The Cartographer’s Lotus’s central theme is exploration in the most fundamental sense of the word. Taking thorough inspiration from a wide amalgam of sources such as science fiction, Islamic mysticism, and biodiversity, this album takes the listener on journeys far outside the boundaries of imagination both within and beyond the mind. Each track uses elements of human curiosity, ecstatic adventure, and formative introspection to create new landscapes, timelines, identities, and worlds. Although the tracks are unique from one another, they share a common sense of outer-ness and the humility and new insight which is concomitant with being a stranger in a strange land.
Sampladelic’s first album release with us at Aviary Bridge Records, suitably named “Frankenstein’s Monster”, is an absolute sound collage of an album. Much like Frankenstein’s monster himself, the parts that make up Sampladelic’s album are chaotically thrown together, and yet the end result seamlessly makes for an eclectic and eccentric listen. This is an album which has the vibe of being an absolute joy to make. Freeing and experimental, yet masterfully put together.
Aviary Bridge Records’ fourth seasonal compilation album, “Summer” released on 31th August 2018, brings the series around full circle as we begin to enter Autumn once again. For the final seasonal challenge, Aviary Bridge Records once again gave their roster a theme and an image to base their music around. This time the challenge was to capture the essence of a summer evening, where the sociable nights are long and comfortably warm due to the lingering sunlight.
Aviary Bridge Records’ third seasonal compilation album, released on 25th May, again challenged their artist roster (as with the “Autumn” and “Winter” compilation releases). This time the brief was to use organic/natural sounds and instrumentation to celebrate the coming of Spring.
Nomenclature (aka Espen Skagen) started experimenting with musical instruments aged nine and was producing his own music by fourteen, eventually leading to a career in the film industry as both a filmmaker and composer. Naturally, his music is heavily inspired by producers like Jon Hopkins, Burial, Nils Frahm and Jamie. Favouring the sounds of trip hop, trap and synth pop, he textures his music with a combination of heavy beats and bittersweet melodies .
A little over one year ago now we released 'The Dream' by Electronic Dream Foundation. We had always planned for the well received album to have some sort of deluxe version, but now we present to you something even better: a new remix album complete with raw demo versions of Arise and Pulse.
The most suitable way to describe Elleodin’s single ‘Lena’ would be as ‘abstract’ electronica. This strange track pushes the boundaries of sub-genres within electronic music, making Lena worth a listen even if just for the sake of curiosity.
A sublime mix of trip hop, chillout and electronica, Blue Hour plays like the last breath of winter at twilight, full of delicate crystalline percussion and deep bass lines.
The story of how one track can inspire others, causing it grow into a much bigger collaborative project.
Upon listening to ‘Daydreaming’ you may find you completely lose yourself to the atmosphere in which Safe Place creates. Painted in various hues of golden yellows and frozen blues, the carefully crafted textures and gentle synths throughout this album play like a cold summer breeze; full of the nostalgic scents of a world in full bloom.