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[Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
« on: December 30, 2007, 09:00:33 AM »
Hi Guys.

The old thread was deleted because of the new Forum, so i decided to give it
another try.

The first 2 Waterscapes are now sold out. Mike does have a few Copies left i think.

So what do we face in 2008?

[ws03] Light of Shipwreck - Through the Bilge Lies A Calm And Bloodless Sea


[ws04] True Colour of Blood - The Cave of Knowledge


[ws05] Taiga Remains - Descend from Ivory Cliffs


and also upcoming releases by Peter Wright, Jason Sloan and Matt Borghi.

There are Excerpts and the whole Artwork for all the Releases now online, because i finally found
some time to completely update the site. :)

One Note: As you might read, i'm totally in love with the Taiga Remains
Release. I guess i should love all my sheep's the same way, but i cant
help myself. Descend from Ivory Cliffs is such a breathtaking record.
Thats also the reason for me to release it in a run of 100 Copies.

So for more Infos go to www.waterscape.de or ask questions in this
thread if you want to. :)

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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2007, 10:08:00 AM »
Good stuff, SiF. Hypnos store appears to have copies of Paul Bradleys excellent Cede showing:
http://www.hypnos.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=ws02


Id like to see Waterscape release something by Apalusa, who has a couple of very nice guitar-drone-based releases on UKs Low Point label:

http://www.low-point.com/LP009.html


http://www.low-point.com/LP015.html
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Re: [Waterscape Records] A new Home for Experimental Guitar Music
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2007, 10:42:28 AM »
Good stuff, SiF. Hypnos store appears to have copies of Paul Bradleys excellent Cede showing:
http://www.hypnos.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=ws02


Id like to see Waterscape release something by Apalusa, whos has a couple of very nice guitar-drone-based releases on UKs Low Point label:

http://www.low-point.com/LP009.html


http://www.low-point.com/LP015.html


Hi Alan.

Well, to be honest. A few days ago i talked to Dan from Apalusa.
And we spoke about a future release. Guess things will go its
way and we can expect a release on Waterscape in the mid of the
year. Depending on when i get the master.


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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2007, 10:48:43 AM »
Well, how about that for serendipity, SiF!  :)
Great to hear that.

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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2007, 11:21:53 AM »
Well, how about that for serendipity, SiF!  :)
Great to hear that.
Please call me Martin. :)
Those nicknames sound so formal.

Apalusa is a great artist, your right.
I have also talked to Gareth Hardwick.
And it seems that he is also into releasing
something in the next year. So great releases are coming up.
And i didnt even talked about the Colab between Aidan baker
and myself.

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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2007, 11:42:58 AM »
Refreshingly discreet of you to ignore your own collab, Martin ;)
Gareth Hardwick was another kindred spirit in guitar drone that I had in mind. Have you got a hotline to my head? :P

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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2007, 12:13:08 PM »
Refreshingly discreet of you to ignore your own collab, Martin ;)
Gareth Hardwick was another kindred spirit in guitar drone that I had in mind. Have you got a hotline to my head? :P
No hotline to your head alan, but perhaps the same musical taste. :)
Guess this could fit.
Is Thisquietarmy a new name for you?
So i'm always open to other suggestions, even tough
i have enough releases for the next half year. :)

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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2007, 12:36:28 PM »
It seems there's a healthy overlap taste-wise, yes  :)
I havent heard of Thisquietarmy, Martin, but two other candidates I would just mention whose stuff is still low profile in terms of conventional releases and deserves wider exposure are Pausal (UK) and Lht (U.S.):

More minimal and intimate and on a fragile elegiac SotL-y tip:
http://www.myspace.com/pausal

More grandiose and in a sort of Big Drone Sweep style a bit like Hammock or Sigur Ros with band and singer(s) taken out with the remainder hitched to a dronier Eluvium or even Exuviae (remember him?):
http://www.myspace.com/lahto

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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2007, 12:55:25 PM »
It seems there's a healthy overlap taste-wise, yes  :)
I havent heard of Thisquietarmy, Martin, but two other candidates I would just mention whose stuff is still low profile in terms of conventional releases and deserves wider exposure are Pausal (UK) and Lht (U.S.):

More minimal and intimate and on a fragile elegiac SotL-y tip:
http://www.myspace.com/pausal

More grandiose and in a sort of Big Drone Sweep style a bit like Hammock or Sigur Ros with band and singer(s) taken out with the remainder hitched to a dronier Eluvium or even Exuviae (remember him?):
http://www.myspace.com/lahto


Thanks for those two. The songs on Pausals myspace are really what i was looking
for. Lht is also very nice. I will send them a message for sure.

Thanks Alan.

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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2007, 01:05:56 PM »
You're welcome, Martin.
Pausal were involved in organising the recent SotL gigs in the UK, in which context I exchanged a few emails with them. Very nice blokes, and those myspace player tracks are quite lovely, aren't they :)
Lht - a guy called Tyke Chandler - actually used to be on the old Hypnos forum, but I haven't seen him around for a while. For some reason all his releases have been free downloads. His music seems good enough to me for him to charge someone some money somewhere along the line sometime soon ;)
I trust you'll give us an update in a few days on how things go communications-wise with all these experimental guitar drone types.

Danke vielmals.

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« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2007, 01:25:11 PM »
The songs on Pausals myspace are really what i was looking for.


Just remembered there's a nice 3-track Pausal release on Highpoint Lowlife: free download! Yeehaw!
Go to: http://www.highpointlowlife.com/downloads.php
And click on: Pausal - Pausal [ hpw024 ]

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« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2007, 08:53:30 PM »
Hi guys. Eavesdropping on your conversation... just checked out Lahto and I'm downloading his music now after previewing his MySpace tracks. Thanks for the recommendation - this is good stuff. I'm happy that he's giving it away, but he could definitely sell it!

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« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2007, 03:28:14 AM »
Well, then i have really good news for the three of us. :)

I have talked to Tyke, and he was really enthusiastic
about the whole idea. and he is so incredibly talented.
So i can now announce that Lht is officially on the
Waterscape Roster. There is no deadline for him, but
when he finished the recordings i will receive the master
and then things will go its way. :)

Oh yeah, forgot to mention that i also talked with
yui onodera and he will record something for Waterscape
mainly with guitar only. Could take a while because he
is busy, but we can expect a release.

Now i just need a "yes" from Pausal and i could lean back
for a while. :)

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« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2007, 05:44:08 AM »
Thats great, Martin. Good going.
And, what's more, it's a testament to the synergistic heft (vidnaObmana title candidate there? ;)) of this kind of forum that we spontaneously collaboratively generated half of a label roster. We rock. Or rather, We Drone!!
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« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2007, 09:43:02 AM »
Thanks for the tip on the Lahto, dudes. Quite impressive.  8)

I'm equally impressed with your ability to place little dots above the "a" and the "o". How do you do that?

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« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2007, 09:50:55 AM »
Some of us just have a special gift, Joe ;)
I think you might like some of the stuff by Apalusa (discussed in this thread earlier) - a bit darker and less dreamy - more eerie (one your faves) in fact than the guy with the dots on his as and os.
I'll see if we can arrange for a lorry back-fall-off incident ;)

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« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2007, 11:30:09 AM »
You know me well, Alan- "eerie" floats my boat every time.
...and a direct hit! -it fell off the lorrie and bounced straight into my hard drive. Thanks. :)

And I see you're gonna carry your "little dot" secret with you to the grave.

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« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2008, 07:59:57 AM »
Lemme know what you thought of "Small Environs", Joe-ski. I have another, "Wires and Knives", if Apalusa's brand of eerieness is of the Joe-boat-floating kind - could arrange for a New Year delivery ;)
As for the Secret of the Dots, I'm quite willing to confess there's no mystique or technique; it's as simple as having a Word document open and selecting those funny characters from 'symbol' on the 'Insert' menu, then copying and pasting 'em into your Forum post as you write it.

Release the Pink Umlauts!
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« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2008, 08:11:02 PM »

Release the Pink Umlauts!

You tease! ;)

I'm really liking theLahto, and the Apalusa is beginning to click for me. Looks like Martin's got a good thing going here. 8)




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« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2008, 03:45:31 AM »
Yeah, i couldn't be happier about my current Roster of Artists. :)
And it also seams that Mirko Uhlig is also interested. I have
to say that Uhlig definitely is one of the finest german drone
artists around today.

But did you Guys already checked out the Taiga Remains Sample
on my Site? Breathtaking in every single sense. :o