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by Saito Koji
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December starts with a new release by Saito Koji. He worked with labels like Kokeshidisk, Somehow Recordings, SEM , taâlem, Magic Book Records, Kesh Recordings and Gears of Sand Recordings. And he already did four previous releases via Resting Bell. His new release "Music" is a 5-track album with a complete duration of 70 minutes. Two 20-minute pieces are framing three 10-minute tracks full of tender and dense drone-music. Matching with the starting winter season in the northern...
Topics: Saito Koji, Music, Ambient, Drone
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by Alexis Béchu
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Lexithimie is a sound solo project founded by Alexis Béchu with focus on healing sound, extended classic, modern ambient and with care for minimal details and natural color. After a bunch of releases on various audio labels such as ropes swing cities, October Man, Hibernate recs and Under The Spire lexithimie’s music creates synthetic spaces from processed instruments, field recordings, layers of repetitive tones and sound infusion. His two-track EP "Leontopodium" is a beautiful...
Topics: Lexithimie, Leontopodium, ambient, soundscape
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by Ian Sparke
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Gardens From Light have been part of the Resting Bell family since their first release in 2007, "Birds Of Joy And Sorrow". It's been four and a half years since that colossal debut, and following a protracted genesis, the new one-man version of Gardens From Light brings us "The Axis Of The Skies". "The Axis Of The Skies" is a huge 77-minute piece, loosely inspired by the H.P. Lovecraft story Polaris. It is designed to evoke a feeling of drifting in and out of a...
Topics: Gardens From Light, Ambient, Drone
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by Shinobu Nemoto
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Resting Bell starts 2012 with a new release by Summons of Shining Ruins. Most of you know this project by Shinobu Nemoto. He released his work on labels like Install, Experimedia, Dead Pilot Records, Analogpath, Against It Records or on his own imprint Moufu - Rokuon. With "On The Beach" Shinobu gives us five abyssal tracks, each over 10 minutes long. You can hear deep growling guitar melodies, nearly pushed into the background. And there is a constant hiss and noise layer which gives...
Topics: Summons of Shining Ruins, Shinobu Nemoto, drone, ambient
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by Shinobu Nemoto
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2012 will end the same way the year has begun: With a release by Summons of Shining Ruins. And it will be a double release. The first part is "Shiho". Most of you know this project by Shinobu Nemoto. He released his work on labels like Install, Experimedia, Dead Pilot Records, Analogpath, Against It Records or on his own imprint Moufu – Rokuon. "Shiho" is a four track work with a total duration of 36 minutes. Shinobu only works with an electric guitar and a feedback...
Topics: Summons of Shining Ruins, Shinobu Nemoto, drone, ambient
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by Saito Koji
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It is Saito Koji-time again. He worked with labels like Kokeshidisk, Somehow Recordings, SEM , taâlem, Magic Book Records, Kesh Recordings, Gears of Sand Recordings, Median Recordings and element perspective. And he already released eight previous releases via Resting Bell. His latest contribution to the Resting Bell-catalog is really huge. It is a five hour work. 16 titles with a duration of 4:33 minutes each and five long forms with 39 minutes to 48 minutes. The sixteen short tracks play...
Topics: Saito Koji, Ambient, Drone
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by Guanxi
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The Guanxi pseudonym is orchestraed towards 'a sui generi sound' through research, investigation and with a hunger to explore a constructed visual and non-subjective disposition. "Graveyard Shift" contains 5 pieces of complex and playful sounds from guitar, piano, bells, strings, flute, vocals, field recordings and electronics. Some of the pieces have a noisy and harsh character of a musical sketches, others operate with droning elements and a more calm ambience. And some combine both...
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Topics: Guanxi, Graveyard Shift, ambient, experimental
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by Saito Koji
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I think Saito Koji needs only little introduction. Besides his three former Resting Bell-releases, he released his work on labels like Kokeshidisk, Somehow Recordings, SEM , taâlem, Magic Book Records, Kesh Recordings and Gears of Sand Recordings. His new Resting Bell-release "Luck" consists of three tracks with a total duration of 48 minutes. The first track "Old Tape Magic" starts off with a beautiful 20-minute long drone. Beautiful, bright and shimmering. The short...
Topics: Saito Koji, Luck, Drone, Minimal, Ambient
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by James McDougall
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"entia non" is the project moniker of Australian artist James McDougall. After great releases at u-cover (zero comma zero, inter alia) and test tube (distal) he comes up with his first release "sub routine" on Resting Bell. The four tracks, deeply affected by the Australian landscape (South East Queensland), are very subtle, just like putting your ears on the ground of an animated, busy grassland. Little glitches grawling around like insects, soft wind flurries playing in...
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Topics: entia non, ambient, experimental, field recordings
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by The Inventors of Aircraft
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Many of you will remember the first Inventors of Aircraft-release on Serein called "Unknown Language" back two years ago. Now I have the pleasure to welcome TIOA on Resting Bell with a wonderful new work, mastered by Ian Hawgood. "As it is" has an enormous warm and dense sound. You'll find some elements you know from "Unknown Language" like the repetitive melodic motifs over the foundation of droning, growling sounds. But for me "As it is" also sounds...
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Topics: The Inventors of Aircraft, As it is, Ambient, Experimental
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by jmdkm
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Since 1994 jmdkm has been active in the arts, particularly in painting, photography and sound. He has been in a self-centered experimenting mode which has possibly gone into a naive approach. "Start Here" contains 9 tracks on a scale from playful to noisy and it is all about trying to find out where it aches or not, trying to feel where it hurts so good. Taking an electro-acoustic path, with nothing but a dorky drum kit, 2 cheesy toy keyboards and some stomp boxes. In a way the sounds...
Topics: jmdkm, Start Here, Ambient, Electronica
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by Saito Koji
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After his fantastic "Beautiful"-CDr on SEM Saito Koji releases another great track on Resting Bell. Besides his work on SEM you may know Saito from his releases on Magic Book Records, Kesh Recordings and Gears of Sand Recordings. "Candle" is a single 30 minute-ambient-drone-track, and the title fits perfectly to the presented music. Various themes are shifting softly from front to back and back to front. Flicking and shimmering like candle-light. Saito creates a deep and...
Topics: Saito Koji, Candle, Drone, Minimal, Ambient
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by Saito Koji
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Saito Koji continues to produce great single-track longform drone-pieces. Remember his latest release on SEM "Ocean"? Or his former works like "Beautiful" or "Candle"? He is just perfect in building up drone-loops over 30 minutes to one hour and they are never getting boring. "Tokyo Morning Loop" is a 45-minute-piece. The loop repeats over and over in this piece but every time you listen you find another overtone, another little bit of melody you didn't...
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Topics: Saito Koji, Tokyo Morning Loop, Loop, Drone, Minimal, Ambient
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by Edu Comelles
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After his "Nordic Recordings" and "Southern Recordings" Edu Comelles aka Mensa returns to Resting Bell with a new two-track-EP. Besides his work as composer and sound designer Edu also runs the fantastic Audiotalaia-netlabel. Both tracks on "Braid Heritage" are alternate (extended) versions of compositions originally released on the album "Moorland" via Test Tube. The work is strongly related to Edu’s recent sound project "Walking...
Topics: Mensa, Braid Heritage, Experimental, Ambient, Soundscapes, Walking Composition
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by Shinobu Nemoto
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Shinobu Nemoto is a sound-artist from Kanagawa, Japan. You might know "Summons of Shining Ruins", his solo-guitar project or "Dark Side of The Audio System ", a tape-loop-experiment. Under his real name Shinobu Nemoto mainly releases guitar-improvisations and field-recordings. He also runs the label "MOUFU-ROKUON" and did collaborations with Brain Grainger, Jason Adams and Danielle Demos. "Melting Loop Trip" is a collection of sixteen loops, each loop...
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Topics: Shinobu Nemoto, Melting Loop Trip, ambient, loops, experimental
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by Johnny Utterback
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Counterspark is the solo project of Johnny Utterback of Richmond, Virginia. A visual artist by trade, Johnny began experimenting in sound in 2006. From that point on, Counterspark has been a project of experimentation in the world electronic music. Rich textures and lush soundscapes with an underlying tone of optimism are all intertwined into the melancholy compositions that are Counterspark. The sounds of The Halpern Experiment were inspired by a "healing sounds" cassette, found in a...
Topics: Counterspark, The Haplern Experiment, Ambient, Experimental
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by Saito Koji
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As well as last December we complete June 2012 with another Saito Koji-release. "Sleepy" is a single, one hour long track. His last releases "Guide" and "Again" based on the limited time-frame of three minutes and presented drone and ambient soundscapes in a really focused and condensed version. Listening to a one hour piece is the complete counterpart. The sounds within this track have the chance to evolve with every listen. Based on a simple looping guitar...
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Topics: Saito Koji, Music, Ambient, Drone
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by Collin Thomas
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Collin Thomas is back on Resting Bell with another wonderful piece of music. You might remember his first Resting Bell-contribution, the enormous 2 hour-piece "April Triptych", released in April 2011. Or one his other releases on labels like Impulsive Habitat, escala, Public Spaces Lab or Pocket Fields. Collin’s new RB-release "Score to a Quotidian Experience" is again a single track with a duration of 67 minutes. Quiet, Slow, and Distant, this piece is intended as an...
Topics: Collin Thomas, Score to a Quotidian Experience, Ambient, Soundscape
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by Oskar Hallbert
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Oskar Hallbert is a Swedish composer who makes minimal music; tranquil melodies, documentary field recordings and the warm hiss you get from old microphones, casette tapes and an out of date mp3-player. You might know him from his former online releases on Zymogen or Rain Music. He has also released physical albums on small underground lables around the world, most recent on U.K. based Heat death. The EP "doodling" consists of 5 tracks and is 12 minutes and 12 seconds long. All songs...
Topics: Oskar Hallbert, doodling, folk, lo-fi, ambient
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by v4w.enko & d'incise
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"27.08.2011" is a live recording done by two great artists v4w.enko & d'incise. The release consists of two tracks, 20 and 35 minute long, recorded on August 27th, 2011 at Tivoli 16, Geneva. The basis of this work is made with v4w.enko’s algorithmic forms which are confronted to concret gestures by d'incise. The result is a sublime piece of improvisational work, combining deep drones and soundscapes with live treatments of various objects & contact mics. v4w.enko is a...
Topics: v4w.enko, d'incise, ambient, electroacoustic, experimental
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by Etienne Michelet
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"The Brittle Ballet" is the new work from Etienne Michelet, a french composer and musician in the fields of minimal, classical and experimental music, wellknown for his "Calendaires"-series (released on Four Directional Doubt, frozen elephants and Resting Bell), the "Tombs for Anatole" (released via la nouvelle degelee) and various other releases. "The Brittle Ballet" contains eleven miniature pieces with a compete duration of 14 minutes. All pieces are...
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Topics: Etienne Michelet, ambient, minimal, experimental, classical
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by fallen
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Fallen are brothers Andrew and Richard Fryer who come from the south of England. The group was formed in 1999 making spooky neurotic jungle. Over the course of nine releases they have gradually evolved into a more meditative proposition and are now purveyors of a sort of outsider dreampop. Fallen’s last recording, “A rare camouflage” is available on the cookanegg imprint. Andrew is also the man behind Boy swung tunnel whose album “The sun sparks” is on the Format noise label. Their EP...
Topics: fallen, feathers, ambient, dream pop, electronica
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by strom noir
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strom noir is a project of Emil Matko, born in 1979 and now living in Bratislava, Slovakia. He is wellknown from his releases on u-cover (ylomejja, kruhyNAvode), ambsine (luvyoo) and format noise (lorawa). "kueyen" brings you six athmospheric ambient-experimental tracks, built mainly with electric and acoustic guitar loops, synth-layers and some well-arranged field-recording elements. Deep, sometimes really dark droning elements, repetitive melodic structures and more abstract...
Topics: strom noir, ambient, experimental
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by Collin Thomas
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Collin Thomas is an experimental musician, composer, and artist. He has composed numerous pieces including works for percussion, winds and many different chamber ensembles. As an experimental musician, Thomas has released over ten albums, many of which can be downloaded for free. April Triptych is a two hour long piece chronicling a typical suburban morning, afternoon, and night. Elements of three are two-fold: 1. three field recordings of a backyard in a housing complex layered and sequenced....
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Topics: Collin Thomas, April Triptych, Ambient, Field Recordings, Soundscape
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by Environments
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Environments is a slow, continual, and site-specific side project of the members of Celer, Will Long & Danielle Baquet-Long. The sound based on 100% field-recordings, typically left completely unprocessed. This 15-minute piece was recorded in Isla Vista, California, at George Orwell's glass house. The recording is very raw and rough, because of heavy wind, and very basic recording equipment: a Nikon digital camera. Danielle and Will only did a minimal mastering, so you have a pure and...
Topics: Environments, Field Recording, Experimental
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by K.M.Krebs
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K.M.Krebs has been around in the internet-based-music-scene for a long time. His work consists of excellent releases on Treetrunk, Thinner, Nishi, Con-v and many more. On "Symmetries" K.M.Krebs presents three minimal ambient pieces with a duration of about 25 minutes. In every composition you can hear subtle repetitive fragments, little glitches and extensive, wide open soundscapes. It is a dense and complex work on multiple layers, taking you deeper and deeper into the own world of...
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Topics: K.M.Krebs, Symmetries, Ambient, Minimal, Experimental
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by Harry Towell
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The sound-art of Spheruleus is produced by British artist Harry Towell with a previous discography including releases on the likes of Under The Spire, Earth Mantra and Test Tube as well as his own label Audio Gourmet. Intrigued by all things old and rustic, his music is often inspired by the rural Lincolnshire surroundings in which he lives and his first outing of 2011, here on Resting Bell, is intended to really captured this. A short collection of deliberately loose and degraded instrument...
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Topics: Ambient, Electro-Acoustic, Drone, Field Recordings
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by Rick Tarquinio
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After his wonderful release "Sending You Going" under the "The Accidental Psaltery"-moniker, "Waves" is Rick Tarquinio's second contribution to the Resting Bell-catalogue. This new EP contains two tracks with a complete duration of 25 minutes. The pieces for "Waves" contain minimal source material arranged accidentally. Wave 1, dedicated to John Cage, uses the sequence of notes in his last name played in different octaves and rhythms on the bowed...
Topics: Rick Tarquinio, Waves, Ambient, Soundscape
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by Sergey Suokas
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You might remember slow by his "room phive"-release on Resting Bell last December, or for the "Love"-EP on Autoplate. If not, slow is the moniker of Sergey Suokas, a russian composer in the fields of techno (as Suokas) and soulful and hypnotic ambient-music (as slow). His new release "dual box" can be seen as a meditation on the "Flower of Life". This geometrical figure is a composition of multiple evenly-spaced, overlapping circles, that are arranged so...
Topics: slow, Sergey Suokas, Ambient, Electronica
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by sylvie walder & entia non
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Sylvie Walder and entia non (James McDougall) are well-known names in the netlabel-world and beyond. Sylvie Walder released collaboration-albums with Phillip Wilkerson, Siegmar Fricke, and "_" (as Kakitsubata). entia non has released solo-works on test tube, IOD, u-cover, Resting Bell and contributions on compilations for duckbay and Slow Flow Recs. On "bewilderment" Sylvie and James create a rich and deep organic sound-cosmos. Droning background-layers, instrumental...
Topics: sylvie walder, entia non, piano, ambient, experimental
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by Mark Midgley
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If Guilds Requiem was the acceptance of staring at the dying embers of the funeral pyre, then Ascension is the sound of a thousand gnarled branches clawing relentlessly at a muted Sun. Utilising Bass guitar drones effected, looped and processed, the ep features two new pieces, Ascension and Atonement. This is the second EP from Engineer, Bassist Mark Midgley's solo project, Guild (also known from The Black Lanterns, Alt, Falconetti)
Topics: Guild, Ambient, Drone
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by Lucas Page
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Lucas Page (a.k.a. moji moji) is a musician/sound designer born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His first EP album is entitled "Detroit de le Maire" and was released by Hipidukimuzik net label. Detroit de le Maire comprises 4 tracks inspired by the Lemaire strait, (which runs between Tierra del Fuego and Isla de los Estados). For his second album, "N", moji moji travels to the argentinean northwest and draws inspiration from the immensity of its breathtaking landscapes. The...
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Topics: moji moji, postrock, instrumental
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by Jordan Sauer
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Segue is Jordan Sauer from Vancouver, Canada. His sound is a patchwork of textures and tones with a focus on the interplay of timbre. These sounds are created through the blending of various instruments (12-string guitar, piano, violin, melodica, glockenspiel, various percussive instruments) and incidental found sounds. His recent release "a glass darkly" is an absolutly beautiful, meditative and touching piece of music. Haunting melodies, guitar- and piano-miniatures,...
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Topics: Segue, Jordan Sauer, Ambient, Experimental
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by The Love Songs
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The Love Songs is the amazing one man arkestra Sven Swift. Swift lives in the North of Germany, runs the CDR- and Netlabel 12rec.net and writes reviews about free music at Phlow Magazine and his own blog RUBored.org. In June 2007, Sven performed a 25-minutes live-set at the DIY 2.0 festival in Dresden. The whole set consists of one well-structured, tension-filled piece of drone music, created with analogue synthesizers and effect-feedback only (an exception is the little nightingale-chant...
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Topics: The Love Songs, Live, Dresden, Drone, Ambient, Experimental
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by Lou DiBenedetto & Joe LiTrenta
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Resting Bell celebrates the 100th release with a small release-series, consisting of 4 parts. The second part is done by Bengalfuel. Lou DiBenedetto & Joe LiTrenta began making music together around the end of 2009 and have released music on various labels such as Hibernate Recordings, Rural Colours, Lizard Breakfast and Isolationism. Bengalfuel's music is their gift to the ghosts so they will have some peaceful music to listen to. And their new work "Kokolias" is working...
Topics: Bengalfuel, Kokolias, Ambient, Drone, Electronic
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by Leif Folkvord
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lefolk is audio/video artist Leif Folkvord of Grand Rapids, Michigan USA. The material he creates is influenced by a formal education in media arts filtered through the juxtaposition of experiences at his day(night) job as a pilot. After two full-length albums and the EP "blankscape", lefolk releases his new work "weather to shore" on Resting Bell. Consisting of 13 tracks and a complete duration of one hour, "weather to shore" is a wonderful microsonic sound...
Topics: lefolk, weather to shore, ambient, soundscape
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by HKM+/diatribes/Piero SK/Rehnig/Sienknecht
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For a long time in my life I've had really problems to listen to jazz music, especially the very free, improvised forms. That changed when I discovered the Insubordinations netlabel from Switzerland, where you can find extra-ordinary releases on exactly this field. And of course my musical taste also changed in that period, so that all comes together. Now I'm really happy to present you a very, very fine piece of improvised music, made by HKM+ and diatribes together with Piero SK, Robert Rehnig...
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by Ennio Mazzon
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Ennio Mazzon is an Italian sound artist. I first heard of him as a remixer of Off Land's "Input Shape". But he did netaudio-releases on Audiotalaia and Timetheory and a CDr-release on his own imprint "Ripples Recordings", as well as various sampler-contributions. "The Possibility Of Joy" contains 4 tracks with a complete duration of about 22 minutes. Most of the material seems to be generated with synthesizers and electronical equipment with a little addition of...
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Topics: Ennio Mazzon, ambient, experimental
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by terje paulsen
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terje paulsen is a sound-artist from Kristiansand, Norway, working with simple instruments and equipment, sometimes self made, sounds from found objects and fieldrecordings from his local enviroment. He likes the sounds to be hand made and does not use a laptop. "twenty feet for buddha" is a contemplative, subtle piece with a duration of about twenty minutes. terje made this track with some treated fieldrecordings and buddha-machines. It starts very quiet with some light drones,...
Topics: terje paulsen, ambient, experimental, soundscape
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by The Cherry Blues Project
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"The Psychiatric Years EP" is rescued material from TCBP, about 4-5 years old, compiled into two EPs. "Vol. 2" contains 8 tracks. All rather short, between 1:30 and 3:30 minutes. And the tracks can be seen as little folk-tales. Main themes are rebellion, madness, loneliness, despair and death. And so the mood swings between dark, melancolic and engrossed. The recording-quality is pretty low but in my ears that gives the record a charming outfit. You can hear footsteps,...
Topics: The Cherry Blues Project, experimental, folk
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by Saito Koji
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After a short break in May we start this month with another wonderful release by Saito Koji. Similar as his former RB-release "Guide" "Again" consists of eight tracks, each 3 minutes long. And also the music hits a similar tone. Droning, distorted and dense guitar tones are swirling around. Every piece contains a short melodic loop, presented in a very uncommon lenth. But the pieces are so compact and dense that you don’t need a 30-minute repeating loop. I strongly...
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Topics: Saito Koji, Music, Ambient, Drone
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by Darwin Raymond
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Darwin Raymond is primarily a guitar based musician currently residing in Columbus, Ohio. He has also released an EP on Audio Gourmet (Rien/Rain) and an album on FeedbackLoop (Night). His new release on Resting Bell is called "Beyond The Shore, The Sea" and it is a wonderful album focusing on the ocean. Nine tracks with a complete duration of about 40 minutes. Darwin has focused on the overlap and interplay of memory with the present, which he explores by recording a base guitar track...
Topics: Darwin Raymond, Ambient, Soundscapes
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by Simultan
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Simultan is the project of sound artist and graphic designer Cristiano Rinaldi. His release "Ich bin bei dir" (german for "I'm with you") is a tribute and dedication to Etty Hillesum, a jewish writer from the netherlands, who was murdered 1943 after nazi-deportation in Auschwitz-Birkenau. The 4 pieces are touching, moving and very deep. A great combination of wide and open synth patterns, glitchy elements in the background and warming melodies. Beginning with some more harsh...
Topics: Simultan, Ambient, Minimal, Experimental
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by d'incise
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d'incise is wellknown by his releases on Zymogen, Test Tube or IOD. He is member of the Audioactivity music & visual collective founded in 2000 in Geneva (CH), releases electronica, electro-acoustic, experimental music solo or with various partners. And he also pratices free improvisation with the Diatribes-project and runs the Insubordinations netlabel, dedicate to improvised music. His release "Stase / Contre Stase" contains two pieces of live-recordings. "Stase",...
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Topics: d'incise, electronica, electroacoustic, experimental
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by Leif Folkvord
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Do you remember lefolk's last RB-contribution "weather to shore" back in May 2011? So now he is back with a new, wonderful 8-track-album called "isn't this dangerous?". lefolk is audio/video artist Leif Folkvord of Ann Arbor, Michigan USA. He has released his album "intermitter" on NKR. His self-released material is available via audio.lefolk.com. "isn't this dangerous?" is deep and moving 48-minute journey. A fading structure and slight beats in the...
Topics: lefolk, ambient, soundscape
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by Michael Dzjaparidze
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Processing... is Michael Dzjaparidze. A 25 year old student of Musictechnology and Sounddesign at the Utrecht School for the Arts in Hilversum, The Netherlands. Processing... is about approaching sound and soundobjects in original and unconvential ways. The one time this is achieved by the use of synthetic generated sounds, but just as easily by manipulating and processing existing sounds in interesting ways. These can range from fieldrecordings to instrument tones and speech. Experimentation,...
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Topics: Processing..., ambient, experimental, minimal
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by Hawgood / Jones
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Lost Lanterns is the project of Ian Hawgood and Ben Jones. Both met at university and worked together in different bands, now teamed up to work alone on their music using live instrumentation, field recordings and computers. The first result of their work is "Polar Living", a 60-minute long, very atmospheric release with six tracks. It's a gentle combination of deep melodic keyboard elements with field recordings (made entirely in the UK countryside during autumn/winter time). Warm...
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Topics: Lost Lanterns, Ambient, Electronica, Experimental
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by Jason Corder
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Time is a strange thing. Two and a half years ago (65 releases ago, in netlabel-speak) Resting Bell released offthesky's "rare decay". A timeless and beautiful 4 song EP. I didn't hesitate a second when Jason Corder asked me if I'd be interested in a re-release of his musically related “du-soleil” EP which was originally released via atmoworks back in 2007. "du soleil" is not only fully remastered, but it is also extended with three fine remixes from Darren Mcclure,...
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by Tiago Sousa
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The Western Lands, the western bank of the Nile: The frontier to a vast and inhospitable desert, today as in ancient times but also, in Egyptian mythology, the Land of the Dead: A space open to be filled, just as William Burroughs work published in 1987, with meaning, an open book' in many ways, readable from all possible angles, strung together by an ambience which transcends the limitations of chronological 'storytelling': Juggling with atmospheres, real and unreal memories, and steeped in...
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Topics: Tiago Sousa, acoustic, minimal, folk, ambient
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by Edu Comelles
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Mensa is a project by Edu Comelles from Barcelona, Spain. Mensa creates soundscapes in a dialogue between sound experimentation with high-tech possibilities and the natural enviroment, the landscape and the countryside. "Southern Recordings" is the counterpart to Mensa's earlier work "Nordic Recordings". Mensa works again with subtle sound-structures, but this time the sound seems to be a bit warmer, and sometimes rougher, covered with a thin layer of dust. The soft delay...
Topics: Mensa, Southern Recordings, Experimental, Ambient, Soundscapes
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by Peregrino
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Peregrino is Bernardo Durand's project. He was born in Muñiz, Argentina in 1982, where he teaches literature to young boys. Bernardo started Peregrino in 2007, when he got his accordion. Bernardo also runs the label "Ahora Eterno", best known for releases from Pulmon, Sublamp and himself. "El azul helado del alba" consists of 7 tracks and has a complete duration of 44 minutes, full of warm, athmospheric and organic drone-sounds. All tracks are fitting together very...
Topics: Peregrino, El azul helado del alba, Ambient, Drone, Experimental
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by Calarco / Juarez
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Two great artists from Argentinia teamed up for a massive 14-minute sound piece: Juan Jose Calarco and Adrian Juarez. Both artists are wellknown from many releases on multiple Net- and CDr-labels all around the globe. "Tierra Abierta" is a subtle composition. The essential groundwork on this release, holding everything together, are fieldrecordings. You can hear many natural sound like rain, creaky woods, whistling winds and rustling leaves. This earth-bound ambience is arranged...
Topics: Juan Jose Calarco, Adrian Juarez, Ambient, Experimental, Fieldrecordings
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by Jason Corder
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What an enormous output this year by Jason Corder aka offthesky. He has given us two great releases on term and autoplate. Now he returns with a 4-track-EP on Resting Bell. Musically related to the "Du Soleil ep" on atmoworks, "rare decay" presents four careful though stunning pieces. The entire release from beginning to end is a perfect compliment to lying down and watching the clouds lilt by. Or like listlessly gazing on a silent snow fall. It is a fitting soundtrack to...
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Resting Bell
by Ian D Hawgood
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After a bunch of great releases under several monikers on a wide range of labels like luvsound, headphonica, u-cover, experimedia, best kept secret, lunar flower and many more, Ian Hawgood is back home with a stunning release on Resting Bell. "A Life In Abstract Colours" contains 5 pieces with a duration of nearly 60 minutes. It is a monolithic work. Walls of guitar- and piano-drones are shifting slightly from one ear to the other. Compared to the earlier Resting Bell-releases, it’s...
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by Saito Koji
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Saito Koji is a musician from Japan, who creates wonderful minimal drone-music with guitar, keyboards, field recordings and some effects. He is known for his releases on Magic Book Records, Kesh Recordings and Gears of Sand Recordings. "Time / Line" contains the two pieces "Time" and "Line", with a duration of 33 minutes each. "Time" is drone in the best way. You feel like standing in a field of clouds or wrappped in a warm blanket while listening to...
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by Julien Demoulin
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You might know the french sound artist Julien Demoulin from his “Fanø“-release on Audio Gourmet, his recent collaboration "The Bay" with IA on Basses Fréquences, or from his work as Silencio (the new album, "When I'm Gone" was recently released on three:four records). His first release on Resting Bell is the wonderful “Tough Love EP“. 5 tracks with a complete duration of 16 minutes. Glittering and oscillating sounds drifting around. Guitar melodies are glaring...
Topics: Julien Demoulin, Ambient, Drone
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by Julien Skrobek
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Julien Skrobek was born in Paris. As a teacher, he naturally became interested in the process of memorization and his work revolves around the relation between music, silence and memory. The main question it asks is: If I hear a note of music, when do I need to hear the next one in order to be able to build upon its trace? "Pays Natal" works with that question over a duration of 35 minutes. It’s a meditative experience and a test for listening habits. You hear short drones, little...
Topics: Julien Skrobek, Pays Natal, Experimental, Minimal
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by IJO
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IJO is audrius vaitiekunas from klaipeda, lithuania. IJO is most well known for his energetic, drill and bass music that fuses together pop aesthetics, avant-garde noise with jazz-inspired, lyrical synth melodies. But that is only one side of the story. IJO also produces beautiful and inspiring ambient music. On his EP "The White Out" you will find 5 tracks, all rather short, between three and five minutes. All together about 20 minutes, but beautifully involving and with a very...
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by Adrian Juarez
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Adrian Juarez was born in La Plata (Buenos Aires, Argentina). He studied piano for seven years and then he got close to other musical instuments in an intuitive way. Besides his role as an artist he's in charge of Fri­gida Records netlabel where he edits music by artists from all over the world. In his large output he comes near a long genre list, but on the two "Caleta"-Volumes he celebrates 4 calm, tranquil ambient tunes. Slightly vibrating soundscapes and soft drones guide the...
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by Sparke / Illidge
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Gardens from Light are an ambient drone duo from the North of England. They formed during 2006 and consist of individuals I. Sparke and S. Illidge. Their release "Birds Of Joy And Sorrow" is a massive work in two pieces. Both together two hours long. They create 12 conceptual pieces around figures from the russian and east european mythology, 12 deep and dark sonic landscapes of drones, walls of strings and field recordings. In the russian legend a "Sirin" is a bird with the...
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Topics: Gardens From Light, Ambient, Drone
Resting Bell
by derrick hart
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Derrick Hart is an American musician. You might know him from his "Songs From A Cross (The Sea)" EP on 12rec, a release in which Derrick shows great musical talent and a really fantastic sense for song-writing and melodies. With his "fall asleep to this" EP he goes a more experimental and meditative way. The five tracks are mainly based on vocals, even though there are no actual lyrics. "kontakt" and "when someone loves you no more" are performed only...
Topics: derrick hart, ambient, experimental, electronica
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by Damian Valles
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Resting Bell is very happy to welcome Damian Valles. Damian is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist who creates ambient/experimental works based mainly on solo guitar. He utilizes a wide range of sources to expand his sound which include a variety of percussive elements, piano, and field recordings. Past releases include a full length on the excellent Under The Spire imprint, and a 3" EP on Standard Form. The latter being the first in a series of limited 3" releases called "Rural...
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Topics: Damian Valles, ambient, drone, field-recording
Resting Bell
by heu{s-k}ach & pedro sousa
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heu{s-k}ach is a duo of improvisors (d’incise and Marcel Chagrin) generating long sound constructions, opposing simple, sometime almost repetive elements to concrete textures and deep drones. The hypnotic result is a bastard born from a large range of inspirations like free improv, electroacoustic music, drone and psychedelic music. For "I know not what tomorrow will bring" they teamed up with Pedro Sousa and recorded 4 wonderful pieces in Lisbon. Using guitar, electronics, a bass...
Topics: heu{s-k}ach, pedro sousa, improvisation, electroacoustic, drone
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by David Molina
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Ghosts and Strings is the current project by composer/sound artist/multi-instrumentalist David Molina, also known as "Los Veneremos". Molina studied and performed classical guitar for almost 12 years until he discovered the art of recording and scoring music for theatre, dance, film. 12 more years went by and the rest was history. Unlike the output of his experimental, noise, ambient group Transient, "Canciones del Futuro" is an epic, harmonic, cinematic, guitar driven, 3...
Topics: Ghosts and Strings, Folk, Ambient, Electronica, Shoegaze
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by A Western Addition
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I'm writing these words from Qingdao, China where this collection of songs sound like they're from outer space compared to the syrupy love songs that blast out of the speakers here. These pieces take me back to my years in my studio apartment off McAllister Street in San Francisco. Often, as I'd watch the evening fog roll by pass Twin Peaks out of my kitchen window, I'd play my guitar; and sometimes on those special nights angels would visit, allowing my fingers to miraculously play themselves....
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Resting Bell
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"grumpy folk with a grin", that's how gillicuddy, in real life Andi Rohden, titles his musical output. Mainly based on folk-orientated acoustic guitar-lines with slightly broken vocals and additional background-structure from a keyboard, melodica, accordion or a second guitar-line, his work reminds me mostly of Tom Waits, acoustic dEUS, non-electrical Notwist or Modest Mouse. "the repeating thoughts of old zinng-zanng" is the follow-up to his "Shmalhans is...
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by Off Land
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Off Land is an ambient project by Tim Dwyer. With ambient textures, little field recording snippets, spoken word phrases and classical instruments, Off Land takes place in the space between minimal, ambient and contemporary classical music. With 8 pieces and 75 minutes duration, "Encounter Point" is a monumental ambient work. All pieces are arranged very carefully and with a great sense for intensity and tension. The single tracks seem quite minimal and pure on the surface, but when...
Topics: Off Land, Encounter Point, Ambient, Minimal, Experimental
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by Appalachian Falls
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Resting Bell celebrates the 100th release with a small release-series, consisting of 4 parts. The fourth part is done by Appalachian Falls. "GrimGrimAntonym" is a 30 minute-work consisting of two live sessions with an array of distortion pedals and tape machines. Both works are full of haunted tones and distorted fragments. A massive wall of sound crackling in your ears and melting your brain, evolving to smoother soundscapes which are transformed back into a vulcanic blow out. My...
Topics: Appalachian Falls, GrimGrimAntonym, Ambient, Drone
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by jeremy bible & jason henry
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Jeremy Bible and Jason Henry are two productive artists based in Canton, Ohio, an area of the United States referred to as 'the rust belt' due to its rapid industrial decline. Similar to their surroundings which contrast rural farmland against decaying industrial landscapes, the duo contrast various sounds and styles in ways that can be compared to the elegant and subtle color contrasts created by painters of fine abstract-expressionist art. Utilizing field recordings, found sounds, acoustic...
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Topics: Jeremy Bible, Jason Henry, Ambient, Experimental, Soundscape
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by Petr Drkula
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Petr Drkula (Czech Republic) released several albums on netlabels like Test Tube, AudiTong, Digitalbiotope, Abdicate Cell, Mahorka, Protoplazma. He experiments with a clean-cut range of digital and audio sound sources in minimal way with sense of purity and clarity of construction. In this production he frequently use arpeggiating, delaying, layering, shifting and breaking of a structure in all parameters. "Mirrors" is a single, 41 minutes long composition. The whole piece is built...
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Topics: Petr Drkula, experimental, minimal, classical
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by Shinobu Nemoto
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Resting Bell celebrates the 100th release with a small release-series, consisting of 4 parts. Part 1 is a contribution of Shinobu Nemoto, well-known sound-artist from Kanagawa, Japan. He runs his own label "MOUFU-ROKUON", releases his work also as "Summons of Shining Ruins" or "Dark Side of The Audio System" and collaborates with several artists like Brian Grainger, VCV, Jason Adams and Danielle Demos. His new work "Tetsuo" is a glimmering 58-minute opus,...
Topics: Shinobu Nemoto, Tetsuo, ambient, experimental
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by Sparke / Illidge
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Gardens from Light are an ambient drone duo from the North of England. They formed during 2006 and consist of individuals I. Sparke and S. Illidge. Their release "Birds Of Joy And Sorrow" is a massive work in two pieces. Both together two hours long. They create 12 conceptual pieces around figures from the russian and east european mythology, 12 deep and dark sonic landscapes of drones, walls of strings and field recordings. In the russian legend a "Sirin" is a bird with the...
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Topics: Gardens From Light, Ambient, Drone
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by Off Land
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With "Grey Surfaces" Tim Dwyer, the person behind Off Land, is back on Resting Bell with another beautiful release. The release contains five new compositions by Off Land and two remixes, done by Placement and Ennio Mazzon. Compared to his last release "Encounter Point" "Grey Surfaces" is much more reduced, compact and monolithic. Each track has a kind of deep fundamental droning with field-recording fragments, shifting melodies and glitches in addtion to it all....
Topics: Off Land, Grey Surfaces, Ambient, Minimal, Experimental
Resting Bell
by throuRoof
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throuRoof, a one-man-project from italy, comes up with an impressive 32 minute ambient-drone-monument. The piece is an improvisation played with a broken Bontempi organ, guitar feedback and fieldrecordings, decomposed with analogic mixer, Dunlop Tape Delay, Echoplex and Revox. There was no Overdubbing, no Remastering, no digital process except the rip on wav directly from reel to reel tape. In throuRoof's own words: "throuRoof is like flowing throught the roof during the dreams, a...
Topics: throuRoof, Ambient, Experimental, Drone
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by Glenn Ryszko
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Glenn Ryszko is a student at the academy of visual arts Maastricht. After having played several instruments in various musical groups, he decided to start a more experimental project on his own. Glenn creates sound by manipulating instrumentation and environmental recordings, using electric guitar, fieldrecordings and custom software. On "4.0 subtle distorted guitar drones" Glenn presents 4 superb minimal tracks based on distorted guitar tones. The sound shifts from very quiet...
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Topics: Glenn Ryszko, guitar, drone, ambient, experimental