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Relaxed Machinery is proud to announce the release of Steve Brand - Circular Scriptures today. 



.: Download for $7.99 at CD Baby:  http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/stevebrand4

.: Purchase on CDR for $9.99 at Hypnos:  http://hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=HOS&Product_Code=rm01&Category_Code=rm

.: Listen to 5 minute excerts from all 3 tracks on Circular Scriptures:  http://www.myspace.com/stevebrand1111

.: Download a free wallpaper that Steve Designed especially for this release: http://relaxedmachinery.com/?p=152


Steve Brand - Circular Scriptures Wallpaper by johei, on Flickr

.: Read all about Steve's release:  http://relaxedmachinery.com/?p=142

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“Circular Scriptures”
By Steve Brand, on January 11th, 2010
I just got the mail that the “Circular Scriptures” page is live on CDBaby.com! You can find more and longer samples on either the rM/Wordpress page or my MySpace page.

First, let me say that I’m very proud to have been asked to release this album on John Koch-Northrup’s flagship label, relaxedMACHINERY. I look forward to releasing with John again in the near future and expect that you’ll discover lots of new and exciting music on rM.

The initial impetus for “Circular Scriptures” was to create subtly complex, slow-moving, diaphanous sheets of sound, multiple layers or washes of feeling tone?all interacting, with little distinct points of reference. At the time I began this album, I was deeply immersed in the channeled information of Kryon (Lee Carrol) and Tobias (Geoffery Hoppe).

In particular, I was/am intrigued with the idea that although we may experience the events of our lives as series of linear events, with one seemingly leading to another, time is not actually linear. Instead, “time” (a phenomenon that is said to be unique to our experience as Human Beings) is non-linear, multi-faceted, multi-dimensional, more or less metaphorically running and intersecting in a mind-bending multitude of directions all at once. Correspondingly, because we seem to experience time as linear and sequential, our beliefs and thinking have become linear and sequential. However, as we begin to understand the multi-faceted nature of time, our true selves and our experience, we will need to create new metaphors, new understandings, new scriptures, that reflect this broader understanding, which are circular rather than linear ? circular scriptures. The music simply sprang from the seeds of these metaphysical influences that tell of the grandness and unlimited possibility of undefined, unconfined Being that are we currently standing on the threshold of. I intended that “Circular Scriptures” be a soundtrack for timelessness.

“Circular Scriptures” times in at about 70 minutes and consists of 3 tracks: “Light, Mother of Shadows” 24:57; “Circular Scriptures” 20:35; “I Have Already Left the Room” 28:38. This album is characterized by occasional hints of natural sound, shimmering diaphanous semi-transparent layers of sound that come forward, recede, overlap, earth shaking timbres surface, rumble and submerge again, and near orchestral/symphonic/choral allusions. The initial sketches where done in a very spontaneous manner, utilizing some large segments of sound that I had been experimenting with at the time, bringing together the elements with an emphasis on emotive qualities and their ability to shift, morph and interact with one another. The final product was refined and distilled over a period of a year to maintain a certain level of simplicity and light. The final track, “I Have Already Left the Room,” features occasional additional sounds from Matt Hiller/Ishq.

More about the nature of time.




 
John Koch-Northrup .: jkn [AT] johei.com .: owner / artist .: http://relaxedmachinery.com .: http://twitter.com/jkn .: http://flickr.com/johei

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Re: New: Steve Brand - Circular Scriptures [Relaxed Machinery label]
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2010, 06:44:18 AM »
Steve's album is now available at iTunes if you prefer buying from there...

...but if you're cool with buying downloads from CD Baby - buy it there!   Steve gets a better cut from the sales from CD Baby than from any other source.

...and, of course, if you want the physical CDR - you can only get it in one wonderful place... the Hypnos store!

John
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Re: New: Steve Brand - Circular Scriptures [Relaxed Machinery label]
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2010, 05:50:08 PM »
Hi John, Hi Steve!!!

I already ordered my copy of "Circular Scriptures" CDR from Mike & Lena five days ago and be sure that I can't wait to explore it!!! I am ready and waiting at my mailbox... :). Greetings from your big fan from Slovakia and I am wishing to your new label all the best!!!

Richard