Transmission 13's fourth album is a reflective yet positive journey through various musical styles including ambient, drone and atmos prog. Mixed as one continuous track the album is a move into more ambient territory and has all the ethereal magic that you would expect from this critically acclaimed Manchester based producer.
Brazilian artist Gimu debuts on Assembly Field with this 50 minute experimental album.
‘I wanted to try something different, something new, so I made 25 short pieces of music. Then I had this idea of using some beats or pseudo-beats to seam the pieces together, I had the idea but didn't have the beats, hadn't tried that yet. I spent some weeks working on creating the beats, firstly from vinyl crackling and then programming. Some of them are frequency changed vinyl crackling samples and some are beats I created from scratch, very minimal stuff. I like some beats better and one will notice they appear twice or three times throughout the 50 minute long piece but slightly changed by effects. It was complex to do all of it, challenging and fun. I had the picture I wanted to use as the artwork but didn't have a title. I had a list of some possible titles but ‘Moving Still’ was not one of them but when it came to me, I knew it was the title’ – Gimu
Superlunarskin is the experimental music project of Elliot Wheeler from Liverpool, UK. Elliot has played guitar in many alternative bands over the years and is currently the lead guitarist in The Crucified Twins. Superlunarskin grew from his interest in ambient and experimental music with 'From The Second Vespers' being his first official release.
Using drones, samples, minimal beats, spoken word and electronic treatments he has created a five track EP of soundscapes with hints of electronica and a melancholy tone.
AF08 - Damian Valles - Black Fast In The Valley Of Ills
Assembly Field is very pleased to welcome Canadian artist Damian Valles. Damian recorded the parts for 'Black Fast In The Valley Of Ills' in the fall of 2013 shortly after uprooting and relocating. It is comprised of a variety of processed instrumental recordings that were formulated into a single long-form piece during the winter months that followed. The title of the piece is intended to be open to the listeners interpretation.
Kamifukuoka is the collaborative project of Souichi Takagi and Masayoshi Miyazaki. Souichi plays piano and writes the tracks while Masayoshi concentrates on field recordings, subtle guitar and the overall mixing and production. Together they have created a six track album of melodic piano tracks with an original sound and an experimental edge.