Good news for all fans of ambient music! Monochromie is coming with a new album that will definitely surpass all your expectations and you can lay your hands on it as early as on 24 April. Get ready for wonderful songs recorded on piano combined with excerpts from real life – samples taken directly from the street which create emotionaly matured and blissful listening session.
Heinali is a project by a music composer and a sound artist from Ukraine, Oleg Shpudeiko and his new release A Wave Crashes has been just released.
Oleg is a self-taught artist, who started to compose in 2003 and even though his music style can be defined as stylistically eclectic, many of his compositions are electroacoustic and often incorporate sound processing methods and techniques. He became a part of Solama art group and started to compose music for installations and performances.
His debut album “67 Breaths” was released in 2011. This was followed by “Air” on Fluttery Records in 2012, which was characterised by minimalist, chamber compositions for piano, strings and field recordings. In the same year two CDs, combining spoken word performance and heavy guitar sound, ‘Conjoined’ and ‘Ain’t No Night’ were released on Paradigms Recordings in collaboration with American poet Matt Finney. His last project was the “Blook” duo which he formed with classically trained music composer Alexey Shmurak.
Heinali’s live shows usually feature free electro-acoustic improvisations. Oleg also works as a music composer, writing music for films, games and other media.
The new album by Heinali, “A Wave Crashes” consists of material recorded during electroacoustic studio improvisations incorporating analogue synthesizers and analogue and digital sound processing. It’s a kind of a sound sculpture of a certain moment almost frozen in time, letting you experience it from the different angles of space.
The EP mastered by Lawrence English, while album photography credits goes to Alex Naselenko.
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 ways of creating them. George’s music is often lo-fi and possesses an ability to evoke emotions provided by his surroundings, green countryside and darker cities. This combination flowing from mixture of ambient, experimental, lo-fi and classical music aims to capture and evoke certain emotions.
George’s music is characterised by commonly extensive dynamic changes. These contrasting atmospheres develop in nostalgic and melodic brand of ambient music.
Ghosts is the debut album from Secoya, an ambient/experimental music project started in 2014 by George Robinson.
The album combines reverb laden melodies and nostalgic chord progressions with a lo-fi feel to create an aural reflection of Robinson’s thoughts, feelings and surroundings at that time. The joyful tone and interesting textures on this album bring back the happy memories that everyone has.
Listening to Secoya is like a gate opens to past for all of us. Get ready go through old movies, amusement parks and dusty things in the attic.
We are very excited to announce we will bring you three new releases in the course of March. There are two great ambient albums by Secoya and Heinali; deep, profound, searced and found! They will be followed by an amazing post-rock album by Maïak, probably it will be one of the best post-rock albums you are going to hear in 2015.
Let’s start with the ambient albums.
Release Date: 6 March 2015
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. George’s music is characterised by commonly extensive dynamic changes. These contrasting atmospheres develop in nostalgic and melodic brand of ambient music. Ghosts is the debut album from Secoya. The album combines reverb laden melodies and nostalgic chord progressions with a lo-fi feel to create an aural reflection of Robinson’s thoughts, feelings and surroundings at that time. Listening to Secoya is like a gate opens to past for all of us. Get ready go through old movies, amusement parks and dusty things in the attic. Another surprising information is that all the artworks are made by our label founder Taner Torun.
“A Wave Crashes”
Release Date: 15 March 2015
Heinali is a project by a music composer and a sound artist from Ukraine, Oleg Shpudeiko. Oleg is a self-taught artist, who started to compose in 2003 and even though his music style can be defined as stylistically eclectic, many of his compositions are electroacoustic and often incorporate sound processing methods and techniques. The upcoming album by Heinali, “A Wave Crashes” consists of material recorded during electroacoustic studio improvisations incorporating analogue synthesizers and analogue and digital sound processing. It’s a kind of a sound sculpture of a certain moment almost frozen in time, letting you experience it from the different angles of space.
“A Very Pleasant Way To Die”
Release Date: 20 March 2015
Created in 2010 in Lausanne, Switzerland, Maïak is composed of four musicians influenced by wide dynamics of post-rock soundscapes and fearless to experiment sudden shifts of atmospheres. The group was named after Maïak, a nuclear plant in the Soviet Union, where one of the worst nuclear disasters of all times took place and despite its dramatic consequences, stayed hidden for decades. Their album is filled with the symbolic weight of a catastrophe that arose as the punishment of man’s guilty arrogance in an outburst remained silent and delivers a dark and powerful instrumental rock that evolves between tenuous melancholy and chaotic blast. Listening to it, you would at times crave to lie down and gaze at the stars, but you would soon feel the urge to bounce back on your feet.
Also, April will be an amazing month; expect new releases by Max Lilja, Monochromie and Geary.
Max Lilja, co-founder of legendary Apocalyptica and touring member of Tarja Turunen band has signed a recording contract with Fluttery Records. Label is to release Lilja’s sophomore solo album.
Max Lilja, known as one of the most versatile and adventurous cellist of all times, is a Finnish cellist and composer. Lilja prepares to release his new album on Fluttery Records and celebrate the album with a tour.
Artist choses Fluttery Records to release his upcoming work which became a home for brilliant artists from all over the world. Label mainly releases instrumental music and open its arms to post-rock, ambient, modern classical and experimentalism.
Lilja showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood. At the age of five, when other children started to recognize colours and shapes of letter in alphabet, he became highly attentive to melodies created by playing his first violin. Two years later, he switched to cello, which had stayed his life passion ever since and he was accepted to the Junior Academy of Sibelius Academy when he was ten.
After years of studying and playing in various symphony orchestras, in 1996, Apocalyptica was created with Max (being only 21 years old) as one of the founders. In the following years, the band released three albums (Plays Metallica By Four Cellos in 1996, Inquisition Symphony in 1998 and Cult in 2000).
After leaving Apocalyptica in early 2000s, it seems Max unveiled his full potential – besides being a cellist in Finnish National Opera Orchestra, he became member of a multi genre metal band Hevein and a Finnish folk-pop band Tekijä Tuntematon, whose music is based on Finnish poetry.
In 2007, after initial ideas of solo album and searching for “the sound” of electrified cello, he started touring and recording with former Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen and eventually, in 2013, his first solo album Play Electronica By One Cello was released.
In Lilja’s upcoming solo album Morphosis, the master of the electric cello utilizes a wide spectrum of analog and digital effects to build strong identities for the sounds originating from the cello. In the nine instrumental songs you can hear influences from trip hop to electronica, from rock to classical, all morphed to the amazing cinematic images through Lilja’s cello.
Fluttery Records is proud to host this gifted composer. Label manager Taner Torun says “While recording the new album, Lilja showed us how he grew his compositions. We were very excited whenever we received something new from the artist. The compositions are now fully grown and they are ready to go.”
Fans can start waiting April for the albu and the tour. In order to get notified, you can join mailing list.
Here are the confirmed tour dates for the album:
April 8th, Telakka, Tampere, Finland
April 9th, Henkka, Kuopio, Finland
April 15th, Poppari, Jyväskylä, Finland
April 22nd, Suisto, Hämeenlinna, Finland
April 23rd, Semifinal, Helsinki, Finland
June 12th, New Directions Cello Festival, Ithaca, New York, U.S.A
Halcyon Chamber is an electronic ambient project born on December 31st, 2013 during an unforgiving winter ice storm. Jason Baron created a basement studio where melodic soundscapes were coaxed from classical and digital instrumentation, providing warm refuge. Halcyon Chamber intertwines analog synthesizers, female vocalizations, classical strings, meditative sections, and shimmering melody. A gentle, evolving mixture of chamber music and electricity.
The Halcyon is a mythical bird with the power to calm the rough seas and quiet the waves during the harsh winter solstice. Each song is considered to be an individual halcyon chamber, a small containment of this mythical calmness into a fleeting physical existence.
Halcyon Chamber’s self-titled initial release carefully balances electronic, classical, ambient, and meditative influences. Moog synthesis, classical violin, cello, and effects-laden guitars coalesce in ambitious harmony. Female vocalizations become another component of the sound, yet do not dominate the structure. Listeners will drift among cold winds, expansive deserts, and cinematic melodic textures.
Draff Krimmy is not a band. It is a project between people from all over the world who communicate in the language of music. The central person in this project is Jan, a German guy living in Norway. Draff Krimmy started with “Präexistenz” in 2002, a track inspired by love, Rodion Raskolnikoff, and an acoustic home recording including songs about suicide and life. In 2003, the next piece “Inteventuell” was recorded. It was inspired by a honeymoon, A Silver Mt. Zion and Dumas` Le comte de Monte Cristo. It was an experimental piece created by people who didn’t know each other before. (5 songs/almost 60 minutes).
Draff Krimmy signed to Fluttery Records in 2010. Their 11 track full length “Poetry Of Vår” is their label debut which was also their first official release (previously released by How Is Annie Records).
The second album, Existenz comes in 2015. This time it is a collaboration with Continental Fruit (Jon Øyvind “the captain”), a Norwegian and his synthesizer. He started up back in 1995 on borrowed equipment and released a cassette with the Gold Soundz-fanzine. Later he invested in his own equipment, released a few albums and contributed to compilations on various labels.
“Life is a wonderful journey. Vulnerable and massive. It’s about love, anxiety, boredom and other exciting ingredients.” says Jan.
Existenz, where the beginning and the end is set. What happens in between is like a conceptual voyage through various phases and genres. A bit like life itself. Improvised ambient, folky post-rock with an electronic twist.
Release Date: January 23, 2015 – Listen to the preview track & Pre-order
It will be followed by an EP by Halcyon Chamber, where all the post-rock, ambient and modern classical dreams are fullfilled. Pennsylvania artist uses classical violin, cello, and effects-laden guitars to create an ambitious harmony. While the classicals warms the soul, guitars and ambience give you new wings.
Release Date: January 30, 2015 – Listen to the preview track & Pre-order
Seeming Emptiness is an instrumental solo project of Kevin Möckel from Saxony, Germany. Kevin thinks that “Doom-touched post-rock” is the easiest way to define his style. Seeming Emptiness combines the crushing guitars and dark melodies of doom metal with the dreamy, gently soundscapes of post-rock.
Release Date: January 23, 2015 – Listen to the preview track & Pre-order
Fluttery Records start the autumn with Row Boat’s “Romance” which was the first release from Row Boat back in 2009. Now, Fluttery Records have decided to rerelease the E.P which is regarded by many fans as a real glimpse into the ambient and experimental world.
Row Boat is a post-rock / ambient solo project by Mark Wardale. Described as “an effort to depict the nature of Scandinavia in note form, the stunning results are lush, ethereal ambience created from a merging of organic strings, horns, bowed guitar work, drums and bass.
Row Boat has been active since 2009, in which 2 full length albums and 3 EP’s have transpired. The debut album ‘Ett’, received glowing reviews from music critics globally as well as a number of ‘Album Of The Year’ nominations. Mark then found his place under the wings of Fluttery Records where he released his second album In Between which was a wash with breathtaking romantic, ambient songs.
Now, Fluttery Records has decided to celebrate the 5 active years of Row Boat, by rereleasing the first ever EP titled ‘Romance’. It seems very apt that after the second album hit the shelves, the first EP be showcased again. A beautifully constructed set of four songs which overflow with textures and unique sounds, strings, horns and xylophones, remind us of where it all began.
Again, Mark decided to work with ‘Daniela Patrizi’ on the reworkings of the art for ‘Romance’. After the perfect imagery for ‘In Between’ was established and due to the links between the similar genre’s of the releases, it was deemed imperative that the same working relationship continue after such success.
This E.P has everything packed into 4 songs. From the uplifting and feel good cinematic songs ‘Bella’ and title track ‘Romance’ which are packed full of vibrance, to the more obscure, experimental and thoughtprovoking ‘Ljudet’ and ‘Gjenfødt’. To not listen to this E.P, is to not experience the true relationship between ambience and art.
You will remeber this year’s amazing ambient album In, Between by Row Boat. After such an amazing album, we are going to put out a re-issue.
‘Romance’ was the first release from Row Boat back in 2009. It heralds the beginning of the ever changing sounds and structure of one man composer Mark Wardale to this day. Now, Fluttery Records have decided to re-release the E.P which is regarded by many fans as a real glimpse into the ambient and experimental world.