Archive for November 2013

Grove of Whispers - Vast

2013-11-29
Buddhist on Fire Release: BOF-056
Number of tracks: 1
Genres: Dark Ambient, Drone, Experimental
Format: Flac, Mp3, Ogg
Download: bof056_vbr_mp3.zip
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Visit The Artist: Grove of Whispers
Cover: plaits
Direct URL: Grove of Whispers - Vast
Review at archive.org: BOF-056



Vast was performed live on stillstream.com November 26, 2013. Done using midi controller, Linux and personal field recordings. Music fashioned using the buddhalizer --a virtual extension of my imagination.

Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different.

- Philip Massinger, a biographical essay in The Sacred Wood (1920)

Scott Lawlor - Wonderland: Alice

2013-11-24
Buddhist on Fire Release: BOF-055
Number of tracks: 1
Genres: Dark Ambient, Drone, Experimental
Format: Flac, Mp3, Ogg
Download: bof055_vbr_mp3.zip
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Visit The Artist: Scott Lawlor
Cover: Fulvio Bisca
Direct URL: Scott Lawlor - Wonderland: Alice
Review at archive.org: BOF-055



The fifth and final in a series of drone releases based on voices provided by various stillstream denizens. Including the voices of Crystal Dreams as The Caterpillar, Pixyblink as Alice, Altocumulus as The Queen of Hearts, Disturbed Earth as The Mad Hatter and Rebekkah Hilgraves as The Duchess, The White Rabbit, and Bill the Lizard. And featuring Har as The Cheshire Cat. Thank you all for participating and lending your voices to the project. All music is generated completely and exclusively from their voices by Scott Lawlor. Thank you Scott.

'I could tell you my adventures — beginning from this morning,' said Alice a little timidly: 'but it's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.'

'Explain all that,' said the Mock Turtle.

'No, no! The adventures first,' said the Gryphon in an impatient tone: 'explanations take such a dreadful time.'

- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865)

Mystified - VibeWaves

2013-11-24
Buddhist on Fire Release: BOF-054
Number of tracks: 2
Genres: Dark Ambient, Drone, Electronica
Format: Flac, Mp3, Ogg
Download: bof054_vbr_mp3.zip
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Visit The Artist: Mystified
Cover: Bill Anderson
Direct URL: Mystified - VibeWaves
Review at archive.org: BOF-054



"VibeWaves" consists of two mixes of early Mystified noise/drone tracks. The first set is "Dark Vibes". The second is called "Light Vibes". I chose these pieces because I found that they conveyed a "vibe", or mood, even though they were quite minimal. The original tracks appeared on various cdr, cassette and netreleases many years ago.

A little while ago, not much more than a few days ago, I was a child who went about in a world of colors, of hard and tangible forms. Everything was mysterious and something was hidden, guessing what it was was a game for me. If you knew how terrible it is to know suddenly, as if a bolt of lightning elucidated the earth. Now I live in a painful planet, transparent as ice; but it is as if I had learned everything at once in seconds.

- Frida Kahlo, Letter to Alejandro Gómez Arias, (29 September 1926)