Available for PRE-ORDER, shipping on the 18th of December.
Pressed on two 180-gram heavyweight records, housed in a gatefold packaging with stunning sleeve artwork, shot on location by photographer Elísabet Davíðsdóttir.
Bel-Air Glamour Records is a new label created by the hedonistic Icelandic artist couple Ragnar Kjartansson and Ingibjörg Sigurjónsdóttir in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory. Bel-Air Glamour Records will release arty music, shining crown jewels picked up from the asphalt.
The first release is an album of “satanist feminine ambient music” by Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir, the much celebrated mysterious ex singer from múm, recorded on a psychedelic binge in Mojave Desert California.
The music created in the wilderness spans some 82.36 minutes of primal, demonic reflections of Kristín´s artistic expression - raw, emotional, dreamy and unfettered. Little bit like sinking into a Baudelaire poem.
Tracklisting: Side A: 1. Ztir 2. Let Nature 3. Ancience Unborn
Side B: 1. Hazy Omnizcience 2. Where Are The Otherz 3. Dowzing Curiozity
Side C: 1. Velvet Breeze Pinkz The Zky 2. Eight World 3. Before We There
Second release on our A14 sub-label, from Bristol's Rhythmic Theory. 'Forgotten Realms’: broken beat assassinator, equal parts dancehall-militant snares and tripped-out soulboy shimmer. Nods to breakstep and dark garage, and Funky of relatively recent vintage too, but the engineering and arrangement are ruthless, dub-disclipined, wholly contemporary. 'Spirits of Duality’: explores more paranoid and decelerated junglist tekno territory. Cold and insinuating, the bastard offspring of Reinforced and :zoviet*france:.
Tracklist: 1:Forgotten Realms 2:Spirits of Duality
Much of the discussion around unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) is directed towards its capabilities of surveillance and attack. However for those living in areas of conflict, it is the engine sound of the drones that has devastating psychological effects.
Military drones fly at high altitudes and are more easily heard than seen. Even the origin of the word ‘drone’ is rooted in sound, and comes from the sound of the male honeybee. The sound of drones in areas of conflict create soundscapes of terror that can go on for many hours. The buzzing of the engines have generated nicknames like zanana in Palestine, and bangana in Pakistan.
‘A Study into 21st Century Drone Acoustics’ is an auditive investigation by composer Gonçalo F. Cardoso (Discrepant records) and designer Ruben Pater (Drone Survival Guide).
What kind engines are drones equipped with? What do they sound like? What are the psychological effects of the sounds in areas of conflict?
Side A features field recordings of 17 drone types, ranging from small consumer drones to large military drones.
The B side presents a soundscape by Gonçalo F. Cardoso, inspired by the abusive and destructive power or drone technology.
The composition focuses on the conceptual (sound) life and death of an aerial drone machine in the 21st century. The project will be used in installation in various museums and festivals, and the sounds will be made available for free on the web on www.droneacoustics.org