Paul K – Ephemera (Official) (Video)

“Don’t be afraid, step in the sound world of -Ephemera- by -Paul K- and let your self float for the next 4 and half minutes. A minimal ambient cinematic story which progress slowly and dive deeper into sadness through carefully emotional key notes and brilliant sound design with a video which makes the story even stronger! A memorable track which haunts you after complete the full listen and you feel the need to revisit again and again.”

-Nagamag.com

This track alludes to the short-lived nature of all things. Even now in the depth of the pandemic the reality is the world will still move on and this moment will be recorded in history as just a brief moment in time
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Kevin Keller Interview on Nagamag

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Nagamag:
What are the genres that describe better your music style?

Kevin Keller:
Ambient chamber music
Neo-classical electronic


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Kevin Keller:
26 years, 12 albums, multiple features on "Hearts of Space" and "Echoes", including Living Room Concerts and interviews. Co-produced live shows with Steve Roach and Robert Rich, recorded with David Darling and Russel Walder. Winner of two ZMR Awards for "Best Neo-Classical Album".


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Kevin Keller:
The first time I heard "Ambient 2" by Harold Budd and Brian Eno. That album changed my life, and inspired me to make my own music.


Nagamag:
Music has no borders and many of us we may listen to more genres that we are mainly involved. So share with Nagamag which track comes first in your mind from music but is NOT similar to your genre?

Kevin Keller:
Temples "Oh! The Saviour"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which track from a similar artist you admire?

Kevin Keller:
Nils Frahm "#2"

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Zenon Marko – Ascent 4 (Video)

“Zenon Marko with his new ambient atmospheric vision Ascent 4 invites to explore the elements of earth and beyond. Lush harmonies and gentle keys, arranged with care on sound design, engaging an emotional trip and appreciation for the universe which we are a part.”

-Nagamag.com

From the full-length symmetrical concept album “Symmetry”

“Ascent 4” is the final ascent of the Symmetry concept album. Symmetry is the musically symmetrical soundtrack of a journey, whether physical, intellectual, imaginative, emotional, philosophical, psychological, or spiritual. The music expresses progressive ascent towards a goal, arrival at an apex, descent, and return. Each piece corresponds to one of the shapes of ancient geometry representing the elements: earth, water, fire, air, aether. “Ascent 4” is about the element of air.

The structure of the composition reflects and embodies philosophy, mathematics, sacred geometry, harmony and dissonance, and psychoacoustics. This electronic arrangement of the composition is inspired by early, baroque, classical and neoclassical music, as well as electronic music and minimalism. The entire album is musically symmetrical, with the “Descents” as compositional reverses of the “Ascents”.

The challenge was to create a timeless meditative album, depicting a wide range of moods from tranquil to intense, within strict limits: all pieces share the same tempo, arrangement, duration, and internal structure. Themes repeat, vary, evolve, develop throughout. The Ascent/Descent pairs required the creation of sounds, chord progressions, and melodies that worked equally well forward or in reverse. Each successive “Ascent” modulates to a “higher” musical key and greater harmonic and melodic ascending movement. “Esse” (Latin: “to be”), the centerpiece and apex, itself internally symmetrical, is music of complete stasis, an arrival at the destination, a pure contemplation of a panoramic vista, perhaps even a state of enlightenment or mystical rapture. Each “Descent” mirrors its numerically equivalent “Ascent”, successively descending in chord progressions and in musical keys. One source of inspiration for this work is the ascent to knowledge as described in Plato’s allegory of the Cave; another is the meditative process and the ascent to the enlightened state of consciousness, known as “The Fourth” (Turiya), in Indian philosophy.

The hope is that listeners find this music to be an evocative soundtrack to their own journeys, and that they may create their own interpretations.

More info, listen, buy, sign up: www.zenonmarko.com/music.html

Stephen Caulfield Interview on Nagamag

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Nagamag:
What are the genres that describe better your music style?

Stephen Caulfield:
Ambient, Contemporary Classical, Neo-classical, Dark Ambient, Space Music


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Stephen Caulfield:
I am a musician and composer that has been making music for a long as I can remember. I grew up in a a pretty large musical family with what felt like music all around me. However I've always preferred writing and working on my own and following my own passions. I was always looking for anything I could lay my hands on that made some kind of interesting music or noise which meant that I never became too locked into any particular music style or genre, something that is still reflected in the music that I listen to. Essentially I love music that moves me emotionally in some way whether I am the one making it or not. Over the years I have released 5 albums and worked on 3 film soundtracks.


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Stephen Caulfield:
Growing up I remember hearing artists like Queen, ABBA, The Beatles, Blondie and Pink Floyd all through my childhood, in fact sometimes it feels like I have them written into my DNA. This gave me a real appreciation for the power of music to move people emotionally and unite them in a shared experience. It also taught me to follow my own path, success is amazing if it happens, but staying true to your artistic vision will give you creative satisfaction and fulfilment.


Nagamag:
How did your new album come about?

Stephen Caulfield:
My new album, ‘Circuits’ kind of took me by surprise, I wasn't planning on making it and all of a sudden, there it was. I had been working on music for a number of different projects and when I put them together I realised that they worked well together and formed a cohesive album that I really like. On the album I have continued to explore ambient and piano led composition, but I have also introduced some stronger orchestral elements too which I think provide some nice dynamic range over the course of the 15 tracks. As well as the music on Circuits, I have made videos for each track on the album using a series photographs of light manipulations I made that I then animated.


Nagamag:
Music has no borders and many of us we may listen to more genres that we are mainly involved. So share with Nagamag which track comes first in your mind from music but is NOT similar to your genre?

Stephen Caulfield:
The Japanese House "Chewing Cotton Wool"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which track from a similar artist you admire?

Stephen Caulfield:
Jóhann Jóhannsson "Flight From The City"

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Pulsar R82 – Keepers of the Earth Peace Music Revolution (Video)

Pulsar R82 is a pulsating synth beat intertwined with piano, part of the “Mystic Dreams” album from “Keepers of the Earth Peace Music Revolution”,
a track that express the glory of ambient synth electronica through harmonics that offering a space travel through sounds.

Keepers of the Earth Peace Music Revolution is an art rock collective. The music explores the conditions of humanity and encourages perceptive emotions/thoughts on world issues. At the same time, KEPMR explores the imaginative and emotionally powerful aspect of music.
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Chris Hyson – Spoons (Spotify)

A deep, atmospheric and lush ambient track of analogu synth textures spiced with field recordings. A track from the due to be released soundtrack 'Castle in the Ground'. Starring Alex Wolff, Neve Campbell, Imogen Poots, Keir Gilchrist and Tom Cullen.

The story: "After the untimely death of his mother, a teenager befriends his charismatic but troubled next-door neighbor and becomes embroiled in a world of addiction and violence just as the opioid epidemic takes hold of their small town. "

Few words about Chris Hyson:
Chris Hyson is a London based multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer. He studied at the RWCMD and the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he developed his keen sensitivity and creative flair for composition, indulging an appetite for writing that has since led to a professional portfolio spanning performance, composition, and production.

As a performer, Chris has shared the stage with various acclaimed artists across genres, including English singer/songwriter Mara Carlyle (EMI), renowned Drummer/Producer Richard Spaven (José James and Jameszoo), Mercury Prize nominated Folk artist Sam Lee, Mercury Prize nominated British Rapper TY, three-time Grammy Award winning artist Bill Laurance, project of Australian-born London-based Singer/songwriter Jamie Doe ‘The Magic Lantern’, Rough Trade Records artists Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, and Sony artist & Texan Jazz Singer Hailey Tuck, with whom Hyson appeared live on Jools Holland in 2018.

Chris’ talent and creativity truly take center stage however in his steadily growing collection of self-produced solo instrumental music, now spanning a notable 5 EP’s; ‘Little Moon Man’, ‘Alive With Closed Eyes’, ‘Paradise’, ‘Human Error’ & ‘Still Life’. This impressive body of work has not gone unnoticed, collectively reaching over 1 million streams online, and gaining recognition and radio play across major UK stations, including BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, Jazz FM and Classical FM.

Chris is the composer and producer behind ‘Snowpoet’, a hugely successful collaboration with Jazz FM's Vocalist of the Year (2016) Lauren Kinsella. Tracks from the band’s self-titled debut album, ‘Snowpoet’, were championed by BBC 6 Music and Snowpoet’s stunning second album, ‘Thought You Knew’, a unique & fresh offering that was dubbed by Clash Music as ‘a multi-faceted jewel’ drawing influence deeply from jazz yet imaginatively and ‘wonderfully retrained’.

Chris has recently branched out into the world of film composition, a landscape beautifully suited to his effortlessly enigmatic and emotive composition style.

He has composed several noteworthy film scores; Richard Raymond’s ‘A Million Eyes’, ‘Pink Wall’, starring Tatiana Maslany & Jay Duplass - which premiered at SXSW Festival 2019,‘Castle in the Ground’, starring Neve Campbell, Alex Wolff & Imogen Poots which premiered at TIFF in September 2019 and ‘Hailey Alien’, directed by Hannah Arterton, starring Gemma Arterton & Karla Crome.

Chris has also worked as a producer, lending his sensitivity, imagination & dynamism to the music of contemporary Jazz Vocalist and composer Emilia Martensson, Alternative Folk Singer/Songwriter Laura Fell and, most recently, Ninja Tunes emerging talent Jordan Rakei; holding true to Clash Music’s celebration of Hyson’s ‘ability to stretch towards virtually any style placed in front of him’. Indeed, it seems clear that there is no creative field in which Chris fails to excel, impress, delight and surprise.

‘an exceptional musician’ TIME OUT

‘His music exhibits a remarkable self-assurance’ - New York Times
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Daniel[i] & Purl – Tesseract (Bandcamp)

The long days of summer are well upon us, and along with them comes Tesseract, a beautifully expansive and immersive dub techno odyssey from Daniel[i] and Purl. Shimmering figures echo into infinity and vaporous plumes of texture dissipate into clouds of warm mist, while vapour trails of melody gently emerge from sunlit pools of radiant dawn.

Join us and swim in the unexplored depths of consciousness and through the rippling undercurrents of the universe.

Take Me There – Distance Is Our Enemy (Spotify)

Take Me There – Distance Is Our Enemy
(Spotify)

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A song from the 4th release from the swedish ambient artist Take Me There. In this release there is a heavier focus on minimalism and making the listener feel relaxed, lush atmospheric pads and slow ambient progressive which delivers the right pleasure to ears.

Take Me There is a experimental ambient artist from south Sweden, who makes instrumental music that is meant to be soothing, relaxing and to create other certain different moods and thoughts for the listeners. He is a new up and coming artist who is completely self-taught and has just started out making music after learning to play guitar and to produce through audio softwares like Ableton Live. With every song he tries to create a different ambient soundscape or feeling for the listener by mixing everyday ambient sounds with sustained sounds like ambient drones and instruments like guitar, piano and cello.
spotify open.spotify.com/artist/4U5SwY8EauxTV4YATwDP7O
soundcloud soundcloud.com/elias-j-nsson-3
youtube www.youtube.com/channel/UCREeywOdCmRT_ykp0CTKCTg
bandcamp takemethere.bandcamp.com/
twitter twitter.com/TakeMeT88351084

minco eggersman, Svante Henryson, Oene van Geel, Efrén López Sanz – La misión (Spotify)

minco eggersman, Svante Henryson, Oene van Geel, Efrén López Sanz – La misión
(Spotify)

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La misión is one of the tracks of the soundtrack for the movie Behind the Blood.

The documentary Behind the Blood by Loretta van der Horst – which premiered at IDFA last year – won the HUMAN Rights Human Wrongs Award in Oslo, Norway a couple of months ago. Behind the Blood is the shocking true story of a man fighting against rampant gang violence in Honduras, and a portrait of three unlikely friends: a pastor, a killer, and a crime journalist. The intense soundtrack for this movie was made by VOLKOREN's Minco Eggersman.

Besides being the VOLKOREN A&R manager, over the past 12 years Minco has created many soundtracks to international films and documentaires. Many have played all over the world and some even won prices like an Emmy award (DE NIEUWE WERELD) or (3) Gouden Kalveren (IN BLUE), both by director Jaap van Heusden. Among others, In 2018 Minco created the soundtrack to the Bosnian film Regained Memory by director Stijn Bouma as well as the Belarus’ film Hidden Word by Daniel T. Halsall. Most of 2019 found Minco working on the Indian drama film Aquarium by Aditya Vikram Sengupta, the American A Mutual Understanding by Abigail Prada and I am Durin by Valeriu Andriuta from Romania. The fall of 2019 saw the premiere of the documentary (feat. Minco’s soundtrack) Behind the Blood (Honduras) by Loretta van der Horst at IDFA.

Connect with Minco Eggersman:
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soundcloud soundcloud.com/volkorenrec
youtube www.youtube.com/volkorenrec

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