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



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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Top 10 Albums For June

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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.

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Artist Performances For June On Fluid

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Another month of great artists on Fluid.
We hope you enjoy
www.fluid-radio.co.uk

All performances are 7pm UK time zone!

Wed 3rd
Origamibiro Vol.2
www.origamibiro.com

Fri 5th
bvdub – A Prayer To False Gods
www.bvdub.org

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Top 10 Albums For May

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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.

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Field Rotation
April 29, 2009, 12:02 pm
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One of the things that we love about running Fluid Radio is the amount of highly talented artists we discover along our journey of bringing you fresh cutting edge sounds. One particular talent is an artist who goes by the name of Field Rotation. We recieved a four track demo a while back and haven’t stopped listening to it since. This guy’s music is very special indeed and I have a feeling we will be seeing lots more from him this year. With his track ‘Regenzeit’ submitted to the Fluid Audio 001 project ‘Hope’, ‘Licht und Schatten’ EP signed up for Fluid Audio 002, Field Rotation is definitely an artist to watch out for in 2009!

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New Iambic Interview
April 1, 2009, 11:21 pm
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Lets kick things off Guy by finding out some more about the free ep ‘Echos’ that you have coming out in April. It seems to be causing quite a stir at the moment and we would all love to know more….

The Echos EP was a result of me wanting to get more stuff out to the fans who’ve supported me so much over websites such as Myspace and Last.fm since my first release in 2007. The 7 track EP includes some of my very favourite tunes which were made over the past couple years and also a remix by Halogen.

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