Pjusk "Tele"

You can hear the ice cracking as the glacial plates shift in the sudden juddering crashes   NORMAN RECORDS
The album emerges gently – opening with the unnerving wobble of wooden panels, as if such a noise has awoken the band from slumber...   ATTN MAGAZINE

more reviews

Pjusk is Rune Sagevik and Jostein Dahl Gjelsvik from the west coast of Norway - both from small villages close to nature. The sound of Pjusk is inspired by the harsh Norwegian weather and wild landscape. At the center point of the collaboration between the two is an old cabin high up in the mountains. This is where most of the music of Pjusk is made - framed by snowy peaks and the sound of cold streams.
The album "Tele" (the Norwegian word describing frozen underground water) is a natural progression from the album "Sval" released on the US label 12k in 2010. Inspired by  the arctic wilderness, Tele is a journey of snow, ice and cold.
All tracks composed and produced by Pjusk except:

Track 1 by Pjusk and Andreas Nordenstam
Track 3 by Pjusk and Frodebeats

Mastering and album arrangement by Andreas Nordenstam
Modular sound design by Frodebeats
Guitar treatments by Tor Anders Voldsund
Glacial sound effects by Joe Scarffe

Tracks List:
1. Fnugg  01:53
2. Gneis  07:02
3. Flint  04:59
4. Skifer 06:04
5. Krystall  06:19
6. Granitt  07:36
7. Kram     06:27
8. Bre   02:14
9. Polar  08:15


STORMLOOP "Snowbound"

...perfect listening for long, dark winter nights   RESIDENT MUSIC
The ten vivid tracks combine acoustic approximations of melting ice, crackling campfire flames, cold blasts of air   STAR'S END RADIO

more reviews

Stormloop is Kev Spence from Leeds, England who has been making electronic and ambient recordings since 1999. Snowbound* is his first recording on a record label, and the ambience is in perfect harmony with the icy themes of the Roman Glacial Movements.
Snowbound* is a collection of tracks that was recorded in late december 2009,deep snow had fallen that stayed for over two weeks. Composing usually late into the night, watching the heavy snowfalls was the inspiration for these tracks, and the feeling of been lost in some remote cabin, safe but warm, with good food and drink, staring out at the depths of winter snow that covers the land..
These crystalline soundscapes, take us from the cold winter nights, then out towards the bleakness of space. Snowbound* is an authentic full-immersion into the cold, and you can really feel the snowflakes on your skin.

1 snowbound  (8:19)
2 cold winds  (7:19)
3 a blizzard   (4:33)
4 a calm reflection  (7:38)
5 melt  (2:42)
6 dense fog  (1:38)
7 drifting-decent  (7:40)
8 losing sleep  (4:51)
9 space station j  (4:39)
10 cygnus  (4:26)

Written and produced in Leeds, England by Kevin Spence.
Recorded in the winters of 2005 and 2009.
Artist: stormloop
Title: snowbound*
Cat. number: GM012
Barcode: 8033959880074
Format: CD digipack
Cover Photo: Bjarne Riesto
Art Direction/Layout: Keep Adding


BVDUB "I Remember (translations of ‘Mørketid’)"

bvdubs' tracks effectively conjure feelings of, alternately, frigid isolation and quietly blissful/wistful reverie   PITCHFORK
Essential listening   CYCLIC DEFROST

more reviews

"Alessandro Tedeschi, aka Netherworld, has become a dear friend of mine since his kind invitation to produce an album for Glacial Movements last year, and his vision, kindness, and honesty have been an inspiration. He had sent me a copy of his album ‘Mørketid,’ and from the opening notes I was mesmerized - not in a typical way, as his music is far too subtle for that, but on a much deeper level, as the music brought a flood of memories surging forth that I had long thought lost. It took me back to those times when ambient music was so pure, and so true... so when he then asked if I would be interested in doing a translation of the album, I couldn’t have said yes any faster.
I call them translations, as they are not remixes. I used his original work as a base, and it is indeed interwoven in the translations, but my translations serve more as my own narratives on the memories and feelings his original work evoked. The translations are about memories... memories of dreams lost, and never fulfilled... but also the beauty in knowing that dreams exist... as whether they come true or not, it’s in their pursuit that life means anything.
The original album brought back all my memories of my time in the early rave scene, the dreams I (and everyone, really) had for the beautiful utopia that only existed in our minds, and which we were only able to reach but a few times... but also my current surroundings of China, where in a rapidly changing environment, I am constantly reminded of unrealized dreams... deserted buildings that stand as monuments of once-great visions, and echoes of so many voices once yearning to be heard, wanting only for the world to remember them for a moment. And so it has been a strange kind of full-circle experience, as I stand in this place with no connection to my former life, yet in it I realize that every ‘scene’ is the same... we all just want to be heard, by someone - and to be remembered."


1 This Place Has Only Known Sadness (16:08)
2 We Said Forever (14:40)
3 The Promise (reprise) Feat. David Williams (14:40)
4 Would It Be The Same (13:28)
5 There Was Nothing But Beauty In My Heart (13:20)
6 A Taste Of Your Own Medicine (06:25)

Written and produced by bvdub in Shaoxing, China, 2010.
Mastered by Vincent Kwok in San Francisco, CA. A Glacial Movements Records release, September 2011.

All rights reserved.


LOSCIL "coast/range/arc"

coast/range/arc represents a solid and compelling expansion of Loscil’s sound  DUSTED MAGAZINE
“Coast/ Range/ Arc” refers to the coastal mountains of the Pacific Northwest, studded with glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons and epic views  HEADPHONE COMMUTE

more reviews

Loscil is a recording project of the Canadian composer Scott Morgan. His career in the ambient music genre began in 1999 with the debut self-produced work A New Demonstration of Thermodynamic Tendencies which drew the attention of American label Kranky. Working primarily with Kranky and Ghostly International, loscil has released some wonderful works which led him to be defined by worldwide media as one of the most authoritative composers of electronic music of our times. One of loscil’s main features is to write environmental weavings which revolve around a well-defined subject. For example, the subject of thermodynamic principles with Triple Point or the subaquatic work Submers, where every composition takes its name from that of a historic submarine.

This aspect of the Canadian artist perfectly merges with the Glacial Movements theme and philosophy; that of glacial and isolationist ambient music.

In fact, coast/range/arc is centered around the coastal mountains of the Pacific Northwest, studded with glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons and epic views. The majestic ranges form a striking mountain landscape. These tracks explore the timelessness of mountainous elevations; oxygen deprived and surrounded by boundless skies. Mountains are hardly static - in fact they are dynamic on a time scale beyond the human experience.  They grow, buckle, twist, erupt and erode at an epic pace. The Coast Range Arc is filled with such mountains and valleys, their dynamics nearly imperceptible. They evoke awe and a connection to an imperceptible past. They are constantly changing, yet represent such a seemingly stoic fixture in our relatively short lives.

1 black tusk (10:02)
2 fromme (07:33)
3 stave peak (06:38)
4 névé (08:05)
5 brohm ridge (11:24)
6 goat mountain (10:31)

All music composed and produced by Scott Morgan (SOCAN), 2010-2011
contact: loscil.ca
Cover Photo: Bjarne Riesto
Art Direction/Photo Manipulation/Layout: Keep Adding

A Glacial Movements Records release, April 2011. All rights reserved


BVDUB "The Art Of Dying Alone"

Really beautiful stuff & highly recommended   NORMAN RECORDS
It's all essential material from one of the few artists working in this milieu that sounds relevant in 2010   RESIDENT ADVISOR

more reviews

Artist bvdub (Brock Van Wey) is known all over the world for having realized resonant jewels of rare beauty such as "White Clouds Drift On and On", "We Were The Sun", "To Live", and many more. He has collaborated with labels such as Millions of Moments, Echospace, Smallfish, Styrax, and the German Kompakt, for which bvdub joined the famous compilation Pop Ambient 2010 curated by Wolfgang Voigt (aka Gas).

The personal sound of this artist moves from refined deep techno settings to more atmospheric and ethereal ones, leading to ambient soundscapes, and aiming to infinity.The treatment of the resonant subject is always executed with skill and discretion, and the sound possesses a wonderful capacity of description which lifts the listener up to the heavens. "The Art of Dying Alone" is no exception, and in the new work composed for Glacial Movements, bvdub spans different sound-sorgents of classical moulds such as piano, acoustic guitar, violin and angelic female voices, along with delicate digital soundscapes.

All this is manipulated and perfectly orchestrated into six wonderful compositions in which moments of melancholy, isolationism, coldness, and contemplation of life will take the listener’s soul on a journey throughout those beautiful and desolate places eternalized in the cover photo by Bjarne Riesto, with great thanks to the huge design-work by Keep Adding studio.

"The Art of Dying Alone" is the contemplation of a final sunset over snowy peaks - it’s the end of winter and the beginning of spring - it’s a soft coat of ice on flowered grasses, quietly admired one last time. Without a doubt, this is the brightest but most melancholic work ever produced by GM. 

1. Descent To The End (8:08)
2. Nothing From No One (8:48)
3. To Finally Forget It All (21:20)
4. No More Reasons Not To Fall (11:19)
5. No One Will Ever Find You Here (9:18)
6. The Art Of Dying Alone (19:13)

Written and produced in Shaoxing, China by Brock Van Wey / bvdub mastered in San Francisco, CA by Vincent Kwok
A Glacial Movements Records release, July 2010. All rights reserved.
Format: CD digipack
Cover Photo: Bjarne Riesto
Art Direction/Layout: Keep Adding San Francisco


Francisco Lòpez "Amarok"

It’s about building into an intensity of sound then allowing it to dissipate   CYCLIC DEFROST
Extremely dilated drones, yet not too immaterial, redundant in their progressive slips of many sound layers   NEURAL

more reviews

Francisco López is known all over the world as one of the main figures of all time experimental music. He performed in hundreds lives, projects and sound-sets in 60 countries of 5 continents and his huge discography has been released by more than 200 labels all over the world. His musical universe moves from human-ear limits to the deepest abysses of sonorous power and it is mostly composed of field recordings caught along the wildest areas of Earth or between the sounds of industrial world.

For "Amarok" composition two years of hard work have been employed using sounds and processed field
recordings. It’s a unequalled conceptual soundscape in this artist’s huge discography and it perfectly joins to Glacial Movements aesthetics. After a few seconds from the track beginning we are dip into an arctic trip which lasts more than an hour and in which tangled weavings in a masterly fashion handled by the Spanish artist appear, develop and dissolve. Gusts of arctic wind, the Amarok’s wheezing breath  (Amarok is the name of a gigantic wolf in Inuit mythology)  and the sense of loss in the polar night are only some of the sensations that this cryogenic hallucinatory acustic is able to evoke.
"Amarok is probably one of the more isolationist and spookiest work I’ve ever done" Francisco López,march 2009

1. Amarok (64:07)

All sound material has been created at mobile messor by Francisco López (Madrid, Murcia, Riga, Belgrade, Tel Aviv, Amsterdam), 2007-2009 © francisco lópez 2009

A Glacial Movements Records release, February 2010.All rights reserved.

Format: CD digipack
Cover Photo: Bjarne Riesto
Art Direction/Layout: Keep Adding


AQUA DORSA "Cloudlands"

Powerful stuff, rife with ingenuity and constantly interesting—more please, fellas   SIGNAL TO NOISE 55
...cloud lands nearer to Köner country and Roach worlds   IGLOO MAG

more reviews

Aquadorsa is a new musical Italian ambient project formed by  Enrico Coniglio and Oophoi.Theyr first work "Cloudlands" is a perfect mix of glithc,classical and orchestral glacial ambient soundscape.Enrico Coniglio is a guitar player  and composer and his research has increasingly focused on the relationship between 'music' and 'landscape ', in an attempt to represent the contemporary crisis of the territory, the loss of nature and identity of places, and the unknown on the evolution of post-urban and post-industrial territory. He has collaborated with various artists, including: Nicola Alesini, Joachim Roedelius and Elisa Marzorati.He has produced some releases such as "AREAVIRUS - topofonie vol.1" (2007 Psychonavigation), "dyanMU" (2008 Psychonavigation) and digital releases Sapientumsuperacquis on Touch Radio (Touch records) and Crònicaster (Crònica Electronica).Gianluigi Gasparetti better know as Oophoi started his own music experiments in 1995, trying to explore the shores of deep space-ambient. His live album "The spirals of time", released in 1997 by Amplexus, has been voted as one of the best ambient albums of all times.Oophoi uses traditional instruments as synths and sampling machines and his music is recorded using analog-only devices in The Kiva.He has released CDs for many International labels such as Amplexus, Hypnos, Nextera, Prikosnovénie and Glacial Movements and he has collaborated with Louisa John Krol,Alio die,Mathias Grassow and Klaus Wiese.

1. A Pillow of Clouds   (5.22)
2. Daylight Fading Into Evening Silence   (5.05)
3. The Pond Reflected Her Smile   (9.13)
4. Zero Gravity   (10.59)
5. Syhan   (12.11)
6. Alone in the Rising Fog   (18.31)
7. Night of Trembling Stars   (06.05)

All sound material has been recorded and mixed by Enrico Coniglio at Tripi h. Studio (Venice-Italy) and Oophoi in The Kiva, winter 2008

A Glacial Movements Records release, May 2009.All right reserved.