amanda palmer & edward ka-spel: beyond the beach

This video was powered by patreon! Written by Amanda Palmer & Edward Ka-Spel. Their new album, I Can Spin A Rainbow, is out now!

Read the backstory here:… Directed by Chiara Ambrosio “”” Puppeteer: Mikey Kirkpatrick Lighting: Julius Beltrame Set and puppet design and construction: Chiara Ambrosio Shot on location at The Horse Hospital, Bloomsbury, London

A Star Too Far “Vita Nova (Version Apocalypse)” Limited Edition (Beta-lactam Ring Records)

Issued as a one-time edition of 100 numbered copies Dec. 15, 2014. Presented in a six panel French Black paper sleeve, laser cut cover art, silver silkscreened art, each one unique. Artwork by Luke Buser. The CD contains “Vita Nova (Version Apocalypse)”, a version from the forthcoming full length studio album Saucers Over Lincoln and “D-list”, a 3 minute exclusive audio track playable on a turntable.

“It all happened during a magical week in the month of April 2014. After a thoroughly enjoyable tour the previous Fall when Randall Frazier aka Orbit Service opened for The Legendary Pink Dots in all corners of North America. It felt like such a perfect match that The Dots wanted to repeat the experience in Europe. However, it’s never smart to dive into a van for a tour immediately after stepping off a Transatlantic flight. Consequently Randall stayed with Edward Ka-Spel and family for 3 nights before hitting the road to Newcastle in the UK. That’s when the recordings happened. The red light was locked on a permanent red and the Ka-Spel/Frazier team basically explored a new universe together. Hours of material emerged which were later edited, decorated with vocals by both singers and then sent to Pink Dots’ Erik Drost and The Silverman for further contributions.”

Those responsible:
Randall Frazier: Keyboards, vocals, engineering
Edward Ka-Spel: Keyboards, vocals, editing, engineering
Erik Drost: guitars
The Silverman: Analogue and digital synthesis, devices

New Release: Project Zenit “Again” 12″ (Ohm Resistance)

Artist: Project Zenit
Title: Again
Cat# OHM 35.1M
Release: OCTOBER 21 2014
Formats: Digital, 12″ Maxi-Single
Genre: EDM | Sub-genre: Vocal House
Similar Artists: TR/ST, M83, Gigamesh, Calvin Harris

What do you get when you add Timur Turisbekov, COOH/Balkansky’s Ivan Shopov, and Ivo Christov together and let them write sincere, melodic electronica? The answer is Project Zenit, who have produced their first single for vinyl release, “Again”.

Nominated for an EMA (Eurasian Music Award).
Playing on Russia’s most prestigious TV station, Muz.
In rotation on many radio stations in Timur’s home nation, Kazakhstan.
With a great video that includes a Jaguar getting blown up.

“Again” is a song of lost love revisited, and the ultimate sadness that will always follow with these types of visitations. With an easy access groove, innovative treated guitar, and synthesizers pumping funk and skying melody, “Again” is an amazing track worthy of its weight on vinyl.

Remixes on the platter come from Balkan techno/EDM producer Climaxim, an amazing industrial edit from the band themselves, and from elusive Corsican separatist/dub techno producer Svevo. Climaxim’s take works the electronics and changes up the beat, while Svevo’s re-run brings the track to 8 minutes, with a classic halftime breakdown and massive organ solo. The band rework is more spacious and dirty affair, using inventive technique to recreate the song structure in broken shards of aggression.

A great platter of electronic music on vinyl from Ohm Resistance, gathering big support on the other side of the world – a glimpse into (dare we say it), pop music, done as perfectly and infectiously as possible without being shrill. The first of several singles leading up to an album from Kazakhstan’s Project Zenit.

About Project Zenit:

Project Zenit was formed in 2012 by Kazakhstan’s Timur Turisbekov (formerly releasing on Ohm Resistance as Schecter) and Bulgaria’s Ivan Shopov (Balkansky, COOH, Drumkid). Two long time friends divided by many countries in-between decided to unite into collaboration to explore different dimensions of accessible electronic music. In 2013 the team was filled out by adding the graphic designer and music producer Ivo ‘Kuker’ Christov.

In 2014, the video for “Again” was nominated for a Eurasian Music Award (EMA). At the EMA ceremony in Almaty, Timur appeared onstage and performed. There has been an outpouring of support on Kazakh and Russian terrestrial radio for Project Zenit, in addition to having the video for Again in rotation on Russia’s most prestigious TV Channel, Muz TV.

for press and radio inquiries, contact randall frazier

New Release: Drifting In Silence “Desire” (Labile Records)

New Release Seeking Reviews and Airplay

Artist: Drifting In Silence
Album: Desire
Label: Labile Records
File Under: Electronic, Ambient, Industrial
Release Date: October 21, 2014

About Drifting In Silence
Drifting in Silence is the name of a longstanding ambient industrial musical project undertaken by multi-instrumentalist and composer Derrick Stembridge. Stembridge chose the name as “a description of the feeling evoked by the music,” intended to create the sensation of movement through regions of light and shadow. Stembridge has described the music of Drifting in Silence as “post-ambient.”
The sound of Drifting in Silence is characterized by layered ambiences driven by groove rhythms, and punctuated by instrumental riffs and snatches of concretesounds. Individual tracks range from meditative tone poems to high-energy groove.
As musical influences behind Drifting in Silence, Stembridge cites Robin Guthrie, Brian Eno, Harold Budd, and the music of Skinny Puppy, among others.

About Desire
Drifting in Silence has always been about layered sound set against driving rhythms. In Desire, the rhythms themselves add a layer of ambience. Long-time listeners to Drifting in Silence will immediately note a greater emphasis on instrumentation in Desire. The trademark layering of sounds and multiple ambiences is still the defining feature, but Stembridge has felt free to let melodic lines take the forefront, as is most evident in the title track, weaving together to make rhythmic as well as ambient structures.

Recent Press
“A soundtrack for an epic sci-fi film that’s yet to be made—the synth-soaked grandeur of Blade Runner meets the big-beat swagger of The Fifth Element. Unlike a lot of “ambient” albums, it simply never gets boring. Synthesist and composer Derrick Stembridge is a master of his craft.” – Keyboard Magazine

“In the end, it doesn’t matter if your eyes are closed, on the floor, or looking up to space, as long as you’re hearing the music.” – Tiny Mix Tapes

“Often brooding and filled with unraveled texture, Drifting In Silence presents a string of various reflections that are unique, captivating and likely to emit pensive patterns of thought.” – Igloo Magazine

Randall Frazier – helmet room recordings – – 303.807.9027 –

The Sevens Collective ” A Too Much Divided Heart” (Beta-lactam Ring Records)

Issued as an edition of 500 copies in a full color book bound gatefold sleeve and insert. The familiar and the uncommon blend together to form the dolorous heart of this release. With contributions from a number of artists, The Sevens Collective brings an album of music that brings to mind everything from Spanish guitar ballads to avant-garde chamber music to dark ambience and improvised space-rock jams. Vocals glide between spoken word and doleful singing, as slow evolution and quick changes are woven around common threads of piano, violin, and guitar, revealing then secreting away drones, electronic ambience, and Tuvan throat singing. At times serene, sad, disturbing, and alien, “A Too Much Divided Heart” brings 8 tracks that blend traditional song structures and instrumentation with experimental concepts and electronic sounds in ways that occasionally evoke memories of lost love and dreams of alternate universes. Echoes of Current 93, Coil, and NWW may be heard within.