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: Interviews | Tags: James Murray, Ultimae Records, Where Edges Meet
James Murray is a london-based electroacoustic sound artist, producer and multi-instrumentalist. his productions weave together elements of electronica, downtempo, jazz and dub in emotive explorations of how the organic and electronic interact.
All at once the city and the middle of nowhere, jm’s recursive themes draw hi-tech sound design, live instrumentation and lush pastoralism together in a sonic world where nothing is ever quite as it seems.
Between Interval’s gentle mix for Fluid Radio is now available as a download here
Behind Between Interval is Stefan Strand, born in southern Sweden back in 1982. Without any musical education, Stefan started experimenting and creating electronic music around the year of 1996. Originally focused around club related sounds, Stefan later on found his way to ambient music through artists like Steve Roach, Robert Rich and Aphex Twin.
Filed under: Artist Mixes | Tags: Mix, Mopoke, Opium Dreams, Ultimae Records
The talented Mopoke (Ultimae Records) recently did another special mix for Fluid that is well worth checking out….
Dan Williamson, AKA Mopoke…35yrs of age…
Dan has been attending and participating in the Brisbane doof scene for the past 17 years mainly as a punter but later as crew for sound and light projection but after moving to the Cairns/Daintree region in far north Queensland in 2004 he has become more involved in the chilled side of things. Continue reading
Filed under: Reviews | Tags: James Murray, Morpheus Music, Review, Ultimae Records, Where Edges Meet
Downtempo and ambient sounscapes effectively blending synthetic and organic sound sources. James Murray has created an engaging album of very individual electronic music, a wide variety of unusual sounds inhabiting his crystal clear soundscapes, brimming with subtle detail.
Filed under: Reviews | Tags: Morpheus Music, Movements, Review, Solar Fields, Ultimae Records
Blissful, lush downtempo electronica. Movements is a lustrous album of exquisitely crafted digital beauty. Liquid melodies, ambient forms and silken textures revolve and meander among some of the most dreamy beats imaginable.
Filed under: Artist Mixes | Tags: James Murray, Ultimae Records, Where Edges Meet, Winter Mix
Here is the wonderful mix from James Murray recently performed for Fluid Radio…