Softwar - Softwar

Softwar

Softwar

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
Download Album (mp3) 10 tracks 5.99
Download Album (flac) 10 tracks 6.99
Download Album (wav) 10 tracks 6.99
Download individual tracks   From £0.75

Description

Softwar - Softwar

What could these musicians do after collectively playing on a million records, releasing a million more, and nurturing a scene that is both international and inner-visionary? Why not release a record that is so stunning in its scope and so well executed in its manner that it defies simple comparisons. Such is the story of Softwar and this lushly presented gift to our eyes and ears.

Loren Chasse, fresh from his blistering noise work on Kyrgyz, shows us a softer but deeper side with the swirling opium-induced gems on Softwar. Playing with him are the equally talented Christine Boepple (also a key part of the Jewelled Antler sound, as well as Kyrgyz), Kerry McLaughlin and Geoff Koops. Focusing on what could be called more "traditional" rhythm structures, the songs merely lull you into a false security before melting your brain with some heavy layers of tone, provided by multiple organs and keyboards.

For fans of Thuja and the Jewelled Antler collective (obviously), but also for those who love the out-there ragas of MV+EE (you’ll just crack a tooth from smiling over the opener ‘Psychic Shake” or the twisted noise-hop of Jackie-O Motherfucker, found buried deep in “Immul (the Children’s Crusade)”. Conceived in a redwood think tank, born in Golden Gate Park, Prui begins March 2007. Softwar is a thick slab of fractured voices in harmony and almost unidentifiable sounds, slipping slowly through the rabbit hole and back out the other side of the sun.

Reviews

"Chasse invokes the idea of the diorama to describe his processes. Just as a diorama presents a wider environment in minautre form, his work suggests the experience of actually being in the environment, of listening to it breath." - Keith Molina, The Wire

"...the two play together with such imagination and intuitive ease that the results are rarely less than captivating." - Matthew Murphy, Pitchfork Media

"Glenn Donaldson and Loren Chasse – head honchos of freeform Cali collective Jewelled Antler – specialize in shimmering music that invokes the subtle shifts of nature and tiny reverberations of a growing world." - Ethan Cover, Dusted

"If you ever wondered what would happen if Charalamabides shared a stage with members of the Jeweled Antler collective and this release is for you, though it is clear that Horton's noisier free-jazz leanings had the deciding vote, and consequently be prepared for things to erupt here and there in unpredictable fashion." - Tony Dale, Terrascope Online

Tracklisting

Download Album (DIGI039DD)
  1. Softwar - Psychic Shake
  2. Softwar - Hagoo (The Victory Over Moods)
  3. Softwar - The Softwar
  4. Softwar - Fraha
  5. Softwar - Earth Volley
  6. Softwar - Immul (The Children's Crusade) Or, The Unplumbed Potential
  7. Softwar - The Human Spring
  8. Softwar - Soft Love
  9. Softwar - Sightless Sculpture
  10. Softwar - Prui

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Psychic Shake 7m 9s £0.75
2 Hagoo (The Victory Over Moods) 7m 34s £0.75
3 The Softwar 5m 57s £0.75
4 Fraha 4m 58s £0.75
5 Earth Volley 3m 1s £0.75
6 Immul (The Children's Crusade) Or, The Unplumbed Potential 6m 17s £0.75
7 The Human Spring 2m 20s £0.75
8 Soft Love 2m 20s £0.75
9 Sightless Sculpture 4m 21s £0.75
10 Prui 9m 0s N/A N/A
Entire MP3 Download Album (10 tracks) £5.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

Unfortunately at this time we can't offer all the Softwar - Softwar tracks as individual flacs, as some of these tracks exceed the shops maximum (9mins) download length.

These longer flac tracks are available in the full album download.

flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Psychic Shake 7m 9s £0.75
2 Hagoo (The Victory Over Moods) 7m 34s £0.75
3 The Softwar 5m 57s £0.75
4 Fraha 4m 58s £0.75
5 Earth Volley 3m 1s £0.75
6 Immul (The Children's Crusade) Or, The Unplumbed Potential 6m 17s £0.75
7 The Human Spring 2m 20s £0.75
8 Soft Love 2m 20s £0.75
9 Sightless Sculpture 4m 21s £0.75
10 Prui 9m 0s N/A N/A
Entire FLAC Download Album (10 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

Unfortunately at this time we can't offer all the Softwar - Softwar tracks as individual flacs, as some of these tracks exceed the shops maximum (9mins) download length.

These longer flac tracks are available in the full album download.

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Psychic Shake 7m 9s £0.75
2 Hagoo (The Victory Over Moods) 7m 34s £0.75
3 The Softwar 5m 57s £0.75
4 Fraha 4m 58s £0.75
5 Earth Volley 3m 1s £0.75
6 Immul (The Children's Crusade) Or, The Unplumbed Potential 6m 17s £0.75
7 The Human Spring 2m 20s £0.75
8 Soft Love 2m 20s £0.75
9 Sightless Sculpture 4m 21s £0.75
10 Prui 9m 0s N/A N/A
Entire WAV Download Album (10 tracks) £6.99

Unfortunately at this time we can't offer all the Softwar - Softwar tracks as individual flacs, as some of these tracks exceed the shops maximum (9mins) download length.

These longer flac tracks are available in the full album download.