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Rural Colours Netlabel
« on: July 02, 2010, 01:01:46 AM »
Rural Colours is a just another netlabel focusing on experimental folk/post rock/ambient/drone genres, but we'll only release ep's up to 21 minutes as we make super limited 3" CDr's for each release.



Beginnings is the alias and solo project of experimental musician Jon Frost, who creates drifting soundscapes with electric guitar and laptop synths. On this his first official release, Jon adopts a semi-improvised approach by recording passages of solo guitar on-the-fly, then later arranging them with electronic layers of tone, harmony and noise to create a sound that is full of shifting textures and ambient melancholy, designed to accompany the waiting moments of any given day.

http://www.ruralcolours.co.uk/releases/rc001/rc001.html



Listening Mirror is the collaborative ambient/drone project of Jeff Stonehouse and Kate Tustain. Their second release comprises of two tracks, 'The Leechpool' is composed of a field recording from some local woodland, combined with improvised piano which is then looped and manipulated.(Written by Jeff Stonehouse) 'Venice Boxhead' is a recording of a spring morning in Jeff's garden combined with looped and treated piano by Kate. (Written by Jeff Stonehouse and Kate Tustain)

http://www.ruralcolours.co.uk/releases/rc002/rc002.html

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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2010, 08:32:54 AM »


Adam Varney's project Finglebone started as soon as he learned to play the guitar in 1992. Adam would spend time recording using tape players and drew influences from folk songs underlined by teenage angst. As influences changed and interests broadened Adam began using electronic arrangements and drum machines to flesh out sounds exploring different atmospheres and textures.

His latest ep "23" is an ambient/drone experimental collection of songs that builds up layers of spectral guitar and field recordings whilst stitching a plethora of light melodies through-out.

http://www.ruralcolours.co.uk/releases/rc003/rc003.html

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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2010, 04:11:47 PM »
Thanks for this new, interesting netlabel. The idea of just releasing EPs feels fresh and good, since I personally don't like listening to just a track or two from an album, yet every now and then don't feel like going through a whole 74 minutes...

Judging by listening to all three just once, Listening Mirror works nicely and has a sound of its own. Beginnings was nice, yet didn't do anything special for me (on this first impression), until the last track which I enjoyed a lot more than the first two. I'm hoping to hear a Beginnings EP more in this vein in the future :). The Finglebone release, however, sounds really good. The combination of beautiful guitar work, environmental sounds and lo-fi'ish production is a balanced one, but not to a boring, dimensionless extent.

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Kaaris

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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2010, 05:31:12 AM »
Hey Kaaris, thanks for your comments :) Here's another new one...



Guild is the solo bass instrumental project of Mark Midgley who was the former bass player for Falconetti. Mark's debut ep includes two tracks, Requiem and Low Mass, both slow dark expanses of bass signals, processed, looped, layered and manipulated. This reflects minimal ambience drone in the vein of Fennesz, Stars of the Lid and Final.

http://www.ruralcolours.co.uk/releases/rc004/rc004.html

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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2010, 11:12:28 AM »
Kaarinen,

Thanks for the comments. I will be releasing an extended version later this year with 3 other tracks. If you are interested email me.

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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2010, 05:24:09 AM »


Scott Beardow aka Alonefold is a composer located in Canberra, Australia. Working as an audio programmer in the day he indulges in audio experiments at night. Like many ambient artists there are hidden themes here, layers of sounds deep in the mix collected from over 8 years of sound design and composition. Using only a few hardware synths, an analog mixer and an effects unit he attempts to build the kind of textures that remind one of places of solitude and beauty.

http://www.ruralcolours.co.uk/releases/rc005/rc005.html

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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2010, 01:03:02 PM »


Nobuto Suda is a sound artist currently living in Kyoto, Japan. He co-runs the Tobira Records label along with Hakobune. In this 20 minute long piece, Nobuto has created some beautiful drones using electric guitar and various field recordings. The original piece was recently used for an exhibition in Kyoto. Nobuto has had releases out on Tobira Records, Friendly Virus and H.L.M

http://www.ruralcolours.co.uk/releases/rc006/rc006.html

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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2010, 12:11:19 AM »


Lexithimie is Alexis Béchu, originally from France and now based in London. Alexis uses laptop and digital tape recorder to process his music and is well known for his releases on Rope Swing Cities, Hibernate, SRA and October Man. I wish someone was waiting for me somewhere is 3 delightful tracks of pure audio bliss, minimal tone variations and brief pulses.

http://www.ruralcolours.co.uk/releases/rc007/rc007.html

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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2010, 02:11:34 AM »


With numerous releases on countless labels, Celer need no introduction here. "Hell Detoured' is an incredibly beautiful 19 minute piece which is basically a one and a half minute loop, that repeats for the duration of the track.

http://www.ruralcolours.co.uk/releases/rc008/rc008.html

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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2010, 12:23:42 PM »
I must admit I like the covers!

Still working through the music.

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« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2010, 12:34:49 PM »


Bengalfuel (Lou DiBenedetto & Joe LiTrenta) began making music together around the end of 2009, they realized pretty much straight away that there was something really special about the combination of their music sensibilities. In addition to making music, Bengalfuel is also very much an audiovisual project, the videos they make being an extension of what they do musically but are also is about as the music alone. Lou lives in Washington, DC and Joe lives in the mountains of New Jersey, an area called Lake Hopatcong; once inhabited by native Americans, their music is their gift to the ghosts so they will have some peaceful music to listen to.

http://www.ruralcolours.co.uk/releases/rc009/rc009.html

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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2011, 07:51:46 AM »
Today sees the last ep in the rural colours subscription series from Isnaj Dui & Hybernation, we'll be back though sometime next month with more beautiful diy handmade ep's all limited runs starting off with Darren Harper & Gimu. Meanwhile please enjoy the last ep of the series...



http://ruralcolours.co.uk/news/?page_id=477