Oct 032014
 
Hello,
We are presenting four new releases:
RAPOON ‘Fall of Drums’ CD
RAPOON & PROMUTE ‘Machine River’CD
INDIA CZAJKOWSKA & SEBASTIAN MADEJSKI ‘Tańce Snu’CD
Dag Rosenqvist & Rutger Zuydervelt ‘Vintermusik’CD
RAPOON ‘Fall of Drums’ CD
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It has been a year since the release of highly-acclaimed album entitled “To West and Blue”. After various archive releases (the second volume in the rarities collection entitled “Seeds in the Tide” plus expanded reissue of a classic album “The Fires of the Borderlands”) and new albums on other labels (“Psi-Transient” and “Conduits And Estuaries”), Robin Storey aka Rapoon presents a carefully woven new masterpiece called “Fall of Drums”.
The new Rapoon album marks his return not only to the analogue electronics territories, but also to ethnic rhythms which he was known for in the very early days of his solo project. We are back to Middle Eastern territories, to deserts, opium hallucinations and ghosts whisper amidst the sand. 4 long hypnotic tracks of staggering beauty take us on an hour-long journey into your subconsciousness. In other words, it is another top quality album from Robin Storey.
The CD is housed in gatefold sleeve in the vein of Japanese-style vinyl replica and is strictly limited to 500 copies.The cover is based on paintings by Robin Storey and the design was handled again by Maciej Mehring. “Fall of Drums” was mastered by Maciej Bartkowiak (who was the mastering engineer on previous Rapoon releases). The whole production process was overseen by Michał Porwet.
RAPOON & PROMUTE ‘Machine River’CD
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Not only is Robin Storey aka Rapoon a very prolific solo artist, but also he collaborates with many musicians from all over the world. He has already worked with Mykel Boys, Wyrm, Pas Musique, Kinder Atom, Cisfinitum, Pacific 231 et al. This time he teamed up with Shaun Sandor aka Promute to create 8 haunting tracks.This is the story of their meeting in the words of Shaun Sandor: This collaboration between Rapoon and Promute is a direct result of the 2011 Endless Form Tour. For several nights in a row in different cities I sat in a swirling mist of sound conjured by Rapoon. The music easily generated notions of timelessness and seductive landscapes. In all of this, I was realizing that the electro-acoustic set that I was performing seemed to be a natural compliment to the music of Rapoon. I created several dozen tracks of homemade instruments, prepared guitar and bass, and sitar and sent them to Robin Storey to manipulate, process and edit. I asked my friend Des Kashyap to contribute some vocals as well, and he agreed. Robin added his music and vocals as well and did the arranging and mixing.The CD is housed in an ecopak sleeve and is strictly limited to 500 copies. The cover is based on paintings by Shaun Sandor’s daughter and was designed by Maciej Mehring. “Machine River” was mastered by Maciej Bartkowiak. The whole production process was overseen by Michał Porwet.
INDIA CZAJKOWSKA & SEBASTIAN MADEJSKI ‘Tańce Snu’CD
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””Dances of the Dreams” (”Tańce Snu”) is a sonic journey through unexpected and undiscovered worlds of human imagination. This sonic journey is accompanied by the aura of oddity or mystery straight from the fairytale land. From a rich array of sounds, colours and surprising ideas, the artists extract haunting, subtle melodies. Here early music entwines with ambient, oriental melodies with experimental sounds, folky lightness corresponds with elements of neo-classical.
The duo of  India Czajkowska and Sebastian Madejski created a very suggestive album by means of early instruments (viola de gamba, psałterium) flute, piano, synthesizer, guitars and two unconventional voices; an album that is very hard to pigeon-hole. Having drawn inspiration from tradition, it brings a lot of freshness into seemingly fossilised structure. It is a surprisingly interesting, intriguing and delightful album for numerous listens.
For fans of neoclassical/new folk sounds of Ataraxia, Jack or Jive, Rajna, Louisa John-Krol, Collection D’Arnell-Andrea.
 
Dag Rosenqvist & Rutger Zuydervelt ‘Vintermusik’CD
One album, seven tracks, two people. Who are they? Dag Rosenqvist is a Swedish musician releasing solo music under his own name/previously Jasper TX moniker, and Rutger Zuydervelt is prolific Dutch sound artist familiar to most as Machinefabriek, already known to Zoharum followers via ”Dubbeltjes” compilation of his rarities. And what is ”Vintermusik”? Actually, it is another rarity being reissued.
The tracks from this album date back to 2006 and are one of the early tracks commited by both Dag & Rutger. They did not meet at the time of the recordings, they used the Internet to exchange files. And so 50 minutes of music was created. It is contemplative music full of shimmering guitar drones, delicate piano melodies and bits of field recordings. They sound cold, yet warm at the same time. So the time for releasing this music is just right – it is a little bit of winter music for the end of the summer.
The original version ”Vintermusik” came out on a CDR limited to just 200 copies. Due to a popular demand we decided to re-release it. It has not dated in the least bit, it is as fresh as on the day of its release. As a special bonus, another rare gem was added, that is ”Feberdröm” coming from a 3” CDR. It gives you the full picture of those early ventures into duo collaboration between Dag and Rutger.
”Vintermusik” is released in a 3-panel ecopak in a strictly limited edition of 300 copies. The cover is based on the original by Rutger Zuydervelt. It was mastered by Łukasz Miernik. The whole production process was overseen by Michał Porwet.
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Greetings,
Zoharum/ alchembria Team