This song is taken from the Daily(drops) project via SoundCloud.
One of my biggest influences in life and music is probably the pioneering Scottish band Mogwai. Naturally, I was intrigued and excited to hear about this new remix album that they’re releasing called “A Wrenched Virile Lore”. This is the first track from it, a “reshape” by Justin K. Broadrick of Jesu fame. The full album will be out November 14th and you can order it here.
This is woman is brilliant and this is my favorite song of hers.
“Based in the beautiful Laurentian mountains just north of Montreal, Canada, Heliofant is a nascent independent computer animation studio focused on creating experimental and challenging content. Bringing together artists from the fields of dance, music, computer animation and visual arts, the company is very interested in exploring the common ground that underlies many spiritual and philosophical traditions in a lyrical form.”
You can contact Heliofant at:
As far as independent solo artists on the internet go, there aren’t many more down to earth and as dedicated to being real as Matt Stevens. (http://mattstevensguitar.com) He’s been a huge influence on me, not so much in musical style, but in how to build true relationships with people from all around the world through music.
The journey of his sound has generally revolved around mathy and progressive acoustic-guitar looping with all sorts of side-roads taken along the way.
With the release of his newest album “Relic” (Embedded Below), Mr. Stevens seems to have honed all the most enjoyable parts of his past work while still pushing forward into new and unique sonic territory.
I would recommend this album to pretty much anyone in hopes that they’ll get to know Matt and reach back into his back-catalogue for more of this type of musical brilliance.
And I can’t, in good conscience, go without mentioning Matt’s band and sibling project called The Fierce and the Dead. (Their album “If it Carries On Like This We Are Moving To Morecambe” also embedded below)
Mixing just the right amount of Mogwai-ish post-rock familiarity with experimentally fresh and wholly unique goodness, this band is definitely a worthy counterpart to this modern guitarist’s solo work.
So glad that I’ve stumbled upon this man’s music.
Watching Requiem for a Dream for the first time is a uniquely disturbing experience.
But from a creative standpoint, I’ve always found it to be an inspiring piece of art.
This 60-second remake-with-puppets does a great job of paying tribute to Darren Aronofsky’s classic film.
I definitely recommend dedicating one minute of your time to this video, especially if you’re a fan of the original:
Here is my newest collection of ambient music. It’s 80 minutes long.
Download all 28 tracks together while I am still able to offer it for FREE:
The beautiful artwork was made by Javier Torres.
Cameron Grey and Infinite Third – “Forever and Now”
Special Thanks to: Jamie Vernon, Zack Zonker, Marshall Portwood, Leslie Portwood
To Download or Listen to the FREE “Forever and Now” EP:
To Download Cameron Grey’s FREE “N*A*S*A” Mixtape:
To Connect with Cameron Grey:
“It is said that unsophistication makes a man empty and that emptiness makes him carefree. It may be true among those who were born dead and who exist like frozen corpses; but the sensitive boy who feels much and knows little is the most unfortunate creature under the sun, because he is torn by two forces. the first force elevates him and shows him the beauty of existence through a cloud of dreams; the second ties him down to the earth and fills his eyes with dust and overpowers him with fears and darkness.”
- From “The Broken Wings” by Khalil Gibran
I could watch this man play the Darbuka for hours. He has clearly reached the next level.
I’m not exactly sure what INNI is, (New Album? Live Film?) but this video makes me feel good inside.
Found this and feel that it needs to be shared.
A young man searching for enlightenment comes upon an old man walking down a mountain path, carrying a heavy sack on his back. The young seeker senses that this wise-looking elder has been to the summit and has found illumination.
“Please, sir,” he asks, “can you tell me what enlightenment is?”
The old man smiles, takes the heavy burden off his back, and stands up straight.
“I understand!” cries the young man. “But, what is after enlightenment?”
The old man simply swings the heavy sack up his shoulders and continues on his way.
*Story taken from the book Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman
I’ve recently begun streaming live practice sessions from my home studio.
On Thursday June 30th, I played for nearly 5 hours straight and streamed the whole session live from Ustream.
I recorded a short excerpt from the night and the video can be viewed here:
(Hope to see you at the next stream!)
I wanted to share this lovely, short, acoustic performance by Dave Davison of a song called “The Ongoing Horrible”:
This was one of my first long ambient pieces.
It lasts 19:59, so I recommend just putting it on in the background as you relax, read, or just quietly think.
If you enjoyed Sigur Ros singer Jónsi’s brilliant 2010 solo album called “Go” – (If you didn’t enjoy it, then I’ll assume you haven’t heard it) – Then, I have a hunch that you’ll also greatly enjoy this video series in which Jonsi performs each track in a quiet setting all alone:
(**If you like what you hear and want to buy this and more of Jónsi’s beautiful work in physical form, please visit http://jonsi.com/store to support the artist directly!**)
(More videos after the break)
This is a beautiful collaboration between musician Yo-Yo Ma and next-level dancer, Lil Buck.
Hammock – “Breathturn”
Sigur Ros – “(Untitled)”
Hammock – “Mono No Aware”
Eluvium – “The Motion Makes Me Last”
The American Dollar – “Anything You Synthesize”
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