Karina ESP is the solo recording project of Chris Gowers. Centered around exploring guitar-based textures, recordings vary between slowly formed melancholic ambient, experimental drones and blurred melodies. Karina ESP has been released on a number of labels including Morc Records, Hibernate, Airborne Virus and Evelyn, and has played live in venues across Europe and the UK, sharing the stage with Jessica Bailiff, Tara Jane O’Neil, Wouter van Veldhoven, Drekka and Plinth. Ongoing collaborations have also come to fruition, resulting in releases with Caught In The Wake Forever, Isnaj Dui and Circle Bros. Chris Gowers is also active performing, writing and recording with the bands Signals and Rome Pays Off, and runs The Remains Of My Estate record label.
With A Single Moment, Repeated Chris wanted to capture those brief moments of beautiful clarity that communicate something wordless.
Pascal Savy returns with further deconstructions and the application of fairly mind bending physics and philosophies to composition (rhizome, phase differentiation and deterritorialization) – namely the use of erosion, decay, control (or lack of), connectivity & heterogeneity, tonal mutations and cross pollination to allow his works to organically grow with lives of their own.
The four tracks within are really rather lovely representations and interpretations of this processing style which include a kit and source list of: A couple of piano samples recorded in a disused Norfolk windmill (hang on… a piano…in a windmill?) plucked and bowed guitar, processed sine waves, FM synth, a self-oscillating analogue filter, a turntable, monome and handheld recorder with found sounds from a French church and Kew Gardens….nice!
Limited to 100 copies worldwide. 3″ cd-r comes with download code in gorgeous letterpress cardstock…
Piano Vert is an installation piece for three concentric tape loops; 8, 9 and 10 feet long. Three short piano patterns are cut into loops from an extended piece and played back simultaneously with minimal live adjustments. The first in szilárd’s “colourpalette” loop series.
Letterpress by Ben Owen @ Middle Press, Brooklyn.
Mastered by Greg Davis.
Omniiq has been composing sounds for over three decades. From the more conventional classical training in the early years to the freedom of sonic experimentation now, the common thread is a passion for creating. Accidental composition. Chance ambiences. (Un)fortunate soundscapes. Ordinary sounds manipulated beyond recognition. Aural abuse. The journey is all important, the destination will look after itself.
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.