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Bethany Ley // Sundial 10" LATHE CUT [COLOR]

Bethany Ley // Sundial 10" LATHE CUT [COLOR]

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This is a 2024" lace cut by Bristol, UK electronic pop artist Bethany Ley, released in May 5 by the UK ambient label Lo Recordings in a limited edition of 20 copies.

Contains 5 emotional electronic pop songs. White vinyl.

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Lo Recordings releases available at Tobira.

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10" white vinyl. Edition of 20. 

tracklist:

1. Cycles Renew 04:42
2. Back to Body 03:01
3. Fruits 02:46
4. Glass Bonding 04:09
5. Acceptance 02:18

Lo Recordings:

"'Sundial' is the forthcoming EP from Bristol-based producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Bethany Ley, released via Lo Recordings on 24th May 2024.

The EP, which Ley describes as “an OST of body-memory”, establishes Bethany as a world-crafting producer, someone whose music excavates the spiritual and emotional elements of one's psyche, producing uniquely immersive musical offerings which dare to create beyond this plane of experience.

Electronica meets classical, with the contrast creating a unique entanglement of modernity and tradition, taking influence from the likes of Lou Harrison and the philosophy of acousmatic music. Glitched harp and Gamelan samples are interspersed with field recordings from the Ganges in India, making for a deep dive into cosmic and spiritual underworlds of sound. The title 'Sundial' has variant meanings. In one sense it is a commentary on the passing of time, the cycles of nature, and that which shifts and morphs - akin to the sun and the shadows she casts. But beyond that, there lies an image of planets in orbit, of how one life force swirls around and interacts with the other - an analogy of the reactive nature of music. Just as the planet orbits the sun, and shadows are cast Upon objects to mark the passage of time, 'Sundial' immerses the listener in its own sphere of influence where Ley's sounds have their own laws of gravity, becoming enmeshed with the captivating and mythical sound design which places us in a distinctive sonic environment. This is the crux of Bethany Ley's foray into composition and production: the creation of a mystical portal through which they effortlessly transport us.

Bethany Ley (previously known as STANLÆY) is an independent multi-instrumentalist based in Bristol, known for her versatility as a producer, composer and vocalist. Their sonic world circulates intricate arrangements informed by Bethany's eclectic musical background as both a classical viola and piano player, and an avid producer, creating “sublime twilight electronica” (Music is My Sanctuary). 

Inspiring stems from the textures and harmonies of Indonesian Gamelan, Debussy, and Alice Coltrane to the contemporary voices of CocoRosie, Aphex Twin, and FKA twigs. The combination of virtuoso arrangements and intriguing granular sound design comes together to create an otherworldly and hypnotic sonic landscape, one which is both ethereal and intimate. Recently Bethany composed the strings for the forthcoming Ishmael Ensemble album, released later this year.
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Artist: Bethany Ley

Label: Lo Recordings

CAT No: Lo242

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This is a 2024" lace cut by Bristol, UK electronic pop artist Bethany Ley, released in May 5 by the UK ambient label Lo Recordings in a limited edition of 20 copies.

Contains 5 emotional electronic pop songs. White vinyl.

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Lo Recordings releases available at Tobira.

-----------------------------------

10" white vinyl. Edition of 20. 

tracklist:

1. Cycles Renew 04:42
2. Back to Body 03:01
3. Fruits 02:46
4. Glass Bonding 04:09
5. Acceptance 02:18

Lo Recordings:

"'Sundial' is the forthcoming EP from Bristol-based producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Bethany Ley, released via Lo Recordings on 24th May 2024.

The EP, which Ley describes as “an OST of body-memory”, establishes Bethany as a world-crafting producer, someone whose music excavates the spiritual and emotional elements of one's psyche, producing uniquely immersive musical offerings which dare to create beyond this plane of experience.

Electronica meets classical, with the contrast creating a unique entanglement of modernity and tradition, taking influence from the likes of Lou Harrison and the philosophy of acousmatic music. Glitched harp and Gamelan samples are interspersed with field recordings from the Ganges in India, making for a deep dive into cosmic and spiritual underworlds of sound. The title 'Sundial' has variant meanings. In one sense it is a commentary on the passing of time, the cycles of nature, and that which shifts and morphs - akin to the sun and the shadows she casts. But beyond that, there lies an image of planets in orbit, of how one life force swirls around and interacts with the other - an analogy of the reactive nature of music. Just as the planet orbits the sun, and shadows are cast Upon objects to mark the passage of time, 'Sundial' immerses the listener in its own sphere of influence where Ley's sounds have their own laws of gravity, becoming enmeshed with the captivating and mythical sound design which places us in a distinctive sonic environment. This is the crux of Bethany Ley's foray into composition and production: the creation of a mystical portal through which they effortlessly transport us.

Bethany Ley (previously known as STANLÆY) is an independent multi-instrumentalist based in Bristol, known for her versatility as a producer, composer and vocalist. Their sonic world circulates intricate arrangements informed by Bethany's eclectic musical background as both a classical viola and piano player, and an avid producer, creating “sublime twilight electronica” (Music is My Sanctuary). 

Inspiring stems from the textures and harmonies of Indonesian Gamelan, Debussy, and Alice Coltrane to the contemporary voices of CocoRosie, Aphex Twin, and FKA twigs. The combination of virtuoso arrangements and intriguing granular sound design comes together to create an otherworldly and hypnotic sonic landscape, one which is both ethereal and intimate. Recently Bethany composed the strings for the forthcoming Ishmael Ensemble album, released later this year.
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Artist: Bethany Ley

Label: Lo Recordings

CAT No: Lo242