallpaper (iPhone6, iMac, Macbook pro) 

All tracks by Junya Nishimura 

Artwork by ono & Junya Nishimura 

[Artist info] 

http://epv-artists.tumblr.com/post/129128715732/junya-nishimura


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solrezza on 04/12/2013 at 05:47PM

SHORTS FOR RADIO

Listen: SHORTS FOR RADIO

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(We recommend listening to this program during the night)

“Old disembodied voices from another world without time, no space, no language.”

Dedicated to archive.org  everything we do once done leaves belong only time knows no copy rights.

“Short for radio” is an experimental radio series which has a duration of 12 minutes is the result of research based on sound files of the 20′ to 60′ from around the world are on the archive.org in the public domain.

“Shorts for radio” is born in late 2011 with the idea of creating a small fragment virtual radio, a piece of experimental radio and sound bites to collect texts that at some point been transmitted from a media such as radio or television. Through these sound bites seek to recreate a new discourse, a play on words, a transformation of language, a gino between composition and radio-style sound, a sigh radio between a virtual world where radio turmoil mutates and languages and meanings come to different senses.

Radio is a medium that takes the form of what it represents, a voice, a sound behind a black curtain, a solitude in the middle of the night, a gaze without eyes. Something that is beyond our reach, but it’s there. Understand something beyond the language of words, a language that extends through the sounds.

Each program contains a description of the files used, all additional sounds were performed and produced entirely by Sol Rezza.

Since this work was conceived from licensed files Public Domain This work is licensed under the same license.

Year: 2012

Produced by: Sol Rezza

To: Panz4 Troupé

Cover design: Daniel Iván

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ayeko on 12/16/2012 at 07:58PM

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