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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

18 Mar 2018

OP3 – Lumina

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Track List

1. Out of Darkness
2. Into the Light
3. Lumina

OP3 - Lumina

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 all coming together to provide the listener with a unique audio experience. When it comes to the live aspect of the project, these elements combined with a strong narrative, poetry and literature are coming to life by a small cast of actors flattered by the outstanding background visuals and artistically placed light show. An OP3 live show is a unique form of art one should experience.

“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. 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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Release Date:  April 7, 2017
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16 Mar 2018

Sleeping Horses – Water for Air

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Track List

1. Disenchantment for Truth
2. Eternities of Light
3. The Frozen Sea Within Us
4. Immortal Until the End
5. Inevitability
6. The Light On the Broken Glass
7. Their Thoughts, Our Cages
8. There Are No Facts, Only Interpretations
9. Water for Air

Sleeping Horses - Water for Air

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. With a past of ambient projects, Sleeping Horses takes a personal approach to the entire process, recording every instrument and even designing all of the artwork.

Sleeping Horses is the newest monicker of ambient wizard James Randolph Fouty (Spirit of Spain,). Having played shows in Iceland and having a number of tracks featured in documentary films and TV Broadcast spots, James was never one to just sit and wait for something to happen. The passion started at a young age with cheap guitars and a 4 track cassette recorder, it even influenced his work life to the extent of taking a job as an evening custodian at the High School he graduated from just to be able to record on the grand piano with his macbook in the late hours, romping through xylophones, chimes, marimbas, and timpani drum lines in an empty high school orchestral room became the groundwork for what would be to come.

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 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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Release Date:  March 23, 2018
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12 Feb 2018

Nadav Cohen – Lacuna

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Track List

1. Welcome Home
2. Ending the Storm
3. Soft Touch
4. Lacuna

Nadav Cohen – Lacuna

Definition of lacuna: a blank space, a missing part.

Nadav Cohen is an ambient music composer from Melbourne, Australia born in 1999. His music is built on a myriad of emotions and sounds. The music may find itself travelling across the territories of ambient, classical or electronic music.

Lacuna is Cohen’s first release with Fluttery Records and was written, recorded and produced by Nadav Cohen in his home studio during the Melbourne winter of 2017. This album is timeless and genre-less. While it may fall under the ‘ambient’ category, listeners will find themselves labelling this album a dozen of other genres. 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 fervour he has created.

The album begins with a soft orchestral track ‘Welcome Home’ aimed to evoke a sense of nostalgia in the listener with melancholic undertones. This is followed by ‘Ending the Storm’, a track which slowly builds on the layers of ambience and melodies, outlining the complex layers of everyday life.

The second half of the EP begins with a slightly more upbeat track, ‘Soft Touch’. This track is an outlier of the EP, momentarily shifting away from the melancholic overtone and introducing the range of Cohen’s skill. This is followed by ‘Lacuna’, a gentle piano and synth piece which builds to a dramatic climax, bringing back the melancholic tone of the first track.

This year Cohen completed his final year at school. This included facing 8 final exams, 6 of which were mathematics based. The seemingly excessive amounts of maths throughout the year, is represented through Lacuna with his sequential structures and repeating themes. Cohen describes his thought process as ‘logical and sequential’ which can be heard throughout Lacuna as the tracks are layered and built upon.

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Release Date:  February 28, 2018
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03 Nov 2017

Dan Caine says “Solace” is place of rest for a weary soul

Dan Caine comes with his third release on Fluttery Records. He is an ambient / post-rock musician from Merseyside, England now living in Los Angeles, California.

With its wandering, melancholic melodies, Dan Caine’s “Solace” provides a soundscape to get lost in while searching for inspiration, or a place of rest for a weary soul. His most emotive album to date, Solace proves unafraid to plunge the deepest depths of despair, yet never fails to add a note of hope in each track for a brighter future, leaving listeners feeling both introspective and energised.

A perfect album to compliment solitary days, meditative moments, and cerebral activities.The fourth track, “Forsaken”, features guitar work from musicformessier, the music project of Csarnogurszky István from Hungary.

The album, recorded in early 2016 and comprised of ten beautifully crafted songs, takes the listener on a deep, personal journey, punctuated throughout by transcendental moments. Dan Caine’s unique, expressive guitar playing creates profound, lucid imagery that turns moments of loneliness and melancholy into an eternity of peace and serenity.

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27 Oct 2017

Electronic face of We Deserve This: Tearing

We are happy to announce a new EP by We Deserve This: Tearing.

This is his fifth release on Fluttery Records and it’s kind of strange how his sounds expand from one release to another. The EP contains 4 new songs which are played, recorded, mixed and mastered by Jan-Dirk Platek in his hometown Velbert in Germany.

We Deserve This is known for a prolific release schedule and it’s safe to say that “Tearing“ is Jan-Dirk Platek’s most ambitious work. Beautiful piano textures under layers of ambient soundscapes. He produced an outstanding mixture of ambient, modern classical, electronic music / downtempo and post-rock. The melancholic feeling is still here but this time, We Deserve This is going a step further in the experimental electronic scene.

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06 Oct 2017

Fading Tapes – Circles

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Track List

1. First Circle
2. Second Circle
3. Third Circle
4. Fourth Circle
5. Fifth Circle

Fading Tapes - Circles

Fading Tapes was formed in 2014 by Krzysztof Siwkowski (guitars and synths) and Marcin Lasek (drums and other effects) in Szczytno, Poland, mainly playing space-rock / post-rock and ambient music. Their main inspirations are independent cinema and life itself.

They started their musical journey in 2006 long before they became Fading Tapes. In the beginning they focused on genres like ambient and electronic. They pivoted their sound and started to play live instruments such as classic guitars and african drums, combined with synthesizers and extraordinary sounds and voices. They decided to change main instruments to only electric guitars, which creates today their specific spatial sounds and effects, and percussion which gives sharpness, psychedelic or gentle space rhythm. Since then they formed as a Fading Tapes.

Circles is their second album for Fluttery Records. It is an album heavily relies on artistic creativity and improvisation. “In the beginning there was one circle, the life cycle from which the five minor were made, of which the fifth was the crown, the dark end.” says the band members.

Almost everything was recorded on tape reels, so we got strong saturated, analog sounds. This album has more dynamic songs with sharp and heavy percussion and deep, organic guitar background.

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Release Date: October 20, 2017
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13 Sep 2017

Dan Caine & Musicformessier – Timelessness

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Track List

1. Aeon
2. Millennium
3. Amaranthine
4. Perennial
5. Solstice Skies
6. Moments
7. Black Hole Orbit
8. Timelessness
9. Drifting in Hyperspace (feat. Cousin Silas)
10. Theories

Dan Caine & Musicformessier - Timelessness

Timelessness is collaboration between two inspired ambient guitarists: Dan Caine from England, and István Csarnogurszky from Hungary, under the alias "Musicformessier".

It is an album of peaceful, transcendental and atmospheric songs, where the profound, emotive guitar lines and textures of Dan Caine converge and harmonise with the poetic, cosmic tones of Musicformessier. The colliding and interweaving effected guitars, vast, ethereal soundscapes and haunting melodies make Timelessness a unique and interesting album.

From the opening track, “Aeon”, where the cosmic strings and spacious guitar lines introduce the tone of the album, the listener’s mind is carried to another dimension, and taken on a lucid journey through the infinity of space and time.

Dan Caine is ambient / post-rock musician from Merseyside, England. A pioneer in the movement, Caine uses powerful, layered guitar melodies to create an atmosphere of an intense range of thought and emotion as he explores the depths of the human psyche. His music is a free-flow of subconscious urge and instinct; a deep dive into the unhindered world of the Id. Much like a fine wine, these meditative works expose more and more of their depth with each listen, and like a mood ring, they morph and change to reflect the state of the listener perceiving them. Caine’s music is also richly melodic and is layered with vibrant textures, created primarily from his collection of guitars, producing brooding atmospheres and serene sonic landscapes.

Musicformessier is the ambient/post-rock musical project of Csarnogurszky István, a 38 years old, self taught guitarist from Hungary. He formed Musicformessier to present his enthusiasm and passion of easy listening, yet demanding guitar based music.

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Release Date: June 15, 2017
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13 Sep 2017

Fading Tapes – Music From Attic

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Track List

1. Stars
2. Lighthouse
3. Surface
4. You May Finally Fall Asleep
5. Lamplighter

Fading Tapes - Music From Attic

This is the debut album of the Polish band Fading Tapes, which was formed by the guitarist (Krzysztof Siwkowski) and the drummer (Marcin Lasek), which connected the same journey of melancholic, sublime and subtle sounds, with some story that can be compared to Stars of the Lid or Surface of Eceon, but also slightly heavier, like Godspeed You! Black Emperor. They like to go beyond well-known sounds and experiments with them, stayed at the clearly melodic sound at the same time.

Album was made in attic, late summer. In silent, lonesome space that was ready to cooperate with the band that allowed to create this spatial atmosphere. They find there a new instrument, some kind of trumpet that was used as a thready, tearful voice. "Music From Attic" have long, dreaming guitar compositions decorated with the silenced or sharpened sounds of percussion. Every song is a story expressed instrumental lyricism. A story that was mostly improvised. It means that there was no any plan, no arrangement, only experiences of everyday life and sounds that moved artists to specific, imaginary places, when they could create the stories. As they themselves admit, each song has its own story that can be received in various ways every time.

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Release Date: May 11, 2017
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