14 Sep 2018

A cruise between two different worlds: “Blend” by Runar Blesvik

 

Runar Blesvik is a modern classical music composer, producer and pianist based in Oslo, Norway. He has composed for several short films and projects, thereof mainly orchestral music. Lately, he has widened his field to include intimate modern classical piano music mixed with electronic tones.

Cinematic and evocative music is Runar Blesvik’s forte. At an early age, he felt at home in front of the piano, and has since found his voice in composing. Inspired by the stunning nature of Western Norway where he grew up, his music echoes beautiful and dramatic landscapes, as well as different states of mind. Spectral piano chords and wistful melodies contrasted with rigorous electronic soundscapes will guide you through a deeply affecting and diverse experience. Runar produces, records and mixes all the music he releases.

 

Runar Blesvik’s debut album is a blend between different soundscapes – from emotional, fluid piano pieces to dark, enigmatic electronic music. Combining haunting melodies with layered harmonies, the organic with the synthetic has made the music contrasted and unpredictable. Exploring both the classical and pure as well as the synthesised and abnormal, this music will take your on a cruise between two different worlds.

Inspired by some of today’s and yesteryears’ leading composers in modern classical and electronic music, Runar Blesvik has paid homage to different styles while making his compositions truly unique. “1976” is a callback to Jean-Michel Jarre’s heyday, while “Flow” explores the layered piano sounds of Nils Frahm.

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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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