AL_X release “Shunt”

 AL_XLiverpool artist Al_X (Alex Dunford) returns with a new 22 track album, ‘Shunt’. A less ‘song’ oriented album that his debut release, but it sees him move into a more comfortable soundtrack based genre.

The album started life as a small 4 track EP, but over the last year, grew to a huge 70 minute soundtrack to Al_X’s dreams and nightmares. “I always have trouble sleeping, and when I do, I have very vivid dreams and nightmares, and they stay with me for a few days. The subject seems to be quite dark or deals with large spaces, so I can try and work with what I can remember, and attempt to put that into music with various instruments and textures”, Alex states. “It’s a concept album, I suppose, but a very close one at that”, he adds.

Recorded towards the end of 2012 and most of 2013, utilising large halls, field recordings, analogue equipment, AL_X has produced an album that would grace most soundtracks.

Starting with ambient textures, Al_X takes us on a journey through folk, electronica, ambient, new age, but to name a few, and then back to his signature folk / electronica, to end the album on a rather uplifting tilt, taking us through a lot of emotions along the way.

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AL_X’s Shunt is available for pre-order

AL_X Shunt

Liverpool’s AL_X‘s upcoming album is an iron candy! It has it sweet moments where the ambient textures takes you to mountains of joy. But it has it has very big thorns goes under the flesh. This bitterness is best felt in the songs with vocals while Shunt is mainly an instrumental album. Electronic music, yes! But the term is not enough to describe the the albums’ gravity centre. From ambient to folk, or from new age to trip-hop you will discover the treasures of “Shunt”.

 

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Our email traffic with AL_X

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We haven’t recevied any news in the last two months from Manchester’s electronica hero AL_X (a.k.a Alex Dunford) and we decided the ring his bell. We started the conversation in a funny way, making referance to another Alex who is a sexy female indie pop singer (written as AL-X).

 

alex1aI think we succedeed in making him laugh and he replied immediately.

alex2We have been prepairing a big suprise for him but this is a secret. If you are following this blog you will somehow learn it (in the near future).

alex3Than we learn that he also has a suprise for us!

alex4And this is how this coversation got into the blog.

alex5And he agreed.

alex6♫ It’s not difficult to guess what his 22 track suprise is but our suprise for him will be kept as secret for a while. For this time, you can have a listen to AL_X’s debut album which is also full of suprises.

 

Olekksii’s modern classical approach in electronica: “Iris”

Olekksii is the stage name of the electronic musician Alexey Krolevets from Kiev, Ukraine. His electronica travels in the rivers of classical music.

 His debut work “Iris” EP is soon to be released on Fluttery Records. The label founder Taner Torun says “We receive a lot of music submissions from all over the world. We try to listen them all. When we were listening to Olekksii, we felt like he must be a part of our family.”

 Olekksii’s music combines electronic music with classical music elements. He says “My way is to connect both too worlds of music fans: conservative classic music lovers and liberate generation of electronic supporters”. When you listen to his music, piano melodies comes together with lush strings and powerful tubes mixed along with electronic beats and basses. These compositions rise the atmosphere of harmony and beauty.

 He says he is very impressed by the saying of Autechre: “It’s all like looking at gene cycles, who inherits what. You’ve got your X and your Y, and you mix them.”

Recent debut “Iris” EP made by Olekksii is a pill which helps you to struggle with such a modern world feelings like lonelines, sorrow, inconstancy. If you impressed by works of Olafur Arnalds, Max Richter, Kettel, Ochre, Jon Hopkins or Nils Frahm you definitely need to give “Iris” EP a try.

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Inner Trip’s sophomore album: Initiate

Inner Trip continues the journey with his sophomore album. Nine pieces from nine different lands of music make the second album of Inner Trip which entitled “Initiate”. In a closer view, the album is based on electronic and ambient atmosphere with some touches of oriental music. Although there are two songs with vocals, “Initiate” is almost an instrumental album.

Inner Trip’ is the solo project of Saman N (born 1984, graphic artist and musician) formed in 2011. Saman lives in Iran. With his debut album “Somewhere Near The Pulse” he has overcome the prejudice and made a good start on his musical journey. The album received good response from the followers of our label.

The project’s musical genre was based on cinematic soundtracks in which there were multiple influences from other genres like ‘Ambient’, ‘Electronic’, ‘Trip Hop’. However, Saman N’s style of musicality also made ‘Inner Trip’ an “Experimental” project in the sense of musical genre. Beside of transferring his sole feelings to the audience, Saman N has quoted attempts to produce a music which could create strong visualizations for them.

Saman says “Inner Trip’s dough, imagination and dream, have a bold role on my music. Each track has a deal with my inner fantastic world.” Initiate might be the right choice to discover what lies beneath.

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signalsundertests – Live at the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast (UK) *May, 18

signalsundertests debut Nascent will be released on May, 26 by Fluttery Records. The album launch will take place in Belfast (UK).

signalsundertests is a collaborative music project established by Ricky Graham and John King in late 2008 as a means to explore new interactive performance systems for live electronic music. signalsundertests have toured throughout the UK and mainland Europe, sharing a stage with the likes of German electronica legend, Ulrich Schnauss. signalsundertests productions have featured on national TV (Ch. 5) and radio (BBC Radio 1). The concert will present a series of multi-channel (surround sound) musical works composed by Graham in a series of performance scenarios, including musical collaborations with electro-acoustic composer, Michael Andrews (SARC). Free admission.

Crescent Arts Centre
2-4 University Road, BT7 1NH Belfast, United Kingdom

Limited seating / Book your place now: 
https://crescentarts.ticketsolve.com/shows/126523713/events

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 http://www.flutteryrecords.com/flttry040.html

Pre-orders start for upcoming Heinali and signalsundertests albums

This May you will be hearing two great releases: Heinali – Air ; signalsundertests – nascent. Pre-orders have been started. Enjoy!

Heinali – Air

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Heinali airs his ambient mood classics. Oleg Shpudeiko (the man behind Heinali) creates a gloomy atmospheric environment with the piano, strings, ambient / glitch structures. “Air” is his 6 song album: cinematic sad music, strings moving around the central piano motifs which are minimalistic. Power of light touches, the ambience, the echo and the sense.

signalsundertests – nascent

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signalsundertests is  Richard Graham’s sonic playground, beginning life as a collaborative project with fellow artisan, John King. Since 2008, Graham has developed the signalsundertestsproject to attend to the effects of interactive music technology on music performance, resulting in a series of collaborations with a conglomeration of contrasting artists.  “Nascent” features a series of ambient guitar-based musical works.

Pre-orders start for Clint Listing’s In The Minds Of Madness

Clint Listing creates music as a solo artist in post industrial landscape mix elements of noise, ambient, drone and avant sounds. Clint Listing’s In The Minds Of Madness is a collaboration with some of the favorite artists he has performed with on tour, live events or just impressed him. Projects like Terrorfakt, Dream into Dust, Steel Hook Protheses, Murderous Visions, Encomiast  & Lopeholt. This album spans many genres of The Post Industrial and Experimental landscapes from harsh noise, electronica to post-rock.  ”In the minds of madness” has taken two years of blood , sweat and creativity.  Clint Listing tells that this is the most expansive release of his twenty + year music career.

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Ambient & Experimental Electronic Music Specialist Astrowind Releases “Fresh Wind In The Valley Of Dreams”

Astrowind, Ambient & Electronic music artist

Astrowind is Kriipis Tulo from Latvia who has been featured as a key figure of the Latvian electronic music scene for producing some of the most essential experimental electronic and ambient music of the past years. Astrowind creates deep music with help of vintage analog synthesizers and open-reel tape recorder. Sven Swift says “Astrowind got the harmonies and the sound to become one of the most interesting Baltic acts to emerge from a scene rich of innovative musicians.” After releasing a few works on underground music labels, Astrowind took his place on Fluttery Records and his 12 track album Fresh Wind In The Valley Of Dreams is made available the label.

Many Astrowind’s tracks are themed in outer space and its secrets – musical attempts to grasp the unknown. Astrowind offers a spiral of accumulated experience of what has been seen, heard, dreamt and read, the desire to get away beyond the horizon of consciousness and sub-consciousness through musical experience.

The album is dedicated to the cosmonaut Aleksey Leonov – the first man in outer space and a person who has always appealed to the author. Such tracks as The Case with Colonel Aleksey Leonov, Lost and Found on The Moon, Mute Pilots and Aleksey Leonov See Dreams are also inspired by the movie 2010: The Year We Make Contact (a sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey) which tells the story of an American-Russian space crew flying to the Jupiter System on a ship named after Aleksey Leonov. The author hopes that Aleksey Leonov will hear this record. This track greets him.

The album’s title track, Wind on the Plain, has been named after Debussy’s Le Vent de la plaine. This is a tribute to the composer who has been an inspiration for Astrowind for a long time. The album was recorded in collaboration with Mahi Bukimi. Kriipis Tulo is grateful to Mahi Bukimi for his contrubution in the recording of this album.The album provides a fusion of nostalgic echoes of Soviet news broadcasts, an echo of old radio sets and the cinematic patina of artwork by censored Soviet filmmakers. These are islands of memory, the past overcoming the future.

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