Ethical Thinking
June 16, 2009, 3:27 pm
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The Etchical Vision Behind ‘Hope’

The CD is ISO14001 certified, all paper & card used is FSC certified, all produced by a Carbon Zero CD
manufacturing company, via the award-winning CO2 Balance. The scientific data to calculate the
embedded carbon emissions of the CD/Packaging, and offset an equivalent amount of CO2 by investing
in 100% additional carbon-offsetting schemes with immediate & many secondary benefits to
communities that simply would not happen unless we paid for them. The premises used to create the
CD/Packaging is also 100% carbon neutral and powered with green electricity, and business travel
emissions are also offset.

Eco-conscious disc manufacturing:

ISO 14000 & 14001 compliant CD manufacturing
100% Re-use of scrap polycarbonate salvaged from CD & DVD replication

Eco-conscious printing:

Sourcing of paper stock from FSC Compliant (Forestry Stewardship Council) mills and printers.
Wood fibre procured within the Sustainable Forest Initiative guidelines: every acre harvested is reforested – 400 Million tree seedlings planted each year.
Paper products are typically recyclable, compost-able, and under the right conditions biodegradable.
No wood from old-growth or endangered forests.
Vegetable based inks.
100% alcohol-free printing.
No Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions from inks or coatings, and use of quick dry glues with Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) being eliminated.
Collection and recycling of paperboard, inks, coatings and other waste from printing processes.
60,000 tons of paper and board shipped from one supplier alone to recycler in one year.

Treat This CD With Care!

More info and purchase options here

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Field Rotation – Parallelwelten Remixes
June 16, 2009, 3:13 pm
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Parallelwelten is the first Remix EP of Field Rotation. Including remixes by Adamned.Age and Das OMIKron two outstanding artists from Germany are involved.

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Credits:
Released 16 June 2009
Music and artwork by Field Rotation
Remixes by Adamned.Age and Das OMIKron

www.fieldrotation.de
www.adamned-age.com



Album Of The Week: Kilowatts – Undercurrent

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As far as record labels go they don’t come any better than Somnia…
Consistantly releasing high quality composisitons coupled with breath taking artwork, they are a label that manage to push boundaries and come up with original projects time after time.
The brand new release ‘Undercurrant’ by Kilowatts is no exception to the rule, and proves yet again that Somnia are leading the way in experimental soundscapes…

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Album Of The Week: Various Artists – Hope

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We are pleased to announce that ‘Hope’ is now available in Digipak format from the Fluid Audio web site.

www.fluidaudio.co.uk

Digital release will follow on 29th June available in all formats from the Fluid Audio digital store.

We thank you for your patience and support and hope that you will enjoy the album.
A big thanks goes out to all the artists involved in the project, and to those that helped make the release possible x

Hope:

Fluid Audio kick starts it’s catalogue with ‘Hope’, a compilation sprawling across 13 tracks from established artists, Digitonal, Hol Baumann, Ishq, Bersarin Quartet and James Murray, as well as up and coming producers, Field Rotation, Iambic, Snakestyle, Playb, Halogen and Ben Beiny.

As suggested by its title, ‘Hope’, embodies a concept of positivity and the alleviation of strife “through the creative translation of emotion into sounds sent to soothe [and] images formed to inspire”. Artists were asked to create compositions that reflected their interpretation of the term Hope, producing varied yet cohesive results with a profound resonance. 50% of the profits are donated to Toybox, a charity providing aid, shelter and support for homeless children in Latin America, the majority of which are estimated a life expectancy of around four years on the street.

Coupling all of this with the CD’s bespoke artwork and carbon neutral manufacture provides a consumable and tangible product that serves to aid a constructive cause through the medium of music.

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Clickits
May 1, 2009, 3:05 am
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Fresh on remote viewers curated label Moteer, from deep somewhere in steep Lancashire, a debut distilling the essence of melancholic reflection down into a suprising, uplifting album. The most ethereal of rhythms, sodden beats cast a glistening web around snatched guitar melodies and faraway strings, graffiti-influenced rhythms and choral vocals, rhythm tracks made from wooden things and tumbling keys, which subsequently coalesce into utterly beguiling, ramshackle but resolute tunes, disassociated voices, xylophones, benign twinkles and reduced deepfolk bodypops accrue into a wonderful, cohesive summation to a genuinely remarkable record.

I guess that’s one way to sum up the unique sounds of Clickets. I have been deeply submerged in his music of late and so felt he is more than worthy of a mention on here…

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Interesting Releases

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Here’s a list of cool releases doing the rounds on the Fluid playlist at the moment…

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Length and Brecht – Remixed
April 27, 2009, 12:23 pm
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IDMf004 – Length and Brecht (Remixed) transcends the definition of remix album by sounding more like a four movement orchestral piece with a recurring theme: the leitmotif of a woman’s voice singing out in a layering of beautiful, ambient tones. Download here

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