07 Apr 2018

OP3’s experiments on post-rock & modern classical music: Lumina

 

 

 

Lumina is the third official release of OP3 and as Dimitris Mitropapas states, “The most expressive and vivid elements of our music so far, in display!”, a EP where modern classical and post-rock flirts.

The 3-track EP capitalizes the theme of “darkness” and “light” as a metaphor for our lives. Everyone has their moments of light and on the contrary, we all do serve a great time in darkness, especially on those days when nothing seems to get off the ground. The album’s main task is to resonate with the listener in ways that make one feeling grateful to be alive and experience the ups and downs of the human nature. It’s the only way to feel alive after all. Regarding the sound elements of this release, the piano and the string quartet now has a more haunting vibe than ever as well as the electronics are sounding even more alive and being much more original both sonically and progressively.

“Lumina” is being used as a passage to make way for the next full album of OP3, titled “SmyrnAe”. In a way, it prepares the listener for what is to come in the new album since on “Lumina”, OP3 introduces new sounds and instruments resonating more with the folk and jazz elements that the new album will have in abundance.

Three tracks “Out of Darkness”, “Into the Light” and “Lumina” have been chosen to synthesize and exhibit the theme of this constant circle of our lives in an attempt to heal, motivate and breathe life into getting the best out of our human nature.

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04 Apr 2018

Deer Park Ranger shows the Bottom of The Ocean

We are very happy to announce that Deer Park Ranger comes with his third release on Fluttery Records.  Bottom Of The Ocean is the first full length release from Trevor Humphrey’s post-rock/ambient solo project, Deer Park Ranger (Oakland, CA)

After releasing 2 EPs in the last year, Humphrey has followed up with a 10 track LP of compelling and emotional songs. Bottom Of The Ocean is an extremely personal record that touches points of sorrow, pain, and fear while juxtaposing them with moments of hope, and elation. This blend highlights the dichotomy of emotions that are present during a major life change.

The painful end of things you used to love, and the overwhelming excitement of your next chapter. This emotional tug and pull is present throughout the listening experience. Progressive movements are intertwined with soft piano melodies, and blended with synths and arpeggiators to create swelling soundscapes. Heavy, aggressive guitars tear through tracks like Gallows, while Part Of The Story and The Days You Used To Love are reflective and evoke feelings of nostalgia, and the title track cascades to a crescendo of hope and triumph. 

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30 Mar 2018

Making ambient music on Stained Glass: Monochromie

 

 

 

 

Monochromie strikes back again. Wilson Trouvé, a French composer now living in Belgium, has been composing and releasing ambient music and modern classical compositions since 2012, the year of his debut album “Angels and Demons”. As a pianist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer, he has released at least six full-length albums and other EP on various independent labels.

Stained Glass talks about purity, serenity and sometimes storms as well. Life is made of changes, breaks, new starts, periods of noise or silence. Stained Glass tries to capture those moving moments, often ephemeral and beautiful, peaceful or even disturbing, colorful or dark, at night or during a sunny day. Those inspirational and emotional pictures of life always emerge from Monochromie’s music. Stained Glass is also about that light that comes across windows, suddenly enlightening our home and calling us outside for a walk. Monochromie’s music is made of light.

It took two years for Stained Glass to be finally completed with additional tracks. At the same period of time, Wilson Trouvé (Monochromie) has left the south of France to live in Brussels. If you still haven’t heard about Monochromie, let’s start today with Stained Glass which is a stunning collection of ambient and experimental tracks. Then you can explore all of Monochromie’s previous albums including his debut opus “Angels and Demons” released in 2012 on Fluttery Records.

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23 Mar 2018

Sophomore release of Sleeping Horses: Water For Air

We are very happy to again to go to Portland, OR and bring you the sophomore album by Sleeping Horses which which is a delight for ambient music lovers.

They say that the sophomore release can be the hardest, but Sleeping Horses James Fouty makes it seem effortless and delivers the emotion with a passionate drive that expands upon the first album as it picks up almost exactly where the debut left off. Less than a year from the release of his debut, Sleeping Horses has raised the bar with Water for Air.

The Oregon based recording artist took no breaks from songwriting, painstakingly sweating over every tone, arrangement and melody. The passion drips from each measure and overtone as if it were dipped in the deepest and most elaborate feelings possible. Take every sunset you can never forget, every moonlit walk with the heart of a young lover, every time you knew you were in the middle of what would become the most memorable moments of your life, and you might come close to Water for Air. With its lush string arrangements and analogue ambient music textures, Water for Air is a collection from a songwriter in his prime, the honesty poured into this LP is evident in every track.

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20 Mar 2018

Pre-orders started for spring 2018 releases

Sleeping Horses, Monochromie, Deer Park Ranger, OP3, Dan Caine releases are coming pretty soon!

Spring has come and as everything comes back to life after long winter months, Fluttery Records is bringing 5 new releases and we would like to tell you something more about them in this short overview. Here are all the most important details and links.

 

SLEEPING HORSES – Water For Air 
Release Date: 23 March 2018

Preview

Hailing from the east coast, Sleeping Horses’ James Randolph Fouty currently records and resides in Portland, Oregon where he records his breathtaking post-rock / ambient tracks. Take every sunset you can never forget, every moonlit walk with the heart of a young lover, every time you knew you were in the middle of what would become the most memorable moments of your life, and you might come close to Water for Air. With its lush string arrangements and analogue ambient textures, Water for Air is a collection from a songwriter in his prime.

 

MONOCHROMIE – Stained Glass
Release Date: 30 March 2018

Preview

Wilson Trouvé, a French composer living in Belgium, has been composing and releasing a huge amount of music since 2012. Stained Glass talks about purity, serenity and sometimes storms as well. Life is made of changes, breaks, new starts, periods of noise or silence. Stained Glass tries to capture those moving moments, often ephemeral and beautiful, peaceful or even disturbing, colorful or dark, at night or during a sunny day. Those inspirational and emotional pictures of life always emerge from Monochromie’s music.

 

DEER PARK RANGER – Bottom of the Ocean
Release Date: 04 April 2018

Preview

Bottom Of The Ocean is the first full length release from Trevor Humphrey’s post-rock/ambient solo project, Deer Park Ranger. Bottom Of The Ocean is an extremely personal record that touches points of sorrow, pain, and fear while juxtaposing them with moments of hope, and elation. This blend highlights the dichotomy of emotions that are present during a major life change. The painful end of things you used to love, and the overwhelming excitement of your next chapter.

 

OP3 – Lumina
Release Date: 07 April 2018

Preview

OP3 is an ambient and atmospheric music journey, with elements from different genres of music such as modern classical composition, jazz, electro and folk rhythms. “Lumina” is the third official release of OP3 and as the project leader Dimitris Mitropapas states, “The most expressive and vivid elements of our music so far, in display!”. The 3-track EP capitalizes the theme of “darkness” and “light” as a metaphor for our lives. the piano and the string quartet now has a more haunting vibe than ever as well as the electronics are sounding even more alive.

 

DAN CAINE – Journey Through an Open Mind
Release Date: 14 April 2018

Preview

Journey Through an Open Mind is the eighth release by prolific ambient / post-rock guitarist Dan Caine from England, and another exploration of his intuitive style of making music through progressive guitar melodies and expressive textures. This time, the journey goes even deeper.

03 Mar 2018

Ghost Island re-issues Destroyer. Remastered!

We are very happy to release the debut album by Ghost Island, Destroyer. Initially planned as a small EP release by John, Destroyer blossomed into a full-length album once John and Roddy began collaborating. Written from a place of self-reflection, the album reflects John’s crumbling network and inner circle of friends, stemming from his previous band’s breakup; Destroyer takes a dark journey through nine tracks full of doubt, anger, fatigue, and loss. Recorded entirely in a small bedroom in Phoenix, Arizona, and mixed in-house, Destroyer represents the initial foundations of a band still discovering it’s identity while trying to survive as individuals.

Destroyer was first released in 2015. Album is now remastered and available on CD.

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28 Feb 2018

Nadav Cohen from Melbourne makes string arrangements float on ambient waves.

We are very happy to release music from Australia for the first time. We are going to Melbourne to listen a great talent. His name is Nadav Cohen.

Lacuna is Cohen’s first release with Fluttery Records and was written, recorded and produced by Nadav Cohen in his home studio in Melbourne. The music may find itself traveling across the territories of ambient, classical or electronic music. Cohen describes his desire to write music with one word: Emotion.

Lacuna is Nadav Cohen’s attempt to represent emotion in sound form. Despite focusing primarily on melancholy, Cohen uses the track ‘Soft Touch’ to add a shimmer of light in the pool of fervor he has created.Cohen describes his thought process as ‘logical and sequential’ which can be heard throughout Lacuna as the tracks are layered and built upon.

If you like listen a very good ambient album with modern classical touches, have a listen to Lacuna.

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