Borders And Ruins


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Thomas Haugh
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Thomas Haugh Like an Albert Camus novel transposed to a swirling ribbon of tonal noise, pivoting from ecstasy to despair and back again, this is deeply immersive music of the soul, worth surrendering to.
Nathan Payne
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Nathan Payne Opens with an intensity that is rare to find with ambient works. There is a chaos in his music that is attuned to those rare moments in life where the static and noise of the world whirlwind into transcendent beauty.

The album aches to reconcile seemingly disparate things, and, with the beauty of purity, it miraculously does. Favorite track: Exodus Mandala.
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TwoDaystoAlaska Atmospheric textures that sound like a battle between God and the Devil
Michael Mueller
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Michael Mueller Giulio Aldinucci is one of the most innovative and important ambient artists at the moment, and repeated listens to this album will reveal why.

Aldinucci layers sound like shrouds that embalm the listener in a choral web. Samples slide past one another, ebbing and flowing as they do on GAS's Narkopop, with with a discomfiting brightness that GAS eschews, whilst matching his intensity.

An album of urgent, yearning grace, that stuns the listener with the intensity of its beauty. Favorite track: Venus Of The Bees.
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Dotflac This music catches the sound of orphan prayers, condemned to endlessly reverberate in the sacred architectures of the cathedrals that should have sent them up above, unaware that the answers they get are only their own circling echoes.

A collection of messages forgotten by their senders and deprived of addressees, slowly sinking into their background noise and overlooking the vanity of their existence.

But what if we could enjoy the journey without knowing if or when we'll reach our goal ? Favorite track: Exodus Mandala.
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# 2 in the PERIKLAS series is an ambient masterpiece of sublime beauty and sacral majesty by the Italian sound artist GIULIO ALDINUCCI.

GIULIO ALDINUCCI is an Italian sound artist working in the fields of experimental electroacoustic music, field recording and ambient soundscape. Born 1981 in Siena, his catalogue comprises four solo albums on labels like DRONARIVM (CHIHEI HATAKEYAMA, AIDAN BAKER),TIME RELEASED SOUND or HOME NORMAL plus EPs and collaborative albums (a.o. with PLEQ). Furthermore , he wrote music for theatre, video art, documentaries and short movies and was awarded with an honourable mention at the 18th International Electroacoustic Composition Competition Música Viva 2017 for his composition “Mute Sirens”. Together with ATTILIO NOVELLINO, ALDINUCCI launched the project “Postcards From Italy” which consists of an album published by OAK EDITIONS, live events (the first one took place at Cafe OTO, London) and an installation by AIPS collective & GIANMARCO DEL RE.
“Borders And Ruins”, his first album for KARLRECORDS, is a reflection on the instability of borders - borders as an extreme attempt to discriminate and rationalize that turns into a source of chaos and cultural ruins on both sides - and their impact on the relationship between people and territory. It is also a sonic diary: a constantly mutating soundscape where electronic sounds and field recordings (taken during several travels around the continent) blend into an ambient masterpiece of sublime beauty and sacral majesty.


released September 29, 2017

Mastered by Alexandr Vatagin
Vinyl cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, Berlin
Artwork by Joe Gilmore


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