Thursday, June 26, 2014
Friday, May 02, 2014
Monday, December 23, 2013
S.E.T.I. Final Trajectory CD released
The new album of Andrew Lagowski's S.E.T.I. begins as a colossal sound wall, like a massive electrical transformer, out of which analogue and digital synthesizer sounds and samples emerge, condense, and crossfade into a deep ambient symphony. The recordings and textures produced over 30 years from 1983-2013 converge in 'Final Trajectory' to produce a collection of monolithic sounds. Invoking a sense of immensity with warm and dark atmospheric loops sounding distant and abandoned in a vast wilderness, battling against galactic winds. S.E.T.I. sets the listener down in this wilderness as an isolated observer; a witness to long intertwining drones, shattered dialogue and broken transmissions, with superior effects chains and a gentle rising dramaturgy forcing the complete album to an astonishing pure data vortex.
As the Voyager spacecraft reaches the outer edge of our Solar System it is a fitting time to imagine the exodus from Earth of the last human being on their final trajectory towards an unknown future. There has been little effort made to prepare psychologically for this one way trip and hallucinatory voices and sounds flit around the traveller, mingling with those of the craft’s entertainment, propulsion and life support systems. Life memories, encounters and events break through the cracks of rational thought like dream fragments, in bursts of barely unrecognisable data. As the craft passes through the mid point of our planetary system on its way out, the occupant thinks they hear a message being transmitted from Earth on the permanently scanning radio receiver.….
Will this be real in our lifetimes? Is the craft being built already in the knowledge that we have little time left on this planet?
If so, where to next?
1. Final Trajectory 58:00
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Geomatic/Lagowski 'Cosmochemistry' joint album
After over a year of collaboration, digital file exchange and solid determination, the magical union of Geomatic and Lagowski announce the release of their first audio collection, entitled 'Cosmochemistry'. It is a result of their joint fascination with deep space, secret science and unknown forces that sees this perfect melding of deep beats, ultra low bass sequences and cinema grade atmospherics come to fruition.
There are many layers, seen and unseen, heard and yet to be heard, that exist in the multidimensional universe around us. Cosmochemical engineering fuses with ancient indecipherable codes via rhythm, texture and masked auditory stimuli. There are myriad dimensions we have yet to cross into. The ciphers to traversing these thresholds lie within the cinematic sound of Geomatic/Lagowski.
You will know Geomatic from their recent monumental works ‘Blue Beam’ on the French M-tronic label and ‘64 Light Years Away’ on the Tympanik Audio imprint. Previous to that, they released ‘Control Agents’ on Triumvirate.
Lagowski has released over 25 albums and ten 12” singles since 1987, under his own name and as S.E.T.I., Legion and as one half of Nagamatzu.
'Cosmochemistry' is available NOW as a digital download from all of the major download sites such as iTunes, Google Play Store, Amazon.....
Mastered by Dominique at Wolf Studios in Brixton, South London.
A CD version with two extra tracks will be released later in 2013 by the M-tronic label.
Sunday, April 07, 2013
While you were sleeping
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Inade & S.E.T.I. live in Zurich 9th March 2013
Labels: abstract, after effects, ambient, ambient music, andrew lagowski, atmospheric, bidule, dark ambient, dark electronic music, Inade, s.e.t.i., seti, Space Ambient, space music, The Lodge, video art, Zurich