Havenaire " Rabot "

Rabot is a vibrant example of how electronic music can tap into sheer emotion. ELECTRONIC SOUND #36

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Havenaire is John Roger Olsson, a composer, musician and producer based in Stockholm. After many years performing as the melancholic pop act The Grand Opening, John Roger launched his new ambient electronic alias Havenaire early 2016. The debut album ’Tremolo’ was released on the US label Constellation Tatsu. Previously a guitarist and drummer by trade, now analog synthesizers dominates his sound. John Roger has always been interested in the process of making music and his sense for details is highly noticeable throughout the sound image. Besides his work as Havenaire, he’s recording and producing other artists in his studio in Stockholm. Other notable work is his electronic duo album ’Leve Hogrän’ with the renowned Swedish music producer Linus Larsson (Peter Bjorn and John, Ed Harcourt) on the jazz label Headspin, and with the instrumental band Hearts No Static on the German label Bureau B.

Inspired by old photos taken 1910 by Fredrik Enquist (1885-1963), a Swedish geographer, the theme of his new album Rabot for the Italian label Glacial Movements came to form. Layer upon layer building up walls of sound pushing its way slowly through out the albums six songs. He treats his ambience with a pop sensibility, massive sound that sometimes climaxes in chorus-like parts, with distant piano notes echoing in the background. While other times the music falls apart and only leaves traces of its previous monumental washing sounds. Pictured on the album cover is the majestic Rabots Glaciär, a gently sloping glacier mirroring the smooth subglacial valley floor. It’s situated on the western side of the Kebnekaise massif far up north in Sweden.


Track Listing:


1. Rabot

2. Enquist Photo 1910

3. Sylarna

4. Calving

5. Tarfala Valley

6. Sarek (Part 1-2)


Label: Glacial Movements

Artist: Havenaire

Release date : 30th November 2017

Format: CD Digipack ltd edition w/special finish + Digital

Cat. Num: GM031

Barcode: 8033959880296

Recorded by John Roger Olsson during 2016 at Möre Studio

Instruments used on this recording: Roland Juno-106, Moog Sub Phatty, Grendel Drone Commander, piano

Front cover photo of Rabots Glaciär taken by Fredrik Enquist 1910 and used by kind permission of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research

Sleeve design by Rutger Zuydervelt

Mastered by Linus Giertta

Thank you Alessandro Tedeschi, Linus Giertta, Per Holmlund, Alice, Doris and Dante

A Glacial Movements records release, November 2017

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Scanner " The Great Crater "

This album isn’t simply about mood creation but pushes further at the edges of existence. MAGAZINE SIXTY
For The Great Crater, Rimbaud has taken the most minimal route to create some of the most compelling electronic music of his bountiful career. POP MATTERS

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Over the last twenty give years Robin Rimbaud – Scanner has traversed the experimental terrain between sound, space and image, connecting a bewilderingly diverse array of genres – a partial list would include sound design, film scores, computer music, avant garde, contemporary composition, large-scale multimedia performances, product design, architecture, fashion design, rock music and jazz.With a catalogue busy with commissions, soundtracks and studio releases it’s extremely rare to find a new studio recording, so The Great Crater stands out by measure of this. Invited by the label Glacial Movements to create a new album he focused on the tale of strange circles appearing in Antarctica. Flying overhead in 2014 a group of scientists spotted a circular formation of 2km diameter. For a time it was thought that it could be the scar left by a crashing meteorite but in fact it was quite another story. Investigating the circle on foot in January 2016 scientists found a 3metre deep depression, with vertical well-like shafts in the middle. Drilling into the ice they found multiple lakes beneath the surface, as part of a ‘hot spot’ or melting ice sheet. There is growing concern that it could lead to further disintegration. The album explores an immersive, fragile and moving exploration of themes inspired by this simple tale. At moments the ice moves and a sonic scar if formed, at others the chill wind blows across the exposed water. The Great Crater offers up the voice of a unique composer in an ever unsettled global landscape.

Robin Rimbaud, alias Scanner (1964, London, UK) is a composer whose work traverses the experimental terrain between sound, space and image, creating absorbing, multilayered sound pieces that twist technology in unconventional ways, connecting a bewilderingly diverse array of genres. Since 1991 he has been intensely active in sonic art, producing concerts, installations and recordings, the albums Mass Observation (1994), Delivery (1997), and The Garden is Full of Metal (1998) hailed by critics as innovative and inspirational works of contemporary electronic music. Committed to working with cutting edge practitioners he has collaborated on projects with Bryan Ferry, Wayne MacGregor, Merce Cunningham, Mike Kelley, Miroslaw Balka, Torres, Michael Nyman, Carsten Nicolai, Steve McQueen, Stella McCartney, Laurie Anderson and Hussein Chalayan, amongst others.He scored the hit musical comedy Kirikou & Karaba (2007), designed the sound for the Philips Wake-Up Light (2009), and campaigns for Nike Hyperfuse (2011), Chanel (2012), Sprint Telephones (2012) and Stella McCartney (2016). For the UK Olympics Scanner scored The Big Dance in Trafalgar Square for 1000 dancers and the re-opening of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, in the company of Queen Beatrix. He continues to tour his show Live_Transmission: Joy Division Reworked, a striking audiovisual show with Heritage Orchestra. In 2014 he was Visiting Artist at MIT in Cambridge USA. In 2015 he premiered his score to Dutch National Ballet’s and ISH’s new production Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, and in 2016 installed his Water Drops sound work in Rijeka Airport in Croatia, Ghosts at Cliveden National Trust UK, and scored the world’s first ever Virtual Reality ballet with Dutch National Ballet in summer 2016. His work can be heard on permanent display in the Science Museum London (Sound Curtains), the Raymond Poincaré hospital in Garches, France as part of the bereavement suite (Channel of Flight), The Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum London and the Northern Neuro Disability Services Centre in Newcastle UK (Turning Light). Sedition Artworks distribute his digital film works online. He has presented projects throughout the United States, South America, Asia, Australia and Europe, and performed and created works in many of the world’s most prestigious spaces including SFMOMA USA, Hayward Gallery London, Pompidou Centre Paris, Tate Modern & Tate Britain London, Palais des Beaux-Arts Lille, Kunsthalle Vienna, Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, Hanoi Opera House Vietnam and the Royal Opera House London.


Track Listing:


1. Cast to the bottom

2. Exposure, Collapse

3. Katabatic Wind

4. Forming Circuits

5. The Scar

6. Deep Water Channel

7. Lakes under Lakes

8. Underwater Lake

9. Strange Circles

10. Moving Forwards


Label: Glacial Movements

Artist: Scanner

Release date : 29th September 2017

Format: CD 6 panels Digipack ltd edition w/special finish + Digital

Cat. Num: GM030

Barcode: 8033959880289

Written, performed and produced by Robin Rimbaud

Chester Music Publishing

Cover Photo by Tero Marin

Sleeve design by Rutger Zuydervelt

A Glacial Movements records release, September 2017

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bvdub " Epilogues for the End of the Sky "

he just makes very effective use of subtle melodies that evoke longing or melancholy. CD HOTLIST
bvdub creates some wondrously beautiful scenes through this album...ARCANA FM

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bvdub is Brock Van Wey, a native of the San Francisco Bay Area. Devoting his life to the SF rave scene in the late 80's, he began to DJ and promote his own deep house and ambient events in 1991, rising 10 years before a self-imposed exile to China in 2001 to escape the state of a scene he could no longer accept. He began to produce his own music in 2006, first releasing in 2007 on Night Drive Music. Soon after, his overtly emotional sound spread to Styrax, Millions of Moments, Southern Outpost, and Meanwhile, before a natural and gradual shift to his trademark ambient onslaughts saw him call n5MD, Glacial Movements, AY, Darla, echospace [detroit], Kompakt, his own Quietus Recordings, and many more home. Now returned to his hometown, he has continued his prolific output, with a string of self-released CD and digital-only releases, a monolithic rework of Vortexual [element seven] for echopace [detroit], and his newest, most wistful and hypnotic work yet - his return to Glacial Movements, with Epilogues for the End of the Sky. Brock has also released numerous ambient projects under his given name, deep house as Earth House Hold, and drum & bass as East Of Oceans.


Track Listing:


1. On Deaf Hearts Your Prayers They Fall

2. With Broken Wings and Giants Tall

3. Sparkling Legions Turn to Black

4. Your Painted Armor Aches to Crack

5. Clouds Besiege What You Remain

6. Footsteps Fade If Not Your Pain

7. Love Is Never Asking Why

8. It All Ends with the Coming Sky


Label: Glacial Movements

Artist: bvdub

Release date : 28th April 2017

Format: CD 6 panels Digipack ltd edition w/special finish + Digital

Cat. Num: GM029

Barcode: 8033959880265

Written and produced by bvdub / Brock Van Wey, 2016 + 2017

Infinite thanks to Alex for inspiring.Endless gratitude to all who love.

Photography by Tero Marin, layout by Rutger Zuydervelt

A Glacial Movements records release, April 2017

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AWARE " The Book of Wind "

Aware presents this startlingly impressive collection of music. MAGAZINE 60

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Aware is the alias of Alexander Glück, born 1983, who studied philosophy and physics in Vienna, where he currently lives. Apart from music, he writes monographs in the field of philosophy, which revolve around Christian mysticism, Buddhism and the poetics of modern cosmology, recently Poesie des Kosmos (2016). He wants to believe that someday, out of nowhere, a human, animal, or extraterrestrial being will accidentally produce the right sounds in the right order, and suddenly, everyone will be saved, forever.

Simone Weil believed that only downward motions are real. In contrast, the will to ascension always constitutes an illusion. She noticed the strange feeling of sadness mixed with joy, naturally occurring when hearing sounds that gently move from higher to lower notes, from greater to lower expression, from intensity to stillness. Feelings of joy rely on the reassurance that no one has to conquer the world. Sadly enough, music is only a small glimpse of a pacified universe. The Book of Wind is a collection of short essays which never reach their goal, but vanish into nothing, to which they belong.


Track Listing:


1. so he got up and ate and drank

2. and travelled forty nights

3. until he reached the mountain

4. there he went into a cave

5. and spent the night

6. a powerful storm tore the mountains apart

7. but god was not in the storm

8. after the storm there was an earthquake

9. but god was not in the earthquake

10. after the earthquake came a fire

11. but god was not in the fire

12. and after the fire came a gentle whisper

13. so he pulled his cloak over his face

14. and went out


Label: Glacial Movements

Artist: Aware

Release date : 28th February 2017

Format: CD Digipack ltd edition w/special finish + Digital

Cat. Num: GM028

Barcode: 8033959880258

Music by Alexander Glück

Mastering: Christoph Amann, Amann Studios Vienna

Photography by Bjarne Riesto, layout by Rutger Zuydervelt

Thanks to Alessandro Tedeschi, who payed attention and listened in silence

A Glacial Movements records release, February 2017

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