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'Harmony through Conflict' new album and free track
« on: December 31, 2012, 01:35:54 PM »
Shimmering jewels in the deep mid-winter sky.

With 'Harmony through Conflict', I set out to create an album that allowed me to experiment beyond my usual ways of working. I used some of the more 'traditional' instrumentation and sound sources that are commonly associated with ambient music in musically diverse and subtley different ways. Oblique, rhythmic elements were added as part of this experimental approach and less emphasis was placed on sound-design and more on the compositional ebb and flow of the individual tracks.
The album could be described as being primarily 'dark', but I would prefer to use the term 'heavy', this 'heaviness' was offset with tonal elements adding contrast and balance.

Headphone listening recommended.
(composed, mixed and mastered on headphones)
Artwork by Kati Astraeir.
LS-08 LuminaSounds Records.



Currently only available from my Bandcamp site (though that will change in the new year)
http://igneousflame.bandcamp.com/
Exclusive 24 Bit FLAC version and 320 kbps mp3.


Downloadable Montage:



Free track: 'The End of Days'


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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2013, 10:15:21 PM »
Pete, man, this is great stuff. Very creative. I wonderfully strange, wonderfully evocative sonic journey.

2013 is off to a great start. Kudos!
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Re: 'Harmony through Conflict' new album and free track
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2013, 05:08:37 AM »
Downloading the 24 bit ALAC now.......very excited to explore this release..... A beautiful work cast in gentle shadow.

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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2013, 02:06:12 PM »

Thanks very much 'Ein Sophistry' - well observed, it is somewhat strange. I took things in a somewhat different direction with this one.
Julio, hope the album works for you too. 


I've created a video for the montage:

Harmony through Conflict montage


I read something about Kati's Astraeir's inspirational artwork. Here's her recent blog entry, she's created the artwork for the following recent albums:

http://astraeir.blogspot.co.uk/

Igneous Flame ~ Harmony Through Conflict
Steve Roach ~ Soul Tones
Extatic Continuum ~ Transpersonal : Beyond Cerebrotonia
Timas 23 ~ Live at Solar Culture Gallery 2011 ~ vinyl record
Broken Harbour ~ The Geometry Of Shadows

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Re: 'Harmony through Conflict' new album and free track
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2013, 04:54:23 PM »
Really good album and a great start for 2013! I've downloaded it and been listening and I really enjoy it. I especially like the "rhythmic elements" on track 5 and 7. Not over the top , but blend perfectly with the rest of the tracks. Well done!
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2013, 05:00:15 PM »
It most definitely is working.....as I audition my ambient shuffle mix playing from the studio in iTunes while listening from another room (I plan to export over to a undetermined mobile device soon).....I keep having to go into the studio to see what wonderful music is playing and each time its "Harmony through Conflict" Certainly the music is new to me today but its not that catching my attention, its the musicality, the subtle darker shades and sonic balance of elements......simple put, its inspiring music!   

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Re: 'Harmony through Conflict' new album and free track
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2013, 12:57:19 PM »
Harry and Julio,

Thanks you both for your comments, I very much appreciate them !

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Re: 'Harmony through Conflict' new album and free track
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2013, 02:48:46 AM »
The album is now up on iTunes, CD Baby etc. The 24 Bit FLAC version is still only available at Bandcamp.

As a side note it took CD Baby 2 hours to get the album up on iTunes after I'd set it to be sent for digital distribution !