ASURA “Eternal Sunshine” EP out now [ Altar Records ]

Charles Farewell (aka Asura) is well known as one of the pioneers of psychill music. His deep, slowed down and tripped out beats redefined the genre. What a lot of people don’t realize is that he’s also a genius when it comes to making elevating, uptempo trance. One of the defining qualities of his music is its ability to transport us ever further with each listen. And that quality is very much on display here as we’re teleported up to the higher spheres with this new EP entitled “Eternal Sunshine”.

An engaging acid synth line, rich pads, heavenly arpeggios, and lush angelic choirs (all dripping with audio sunshine) counterpoint his hypnotic and locked in, gritty approach to the drums. This is a tune that harks back to the golden years of trance, when productions were simpler, yet incredible powerful and effective. Combined with an impeccable arrangement and gorgeous breakdowns, “Eternal Sunshine” opens the doors to the inner spheres of nirvana on any dance-floor, creating a state of trance with an incredible amount of grace.

The track is already an instant underground classic, played frequently across Canada by DJs in the know. Thanks to their support, it’s become a ‘must’ on the trance-floor of each and every festival. Altar Records offers you this jewel of a release with great pleasure.

Asura’s “Eternal Sunshine” is guaranteed to brighten your day and light up any dance-floor.

Enjoy this Inspiring Release!

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E-MANTRA ::: Raining Lights ::: New album out now!

E-MANTRA ::: Raining Lights

New album out now!

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:: PRESS RELEASE ::

Acclaimed Goa Trance producer Emanuel Carpus (aka E-Mantra) returns for his fifth album with Altar records, with the brilliantly named “Raining Lights”, and what a beauty it is!

Each song tells a story. This happens through his choice of sounds, and of course arrangements. Textures are lush, as melody lines are tripped out with delays that intertwine and morph in and out of the soundscape. His leads often have a modulating acid tinge that harken back to classic early TIP releases. Lush, mysterious, and completely hypnotic, these are songs that are a true joy to listen to.

E-Mantra is always upping his game with each release, making him one of the most revered and respected producers from Eastern Europe, with several thousand followers on Soundcloud, and excellent reviews over the span of his career.

One of the reasons he’s so popular is he represented Goa Trance at a time when Psytrance was on the upswing, so for fans of the old-school he became a sort of musical saviour. And while he’s moved on to other sounds to satisfy his artistic needs, he still maintains that respect for his roots, all with a polished, modern production that really allows the listener to get into a state of trance.

For his latest sonic adventure, he highlights his mastery of his favourite genres by crafting a finely tuned tale that progresses seamlessly. The journey starts with an immersion into the depth of sound, an emotional tale that is sure to resonate. Here, he’s reaching the kind of spaces that people loved with the release of his 2012 “Silence” album. Things heat up slowly, and build to satisfying dance-floor oriented beats (peaking with a stunning remix of Kaleidoscope Clouds), and then onto more introspective and meditative vibes in the last stanza. The result is a cohesive experience that creates a sense of euphoria sure to thrill fans both new and old alike.

The album title “Raining Lights” perfectly describes this release, as rain is both nourishing and cleansing, and also refers to water – a symbol of our emotions – and emotions are very present here. ‘Lights’ touches upon the healing and luminous aspect of his music. One gets the feeling he’s subconsciously downloading some advanced information. Yes, he moves into dark spaces at times, where thunderclouds appear briefly, but it’s always to put things in context and come back to the essence: radiant light. Each track is a gem, shining both on its own and within the constellation of lights that make up the entire album.

In closing, E-Mantra once again proves himself to be the master of flow, and with this modern day classic, offers us a glorious musical experience that stands out no matter what the genre. “Raining Lights” promises to warm your hearts for the coming winter in 2016.

We Hope You Enjoy the Journey!

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W&P By Emanuel Carpus, Romania
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Mastering, artwork manipulations, layout design by DJ Zen, Canada
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Available formats:

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FULL ALBUM NOW AVAILABLE ON:

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Get all 5 albums from E-Mantra and save BIG:
Visions from the Past
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Echoes from the Void

5 albums for 60€ S&H Incl.:

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Fall Various Artists (compiled by DJ Zen)

DJ Zen presents: “Fall” (the new Altar Records compilation).

They say there’s a song for every season, and a season for every song. And our musical choices, while influenced by the weather, also become the soundtrack and help define how we live each moment. With that in mind, Altar Records label chief DJ Zen has been tuning into the elements of each season and crafting a special release of Psychill for each one. Following the success of ‘Spring’ and ‘Summer’, he’s ready to present a celebration of the Autumn season with the release of ‘Fall’.

After a summer blessed by the sun, and amazing festivals where we danced half naked under blue skies, there’s a certain nostalgia in the air. Suddenly, we’re more in touch with our feelings. The grass is fading, and the winds have shifted…birds call out as they make their yearly migration south. And the nights are cooler, and arrive too soon.

But the light at the end of the day is glorious, with sunsets full of rich orange colours, long shadows, and piercing azure blues that reach up into the twilight. It’s a time of transition; it’s a time of emotions; a time of letting go, and (like the bears in their den) getting ready to go inside, to get cozy cocooning – alone, or with friends.

At this crossroads, DJ Zen has compiled some very special music for your listening pleasure. Like a hot cup of chai, these are tunes to keep your heart warm, and your thoughts happy!

Featuring 13 exclusive tracks from renowned Psychill masters such as Asura, Elea & Bahramji, AstroPilot, Alwoods, Tentura, E-Mantra, Azriel, Mindphoria and more.

Autumn is an amazing time of year, full of transitions, and this release is the perfect soundtrack for tuning into your inner bliss.

Enjoy!

PLEASE NOTE: (bonus tracks) are not included in the CD. These are only included for your enjoyment on Bandcamp as a ‘Thanks’ for supporting Altar Records since the beginning
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http://www.altar-records.com/Newsletter_63.html

https://altar.bandcamp.com/album/fall-24bits

CD tracklist:

01- CABEIRI: Agronauts
02- ALWOODS: Love Spell
03- E-MANTRA: Mesopelagic
04- MINDPHORIA: Fall
05- AZRIEL: Stay in Meditation
06- ELEA & BAHRAMJI: Dancing Blossoms (Sidereal remix)
07- ASTRAL WAVES & ASTROPILOT: Inflation Eternelle (AstroPilot version)
08- ASURA: Deva Delay
09- ASTROPILOT: Sweet Mirage
10- INNERSELF: Rise Of The Earth Keepers

Digital tracklist:

01- CABEIRI: Agronauts
02- TENTURA: Cold Drop
03- ALWOODS: Love Spell
04- E-MANTRA: Mesopelagic
05- MINDPHORIA: Fall
06- AZRIEL: Stay in Meditation
07- ELEA & BAHRAMJI: Dancing Blossoms (Sidereal remix)
08- KHETZAL: Farewell, beloved sunshine
09- ASTRAL WAVES & ASTROPILOT: Inflation Eternelle (AstroPilot version)
10- ASURA: Deva Delay
11- ASTROPILOT: Sweet Mirage
12- TERRA NINE: The Heart of the Matter
13- INNERSELF: Rise Of The Earth Keepers

Cheers!

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AuroraX : “Evolutionary Voyage” (Altar Records ARCDA51)

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Ever dream of traveling to the stars? Desislav Georgiev is a man on a mission. Through his project (known as AuroraX) he wants to transport you to the highest level of Earth’s atmosphere and beyond -to the awe inspiring reaches of space.

This enterprising young man from Bulgaria is not running a start up business for space flight though. Instead, he’s a firm believer in the teleporting powers of music. A budding producer and DJ from the former Eastern bloc, his specialty is “multi-electronic genres and space cinematics”.

Through his AuroraX project, he’s getting ready to release his sounds for the first time on the mothership record label: Altar Records. “Evolutionary Voyage” is a blissful, mind expanding journey from start to finish, through the realms of cosmic evolution, space and time.

Desislav Georgiev’s mixes on Soundcloud are already a huge success, and his debut album is an inspiring initiation into the world of downtempo and ambient music. This is an album that redefines the fundamental laws of the known universe through the magic of sound: where gravity no longer exists, stars are born before your eyes, travel is a quick as thought, and where there are no rules; only the free flow of wondrous and creative minds in ecstatic exploration. By creating a finely tuned tapestry of textures, warm, pulsating sounds and ambient space, AuroraX brings a fresh new perspective to the meaning of universal consciousness.

When you order this release you’ll get perfect audio master sound quality served up in 24Bits and 48Khz, included in the immediate download.

Dream Big, Reach for the Stars, and Enjoy!

Buy:
http://www.altar-records.com/Newsletter_62.html

https://altar.bandcamp.com/album/evolutionary-voyage-24-48khz

Full album on Youtube:

FRESHLY RELEASED:

https://altar.bandcamp.com/album/lost-and-found-the-organic-remixes

Enjoy Life!

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V/A ORGANIC BEATS VOL.4

“Organic Beats Vol.4”

As artists must develop over time, and they do this by examining and exploring the implications and ramifications of their personal vision of existence. In other words, they explore their philosophy of life. When the artist combines this activity with their view of a particular branch of the arts – per instance making new music – what emerges is their artistic vision; the artist’s preferred subject matter and style. The combination is sometimes so unique that the artist’s works, whatever they may be, are instantly recognizable.

This will be the last release of the Series.

http://www.altar-records.com/Newsletter_61.html

https://altar.bandcamp.com/album/organic-beats-vol-4-24bits

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Magnetique by ASTRAL WAVES – out now!

“Astral Waves, (aka DJ Zen) founder of Altar Records, has made you ”Magnetique.” His third studio album.

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With the unforgettable help of some amazing musician friends, this long term project was carefully crafted for over 4 years in studio.
A very long process where everything had a story.

Through 8 tracks featuring the collaborations and works of Suduaya and Sukhush, Androcell’s track ‘Efflorescence’ remixed and interspersed with Zen’s own ‘La Danse des Elfes’ and ‘Deploie tes Ailes’, ”Magnetique” unfolds good track after track. Sufi’s life & Merlin, mystical ambiances from Aureohm, Alwoods and Astral Woods.

Suntrap is as brilliant as it is in cue as it sounds. Astral Woods warms the mind when it comes to playing good morning tracks. Smooth powerful drones and 4/4 kicks all in balance upon rolling bass-lines.

Astral Waves has clearly defined his sound and selected highly talented artist’s.
True to his electronic music roots and evolving his arrangement in a beautifully balanced way, ”Magnetique” is centered in stride to it’s depth.
With a finish that as though waking from a dream, make this one a deeply charming addition to your collection “

Text written by Alison.

Astral Waves, the 3rd album “Magnetique” Out now!

http://altar.bandcam…gnetique-24bits
http://www.altar-rec…sletter_58.html
http://www.altar-rec…magnetique.html
http://altar.bandcam…lbum/magnetique
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“Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward, and we want to sit in their radius. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand”

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E-MANTRA “Echoes from the Void” ::: new album out now!

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::: E-MANTRA : Echoes from the Void :::

new album out now!

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“Echoes from the Void” is the new opus from the master of psybient Emanuel Carpus aka E-Mantra.
In this album Emanuel has pushed his ideas farther to generate greater depth within his newest creation. He set out to paint a story through spectral frequencies, beautiful vocals and wistful melodies.
With our emotions invoked while listening to “Echoes from the Void,” immediatly we see ourselves on the dance floor. Rising inside feeling unable to stand still because Emanuel’s sound has enveloped you.

Having the quality we have come to expect, you will find this album is filled with greater rolling basslines and builds to a faster bpm throughout the album. More so than his previous 3 psychill /GoaChill albums on Altar Records.
Those who have come to know and enjoy the slower beats of classic E-Mantra style, will enjoy this album. It starts out gently in psychill, evolving ever so gradually onto more deeply progressive progressions. All of this being unique to E-Mantra as he continues to craft what inspires him, aka Night Hex nowadays, in the studio…

Thank you E-Mantra for the chance to let us enter your single world of magic!

Also available in 24Bits quality

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W&P By Emanuel Carpus, Romania.
Track 04 with Reasonandu (Alexandru Dumitrescu)
Track 06 original by Sundial Aeon (Radoslaw Kochman & Daniel Lulkowski)
Artwork by Olivia Curry
Mastering & layout by Dj Zen @ Altar Records, Qc., Canada

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Available formats:
CD-only 14€:

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Bandcamp CD + immediate download:

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Next release :
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ASTRAL WAVES – “Magnetique”

March 2015

The third studio album from Astral Waves aka DJ Zen, head of Altar Records is coming up in March 2015.

Magnetique“, as the name suggests, contains electric and sparkly melodies. Powerful drones. Mystical ambiances. Captivating, engaging vocal samples. 4/4 kicks and rolling basslines.

A solid album carefully written and crafted during 4 years in a studio equipped with Cubase 7, RME soundcard, the worldly-acclaimed Neumann sound system and the unforgettable help of amazing musician friends.

Listen/Pre order
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Pre order CD-only 14€:
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YouTube video for track #1: “Emergence”

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Thank you everyone for reading and your precious support.

Altar Records takes a little break until March.
Have a great winter filled with good vibes and music!

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