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MUSIC, AMBIENCE AND SOUND ART => Other Ambient (and related) Music => Topic started by: SiF on December 30, 2007, 09:00:33 AM

Title: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: SiF on December 30, 2007, 09:00:33 AM
Hi Guys.

The old thread was deleted because of the new Forum, so i decided to give it
another try.

The first 2 Waterscapes are now sold out. Mike does have a few Copies left i think.

So what do we face in 2008?

[ws03] Light of Shipwreck - Through the Bilge Lies A Calm And Bloodless Sea
(http://www.waterscape.de/Bilder/shipwreck_preview.jpg)

[ws04] True Colour of Blood - The Cave of Knowledge
(http://www.waterscape.de/Bilder/truecolourofblood_preview.jpg)

[ws05] Taiga Remains - Descend from Ivory Cliffs
(http://www.waterscape.de/taiga_descend.jpg)

and also upcoming releases by Peter Wright, Jason Sloan and Matt Borghi.

There are Excerpts and the whole Artwork for all the Releases now online, because i finally found
some time to completely update the site. :)

One Note: As you might read, i'm totally in love with the Taiga Remains
Release. I guess i should love all my sheep's the same way, but i cant
help myself. Descend from Ivory Cliffs is such a breathtaking record.
Thats also the reason for me to release it in a run of 100 Copies.

So for more Infos go to www.waterscape.de or ask questions in this
thread if you want to. :)
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: Undershadow on December 30, 2007, 10:08:00 AM
Good stuff, SiF. Hypnos store appears to have copies of Paul Bradleys excellent Cede showing:
http://www.hypnos.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=ws02 (http://www.hypnos.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=ws02)
(http://www.hypnos.com/catalog/ws02.jpg)

Id like to see Waterscape release something by Apalusa, who has a couple of very nice guitar-drone-based releases on UKs Low Point label:
(http://cdn.last.fm/coverart/130x130/3256607.jpg)
http://www.low-point.com/LP009.html (http://www.low-point.com/LP009.html)

(http://cdn.last.fm/coverart/130x130/3453913-835483668.jpg)
http://www.low-point.com/LP015.html (http://www.low-point.com/LP015.html)
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: SiF on December 30, 2007, 10:42:28 AM
Good stuff, SiF. Hypnos store appears to have copies of Paul Bradleys excellent Cede showing:
http://www.hypnos.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=ws02 (http://www.hypnos.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=ws02)
(http://www.hypnos.com/catalog/ws02.jpg)

Id like to see Waterscape release something by Apalusa, whos has a couple of very nice guitar-drone-based releases on UKs Low Point label:
(http://cdn.last.fm/coverart/130x130/3256607.jpg)
http://www.low-point.com/LP009.html (http://www.low-point.com/LP009.html)

(http://cdn.last.fm/coverart/130x130/3453913-835483668.jpg)
http://www.low-point.com/LP015.html (http://www.low-point.com/LP015.html)

Hi Alan.

Well, to be honest. A few days ago i talked to Dan from Apalusa.
And we spoke about a future release. Guess things will go its
way and we can expect a release on Waterscape in the mid of the
year. Depending on when i get the master.

Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: Undershadow on December 30, 2007, 10:48:43 AM
Well, how about that for serendipity, SiF!  :)
Great to hear that.
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: SiF on December 30, 2007, 11:21:53 AM
Well, how about that for serendipity, SiF!  :)
Great to hear that.
Please call me Martin. :)
Those nicknames sound so formal.

Apalusa is a great artist, your right.
I have also talked to Gareth Hardwick.
And it seems that he is also into releasing
something in the next year. So great releases are coming up.
And i didnt even talked about the Colab between Aidan baker
and myself.
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: Undershadow on December 30, 2007, 11:42:58 AM
Refreshingly discreet of you to ignore your own collab, Martin ;)
Gareth Hardwick was another kindred spirit in guitar drone that I had in mind. Have you got a hotline to my head? :P
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: SiF on December 30, 2007, 12:13:08 PM
Refreshingly discreet of you to ignore your own collab, Martin ;)
Gareth Hardwick was another kindred spirit in guitar drone that I had in mind. Have you got a hotline to my head? :P
No hotline to your head alan, but perhaps the same musical taste. :)
Guess this could fit.
Is Thisquietarmy a new name for you?
So i'm always open to other suggestions, even tough
i have enough releases for the next half year. :)
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: Undershadow on December 30, 2007, 12:36:28 PM
It seems there's a healthy overlap taste-wise, yes  :)
I havent heard of Thisquietarmy, Martin, but two other candidates I would just mention whose stuff is still low profile in terms of conventional releases and deserves wider exposure are Pausal (UK) and Lht (U.S.):

More minimal and intimate and on a fragile elegiac SotL-y tip:
http://www.myspace.com/pausal (http://www.myspace.com/pausal)

More grandiose and in a sort of Big Drone Sweep style a bit like Hammock or Sigur Ros with band and singer(s) taken out with the remainder hitched to a dronier Eluvium or even Exuviae (remember him?):
http://www.myspace.com/lahto (http://www.myspace.com/lahto)
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: SiF on December 30, 2007, 12:55:25 PM
It seems there's a healthy overlap taste-wise, yes  :)
I havent heard of Thisquietarmy, Martin, but two other candidates I would just mention whose stuff is still low profile in terms of conventional releases and deserves wider exposure are Pausal (UK) and Lht (U.S.):

More minimal and intimate and on a fragile elegiac SotL-y tip:
http://www.myspace.com/pausal (http://www.myspace.com/pausal)

More grandiose and in a sort of Big Drone Sweep style a bit like Hammock or Sigur Ros with band and singer(s) taken out with the remainder hitched to a dronier Eluvium or even Exuviae (remember him?):
http://www.myspace.com/lahto (http://www.myspace.com/lahto)

Thanks for those two. The songs on Pausals myspace are really what i was looking
for. Lht is also very nice. I will send them a message for sure.

Thanks Alan.
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: Undershadow on December 30, 2007, 01:05:56 PM
You're welcome, Martin.
Pausal were involved in organising the recent SotL gigs in the UK, in which context I exchanged a few emails with them. Very nice blokes, and those myspace player tracks are quite lovely, aren't they :)
Lht - a guy called Tyke Chandler - actually used to be on the old Hypnos forum, but I haven't seen him around for a while. For some reason all his releases have been free downloads. His music seems good enough to me for him to charge someone some money somewhere along the line sometime soon ;)
I trust you'll give us an update in a few days on how things go communications-wise with all these experimental guitar drone types.

Danke vielmals.
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: Undershadow on December 30, 2007, 01:25:11 PM
The songs on Pausals myspace are really what i was looking for.

Just remembered there's a nice 3-track Pausal release on Highpoint Lowlife: free download! Yeehaw!
Go to: http://www.highpointlowlife.com/downloads.php (http://www.highpointlowlife.com/downloads.php)
And click on: Pausal - Pausal [ hpw024 ]
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: MarkJohnson on December 30, 2007, 08:53:30 PM
Hi guys. Eavesdropping on your conversation... just checked out Lahto and I'm downloading his music now after previewing his MySpace tracks. Thanks for the recommendation - this is good stuff. I'm happy that he's giving it away, but he could definitely sell it!
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: SiF on December 31, 2007, 03:28:14 AM
Well, then i have really good news for the three of us. :)

I have talked to Tyke, and he was really enthusiastic
about the whole idea. and he is so incredibly talented.
So i can now announce that Lht is officially on the
Waterscape Roster. There is no deadline for him, but
when he finished the recordings i will receive the master
and then things will go its way. :)

Oh yeah, forgot to mention that i also talked with
yui onodera and he will record something for Waterscape
mainly with guitar only. Could take a while because he
is busy, but we can expect a release.

Now i just need a "yes" from Pausal and i could lean back
for a while. :)
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: Undershadow on December 31, 2007, 05:44:08 AM
Thats great, Martin. Good going.
And, what's more, it's a testament to the synergistic heft (vidnaObmana title candidate there? ;)) of this kind of forum that we spontaneously collaboratively generated half of a label roster. We rock. Or rather, We Drone!!
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: Joe R on December 31, 2007, 09:43:02 AM
Thanks for the tip on the Lahto, dudes. Quite impressive.  8)

I'm equally impressed with your ability to place little dots above the "a" and the "o". How do you do that?
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: Undershadow on December 31, 2007, 09:50:55 AM
Some of us just have a special gift, Joe ;)
I think you might like some of the stuff by Apalusa (discussed in this thread earlier) - a bit darker and less dreamy - more eerie (one your faves) in fact than the guy with the dots on his as and os.
I'll see if we can arrange for a lorry back-fall-off incident ;)
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: Joe R on December 31, 2007, 11:30:09 AM
You know me well, Alan- "eerie" floats my boat every time.
...and a direct hit! -it fell off the lorrie and bounced straight into my hard drive. Thanks. :)

And I see you're gonna carry your "little dot" secret with you to the grave.
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: Undershadow on January 01, 2008, 07:59:57 AM
Lemme know what you thought of "Small Environs", Joe-ski. I have another, "Wires and Knives", if Apalusa's brand of eerieness is of the Joe-boat-floating kind - could arrange for a New Year delivery ;)
As for the Secret of the Dots, I'm quite willing to confess there's no mystique or technique; it's as simple as having a Word document open and selecting those funny characters from 'symbol' on the 'Insert' menu, then copying and pasting 'em into your Forum post as you write it.

Release the Pink Umlauts!
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: Joe R on January 01, 2008, 08:11:02 PM

Release the Pink Umlauts!

You tease! ;)

I'm really liking theLahto, and the Apalusa is beginning to click for me. Looks like Martin's got a good thing going here. 8)



Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: SiF on January 02, 2008, 03:45:31 AM
Yeah, i couldn't be happier about my current Roster of Artists. :)
And it also seams that Mirko Uhlig is also interested. I have
to say that Uhlig definitely is one of the finest german drone
artists around today.

But did you Guys already checked out the Taiga Remains Sample
on my Site? Breathtaking in every single sense. :o

Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: Undershadow on January 02, 2008, 04:16:02 AM

Release the Pink Umlauts!

You tease! ;)

I'm really liking theLahto, and the Apalusa is beginning to click for me. Looks like Martin's got a good thing going here. 8)

Umm.. don't you mean Lht, Joe? ;)
Glad you're starting to see things my way re: Apalusa 8)
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: Undershadow on January 02, 2008, 04:19:43 AM
Yeah, i couldn't be happier about my current Roster of Artists. :)
And it also seams that Mirko Uhlig is also interested. I have
to say that Uhlig definitely is one of the finest german drone
artists around today.

But did you Guys already checked out the Taiga Remains Sample
on my Site? Breathtaking in every single sense. :o



I never heard of Uhlig. Are there any samples of his music around, Martin?
The Taiga Remains stuff I've heard sounds rather noisier than the stuff I like, but I'd certainly be interested to check out the sample on your site. Might help to insert the relevant URL:
http://www.waterscape.de/waterscapereleases_descend.html (http://www.waterscape.de/waterscapereleases_descend.html)
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: SiF on January 03, 2008, 01:31:38 AM
Here is a link to Uhligs Myspace.

http://www.myspace.com/mirkouhlig

Really good stuff.

And yeah, forgot to post the link to the Taiga Remains Sample, but you did well, Alan. ;)
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: SiF on January 18, 2008, 01:16:23 PM
Little Update for Alan and the few others that are into the Sounds.

Received the Master for the Apalusa Release.
Perfect Guitar Drone. Warm and cozy. Brilliant.

And i received the preview for the Release of Jason Sloan.
And for fucks sake, this one blew my mind.
At first i thought he sent me the wrong track. Thought
this was a new Steve Roach Piece. But it wasn't.
This really was Jason Sloan. Breathtaking.

No release dates till this point, but will inform you.

BTW: The Light of Shipwreck release is finished.
Will update the site on sunday, so everyone who
wants to buy it, can buy it. But i'm not lying when
im saying that its almost sold out, right at the moment.
Many copies will go to aquarius in america, since they
love his tunes. and they know why. :)
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: Undershadow on January 19, 2008, 09:14:53 AM
Little Update for Alan and the few others that are into the Sounds.

Received the Master for the Apalusa Release.
Perfect Guitar Drone. Warm and cozy. Brilliant.

Good to hear, Martin. Those two recent Apalusa releases were very promising :)
I'm currently listening to another very nice late-comer to the guitar-manipulation table who might also grace your Waterscape roster. Do you know of mwvm's stuff? Very nice post-Kranky stuff residing comfily in that SotL/Labradford/Windy&Carl/GBYE! (quiet bits!) school of effected guitar-sourced space-rock drone-drift:

(http://cdbaby.name/m/w/mwvm.jpg)
http://cdbaby.com/cd/mwvm
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: SiF on January 19, 2008, 09:34:45 AM
Little Update for Alan and the few others that are into the Sounds.

Received the Master for the Apalusa Release.
Perfect Guitar Drone. Warm and cozy. Brilliant.

Good to hear, Martin. Those two recent Apalusa releases were very promising :)
I'm currently listening to another very nice late-comer to the guitar-manipulation table who might also grace your Waterscape roster. Do you know of mwvm's stuff? Very nice post-Kranky stuff residing comfily in that SotL/Labradford/Windy&Carl/GBYE! (quiet bits!) school of effected guitar-sourced space-rock drone-drift:

(http://cdbaby.name/m/w/mwvm.jpg)
http://cdbaby.com/cd/mwvm
Really nice Stuff indeed. Pretty warm and kind of reminds me of sigur ros.
will set him on my "to contact" list, but at the moment i'am flooded by artists that
i will release. finished the 100 Copies for the Taiga Remains Release, know i
just need the Artwork to be printed. Guess the mid of February should be
a good time to release it.

And i will not promise to much, when i say that the Jason Sloan V
will be incredible good.
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: SiF on January 27, 2008, 01:09:48 PM
[WS03] is now available from myself.
There should be a few Copies on
Aquarius, but the guys didnt respond
for weeks. So maybe you could also find
a few Copies here at Hypnos in a few Weeks together
with the True Colour of Blood and Taiga Remains V.

And yes, just like always i do have good news
on the guitar drone front. We maybe have to life without
the Mirko Uhlig one, since i'm just not getting into it but i
talked to Takahiro Yorifuji aka Hakobune and he was very
interested and told me that he wants to do a release on
waterscape. So thats pure excitement to me, since i really
adore his 2 cds on U-Cover.
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: Undershadow on January 27, 2008, 01:44:46 PM
[WS03] [...] i talked to Takahiro Yorifuji aka Hakobune and he was very interested and told me that he wants to do a release on waterscape. So thats pure excitement to me, since i really adore his 2 cds on U-Cover.

Ha! You wont believe it, Martin, but you remember when I started suggesting other guitar-drone practitioners to approach for your Waterscape 3 series a few weeks ago? (umm... there was Lht... Apalusa... Pausal...) I had in mind then to propose Hakobune, but somehow it slipped my mind. By the time I recalled, I found one of your recent posts here saying: ...at the moment i am flooded by artists that i will release, so I kept stumm 8)

Anyway, great news about Hakobune. I like those two U-cover releases of his a lot.

(http://cdn.last.fm/coverart/130x130/3382312-2123621198.jpg) (http://cdn.last.fm/coverart/130x130/3334976-48371795.jpg)
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: Joe R on January 27, 2008, 03:31:37 PM
I echo Alan's endorsement of Hakobune. Irresistable guitar fuzz! (swoon)
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: Undershadow on January 27, 2008, 05:19:12 PM
I echo Alan's endorsement of Hakobune
... an's endorsement of Hakobune... dorsement of Hakobune... ment of Hakobune... Hakobune... kobune... bune... ne... e... ... 
(nice echo, Joe ;))
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: Joe R on January 27, 2008, 05:54:31 PM
Thank you...  ank you...  k you... you... ou... u... ...
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: SiF on January 28, 2008, 06:39:27 AM
So.

Received the official "ok" for the release on waterscape,
which makes me really proud. And yeah, its going to be the first
song on his myspace player ("yukidaruma" which i totally adore) with a
few others. Oh how i love yukidaruma, it reminds me of everything
beautiful in this world. its a timeless piece.

2008 is going to be a terrific year for myself and Waterscape
and for you i guess. :)
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: Undershadow on January 28, 2008, 08:30:34 AM
[...edit...] And yeah, its going to be the first song on his myspace player ("yukidaruma" which i totally adore) with a few others. Oh how i love yukidaruma, it reminds me of everything beautiful in this world [...edit...]
Mmm... it's lovely, I agree. Hear here: http://www.myspace.com/hakobunemusic (http://www.myspace.com/hakobunemusic)

(http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/160/479394.jpg) here too: http://www.last.fm/music/Hakobune (http://www.last.fm/music/Hakobune)
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: APK on January 28, 2008, 09:09:06 AM
Thanks for the links, Alan.
The music has a fine beauty to it.
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: tjg92 on January 28, 2008, 11:58:47 AM
For your information, Tyke is pretty active at this forum:
www.fiveeightforums.com

Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: SiF on January 28, 2008, 01:07:46 PM
Yeah, also waiting for the Lht Master, right. ;)
Guess this will also be a stunning piece of music.
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: Undershadow on January 28, 2008, 02:22:23 PM

Well, Ive already mentioned mwvms blend of guitar manipulations, drones and electronics earlier in this thread, but it so happens I have a pretext to blather on about him again :)
I noticed theres an Ambient Ping Radio podcast of a half-hour set he did for them, downloadable from here:

http://ambientpingradio.blogspot.com/2008/01/exclusive-almost-live-set-by-mwvm.html (http://ambientpingradio.blogspot.com/2008/01/exclusive-almost-live-set-by-mwvm.html)

Now playing, and very nice too (I can definitely hear a potential 3 for Waterscape Records from this bloke - hint, hint, Mister Waterscape Man ;))
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: MPECK on January 28, 2008, 04:28:17 PM
I was just about to mention Aidan. Talk about serendipity
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: michael sandler on January 28, 2008, 05:08:51 PM
[...edit...] And yeah, its going to be the first song on his myspace player ("yukidaruma" which i totally adore) with a few others. Oh how i love yukidaruma, it reminds me of everything beautiful in this world [...edit...]
Mmm... it's lovely, I agree. Hear here: http://www.myspace.com/hakobunemusic (http://www.myspace.com/hakobunemusic)

I'm going to burn my guitar. There is no reason for the guitar to exist any longer. There is nowhere to go from here.

Mike S
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: SiF on January 29, 2008, 11:02:55 AM
I was just about to mention Aidan. Talk about serendipity
Aidan Baker?
Huh. I adore aidan and his music.
He is a true blessing for me, i asked him one time
and he was not sure. But we will work on a colab
thats for sure, and maybe i will get him to release
a full length of Arc on Waterscape. Cross your fingers.
We also talked about me going to be the opener on
his germany tour this spring. would love it.

i already noticed mwvm in my little contact book, alan. ;)

And Michael Sandler is right, we should burn our guitars,
because hakobune's drones are nearly perfect.

Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: SiF on February 06, 2008, 10:42:41 AM
Well forget what i said about that "maybe to release a aidan baker cd
somewhere in the future". It will happen. April-Mai.
Edition of 250 Digipacks. Colab between Aidan Baker & Jakob Thiesen
called "A Bout De Souffle". Fucking brilliant mix of Krautrock, Psychedelic
and Experimental Guitar Music. Artwork is in the making by myself.
Everything looks really promising. More infos about that in a few Weeks.

Also received the Master CD from Hakobune today. Gorgeous stuff.
fuzzed out ambient guitar drone as its best. Also more infos on that
when i will update the site at the weekend.
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: SiF on February 24, 2008, 05:53:21 AM
New Update.

Soundsamples for STATIC [thelema.dawning] from Jason Sloan are online as well
as the Releasepage. Check him out. Brilliant Stuff that reminded me of Steve Roach's
Space Music.

http://www.waterscape.de/waterscapereleases_static.html (http://www.waterscape.de/waterscapereleases_static.html)

Soundsample
http://www.waterscape.de/Music/static_preview.mp3 (http://www.waterscape.de/Music/static_preview.mp3)
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: solyaris on August 05, 2008, 05:49:04 AM

Well, Ive already mentioned mwvms blend of guitar manipulations, drones and electronics earlier in this thread, but it so happens I have a pretext to blather on about him again :)
I noticed theres an Ambient Ping Radio podcast of a half-hour set he did for them, downloadable from here:

http://ambientpingradio.blogspot.com/2008/01/exclusive-almost-live-set-by-mwvm.html (http://ambientpingradio.blogspot.com/2008/01/exclusive-almost-live-set-by-mwvm.html)

Now playing, and very nice too (I can definitely hear a potential 3 for Waterscape Records from this bloke - hint, hint, Mister Waterscape Man ;))


I'm listening now MWVM live at Ambient Ping Radio: beatiful frippertronics waves!

giorgio
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: solyaris on August 05, 2008, 06:57:43 AM
I really enjoy clips listened on Myspace from ALL artists here mentioned! :)

Mhhh...only a note of fussiness: 
after Adam Wiltzie (Stars Of The Lid) and mainly Carl Hultgren (Windy & Carl) ...

I 'd  feel the title "A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music" do no fit exactly for these last musicians
(Hakobume, Lht, MWVM, Apalusa, Pausal, etc.) that realize, I repeat, Beatiful drone music, but following paths that seem to me already discovered by others artists in past; so I feel "experimental Guitar Music" would be something exploring real new musical territories ...

giorgio
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: SiF on September 23, 2008, 07:49:49 AM
Hi there.

Few news. Been quiet a long time. ;)

There are 3 new Waterscapes out now.
Apalusa and Peter Wright both on 3"cd-r's
and Sean Reardon on cd-r. Soundsamples
as always under www.waterscape.de (http://www.waterscape.de)

And there are some more goodies coming before this year
ends. Next is Wouter Veldhuis. Should be a new name to
all of you. He contacted me and send me 3 cds full of
material that he worked on the last few years. So we
picked material for a 50+min cd-r and a businesscard
cd-r which will hopefully be available in late October.

I am glad that Wouter wants to put this music out
on Waterscape, cause i really felt in love with this
stuff. Its not guitar based ambient as you might
expect. He works with found sounds and transforms
them into something really ethereal and beautiful.
I would consider this as almost church-like/cathedral
ambient music. Very moving stuff. Currently i design
the artwork for this one. As i said, hopefully out in
late october (perhaps earlier).

There is also a new David Tagg 3"cd-r coming. Good stuff.

And yeah, i didnt forget you Alan. Will send you the
promo stuff as soon as possible. Daytime job is killing me. :-[
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: Undershadow on September 29, 2008, 12:56:57 PM

There is also a new David Tagg 3"cd-r coming. Good stuff.

And yeah, i didnt forget you Alan. Will send you the
promo stuff as soon as possible. Daytime job is killing me. :-[

Looking forward to a Waterscape Tagg release.
Don't let the Dayjob Demons grind you down, Martin. Promos a plenty piled up here, but yours would jump the queue if you could get 'em sent.


Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: SiF on November 01, 2008, 04:46:33 AM
I do have good news.



Wouter Veldhuis - Satumaa
(http://www.waterscape.de/Bilder/wouter_big.jpg)
This is Wouter's first CD Release and i am sure he is pretty
proud about this one. He and myself worked for almost 4
Months on this, to select the best out of the 3 CDs full of
music he sent me. Satumaa is the first Chapter in this Book
of lovely ambient music. I may notice that i call this
Church/Cathedral-like Ambient Music with a small touch of
Stars of the Lids and the likes. 8 Tracks full of delicate
ambient music which is perfect for late night excursions into
your soul. I am honest when i say, that this cd is in my cd
player every night when i fall asleep for almost 3 months now.
As always i am responsible for the Artwork and i am proud
that this one captures the spirit of the music so well.


:: Sound Samples ::
Wouter Veldhuis - Moving Waves (http://www.waterscape.de/Music/Wouter%20Veldhuis%20-%2003%20-%20moving%20waves.mp3)
Wouter Veldhuis - Scarland (http://www.waterscape.de/Music/Wouter%20Veldhuis%20-%2004%20-%20Scarland.mp3)
Wouter Veldhuis - Citer (http://www.waterscape.de/Music/Wouter%20Veldhuis%20-%2006%20-%20Slow%20Citer.mp3)
Wouter Veldhuis - Satumaa (http://www.waterscape.de/Music/Wouter%20Veldhuis%20-%2007%20-%20Satumaa.mp3)
Wouter Veldhuis - Liquid Piano (http://www.waterscape.de/Music/Wouter Veldhuis - 08 - Liquid Piano.mp3)

You can pre-order this until the 14.th of November and safe the
shipping costs for this one.

Address is as always Waterscape (http://www.waterscape.de/waterscapeindex2.html)



Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: jim02 on November 01, 2008, 09:37:54 AM
those Wouter Veldhuis mp3's sound very good! his sound strongly reminds me of the recent David Tagg discs.. soft and grainy.. very nice indeed.
i just placed my order, now waiting for november 14th  :)
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: SiF on November 01, 2008, 12:11:02 PM
those Wouter Veldhuis mp3's sound very good! his sound strongly reminds me of the recent David Tagg discs.. soft and grainy.. very nice indeed.
i just placed my order, now waiting for november 14th  :)
Thanks for the order in first place and i also have to agree with you
in some point. Especially "Citer" sounds like a mixture of tagg and
early stars of the lid. My personal favorite is Liquid Piano and i am
listening to quiet a bit of music, but this is exactly what i need
in terms of ambient music. It basically is build on a simple chord
and a few piano notes, but Wouter transformed those "found sounds"
into such an delicate piece of music. Perhaps i should also upload a small
excerpt of Liquid Piano. But on the other hand i dont want to spoil to
much of the album. ;)

Edit: There you go. But just a small teaser for Liquid Piano. :-*
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: Ferngerms on November 01, 2008, 05:25:53 PM
Wow this is really good!  From the samples I heard it really does sound like Waterscapes first ambient release.  Although the Jason Sloan piece did have an ambient like quality to it Veldhuis music is more 'put you head on my sonic pillow' type work.  Looking forward to this release and great find by the way.  Will order ASAP!

Fern
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: SiF on November 03, 2008, 04:19:56 AM
Wow this is really good!  From the samples I heard it really does sound like Waterscapes first ambient release.  Although the Jason Sloan piece did have an ambient like quality to it Veldhuis music is more 'put you head on my sonic pillow' type work.  Looking forward to this release and great find by the way.  Will order ASAP!

Fern

Yeah. This is what i would call ambient in its truest form.
Late night "lay your head on the pillow and follow your dreams" ambient.
Good to hear that you enjoyed the samples.
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: drone on on November 17, 2008, 01:55:12 AM
Hi Martin,

Today I was at Aquarius Records in San Francisco and picked up your "Suchness" (for anybody not familiar, SIF's live album on Gears of Sand) release, and I have to say it is a truly mindblowing disc.  I was familiar with your stuff previously as I was lucky enough to grab your Umbra release "Red Sky that was Filled with Gloom" (think it was limited to 30 copies?!!) I enjoyed that release but this live one I think blows it away.  Definitely one of the best guitar drone records I've heard, ever.  100 copies is too low for this masterpiece.  Aquarius had 8 copies remaining after I bought mine.  Anyways, I will have to investigate Waterscape releases and look forward to hearing more SIF in the future.   
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: SiF on November 17, 2008, 04:23:12 AM
Hi Martin,

Today I was at Aquarius Records in San Francisco and picked up your "Suchness" (for anybody not familiar, SIF's live album on Gears of Sand) release, and I have to say it is a truly mindblowing disc.  I was familiar with your stuff previously as I was lucky enough to grab your Umbra release "Red Sky that was Filled with Gloom" (think it was limited to 30 copies?!!) I enjoyed that release but this live one I think blows it away.  Definitely one of the best guitar drone records I've heard, ever.  100 copies is too low for this masterpiece.  Aquarius had 8 copies remaining after I bought mine.  Anyways, I will have to investigate Waterscape releases and look forward to hearing more SIF in the future.   
Wow, what a nice way to start my day. :-*
Of course i really like to hear that.
One of the best guitar drone records?
Wow. Really appreciate it my Friend. :)

I am currently working on my 4.th Studio Album (almost 18 months
since the last one) which is coming out somewhere between February-March 09.
And guess what. My dream will come true and this will be released on Vinyl.
More informations in the not so distant future.
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: jim02 on December 04, 2008, 05:19:40 AM
well, i recently got the Satumaa disc and must say i really like it.
i understand it's Veldhoven's debut album, it's clear the guy is quite talented. it still keeps me reminding of David Tagg's work..
the work is overall warm, grainy, richly layered and as Martin (SiF) mentioned himself a 'perfect bedroom fellow' :-)
it may end up with my faves of this year..
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: SiF on December 04, 2008, 06:10:03 AM
well, i recently got the Satumaa disc and must say i really like it.
i understand it's Veldhoven's debut album, it's clear the guy is quite talented. it still keeps me reminding of David Tagg's work..
the work is overall warm, grainy, richly layered and as Martin (SiF) mentioned himself a 'perfect bedroom fellow' :-)
it may end up with my faves of this year..
Thats sounds great, jim. Good to hear that you are into it. And yeah, i can see the line between
Tagg and Veldhuis. Perhaps you can compare the next Work of David Tagg with this Disc, because
the new 3"cd from David is coming next Month. Already finished the Artwork for that one. Nice Stuff.

Will try to see if Mike is willing to stock a few of the Veldhuis and the new Tagg as soon as this one
is available.

And once again thanks for the nice words jim. Wouter and i appreciate them very much. :)
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: michael sandler on December 04, 2008, 04:46:45 PM
Very nice indeed, in that wonderful place between music and non-music. By music I mean sounds you can transcribe into conventional musical notation (a circular definition, I know). By non-music I mean sounds you cannot. This is both.

Mike S
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: SiF on December 08, 2008, 05:27:22 AM
Very nice indeed, in that wonderful place between music and non-music. By music I mean sounds you can transcribe into conventional musical notation (a circular definition, I know). By non-music I mean sounds you cannot. This is both.

Mike S
Hi Mike. I can understand what you mean with "non-music" and its great to hear that you enjoy the music.

Btw: There are good News on the MP3 Store Front. I hope to have it finished by the end of the week,
which means, that from now on you can also buy the album as an Mp3 Download with Artwork as
pdf. The music will be encoded at the highest standard which means (320kbps constant bitrate).
No DRM for you advantage. From now on there will be "unique" Mp3 only Releases such as Live Performances
or Outtakes and out of print Releases as well as the newest Waterscape Releases in digital Format.
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: SiF on December 29, 2008, 02:33:08 PM
That thing with the Mp3 Store is not working quiet the way i intended it
to be. Need to fix a few things here and there. But it will happen.

Meanwhile i can announce a new Artist that has signed with Waterscape.
Its the talented C-J Larsgarden better known under the Moniker "Pacta".

Here is what i wrote about him at my site.

Quote
His Soundworlds could be described as a Mix of gentle Acoustic Guitar Melodies
and soft Swarms of delightful Bliss with a few Clicks and Cuts here and there. Maybe a
few have listened to Oren Ambarchis "In The Pendulum's Embrace". Its kind of in the style
of "Trailing Moss In Mystic Glow". Make sure you also check out his current Album called
"Fragments". Its a wonderful Piece of Music. Highly recommended to all People that found
their Love in the Sonic Waveforms of Christopher Willits or Alva Noto.

Cant wait to release his Album. Already got a bunch of finished Songs and they are so
delicate in every single way. Stunning. Always a pleasure to stumble across "Gems" like
him.
Title: Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
Post by: SiF on February 16, 2009, 10:27:57 AM
Pacta - Hidden Hand
(http://www.waterscape.de/Bilder/pacta_hiddenhand_preview.jpg)
Hidden Hand is his first proper Album after various EP's. Its a wonderful melange of gentle acoustic guitars, electronics and laptop manipulations. While listening to this i always thought i hear an unreleased collaboration between Christian Fennesz and Oren Ambarchi. Really breathtaking work in every single Way. 9 Tracks with a playing time of about 40 minutes. Highly recommended.

Sound Samples can be found here ----> http://www.waterscape.de/hiddenhand_audio.html (http://www.waterscape.de/hiddenhand_audio.html)

The Pacta has a special deal. There are 50 Copies that are made for pre-orders. All of them come on a red cd-r with different artworkdesign.
(http://www.waterscape.de/Bilder/pacta_hiddenhand_special_preview.jpg)

David Tagg - The Lingering Path
(http://www.waterscape.de/Bilder/tagg_preview.jpg)
On this 3"cd-r Tagg does what he does best. Building intimate Ambient Soundscapes with his Guitar and Effect Pedals. Pictures from Airplanes is perhaps the best Ambient tune i heard in a long time. Of course recommended to all Tagg Fans and the listeners who enjoy warm and cozy ambient tunes.

http://www.waterscape.de/Music/01%20harmonic%20exchange.mp3 (http://www.waterscape.de/Music/01%20harmonic%20exchange.mp3)
http://www.waterscape.de/Music/02%20pictures%20from%20airplanes.mp3 (http://www.waterscape.de/Music/02%20pictures%20from%20airplanes.mp3)

I can really recommend that Pacta Disc to all of you. Guess i dont even need to say
anything about David Tagg.