Kovlo’s music moves between romance and anger, hope and despair, creating a melancholic and anxious soundtrack for the contemporary, the past and the future world crisis. The band released their latest album “Timelapse” this year on Fluttery Records.
Vinc2 (“vincz”) is a mainly-instrumental project by a self-educated musician, composer and sound engineer Vincent Coudert who was born in 1988 within the Paris region. He started to compose his own music as early as at the age of 16. Now, living in The French Alps, he has created music that aims to take you among the mountains of his soul. In this beautiful musical landscape, you will encounter delicate piano, discreet beats, dreamy cello, aerial clarinet, ethereal sound and a calm, reassuring vocal tone. On the other hand, to your excitement, you can also experience a fly-through a thunder of electric guitars and electronic experimentations.
Vinc2’s album “By The Third Sea” was, according to the composer itself, born in special conditions. Even though all the musical pieces were already made between 2007 and 2008. What caused such a significant delay of the release of the album then?
“More than ever, I put my whole soul into it. Certain events forced me to consider this album as if it was the last. I re-worked it again and again and as I gradually acquired real professional equipment for my home studio, I was able to shape my ideas. This, however, did not happened immediately, I needed to learn what all my new “playthings” can do first.”
Regarding the name of the album, the composer leaves us wondering what the actual third sea might be. He wants to keep our minds unbiased by his own images. However, there is an album cover for those who want at least a tiny peek into the composer’s imagination and at the universe he attempted to recreate.
“By The Third Sea” was originally to be minimalist but gradually, the instrument tracks have gradually accumulated. In the end, the album has a very dense production and looks like a sea of sounds, it feels like a slow boat rocked by the waves in the middle of a starry ocean, sometimes calm, sometimes unbridled. The near absence of rhythm was intended to strengthen the feeling of floating.
This album is a piece of life. We hope those of you who immerge into it will feel very good. If you are ready to get lost in a sea of feelings, you can weigh anchor and let the boat of your thoughts leave the firm ground.
Jet Plane is a band from Bryansk, Russia whose music unites such styles as post-rock, ambient, art-rock; and violin and bagpipes played by multi-instrumentalist Igor Zyuzko add a clear folk rock touch to the band’s sound.
But it’s not about the genres or desire to express something special in each tune – every listener is free to imagine whatever they are willing to hear in the music. That’s why there’re no vocals, which you have to get used to at first, and it contributes a lot to the freedom of perception.
Jet Plane is something cosmic with a little of Eastern scent and a shade of calm sorrow, resonant and melancholic, and warm like a summer breeze, imperceptibly recognizable and familiar in the heart of hearts.
“Pipe Dream” is the third Jet Plane album. Its mood, emotions and imagery have been inspired by events going on around us – in the here and now. Beautiful airy tunes entwine into an atmosphere of tension and dismay, ethereality and featheriness are followed by a vibrant crescendo. Peace and harmony seem a pipe dream; but it has long been considered just as inapproachable for a man to hit the skies and fly. So let us dream.
Classic post-rock harmonies enframed by violin remind of Mogwai and Yndi Halda. Apart from that, Jet Plane employ bagpipes and nyckelharpa, which is the band’s specialty distinguishing them from the rest. The album sound has been also moulded by famous Japanese musicians and sound producers Takahiro Kido and Kashiwa Daisuke having worked on album’s mixing and mastering.
Gonçalo Pereira (born 1984. Lisbon, Portugal) is a multi-instrument player, post-rock, ambient electronica musician and producer.
Pereira first started as the frontman of the post-rock band How Comes The Constellations Shine before establishing himself as a solo artist under the moniker of Diamond Gloss.
His sound and melodies incorporate elements of modern classical, electronica, idm, ambient, and post-rock music with live instrumentation. His musical identity was especially influenced and shaped by Autechre, Hammock, Sigur Rós, Helios and Múm.
Primavera is the third album by Diamond Gloss. The album differ from the previous releases. The sound is more organic, the piano is definitely the main instrument. Primavera is the logical step forward from 2014’s Nomawkish, details and string arrangements were carefully written and recorded. For the first time in a Diamond Gloss album, a second musician appears on this new release. A long time friend of Gonçalo Pereira, the violinist player Maria do Mar, accepted the invitation and helped Pereira on strings arrangements. The photography and artwork design has been made by his long time collaborator, Paulo Romão Brás.
The band 417.3 from Russia was formed in 2006 and since that time has been playing post-rock/instrumental, using only digits and symbols in the names of the songs. Till 2008 the band had been using two violins, double bass, guitar and drums. At that time, the band’s music can be described as the most soft and light. In 2008 the band released the EP “–“, consisting of 4 tracks, which attracted the attention of the American private label SleepyTime Music, and later in the same year, two violins were replaced with a cello. The musical mood of the band had changed, one can hear it in the debut album of 2011, “_ (-_-) _” which was recorded with the second guitarist, who joined the band in 2010.
The album consists of 10 tracks, each of which lasts an even (but not equal) number of minutes. This was done in order to describe the completeness of thoughts, closure of starting and ending points, which in the end will connect with each other. Transition of mood from depression to euphoria and inspiration can be traced in almost every track of the band 417.3.
In 2012 the band parted ways with the contrabassist and cellist, and invited the bassist and keyboard player. The last one had been playing in the band not long, but managed to take part in the formation of a new, heavier sound. The transitions in music from the explosion of emotions to meditative immersion, from gloomy harmonies to light and vice versa, became more explicit. All this reflected in the album “2”, which was released in the same year. Mastering of the album was done by the drummer of Cult of Luna and excellent sound engineer Magnus Lindberg. The mixing was done in the Rostov studio Otherside Records.
In subsequent years, 417.3 has been actively giving concerts and collecting new material. The band changed the drummer. The music style also changed – new compositions became more mobile and rhythmic. In 2015 the band started recording the album in the studio and created the support action on a crowdfunding site. The campaign was successful and in July 2016 the band released a new album – “34”. Mixing and mastering was performed by the American sound engineer Jack Shirley, the owner of the studio “The Atomic Garden Studio”, who worked with Deafheaven, Loma Prieta, and many other groups.
The album “34” is the third album of the band 417.3. It cardinally differs from the previous two albums as it is intense, dynamic and infusive. The transition from post-rock/post-metal to rhythmical themes surrounded by ambient atmospheric sounds will make your thoughts gallop like wild horses.
Upon listening to the first track entitled “15”, one is thrust into wild post-rock thoughts that not only relax but also entertain. The whole set of tracks in the album are undoubtedly rhythmic and captivating, and will definitely get in touch with your inner music.
Spanish modern classical artist release two re-isues on Fluttery Records: Sobre el Olvido and Es Una Nube, No Hay Duda
Bosques de mi Mente is a solo project of Ignacio Nieto Carvajal, who is based in Madrid, Spain.
The whole project started in 2007 when he decided to create music on his own to reflect some restlessness and feelings that were in his mind. The idea behind Ignacio’s first records was to remember and capture his childhood, a happier epoch of his life. He approached composing frantically, spontaneously and it was clear to him from the very beginning that the Bosques de mi Mente would be an open musical project.
Now, Bosques De Mi Mente comes with a reissue of two of his creations, “Sobre El Olvido” and “Es Una Nube, No Hay Duda” for Fluttery Records.
“Sobre el Olvido” (About the oblivion) is the ninth album of Bosques de mi Mente from Spain, and the OST for a theatre play called “Allí”, by Producciones Bernardas, to be premiered in Madrid the 4th of July, 2013. “Sobre el Olvido”, like “Toy Trains”, uses trains as a metaphoric framework from which the album concept develops but, unlike it, the theme is not the childhood and innocence from a melancholic point of view, but a more mature vision on solitude, oblivion and abandon on modern society. “Sobre el olvido” tries to raise an open question on how we see the world today, and how the world as influenced the way we see it.
“Es Una Nube, No Hay Duda” represents an expansion of Bosques de mi Mente’s sound. Exploring new textures, closer to post-rock and ambient, and with a more guitar-oriented, multi-layered sound, Bosques de mi Mente offers a new dimension to his beautiful compositions. Running at just 21 minutes, “Es Una Nube, No Hay Duda” is a short but immersing experience that leaves the listening earning for more. It’s melodies are among the most beautiful ever composed by the artist.
Our first September release has been prepared by someone very well-known to all members of Fluttery Records family. His name is Mathew Roth and after his successful albums “Immersion” and “Written & Unsent”, he is coming with his third piece “The Vulture & The Sparrow”.
Let us remind you something of Mathew’s background. Mathew began his musical career behind a drum set. He played the drums for close to 15 years, playing out around town and touring with various metal acts. The next step in his career was presented by his uncle Harold, who, after talking with Mathew about his interest in the piano, bequeathed to him his wife’s piano; a Kranich and Bach upright console. The next year was spent in an intensive retreat into music, where Mathew wrote, practiced and also recorded. After his uncle passed away, Mathew set off for a 6-week journey and walked 500 miles across Spain, which was a very transformative event in his life and incorporates much of what he experienced into the current musical projects he is working on.
Fluttery Records present Mathew Roth’s breathtaking modern classical work. With the cadence and candor of a cinematic score, The Vulture & the Sparrow is a musical journey through the darkness and back out to the light. Interwoven amongst the tracks is a very haunting and percussive piano, transcendent violin, and a cello saturated in earthiness which come together to create an experience that is both ethereal and grounding. Carefully chosen and interspersed synthesizers add an additional element that is unique to this album.
This album is similar to “Immersion” in that both are microcosmic interpretations of something, this album is just a different object of interpretation; the very well known, very human, and very despairing internal struggle of the dark against the light.”
The title of this album is very applicable to the feeling of the music. The instruments play off each other in a fashion similar to a duet, most notably in the title track. There is a constant theme of a dance between them, one proposing an idea and then another offering a new perspective.
“The Vulture is one person, and the sparrow is another, and yet of course they are both the same. They are always the same, and they create each other. The reason I chose the vulture as a theme is because I believe that these birds are misunderstood, as is much of what is dark, including aspects of ourselves.”
We often receive emails from young people who want to start their own music label. Looking back, Fluttery Records is eight years old label and things have changed since we started. Our ideas and vision have inspired many labels which came after us. They modified themselves in many ways from how they sign new artists to how they communicate with their followers, friends and fans.
To start and run a music label became much easier. Running your own music label still takes your time and it might not be a good life choice if you are not financially and mentally prepared. But what I want to talk about is the positive side of it. If you have time to spare, some money to invest in good people and good music and if you are open to learn new things it might be a good choice.
How technology made it easier? First, it became easy to digitally distribute your releases. It has revolutionized the way people listen to music but still there was a big gap.
How are you going to get your word to your fans? How are you going to get your physical releases delivered to your fans worldwide? This is where Artglider takes over.
We recommend Artglider to anyone who has a label or is thinking to start one as well as people who makes music. And here is why.
– It is easy to create physical products with Artglider. You just log in and create your albums with ease. You upload your artworks and music and there you have your albums on CD.
– It is easy to ship your CDs with Artglider. We don’t go to post offices any more. We log in to Artglider and type the shipping address. They do all the shipping for us.
– It is easy to keep in touch with your fans with Artglider. You can easily import your contacts and emails and send newsletters to your fans. This way you can grow your fan base.
– You don’t have to pay a fortune for web hosting. Their web hosting services for musicians and labels are amazing and affordable at the same time. Also you get your domain names from them (like yoursite.com)
– You don’t have to pay a fortune for mastering. We haven’t used their mastering service for our label yet but we hear good things from the people who are using it.
These are the reasons we recommend Artglider.
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Secoya is an ambient / experimental project of George Robinson, a producer from Bristol, UK. He started his musical journey by playing piano at early age. As he grew older, he discovered different types of music and different methods to create them. His music is often lo-fi and reflects a mixture of the surroundings of the countryside, where he lives and the darkness of the city, where he also spends much of his time. This combination of ambient, experimental, lo-fi and classical aims to capture and evoke certain emotions.
There are commonly extensive dynamic changes in his music. These contrasting atmospheres develop his nostalgic and melodic brand of ambient music.
Listening to Secoya is like a gate opens to past but not just his. Get ready go through old movies, amusement parks, dusty things in the attic.
The World is Yours is the second album by the British composer / musician George Robinson, also known as Secoya, following his 2015 release, Ghosts. Since he wrote the music that became Ghosts, he has created a lot of music and feels that this practice has enabled a greater musical competency and understanding of composition.
The album differ from his previous album in that it is greatly influenced by classical music, putting strings and choirs at the forefront. Robinson has maintained his ability to write relatively cozy and sincere songs but has also allowed himself to add greater complexity. He feels strings and similar acoustic instruments are underused in synthesizer dominated ambient music, and that there was space to create acoustic based ambient music.
The songs convey a wide range of emotions from despairing sadness to joyous euphoria, continuing Robinson’s tendency to add emotion to his music.