Ekca Liena is an alias of Daniel W J Mackenzie which concentrates on the celestial, melancholic and sometimes blissful side of ambient music. Over the range of his enchanting, mainly long-form compostions there is a clear influence from ritual psychedelic, noise, doom, post-rock and at times modern classical arrangement. His discography has seen work on a variety of labels including Dead Pilot, Small Doses and Entropy and with an enormous amount of material currently in the works this list is hoped to expand.
Downer Supine was produced with electric guitar, piano, voice and synths and provides an example of the spacier and trippier side of Ekca Liena’s sound. Drawing it’s character from early nineties ambient music and sitting in the depths of a analgesic, opioid drift, the three parts that make up this piece are slow moving, mysterious and contemplative.
ED.004 is a limited edition to 100 copies.
Produced by Daniel W J Mackenzie.
Photography by Alexandre Mazel.
“Listening mirror is the ambient/drone project of Jeff Stonehouse. It has been in existence since October 2009, when it was formed as a duo with Kate Tustain. Kate withdrew from the project in January 2011.
Listening Mirror have released material on aReW Records, Somehow Recordings, Heat Death Records, Rural Colours, and now Entropy Records. Future releases are planned for Hibernate and Sweat Lodge Guru.
…from dreams… contains two tracks, ‘Black Spring’ and ‘Lifting the Veil of Clouds’. Both tracks are true to the Listening Mirror ethos of ‘using sound as a defence against itself’ in which sounds that would normally seem banal, discordant or unpleasant are stretched and looped, their frequencies and harmonics seperated and recombined and then treated with a variety of effects to form a thing of beauty. To this drone are added field recordings and more traditional instruments such as guitar and piano.
David Ya’s drone & field recordings experience introduces the new serie “Thought For The Day”. The visionary composition let you immerse into a very far and very ancient journey…
ED.001 is a limited edition to 100 copies.
Composition, field recordings, mastering and package designed by David Ya.
Photography by nasa/jpl-caltech and David Ya