Release date: 19.05.2019


ambient electronic beats


1. Artifacts
2. Echo Lake (Original)
3. The Expanse (Groove Cut)
4. Limelight (Remastered)
5. The Edge (Remastered)


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Copyright (c) 2019 by 4T Thieves
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Release date: 07.05.2019


a musical journey along Zenapolæ's timeline celebrating its 20th anniversary
happy birthday to you all ;-)


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Nik, aka 4T Thieves, from Finland, has crafted an awesome 4-deck live remix of 23 tracks taken from Zenapolæ's catalog, in roughly chronological order. This 40-minute continuous remix track beautifully reflects the label's development over time, at the same time creating its own, unique atmosphere. From our electronic beginnings, through the dark ambient phase, into its present, more experimental, orientation.



Tracks used in the remix


1. zen001 - d/form: What Are You Thinking? - 6. 00:29:21::00:37:02 (1999)
2. zen005 - Instruction Shuttle: Open Sad Circuit - 12. DNADegrade (2003)
3. zen015 - ecux: Eastern Cross - 5. Luthm (2003)
4. zen080 - Many: Processed - 1. zsea (2011)
5. zen021 - Aidan Baker: Paeu Sensible - 2. Distal Akirl (2003)

6. zen037 - lolpix: Unrealized - 2. Bent (2007)
7. zen035 - Raumwerk: Eine Mögliche Reise - 3. Sting Meets Green (2007)
8. zen043 - Jopy: Bojjhanga - 3. Dhammavicaya (2007)
9. zen049 - Thomas Maos: Chill In Drill Out - 12_GoodVibrations (2008)
10. zen049 - Thomas Maos: Chill In Drill Out - 5. Filterwand (2008)

11. zen075 - Venus Vulture: Pylon Suite - 1. Pylon Suite I (2010)
12. zen001 - d/form: What Are You Thinking? - 00:05:51::00:11:58 (1999)
13. zen129 - affaire difficile: questionable things - 6. scene 4: organic talk (2016)
14. zen142 - 4T Thieves: Waves of Change - 3. Tranquil (2016)
15. zen153 - Daniele Ciullini: Forgotten Monuments - 2. empty factories (2017)

16. zen155 - MUTE - 4. Cielo Enorme (2017)
17. zen167 - Reverberant Evenings: Where Were We My Friend - 2. The Silver Ray (2018)
18. zen174 - affaire difficile: Certain Aspects of Proliferation - 1. Slice 1 (2018)
19. zen179 - El Wud: Ianua - 2. Dinamic Memory Sequences (2018)
20. zen181 - Mustlord: zenCompilation - 2. Deep Time III (2019)

21. zen142 - 4T Thieves: Waves of Change - 4. Drifting in the Clouds (2016)
22. zen184 - EE7A: No Summer - 2 Skeleton Down (2019)
23. zen043 - Jopy: Bojjhanga - 7. Passadhi (2007)




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Cover photography by Maria Hampe


Zenapolæ  

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Release date: 17.04.2019


a more concrete ambience for space adventurers


1. Ghosts Of Industry - Radiation Skies Revisited
2. Oberth Effect and Flight Path Simulation
3. Oumuamua A2017 U1
4. The Future Remains
5. Please Don't Stand At My Grave And Weep (featuring Mary Panjoma)
6. Shades Of Dusk
7. Ode To Elon - Beautiful Dreamer
8. The Romulan Whisper

Bonus Track
9. Distant Trains Of Distant Planets

Video
Shades Of Dusk - Virtual Real Estate Tour


A haunting, electronic undercurrent carries through this ethereal, darkly romantic ambient release
Jackie Perks, Classical Jams Piano YouTube Channel


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zen186.zip (complete album with artwork)





Copyright (c) 2019 by Delicate Apparatus
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Original cover graphics by Dean Samed


Delicate Apparatus  

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Release date: 01.04.2019


a silent ambience


1. Tal
2. Tal (Pitched)


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zen185.zip (complete album with artwork)





Copyright (c) 2019 by Ausland
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Ausland  

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Release date: 11.03.2019


an auditory journey through the worldly seasons


1. Sacrifice
2. Skeleton Down
3. Rise
4. No Summer
5. Winter (Departure)


No Summer is an auditory journey through the infinite procession of the worldly seasons, and hopes invoke feelings of calm and acceptance of the changes that this unstoppable trek through space and time brings with it.

All music recorded live using a Eurorack format modular synthesizer, accompanied by an Arturia Microbrute and various FX pedals.


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zen184.zip (complete album with artwork)





Copyright (c) 2019 by EE7A
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EE7A  

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Release date: 21.02.2019


a Chinese approach to Marx. somewhat exotic, be prepared.


1. Goods As Religions
2. Exchange Generates Money
3. Goods And Money
4. Transformation
5. Labor And Valorization

6. Constant And Variable Capital
7. The Rate Of Exploitation
8. Labor Day
9. Surplus Value Mass And Rate
10. Absolute And Relative Surplus Value

11. Cooperation
12. Manufacturing
13. Machine
14. Productive Work
15. Strength Labor And Surplus Value

16. Rate Formulas
17. Salary As Value
18. Timed Salary
19. Piece Wage
20. National Wage Difference

21. Simple Reproduction
22. Surplus Value Becomes Capital
23. Industrial Reserve Army
24. Original Accumulation
25. Colonization

Eighth album for the NonMiPiaceIlCirco! Project. This time, they got it. Nobody takes seriously if you have strong political point of view. So they took The Capital from the shelf to read again. But who remembers it, especially young people? Let's s get rid of guitars and songs to give a didactic approach to the music.

25 tracks, one for each of the First Book's 25 chapters. They use the lyrics as Hinduist mantras, where repetition is the key for a deep understanding of our life, and Marx as well. Its music, besides being lo-fi and badly made, is just an excuse. The lyrics are a summarized version of the aforementioned book and are spoken by 25 different Mandarin native voices, completely unaware of the reason behind the recording. Still time to die as a Marxist(?). Developed and recorded in China. Of course.

Matteo Preabianca: voice, furniture, no plastics empty bottle, boxes, guqin, tibetan bells, field recordings, pipe, keyboards.
Zhan Qi Lu: background voices, guzheng, erhu.
Liang SiQi: drum machine, taping.

All tracks composed by Matteo Preabianca.
Recorded at XixiLu, Hangzhou, Zhejiang (China).

Mantra Marx Press Kit (PDF)


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  zen183.zip (original Chinese version)

There is also an English version of Mantra Marx, for those not so fluent in Mandarin:
  zen183e.zip (English version)





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NonMiPiaceIlCirco!  

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Release date: 03.02.2019


Somber Fuss Experiments brings reverberation chaos, minimal soundwaves, experimental noises, dark and soft ambients


1. Queue To Die
2. The Craving
3. Goodbye (Nasty Little Friend)
4. Down In The Mouth
5. Painstacking Filth
6. Painstacking Filth (Overcast)
7. Leaden Bridge I
8. Aldreu's Shimmering Plates
9. Leaden Bridge II

This album offers manipulated acoustic guitars, extremely reverberated spaces, tape effects, drone tibetan cup and other vibrating instruments, modulation and oscillation with synths, odd pianos, field recording soundscapes, loops and noises.


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zen182.zip (complete album with artwork)





Copyright (c) 2019 by The Murmurous Playground
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The Murmurous Playground  

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Release date: 01.01.2019


dense atmospheres, a brooding organic sound, in a delicate arrangement


1. Deep Space IV
2. Deep Time III
3. Autosomal Compelling Helio-Ophthalmic Outburst (ACHOO)

All tracks were created from the artist's own acoustic and electric guitar samples, processed through a range of audio algorithms and effects. The original sounds were taken from the bands Finger Picking Good (acoustic) and ChiaroScuro (prog rock), both available on bandcamp (finger-picking-good.bandcamp.com and chiaroscurouk.bandcamp.com).

Deep Time and Deep Space are from the first two releases in a planned trilogy of ambient albums which can be found at mustlord.bandcamp.com

Those affected by photic sneezing may find relief by shielding their eyes and/or faces with hats, scarves, and sunglasses.


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zen181.zip (complete album with artwork)





Copyright (c) 2018 by Mustlord
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Cover Design: Distant supernova (or: spilled beaker at Bristol UWE laboratories)


Mustlord  

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Release date: 15.12.2018


voices of ambient protest


1. Teología de Bar
2. Que Funden Un Partido
3. De Momento Fíjate
4. Lo Primero Son Las Comisiones
5. Gravemente Peligrosa
6. Tal Vez Rockefeller Patrocina
7. El Nervioso Discurso De 4 De ESO
8. Nuestra Señora


Playground is a project that aims to be a sound landscape, an electro-acoustical essay about the protests during the Spanish crisis (2007-2016) and the social agents who took sides, mostly from the political left side, with the aim to make visible the inequalities, especially after the protests of the movement of the "outraged", also known as 15-M.

Sometimes the underground ideas become mainstream, and the political discourse, which is full of messages of hope, ends up becoming a kind of school playground.


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zen180.zip (complete album with artwork)





Copyright (c) 2018 by Alejandro Remeseiro
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Alejandro Remeseiro  

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Release date: 01.12.2018


electric ambience


1. Absent Space
We wrongly consider that things (including the human self) possess their own inherent nature. The subtle and profound emptiness realized on the bodhisattva path is an ultimate truth. This ultimate truth is a negative phenomenon --the mere absence of a certain type of self (i.e., a certain kind of existence) in phenomena. In Buddhism, ultimate truth is an absence, not a presence.

2. Dinamic Memory Sequences
A memory dinamic sequence consists of music, images and moments of our past and future lives. A new life can make our memories fade but this does not mean they should be forgotten.

3. Angya
Angya is a term used in Zen Buddhism in reference to the traditional pilgrimage a monk or nun makes from monastery to monastery, literally translated as "to go on foot." The term also applies to the modern practice in Japan of an unsui (novice monk) journeying to seek admittance into a monastery for the first time.

4. Waves and Wind
There are waves and there is wind, there are visible and invisible forces. Everyone has these same elements in his life, the visible and the invisible, karma and free will.

5. Dry Leaves
Music composed for this haiku written by a member of Africa Haiku Network Jamil Dan’bala Umar "Harmattan winds / clattering dry leaves / count their days".

The etymology of the Latin word Ianua (door) would refer to the god Ianus, usuallyde picted with two faces (the so-called Giano Bifronte), since the god can look at the future and the past, but also because, being the god of the door, he can look both inside and outside. Already the ancients put the name of the god in relation to the movement: Macrobius and Cicero made it derives from the verb ire (to go), because according to Macrobius the worldalways moves in a circle and returns from itself to itself. Modern scholars have confirmed this relationship by establishing a derivation from the term ianua, door, but it is with Georges Dumézil that the meaning is specified: the name Ianus derives from the Indo-European root *ei-, expanded in *y-aa- with the meaning of passage that, through a form *yaa-tu, has also produced the Irish ath (ford).

If possible, listen to it with headphones. Thanks.


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zen179.zip (complete album with artwork)





Copyright (c) 2018 by El Wud
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Cover Design: Vincenzo Arena. Dancer in the cover: Amina



El Wud  

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