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Tropic of Coldness " Framed Waves "

Imagining a ‘tropic of coldness’ is like observing the overly exaggerated shifts in our own nature.TONESHIFT

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“Tropic of Coldness” is a duo formed by David and Giovanni, who met by chance, or maybe not, in Brussels, Belgium, during the autumn of 2011. David is a guitarist, synth and sample player, already active on the Brussels scene with his electro / experimental project “Drawing Virtual Gardens” with several releases on Time Released Sound, Flaming Pines, Shimmering Moods and Krysalisound. Giovanni played guitar, voice and samples for the North-East Italian band “Fuji Apple Worship”, involved in a melting pot of drones, field recordings and minimal sound sculptures. Since its beginning in November 2011, Tropic of Coldness focused on drones / ambient / electroacoustics originated from improvised session, with layers of processed guitars and synths, surrounded and filtrated by field recordings in a sort of acoustic archaeology. The sound research permeates every single note and the harmonic pattern is oriented towards both instrumental and compositional exploration, in a combination of ambient and electronic elements. The imaginary recalled refers to a concrete reality made present from time to time by field recordings or track titles created with the intention to establish ideally an immediate connection between listener and physical space. Tropic of Coldness have performed live in Brussels, London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna as well as touring in other cities of Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.

 

Track Listing:

1. Distilled conversation

2. The pride of our sails

3. Two and a half stones

4. They rested, then blossomed

5. Framed waves

 

Label: Glacial Movements

Artist: Tropic of Coldness

Release date : 16th July 2018

Format: CD Digipack

Cat. Num: GM034

Barcode: 8033959880333

Recorded and mixed in Brussels by Tropic of Coldness between September 2015 and February 2016.

Mastered by Matteo Spinazzè Savaris in May 2016.

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

A Glacial Movements records release, July 2018. All rights reserved.

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Paul Schütze " The Sky Torn Apart "

It revolves around an inspiring raison d’etre that goes beyond the mere distinction of its acoustic physiognomy.TOUCHING EXTREMES

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Paul Schütze has worked for over thirty years as an artist in the fields of, photography, video, sound and installation. He was a founding member of Australian experimental band Laughing Hands and of Phantom City: an international collective of musicians working both live and virtually from points across the globe. He has performed with sound & film works in over a dozen countries and released over thirty albums of original music. His works have been exhibited in numerous international galleries and museums (V&A, The Hayward, Reina Sofia, IVAM, British Museum). His photographic work is held in both public and private collections including The British Museum, Pallant House and the Speed Museum. He has collaborated with major international artists including James Turrell, Josiah McElheny & Isaac Julien and musicians including Bill Laswell, Lol Coxhill, Toshinori Kondo, Raoul Björkenheim, Clive Bell, Dirk Wachtaeler, Max Eastley, Jah Wobble, Robert Hamson and David Toop. Paul runs the online sensory archive Dressing The Air and in 2014 introduced olfactory elements into his artwork. In 2016 He launched fragrance house Paul Schütze Perfume with partner Chris Rickwood.

This work is a reflection on the uncanny parralells found in our anthropogenic environmental transformation and the Nordic myths of Ragnarök in which the earth is subsumed by water as a consequence of divine conflict. In the myth, the world emerges from the waters reborn and purged.

The sky tore apart and the sun curdled like a diseased eye.

Below, where once a continent of ice spanned the horizon,

there lay nothing but a vast expanding mirror, implacable and silent.

For days, clouds of flying creatures scoured it’s surface for purchase

before falling exhausted into their own reflections.

 

Track Listing:

 

1. The Sky Torn Apart (56:39)

 

Label: Glacial Movements

Artist: Paul Schütze

Release date : 30th April 2018

Format: CD 6 panels Digipack ltd edition in black mettalic colour and embossed parts + Digital

Cat. Num: GM033

Barcode: 8033959880326

Paul Schütze composition, programming, performance & production, London 2018

Clive Bell - Mutant Shakuhachi

Thanks to Alessandro Tedeschi, Andrew Hulme, Clive Bell & Kevin Pollard. For Chris.

Cover photo by Bjarne Riesto

Sleeve design by Rutger Zuydervelt

A Glacial Movements records release, April 2018

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Northaunt " Istid III "

Recordings of water, ice and the struggle to stay warm, Langås brings the Ice Age to life.A CLOSER LISTEN

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Northaunt is the ambient project of Norwegian Hærleif Langås, and has since the late nineties released 4 albums where the signature sound is a mix of field recording from nature, soundscapes and ambient, inspired by norse nature and landscapes and our role as a part of nature.

The composing of ISTID came as a reaction to our modern lifes, our world and how it sometimes seem confusing, stressful and noisy. Put of by all this and inspired by books about earths history, iceages and the forces that formed the landscapes we have today, Hærleif started making ISTID, Iceage in Norwegian, to imagine a world of silence before man. This is the 3rd album in the series and we can now imagine man is about to start his lonely quest for meaning in the desolation.

The frozen winds of the north lash and temper the soul. Their constant breath drags the listener towards the more organic part of “Istid III”. Dark ambient made in Norway, third chapter of the Northaunt trilogy, hinged between the horizons of a remote Ice Age. Imperceptible the continuum between Part I and Part II. Some will-o'-the-wisps indicate the way to go. Mystic tolls, indecipherable background noises. Strategic field recordings. A female voice in the distance seals the apex of the loss even inside the body. The dull shades fade. Part III is the watershed track of the album, full of nostalgia. A slow flowing in a placid forest of sounds. Section of a moment. The hypnosis induced by Part IV breaks on a handful of words pronounced this time by a man. A net change of pace during the ten minutes of Part V. The atmosphere of meditation is favored by shy keyboard notes. The subterranean tensions lose their vigor. Glows radiate the darkness of the night. Deep and desolate. The embers that burns the last farewell to our day. Once it was fire on Earth.

 

Track Listing:

 

1. Part I

2. Part II

3. Part III

4. Part IV

5. Part V

 

Label: Glacial Movements

Artist: Northaunt

Release date : 28th February 2018

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

Cat. Num: GM032

Barcode: 8033959880319

Northaunt is Hærleif Langås

Cover photo by Bjarne Riesto

Sleeve design by Rutger Zuydervelt

A Glacial Movements records release, February 2018

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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

All rights reserved.

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