We are very happy to announce our next compilation project Ember Music Chain Album Volume 1 is coming soon. The project started with an idea generated by Ember Music artist Daniel J. Davis… the concept was simple, give the first artist in the chain some samples and have them create a track using them… upon completion of their track they would pass samples from it on to the next artist in the chain. Included with the samples was an inspirational image (curated/created by Ember Music co-founder Kurt Lorenz) that would also serve as the artwork for each track and the album.
The first section of the chain will run like this:
04. Solaris Affair
05. Murat Esmer
06. Daniel J. Davis
07. Known Rebel
08. Fake Empire
09. Graham Brinkert
The project has taken a little longer to complete than anticipated and the decision was made to break it into smaller volumes in order to get the release out in 2013. We will start working on Volume 2 in the coming months and hope to release that in mid to late 2014.
As a special preview we have allowed Nordmach to share his track “Angels to Anguish” on his Soundcloud page.
This weeks featured release is Cities by Kikai.
The Ember Music Mixcast is a regular helping of tracks by artists of the Ember Music label. This mixcast was compiled and mixed by Kurt Lorenz.
The mixcast features:
01. Darren Borg – Faces
02. Jaime Irles – Cheesecake
03. SkyFix – Dying Like I Knew What it Means
04. Green Divide – Heaven Awaits
05. Kikai – Mensch, Gib Acht (NDee-303 / kikai-edit)
06. Darren Borg – Flash Back
07. Savaran – Scattered Light
08. TraisKin – Owls
09. Darren Borg – Mister Paul
Podcast: Play in new window
Ember Music artist Kikai has completed the “Cities” series about underestimated cities and landscapes. Brighton and San José are just a few of the kind-of forgotten cities featured in this 5 track EP.
Hello and Happy New Year to everyone! Our very own Kikai is up for both ’2011 National Artist of the Year’ and his album ‘Labor’ is up for ’2011 National Album of the Year’ in the Schallwelle voting poll in Germany.
You can go to http://voting.schallwelle-preis.de/ to cast your vote.
Listen to cuts from ‘Labor’ here: http://syngate.net/002_syngate/SynGate_KI01.htm
Ember Music is very proud to announce two new additions to the label, Darren Borg and Kikai.
Darren Borg hails from G’Mangia Malta and creates some truly breathtaking ambient and IDM music with very spacious and deep atmospheres. Learn more about Darren Borg on his artist page.
Kikai is an extremely talented and socially conscious artist from Germany who draws deep inspiration from the sounds and machines from the early age of synthesizer music. Learn more about Kikai on his artist page.
We’ll have a lot more to tell you about both of these exciting artists on an upcoming Ember Music podcast.