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.
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.
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.
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.
More about this release: http://earthrid.com/releases/as01cr/
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.
Featuring material recorded between 1992 and 1996, Extinction Frequency displays a progression from the more rhythmic material on the companion CD of earlier experiments, Tales of the Unattractive.
“maintains a ruthless and driving energy – as well as a sparkling clarity of sound” – Stone Gnome
“It has an easy, pop-culture humour with a tendency to taking a left-turn into the darker reaches” – The Violet Apple
Carya Amara’s 2001 release Vestigial Digital is now a free download via Bandcamp. It is still also available on CD.
The music on Vestigial Digital was made using software to transform natural and unnatural sounds. No conventional synthesisers (hardware or software) were used.
“as atmospheric as hell… pioneering stuff indeed” – Modern Dance magazine
“a secret harmony, a reckless boldness and unconcern for established order” –Erebus magazine.
Evematic was a solo project by Eve Thacker, who sadly passed away in January 2013. Eve’s solo release on Earthrid, Bisonogram, was recorded according to her typical methods, which used a unique combination of exotic analogue and bargain-basement digital audio units, wired together in her home studio. The results are not to be missed for anyone with an ear for unique electronic music that is by turns joyful and suspenseful.
This album was originally released by Earthrid on CD in 2004 and is now made available again as a free download.