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.
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 (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’
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.
We are very happy to announce our latest official release, “The Grids of Civilisation (Ember Music Special Edition)” by The A.M. Experiment. This is the regular 16 Track-Double Album + Bonus tracks of B-Sides & Remixes… over 3,5 hours of Music. Spanning several genres, from ambient soundscapes to upbeat electronica this is an album for every electronic music lover.
The 23 track album is available now from Bandcamp for $6.79 USD or more.
For more info about this release, and our previous releases please visit our releases page.
We’re happy to let all of you know of another great release by good friend of Ember, Austin TX’s Gabriel Sandoval, aka Cruxes. This is his first solo release in quite a while and it’s got a fantastic mix of ambient, electronic and alt-rock.
Here’s some info in Gabe’s own words:
“Today I’m releasing my first solo record in years. It’s an instrumental post-rock record under the name CRUXES. I recorded all of this over the course of the last 4 months, but some of the songs are over 2 years old now and came as sketches that I then fleshed out piece by piece.
It’s FREE, so go grab it and let me know what you think!
There are 9 songs on the record and along with the download you’ll get a piece of artwork that I made for each song. As the year goes by, I hope to come back to the project…maybe doing a live show or getting myself and friends to put vocals over the tracks. I’ll also be releasing more projects under different names since I have several that are almost completed. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you want to collaborate on anything musical, visual, or otherwise!”
So, please if you dig sounds like Sigur Ros, The Pixies and Brian Eno, you’ll definitely want to give “Crux” a listen.
We wanted to give everyone a heads up on great new indy release from good friend of Ember Music, John McKusick, the project is called “Copulationface” and the album is called “The Foreplay”.
John is an immensely talented multi-instrumentalist from Boston MA and this release spans styles from IDM to experimental dark ambient/noise. Some of the tracks trace their history back to the days of John’s former project “Produkt” which included Ember Music co-founder Bill Bendrot (MobiusB). The album is available on Bandcamp and is a ‘Name your price’ release, so please check it out and if you dig, please consider purchasing.