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Grand River & Sofie Birch // Our Circadian EP 7"

Grand River & Sofie Birch // Our Circadian EP 7"

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This is a 2" released by two ambient artists, Germany's Grand River and Denmark's Sofie Birch, from the Berlin, Germany-based ambient label Melantónia in December 2023.

Contains two ambient techno to ambient drone songs that feel like wandering through a thick fog.

*If you would like a digital sound source, please feel free to contact us.

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7" black vinyl. Edition of 300. Ask us for digital files.

Tracklist:

  1. 7PM 04:42
  2. 3AM 05:24

Text excerpt by Melantonia:

"[...]'Our Circadian' was conceived remotely in 2021 during the lockdown, with the aim of encapsulating two distinct moments of those days - early morning and late afternoon - along with their subtle emotional nuances. The first track of the release - 7PM - conveys dreamy atmospheres that flow into colorful rhythms, recalling the electroacoustic nature of the label's melancholic sounds. The gloomier 3AM, on the other side of a 7“ record, offers a timeless introspection of a gently intensifying synth sound's fling.

Grand River, a composer and sound designer, brings her background in linguistics to her work. She draws inspiration from minimalism and ambient music, resulting in atmospheric and rhythmically intricate compositions. Her artistic pursuits traverse the realms of art and electronic music, exploring forms of communication that transcend language, often influenced by nature, scale, and movement. Grand River's impressive portfolio includes sound installations at 4DSOUND/Monom and Terraforma's Il Pianeta, as well as performances at prestigious venues like Barbican, Rewire, MUTEK, Le Guess Who?, CTM, Draaimolen, and Atonal's Kraftwerk. She has also worked on remixes for notable acts like Tangerine Dream. Since 2016, she has curated the label One Instrument, offering a unique creative challenge to artists: creating music using only a single instrument.

Sofie Birch, a celebrated sound artist and producer, is known for her lush ambient releases, art installations, live performances, DJ sets, and her NTS show "Ambient Abracadabra." Her sonic creations can manipulate space, infuse it with a profound sense of calm, and invite listeners to engage in meditation and introspection through the healing qualities of sound and vibrations. Her music acts as a conduit for understanding the complexities of the mind and body through artistic expression, characterized by a distinct emphasis on stillness, suspension, and sustain. Sofie's soundscapes open gateways to dream-like states of perception and atmospheric presence, providing a transcendental journey into an alchemical biosphere. Her extensive repertoire includes performances at renowned events such as Barbican, Roskilde Festival, MUTEK, Unsound, CTM, Rewire, Monom , and Terraforma, as well as award-winning compositions for VR experiences and animated films, in collaboration with artists like Baum & Leahy and animation director Pernille Kjaer.
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Artist : Grand River & Sofie Birch

Label: Melantonia

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This is a 2" released by two ambient artists, Germany's Grand River and Denmark's Sofie Birch, from the Berlin, Germany-based ambient label Melantónia in December 2023.

Contains two ambient techno to ambient drone songs that feel like wandering through a thick fog.

*If you would like a digital sound source, please feel free to contact us.

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

7" black vinyl. Edition of 300. Ask us for digital files.

Tracklist:

  1. 7PM 04:42
  2. 3AM 05:24

Text excerpt by Melantonia:

"[...]'Our Circadian' was conceived remotely in 2021 during the lockdown, with the aim of encapsulating two distinct moments of those days - early morning and late afternoon - along with their subtle emotional nuances. The first track of the release - 7PM - conveys dreamy atmospheres that flow into colorful rhythms, recalling the electroacoustic nature of the label's melancholic sounds. The gloomier 3AM, on the other side of a 7“ record, offers a timeless introspection of a gently intensifying synth sound's fling.

Grand River, a composer and sound designer, brings her background in linguistics to her work. She draws inspiration from minimalism and ambient music, resulting in atmospheric and rhythmically intricate compositions. Her artistic pursuits traverse the realms of art and electronic music, exploring forms of communication that transcend language, often influenced by nature, scale, and movement. Grand River's impressive portfolio includes sound installations at 4DSOUND/Monom and Terraforma's Il Pianeta, as well as performances at prestigious venues like Barbican, Rewire, MUTEK, Le Guess Who?, CTM, Draaimolen, and Atonal's Kraftwerk. She has also worked on remixes for notable acts like Tangerine Dream. Since 2016, she has curated the label One Instrument, offering a unique creative challenge to artists: creating music using only a single instrument.

Sofie Birch, a celebrated sound artist and producer, is known for her lush ambient releases, art installations, live performances, DJ sets, and her NTS show "Ambient Abracadabra." Her sonic creations can manipulate space, infuse it with a profound sense of calm, and invite listeners to engage in meditation and introspection through the healing qualities of sound and vibrations. Her music acts as a conduit for understanding the complexities of the mind and body through artistic expression, characterized by a distinct emphasis on stillness, suspension, and sustain. Sofie's soundscapes open gateways to dream-like states of perception and atmospheric presence, providing a transcendental journey into an alchemical biosphere. Her extensive repertoire includes performances at renowned events such as Barbican, Roskilde Festival, MUTEK, Unsound, CTM, Rewire, Monom , and Terraforma, as well as award-winning compositions for VR experiences and animated films, in collaboration with artists like Baum & Leahy and animation director Pernille Kjaer.
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Artist : Grand River & Sofie Birch

Label: Melantonia