We have a big announcement, a cause for celebration. James Fahy a.k.a Ambienteer seems to think a little announcement would suffice. I’m sorry James but that won’t fly with us at Invisible Agent HQ. Ambienteer recently put out his 30th release and we think know this is a monumental occasion. Such frequent and high quality output is something that fellow artists should aspire too. Myself included.
Ambienteer’s 30th release
James composes the most wonderful ambient music. If you like ambient, abstract soundscapes and experimental drones then you need to get these collections downloaded. Not only is James a talent musician who gives away all his work for free but he is also a talented photographer.
Highly recommended listening. If you have a chance please choose to buy a release.
Added by: Warren Daly | 27th February 2012 1 Comment
A one hour journey that starts out with some funky instrumental Hip Hop, followed by a generous helping of Dubstep, Breakbeat and electronica. I mix 18 tracks in just under 60 minutes and 6 of the tracks are from Invisible Agent. The first time I have included Fwonk, Phoke and Static Netlabels in my mix. Stables such as Cut Records and Dusted Wax are once again featured. I enjoyed including the very talented Ketsa and new Invisible Agent signing The Northern Hemisphere.
We’re delighted to present you with our 2nd release of 2012. The Northern Hemisphere is an established project by American artist Drew Miller aimed at producing minimal electronic ambient soundscapes. Improvised keyboard, percussion and guitar compositions are layered and morphed. Drew drifts between soundscapes and braindance, guiding you on a unique melodic journey. Drew’s techniques enable him to capture unique and spontaneous moments, conveying emotion and moments of sublime overflow.
We welcome Drew to our talented roster of artists and look forward to releasing another album by ‘The Northern Hemisphere’ in 2012.
The Distant Sounds of a Grandfather Clock [An Intro of Sorts]
How I Learned to Live (Worries are Gone)
Dal Niente (Bonus Track)
It’s Raining, It’s Pouring (The Old Man is Snoring)
Earth & its Echo (The Birds & the Bees)
Glacier Harbor (and the way it sings)
Choir of the Morning Light (Goodbye Glacier Harbor)
I Blame The Weather!
Planets, and How They Formed Our Lives
With Every Breath, We Gain a New Heart Electronic Symphony No 1
We’re kicking off the year of the dragon with a collection of earth shaking remixes of Swarm Intelligence’s Electro monster ‘On The Edge’.
2BiT will challenge your bass-bins with his dark and subversive Dubstep remake. Red Dave’s debut appearance on Invisible Agent is a DJ friendly tech roller. A-Force works ‘Once bitten’ with his signature sounds and powerful bass makeover. We see the return of John Dalton with a relentless Techno remake and Danseizure once again sends us leftfield with his alternative and melodic electronica. Hearing is believing.
On The Edge – 2BiT Remix 06:06
On The Edge – Red Dave Whisper Remix 06:32
Once Bitten – A-Force Remix 05:14
On The Edge – John Dalton Remix 05:32
On The Edge – Danseizure Remix 06:10
Available now on bandcamp. This EP will be available worldwide on iTunes, Emusic and many others stores on 28th of January 2012
It would seem that MPAA CEO Chris Dodd has completely lost the plot. According to a very angry letter from Senator Dodd, protests against SOPA are ‘pranks’ and websites supporting the Anti-SOPA campaign are doing it “to further their corporate interests”. This would imply the creative commons world, Wikipedia et al, are a bunch of corporate whores who have nothing better to do then take part in a day of worldwide hoodwinking. Did congress change the calendar too, is it April 1st?
Same same but different
The uberlord of the mighty MPAA often pulls ‘facts’ and figures out of the air to prove a point. In fairness he’s not the only one at it, members of the RIAA must have attended the same propaganda management courses as the MPAA drones. They often use their own fabricated facts & figures to mesmerize the masses with their war on music. Chris states that he is diligently “protecting American jobs from foreign criminals”. To make matters worse, the formidable lobbying organization known as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says pirate sites “threaten more than 19 million American jobs”.
Chief Entertainments Officer
Giving credit where credit is due, at least Chris and co are providing lighthearted entertainment during these dark times. The following video sums up the views of the MPAA, RIAA, US Chamber of Commerce and most US presidential candidates. Enjoy.
Added by: Invisible Agent | 18th January 2012 1 Comment
Happy New Year. I’ve blended 75 minutes of ambient soundscapes peppered with glitches and bleeps for your listening pleasure.
It’s an exciting month as I’ll be uploading a new, more beat orientated mix in the next two weeks and of couse more reviews on the way too. I have great news about new artists that will appear on Invisible Agent in 2012, stay tuned for more updates about upcoming Invisible Agent EPs.
Meander through space and time and you’ll arrive at a live electronics playground provided by Closer Contact & Meteer on the amazing BFW netlabel. Once again I can’t get enough from Cut Records, this time Bryn Thomas features along side regulars such as Ambienteer. All the output on FeedbackLoop is a must have for any music collection. Blearmoon and Elias Merino are new discoveries and I’ll certainly be following up on any other releases they have.
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Talented and dedicated musicians want you to enjoy their fantastic music, please share the love and check out each artist at their website below and give them the support they deserve. All the tracks are Netaudio and some are Creative commons. Happy listening.
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There was much interest in the Ambient and more laid back releases I mentioned in my previous post. To balance things out and to satisfy the friendly requests I’ve decided to share some beat orientated recommendations. I post links and recommendations more frequently on Twitter, so come on by and say hello. Enjoy these fantastic Netlabel releases and support the artists if possible.
Thefft – The primer EP – Cut Records
The crew at Cut run a tight ship. Their attention and love for high quality releases is unyielding. In their latest low frequency salvo, Thefft delivers a unique dubbed out tech groover peppered with synths. As samples shots and broken beats mutate, this 3 track EP almost has an early 90′s warehouse feel. As with all releases on Cut, it’s hard to pigeon hole this EP, even after several listens it’s still hard to figure out if the beats are about to drop to more a languid level or become delirious. A sure player for the headphones or in a DJ set, tasty morsels once again from Cut. Download the release now.
Marcoerre – When i’m away – Unfoundsound
The third release on unfoundsound by Italian producer Marcoerre. When I’m away’ EP is an easy going minimal Techno number. Spacious and dreamy layers are inter-fused with old school analogue drum hits. Purposeful pattern changes and synth sweeps keep the listener mesmerized. Perfect for attention with a set of headphones or on a very large club sound system. Recommended. Download the release here.
It’s been a bit quiet on the web front as I’ve been rearranging my music studio. I’ll be back in to the swing of things again soon. There is an upcoming AgentCast mix for December, so stay tuned. It’s been a while since I wrote a Netlabel review, I promise more are on the way. I’ve decided to highlight 4 releases that need your attention and should certainly be in your music collection.
Netlabel releases that are essential for your music collection
Ketsa – 11.11 Vol 1 and 11.11 Vol 11 (2 X LP)
Ketsa (Dominic Giam) is an extremely talented and prolific artist. Based in London, Dominic hails from the free party scene and is an experienced musician and DJ. With several vinyl and a whole range of digital releases he has crafted himself a unique and beautiful sound. His latest release 11.11 Vol1 is on BFW Recordings and is available for free here. Layers of intricate melodies and samples glide you gently through a fresh and positively charged journey.
Producer and sound designer Paul Crocker (a.k.a. dustmotes) releases his 2nd EP entitled “None For The Crow”. Ambient soundscapes and hypnotic reverie are the order on this excellent EP. Full of serene ambient textures and guitar based resonances, this EP leaves you wanting for more. Check out the release on Dusted Wax
Ambienteer – Arromanches EP
James introduces new and different textures and techniques on all his releases, re-enforcing the fact he is a gifted and experienced experimental artist. The tracks on Arromanches are deep and rich. James transforms his experiences and emotions directly into engaging sounds on this fabulous EP.
Added by: Warren Daly | 22nd December 2011 5 Comments