Inspired by modern day minimalism and baroque like orchestrations, Simplicity in a Complex World is a meditation on the complexities of the modern way of life. It is, for Spardel, both a reflection and recreation of the inner space we must all find for ourselves in a world that is constantly shifting beneath our feet.
‘Deep Code’ is the 7th studio album from acclaimed artists Saso which is to be released by Sun Sea Sky Productions on 12” vinyl in Mar 2021.
The album continues Saso’s recent musical direction of instrumental compositions using analog synthesizers, upright piano and electronics.
Saso were formed in Dublin, Ireland in 2000 by Jim Lawler (compose /multi instrumentalist) and Ben Rawlins (producer/recording engineer) who share a unique artistic relationship as a composer and producer partnership.
The inspiration for ‘Deep Code’ comes from Ben’s desire to revisit a soundscape from his formative years as a young musician and avid film fan.
“I was inspired by movies and tv shows from the late 70s and early 80’s with the music of John Carpenter a major influence. Those films helped me learn about music. Dark, brooding, synth laden themes. They weren’t orchestral. They were minimalist and evocative” (Ben)
Ben came up with the concept and Jim picked up on this direction and sought to investigate this soundworld.
“I didn’t know where I was but somehow picked up on the sonic themes. I felt drawn to the unknown and wanted to let go of preconceived beliefs and seek purity of expression. This became a theme. Being lost. Being curious. Letting go of how I normally compose music. Trying to get into flow state” (Jim)
Saso committed to the performance aspect of just playing and recording live. No click tracks were used. There were no restrictions on how songs should be structured. The tools were vintage synthesizers and an analog valve desk which were of that time. Nothing was locked to a grid. Most of the compositions were improvised.
The result is an evocative and atmospheric work, which is expansive in nature. Layering a hybrid of textural synthesis and organic composition, Saso takes the listener on a cosmic journey to an unseen world.
Using '80 synths, piano, guitar, field recordings and an intricate mix of programmed and live drums, Isophene's cinematic downtempo music is as lush as it is melodic. Drawing from a similarly vibrant musical palette as Boards Of Canada, Helios and Tycho, Isophene immerses the listener in sun drenched waves of emotive sound.
The first new music in three years from Signal Hill and fresh off the heels of the 10th anniversary remaster of More After We’re Gone, this new limited edition 7” teams them up with UK’s Good Weather For An Airstrike with one new exclusive song from each artist.
Ten years later, Signal Hill's "More After We're Gone" (MAWG) still represents one of the most memorable and iconic albums in the genre. Now completely remastered by Taylor Deupree and featuring all-new artwork, the album is being properly reissued on limited edition 12" double vinyl and digital formats.
Vinyl is limited to 100 copies (white) and 150 copies (black) on 180-200g virgin vinyl. 18pt (350gsm) full-color gatefold jacket w/5mm spine and matte machine varnish finish. The release also includes a special photo collage insert commemorating the band’s history and release of the album.
Originally released on Compact Disc in 2003 on Germany's Elektrolux imprint, Ruxpin's classic IDM/Lovetronica album "Avalon" has been completely remastered and features all-new artwork/illustration by shift. (www.futurorg.com). The release has finally been given the vinyl treatment it deserves, and will made available as a limited 2xLP including a BONUS and accompanying 6-song "Fields Of View" Digi EP (feat. never before-released tracks) with purchase.
“Holding In My Arms” marks the debut full-length release on Sun Sea Sky Productions for prolific Seattle-based producer and sound designer Branden Clarke, who has previously contributed several remixes for releases on the imprint.
Signal Hill's debut release on the label, "Chase the Ghost" (or CTG) is an elegantly restrained instrumental post-rock gem that continues to be met with positive reviews as the band increasingly garners more and more fans across the globe each consecutive release.
The song of Lewis and Clarke is a craft of beautiful and subtle intensity through the timeless sound of guitar, Rhodes piano, drums and voice. The sound strikes the human chord. Hailing from the rural anthracite region of northeast Pennsylvania where the fever of isolation burns from an underground blaze, Lewis and Clarke was formed as an extension of singer/songwriter Lou Rogai's solo work and features a cast of friends that contribute on the recordings.