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.
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!).
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.
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 Bandcamp.com.
Carya Amara’s retrospective of music from 1980 – 1991, Tales of the Unattractive, is now a free download via Bandcamp.
Synthesiser melodies, lo-fi experiments with record players and warped organ drones set the course for Carya Amara’s rejection of musical categories, and paved the way for the music in the companion volume, Extinction Frequency.
In addition to the CDR release, The Late Carya Amara can be downloaded for free in a variety of formats, including high-quality MP3 and lossless FLAC.
“Full of lovely synths, electronics, pulses and drones” – Test Transmission
“It’s a damn haunting radiophonic nightmare! With beats!” – Iceland Bob
‘Breakthrough’, a new track by Carya Amara has been selected for inclusion in the Vox Novus 60×60 International Mix for 2011. The organisers write:-
On May 21st the 60×60 International mix will debut in New York with a 60×60 Dance performance at Dance Parade; there will also be a follow up performance at the Galapagos Art Space in July 29th. The 60×60 International mix will also be presented in another 60×60 Dance performance in St Louis on October 2nd. I hope to plan many more performances as well.
Events will no doubt be listed on the Vox Novus site.