Category: Music

Cottage Industries 7 By Neo Ouija

Limited to 150 copies (on CD) and released in October, Cottage Industries 7 is another fine compilation by Neo Ouija featuring more music by artists including Coppice Halifax, Tim Koch & Qeshi. Proceeds from sales of this compilations go to Touched – Music for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Papernut Cambridge – Mellotron Phase: Volume 1

Lovely sounding music, sometimes reminiscent of The Moody Blues at their finest, with a contemporary edge…

“This is an instrumental production music library album made for Ravenwood Music Ltd. With the exception of drums, bass guitar, percussion and the echo guitar on Riviera, all the instrument sounds on this record were made originally by a Mellotron or one of its contemporary tape/disc based playback instruments.
The sounds were picked from GForce’s M-Tron Pro tape libraries including those for the Chamberlin, Optigan, Orchestron, and the complete Streetly Tapes collection. Almost exclusively the basic, mono, unedited patches were used to preserve the tone and functionality of the original instruments. Parts have sometimes been layered or doubled to produce composite sounds. Tuning issues have sometimes been addressed, sometimes not.
Drums were recorded with two microphones – kick and overhead. Bass was overdubbed direct through Logic’s Amp Designer.
Mix effects and processing used: GSI Type 4 spring reverb, GSI Watkat, Waves Kramer Pie compressor and Waves Real ADT. Tape phasing effects were achieved by manually manipulating the varispeed on a duplicated mix running alongside the original.”

‘Mirta’ by Chroma Falls

The release of Chroma Falls’ debut single ‘Mirta’ on Land Recordings, reveals a passion for the spatial aspects of electronic music. The richly layered track possesses its own vivid sense of scale which is expertly balanced with a seemingly instinctive empathy, something that has led to comparisons with acts such as Jon Hopkins, Rival Consoles and Gold Panda. The video for ‘Mirta’ which was created by visual artist Nicholas Matthew Elstran, expertly matches this aesthetic with its cryptic textures, landscapes and human forms.