|PLAY ORDER||ARTIST||SONG TITLE||ALBUM TITLE||TIME||LABEL||COUNTRY||YEAR|
|1||Pleq & Phillipe Lamy||Momentum||Momentum||14.01||dataObscura||Poland/France||2012|
|2||Le Berger||Martenotteries||Trivial Cataclysms||9.00||Self Released||Canada||2013|
|3||sleepmakesmaves||In Limbs And Joint – Rosetta remix||…and then they remixed everything||8.13||Birds Robe||Australia||2013|
|4||eyedubs||Drowsed||Underwater Simulacra||4.44||Self Released||USA||2013|
|5||Sky Flying By||Helio Storm||Compilations||2.48||Self Released||USA||2013|
|6||Emmalee Crane||Crowd Of Reeds||Crowd Of Reeds||4.14||Self Released||USA||2013|
|7||Lake Radio||Ghost Translator||Hypnagogia||4.27||Endless Fields Studios||USA||2013|
|8||Slow Clinic||Good Luck, Wor Kid||EP||2.21||Self Released||England||2013|
|9||Slow Clinic||Arrival||EP||4.40||Self Released||England||2013|
|10||Stafraenn Hakon||Hvarf||Prammi||5.51||Sound In Silence||Iceland||2013|
|11||J.R. Alexander||Memories||Moments EP||3.26||Sound In Silence||England||2013|
|12||Radere||Beginnings||Dreamless||7.21||Full Spectrum Records||USA||2013|
|13||Cass.||Farmer Sea Piano 1||Loops & Farewell Sketches||5.05||Self Released||Germany||2013|
|14||Cass.||Aiiy||Loops & Farewell Sketches||5.08||Self Released||Germany||2013|
RECORD OF THE WEEK
Cass. – Loops & Farewell Sketches
Germany’s Cass. has just released his debut album and it has been funded and self released by the artists himself, that is very much a trend today in this genre of music. Artists are releasing albums on their own, some are good and some are not so good. This one is a good one, in fact its an excellent release. Cass. is the moniker of Niklas Re. So what about the music, well its very well constructed and executed. Multiple layers of sounds from keyboards and other assorted instruments, it is not intense or heavy but it is intricate and melodious. 8 tracks at just over 35 minutes total length, in some ways it feels too short. That is not a criticism rather an observation that when good music is created then it does seem to go by so much quicker.
In summary, go check this out and he did have CD’s to accompany the digital download, but when I checked thay had sadly sold out. Maybe I will get a hold of a CD from the next release.
Info from the Bandcamp site
‘Loops and Farewell Sketches‘ is the first official full length album by Cass., a 1991 born German electronic ambient musician, dj and sound artist. All songs are the result of various late night recording sessions during the last month of 2012. The sound sources vary from old, sampled, pitched, modulated and destroyed vinyl records, a large field recording directory that has been created over years, multiple effected instrument- and synthloops layered on the top of each other, and different small acoustic instruments. All these elements of the album create a meditative looping bed of sound, which is in some parts framed by his own hazy voice. Much of this album is also the sound of microphones in the room, picking up the sound of moving around, or brushing the edge of an instrument. Reading this and listening to the songs, it’s not a surprise that the cold days of the year seem to be the most fitting season for this kind of music, which combines the warmth of organic instrumentations and the stillness of nature in a distinctive way, similar to the works of Ezekiel Honig, Lusine Icl or even Ulf Lohmann.
The artwork was painted by Lea Seppä-Murto in 1979 when she was 18 years old, inspired by the beautiful landscape of her hometown Sammaljoki, Finland.