Soft Bodies Eat Bees is a compilation which was released by Soft Bodies Records today. It has 13 tracks including two new ones by Carya Amara (‘Blessed and Accursed Bees’ and ‘Hives’). Download it for free from Bandcamp.
There is a short post on the Carya Amara site to mark the passing of master synthesist Isao Tomita.
Norah has revised her album Future World in order to slightly improve the title track. We are now pleased to bring you this new version, which is available as a free / pay-what-you-like download from Bandcamp.
Terse Greetings 2015 is a seasonal compilation on Tom Ellard’s Terse label (established 1979, now definitely active again). You can download it for free from Bandcamp. It has tracks by Carya Amara, Norah Lorway, Tom Ellard, Lagowski, Cousin Silas and many others (see below!).
We regret that our premiere release of Future World is not currently available from Earthrid since the artist wishes to revise this particular release. You may find a revised or reissued edition in 2016.
Update: the new version of this album is now available!
[Update, 23rd Dec. 2015: a new version of this album is now available]
Future World is Norah’s third album and the second for the Earthrid label. It is a result of numerous aspects of her flourishing work in composition, research and live performance and illustrates the transformation of both sound and musical styles resulting from her adept use of music programming languages.
The atmospheres and rhythms here will mean different things to different listeners, so all that Norah modestly says about this release is that it is “more music from code”. So we leave the final word with Eleanor Roosevelt. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”.
These 5 tracks (totalling 41 minutes) are available as a free / pay-what-you-like download from Bandcamp.
So let’s jump on this “Straight Outta…” bandwagon…
You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge.
Compton Croquet Club, Eastbourne, UK.
Music by Earthrid artists Norah Lorway and Carya Amara appears alongside 32 other tracks on Oompa Loopma Riot 2015, which is the first release on Tom Ellard’s resurrected ‘Terse’ imprint. It’s a free download.
Daniel Barbiero writes about new Buchla modular synthesiser music by Carya Amara, Benge and Alessandro Cortini in his article The Buchla Electronic Music System & the Aesthetic of Imperfection’.
Sensitivity was built upon the sound of the Buchla modular synthesiser, recorded at EMS Elektronmusikstudion in Stockholm, Sweden in June 2014. The album features both raw analogue and digitally transformed sounds which were combined to make music that goes beyond the Buchla’s constraints while still evoking its unique sonic character.