• RB098 - Saito Koji - Luck

    24 Jun 2011, 08:53 by restingbell

    Saito Koji - Luck

    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 middle piece "Count" is a more rhythmic and pulsative interlude, followed by another 20-minute piece called "Luck" which has a much more melodic and lucid quality. Saito Koji continues to produce simply wonderful, meditative music with a warm and soft feeling in which you can get lost every time you listen.

    As I can say for all of Saito's releases: My recommendation is to put up your headphones, close your eyes and relax.
  • RB097 - lefolk – weather to shore

    15 May 2011, 17:32 by restingbell

    lefolkweather to shore

    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 adventure. The concept of "weather to shore" was based off of stories of shipwrecks in the great lakes region, many of which occured in bad weather. The track titles are names of ships that sank in the various lakes. With that concept in mind you can basically feel the dense and crackling atmosphere on this release. Droning basements layering through the structures like a constant fog. …
  • RB096 - Collin Thomas – April Triptych

    15 May 2011, 17:30 by restingbell

    Collin Thomas – April Triptych

    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. 2. three musical elements, two utilizing traditional instruments, the third an extremely elongated renaissance madrigal using sine waves.

    Thomas creates a truely unique cosmos with these four elements. Bird sounds, leaves, voices and gusts of wind are woven together with piano sprinkles and a grounding, drone-like basement, taking the listener on a long and calming voyage.
  • RB095 - Guild - Ascension

    29 Mar 2011, 15:19 by restingbell

    Guild - Ascension

    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)

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  • RB093 - moji moji - N

    21 Jan 2011, 14:26 by restingbell

    moji moji - N

    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 result are 5 beautiful pieces between postrock, shoegaze, pop and ambient. Sliding guitar tones, a fine and subtle composition with guitar, keyboards and percussion are ending up in a big, organic soundscape. Walls of sound are built up and falling apart within this work and you can always close your eyes and let the music carry you away.

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  • RB092 - Saffron Slumber - Somnogen

    31 Dec 2010, 07:33 by restingbell

    Saffron Slumber - Somnogen

    Kevin Stephens has been writing music under the name of Saffron Slumber since 2004. Originally started as a project to explore ideas in ambient music, the project has continued to evolve over its lifespan to include aspects of noise, drone, and other forms of experimental composition. Former releases could be found on Pocket Change Records, Skrow!Media, Zenapolae, Luxus-Arctica Records International, and Circlesandlines Recordings.

    "Somnogen" consists of 6 tracks and has a complete duration of 36 minutes. The first five tracks are three to five minutes long. Beginning with the noisier "Möbius Thought", it becomes more calm and droning with the following three tracks. Fragile melodies are woven together with meandering, droning sounds and glimmering organic patterns. "Onyx" returns to the noisier, darker ambiance of the beginning and serves as a bridge between its melodic predecessors and "Oneiric Sun" - a massive 18-minute track…
  • RB091 - Shinobu Nemoto - Melting Loop Trip

    13 Dec 2010, 11:22 by restingbell

    Shinobu Nemoto - Melting Loop Trip

    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 between six and thirteen minutes long. Each loop is a beautiful analog picture. Very athmospheric, very warm and very, very meditative. You can fall back into a cloudy bed of hushed noises, shimmering melodies and wonderful echo-structures.

    You can go ahead, pick your favorite loop and listen to it on repeat. Or you can listen to the complete release from track to track. …
  • RB090 - Christopher McFall – A Long Time Running for The Suicide Strays

    30 Nov 2010, 18:17 by restingbell

    Christopher McFallA Long Time Running for The Suicide Strays

    Christopher McFall is a well-known name in the experimental music scene, not only because of his CD-releases for Entr’acte, Mystery Sea, Sourdine, 1000füssler, Gears Of Sand, Moving Furniture Records and Unfathomless, but he’s also composed a multitude of netaudio-releases on Test Tube, Earlabs, Clinical Archives, Alg-a, CONV and Impulsive Habitat. What an impressive list of work.

    His new release on Resting Bell is a lovely EP called “A Long Time Running for The Suicide Strays“. It consists of 4 tracks with a complete duration of 25 minutes. The EP starts with very rhythmic fragments, bringing to mind notions of old machines covered with dust and then it evolves into a more droning environment. The sound is really dark and harsh. The rhythmic elements seem to be hammering from a distant time and the melodies…
  • RB088 - The Inventors of Aircraft - As it is

    24 Sep 2010, 10:35 by restingbell

    The Inventors of Aircraft - As It Is

    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 like a massive step forward. And massive is the keyword: The sound is one of the thickest and richest things I've heard for a while. When I listen to the pieces the best comparison coming to my mind is the black monolith from "2001: A Space Odyssey". Or the fantastic sound-design from Danny Boyles "Sunshine". …
  • RB087 - Guanxi - Graveyard Shift

    27 Aug 2010, 09:21 by restingbell

    Guanxi - Graveyard Shift

    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 things. If you want to find a category for this, forget it.

    For me the most precise analogy would be the sound world of a modern metropolis. You can hear layer over layer of multiple elements which are structured and arranged into a current impression. But it is constantly changing and moving. With every listen you get a different layer of “Graveyard Shift”. …