Centauri Ocean Portal

by Ryote

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    Pre-order of Centauri Ocean Portal. You get 4 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    releases February 14, 2019

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Centauri Ocean Portal by Ryote is available in a limited quantity as a first-edition lathe cut. This is a 4-track EP on a super sexy 10" blue transparent disk cut in-house by Abstrakt Xpressions. The record is packaged with an inner sleeve in a 200gsm jacket with an outer polyvinyl wrapper.

    First cut limited edition lathe cut blue transparent vinyl 10"

    Viva la revolución

    Includes digital pre-order of Centauri Ocean Portal. You get 4 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases February 14, 2019
    item ships out within 10 days
    edition of 50 

      $13 USD or more 

     

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Blending sci-fi themes with ideas on real world events, Centauri Ocean Portal is a raw, ambient exploration of the ocean floor which turns interstellar after coming in contact with never before seen lifeforms existing without the aid of sunlight. Ryote's experimentation results in lush, thoughtful compositions built upon cunning research as well as unrelenting drive and creativity.

The calming vibrations of "Life Signs" introduce the EP's narrative with swirling aquatic bloops, warm pads and a subtle, dissonant undertone. The morse code echoes of "per apsera ad astra" sampled at the end of the track complement the subaquatic / cosmic communications of the release. A2, without a doubt, brings the release underwater; almost as if the audio is being recorded in the confines of a submarine. Scattered vocal snippets gliding upon a lo-fi Juno 106 recording give "Sine Lux" a unique, retro feel.

The B side perpetuates the deep-sea feeling with a heavy, rolling bass pattern and playful mid-to-high freq reverberated textures. Perhaps the most abstract work on the release, Galápagos Rift Synopsis, is a curious, audible analysis representing the functions and logistics of life around hydrothermal vents. To close the story, In the final track, Archaean Garden, Ryote gives a nod to the energy of dance music with his use of more familiar instrumentation. A mist enveloped, three chord build-up sustains a melancholy, yet hopeful presence assisted by techno-esque hi-hat rhythms and an undulating bassline.

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releases February 14, 2019

Mastering - Eric Warner

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Abstrakt Xpressions (AX) is an independent ambient, downtempo and electronica label founded in 2018. Alongside US midwest- based sound system The Headspace Collective, we specialize in fostering creative talent from new and emerging artists as well as established artists who ordinarily specialize in other genres. Our label is based primarily in Minneapolis, MN with outreach in Warsaw, Poland. ... more

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