Various Artists - Surrounded By Sun

Surrounded By Sun

Various Artists

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
Download Album (mp3) 15 tracks £5.99
Download Album (flac) 15 tracks £6.99
Download Album (wav) 15 tracks £6.99
Download individual tracks   from £0.75

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Various Artists - Surrounded By Sun

Compiled by Sami Sänpäkkilä and Jan Anderzén

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From far north in Finland, the Fonal label, home to Es, Kiila, and a bunch of other fine bands, has just released a compilation focusing not only on their countryfolk but also likeminded artists from around the world. Psychedelic, experimental, indie, folkish music contributed by Greg Weeks, P.G. Six, Kemialliset Ystavat, Kiila, Tinsel, Fursaxa, Ville Leinonen, Scorces, Kuusumun Profeetta (Moon Fog Prophet), Floating Flower, Ring, Janne Laurila, Pekko Kappi, Alien Heart, and Sleeping Bags. Some names we know (several AQ-faves among them!) and some we don't, mostly obscure (to us) Finnish folks. All are exclusive to this comp, except for the Floating Flower track, which is a remix of an older song of theirs.

Floating Flower is an Acid Mothers Temple side project, featuring Kawabata Makoto on acoustic guitar, Yuki on vocals and violin, and Kaneko Tetsuya on tabla and electric guitar. A very lovely six minute track indeed. The P.G. Six track is another of his fragile, folk/psych compositions featuring just his voice, acoustic guitar, and piano. Greg Weeks, Janne Laurila, Ring, Ville Leinonen, and, well, quite a few of the artists on here take a much similar approach: sparse, homerecorded songs that are both quiet and melancholy (of course, some are better singers than others...). Fursaxa (who just played here in San Francisco with fellow psychedelic Philadelphians Bardo Pond) combines droning organ and sustained, sad female vocals. Scorces (members of Charalambides and Ash Castles On The Ghost Coast) does something similar, using bells instead of drones to back their extended, wordless vocal duet. Kinda creepy. The disc concludes with Kemialliset Ystavat's beautiful hippy-chant-folk-jam "Milla", which could have been an International Harvester outtake. This comp is very Ptolemaic Terrascope, to say the least! We like.

Tracklisting

Download Album (FR-20)
  1. Sleeping Bags - Siggur
  2. Alien Heat - If You Feel
  3. Pekko Käppi - Äksyn Tytön Tanssi
  4. Janne Laurila - A Thousand Goodbyes
  5. Ring - Glowing Things Glow
  6. Floating Flower - Desert (remix version)
  7. P.G. Six - A Lake Of Beer And the Three Truths
  8. Kuusumun Profeetta - Kaunis Iltapäivä Laskeutuu
  9. Fursaxa - Kniphofia
  10. Tinsel - To Build the Voices
  11. Kiila - Jealous Birds
  12. Greg Weeks - Howling For Blood
  13. Ville Leinonen - Unisuudelma
  14. Scorces - Sun Leaf
  15. Kemialliset Ystävät - Milla

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Siggur 3m 5s £0.75
2 If You Feel 3m 33s £0.75
3 Äksyn Tytön Tanssi 2m 24s £0.75
4 A Thousand Goodbyes 4m 36s £0.75
5 Glowing Things Glow 2m 46s £0.75
6 Desert (remix version) 8m 58s £0.75
7 A Lake Of Beer And the Three Truths 3m 40s £0.75
8 Kaunis Iltapäivä Laskeutuu 3m 21s £0.75
9 Kniphofia 5m 40s £0.75
10 To Build the Voices 3m 59s £0.75
11 Jealous Birds 4m 45s £0.75
12 Howling For Blood 2m 57s £0.75
13 Unisuudelma 3m 21s £0.75
14 Sun Leaf 4m 21s £0.75
15 Milla 2m 5s £0.75
Entire MP3 Download Album (15 tracks) £5.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME using the '--preset extreme' VBR setting, providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Siggur 3m 5s £0.75
2 If You Feel 3m 33s £0.75
3 Äksyn Tytön Tanssi 2m 24s £0.75
4 A Thousand Goodbyes 4m 36s £0.75
5 Glowing Things Glow 2m 46s £0.75
6 Desert (remix version) 8m 58s £0.75
7 A Lake Of Beer And the Three Truths 3m 40s £0.75
8 Kaunis Iltapäivä Laskeutuu 3m 21s £0.75
9 Kniphofia 5m 40s £0.75
10 To Build the Voices 3m 59s £0.75
11 Jealous Birds 4m 45s £0.75
12 Howling For Blood 2m 57s £0.75
13 Unisuudelma 3m 21s £0.75
14 Sun Leaf 4m 21s £0.75
15 Milla 2m 5s £0.75
Entire WAV Download Album (15 tracks) £6.99

flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Siggur 3m 5s £0.75
2 If You Feel 3m 33s £0.75
3 Äksyn Tytön Tanssi 2m 24s £0.75
4 A Thousand Goodbyes 4m 36s £0.75
5 Glowing Things Glow 2m 46s £0.75
6 Desert (remix version) 8m 58s £0.75
7 A Lake Of Beer And the Three Truths 3m 40s £0.75
8 Kaunis Iltapäivä Laskeutuu 3m 21s £0.75
9 Kniphofia 5m 40s £0.75
10 To Build the Voices 3m 59s £0.75
11 Jealous Birds 4m 45s £0.75
12 Howling For Blood 2m 57s £0.75
13 Unisuudelma 3m 21s £0.75
14 Sun Leaf 4m 21s £0.75
15 Milla 2m 5s £0.75
Entire FLAC Download Album (15 tracks) £6.99
FLAC format technical details:
These FLAC tracks are superior to MP3 in that they are compressed without any loss in sound quality. For further technical details or player tips, visit the Help section