A melodic conjuration of ice-covered harmonies progress into colorful swirls of enchanting, auditory wonder in One Arc Degree’s chillout creation, "Ashore". As a series of emotional compositions, this comfortably balanced EP mixes somber pads with uplifting bass to bring a beautiful and relaxing production to our downtempo bookshelves. Beginning with tonal soundscapes vibrating from within the depths of an ancient world, One Arc Degree gently carries this captivating realm into a groovy and heartwarming symphony. Prepare to fall into a tranquil mediation, for the calming energies of this 30-minute release can turn flames into snow.
Greek producers Vasilis Kesalidis and Ioannis Konstantios started One Arc Degree with the intent to explore how music can trigger different emotional responses and memories, and then channel those evocations back into the music itself in a continuous cycle of discovery and renewal. With Cosmos in Flux, their Synphaera debut, One Arc Degree explores the mutable world of space-time on a micro-scale…
Overlooking the gateway to the Scottish highlands Duncarron Fort stands proud on a hillside. Stir the clans within and feel the pounding pulse of the drums and the untamed power of the pipes… Information about the group, the music, the Clanranald Trust and Duncarron.('Unplugged' version of Two Headed Dog). Duncarron is the follow-up album to 'The Stomp', ARC Music's best-selling Pipes and Drums album.
Saor Patrol’s early years, a combination of their hugely successful albums Esspee and Black Bull, for the first time for worldwide release! With their gripping sound of pounding drums and the untamed power of the pipes this album will stir the hearts of listeners all around the world! Group biography and info about each of the songs in English and German.
Modernizing traditional Celtic music is a tricky proposition. Its popularity is based at least in part on the traditional nature itself, aside from the inherent musicality. Nonetheless, the boys of Saor Patrol fling themselves into the role of modernizers with gusto. The album opens in a rather standard fashion, pipes blaring a bit. With "The Stomp," though, the band moves into a full ZZ Top-style electric groove – pipes missing, drums and bass ablaze. There's dramatic, pastoral pipe music by the next song, however, bringing the tone back to something more nostalgic under the able piping of Charlie Allan.
Arc of Testimony is one of the last recordings to feature legendary drummer Tony Williams, and its bold, experimental textures are a fitting epitaph to his career. Arcana was formed by bassist/producer Bill Laswell with the intention of exploring the outer reaches of fusion, ambient and free jazz. Like the group's debut, Last Wave (released only in Japan), Arc of the Testimony is a freewheeling, unpredictable blend of electronic and acoustic sounds. However, this record is even more adventurous, since it finds a common ground between improvisation and post-production studio trickery. All of the musicians – Williams, Laswell, saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, saxophonist Byard Lancaster, cornetist Graham Haynes, guitarist Nicky Skopelitis and guitarist Buckethead .