05 November 2019: Mostly Autumn / Bernhard Wostheinrich


This week FreeForm returns to its progressive rock roots by featuring Mostly Autumn's  2019 release White Rainbow.
According to The Prog Mind:
Sometimes, albums just appear out of thin air.  That’s what it felt like for the new Mostly Autumn record.  I see now that Prog Magazine shared the information, and the band did, too, but for some reason Facebook decided to omit it from my timeline, so the album seemingly came out of nowhere for me.  In fact, the limited edition was mailed out to fans around Christmas, so some people have had it for a couple months already.  In the end, the band seems to consider this a 2019 release, and I believe the release date was officially the 1st of March.
Mostly Autumn hails from the UK and has been at the game since 1995.  The band currently consists of Olivia Sparnenn on vocals, Bryan Josh on guitars and vocals, Chris Johnson on guitars, Iain Jennings on keyboards, Angela Gordon on flute and keys, Andy Smith on bass, and Alex Cromarty on drums.  A couple things to note: This is Olivia’s fifth album with the band since the original singer left in 2010.  This is also only the second album without original rhythm guitarist Liam Davison after his death in 2017.
Mostly Autumn has been around so long that I feel as if progressive folk rock is literally defined by them in some ways.  Their music is definitely progressive rock, but they focus on soaring vocal melodies, momentous guitar solos, hefty folk portions, and organic atmospheric accents that elevate the whole experience.  Hearing one of their albums will truly transport you to dark forests, starry night skies, and inner turmoil.  So, this band is more like Renaissance than like the typical prog legends of yesteryear.
“White Rainbow” feels far more textured than any of their past albums.  The music come across as effervescent, mysterious, and nostalgic.  You will again hear weighty portions of folk and Celtic music, but progressive rock shines through in several important moments, such as the 19 minute long title track.  It’s truly a haunting experience from beginning to end, and that is exactly what I want from a Mostly Autumn record.
This is one of those albums that just has so many “heavy hitter” songs.  It seems like every song on it is well-written, well-structured, and a pure joy to behold.  For instance, “Procession” and “Viking Funeral” begin the album.  “Procession” is beautiful Celtic music intro, and you’d think that “Viking Funeral” would follow this ethnic suit, but it actually has more of an electronic overlay to it that gives it both modern and an ancient feelings.  The combination is outstanding.  The song actually revisits some melodies from my favorite Mostly Autumn album, “The Ghost Moon Orchestra”, and the baritone vocal harmonies near the end are perfect.
Once you move passed such an amazing couple of tracks, you almost expect a filler song.  However, what we get is “Burn”, the first track with Olivia on lead vocals.  It is a brightly shining star in the exquisite darkness of this album with huge melodies and this overwhelming sense of longing.  “Run for the Sun” follows and offers a similarly brilliant performance, specifically with an epic and emotional guitar solo.  And so the album continues with strong track after beautiful track.  It may be the band’s most consistent album to date.
Some of my other favorites are just as strong.  “Western Skies” starts out as a soaring ballad, but transitions into an orchestral gallop of huge proportions.  The title track itself, though, is a work of pure brilliance, and in some ways outshines everything else.  It is an epic only in the sense that is almost 20 minutes long: The way it plays, however, is as a collection of dark transitions that pass through melodic highs to riffing lows.  Rather than being an over the top expression of the Mostly Autumn sound, it is more subdued and subtle.  It feels introspective and grounded, and I absolutely love that: This restraint applies even for the crescendo near the end, which maintains its mature tone.
Overall, “White Rainbow” is a 78 minute album that doesn’t feel anywhere near that long.  It spirits you away to dark nights and distant feelings, but still feels organic, human, and grounded.  That is not an easy balance to maintain, but the band pulls it off with flying colors.  If you are fan of progressive rock with folk tendencies, like so many newer bands, it is time to visit the band that I consider to be the modern mother of them all.


In the second half of tonight's show, we'll be playing Live at Electrozone Festival 2018, Part 1 from Bernhard Wostheinrich's 2018 release, Live in Ithaca.   This release is available at a pay what you want download at Wostheinrich's Bandcamp page - click on the title for the link.  There are several other titles also available as pay what you want at this link.
Materiaal Series, Part XXI

Recorded at ElectroZone festival, Risley Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, on October 14, 2018.

Composed, programmed, and recorded in real-time by a crazy mind and his laptop. No prepared sequences, patterns, or melodies used.

This was the closing performance at the Big EZ Festival; the first ElectroZone multi-day event at Risley Hall on the Cornell campus.

The ElectroZone's goal is to create an electromusic community that celebrates inclusion, collaboration, empowerment, and performance innovation.

"We were so fortunate to have Bernhard perform at our festival. He was our headliner and final performer. Crouched on mats on that dark the stage he was like a figure from a fairy tale, Bernhard’s music transported us to the shared place of our imagination and artistry. He was the perfect summary of all that we were trying to do with the festival. His music was not a conclusion to the event, but an inspirational mandate to go out and create. I am honored to know Bernhard and I wish all you listening the same privilege" - Elijah Joseph Weber-Han

www.facebook.com/ithacaelectrozone/

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released October 11, 2019

Bernhard Wöstheinrich: Keyboards and virtual synthesizers, Minimoog ModelD (reissue), Live-Sequencing

Editing, mixing and mastering: Markus Reuter
Cover drawing: Christine Kriegerowski

Special thanks to Elijah Joseph Weber-Han, Mike Hunter and George "G$" Bley

29 October 2019: Halloween!


In a departure from previous programs, tonight I'll be playing songs related to the theme of "Death". 

Tonight's playlist:
 

22 October 2019: Witchcraft & Black Magic in the UK / Final Strike of the Pumpkin Witch


Tonight is the first of two FreeForm shows with a Halloween theme.

Witchcraft has had a fascinating and turbulent history in the UK. Through periods of persecution and prejudice, it has survived to the present day and many people still practise the tradition now.From the 7th century onwards, attitudes towards the practise began to change. During the medieval period, fears over so-called ‘black magic’ began to emerge. This referred to the power of witchcraft to bring harm to others. An association was also drawn between witchcraft and the devil.
Read the full article by Brett Almond: www.holisticshop.co.uk/articles/history-witchcraft
This Eighth Tower Records release is dedicated to the memory of Daniel Williams, brilliant music critic, musician and dearest friend, I had the honor and pleasure to collaborate on this project. His sudden departure hurt me deeply, but didn't stop me from carrying on with the work we started together. A work in which his memory continues to be alive.
Raffaele Pezzella

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releases October 31, 2019

REVIEWS

Avant Music News
avantmusicnews.com/2019/10/16/amn-reviews-various-artists-witchcraft-black-magic-in-the-united-kingdom-2019-eighth-tower-records/

1208 North Fuller Ave Apt 1
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Curated by Raffaele Pezzella (a.k.a. Sonologyst)
Cover Image: "Three Women and Three Wolves",
Eugene Grasset painting (1900)
Design: Francesco Di Stasio
Mastering: Sonologyst
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June 3rd, 2019:
Good God. I've escaped the clutches of the Pumpkin Witch. But for how long, I know not.

I was torn from my home, last October, by three dark figures: The Disgraced Scientist, The Vampire Tyrant, and Haunter of Darkened Forests. These are the three villains responsible for summoning the Pumpkin Witch and conjuring chaos and death in my small town. And soon, the rest of the world.

While trapped in the hovel of the Pumpkin Witch, her terrible plans became mockingly revealed to me. Knowing what may be the ghastly fate of humanity was but a part of the barrage on my psyche. Just laying eyes on that half-rotted gourd hag was torture enough. I wish not to delve much more into what I suffered at the hands of my vile tormentors, for my own mental well-being. Some good may have come from my entrapment by the Pumpkin Witch and her cohorts though: I discovered a possible weakness.

The Pumpkin Witch is a seemingly ancient phantasm that can inhabit any body prepared for her. If I can expel her spirit, the very essence of the Pumpkin Witch, from the sickening physical vessel she currently inhabits, and transfer it to another vessel of my own...  more

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released October 13, 2019

Pumpkin Witch is The Disgraced Scientist, The Vampire Tyrant and Haunter of Darkened Forests

Bonus tracks "The Shape in the Darkness" and "Ghosts in the Graveyard" recorded live in a cemetery

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15 October 2019. Tone Science Module No.3 Cosines and Tangents (DiN:TS03) / Candy L "Forest Dreams"

Tone Science sub-label, from DiN records, continues to explore the world of modular synth music.

Following the success and critical acclaim of the first two Tone Science compilation albums, DiN label boss Ian Boddy has collated another nine tracks from musicians of varying backgrounds working in the realms of modular synthesis.

Three of these names will be familiar to DiN listeners whereas the other six are new to the label.
Thus the album opens with a shimmering soundscape from American ambient pioneer Robert Rich who has previously collaborated with Boddy on three DiN releases. Well known for his infamous “sleep concerts” Rich here focuses in on the sonic details that modular synthesisers can offer the composer. The following two tracks by Caspar Hesselager and Little Ambient Machine show beautifully how a simple melodic sequenced phrase can be shifted, fractured and refocused in the analogue domain.

The mid album section then features two very different tracks with a more experimental feel. Radek Rudnicki cleverly mixes samples of traditional Japanese music controlled in the modular world with great swathes of analogue synth whereas Eden Grey uses her...  more

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releases October 18, 2019

1. Robert Rich Cyclosporum 6:32
A simple keyboard improvisation, playing chords through an arpeggiator, into an analog shift register to create four voices of shimmering repetition. 
robertrich.com

2. Caspar Hesselager The Divided Apparatus 8:51
Made on a Make Noise Shared System, patched and recorded within a few hours to one stereo track. A simple pattern is developed in different ways in terms of accents and timbre.
youtube.com/c/CasparHesselager

3. Little Ambient Machine Anemones 9:02
Anemones is a ‘more or less’ generative patch using only 3 sound sources and fx. The heart of this patch is Chance in conjunction with an O&C quantizer, providing random triggers and pitch.
littleambientmachine.com

4. Radek Rudnicki En-Edge 7:04
En-Edge explores re-contextualisation of traditional Japanese music with granular and FM synthesis. I use recordings of Buddhist chants from Kyoto, featuring Biwa master Shoukou Okada and Shoei Mizo. 
radek-rudnicki.net

5. Eden Grey AVA 2 7:27
A sonic meditation composed with my custom Eurorack modular synthesizer, focusing on the slow rhythmic dispersion of sounds combined with a drone vibe.  I am concentrating on the tones created with subtle movements & the silences between them. 
edengrey.bandcamp.com

6. Benge Round #2 6:02
Having set up a tone-sequence on ARP2500 I then processed some percussive loops on MODCAN-A, making use of the CV-Recorder, which can be used as a crude audio sampler.
myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot.com

7. d’Voxx Angel 5:34
Angel, a performance composition for new modular instrument. Centred upon both analogue & digital voices, modulation and sequenced under control voltage, it invokes a transient spirit trapped in the twilight.
dvoxx.com

8. Redshift Berserker 7:48
Music for me is about one thing and one thing only, emotion. Without that everything else is irrelevant.
redshift2.bandcamp.com

9. Jogging House Hands 6:30
Hands is about the sensation you feel, when the touch of a loved one pulls you out of your daydreams and back to reality - just to drift off again afterwards.
jogginghouse.com

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Forest Dreams. An ambient, dark ambient soundtrack for events imagined. As much about "sound" and perception as about music.
Loosely based on the "War Of The Worlds" by Orson Welles.

I thank Colin Blake (Playman 54) for his amazing and haunting synth work on "Whose Woods These Are"

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released December 9, 2016

All compositions and music by Candy L except "Whose Woods These Are" by Candy L & Colin Blake (Playman 54)

All of my music is created with the following: Yamaha MM6 synthesizer, Yamaha 61 key digital, Novation Launchkey, Alesis QX49 midi keyboard, with occasional live guitar, bass or other, instrumentation. Software used: Kontakt, Reaktor, VStation, Bass Station, Replika, Valhalla, Hypersonic, Guitar Rig, VS20, Izotope, Ableton Live, Protools, Blocks Wired, Kontour, Kinetic Metal and numerous other vst FX.

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08 October 2019: A Tribute to Candy Lozier aka Candy L, Part II



A Last Sunset: A Celebration of Candy Lozier, Volume I

 In September 2019, the music world lost a true force.

Candy Lozier (Candy L) was a composer, performer, label founder, fan, advisor, supporter, confidant, collaborator, and all-around cheerleader for the music and artists she loved. She founded the netlabel Studio4632.com and shepherded the release of over 200 albums spanning the range of ambient, experimental, and neo-classical electronic music (or whatever else her friends and artists were up to.)

This compilation (which will be at least 2 volumes) is a celebration by her friends, artists, collaborators, supporters, and listeners of her life, her work, and her never-ending support.

It's appropriate to begin this collection with one of her favorite pieces, and one of Cousin Silas' most played tracks - "Song For Candy." The collection will end with a track by Cousin Silas and Candy from material from their last (still unreleased) collaboration sessions. It is the final collaboration.

Any funds received from these memorial albums will be forwarded to Candy's sister, Jeannine, to donate in Candy's name to an appropriate cause.





From Jeannine: "... she was a gem, she was 63 years old. She loved music ever since she was a kid. She was also a gifted artist. She was very multi talented, creative, intelligent, and clever. Always a hard worker. Personally, she was kind, generous, a lot of fun, interesting. She'd give you the shirt off your back. She was my BFF and I miss her so much".

The stunning outpouring and diversity of these tracks is a tribute to Candy's life, her vision, and its importance to so many of us. These first three hours are just a beginning of keeping the music and that vision alive.

-- Glenn Sogge
 

released October 4, 2019

Album production & mastering: Glenn Sogge
Album cover photograph & design: Glenn Sogge

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01 October 2019: A Tribute to Candy L (Candy Lozier)

Candy L aka Candy Lozier was a musical artist from NYS, US, , who passed away recently.  She composed music and employed live instrumentation with electronics to create the music. Her music is ambient, dark ambient, cinematic, and more. She enjoyed composing for benefit causes. She was a radio show host with Modul 303 radio, Germany, and founder/curator of the Studio 4632 net label.  Her Facebook page is still up at this time.  She also has a page at ReverbNation.

Tonight we are honored to featured her as yet unreleased collaboration with Cousin Silas entitled Scenes from Suburbia.  This is one of several collaborations between these two musicians and is a superb collection of ambient creations. Our thanks to Cousin Silas for graciously making it possible for us to play this album on the show.
We will also play selections from her Cosmic Traveler release.


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17 September 2019: Middle Eastern Contemporary Music / Candy L (Candy Lozier)

Following the Anthology of contemporary music from the African continent, this new collection released by Unexplained Sounds Group, focuses on experimental and alternative music from the Middle East and includes artists from Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iran, Israel, Iraq, Palestine, Jordan, Afghanistan, Cyprus. A kaleidoscope of sounds by artists rooted in their traditions, but at the same time projected towards the new frontiers of music. The minimal melody of Ahmed Saleh introduces us to the exploration of sound paths that unfold through the electronic experimentation of Cenk Ergun, the radical improvisation of Mazen Kerbaj, the pulsating and disturbed electronic of Tony Elieh, the noise drone of Nyctalllz, the tribal and psychedelic music, in the Velvet Underground style, by Afghan musician Naujawanan Baidar, the lysergic ambient of Bloom Tribe, just to mention some projects included in the compilation. An intricate and exciting sound puzzle in which the listener will find his favorite way to a new promised land of sound.


Raffaele Pezzella

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released September 7, 2019

REVIEWS

Avant Music News
avantmusicnews.com/2019/09/15/amn-reviews-various-artists-anthology-of-contemporary-music-from-middle-east-unexplained-sounds-group/

ToneShift
toneshift.net/2019/09/09/two-compilations-one-review/

1208 North Fuller Ave Apt 1
1208fullerave.blogspot.com/2019/09/various-anthology-of-contemporary-music.html


Edited by ©Unexplained Sounds Group
Curated and mastered by Raffaele Pezzella (Sonologyst)
sonologyst.com
Design: Francesco Di Stasio
©2019. All rights reserved

Part of the profits coming from the release will be donated to charity and medical associations to help the countries where medical cares, medicines and food are much needed. 






 


Candy Lozier was a musical artist from NYS, US., who passed away recently.  She composed music and employed live instrumentation with electronics to create the music. Her music is ambient, dark ambient, cinematic, and more. She enjoyed composing for benefit causes. She was a radio show host with Modul 303 radio, Germany, and founder/curator of the Studio 4632 net label.  Her Facebook page is still up at this time.  She also has a page at ReverbNation.

#candyLmusic #studio4632 #folkambient #cinematic # neoclassical #immigrants 
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I invite all FreeForm listeners to follow me on Bandcamp; it's an easy way to find links to much of the music you hear on FreeForm radio.
https://bandcamp.com/norockets 
 

10 September 2019: Lobate Scarp / Markus Reuter





We are honored to feature the new EP from Lobate Scarp, Spirals and Portals, released today.  This is an outstanding release and highly recommended.  We will also revisit their full-length release Time and Space.  We urge you to support this band by following them on Bandcamp and purchasing their music.

From the Lobate Scarp Bandcamp page:

Somewhere between Pink Floyd, Queen, Yes, and Nine Inch Nails, Lobate Scarp's unique Progressive Space-Opera Rock music will surely take you on a musical journey you won't forget.

“Highly recommended for fans of symphonic prog”- Jerry Lucky,
Prog Rock Files

“Absolutely brilliant stuff!”- Kevin Mulryne, Yes Music Podcast
 

  
 Spirals and Portals track list:



1.


2.
And We Tried


3.
Beautiful Light






Songs and Lyrics by Adam Sears

Woodwinds and Strings Arrangement on "Beautiful Light" by Steven Leavitt

12-string acoustic guitar arrangement on "Beautiful Light" by Rich Mouser

Adam Sears- lead vocals, synths, piano, and organs.
Andy Catt- bass (and vocals on track 3)
Mike Gerbrandt- drums
Andrea Whitt- viola (and pedal steel guitar on track 3)
Hoyt Binder- electric guitar (tracks 1, 2)
Rich Mouser- dilruba (1), additional guitar (2), 12-string acoustic guitar, mandolin, shaker (3), additional vocals (1,3)
Rachel Grace- violin (1,3)
Danica Pinner- cello (2)
Nate "The Fish" Olmos- electric 12-string and 6-string electric guitars, vocals (3)
Charlie Adelphia- oboe, English horn, flute, clarinet (3)
Steve Leavitt- additional piano and vocals (1,3) harmonium, reverse snares (1), B3 organ (2), and Moog, synth programming, maracas, tambourine...  more

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releases September 10, 2019

Thank you to the following backers for help creating "Nothing Wrong" and "And We Tried":

Skot Fuchs
Andrew Griffin
Kim Henderson
Stefan Pietsch
Jean-Luc Putaux
Mason Rourman
Kelly Russo
Bill and Mary Ann Sears
Joel Sears
Judy and Steve Sears
Diane Stroud
Wolfram Wiessbrodt

Special thanks to backer Thomas Wunram.

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Time and Space is an AOR rock-opera complete with Trumpets, Saxophone, Viola, Violin, Cello, Theremin, Glockenspiel, and a 30+ person choir singing in Latin. Alex Acuña (Weather Report) appears as a special guest percussionist in the opening 15-minute track and Rich Mouser (Spock’s Beard, Transatlantic, Neal Morse) mixed and mastered the album. Steve Leavitt produced and engineered.

"One of the top 13 albums of 2013!"- Progarchy.com (USA)

"Intriguing, refreshing, and inspiring mix of prog rock."- Diego Camargo, Progshine (Brazil)

"Highly recommended for fans of symphonic prog."- Jerry Lucky (Canada)

"Absolutely brillant stuff!" - Kevin Mulryne, Yes Music Podcast (UK)

"Great debut! highly recommended!" - Jürgen Meurer, Empire Magazine (Germany)

"The production is exceptional, the music is also exceptional. The band demonstrates they know what they want to do and they do it very well." - Carl E. Olson, Progarchy (USA)

"Wil je eens een keer verrast worden, dan is dit plaatje daar uitermate geschikt voor."- Ruard Veltmaat, Progwereld (Netherlands)

"'Time and Space' is a great debut album, one of the best...  more

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released December 12, 2012

Produced by Steven Leavitt
Executive Producer: Adam Sears

Mixed and Mastered by Rich Mouser at The Mouse House, Los Angeles, California

Songs and Arrangements by Adam Sears.
Lyrics by Adam Sears, except Time and Space and Jacob's Ladder-
lyrics by Lonny White with additional lyrics by Adam Sears
Music by Lobate Scarp

©2012 Lobate Scarp

We will end the show with TOAP Camp Soundscapes 2019, a free download from Markus Reuter.
 

03 September 2019: Back to School

The first day of school in Kodiak is September 3 and we'll be celebrating with two hours of school-related music.  You'll hear the usual suspects (Alice Cooper, Pink Floyd, etc.), but be prepared for a few surprises and deep cuts.


20 August 2019: Pink Floyd "More" / INDEX06 (DiN60) Ian Boddy et al

From Wikipedia:
More (released in the United States as Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from the film More) is the first soundtrack album and third studio album by English rock band Pink Floyd. It was released on 13 June 1969 in the United Kingdom by EMI Columbia and on 9 August 1969 in the United States by Tower Records.[2] It was the band's first album without any involvement from former band leader Syd Barrett, and is a soundtrack for the 1969 film of the same name, which was primarily filmed on location on Ibiza and was the directorial debut of Barbet Schroeder.
Unlike its predecessors The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967) and A Saucerful of Secrets (1968), More received mixed reviews from critics.
More is a psychedelic rock[3] soundtrack album which contains some acoustic folk ballads, a genre that appeared sparsely on Pink Floyd's later works. It also contains some of the band's "heaviest" recordings, such as "The Nile Song" and "Ibiza Bar",[4][5] as well as several instrumental tracks, featuring their experimental and avant-garde approach.
This is Pink Floyd's first full album without founding member Syd Barrett, who was ousted from the group in 1968 during the recording of A Saucerful of Secrets. It is one of only three Pink Floyd albums to feature David Gilmour as the sole lead vocalist, the others being 1987's A Momentary Lapse of Reason and 2014's The Endless River, and it is also the first album to be produced by Pink Floyd without assistance from Norman Smith. More was recorded at Pye Studios, Bryanston Street, London W1 and engineered by Brian Humphries.[6] It is the only album in the band's discography not to have a lead vocal from Roger Waters during his tenure in the band (1964–1985).
Two songs can be heard in the film which were not included on the album: "Seabirds"[7] and "Hollywood". Those songs, as well as two other songs from those sessions,"Theme (Beat Version)" and "More Blues (Alternative Version)", were released in 2016 in the box set, The Early Years 1965–1972. The set in which these tracks appear, 1969: Dramatis/ation was made available as a standalone release in 2017. "Seabirds" is not the track heard in the film, but a reworking of "Quicksilver".

iNDEX06 is the sixth DiN compilation album and includes two tracks each from the titles DiN51 - 59. The artists on show this time are Ian Boddy, Node, ARC, Bluetech, d’Voxx and collaborations between Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell, Ian Boddy & Erik Wøllo and Markus Reuter & Ian Boddy.

As with the previous five DiN samplers DiN label boss Ian Boddy has mixed and cross-faded the 18 tracks into a continuous ambient mix that not only showcases the albums featured on the release but presents an exciting and varied title in its own right. It also highlights the varied and intriguing music that the DiN label offers on its releases from deep analogue synth grooves through vibrantly melodic instrumentals to powerful, epic ambient atmospheres. An intoxicating mix of the old and new beautifully presented in a slimline cardboard wallet with an extra flap which just adds to the value and collectibility of this release.

Furthermore this compilation falls in the same year that the DiN label is celebrating its 20th anniversary. This is no small feat for a niche independent label and DiN is finally getting some of the recognition it so justly deserves. DiN60 will be included as the subscribers free CD in the July issue of the well respected magazine Electronic Sound and is also pencilled in to be featured on the Bandcamp main web page in the same month.

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released July 19, 2019

This compilation edited from the original tracks by Ian Boddy - March 2019.

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13 August 2019: Space Rock! Ozric Tentacles & Oresund Space Collective

From Wikipedia:
Sunrise Festival, released in 2008, was a live album from the Ozric Tentacles, recorded 1 June 2007 at the Sunrise Celebration Festival, Somerset, England.[1] This recording marks the return of Merv Pepler and Joie Hinton to the band, who had left in 1995 to form Eat Static. The second disc is a DVD containing a bonus track "The Throbbe" following "Erpland."

Track listing

  1. "...Blimey!" – 3:20
  2. "O-I" – 3:46
  3. "Vita Voom" – 4:41
  4. "Jurassic Shift" – 13:00
  5. "Sunrise Jam" – 8:35
  6. "Erpland" – 6:14
  7. "Snakepit" – 4:47
  8. "Eternal Wheel" – 10:31
  9. "White Rhino Tea" – 6:45
  10. "Tidal Convergence" - 10:22

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We'll be playing the final track from the Oresund Space Collective album, Different Creatures, released November 14, 2015 : 
 
From their Bandcamp page:  We are a music collective from Denmark and Sweden that play totally improvised space rock music. We have released 29 records since 2006. Music for your mind to escape the Matrix...
 
 The band on this release was the following:
(in alphabetical order)
Alex - Drums and Percussion
Dr Space - Analog Synthesizers
Hasse - Bass, DounDouns
Jonas - Hammond, Synthesizer, Electric Piano, Guitar*
Jonathan - Guitar, Violin, Theremin, Hammond*, Electric Mandolin
KG - Sitar and Analog Synths
Mattias - Guitar, Pedal Steel, Shaker
Mats – Guitar, Bass**

*on The Man From Wales
**on Juggle the Juice, Digestive Raga, Bon Voyage

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released November 14, 2015

Recorded live at the Black Tornado Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark, Oct 24-26th 2014.
Mixed in the Magnetic Satellite hovering above Stockholm, Sweden by Jonathan Segel with spiritual guidance from Hasse.
Mastered at Gyroscope Studios, Stockholm, by Frank Sanderson.
Artwork by Mårdøn Smet.
CD and LP layout by David Graham.
Fotos by Sabine Pottien.
released on Space Rock Productions, SRP030
500 copies on CD & 500 copies on Vinyl
(200x black / 300x yellow (side A/B) - orange (side C/D) - blue (side E/F)


04 June 2019: the abyss inside us / B4D-W0LF / Drone Islands compilation

I will be hosting Rural Electric, (Mostly Country) from the 7-9 pm, the two hour block preceding FreeForm Radio.  Tune in for some great country tunes, then stick around for experimental & ambient tunes on FreeForm.



Nikos Togaridis drums/programming
Kwstas Voutzoulidis guitars

Earth two is the name of debut album of "the abyss inside us".   We will be spotlighting three tracks: "floating among the stars", "nebula", and "circuits".

Genre:Ambient/electronic combined with post rock elements from Athens, Greece.
(5 track album coming out in Summer of 2019)

Αbout "Earth 2" :

Planet Earth,Future.We are so technologically advanced that we have developed flying saucers (from N.Tesla's plans) and A.I. robots to help us build and produce everything we want...but climate change of the planet is Irréversible,poles have melted and the planet is now overheated,90% of Earth is covered by sea.Humans have discovered a new place to live,a planet like Earth...Earth 2.

Digital Art cover by Lance Reed
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You can find them on Facebook.

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Dynamite by B4D-W0LF,  released October 2, 2014 on BLACK LODGE MUSIC Solvang, California;  Facebook page.

From the creator, Doreiku Masayoshi,    "Thanks for liking an album I made when I was 17 on a netbook that could barely run Fl Studio 11".  He lists his residence as Wolf Point, Montana.
We'll be playing tracks 2, 4, 6, and 7.


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The bulk of tonight's show will be devoted to the compilation set released by Eighth Tower Records in Italy, Drone Islands - Land Raising.

Pitchfork Media and Allmusic journalist Mark Richardson defined drone music thus: "The vanishing-point music created by drone elders Phill Niblock and, especially, LaMonte Young is what happens when a fixation on held tones reaches a tipping point. Timbre is reduced to either a single clear instrument or a sine wave, silence disappears completely, and the base-level interaction between small clusters of "pure" tone becomes the music's content. This kind of work takes what typically helps us to distinguish "music" from "sound," discards nearly all of it, and then starts over again from scratch."

Since LaMonte Young early experiments till today, drone music has come a long way. Eighth Tower Records is proud to present an anthology featuring 12 projects from artists who work on classic and new stimulating paths for the drone music.

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released May 3, 2019

REVIEWS

Merchants of Air
www.merchantsofair.com/albums/various-artists-drone-islands-land-raising


© Eighth Tower Records
Curated by Raffaele Pezzella (a.k.a. Sonologyst)
Artwork: Francesco Di Stasio
Mastering: Sonologyst
sonologyst.com
200 copies limited edition CD
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28 May 2019: Blow Up Hollywood / Tidsrymd / Leaving Richmond / Ethereal Ephemera

I will also be hosting the (Mostly) Country show,  Rural Electric, from 7-9 pm, the block before Freeform.





Tonight we begin by featuring the new release from Blow Up Hollywood, Gold.


GOLD is the latest release from the ambient rock band and finds them returning to their roots both sonically and thematically.

Gold is available as a traditional Vinyl LP album, as well as in CD and MP3 formats. Visit the Blow Up Hollywood Shop to purchase your very own copy.

This is a superb album and we think you will agree after hearing it.

Blow Up Hollywood is an underground American rock band. Their eclectic sound, built over a decade of recording, incorporates many different styles, diverse as progressive rock, post-rock, experimental, pop, classical, jazz and ambient soundscapes. Founded by Steve Messina and Nik Chinboukas in 2001, the group has evolved into more of a collective than a band, as some of their members have changed over the years.



We continue tonight's show with the ambient sounds of Tidsrymd from Gothenberg, Sweden and the release I juliaskan, released September 23, 2018; All songs composed and produced by Johan Ohlsson; Mastered by Joakim Westlund.  Their Facebook page here.
Johan Ohlsson:
The EP is called "I juliaskan", which translates "In the Ashes of July". The title came about halfway into making the title track, during the autumn of 2018. What I heard reminded me of the forest fires, which plagued a few areas of Sweden during the summer and were very difficult get under control.

That summer had somewhat of a strange feeling to it, because of recurrent thunder with little or no rain, dry grass everywhere, different reports of the fires and farmers having to make emergency slaughters due to drought. I won't go into politics, but I think during that summer the concept of climate change became something close to home for the first time to a lot of people in Sweden.

"Dagvild" is a Swedish expression, which means that you don't know which day of the week it is. To me, at least, it associatively follows the theme of summer.

The track "Sinnesro" seems to be your typical relaxation music, but it has some slightly unnerving detuning and dissonance in there, to create a sort of contrast.

This is the First EP I've made on my own, after playing in bands for a couple of years, and I made most of it quite fast in a sort of rush of inspiration during my free weekends. I hope you'll enjoy it – or that you'll enjoy something else.


Great Distances is the 7th studio album from the Los Angeles based electronic music project: leaving richmond.

7 lovingly crafted electronic-instrumental tracks to add to your collection

Futurism with a human feel.

Lush melodies and sonic landscapes play with layered evolving beats to create music with meaningful purpose.

I want to soundtrack your thoughts.

The atmospheric, instrumental music of Jordan Pier has made its way into a number of hit TV shows, broadcasts and advertisements and continues to gain new fans year after year.

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released May 17, 2019

All tracks composed and mixed by leaving richmond.
All tracks mastered by Bad Bat Records.









Finally, we end the show with the soothing ambient sounds of ethereal ephemera and their latest release, escape to dreamscape.

Two warm and soothing ambient soundscapes.
Drifting, slow and peaceful.

Live improvised recordings using virtual tape loops and a range of sound sources.
More of this sort of thing:
etherealephemera.bandcamp.com

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released March 18, 2019

All music written, performed and produced by Brin Coleman
at MCos, Manchester, March 2019.

Cover design and photography by Brin Coleman.
Cover photograph: San Francisco, April 2017.