Friday, January 27, 2012

New release: Music inspired by the writings of Isaac Asimov

In possibly his most nerdy move yet, Lee Rosevere's latest project is music inspired by the writing of Isaac Asimov, known for his many science-fiction stories.

Each composition is named after the corresponding sci-fi short story (sorry you'll have to visit your library or download a complete collection of short stories to read the originals, copyright infringement and all that).

Similar in style to the three installments of the Light Years albums (I, II and III), the music is reminiscent of unofficial scores for non-existent sci-fi movies. It isn't essential to be familiar with the Asimov stories the songs are named after, but it does enhance the listening experience. Lee's comments on each track are available in the liner notes below.

Artwork: Front | Back | Inner Liner Notes (doc)

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Tracks: (320 kbps)

1. Multivac

2. Dreaming Is A Private Thing

3. The Machine That Won The War

4. It's Such A Beautiful Day

5. Eyes Do More Than See

6. The Dead Past

7. Gimmicks Three

8. The Ugly Little Boy

9. The Last Question

10. Nightfall

Video: "Le Voyage Dans La Lune (The Machine That Won The War)"

mp4 | ogg | wmv

Cover photo by Andy Morris (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hello 2012...

Happy New Year!

Things are jumping already, as we've got a number of releases ready to go... first up, a new artist to the roster Jared C. Balogh, and his experiemental modern-classical release Rhythms Of Life, similar in style to the Synclavier work of Zappa. Free download!

And Lee has joined up with the new Disquiet/Junto audio group, started by Marc who runs the influential Disquiet website. The first 'assignment' for the group was to record the sound of ice in a glass and make something out of it... we recommend checking out all the interesting results, but this is what Lee came up with:

More soon!