Filed under: This Month's Favs | Tags: A Broken Consort, Aes Dana, ALVA NOTO AND RYUICHI SAKAMOTO, Fluid Audio, Foel, Hope, Indra's Web, Jacaszek, Kreng, Leylines, Maps and Diagrams, Music for Falling From Trees, Pentral, Peter Broderick, Rena Jones, UTP, Zaum Vol.1
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”.
In Buddhism and Hinduism, Indra’s Web is a profound metaphor for the structure of reality, representing the interconnectedness and interdependency of all things, describing a rich and diverse universe where infinitely repeated mutual relations exist between all its elements and entities. Through her composition Rena creates a musical metaphor of this philosophy, exploring a concept of repeated modalities similar to that of Stevie Wonder’s “the Secret life of Plants”, presenting different, yet interconnected themes that repeat themselves throughout the album, making it flow as one unique piece of modern classical electronic music.
Filed under: This Month's Favs | Tags: Circular, Clickits, Con_Cetta, Fennesz, Fluid Audio, Hope, Length and Brecht, Origamibiro, Part Timer, Substans, Top 10, William Basinski
Clickits – Express Gifts
‘Express Gifts’ is the debut album from Clickits, amblicated and friably impressive, distilling the essence of melancholic reflection down into a suprising, uplifting album. Opening with what at first appears to be the most ethereal of rhythms, ‘Aramaic’ slowly reveals it’s internal glory as sodden beats cast a glistening web around snatched guitar melodies and faraway strings: a composition so beautiful it’ll make your teeth ache.
Filed under: This Month's Favs | Tags: bluetech, Fat Cat, Guy Gelem, Huva Network, Nalepa, Nalepa Remixes, Origami Biro, P.Laoss, Vallium, Vampire Sunrise
The eagerly awaited third Bluetech album on Aleph Zero – The Divine Invasion.
Three years in the making, The Divine Invasion offers an irresistible mix of spacey dubby beats, dreamy atmospheres and unique compositions.
The same irresistible mix that made the New York Times label Bluetech as ‘one of the best ambient artists’ following the release of his previous album – Sines and Singularities.
Filed under: This Month's Favs | Tags: Ólafur Arnalds, HAUSCHKA, Huva Network, James Murray, Jasper tx, Letna, Offthesky, Origami Biro, Pan American, Playb, Top 10 Albums For March
Nottingham-based Tom Hill shifts course from his beat-driven electronica releases on Wichita Records to sculpt an eccentric album of classical guitar and organic environmental samples for the Expanding Records label. Cracked Mirrors and Stopped Clocks opens with impending doom, as cinematic strings and spidery guitars emerge from a tunnel of noise, fading into estranged solo acoustic guitar refrains.
Filed under: This Month's Favs | Tags: Concord, Dupois, Ecosphere, Intelligent Toys 5, James Murray, Rumpistol, Slow Cream, Solar Fields, Tenaka, Top 10 Albums For February, Yagya
Dupois – Fallen
Cinematic shape of strings and manipulated organic structures that sounds like the purr of an ancient swampy being unleashed from the underground to walk abroad.
Heavy stories that touches deeply and sets one’s teeth on edge. Aesthetic abysses and imaginary plots that take place only in one’s mind and leave a perceptible impression behind. Thus ‘dupois’ introduces his debut album ‘fallen’!
Filed under: This Month's Favs | Tags: Brixton Session, ishq, James Murray, Jasper tx, Juxta Phona, Marconi Union, Offthesky, Pan Electric, Ravid, Snakestyle, Sonver, The Album Leaf, Top 10 albums for january
James Murray – Where Edges Meet
“One of the most highly anticipated albums of the year…
Where Edges Meet is a truly pioneering composition that raises the standards of electroacoustic production and sees James Murray leading the way in futuristic sounds”. 10/10
Filed under: News, This Month's Favs | Tags: Bersarin Quartett, Digitonal, Emanuele Errante, Helios, Hol Baumann, James Murray, Juxta Phona & Offthesky, Marconi Union, Mike Sheridan, Top 10 albums for 2008, Vataff Project
At the beginning of December we asked 50 random Fluid Radio subscribers to send us there top 10 albums for 2008. This is the results…