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Charles Richard " Sonic Earth "

Charles Richard is a Royal College of Art Alumni exploring multidisiplary theams. Founding Sonic Earth in 2017, the platform incorporates archival process, installation design and composition to reveal the potential of geological languages as vessels of sonic mystery. Working as an intermediary between the material and listener, Sonic Earth creates processed digital soundworlds composed directly through the internal resonances of extracted layers of the compressed landscape.

“ Each rock is a testament of time that encapsulates universe and Earth. For the Sonic earth project I am seeking ways to synthesize the sounds of rocks. Working from this 21st century standpoint to rewire new sonic perspectives and experiences through the library of geological time. Over the last few years this work has discovered and evolved new ways of recording to capture a true audial of each resonant body. Recording rock tableau from both my own travels and also with the opportunity to record from the archive within the Natural History Museum, London, I have amassed a number of material recordings. “ Charles Richard, September 2021

 

 

Track Listing:

1.Egyptian Orange Onyx

2.Jaune De Castille

3.Elbow Valley Final

4.Valencia Cream

5.Sculpture 5

6.Cipollino Dorato

7.Four Stones

8.Conglomerate Marble

9.Estoril Marble

10.Jerusalem Marble

11.Black Granite

12.Indian Forest Marble

13.Pentalikon

 

Label: Glacial Movements

Artist: Charles Richard

Release date : 08th November 2021

Format: CD digipack with 8pp booklet

Cat. Num: GM046

Barcode: 8033959880456

All tracks mixed and produced by Sonic Earth, 2018-2021

Mastering by Matteo Sinazzè Savaris @ Jung Studio

Cover photos by Bjarne Riesto

Booklet photos courtesy of United States Geological Survey

Sleeve design by Rutger Zuydervelt

A Glacial Movements Records release, november 2021. All rights reserved.

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John Sellekaers " Observer Effect "

A journey in the unknown is a deeply transforming experience. How are we affected by the world around us and how do we alter it just by being there, by existing in this particular place, at this very moment? By observing it? Frozen textures, faint melodies from the polar nights... The excitement, fascination and primal fear felt by the pioneers, explorers, men and women, travelling to extreme, uninhabited regions. Mysteries are uncovered, or left alone. A solitary voyage in seemingly endless territories. Observer Effect is an album fed by history, countless stories and books. And by the pleasure of building a sonic scenery, a suspended state, imagining icy landscapes in the lightest night...

John Sellekaers (b. 1973) is an electronic music composer and producer based in Brussels. He has written and recorded close to sixty records so far, under different aliases, such as Feral Cities, Night Sky Pulse, Meeple, Xingu Hill and Dead Hollywood Stars. His music has been released by labels in Europe and North America, including Ant-Zen, Hymen Records, Parenthèses Records, Falt, Oreille Gardée, Hushush and Nova Zembla. John has toured extensively since the nineties and has worked on collaborations, remixes and soundtracks. He is also a freelance audio engineer (mixing & mastering), photographer and graphic designer.

 

Track Listing:

1.Terra Nova

2.Landfall

3.On the Trail

4.Shelter

5.In the Lightest Night

6.Optical Haze, Pt. 1

7.Parasomnia

8.Water Sky

9.Optical Haze, Pt. 2

 

Label: Glacial Movements

Artist: John Sellekaers

Release date : 20th July 2021

Format: CD digipack

Cat. Num: GM045

Barcode: 8033959880449

Written, performed and produced by John Sellekaers.Recorded in Brussels, 2017–2019..

Photo by Tero Marin.

Sleeve by Oleg Galay.

A Glacial Movements Records release, July 2021. All rights reserved.

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Erik Levander " Jökel "

It’s the kind of work for which words do not suffice. BANDCLOUD

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Swedish musician Erik Levander gained attention as part of the new wave of young DIY laptop experimentalists arising in the early 2000's. His somewhat eclectic early output has since developed into a unique and vibrant blend of digital, analog and acoustic sounds weaved into epic and powerful atmospherics. Levander has performed his work extensively, including shows at Roskilde Festival, Norberg Festival, Nordic Music Days and Forma Nova Festival. With the release of ‘Jökel´, Levander’s seventh full length album, he continues to break new ground, presenting a conceptual album that may be his most minimalistic, lingering and evocative release to date.

As a result of ignorance, negligence, and a lack of immediate responsible profound political action, there are indications that planet Earth is irreversibly about to leave the relative climate stability we have enjoyed during the Holocene for roughly the last 10,000 years. Some of the most apparent signs of ongoing climate change are found in the continuous reports of sea ice, inland ice, shelf ice and glaciers shrinking at an alarming rate. This album is a homage to the still living glaciers. The album title 'Jökel' means 'Glacier' in Swedish, with roots in the Icelandic word 'Jökull'. The compositions are in particular inspired by Levander’s 2009 visit to the glacier Mýrdalsjökull in Iceland, a glacier famous for covering the active volcano Katla. With imaginary field recordings, barren but vigorous soundscapes, Levander invites the listener to experience this desolate glacier 'in sensu'. Perhaps this awareness, and by appreciating the beauty and importance of these natural wonders, we can somehow in the extension help the survival of the glaciers, and contribute to recover the environmental balance of this planet.

 

Track Listing:

1.Tröskel (Threshold)

2.Expansion (Expansion)

3.Avstånd (Distance)

4.Yta (Surface)

5.Massa (Mass)

 

Label: Glacial Movements

Artist: Erik Levander

Release date : 23th April 2021

Format: CD digipack with special finish

Cat. Num: GM044

Barcode: 8033959880432

Composed, mixed and mastered by Erik Levander in Berlin, during the winter 2018-2019.

Photo by Jan Erik Waider.

Sleeve by Oleg Galay.

A Glacial Movements Records release, April 2021. All rights reserved.

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Aria Rostami & Daniel Blomquist " Still "

As deep as the ocean, and as slow as a huge ship in icy water. ARCANA FM

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Five years have passed since Glacial Movements published the wonderful "Wandering Eye" album by the duo Aria Rostami and Daniel Blomquist, whose themes focused on a description of the best places to observe space from the Antarctic Plateau. A further step forward is represented by "Still", whose purpose is to describe how time can change its motion in case of cold weather.

" "Still" consists of a few recordings done within our first year of collaborating (2015-2016) - the opening track was our first studio recording, everything we had done prior to that was strictly live. Throughout this project, we've tried a lot of different approaches and made a special effort for each record and each live show to make it feel different from the last. In that first year, we primarily aimed to make songs that were built over long periods of time - usually getting noisier and/or more intense - and this was how we had envisioned "our sound" at the time. This also means that songs that were more on the traditional ambient side didn't make the cut of our first record, "Wandering Eye". When Glacial Movements approached us about a second release, we went with a different direction and the songs we chose for "Still" captured a new spirit in our work that was originally left on the cutting room floor. As time went on, we started venturing into new ideas like experimental techno, noise, and more traditional compositions while the songs on "Still" sat like a time capsule. We released more music, expanding our sound, and "Still", which was originally slated for a 2018 release, got pushed back further as conflicts on release schedules came up. We could never have predicted what the world would have looked like in 2021 when this record will finally be released. Somehow, through elements of chance, "Still" is finally being released in a world that feels like it is on pause in so many ways. Most of the songs on "Still" change over time. They do not sound the same when they end as they did when they started. This change is subtle rather than grand and over time the songs become completely new. For the song and album titles, we were thinking about time slowing or stopping in cold weather - how life is on pause and how movement is difficult. The stillness feels more like a cocoon rather than a hibernation - there is something changing over time - and although we had no idea what a global pandemic or politics of today would look like when making this work, the world today completely recontextualizes the music and the delay in the release now feels appropriate. " Aria Rostami & Daniel Blomquist

 

Track Listing:

1. −2 °C

2. Undercooled

3. Hoarfrost

4. Crystal Gazer

5. −3 °C

6.A Paralysis

 

Label: Glacial Movements

Artist: Aria rostami & Daniel Blomquist

Release date : 15th February 2021

Format: CD 6 panels digipack

Cat. Num: GM043

Barcode: 8033959880425

All songs by Aria Rostami and Daniel Blomquist. Mastering by Sean McCann at Recital

Photo by Bjarne Riesto.

Sleeve by Oleg Galay.

A Glacial Movements Records release, February 2021. All rights reserved.

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