22 May 2014

Liminal Digs gives indie-rock & folk experimental hugs

Liminal Digs, American DuoLiminal Digs is the name of the collaboration between Singer-Songwriter and Vocalist, Mama Crow, and Producer, Daniel Lofredo Rota. The duo brushed hearts at an Oakland coffee shop and soon thereafter began to produce a series of tracks, the first of which, “Unwritten,” was the beginning of their debut EP, “Dragonfly.” Combining Meticulous production and soulful vocals, they traverse the liminal, residing in the boundary between instrumental and electronic, and exploring the limits of the eclectic. Liminal Digs is a fusion of anarchy and control, strength and vulnerability, eloquence and silence. Lofredo’s deep ambience and sonic space is punctuated by the Gutierrez’s delicately fierce lyricism, creating a space where ideas, love, and soul flow freely and dance in spacious atmospheres, like smoke.

Mama Crow – A New York native and East Bay transplant, this self-taught guitarist and soulful songstress evokes listeners on a deep, soul level. Her sound is a mix of rhythmic, funky finger picking and string slapping, guttural blues belts, quick lyrical flow with insidious phrasing. She has an authenticity and realness that will startle you. She cares only about art, creativity and “cawing it like it is” while bringing forth an honest and uplifting message. She expresses herself through many styles from neo-soul, blues, jazz, acoustic, folk-rock, electronica, dub-step, down tempo, hip-hop, dance, poetry. Always singing a mix of all original lyrics and on the spot free style- this original artist leaves a stirring inspiration where ever she goes.

Daniel Lofredo Rota – Born and raised in Quito, Ecuador, Daniel Lofredo Rota moved to California in 2005, and has since resided in the back and forth. His work is fundamentally exploratory, seeking to create environments where ideas can be experienced. His music, poetry, and visual work recurrently visit the abstraction of logic, anarchic control, fluidity and the rigid, emotional reason, with a quixoticism which is only his; a place where apparent opposites express the humanist surface tension upon which expression hinges.

Dragonfly is Liminal Digs’ first release. Its a short EP of collaborative songs which were recorded in a series of 3 hour recording sessions. The album is effusive and emotional, and also sublime and filled with lessons and wisdom. Mama Crow’s lyrics are imbued with a sense of virtue in the face of adversity, and they are carefully woven into a backdrop of spacious atmospheres and meticulous detail. The album is full of light, and is a sort of mantra for a spiritual restoration; a release of past burdens. It rings true and delicate and speaks elegantly to the beautiful adversity that makes life such an incredible and challenging adventure.

Mama Crow and Daniel Lofredo Rota began collaborating in late 2013 after a brief chance meeting at an Oakland coffeeshop. They planned a series of recording sessions, and, after the first 3 hours, had created their first track, “unwritten.” This piece of music is a fusion between Lofredo Rota’s Andean roots, and cinematic tendencies, and Mama Crow’s lyrical versatility, her love of harmonies, and her deep flowing lyrics. The Track is a mantra of hope and recovery and feels like a melancholic bird’s eye view of a past now gone, and would set the tone for the rest of the EP.

A deep genuine melancholy resides in their sound. it evokes the nostalgia and deep emotion of the sensitive soul infused with a sublime love of life, and true appreciation of the beauty of existence. This is at the core of this release. Genuine appreciation, beauty and poetry, space and sound, love. In a display of experimental fusion, acoustronics, Latin-Folk and Haunting Indie-Alternative; this mini-album is an expression of triumph; finding and holding onto self-love in a world which can be very cold at times. This collection of music was created out of pure authenticity and in-the-moment writing. There is nothing contrived here. Dragonfly is profoundly honest compilation that speaks clearly to the soul.

Listen or buy the album

14 Sep 2013

Our email traffic with AL_X

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We haven’t recevied any news in the last two months from Manchester’s electronica hero AL_X (a.k.a Alex Dunford) and we decided the ring his bell. We started the conversation in a funny way, making a reference to another Alex who is a sexy female indie pop singer (written as AL-X).

 

alex1aI think we succeded in making him laugh and he replied immediately.

alex2We have been prepairing a big suprise for him but this is a secret. If you are following this blog you will somehow learn it (in the near future).

alex3Than we learn that he also has a suprise for us!

alex4And this is how this coversation got into the blog.

alex5And he agreed.

alex6♫ It’s not difficult to guess what his 22 track suprise is but our suprise for him will be kept as secret for a while. For this time, you can have a listen to AL_X’s debut album which is also full of suprises.

 

14 May 2012

Inner Trip is about to finish the new record

Iranian ambient / post-rock / modern classical project Inner Trip about to finish his new record. According to the e-mail we have received from Saman N. (the man behind Inner Trip) the songs are almost finished and he is doing the final mastering.

The album will be entitled “Initiate “. The album will contains 9 Songs with 47:09 total time. We are waiting him to finish the record as much as you do.

Before the new album comes out, enjoy his magnificent debut, Somewhere Near The Pulse.

Here is the possible cover of upcoming album:

26 Mar 2012

Heinali signs with Fluttery Records

Heinali (a moniker of Oleg Shpudeiko) is a composer and sound artist from Kiev, Ukraine composing modern classical, ambient, electronic music since 2003. Now, he’s signed a recording agreement and his new album “Air” will be made available by Fluttery Records

Heinali’s sound is generally eclectic, though often described as atmospheric and emotional. In 2009 he joined the Soloma art group and composed music for media art performances “Traces on the Snow”, premiered at “I Love Kiev” contemporary art festival (Kiev, Ukraine, 2009) and “Aero”, premiered at “Gogol Fest” contemporary art festival (Kiev, Ukraine, 2010). His music was featured in ‘Ni Ogros Ni Princesas’ Provizional Danza choreography directed by Carmen Werner (Madrid, Spain, 2011). Collaborated with Maria Navrotskaya, Pleq, Merzbow, Aiode, Anton Baibakov, Orchestra Eclettica e Sincretista, Matt Finney. Collaboration with American poet Matt Finney became a separate heavier and darker sounding project. In 2011 they wrote music for the opening of Olya Pischanskaya’s photo exhibition, which took place at Korobchinsky Art Centre (Odessa, Ukraine, 2011). 

He says “I’m happy to announce that I’ve signed with Fluttery Records for the very special release of “Air”. And for this I’m grateful to Taner Torun and Jun Minowa from Yawning, It’s always a pleasure to be on a label who respects artistic freedom.”