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The second release on Dyadik (run by Martin from @Touched Music and me). An album of uplifting melodic electronica by HRYM - a collaboration project between Weldroid (Touched Music, Section27, Tonatom) and Mikael Fyrek (Kahvi Collective).
CD comes in a bespoke folding card case, 150 copies. Available from the Dyadik Bandcamp or as a bundle with out first release (Murya) for a special price on Touched's Bandcamp (30 copies only).
Murya's new album is out this Friday (27th September).
It's the first release on Dyadik, a new label started by @Touched Music (Martin Boulton) and me (Grid Pattern). If you know Murya from his releases on Touched (Triplicity / Heimaey) you will love his new one, some have said it's his best yet.
Martin is hosting a Mixlr launch party on Friday night (starting at 8pm UK time), kicking off with an hour long mix by Murya of his musical influences, followed by Northern Lights in full.
We have made 150 CD copies featuring full colour artwork inspired by the album's title... gloss laminated 4 panel gatefold card sleeve with obi-strip printed on matt paper. These will go on sale straight after the launch party at the Dyadik bandcamp, digital will also be available.
That's it folks, I really hope some of you can make it to the Mixlr. Teaser and some images of the CD below...
By Mellow U
Hello there WATMM,
I am pleased to announce the first of two very special compilations of Milieu trax, assembled exclusively for release at the excellent Touched Music label. The two-volume Sunbather's Pharmacopeia is designed to appeal to both longtime listeners, first-timers and the casual consumer in between, and this first volume focuses on material from the earlier phase of the Milieu sound - the slow tempos, detuned synthesizers and bittersweet melodies.
As of right now, the release has only been announced via the Touched social media outlets, and there isn't anything on Bandcamp just yet. HOWEVER, a good amount of promo is being done, and some of it is the cool and interactive kind, so read on!
To start, multiple videos have been made for some of the tracks on this collection, the first by Mr. Touched himself (and can only currently be viewed via the Touched Facebook page) and the second by Broken Machine Films (the in-house videographers at Illuminated Paths) which is soon to come. There may yet be more videos, but don't quote me because I'm not the one in charge of that department.
Secondly, there will be a three-hour online event on the Touched Mixlr feed, on Friday July 26th, which consists of a DJ set from the talented Steve Brown (Combinations In Electronic Sound), a DJ set from myself (moonlighting as DJ Brian Damage) and then a screening of the Touched album. The link to the Touched Mixlr is here, and this will happen at 2PM Eastern Daylight time (7PM in the UK and 8PM in much of the rest of Europe). I will be hanging out in the chatroom at Mixlr to answer questions and shoot the breeze, likely with a couple shots of whiskey in my hand. If anyone here has attended the listening parties I did on Twitch for Sun Cast or Shallow Earth, this will be somewhat like that.
And speaking of that last bit - depending on how the Mixlr show goes, and whether or not anyone there missed out, was late coming in, or still wants to listen to music and chat, I'll be willing to have an afterparty on my Twitch channel, where I might even break out the synths and drum machines and jam a bit, or play tracks, or whatever! Bedtime is relative in Milieu Land.
Finally, I've answered some studio-related questions in an interview segment for Synthspotting (Twitter & Facebook) and given them a few badly lit photographs of what the studio looks like right now. I don't know when they will post their Milieu feature, but I will try to update this thread when it happens.
So there you go - some cool Milieu-related things to look forward to soon. And definitely, if you can, check the DJ set out on Mixlr - it's not your usual DJ affair of just spinning records, but rather, more like an old hip-hop mixtape that takes loops from dozens of different tracks and uses them as building blocks for brand new grooves. I have done one previous DJ mix in this style and you can download that here. There also may or may not be a bootleg cassette containing both of the Brian Damage DJ sets coming out after the Touched release...
More info posted here as it comes!