Matter spreads through space like a cosmic code traversing the universe inside solar windblown motes of space-dust or interwoven into encoded beams of starlight. Explore this cosmic migration through the stars and the origins of life, as the artists on STARSEED evoke the patterns and frequencies of the universe. Every man and woman is a star.
Chris Bryant and Don Tyler (together known as Ascendant) have started Synphaera Records out of need for a suitable platform to release their own music; however, soon it became clear to them that more artists could fit into the roster. The ethos: high quality ambient and downtempo electronica with retro characteristics and modern execution. And of course, delivering a strong V/A compilation is an excellent way to present the world their vision. Diving into Starseed is the best way to get to know the label and its sound and style, and for many it will be the start of a love relationship.
Extremely limited numbers available: For all intents and purposes, Grand Salvo is the work of singer-songwriter Paddy Mann. Grand Salvo’s debut album, 1642-1727, and its follow-up, River Road, earned him rave reviews and a solid following at home and beyond for his stark, sensitive and beautiful songs.
After a spell living in Europe, Paddy returned to Australia and began work on another album he’d dreamt up while away, A set of songs that acts as a children’s storybook, the album became cursed with too many recording problems and Paddy decided to shelve it. While that project will eventually see the light of day, its plagued nature ironically became the motivation for The Temporal Wheel.
As a sort of pantheist, or at least an artist who finds great stories hiding in the vast visual subtleties of nature – Subtle Trees is a classical music collage as much as it is an homage to classical music. It’s core is created through sounds gathered in the owl hours by sampling ancient instruments whose cores were derived from the trees of nature. These sounds were layered like lichen on an ancient pantheistic sculpture.
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Walden Pond's Monk is the brand new album from Portuguese musician and composer Tiago Sousa. Following the limited vinyl-only album InsÃ³nia released in 2009 on German label Humming Conch, Walden Pond's Monk is the first album from Sousa released worldwide on both CD and LP formats.