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MUSIC, AMBIENCE AND SOUND ART => Other Ambient (and related) Music => Topic started by: jkn on February 07, 2011, 09:46:42 AM

Title: Various Artists - Relaxed Machinery: sleepMODE
Post by: jkn on February 07, 2011, 09:46:42 AM
http://relaxedmachinery.ning.com/profiles/blogs/relaxed-machinery-sleepmode

(http://api.ning.com:80/files/XPCZ2ibiGdUcmRyA-dzF-CfNwHE5YGC3jOYpT5*KPGj-B1BgOGCL7A1hQrw7Fj34rOWTSQZ8IZCIPF3AvokvETHLJg-1Q6IX/rM_0009_SleepMode_.jpg)

mp3 Download available NOW at CD Baby (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/relaxedmachinerysleepmod)
CDR coming soon at the Hypnos Store (http://hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=HOS&Category_Code=rm)
FLAC file (lossless audio) available soon at ad21music (http://www.cdbabyhttp://www.ad21music.com)


Relaxed Machinery presents, "sleepMODE", a snapshot of the rapidly-growing label celebrating it's first anniversary. Thirteen global artists bring their own unique perspectives and life experiences to "sleepMODE". With the album at just over two hours, each artist had free rein to use as much track length as needed to evoke the feelings and emotions they wished to express for this project. The music ranges from ambient soundscapes, electro-acoustic, to modern minimalism; using synths, guitar, bass, field recordings, and processing.

Max Corbacho --- Slow Rust --- 9:22
Steve Brand --- Forgotten Feast --- 13:35
pne sinn --- REMcycle --- 7:30
Beta Cloud --- What Dreams May Come --- 12:58
Benjamin Dauer --- Neon Shroud --- 6:42
Bob Ohrum --- Deepest Blue --- 13:59
I've Lost --- Going Under --- 12:28
Leonardo Rosado --- Dream States Fourtet --- 14:45
Beed and Fascia --- Lila's Dance --- 7:16
ISHQ --- AN --- 10:07
Nettless --- Parallel Truths --- 7:06
Chris Russell --- Mechanical Slumber --- 10:32
John Koch-Northrup --- A Dream of Awakening --- 3:09

Title: Re: Various Artists - Relaxed Machinery: sleepMODE
Post by: jkn on February 08, 2011, 02:06:11 PM
1st review:   http://relaxedmachinery.com/2011/02/08/album-review-sleepmode/

Title: Re: Various Artists - Relaxed Machinery: sleepMODE
Post by: hdibrell on February 08, 2011, 02:13:51 PM
Sounds really good!! I definitely want to get this. I can't decide whether to download it or wait for the cdr through Hypnos. I sort of prefer the cdr. Any idea when they will be available? John? Mike?
Title: Re: Various Artists - Relaxed Machinery: sleepMODE
Post by: jkn on February 08, 2011, 02:48:01 PM
I'm really not sure - totally up to Mike and Lena and I'm not postive masters have even arrived at Hypnos HQ yet!

I'm eternally grateful for Mike and Lena and their wonderful treatment of rM and our artists!   

If you want the CDR - definitely wait!  It's coming!

flac might be a week or two yet - this will be our first flac release - and then we'll be doing the other releases.

Wow - 4 exclamation marks - I must be excited!   Whooops - five!  I mean six.

John

Title: Re: Various Artists - Relaxed Machinery: sleepMODE
Post by: mgriffin on February 08, 2011, 03:01:27 PM
We haven't received all the materials we need to make these, but as soon as we get it, the CDRs will be read to go. I'll huddle with JKN about this.
Title: Re: Various Artists - Relaxed Machinery: sleepMODE
Post by: Scott Raymond on February 08, 2011, 04:27:19 PM
Listened to it this weekend. Really nice music. I also really like the new Apne Sinn album, too. Thanks!

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM
Title: Re: Various Artists - Relaxed Machinery: sleepMODE
Post by: mgriffin on February 08, 2011, 04:29:32 PM
The CDR issue is resolved and we should have it added to the store today,
Title: Re: Various Artists - Relaxed Machinery: sleepMODE
Post by: jkn on February 09, 2011, 07:28:32 AM
Scott - thank you!   Your support is always appreciated (not only for rM artists but for the whole scene in general).

Mike - awesome - I'm glad everything from rM arrived!  No rush!  When you get it ready, that's awesome.
Title: Re: Various Artists - Relaxed Machinery: sleepMODE
Post by: hdibrell on February 14, 2011, 02:42:07 PM
I've been looking for this in the Hypnos store under the Relaxed Machinery label to no avail. If it's not ready yet, that's okay. I just want to make sure I'm not missing it somewhere else.
Title: Re: Various Artists - Relaxed Machinery: sleepMODE
Post by: jkn on February 14, 2011, 03:08:24 PM
It's not ready yet ...   a minor issue with the masters we're sorting out.

Minor delay.

I'm glad you're still holding on and waiting for it!   THANK YOU!   (seriously - Thank you!)
Title: Re: Various Artists - Relaxed Machinery: sleepMODE
Post by: mgriffin on February 14, 2011, 03:21:53 PM
Technical problems of a mysterious nature, which I believe I've fixed... should have CDRs ready today. Sorry about the fake-out.
Title: Re: Various Artists - Relaxed Machinery: sleepMODE
Post by: mgriffin on February 15, 2011, 10:46:10 AM
Here it is:

http://hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=rm09 (http://hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=rm09)

I'll try to add mp3 sample links soon, but otherwise it's ready to go.

(http://www.hypnos.com/catalog/rm0009.jpg)
Title: Re: Various Artists - Relaxed Machinery: sleepMODE
Post by: Scott M2 on February 15, 2011, 01:34:00 PM
Is this a double-CD release?
Title: Re: Various Artists - Relaxed Machinery: sleepMODE
Post by: mgriffin on February 15, 2011, 01:37:36 PM
Yes, 2 CDRs. The actual cover artwork will have a "1" or "2" designation on it, unlike the version I posted.
Title: Re: Various Artists - Relaxed Machinery: sleepMODE
Post by: jkn on February 15, 2011, 01:52:21 PM
It was originally planned to be a download only release - and then the album ended up splitting fairly easily into a 2 CDR release - so it just made sense to do it!   

I'm grateful to Mike and Lena at Hypnos for making the albums for us and selling them through the store!   

There will also be a flac version - but admittedly, we're brand new to the flac world and just getting things rolling.  Thankfully our partners for the flac files have a ton of experience with them and they're helping out!   

More info on the album:   http://relaxedmachinery.com/releases/rm_0009-relaxed-machinery-artists-sleepmode/

Title: Re: Various Artists - Relaxed Machinery: sleepMODE
Post by: jkn on February 15, 2011, 01:54:55 PM
I've got to fix those wallpapers!  I forgot they were uploaded as bitmaps...  whoops.   Will fix asap.

Of course, if you want bmp's - now's the time to get 'em... ;-)

John
Title: Re: Various Artists - Relaxed Machinery: sleepMODE
Post by: IamBetaCloud on February 19, 2011, 04:11:38 PM
found my way back here captain!
Title: Re: Various Artists - Relaxed Machinery: sleepMODE
Post by: hhh on February 20, 2011, 10:36:02 PM
My friend, Steve Brand, contributed to this album. I'm very much looking forward to it.
There's not a piece on sleepMODE that I'm not totally diggin'. Can't wait to get it.

hhh