UK ambient composer and producer Astral Harmonies (Ben Rath, Slow Heart Music) graces the mystical ether with an overwhelmingly atmospheric follow-up to 2016's immersive, introductory debut EP, undeniably met with sincere approval among music lovers all over.
Now returning with a clearly blooming and experienced sophomore, Peach Blossom Spring is not only an extraordinary long-player, but a celestial body-of-work gleaming straight into the mind's eye - and even a possible glimpse into the psyche of Astral Harmonies' artistic and unique vision.
Peach Blossom Spring by Astral Harmonies is available for FREE download via independent imprint and family MoonSwing Netlabel
Dan Caine is an ambient / post-rock musician from Merseyside, England. Caine uses powerful, layered guitar melodies to create an atmosphere of an intense range of thought and emotion as he explores the depths of the human psyche. His music is a free-flow of subconscious urge and instinct; a deep dive into the unhindered world of the Id. Much like a fine wine, these meditative works expose more and more of their depth with each listen, and like a mood ring, they morph and change to reflect the state of the listener perceiving them. Caine’s music is also richly melodic and is layered with vibrant textures, created primarily from his collection of guitars, producing brooding atmospheres and serene sonic landscape.
The new album "Nocturne" features a very special guest - his musical partner from Lunar Sol, Hailey Rose, who provides some haunting vocals on “The Witching Hour”. She also appeared on last year’s album, “Transitions”.
1. A Storm is Coming 02:52 2 . The Witching Hour (feat. Hailey Rose) 06:44 3. Insomniac 08:38 4. 3 A.M. 08:20 5. Moonrise 04:34 6. Time to Wake Up 06:14
Nick performs and records with Saxsyndrum, Best Fern, and Rêves Sonores. As to why he’s waited until now to produce work under his own name, Schofield says, “I’ve always worked on music under a moniker or as a band, so this is somewhat exposed solo territory for me. Having grown up going to galleries and exhibitions with my mom, I always held high regard for artists who go by their own name. Personally, it implies acceptance. This music is ‘me’, it just felt like the most natural nomenclature.”
Nick Schofield continues the ambient tradition pioneered by Hiroshi Yoshimura and Brian Eno, allowing for the soothing effects to wash over us all.
Schofield is a Montreal-based musician, producer and radio host with a BFA in Electroacoustic Studies from Concordia University.
Comprised of minimal instrumentation and field-recordings, Water Sine is a soundtrack for sleep; an antidote to insomnia. Softness and simplicity. A sound that beckons for tranquility and release.
Water Sine started in June 2016 as a way to create music more fluidly, using somewhat specific production parameters that guided the compositions. Schofield used just one synthesizer (Yamaha PSS-270), one effect pedal (BOSS RV-3) and an Edirol field-recorder.
“Even though I tracked with Ableton Live, I treated the DAW like a 4-track recorder, so I had limited channels and editing options. The music itself is very much my way of coping with insomnia and tapping my nocturnal creative energy.”
The Orchestra Of Mirrored Reflections plays deep and touching music, smooth dark jazz, ambient, neoclassical, for your dreams. The Orchestra Of Mirrored Reflections is an ensemble originated in Benares, India, formed around writer/producer and multi-instrumentalist Jol Tai - who had heard this music while he was staying at Manikarnika Ghat - The place of cremation - the holy place in India, thinking of love death and beauty - sharpening the skills of self awareness and acceptation of all, along with his music skills, inspired by amazing improvised music - free form of existence. Later, when he came back to Ukraine - he gained access to different music tools and that's how it started.
1.Dissociative Fugue 06:31
2.Narrow Escape 08:16
3.Marvelous Journey 10:19
4.Le Printemps arrive dans l'Hémisphère Nord 03:25
A combination of retro aesthetics, enduring lyrics and alt-rock grit.
The best music happens when artists refuse to remain stuck in their own comfort zones and creative boxes. Whenever this happens, they are free to give full range to their vision, and they can really come up with something that’s groundbreaking and personable. This is certainly the case here with Tommy Red and his brand new EP release, “I Wanna Be Exploited.”
Marva Von Theo is an Electropop / Synthwave duo formed in 2016 by the Athens-based singer-songwriter Marva Voulgari and the Vienna-based composer-producer Theo Foinidis.
Their Debut Album “Dream within a Dream” was released early in 2018. The 12 songs on their Album, lean towards an electronic sound that incorporates a variety of influences ranging from the music of the 80’s until today. Darkwave sounds, Jazz harmonies, Rock and Dance drum beats resonate together and mature into something darkly romantic.