Dark 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.
Woomh 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
Composed, performed, recorded and mastered by Ran Kirlian at The Blue_Room, 2012 – 2014. Released in 2015.
Mystical 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.
Ataraxia 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)
“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.
La 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.
Nostromo 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.
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
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.