Post Tagged with: "Dragon’s Eye"

Elsewhereness Revisited #5 selected ambient twerks

Elsewhereness revisited is an occasional feature documenting the drift at the margins: ambient gasbagging, ’tube-d, ’cloud-ed, and ’camp-ed up, complete with companion mix, Elsewhereness revisited #5. Now near-veterans with a back catalog on Infraction, Own, Barge and Students of Decay after s/t EP (Highpoint Lowlife, 2007), Pausal stop off at Dronarivm. A Touched Music request to perform in Pembrokeshire prompted the New Forest’s […]

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Elsewhereness revisited #3 :: Party Like It’s 1991

Elsewhereness revisited is an occasional feature documenting the drift at the margins: ambient gasbagging, ’tube-d, ’cloud-ed, and ’camped-up, complete with companion mix, Elsewhereness revisited #3 1991 made waves in 2012 with High-Tech High-Life (Opal Tapes)—chewy New Age synth ‘n’ soundscapes laced with arpeggiating timbres and shimmering drones, and self-titled (Astro:Dynamics)–IDM-y sounds shot through with post-ambient forms and off-kilter melodies, while his Skogen, Flickan Och […]

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Robert Curgenven :: Climata (Dragon’s Eye / Recorded Fields)

Environments designed to bespoke geometric parameters with apertures admitting specific amounts of light and sound. Site is the essence of Robert Curgenven’s music—from its semiotic banner, Recorded Fields, to its rootedness in embodied sound. Its subject is the auditory act, its effect on space, architectural or open, and situatedness in time. They Tore the Earth and, […]

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Tobias Hellkvist :: Vesterhavet (self release)

Vesterhavet has been shaped and fine-tuned, the Swede’s swathes stretched and swollen over years in teeming layers of transportive tone accretion, into chronostatic sprawl. Ambient electroacoustic artist Tobias Hellkvist‘s latest album, Vesterhavet, has been slow to emerge following his two self-defining works, Evolutions and Everything Is Connected (Home Normal, 2010, 2012), though in the meantime his creative fields have not lain […]

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Tobias Hellkvist :: Pause (Dragon’s Eye)

Pause, Tobias Hellkvist’s first for Dragon’s Eye, sees the Swedish sound designer rummage through his archives and dig out a more minimalist work of a decade’s vintage and dress it up for a deserved outing. Drone can cover a multitude of sins, but in the case of Tobias Hellkvist, it’s more a host of virtues covered over […]

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Robert Crouch, Darren McClure, Miguel Isaza :: 3View (Dragon’s Eye)

2015 sees the 10th year of operations of bespoke LA-based sound art and drone label, Dragon’s Eye. A trio of birthday treats from Robert Crouch, Darren McClure and Miguel Isaza follows. First words from a sponsor… ‘find potential movements of deterritorialization, possible lines of flight, experience them, produce flow conjunctions here and there, try out continuums of intensities […]

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Idleness, Endlessness, and 10 Years of Dragon’s Eye

Dragon’s Eye Recordings celebrates its 10th anniversary with the release of Idleness, Endlessness by label head Yann Novak. It explores labor, leisure and engagement over two hour-long pieces wrought from source material captured at the Parkfield Artist Residency, a retreat uniquely conducive to contemplation and reflection with invited artists being under no obligation to create anything. Dragon’s Eye […]

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France Jobin & Fabio Perletta :: Mirror Neurons (Dragon’s Eye)

The lithe, almost see-through ambient of Québecoise France Jobin combines with Fabio Perletta’s fly-eyed dot matrix view of the world. The lithe, almost see-through ambient of Québecoise France Jobin combines with Fabio Perletta’s fly-eyed dot matrix view of the world. The conceit of Mirror Neutrons, a term borrowed from neuroscience that boils down to the phenomena […]

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Lawrence English + Stephen Vitiello :: Fable (Dragon’s Eye)

Tempered field recordings and instrumental detritus (Vitiello) meet peculiar modular tweaks and harmonized electronic efflatus (English) to create a collage commingling a widely sourced tonal palette, retaining integrality. Last encounter with Lawrence English was up close on Wilderness of Mirrors, with Stephen Vitiello a distant sighting In the Garden of Sonic Delights, a New York exhibition. Their latest coupling for Dragon’s Eye follows […]

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Igloo Magazine :: Best of 2014

Here it is, well over 160 releases have been selected by various igloomag.com contributors highlighting some of the finest in an expansive array of music featuring ambient, dub, bass, glitch, industrial, IDM, electronica, synth, jazz, modern classical, experimental and various other sonic contortions. Links to reviews, a Soundcloud player, and a slideshow randomly displaying some […]

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Steve Roden :: Flower & Water (Dragon’s Eye)

‘My hope was that the messiness of my process might offer some sound pieces that might relate to how a kitchen might look when I might have finished baking bread… with hands covered in flour, with dough stuck to the counter, etc.’ (Steve Roden) Steve Roden is credited with coining the term ‘lowercase’ to describe ‘a […]

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Yann Novak & Pinkcourtesyphone :: Double review (Dragon’s Eye)

Not long back we trailed the return, after a self-imposed hiatus, of Dragon’s Eye, an imprint very much in the catchment area of this organ’s more esoteric wing (see here and here). Curator Yann Novak has taken stock, and, newly kickstarted, relaunched with two new works—his own and Pinkcourtesyphone‘s—renewing the label’s line in accessible experimentalism. After last year’s Foley Folly Folio and Elegant […]

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Return of the Dragon :: Dragon’s Eye Recordings Relaunch

News of the return of the Dragon… Dragon’s Eye, that is—a label whose roster’s diverse esoteric projects were, as seen here and here, very much in the catchment area of igloo‘s more experimental wing before abrupt interrupt in 2012. Turns out it was a temporary hiatus determined by curator Yann Novak—to take stock, remake and […]

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Richard Chartier & Yann Novak :: Undefined (Farmacia901)

Developed as one long title, Undefined is a resonating-sinuous droning sound tapestry which demonstrates a totally absorbing exploration through infinitely subtle waving tones and micro interferences. Undefined is the new splendid and intensively evocative electronic release published by the Italian based label Farmacia901 (launched a couple of years ago by the inter-media artist and sound designer Fabio Perletta). […]

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Yann Novak :: Blue.Hour (Farmacia901)

A meditatively beautiful and subtly introspective album which reveals the fundamental structures of time through melodious, static and dynamic ambient motives. A calmly enveloping musical elevation. Yann Novak is a transdisciplinary artist and sound designer based in Los Angeles. His art and experiments are largely devoted to sound spatialization and process music. Consequently he has […]

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Yann Novak and Robert Crouch :: Fata Morgana (Murmur)

The narrative pay-off is then clinched by the entry of filmic synth-strings, knowingly poignant affective signifiers, tension moving to resolution as it makes itself comfy with more familiar ambient tropes, seeking total tonal settlement. Yann Novak recently took time out from his Dragon’s Eye enterprise to explore more installation-based work. Through Japan’s Murmur we have […]

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Dragon’s Eye :: 3View 2011.10

A trio of recordings from Dragon’s Eye that maintains the reputation of Yann Novak’s minimal electronica and sound art house for covering all points north of experimental. The three on view here span the breadth of DE’s concept and sound – from the organic-electronic hybrids of Mem1 & Stephen Vitiello to the evacuated installation spaces […]

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6APPEAL :: Dragon’s Eye Recordings

A focus on the human side of artistic enterprise over narrow in-house style requirements has resulted in a catalogue that’s a veritable cornucopia of process and praxis. These six’s appeal lies in no small measure in the diversity and breadth of concept and sound – from the metaphysics of Celer and Blake Carrington to the […]

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Top releases of twenty-ten

With this article, 151 releases and 25 honorable mentions are highlighted as being titles that garnered the extra spins in 2010. These musicians (and associated labels) offered an abundance of quality productions coming from all corners of the globe with an emphasis on releasing music that doesn’t always follow a defined path. [January 2011] Twenty-ten […]

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