Motionfield-Optical Flow
September 29, 2008, 9:33 pm
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Somnia is proud to present an album of delicate sensibilities, and subtle heart filled vistas. Written as a dedication to his two daughters, motionfield’s new album captures something wistful and nostalgic, like conversations from old friends overheard in dreams.

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Balmorhea – Rivers Arms
September 29, 2008, 5:22 pm
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Just occasionally it can be refreshing to take a step back from the world of instant messaging, chemically enhanced food and mass marketing. There is a certain solace to be found away from your television, your stereo or, dare I say it, your laptop. This belief brings me concisely to the music of Texan duo of Rob Lowe and Michael Muller, otherwise known as Balmorhea. Eschewing electrically enhanced equipment completely in favour of percussive and string instruments, Balmorhea engage in folk, classical and ambient styles to present fourteen moments of pure heartfelt emotion that have the ability to take the listener far away from their everyday life.

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I Awake Live
September 29, 2008, 1:46 pm
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I Awake Live at Aurora Festival 2008

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Neo ambient producer Thomas Huttenlocher aka I Awake crafts his way through astral soundscapes and parallel lives, blending styles and flavours in search of the very moment. His music often combines celestial emotions, tribal rhythms and an ever present sense of adventure.

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Anahata Interview
September 29, 2008, 12:36 pm
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“The Unmade Sound” is an impeccably produced album with hyper-intelligent melodic architectures. It is an ocean of perfect harmonics, taking listeners deep into melodies of dreamscape long forgotten”.
I guess that’s one way to sum up one of the most original albums to be released over the past 10 years.
We recently caught up with Matte to find out a little more about the man behind the Anahata project…

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Ishq Interview
September 28, 2008, 11:20 pm
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“We had the inbreath with early chillout and then we had the outbreath with dance and external expression and we may sometime see a return to the inward dance or something new. Future music will be fractal, never repeating and spiral like as we progress from the 4 square walls of the 19th century into the number 5 and new world” – Ishq

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Iambic-Move
September 27, 2008, 11:25 am
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‘Move’ is a concept EP based around minimal lo-fi recording techniques and short improvised loops. These four songs were played and recorded by Guy using any instruments and household items he could find that made noise. Short loops were constructed and layered on top of each other to create an extremely organic sounding EP. Once the loops were created, Guy arranged them into full songs that mimicks the order they were recorded in to keep the original vibe. Over the entire EP there is only one synthesised sound, a first for iambic!

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Hibernation-Some Things Never Change
September 26, 2008, 5:40 pm
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Not long now and 1 of the most eagerly anticipated albums will be released on Aleph Zero Records from Hibernation aka Seb Taylor.
I have been lucky enough to listen to the tracks in full and trust me this is gona be biiiiiiig. The album focuses on more experimental textures and yet still has the truly original Seb sound stamped all over it…

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