Attilio Novellino (born in Catanzaro in 1983) in which guitar loops, samples, electronic filtering, field recordings and piano melodies are used to build dreamy and melancholy soundscapes, to draw floating layers of material that decomposes slowly, to launch dronic textures that become noises.
Ghosting Season was born in 2011 out of the foundations of worriedaboutsatan, the band we have toured and recorded as for over half a decade.
ambient/experimental sound artist, photo-novice, father, husband, counselor
We're interested in peeling paint on old front doors, empty and flourishing flower pots, going home, the unexpectedness of 35mm, old keys, the warm bit where the bed rests against the radiator, familiarity, and days out.
Beautiful Bells is the Alabama-born Justin Peake, who now splits his time between New Orleans and Brooklyn.
Romain Barbot & Greg Buffier are Saaad, creating Ambient, Drone, Psychedelic
The Eternal Twilight
The Eternal Twilight was started as an internet based colloboration project between Noor(India) and Abbas(Pakistan).
Rhian Sheehan is a New Zealand based producer of cinematic styled music who is known for his unique melding of experimental electronica with orchestral music and environmental sound recordings.
Josco is Gerard McDermott from the Republic of Ireland. He has released one EP on Somehow Recordings and is currently working on three different projects, all to be released in 2012.
Jannick Schou is a Danish sound-artist making ambient/microsound/drone music . He is also known under the moniker Cylon.
Blair (DIAL.81) French is an artist from metro detroit, who began as an emcee back in the mid 90's, and is now exploring instrumental music/and film.
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"
Hakobune aka Takahiro Yorifuji uses layers of guitar to create sonic landscapes.
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.
Nils Frahm & Anne Muller
Frahm and Müller have built a world where modern classical and electronica collide creating an 'intoxicating and delicious' collection of songs. (P) 2011 Erased Tapes Records Ltd. Used with kind permission from Erased Tapes.
Drone/experimental project from Montreal; releases on Denovali, Aurora Borealis, Alien8, Basses Frequences, three:four.
Borealis is a project alias of Jesse Somfay. The glowing star-core within Borealis radiates solely to spread subtle quantum coherence with those sharing the vibrational experience at any point in nonlocal reality whether within time or without.
Subnaught derives from a technical term signifying a reference or fundamental quantity.
Sima studied musicology in his university days, and his main theme is between the things ; mainly silent and note.
The Inventors of Aircraft
The Inventors of Aircraft is a London based music project helmed by Phil Tomsett with releases on Rural Colours, Audio Gourmet, Resting Bell and Serein (Netlabel release.)
Kirill Platonkin & Aeroshell
Russia / Oakpark, IL
From the Russian Far Eastern town Blagoveshchensk, a land of permafrost, coldness and oblivion, Kirill Platonkin crafts drone ambient music of different shades: dark, grey and multicoloured. Electronic musician/percussionist/graphic designer from Oak Park, IL. An Art Director by day, Aeroshell creates textured soundscapes and downtempo full of emotion and color.
Josh Mason currently resides in Jacksonville, FL with his wife Allison and plays music in Twin Cousins and Swimming. In his spare time, what little of it he has, he puts out records on his imprint Sunshine Ltd and supports the economic suicide of "bringing art to the people" as the Peredvizhniki did in the 1870's
Hallock Hill is the musical nom de plume of Tom Lecky, a New York-based guitarist. Using a variety of electric, acoustic and lap steel guitars, Hallock Hill creates layered improvisations. His albums 'The Union' and 'There He Unforeseen' were released in 2011.
Echaskech are schizophrenic London based producers Dom and Andy. Sometimes slow and quiet other times fast and noisy.
Ambient textures and tonal ventures accomplished with primitive means and scarce source material.
Stuart Bowditch (Hybernation) is a sound artist, composer and DJ inspired by location and the objects, people and experiences he encounters there.
Writes emotive, shoegaze-derived, yet heavily processed music using guitars, time-stretched drum hits and plenty of field recordings to create evocative soundscapes that dream of a better time and space.
Guy Birkin is a visual artist, musician and researcher in the perception and measurement of aesthetic complexity, using algorithmic processes to generate audio and visual material, and using methods from information theory and experimental psychology for analysis.
Small Scale Collisions
Small Scale Collisions are a Glasgow based collaboration who make haunting, impressionistic music that is subtle yet steeped in nascent ambiguities.
New Mexico, US
Widesky is the moniker of Seth Chrisman, experimental musician based in the Pacific Northwest.
Je Suis Le Petit Chevalier is a musical fantasy born in a trailer by the woods of upstate New York during summer 2010 by the French based in Belgium Felicia Atkinson. Since then, those sounds in wonder have been collected by Stunned, Digitalis, Kaugummi, Folkwaste library, Ruralfaune, No kings, I had an accident, ...
Pascal Savy is a self-taught musician and composer based in London, UK. He creates organic ambient music, as a way to reflect on beauty hidden in unexpected places.
Inner West, Australia
Australian artist Seaworthy (aka Cameron Webb) explores environmental sounds and the music they inspire.
Zvuku is a musical project of Karl McGrath. He has released ep's on Rural Colours and Heat Death records. His first album will be released on Heat Death records later in the year. zvuku is a musical project of Karl McGrath. He has released ep's on Rural Colours and Heat Death records. His first album will be released on Heat Death records later in the year.
Cambridge MA, USA
My work as Specta Ciera typically comprises of ambient drones, field recordings and avant garde electronics, although I am keen to experiment through different techniques as each new release comes out
The Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada
Damian is a multi-instrumentalist who creates ambient/experimental works primarily based around solo guitar, percussive elements, piano, and field recordings. He has released works on labels such as Drifting Falling Hibernate, Under The Spire, Resting Bell, Audio Gourmet, TwistedTreeLine, Left(Field) Recordings, and Standard Form.
A Setting Sun & Radere
Boulder, CO / U.S.A.
A Setting Sun and Radere came together thanks to a shared love of drones and mainstream rap music - an odd, yet somehow fitting, dichotomy. Since their initial meeting in NYC nearly 2 years ago, they'e moved to opposite ends of the country but have maintained a close working relationship that shows no signs of slowing down.
Bonus artwork has kindly been supplied by artist/photographers/illustrators from around the world. Each image compliments and extends the music on SEQUENCE2 providing new perspectives and adding to the overall creative and collaborative ideal. Big thanks to: Lindsey Thompson, Daniel Salemi, Coline Termash, Dan Lisowski, Meryem Yildiz, and Natalie Nicklin.
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SEQUENCE2 continues the sequence series curated by Futuresequence - aiming 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.
After the success of SEQUENCE1, whether to continue the series wasn't a hard decision to make. More than anything I really enjoyed the whole process of putting the compilation together; gathering and choosing tracks, getting to know the artists better, creating the artwork, promoting the release - the whole thing.
As a statement of intent then, the series will continue with a compilation release every few months, showcasing the best of experimental, electronica, ambient, drone, noise (etc) has to offer.
Thanks to all the artists involved, and to you for listening. Please help support the artists by sharing SEQUENCE2.