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.
“Cotch” is an EP which conjures images of warmth, coffee and secret underground jazz bars while simultaneously disarming the listener with it’s trippy atmospheres. A gorgeous palette of natural and luscious sounds frame the project, allowing each track to be both cohesive yet distinct.
After bringing out his extraordinary debut album “Episodes", Zesik yet again hits the ground running with his second body of work “Terra Incognita”. Known his hard drum breaks, dusty instrumentals and the conceptual nature of his music, Zesik has produced an EP which embodies dark trip hop with cinematic elements, balanced out with the haunting warmth of Zesik’s jazzier side.
Just over a year after his debut EP, Sro has once again graced us with his abstract, unpredictable and somewhat bizarre productions in the form of “Wot”, his first full album released via Aviary Bridge Records. Get ready to be transported into another dimension - with psychedelic beats and dreamy ambiences, Sro is taking us on another ride into the strange complexities of the subconscious.
Dust Collectors and Aviary Bridge Records have joined forces once more, this time in the form of a collaborative summertime collection featuring the best artists on their rosters, as well as guest features from some of the biggest names in the instrumental hip hop scene. The result is 38 minutes of pure summer vibes over 15 dusty, jazzy and lo-fi hip hop instrumentals.
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 .
Each track on Climate’s debut EP ‘Silk Road’ is artfully choreographed to capture the feeling of travelling along the Silk Road. Like one of the many routes of the Silk Road itself, the EP begins with a carefree afternoon in China, and later ends with our traveller crossing the border into India.
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.
In his debut EP 'Prologue', sar.casm takes us down a long and winding road full of creativity with zero limitations.