Mar 10

the ProjektList 🚀 3-9-23

From Projekt’s Sam Rosenthal

☀️ Today is the retail release date for Steve’s 2CD Rest of Life. It’s a beautiful & subtle album that has been getting really great support and interest from the listeners at Bandcamp. postthispostthat writes, It’s like sitting on a train and instead of seeing landscape go by, it is your thought and memories seen through this window. I think I could listen to this sat quite comfortably for the rest of my life. mdbevilacqua writes, Another timeless journey that ends up in enlightenment. Order the 2CD at the Projekt website, and Projekt’s European Website. Digital & CD at Projekt’s Bandcamp. Stream it at Spotify, Pandora, and Amazon Music.

Musique Machine writes: The music overtakes with a subtlety that is rare among contemporary practitioners of the genre. To “listen” to Rest of Life is to be plunged into a temporality that is entirely out of step with that of everyday experience, hurried along by tasks and goals that put one squarely on the path of a time pre-determined, all too aware of where things are headed and why. …it was unavoidable – the feeling of having escaped some internal, ideological structure of time while listening. … Very highly recommended for fans of Roach’s previous works, and for anyone who is ready to hear what the rest holds.
☀️ Steve Roach’s “The Drift Home” is getting a lot of spins on Apple’s Ambient Chill playlist

☀️ Germany’s Schallwelle is the most important prize for electronic music in Europe. This year, two Projekt artists top the Best Ambient Album category:
    #1 Ian Boddy & Erik Wøllo – Revolve
    #2 Steve Roach—What Remains

☀️ Arin Aksberg’s debut is Projekt’s #1 title at Bandcamp this month, and it’s name-your-price. It Flows Between Us is the sound of duality — neo-classical piano-based tracks and compositional ambient pieces juxtapose with occasional post-rock tones that originate within ethereal spaces before venturing into the depths of darkness. Dave Aftandilian writes, I love the gentleness and fragility of Aksberg’s keyboards. His closely observed compositions powerfully capture the fleeting beauty of a precise moment, showing how important it is that we pay attention to the world with wide-eyed wonder so that we do not miss the uniqueness of each sparkling fractal snowflake before it melts, or the hushed brilliance of the sun-diamonds on the wave-tips before their shimmering fades into darkness.

☀️ A video for “Eternal chronology” from Projekt’s recent Aglaia release is now playing at YouTube..

☀️Deepspace’s Superradiance selected as one of the “Best new release 2022 – WPPM Sound and Vision

☀️ Great comments about Byron Metcalf & Shane Morris’s Ancestral Resonance at Bandcamp. John Wolfe writes, As a forest elder this ole spirit gravitates towards the infinite beat. This production feels very intuitive in its presentation.There is also a deep understanding of ancient tribal respect for coming together in its presentation.F amiliar with both artist, it becomes a very special journey. Frank Inzan Owen (Hidden Mountain) writes: A stunning, visceral journey of depth and breadth. Stretches the dreamingbody across vistas of space-time.  

☀️ Exposé reviews Jarguna: My Temple 2 is a single long form, a cascade of slow moving floating ambient chords occasionally mixed with mysterious field recordings and duly informed by metallic sounding textures that fold gently into the fabric of the piece. Amongst Jungles is more of an electronic album in the classic sense of the word, with clusters of bold colors dancing across the listener’s field of vision and bristling arrangements of sequential evocations, swirling around inside the overall immersive experience.

☀️ Projekt has 5 albums on the One World Music Albums Chart for February 2023.
    #41 Paulina Fae – Dreamwalkers Instrumental
    #53 Lorenzo Montana – Decorar Silenzio
    #57 Erik Wøllo – The Shape of Time
    #79 Byron Metcalf/Shane Morris – Ancestral Resonance
    #83 Jarguna/Nicola Serena – Amongst Jungles

☀️ Sam interviewed on Mind Body Spirit. Host Diane Ray is somebody he’s known since 1st grade. A full hour dedicated to Projekt’s 40th.

Listening Booth
Playlists at Spotify and Soundcloud and Pandora and YouTube.


Arin Aksberg: It Flows Between Us
Steve Roach: Rest of Life 2CD

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