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NETHERWORLD " Algida Bellezza "

To say that this is soul music would not be correct. However to say this is music for the soul would so obviously be right.MAGAZINE 60

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The year 2013 was very important for the recording career of the founder and artistic director of Glacial Movements, Alessandro Tedeschi aka Netherworld. 2013 represented the release of the album "Alchemy of Ice”, which received many positive reviews the music press internationally. In the following years the artist from Rome signed another work "Zastrugi" (2015) for the label’s Iceberg series devoted to techno / dub. Subsequently there was the album "Himuro" (2017), composed with Eraldo Bernocchi, musician and soundtrack composer, known for his work in the electronic music field and the European post-industrial music scene. So after a break of 6 years, Netherworld returns to publish the new ambient solo work: "Algida Bellezza". The source of inspiration refers to an event long awaited by the artist but far from the glacial themes; the birth of his daughter in November 2015. This work is completely dedicated to her. A very strong emotional impulse led the artist to compose the textures of the five songs on the album. The soundscapes were composed mainly during the night whilst the little princess was cradled in the arms of her dad. Only one instrument was used - the Roland VP9000 connected with a multi-effect rack. The tracks of the songs were then entrusted to the sound engineer and friend Matteo Spinazzè Savaris, who in addition to performing the final mixing and mastering, was also co-producer of the disc. Video directed by Uršula Berlot & Sunčana Kuljiš Gaillot.

 

The titles of the compositions refer to the Latin names of various animal species living in the arctic: Vulpes lagopus (Arctic Fox), Somniosus microcephalus (Greenland Shark), Orcinus orca (Orca), Monodon monoceros (Narwhal) and Ursus maritimus ( Polar Bear). Perhaps a parallel exists between the beauty, innocence and fragility of a newborn baby girl and that of the flora and fauna present in the fragile Arctic ecosystems? Netherworld's answer is in the soundscapes of "Algida Bellezza". The cover photo was taken in Greenland by photographer Carsten Egevang for the Qimmeq project. The project aims to show the importance of the Greenland sled dog – both in present-day Greenland and in the past. Carsten Egevang participates in the project as a photographer with special focus on documenting the use of the sled dog in today’s Greenland. Greenland holds the Arctic’s largest remaining sled dog population and a globally unique traditional dog sled culture. But both the sled dog and the culture that goes with it are threatened with extinction. The dog population has been reduced from 31 000 dogs twenty years ago to a present low of less than 15 000 and the situation is growing worse. Decreasing sea-ice cover due to climate warming and competition from snowmobiles is held responsible for the present alarming situation.

 

 

Track Listing:

1. Vulpes lagopus

2. Somniosus microcephalus

3. Orcinus orca

4. Monodon monoceros

5. Ursus maritimus

 

Label: Glacial Movements

Artist: Netherworld

Release date : 18th October 2019

Format: CD 6 panels Digipack with specials finish

Cat. Num: GM039

Barcode: 8033959880371

All tracks written, composed and produced by Netherworld, on November 2015.

Co-produced, Arranged, Mixed and Mastered by Matteo Spinazzè Savaris @ Jung Studio on June 2019.

Sleeve design by Rutger Zuydervelt.

Photo: Sled Dog Snow Blizzard, Carsten Egevang Photography, Scoresbysund, East Greenland April 2017.

Video directed by Uršula Berlot & Sunčana Kuljiš Gaillot.

A Glacial Movements records release, October 2019. All rights reserved.

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LINE SPECTRUM " Bruma "

Line Spectrum – “Fabric Merge” video premiere @ FREQ MAG
An absolute must-hear for any fans of field recording-based compositionTONESHIFT

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Line Spectrum is the new project by Oleg Puzan from Ukraine, who also released some excellent works on the Cryo Chamber label as Dronny Darko. Line Spectrum is a sound art project that is created to expand sonic boundaries through sound manipulations, often in a form of severe minimalism using a vast palette of microscopic sounds forming an immersive auditory monsoon. Slowly evolving textures mixed with field recordings and synthesized particles suits as a perfect perception environment for a listener. His works often reflect the state of tranquility through blending together deep ambiences, musique concrète, avant-garde elements and silence.Line Spectrum’s compositions require focused listening and is often best experienced on using hight quality headphones.

Bruma is an album of exploration. Somewhere cold and safe. Where nature is pure and expands as far as the eyes can see. Immersive drones combined with textured particles and field recording pieces create a place to dissolve in.

 

Track Listing:

1. A Set of Events at the Shore

2. Fabric Merge

3. Ways

4. Fluidity

5. Quietness

 

Label: Glacial Movements

Artist: Line Spectrum

Release date : 5th July 2019

Format: CD 6 panels Digipack

Cat. Num: GM038

Barcode: 8033959880364

Written, Produced, Performed - Line Spectrum

Sleeve design by Rutger Zuydervelt.

A Glacial Movements records release, July 2019. All rights reserved.

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EQUAL STONES " Below Zero "

Schaap creates an impressive, tangible sense of forbidden place that is desolate and ominous..TONESHIFT

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From the perennial layers of the permafrost, Glacial Movements brings out the music of the talented Dutch artist Amandus Schaap aka Equal Stones. From the first experimental outing - exploring the possibilities of production work in 2012's "Temporal Displacement", the project Equal Stones has always been about getting to know the hidden places within the subconscious. Progressing over the years and finding a consistent stylistic sound on the two LP's "Transgression" and "Hans of a Murderer" the project turned towards very textural induced drone ambient, in which it's still firmly rooted. With "Below Zero", the first sittings of writing and producing were specifically designed for Glacial Movements. The record is icy cold, thickly layered with textures - reminiscent of heavy, slow moving, glacial scenery.A dark, sometimes brooding atmosphere combines these elements into an intense ride which was masterfully mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri, further accentuating the cold textures.

 

Track Listing:

1. Presence 7:03

2. Terretorial Dominion 8:28

3. Howling Fjord 7:10

4. A Fire Long Extinguished 9:54

5. Fragmented Ice 16:31

 

Label: Glacial Movements

Artist: Equal Stones

Release date : 30th March 2019

Format: CD 6 panels Digipack

Cat. Num: GM037

Barcode: 8033959880357

Written, produced and mixed by Amandus Schaap.

Mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri.

Cover photo by Bjarne Riesto, sleeve design by Rutger Zuydervelt.

A Glacial Movements records release, March 2019. All rights reserved.

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FRAME " The Journey "

....both artists have created a masterpiece of atmospheres.MAGAZINE SIXTY

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FRAME is a project started on 1992 from Eugenio Vatta and Andrea Benedetti with the idea to re-create the atmosphere of a movie theater in a musical show. As happened during the days of silent films with orchestras playing in real time during the movies, the FRAME project had the aim to follow with electronic instruments, the evolution of a movie, specifically assembled for the show. This happened in real time following few guidelines and with a lot of improvisation in order to donate to the electronic instruments a more human interaction dimension. Samplers, allow us to record in real time external sounds and synchronize them with the images. These sounds, even if coming from acoustic sources, had manipulated in order to be suggestive and more interesting. Then noises and spoken words are used to guide and distract the sensations of the listeners. To involve more and more the public, FRAME used a quadriphonic sound system, even behind the public, expanding the spatiality of sound. In this way, the public is involved with the union of images and music typical of cinema and, at the same time, with the physicality of a live concert. So FRAME creates something between cinema and a concert; a sort of live soundtrack: humanity and technology in communication. A new kind of show, every time different from the previous one that was shown at festivals and concerts in Rome, Viterbo, Rieti, Brussels and Zurich. Over the years, Eugenio Vatta and Andrea Benedetti have recorded a lot of material as Frame that they thought to edit for this record project, specifically made for Glacial Movements. “ The Journey “ it’s composed of ten soundscapes that focus on silence. In fact according to the artists, silence in glacial environments and in space are very similar, both in a figurative sense and in terms of perception.

EUGENIO VATTA: He began his musical career by studying guitar and then turned his attention to piano. Thanks to the spread of low-cost electronic instruments, he is soon interested in the study of synthesizers and electronic keyboards in general. He was also a sound engineer at the Shuttle recording studio in Rome, collaborating with RAI 2 and RAI 3 with Augusto Zucchi, Marco Lani, Oreste Lionello and Fulvia Mammi. During this period, he realized some songs using the computer that will be published in the CD "Tensione", edited by Rosso di Sera / Polixena. In 1989 he opened his own recording studio with Andrea Benedetti, which allowed him to develop a good interaction with electronic instruments for the creation, recording and manipulation of sounds.He is a founding member of SNS (Sounds Never Seen), a record label of italian experimental techno. With this label, he made some productions including the LP "Antisystem" by Lory D and produced by BMG.For BMG / Ricordi, he has produced the cd "Ambienti Sonori" with the collaboration of Andrea Benedetti, a mixture of electronically elaborated acoustics and various type of electronic synthesis. For a long time, he studied acoustics specializing in the production of sounds from acoustic and synthetic matrix amplified by several sound sources (quadriphonic sound system).Since 1993 he has collaborated as a sound engineer with the label Via Veneto Jazz, with whom he also collaborated with artistic production and for which he recorded a cd as author "Essendo la mia casa addormentata". Via Veneto Jazz has recorded the most famous Italian and foreign jazz musicians such as Mike Stern, John Patitucci, Lello Panico, Antonello Salis, Danilo Rea, Javier Girotto, Randy Brecker, Paul Mc Candless, George Garzone, Eddie Henderson, Pat Metheny, Trilok Gurtu, Mark Ribot Fabrizio Bosso e BSBE and others. Since 2000, after his experience with SNS, Frame, Frammenti di Caos and Entropia he started to be sound director specialized in surround recordings and live actes with contemporary music group Alterego. With them he has collaborated with Gavin Bryars for the project “Sinking of the Titanic” with Scanner and William Basinski at Venice Biennale, with Matmos and Pansonic, Philip Jeck during a European tour, Alvin Lucier in “I’m sitting in the room”, Terry Riley in “IN C” and other important artists of contemporary and electronic music. Actually he writes music for movies and orchestra recordings.

ANDREA BENEDETTI: He began his musical activity as a DJ in the early 80s working in some club and radio in Rome. His interest in production takes place in the late 1980s with the purchase of the first synthesizers. In 1990 he created a recording studio together with Eugenio Vatta. Together they refine their technical and musical skills, starting to lay the foundations for the development of their own personal sound that will blur in separate productions, but also in collaboration under the pseudonym Frame. In the same year, he collaborated with the first Italian experimental techno label, SNS (Sounds Never Seen) of the dj / Roman musician Lory D. After some releases on Roman electronic techno-labels such as Sysmo and Mystic, in 1993 he created his label Plasmek with which he developed his own musical ideas more and succeeds in giving room to other techno and electronic producers in Rome. The label will become the next year one of the constituent elements of a Roman label pool called Finalfrontier that have been created on 1994 with Marco Passarani, owner of Nature and Pigna records. With Finalfrontier he has produced with Marco Passarani more than 100 records by artists like Lory D, D’Arcangelo, Phoenecia, Max Durante, Gabriele Rizzo, T.E.W., A.D.C., Ambit3, Jolly Music, Mat 101, Francisco, Raiders of the Lost Arp, I-F, Antony Rother, RA-X, Somatic Responses, Dynamic Wave, M.S.B. and others. As producer, he has released records, with SNS, Plasmek, Aural Satisfaction, Kickin, Art-aud, Flash Forward and Furthur Electronics. He has always been interested to spread theories and news about electronic music so he has started working as a speaker on several Roman radios and writing for some foreign magazines (Under One Sky - New York, EAR - Strasbourg, Freestyler - Zurich). In 1993, he created the first fanzine of Italian techno and electronics called Tunnel. Writing interviews and reviews, he collaborated with Orbeat, the first free mag techno and electronic electronic produced in Naples, Superfly, a bi-monthly music magazine made in Rome and electronic music sites electronique.it and frequencies.eu. During his career he interviewed artists like Rik Davies Cybotron, Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Underground Resistance, Suburban Knight, Carl Finlow, Dj Rolando, IF, Phoenicia, Funkstorung, Egyptian Lover, Karl Bartos and many others. In 2006 he released for the publishing company Stampa Alternativa, the book "Mondo Techno" about the origins of techno music in Detroit and its diffusion in Italy. The book is going to be re-pressed on 2018. He has arranged the supervision of the Italian edition of the book “Electrochoc” by Laurent Garnier.

Track Listing:

1.Mercury

2.Venus

3.Earth

4.Mars

5.Jupiter

6.Saturn

7.Uranus

8.Neptune

9.Pluto and Charon

10.The Arrival

 

Label: Glacial Movements

Artist: Frame

Release date : 30th Janyary 2019

Format: CD Digipack

Cat. Num: GM036

Barcode: 8033959880340

Music arranged by Frame; all music written by Eugenio Vatta

Record and Mix at E 45 studio Roma by Frame. Masterd by Eugenio Vatta

Cover photo by Tero Marin, sleeve design by Rutger Zuydervelt.

A Glacial Movements records release, January 2019. All rights reserved.

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