Journal

  • V/A - Oxycanta III - Out now !

    3 Oct 2013, 08:26 by Ultimae

    A new chapter in the Oxycanta series of compilations by French Dj and arranger MAHIANE featuring tracks by artists who are emerging at the forefront of the scene as well as pathfinders in the genre.
    Throughout Oxycanta III the sound spectrum reaches wide arrays of deep bass all the way to the high-pitched resonances to display many of the DJ’s musical influences while, with a keen sense of float, she blends , and with a hint of atmospheric , and a dash of .

    Driven by her passion for music and nature, MAHIANE titled her collection Oxycanta as a tribute to Crataegus Oxyacantha, a species of Northern European Hawthorn dear to old time herbalists.

    Mind-bending story; an invitation to slow the pace and wonder…

    http://www.ultimae.com/img/newsletter/inre056-OXYCANTA-3-front.jpg
    Audio mastering by Vincent Villuis at Ultimae studio
    Format : CD booksleeve 3 parts + 16 pages booklet + postcards + bookmarks
  • V/A - Oxycanta III - Coming soon

    16 Sep 2013, 08:12 by Ultimae

    A new chapter in the Oxycanta series of compilations by French Dj and arranger MAHIANE featuring tracks by artists who are emerging at the forefront of the scene as well as pathfinders in the genre.
    Throughout Oxycanta III the sound spectrum reaches wide arrays of deep bass all the way to the high-pitched resonances to display many of the DJ’s musical influences while, with a keen sense of float, she blends , and with a hint of , and a dash of dub.

    Driven by her passion for music and nature, MAHIANE titled her collection Oxycanta as a tribute to Crataegus Oxyacantha, a species of Northern European Hawthorn dear to old time herbalists.

    Mind-bending story; an invitation to slow the pace and wonder…

    http://www.ultimae.com/img/newsletter/inre056-OXYCANTA-3-front.jpg
    Audio mastering by Vincent Villuis at Ultimae studio
    Format : CD booksleeve 3 parts + 16 pages booklet + postcards + bookmarks
  • VA / «Meta Rotation» mixed by Hexfire (2009) [deep ambient mixset]

    22 Aug 2009, 21:52 by trancing

    http://s59.radikal.ru/i163/1005/df/6b60c8005b66.jpg

    Style:
    - deep ambient / space / psychill
    - (elements of) dark ambient

    Length
    - 79:32 (320k / mp3)

    Brief info:

    It's always hard to come up with a description as soon as it comes to music. Those words that are usually intended to do that encompassing work (be it "dark", "beautiful", "melodic" or other) are more likely cliche-words rather than any sort of useful tools able to help you to accomplish that intention. Either that, or you should possess a poetic gift in order to synthesize superficial parts and erect one organic image.

    Meta Rotation is something that couldn't be translated, because it's comprised out of two words which in this case can only be perceived as symbols.
    Overly dark, cosmic and definitely esoteric, this mix exposes sacred sides of traditional ambient soundscapes, which are dark, and yet something prevents you from classifying them as "dark ambient". And that's quite a trip.
  • Headphone Commute Reviews (July)

    19 Jul 2009, 14:21 by liftmuziek

    Looks like I've been falling behind even further. Something is happening, and I'm wondering if it's just me, or is the time really slipping away between the snow and the sprouted greens and the steaming asphalt and the fallen leaves. All I have between now and then are these words, and between the words is always the music. Meanwhile, I was able to squeeze out a free mix for your enjoyment, compiled of some of my favorite Intelligent Breakcore tracks. So point your clickers here for a free download. Besides that, I am also super excited to present you with not just one, but two label profiles covering some of my favorite music. There is the n5MD and the forever beautiful Merck. Click the banners below for a full label profile and interviews available only on reviews.headphonecommute.com. As usual, I would appreciate a comment or two, and recommend that you Subscribe to RSS Feed.

    http://headphonecommute.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/n5md.jpg?w=400

  • Rotations (April 1)

    1 Apr 2008, 17:23 by liftmuziek

    First quarter of 2008 is over, and I'm already confident about this year's output. A lot of great music that has been years in the making is finally mushrooming through the dying layers. This installment of Rotations has a bit of everything. Modern classical, ambient, psychill, dark electro, breakcore, glitchy IDM, trip-hop, d'n'b, and even minimal techno. I'm not sure, if I'm just all over the place these days, or there is just so much great music to consume. Not to mention my never ending interest in dusting off older albums. And when I'm out of new music to listen to (yeah, right!), I turn to a podcast, Electronic Explorations, which always has something interesting in store for me. So let's start there.

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    Electronic Explorations (Podcast)

    I rarely find a podcast that is notable for a dedicated writeup. …
  • Sonica 2006, Bolsena Lake, Italy

    15 Aug 2006, 21:40 by coldphage

    A beautiful festival with lots of cool folks. Very intimate and with a great at-home feel - only a few thousand people.

    Official Website

    Some photos I took of the people, the artists, and the environment

    A sampling of artists appearing:
    Carbon Based Lifeforms
    Sync24
    Jaia
    Prometheus
    Younger Brother
    H.U.V.A. Network
    Solar Fields
    Yage
    Ticon
    Ozric Tentacles
    Cell
    Aes Dana
    Phutureprimitive
    MAHIANE

    I was totally in love with the chillout stage, especially the breathtaking Ultimae label focus. The main stage was also excellent, with lots of great music and superb energies. (The Ozrics played there ... second time I've seen them, and they're definitely the coolest, loudest, and oldest of all...... =)

    I hope next year they put a little more work into the ambient sound system: it was certainly lacking.