Ran Kirlian – Nested Dreams [AOREP010]

Nested DreamsDark ambient minialbum based on complex textures and treated field recordings. This tracks have been deeply inspired by the work of Brian Lustmord, Voice of Eye and Yen Pox.

The track Straits of Devastation owes its name to one of the maps of the MMORPG game Guild Wars 2 and the track Orthaleim was originally composed for a compilation in honour to the Polish artist Zdzisław Beksiński (1929-2005) that was never released.

Tools: Antonio Blanca’s Dron-E, Wooji Fruits Sylo Synth, Moog Little Phatty, Oberheim OB12, Creamware Pro-12, TC Electronic M3000, TC Electronic M-One & treated field recordings

Composed, performed, recorded and mastered by Ran Kirlian at The Blue_Room, 2015 – 2017. Released in 2017.

Cover art layout and pictures by Ran Kirlian

Track list
1.- Jotain lähestyy9:42
2.- Orthaleim6:48
3.- Straits of Devastation8:12
Complete set: 24:41 

Available at Bandcamp

Ran Kirlian – Los Bosques Sombríos [AOREP008]

Los bosquesWoomh EP containing 4 deeply connected tracks that conforms a sonic portrait of one of those moments when we’re feeling lost and blind, like walking inside of a dark forest without a path to follow. While the music of this minialbum is mostly dark ambient, I conceived it as a soundtrack for one of these enlightening experiences that we must feel, and even enjoy, in out lifes. Dedicated in loving memory to Oöphoi (Gianluigi Gasparetti) 1958 – 2013

Tools: Antonio Blanca’s Dron-E, Wooji Fruits Sylo Synth, Oberheim OB12, Roland JP8080, TC Electronic M3000, Sonic Forest & treated field recordings

Composed, performed, recorded and mastered by Ran Kirlian at The Blue_Room, 2012 – 2014. Released in 2015.

Cover art layout and pictures by Ran Kirlian

Track list
1.- Below the Surface6:19
2.- The Roots Keep Growing3:02
3.- Through the Ancient Ruins11:54
4.- Wrapped in Whispers3:23
Complete set: 24:38 

Available at Bandcamp

Ran Kirlian – Mystical Veils [AOREP001]

Mystical VeilsMystical Veils is the first volume in the Woomh Series. It is an EP that collects 3 electronic pieces recorded live in 2009 in a different style Ran Kirlian music uses to be, with pulsating sequences and textures, a bit away from classical ambient genres.

In Ran Kirlian’s words: “The idea of releasing this music on a mini-album format came because I’ve found that these tracks were strongly contextualized between them with a very particular sound.

All music composed, performed, recorded and mixed by Ran Kirlian at The Blue_Room in 2009 and mastered in 2012.

Sound sources includes analog and digital synthesizers.

Pictures, digital images and cover art design by Ran Kirlian.

Track list
1.-Mystical Veil I
6:09
2.-Mystical Veil II
6:20
3.-Mystical Veil III
7:58

Complete set: 20:27

Available at Bandcamp

Ran Kirlian – Ataraxia [AOREP007]

AtaraxiaAtaraxia is a Woomh EP created by Ran Kirlian that comprises 4 electronic tracks hard to be catalogued into any ambient style beyond experimental. However it consistently fits on the Woomh concept, where boundaries are not yet defined.

This mini-album collects music created between 2012 and 2013 using both software and hardware synthesizers, samplers and effect tools in order to create an alternative sonic palette to the most typical Kirlian textures.

All music composed, performed, mixed and matered by Ran Kirlian at The Blue_Room between 2012 and 2013.

Sound sources includes analog and digital synthesizers, samplers and effect processing.

Pictures, digital images and cover art design by Ran Kirlian.

This download includes additional wallpaper art (1920x1200px)

Track list
1.-Leretia
3:58
2.-Ostoprenia
10:03
3.-Ubur
3:35
4.-Froisia Venna
5:50

Complete set: 23:30

Available at Bandcamp

Steve Brand – Trust and Remember [AOREP006]

Steve Brand“Trust and Remember” is a 24 minute ambient soundscape woven from keyboard, voice and processed guitar sounds, created at The Treehouse by Steve Brand in May of 2013, exclusively for the AlterOrbe Woomh Series. Thanks to Ran Kilrian for his interest and support and to all the artists of the AlteraOrbe label.

The track “Trust and Remember” began as a phrase that I’ve heard in my mind over and over again for years. This phrase would come up in times of apparent uncertainty, change and upheaval. I would often ask this soundless voice…trust what? Remember what? Even though I could not rationally understand the words, I felt their power and relevance in my gut. I knew without question that they constituted a powerful answer to everything I am and was experiencing.

My current understanding of this mindful directive is this… For me, trusting in this sense means knowing that even though I may not be able to see what’s ahead, even if it seems unlikely or uncertain that a way or means is going to present itself, there always has been a path in the past, so why shouldn’t there be one waiting and forming for me at this time…and the next time and the next. It also means trusting my own creativity, integrity, sovereignty and native abilities, my own sense of timing and appropriateness. More simply, trusting that I will know what to do when it’s most needed in the most appropriate way.

Trusting that “making it up as I go along” is a legitimate way of being in the world, although we are often taught otherwise. Remembering, the second half of this phrase, has also become a powerful concept for me. Not so much remembering facts or past events, although those can also be powerful tools. Remembering, in this context, is less a mental process and more in the realm of feeling. Remembering how it felt to be innocent, trusting, seated in my own power, my own passion, and what it felt like to bring these into effect I my life, without worry or fear. How did that feel? What was the result? How can I create or access that feeling for myself now? I often “get” these sorts of phrases running through my mind like a leader at the bottom of a news screen. I have learned to trust and remember them…by heart.

All music composed, performed, recorded and mixed by Steve Brand, 2013. Mastered by Steve Brand.

Tools: analogic & digital synthesizers and electric guitar.

Cover art layout by Ran Kirlian, pictures by Steve Brand.
Released June 29, 2013

Thanks to Ran Kirlian at AlteraOrbe for his support and interest.

Track list
1. Trust And Remember 24:08
Total time: 24:08

Available at Bandcamp

Vauxia Errante – Cryogenia [AOREP009]

Vauxia ErranteComposed, performed and recorded by Vauxia Errante, June – November 2014

Released December 28, 2014

Tools: Antonio Blanca’s Dron-E, M-RGT PsyGEN & Ambitron and treated field recordings
Additional effects and samples by Ran Kirlian

Mastered by Ran Kirlian at The Blue_Room, November 2014
Cover art pictures by Joxan Ruiz, layout by Ran Kirlian

Track list
1. Cryogenia 24:53
Total time: 24:53

Available at Bandcamp

Vauxia Errante – La Création du Monde [AOREP003]

Vauxia ErranteLa Création du Monde is a dark-ambient long form track by Vauxia Errante full of delicated details and intrincated textures conforming a mesmerizing exploration of sonic realms. This is the 3th volume in the Woomh EP series by Altera Orbe artists.

All music composed, performed, recorded and mixed by Vauxia Errante in 2012 and mastered by Ran Kirlian at The Blue_Room in 2013.

Sound sources includes Sonic Forest, field recordings, samplers and synthesizers.

Cover artwork by Ran Kirlian.

Track list
1.-La Création du Monde
22:38

Complete set: 22:38

Available at Bandcamp

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

Ran Kirlian

Born in Hannover (Germany) in 1972 and later moved to Valencia (Spain), Ran Kirlian began exploring his own musical pathways in the mid-nineties and recorded his first album Shore of Darkness in 2000. Since then nearly a dozen albums have followed, among which include Obscurity (2000), Melting Point (2001), Sleeper (2004) and his lastest work Dissolution (2009). Also, two albums entitled Selected Works I & Selected Works II were released in 2007 collecting music recorded and released between years 2000 and 2007 from tribal-ambient to dark and space ambient genres.

His music, mostly focussed on tribal and dark ambient genres, offers a personal and intense approach to textural landscaping and atmospheres inspiring ritualistic environments, cold spaces and desolate landscapes. Defined as a self-taught musician, he uses to start most of his projects from raw improvisations that later evolve in a continuous refinement process.

With synthesizers and samplers as his main tools, his music tries to combine different sound sources like field recordings, exotic flutes, percussions and ethnic instruments like bowls and didgeridoos. This mixture carries evident influences from artists like Steve Roach, Alio Die, Robert Rich, Mathias Grassow, Oöphoi, Lustmord, Thom Brennan and Jorge Reyes.

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