Ciel [24Bits] by PROFONDITA
Altar Records Presents “Ciel”, by Profondita
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:
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 (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
released May 27, 2016
Cover Artwork by George Atherton, USA
CD tray illustration by Samuel Farrand, USA