microphones in the trees: April 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020

~ interstellar communications ~

"Timelash is the freshly erupted synthesizer & SFX duet of Embassador Dulgoon (Nonlocal Research) and Corum (Psychic Sounds / Million Brazilians). Together they reveal new sound forms by playing with primeval motifs contrasted sharply against unfolding futuristic developments. The result is a simultaneous listening experience of ancient and alien settings told through their unique rhythm of language by mood-driven atmospheres, exotic tones, and electrifying sci-fi Cumbia jolt." ~ hareakedod 

Even though the labels description gives away pretty much everything you need to know about the cassette, it also worth mentioning if you're still not a fan of both Embassador Dulgoon and Grant Corum, then this collab is a perfect entry point to a prolific output of both channellers of the alien wisdom. Just google their bandcamp pages and take a nice trip into holographic juxtaposition of archaic rituals, sacred geometry, modern technologies to proceed into psychedelic exploration and further development of the human race. Of course, you may talk to some McKenna or Leary entities along the way, probably visit Pleiades and receive some cryptic messages from Sirius star system ~ and definitely will be seeing more signs and repeating numbers ever since. But don't rush to the pyramids to meet your higher-density brothers, first you need to realize that due to the holographic nature of the Universe you are the pyramid (to some degree) and you are the spirit molecule (on a certain level) and many, many other things, including this very cassette. The fact that you're reading this (yes, this) and listening to these tunes is not a coincidence. There are no such things. Only patterns, and you'll see some in this music as well.  Watch closely, while the the portal is open.

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"This is shamane's first project in a series of healing albums. This music can be used for healing, meditation, reiki, or balancing chakras. Thank you so much for listening to it and i hope that it will give you guidance in your healing / meditation practice. Thank you for the love you give to the music that returns in infinite permutations. Thank you so much for the love in the music. Thank you so much" ~ shamane

One of the recent transmissions from the outlandish body of work by popular culture's shamane is a good entry point to his multi-faceted acid-warped world if you're mostly an ambient fan but don't mind discovering yourself enjoying heavy trap beats drowned in a perfectly zoned-out pools of vivid synths and half-cetacean / half-alien / half-pixie rapping over it all. Oh, wait it's three halfs, how is that even possible... well, here it is. Okay, on this very album it's all subdued into astral plane and all mostly just aftersounds of what shamane music can be, but believe me, this medicine can make you just a little bit prepared to anything else which can be heard on that bandcamp page. Yet even if you go no further, that short ambient work is perfect enough on its own. Gnomes playing flutes from a window of a flying saucer hanging over the crystal clear lake full of glowing fish... Just a glimpse, there's much more. Oh, and if you happen to know any cetacean language, that's an advantage!

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 ~ rejoice, people of planet earth! ~ pleiadian starships are coming ~ all starseeds are prepared ~ it's time for the transition ~ gpds

Next chapter of our journey leads us deeper into far out zones of the New Age mythology, where it was tightly merged with UFO cults and conspiracy theories... well, probably since the very beginning. Channelled wisdom of our space brothers and sisters radiates here through the short vignettes of hazy media taken off instructional tapes, home videos of UFO enthusiasts and new age apostles but also constantly gets interrupted with advertisements, creepy documentaries, news reports, weather channel muzak... Which obviously simulates an experience of watching the TV at some late hours and randomly browsing the channels ~ and all of them for some reason are UFO and New Age themed... Maybe that's just California in the 90s where Unarius Academy and Heaven's Gate are on the same street? Or it's some parallel (yet pretty close) universe, where society got into all that stuff much deeply? Maybe it's already ruled by Pleiadians in peace and harmony now, after their promised arrival in 2012? While our timeline is lingering in this absurd post-capitalist agony... Who knows, who knows. One may wonder. And wander ~ preferably in space.

listen ~ support

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star searchers ~ avatar blue (pacific city sound visions, 2020)

"A 30 Track 2 hour plus dive into our parallel hidden Earth Ocean World using the Previsual approach of Movie Making FX digested into a musical language that approaches the identity of the Swimming Motions of Earth's Aquatic Life." ~ pacific city

Okay, dear follower ~ if you got that far, then you must be ready for the next initiation stage. Of course, you must've been by now aknowledged with the teachings of the great starseed master Spencer Clark and his extensive exploration of the higher density worlds, starting from tropical utopias and hellish media entities ~ and now entering the watery realm of the Avatar Blue. Obviously rooted in the studies of our planet's hydrosphere and its meta-language, the waveforms on this document should be used carefully in order to operate harmoniously in the higher dimensional hierarchy. Technologies the neophite must perfect in order to proceed to the avatar realm, include sacred geometry classes, Atlantean channelings and meditation techniques, stable telepathic connection with cetaceans, and, of course, fully activated lightdobies. Exceptional bliss and epiphany awaits those who enter fully prepared. I'll say no more from now, the path is yours.

listen ~ support

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

~ for the better future ~

Greetings, dear friends of the Microphones, we hope you are well and wish you and your beloved ones a safest scenario possible through all the dangers of today's situation. As always and even more than usual we believe that music is a perfect inspiration and a tool to keep your mind clean and open, to see through all the mist, to be well in body and spirit and keep moving towards the better future of humanity! Below is a selection of tunes we've been enjoying recently and wanted to share with you and hope you'll love them and share further. Sharing is caring and love is the way =)

 "Each of these pieces was edited down from long improvisations at home, recorded late at night during October 2019. No computers, no multi-tracks, no sequencers, no overdubs" ~ solar cell kid

Gentle minimalist meanderings of synth arpeggios, vivid drones and transparent pads. Freely flowing jams of calm contemplation, the glimpses of summer childhood memories, careless joy of simply being... Music which is like air or water ~ just emerging from infinity for a while to simply go back into nowhere again, yet leaving a pleasant afterglow in your neurons. A must-listen for fans of Deep Magic or Sundrips kind of jam. Calming yet playful enough to keep you awake, watching your own movies on the backs of your eyelids.

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"tristan likes the limits of one single vintage keyboard combined with a four track tape recorder. he says that the pedals are crucial, and he likes to stare out of the window while playing his music. so much to discover." synthesizer music to be played on your walkmen while wandering through inner worlds. watch the steps while humming along." ~ cosmic winnetou

A new offering of warm and soulful synth tunes from Cosmic Winnetou (we highly recommend getting the whole batch), featuring new jams by Tristan Magnetique whose synth drones and minimal textures are collaged here with some field recordings, apparently found sounds from tapes or TV/radio, building a hazy yet comforting vision of some distant times/places, existing probably just in one's head and at the same time in the infinite number of parallel universes. And who knows, are those fruits of Tristan's imagination or they are visions of those worlds, approaching through music, using it as a higher-dimensional portals... And if Tristan is an imaginary persona too, then how many layers of imagination we are dealing here with? And how many of them we can create ourselves... One may wonder, of course ~ and this tape offers a best soundtrack for that kind of activities.

ps: also check the newest Guenter's cassette at beautiful new label Cosima Pitz

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With love, in love, we hold a vision of higher harmony and unity. A paradise of communion and compassion among all beings, with cooperative consciousness informing our relationships with each other and the natural world that fosters us. ~ flower room  

With this offering from the evergreen gardens of Flower Room Records we enter the vibrational spaces of meditative bliss produced with droning synths, psych-folkish guitars and beautiful reverberations taking your mind to a journey to the center of yourself which (of course) coincides with the center of the universe, if you dare to go deep enough. With these sounds and a proper mindset it becomes as easy as breathing ~ which is a treasure in times like these. Full of anahatic bliss, this album can be used in many ways actually, as it just soaks everything with love and harmony. Set you doubts and skepticism aside for a moment and plunge deep into these syrupy envelopes of the green! And when you done swimming, be sure to check out the Chakra series of guided meditations released at Flower Room through the past several months ~ it's a top notch material for further self-explorations and balancing your life. 

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dang olsen dream tape ~ into theta
plastic response records, 2020)

"Our journey here has timebinded elements that span the breadth of our current Dream Tape's incarnation. Sounds that were captured even before this incarnation's inception, just like all the events that happened before you were born that somehow have given your existence a shape, like a tree growing thru a fence, like the cosmic resonance that holds an atom together. Close your eyes, breathe the love of the lovers breath and Dream Forever"~ plastic responce rec.

For his new album, Dang Olsen (whose tape you could probably remember from Constellation Tatsu catalog) created a more refined and serene landscape of beautifully arranged patterns of playful melodies, loops, spatial effects and other things which seem to happen not just in headphones or speakers but partially in your head. At least it feels so in like 5 minutes in and further. Elusive vibes which still keep you gliding slowly through the slightly warped visions and exotic sensations. Staying on a bit weirder side than usual new age tape, it's still a pretty nice soundtrack to finding an inner peace and just being there for a while ~ to see that world didn't fell apart while you was out of it.  

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"Voyage Futur is a project from Vienna, influenced by the valley of the sun, the sounds of the dawn, the ever expanding universe and 80s reverberations."

And to bring you back to earth ~ yet, to a better earth, which may probably seem utopian but will always be real for those who dare to dream and look into the future with an optimism ~ a new album by Voyage Futur whose debut tape on New Atlantis and No Problema labels immediately put the project among the classics of the modern new age music. This album has everything you could ask from ambient music in a time like now ~ serenity, playfulness, dreaming haze of the 80s, percussive vibe of the tropical mirages and, of course, cosmic presence above it all. No wonder it was sold in minutes but we can always hope for a reissue, enjoying the digital files meanwhile. From the arps and pads of Inner Shpere the warmth and hazy light are radiating, creating indeed some kind of capsule or maybe a magical cocoon to take you on a travel through the multiverse, to the possible timelines of our evolution as a species, showing the more harmonious scenarios we may take if we keep raising planetary awareness... Actual as ever and especially now, this mood is set lightly ~ and can be easily shifted towards whatever your soul want actually, and that's the beauty of this records, it lives its own life as an organism so each time you tune in with it, it tells you something new. 

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hope you'll enjoy these tunes,
yours,  piedpaper and the microphones in the trees