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Together

Posted in News, Sounds with tags on February 28, 2018 by andreasbrandal

 

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I have contributed a track to “Together”, a compilation from Oxtail Recordings.

The label says:

Charlottesville, VA occupies a special place in the Oxtail Recordings world – we’ve released a number of tapes from Charlottesville artists, and the town and music community there have always been unbelievably warm, welcoming, and inspiring to us. We were heartbroken by the white supremacist “Unite the Right” rally and subsequent violence there during the weekend of August 11-12, 2017.

Oxtail artist and friend to all Tyler Magill (of Grand Banks and Carry) was among those protesting the rally that weekend, and he ended up suffering a stroke as a result of being assaulted by torch-wielding fascists on the evening of August 11.

The tragedy of those events shook us deeply, and the opportunity to use the small platform we have in this label to raise money to fight hate, bigotry, and violence and to help our friend heal was a no-brainer.

The number of incredible contributions we received from the Charlottesville music scene, as well as label friends in NYC and around the world was stunning – many of the tracks presented here are the artists’ own attempts to engage with and make sense of the world since November 2016. That outpouring, in turn, energized us as it reminded us of the power that art and community have to bring people together to heal, share, and grow.

We believe that openness, engagement, and understanding are the ways to fight division, fear, and hatred. With that in mind, we’re proud to present a release that attempts to forward those ideals, both in concept and in practice. Please enjoy: Together.

Proceeds from the sale of this compilation will be donated to Showing Up for Racial Justice Charlottesville and Tyler Magill’s medical fund.

Get it HERE.

“Maiden Voyage” in Tiny Mixtapes

Posted in News, Reviews, Sounds with tags , , on January 18, 2018 by andreasbrandal

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Here’s a nice writeup on the Skeleton Harbor album “Maiden Voyage”, still available from Oxtail Recordings.

“Brandal and Rambutan breathe the subzero temperatures deeply, and ice crystals form in their lungs. Their adventures are documented in the sounds of the sea, the whitecaps breaking on rocky shores far from safety.”

Read the full thing HERE.

 

Skeleton Harbor – “Maiden Voyage” OUT NOW!

Posted in News, Sounds with tags , , on December 1, 2017 by andreasbrandal

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I have been a fan of Eric Hardiman’s music since I first heard the Rambutan album “Incidences” in 2009. We got in touch, and since then Eric has been kind enough to release two albums of mine on his legendary label Tape Drift. A couple of years ago we started collaborating on what would eventually become the debut album by Skeleton Harbor. It has been a real adventure working on this, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the result. To top it off, the album was picked up by the most excellent Oxtail recordings, who has done outstanding work on the presentation and release of “Maiden Voyage”.

The label says:

The fog rolls in, the wind picks up, and the sun goes down – this voyage may be more than you bargained for. Working long-distance between Albany, USA and Bergen, Norway over the course of 2016, Andreas Brandal and Rambutan have crafted a suite of haunted, icy soundscapes that will be required listening in the depths of the upcoming winter. Expertly crafted and patiently executed, Maiden Voyage is full of gloomy, murky, nautical sounds from two of the truest OGs of the experimental underground.

Check out this, and a bunch of other great stuff in the new batch from Oxtail HERE.

Tabs Out: Laser Focus

Posted in News, Sounds with tags , on February 28, 2017 by andreasbrandal

Check out the new episode of Tabs Out: Laser Focus. It’s a special on Oxail Recordings.

You’ll find it HERE.

“Flames and Ether” in Cassette Gods

Posted in News, Reviews with tags on January 28, 2017 by andreasbrandal

Cassette Gods has posted a very nice review of “Flames and Ether”:

“…Brandal’s harnessed the language of near-future dystopia by combining it with “spaghetti western” flourishes, presenting in result an apocalyptic experience, one where the oxymoronic violence and tranquility of the title have converged and spawned. The juxtaposition is strange and majestic. In short, it’s stunning.”

Read the full review HERE.

Flames and Ether on Tabs Out list

Posted in News, Reviews with tags on December 12, 2016 by andreasbrandal

Many thanks to Tabs Out for including Flames and Ether on their year end list!

Check it out HERE.

“Flames and Ether” review

Posted in News, Reviews with tags on October 30, 2016 by andreasbrandal
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Andreas Brandal – Flames and Ether

Nooga posted a nice review of “Flames and Ether”.

read it HERE.