Classical

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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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.


Northvia – Venice

Inspired by the documentary “Venice: Behind the Mask” by Marco Gentile and Ryan Simon, ‘Venice’ is an attempt to articulate the visual images of Carnival into music. On the surface, Carnival can appear purely driven by entertainment and pleasure. Yet, underneath lie themes of death, rebirth, and social and cultural identity. Northvia explores the darker side of Carnival, hoping to reveal something more behind the mask.

Tracklisting :
1. opener
2. mask
3. double
4. canal
5. elegy
6. dragqueens
7. postqueens
8. penultimate
9. closer

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I Am The Architect : 11

I AM THE ARCHITECT found their place in student-town Muenster (Germany) in autumn 2007. Having a diverse musical background the four members focussed on a certain goal: Finding a unique musical style that relies on Post-Rock, early ninetees Shoegaze and classical music.

Out of this mixture occur songs that are able to combine contrasts. Complexe structures meet catchy melodies, a melancholic atmosphere opens the door for brute soundwalls. No song sounds like the other but nevertheless an intense closeness emerges, especially live!

The music of I AM THE ARCHITECT is not limited by musical boundaries in order to develop a diverse sound which is enriched by instruments like violin, cello or transverse flute. Together with a distinctive basement of keyboards and synthesizers you’ll hear an impressive musical broadness.

In a relatively short period of time the band became an important part in the music scene of their hometown and the area around it. The discrete songs and the passionate live-shows met with high approval by audiences and critics. A highlight has been the support show for THIS WILL DESTROY YOU in April 2008.

Press Reactions:

“I AM THE ARCHITECT from Muenster captivate with their interpretation of Post-Rock with melody and melancholy, but also with outbursts of fury.”
(www.gleis22.de)

“..how I AM THE ARCHITECT manage to balance their masterpiece between noise and an adorable melody, that is smart, that is classy, that is style.”
(www.muensterbandnetz.de)

“…the intent of attaining the lyrical fragility and naive aggression of formations like Aereogramme and Sigur Ros with purely instrumental means and without the pull of their nasal and heavenly vocal pull respectively is much more than just harking back to days of glory, but a mission statement worthy of widespread attention.”
(www.tokafi.com)

Tracklisting :
1. Quit
2. Remote Control
3. Silence, Silence
4. Solitude

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Loss of a Child : Hundred Million Angels

‘Hundred Million Angels’ is the fourth release from Loss of a Child, following on from the three albums all previously released on Lost Children. A single track clocking in at just over 20 minutes qualifies ‘Hundred Million Angels’ as an EP but the lack of repetition and wide breath of ideas ensure that this EP is in no way short-changing anyone, 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.

There is also a FLAC version of ‘Hundred Million Angels’ available for those audiophiles who appreciate the dynamic range of music aided by the deft under-production. Download from here : Hundred Million Angels FLAC version.

Tracklisting :
1. Hundred Million Angels

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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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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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