Straight Outta…

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Aug 302015

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.

Oompa Loopma Riot 2015

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Apr 062015

Oompa Loopma RiotMusic 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.

Carya Amara – Sensitivity

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Jan 052015

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.

These 8 tracks (totalling 72 minutes) are available on CD from Earthrid and as a free / pay-what-you-like download from Bandcamp.

Micro-labels face VAT burden in 2015

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Dec 292014

News has reached Earthrid late about this, but it appears that from 1st January European VAT laws will make things a lot more complicated for musicians and labels in the UK that sell music in the form of digital downloads, regardless of how little they sell. Some of the key facts are in a petition at and you can read more at, at and in the mainstream press (which seemed to have latched on to it about a month ago but didn’t yell loud enough for us to hear above all the other noise).

Whilst this is all very bad news for independent music in the UK (please do sign the petition, if only out of principle at this late stage), the changes won’t affect Earthrid much since our downloads are free anyway. We have removed the option of donating from our pages to be sure we don’t fall foul of the new rules, but almost nobody gave anything anyway, in part because Earthrid has been a mostly dormant art project and certainly not a business! On that note: yes, new releases really will be coming to you from Earthrid soon.

Update, 30th Dec. 2015: users of Bandcamp will be pleased to read their latest announcement.


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Jun 272014

A new track by Carya Amara appears on the compilation Soft Bodies Never Sleep. It’s a cover version of Quimper’s song ‘Overgrown’. You can find the compilation on

Composition Prize for Norah Lorway

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May 282014

Norah laptopMany congratulations to Norah Lorway on being awarded the Canada Council Robert Flemming Composition Prize! This is awarded to the most outstanding young Canadian composer of the year.

Norah’s debut release, i’ve had dreams like this is still available for free from Earthrid and you can find her second album, fade on her own label, Xylem Records.

Fade by Norah Lorway on Xylem Records

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Jun 172013

Fade is the new release by Norah Lorway, whose debut album i’ve had dreams like this was released on Earthrid in March. It is released on the netlabel which Norah runs, Xylem Records.

You can download Fade from Bandcamp in the format of your choice, and of course i’ve had dreams like this is still available for free.

Signals through the Static is now a free download

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Jun 162013

The sole release by the duo Audio Space Research (the late Eve Thacker of Evematic and Kevin Busby of Carya Amara, Abominations of Yondo etc.) is now available as a free download (the CD edition remains available).

Download Signals through the Static from Bandcamp

Signals through the Static presents synthesiser improvisations (with no overdubbing) in sessions recorded in 1995 and 1997. The result is a hazardous space experience that will take you on a bumpy ride through unknown systems.

The sessions were recorded direct to cassette in Eve’s studio. Occasional clicks, crunches and atmospherics due to experimental signal paths are unavoidable side-effects of the recording processes.

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