‘NYX’ new album released (8/813 update – see end of post)
Hypnotic and meditative, ‘NYX’ waxes and wanes around thirteen slow-motion tracks encompassing depth and air. Each track is centered on a fixed tonal structure, recurring sounds and themes appearing throughout giving an overall coherent sound to the album. Spatial and spectral processes add to the subtle colour of the work. In terms of spectral balance, ‘NYX’ has a tempered upper frequency range, resulting in a softer sound than is usually present in ambient music. For this release, I felt that less was more and focusing on a somewhat band-limited spectra allowed for a more tempered overall production.
The album is ‘long-form’ in terms of its overall duration – it’s a ‘single’ album of just over 2 hours in length. In the traditional sense of defining an album by what can be fitted on a CD, it would be a ‘double’ album, but as ‘NYX’ is a digital only release, there’s no requirement to define it as such.
As an independent artist, I was able to devote as much time as I felt was necessary to complete ‘NYX’. I refer to the time taken to create the album as ‘slow cooking‘, in that ideas gelled over time, in a way that probably wouldn’t have happened in a more intense /concentrated shorter period of working. Ideas came to me whilst out and about walking primarily, which I made a mental note of and worked on back in the studio. On a personal note, this album is significant to me, in that I was able to channel a lot of energy into it.
Headphone listening recommended / suggested.
(album was composed, mixed and mastered on headphones)
Thanks as ever to my partner Denise, thanks also to Kati Astraeir and Achromus for their advice.
Pete Kelly (Igneous Flame)
Availabilty: (to date)
16 Bit Flac and all other download formats at CD Baby:
24Bit Flac and all other download formats at my Bandcamp Page:
* Update 8/8/13
I think I’ve erred in omitting my choice of the title ‘NYX’. The album was titled after ‘Nyx’, the greek goddess of the night, I felt the hypnotic subtleties of the album were reflected in using that name for the title. The upper-case NYX may have suggested it was called ‘eN-whY-eX’, I think I was being a bit too ambiguous…
Wikipedia entry for the Greek Goddess ‘Nyx’: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyx