Somewhat out of step with my releasing plans for this year, I’ve released ‘Lumen’ today.
‘Arising out of a larger project, ‘Lumen’ came together as a selection of three tracks which I felt worked together as a coherent whole. There is a sonic diversity to this release ranging from sonorous shimmerings down to seismic shifts.’
This release is currently a Bandcamp exclusive and is available here:
24 Bit FLAC format
Youtube Montage video:
Shimmering jewels in the deep mid-winter sky.
With ‘Harmony through Conflict’, I set out to create an album that allowed me to experiment beyond my usual ways of working. I used some of the more ‘traditional’ instrumentation and sound sources that are commonly associated with ambient music in musically diverse and subtley different ways. Oblique, rhythmic elements were added as part of this experimental approach and less emphasis was placed on sound-design and more on the compositional ebb and flow of the individual tracks.
The album could be described as being primarily ‘dark’, but I would prefer to use the term ‘heavy’, this ‘heaviness’ was offset with tonal elements adding contrast and balance.
Headphone listening recommended.
(composed, mixed and mastered on headphones)
Artwork by Kati Astraeir.
LS-08 LuminaSounds Records.
Available from my Bandcamp site as exclusive 24 Bit FLAC version (and 320 kbps mp3). Also available on iTunes, emusic etc.
Free track: ‘The End of Days’