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The Silent Ballet Compilation : Volume 16

The Silent Ballet: Volume 16

Volume 16 marks the completion of the fourth year of The Silent Ballet Compilation Series. Throughout the series we have discovered a lot of noteworthy acts, rekindled the flame with old favorites, and watched the development of multiple musical scenes right before our eyes. We’re just as optimistic and excited about the future as we were four years ago, and every new release makes us as giddy as ever.

This edition is a first for the series; Volume 16 is the first compilation to contain a video track. Our gratitude goes out to The Sleepy Vines, who made this possible and has perhaps opened a door that will be investigated in the future.

A big thanks goes out to all the artists and labels who made this project possible. Relevant links can be found below; any support is greatly appreciated.

Jordan Volz
The Silent Ballet

Barry Rogers
Lost Children Net Label

Tracklisting :

1. The Porcelain Sea – Apart
2. Ous Mal – Marraskuu
3. Aquarelle – At the Seams (Version)
4. Jannick Schou – Part II (Session 1)
5. The Sleepy Vines – Kelp Forest
6. Acorn Falling – Shattering Surface
7. Bas Van Huizen – Kluwekracht IV
8. Ambassador Etc. – Life Flashes
9. Haruka Nakamura – Evening Prayer
10. Pimmon – Get Up and Tell You Where to Go
11. Clem Leek – Walter
12. The Best Pessimist – The Sea, The Night, The Stars,
The Light

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Final Light – Further Than You Think

‘Further Than You Think’ is the second album from James Morris under his Final Light guise, following two years on from his Lost Children debut album, ‘To Stop an Exploding Man…’, displaying increased maturity and depth in both song writing and production.

Beautiful piano lines interspersed amongst glitched beats, layered with delicate guitar lines, subtle samples and electronic, synth-like sounds to produce an often haunting, always harmonious and graceful soundscape. A great achievement and huge progression in such short time.

Tracklisting :
1. The Journey
2. Floating on a Cloud
3. Somewhere in an Alternate Universe
4. …You Still Don’t Understand
5. I Know Now Why You Cry
6. Return Journey

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The Silent Ballet Compilation – Volume 14

Fall 2009 – Winter 2010

As is becoming tradition around these parts, Volume 14 and 15 will be released in close proximity to one another. Each compilation continues the website’s commitment to spotlighting emerging musicians, featuring upcoming releases, and providing rare tracks from our favorite artists to our readers. Our focus is always on the international level, and we’ll never tire of searching for the next best thing in the most unusual of places. Our goal of a seven continent split is almost within our grasp, we’re just awaiting news of the first penguin-led post-rock group.
We’re also committed to our goal of providing quality music in a respectable format without charge. As one of life’s greatest pleasures, music should be freely available to all and resistant to commodification. As the Lost Children Netlabel looks ready to close in on its one hundredth release in 2010, we at The Silent Ballet are thankful that the label has stuck to its goals and continues to provide excellent music free of charge. Although it may seem like the music industry gets ragged on a lot, if there were more labels like Lost Children around, we think that the music climate would be a much more agreeable place for musicians.
A big thanks goes out to all the artists and labels who made this project possible. Relevant links can be found below; any support is greatly appreciated.

Jordan Volz
The Silent Ballet

Barry Rogers
Lost Children Net Label

Tracklisting :

1. The Sight Below – Fervent
2. The Boats – The Astronaut
3. Glittering Blackness, Fall – III
4. ef – Songs of Ghosts
5. Nice Wings, Icarus! – Eagle
6. Nervous Doll Dancing – Les Pommes
7. Nils Frahm – Because This Must Be
8. Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson – Our Door Handles
9. Charlieshero – Oh, Good Morning
10. Radiant City – Key Control
11. When the Clouds – The Dawn and the Embrace
12. Arrive Alive – It’s Not What You Say It’s How You Say It

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Loss of a Child – Carry Me Home

‘Carry Me Home’ is the 5th Loss of a Child release and is their most expansive yet, a deeply layered album with flowing and interwoven melodies; contrasting instruments supporting, offsetting, and harmonising with each other and mixed for each to be heard though not necessarily under every listening environment, and certainly not on first listen; experimental through its strict structure and detailed song writing as opposed to the freedom and improvisation of many instrumental acts.

Complex instrumentation hidden beneath simple ideas, dynamism created within the melodies in addition to volume, and the standard multi-instrumental Loss of a Child approach providing many hidden melodic passages requiring repeat listening to find and understand, but each proving that the obvious is not necessarily the best when it comes to musical depth.

Tracklisting :
1. Dream
2. Black Snow
3. Saturday Night Star
4. Float Down Amongst Us
5. Trains
6. Beauty is Truth, Youth Beauty
7. Destiny
8. Are You Watching Closely?
9. All The While
10. Mike Waters
11. Death

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There is a FLAC version of ‘Hundred Million Angels’ available for those audiophiles who appreciate the dynamic range of music. Download from here : Carry Me Home FLAC version (be patient, large file size).

There are also alternate versions of the songs available, with varous instruments removed from the mixes so as to hear things you may not immediately hear in the main mix but may appreciate on further listens after you know the sounds are there. Download from here : Carry Me Home Alternate Versions.


Sleepmakeswaves / Tangled Thoughts of Leaving – split LP

It’s been a while, but good things come to those who wait. Hailing from opposite ends of Australia, Perth’s Tangled Thoughts of Leaving and Sydney’s sleepmakeswaves are proud to present you with a shiny new split LP. It’s a record from two bands that are very different yet one that finds an equilibrium between the seemingly disparate tendencies of the two groups. Although both bands find common ground in their latent electronic influences, sleepmakeswaves marry these ideas to their characteristic brand of energetic and uplifting instrumental rock while Tangled Thoughts of Leaving pursue a relentlessly improvisatory, innovative path. The results are more foreboding yet no less spectacular, and are all the more reason to watch for their debut full lengths, slated for 2010.

Tracklisting :

1. Sleepmakeswaves – Keep Your Splendid Silent Sun
2. Sleepmakeswaves – We Sing The Body Electric
3. Sleepmakeswaves – This Is How We Remember (Secret Robot)
4. Tangled Thoughts of Leaving – A Vexing Predicament
5. Tangled Thoughts of Leaving – The World Is A Deaf Machine

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The Silent Ballet Compilation – Volume 13

Summer 2009

Volume 13 marks the beginning of the fourth year of The Silent Ballet’s compilation series. Three years ago the first volume was sent out to the world via the Internet, and today we’re still dedicated to bringing our readers exciting, innovative compilations filled with the best and brightest artists from around the globe.

We’ve come a long way since Poetry Without Words, but hopefully the series has shown that the website is unrestrained by genre and is willing to travel to any corner of the world to unearth up-and-coming musicians. Volume 13 feels particularly international, featuring artists from four continents and nine countries, yet also demonstrates that there is something that connects all of us nonetheless.

We’re committed to our goal of providing quality music in a respectable format without charge. As one of life’s greatest pleasures, music should be freely available to all and resistent to commodification. A big thanks goes out to all the artists and labels who made this project possible. Relevant links can be found below; any support is greatly appreciated.

Jordan Volz
The Silent Ballet

Barry Rogers
Lost Children Net Label

Tracklisting :

1. Ben Frost – The Carpathians
2. Amman/Josh – Lukka
3. Panoptique Electrical – Some Rooms Become Us
4. flica – In Dreams
5. Port-Royal – HVA (Failed Revolutions)
6. French Teen Idol – I Want George Soros
7. Manual – Marbella (Live from the Troubadour)
8. Aspidistrafly – Moonlight Shadow
9. Fredricson – Eyeme (Album Edit)
10. Orange Crush: – Last Dawn
11. Elemental Gaze – Love Your Love, Love Your Death
12. Amberhaze – 1994

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The Silent Ballet Compilation – Volume 12

Fall 2008 – Spring 2009

We’ve experienced a bit of a lag time between compilations 9 and 12, as our tri-monthly series has stalled out over the past half of a year. To remedy this situation, volumes 10 through 12 will be released in close proximity to one another. That’s right, three great compilations for the price of, well, nothing!

No sacrifice in quality has been made to make this possible. We continue to pull from the best and brightest artists we know to offer something fresh and provocative. Listeners will notice a contrast of styles between the three volumes; as always, we attempt to introduce something new in every volume. We believe readers of The Silent Ballet will find plenty to celebrate over the four hours of music.

A big thanks goes out to all the artists and labels who made this project possible. Relevant links can be found below where your support for their music can be demonstrated.

Jordan Volz
The Silent Ballet

Barry Rogers
Lost Children Net Label

Tracklisting :

1. Stephane Horeczko – Fugaces
2. Jasper TX – Sky
3. thisquietarmy – Orchestral Dots Under Static
4. Anduin – Lovers in Transit
5. Light Under Water – Awake
6. Cobra-Matic – Braille
7. Autistici – Curet Must be Protected (Little Murmurs Grow into Big Shouts Mix)
8. CJ Boyd – Pensive Pez
9. Sickoakes – Live Demo

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From The Sky – Like Crystal in a World of Glass

From The Sky’s second release, mini-album ‘Like Crystal in a World of Glass’, was originally released in 2006 by Sound Devastation records and was well received for the young band. We now re-release ‘Like Crystal…’ on Lost Children in memory of the now defunct band as an accompaniment for their third release, EP ‘A Warm Place With No Memory’, which is also on Lost Children. For those wishing to purchase a CD version of ‘Like Crystal…’, there are still copies available from Sound Devastation here.

A more upbeat and energetic instrumental rock release than many post-rock releases in 2006, it laid the groundwork for From The Sky’s manic and often chaotic shows which commonly ended with the live favourite ‘Someone To Remember’ and very little of the stage left.

This version of ‘Like Crystal…’ also contains the previously unreleased version of ‘Needle Happy Paediatricians’ as a bonus track.

Tracklisting :

1. Electric Snow
2. When The Sun Sets The Clouds On Fire
3. Position Of The Stars
4. There Are Ghosts In The Glass
5. Someone To Remember
6. Needle Happy Paediatricians

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The Silent Ballet Compilation : Volumes 10 & 11

Fall 2008 – Spring 2009

We’ve experienced a bit of a lag time between compilations 9 and 12, as our tri-monthly series has stalled out over the past half of a year. To remedy this situation, volumes 10 through 12 will be released in close proximity to one another. That’s right, three great compilations for the price of, well, zero!

No sacrifice in quality has been made to make this possible. We continue to pull from the best and brightest artists we know to offer something fresh and provocative. Listeners will notice a contrast of styles between the three volumes; as always, we attempt to introduce something new in every volume. We believe readers of The Silent Ballet will find plenty to celebrate over the four hours of music.

A big thanks goes out to all the artists and labels who made this project possible. Relevant links can be found below where your support for their music can be demonstrated.

Jordan Volz
The Silent Ballet

Barry Rogers
Lost Children Net Label

Volume 10 Tracklisting :

1. Saxon Shore – Nothing Changes
2. The Autumn Project – This We Take With Us (Pre-Release Mix)
3. Codes in the Clouds – We Anchor in Hope
4. Gifts from Enola – Aves
5. If These Trees Could Talk – What’s in the Ground Belongs to You
6. Motion Turns it On – Lo Pido Con Piedad
7. Bluebridge Quartet – Untitled
8. Anduin + Jasper TX – A Beam of Light Bends Back Upon Itself
9. Paucity – Kingsley
10. From Monument to Masses – Beyond God and Elvis
11. Absent Sound – Before the Knight is Through

Volume 11 Tracklisting :

1. Rhian Sheehan – Standing in Silence Pt. III
2. Danny Norbury – Entrelacs
3. Sunwrae – Chinook Winds
4. Victory and Good Hunting – Mule Comes Home
5. Lawrence English – Watching it Unfold
6. Alexander Turnquist – We Are Magnets
7. FJORDNE – Vivid Memories
8. Startle the Heavens – Pearl
9. The Soul’s Release – Awake Among the Sleeping
10. Milieu – Amb7 v2
11. ::thinkstandard:: – If You are the One to Take Me Home
12. Library Tapes – Slow-Wave Sleep
13. Rameses III – No Water, No Moon
14. Shoeb Ahmad – Belladonna (Starlight Mix)
15. We All Inherit the Moon – Our Hearts Forever Like the Sun Pt. 1

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wecollectskies – Adventures of the Lost

“I don’t really have a bio for it, apart from that it’s a collection of tracks that were lost on my old comp”

Great words from Josh Elliott, mastermind of wecollectskies’ electronic progressive post-rock metal hybrid sound. Yeah, that many genres. Some more (and better) words from Josh :

“wecollectskies has been a venture for just over a year. From one to three members but we see everyone as a element or member. To many emotions, tears, sweat, blood and pride have always gone into it, but it has made it what it is today. The same moral principles from the very start have been kept; “to make music we/I want to hear and what is individual to the heart”. We choose never to collect an ego, status, follow trends or scenes and we are still the same people and that will always continue. From one member to more members, we will always be us whether its one or two/three/four left standing. We have made some amazing friends, on and off the internet/stage that we will always regard as the closest and the people that inspire us. The internet is a small fraction of what we do and believe in, but every comment, message, add, blog etc…means a lot. We really appreciate any help or advice and always will!”

Tracklisting :
1. I Am With The Lost
2. And Now I’m Found
3. Sail To The Wind
4. What Dreams May Come
5. Interlude
6. Captain We Are Sinking
7. We Collect Skies
8. Four Letter Stride
9. Red Letter Day
10. We Will Make It Home
11. The Start of The End

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The Silent Ballet Compilation : Volume 9

Two years ago The Silent Ballet magazine and the Lost Children Net Label joined forces with the goal of providing a quarterly compilation that operated outside the boundaries of genre stereotypes, consistently promoted new and emerging artists, and released exclusive tracks into the public. Nine compilations later, we’d like to think that this venture has been a success; over one hundred artists have graciously lent a track to a compilation, the series has been downloaded over 70,000 times, and we’ve received great feedback from readers and musicians alike about discovering a new favorite band thanks to the series.

The future looks just as bright as ever. We’re currently planning the tenth volume of the series and we do hear the demands to make these compilations available in physical form. While on one hand we do enjoy the fact that the series is 100% free and does no harm to the environment, we are currently exploring a few projects that may result in a physical CD being created at some point in the future. If there’s one thing you can count on us for, it’s being spontaneous.

As always, a big thanks goes out to all the artists and labels who made this project possible. Relevant links can be found below where your support for their music can be demonstrated. Until next time…

Tracklisting :
1. The Dead Sea – Nulla Desiderata
2. Olafur Arnalds – Fok
3. Anoice – Glitch
4. Bersarin Quartett – Mehr Als Alles Andere
5. Emanuele Errante – Fecunda
6. Peter Broderick – Atlantic
7. The Abbasi Brothers – The Social Evening (In 1992)
8. Sumner McKane – Doris
9. Cam Butler – I Surrender
10. Redhooker – Telling Time
11. Bosques de mi Mente – Nubes Apiladas en Forma de Montaas
12. Rudi Arapahoe – Conversation Piece
13. Joe Frawley – Sketches from Memory

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The Silent Ballet Compilation : Volume 8

After several compilations romping through various related fields, Volume VIII returns to what this compilation series began with in Volume I, bringing the post-rock hits. The current edition brings together tracks from some current albums we’re enjoying at the TSB headquarters and ones that should be making some huge waves come the fall. It’s a compilation we’re proud of and are confident our readers will find enjoyable.

We graciously thank all artists and labels who made this compilation possible. Hopefully all who find this venture worthwhile will look into supporting these artists in whichever way possible. It is our support which enables them to continue creating music that they, and we, love.

Tracklististing :
1. upcdowncleftcrightcabc+start – Get to the Chopper
2. MON – Lukrym
3. New Century Classics – Congratulate You, Where?
4. Because of Ghosts – Dreaming is Essential
5. Tulsa Drone – Wise Blood
6. This is Your Captain Speaking – Lullaby
7. Her Name is Calla – New England
8. Mimas – Cats on Fire
9. What Seas What Shores – Rabunda
10. Glissando – With a Kiss and a Tear
11. Il Rumore del Fiore di Carta – Fallen

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Radius system : Escape / Restart

We’ve been working on this record for almost 3 years. We recorded & mixed it ourselves,
in our Feels Like Home Studio (http://www.myspace.com/flhrecords). For us, this record
is a way to start over as a band, and set new standards to our name. We chose to release
it for free as digital release, because we want the whole world to be able to listen & see it.
So yeah, share it with your friends, through the download link in every place you can, put it
on P2P programs etc… This is an adventure for us, and we’d like everyone to be a part of it !

Each track of the album is associated with an artwork, pointing to a specific moment of the song.
We wanted to give something more than just sounds, and create a whole universe around the album. This is step 1. Step 2 will come in the more distant future (say 2009 ?), as we plan to release a DVD presenting an animated video clip for each track : 46 minutes of film built around the music, plus a few other things probably…

One final thing : because we are very, very happy with this album, we’d like to see it live outside internet & hard drives. If you’re like us, and you still like holding a REAL record in your hands,
taste the REAL uncompressed sound of it in your headphones, feel the printed paper on your fingers…

IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN SEEING A CD or VINYL RELEASE OF “ESCAPE / RESTART”, PLEASE CONTACT US at : greg@radius-system.net // axel@radius-system.net

You never know what might happen next…

Thank you for reading this, we hope you’ll enjoy the ride !

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Nous avons travaillé sur cet album pendant presque 3 ans. Nous l’avons enregistré & mixé nous même, dans notre petit “Feels Like Home” Studio (http://www.myspace.com/flhrecords). Pour nous, cet album est une manière de recommencer à 0, et d’établir un nouveaux standard pour notre son. Nous avons choisi de sortir cet album sous forme digitale, et de le mettre en téléchargement gratuit, car nous voulons qu’il soit vécu par le plus grand nombre de personnes possible. L’idée est donc qu’il circule le plus librement possible, et pour cela nous avons besoin de vous… Faites tourner le lien partout où vous pouvez, parlez-en à vos amis, placez-le sur des programmes de téléchargement P2P etc… C’est une aventure pour nous, et nous aimerions que vous en fassiez partie.

Chaque piste de l’album est associée à un artwork, faisant référence à une moment précis du morceau concerné. Nous voulons essayer d’aller au delà de la musique, et créer un univers autour de cet album. Ca, c’est l’étape n°1. L’étape n°2 viendra dans un futur plus lointain (disons 2009 ?), puisque nous projetons de sortir un DVD qui présentera un clip d’animation pour chaque morceau de l’album : au total un film de 46 minutes construit autour de la musique de “Escape / Restart”, et probablement d’autres choses…

Une dernière chose : comme nous sommes vraiment très fiers de cet album, nous aimerions le voir vivre en dehors du virtuel. Si vous êtes comme nous, et que vous aimez tenir un VRAI disque dans vos mains, entendre le VRAI son non-compressé dans votre casque, sentir le papier cartonné sous vos doigts…

SI VOUS ETES INTERESSE PAR UNE SORTIE CD ou VINYL DE “ESCAPE / RESTART”, CONTACTEZ-NOUS à : greg@radius-system.net // axel@radius-system.net

On ne sait jamais ce qui pourrait se passer…

Merci d’avoir lu, et bonne écoute !

Tracklisting :
1. Release Chemicals
2. Bestsellers
3. Monochrome
4. Mental Guides
5. Impulsion Pt.1
6. Into Orbit
7. Impulsion Pt.2
8. Not Coming back

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Eric Barnett : Parts

Originally created as a sound installation for an art exhibit, ‘Parts’ is a three-disc set designed to be played on three different cd players at the same time. Each cd player should be set to ‘repeat’ at the end of each disc. As all of the cds are a different length, they will repeat at different times, and an ever-changing sonic landscape should result.

All tracks were recorded live using an electric guitar and various looping / delay pedals.

Tracklisting :
Disc 1 – Tracks 1 to 11
Disc 2 – Tracks 1 to 10
Disc 3 – Tracks 1 to 10

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Moya : Die Hard

“Mozart + Mono, Chopin + Clann Zu, Dvorak + Do Make Say Think, Grieg + Godspeed You! Black Emperor = Moya”

Moya is a one-man musical project. It started in spring 2005 in Belarus by 19-years Vasil Maronau. Moya’s music is changing and will be changing. ‘Die Hard’ is the second release from Moya on Lost Children and includes the high quality video for the song ‘Die Hard’ which was directed by Denis Markin, featuring actor Eugenii Peschyr.

Tracklisting :
1. Die Hard
2. Light On Bald Mountain
3. Hyundai (Piano Sonata)
4. Stabat Mater
5. Le Sacre Du Printemps
6. Adagio
7. Santana Claus
8. Alcoholics’ Song
9. Malera
10. Monnnight
11. Awakening
12. Improvesation (I)
13. Modern (II)
14. 21-12
15. Hard Die
16. Die Hard : Video

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The Silent Ballet Compilation : Volume 7

Volume VII gathers fifteen artists from around the world to bring you
what we believe is our most exciting compilation yet. Unlike previous eorts,
our winter compilation focuses almost entirely on solo projects and musical
duos, primarily pulling from the digital realm of experimentation. Free from
compromise, these artists are capable of embracing every last whim, and this
spontaneity and energy is readily on display. We hope our readers enjoy
these musicians as much as we do.

We graciously thank all artists and labels who made this compilation possible.
Hopefully all who find this venture worthwhile will look into supporting
these artists in whichever way possible. It is our support which enables them
to continue creating music they that, and we, love.

Tracklisting :
1. Millimetrik featuring Port-Royal – Les Artefacts du Futur
2. The Ansion – I Spell Weird, Wierd
3. Boy is Fiction – Heart and Powder
4. Glowworm – The Captive
5. Beneva Vs. Clark Nova – 88 Kilos of Excrement
6. Parachutes – Your Stories
7. d rradio – So Long
8. Arms and Sleepers – Butterflycatcher
9. Juxta Phona featuring Offthesky – Trust Roullette
10. Arctic Hospital – Northern Wish
11. Cheju – Spools (Rewound)
12. Akira Kosemura – It’s on Everything
13. Celer – Unreleased Theme for a Film
14. Tsukimono – Oh Patti Smith, When Will You Let Me Go

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Final Light : To Stop an Exploding Man…

‘To Stop an Exploding Man…’ is the first full length release from Final Light aka James Morris and follows on from his recently released demo EP. Despite the relatively short period of time between releases, ‘To Stop an Exploding Man…’ shows a rapid maturity and growth from James.

Drawing back on the electronic beats and bringing in a more classical and ambient foundation, piano and strings leading with the electronic, ambient and guitar sounds providing atmospheric support. ‘To Stop an Exploding Man…’ also works as a single piece, narrating a story through the tracks using both the tone of music and sampled words, and is a great accomplishment to achieve this well whilst maintaining the emotional core of the songs.

Tracklisting :
1. Prologue – The Exploding Man
2. Chapter 1 – Fragile Innocence
3. Chapter 2 – Too Late For Redemption
4. Chapter 3 – Lights Out
5. Chapter 4 – Hope is a State of Mind.
6. Chapter 5 – Aftermath
7. Epilogue – I Know Now Why You Cry

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The Shy Trafficker : Hard Fought, Found Thought

‘Hard Fought, Found Thought’ is the second full length release from The Shy Trafficker, recorded in Seattle at Attercop studio by Reed Griffin, and follows their 2006 EP ‘Halves and Have Knots’.

The Shy Trafficker is an interesting equation to crack; it possesses an elaborate infrastructure of instrumental indie rock ideals, a jazz-sensibility, and heroic interludes to build thematic “songs within a song.” The Shy Trafficker has been described to have a “Chicago” type sound which builds with raw materials based on rhythm and complexities coming from only three players. Often the Shy Trafficker is associated with bands such as Pele, Pell Mell, Tortoise, and Do Make Say Think.

A higher quality CD version of ‘Hard Fought, Found Thought’ is also available and can be bought from CDBaby here.

Tracklisting :
1. Confusion
2. Renovo
3. Romance and Sequiturs
4. Ape Will Eat Chicken
5. Frontier
6. Pitches and Creme
7. Intermission
8. Vicissitudes
9. Santa Margarita
10. Candelabra
11. Uds Madre

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The Silent Ballet Compilation : Volume 6

As the year begins to draw itself to a close, we’re wondering how it’s possible that time has passed so quickly at The Silent Ballet over the past ten months. It seems like only yesterday when we were all staring wide-eyed at a brand new year with the biggest hopes for things to come. And even though the year is wrapping up, there’s still much new music to discover and fall in love with.

Volume VI steps back from the post-rock aesthetic and prepares for the impending winter with a diverse collection of tracks that span many genres. We hope a common relaxed theme pervades throughout, one which intrigues the listener but also is capable of accompanying it the multitude of experiences that comprise life’s trials and tribulations. The eclectic roster was selected with precisely this goal in mind.

As always, we ask that our loyal readers do their best to support any artists which many interest them on this compilation. Many thanks go out to the musicians and labels who continually make this series possible. Until next time…

Tracklisting :
1. My Education – Bad Vibrations
2. Last Days – Two Halves of a Line
3. Morning Stalker – Bromden
4. GP 00 – Achromatic
5. Underlapper – Renfeld
6. Strangers Die Every Day – Untitled
7. Building Castles Out of Matchsticks – Smile, Silly Face
8. Beast, Please Be Still – The Guys at the Bar Served Murder for a Nightcap
9. The Shy Trafficker – Ape Will Eat Chicken
10. The Evpatoria Report – Eighteen Robins Road

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Moya : Honey Demo

Moya is the ambient works project from Vasil Maronau and ‘Honey Demo’ builds upon the progress from his earlier demos, which are also available for free download from the Moya website www.moyaband.com.

Incorporating classical structures and instruments alongside electronica, Moya creates atmospheric piano-lead compositions with delicate interludes sitting alongside pulsing post-rock tracks for a varied and progressive classical release.

Tracklisting :
1. Introduction
2. Any
3. Nogturne
4. 126-03
5. SP0000
6. Waltz Cvetnih
7. Cydni Etude
8. Friday 113
9. 5tet
10. Hovanschina
11. Op.102
12. James Bomond
13. Op.103
14. Trip tiz
15. Nogturnechik
16. Postlude #8
17. Outroduction

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Loss of a Child : Adam and Eve

‘Adam and Eve’ is the third Loss of a Child album and extends upon the subtle math rock, classical structures and epic melodies of the previous two albums. The blending of pianos and strings alongside the heavier guitar, bass and drums provide songs that will grow each time you listen to them, a sound that bring different instruments to the fore in different listening environments, dynamics that improve the sound of the album when played loud, a wall of sound unlike any other.

This is an album that requires many listens before all becomes apparent. Focusing on one instrument throughout a song will add another layer to a separate instrument and there is much to be heard and discovered, each layer making the song’s focus and harmonies clearer. Hope you all enjoy.

Apologies for any ambition shown.

Tracklisting :
1. Adam
2. Path of the Butterfly
3. Change Theory
4. Esh
5. Not Part of the Pride
6. You Write, I Read, Two Different Stories
7. Puppy Conflict
8. Quiet Summer Dreams
9. Lobsang
10. Beauty Will Save The World
11. Eve

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You can also now download ‘Adam and Eve’ in full, as it was written and meant to be listened to, along with all other Loss of a Child albums in full from here.


The Silent Ballet Compilation : Volume 5

Volume 5 is presented during a time when it’s so hot at TSB headquarters that we can barely move, except to scurry over to the refrigerator to get another beer. It’s with that in mind that we bring the latest in our ever expanding compilation series, unearthing new talent and providing exclusive tracks before they hit the streets. The Summer edition is particularly enticing, containing more unreleased material than we know what to do with.

So sit back, pop a cold one, and enjoy the sounds of the newest compilation, courtesy of all the fine artists and labels involved in the project. Don’t hesitate to empty your wallets buying them new cars, just be sure to save enough to keep your fridge well stocked.

Tracklisting :
1. Conclamo – Vortex Dancing
2. El Ten Eleven – Living On Credit Blues
3. Loser Superhero – Patriote 3
4. Red Light Chamber Choir – Strangers in Matching Suits
5. This is a Process of Still Life – Land Has Never Seemed Further
6. immanu el – Panda
7. Cue – Forest of Pencil Pierced Children
8. One Starving Day – Aurora
9. Souvenir’s Young America – Invocation in the Caldera
10. The Dukes of Leisure – Time Must Have a Stop
11. Hermitage – Glass
12. City of a Hundred Spires – Innisfallen
13. Omega Massif – Uter Null

Download from here.


Other great Net Label Releases

Milhaven – bars closing down
Milhaven – I.M. Wagner

Milhaven are a postrock-band from Bochum that comes up with heavy guitar-drones. Comparable to mogwai or do make say think, these guys combine the groove and harsh power of noiserock with unearthly beautiful melodies. No need for a vocalist when you’re able to let your guitars sing!

French Teen Idol – French Teen Idol

Further confounding the frontier between electronica and post-rock, French Teen Idol weaves a fabric of intricate piano figures, impassioned sequences and intriguing samples. Meticulous harmonies and a fine sense of dynamics pervade this self-titled debut album.


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