41 Track Free compilation, showcasing the best from the experimental music fields.
Solitary sonic explorations delicately balancing between muted post-rock, ambient and electronic textures. The project is the creation of Greek-born artist Maria Papadomanolaki.
Ben Barrett is a London based guitarist from New Zealand creating ambient electric guitar drones from improvised and processed loops.
Black Eagle Child
Black Eagle Child is Michael Jantz, a musician living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
transatlantic drone duo forging music for private rituals, astral inquiry, and small hours.
endote is the alias of Scott R. White, a solo musician born in Kent in 1982, who is now based in Tokyo, Japan. Primarily a guitarist, endote creates his sound using a varying range of instruments, such as guitar, piano and ocarina, which are then processed and blended with field recordings and subtle effects.
Machinefabriek is Rotterdam based musician Rutger Zuydervelt. Taken from the forthcoming album 'Drum Solos', on Eat, Sleep, Repeat.
Jeffrey Melton is a designer, composer and sound artist from Fort Wayne, Indiana, producing and performing under the names Nofi, Melton, and The Silent Stars.
Birds of Passage
birds of passage is the solo experimental, ambient, drone and folk project of New Zealand artist Alicia Merz.
Born on the shores of Lake Erie, moved inland and began recording.
Stray Theories is the ambient electronica project of Australian musician/composer Micah Templeton-Wolfe.
Field Rotation is a composer and sound artist from Germany. His music is based on electro-acoustic sound manipulation mainly created with acoustic instruments and field recordings.
Wolf Maps & Valiska
UK / Canada
wolf maps hailing from the south of England, and Valiska hailing from Calgary are ambient/drone producers inspired by nature & emotions.
funeral fireworks, a solo electronic musician, writes music for endless nights and hopeless mornings.
Stillme & Alvaro Casas
This is a previously unreleased track from the first colaboration between Juan Pablo Martínez [stillme.], phonographist and sound artist since 2004 and Álvaro Casas, classical violinist for 22 years who is currently experimenting with new sound posibilities.
Composer, recording/mastering engineer, graphic designer, photographer and citizen of Detroit, MI.
J Butler (b. 1983) is a musician based in Pittsburgh, PA. His work focuses on minimalism and pieces that float along, using drones, field recordings, guitar pedals, looping, synthesizers, and toy instruments.
Heinali (a moniker of Oleg Shpudeiko) is a composer and sound artist from Kiev, Ukraine.
tone color is andy lomas hailing from manchester uk ambient/experimental artist using mainly processed guitar/synths.
James Murray's productions combine delicate sound design and manipulated acoustic recordings, and tend towards a low-tempo, reflective aesthetic. They have been released by em:t, Psychonavigation, Ultimae, Fluid Audio and his own Slowcraft Records imprint.
Australian-born composer/producer of eclectic music that often combines live instrumental performance with technology, location recordings and found sounds.
Accelra is the recording name of Gavin Singleton, a composer based in London. He focuses heavily on narrative-based music forms with a nod to the cinematic.
Electronic musician / composer based in Scotland. Dabbles with piano, guitar, synths & anything else he can get his hands on.
Florian Von Ameln
Florian von Ameln is a musician and sound aficionado, living in Nuernberg, Germany. At daytime he works in an audio software company, in his spare time he works with electronic and acoustic devices to produce music and sounds.
Ekca Liena is the recording alias of Daniel W J Mackenzie, a musician based in Brighton, England who also forms one fifth of psyche drone group Plurals and has self-released a piano based album under his own name. His style varies from release to release but concentrates mainly on electronic, post-rock and doom influenced ambient and drone music.
Blacksburg VA, USA
Sun Hammer is an American sound artist who loves eating sweets but restricts his intake with a weekends-only limit, adores mainstream rap, utilizes bass for its healing properties, and identifies as an Enneagram Type Five.
Chicago, Il USA
Started playing guitar at age 16 and became obsessed with making one guitar sound like many. Starting with simple guitar pedals to now using the aid of a computer to further manipulate and extract new sounds. Lately, I have begun to incorporate circuit bent toys and field recordings into these dense minimal pieces.
Sarnia, Ontario (Canada)
Finding a niche somewhere just off in the distance from the laptop folk + ambient/electro-acoustic music movement, Direwires is the work of Adam W Young. Adam spent over 15 years creating experimental electronic music in his childhood home and later flats in Germany and Canada.
Bobby Jones, who records as I've Lost, creates guitar-based ambient musical works, which are really hard to simply fit into just one category. The music has been described as minimalist, ambient and, in a recent review, "Post-Rock for Whales"
Guy Gelem is an Israeli Composer living in Prague. He has released two full length albums and three ep's so far.Gelem is creating music for contemporary dance,theatre and other art forms projects.
Subnaught derives from a technical term signifying a reference or fundamental quantity.
Bonus artwork has kindly been supplied by artist/photographers/illustrators. Each image compliments and extends the music on SEQUENCE3 providing new perspectives and adding to the overall creative and collaborative ideal. Big thanks to Melanie Skriabine, Seth Chrisman and Gavin Singleton
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SEQUENCE3 continues the series we started in 2011. Curated by Futuresequence, the aim is to showcase the breadth and depth of experimental music around the world right now. With a clear focus on supporting independent artists and labels the compilations hopefully provide a platform for emerging as well as established artists.
Having seen it receive such great attention in the first two editions, the series will continue with a release every 3 months, 4, 5 and 6 in Summer, Autumn and Winter respectively.
We received just under 100 track submissions this time around, making the final selection all the harder to make.
Thanks to all the artists involved, and to you for listening - we hope you enjoy these as much as we enjoy putting them together. Please help support the artists by sharing SEQUENCE3.