Moon Tides, by Mzungu

Excerpt taken from Bandcamp relaese page.

Sitting, trying to study I looped a sample I had been working on in my DAW. This sample stayed playing for approximately 30 minutes – on repeat. I stumbled upon ‘Moontides’, named after the complicated interplay between moon and tides. Rhythmically massive, the relationship is nevertheless tangible and can be seen at work on any coastline.

In this work I have taken sounds and stretched and manipulated them, warping tempo and rhythmic structure. All of the samples start at the same time, but due to their differing lengths they never ‘complete’ together. Combined with volume automation this allows for a release of constraint. Take, for instance, traffic noises in the early morning mingling with the sound of birds outside your window. The two sounds merge, relate to one another. They are not pre-planned, but are rather rhythmically spontaneous – the rhythm emerging as it becomes. This symbiosis, this rhythmic chance, is allowed to develop in the repeated playing of samples.

There exists, nevertheless, a structure. The song ‘wraps around’ as a bar (or a complete rhythmic unit) as the piece finishes. Therefore, each element never sits parallel, but rather its position to other elements shifts continually. Frankenstein’s monster, a complete butchery of beauty. Notes, preludes, sonatas and other flotsam and jetsam. It came out of an idea (an attempt) to do away with scales and notation and see what happened. All of the keys and scales are by ear, elements are pitched according to feeling, not rule. Tones clash, do battle and drift apart falling into harmony then dissaray.

Doing away with working within a Western theoretical understanding of music is not novel, and I do not pretend it is. This is purely a piece of pretentious imagination. However, the musical bastard – as I have so named this project – exists and is out here for your pleasure or pardon

– Jonah Hebron aka Mzungu

released September 4, 2018

Far Away Music, by Benjamin Louis Brody

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Far Away Music is an contemporary classical/ambient music project by composer and producer Benjamin Lous Brody, and is his first appearance on UK’s Preserved Sound Label.

The album itself is very subtle; built around churning strings and cavernous tones. The arrangements are dense, yet leave something for the imagination to fill in, resulting in a very rewarding listen. The general feeling seems to balance on the line of melancholy and awe, with the orchestra painting a vast and inspiring landscape around the listener.

Good For:

  • Study Sessions
  • Late Night Chill
  • Meditation

Favorite Track: 2. Floating into Infinity

 

The Forest Diaries, by Dag Rosenqvist

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Another slice of Eilean greatness, this time Dag Rosenqvist presents us with some hyper-relaxed modern classical goodness. Floating around between drones and fog, The Forest Diaries remains emotional and focused over long 10 tracks. Lots of work here featuring piano as well as other acoustic instrumentation. The entire release is saturated in a subtle, lonely feeling, not in a bad way, but more of a “lonely for a day” sorta way. Whether it makes you relax or reminisce, this is one highly recommended body of work.

Favorite Track: 8. VIII

Date : 07.07.15
Map point : eilean 37
Color : blue
Season : summer
Duration : 42.15 mn
Edition : limited to 180 copies

This music was made for the project The Forest Diaries created by the Swedish choregrapher and dancer Jenny Larsson and made possible with generous donations from Inger Abrahamsson, Dale Andree, Janne Anundi, Irene Arikan, Christine Arleij, Margareta Armbrust, Anita & Svante Arthursson, Åsa Johansson Bagley, Blanca & Chad Bairnsfather, Joanne Barrett, Ayhan Bulut, Tere Alvarez’ Canida, Rachel Carroll, Maria Chinda, Ulrika Daun, Gretchen Denton, Celeste Fraser Delgado, Sophie Olsson Dogruman, Jose’ Manuel Dominguez, Hanna Dorve, Malin Dorsey, Karin DuPlessis, Lena Dyring, Therese Felth, Mariana Harari Froment, Hanna Dermes Gibson, Johan Grinde, Jennie Grip, Ann-Sofi Gustafsson, Caroline Haag, Tina Hanniger, Sara Hedberg, Jill Hoffman, Sandra Höpfner-Buchnitzki, Martina Arthursson Immonen, Britt-Marie Isacson, Mia Karlsson, Serusa Katabami, Sally Lamb, Elana Lanczi, Erik Larsson, Sara Leifsdottir, Mary Luft, Heather Maloney, Kathryn von Matthiessen, von Matthiessenvon Matthiessenvon MatthiessenT Malo, Karen Mikalsen, Charlotte Marthinsson, Felizia Mulchan, Juliana Navarro, Carly Nordström, Christine Nilsson, Mariana Oliveira, Christopher Payen, Karen Peterson, Carlota Pradera, Sandra Portal-Andreu, Ellen Raddum, William Rey, Åsa SeiplaxViveka le Roux, Susanna Robinson, April Sellers, Ellinor Seiplax, Kristina & Anders Sturk Steinwall, Anna Skott, Henrik Skott, Maxine Steinman, Kimber & Petrus Sundevall, Mauricio Tijerino, Tom & Maite Thornton, Kine Halvorsen Thoren, Marta & Frank Torres, Aaron Tuckler, Therese Wagenius ThörnThörn, Maria Wagenius, Daniela Wancier, Seth Warren-Crow.

www.dagrosenqvist.bandcamp.com
www.jennylarsson.org

VIDEO (by Jenny Larsson) : www.vimeo.com/130442694

released 07 July 2015

Written, arranged, performed and produced by Dag Rosenqvist.
Recorded and mixed at The 63rd Link in Gothenburg, 2014.

Mastered by Matthew Collings
Artwork Photography by Martin Vlach (front) &
Liam Frankland (inside)
Inside Photography by Mathias Van Eecloo
Design by Superfluxgrafizm

“Thanks to : Mathias Van Eecloo, Rémi Verdier, Matthew Collings, Liam Frankland, Jenny Larsson. Family and friends.”

Winter’s Stories, by Nhung Nguyen

Beautiful cinematic ambience with an honest loneliness in it, gorgeous from start to finish…

INSIGHT, by Julien Marchal

Julien Marchal presents us with a stunningly beautiful and intimate new album INSIGHT, featuring tons of ethereal piano noodlings and emotional melodies.

A Certain Tide, by Tiny Leaves

Here is some truly moving modern classical, bringing an emotional depth to the table that is hard to escape. This one is fantastic for cloudy days and cups of coffee.

Favorite Track: 4. Hem

The Long Bright Dark, by Polaroid Notes

Beautiful new cinematic ambience by Polaroid Notes. Read more about the release on the bandcamp page…

The Life and Death of Aurora Tides, by Meta Mora

Deep and brooding ambience from Bostonian producer Meta Mora

Gesture & Texture by K. Novotny

Beautiful piano-based ambient from Kraków, Poland’s Preserved Sound Label 

Check out a more thorough write-up over at the amazing music blog Make Your Own Taste