ELEA “Oniros” album out now

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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

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Ciel [24Bits] by PROFONDITA out now (Altar Records)

Ciel [24Bits] by PROFONDITA

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Altar Records Presents “Ciel”, by Profondita

Pro·fondita
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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

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released May 27, 2016

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

Mastering and layout by DJ Zen, Canada
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www.facebook.com/AltarRecords/

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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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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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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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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released December 4, 2015

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

Full album on Youtube:

FRESHLY RELEASED:

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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.

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

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