I’m always thrilled to see airplay for Relaxed Machinery artists. We have quite the lineup on SomaFM this week! Steve Brand, Max Corbacho, Chris Russell, Robert Scott Thompson, and Devin Underwood have all released albums with us. A lot of other friends and favorite artists on that list. Thanks, as always, to Rusty at SomaFM for playing us.
Extremely proud to announce Steve Brand – The Space Between and Steve Brand, Roy Mattson -Meltstream both made the September 2014 Top 20 on Star’s End radio. Both released this year on@relaxedmachinery | http://relaxedmachinery.com
We are very proud to present Steve Brand’s newest release, The Space Between. Even better? Rusty at SomaFM is going to premiere the entire album at 8pm Eastern on Drone Zone! – AND – We’ll all be in chat for a listening party! Join us, won’t you?!?!
Times throughout the world:
2:00 pm – Honolulu
5:00 pm – San Francisco
8:00 pm – New York
9:00 pm – Rio de Janeiro
1:00 am – London
2:00 am – Berlin
3:00 am – Helsinki
4:00 am – Moscow
5:30 am – Mumbai
8:00 am – Perth
9:00 am – Tokyo
10:00 am – Melbourne
Noon – Auckland
Thank you to Francis and Julien and their metal radioshow “Les décibels sont dans les prés”, on Radio Mercure (France). The first hour of the show is Death – Black – Thrash – Power – Mathcore – Doom… while the second is Dark Ambient, noise, power, and industrial.
This week they played a track from Bob Ohrum’s “Elevated” from June 2010. An album Bob wrote during the loss, grief of his father’s passing and ultimately celebration of his life. Truly an amazing album – and I’m proud to see it pulled out for radio airplay.
Bob Ohrum – Elevated info: http://relaxedmachinery.com/releases/bob-ohrum-elevated-rm_0004/
2nd hour playlist:
|Deuxième Partie : Dark ambient – Rhytmic noise – Power electronics – Industrial…
||Spotted Peccary Records
||Jeux de terre
||Relaxed Machinary Records
||Bats & Cats Records
|Macieh Szymczuk & Slow Motion
||Eye of the nautilus
Blake (Broken Harbour) tweeted yesterday he only has about 30 copies left of his Relaxed Machinery release “The Geometry of Shadows”. Info: Release Page | Bandcamp to Order CDR or digital
Just a blend of good music this time through, elements following elements, building into a pleasant flow. I find the last 45 minutes particularly deep. Enjoy.
Start Brain Ballet, I.S.S., Aquarium of the Deep Sea
5.03 Lorne David Thompson, 1000 Miles from the Atmosphere, Quadra Station
9.54 Ex Confusion, On Your Side, With Love
12.33 Terra Ambient, The Ghost in Me, Wanderlust
18.29 Al Conti, Last Suitor, The Blue Rose
22.47 Michelle De Wilton, Memory of the Sun, Daydream
26.47 Boy Is Fiction, My Veins Are Blocked, Broadcasts in Colour
33.20 The Nebulae, The Path of White Clouds, The Path of White Clouds
43.44 Steve Brand & Roy Mattson, Just Above Treeline, Meltstream
56.12 dRachEmUsiK & Onewayness, Joy, Immeasurable
1.08.49 Suspended Memories, Places In Between, Earth Island
1.19.51 Seconds Before Awakening, Seven 1/2, Seven
Seren Ffordd – Fractured III – Shards [rM_0045]
We are thrilled to announce the release of Seren Ffordd’s release – Fractured III – Shards. Here’s what the artist has to say about his album:
‘Shards’ is the third album in a trilogy titled ‘Fractured’.
As a whole the three album project was inspired by the thought that the first act of any musician is to break the silence, rending the quiet by pouring sound into the waiting space as gently as an unfolding rose or as savagely as a lightning strike – all three albums explore that sense of fracture in the sounds themselves and how they are manipulated to create the music, the atmospheres…
‘Shards’ was created as a softer companion piece to the other two albums. It is more dreamy and evocative, the sounds not so much torn and shattered as shifted and slanted. Not so much the stone as it hits the still surface of a quiet pool, but more the ripples of the water from the impact as they reach the pools edges. The sounds changing gently at the edge of hearing, sliding between form and chaos and back again.
On ‘Shards’ every sound is acoustic in origin. Sources include: Wine glass, water, CDs being bent or broken, glass beads, singing bowls, bells, tin foil, breathing etc – many of the original sounds are unrecognisable, having been passed through various effects a number of times. Sometimes the same sound is heard through different effects, creating the shifting textures and tones.
Release info, art, listen: http://relaxedmachinery.com/releases/seren-ffordd-fractured-iii-shards-rm0045/
A very lovely review from A Closer Listen on Arbee / Specta Ciera – Elemental Gathering.
arbee is Mathieu Lamontagne from Quebec, spectra ciera is Massachusetts-based Devin Underwood. Both are prolific electronic artists with a taste for collaboration in their work, with a string of shared credits behind them, although this is their first outing together. They’ve never met but thanks to a decent broadband connection and a dose of inspiration they’ve madeElemental Gathering, a combination of new age-style whooshy synths and taut electro-inspired funk laced through with a good amount of dubby space. It’s an understated release and takes a few plays to get under the skin but when it works, it works beautifully – “Pomme Grenade” has just the right amount of whoosh over a muscular yet dialled back rhythm pattern, “En Pleine Ascension” is a slice of dub techno that gets surprisingly dense before stripping the elements away again for maximum impact. It doesn’t all flow – it might have been wise to have found “Turn Around” a home elsewhere – but overall it’s a high strike rate. Score another for the internet.