These six tracks were recorded during a week of seclusion in a house deep in the woods of Northern Ontario with portions recorded in a cabin in the Gatineau region of Quebec. The recordings include various sample sources including goats and birds in Switzerland, a choir featuring Kuepfer’s parents, and wolves from the Aspden Valley Wildlife Sanctuary near Rousseau, Ontario.
Limited edition of 100 numbered / handmade sets (five 3″ CD’s) that include inserts with personal messages from the artists The Boats, Seth Chrisman, Savaran, All N4tural and Dan Whiting…
The second and final set of EPs in the Rivers Home series.
This series celebrates the wonder of rivers at a time when many of them are particularly vulnerable.
Many of us dream about rivers, ride along rivers, take ferries along rivers and sit on river banks. This series is a musical exploration of the ways we influence rivers and they influence us.
It is about the stories we tell about rivers, the experiences we have of them, and the memories they have left us with.
This the final set of Rivers Home sees The Boats, Seth Chrisman, Savaran, All N4tural and Dan Whiting each present an ode to a different piece of water on their own three inch CD.
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.
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!