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Hello Folks,


3 CDs of your choice + 1 digital album: 20€ (shipping costs escluded)

Feel free to choice your items from the following list:

CDs Digipack:

OOPHOI " An Aerial View "
LULL " Like a Slow River "
SKARE " Solstice City "
AQUADORSA " Cloudlands "
FRANCISCO LOPEZ " Amarok "
BVDUB " I Remember "
PJUSK " Tele "
RETINA.IT " Descending into Crevasse "
CELER " Without Retrospect, the Morning "
AIDAN BAKER " Aneira "
NETHERWORLD " Alchemy of Ice "
BVDUB & LOSCIL " Erebus "

Digital Albums:

FROZEN THOUGHTS " Calm Before the Storm"
YUYA OTA " Arctic April Mother "
NETHERWORLD " Over the Summit "
AIDAN BAKER " Aneira "
VV.AA " CRYOSPHERE "

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EUROPE: 6€
USA & CANADA: 9€
REST OF THE WORLD: 13€

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This offer is valid until December 31, 2013.
Further infos: www.glacialmovements.com


Upcoming releases:

Yair Elazar Glotman " Northern Gulfs " (January 2014)
Scanner " tba " (February 2014)
Final " tba " (May 2014)
Marsen Jules " The Empire Of Silence " (September 2014)

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Celer is Will Long, who currently lives in Tokyo, Japan, working in publishing, photography, music, and writing. He manages the label Two Acorns, and handles all releases, communication, and distribution of Celer and Chubby Wolf, also performing live regularly as Celer. Currently he is collaborating together with many artists such as with Miko under the name Oh, Yoko, and is involved in other individual projects with Mathieu Ruhlmann, Nicholas Szczepanik, Yui Onodera, Christoph Heemann, Corey Fuller, and Tomoyoshi Date. He recorded his deep and emotional soundscapes on many important records label such as Spekk, Infraction, Home Normal and Experimedia to name a few.
 
“ In the winter of 2009, i spent two months living and working a short-term job in photography and surveying in South Alberta, Canada. Aside from the job, it gave me the opportunity to work further on " Without Retrospect, the Morning ", the final part of the water-themed trilogy of albums that included the previous releases Cursory Asperses and In Escaping Lakes. Some days the snow would be so heavy the sun would never show, and ice covered the windows in the mornings. The wind rushed up the banks of the nearby mountains, and whipped against the buildings. I had brought with me two Sony Tapecorder open reels, and a box of tapes of recordings from the past six months of piano and synthesizer. Using an endless delay system between the two open reels, i listened, layered, cut and pasted the tapes over time. Playing them out loud on the built-in speakers Tapecorder created a new type of texture, from combinations of the ice cold temperatures heated only by the room gas heater, reused tapes, and the decayed quality of the old speakers. After mixing and processing the tapes with microphone and contact microphone recordings of the ice, snow, and sub frequencies of the wind, the cracking and crunching sounds, both high and deep, seemed to appear naturally in the tape. The sub bass widened, and the mid range became thin and fragile.For more than two years the recordings remained untouched, until recently, now in Tokyo, they were mastered, and recorded to new tapes. The affects of the cold, the sudden sunsets through the snow, and the night winds still stay in my mind, like a soundtrack to those two months, not without their own songs of loneliness but with also beauty, sounds seeming like a siren, embracing every unchangeable and otherwise forgetful moment, even in the bitter winter. “   Will Long, October 2012.

Note to the buyer

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Total amount is 16,5€ (shipping costs + handling)


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Retina.it (Lino Monaco and Nicola Buono), is born in the first half of 90’s.
This duo,placed near the Vesuvio (Naples), explored all the capabilities of analogic synths since the beginnings, developing an its own idea of sound.
The undifferentiated manipulation of sounds extracted from modular and digital synths or objects/environment sound’s recording, leads this original duo to a continuos research of a sonic identity. Retina.it’s music has been released from labels such as Hefty records (Us) , Mousikelab (It), Flatmate/Storung ( Spain) and Glacial Movements (It). They have worked with different personalities of music business and visual arts, such as John Hughes, Marco Messina, Claudio Sinatti, Gabriella Cerritelli, Giorgio Li Calzi , Red Sector A. Moreover, the deep live-performing activity has led Retina.it to share important stages of International contest (such as Storung, Sonar…) with prestigious artists like Kraftwerk, Matmos, Telefon Tel aviv,T.A.G.C., Rechenzentrum , Oval, Noto, F. Bretschneider, Plaid , Apparat, Biosphere and many more.
“Descending into crevasse” is a sort of metaphor. An ipotetic journey between the gorges of eternal ices, such as a travel inside ourself researching reassuring corners. A flux of muffled and confused memories, frosted in a wave moving like an algorithm.

Tracks List + info notes

1 synth on axis* [09:51]
2 freezing the fourth string [07:59]
3 moonshine [07:22]
4 attrazione magnetica [12:26]
5 -32°F porcelain , metal & ice [05:32]
6 descending into crevasse [12:30]

written & produced by Retina.it (Lino Monaco, Nicola Buono)
* composed with Heidseck (Fabrizio Matrone)
Mastered by Denis Blackham @ Skye Mastering
Cover Photo by Bjarne Riesto

You can pre-order your copy:

http://www.glacialmovements.com/gmcat5.htm

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Glacial Movements proudly presents

PJUSK | Tele


Pjusk is Rune Sagevik and Jostein Dahl Gjelsvik from the west coast of Norway – both from small villages close to nature. The sound of Pjusk is inspired by the harsh Norwegian weather and wild landscape. At the center point of the collaboration between the two is an old cabin high up in the mountains. This is where most of the music of Pjusk is made – framed by snowy peaks and the sound of cold streams.
The album "Tele" (the Norwegian word describing frozen underground water) is a natural progression from the album "Sval" released on the US label 12k in 2010. Inspired by  the arctic wilderness, Tele is a journey of snow, ice and cold.
All tracks composed and produced by Pjusk except:

Track 1 by Pjusk and Andreas Nordenstam
Track 3 by Pjusk and Frodebeats

Mastering and album arrangement by Andreas Nordenstam
Modular sound design by Frodebeats
Guitar treatments by Tor Anders Voldsund
Glacial sound effects by Joe Scarffe

order your copy here: http://www.glacialmovements.com/gmcat5.htm

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GLACIAL MOVEMENTS
 proudly presents:
 
STORMLOOP
Snowbound*



PRESS RELEASE:
 
Stormloop is Kev Spence from Leeds, England who has been making electronic and ambient recordings since 1999. Snowbound* is his first recording on a record label, and the ambience is in perfect harmony with the icy themes of the Roman Glacial Movements.

Snowbound* is a collection of tracks that was recorded in late december 2009, deep snow had fallen that stayed for over two weeks. Composing usually late into the night, watching the heavy snowfalls was the inspiration for these tracks, and the feeling of been lost in some remote cabin, safe but warm, with good food and drink, staring out at the depths of winter snow that covers the land.
These crystalline soundscapes, take us from the cold winter nights, then out towards the bleakness of space. Snowbound* is an authentic full-immersion into the cold, and you can really feel the snowflakes on your skin.
 
TRACKLIST + INFO NOTES:

1. snowbound  (8:19)
2. cold winds  (7:19)
3. a blizzard   (4:33)
4. a calm reflection  (7:38)
5. melt  (2:42)
6. dense fog  (1:38)
7. drifting-decent  (7:40)
8. losing sleep  (4:51)
9. space station j  (4:39)
10. cygnus  (4:26)


MORE INFOS:

www.glacialmovements.com

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Glacial Movements

proudly presents:

bvdub
I Remember (translations of ‘Mørketid’)



press release:

“Alessandro Tedeschi, aka Netherworld, has become a dear friend of mine since his kind invitation to produce an album for Glacial Movements last year, and his vision, kindness, and honesty have been an inspiration. He had sent me a copy of his album ‘Mørketid,’ and from the opening notes I was mesmerized – not in a typical way, as his music is far too subtle for that, but on a much deeper level, as the music brought a flood of memories surging forth that I had long thought lost. It took me back to those times when ambient music was so pure, and so true… so when he then asked if I would be interested in doing a translation of the album, I couldn’t have said yes any faster.

I call them translations, as they are not remixes. I used his original work as a base, and it is indeed interwoven in the translations, but my translations serve more as my own narratives on the memories and feelings his original work evoked. The translations are about memories… memories of dreams lost, and never fulfilled… but also the beauty in knowing that dreams exist… as whether they come true or not, it’s in their pursuit that life means anything.

The original album brought back all my memories of my time in the early rave scene, the dreams I (and everyone, really) had for the beautiful utopia that only existed in our minds, and which we were only able to reach but a few times – but also my current surroundings of China, where in a rapidly changing environment, I am constantly reminded of unrealized dreams – deserted buildings that stand as monuments of once-great visions, and echoes of so many voices once yearning to be heard, wanting only for the world to remember them for a moment. And so it has been a strange kind of full-circle experience, as I stand in this place with no connection to my former life, yet in it I realize that every ‘scene’ is the same – we all just want to be heard, by someone - and to be remembered.Bvdub, July 2011"

Tracklist + info notes:
 
1 This Place Has Only Known Sadness (16:08)
2 We Said Forever (14:40)
3 The Promise (reprise) Feat. David Williams (14:40)
4 Would It Be The Same (13:28)
5 There Was Nothing But Beauty In My Heart (13:20)
6 A Taste Of Your Own Medicine (06:25)
 
Written and produced by bvdub in Shaoxing, China, 2010.
Mastered by Vincent Kwok in San Francisco, CA. A Glacial Movements Records release, September 2011.
All rights reserved.

You can purchase your copy here:
http://www.glacialmovements.com/gmcat4.htm

Best regards,
Alessandro Tedeschi/NETHERWORLD

www.glacialmovements.com

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Glacial Movements
proudly presents:
 
loscil
coast/range/arc

Loscil is a recording project of the Canadian composer Scott Morgan. His career in the ambient music genre began in 1999 with the debut self-produced work A New Demonstration of Thermodynamic Tendencies which drew the attention of American label Kranky. Working primarily with Kranky and Ghostly International, loscil has released some wonderful works which led him to be defined by worldwide media as one of the most authoritative composers of electronic music of our times. One of loscil’s main features is to write environmental weavings which revolve around a well-defined subject. For example, the subject of thermodynamic principles with Triple Point or the subaquatic work Submers, where every composition takes its name from that of a historic submarine. 
This aspect of the Canadian artist perfectly merges with the Glacial Movements theme and philosophy; that of glacial and isolationist ambient music.
 
In fact, coast/range/arc is centered around the coastal mountains of the Pacific Northwest, studded with glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons and epic views. The majestic ranges form a striking mountain landscape. These tracks explore the timelessness of mountainous elevations; oxygen deprived and surrounded by boundless skies. Mountains are hardly static - in fact they are dynamic on a time scale beyond the human experience.  They grow, buckle, twist, erupt and erode at an epic pace. The Coast Range Arc is filled with such mountains and valleys, their dynamics nearly imperceptible. They evoke awe and a connection to an imperceptible past. They are constantly changing, yet represent such a seemingly stoic fixture in our relatively short lives.

more infos:

www.glacialmovements.com

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PRESS RELEASE:

Netherworld’s icy symphony is back as the moniker of Alessandro Tedeschi, Glacial Movements’s mind and arm. After having produced Mørketid – acclaimed by critics all over the world as a precious gem of ambient music, and featured on key compilations such as The Wire Tapper 22 (“Aurora Borealis” blu ice mix, edited for  The Wire), Zaum Vol.1 produced by the Ireland’s Psychonavigation, and also a split CD with the Canadian duo Nadja titled “Magma to Ice” (Fario Records).Throughout his own label, Netherworld has worked with internationally renowned artists such as Rapoon (ex Zoviet France), Lull (Mick Harris/Scorn), Francisco Lopez, Oophoi , and bvdub and has already planned new features with Thomas Koner, Loscil, Pjusk and emerging, new talent.
In the sound of the Roman artists, fragments of classical music blend with field recordings of every kind, voices and found sounds are manipulated, sampled and remixed, converting them in new frames and timbres likely to evoke rest and silence typical of the extensive glacial vastnesses. 3 years after his first full length CD, Netherworld comes back with this new work titled “Over the Summit,” in which enclosed memories, feelings, and past experiences, deeply lived during the years and surrounded by an almost deafening silence, can be heard and felt circling vast mountains’ snowy peaks.
The underlined aspect is the sensation of peacefulness or contemplation of an uncontaminated and silent nature, wrapped in the winter’s white blanket. For the six tracks composing “Over the Summit,” the sound emanated by the Aurora Borealis has been embraced and manipulated for a work of art, melting it with ethers of orchestral fragments escaped by the perennial layers of Permafrost.

TRACKLIST + INFO NOTES:
1. Over the Summit (09:02)
2. Aurora performs its last show (10:01)
3. Iceblink [Aurora Borealis mix] (13:14)
4. Crystallized words (05:45)
5. Thoughts locked in the ice (11:32)
6. Iperborea (08:36)
 
All sound material has been created, composed and mixed by Alessandro Tedeschi / Netherworld: processed and harmonized Northern Lights sounds, field recordings, violin, found sounds
Mastered by Oophoi in The Kiva, December  2010

please listen to this music in a quiet, nocturnal environment at low-medium level

Over the Summit is dedicated to the mythical Hyperborea, the legendary land of the extreme north
Special thanks to Nicoletta my sweet darlin', bvdub, Gianluigi, my family and friends and the worldwide GM supporters

A Glacial Movements Records release, January 2011. All rights reserved

CONTACTS:

www.glacialmovements.com
info@glacialmovements.com
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TRACKLIST + INFO NOTES:

1. Descent To The End (8:08)
2. Nothing From No One (8:48)
3. To Finally Forget It All (21:20)
4. No More Reasons Not To Fall (11:19)
5. No One Will Ever Find You Here (9:18)
6. The Art Of Dying Alone (19:13)

written and produced in Shaoxing, China by Brock Van Wey / bvdub mastered in San Francisco, CA by Vincent Kwok
A Glacial Movements Records release, July 2010. All rights reserved.

Label: GLACIAL MOVEMENTS
Artist: bvdub
Title: The Art Of Dying Alone
Cat. number: GM008
Format: CD digipack
Cover Photo: Bjarne Riesto
Art Direction/Layout: Keep Adding
 

PRESS RELEASE:

San Francisco artist bvdub (Brock Van Wey) is known all over the world for having realized resonant jewels of rare beauty such as “White Clouds Drift On and On,” “We Were The Sun,” “To Live,” and many more. He has collaborated with labels such as Millions of Moments, Echospace, Smallfish, Styrax, and the German Kompakt, for which bvdub joined the famous compilation Pop Ambient 2010 curated by Wolfgang Voigt (aka Gas).

The personal sound of this artist moves from refined deep techno settings to more atmospheric and ethereal ones, leading to ambient soundscapes, and aiming to infinity.The treatment of the resonant subject is always executed with skill and discretion, and the sound possesses a wonderful capacity of description which lifts the listener up to the heavens.“The Art of Dying Alone” is no exception, and in the new work composed for Glacial Movements, bvdub spans different sound-sorgents of classical moulds such as piano, acoustic guitar, violin and angelic female voices, along with delicate digital soundscapes. All this is manipulated and perfectly orchestrated into six wonderful compositions in which moments of melancholy, isolationism, coldness, and contemplation of life will take the listener’s soul on a journey throughout those beautiful and desolate places eternalized in the cover photo by Bjarne Riesto, with great thanks to the huge design-work by Keep Adding studio.

“The Art of Dying Alone” is the contemplation of a final sunset over snowy peaks - it’s the end of winter and the beginning of spring - it’s a soft coat of ice on flowered grasses, quietly admired one last time.Without a doubt, this is the brightest but most melancholic work ever produced by GM.

www.glacialmovements.com

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TRACKLIST + INFO NOTES:
 
1. Amarok (64:07)
 
All sound material has been created at mobile messor by Francisco López (Madrid, Murcia, Riga, Belgrade, Tel Aviv,
Amsterdam), 2007-2009 © francisco lópez 2009
A Glacial Movements Records release, February 2010.All rights reserved.
Label: GLACIAL MOVEMENTS
Artist: Francisco López
Title: Amarok
Cat. number: GM007
Barcode: 08033959880036
Format: CD digipack
Cover Photo: Bjarne Riesto
Art Direction/Layout: Keep Adding

PRESS RELEASE:
Francisco López is known all over the world as one of the main figures of all time experimental music. He performed in hundreds lives, projects and sound-sets in 60 countries of 5 continents and his huge discography has been released by more than 200 labels all over the world. His musical universe moves from human-ear limits to the deepest abysses of sonorous power and it is mostly composed of field recordings caught along the wildest areas of Earth or between the sounds of industrial world.
For “Amarok” composition two years of hard work have been employed using sounds and processed field
recordings. It’s a unequalled conceptual soundscape in this artist’s huge discography and it perfectly joins to Glacial Movements aesthetics. After a few seconds from the track beginning we are dip into an arctic trip which lasts more than an hour and in which tangled weavings in a masterly fashion handled by the Spanish artist appear, develop and dissolve. Gusts of arctic wind, the Amarok’s wheezing breath  (Amarok is the name of a gigantic wolf in Inuit mythology)  and the sense of loss in the polar night are only some of the sensations that this cryogenic hallucinatory acustic is able to evoke.
“Amarok is probably one of the more isolationist and spookiest work I’ve ever done” Francisco López,march 2009

INFO E CONTACTS:
www.glacialmovements.com
info@glacialmovements.com

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Dear friends,

i'm glad to announce you the upcoming CD release on Glacial Movements Record by the great German ambient isolationist composer THOMAS KÖNER!!The title is "Neues Land" and it will be available for November/December 2009.

I'll keep you posted!
Alessandro/NETHERWORLD
Glacial Movements Records
www.glacialmovements.com

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Glacial Movements Records proudly presents:

AQUADORSA
"Cloudlands"




TRACKLIST + INFO NOTES:

1. A Pillow of Clouds   (5.22)
2. Daylight Fading Into Evening Silence   (5.05)
3. The Pond Reflected Her Smile   (9.13)
4. Zero Gravity   (10.59)
5. Syhan   (12.11)
6. Alone in the Rising Fog   (18.31)
7. Night of Trembling Stars   (06.05)
 
All sound material has been recorded and mixed by Enrico Coniglio at Tripi h. Studio (Venice-Italy) and
Oophoi in The Kiva, winter 2008
A Glacial Movements Records release, May 2009.All right reserved.

Label GLACIAL MOVEMENTS
Artist: AQUADORSA
Title: Cloudlands
Cat. number  GM006
Barcode: 08033959880029
Format  CD digipack
Photo by Bjarne Riesto
Graphic solution and artwork by Alessandra Clini

PRESS RELEASE:
Aquadorsa is a new musical Italian ambient project formed by  Enrico Coniglio and Oophoi.Theyr first work “Cloudlands” is a perfect mix of glithc,classical and orchestral glacial ambient soundscapes. Enrico Coniglio is a guitar player  and composer and his research has increasingly focused on the relationship between 'music' and 'landscape ', in an attempt to represent the contemporary crisis of the territory, the loss of nature and identity of places, and the unknown on the evolution of post-urban and post-industrial territory. He has collaborated with various artists, including: Nicola Alesini, Joachim Roedelius and Elisa Marzorati.He has produced some releases such as "AREAVIRUS - topofonie vol.1" (2007 Psychonavigation), "dyanMU" (2008 Psychonavigation) and digital releases Sapientumsuperacquis on Touch Radio (Touch records) and Crònicaster (Crònica Electronica).Gianluigi Gasparetti better know as Oophoi started his own music experiments in 1995, trying to explore the shores of deep space-ambient. His live album "The spirals of time", released in 1997 by Amplexus, has been voted as one of the best ambient albums of all times.Oophoi uses traditional instruments as synths and sampling machines and his music is recorded using analog-only devices in The Kiva.He has released CDs for many International labels such as Amplexus, Hypnos, Nextera, Prikosnovénie and Glacial Movements and he has collaborated with Louisa John Krol,Alio die,Mathias Grassow and Klaus Wiese.

INFO E CONTACTS:

www.glacialmovements.com
info@glacialmovements.com


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Glacial Movements Records proudly presents:



SKARE
- Solstice City -


TRACKLIST + INFO NOTES:

1.To The Other Shore [3.14]
2.Trough Wind And Broken Ice [20.49]
3. The Snow Angel Factory [26.35]

All sound material has been digitally processed and arranged at Studio 3, EMS in Stockholm, Sweden, 2006
A Glacial Movements Records release, February 2009.All right reserved.

Format:  CD digipack
Photo by: Bjarne Riesto
Graphic solution and artwork by: Oleg Galy (Tantric GFX)

PRESS RELEASE:


Skare is the collaboration of Mathias Josefson (Moljebka Pvlse), Fredrik Olofsson and Per Åhlund. The members of Skare are all fascinated by the circulation of water, snow and ice. The metamorphosis from gas to floating liquid to snow to solid ice through freezing, the light reflecting from the snow and filtered through the ice as a prisma and - most of all - the sound of this ever ongoing circle.

Skare's first album, Solstice City, is an interpretation of a journey through a shifting landscape where the city meets nature. Departing from a distant and foreign shore, the traveller embarks a ship, uncertain of his destination. This prelude, introduced vividly in "To the other shore", releases this pilgrim to further explore yet unchartered territories. Leaving all man-made conventions, the second track "Through Wind and Broken Ice" takes us where the city imitates nature. Finally, a factory appears in the whiteout; a place where angels are manufactured as presented in the final track "The Snow Angel Factory"...

The vehicles used by Skare on this journey are field recordings, found sounds and treated and manipulated instruments.

Contacts:

www.glacialmovements.com
info@glacialmovements.com



Still Available:


LULL "Like a slow river"
RAPOON "Time Frost" (few copies left)
NETHERWORLD "Morketid" (few copies left)
OOPHOI "Wurm Series I"

Upcoming Releases 2009:

THOMAS KONER "tba" 
AQUA DORSA (Oophoi/Enrico Coniglio) "Cloudlands"




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Dear friends and listeners,

Upcoming releases 2009 on GLACIAL MOVEMENTS:

GM005 SKARE "Solstice City"
GM006 THOMAS KONER (tba)
GM007 AQUA DORSA "Cloudlands"(Oophoi/Enrico Coniglio)
GM008 PAUL SCHUTZE (tba)


Stay tuned!!!!


Alessandro/NETHERWORLD


www.glacialmovements.com



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Tracklist:

1. Whiteout  (14:30)
2. The sheet  (14:37)
3. Like a slow river  (14:02)
4. Treeless grounds  (12:25)
5. Illusion of unbroken surface  (04:31)

Created and Mixed by M.J. Harris February/March 2008 for Glacial Movements Records
All right reserved

Cat.number  GM004
Format  CD 6 panels digipack
Photo by Bjarne Riesto
Graphic solution and artwork by Oleg (Tantric Harmonies)

After a long period of silence, Glacial Movements Records is glad to announce you the return of the most important representative of ambient isolationist music ever: the wonderful English artist Mick J. Harris aka LULL (Scorn, Painkiller, Napalm Death).Unquestionable genius of the last century's second half European music and point of reference about the rising isolationist aesthetics, being on the same wavelength as post-rock last scenaries.

"Like a slow river" it's a work characterized by sharp and minimal atmospheres but also dark, cold and huge such as big bodies of ice which slowly move carried by an endless river. The five compositions of "Like a slow river" reach the high expectations of the previous works such as "Cold Summer", "Continue" and the "Murder Ballads" trilogy with Martin Bates. With no doubt, this is the coldest and darkest work ever composed by this pioneer of industrial-ambient music. You all will be led to the oblivion of your existence....the freezing darkness of these glacial night is going to come down on your bodies and minds....you'll fall in your deepest sleep with the far echo of glacial runnings....

....the way to eternity is in front of you.....

LULL is Back!!

Contacts:

GLACIAL MOVEMENTS RECORDS

www.glacialmovements.com
www.myspace.com/glacialmovements
info@glacialmovements.com

illegal download kills Glacial Movements!!


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NADJA & NETHERWORLD
- MAGMA TO ICE -

split FARIO CD10


Press Release:


Talented Italian ambient composer Alessandro Tedeschi runs the Glacial Movements record label and plays music as Netherworld. His fascination for polar landscapes and soundscapes makes him close to industrial ambient pioneers such as Thomas Köner, Rapoon, Biosphere and Lull. Icy, windy, droning and deeply 'protomelodic' at once, his music is a poetic translation of the ice floe. For this record, he used processed fragments of classical music. Nadja is the drone / doom / ambient duo of Canadian musicians Aidan Baker and Leah Buckareff. Their behemoth of sound is a construction of heat, weight, loop and vapour. Here, they had to break Netherworld's ice and find a way to the red core of Earth. The common track brings heat onto ice, which warms up, crackles and soon melts. As a conclusion, the long piece by Nadja is total heat. This is Nadja 'unrhythmed', which means pure lava.

This CD features exclusive graphic concepts and artwork by Alan McClelland


Track Listing:

Netherworld - Closing To A Winter Night - 8:59
Netherworld - Frozen Divinity - 7:17
Netherworld - Closing To A Glacial Dawn - 10:13
Nadja & Netherworld - Ice To Magma - 9:15
Nadja - Kriplyana (Melted & Refrozen Snow That Looks Blue In Early Morning) - 19:00

more info:

www.glacialmovements.com/nethord.htm
www.feardrop.net

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By WITHELINE

http://whiteline1. wordpress. com/2008/03/30/oophoi-an-aerial-view-cd-glacial-movements/

Oophoi - An Aerial View - CD- Glacial Movements
www. glacialmovments. com Poised as it is, as the first official release in Glacial Movements’ “WURM” series, Oophoi offer up a glistening, expansive ambient workout, not unlike several of the multitude of ambient artists operating at the turn of the noughties. Oophoi summarise their work as an “airy drone with minimal variations”, actively attempting to side step some of the pitfalls and cliches attached to any sonic interpretation of cold and icy landscapes, and in doing so, manage to summon up some of the energy reminiscent of the early era of ambient music.

The WURM series was offered up to artists to create uninterrupted, long- form pieces of atmospherics relating to the WURM period of glaciation, giving each artist an opportunity for truly immersive and engaging work, intended to “..describe the endless ice age, its eternal ice, the blinding white light, the abyssal silence, a music that will transport the listener to peaceful, unexplored lands..”. Thus reads the GM press release for the series, and this first release does the job admirably. An Aerial View could easily eclipse Eno’s “Apollo” series in its prescriptive and slowly unfolding sensibility, it washes and waves, its serenity and gentility only minutely disturbed by luminous tones from theremin and synthesisers, actively drawing the listener into a world and an age beyond present day comprehension. Best listend to in a calm and undisturbed room, devoid of any distractions, An Aerial View is best appreciated in one sitting. Original and ground breaking it is not..but if you are in need of aural sedative, or sonic balm, this is truly the album for you. Highly recommended.

BGN

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Hello folks,

a double new review of Rapoon "Time Frost" by BRAINWASHED and REGEN MAGAZINE!

BRAINWASHED:http://brainwashed.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6609&Itemid=1

Written by Matthew Spencer     
Sunday, 02 December 2007 

"Two of ambient music's greatest strengths are conjuring up isolated locations and immense timelines. In Time Frost, Robin Storey uses them to imagine a Europe chilled by ocean currents altered by global warming. It is easy to be cynical about climate change as an artistic subject considering its status as Hollywood's pet-cause of the moment.  Time Frost does something far more satisfying: it calls to mind vivid images that do not need to be interpreted through an ideology. 


Considering the chilly subject matter, the album has a thick, full bodied sound. Storey used an old vinyl copy of Strauss' Blue Danube for much of the source material. Even though the piece is digitally processed beyond recognition, the richness of the orchestra and the snowy crackle of the record still remain. That analogue glow colors the sparse, unaccompanied loops, providing variety to the simple, repetitious song structures. Even in the arid, droning "Horizon Discrete," the fluidity of Strauss' music remains intact, like the wind blowing up drifts from a glacier.

The hypothetical waste-land that Storey envisions is not featureless and uniformly hostile. The time lapse waltz of "Thin Light" elegantly evokes a winter sunrise. Bubbly synthesizers mimic a thick, wet snow-shower in "A Color of Darkness." Without shouting the message, these tracks suggest that the world's beauty will continue, even if it becomes too hostile for us to live on it.

Despite a personal affinity for the natural world, music with environmental themes has always struck me as cheesy. Although the destruction humanity inflicts on the planet is truly dramatic, it is easier to make an episode of Captain Planet than a nuanced work of art. By remaining ambiguous, however, Time Frost has a much better chance of aging well than the bloated pontifications of Live Earth. Even if global warming is not your crusade, you can still sit back and enjoy this album. No moralizing is required."


REGEN MAGAZINE:http://www.regenmag.com:80/Reviews-1215-Rapoon-Time-Frost.html

Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2007
By: Matthew Johnson

"Assistant Editor Manipulated Strauss samples evoke a frozen Danube River on Robin Storey's latest offering.With Time Frost, Rapoon founder (and former Zoviet France member) Robin Storey explores the idea of a future European ice age. Taking the iconic Danube River as his starting point, Storey imagines the river frozen solid. Marrying the imagery with the music, Storey takes sampled snippets of Johann Strauss' "Blue Danube Waltz" from vinyl lock grooves, loops them over one another, and processes them in the studio. The result is less static than one might expect, but then again, ice itself isn't as static as it appears. It grinds against itself, breaks off into sheets, compresses, forms ridges. Likewise, the fuzzy looped string tones of opening track "Glacial Danube" are similarly dynamic, degrading in time as they pan across the stereo channels. It's actually disconcerting, the way one tone will cut off sharply on one channel as another begins simultaneously on the other, sharp and jarring as frostbite. Things go deeper on "Thin Light." The sound degrades less, because there's less of it to degrade; the high end, the tinny treble, is gone now, leaving only the icy depths and the melancholy mid-range. "A Darkness of Snow" deepens things further, tempting sleep with slow rolling distortion, and while "Horizon Discrete" starts off with the tension of sustained violins, it ends with a deep, almost oceanic drone. These admittedly fascinating pieces are, in a way, mere preludes to the final track, the half-hour epic "Ice Whispers." Though it utilizes similar sounds and techniques to the earlier tracks, its length gives Storey the chance to move things at the truly glacial pace its subject matter deserves. Beginning with the omnipresent loops of scratchy violin, it fades into a deep, distorted tranquility, eventually adding hints of echoing clatter, like ice cracking under its own weight and amplified by the natural reverb of permanent winter. Storey's frozen landscapes do an excellent job of melding sound with concept, and if Time Frost is at times stark and inhospitable, it's a testament of how well he has executed his concept."

 

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / NADJA/NETHERWORLD new split CD @ FARIO
« on: December 10, 2007, 06:17:30 AM »
Hello folks,

i'm honored to announce you that i'm in collaboration with NADJA (Aidan Baker/Leah Buckareff) for a split CD that will be available on Feb/March 2008 for one of the best experimental record label of the world: FARIO

The Fario label was created in 1998 by the staff of the French magazine Fear Drop.The concept behind Fario is the meeting : collaborations between two artists.Fario records show two halves created separately and a common track in the middle, a moment to share views or to oppose feelings.


CATALOGUE:

Fragile / Dither
Mimetic kKno / Delphium
99 mg / Laurent Pernice
Lull / Origami Arktika
Francisco López / Steve Roden
Rapoon / Désaccord Majeur
Vromb / Telepherique
Troum / Christian Renou
Thomas Köner (the CD is due out 2008)
Nadja / Netherworld (the CD is due out 2008)



www.feardrop.net

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / WURM SERIES: OOPHOI
« on: December 10, 2007, 06:15:21 AM »
WURM SERIES

WÜrm is the name of the world’s most recent glaciation which ended around 10000 years ago and have occurred in the Pleistocene epoch. The term WÜrm comes from a river in the Alps where the glaciation was first identified. During the height of glaciation, most of Europe and Eurasia was open steppe-tundra, while the Alps presented solid ice fields and montane glaciers. Scandinavia and much of Britain were under ice.

Immense white expanses...infinite silences...sunrays reflected by eternal icefields...every release of this new series will be a circular, slowly-unfolding and ethereal long-form musical piece, in which the artist will describe this endless Ice Age, its eternal ice, the blinding white light, the abyssal silence. Music will transport the listener to peaceful and unexplored lands.

out soon: OOPHOI cd digipack ltd. 1000 copies


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