September releases: Gaze & Fimbria

The summer is almost gone and we’re back full of energy and bringing a few awesome releases. This month we present you Fimbria, the latest ambient album from Landru, a great atmospheric and rhythm experience by one of the most adventurous artists of our label.

Also we feel specially honoured to welcome Joxan Ruiz, a new artist in our label with a deep music past, now focussing on ambient genres with Gaze, an intense and personal ambient work.

Joxan Ruiz GazeJoxan Ruiz – Gaze

Gaze represents the first ambient album of Joxan Ruiz on Altera Orbe, a lush travel of the inner landscapes with wonderful melodies and deep soundworlds.

Gaze, which was previously released on Jamendo, comes now with 2 large bonus tracks, a revisited mix by Ran Kirlian and mastered by Max Corbacho.

This album is not currently available

FimbriaLandru – Fimbria

Fimbria is the latest exploration of Landru into ambient realms, a step forward into complex textures and vibrating grooves from a very personal perspective.

Fimbria is filled with organic sounds varying from aquatic noises to dark aerial pads, from geomorphic rhythms to calm and silent landscapes.

Available now at Landru’s Bandcamp

Altera Orbe features new artist: Joxan Ruiz

Joxan Ruiz is an independent musician, born in San Sebastián (Spain, 1969). His music is based on synthesizers, guitars, aerophones and field recordings. His music is made from the breath, trying to paint a landscape of colors and textures, pointing to the essence of the vibration. He uses to mix sounds of native and exotic flutes with ethereal drones and loops, searching the mystery of sunlight through a soap bubble.

Influences: Carlos Nakai, Jorge Reyes, Coyote Oldman, Harold Budd, Robert Fripp, Pablo Salcedo, Michael Stearns, Steve Roach, Jonn Serrie.

His featuring in Altera Orbe starts with an excellent album named Gaze, a more than welcomed incursion into ambient genres that was mixed by Ran Kirlian at The Blue_Room and mastered by Max Corbacho in 2012. [More info]

Bioma, Bloom & Catalyst

This month we bring you BIOMA, the newest and long awaited collaboration from spanish ambient masters Bruno Sanfilippo and Max Corbacho and the lastest releases from our partners from Relaxed Machinery, two great masterworks, Bloom and Catalyst, from the top artists Chris Russell and Steve Brand.

Bruno Sanfilippo & Max Corbacho – BIOMA [ad113]

BIOMA is a delicated work full of field recordings and electronics in a real living, mesmerizing and breathing system on a single long form track of nearly 59 minutes.

This album is not currently available

Chris Russell – Bloom [rM_0027]

Warm and peaceful zones inspired by nature. All carefully sculptured using a combination of field recordings and electronic atmospheres.

Available at Chris Russel’s Bandcamp

Steve Brand – Catalyst [rM_0026]

Four cavernous, ethereal, sentimental and lilting inscapes timing in at just over an hour.

Available at Steve Brand’s Bandcamp

New releases by Ran Kirlian and Peter James

We’re really proud to announce four new and exciting releases in our label: Continuum, the new and large announced solo album by Ran Kirlian in space ambient style and two wonderful ambient works from Peter James, Memento and Landfall, in FLAC loseless format.   All our projects are recorded, mixed and mastered in a professional environment with a dedicated setup in order to achieve the finest and purest sound for your real enjoyment providing a sublime ambience experience.

Ran Kirlian ContinuumRan Kirlian – ContinuuM

Continuum marks the return of Ran Kirlian to space ambient atmospheres and ethereal soundscapes, collecting music recorded from 2005 to 2010 and finally mixed and mastered during 2011.

Available at Ran Kirlian Bandcamp

Peter James – Landfall

Part of a journey. Not the final part or the start. Just a part of it. A mixture of long and short form ambient.

I’ve always considered landfall to be a part of a journey, not the final part, or the start, just a part of it, so both the other 2 tracks included here are a part of that same journey. Not now. Not then. Just sometime, somewhere, someplace.

Available at Peter James Bandcamp

Peter James – Memento

Musical pieces kept as simple as the moments they depict so as not to blur the memories they evoke.

The original idea for Memento came to me in the early summer of 2009, little knowing how it would evolve, or what course the works would take. The only thing I did know, was that I wasn’t going to force anything, and try to just go with the flow of things…

Available at Peter James Bandcamp

Waterfront and other releases

We are happy to announce three new releases in our catalogue this month: Waterfront, the first collaborative ambient-electronic work by Ran Kirlian and Landru, co-owners of the online ambient label Altera Orbe, and two sublime works from our partners Relaxed machinery in FLAC loseless format, en seier, a deeply personal and atmospheric album by åpne sinn and Spiritual Science, a collaborative double album by Steve Brand and Ishq.

WaterfrontRan Kirlian & Landru | Waterfront

Waterfront is the consolidation of the first acclaimed collaborative work between the ambient artists Ran Kirlian and Landru, co-owners of the online ambient label Altera Orbe.

Textures and grooves were combined live by the two artists on The_BlueRoom studio, in Castellón during a jam session. The tracks were polished, mixed and mastered later in order to improve the sonic experience of a unique and catarquic moment.

Waterfront is available in limited CDr Digipack format, FLAC loseless format and MP3 at 256kbps format at Ran Kirlian Bandcamp and Landru Bandcamp sites.

Check out 3 complete tracks at Ran Kirlian’ soundcloud.

en seieråpne sinn | en seier

‘en seier’ – from the Norwegian meaning “one victory”, this second album from åpne sinn holds a much more personal and profound place in my heart than it’s predecessor, ‘espiritista’. The choice of the album’s title is two-fold. Firstly, it refers to the release of ‘espiritista’ in January of 2011.

Available at åpne sinn Bandcamp

Spiritual ScienceSteve Brand & Ishq | Spiritual Science

From the 2009 release notes, Brand says, “I’d been an Ishq (Matt Hillier) fan for about 3-4 years. I found his music as part of my complete immersion in Ultimae material (Ishq kept showing up in the ‘If you like this, you’ll like this’ area of iTunes). I bought ‘Orchid’ and was hooked. I love his atmospheres and beats, the delicacy, expansiveness and expressiveness of feeling, and his intuitive and spiritual approach to music. Really feels like home to me.”

Available at Steve Brand Bandcamp

New releases from Relaxed Machinery artists

We are really proud to present some of the latest releases from one of our music partners, the artist collective Relaxed Machinery, in FLAC format, containing works from great ambient composers such as Steve Brand, Zero Ohms, Bob Ohrum and Lowell Levene-Sims. We hope you enjoy these releases now on sale in Altera Orbe website.

Steve Brand | Subtle Movements Inside

“Subtle Movements Inside,” was inspired after re-visiting a group of old poems and by recent events in my life. Increasingly, I’m convinced that our lives are changed not so much by outer events, or profound revelations, but if we’re sensitive and attuned to it, by the subtle migration of thought and feeling—subtle movements inside.

Zero Ohms | Worlds, Afterworlds

Worlds, Afterworlds is the debut of Richard Roberts (Zero Ohms) on the Relaxed Machinery label. The five pieces on Worlds, Afterworlds are created with bass flute, wind-synth and field recordings. In an amusing yin-yang progression, the pieces get shorter (and the titles longer) as the album moves forward.

Bob Ohrum | Subliminal Listening

Subliminal Listening was written and recorded in August 2005. This album was created by capturing various field recordings, and then creating music to accompany them… Aside from reverb, these live field recordings have not been altered in any way. This results in a collection of soundscapes that are very organic in nature…

Steve Brand | Cahokia

A three-song journey into one of the deeply mystical places of America’s heartland. From Steve’s blog:

‘Cahokia’ was originally self-released in early 2007 on CDBaby.com, then again in it’s re-worked, re-mastered form in 2009 on another label. This 2011 re-release is on Brand’s own label, Pioneer Light Music (cover photo, Jill brand).

Lowell Levene-Sims | A Thing of Beauty to An Object of Regret

A Thing of Beauty is the first album of Lowell Levene-Sims on Relaxed Machinery label, a personal exploration into the realm of sounds and field recordings.

Altera Orbe Opening

We are really proud to introduce you alteraOrbe, the ultimate ambient music label where you may find all the info and the latest releases from some of the main electronic ambient artists all over the world (Bruno Sanfilippo, Landru, Max Corbacho, Ran Kirlian and Relaxed Machinery Artists). AlteraOrbe is an independent music label owned and managed by the ambient artists Ran Kirlian & Landru and it is mainly focused on the promotion and diffusion of space, electronic, tribal and dark ambient musical genres. In this website you may also find a lot of information about our catalog of releases and links to artists’s bandcamp or websites to support their work by purchasing their music.

All our projects are recorded, mixed and mastered in a professional environment with a dedicated setup in order to achieve the finest and purest sound for your real enjoyment providing a sublime ambience experience.

Our Releases

DissolutionRan Kirlian | Dissolution

Dissolution is the new exploration into dark ambient realms by Ran Kirlian after four years in the making and several sound experiments and project evolutions. The result is a collection of 11 new tracks exploring sound in a very organic way, where synth drones melts with environmental noises, acoustic sounds and voices to create soundworlds that drives the listener from the deeps of the earth to the cosmic void.

Available at Bandcamp

NeurotransmittersLandru | Neurotransmitters

Neurotransmitters is the first ambient album published by Landru. This highly conceptual project is based on the endogenous chemical compounds that are released from a nerve cell which are capable of transmitting neurologic information from one cell to another. Neurotransmitters contains 10 different ambient tracks inspired in ten different neurotransmitters.

Available at Bandcamp

ExobiologyLandru | Exobiology

Exobiology is the first published work by Landru which was released in 2007. It represents the consolidation of a musical project developed during more than a decade based on electronic landscapes, ethnic voices and vibrating grooves. Among the 12 included tracks, you may find all kind of electronic compositions, from Big Beat to Dance and Chillout themes.

Available at Bandcamp

Selected-Works-IRan Kirlian | Selected Works I

Selected Works Vol. I collects music from the most tribal-ambient side of Ran Kirlian music composed and recorded during the years 1999 to 2007. The music included in this selection was remastered (when possible) and mixed to provide a continuous and organic flow to enhace the listening experience.

Available at Bandcamp

Selected Works IIRan Kirlian | Selected Works II

Selected Works Vol. II collects music from atmospheric, space and dark-ambient styles of Ran Kirlian composed and recorded during the years 1999 to 2007. The music included in this selection was remastered (when possible) and mixed to provide a continuous and organic flow to enhace the listening experience.

Available at Bandcamp