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MUSIC, AMBIENCE AND SOUND ART => Other Ambient (and related) Music => Topic started by: petekelly on April 22, 2010, 08:37:55 AM

Title: Igneous 2010 releases
Post by: petekelly on April 22, 2010, 08:37:55 AM

For anyone interested, I'm currently working on 3 albums at present:

1) An album consisting of tracks made exclusively of sounds made from virtual synths. I wanted to get away from just using the guitar as a sound source and to work with new (to me) instrumentation. So far, its pretty ethereal/sonorous and is far from complete ! I currently have about 90 minutes of raw mixes to work with. Plan to get it released in the summer.

2) A very dark album made from processed binaural recordings/synth textures. Very heavy going - think 'outerstellar-industrial'. Plan to release this this year.

3) A collaboration with 'Achromus' which is more of an instrumental 'song' album. Very different to anything we've released to date. Again, planned to be released this year.

I've spent a lot of time recently working with a vst program called 'Nebula'. This is a program that 'samples' hardware such as reverb units, tape, valve channels. plate reverbs, compressors etc. It really is fantastic, I'II be posting more about this at some point.

cheers
Pete
Title: Re: Igneous 2010 releases
Post by: Stellardrone on April 26, 2010, 08:23:56 PM
Be waiting for number 1  :D (maybe, because I myself work only with virtual synths). Love your music.
Title: Re: Igneous 2010 releases
Post by: phobos on April 27, 2010, 05:49:07 AM
Look forward to their release Pete.
CD and/or Download?
Regards
David
Title: Re: Igneous 2010 releases
Post by: matthew on April 27, 2010, 12:34:16 PM
Sounds interesting, juggling three albums at once is rather impressive indeed!

Good luck in bringing it all together, though luck is perhaps not the best term; best of creativity in bringing it all together, can one wish creativity towards someone else? Well, I just did so best of... <- that!

Matthew
Title: Re: Igneous 2010 releases
Post by: petekelly on April 29, 2010, 07:33:45 AM
Thanks for the interest and comments fellers,

David, I'm not sure about the release format at present. The 'synth album' may turn out to be a double album release at the rate its going !

cheers
Pete
Title: Re: Igneous 2010 releases
Post by: petekelly on July 13, 2010, 08:48:12 AM
Update

Following on from my original post:

1) Am getting to the completion stage of my 'ION' album.' ION' has been created using soft-synths exclusively and lots of new fangled electronic jiggery-pokery. This will be a double album release / a large digital release (there's over 2 hours of material), depending on what I decide to do with it. Needs mastering and final auditioning. 'ION' has turned out to be primarily ethereal / pastoral ambience

2) 'Untitled' (at present) very dark 'outerstellar-dronescape' album pretty much completed. Lots of processed binaural recordings and tempered
industrial sound-age. Needs mastering / 'nebularising'. Not for the faint hearted, this one !
Probably will be a digital release.

Both will be released on my LuminaSounds self-release label in the near(ish) future.
I have some plans regarding my back catalogue and these albums, more info to follow...

3) To work on next (still plan to release this year)

Pete
Title: Re: Igneous 2010 releases
Post by: Ein Sophistry on July 14, 2010, 12:10:22 AM
Can't wait, especially for the second project. I love me some good deep space voidbient.
Title: Re: Igneous 2010 releases
Post by: petekelly on August 03, 2010, 08:27:43 AM
UPDATE

I've posted pre-release montages of my upcoming albums up at Soundcloud.

They are both constructed from 1 minute excerpts from each track on the album.
They are downloadable and encoded at 192 kbps.

'Ion' ('synth-album')

http://soundcloud.com/igneous-flame/ion-pre-release-montage

'Orcus' ('dark album')

http://soundcloud.com/igneous-flame/orcus-pre-release-montage

More info to follow, am planning on a September date for the releases.

cheers
Pete
Title: Re: Igneous 2010 releases
Post by: drone on on August 04, 2010, 10:16:03 AM
"VOIDBIENT"--love it!  ;D
Title: Re: Igneous 2010 releases
Post by: Chad Kettering on August 04, 2010, 08:16:01 PM
Pete,

These excerpts sound fantastic! Very inspiring work. Really like both for very different reasons.

Title: Re: Igneous 2010 releases
Post by: petekelly on August 14, 2010, 03:45:51 AM

Thanks for the comments fellers !

Yes Chad, they are two very different releases.
'Voidbient' - good ambient sub-genre descriptor !

cheers
Pete
Title: Re: Igneous 2010 releases
Post by: petekelly on September 02, 2010, 11:37:38 AM


'Orcus' cover

Artwork by Kati Astraeir

(http://www.petekelly.eclipse.co.uk/Orcus-cove-3r.jpg)


Title: Re: Igneous 2010 releases
Post by: matthew on September 03, 2010, 03:35:03 AM
Kati sure does make the most beautiful abstract and organic artwork doesn't she.
Title: Re: Igneous 2010 releases
Post by: phobos on September 03, 2010, 05:20:15 AM


'Orcus' cover

Artwork by Kati Astraeir

(http://www.petekelly.eclipse.co.uk/Orcus-cove-3r.jpg)




Come on Pete, you can't just post a picture of the artwork and not tell us the release date!! We want to know when we can get our grubby little hands on it  ;D
Title: Re: Igneous 2010 releases
Post by: petekelly on September 13, 2010, 05:00:38 AM

'ION'  cover
Artwork by Kati Astraeir, design by Pete Kelly

(http://www.petekelly.eclipse.co.uk/luminasounds/ION_500.jpg)

'ION' and 'Orcus' will be released October 2010.

They will be available as downloads through the usual sites and at CD Baby throughout the month.
They will also be available as printed DVD Data discs containing wav's, 320 kbps mp3s, full resolution artwork and a 'free' track for each album (unavailable elsewhere).

These albums are longform works - 95 minutes (Orcus) and 130 minutes (ION) and would have been 'double albums' if they were released as CDs.
I decided to release them in this way, so that people who wanted a physical 'object' and/or higher quality audio will have that option. Also, I
didn't want to just have a 'digital release', these discs will be more of a limited edition archive disc.

More information will be posted on the LuminaSounds site nearer the release date.

cheers
Pete
Title: Re: Igneous 2010 releases
Post by: phobos on September 13, 2010, 12:10:35 PM
Roll on October, the artwork for Ion is superb. Great work Pete and Kati :)
Title: Re: Igneous 2010 releases
Post by: petekelly on October 02, 2010, 06:18:45 AM

'ION' and 'Orcus' 2010 Igneous Flame albums have now been released as limited-edition DVD-ROMs.

Go to www.luminasounds.com (http://www.luminasounds.com) for details
Clips from each track are downloadable via a Soundcloud player (which I can't embed here).


(http://www.petekelly.eclipse.co.uk/luminasounds/IONandorcusDVD500.jpg)


Download availability:
Will be up on CD Baby shortly and then on all the major digital
distribution sites.

cheers
Pete

Title: Re: Igneous 2010 releases
Post by: phobos on October 02, 2010, 08:21:47 AM
Pete,
Problem with the Paypal button on the Luminasounds page, keep getting an error, PM me your details so I can pay with Paypal directly.
Regards
David
Title: Re: Igneous 2010 releases
Post by: petekelly on October 04, 2010, 12:19:31 PM

Albums now up on CD Baby for Download:

ION
http://cdbaby.com/cd/igneousflame16

Orcus
http://cdbaby.com/cd/igneousflame17

David, not sure about that error. I think its an Internet Explorer thing that I can't replicate here.

Mike, no more 'bumps' - honest :)

cheers
Pete
Title: Re: Igneous 2010 releases
Post by: Ein Sophistry on October 04, 2010, 09:00:15 PM
Seems to be a Firefox thing too. Anyone with Chrome tried it?
Title: Re: Igneous 2010 releases
Post by: petekelly on October 06, 2010, 11:20:10 AM

I think I've sorted the Paypal 'Buy now' buttons going to an error page issue now (hopefully !)

After doing some research it appears the advice is to select the option of the button opening
a new window when Paypal creates the code for the button. Apparently if you don't
it can cause problems, depending how the web site is constructed.

cheers
Pete
Title: Re: Igneous 2010 releases
Post by: Ein Sophistry on October 06, 2010, 12:20:09 PM
That did the trick for me. Thanks!
Title: Re: Igneous 2010 releases
Post by: petekelly on December 10, 2010, 08:29:08 AM

Hypnagogue review of 'ION' and 'Orcus'  - thanks John !


When an ambient artist notes that a work is “long form,” it usually means it’s one piece that takes up an entire CD–73 minutes or so. On his two latest releases, Ion and Orcus, Igneous Flame (aka Pete Kelly) set his sights higher. At 130 minutes and 95 minutes respectively, these offerings require DVD format to accommodate their heft. (Kelly wisely uses the ample disc space to offer both MP3 and WAV options.) Taken together, the two releases stand as contrasting meditations, one built on a dreamy lightness and the other on grim, often stultifying darkness.

Ion is the lighter of the two. Here, Kelly sets aside the processed guitars that have formed the bulk of his past few albums and instead calls all of his floating forms from keyboards. The feel here is classic ambient: cloud-motion drifts in airy, angelic-choir pads and soft bass exhalations that lazily nudge each other along for two hours. In that regard there’s nothing groundbreaking happening here; it’s just that it’s all done extremely well. Ion is one of those listens that creates moments where you suddenly realize that your breathing has sympathetically slowed to match the music and that you’ve allowed yourself to wander off somewhere, mentally. Sometimes you’re brought around by a Kelly shimmer or a shift in tone (as at the beginning of “Earth Metal”) that tugs at your attention, but soon enough you’ve returned to that quiet section of headspace Ion has been gently hollowing out for you. Obviously, this disc truly comes into its own when it’s looped quietly, as the artist intends. Kelly’s meditative, time-stretched imaginings will simply curl around the space and make themselves at home.

By stark contrast, Orcus grabs hold of all the right dark ambient memes and proceeds to hammer them into shape. Kelly’s web site notes that the sounds and sonic images herein are meant to call to mind “the current corrosive energies unleashed into the world,” and they do. Metallic sounds grate and rasp against one another. Static spatters the soundscape. A sense of unrest pollutes the space–by design. Kelly effectively varies the work from overloaded sonic detritus to sparse nuclear-winter stretches of near-nothingness. There is loneliness and there is noise. I’ve been listening to Igneous Flame for several years now, and this is absolutely the densest and darkest he’s ever gone. It’s to his credit that there’s no sense of pretension here or the feel of an artist overstepping his bounds. Kelly is clearly comfortable making listeners uncomfortable. Given its length, Orcus isn’t something I’m likely to put on often for a full listen–I have a hard enough time getting through dark ambient CDs of normal length. But it will certainly stay in iPod rotation for those times when I need a little blackness and despair.

Kudos also go to Kati Astraeir for her stunningly detailed cover art on these discs–particularly the swirling, Necronomicon-ish depths of Orcus.

Ion and Orcus are both excellent discs that showcase the breadth of Pete Kelly’s talent. Whether you’re in the mood for light sounds or gripping darkness, Igneous Flame has what you need–and plenty of it.

Available from LuminaSounds.
Title: Re: Igneous 2010 releases
Post by: petekelly on October 02, 2011, 06:22:56 AM
New review of 'Ion' by Stephen Fruitman / sonomu.net

http://sonomu.net/text/~igneous-flame-io/ (http://sonomu.net/text/~igneous-flame-io/)

A sprawling ambient concerto for synthesizer stretching well over two hours. Igneous Flame´s Pete Kelly has composed a rarefied rhapsody to the earth, the stars and all the little particles that unite them.

Ion fairly breathes and sparkles. A true ambient tour-de-force that, although built from electricity (nothing but synthesizers), feels as organic as the trees and their chlorophyll. It travels through the darkness rather than illuminate it, casting light on celestial bodies toward which the artist gravitates, orbits and and inspects before pressing leisurely onward. This is the sound you hear when you look in awe at those remarkable digital photographs the earth´s telescopes and satellites take of impossibly far away clouds of galaxies.

With its titles mainly refering to the physics of our natural word – ”Photonic Motion”, ”Holophony”, ”Cobalt Droplet”, ”Earth Metal”, ”Unipolar”- the breathtaking starlit beauty of Ion reconfirms the fact that there is no heaven without earth.

http://www.luminasounds.com/ (http://www.luminasounds.com/)
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 18:02, 28 Sep 2011
Title: Re: Igneous 2010 releases
Post by: Seren on October 02, 2011, 01:38:11 PM
Hi Pete, been listening to Orcus and really enjoying it.
Title: Re: Igneous 2010 releases
Post by: petekelly on October 03, 2011, 08:06:26 AM
Hi Seren,

Ta for that - it's quite a 'fierce' listen !

cheers,
Pete
Title: Re: Igneous 2010 releases
Post by: Seren on October 03, 2011, 08:15:02 AM
Hi Seren,

Ta for that - it's quite a 'fierce' listen !

cheers,
Pete

I like fierce - I laugh in the face of fierceness - and it enabled me not to hear the doorbell when someone was calling so fierce it is indeed..... 8) ;D 8) :o

Seriously though I have thoroughly enjoyed it so far....
Title: Re: Igneous 2010 releases
Post by: Ein Sophistry on October 03, 2011, 11:46:24 AM
'Orcus' is indeed amazing. Even in the realms of dark ambient, it's quite unlike anything I've ever heard.