Thursday, July 14, 2016

Musical Sounds Of Relaxation - Emerald Green (1989)

Here we have yet another great installment in the  Musical Sounds of Relaxation series! Produced by Robert Slap, this is "Emerald Green," another wonderful addition to any new age collection.  Arpeggios, drones, wonderful melodies - what more could you ask for? Besides another tape, "Topaz", we have nearly completed collecting the entire series of tapes. Of course, this depends on if I ever find any copyright data for another release archived online.

Emerald Green (1989)

Musical Sounds Of Relaxation - High As A Kite (1989)

Very excited to post this one up! I've always loved the Musical Sounds Of Relaxation series, and thanks to some help from Happydogs (who has unearthed more than half the releases on this blog), we have two more additions to this wonderful series!

Here is "High As A Kite", and saying this tape is wonderful is an understatement. It's the same great production you'd expect from robert slap, with the lovely ethereal arpeggios and wonderful melodic synths, and even nature sounds. I favor side A over side B, but they are both absolutely magnificent.

High As A Kite (1989)

Up next is "Emerald Green!"

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

A selection of my self-released new age & ambient music!

Hello, everybody. I apologize for not being active, but I have been very busy. I have been releasing a lot of my own music for the past year or so. Much of what I do is lo-fi rock, outsider music and antifolk, but I also do electronic and experimental recordings, some of which is heavily inspired by the music I post up here. To keep a vintage sound, I run my electronic recordings through filters and add cassette tape hiss to them. The most you may spend on a single album is 10 dollars, though most of them are within the 3-6 dollar range, and some of them are even free.  I would probably say that some of these are similar in sound to Aphex Twin, whose ambient works are a favorite of mine.
If you do not wish to purchase any, they are also available for streaming straight from my bandcamp page.

I've picked some releases which I think are my best, and put them here.
All the album artwork was also concieved by myself.

Borealis (2015) listen or purchase here

C.M.I. (2015) listen or purchase here

Still Waters (Recorded 2011, released 2015) listen or purchase here

Chasm (2015) listen or purchase here

NEED SLEEP (2016) listen or purchase here

And, as an added bonus, here's a few links to some of my albums for free, here only!

ORGN (2015)
Nanobug (Non Lo-Fi Version, 2015)
Sunscapes (2015)

Canada Effervescent - Automne Eternel (HOAX, LEFT UP FOR ARCHIVAL PURPOSES)

EDIT: So, this was revealed to be a hoax, and was a recent album recorded by some french musicians, completely unrelated to Valley Of The Sun, and the cover art is fake.

If you're curious to check this hoax album out, you can listen here.