With Eyes to the Height Murray takes the Ultimae panoramic sound experience to a new level of idiosyncratic creativity that places him at the forefront of the ambient electronica arena as one of the most innovative and individual sounding artists of our times. James Murray‘s 2008 debut album Where Edges Meet is one of the […]
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British composer James Murray releases a new EP on Ultimae. Scroll down for an exclusive stream. James Murray, one of the most eccentric artists in the Ultimae roster, finally returns to the label, armed with Ghostwalk, his new EP, an amuse-bouche to his forthcoming sophomore album for Ultimae, Eyes to the Height, out later this […]
Perhaps there are six stages of grief and they differ dramatically depending on who has been stricken. In his quest to capture the sound of loss, James Murray trapped certain keys on vintage synthesizers and treated them in real time, resulting in a suite consisting of “first takes only, no further editing.” Though “Fine” opens invitingly, […]
A sadder album than expected, but what comes from the heart, enters the heart. After Floods and The Land Bridge comes Mount View, “the first place I called home,” writes James Murray, as he rounds off his autobiographical trilogy. His trek brings him to a vantage point “from which I can best see things as they are, […]
There is a scarlet thread that runs through Floods, a kind of cicada sibilation in air so clear it’s Andean. And honestly this music makes me think of air and all that it carries—pollen, seeds, birds, bees, raindrops, maybe Welsh water sprites—rather than rushing water. [Release page] Still in thrall to the force of nature […]