Solipsism’s Remix for Nacht Plank out on CD.

Solipsism has a remix out for Nacht Plank (Lee Norris, Metamatics, Norken on the new TXT Recordings CD, Maria Sabina Cubensis.  The remix sits alongside some excellent contributions from the likes of Tim Hoch, Sense, Mick Chillage, Coppice Halifax, Joel Tammik, Wil Bolton and a few others. You can buy the CD from www.txtrecordings.co.uk

LOU03 Nacht Plank – Maria Sabina Cubensis

10 pieces mixed into a melting kaleidoscope of organic cubensis.. windswept weathered tones tangled with memories of a forgotten past forge the new nacht plank album into a sea of an enviromental jumble sale…human contribtutions from sense,mick chillage and tim koch..otherworld mixes from craig murphy,joel tammik and wil bolton..offshore interference from coppice halifax,arbee and env(itre) and japanese nuclear scientist shintaro aoki.. limited to 50 numbered cds

 

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Herb Recordings night at Pivo Pivo (Glasgow, UK)

http://www.facebook.com/events/463687503671677/

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Igloomag’s review of Weaving Spiders by Solipsism

Solipsism :: Weaving Spiders (Herb)

Weaving spiders is a magnificent and sonically meditative sound experience, colorfully ritualistic, spherical and deeply absorbing. The music takes advantages to visual-perceptual forms, tonal clusters which activate a discreet dialogue between the subjective memory of the listener and the complex sound environment.

Solipsism ‘Weaving Spiders’

[Release page] As a conceptually and symbolically based principle, Solipsism suggests an intensive subjective experience in relationship to the primordial self. From an empirical-musical angle the side project from Craig Murphy perfectly illustrates the intrinsic characteristic of sound, related to a perceptual phenomenon and thus orientated to a meaningful dialogue between the solipsist subject (imagination, creation and inner feelings) and the world (experienced, embodied…). The leading musical arguments are focused on a topology of buzzing drone textures, heavily processed electronics and moving micro-tonal harmonious guitar tones. Published by the dynamic and independent Herb Recordings Weaving spiders can be appreciated as an experimental lysergic ambient effort.

There is a great emphasis on timbre and depth in the living compositional organism throughout the album. Far to be monolithic and massively minimalist, the content is incredibly active and divinely evocative. Each soundscape is sustained by luminously hypnotic guitar chords in relation to a gorgeously cinematic direction. The result is not so far from mesmeric-buzzing drone and guitar based efforts from Aidan Baker, Troum or Tim Hecker but here the emphasis is put on emotions, colors, light and forms with a taste for elaborate psychoacoustic effects. All the semantic-musical ingredients make this opus quite unique.

Weaving spiders is a magnificent and sonically meditative sound experience, colorfully ritualistic, spherical and deeply absorbing. The music takes advantages to visual-perceptual forms, tonal clusters which activate a discreet dialogue between the subjective memory of the listener and the complex sound environment. No mistake and perfectly achieved emotional based drone release. Absolutely recommended and possibly a timeless release.

Weaving spiders is available in October on Herb. [Release page]

http://igloomag.com/reviews/solipsism-weaving-spiders-herb

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Herb Night at Pivo

Hi Folks,

There’s going to be a new Herb Night on November 25th at Pivo in Glasgow.  On the bill will be Christ., Pumajaw and Engine7, three fantastic live acts whom we’re sure you will love.

It would be great to see you there, please keep an eye on the blog for updates and visit the facebook event page to let us know that you’re going.

http://www.facebook.com/events/463687503671677/

http://www.herbrecordings.com/

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Free download of Zodiac by Solipsism.

Hi Folks,

 

Solipsism is giving away the track Zodiac from his forthcoming album Weaving Spiders (1st October 2012) as a free download.

You can get it from the Herb bandcamp or the Solipsism one.

 

http://herbrecordings.bandcamp.com/track/zodiac

http://solipsism.bandcamp.com/track/zodiac

Weaving Spiders cover art

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Pop Goes The People! & Sampling The Moon out now at Bleep.com

https://bleep.com/release/37956

https://bleep.com/release/37957

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Clash Music’s Exclusive album stream of Pop Goes The People!

Hi.

The lovely folks at Clash Magazine have got the exclusive pre-release stream of Myheadisaballoon’s debut album ‘Pop Goes The People!’

You can listen in full now, here: http://www.clashmusic.com/feature/hear-myheadisaballoon-pop-goes-the-people

(Please show your support by clicking the ‘like’ button on their site & sharing this link via facebook and twitter;)

 

Pop Goes The People! will be officially released on Wednesday 1st August on Herb Recordings.

 

Hope you enjoy

ps: The single ‘Honey’ is still available for free download @ http://myheadisaballoon.co.uk

 

pps: “Please note: Playback/streaming of these tracks via this ‘player’ is of an unusually poor quality (I don’t know why!). As such it does not represent or reproduce the full quality of the audio files. For a better indication of the quality of the audio, download the album ‘Promo Mix’ here: myheadisaballoon.co.uk/track/pop-goes-the-people-promo-mix

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Soulacybin Review – Igloo Magazine

Hi Folks,

Our friends at Igloo Mag have just posted a review of the new Soulacybin EP, Learning Through Dreams.

http://igloomag.com/reviews/soulacybin-learning-through-dreams-ep-herb

As dub, reggae and a plumb of smoke fades into and out of site, these pieces of glitched-out manipulations offer more in terms of tranquilized phases of light, pulses of sound and pictures of the now.

Soulacybin ‘Learning Through Dreams’

[Release page] John LaBoone (aka Soulacybin) adheres to a chilled dynamic of instrumental dubs—filled with early Orb splinters, ambient spheres, low riding bass, guitar flicker, heavy percussion and rhythmic fluctuations in sound design. As an extended player fit for early sunrises or late night sunsets, Soulacybin dives deep into the subconscious, filling each void with blurred memories, foggy samples of higher consciousness and existential significance. As dub, reggae and a plumb of smoke fades into and out of site, these pieces of glitched-out manipulations offer more in terms of tranquilized phases of light, pulses of sound and pictures of the now. As we literally learn through dreams—even Meat Beat Manifesto delved into this other state of being on the apt-titled Answers Come In Dreams (Metropolis/Hydrogen Dukebox, 2010). And this is really where the beauty lies on this five-track snapshot view of calm bass and beat with the ever-evolving growth of Herb Recordings. Each track cascades with a slowly moving kaleidoscope of lively instruments and focused serenity—akin to the waves of low-end that Aleph Zero have nurtured over the years. “Youthman Dub,” perhaps the most impacting of the lot, drives through reggae-infused halls of jazz, bleeps and tweaks that maneuver around and encapsulate this EP’s sonic oeuvre. Slight vocal shivers glide into focus and all is well in the land of Soulacybin. Step back and dive into the now and learn through dreams as these subdued echos of dub emissions fall into place.

Learning Through Dreams is available on Herb. [Release page]

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Nowlikephotographs Podcast featuring Solipsism

http://nowlikephotographs.com/2012/07/playlist-389/

Nowlikephotographs episode 389 by Nowlikephotographs on Mixcloud

 

Playlists

Playlist 389

July 17th, 2012 · No Comments

Balmorhea – Bowsprit / Constellations [Western Vinyl]
***Pastoral – The Hammock / Pastoral [Self-Released]
New Century Classics – A Small Misunderstanding / Natural Process [FDM Recordings]

Marsen Jules – Ailes D’Aigle / Herbstlaub [City Center Offices]
Eluvium – Seeing You Off the Edges / Copia [Temporary Residence]
Bersarin Quartett – Niemals Zurück / II [Denovali]
Olafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm – A1 / Stare [Erased Tapes]
Christina Vantzou – Super Interlude Pt. 2 / No. 1 [Kranky]
Nest – Far From Land / Retold [Serein]

Metavari – Io, Apollo, and the Veil / Be One of Us and Hear No Noise [Crossroads of America Records]
My Education – Sunrise / Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans [Strange Attractors]

***Slow Dancing Society – I’ll Leave a Light On / I’ll Leave a Light On (Single) [Hidden Shoal]
Area C – In Toward the Wires / Map of Circular Thought [Preservation]
Joy Wants Eternity – In Camera / The Fog Is Rising [Self-Released]

***Waves on Canvas – Untitled 5 / Into the Northsea [Psychonavigation]
Leech – October / If We Get There One Day, Would You Please Open the Gates? [Self-Released]
***How Comes the Constellations Shine – Untitled Two / Belongs to Mafra [Fluttery Records]

***Solipsism – Radiant Plateau / Weaving Spiders [Herb Recordings]
Jon Porras – Beyond the Veil / Black Mesa [Thrill Jockey]
Richard Skelton – Little Knives / Verse of Birds [Corbel Stone]

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HERB026 Z-Arc – Sampling The Moon

The new Z-Arc release is now available direct from the Herb shop (click “buy” on the player) and from all major and specialist download stores.

Z-Arc

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