Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Audio Gourmet present...Various Artists "Hidden Landscapes"

Audio Gourmet netlabel venture has gone from strength to strength over the last few months since its creation - with a series of 15 minute 'teabreak' EPs by talented sound artists from accross the globe:

I myself put together a full album release up for sale via the 'full albums' tab on the website:

I've also been working on mixes throughout the year, supporting lots of my favourite artists with my giant tracklists:

And now, my attention turns towards winter with a new venture - the curation of an Audio Gourmet compilation album featuring some of the finest ambient/drone/electro acoustic/sound design artists from around the world.

So far, the provisional line-up is as follows:
Christopher Hipgrave
Damian Valles
Fabio Orsi
The Green Kingdom
Maps and Diagrams
Martin Herterich
Nicola Ratti
Philip Sulidae

This line-up is subject to change, although hopefully everyone will be able to get a track in to make for one of the best ambient compilations on the market...

Monday, August 9, 2010

Kyle Bobby Dunn - "Rural Route Number 2"

After the breathtaking recent release of the mighty 'A Young Person's Guide To Kyle Bobby Dunn' on Low Point, Kyle Bobby Dunn returns via Damian Valles' Rural Route imprint. With the lengthy 'AYPGTKBD' adopting a light and refreshing pallette of sound throughout much of its duration, here we are transported to somewhere different, through this much more mysterious listening environment. Dunn's work for Rural Route delves through its two ghostly tracks to haunted horizons, intended to sonically depict his personal experiences and memories of various places he has visited.
I for one thoroughly enjoyed his Low Point album and find myself going back to it regularly for repeated listens. Here with Rural Route number two, I am overwhelmed by this talented and emerging artist's ability to craft different textures and moods within his soundscapes as each release comes out. Kyle Bobby Dunn is up there with the very best at the moment and it would be foolish to miss out on these two eerie and immersive masterpieces. He is able to weave in such a wealth of depth and attention to detail to what is essentially minimalist music. Both tracks are outstanding as ever but for me, the pick of the pair has to be Senium II with its beautiful melancholy arrangement of softly fading chords. This track could loop to stretch out the remainder of a full CD album and I would still thoroughly enjoy every second of it. The music just seems to hang and gives a sense of time being drawn out.

Thoroughly impressive work that comes with my highest recommendation...

Monday, August 2, 2010

MDAC020 - Monthly Discering Audio Chart, July 2010

A few particularly pleasant listens from the month of July during 2010:

Kyle Bobby Dunn - "Rural Route Number 2" [Rural Route]

Field Rotation - "Why Things Are Different" [Hibernate]
Loren Connors - "Hell's Kitchen Park"

Antonymes - "31" [Experimedia]

Saito Koji - "Tokyo Morning Loop" [Resting Bell]

Finglebone - "23" [Rural Colours]

Sheriff - "Sail, Sail, Sail Away" [Kning]