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Released 11/11/2011

Artwork by Kati Astraeir

A year in the making, Igneous Flame has released his 10th solo album 'Lyra'

Since his 2003 debut release 'Tolmon', Igneous Flame has sought to create an evolving body of work and whilst 'Lyra' continues in that theme, it differs in that the approach taken to creating this work was significantly different to that taken for his previous albums.
The work was created using a previously unused set of tools and processes in order to experiment and explore in new directions. A diverse range of sounds sources and textures were employed and extensively processed. The primary instrumentation being electric guitar, nylon string guitar and synthesizers.

The work was created whilst engaged with the natural world as a primary source of inspiration - work in progress mixes were auditioned whilst walking through local woodland and re-worked back at the artist's studio. This process was repeated many times, until they were felt to be finished.

The material is primarily ethereal and meditative, with intermittent high-energy bursts and characteristic 'trans-tonal shifts'. In terms of production, a 'clean' approach was employed - full dynamic range was observed and preserved.

Special thanks to Kati Astraeir for deeply connecting with the music, to create the artwork for the album.

'Lyra' is a long-form double album release, both discs 1 and 2 run to almost 80 minutes of material each. Available as a limited edition high quality double CD-R package on the LuminaSounds site or digital download through CD Baby soon.



Everything and Nothing / Re: Advice topic for newbies (live performers)
« on: November 07, 2011, 10:05:58 AM »
I don't know how helpful this may be but my advice is to just go for it and do what comes naturally.
I played guitar and bass in lots of bands (all unknowns) in the 80s and mostly really enjoyed the experience, apart from one performance which started a near riot !
I was pretty much full of ego in those days - which probably helped, as did being in a band - as opposed to performing solo.

Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« on: November 07, 2011, 08:41:45 AM »
Not being a games person, I wonder what their primary appeal is ?

From what I've seen, they can sure eat up a big chunk of time.
I played arcade games as a kid, but now I think I'II just stick to 'Chess Titans' - 3 games a day - to keep the old noggin ticking over :)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 27, 2011, 02:29:49 PM »
Juno Reactor 'God is God'

Brilliant surrealist video for a cracking track:

Juno Reactor - God Is God [HQ High Quality]

'Real names', sock-puppetry - the plot thickens !

cheers, that works !

My track 'Fire in the Sky' has been included on the Kalpamantra mega-compilation
'Saur Maas'

Also includes tracks by Kammarheit, Troum, Phaenon, False Mirror, Mystified and lots of other artists.
Free download here:

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Omnisphere.....who's using it?
« on: October 06, 2011, 11:29:15 AM »
Well for me its the price that puts me off and the fact that there doesn't seem to be demo for it.

I think I'm going to concentrate on really getting into the synths that I have - and maybe getting u-he's mighty ACE !

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Igneous 2010 releases
« on: October 03, 2011, 08:06:26 AM »
Hi Seren,

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


Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Igneous 2010 releases
« on: October 02, 2011, 06:22:56 AM »
New review of 'Ion' by Stephen Fruitman /

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.
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 18:02, 28 Sep 2011

I love the 12k label but to me their forum seems more narrowly focused, if anything? Where are the forum sections for talking about NCAA football, salsa recipes, and jokes?

I think that forum is rather inaccessible in my view - style over content ?

Cool to see the Soundcloud/Youtube embeds, is this a new thing or could it have been included before ?

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Omnisphere.....who's using it?
« on: September 29, 2011, 07:32:33 AM »
Just watching the video now, sounds cool.
But 8000 sounds ? It seems some companies are adding 'value' with oodles of presets. I've just downloaded Native Instrument's Massive demo and there are indeed a massive number of presets !

Somewhat off-topic, but I've got NIs 'Prism' and 'Razor' and (IMHO) they are great synths for ambient /sound-design.

For me, the ability to embed music players - I'm thinking Soundcloud primarily, would be a great boon for the Hypnos forum. I like the forum for it's content (mostly) and the ease in which threads / info can be followed.

I don't have a problem with the look of rM, but there is a lot going on and interesting things can get lost when a new member posts a few things. I was the 3rd person to sign up (from memory) and I knew who most of the people were for quite some time then.

John is right, if someone really wants to go into self-promotion mode and not enter into any debate or discussions, then there's not much that can be done about that. Naturally, thats not confined to this here forum or rM.

Interesting thread,

Personally I like to see equipment lists, but am a bit perplexed if its listings of loads of synths I know nothing about (not being very knowledgeable in this area). If an ambient album was made using bagpipes I'd be interested to know that - who wouldn't be ?

Everything and Nothing / Lifelong musicians 'have better hearing' ?
« on: September 15, 2011, 05:46:26 AM »
Lifelong musicians 'have better hearing' ?

BBC article:


Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Igneous Flame 2011 news
« on: September 14, 2011, 05:07:56 AM »
Lyra Disc 1 video montage on Youtube:

Montage comprised of 9 excerpts from each track on the album, with corresponding visual changes.

Free download of the video (204 MB wmv file) here:

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Igneous Flame 2011 news
« on: September 11, 2011, 08:07:08 AM »
Two pre-release montages from my upcoming 'Lyra' album:

Disc 1 :

Disc 2:

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Igneous Flame 2011 news
« on: September 01, 2011, 02:35:10 AM »
Lyra new Igneous Flame album

I've just completed the mastering stage for my upcoming release 'Lyra'. This will be a double album release and will be released in October 2011 (details still to be finalised). 'Lyra' will be my 10th solo release since my debut release 'Tolmon' in 2003 and will be released on my LuminaSounds label.

I've employed a different approach to this album and even though guitar is still the predominant source, there is a wider tonal variety from synth textures and processing. The material is primarily ethereal and meditative.
Artwork will be by Kati Astraeir, more details and audio clips to follow in the coming month.

Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Myspace - Thats it
« on: August 21, 2011, 03:21:42 AM »
It's almost as if they ran it down on purpose, the navigation has become utterly cryptic and non-functional. Old Bob lost a packet on this one and more to the point, something useful was mangled beyond usability.

When I got a new machine 2 years ago, I wasn't happy with the noise from the fans, particularly the stock intel CPU fan, I did a bit of research and installed three 120mm  fans by Noctua:
and a smaller one on the CPU cooler. It's very quiet.

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