Joxan Ruiz – Nostromo Diaries [AOREP002]

NOSTROMO_DIARIESNostromo Diaries is a cinematic trip, a gothic nightmare to grip your subconscious, through a horror movie with experimental tones and humming voices
Overtones and space winds are mixed in equal amounts, in the southern constellation of Reticulum
Creaking noises are often heard in the spaceship…
¿How long is 35 Light Years?

(EOT)
-out.*

All music composed, performed, recorded and mixed by Joxan Ruiz between 2011 and 2012. Mixed The Blue_Room and mastered by Ran Kirlian in 2012. Sound sources includes analog and digital synthesizers.

Cover art design by Ran Kirlian, pictures by Joxan Ruiz.

Note: no astronauts were damaged during the recording of this album.

Track list
1.-Part I – Zeta I
7:05
2.-Part II – Zeta II
8:47
3.-Part III – 35LY
4:22

Complete set: 20:14

Joxan Ruiz – Blue Radiance [AOREP005]

BLUE_RADIANCEBlue Radiance is created specifically as a tone meditation, enhancing the living space as sonic incense

Over the course of the continuous 22-minute piece, the flowing soundscapes on the light field, propel the mood to a mesmerizing state

Spiraling melodic sequences, and floating majestic textures with thematic contributions, describe this living-breathing soundscape

An enveloping experience of vast beauty and mystery

Graceful and full of movement

What can Blue do for you ?

All music composed, performed, recorded and mixed by Joxan Ruiz between 2012 and 2013. Mastered by Ran Kirlian in 2013. Sound sources includes Anasazi flutes and digital synthesizers.

Cover art design by Ran Kirlian, pictures by Joxan Ruiz.

Track list
1.-Part I – Blue Radiance
22:53

Complete set: 22:53

Joxan Ruiz – Space Between [AOR0019]

Joxan Ruiz Space Between is a continuous kaleidoscope of visionary power. It sounds as if it emanates from deep desert places in a realm from the near future.

The pieces are built upon a blend of deep ambient characteristics, looping, textures and harmonics mixed with subtle and hovering. The tracks follow a zen-like flow, through exotic flutes, bringing the listener’s attention down to a distinct stillness.

Space Between is a heady mixture of sounds, alternating between hues both beautifully light and magnetically dark.

A trip to your mind…

All music composed, performed and produced by Joxan Ruiz, 2012-2013

Mixed & mastered by Ran Kirlian at The Blue_Room, 2013

Track list

1.- SeteBos
2.- 168 SiBylla
3.- 665 SaBine
4.- 964 SuBamara
5.- 995 SternBerga
6.- 1124 StrooBantia
7.- Space Between

12:25
5:34
7:20
21:13
7:53
10:13
10:25


Total time: 75:03

Joxan Ruiz – Gaze [AOR0011]

Joxan Ruiz GazeRecorded between 2011 and 2012, Gaze has the intention to transmit sound of colors, where the most important thing is linked to fantasy. The Gaze is a process where the object makes the subject look, keeping the breath in mind, joining the inner and outer realm as the invisible energy of spirit.

Gaze is made of hypnotic drones and loops, melodies and memories, using digital synthesizers and processed riffs, in a sonic experience of meditation and stillness.

Gaze represents the first ambient album of Joxan Ruiz on Altera Orbe. 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.

Track list
1.-Blue Light
6:54
2.-Gaze
8:44
3.-Afterglow
4:52
4.-Ocean Vibration
7:28
5.-Zero Point

6:47
6.-Virtual Darkness
4:30
7.-Finding the Way
3:48
8.-Painting Bubbles
2:48
9.-Hypnos
6:28
10.-Sirenis
10:34
11.-Alpha
9:59
12.-
Gone from Here.

2:00

Complete set: 74:47

Review by Richard Gürtler

Spanish label Altera Orbe, run by Ran Kirlian and Landru, keeps on growing, with “Gaze” they introduce a brand new name on their roster, Joxan Ruiz from Madrid. “Gaze” is Joxan’s debut work, although he has already appeared in 2011 on Jamendo’s download release by Skaven entitled “Divine Intervention”, where Joxan appears as guest on didgeridoo and singing bowls.

The album launches with “Blue Light”, sublimely drifting and sorrowfully cascading primordial soundscape. “Gaze”, the title track, meanders towards the sky high realms, with gradual expansions into more massive and intense dronewalls, and backed here and there by hazed cybernetic infusions. “Afterglow” moves in its orbit quite monotonously, along with few more dramatic, but vague intrusions. Beautifully tranquil waves of “Ocean Vibration” are masterfully bridged with gentle cyber grooves and soothing coastal recordings. In the second half distant gauzy tribal beats join this deeply mesmerizing sonic experience, magnífico!!! “Zero Point” enters into more meditative terrains with quietly minimal texture. “Virtual Darkness” unfolds straightly with mysterious drones, enriched by distinctive electro pulses. Both, the darker and the cyber-tech substances are perfectly synapsed into a whole new listening sensibility.

Certainly one of the highlights introducing Joxan Ruiz at the top of his artistry!!! The next piece, “Finding The Way”, effectively merges the ancient and the modern in slightly discordant way. “Painting Bubbles”, one of the shortest tracks on “Gaze”, clocking to nearly 3 minutes, is sculpted with minimal warm washes and serenely tinkling sounds evoking upcoming Christmas season. “Hypnos” dives deeply into shadowy subterranean domains, where slow mind-bending drones are spiced by assorted spooky low resonating rumbles and swirls and high-pitched spiraling soars, accomplishing a genuinely trance-inducing atmosphere. Cavernous rumbles lead “Sirenis”, the longest composition getting over 10 and half minutes, which flows on minimal, meditative waves coupled also with various crystalline tinkles. Another deeply primordial focused soundscape. “Alpha” immediately returns into monotonous and monstrous drone scenario, again blended with assorted distant noises and sharper cyber-electro-organics. The drones graciously glide throughout and expand into hugely immense panoramas, ranging from more intense and cinematic to more sublime and relieving. Another standout piece, a pure, 10-minute sonic bliss!!! 2 minute long outro “Gone From Here” is sculpted with expressive solo piano.

A fairly colorful and distinctive debut by this Spaniard and a perfect addition to Altera Orbe’s portfolio. Fellow countrymen Ran Kirlian and Max Corbacho are responsible for the mixing and mastering duties. If you like a wealthy mixture of mysterious dronescaping and few hypnotic cyber-tech escapades, you will enjoy “Gaze”!!! Joxan Ruiz has a quite big collection of flutes and as a member The International Native American and World Flute Association, I am sure he has a lot to offer within the fusion of ancient flutes and electronic sound design.

Richard Gürtler (Dec 09, 2012, Bratislava, Slovakia)

Joxan Ruíz

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.

The combination of atmospheres and tribal ambient music marks the core of his recordings, sometimes playing flutes in the forest and picking up the essence and texture of each sound wave. This means that improvisation is developed to build work lines for his compositions, creating and combining different sound sources.


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

Joxan Ruiz profile at relaxed Machinery Community
Joxan Ruiz at Soundcloud

Music released on Altera Orbe

  • Gaze (AOR0011, 2012)
  • Nostromo Diaries (Woomh EP – AOREP002, 2012)
  • Blue Radiance (Woomh EP – AOREP005, 2013)
  • Space Between ( AOR0019, 2013)

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]

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.