Ember Music MIXcast 025 – NovEMBER 2014

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 a moody mix perfect for the shift to shorter and progressively colder days with a great darker block of tracks in the middle from Graham Brinkert (with some assistance from Savaran), Slowly We Falter and The A.M. Experiment. These are all bookended by tracks from Darren Borg, Kurt Lorenz, Tangram, an oldie from Known Rebel and another new track off of Savaran’s latest album.

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

01. Darren Borg – No Way Back (0:00)
02. Kurt Lorenz – Soliton (4:46)
03. Slaphappy Mortician (Graham Brinkert) – Terminus Emerged – Savaran Remix (10:26)
04. Slowly We Falter – Kyma.02 (14:45)
05. The A.M. Experiment – Heliophobia (17:53)
06. Tangram – No More Syncronisation (27:20)
07. Known Rebel – Gathering of the Argonauts (30:31)
08. Savaran – Scattered Light (36:40)

 

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Ember Music MIXcast 020 – May 2014

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 MIXcast features:

01. 12th House – For a Lost Friend (Vocal Remix)
02. Stalker VA – Orion Nebula
03. 52Kings – Trill Kill
04. Kurt Lorenz – I Need You to Say Something Profound
05. Nordmach – Angels to Anguish
06. Via Voltage – Static Attraction
07. Stratosphonic – Empires
08. Slowly We Falter – Kyma.02

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Red Panda Lab Particle – Review and Demo by Ember Music artist Scott Brown

Ember Music artist Scott Brown (Fake Empire, Slowly We Falter) has posted a review and demo of the Red Panda Lab Particle. He also talks about some of the uses/techniques he discovered using the Particle so far.

Particle is a granular delay / pitch shifting pedal. It chops your signal into small grains and then does various strange, trippy, robot things to it, using the techniques of granular synthesis in real time. Results range from radical pitch and delay modulation to shimmering repeats to stutter/glitch sounds.

The audio demos were created by running an Elektron Machinedrum into the particle. It works particularly well with drum tracks so I wanted to show some of it’s potential. The audio was recorded into Logic via a Saffire Pro 40 interface.

 

Scott Brown

http://www.scottbrown.co.nz

Red Panda Lab
http://www.redpandalab.com

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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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New Release: “Kyma” by Slowly We Falter

SWF-Kyma Cover

We are happy to announce our latest official release “Kyma” by Slowly We Falter. Kyma is a 4-track EP created created using NOD-E, a wonderful instrument made by Antonio Blanca. The sounds you hear are randomly generated patterns created inside Reaktor (modular synthesis software) using various instruments connected to NOD-E.

This is the sound of machines at play.

 

Slowly We Falter is a side project started by Scott Brown (Fake Empire) to delve into the experimental side of electronic music and sound design. It is also an opportunity for him to explore creative limitation, restricting the instruments or software used for each project to inspire creative problem solving and a more minimalist approach. Each Slowly We Falter EP will be created within a set of limitations to see how far Scott can push himself musically and also to deepen his understanding of the equipment he is working with.

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3 New Artists Join Ember Music: Robert Farrugia, Slowly We Falter & Via Voltage

We are very happy to announce the addition of 3 amazing artists to the Ember Music family, Robert Farrugia, Slowly We Falter and Via Voltage.

Robert Farrugia

Robert Farrugia (born, 30th November 1994) is a Maltese musician, playing the piano/keyboard as his main instrument.  At an early age Robert started piano and music theory lessons focusing mainly on classical music.  Besides being a full-time university student, Robert still studies music in his free time, and recently he graduated with a Diploma in Music Theory (London College of Music). Farrugia is a self taught-guitarist, with a certain minimalist approach when it comes to composing/ performing.
Robert  is an Ambient/ Experimental/ Neo-classical artist from Malta, Europe. His work is mainly influenced on the styles of Hammock, Sigur Rós, Stars of the Lid and Brian Eno . His works are based mainly on vast Soundscapes integrated with piano tracks and to a certain extent, voice-over samples.
All of Robert material is completely home recorded. One can see that a minimalistic approach in his music is certainly prominent, ultimately creating these rather soothing and extensive soundscapes.
Robert also is the guitarist of Maltese post-rock band ‘ Shouting at Echoes’

Slowly We Falter

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Slowly We Falter is a side project started by Scott Brown (Fake Empire) to delve into the experimental side of electronic music and sound design.

It is also an opportunity for him to explore creative limitation, restricting the instruments or software used for each project to inspire creative problem solving and a more minimalist approach.

“I always think that the best way to frustrate an artist is to give him absolute freedom. If you want to give artists some support, make rules about what they can’t do.”
– Peter Gabriel

Each Slowly We Falter EP will be created within a set of limitations to see how far I can push myself musically and also to deepen my understanding of the equipment I am working with.

The result will be released as an EP containing 4 songs that can be purchased via bandcamp.

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Via Voltage

 

Retro-Futuristic Synth-Pop, Via Voltage creates inventive art that you can dance to. This is the newest venture by the prolific husband and wife duo J.D. and Natalie Osborn.

What really makes Via Voltage unique is their remarkable use of the duet. Counter-melodies, harmonies, and interwoven melodic conversations glimmer across the stereo spectrum. Feeling an absense of great synth-pop music born out of the 80’s they decided to give it new life and in a modern way.

Not satisfied with bumper-slogan religious songs their lyrics often reflect a deep spirituality that’s conveyed intelligently and intellectually. They sing about love, life, science and science-fiction.

The Osborns have composed original musical scores for the film The Preacher’s Daughter, a promotional video for TEDx Houston, and several radio PSA’s for the Houston Area Women’s Center. They were also featured on a tribute album to outsider artist Jandek (along with Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and more).

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