Filed under: Interviews | Tags: Aes Dana, interview, Leylines, Ultimae Records
We recently caught up with Vincent Villuis, the ethereal downtempo master we have all come to know as Aes Dana. Along with co-running the superb Ultimae Records, Vince has also completed his fourth LP ‘Leylines’ due for release 03.06.09. This is what he had to say….
Can you tell us about the new album Vince?
[ Leylines ] took 2 years to create, but I was not constantly working on the album. I always compose by fragments, a day, a night when inspiration is there. I like to build a song really “fast”, distance myself from it and then take more time to paint the details, the sub-harmonics, to develop the story and to mix what I want exactly. The artwork comes from my encounter with great visual artist Rodolphe Bessey with whom I’d done an exhibition, I asked him to use one of his photograms: these kid hands opened like a gift with complex circles inserted. I liked the strong photography – luminous and dark. I presented more of his works inside the cover and booklet. Our common taste for alchemic aesthetics made the collaboration more than fluid.
Filed under: Album Of The Week | Tags: Album Of The Week, Indra's Web, Rena Jones
After the success of her 3rd solo album “Driftwood”, multi-talented musician, composer, producer, and sound engineer Rena Jones has spent the last 18 months refining and mastering her unique classical take on electronic music, using her new found confidence and inspiration to tell the world a magical musical story in her new full length album: “Indra’s Web”.
Filed under: Interviews | Tags: Cartesian Binary Recordings, Indra's Web, interview, Rena Jones
Photo: Glenn Ross copyright www.glennross.ws
We recently caught up with the talented Rena Jones on the eve of her eagerly anticipated new album….
Can you tell us about the new album Rena?
The name of the album is Indra’s Web. It’s a Buddhist and Hindu philosophy. Indra’s Web (also called Indra’s jewels or Indra’s pearls) and is a metaphor used to illustrate the concepts that all phenomena are intimately connected, similar to the Holographic Universe or the Butterfly Effect.
The ten-minute title track gets the album underway, opening tentatively with flickers of noise and digital debris crackling like fireworks in the distance. Soon a flood of symphonic guitar and electronics overwhelms the mix and we’re reintroduced to the signature sound world that’s unique to this man’s music – he’s one of the most imitated electronic artists out there, and yet you can always pick out the real thing from a line-up of clones.
Kreng – L’Autopsie Phénoménale De Dieu
Shrouded in the mystery and the opaque, otherworldly quality we’ve come to expect from the consistently remarkable Miasmah imprint, this beguiling debut album has been wrecking our collective heads here in the office for some time. Pieced together from a plethora of unidentified samples, field recordings and found sounds, Kreng taps into a unique, almost indescribable corner of the musical universe that originates from, and proceeds to completely re-imagine, the world of music for film and theatre.
A quick post to let you know I have been booked to play at Glade Festival this July at the inSpiral Stage. With an amazing line up of artists it’s one festival that is well worth checking out this summer. Full information below…
Filed under: Album Of The Week | Tags: Album Of The Week, Carte-De Visite, Stars Of The Lid
Stars Of The Lid – Carte-De Visite
Released to coincide with the band’s tour, ‘Carte-De-Visite’ is a compilation of rarities, out-takes and unreleased tracks from the unsurpassable Stars of the Lid. Easily one of the best-loved bands in their field, Stars of the Lid have been busying themselves with regular releases for many years now, but until 2007 live shows were an unusual occurrence.