Showing posts with label Traditional Electronic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Traditional Electronic. Show all posts

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...

25 November 2014

Ether - Road to the Sky

Record: 2014 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1411.0235
Traditional Electronic, Psy-Ambient

This is the story about a quest for a way to the beautiful and the eternal. If there is nothing left untouched by progress of civilization on Earth, where should we look for them else, but in the skies? A man imprisoned in urban constructions sees nothing besides asphalt and concrete, while there is a shoreless ocean above his head. Distant and captivating, it is calling into its boundless vasts, winking with countless stars. We are ready to dive into it, but we are way too weak to break free from the ties of gravity of our planet. Nevertheless, despite of all, we are going on dreaming. Looking upwards we give birth to a hope.

16 November 2014

Radio Silence - Elements

Record: 2008-2009 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1411.0233
Traditional Electronic, Chillout, New Age

Mosaic of sleeps, dreams beckoning behind them, weightless reveries about the forthcoming, opening doors into a fairytale. Total release from the gravity of everyday life, impetuous flight of fantasy over clouds, far and wide - beyond the horizon. Elements of a game, so enticing and deceptive - just excite imagination. Mysterious landscapes painted by the keen artist's hand are attracting like a mirage - salutary oasis of perfection. There's nothing better to think up than to throw oneself and to sink in wonderful blaze, to fall into pieces all over parallel worlds without coming back.

10 November 2014

Innerspace - Аквалактика (Aqualactica)

Record: 1998-2000 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1411.0232
Traditional Electronic, Spacesynth

All we are mad about space, majestic and cold... But there is another one - it is closer and... deeper. We all came namely from there, about one and a half billion years ago. All we had gills at the age of seven weeks, the embryo dwells in liquid medium during nine months - instincts are inherent from birth. Maybe that's the reason why ocean depths beckon us so much, and it is so painful to try to enter this enigmatic abyss without preparation. Pressure, nitrogen bubbles, boiling in blood, tragic experience of the great number of dead explorers of this mysterious world, and at the same time indescribable feeling of flight, weightlessness and complete detachment from the bustle of our life, impetuous bodies of underwater inhabitants, wonderful "sea nation" - dolphins possessing a very high level of intelligence, infinite variety of the dwellers of the largest buildings on our Earth - the Great Barrier Reef. Aqualactica is a musical dedication to beauty and mystery of the underwater space.

6 November 2014

Mornastra - Light Echo

Record: 2013-2014 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1411.0231
Traditional Electronic, Spacesynth, New Age

Echo is reflection of waves. Light is the most lightweight matter which fills the space. It is reflected by many objects, and these reflections form a significant part of visible world. Light echo is an envoy from areas of the Universe so far away, that a human cannot comprehend. Estimating enormous speed of light and scale of cosmic distances, we can imagine light echo as a kind of time machine giving us an opportunity to take a look at event happened millions and billions years ago. At the same time light can draw not only pictures. In itself it is a reservoir of energy, which development is able to open horizons of the future beyond any fantasy.

31 October 2014

Exalot - Time Slice

Record: 1995-2014 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1410.0230
Traditional Electronic, Spacesynth, Space Ambient

Time has no beginning and no end, but we can take a segment even from infinity. To take a slice of time and to put it on a table of the expert, who can explain the meaning of what is happening there. The past is so murky that it often becomes an object of thorough study: if not it, then what else has a direct link with where, or better say, how we do exist. At the same time, the future is being built before our eyes and by our hands, although at times it is unpredictable - only if in the nearest perspective... Nevertheless, we would prefer far future this time. Let's imagine the vast expanses of space, amazing beauty of nebulae clouds and galaxies. Majestic huge spaceships and small yachts of all sorts of shapes. The richness of life, worldview and understanding of the Universe. Contemplating this all with a human sight, it is impossible to imagine the proportionality of human mind on the planet Earth and cosmic endlessness.

26 October 2014

Nickolay Fedorenko - Eco

Record: 2013-2014 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1410.0229
Spacesynth, Electroclash

We live in a time of new technologies and reach to outer space. But we sometimes forget the nature of our home. Our cradle - Earth. The humankind shall pause to think of how to preserve it or even make it a better place. Eco is a future world where man, technology, and nature coexist in harmony. A world free from ecological catastrophes and reckless use of valuable resources. A world where intelligence rules for the good of all.

20 October 2014

Innerspace - Люди как боги (Humans as Gods)

Record: 1994-1996 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1410.0228
Traditional Electronic, Spacesynth

"I have... seen things you people wouldn't believe... Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those... moments... will be lost in time, like... tears... in... rain..." - Roy Batty, "Blade Runner". Worlds, fantastic worlds, created by dreamers, inspire, wake the fantasy and make one express emotions through paintings, music and so on. And it doesn't matter that he has no music education and never learned to paint. It matters, that in the evening after work one can immerse himself into a fantastic world, where armadas of spaceships assault barriers of the non-Euclidean space, war robots deploy to order, and cutting-edge laboratories fathom secrets of the human brain... This is the way this music appears - very simple and very naive, but it is just the beginning!

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...

4 October 2014

Dealon - First Flight

Record: 1999-2003 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1410.0224
Traditional Electronic, Berlin School, New Age

Sometimes long-awaited events are used to being postponed till better times or cancelled at all. Some of them are to happen and some of them are not, as if it was designed in some mysterious plan. Nevertheless, this doesn't detract their importance. Let inspiration become an engine, let fire light up in your eyes. Feel excitement in your heart - overcome gravity of workaday routine, throw off ties of commonness. Personal discoveries allow to take a new look on surrounding reality, but also they give new experiences - herefrom the new vision takes its rise. To lift up above the ground in the own first flight to see the essence of things at least once - then the world in your eyes will change.

28 September 2014

Joost Egelie - From Mars to Earth

Record: 2010 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1409.0222
Traditional Electronic, Berlin School

As a sequel to Music for Mars Missions, the journey home is quite different though there are some similarities. As it is technically not possible yet to make a journey to Mars and return at once, some time will pass. A base on the Red Planet needs to be built and a new space ship has to be constructed in orbit. But when it finally comes to leaving Mars, a golden ark will set the course home. This first ship will be laden with new technologies and understandings of how to preserve life on a planetary scale. Things learnt on Mars may form the key to saving Earth, because by the time we return home with our knowledge of terraforming, the Blue Planet may be badly in need of this process too. A ship carrying hope for the future...

Oleg Pavlov - In Twilight of Thoughts

Record: 1999-2000 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1409.0221
Traditional Electronic, New Age

Autumn appears with an amber scatter of leaves on the roadside. Fading horizon is illuminated by sappy colors of the setting sun over the sleepy town, and then the invisible hand switches on the headlights on a black roadbed. The night approaches, and the remains of light fade in the sky: a perfect end to a day and time for reflections. Dormant imagination stretches wings in this world of imaginings, and magic begins... It is said that dusk - a crack between the worlds. What is the human nature: perfect love, absolute evil or an intricate maze in the shadows of which you can wander endlessly? All this is quite different from the ordinary experiences in the flow of the daily vanity, isn't it? The dark hour of fantasy has come!

22 September 2014

Vortex Mechanic - Forecasting the Future

Record: 2013-2014 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1409.0220
Traditional Electronic, Berlin School, Psy-Ambient

Future. Forthcoming. The state of time which will certainly happen and take form of the present. But in this instance future is not a state of time, future is a state of society, culture and science. Being in progress, the world follows from age to age, and then a moment comes when every dweller on Earth may say for sure: "Yes, I'm already living in the future now, it has come!". This state of society ripens very slowly, but inevitably - hereof futurists, scientists and sociologists say. Touch of the future can be felt more and more in the present. And one day, as quite occasionally, but leaving no doubts, so rapidly the age of tomorrow comes and enters everyday life of everyone. Let's look what is occurring around us. Reuniting all factors, we can say with confidence, that the future is already knocking at our doors! We live in the century of premonition of aftertime - a little more and it will come. Are we ready for this?

20 September 2014

Joost Egelie - Music for Mars Missions

Record: 2009 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1409.0218
Traditional Electronic, Berlin School

It is said that man can achieve anything in his dreams. Less than 500 years ago Copernicus discovered that Earth was not the center of the universe. In 1609 Galileo Galilei pointed his telescope on various planets in our Solar System. From then on the dream began. What are those strange lines on the surface of Mars? Are we alone, circling the sun? These questions still puzzle us. And there is only one way to find out for sure - to set foot on Mars, like we did in 1969 on the Moon. Not just to set another flag and claim more resources for eager consumers, but to find a new approach. The rover missions taught us already that Mars may actually be a view on the distant future of Earth, if we continue planetary exploitation in such a pace. Mars offers us a chance to go back to the drawing board and to do everything as it should be. Instead of robing a planet, where everything we need is fully available, we have to learn how hard it is for a man to become a god-terraformer and create a habitable place from scratch.

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.

31 August 2014

Joost Egelie - Boundaries of Infinity

Record: 2005-2007 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1408.0214
Traditional Electronic, Berlin School

Exploring the great universes between the particles so small, human mind explores the boundaries of itself. Natural contrasts are built upon the energy fluctuations, creating matter and antimatter, whereas a man tries to embody everything that he can imagine. In the end, we may have created existence and cosmos ourselves. There is a lot more to it than just letting two atoms collide at high energy levels. Are we the ones able to learn, in what way the cogwheels of the Universe turn? We just have to sit out the ride on the space roller coaster, watching the blazonry. Boundaries are relative, as they can be broken. Particle accelerators eventually provide more answers to questions lying beyond these boundaries. This is the quest in search of the Theory of Everything. Do we really wish to know, how it works?

29 August 2014

Sergey Kolesnikov - Early Dreams

Record: 2011-2012 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1408.0212
Traditional Electronic, Berlin School

Such a long history of mankind, numbering tens of millennia, is dappled with white specks of obscurity. We know only scattered episodes from life of the ancient ancestors, which they tried to transmit to next generations as much as possible. Great volume of knowledge is lost, destroyed or kept back by destructive progress, aiming to the future like an arrow without looking back, while the past is being covered by sands of time, and myths and legends come to surrogate invaluable traditions. We can only guess, how the ancient looked at natural phenomena, which thoughts and conceptions emerged in their mind. Most likely they comprehended things even better than we do in our dashing time, as they had a whole eternity for thinking and observation. Crumbs of knowledge, conjectures and speculations, which were able to collect, are expressed here by traditional electronic music in the Berlin school style.

9 August 2014

Ramio Lin - Мистический композитор (Mystical Composer)

Record: 2011 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1408.0211
Traditional Electronic, New Age, VGM

This musical story of the Mystical Composer is the story about Ramio Lin himself, his and his friends’ amazing adventures. Just like in any proper tale, there are two main positive characters in play: a timid beautiful girl - an exorcist Serchio the Melancholic, and the brave musician Ramio Lin - eternal seeker of inspiration, travelling with a keyboard synthesizer behind, ready to get into the most dangerous places for musical ideas. Just like in any proper tale, there is an antagonist - villain Kirai named Burning the Tears for his mercilessness and blindness to tears of the innocent victims. Our courageous heroes are looking for the ways to revenge him. Here's some of their most interesting episodes.

31 July 2014

Lost Radiance - Upon Us

Record: 2014 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1407.0210
Traditional Electronic, Berlin School, Space Ambient

Look around - and you will see the endless majesty of cosmos, a myriad of stars, whose light goes hundreds, thousands, millions and billions years. What keeps us from reaching them? Damned relativity! But there is a way to overcome it! In the beginning there were only thoughts, concepts. Alcubierre drive, Krasnikov tube. There only one challenge remains: generation of matter with negative density of energy - and forward, to the stars! There, where new life, new intelligence, new destination await! So far, these are only dreams... It is necessary to develop a theory. It is necessary to fund the experiments. Begin constructing devices unseen ever before. All this is for the flight to a distant planet. And lo, a massive complex is being built gradually. A spaceship with a strange structure is being designed. Finally everything's ready! Starship is ready for the first leap. Distance ahead, unexplored before, in some three light years (come to think of it that we may already say: "some three light years"!). Attention! Start! The leap is performed flawlessly. After a few weeks ship comes back with detailed snapshots of the nearest star - Proxima Centauri. This event is celebrated all over the globe. A hope is born, that there will be no need to slice and torture the planet tired of mankind. Finally there'll be enough place for everybody - after all the Universe has no boundaries.

30 May 2014

Nickolay Fedorenko - Dance Planet

Record: 2012-2013 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1405.0207
Traditional Electronic, Trance

Look into the sky and you will see the austere motion of spherical bodies as if they perform the perfect space dance. Planets, moving along orbits, experience a lot of effects: the changing of seasons, solar storms, space radiation, however they don't reduce the tempo for a moment. Comets and asteroids attempt to break the lasting balance at times, but, even if they exert a shattering impact to the surface, they rarely can affect the rotating velocity of graceful dancers. They aim to continue the dance endlessly.