New Releases on Relaxed Machinery!

We have two releases coming out right now:

+ Chris Russell and Disturbed Earth – The Approaching Armada
+ Beta Cloud – The Book of Five Rings (Go Rin No Sho)

These are literally just rolling off the factory floor, the machines are relaxingly pulling the final artwork and press release information together… but, if you’d like to hear a snippet of each track or even buy a copy. The links above go to CD Baby and you can purchase right now.

As a special note – Beta Cloud’s album is only $5.00 – and 100% of the sales go directly to Cancer Research. Nothing is going to the artist (and of course nothing is coming to the label either!). I’m very proud of Carl (Beta Cloud) for making this decision to release his album this way – and I’m proud to help release it.

John

World Premiere on StillStream 10/15: Chris Russell & Disturbed Earth – The Approaching Armada

Chris Russell and Disturbed Earth - The Approaching Armada - front cover
Chris Russell and Disturbed Earth - The Approaching Armada - front cover

I’m very proud to announce the upcoming release of Chris Russell and Disturbed Earth – The Approaching Armada. This release has been long in the making and joins two good friends of mine as well as amazing musicians and composers.

Please join us on Friday, October 15, 2010 on StillStream.com during Darrell Burgan’s Blue Water Drift Dive program between 10 pm and 1 am Central Time as we listen to the new album in it’s entirety!

Many of the Relaxed Machinery artists will be in the chat room – and I hope you can drop in and say hello!

More information on the release, including song previews, artwork, and the stories behind the album from both Chris and Dean will be posted all week long.

John
artist / owner
Relaxed Machinery – organic .: ambient :. techno
http://relaxedmachinery.com

Interview with Leonardo Rosado at Future Sequence

Here’s a great interview with Leonardo Rosado (Relaxed Machinery artist and owner of the Feedback Loop label) for Future Sequence. He discusses the gear he uses, how he records, where he’s been, where he’s going. Interview by Adam Williams.

http://www.futuresequence.com/article/interview-leonardo-rosado/

Help pick the music for Leonardo Rosado’s next album

Here’s an update from Leonardo Rosado, Relaxed Machinery artist as well as owner of the Feedback Loop label, which you really need to check out. Gorgeous work being released there.

From Leonardo:

I proudly present you an idea that I’ll pushing forward in the coming months where you can listen to my new album being made. Check the link below if you are curious, or read below for more info.

http://opaqueglitter.tumblr.com/

This webpage is intended to present its visitors the pieces of music that I will be making for my next album codenamed “Opaque Glitter”. Approximately 2 HOURS OF MUSIC will be made and posted here, so you will be able to listen to everything and even comment, but only 40 minutes will make it to the album. This is intended to make you a part of the process, so I will be taking into account your comments and when all tracks are available you will get to vote on which ones should be in the album. Based on everyone who votes I’ll count the MOST WANTED TRACKS and that ones WILL MAKE IT TO THE ALBUM. The process will take about 3 to 4 months. Additionaly, a micropoem and image will be also made to illustrate each piece of music. Finally, I also have setup a donation scheme, so feel free to donate whatever amount of money you feel like. The donated money will be used for music making (ex: mastering & physical editions). ENJOY THE MUSIC, THE WORDS & THE IMAGES

Benjamin Dauer – Burning of Wine – out now on Distance Recs

Benjamin Dauer’s debut ambient album, “Burning of Wine”, is out now on Distance Recordings – available as a FREE download.

Benjamin will be on the upcoming Relaxed Machinery – Sleep Mode compilation. I’m very happy he’s a part of Relaxed Machinery and very pleased to see Burning of Wine released, I’ve heard it many times and highly recommend it!

John

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From Distance Recordings:

Benjamin Dauer is a Washington, D.C based musician and composer who has most recently been working on scores for choreographed modern dance pieces. He has previously released on Distance as part of the duo Offsets, a long distance collaboration with Scottish musician Dominic Dixon.

‘Burning of Wine’ is his debut album under his own name and was recorded especially for Distance. The album is both spacious and subdued, and this is contrasted with moments of dense sonic intensity. Benjamin combines digital sounds with occasional processed field recordings and subtle swells from the bass guitar, his main instrument, creating a well balanced contrast between organic and inorganic textures. The deep sub bass pulses, digital drones and high frequency melodic turns already present throughout the album have all been given further emphasis by the mastering treatment carried out by James Plotkin, whose previous clients have included: Sunn 0))), Earth, Nadja and Fennesz.

Headphone listening especially recommended.

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All songs by Benjamin Dauer
Mastered by James Plotkin
Photography/Textures courtesy of Ed Fladung, Christopher Redmond & Michelle Brand
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Download the full album in hi-res mp3 (320kbps) or FLAC: http://distancerecordings.com/dist018