New album ACHERONTIA by Nathan Kairis

2017-07-20 05:38:25 UTC

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Nathan Kairis is a composer and multi-instrumentalist based in Asheville, NC. He crafts pieces of music made to bounce off all the nearest peaks of the Appalachian Mountains, like shouting at those surrounding monoliths and listening to the evolution of your own echoes. Each of Nathan’s compositions are reflective, expansive, and imaginative in a different manner than the last. The excitement at the first tremble of thunder, the loneliness of a tundra stretching forever before you, the gentle joy of life with loved ones, and the dynamic interplay between all of these feelings. That is the music of Nathan Kairis.

Acherontia. The Death’s Head Hawkmoth. This album is about disconnection, reconnection, and fluttering between the two. The vibrations between these two emotions can be violent and visceral, or almost calming in their agitation. Here is where we find the shuffling trudge of “Solipsism”, straining pressure of “Surface Tension”, and the breakthrough of the title track. Acherontia is a sonic exploration of what happens in between, a transitory stage that most of us just want to get through.

Track List


  • Lachesism - 05:28 
  • Solipsism - 05:32 
  • Breathing In Peaks - 13:00 
  • Surface Tension - 08:28 
  • Insects Dance Softly - 06:02 
  • Acherontia - 07:45


Genre : experimental, ambient, dark, drone, noise, post-rock

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New album Lower Tones by Brad Couture

2017-07-17 06:12:16 UTC

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Hours alone. Low lights, late nights, and soft melodies.

This is how NH-born composer Brad Couture crafts his music from start to finish - writing, playing, recording, and mixing all his own material in the isolation of his studio. From the first hammer strike on piano string, to the last synthesizer wrapping up all in a warm blanket, his sonic structures are constructed with care - emotionally inspired and acoustically defined.

From the sparse, ambient piano arrangements stretching to full orchestral swells backed by chiming guitars, his melodically driven songs weave uplifting crescendos with melancholic introspection to paint cinematic soundscapes.

With the release of Brad’s new album, Lower Tones, Brad has drawn additional inspiration from neo-classical styles of composition, replacing some the roaring guitars and pounding drums of previous releases with the gentle swells of ambient noise and solo cello. Lower Tones provides the perfect atmosphere to plug in earphones, and unplug from the world.

This is Brad Couture's a first full length album - He wrote, played, recorded and mixed every song himself.



Genre : ambient, cinematic, film, music, neo-classical, piano, post-rock

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New EP Gavia by Hanetration

2017-07-11 22:44:44 UTC

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London’s Hanetration is finally back with another interesting  EP. Listen and download  "Gavia" on Bandcamp. Artwork by Tommy Nease.

Track List


  • Ponta - 04:56 
  • Cygni - 05:02  
  • Zorile - 05:22  
  • Kufuor - 03:43 


Genre : electronic, idm, ambient, drone, experimental, glitch

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New album Buddha Bowl by No Mask Effect

2017-07-07 21:32:08 UTC

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Psychonavigation Records founder, Keith Downey returns with his latest musical offering, Buddha Bowl. Under the guise of No Mask Effect, the prolific Downey has just released his fifth project in under two years through Psychonavigation Records.

The album opens with “Be Good To Us”, a diverse mix of industrial complex beats, electronic and Afro-Caribbean inspired vocal snippets alongside an ear worm of a saxophone groove. On “Siren” the mood shifts with a lush sea of sound drifting from the speakers. A sinister yet tranquil string melody lurks beneath the audio waves, eventually emerging to create a beautiful piece of effortless ambient.

Meanwhile the mysterious bells, chimes and subtle, pulsing rhythm of “Hidden Surprises” takes Downey's long time love of Ambient music to new territory. With chattering electronic beeps and bleeps, celestial vocal samples and an ultrasound inspired bassline that is both intriguing and unexpected.

“Dark Emotion” however, reveals itself to be more enigmatic rather than pessimistic.  An eight minute sensatory expedition of obscure samples both organic and electronic, nature sounds, glorious synths spiraling electronic loops are all included in the production. Music for headphones, this track's intricacies can only unfold with repeated listens.

With what is undoubtedly his most accomplished and eclectic collection to date, Buddha Bowl should satisfy long time No Mask Effect fans while exposing his unique sound to many new listeners. 

Track List


  • Be Good To Us - 03:01 
  • Nooris 
  • Swizzle On That! 
  • Buddha Bowl 
  • Siren - 03:15 
  • Hidden Surprises - 04:08 
  • Lost Souls 
  • Dark Emotion 
  • All Lives Matter 
  • Ancient Realms - 02:23 
  • Guru 
  • Meta


Genre : electro, electronic, experimental, ambient, downtempo, techno

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Scratched Out by AIM LOW

2017-07-04 21:43:02 UTC

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Montreal experimental band AIM LOW is set to release Scratched Out on 12" format, a record that has been plagued with numerous issues from disappearing band members, lost recording stems, a messed up vinyl test pressing, artwork problems, and numerous other issues. Toss in a hospital visit (via ambulance, no less), and you can understand why the band is happy to finally release this three song collection of dense shoegaze-y drone density in the vein of early-Sonic Youth, Nadja, and Rhys Chatham. AIM LOW practically took everything into their own hands to get the lp out, right down to the spraypainting process of the lp jackets that can be seen here - https://youtu.be/bbZvcHV2HqQ

Lead off track "Tacit Approval" sets the sound for their forthcoming full length, currently being mixed by Jon Drew, bridging the more experimental nature of their now sold out CD-R Foulards and sold out cassette String Theory with a more structured sound based around the controlled chaos surrounding fuzzed out crackling spoken word vocals. The 12"'s centerpiece "Low Hanging Fruit" was recorded in a church in Montreal West to capture as much natural reverb possible to achieve a contextual Beach Boy sound, complete with "oooh" vocals that are heavily processed with the band's penchant for knob-twiddling effects pedals. And closing track "Phantom Cat" is a twelve minute highway ride of multiple layers and textures in the key of A with lung-straining chanting.

AIM LOW has previously played with the likes of Disappears, Weekend, Moon Duo, and Stephen O'Malley, and plan to support Scratched Out with more dates and a tour in the late Summer of 2017.

Track List


  • Tacit Approval - 05:42 
  • Low Hanging Fruit - 07:41 
  • Phantom Cat - 11:58


Genre : experimental, ambient, doom, dreampop, drone, noise, post-metal, post-rock, shoegaze

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