Ember Music artist Kurt Lorenz included in “How to Catch STILLE?” compilation


“Her Meaning is Muted” by Kurt Lorenz has been included as a bonus track to the “How to Catch STILLE?” compilation.

No other art can endorse the importance of good hearing better than music. It is universal and transcends geographical, social and linguistic boundaries.

How to catch STILLE? is cought from the view of various musicians. What started as a remix album of AN MOKU’s first album STILLE became a higher meaning. The literal translation of the german word “Stille” is silentness/quietness. Each several track deals with the meaning of this. Hearing loss is a very significant matter. More than ever in hectical nowadays! One in every six people worldwide is affected by hearing loss. As the population ages – and noise pollution in the world increases – more and more people will be losing their hearing. The consequences of untreated hearing loss can extend as far as complete social isolation.

Name your price to buy this album and all of the money will be donated to the following non-profit organizations: World Wide Hearing and Sonos Schweiz.

According to the World Health Organization, 642 million people in the world suffer from hearing loss. Of these, 278 million suffer from hearing loss so disabling that actions most people take for granted, like having a conversation, are impossible for them without a hearing aid. The majority live in developing countries and almost none have access to hearing aids or services. The cost of hearing care is simply unaffordable and there are too few audiologists working in poor countries to provide treatment for everyone.

50% of your donation will be used to provide hearing aids to people, mainly children with hearing loss in developing countries.

50% of your money will be used to fund innovative research on the impact of treating hearing loss.

The Swiss organization Sonos Schweiz is going to use this project album to report back to me how the music has an effect on the kids and teenagers with hear loss. More info to come soon.

The period of this project is one year. After six months I will report at this Bandcamp page and my own webpage in detail about the donation and the same after one year.

Last but not least, speaking in words of the polish sound artist and founder of Etalabel, Grzegorz Bojanek: «Ludzie bez najmniejszego problemu płacą $5 za kubek kawy, jednakże miliony ludzi nie chcą zapłacić nawet $1 za piosenkę, której nagranie kosztuje często setki dolarów, do nagrania której artyści musieli ćwiczyć często wiele godzin i którą można słuchać w kółko, bez końca i pozostaje z nami już na zawsze… SZANUJCIE ARTYSTÓW – KUPUJCIE MUZYKĘ.»

To this effect – Please support this project, even if it is just $1. You do not have to be a member of Bandcamp to support. Together we can achieve something!

On behalf of all artists – Thank you for your support!



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Ember Music Mixcast 006 – March 2013

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.

This MIXcast features:

01. Coreena – Love Repeat
02. Aetheric Field – Sonation
03. Green Divide – Rite of Passage
04. Kurt Lorenz – Her Meaning is Muted
05. Stratosphonic – Silver Arcades
06. Mr. Sandbags – Celeano
07. Graham Brinkert – The Art of Losing (part a)
08. TraisKin – Vanishing

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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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Ember Music Mixcast 005


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.

This MIXcast features:

01. Kurt Lorenz – My Last Act as a Madman
02. Beaufays – Make Believe Songs (Featuring Nina)
03. Murat Esmer – Saturday Soundtrack
04. Savaran – Descent to Deneb
05. Saffron Slumber – Glass Variations (Delirium)
06. Solaris Affair – The Reception Drill
07. Jaime Irles – Guy Gerber-Steady (jaime irles Remix)
08. Murat Esmer – Huntitled XI Live

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New release from Ember Music co-founder Kurt Lorenz


The new year sees a new release of old material from Ember Music co-founder Kurt Lorenz. Isaz is a four track EP of experiments in sound, processed loops and field recordings. Most of these tracks were created between January and September 2009. The ep is available as a free download from Bandcamp.

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Ember Music Artist Kurt Lorenz Featured in 2012 to the Future Mix

Ember Music artist and Co-Founder Kurt Lorenz has been featured alongside the likes of Flying Lotus, Loscil, Wu-Tang Clan, Sigur Rós and many more in the 2012 to the Future Mix playing in the Seattle international fountain from May 1st through the 15th. Mix curator James Whetzel had this to say on his blog:

“This mix is the flip side to the 50 track 1962 mix I created for the Next50, the 50th Anniversary of Seattle Center.  There I was trying to create a mix of music you could have heard in 1962 the year Seattle Center was created for the Seattle World’s Fair.  In this mix I am looking towards the future from the vantage point of Seattle in 2012.

As always I was looking for music that I thought would create an inviting atmosphere in the International Fountain where the mix will play.  In this mix I wanted to feature music that was innovative and music that was inspired by thinking about the future.

I was also looking for music that was actually new.  I am happy to say there are a couple of tracks that were just released in the past month and one track that will be released in May.  Thrice I reached back past 2000 to highlight older tracks.

As in my 1962 Mix  I wanted to feature Seattle based artists. I drew upon my personal knowledge and musical connections and also put out a call on Soundcloud.  I am proud to say I have sixteen Seattle based artists in this mix!”

You can find the complete playlist here:

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