Showing posts with label Ambient. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ambient. Show all posts

16 September 2017

Vortex Mechanic - Wired

Record: 2017 • Edition: 2017 • USC-WR-1709.0376
Berlin School, Ambient

«It was during a walk with my friend Nickolay. Despite the fact that it was summer, the weather was really autumnal, gloomy. We were going along the route – the forest belt, and then, in an instant, the forest went apart, and we found ourselves at the place, where the giants had been living. Steel silent idols were in fact the power line towers. A light twilight; the magnificence of the giants, who stood with their legs wide apart and arms outstretched aside to hold power lines firmly. With their heads they propped up the sky, as if emphasizing their greatness and significance. Are they lonely and silent? Not at all! They are talking to each other: slowly, in a low voice. They are wired!»

— Alexey Markov, 27 August 2017

1 September 2016

Vortex Mechanic - After Us

Record: 2016 • Edition: 2016 • USC-WR-1609.0330
Traditional Electronic, Berlin School, Ambient

«Everything has its limit, including sorrow.» - Joseph Brodsky Getting to know ourselves and our world, we have came to conclusion that our lifetime is calculable: in moments. Contrary to common sense we fell into euphoria of eternal existence. Are we trying to understand it in front of the silent eternity - nothing? Our being is reduced to a bestial way of life, and even the undeniable advantage in us has lost its value and paled in satiated ecstasy, which has become the meaning of our existence. It's time to think about what will stay after us. Is all that we can - is to leave waste products, however confirming with confidence that we once were? Could we make a better world? Were we able to move even one iota in our development in comparison to the moment of our arrival to the Universe? However, we succeeded in the projections and fantasies about what will be the finale of mankind on our tiny planet. With great relish we mentally destroy our race, and those destructive feelings that we experience at the same time are comparable in strength to the emotional pleasure of creation. And the worst thing about it is that our imaginations have become feasible with the advent of technology. That which elevates us before nature and God is able to destroy us in an instant, and we won't even have time to realize that this is the end... Each generation of people looks with a hope to the heirs, who must justify the investment in their efforts to become better and surpass their ancestors. However, mankind is not getting better - knowledge and progress doesn't contribute to this. To have at least a drop of hope that we are able to pass the descendants anything except ruins. Just a hope... Eventually, without it nothing at all remains...

12 October 2014

Joost Egelie - Particles

Record: 2012-2013 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1410.0226
Traditional Electronic, Berlin School, Space

In a journey through life one may experience periods of reflection, search for new beginnings and deeper philosophies. The most important and impacting episodes of life leave an imprint of a shifting style of common work, artistry, intercourse, mood and even way of life. Such unpredictable changes are similar to the behavior of elementary particles: physically so small that only imagination can help to see them, and as a matter of fact so huge that their influence is noticeable across the Universe. Particles are unseen, unimaginable, in dimensions other than the concrete four ones we can witness. And most of all - they tell our stories, of human beings: acting, reacting, interacting, interfering. Just let your mind, which is made of stardust, float along the strings and dimensions. Dream away...

11 October 2014

Евгений Науменко (Eugene Naumenko) - 2000 лет (2000 Years)

Record: 2014 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1410.0225
Modern Classical, Space, Post-Rock

Space inspires. So our hero, inspired by long trips of predecessors, flies into the unknown. This is a flight to see the beauty of space with own eyes, to get closer to stellar nurseries - nebulae, and to lonely white dwarfs, who have lived their wild youth, attaining their age in quiet fade. An encounter with an asteroid, ploughing vasts of the giant Universe from times immemorial, leads to the idea of solitude. Tired wanderer lands his ship on it. In this tiny world natural treasures are so plentiful, and reigning rest and silence are so fascinating, that our hero can linger here, away from any human vices and anguish, for two thousand years - even forever.

19 September 2014

Vermos - Светочувствительные материалы (Photosensitive Materials)

Record: 2012 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1409.0217
Indietronica, Post-Rock

Light. Life stands still in the frame. A bit unsharp picture: variants of interpretation are possible. Light. Imprint of an instant. It was somewhen, but now it exists no more. Reality has changed like it constantly does. But the film captures and keeps changeless. Light. Shots are arranging in sequence. The life is being reconstructed, although not real. Or not? Screen heroes are so true, when they live and feel and not just play. Light. Come to think of it, sometimes we know their lives better than ours. Worrying and sympathizing for them, rejoicing and grieving together. Over and over again we live their life along with them to smooth over dullness of daily routine. Light. Camera. Action!

18 September 2014

Eleomys - Commencement

Record: 2013-2014 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1409.0216
Ambient, Cinematic

...just an essence, lost in gloom, among weird machinery and eternal frost. They are peculiar essences as well - iron giants, into whom life was breathed to make them... Could it be a kind of utopia? A perverted dream of ruined mind which seeks for solitude or unity with emptiness, if you wish. The value of silence is learnt when noise overflows everything around and breaks in thoughts. All these bawling dolls are unable to... ...shall begin, for a moment must necessarily come when all should be brought into primordial state - to the initial, to be reset to default. It will be a brand new start. And meanwhile the chance to dissolve in silence must be used all the way - to become saturated with it, until noise gets to...

6 September 2014

WMRI - Saturated Summer

Record: 2014 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1409.0215
Ambient, Symphonic, Cinematic

Flower scents fill the hot air mixed into a lavish bouquet. Sun hangs in a clear blue sky slowly cooking the planet. Shivering haze rises over the incandescent ground: paints on horizon smear and flow in entangled patterns. In this realm of heat and moisture greens grow rapidly: grasses, flowers, ferns, bushes and trees, as if competing with each other for a place under the sun, spread on vast areas with meadows, fields and forests. Incessant even for a moment chirr symphony of various insect species is heard on all sides, floats on the waves of waving ears driven by the wind. Dynamic life forms a unique picture full of the most saturated colors.

30 August 2014

Sky in Birds - Sky in Birds

Record: 2014 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1408.0213
Indietronica, Lounge, Ambient, Minimal

Birds fly high in the sky and look at the swarming life on earth. Their flight begins in the wintertime, and they move towards the South, overcoming enormous distances. They see quaint landscapes and lofty mountains, tumultuous rivers and their cliffy banks, lowlands and highlands. Just a bird's regular day of a free floating in the lucid heights that is perceived as a borderless travel in an incredible calmness with the serene feeling of the clear blue firmament.

29 June 2014

Евгений Науменко (Eugene Naumenko) - Вдохновение (Impression)

Record: 2014 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1406.0209
Modern Classical, Score

Inspiration that spring brings is kept for a long time after its end. This powerful charge of positive emotions and feelings that soul experiences after winter sleep, should be used with the greatest impact. Maybe to create something new or to finish something old that is left for the time being. Areas of forces application are countless, and with due enthusiasm anything will be possible to do. Go for it!

28 June 2014

Openaiid - Без края (Without Boundary)

Record: 2013-2014 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1406.0208
Ambient, Shoegaze

People are emotional creatures. Everything they create is filled with emotions. They fill things with sense and make them important. Music is one of their ways to describe the Universe. Just a way to place oneself into the main point to see the whole. Every little nuance can be of vital importance. Open your mind to the world, plunge into its beauty and then come up to the surface renewed from inside. Take the opportunity to feel once felt and see once seen that is expressed in this music.

1 May 2014

Rigel Centaurus - Центр галактики (Galactic Center)

Record: 2013 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1405-0206
Space

Galactic center is relatively small - about 1000 parsecs. Hidden behind the clouds of gas and dust, it is a real stellar nursery. The formation of galaxy began here. Around the giant space monster - a supermassive black hole located in the heart of the galaxy, stellar population is most plentiful. If the stars in the center of the galaxy have civilizations, they may be billions of years older than humanity. During this time they could have reached a level of development that comparing to us they are like gods, which as a wise guardians of the order watching the fragile mechanism of galaxy, skillfully adjust and fix it, keeping the balance of power in space.

31 March 2014

SiJ - Shadow of Time

Record: 2011-2012 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1403.0204
Ambient, Space

If you glance at the familiar world through a veil of shadow, then the things may take a strange and sinister look. The shadow side always carries something, at first sight, odd, frightening, but if you take deeper into the essence, you can see the extraordinary beauty, which is usually obscured by the bright light of the day. That's the beauty of unusual forms, which are born by hiding redundant lines and curves. That's the beauty of subdued images, which themselves look plain. That's the beauty of movement, which creates the illusion of life. A whole world created by the shadow that is irresistibly impending onto the fragile reality.

16 January 2014

Eugene Naumenko - Reversion

Record: 2012-2014 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1401.0201
Modern Classical, Ambient

Reversion is a rethinking. It is memories, that each of us has experienced for sure. Sit back, close your eyes and go back to the past, living with us to this music.

31 December 2013

WMRI - New Axis of Turning

Record: 2012 • Edition: 2013 • USC-WR-1312.0200
Traditional Electronic, Berlin School, Experimental

We are used to perceive the world as we see and feel it. This is called reality, at least for most. But the search for new territories of perception never ends. What if there's another reality that we can't sense, because of our limited perception of the Universe? Another dimensions that exist in parallel to ours, superimpose each other like the layers of a multilayer cake. It is quite possible that they are out of reach, and we can only guess that they occur, at best feel some illusive emanation of other world. Who knows...

30 December 2013

Dmitriy Samoylenko - The Life We Dance

Record: 2011-2013 • Edition: 2013 • USC-WR-1312.0197
Smooth Jazz, New Age

We are surrounded by a diverse and dynamic world. Something happens and changes every second in it. The set tempo is incredible for a single person. Our schedule of existence turns into an endless series of programmed actions, and we get tired or even break. But sometimes we put the game on pause in time and leave the controls to find peace and quiet. Interval when all the unnecessary and distracting dims and goes into the background, and vice versa all the important finds brightness and stands out among the noisy bustle. Moment of unity with the genuine things in the world and this life.

29 December 2013

WMRI - Lone Tree Standing on the Edge of Nowhere

Record: 2009 • Edition: 2013 • USC-WR-1312.0195
Modern Classical, Ambient, Minimal

During the ongoing Black Concept series of EPs it was decided to try some different kind of experiments. Not inside ambient, but outside common electronic music at all. And then this little experiment in modern classical field was born. You can hear only digital piano with some light effects that create long, wide sounds and atmosphere. This is an etude about a tree, which stands from year to year enjoying quiet solitude, immersed in its secret internal fluctuations.

28 December 2013

Saty - Suprematic

Record: 2013 • Edition: 2013 • USC-WR-1312.0193
Tribal Ambient, Industrial

Powers of ancient age are always near and never collapse, just subside for a while to rise later with even greater disruptiveness. Shaman of far ahead century casts the spells of mass destruction on the automated machinery that the chips fly in all directions. The monstrous volcanoes open their vent underneath the buildings, and fire storm devours the whole cities. The world plunges into the abyss of antiquity...

Visionary Worlds - Dedicated to Ambient

Record: 2010-2011 • Edition: 2013 • USC-WR-1312.0192
Drone Ambient, Psy-Ambient

Autumn and winter. These periods motivate the human to summarize, to revise his convictions and gathered experience. Nature at this time facilitates immersion in thoughts about those aspects of life that do not lie on the surface, but paint the background daily. In the beginning, there's gloomy autumnal mood: cold, moisture and the leaden sky. Next, trance hypnotic vision of snowstorm that wraps all around, the observer and his consciousness with impenetrable veil of peace and quiet, leaving alone with depth. Then reality becomes thinner, and infinity peeps through it.

26 December 2013

Radio Silence - Frosts

Record: 2009-2011 • Edition: 2013 • USC-WR-1312.0191
Traditional Electronic, Ambient, New Age

When frosts come, life hides in warm corners, covering from the harsh weather. Powerful storm whirls in a fast paced dance and veils the land with a fluffy white blanket. Frost draws intricate traceries on the windows. At nightfall, snowy vasts begin to sparkle under mysterious flickering starlight. The air is filled with thrilling anticipation of the holiday, and the magic of the New Year story from childhood dreams knocks at your house.

7 October 2013

SiJ & WMRI - Nightwave

Record: 2012-2013 • Edition: 2013 • USC-WR-1310.0178
Ambient, Symphonic

Night transforms the ordinary world, rolling with an irresistible wave over the secret corners of the soul. Sometimes it brings sorrowful experience to the surface - a vague feeling of wrong decisions, desire to go back in time to correct mistakes. It seems that a man aims to the stars, to high ideals, but the backside of his nature pulls into insanity and evil. Glares on crests of the night wave alternate with impenetrable blackness. Hold on this stream and save mind or turn into a gray shadow, hiding in the alleys of time - what is waiting for us?