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Runningonair & Mountain 7 are pleased to present ….

Phrenology
 
as part of an on going “The ‘Ology series”.


Tickets at : http://www.runningonair.com/Phrenology.html







The Show

After the success of last year’s “Music Lab” we’ve decided to expand the number of acts and shift up to a larger venue, The Railway. The aim of the concert is to present a diverse group of artists experimenting in areas ranging from field recording, noise, electro-acoustic and synthesis.

As part of the entry cost, a accompanying CD will be issued featuring new or previously unreleased work from the artists. This will also be available to those who are unable to attend the concert and will be posted out shortly after.

All of the artists have released work on notable labels including Hibernate, Denovali, Somehow Recordings as well as Runningonair. It will be possible to purchase some of these at the concert saving postage costs, as well as allowing more of the money to go directly to the artists.
 

The Artists

 
Petrels
 
Petrels is London-based musician Oliver Barrett (Bleeding Heart Narrative/Grapefruits). Debut album 'Haeligewielle' was released on Tartaruga Records in April, combining bowed strings, discarded electronics, sporadic percussion and occasional vocals; "frighteningly claustrophobic but exultant in a beautifully understated way... monstrous arvo part-isms and peter wright destructo-drones. and with similar tropes can come across like richard skelton on steroids." (cowsarejustfood).
 
 
Isnaj Dui
 
Katie English, aka Isnaj Dui, explores electroacoustic neo-impressionism using flutes, home-made dulcimers and electronics. She has released several critically acclaimed albums, performed at venues such as the National Portrait Gallery and Union Chapel and has collaborated live and on record with numerous artists from electronica acts to folk bands.
 

Grohs
 
A sound manipulist - taking basic building blocks of sound and warping them into wild structures. Fragments of moments become sonic swathes stretching into the distance. Recorded works tend toward the ambient end of the spectrum, live shows can range from glistening soundscapes to full on noisefear...co-founder of the electronic and minimal orchestral outfit Regolith - "cerebral otherworldly weirdness" .
 

Pascal Savy
 
Pascal Savy is a French electronic music composer who lives and works in London (UK). He creates organic ambient and drone music, as a way to reflect on beauty, erosion and decay. His work combines acoustic sources with electronic tones generated by analogue and FM synthesisers.


Joe Evans
 
Joe Evans is a Winchester based composer, performer and curator of Runningonair Music.  His music often uses mathematics to determine a framework.  His latest release Ecliptic Plane uses statistics from the motion of the planets to create the harmony, rhythm and form of the pieces.

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Something new from this very versatile artist.  I hope you get chance to check it out.  Full stream here:

runningonair.com



Some Info:

Daniel W J Mackenzie is perhaps best known for his work as Ekca Liena, a droning guitar and electronic mesh of ambience, electronica and hints of doom.  This alias has carved it’s place in the UK ambient underground.  In addition, Daniel also records and performs with psychedelic drone outfit Plurals.  Under his real name Daniel explores styles that are more intimate - his well received debut self-release Teeth Sleep Under Winking Black Eyelid is a melancholic and cinematic close focus study of the humble piano - and, in this case, rather more calculated conceptual works.

The core of Return Written Arrange uses input from a variety of musicians who were asked to provide sound recordings of their choice from a selection of musical pitches and durations of Mackenzie's own design. These were arranged in the order of when they were sent back and the resulting sequence was duplicated in a way that corresponded with the Fibonacci sequence, subjected to minimal production and compositional enhancements and left as semi-aleatoric pieces, as much constructed by chance and choice as they are bound by the rigidity of the sequence.

Surrounding the two main conceptual pieces (Return Written Arrange i and ii) are a series of shorter tracks intended to provide much more human counterparts. These feature the kind of sombre improvised piano that runs through Teeth Sleep... tinkering amid atmospheres drawn from the other tracks and words from Irish poet P. Scanlan. Together the different elements form a mysterious, enchanted and possibly unsettling release that speaks as much for the soul's significance in musical composition as it does the mind's.

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If you happen to live in south central England or be visiting the area 3rd Dec,  This may well be of interest:

www.runningonair.com



Hope to see you there!

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Firstly thanks to all those who have bought a copy.  Interest has been good on this release.

Loop.cl have just completed an interview with Guy.  It provides an useful insight into his current research and helps to explain how “Symmetry-Breaking” has ended up being the unusual and interesting work it is.

http://www.loop.cl/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=761&Itemid=26

I‘ve also uploaded a couple of full tracks so that people can have a better listen.  One of them is free to download.

http://soundcloud.com/runningonair/sets/guy-birkin-symmetry-breaking

Enjoy.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: July 25, 2011, 01:37:58 AM »
Daniel Thomas Freeman – The Beauty Of Doubting Yourself



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That's a great idea!  I must give some thought to who I can pretend to sign.  Check out the web site for more details ;-)

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This has been a great project to work on.  The unusual release format has certainly caused some difficulties but I can’t help feeling it’s really been worth while, as feedback from those that have already heard it has been very positive.

Here’s some info and I hope you enjoy the album.


Guy Birkin - Symmetry-Breaking

Label: Runningonair Music
Catalogue #: RM005
Release Date: 11/07/2011
Musical Style: Ambient, Micro-Sound, Noise
Format: Double CD-R (Ltd x 100) and DL (Disk 1 only)

http://www.runningonair.com/GB_SB.html



The Music:
Guy’s work first came to my attention about a year ago. I was immediately struck by the way in which Guy’s
work could both be seen as a pure sound experiment but also remain inherently musical.
Guy’s background in science contributes largely to his sound, using mathematical analysis and granular synthesis
to render his work from a combination of found sounds and instrumental sources. When it comes to the purely
musical, his choice of harmony focuses on the search for beauty but is often full of questions and ambiguity, the
sweet with hints of the bitter. The results are a collection of intriguing pieces and shifting soundscapes that
explore the full range of the audio spectrum.

The Release:
Due to the unusual way the work is realised, some of the pieces can never be rendered twice in exactly the same
way. In order to demonstrate this result, one hundred and one (101) versions of the album will be issued. On
this release, disc one is the general release, numbered V000 and limited to 100 physical copies. V000 will also be
made available as a download. Disc two is a one off unique special edition of the album, numbered V001 to
V100. Each of these versions has three tracks rendered specifically for that disc only and these tracks are not
available as a download. The two discs are combined as a double CD release.

The CD-R release is made using recycled card covers and quality “Aquaguard” matt finish CD-Rs.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: June 15, 2011, 07:20:07 AM »


Just got a subscription which included this.

THE CARETAKER - an empty bliss beyond this world

Very interesting but I'd love to hear the originals now.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Helios
« on: May 13, 2011, 03:11:23 AM »
I've probably put this in the wrong place, so please move as required.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Helios
« on: May 13, 2011, 03:07:40 AM »
Anyone here listen to Helios much?  I've recentley got into his stuff, nice relaxing, goes well with a couple of nice beers (what doesn't ;-) ).

http://soundcloud.com/keithkenniff/sets/helios

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / CD vs. CDR
« on: March 08, 2011, 09:42:08 AM »
I love CDs and LPs, but don't have much patience with tapes or CDR. 

Just noticed this while looking at the death of the CD thread. 

I can't say I see much difference between the two.  Longevity is probably my biggest concern but otherwise they're pretty much the same.  I recently had a CDR turn up which had been lacquered on the front and you could see the finger prints under the lacquer.  A very personal touch I thought.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: March 08, 2011, 09:08:56 AM »
Just getting into "Hype Williams" is it all hype?  Definitely some good tracks and a few sounds I haven't heard before.  New album released today so might get that soon.

http://boomkat.com/search?q=HYPE+WILLIAMS&fields%5B%5D=artist

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: CDR-Lightscribe
« on: March 08, 2011, 09:02:46 AM »
It's something I'd like to look into but I can imagine they take while to print so could slow production down if you were doing a large batch job.  Not sure about longevity but CDRs don't last long apparently.

I've generally used "Aquaguard" disks.  I really like the matt paper like quality you get.  It works really well with cardboard sleeves.

I've also used "Taiyo Yuden" nice glossy finish.

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Sadly, due to lack of time, I unable to interact more generally, which is why I try to keep it all in the same place.

Also I try to keep it in the appropriate place i.e. "other artists and labels".

Spam?  Well I'm sorry you think that.  If I was trying to sell fake viagra I'd be forced to agree but all I'm trying to do is let people know about what I'm up to with very limited resourses avaiable to me.

Appoligies for any offence caused and the late response.





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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: CELER I wanna see some opinions!
« on: December 08, 2010, 02:22:48 AM »
So far I've only listened to "Brittle".  Apparently recorded with acoustic instruments but you wouldn't be able to tell because they've all been filtered to near sine waves.  There appears to be no form, just one long piece, no change of pace, no change of harmonic language.  It just drifts on.  Is that a bad thing? well maybe not but it's not really doing much for me at the moment.

I'm not going to make a value judgment on their work based on just one piece.  If anyone has some links to a few net releases I'd be happy to give them another go.

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Runningonair Music – New Release – December Sale! – News

http://www.runningonair.com

With so much going on at one time, it seemed right to put it all in one place.  So here it is:

New Release – Runningonair - Selected Works ’94 – ’00 – 2xCDR - Limited 100 Copies.



Well it’s all pretty much in the title, most of this work is over a decade old and was never meant to appear on an album, at least not in this format.  Having said that, it works remarkably well.  For those that are familiar with the “Out of Process” release, this can be seen a prequel, but divided into darker and lighter material, hence the split over 2 disks.

The second disk will not be released as a download, so this will be a genuinely limited release.

There’s more information at the website as well as clips and downloads.

Additionally the track “Running on Air” will be available for free download for the first week of the release!  (1st Dec – 7th Dec).  “Second Thoughts” is already available.

December Sale

As everyone is on the look out for cheap presents and I need to clear a bit of space, there will be a 50% off sale on all older disk releases (RM001 – 3). 

RM001 – Out of Process - £2.99 - CD
RM002 - Systems out of Chance - £3.99 – CD-R/DVD-R
RM003 – Click Continue - £1.99 – CD-R - EP

That’s got be worth a punt for anyone hovering on the edge.  I’ll also combine postage. 

Just send me an e-mail for a quote.

Info –at- runningonair –dot- com

Next year – Releases

At present there are a couple of new releases scheduled.  Both of which will be landmarks in there own way.  Firstly there will be a Blue Ray release,  I can’t go into specifics at this stage, but it has to Blue Ray to make it work.  The release date is likely to be October.

The next actual release, pencilled in for March, will be Runningonair Music’s first new solo artist, Guy Birkin.  Guy has some amazing ideas and I can promise that the planned release is going to something unique.  Enough for now.

I’ll post updates as and when.

For now, Seasons greetings. ;-)







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Really nice review for "Systems out of Chance" at ambientblog.net

http://www.vancooten.com/blog/?e=333

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Rural Colours Netlabel
« on: September 09, 2010, 12:23:42 PM »
I must admit I like the covers!

Still working through the music.

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