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Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
« Reply #40 on: February 06, 2008, 10:42:41 AM »
Well forget what i said about that "maybe to release a aidan baker cd
somewhere in the future". It will happen. April-Mai.
Edition of 250 Digipacks. Colab between Aidan Baker & Jakob Thiesen
called "A Bout De Souffle". Fucking brilliant mix of Krautrock, Psychedelic
and Experimental Guitar Music. Artwork is in the making by myself.
Everything looks really promising. More infos about that in a few Weeks.

Also received the Master CD from Hakobune today. Gorgeous stuff.
fuzzed out ambient guitar drone as its best. Also more infos on that
when i will update the site at the weekend.

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Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
« Reply #41 on: February 24, 2008, 05:53:21 AM »
New Update.

Soundsamples for STATIC [thelema.dawning] from Jason Sloan are online as well
as the Releasepage. Check him out. Brilliant Stuff that reminded me of Steve Roach's
Space Music.

http://www.waterscape.de/waterscapereleases_static.html

Soundsample
http://www.waterscape.de/Music/static_preview.mp3

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« Reply #42 on: August 05, 2008, 05:49:04 AM »

Well, I’ve already mentioned mwvm’s blend of guitar manipulations, drones and electronics earlier in this thread, but it so happens I have a pretext to blather on about him again :)
I noticed there’s an Ambient Ping Radio podcast of a half-hour set he did for them, downloadable from here:

http://ambientpingradio.blogspot.com/2008/01/exclusive-almost-live-set-by-mwvm.html

Now playing, and very nice too (I can definitely hear a potential 3” for Waterscape Records from this bloke - hint, hint, Mister Waterscape Man ;))



I'm listening now MWVM live at Ambient Ping Radio: beatiful frippertronics waves!

giorgio

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Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
« Reply #43 on: August 05, 2008, 06:57:43 AM »
I really enjoy clips listened on Myspace from ALL artists here mentioned! :)

Mhhh...only a note of fussiness: 
after Adam Wiltzie (Stars Of The Lid) and mainly Carl Hultgren (Windy & Carl) ...

I 'd  feel the title "A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music" do no fit exactly for these last musicians
(Hakobume, Lähtö, MWVM, Apalusa, Pausal, etc.) that realize, I repeat, Beatiful drone music, but following paths that seem to me already discovered by others artists in past; so I feel "experimental Guitar Music" would be something exploring real new musical territories ...

giorgio

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Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
« Reply #44 on: September 23, 2008, 07:49:49 AM »
Hi there.

Few news. Been quiet a long time. ;)

There are 3 new Waterscapes out now.
Apalusa and Peter Wright both on 3"cd-r's
and Sean Reardon on cd-r. Soundsamples
as always under www.waterscape.de

And there are some more goodies coming before this year
ends. Next is Wouter Veldhuis. Should be a new name to
all of you. He contacted me and send me 3 cds full of
material that he worked on the last few years. So we
picked material for a 50+min cd-r and a businesscard
cd-r which will hopefully be available in late October.

I am glad that Wouter wants to put this music out
on Waterscape, cause i really felt in love with this
stuff. Its not guitar based ambient as you might
expect. He works with found sounds and transforms
them into something really ethereal and beautiful.
I would consider this as almost church-like/cathedral
ambient music. Very moving stuff. Currently i design
the artwork for this one. As i said, hopefully out in
late october (perhaps earlier).

There is also a new David Tagg 3"cd-r coming. Good stuff.

And yeah, i didnt forget you Alan. Will send you the
promo stuff as soon as possible. Daytime job is killing me. :-[

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« Reply #45 on: September 29, 2008, 12:56:57 PM »

There is also a new David Tagg 3"cd-r coming. Good stuff.

And yeah, i didnt forget you Alan. Will send you the
promo stuff as soon as possible. Daytime job is killing me. :-[

Looking forward to a Waterscape Tagg release.
Don't let the Dayjob Demons grind you down, Martin. Promos a plenty piled up here, but yours would jump the queue if you could get 'em sent.



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Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
« Reply #46 on: November 01, 2008, 04:46:33 AM »
I do have good news.



Wouter Veldhuis - Satumaa

This is Wouter's first CD Release and i am sure he is pretty
proud about this one. He and myself worked for almost 4
Months on this, to select the best out of the 3 CDs full of
music he sent me. Satumaa is the first Chapter in this Book
of lovely ambient music. I may notice that i call this
Church/Cathedral-like Ambient Music with a small touch of
Stars of the Lids and the likes. 8 Tracks full of delicate
ambient music which is perfect for late night excursions into
your soul. I am honest when i say, that this cd is in my cd
player every night when i fall asleep for almost 3 months now.
As always i am responsible for the Artwork and i am proud
that this one captures the spirit of the music so well.


:: Sound Samples ::
Wouter Veldhuis - Moving Waves
Wouter Veldhuis - Scarland
Wouter Veldhuis - Citer
Wouter Veldhuis - Satumaa
Wouter Veldhuis - Liquid Piano

You can pre-order this until the 14.th of November and safe the
shipping costs for this one.

Address is as always Waterscape



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« Reply #47 on: November 01, 2008, 09:37:54 AM »
those Wouter Veldhuis mp3's sound very good! his sound strongly reminds me of the recent David Tagg discs.. soft and grainy.. very nice indeed.
i just placed my order, now waiting for november 14th  :)

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Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
« Reply #48 on: November 01, 2008, 12:11:02 PM »
those Wouter Veldhuis mp3's sound very good! his sound strongly reminds me of the recent David Tagg discs.. soft and grainy.. very nice indeed.
i just placed my order, now waiting for november 14th  :)
Thanks for the order in first place and i also have to agree with you
in some point. Especially "Citer" sounds like a mixture of tagg and
early stars of the lid. My personal favorite is Liquid Piano and i am
listening to quiet a bit of music, but this is exactly what i need
in terms of ambient music. It basically is build on a simple chord
and a few piano notes, but Wouter transformed those "found sounds"
into such an delicate piece of music. Perhaps i should also upload a small
excerpt of Liquid Piano. But on the other hand i dont want to spoil to
much of the album. ;)

Edit: There you go. But just a small teaser for Liquid Piano. :-*
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Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
« Reply #49 on: November 01, 2008, 05:25:53 PM »
Wow this is really good!  From the samples I heard it really does sound like Waterscapes first ambient release.  Although the Jason Sloan piece did have an ambient like quality to it Veldhuis music is more 'put you head on my sonic pillow' type work.  Looking forward to this release and great find by the way.  Will order ASAP!

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« Reply #50 on: November 03, 2008, 04:19:56 AM »
Wow this is really good!  From the samples I heard it really does sound like Waterscapes first ambient release.  Although the Jason Sloan piece did have an ambient like quality to it Veldhuis music is more 'put you head on my sonic pillow' type work.  Looking forward to this release and great find by the way.  Will order ASAP!

Fern

Yeah. This is what i would call ambient in its truest form.
Late night "lay your head on the pillow and follow your dreams" ambient.
Good to hear that you enjoyed the samples.

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« Reply #51 on: November 17, 2008, 01:55:12 AM »
Hi Martin,

Today I was at Aquarius Records in San Francisco and picked up your "Suchness" (for anybody not familiar, SIF's live album on Gears of Sand) release, and I have to say it is a truly mindblowing disc.  I was familiar with your stuff previously as I was lucky enough to grab your Umbra release "Red Sky that was Filled with Gloom" (think it was limited to 30 copies?!!) I enjoyed that release but this live one I think blows it away.  Definitely one of the best guitar drone records I've heard, ever.  100 copies is too low for this masterpiece.  Aquarius had 8 copies remaining after I bought mine.  Anyways, I will have to investigate Waterscape releases and look forward to hearing more SIF in the future.   

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Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
« Reply #52 on: November 17, 2008, 04:23:12 AM »
Hi Martin,

Today I was at Aquarius Records in San Francisco and picked up your "Suchness" (for anybody not familiar, SIF's live album on Gears of Sand) release, and I have to say it is a truly mindblowing disc.  I was familiar with your stuff previously as I was lucky enough to grab your Umbra release "Red Sky that was Filled with Gloom" (think it was limited to 30 copies?!!) I enjoyed that release but this live one I think blows it away.  Definitely one of the best guitar drone records I've heard, ever.  100 copies is too low for this masterpiece.  Aquarius had 8 copies remaining after I bought mine.  Anyways, I will have to investigate Waterscape releases and look forward to hearing more SIF in the future.   
Wow, what a nice way to start my day. :-*
Of course i really like to hear that.
One of the best guitar drone records?
Wow. Really appreciate it my Friend. :)

I am currently working on my 4.th Studio Album (almost 18 months
since the last one) which is coming out somewhere between February-March 09.
And guess what. My dream will come true and this will be released on Vinyl.
More informations in the not so distant future.

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« Reply #53 on: December 04, 2008, 05:19:40 AM »
well, i recently got the Satumaa disc and must say i really like it.
i understand it's Veldhoven's debut album, it's clear the guy is quite talented. it still keeps me reminding of David Tagg's work..
the work is overall warm, grainy, richly layered and as Martin (SiF) mentioned himself a 'perfect bedroom fellow' :-)
it may end up with my faves of this year..
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Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
« Reply #54 on: December 04, 2008, 06:10:03 AM »
well, i recently got the Satumaa disc and must say i really like it.
i understand it's Veldhoven's debut album, it's clear the guy is quite talented. it still keeps me reminding of David Tagg's work..
the work is overall warm, grainy, richly layered and as Martin (SiF) mentioned himself a 'perfect bedroom fellow' :-)
it may end up with my faves of this year..
Thats sounds great, jim. Good to hear that you are into it. And yeah, i can see the line between
Tagg and Veldhuis. Perhaps you can compare the next Work of David Tagg with this Disc, because
the new 3"cd from David is coming next Month. Already finished the Artwork for that one. Nice Stuff.

Will try to see if Mike is willing to stock a few of the Veldhuis and the new Tagg as soon as this one
is available.

And once again thanks for the nice words jim. Wouter and i appreciate them very much. :)

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« Reply #55 on: December 04, 2008, 04:46:45 PM »
Very nice indeed, in that wonderful place between music and non-music. By music I mean sounds you can transcribe into conventional musical notation (a circular definition, I know). By non-music I mean sounds you cannot. This is both.

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« Reply #56 on: December 08, 2008, 05:27:22 AM »
Very nice indeed, in that wonderful place between music and non-music. By music I mean sounds you can transcribe into conventional musical notation (a circular definition, I know). By non-music I mean sounds you cannot. This is both.

Mike S
Hi Mike. I can understand what you mean with "non-music" and its great to hear that you enjoy the music.

Btw: There are good News on the MP3 Store Front. I hope to have it finished by the end of the week,
which means, that from now on you can also buy the album as an Mp3 Download with Artwork as
pdf. The music will be encoded at the highest standard which means (320kbps constant bitrate).
No DRM for you advantage. From now on there will be "unique" Mp3 only Releases such as Live Performances
or Outtakes and out of print Releases as well as the newest Waterscape Releases in digital Format.

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Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
« Reply #57 on: December 29, 2008, 02:33:08 PM »
That thing with the Mp3 Store is not working quiet the way i intended it
to be. Need to fix a few things here and there. But it will happen.

Meanwhile i can announce a new Artist that has signed with Waterscape.
Its the talented C-J Larsgarden better known under the Moniker "Pacta".

Here is what i wrote about him at my site.

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His Soundworlds could be described as a Mix of gentle Acoustic Guitar Melodies
and soft Swarms of delightful Bliss with a few Clicks and Cuts here and there. Maybe a
few have listened to Oren Ambarchis "In The Pendulum's Embrace". Its kind of in the style
of "Trailing Moss In Mystic Glow". Make sure you also check out his current Album called
"Fragments". Its a wonderful Piece of Music. Highly recommended to all People that found
their Love in the Sonic Waveforms of Christopher Willits or Alva Noto.

Cant wait to release his Album. Already got a bunch of finished Songs and they are so
delicate in every single way. Stunning. Always a pleasure to stumble across "Gems" like
him.

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Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
« Reply #58 on: February 16, 2009, 10:27:57 AM »
Pacta - Hidden Hand

Hidden Hand is his first proper Album after various EP's. Its a wonderful melange of gentle acoustic guitars, electronics and laptop manipulations. While listening to this i always thought i hear an unreleased collaboration between Christian Fennesz and Oren Ambarchi. Really breathtaking work in every single Way. 9 Tracks with a playing time of about 40 minutes. Highly recommended.

Sound Samples can be found here ----> http://www.waterscape.de/hiddenhand_audio.html

The Pacta has a special deal. There are 50 Copies that are made for pre-orders. All of them come on a red cd-r with different artworkdesign.


David Tagg - The Lingering Path

On this 3"cd-r Tagg does what he does best. Building intimate Ambient Soundscapes with his Guitar and Effect Pedals. Pictures from Airplanes is perhaps the best Ambient tune i heard in a long time. Of course recommended to all Tagg Fans and the listeners who enjoy warm and cozy ambient tunes.

http://www.waterscape.de/Music/01%20harmonic%20exchange.mp3
http://www.waterscape.de/Music/02%20pictures%20from%20airplanes.mp3

I can really recommend that Pacta Disc to all of you. Guess i dont even need to say
anything about David Tagg.
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