ALWOODS “Stardust” – CD and digital 24bits – Out Now |ARCDA65|

Out now the new ALWOODS album “Stardust” !

About:

Alwoods (John Rigas of Greece) is a man who needs no introduction. As an artist and DJ he makes no compromises when it’s time to rock the dance-floor, and is known as one of the ‘go-to’ artists for raising the vibration through perfect dance-floor friendly grooves.

After his universally acclaimed releases “Aeolian Mode” and “Long Life Forest”, Alwoods latest stellar tracks have been tested everywhere on planet for the last four years, as he’s toured relentlessly on the psytrance festival circuit..

His new album “Stardust” is a major release guaranteed to set dance-floors on fire this summer and create a new level of psychedelic experience for lovers of slow trance, mid-tempo and progressive chill. Alwoods fans are in for a treat as are those who will be discovering the man and his work for the very first time.

While on tour he discovered new production and composition techniques experimenting and collaborating with fellow musicians, and it really shows on this album. He’s also upgraded his studio gear along with his production skills, all for our listening pleasure. And the reactions have been off the charts for one simple reason: this is an exceptional album full of groovy signature Alwoods vibes not to be missed.

“Stardust” is presented in the form of a hero’s journey: exploring the outer reaches of space -with all the thrill of new discoveries- from light, to darkness, and back to light. It’s a journey you’ll want to take again and again, as it’s filled with revelations that are revealed with each new listen.

In classic Alwoods style, deep, trippy vibes connect the listener to the celestial spheres and a higher consciousness, while the driving beat keeps things very much dance-floor friendly, allowing for a unique and uplifting collective trance experience.

All songs are in the well known 4/4 Alwoods style with a fantastic use of digital and analog sounds, polished in the mastering lab of Altar Records by DJ Zen in 24bits pristine audio.

There are shimmering, atmospheric textures that combine with pulsing rhythms and solid drum programming, like the beating of a universal heart radiating purpose and luminescence. And the title track (‘Stardust’) is a mid-tempo groover featuring a snaky bass line, synth stabs, and dubbed out fx. It strikes an incredible balance between the original Goa Trance ethos and the newer Progressive Chill approach to production….a rich and rewarding experience that oscillates between edginess and resolution.

John’s new album is for keeps and the culmination of his years of production and touring experience. Get some audio magic in the form of “Stardust” in your ears today and experience an inspiring gift from the stars!
credits
released March 31, 2017

W&P by John Rigas @ Alwoods Studio, Greece
http://www.facebook.com/john.alwoods
Except track #7 W&P with Alkiviadis Tektamelidis and Efstratios Kasapis
Biography: scvlptvre.com/altar/blog/2015/07/10/alwoods/

Mastering and cover by DJ Zen @ Altar
http://www.facebook.com/AltarRecords
http://www.altar-records.com

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Live set extract: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZbS8-Qywro

Youtube Full Mixed Album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kek_xd_UFBo

BC: https://alwoods.bandcamp.com/album/stardust
YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kek_xd_UFBo
iTunes: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/…/stardust/id1213026498…
Psyshop: http://www.psyshop.com/shop/CDs/alr/alr1cd065.html

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PROFONDITA “Dracarys” new album

PROFONDITA “Dracarys” new album out now!

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BC: https://profondita.bandcamp.com/album/dracarys
SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/album/0iH3PkX808AGuMHnEgWP2D
ITUNES: https://www.apple.com/itunes/download/?id=1236355502
JUNO: http://www.junodownload.com/products/profondita-dracarys/3431953-02/
PSYSHOP: http://www.psyshop.com/shop/CDs/alr/alr1cd069.html
BS: http://www.beatspace.com/10180/Altar+Records/PROFONDITA/Dracarys/detail.aspx
GOA: http://www.goastore.com/profondita-dracarys.html
NEWSLETTER: http://ymlp.com/zUmxJN
YT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjFDQ6kMhc8

Dragons are well-known mythological creatures that have magical powers.
The Latin word draco, as in the constellation Draco, means huge serpent or water-snake. The word ‘dragon’ also comes directly from the Greek drakones or draconta, meaning “to watch”.
The Greeks look at dragons as beasts, guarding treasured pieces.
Some live in deep areas, such as underwater and caves, while others live on top of mountains so that ancient civilizations couldn’t reach them.

The Progressive Psychill geniuses are back!

Here is ‘Dracarys’ from Profondita. Their last treasure is filled with 8 musical gems guarded by a beautiful luminous dragon designed by George Atherton from Geoglyphics.
The tracks have been a successful hit and exploded with enthusiasm on the dance-floors.
The amazing ‘Profondigiman’ track featuring Gabriel Kimchi aka Aborigiman is ready to blast your sound system and explode the epic dance-floors at festivals all around the world.
The tracks have been a successful thrill with exploded enthusiasm on the dance-floors.

If you’re a long-standing fan and have enjoyed their first opus ‘Ciel’ of their exquisite music, you will be in for a musical delicacy with this weaving follow-up album !
Offered in 24bits flawless quality for the download version.
The CD’s packaging is made of the beautiful Digipack for the visionary pleasures.

Enjoy!

credits
released May 31, 2017

W&P by Hudur Shrim & Eyal Markovich; Sea Of Galilee, Israël.
soundcloud.com/profondita
http://www.facebook.com/profonditas

Mastering and layout by DJ Zen, Canada
http://www.altar-records.com
http://www.facebook.com/AltarRecords/

Cover Artwork by George Atherton, USA
geoglyphiks.com
Embellished by DJ Zen @ Altar

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PS: This is the last album of the duo. They now have their own projects therefore they are not planning to write another album together.
-Hudur will continue to drive Profondita: his first solo and double-album is scheduled for 2018. He’s also still making music as Ko-Doa, Minimal Tok-Yo and Blue Whirl.
-Eyal works from now on his Mobitex project as you may have heard on ‘Winter’ and ‘Serial Chillers’ compilations earlier this year. He’ll also soon release his first full-length album on Altar.

Tracklist:

1. Yanina 09:50 -103Bpm
2. Dracarys 08:12 -105Bpm
3. Profondita feat. Aborigiman – Profondigiman 10:14 -107Bpm
4. Itamar’s Dream 09:20 -108Bpm
5. Khaleesi 09:48 -111Bpm
6. Volluto 09:26 -114Bpm
7. Seven Five 09:13 -115Bpm
8. Miri B. 10:12 -115Bpm

Offered in 24Bits studio master quality.

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Astral Waves “Genesis” |ARCDA68|

Genesis, by Astral Waves (28th of April, 2017)

https://astralwaves.bandcamp.com/album/genesis
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https://www.beatport.com/release/genesis/2010923
http://www.junodownload.com/products/astral-waves-genesis/3407783-02/
https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/genesis/id1225422028
https://soundcloud.com/altar_records_dj_zen/sets/astral-waves-genesis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CcL-BOAevY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiY3D59SXDc

PRESS RELEASE:

Get ready for take off with the new visionary album entitled “Genesis”, by Astral Waves! Astral Waves is DJ Zen (aka Gabriel D.) based in Quebec, Canada. Originally hailing from France, he’s one of the pioneers of the Canadian psytrance scene.

DJ Zen created Altar Records in 2009; as label chief he’s been running and managing things ever since. On top of providing DJ and live sets on demand, he also does most of the artwork and audio mastering for Altar Records. His production as Astral Waves has gathered high praise in the psychill scene, along with the numerous compilations he’s compiled and curated for Altar Records (and other diverse labels).

His latest offering gives testimony to his emerging status as a very promising producer. This is a deep, tribal psychill journey made over the last three years with the following goals in mind: no repetition whatsoever of any sounds or samples, and maximum inspiration taken from nature, indigenous people, tribal drum rhythms and chants from all over the world. If you’re looking for a soundtrack to activate your inner Warrior of Light, you are in for a treat!

And while this is definitely a journey that takes you into the realm of psychedelic chill (with its deep, trippy vibe), it also comes with a nice serving of dub influences, some progressive chill, and strong tribal beats at key points for good measure —hence the title “Genesis”. In fact, it’s a wonderfully diverse album that plays out very much like a ‘best of Astral Waves’ compilation would. And for good reason: this definitely is his best work to date, and his most creative.
Each and every sound was carefully chosen and meticulously crafted, providing a unique feeling to the compositions as well as a musical trip to the continents of Asia, Africa, America, and Europe.

The album flows seamlessly even if each ‘wave’ or story has a different flavour. It seems that Astral Wave’s intention with Genesis here is to prove that psychill music is more than capable of tapping into our deepest feelings and states of mind. Since the dawn of mankind, music has been crafted to express feelings, sooth fears, express boundless joy and (most of all) get the tribe dancing, moving and shaking. So it was in the beginning, so it is now…Let the journey begin…

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Track 1) “The Believer”: Genesis starts ever so gently with a long, evolving and deep psychill-dub track featuring the amazing vocals of French/Quebec singer Patrick Bernard —a renowned artist in the local new age and yoga scene. Experience spirit through sound with this thirteen minute odyssey (80 bpm).

Track 2) “Ashura II”: offers up a Middle-Eastern sounding track with dark overtones, gnarly bass lines, simple percussion and trippy tribal chants. Suryademah previously released this on Altar Records, and for this album it’s been completely reworked (90bpm).

Track 3) “Rain of Shooting Stars II”: the most psychedelic song on the album…using only three samples taken from the well known Alwoods track “Rain Of Shooting Stars”, this is night time music at its finest (100 bpm). Night trippers, prepare to trance.

Track 4) “La Danse du Feu” (Dance of Fire)”: the fourth stop on our voyage takes us into the primal forests of indigenous North America, for a raw, tribal journey with this (105 bpm) energetic composition. Samples of nature, spoken Native words, and the powerful kick give this tune its earthy, crunchy feel, while the sophisticated arrangement keeps things interesting. If you’re a fan of ‘A Tribe Called Red’ but looking for something a bit trippier, this song is pure medicine for your ears. Electric guitar by Raph LVD.

Track 5) “La Danse de l’Eau” (Water Dance)”: a gorgeous, evolving track with delightful flute lines from AEolia Project, recorded at Altar Records studios during the summer of 2016 expressly for this piece. In addition to grooving tribal percussion, the song also has an amazing climax that takes us on a sunny, positive journey to the heart of mother Africa (72 / 144 bpm). Strong vibes and guaranteed sunshine for all tribal dancers.

Track 6) “Optimistic II”: for this one, Astral Waves collaborated with Mobitex (aka Eyal Markovich) from Israel —a country that knows a thing or two about psychedelic music. While managing to keep a very musical feel, this track is a deep dive into modern dub-trance electronica (115 bpm).

Track 7) “Inflation Eternelle II”: here we have an Astral Waves version of a joint creation made with top producer Astropilot, and originally published on the “Fall” compilation (released in 2015). Soaring melody lines and poignant key changes take this track to the next level. Clocking in at 112 bpm, get ready for an epic and beautiful excursion into sound, unfolding for your dancing pleasure.

Track 8) “Les Liens du Sang (Profondita remix)”: a stunning remix (110 bpm) taken from the last album by Astral Waves (“Magnetique”, published in 2015). With its gorgeous Goa style bass lines, dubbed out arpeggios, and emotive build ups, this track is a pure delight to bring to completion this one-of-a-kind album…

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In conclusion, Genesis takes you on a voyage through the dawn of time, to the emerging of tribal trance music and spiritual consciousness in various cultures, and ultimately, to mankind’s reaching to the stars. It’s a journey you’ll want to take again and again, surfing the Astral Waves created by Canada’s very own DJ Zen!

http://astralwaves.bandcamp.com/music
http://www.facebook.com/AstralWaves
http://www.facebook.com/AltarRecords
http://www.facebook.com/ZenAltarRec

Astral Waves biography:
http://www.bit.ly/2omzwNW

More albums by ASTRAL WAVES:

http://www.altar.bandcamp.com/album/magique
http://www.altar.bandcamp.com/album/mystique
http://www.altar.bandcamp.com/album/magnetique
http://www.altar.bandcamp.com/album/magnetique-24bits
http://www.altar.bandcamp.com/album/yoga-temple-24bits

Artwork by Sean Kyle Allum
http://www.Elohprojects.com

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released April 28, 2017

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VA “WINTER” Out now on Altar Records |ARCD14|

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Out now!: https://compiledbydjzen.bandcamp.com/album/winter-24bits

Full newsletter: http://ymlp.com/zRBxZH

Youtube full mixed album (HD): https://youtu.be/LqRNz4OcGZ8

1.ARGUS – The Time Before [24] 07:27
2.ARGUS – We Are One [24] 08:02
3.PROFONDITA – Island [24] 08:29
4.SUDUAYA – Clear Water [24] 08:50
5.SUFI’S LIFE & MERLIN – Sea Vibes [24] 07:21
6.LAB’S CLOUD – Alma Zen [24] 09:00
7.ASTROPILOT – The Wind Through The Keyhole 07:04
8.ASURA – The Savers [24] 07:12
9.UNUSUAL COSMIC PROCESS – No Gravity (Mobitex Remix) [24] 08:57

About:

Winter
Various Artists – Feb 2017

Brought to you by Altar Records:

Sounds, for your body, mind and spirit

Another trip around the sun means that the final installation of the ‘Season Series’ is ready to see the light of day! Altar Records chief (DJ Zen) has done an amazing job of once again compiling the finest ambient/ psychill/ downtempo tracks available with each season’s unique feel in mind for your listening pleasure.

The goal has always been to keep each compilation distinct yet related to the other releases. And each release in this wonderful series has been an opportunity to dance with the seasons through beautiful music -what better way to celebrate? Thus the Winter compilation presents a shimmering array of tracks as unique and beautiful as snow flakes, with sparkling leads, heavenly pads, gentle washes of sound, and pulsing rhythms that raise the spirit ever higher. These are tracks that could play like a soundtrack to the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis.

Featured artists this time around include some of the most respected psy ambient producers on the planet, including: Argus, Profondita, Suduaya, Sufi’s Life & Merlin, Lab’s Cloud, Unusual Cosmic Process, Asura and Astropilot…talk about a stellar way to warm things up!

In the Northern latitudes, Winter means lots of crystalline, fluffy snow that blankets the landscape. By mid-Winter, the ordinary becomes extraordinary, as everything gets transformed into something monochrome and dream-like. The season also brings welcome days of clear blue skies and sunshine, along with fierce storms and freezing temperatures that invite you to stay warm and cozy around the fire (with your favourite soundtrack playing in the background of course).

It’s an inspiring time of year if you tune into the child-like wonder around you, and the sounds being presented on this latest release perfectly encapsulate all of that magic through each artist’s interpretation.

…some closing words from DJ Zen:

“A massive thanks goes to the participating artists that cooked up some serious and groovy beats for this closing cd of the series! It’s been such an amazing trip and big pleasure to craft these four compilations for you all. Nature’s splendour -at least in the Northern Hemisphere- always amazes me with its sublime beauty and power. The artwork and mastering for each compilation also got a lot of attention and love to reflect each season’s mood and feeling. Thanks for joining us on this journey and get ready for the next Altar compilation: “Serial Chillers” (Top 50 Psychill tracks), scheduled to be released digitally in March 2017!”

So, without any further ado, let’s tune into the magic of this latest release…Enjoy!

This CD comes in a glossy deluxe eco-wallet with gorgeous artwork. Limited to 500 copies. Get yours while you can.

credits:

released February 27, 2017

Compiled and mastered by DJ Zen at Altar Records Studios, Qc., Canada.
http://www.altar-records.com

Except Asura ‘The Savers’ mastered by Tony Capparelli @ Neonfunk Studios, Geneva.
http://www.neonfunk.club

Artwork by Dj Zen.

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|ARCDA64| Abiogenesis “Biosynthesis” – CD and digital 24/48Khz Out Now

Altar Records presents “Biosynthesis”, by Abiogenesis.

a·bi·o·gen·e·sis
noun
Abiogenesis: the natural process by which life arises…

Calling all lovers of deep, cosmic, tripped out ambient and downtempo…Altar Records is proud to present “Biosynthesis” -the highly anticipated and latest album by CJ Catalizer (aka Dmitriy Neschadim).

Hailing from Moscow, Dmitriy is known for his transcendental musical vision and devoted fan base…and with good reason: he’s been on the receiving end of glowing reviews in the international Psy Ambient scene since he first set out to create his unique brand of sonic psychedelia several years ago.

This time out, he’s changing things up with a new artist name: Abiogenesis – a process which describes the origin of life on this planet some 4 billion years ago…and (drum roll) “…in the beginning, there was sound….!”

And what a sound we’re treated to on his latest studio adventure, as Abiogenesis makes good use of his trademark soaring, hypnotic arpeggios that feature silky smooth glassy sounds contrasted with more acidic lines that interweave in perfect harmonic bliss.
These are long, dreamy, yet engaging ambient and downtempo tracks where the melody and mood are the deciding factors and drive things along nicely, finely tuned to the visionary worlds of the ‘third eye’.

Complemented by subtle use of female chants that give things a human and epic touch, along with pertinent chord changes, a tight, bouncy kick, heavenly pads, and big washes of sound that drift off into infinity, “Biosynthesis” is a masterful album and a true sonic delight that unfolds in the most patient, and yet powerful way imaginable.
Abiogenesis has once again managed -in expert fashion- to create a flawless tapestry, easing the listener into new sonic horizons that will delight for years to come. In short, this is audio nirvana for your daily mana.

Featuring outstanding and crystalline sound presented in 24bits / 48.000Hz, Dmitriy Neschadim’s third full length album was mastered by none other than fellow psy ambient alchemist Dimitriy Redko (@ Astropilot Studio).

The buzz on the streets is that “Biosynthesis” is set to be released at large on January 27th, 2017, so mark your calendars, and get ready to take part in this most epic and ambient musical journey that’s guaranteed to bring you back to your roots and set your spirit free!

Out now!: https://cjcatalizer.bandcamp.com/album/biosynthesis-24bits-48khz

Full Altar January 2017 newsletter: http://ymlp.com/zGh9Ot

Enjoy the full mixed album in HD TV on Youtube now if you like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcPCA8rziHQ

Credits:
released January 27, 2017

All tracks W&P by Dmitriy Neschadim, Aka CJ Catalizer, Russia
http://www.facebook.com/dmitriy.cjcatalizer/
soundcloud.com/cj-catalizer

Mastered by Dimitriy Redko at AstroPilot Studio, Ukraine
http://www.facebook.com/astropilotstudio/

Layout / photo manipulations by DJ Zen, Canada
http://www.facebook.com/AltarRecords/
www.altar-records.com

Single track previously released by Abiogenesis:
compiledbydjzen.bandcamp.com/track/sun-birds-dance

For those who want to down-sample easily and for free the 24bits digital album, we recommend r8brain : http://www.voxengo.com/product/r8brain.

If you want to keep your metadata tags we recommend XLD for Mac ( http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/23430/x-lossless-decoder ) or xrecode for Win ( xrecode.com )

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ELEA “Oniros” album out now

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:: PRESS RELEASE ::

The duo ELEA is pleased to present their 6th album, « Oniros ». A journey to the heart of Ethno-Ambient, deep and mystical…

About the album:

Journey to the heart of Ethno-Ambient, deep and mystical, “Oniros” has matured through years of work and creative introspection.

This new ELEA duo album reflects a period in life made of strong and enriching experiences, during which the artistic expression of Swann and Ely, and the precision work on arrangements, bring to fruition tracks charged with strength and meaning.
The power of the album lies notably in the use of multiple sacred and shamanic instruments played live, with a large measure of improvisation. Several pieces also contain mantra chants. Included as well in the recording of the album are certain of their musician friends (Hideyo Blackmoon, Ismaël Diallo, Trio Zephyr, Amu Ahava and Sangit Sirus).

“Oniros” is a rich, spellbinding album. It tells the story of the duo in a manner at once ecstatic, symbolic, almost supernatural, and always luminous.

About the artists:
http://www.eleamusic.com

Reviews:

Stef Holweck / Total Eclipse :
…It’s a pure chilled album that I will put in my dj bag…loved it…

Robin Triskele / Triskele Management :
“It is such a nice release, smooth and solid. The vocals are angelic and tribal all in one… heard it on repeat in my studio today

Ale Tale / Sonica Dance Festival :
Fresh ELEA release…. cool beats…power sound…peaceful vibes !!!!

Emmanuel Moulin / Méditation France :
« Oniros » est un 6ème album réussi : un ambient /chill-out chamanique, tantrique, dansant et envoûtant avec des mantras et des mélodies relaxantes et un léger touch de Goa trance qui vous donne l’envie d’aimer et d’être vivant !

Dj Did Vortex :
Wonderful album, I recommend to every ambiant fan to try this ! Warm feelings, you won’t be indifferent ! Congratulations Ely and Swann ! Keep going !

Hideyo Blackmoon :
“Beautiful flow…”

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released Sept. 20th, 2016

All tracks written and produced by ELEA (Swann, aka Stéphane Espaignet & Ely Goa, aka Sylvie Gorsse).
Recorded at Space Tepee Studios (Ibiza – Spain) by ELEA.
Mixed at Space Tepee Studios (Ibiza – Spain) and Domaine des Libellules (Joncels – France) by Swann.
Artwork and design by Ely Goa.
Photo by Albert Gorsse.
Mastering at Sonic Vista Studios (Ibiza – Spain) by Henry
Sarmiento.

Additional musicians :

Vocals : Hideyo Blackmoon
Soprano and tenor saxophone : Ismaël Diallo
Cello : Claire Menguy
Alto violin : Marion Diaques
Violin : Delphine Chomel
Setar : Sangit Sirus
Sitar : Amu Ahava

Buy CD: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=W7A57UU78X6Z6
BANDCAMP: https://altar.bandcamp.com/album/oniros-24bits
BEATPORT: https://www.beatport.com/label/altar-records-ca/43621
SPOTIFY: https://play.spotify.com/album/4VAZja3AK3ifNgnL0G6kGC
JUNO: http://www.junodownload.com/products/elea-oniros/3205935-02/
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Ciel [24Bits] by PROFONDITA out now (Altar Records)

Ciel [24Bits] by PROFONDITA

https://altar.bandcamp.com/album/ciel-24bits
http://www.psyshop.com/shop/CDs/alr/alr1cd058.html
http://www.junodownload.com/products/profondita-ciel/3110459-02/
http://www.beatspace.com/9569/Altar+Records/PROFONDITA/Ciel/detail.aspx

Altar Records Presents “Ciel”, by Profondita

Pro·fondita
/prəˈfoundētä/
noun

comparable adjectives: profound, profundity; superlative adjective: profoundest

1. deep insight; great depth of spiritual knowledge or thought; the vast depths of the ocean and mind
“the simplicity and profundity of the message”

2. modern-sounding downtempo-trance with deep psychedelic melodies, fat kicks, bass lines, and emotive vocals.

3. electronic musicians Hudur Shrim & Eyal Markovich hailing from the Sea Of Galilee, Israël.

A message from Altar Records label chief, DJ Zen:

A lot of music is getting made these days. One of the main missions of Altar Records (and any record label) is to sift through the infinite grains of sand and find those precious objects worthy of being shared with a wider audience. Sometimes it’s something as simple as the musical equivalent to a perfect sea shell; on a few lucky occasions it can even be a nugget of gold; in this instance, it’s a rare and one of a kind gem! Perfectly representing the essence of Altar Records and progressive chill, this newest release proves that people can count on Altar Records to find rare and outstanding releases for their music collection.

Like Akshan, Alwoods, Cabeiri, Suduaya, Asura, AstroPilot, E-Mantra and a few other exceptional artists who have a singular talent when it comes to composing amazing music (along with brilliant mixing skills), this project presents both the technical and vibe aspects of creating music from two talented artists at the peak of their abilities.

Hudur Shrim & Eyal Markovich have joined forces here to create Profondita, a new downtempo ambient and dance-floor project custom made for Altar Records. It features the best of both downtempo psy (psybient) and mid-tempo progressive sounds. Their debut album ‘Ciel’ is destined to be a memorable part of the growing Altar Records release catalog. We hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we do!

Background on Bandmembers:

Hudur Shrim:

At 22 years of age Hudur already knows a lot about overcoming challenges. Having grown up in Lebanon, he lost his father and brother to the war -something that would have pushed most people over the edge. Searching for hope and security, the rest of the family quickly moved to Germany, and a few years after moved to Israël with one goal in mind: to start a new life.

At school he channeled a lot of his anger into acts of rebellion, and was considered the ‘bad boy’ of the class until he met Eyal. Eyal was teaching English, and said to him “Come… I will teach you to make music. You may like it; it’s better than making trouble”.

Hudur was just entering adolescence when they started with the basics on Cubase. He fell in love with it right away, intrigued by the fact that he could somehow make and express feelings with a computer and music program. So he “dived” into it with everything he had. Years later Eyal saw that he was actually highly skilled, and gifted with a great ear, and there was some talk about making music together.

He was composing mainly on Logic Pro for about four years until Eyal showed him Ableton Live and Altar Records artists such as Alwoods and Cabeiri. This was a revelation to Hudur, and out of that revelation was born a new project with his long time teacher.

As can be heard via his productions, Hudur’s not a fan of high bpm music, and greatly prefers slow psychedelic music and deep house. He’s also got a solo project called ‘Ko-Doa’ and makes progressive deep-house music under the European label EWM. For those who are curious, his last release (“Lima EP”) is available here: www.echowidemusic.com?p=1798

For Hudur, all’s well that ends well, as today he has a successful career in music, and gets to channel all the depths of emotions that he has to share via harmonious and inspiring compositions and creations.

Eyal Markovich:

Eyal (39 years old) fell in love with psytrance music back in 1997 as it was starting to emerge into the European underground scene after being restricted to the pilgrims of Goa for several years. One thing led to another, and he produced his first tracks at the start of the new millennia in the year 2000.

In 2003, wanting to go further, he enrolled in a sound engineering program at a local college. By 2007 he’d gotten to that pivotal point that so many artists reach where he had to choose between becoming a music producer full time or getting a ‘real’ job to make a living. He chose the second option and became a teacher, but the future had other plans in store for him…

A couple of years later, he lined up a new contract teaching as part of a special program at a high school for youth at risk. There, he used his production skills to teach young boys and girls how to create songs with Cubase and how to produce electronic music, while also offering History and English classes. That’s where he met Hudur, a 14 year old boy with a lot of passion for music and one of his noisiest (and brightest) students.

Seeing his need for a direction, Eyal took it upon himself to teach Hudur everything he knew about music, starting with the basics and working his way up over time. After Hudur graduated high school in 2011 they went their separate ways, but still kept in touch. One fine summer after meeting up for coffee and reminiscing about old times, they decided to produce a track together called “Ciel”; it was such a great experience for both of them that they launched a joint project, and thus Profondita was born.

Together they’re developing their very own sound by making modern downtempo-trance with deep psychedelic melodies, fat kicks and bass lines, and emotive vocals.

Technophiles may be interested to know that Profondita work out of a studio using real synths such as the Access Virus TI Polar, Nord lead A1R, Moog Phatty, Arturia Microbrute, Maschine mk2, Novation Bass Station, and a Mac Book Pro (Retina) along with a UAD Apollo sound card.

Love and music always wins, and the results speak for themselves here, taking you on a journey to the depth of your being, while the beats keep your feet happy, and begging for more!

Enjoy diving into Profondita’s musical oceans. There are so many amazing discoveries awaiting you!

1.Ciel 08:19 100Bpm
2.Dive 07:57 105Bpm
3.Time 08:52 110Bpm
4.Orin 10:07 112Bpm
5.Greece 10:29 115Bpm
6.Shine 09:15 116Bpm
7.Rain 07:22 117Bpm
8.White Dude 08:33 118Bpm
9.Hidden Portals 08:24 120Bpm

credits

released May 27, 2016

W&P by Hudur Shrim & Eyal Markovich; Sea Of Galilee, Israël.
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Mastering and layout by DJ Zen, Canada
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Cover Artwork by George Atherton, USA
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CD tray illustration by Samuel Farrand, USA
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Inside cover illustration by Morgana Eccleston, U.K
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