R.Seiliog Releases Opal Drift Ahead Of Album Launch Next Month

R.Seiliog presents ‘Opal Drift’, a deep-flowing ambient techno cut from his forthcoming LP ‘Megadoze‘ out  30th of November on Turnstile music.

Welsh producer R.Seiliog aka Robin Edwards returns with his new LP ‘Megadoze’ a subtle shift from the sonic palette of critically acclaimed ‘In Hz’ and 2016’s ’Shedhead EP’. R.Seiliog creates a gentle stir from darkness, coaxing ambisonic visions of the void with synth-driven tides. ‘Megadoze’refined prologue surges through visceral tapestries of static and haze merging ambient techno, musique concrète and field recordings.

Astounding lead track ‘Opal Drift’ with its enveloping structures builds through ambient textures and a bricolage of half-remembered techno and synth waves, it’s like the evocative sound of flowing water softly sculpting the rocks of the Black mountains. Second track ‘DC Offset’ weaves intricate sci-fi soundtrack layers bubbles, babbles and skitters with otherworldly presence echoing homage to the finest work of Brian Eno, its followed by the incredible ‘Obsidian’ its deep-glitch woven journey unfurls into an awe-inspiring interlude of sonic revelry in its final portion.  Meanwhile the ambient hauntings and glacial washes of ‘Vitamin Filter’ are a masterclass in the melding of field recordings and motorik electronic beats, it’s equally the soundtrack to chilling-in, or going out.

‘Zemlya’ resonates and chimes with harmonics that conjure echoes of the percussive music of different continents from India to Africa, underscored by contrasting hues of sub-bass driven beats, crunchy granular glitch with instrumental swathes. The ambient drops of ‘Nectar Phase’with its viscous swells and fluxing breakbeat possess a timelessness. The glacial ‘Chalk Fields’ mirrors the sound of a rising sun casting cosmic beams onto your face as you lie in a dew-speckled field, samples of birds chirruping, streams flowing, a distant voice and stunning ambient textures arise into a moment of unified clarity.
Sonically daring and sewn with intricate genre-blurring levels of detail, each cut remains connected to the heart of nature in its elemental force, ‘Megadoze’ is perhaps R.Seiliog’s finest record yet.

R.Seiliog emerged from the pine coned hills of Peniel, North Wales. Releasing the warm analog psychedelia of 2012’s ‘Shuffles EP’, and his debut long player 2013’s ‘Doppler’ which was a wide-eyed homage to Krautrock. Manic Street Preachers were so inspired by his debut album  Doppler that the band entrusted Edwards to remix Manic Street Preachers’ single ‘Futurology’.

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In 2014 the release of his critically acclaimed second album ‘In Hz’ a masterful work of convoluted drone and electronics. Which led Thump to herald it as “So good it hurts” and Mojo Magazine to say  “R.Seiliog presides over a subtle, imaginative record that transcends many genres.”  R. Seiliog’s work has received airplay from the likes of Huw Stephens, 6 Music – Mary Anne Hobbs, Radcliffe and Maconie and Lauren Laverne.

Uno Prism’s Debut Hints at Epic Things Ahead

Uno Prism, aka Emma Welsby, had until recently been a employed as a percussionist for hire, playing across Europe for brands and bands, utilising her classical training to demonstrate her skills for the likes of Harley Davidson.

Her first original music releases only hint at this side of her musical talents, with Into Place, her debut track, fitting into several different fields, from nu-jazz to down-tempo to the kind of electronic dance music with smarts, as exemplified by artists such as Nightmares on Wax, DJ Food and Cinematic Orchestra.

It’s music designed to create atmosphere, not to whistle along to (though you’re more than welcome to try); it pretty much insists the listener sits down to listen to, or at least feed from in some kind of subliminally spiritual way. Emma’s vocals, though extremely assured and appropriately wistful, feel almost unnecessary, or at least just adding to the existing layers and textures.

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It perhaps says a lot that Emma’s usual go-to instrument is the vibraphone, not an especially  “trendy” member of the orchestra but one which offers a very unique tone, sometimes almost imperceptible but able to transmit, as the name suggests, vibrations which an audience feels as much as hears. By using fundamental understandings of her instrument, as well as the years spent as part large orchestras, Uno Prism’s track has a majestic feel to it – there’s no sense that it’s following well-travelled tropes or simply aiming to please by going taking the easy options, it’s controlled electro-jazz feel is both unpredictable yet accomplished enough not to put off those who are new to the idea of combining different styles and techniques. A shame only one track is available to judge – well worth keeping an eye on.

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‘Suffocate’ by Jazz Mino

London based singer-songwriter, pop artist, ukulele busker and general music extraordinaire, Jazz Mino, is back with the ultra-catchy single ‘Suffocate.’

If Jazz Mino’s music is new to your ears then we’ll let you catch up a little. With a super contemporary pop sound and sharp vocals that set her apart from the competition, Jazz Mino has already set up camp firmly in pop circles with the evocative track, ‘Hurt’, and the equally impressive ‘Superwoman’.

BBC introducing were not the only ones to pick up on her talents either, as Jazz Mino has received praise and compliments from notable artists such as Lianne La Havas and Amy Winehouse, and she has also performed on the same stage as the likes of Professor Green, the Noissettes and Stornoway.

‘Suffocate’ will be an instant hit with lovers of Clean bandit due to the pulsating bass that underlies the track and the string section hook that provides its impact during the chorus.

Jazz Mino’s lyrics conjure images of breaking out and gaining freedom from an oppressive force, and she depicts these feelings all with pin-point vocals and a sense of true relatability: ‘Scream out, shout, let go of this hold that’s over me’.

Jazz Mino states that the track is primarily about anxiety and that ‘The concept of ‘Suffocate’ is a little more serious than my other releases and I feel that the more electronic style/vibe of the track sits well with the theme. For example, the violin solos for me; are a representation of the euphoric feeling of finally being free from something that you’ve felt controlled by for a long time.’ 

Overall, ‘Suffocate’ will certainly breathe life into the UK pop scene as a head-nodding, foot-tapping modern groove that will leave you singing its hook for many hours afterwards.

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