Post Tagged with: "Rafael Anton Irisarri"

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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Dødsmaskin :: Fullstendig Brent (Malignant)

Fullstending Brent is a very sinister, scary and haunting cinematic black and doom ambient release that will easily seduce most demanding fans of the genre. To be placed next to infernal and massive power electronic releases by Megaptera or Brither Death Now. Hailing from Norway this project is totally new for me. Thematically the album […]

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Leandro Fresco & Rafael Anton Irisarri :: La Equidistancia (A Strangely Isolated Place)

La Equidistancia somehow manages to attain an ambient purity you rarely find these days, the material tuned to individual temperament regardless of what that may be. This emotional neutrality is paired with a breathtaking immediacy achieved within a strikingly economic timescale, this being a racy forty-two minute excursion pressed on a single, snowy-marbled vinyl LP. […]

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Elsewhereness revisited #4 appetite for distraction

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 #4.  Gailes is Benoît Pioulard, late-period ambient mode engaged (cf. Sonnet, Stanza, Thine), and long-time student of decay, sustain & release, Rafael Anton Irisarri—guitar-y, synth-y, studio savvy. Previous dronership, solo and duo (Orcas), doesn’t quite […]

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Elsewhereness revisited #1 Ramblings of a AMB-man

Elsewhereness Revisited is a new feature documenting the drift at the margins: ambientological meanderings, random bc-combing, cloud-watching, tube-findings, and a companion mix. Vol. #1: Ramblings of a AMB-man. First, Own Records, once a haunt for lovers of SotL, Basinski, Celer, et al., which after something of a snooze wakes with er… wake from hitherto unknown, kj. NY-based […]

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Assembler/Responder, Music Producer

Sean Curtis Patrick may be familiar to ambienteers as a visual artist whose imagery has adorned releases by the likes of Rafael Anton Irisarri, Benoît Pioulard, and Alessandro Cortini. Less familiar, though, will be his audio work, which turns out to be deserving of mention, if not in the same breath, then in close aspiration to the above […]

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Rafael Anton Irisarri :: A Fragile Geography (Room40)

This release splits the difference between these two paths; dark and unsettled embers that only very rarely grow into larger flames, savoring a more focused, subtle sound. Populating his songs with treated guitar, field recordings, and computer processing, Irisarri presents a well engineered and inviting album of considerable emotional range. This full length makes his […]

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Arovane & Hior Chronik :: In-between Remixes (A Strangely Isolated Place)

Fantastic source material, a stellar cast of artists on remix duty and a 53-minute run-time make In-between Remixes a release you can’t afford to miss. Barring two excellent various artist compilation albums (check out Europe and Uncharted Places) Arovane & Hior Chronik’s debut collaboration In-between was the first vinyl album release on Ryan Griffin’s A […]

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Farthest South :: Spheres & Constellations Remixes (False Industries)

Here we have substantial retools from Frank Bretschneider, The Sight Below, Maps and Diagrams, and head honcho Yair Etziony himself. Tel-Aviv’s False Industries delivers a remix EP of Spheres & Constellations, a 2013 album by Israeli band Farthest South (Yair Etziony, Barry Berko, and Yair Yona). The album featured one long track, which, we’re informed, […]

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DENOVALI SWINGFEST 2014 :: 26 tracks free download festival sampler

Denovali Swingfest will be returning to its home edition in the city of Essen/Germany with a 4-day-festival in the first weekend of October 2014 featuring Ben Frost, James Holden, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, Oval, The Haxan Cloak, Demdike Stare, Hauschka, Bohren und der Club of Gore, Greg Haines, Rafael Anton Irrisari and more. […]

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V/A :: Air Texture Volume II (Air Texture)

Steadily holding the course upon reaching cruising altitude, co-pilots Loscil and Irisarri curate with aplomb what is proving to be the prime showcase for new work by well-established ambient and experimental electronics artists, with the odd fresh new face. [Purchase page] The second volume in Air Texture‘s digipak built for two compilations continues to deliver […]

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V/A :: Lost in the Humming Air: Music Inspired by Harold Budd (Oktaf)

Lost in the Humming Air is a credit to the lasting debt these artists are due a pioneer in their field without being beholden to him. Lacking a single weak track, even without the Budd connection, it would be one of the finest ambient compilations of the year. [Release page] In the pantheon of ambient […]

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V/A :: Air Texture Volume I (Air Texture)

Separately, two engulfing, flowing narratives. Perhaps Thomas’ is a shade darker, a bit nautical, while van Wey swoops over dry land through partly-cloudy skies. Presented together, Air Texture‘s tandem format provides the opportunity to compare the arrangement preferences of two distinct minds, but without any kind of crossover, overlap or explicit connection, only makes perfectly […]

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V/A :: Sequence1 (Futuresequence.com)

Futuresequence.com launches their 1-year celebration of reviews, interviews and specialty mixes with a forty-two track behemoth of a compilation. [Release page] Futuresequence.com launches their 1-year celebration of reviews, interviews and specialty mixes with a forty-two track behemoth of a compilation. Not only intended as an anniversary release, Futuresequence also commemorates the electronic and experimental scene, […]

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V/A :: SMM: Context (Ghostly International)

Ghostly has taken great pains to convince its fan base that this ensemble of music, and ostensibly the invitations from Ghostly themselves, are worth paying attention to. [Listen | Purchase] Ambient music has come a long way from its unobtrusive beginnings – “beginnings” defined as the point at which Brian Eno coined of the phrase […]

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V/A :: The Reconstruction of Fives (n5MD)

The reconstruction, however, is a mixture of form with shoegaze and ambience balanced against the shadow’s of sharply organized electronic noise; a virtual plateau of sculptors bending the framework of already fully realized tracks. [Listen | Purchase] Reconstruction, indeed. Disclaiming the directive of this release in the title may in fact be the best way […]

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Alan Lockett’s Top picks from twenty-ten

A summary of Alan Lockett’s top fifteen selections of twenty-ten including helpful links to audio and visual media. 36 :: Hollow (3six) One of three 36 releases this year, any of which could have been included here. You know the score: ambient wall of sound built of treated guitar, synths, field recordings and sampling set […]

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