Many 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.
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: https://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.
We have a new release for you. The exceptional debut album by Norah Lorway is a unique blend of ambience and glitch. Norah says:-
“Most of the sounds you will hear on this album were synthesised using the music programming language SuperCollider, with some custom-made performance interfaces created in Max/MSP.
The music was informed by many genres, including ambient, drone, algorithmic and glitch but it is not constrained to just these. The music is a hybrid of many traditions and I hope it will speak for itself”.
i’ve had dreams like this is available on CD and as a free download.