Ran Kirlian – The Woomh files video mix

The latest Ran Kirlian album, The Woomh Files, is a collection of music recorded from 2009 to 2019 previously released as mini-albums on the Altera Orbe record label under the Woomh series.

Ran Kirlian also recorded a little video collecting excepts of the tracks included in the album “having each one its own visual space, mostly based on their cover artworks“.

Video editior: Sony Vegas
Particulas effect created by Alexander Demyanov on http://vegasaur.com
Artwork and video footage by Ran Kirlian
All music composed, recorded and produced by Ran Kirlian between 2009 and 2019

Ran Kirlian – Many Futures 3 [AOREP103]

Many Futures IIIMany Futures is a series of minialbums that collect my musical and sonic impressions around years of science fiction literature reading. More than just a soundtrack for those stories, these tracks are my personal vision of the future portrayed by the authors. That’s where the series title comes from, as the music contained in this and further volumes flows around the many alternative futures of the humankind. Issue 3 includes sonic landscapes inspired by sci fi short stories created by Fritz Leiber, Henry Slesar, Poul Anderson and Kingsley Amis.

Tools: Wooji Fruits Sylo Synth, Delta-V SpaceCraft, apeSoft iPulsaret & iDensity, iMusicAlbum SoundScaper, M-RGT PsyGen and PsyBox, HG Fortune Alio Noctis, Oberheim OB12, Roland JP8080, TC Electronic M3000

Composed, performed, recorded and mastered by Ran Kirlian at The Blue_Room, 2018-2019 Cover art layout and pictures by Ran Kirlian

Track list
1.- Ship of Shadows3:59
2.- Ersatz10:07
3.- Night Piece5:10
4.- Something Strange4:49
Complete set: 24:12 

Available at Bandcamp

Ran Kirlian – Many Futures 2 [AOREP102]

Many Futures IIMany Futures is a series of minialbums that collect my musical and sonic impressions around years of science fiction literature reading. More than just a soundtrack for those stories, these tracks are my personal vision of the future portrayed by the authors. That’s where the series title comes, as the music contained in this and further volumes flows around the many alternative futures of the humankind.

This issue of Many Futures includes sonic landscapes inspired by sci fi novels and short stories created by Theodore Sturgeon, Brian Aldiss, Clifford D. Simak and Robert Silverberg.

Tools: Wooji Fruits Sylo Synth, Delta-V SpaceCraft, apeSoft iPulsaret, iMusicAlbum SoundScaper, M-RGT PsyGen and PsyBox, HG Fortune Alio Noctis, Oberheim OB12, Roland JP8080, TC Electronic M3000

Composed, performed, recorded and mastered by Ran Kirlian at The Blue_Room, 2018.

Cover art layout and pictures by Ran Kirlian

Track list
1.- Microcosmic God2:30
2.- The Moment of Eclipse10:47
3.- Here Gather the Stars6:02
4.- Time of The Great Freeze5:00
Complete set: 24:19 

Available at Bandcamp

Ran Kirlian – Many Futures 1 [AOREP101]

Many Futures 1Many Futures is a series of minialbums that collect my musical and sonic impressions around years of science fiction literature reading. More than just a soundtrack for those stories, these tracks are my personal vision of the future portrayed by the authors. That’s where the series title comes, as the music contained in this and further volumes flows around the many alternative futures of the humankind.

This issue of Many Futures includes sonic landscapes inspired by sci fi novels and short stories created by Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clark and Stanislaw Lem.

Tools: Wooji Fruits Sylo Synth, Delta-V SpaceCraft, apeSoft iPulsaret, iMusicAlbum SoundScaper, M-RGT PsyGen and PsyBox, HG Fortune Alio Noctis, Oberheim OB12, Roland JP8080, TC Electronic M3000

Composed, performed, recorded and mastered by Ran Kirlian at The Blue_Room, 2018.

Cover art layout and pictures by Ran Kirlian

Track list
1.- The Green Morning11:20
2.- The Sentinel5:05
3.- The Seventh Voyage8:38
Complete set: 25:03 

Available at Bandcamp

Ran Kirlian – The Woomh Files [AOR0031]

The Woomh FilesThis album collects music previously included in the Altera Orbe Woomh series, a number of minialbums mainly based on experimental, electronic and dark-ambient music genres. Most of the music contained in this album was recorded between 2009 and 2019 and released from 2012 onwards in digital format only (all of them available here).

This compilation not only includes music from each one of these minialbums and some unreleased music, but also a lot of extra information about the making of these recordings and their artworks.

All music composed, performed, produced and recorded except on track 10, with synths and grooves by Landru and track 13 with additional voices by Alan Kirlian.

All music included in this album was mixed, recorded and produced by Ran Kirlian between 2009 and 2019 This album was mixed, recorded and produced by Ran Kirlian between March and June 2019

Track list
1.- White Angel III 2:53
2.- The Seventh Voyage8:35
3.- Mystical Veils II 5:57
4.- Orthaleim6:35
5.- Circles I 2:58
6.- Froisia Venna5:41
7.- Benthos6:26
8.- Ix Tab 17:01
9.- Here Gather the Stars 5:46
10.- VAIRISCO7:31
11.- Dreissia Veiox5:42
12.- Wrapped in Whispers3:07
13.- Sibiaran 5:27
14.- Something Strange4:49
Complete set: 78:28

Available at Bandcamp

Ran Kirlian – The Shape of Memories [AOR0029]

The Shape of MemoriesThe Shape of Memories was originally released in 2013 for Phillip Wilkerson’ Complex Silence Project and has been unavailable for some time. It has been rereleased in 2018, remastered and having some parts mixed again from the source in order to enhance the experience and fix some minor issues.

This album was conceived as a long-form piece by combining smooth textures and minimal melodic weight with field recordings of a rainy autum afternoon, and it ended as a melancholic picture of the passing of time thru our memories. It has been described by many listeners as one of the most delicated works I’ve ever done.

Ran Kirlian: analog and digital synthesizers, samplers and field recordings.

Composed, recorded and produced at The Blue_Room by Ran Kirlian, 2012-2013 and remastered in 2018. Released December, 2018
Art layout and cover pictures by Ran Kirlian.

Track list
1.- The Shape of Memories66:33
Complete set: 66:33 

Available at Bandcamp

Ran Kirlian – Distant Signals [AOR0028]

Distant SignalsDistant 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

Track list
1.- Egea I11:02
2.- Primical5:43
3.- Siria7:27
4.- Tochlia3:43
5.- Ansejo6:01
6.- Egea II6:42
7.- Ooprema8:14
8.- Arsenas10:54
9.- Niastas9:21
10.- Ergesia7:53
Complete set: 77:31 

Availalbe at Bandcamp

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)

Ran Kirlian – Ethernautica III [AOR0030]

Ethernautica IIIThird instance in the series of recordings based in long format drones and processed raw material. In this volume I collect three pieces as a result of different recording sessions during 2018 with mixed emotions, something that I also wanted to reflect on the cover art. These tracks were originally created as an inspirational source for my own as well as for meditative purposes. Some of these pieces may sound a bit raw and unpredictible, which is part of the spirit of the recordings, so I’ve decided to release these recordings for free.

All music composed, performed, mixed and produced by Ran Kirlian. Recorded at The Blue_Room between May and December 2018.

Album released in December 31, 2018

Cover art layout and pictures by Ran Kirlian

Track list
1.- Movement I12:51
2.- Movement II34:24
3.- Movement III27:59
Complete set: 75:14

Available at Bandcamp

Ran Kirlian – Ethernautica II [AOR0027]

Ethernautica IISecond instance in the series of live recordings based in long format drones and raw material originally created as an inspirational source for my own as well as for meditative purposes. Some of these pieces may sound a bit raw and unpredictible, so I’ve decided to release these recordings for free.

All music composed, performed, mixed and produced by Ran Kirlian. Recorded at The Blue_Room between March and December 2017.

Released December 31, 2017

Cover art layout and pictures by Ran Kirlian

Track list
1.- Ethernautica II71:44
Complete set: 71:44 

Available at Bandcamp