Artglider is a nice platform to promote music

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We often receive emails from young people who want to start their own music label. Looking back, Fluttery Records is eight years old label and things have changed since we started. Our ideas and vision have inspired many labels which came after us. They modified themselves in many ways from how they sign new artists to how they communicate with their followers, friends and fans.

To start and run a music label became much easier. Running your own music label still takes your time and it might not be a good life choice if you are not financially and mentally prepared. But what I want to talk about is the positive side of it. If you have time to spare, some money to invest in good people and good music and if you are open to learn new things it might be a good choice.

How technology made it easier? First, it became easy to digitally distribute your releases. It has revolutionized the way people listen to music but still there was a big gap.

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How are you going to get your word to your fans? How are you going to get your physical releases delivered to your fans worldwide? This is where Artglider takes over.

 

We recommend Artglider to anyone who has a label or is thinking to start one as well as people who makes music. And here is why.

– It is easy to create physical products with Artglider. You just log in and create your albums with ease. You upload your artworks and music and there you have your albums on CD.
– It is easy to ship your CDs with Artglider. We don’t go to post offices any more. We log in to Artglider and type the shipping address. They do all the shipping for us.
– It is easy to keep in touch with your fans with Artglider. You can easily import your contacts and emails and send newsletters to your fans. This way you can grow your fan base.
– You don’t have to pay a fortune for web hosting. Their web hosting services for musicians and labels are amazing and affordable at the same time. Also you get your domain names from them (like yoursite.com)
– You don’t have to pay a fortune for mastering. We haven’t used their mastering service for our label yet but we hear good things from the people who are using it.

These are the reasons we recommend Artglider.

Have a closer look at their website yourself: http://artglider.com

Secoya says “World is Yours”

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Secoya is an ambient / experimental project of George Robinson, a producer from Bristol, UK. He started his musical journey by playing piano at early age. As he grew older, he discovered different types of music and different methods to create them. His music is often lo-fi and reflects a mixture of the surroundings of the countryside, where he lives and the darkness of the city, where he also spends much of his time. This combination of ambient, experimental, lo-fi and classical aims to capture and evoke certain emotions.

There are commonly extensive dynamic changes in his music. These contrasting atmospheres develop his nostalgic and melodic brand of ambient music.

Listening to Secoya is like a gate opens to past but not just his. Get ready go through old movies, amusement parks, dusty things in the attic.

The World is Yours is the second album by the British composer / musician George Robinson, also known as Secoya, following his 2015 release, Ghosts. Since he wrote the music that became Ghosts, he has created a lot of music and feels that this practice has enabled a greater musical competency and understanding of composition.

The album differ from his previous album in that it is greatly influenced by classical music, putting strings and choirs at the forefront. Robinson has maintained his ability to write relatively cozy and sincere songs but has also allowed himself to add greater complexity. He feels strings and similar acoustic instruments are underused in synthesizer dominated ambient music, and that there was space to create acoustic based ambient music.

The songs convey a wide range of emotions from despairing sadness to joyous euphoria, continuing Robinson’s tendency to add emotion to his music.

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Okada’s darkly cinematic debut album

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While the weather is getting hotter in May, we come with a breath­taking ambient & electro acoustic record. We never release any album we don’t really like for any reason, all the albums in our catalogue are the albums we think they are the albums which must be in our personal music archive as well. Okada label debut is even beyond that, it has already become one of our favourites of ambient & electro­acoustic genres.

Okada is a project by Greg Pappas from Alabama, US. Initially known to the music world as ZXYZXY, Greg used it as a vehicle for experimentation and refinement of his writing technique while dabbling in electro­acoustic, ambient, post­rock and even wonky genres. It wasn’t until the Summer of 2014 that he felt his music clicked into place seemingly out­of­nowhere under Okada.

This time around the only constant in the creative process was that there was no focus on any one way to bring out the music. No guides. No genre sign posts. Just as long as the road to the final product was a visceral experience.

Okada (album) is darkly cinematic, but it’s never bleak or depressing. In fact, the bubbly female vocals haunt the music, lifting it up with caring hands out of the dark mire and into a subdued electronic coloring that sits easily with the listener. It’s a bruise that discolors the music’s original pale skin, her original pale genre, and the vanilla blooms into a new, shady gem right in front of our eyes. The low, dull sound of classical instrumentation has been brushed aside like a September cobweb, cleaned of its original timbre. An ambient layer peels itself away, and later a hushed electronic beat shuffles itself and the music forward, proving that electronic rhythms can indeed be subtle, caring and sophisticated.

Conflicting emotions cycle through the music. It can lead to serenity but it can also bring a flood of intense love. It’s gentle, fragile, the cycling beat and the melancholic black and white notes flowing naturally, freely. It’s graceful music that lives and breathes a seemingly simple life in the face of musical complexity. There are a lot of layers underneath its surface; a slowly shifting labyrinth of sound that continually takes you by surprise.

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The sonic world in Iván Muela’s “Unsound”

Iván Muela is a young multi-instrumentalist, composer and engineer based in London. His music relies heavily on warm sounding pianos, strings and abstract surreal sounds, ultimately resulting in a sway of beautiful melodies and fascinating textures. Perhaps influenced by being immersed in the lo-fi/punk scene, Iván brings this attitude to his music. Placing special emphasis in capturing the moment, his compositions are splattered with improvisation and chance. Iván is fascinated by the way technology can become an essential part of the compositional process, therefore pushing the rigid boundaries that for so long have characterised classical music.

The sonic world created by the young composer in “Unsound” is a swirl of emotions. The melodies and textures captured in its 11 tracks bring the listener into a different dimension in which feelings like desolation and hope walk hand by hand. This time Iván’s exploratory spirit took him to traverse new musical territories, blending classical-sounding passages with modern electronic elements. Unsound, Ivan’s most ambitious work to date, features several upright and grand pianos, modular synthesisers, guitars, bass, upright bass and even a 9-piece string ensemble recorded in a church.

While not being necessarily a conceptual album, Unsound is heavily inspired by the composer’s everyday life. Some tracks are little snippets of his thoughts, reflections of personal events and some sound passages are reflecions of life in a big metropolis. “Trying to find beauty in a hectic city like London is sometimes tough. Hope, worries, calm, bliss, elation, feeling like exploding inside… There are a lot of emotions put into this music but what each person makes out of them… that is very personal”.

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