For this special limited edition release we have decided to do a deluxe run of 100 copies, modelled around the classic gatefold vinyl LP. It includes printed front, rear and inner sleeves featuring photography by Choi Sungdong and Peter Nejedly, along with a card sleeve which houses a printed vinyl-effect CD.
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Floating through empty streets late at night. No other people around, no distraction from a dialogue happening inside of you - looking for something, looking for nothing, looking for anything relevant.
Jens Pauly's second album ‘Vihne’ is the soundtrack to a search between flickering lights and a cloudy sky, between emptiness and being alive. It asks the essential questions within us, in a tranquil state neither here nor there.
Each track marks a microcosm of its own, a small journey through worlds engulfed in memories.
Jens Pauly is a musician and artist from Cologne, Germany, who has previously released an album named r/f on Karlrecords. In his earlier years, Jens performed in punk and metal bands before he eventually began to compose more synth-based solo work as Ghostrider which he released with labels such as Digitalis and Tranquility Tapes.
Since debuting under his own name with r/f in 2017, Jens has developed an electro-acoustic sound which is both sparse and engulfing yet at the same time warm and melancholic. When we first heard Jens’ demo, we were reminded of the beautiful Ambient sounds that 12k might put out, such as work by Marcus Fischer, Solo Andata and Taylor Deupree. However, Jens has since shared with us that some of the artists that influenced this work are Oren Ambarchi, early Hiroshi Yoshimura and Vikki Jackman.
There is a sound palette that at first listen is stripped back but on closer inspection, Vihne is something steeped in detail. The music flows and feels weightless, as passages of guitars, piano, sine wave and cassette dictaphone recordings softly collide into a dreamy collage. If r/f was ‘5 straight lines in a circle’, Vihne is ‘8 circles on a line’ and although these tracks are parts of the wider picture of this album, it is intended to transfer an overall atmosphere as one whole journey.
released March 9, 2019
Written and produced by Jens Pauly
Mastered by Alexandr Vatagin
Photography by Choi Sungdong and Peter Nejedly
Packaging design by Jens Pauly
Press release Foreword by Ralph Schmidt
Eilean is great at surprising the hell out of me when they find this cyclical, percolating, instrument-rich ambient music. Akin to Eilean's releases from Toàn and Sonmi451 which are two of my most favorite on the label, I'm already certain from the preview songs, that 'Illuminate' will be one of my favorite, most listened to albums of 2019! Hats off to Jason Corder, brilliant work sir. Lost Tribe Sound
...Yet beyond crafting four distinct atmospheres, it's the evolution of each piece, the change in seasonal sound, that makes Sallaw such an excellent piece of story-telling. Rather than shown the imagery upfront, the listener is instead guided, and left with space to explore on their own. The ability of the trio's minimal musical writing to evoke such a coherent subject is made all the more impressive by the subtlety with which it is achieved.
Full review here: http://bit.ly/2VdX4of Ambientologist