We are very happy to announce the release of the Ember Music Chain Album. The album is available now via Bandcamp !
This album started with an idea. Give an artist some random samples to use in an original track. Samples are then taken from the first track and given to the second artist to use. Samples from the second track are given to the third artist… on and on down the chain. The artists were not told whose samples they received nor to whom their samples would go. The artists were also sent an image as inspiration.
The results are quite astounding.
Tracks composed, performed and mixed by the respective artists.
Mastered by Bill Bendrot.
Album art/design by Kurt Lorenz.
Chain album logo concept by Scott Brown.
Album concept by Daniel J. Davis.
Release date: 14 April 2014
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Nordmach – Angels to Anguish
Beaufays – In Between Two Seconds
Kikai – Cedargreen
Solaris Affair – Simulacra
Murat Esmer – Rhinoceroses
Daniel J. Davis – If You Have the Time
Known Rebel – Interstellar
Fake Empire – Symmetry of Solitude
Graham Brinkert – Drift Toward Absolution
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
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