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.
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It’s been a decade since Carya Amara started Earthrid with the visceral electronic album Vestigial Digital. It was followed by two retrospectives of music dating back as far as 1980, Extinction Frequency and Tales of the Unattractive. Since then there have been collaborative projects (released on Earthrid) and related musical ventures but no solo Carya Amara… but now here at last is The Late Carya Amara.
Anyone (and there were quite a few) who was perplexed by the diverse approaches of previous releases is unlikely to find this one any easier to decode – but the receptive listener, maybe armed with a good pair headphones, will find this to be an immersive (if sometimes chilly) experience. Released in summer in the UK, the album’s snowy themes are definitely unseasonal… but did you really want to wait any longer for The Late Carya Amara?
Adrift off the Islets of Langerhans by Cousin Silas has attracted some reviews, all very positive.
“Simply sumptuous. Adrift is a gorgeous hour-long work of what can best be described as classic ambient” – Disruptive Platypus
“This is a quiet, magical album” – Lucid Culture
“A great introduction to his work” – John Ager
Adrift off the Islets of Langerhans is an album of majestic, brooding mood music from Yorkshire’s master of ambience, Cousin Silas. The atmosphere ranges from the menacing to the pastoral, from the joyous to the serene.
As prolific as Cousin Silas is, each album (for Earthrid and other labels) is essential listening and Adrift off the Islets of Langerhans is one of the best yet. Download it now for free or add the CD-R to your collection.
The debut album by Spill Twins, One Million Corners, is now available for free download in FLAC, Ogg Vorbis and other formats, in addition to the CD and free MP3 options recently announced.