2008年08月13日

an ominous journey

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Press Release: Kyzyl To Samarkand



Kyzyl To Samarkand

New music from ethereal vocalist-composer Sara Ayers
and dark ambient experimentalist Ryuta.K

Kyzyl To Samarkand is the culmination of a year-long collaboration between Japanese dark ambient experimentalist Ryuta.K and US vocalist-composer Sara Ayers.

The music is foreboding, ethereal, plaintive and dense; diaphanous vocals float over surreal beds of field recordings, molten noise and nervous guitars, evoking the sound of an ominous yet ecstatic journey on a pan-Asian silk road. The entire 51-minute, 5-song project is available both on CD and by download.

Tokyo-Chiba based experimental musician Ryuta.K (oVdk & Bunk Data, Overdose Kunst, Ryu) creates electronic and electro-acoustic sonic textures that he describes as “Post sampling kinetic non-hierarchical nonlinear non-equilibrium forth world muziq!"

New York composer Sara Ayers creates haunting soundscapes using her voice: sampled, layered, looped and pitch-shifted, building intricately woven washes of sounds that ebb and flow from delicate lullabies to banshee wails.


Kyzyl To Samarkand, a 5-song, 51-minute collaboration with Japanese dark ambient experimentalist Ryuta.K. A year in the making, the music is foreboding, ethereal, disturbing, plaintive and dense; diaphanous vocals float over surreal beds of field recordings, molten noise and nervous guitars, evoking the sound of an ominous journey on a pan-Asian silk road.

One-minute sample

ONE Golden Warrior Prince of Saka – An uneasy balance between lust and anxiety in the face of the unknowable.


TWO Invisible Cities – A sonic journey through an imaginary landscape; as time goes by, one sees the world with new eyes.
One-minute sample mp3

THREE Shirley Collins – Dense, dense, dense. A mixture of horror and ecstasy.
One-minute sample mp3

FOUR This Is What I Wanted – Dark and foreboding lyrics about disillusionment and alienation, over a gurgling bed of noise. But a little creepier than that sounds.
One-minute sample mp3

FIVE Kyzyl To Saramkand – Standing at the edge of vast expanse under darkening skies.
One-minute sample mp3

There are many mp3 files on this page, but due to server space limitations, almost all of them are low-bitrate, 64kps files.

Crystal-clear high-bitrate mp3 and flac file downloads, as well as cover art, are available from musiczeit.com, or you can buy the CDs.
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