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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.

More about this release: https://earthrid.com/releases/as01cr/

Carya Amara’s Tales of the Unattractive is now a free download

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Jun 072013
 

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.

Carya Amara’s Extinction Frequency is now a free download

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Jun 032013
 

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Carya Amara’s retrospective of music from the 1990s, Extinction Frequency, is now a free download via Bandcamp. It is still also available on CD.

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 Vestigial Digital is now a free download

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May 192013
 

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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’s ‘Bisonogram’ is now a free download

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Apr 172013
 

BisonogramEvematic 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.

norah lorway – i’ve had dreams like this

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Mar 062013
 

cover artWe 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.

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