Distant Signals was planned as a personal soundtrack for a deep space exploration, both inner and outer, based on pure electronic atmospheres build on minimal structures. Dark and light combines here in a flow of textures and subtle melodies laying on a vast environment out of time and space. The inital recordings were created letting things breathe, letting themselves mark the pace of the recording sessions, pulsating in the studio and me, provoking a state of consciousness that I have seldom achieved by playing my instruments. This is something that I would like to transfer to the listeners.
The initial recordings of Distant Signals were created during summer 2010 based on live in studio sessions but it needed some extra time to finish. It was remixed, polished, taken and abandoned several times during the next years between other projects and it even became a totally abandoned project. It wasn’t until 2017 when I decided to finish and release it.
Although the sound of this album may occasionally sound out of control, I decided to keep it this way in order to preserve the essence of the creative process that inspired them.
Recorded and mixed at The Blue_Room between 2010 and 2017 All music composed, performed and produced by Ran Kirlian. Released August 31, 2018
Cover art and layout by Ran Kirlian
|Complete set: 77:31|
Review by Best Strolenberg
The first sketches of “Distant Signals” -planned as a personal soundtrack for a deep space exploration, both inner and outer, based on pure electronic atmospheres build on minimal structures- were created during summer 2010 based on live in studio sessions. The recording was shelved thereafter and finally rediscovered in 2017 starting a process of remixing, editing and polishing. Well, all of Ran Kirlian’s efforts have delivered another fine work of freeform ambient, a captivating journey through a netherworld of dark, light and the unknown.
If you love immersing into vast, darker-shaded and breathing textural landscapes with distinct organic edges I’m confident the morphing 77-minute result will tick various boxes for you. The dense veil of compelling atmospherics is lifted briefly on the second half of “Ooprema” and the final track “Ergesia”.
Bert Strolenberg at Sonic Immersion (2018)