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The Meditations various artists compilation continues its exploration into sounds with exclusive tracks for this compilation series.
Xu - Leaving Blankness
Nicola Fornasari was born on 25 May 1977 in Cremona (Italy). He was the bass player and singer of the hardcore band Entropia from 1995 to 2006, releasing stuff on various international compilation, a 7" on Tenia Records (ITA), a full length CD on Six Weeks Records (USA) and playing more than a hundred gigs all around Italy and Europe.
He started working as Xu(e) (duo with Andrea Poli) in 2007, as Xu (his solo project) in 2010, as La Petite Vague (duo with Diego Balconi) in 2012 and as That Which is Not (duo with Pier Giorgio Storti) in 2020. He is also member of Twyxu and Zero Wait enSemble.
He currently works as a graphic designer and teacher.
His works have been released on Eilean, Whitelabrecs, Shimmering Moods, Krysalisound, Flaming Pines, Twice Removed, Cathedral Transmissions, Triple Moon, Thirsty Leaves Music, Audio Gourmet, Tessellate, Haze, Many Feet Under, MFU/Concrete, Subterranean Tide and Laverna.
Darren Harper - A Way Within (2019 Redeux)
Darren Harper [b.1970] is an American experimental/ambient sound artist residing high within the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
Drawing from both electronic and acoustic sources, his compositional output is based entirely on experimentation and improvisation, with a strong emphasis on minimalism, and often reflects a desire for a greater understanding of nature and self, and the relationship therein.
Darren has released works on several international labels, including Shimmering Moods, Dronarivm, Flaming Pines, Analogpath, Rural Colours, Soft Recordings, Disq AN, Audio Gourmet, and Twice Removed, as well as several compilations, netlabel and self-released projects.
Dravier - A Light Fantastique
Prolific proprietor of the Jungle Gym recording empire Caleb Draves aka Dravier has trafficked all manner of hypnotic vapor, emotive drone, and extraterrestrial atmospheres across several dozen micro-edition documents issued the past few years.
Anthéne - Enough
Anthéne is the music of Bradley Sean Alexander Deschamps. He is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and also curates the Polar Seas Recordings label. His compositions are primarily created using electric guitar and synthesizers, with field recordings and occasional acoustic instruments. Over the past few years his music has been released on Home Normal, Constellation Tatsu, Past Inside the Present, among other labels.
Andrew Tasselmyer - Perspectives
Andrew Tasselmyer is a musician from Baltimore, MD currently living in Philadelphia, PA. He utilizes homegrown samples, field recordings, and low fidelity recording mediums to inject personal and tactile sound into his expansive ambient compositions. In addition to an extensive catalog of releases on labels such as Shimmering Moods, Home Normal, Constellation Tatsu and more, he is a member of Hotel Neon, Gray Acres, and Mordançage.
Recent and forthcoming:
“Impulses” (2021; Home Normal)
“Yesteryear” (2021; Seil Records)
Claudia Bonarelli - Valv Efter Valv
Claudia Bonarelli is Johan Fotmeijer. He has been an active musician in the electronic music scene since early 2000 with releaes on labels such as Mille Plateux, Boxer, Adjunct, Trapez, Italic, Soniculture, Ideal, Mitek and more recent the Swedish Purlieu Recordings. Besides making music as a solo act Johan is also half of "Thet Liturgiske Owäsendet" with his good friend and Purlieu Recordings label boss Linus Schrab.
Endurance - Subsequent Ordeals
Endurance is the ambient music project of Joshua Stefane, a Canadian living in Nara, Japan. Joshua works as a bioethics researcher and translator and runs the tape label Muzan Editions with his friends.
øjeRum - Vore Forfædre Var Blomster Som Vi Såede I Jord Fra Havet
øjeRum is Paw Grabowski, Copenhagen based collage artist and musician. Recently also making music as Lapith Girl. He released music on various labels around the globe.
Carlo Giustini - Oreste
Carlo Giustini is a field recordings, tape manipulator, sound researcher and experimental musician based in Treviso, Italy. His music combines field recordings, warm organic drones and deep haunted sounds caught with contact microphones on micro-cassette recorders and other old audio gear. His previous albums released on the labels Lontano, Shimmering Moods, ACR, Purlieu, No Rent, Bad Cake Records and Élan Vital.
James A. McDermid - Mistaken Bliss
James regularly started writing and releasing music from around 2017; appearing on labels such as Polar Seas, Whitelabrecs, Shimmering Moods, Krysalisound, La Petite Chambre and more. He also appeared with anthéne on a split 12" release in 2020 for his own label, Mailbox, which is run from the city of Bristol (England), where he lives. Mailbox has so far released music by Ishmael Cormack, El Conejo and Heavy Cloud, as well as a 32 track compilation for charity; the album featured artists as diverse as zakè, Patricia Wolf, KMRU, Jeannine Schulz, Christina Giannone, Steve Campbell, Lucy Liyou and more. Since the compilation's release on 22nd January 2021, the album has so far raised over £1100 for Refuge.org.uk
Zoltan Fecso - Sheets of Rain
Zoltan Fecso is a musician and composer from Naarm/Melbourne, Australia.
Using limitation as a discipline, Zoltan’s pointillist compositions combine single notes of varying lengths to form ever-changing patterns. Zoltan’s music reveals underlying complexities in simple forms and explores the mental and physical impact of active listening.
Zoltan's music can be found on Hush Hush Records (USA) The Slow Music Movement (PT), Shimmering Moods (NL) and Whitelabel Records (UK). He has performed and presented work in festivals, venues and galleries in Australia and Europe.
Federico Mosconi - A Bright Day
Federico Mosconi is an italian guitarist, graduating with a degree in classical guitar and in multimedia composition. His live performances range from classical to contemporary styles, from solo to ensemble and orchestral works of authors such as H.W.Henze, B.Maderna and A.Schnittke.
He’s also released titles on labels such as Dronarivm, Unknown Tones, Slowcraft, Shimmering Moods, Midira, KrysaliSound, THS.
In his works he uses to play guitars and Max/MSP for sound processing.
Lee Yi - Estival (Studio Version)
Málaga (Spain) based artist who recently celebrated the 10th anniversary as a recording artist. Lee has released on various labels like Rottenman Editions and Shimmering Moods. Lee is a jazz guitarist and experimental musician based in Spain since 2007.
In the Malaga Jazz scene he has shared the stage with great musicians such as Phil WilKinson, David Lenker, Trevor Barker among others.
His work as an experimental musician is based on exploring the particular sound depths of each instrument, using different configurations and styles.
That merge between jazz and neo-classical, until reaching a more contemporary and radical sound.
With Pepo Galán : DEAR SAILOR
With Meneh Peh: EMILíA
Túrion - Stakeholder
Túrion is a project from Dutch producer and composer Jaap van Hamond, focused on Ambient and Drone music. As a Music Tech graduate, Jaap concerns himself with examining the intersection between traditional instruments and electronics, the musical use of mathematical algorithms and geometry, and navigating his own section of the ever-changing landscape of contemporary experimental music.
Rinnovare feat. Benoît Pioulard - To Be in the Grey is Okay
Rinnovare is the project of BC artist Matteo Neufeld. Despite the challenges that came with 2020, he graced the year with many releases. Accompanied on strings by partner Chloe Davidson, and production engineering form Andrew Judah. The first being his modern-classical / dream pop EP titled Aperturia. The next was a double single release with label Ambientologist, from the Netherlands. Followed after that was Rinnovare's re - release of his long sought-after record Suspended Animation. This being an album that was traced around many countries, over the span of six years. It evolved into being a dense, rhythmic & reflective collection of modern-classical, post-rock and ambient hybrid. During the summer of 2020, Rinnovare began to write & record Held Under All, the upcoming record being released on Shimmering Moods Records, from Amsterdam. This is Rinnovare's most nuanced, minimalist, calming & seductive album to date. Featuring acclaimed artist collaborations such as Benoît Pioulard, Voga & Bedroom, a cohesive & sprawling display of wash, texture & beauty has been manifested here. Mixed by Slow Meadow, and mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri, Rinnovare has continuously pursued crystal clear production aesthetic, contrasted with raw & organic atmosphere all over.