Various Artists – 100th Anniversary Compilation [SLNT100]
For the 100th release we've invited artists who significantly contributed to our label and by their music formed what "Silent Flow" is today. This compilation is an extract of label's music.
- play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 1. Nulix - Safeland [07:44]
- play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 2. Mahi Bukimi - Down the Leaves [06:00]
- play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 3. Zinaida Trokai feat Kosta T - The Spirit of Russian Love (Janis Brod edit) [02:36]
- play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 4. Heavenchord - Field Recordings #1 [11:19]
- play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 5. DR - Rathausplatz [03:03]
- play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 6. Cryxuss - Autumn Stroll [04:59]
- play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 7. Twilight Kamikaze - The Spell [08:40]
- play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 8. Nemeton - Critical Transition [14:14]
- play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 9. Sōzu Project - Train of Lights [06:08]
- play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 10. Philippe Zulaica - Approche [05:22]
- play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 11. Kurgan Hors - La Seconda Vita dello Scarafaggio [04:31]
- play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 12. The Cherry Blues Project - Flowestar [05:37]
- play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 13. Robert G. Rough - Tram to Nowhere [06:00]
24 Jun 2018
Spontaneous, immediate, organic. The result of a slow evolution of a raw material constantly rediscovered.
Plastic pollution of the world's oceans is now recognised as a major environmental issue. This piece explores how marine ecosystems are being transformed as a result of this pollution.
Dark, cold and dense ambient.
Compass is useless where we're heading.
"Palus est" was born as a soundtrack to an old story never written, it’s emerged from my dreams. Story set in northern Italy's swampland where strange presences inhabit or pass. Living and mysterious nature. I’ve seen it. I tell it with sound.
"The album L’Inquietude is made of improvisations recorded in 2015 and 2016. They are then cut, stacked, sampled and re-orchestrated in a quick and intuitive process close to improvisation. As I usually do since 2001, many fragments of earlier recordings and albums are also reused, processed and handled in loops or textures."
This set of pieces was inspired by the word "unmotion", which originates from a poem by E. E. Cummings. The word implies a condition of stasis, a lack of movement, a moment of tranquility.
Psychoacoustic treatment to erase your mind from glitches and defects.
Another lost fight with insomnia.
"Aloft" will be your very special moment for relax in evening or night.
"I am again in a mood to break out and search a place or way to be myself, and live my life."
Three tracks on the path towards the introspection. Three steps into meditation… and return. An attempt to explore a minimal environment creating a contrast between extreme frequencies… quiet butsneaky and almost hostile!
The idea of giving a soundtrack to a possible post-mortem world has always stimulated the imagination of many composers. Usually, this idea makes its way into the final part of our existence... There is no indication that tells us about the lenght of our life, so a Requiem could be the best debut. Starting from a body abandoned to the buzzing of the flies, imaging a journey of the soul through opened and bright spaces, in contrast to the dark and melancholic mortal condition.
What would you do on cold and sleepless December nights? Probably stare in a window and think about the stuff that happened to you throughout the year. "December" is just the right thing to get you in the mood.
"Hopelessness" is a collection of violin improvisations accompanied with accordion, cello and some others. The sound is permeated with deep dramatic melancholia as well as the feeling of something old, yet familiar. This release could be a great soundtrack to a film noir or a world war movie.
This work involves new techniques of In Vitro’s sound production, partly taken from the ‘yosoyunotrotu’ project. Music is inspired by the desire of a new time, another possible world, many better worlds. Focused on making spontaneous textures of sound and strong doses of improvisation Nulix completes perfectly this circle with his unique treatment of resonant waves of energy.
Composed between January and March 2012, "Ethereal Creature" is an album in which I tried to express some feelings that I'm testing in this period of my life, most of all the feeling of uncertainty. But, even if we are not sure of what we have to do or what we want to do in life, I think there will be anyway a part of our soul that dreams and hopes, and that will not be defeated by any period of difficulty. That's, in my opinion, the ethereal creature that lives in everyone.
Release shaped deeply personal musical exploration; the end result is recorded on this album. Using the new workflow and record sound base is tailored from carefully recorded outside shots elements, combined with a sound analogy, the sound that comes out of the primordial darkness, devoid of earthly laws, sound ribbed electronic shamanism with massive sound spaces filled with pulsating rhythmic waves. Album smooth and warm furnishings are still somewhat more ambiguous, leaving listeners a room to find theirs version of the journey through sinister and mysterious world of recorded sounds.
“...I`m not trying to blast all modern music, but I think we should be aware of the fact that Satan can use it as his tool to pull us away from God and into chaotic thinking.”Hal Lindsey – “Satan is alive and well on planet Earth”The Nexus Conspiracy - the latest compilation extracted from a source pool of 23 projects – performed and hosted by [Esc.]Laboratory / Art Factory Worms, brings strategies against easy listening – developed by Doc.AtmosfearCrush, Tomahawk & Machete.
“...The long revolution by which men have sought to translate nature into art we have long reffered to as `applied knowledge?.`Applied? means translated or carried across from one kind of material form into another.” Marshall McLuhan – “understanding media”
“There's no reality except the one contained within us. That's why so many people live an unreal life. They take images outside them for reality and never allow the world within them to assert itself.” Hermann Hesse
The album guides the listener into the impressive and psychedelic trips through the forests around the Baltic sea, through the leaves and lakes, through baroque forest lights, the stars and the shadows, where you will never feel alone, where all the way at warm summer nights and foggy autumn mornings is full of beautiful emotions and transparent feelings – the things, that are not changing with the centuries.
Kurgan Hors is Davide Billo’s alias, born in 1989 in Verona (Italy). His interest in music began in 2006 starting with punk-rock and expanded to post-punk, shoegaze, psychedelia, darkwave, noise and industrial. But even as a kid his love remains with traditional folk music, in different forms. He learned to play bass, guitar, synth and started to records songs in his home studio. In 2011 he founded industrial band “Kolyma”, trying to tell disaffection among young people. In 2012 he is also the bassist of "Shamalayan", an italian psychedelic rock band. These projects weren’t successful but made him grow up. And so Kurgan Hors was born.
[Esc.] Laboratory / Art Factory Worms
The independent motor-music-monster-machine of Alexander Seewald a.k.a. ”Doc.AtmosfearCrush” (research + manipulation), Tobias Kramer a.k.a. “Tomahawk” (guitar + healing), Marco Muller a.k.a. “theMachete” (electro + punk) and the artfatale.com designer Harry Seifert a.k.a. “theHarlequin” (design + fury) - form the pulsating heart of [Esc.]Laboratory / Art Factory Worms. The Project-Studio is hosted in the cellar of the Art Factory / Worms, an old industrial building of concrete and steel. Since 1979 it has been a place for alternative art and living. Every piece of music is a recorded inspiration, moments reflected by the location`s very own social environment of converted architecture and heretic structure. The characteristic sound of [Esc.]Laboratory / Art Factory Worms is generated by the use of strange instruments made of alien insect bodies and strongly recomended digital manipulations and de-synthesis. An amount of excessive rituals gives birth to the music that had whispered all the time - from the grains of noise – upon our ears. Now, reconfigured in a very sonic way. Further live-jams evolve the bits until they`ve reached the destination of the data storage. The drifting act between the conceptional live-performances and the creative chaos of the studio-sessions brings the dynamic colour and the driving force. At legendary sessions celebrated in the the studio, [Esc.]Laboratory / Art Factory Worms got re-enforced by Steffen K. a.k.a. “DD-380” (bass + armageddon). Constantly, our skeleton androids drive all our uninvited guests to get involved, too. After the ghost dance, Doc.AtmosfearCrush touches the tapes with his sophisticated hands and manipulates their magnetic structure by the use of archaic occult methods – not further mentioned. The massive output is representing the different split-personalities, hosted by [Esc.]Laboratory / Art Factory Worms. Beside the continuety of live performances at exhibitions, composing music for theatre and film - also the recording, sound design and the production of other artists got realised. A pantheon of project-based albums, compilations and remixes got released by the support of many extravagant netlabels and hostaged artists, as well as some exclusive releases on Vinyl, CD and strictly limited authentic art-collector`s CDs. Get connected to the phantastic sound of [Esc.]Laboratory / Art Factory Worms.
Croatian musician and producer real name Robert Selimovic has been contributing to domestic electronic scene since early 90’. Composing music for theatrical performance "R.U.R" 1992. , turn out to break point in his musical expression involving more soothing electronic sounds in his music. Since then he recorded enormous number of solo and collaborative tracks of widely quality and electronic genres both under his own name and various other project monikers, most recognizable music is signed like "NuLix". Currently involved in "groovecaffe" netlabel (founder), promoting new talented artists from domestic and world electronic scene.
Nemeton is the ambient music project of Adrian Newton, a sound artist based in Dorset, UK. Soundscapes are constructed from microloops and grains of sound, which are typically derived from field recordings, electroacoustic improvisations and other found sounds. Rather than focusing on the use of purely digital or synthetic sound sources, the aim is to create evolving organic textures from sounds rooted in the living world. In this way, the music provides a metaphor for nature, and our relationship with it. The name ‘nemeton’ refers to the ancient sacred groves that once characterised the landscapes of Dorset and other areas of southern England. Adrian is alsoa member of the critically acclaimed free-improvisation group Zaum, the improvising electronic ensemble No Context and the ambient jazz group Echo Engine. He has also provided sonic art contributions to numerous community theatre events and arts festivals, both in Dorset and beyond.
Robert G. Rough
RG Rough is a British musician, currently living in Cologne (Germany). He has played in a number of Experimental / Rock bands in England and Germany and is now concentrating on solo recordings and experimentation as well as on a project with his friend John Precise, an artist living in London, with whom he has played and recorded on and off for a decade or so.
Arthur Galstyan (Nirgoona Project a.k.a. CJ Paramatma a.k.a. The Preacher) liked music since his childhood. In 1998 Arthur starts DJ-ing. In 2002-2004 takes a part in organization of rave parties and international festivals of electronic music together with Hardskull & Liquid Moon in Armenia. After moving in South of Russia, he started producing his tracks and has become the resident of local chill out and lounge bars. Music production is the main thing in Arthur’s life. Synthesis of psychedelic trance kick and bass is essential. Ambient and Chill Out are expression of his another soul’s side - it’s deep, mental and atmospheric. Production always based on experiments, psychedelic and personal sound synthesis. Arthur’s musical taste is very diverse. It can be signed with two tracks: "Astral Projection - Prophecy" and "Aphex Twin - Come To Daddy".
Sozu project is Paolo Mascolini, born in 1967 in Ferrara (Italy). Studied Art at the Institute of Art in Ferrara and at the Academy of Fine Art in Bologna obtaining his degree in 1991. Paolo researched in contemporary Art since 1992 and exhibited his works in several places in Italy and abroad. He is currently collaborating with the group AMAE founded in 2001 with another artist who is currently living in London. “I've always intended the sound and music as something very close and important to me. Probably I believe in that more than in visual art and it's very hard to see these two languages separated. I've never been able of living every single moment of my life without thinking of a soundtrack for that. From 2001 I'm improving my attitude in the field of composing electronic/ambient music.“ Dark Ambient, Melancholic, Isolationism are his main genres. Recently Paolo started a group on Souncloud where he invites other artists to give sounds to the images he uploads on the group page monthly.
2000 introduced musician to the soviet era analog synthesizers and endless improvisations on piano... 2001-2003 were the years of creating and developing the sound studio at media laboratory of the Culture and Information centre K@2 at Liepaja, LV. It was a time of making music for performances and films. A lot of audio-visual workshops took a place at Medialab. Interest for the elements of classical music, played on strings and piano through the digital processing effects, also appeared there, as well as many other experimental ideas. An interactive sound exhibition (actually first in Latvia) at the Contemporary Arts gallery 'K.Maxla', Liepaja (2003) – had the idea to analyse the information in the objects around us. This experiment followed the creative friendship with Derek Holzer (NL) - a partner for the trips into the ‘Zona’ at 2001-2003, (karosta.edworks.net). Than, Mahi Bukimi was an artist of the ‘Kolka music’ label for some time (‘Yoshio Mashida meets Kolka music artists’, ‘Sound Forest’, ‘Microstraava’, ‘2 Annas’). Since 2006 collaborating with Kriipis Tulo as the Astrowind project (astrowind.net). At spring 2007 the first EP of Astrowind was released by the russian netlable Electrosound. During 2007-2009 Astrowind released 6 more albums on such a labels as Resting Bell, 12rec, Silent Flow and Musica Excentrica, participating in a different compilations as well. In spring 2008 together with Kriipis Tulo the soundtrack to the 'Dreamers', a new exhibition of popular Latvian painter Ritums Ivanovs, was presented at the 'Riga Gallery'. V/A 'In Memoriam Andrey Tarkovsky' LP [EXC015] was released by Musica Excentrica in 2008, Astrowind took a part there with 'Autumn Drifting'. The album 'Kurland' [RB074] is currently the latest work on this project.