Ember Music MIXcast 024 – SeptEMBER 14

The Ember Music MIXcast is a regular helping of tracks by artists of the Ember Music label. This mixcast was compiled and mixed by William Bendrot.

Welcome to this month’s installment of the MIXcast. We’ve got new tracks from The A.M. Experiment, MobiusB, and a double helping of Savaran off of his new album “The Spaces In Between”, as well as a classic Carl Sagan’s Ghost track and a cut from the most recent album by Kikai.

Enjoy! And if you like what you hear on this MIXcast, please tell others, and then go to EmberMusic.com to discover more!

This MIXcast features:
01. The A.M. Experiment – The Thought of a Memory (0:00)
02. Savaran – Dubelectrons (2:40)
03. MobiusB – Zenith (6:42)
04. Carl Sagan’s Ghost – Solitude II (10:09)
05. Savaran – Resistance (15:15)
06. Kikai – Am’biento (23:49)

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Ember Music MixCast 023 – August 2014 – Chill

The Ember Music MIXcast is a regular helping of tracks by artists of the Ember Music label. This mixcast was compiled and mixed by William Bendrot.

We’ve got a lot of really fantastic chill/downtempo artists and this month’s MIXcast is a sampling of just a handful, both old and brand new. We’ve got two tracks from Vacant Mind’s new release “The Night is Over and Dawn is about to Break” (because I really liked both tracks and couldn’t decide which one to include :-)) As well as the opening track off of the brand new album from The A.M.Experiment.

Enjoy! And if you like what you hear on this MIXcast, please tell others, and then go to EmberMusic.com to discover more!

This MIXcast features:
01. The A.M. Experiment – Thinking
02. Kurt Lorenz – Specificity
03. 52Kings – Snow Blowin’
04. Carl Sagan’s Ghost – Sanpole
05. Vacant Mind – A way for the universe to understand itself
06. Tangram – Regrets are Just the Start
07. Solaris Affair – Thexall’s Swell
08. MobiusB – Solaris
09. Vacant Mind – Let’s Get Lost

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Ember Music MixCast 021 – June 2014 – Ambient

The Ember Music MIXcast is a regular helping of tracks by artists of the Ember Music label. This mixcast was compiled and mixed by William Bendrot.

This month has an ambient theme and contains some old and some new tracks by Ember Music artists, including a track from the brand new album from Tangram, “Repository”

This MIXcast features:
01. Carl Sagan’s Ghost – Especially for Them – Part 2
02. Savaran – Undercurrent
03. Aetheric Field – Mass
04. Sandbags – Music for Piano Drone #4
05. Robert Farrugia – Sun is Low; Breezes Fall
06. Tangram – The Public Static Void

 

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Ember Music MIXcast 017 – February 2014 – “State of the Label”

The Ember Music MIXcast is a regular helping of tracks by artists of the Ember Music label. This “State of the Label” MIXcast was compiled and mixed by Kurt Lorenz and features a track from all but one of our current artists…

This MIXcast features:

01. 12th House – Almost (OMD)
02. 52Kings – Shallow Waters
03. The A.M. Experiment – Cannibal Ferox
04. Aetheric Field – Birds
05. Akisma – Comfortable Ignorance
06. Beaufays (Skyfix) – Technological.Disobedience2
07. CiViLX – I Scream
08. Coreena – The Fifth Element (Dark Element Remix)
09. Daniel J. Davis – Miniature in CZ minor
10. Darren Borg – The Voice
11. Fake Empire – Nocturne01
12. Green Divide – Looney Tunes
13. Kikai – Mapping Waves (Demo)
14. Known Rebel – Interstellar
15. Kurt Lorenz – Lanterns of the Dead
16. MobiusB – Solaris
17. Mr. Sandbags – Celeano-1
18. Murat Esmer – Scarified
19. Nordmach – Krista
20. Robert Farrugia – Mist (sketch)
21. Saffron Slumber – Glade
22. Savaran – Scattered Light
23. Slaphappy Mortician (Graham Brinkert) – The Art of Losing (part a)
24. Slowly We Falter – Kyma.03
25. Solaris Affair – Simulacra
26. Stalker_VA – waiting for the morning
27. Tangram – Giragossian
28. TraisKin – Alice-Longitude 180
29. Vacant Mind – We Never left that moment did we
30. Via Voltage – Subdivision
31. VriesVeld – First Monday Vacuum

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10 Questions: Daniel J. Davis

Daniel J. Davis 2013 | by Kurt Lorenz

Daniel J. Davis 2013 | by Kurt Lorenz

01. How long have you been making music?
Played in my first band in 1991 – so over 20 years. I started off plating bass, and my first official band was a ska band.

02. When did you start using electronics in your music making?
Very early on, out of necessity. I wanted drums in my music, but drum sets were too expensive and loud. So I got by with a drum machine, and went down an electronic path ever since. It’s just always easier to make music on headphones – doesn’t matter where you live, or who you live with. If you can make music silently, you can make music anywhere.

03. Are you an electronic purist?
No. I use some live percussion, found sounds, and also some acoustic instruments. Although these are often highly treated.

04. What is your current favorite piece of hardware? Software?

Hardware – it’s a toss up between the Waldorf Blofeld and the Korg MS-2000
Software – I’m learning Live 9 right now, and I’m loving it.

05. Do you use canned loops or samples? Why/Why not?
No – I usually make my own. Although I’m not opposed to using factory patches on synths – they are often great starting points for inspiration.

06. Do you use iPad/iPhone or other mobile computing devices in your music making?
Yes. My iPad is basically a dedicated Animoog machine, and totally worth the price just for that. I also enjoy Thumb Jam.

07. Was there a moment of inspiration… a certain track or artist, that ignited your passion for electronic music? 
The production, engineering, and sound design of Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois.

08. How does visual art/photography inform your music making?
It rarely does.

09. Has the internet/Social Media changed the way you make music?
Yes – and I recently disconnected from almost all of social media. Not that I ever got popular or anything, but I’m taking it back to the underground – I’ll release stuff, but I’m no longer going to obsess over hits and likes, and I just won’t care on a personal level. I’ll just release stuff and if people discover it, cool. It’s too easy for me to get caught up in the social media thing.

10. What is your favorite artist or track of all time?
Favorite artist….toss up between Eno, Lanois, Harold Budd and Marconi Union.
Favorite album of all time – U2’s Unforgettable Fire.

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Featured Release – Ember Music – Volume 1 by Ember Music Label

This weeks featured release is Ember Music – Volume 1 by Ember Music Label.

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