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'NYX' new Igneous Flame album released
« on: July 05, 2013, 02:02:05 AM »




Hypnotic and meditative, 'NYX' waxes and wanes around thirteen slow-motion tracks encompassing depth and air. Each track is centered on a fixed tonal structure, recurring sounds and themes appearing throughout giving an overall coherent sound to the album. Spatial and spectral processes add to the subtle colour of the work. In terms of spectral balance, 'NYX' has a tempered upper frequency range, resulting in a softer sound than is usually present in ambient music. For this release, I felt that less was more and focusing on a somewhat band-limited spectra allowed for a more tempered overall production.

The album is 'long-form' in terms of its overall duration - it's a 'single' album of just over 2 hours in length. In the traditional sense of defining an album by what can be fitted on a CD, it would be a 'double' album, but as 'NYX' is a digital only release, there's no requirement to define it as such.

Headphone listening recommended / suggested (album was composed, mixed and mastered on headphones)

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Pete Kelly (Igneous Flame)

24 Bit Flac version (and all other download formats) available at my Band camp page:
http://igneousflame.bandcamp.com/album/nyx

CD Baby page will be 'live' soon - both these sites are the cheapest place to get the album.


Soundcloud Montage:





Youtube montage:
NYX Montage


More details at my my Blog:
http://igneousflame.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/nyx-new-album-released/



« Last Edit: July 05, 2013, 02:52:12 AM by petekelly »

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Re: 'NYX' new Igneous Flame album released
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2013, 05:52:56 AM »

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Re: 'NYX' new Igneous Flame album released
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2013, 12:58:37 PM »
Digging this a lot. Kudos, Pete! Still digesting...
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Re: 'NYX' new Igneous Flame album released
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2013, 01:55:31 AM »
Excellent review of 'NYX' on the 'Make your own Taste' blog. I don't say that just because it's a very positive review of the album, it's because I think it's very well observed as well. Philip Wilkerson album 'Sojourner' reviewed also.
http://makeyourowntaste.wordpress.com/2013/07/28/modern-ambient-masters-new-releases-from-igneous-flame-and-phillip-wilkerson/

Extract:
"Igneous Flameís NYX is a very generous helping of ambient indeed, clocking in at over hours, and is best digested in a single large helping, if possible. Iíve used it for meditation purposes about ten times, had it on while working, and also sat staring into space absorbing the little nuances on offer. And I conclude that this is not just really good, itís totally effing good in every way. Iíve pointed out before that the differences between ďmehĒ, workmanlike ambient and really good, thoughtful and carefully crafted ambient can be subtle."

'Make your own Taste' is a very interesting blog all round, methinks:
http://makeyourowntaste.wordpress.com/
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Re: 'NYX' new Igneous Flame album released
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2013, 01:23:59 PM »
Hearts of Space Airplay
Program #1019 'Oceanic Realms'

I'm very pleased that HoS are playing two of my tracks from 'NYX' on their current show. After ten years of releasing my music, it's always exciting to get HoS airplay. For me, doing my subtle and idiosyncratic thing here in the UK, it means a lot !

Great to see that they were open-minded enough to consider my album even though its a download only release :)


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    PGM 1019 : "OCEANIC REALMS"
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    PGM NOTE : vast and deep electronica
=--------------------------------------------------------------------=
    FEED DATE : 8-09-13
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  MEG BOWLES
   "Undulant Sea" < 0:00->6:56 >
    : THE SHIMMERING LAND; Kumatone KU-0393; 2013
    : Info: www.megbowlesmusic.com

  MOODSWINGS
   "Interior Design" (part) < 6:56->10:21 >
    : HORIZONTAL; Water Music 302-060-223-2; 2002

  DAN POUND
   "Currents" (part) < 10:21->14:29 >
    : MEDUSAZOA; Pound Sounds PS11; 2011
    : Info: www.danpound.com

  STEVE ROACH
   "Heart of Light" < 14:29->18:14 >
    : FUTURE FLOWS; Projekt PRO289; 2013
    : Info: www.projekt.com; www.steveroach.com

  MAX CORBACHO
   "Nest of Tempests" < 18:14->28:51 >
   "Surface Thought" < 28:51->33:15 >
    : THE OCEAN INSIDE; ad21 Music ad208; Spain 2012
    : Info: www.ad21music.com; www.maxcorbacho.com

  STEVE ROACH
   "Moment of Grace" (part) < 33:15->38:50 >
    : ARC OF PASSION; Projekt PRO202; 2008
    : Info: www.projekt.com; www.steveroach.com

  IGNEOUS FLAME
   "Ark" < 38:50->48:27 >
   "Jong" < 48:27->54:19 >
    : NYX; LuminaSounds LS-09 [download only]; England 2013
    : Info: www.luminasounds.com; www.igneousflame.wordpress.com


  PATRICK O'HEARN
   "Still Standing" < 54:19->58:59 >
    : SLOW TIME; PatrickOHearn.com [no catalog #]; 2005
    : Info: www.patrickohearn.com

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    PRODUCED BY : STEVE DAVIS and STEPHEN HILL
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    (c) 2013 Hearts of Space
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Re: 'NYX' new Igneous Flame album released
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2013, 01:41:12 PM »
Bravo Pete.......very excited for you! :)

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Re: 'NYX' new Igneous Flame album released
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2013, 02:28:13 PM »
That's great!

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Re: 'NYX' new Igneous Flame album released
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2013, 10:50:08 PM »
I'll third that one.  Congratulations, Pete!

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Re: 'NYX' new Igneous Flame album released
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2013, 11:59:09 AM »
Many thanks, fellers !