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Circumambient 010 – Guest mix by Warren Daly

Circumamblent podcast mix by Warren Daly - a blend of chillout and downtempo electronica
A new mix for Circumambient featuring the very talented Ambienteer, Jack Hertz, WASH, Wolfgang Merx, Docetism, Toaster, Heskin Radiophonic, Cousin Silas, and Porya Hatami. I’ve wanted to mix something special for Thomas of We Are All Ghost netlabel for sometime now. It was a great pleasure to blend such amazing ambient, electronic, downtempo tracks. Please share.

Circumambient 010 … Guest Mix by Warren Daly by Headphonaught on Mixcloud

Tracklisting
1 Cousin Silas – Left Behind
2 ambienteer – for Steve
3 Porya Hatami – Autumn
4 Toaster – Low Light
5 Cousin Silas – Dronescape 012 (edit)
6 Docetism – Cloud Of Unknowing
7 Jack Hertz & Cousin Silas – Ring of Trees
8 Heskin Radiophonic – Snow
9 WASH – the art of living / water (edit)
10 Wolfgang Merx – Volterra

Warren DalyAdded by: Warren Daly | 8th April 2014 Leave a comment!

ebauche – Ambient DJ mix recorded live at Swagger Phnom Penh Underground Music Mix – AgentCast 53

ebauche - Ambient DJ mix recorded live in Phnom Penh, Cambodia ebauche a.k.a Alex Leonard and Cambodian artist Dina Chhan were the driving forces of the Ambient zone at Swagger. Swagger was our monthly music & arts show at Meta House, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Our chill out zone consisted of multiple projectors, live painting by Dina Chhan, and the best ambient electronic music in South East Asia played by ebauche. Simultaneously our ‘beats lab’ features some of the best local and International DJs, playing the finest selection of electro, breakbeat, and techno.

Alex is a member of WASH. WASH features music by Warren Daly (Invisible Agent), Alex Leonard (Ebauche) and Hal Fx (Audio Mainline). A hybrid soundscape of rhythm, synthesis, live instrumentation and location recordings, guided by the poetry and spoken word of Scott Bywater. If you like downtempo styling you’ll enjoy their latest album entitled Triptych.

Alex blends 44 tracks over a 4 and a half hour mix. Featuring our very own T-Woc, Rhythm & Sound, The Orb, Fennesz, Biosphere, and many more quality acts. We love this mix and we know you will too. Enjoy and share.

Ebauche – Ambient DJ mix recorded live at Swagger – Agentcast Episode 53 by Invisibleagent on Mixcloud

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Tracklist

Artist – Name

  1. Autechre – Further
  2. Basic Channel – E2e4 Basic Reshape
  3. Benge – Sofa
  4. Biosphere – Tranquilizer
  5. Loscil – Emma
  6. Lusine Icl – The Fast Lane
  7. monolake – mobile
  8. Manitoba – Children Play Well Together
  9. Markus Guentner – Wanderung
  10. Marumari – Searching For The Sasha Wolf
  11. Yagya – Rigning Tvö
  12. Vessel – Images Of Bodies
  13. Windy & Carl – Elevation
  14. woob – Over World
  15. Kids for Tomorrow – Friendship Village
  16. Gel-Sol – Spirit Guide
  17. Gaudi & Testa – Dawns Cliffs: Il Risveglio Della Pietre
  18. The Future Sound Of London – Spineless Jelly
  19. Pub – Derail
  20. Ayumi Hamasaki – Monochrome (Eurofen Dub)
  21. Rhythm & Sound – Queen Version
  22. Rhythm & Sound – Rhythm & Sound – See Mi Version (Basic Reshape)
  23. Yagya – Rigning Níu
  24. Basic Channel – Quadrant Dub I (Edit)
  25. Thomas Fehlmann – Streets of Blah
  26. Ulf Lohmann – Untitled 02
  27. Lackluster – Sizehoay
  28. Autechre – Piobmx19
  29. Kids for Tomorrow – Waxing McGee
  30. beatsystem – Drone Number One
  31. The Orb – Valley
  32. muhr – the last question
  33. woob – On Earth
  34. Aphex Twin – Leaves
  35. T-Woc – Pantog
  36. Boards Of Canada – Rue The Whirl
  37. Triola – Mondlied
  38. The Orb – Back Side Of The Moon
  39. Ebauche – Regulating Organs
  40. Autechre – Silverside
  41. Eluvium – Taken
  42. Fennesz – Glide
  43. Windy & Carl – Set Adrift
  44. Chihei Hatakeyama – merak
  45. Locil – Status

Warren DalyAdded by: Warren Daly | 20th March 2014 1 Comment

Love Rhino – From Kaiwharawhara to Whakarewarewa – AgentCast 52

Love Rhino has given us a spanking new mix entitled From Kaiwharawhara to Whakarewarewa.

Love Rhino – From Kaiwharawhara to Whakarewarewa – AgentCast 52 by Invisibleagent on Mixcloud

Listen. Enjoy. Share. Consume. Devour. Indulge.

This is a mix of soporific ditties that I have stumbled across during my many hours of hobbyist music listening. I have been compiling this compilation of music slowly over the course of my first two years living in New Zealand having emigrated from Ireland. I was always someone who avidly and voraciously devoured new (to me, at least) music at a ferocious pace and I now host a specialist jazz show on a local independent radio station called Radio Active in Wellington. As a result my music listening is more focused in that I am always researching new music for my show, much of which is not suitable for the format and some of which has ended up here.

Over the last five years, I seem to have turned from an active composer and musician to someone who instead collects large, cumbersome and often hideously expensive music making equipment more for their visual appeal and use as a obstacle around which to be manoeuvred. Hence, I decided to put together this mix for Warren at Invisible Agent, who has patiently been waiting many years (has it been a decade?) for me to produce some new music for the label. This is, I hope the first step towards that eventual end. – Love Rhino

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Tracklist

Artist – Name – Album – Year

  1. Phosphorescent – Sun Arise! – Muchacho – 2013
  2. The Phoenix Foundation – Black Mould – Fandango – 2013
  3. Deerhoof – Super Duper Rescue Squad – Deerhoof vs. Evil – 2011
  4. Nina Simone – Children Go Where I Send You – The Amazing Nina Simone – 1959
  5. Pinback – Proceed to Memory – Information Retrieved – 2012
  6. Boards of Canada – White Cyclosa – Tomorrow’s Harvest – 2013
  7. Amiina – Over and Again – Puzzle – 2012
  8. Edward Williams – First Fossils – Blue Greens – Cilates – Life on Earth – 1979
  9. Ergo Phizmiz – Clay Hills Cop – Plays Aphex Twin – 2004
  10. Pearl Jam – Aye Davanita – Vitalogy – 1994
  11. Giles, Giles and Fripp – Digging My Lawn – The Cheerful Insanity Of – 1968
  12. Grizzly Bear – Adelma – Shields – 2012
  13. Gustavo Santaolalla – The Hour – Last of Us – 2013
  14. Hayden Chisholm – Fragile Peace – Mute Density – 2013
  15. Jeremy Soule – Unmarked Stone – The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion – 2006
  16. Trilok Gurtu – A Ilha do Caju – The Glimpse – 1996
  17. Martin Denny – Port a Prince – Forbidden Island – 1958
  18. Mountain Man – Babylon – Made the Harbour – 2010
  19. John Carpenter – Precinct 9 – Division 13 – Assault on Precinct 13 – 1976
  20. The Knife – Crake – Shaking the Habitual – 2013
  21. John Zorn – Somnambulism – Filmworks XXII: The Last Supper – 2008
  22. µ-Ziq – Air – Somerset Avenue Tracks – 2013
  23. Soundgarden – Applebite – Down on the Upside – 1996
  24. Mad Season – All Alone – Above – 1995
  25. Sam Jackson – The Gramophone – Sharp & Flat – 2012
  26. Love Rhino – Jax Joni – Old Horns (Lest We Forget) – 2001

Love RhinoAdded by: Love Rhino | 4th March 2014 1 Comment

Electronic Union is coming

Electronic Union Phnom Penh Underground MusicDo you like underground music? If you’re in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Friday the 28th of February 2014, you’re in for a treat. Phnom Penh’s best underground DJs serve up slabs of heavy bass to get your body and soul shaking.

The lineup includes DJ Polaak aka TakTikTeknikz – who is well versed at mixing Drum and Bass. Our very own Warren Daly will be mixing bass influenced genres including a few wedges of Dubstep. Chris Bradbury a.k.a CAB is likely to take the dancefloor by storm (as usual) with his high energy mixing and FX. The Phatt Controller will keep us all entertained with his innovated mixes of funk, breakbeat and drum and bass.

Hope to see you there.

Invisible AgentAdded by: Invisible Agent | 27th February 2014 Leave a comment!

New vinyl release: Brethren by Toaster

Brethren by Toaster - limited edition vinyl release
Yes it’s been several years since our previous vinyl release. Remember we released Chymera, Decal, 2BiT, Ikeaboy and others on 12″…. But we’re back on plastic, it’s time for some unique 7″ lathe cuts, handmade covers, limited editions featuring Todd Elliott a.k.a Toaster

After a number of drone releases and more conceptual records, Brethren was born out of a number of jams with Daniel Couri, who plays bass for the stoner rock outfit One Eyed King.

On the tracks he doesn’t play on, I tried to keep that spirit alive; playing whatever came to mind, recording everything, and keeping the good stuff. I had a lot of fun making this record, and I hope you can hear some of that in the music – Todd Elliott

7″ Vinyl

A 7″ single of the song ‘Dracula Clock’ backed with an exclusive to vinyl track ‘Overdawned’. Each lathe cut comes in a hand painted unique cover by Dina Chhan. You will also get a complete download of the album “Brethren” with your purchase of the 7″. Buy the vinyl now

Lathe cut vinyl - limited edition Brethren by Toaster

Digital downloads

Buy now on Bandcamp Pre-order now on iTunes or Amazon Spotify, Deezer, Emusic, Google Play, and many more coming soon

Warren DalyAdded by: Warren Daly | 21st February 2014 1 Comment

Brethren

After a number of drone releases and more conceptual records, Brethren was born out of a number of jams with Daniel Couri, who plays bass for the stoner rock outfit One Eyed King.

On the tracks he doesn’t play on, I tried to keep that spirit alive; playing whatever came to mind, recording everything, and keeping the good stuff. I had a lot of fun making this record, and I hope you can hear some of that in the music – Todd Elliott

7″ Vinyl

A 7″ single of the song ‘Dracula Clock’ backed with an exclusive to vinyl track ‘Overdawned’. Each lathe cut comes in a hand painted unique cover by Dina Chhan. You will also get a complete download of the album “Brethren” with your purchase of the 7″.Buy the vinyl now

Digital downloads

By now on Google Play Music
By now on Bandcamp
Pre-order now on iTunes or Amazon
Spotify, Deezer, Emusic, Google Play, and many more coming soon

ToasterAdded by: Toaster | 21st February 2014 1 Comment

Underground music & art in Phnom Penh: Swagger @ META House

Phnom Penh Underground Music - Swagger META House, CambodiaLooking for a slice of underground music

Look no further than Swagger at META House in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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BEATS LAB STARRING The Phatt Controller, Andy Freak, Chris Bradbury, Warren Daly. Playing the best of Beats, Breaks, and Bass

LIVE PAINTING by Dina Chhan and Joshi – see the finest artists perform live on our chill-out balcony

SOUND LAB STARRING ebauche playing a selection of braindance
VISUALS and drinks promotions abound…

Invisible AgentAdded by: Invisible Agent | 18th February 2014 1 Comment

The quiet half of the sky – An exhibition by Dina Chhan

Dina Chhan has produced a number of vinyl covers and album covers for Invisible Agent artists. She is a Cambodian sculptor and painter and she has an upcoming exhibition at Equinox, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Where:

Equinox, #3A, Street 278, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

When:

7pm, Sunday the 23rd of Feb, 2014. Exhibition runs until the 5th of April, 2014

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The quiet half of the sky

Faces hidden in the working crowd, veiled by the duties of the seamstress, the labours of the rice field and the market, the endless tread of the city street. Through a range of styles, painter Dina Chhan explores the surface reality of the daily work of Cambodian women, and draws up unexpressed dreams and aspirations from the souls of these mothers, sisters and daughters.

Using her familiar vivid palette of colours, Dina hovers between a lithe, almost cinematic realism and an exuberant abstraction. She places people in noisy, bustling environments where you can hear the wind blowing, the calls and shouts, the traffic passing, or the night falling. All the while, the quiet dignity of the subjects creates a stillness of that captured moment. These nine strong pieces remind us of the people that we see, that we know, and that we are.

Invisible AgentAdded by: Invisible Agent | 17th February 2014 Leave a comment!

Headphonaught is loving … “Triptych” by WASH

“Triptych” features three longish-form pieces … there or about 30 minutes each … that follow a rather unique pattern – poetry underpinned by heady, electronic soundscapes formed through field recordings, ambient guitar, and manipulation.

The imagination that is poured into these pieces is obvious for all to hear. The music provided is as deeply immersive as a sound recording of the very busy Phnom Pen can be … a sonic milieu of traffic, people and noise … crafted through clever manipulation into these rich, vibrant soundscapes that loop and morph whilst underpinning some lovely ambient guitar and Bywater‘s expression.

I’m not a big fan of spoken-word but Scott Bywater’s deliver is a delight … his stream-of-consciousness presentation with a low-key Antipodean accent is easy to follow and rather hypnotic … helped by the combination of music (especially guitar), beats, and field-recordings that form the walls-of-sound that back him.

These are pieces that require commitment … you cannot dip in and out of them, you need to listen from start to finish … I certainly found that when I did, I was richly rewarded. In fact, this is the kind of music I would absolutely love to hear live … it has a live vibe about it. I can only imagine the audio/visual experience this could be with visuals projected on stage as WASH played. There is something very visual about their music!

Original content from http://www.headphonaught.co.uk/2014/02/loving-triptych-by-wash.html

Warren DalyAdded by: Warren Daly | 17th February 2014 Leave a comment!

Mastered everything, except mastering….

Do you create music? Have you just released an album? If the answer is yes, you might have just spent many hours in a studio, sacrificing time with family and friends producing your latest groundbreaking, and genre defining album. You’ve gone to the trouble of hiring a professional graphic designer to produce dazzling cover artwork. You’re all ready to hit the big time, or so you think. Who mastered your audio? Did you even bother to properly master your release?

You forgot the single most import task

I create the AgentCast series, and the Netlabelism magazine podcast series. I have to listen to a lot of music and there’s a number of things I’ve observed over the past few years; There are ample releases with impeccable artwork, associated mailing lists, forums, and social media activity, the music is well composed but some of it doesn’t sound so good.

your terrible mastering hurts my ears Are my headphones broken?

Incredible low volumes, or completely pumped tracks with zero dynamic range, muddy baselines, high-ends that are excruciating loud, vocals that are lost in a swell of nasty frequencies; these are all common occurrences. They’re all the byproducts of laziness. The ‘self mastered’ or blackbox fixes are common. Let’s get two things straight, never master your own creations, never ram your tracks through mastering black boxes or sonic maximizers. These techniques destroy dynamic range, and are tiring on the ear, in short, they sound rubbish.

Mastering costs mega bucks, and I’m a poor artist

Yeah, I hear this one all the time. You’re letting yourself down, you’re letting existing fans down, and you’re not gaining any new fans. Probably because your tunes sound like they’re mastered by an amateur.  You’ve made a gargantuan effort focusing so much emotion and love into your new release, and right on the final stretch you’ve shot yourself in the foot. Do yourself a favour and make your release sparkle and jump out at fans, reviewers, DJs, and radio stations.

Hire a professional to master your release

There are affordable mastering solutions out there. A professional service I’ve had personal experience with is Balance Mastering. John offers affordable, pro quality, analogue mastering. John is friendly and efficient, his output sounds professional, and best of all, it’s totally affordable. The proof really is in the pudding. If you’re still not convinced head on over to Balance Mastering and check out the samples. You even get new versions until you’re 100% satisfied with the final product.
Keep creating, but remember to get some professional assistance when mastering.

Warren DalyAdded by: Warren Daly | 13th February 2014 Leave a comment!

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