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zen112
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April, 2015
nu·di·branch a shell-less, marine snail having bizarre respiratory outgrowths on the back and sides
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zen111
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April, 2015
a compilation of mixed and prepared industrial field recordings

1. A Coolant
I have recorded the sounds of a machine-tool's cooling systems. Then I made loops from these sounds processed by sound filters. No musical instruments.

2. Hard Alloy
The same principle as track 1. But recordings made in the machining workshop.

3. MSP
When I was 14, I started to work in large plant in the summer vacation. I bended some metal parts with a help of simple manual tool. There was a constant rhythmic noise around me. A lot of strange mechanisms - conveyors, press, welding, milling, drilling and grinding machines - moved and made this noise. I never heard something like this in my life, and I was very wondering. I tried to express these feelings in this composition. I used field recordings and added some guitar and synth.

4. MTP
When people worked among this noise, they change. Imagine you spend 8 hours a day many years in environment like this. I've done (imagined) and I got this collage. I also used the sounds of welding transformer in this one.

5. Day of the Mechanician
There's a public holiday in Russia and Ukraine - the Day of the Mechanician. It happened to be the last Sunday of September. Trade unions and managers organize holiday concerts of amateur performers. These performances are quite monotonous, and peculiar at the same time... I have my own vision of it

recorded in 2013 - 2014

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zen110
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March, 2015
a dark ambient cycle on some not-so-glorious aspects of modern history

1. Guernica
is s track about the German air force bombing a defenseless town in Spain after instructions from Franco to raze the town of Guernica for the struggle in the Spanish civil war. It was the first ever bombing raid on a civilian population by an air force anywhere in the world. It was of course made famous by the painting of Pablo Picasso.

2. Loreto
takes its influence from the Italians and the treatment of their dictator, Benito Mussolini. He was of course killed by an angry mob in the city of Milan once he had been stripped of all his powers. Him, his partner and colleagues were then hung upside down in a square in the city, the Piazzale Loreto.

3. Holocaust
is of course relating to the single most deplorable act (amongst many) of the 20th Century. It is a monstrous track, all of 24 minutes long and traces the history of Jews under Nazi rule in Europe.

4. Atomic Shadows
is a tribute to those civilians who died in Hiroshima on that fateful day in 1945. The term 'Atomic shadows' comes from the Japanese people themselves and is recorded in the book Hiroshima by John Hersey.

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zen109
Release date: 
March, 2015
an ambient dark jazz from the Ukraine

1. Leaving Big Sigh Of City Behind...
2. ...Rowing Your Boat - On In The Myst
3. Lemon Tea For My Voodoo Doll
4. Gravity Means Love
5. An Island Of A Maze
6. 12 And A Half Minutes Of Hail
7. Può Espressive Squillo Del Telefono Di Milano

Track 3 is by Sergiy "AbsurdMaers" Yagoda And The Orchestra Of Mirrored Reflections

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The Orchestra
Alto & Tenor Sax - Jol Tai
Sahkuhachi - Kiro-des
Guitar - Yellow
Bowed Guitar - Giallo
Bass Guitar - Amarillo
Drums Programming & FX - Jaune



Copyright (c) 2015 by The Orchestra Of Mirrored Reflections.
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zen108
Release date: 
March, 2015
a dark ambient collaboration of December Nightskies with Venus Vulture

1. Blurred Cadmium Sky
2. Desolation

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Blurred Cadmium Sky is a remix of part I of the Venus Vulture album of the same name
(see venusvulture.bandcamp.com)

Desolation is a remix of track 2 of the December Nightskies album Covered in Snow
(see archive.org/details/DecemberNightskies-CoveredInSnow_16)

Originally released under the name Shadows On The Snow on archive.org




Copyright (c) 2015 by Kendall Keeler and Sean Monaghan.
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
Cover photography by Maria Hampe.
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zen107
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February, 2015
a silent album of instrumental ambient electronic music

1. Cosmic Jungle
I remember recording the vocal SFX loops for this. The door to the recording booth wouldn't lock properly and would swing open so that everyone could peer round at the weird man making stupid noises into an SM58...

2. Sunrise on Titan
A reworking of a piece from Summit, cause why the hell not...
I went back and changed the software synthesizers from presets to custom made sounds and also used a Microkorg which can be heard in the background and predominantly at the very end in the fade out...

3. Lost in Time / Lullaby of the Outer Limits
An ambient composition in two sections. the first being a cinematic ominous piece and the second a piano solo section that lulls you to sleep... well... not really.

4. Home
When I compose like this, the name always comes after the recording process. after finishing this, I listened back and it made me think of being at home, in front of a fire, relaxed...

5. Dronescape #1
...

6. Gateway to the Mind
Nothing much to say here... backwards reverb anyone?

7. Sunset on Titan
A sequel of sorts to "Sunrise on Titan".

8. Neutron Star
As the dust settles from the immense eruption, the only light to be seen is bursting from the newly born Neutron Star...

9. Eye of the Snowstorm (bonus track)
A single from my album "Summit"
Visit https://josephbagwell.bandcamp.com/album/summit

10. Carbon Part 7 [Finale] (bonus track)
A single from my album "Carbon"
Visit https://josephbagwell.bandcamp.com/album/carbon


Recorded between October 2014 - January 2015
“Eye of the Snowstorm” Recorded 12 February 2014
“Carbon Part 7 (Finale)” Recorded 03 June 2014
at Northbrook College, Broadwater Campus

Composed and Performed by Joseph Bagwell (Nebulae Music)


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Copyright (c) 2015 by Joseph Bagwell.
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Cover photography by Maria Hampe.
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zen106
Release date: 
January, 2015
an array of elements ranging from soothing interesting textures to ringing piano tones

Copyright (c) 2014 by Robert Farrugia.
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Cover photography by Maria Hampe.
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zen105
Release date: 
January, 2015
a selection of dark ambience

1. Mood Swings, Part 1
2. Frozen Dreams In The Gravelands, Part 4
3. Perphenazine
4. Headstone Headwork
5. Angel Among The Stars

(Track 4 is taken from the "Shadows On The Snow" collaboration of December Nightskies with Venus Vulture; Track 5 is a collaboration of December Nightskies with Winterbound.)

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You can find more December Nightskies on archive.org, and also on decembernightskies.yolasite.com


Copyright (c) 2014 by Kendall Keeler.
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
Cover photography by Maria Hampe.
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zen104
Release date: 
January, 2015
a dark ambient music created by "painting" on a canvas of sound

The idea for the album came around after a visit to an exhibition of John Cage“s art work at Glasgow University. There was no music at this exhibition but I was inspired to write these songs by the art work from Cage and I made an obvious connection that I could „paint“ simple drawings on to the „canvas“ of music. So I designed a „flat“ body of music and „painted“ on to this body simple and abstract ideas and shapes to create the final tracks.

(detailed description included in album zip)
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zen103
Release date: 
December, 2014
Classic Machine Thoughts demo tracks created from 2004 to 2005.

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