Dawnbreaker : Greater Things On The Horizon

•November 5, 2021 • Leave a Comment

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Listen/Download here: https://argalirecordsnetlabel.bandcamp.com/album/greater-things-on-the-horizon

Argali Records Netlabel is proud to present “Greater Things On The Horizon” by “Dawnbreaker”, a forty-seven minute longform epic of slowly evolving, blissed out beats, atmospheric light ambience, and chill electronica with a worldly edge. As Linn F states:

“My first artistic alias was Dawnbreaker, founded initially back in 2004 for the sake of releasing a soundtrack I produced for the school video game project. This is by no means a revival, just a proper alias for the final pre-pandemic recording gathering dust on my laptop”.

Linn F. (pronouns she/her) is a statistics student at Linköping University, Sweden, who makes electronic music in her spare time (mostly taking part in diverse projects of Slavek Kwi a.k.a. Artificial Memory Trace), curates/produces the annual INTENT compilation series on a French netlabel Kalamine Records, and develops Oriondrive (representational state transfer API), grown out of collaboration with Thomas Jackson Park. Her passions include programming in R, natural language processing (at this point mostly implementation of diverse AI language models), and hydroponic gardening. Interconnected DWC systems in her tiny apartment in central Norrköping provide her with fresh greens and tomatoes all year round, and something to gaze upon while working out a solution to the next coding/modeling problem. Some of her work is available on her GitHub, updated sporadically, as well as on her Kalamine Records page:

github.com/linfri
kalaminerecords.com/linn-friberg

Music for the hopeful horizon.
THIS IS ARGREC43.

THIS ONE’S FOR YOU.

Thomas Park : Mad Fry

•September 18, 2021 • Leave a Comment

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Listen/Download: https://argalirecordsnetlabel.bandcamp.com/album/mad-fry

Argali Records Netlabel is proud to present “Mad Fry” from Thomas Park, longtime supporter of the label, known as the creative force behind “Mystified”, in addition to a number of other projects and releases under his own name. This is Argali’s first foray into the realm of generative music. As described by Mr. Park himself: “For “Mad Fry”, I used a Python module I co-authored called “The GenerIter”. The GenerIter is freely available to all coders. I took our basic format, added some layers, and deconstructed the voice connections– ie, I made it so anything could be the bass, drums, etc. in the code-configurator. It had a weird way of making the tracks sound more spacey.” There is a simultaneous pensive and playful quality to the music, abstract and measured. But underlying all these qualities is the mysterious, and yet undefinable aspect of generative music. Where is it going and what does it want? Only Mad Fry knows.

Music From The Surface Of The Sun.

THIS IS ARGREC42.
This One’s For You.

“Walker: In Light And Darkness” experimental music tribute compilation now available (Free/”Pay What You Want”)

•September 10, 2021 • Leave a Comment

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Listen/Download here: https://argalirecordsnetlabel.bandcamp.com/album/walker-in-light-and-darkness

On March 22, 2019, an eclipse was observed by many of the well-known luminaries currently inhabiting the musical universe, darkening the space not only around themselves but the listening public at large. Three years later, these shadows, cast by loss, still lingers. Scott “Engel” Walker had died at the age of 76. As hyperbolic as our opening statement may seem, the cosmic imagery is apropos to Walker. After all, this is the creative force who once wrote a 21-minute epic “SDSS14+13B (Zercon, A Flagpole Sitter)”, concerning the transition of Attila the Hun’s court jester Zercon, from scrawling witticisms on ancient Roman bathroom stalls to turning into a brown dwarf star (the aforementioned SDSS14+13B). There are also references to Norse mythology, astronomical theory, Spanish cinema, and an alleged quote from Louis B Mayer thrown in for good measure.

The music of Noel Scott Engel, aka “Scott Walker”, has had a long term influence on Argali Records Netlabel. Starting out in the mid 60s as an orchestral pop crooner (whose four self-titled albums would later be highly regarded works of chamber pop) and later shifting towards increasingly dense, literary, and eccentric avant-garde deconstructionism (the Guardian once described his musical evolution as “…imagine Andy Williams reinventing himself as Stockausen…”), he often inhabited both roles simultaneously, eventually synthesizing both approaches into a unified compositional sound. In this spirit of genre transfiguration and music which defies easy classification, Argali Records Netlabel is proud to present “Walker: In Light And Darkness”, a collection of re-imagined renditions of songs from a variety of points in Scott Walker’s sizable discography, in addition to inspired original works, as a tribute to a man who helped shape the form of contemporary music as we know today.

Music For The Other Side Of Midnight. THIS IS ARGREC41.
This One’s For You

Quick update

•August 3, 2021 • Leave a Comment

Hello all. This is a temporary update: we are still accepting submissions for the Scott Walker tribute compilation. The deadline for submissions is August 31st. Also, we are NOT currently accepting unsolicited demo submissions for the remainder for this year. In addition to the Scott Walker tribute compilation and possibly a year-end compilation, we also will have release(s) from the label co-founder along with Thomas Park. Details on these releases TBA.

Also, we are aware there is a number of layout issues regarding the site. It appears they are doing their best to discourage the “Classic” editor. Hopefully I will get this fixed over the weekend, along with some other updates.

Thank you all for your patience and have a great week.

Now accepting submissions for the upcoming “Walker: In Light And Darkness” experimental music compilation

•June 2, 2021 • Leave a Comment

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Argali Records Netlabel is now accepting submissions for the upcoming “Walker: In Light And Darkness”, a tribute compilation focused on and inspired by the musical works of the late Scott Walker (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Walker_(singer)). We are seeking covers of his tracks and compositions inspired by Walker and his work, mainly those of the original four Scott LPs, in addition to tracks from Climate Of Hunter through Bish Bosch. Other tracks can will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

This compilation will follow our standard track submission procedure. However, due to the special nature of the project, absolutely NO track remixes or samples of Scott Walker’s work will be accepted. Whether they be covers or original compositions, they need to be your own original material.

This compilation does not have a set deadline at present. We are aiming for at least ten submissions, and the tentative release date is set for late August or early September.

Compilation Submission Requirements:
I. Send your Bandcamp-compliant .WAV track to argalirecordsnetlabel@nym.hush.com
II. Send the track through WeTransfer or MediaFire link. Please do NOT directly attach tracks to emails or send us SoundCloud links. Only one track per musician/band please.
III. Be sure to label your email AND your track file with your project name and track name (“PROJECT NAME – TRACK NAME”). Please be sure to include your project Bandcamp/website/etc in your submission email/WeTransfer info panel.
IV. Only send us an email if you have a track ready to submit. Do not send us multiple tracks.
V. Track length should be between one minute to twenty-five minutes in length, and ideally should be EXCLUSIVE to the compilation (in other words, not already submitted to other compilations).
VI. WE CANNOT MASTER, RE-MASTER, OR REMIX YOUR TRACK.
VII. The label will be handling graphics on this compilation.
VIII. No harsh noise wall please.
IX. All compilations are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 international licenses. If you wish your track to be licensed differently, please mention this in your submission email.
X. Thanks again for your consideration. Please feel free to email us if you have any questions etc.

“The Planar Harrow” Experimental Music/Noise Compilation now available! (Free/Pay-What-You Want Download)

•April 12, 2021 • Leave a Comment
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Listen/Download here: https://argalirecordsnetlabel.bandcamp.com/album/the-planar-harrow

“Beyond the ken of mortal men, the stars hang o’er our thoughts. Within our grasp and beyond our reach, the galaxies churn and writhe in the celestial darkness. Thresh’d into being, expanding into the outer void. The planar harrow continues: ever onward”.

Thirty-two tracks designed for interstellar sojourns, featuring dark ambience, industrial, techno, noise, avant-garde, and as always, experimental permutations and cross-hybridization of these and other genres.

Music for galactic tectonics.
This is ARGREC 40.

THIS ONE’S FOR YOU.

Quick update on compilation submissions

•March 7, 2021 • Leave a Comment

Update soon. While you wait, a few quick reminders:
-PLEASE be patient with us if we do not respond to emails/messages right away. We try our best to respond the same day, but sometimes it can be a few days. If we somehow manage to miss your message after a week, feel free to send it again.

-Tracks need to be Bandcamp compatible lossless-codec files, with the file name being “ARTIST/BAND NAME – TRACK NAME” format. This last point is especially important, as it helps us immensely when we are writing update posts, compilation release descriptions, etc.

-Promotional graphics need to be 1500×1500 minimum dimensions to comply with Bandcamp standards. We will NOT upscale your image due to the resulting image quality loss.

-Only one submission per band/musician please. Please do NOT submit multiple tracks and/or ask us to choose which track should be featured.

Believe that covers everything. Deadline for submitting to this compilation is MARCH 31st. Still debating on what to do regarding the cover graphics, more details and a specific release date to be announce in APRIL.
THANKS AGAIN and have a great day!

Quick Update On Demo Submissions

•February 12, 2021 • Leave a Comment

Quick update, since we have had a few inquiries recently, but we are NOT currently accepting demo applications. We will be eventually, but probably not until June or so. Currently we are focusing on getting the current compilation collected and released, personal projects, and then a second compilation.Thank you all very much for your understanding.

Now accepting tracks to the upcoming experimental music/noise compilation “The Planar Harrow”

•February 2, 2021 • Leave a Comment

Argali Records Netlabel is now accepting tracks for our upcoming compilation “THE PLANAR HARROW”

“Beyond the ken of mortal men, the stars hang o’er our thoughts. Within our grasp and beyond our reach, the galaxies churn and writhe in the celestial darkness. Thresh’d into being, expanding into the outer void. The planar harrow continues: ever onward”.

We are now accepting tracks for the upcoming compilation “The Planar Harrow”. While this is not a specific-themed compilation in the same manner as some of the previous compilations, any tracks related to space, the sky and the cosmos, the mechanics of galactic rotations, etc are of course greatly appreciated. The submission window will be from now until the last day of March, with a tentative release date of mid April.

The submission guidelines are listed below. They are basically the same as previous compilations, we simply ask that you before you submit your track, that you please read over them once. This helps us immensely after the submission window has closed, in addition to reducing delays before release. As always, if you have any further questions, etc, feel free to contact us through the email.

As always, many thanks for your consideration. We hope you are having a happy, healthy, and harmonious start to 2021 thus far.

I. Please send your track to argalirecordsnetlabel@nym.hush.com

II. Send the track through WeTransfer or a similar service. DO NOT directly attach tracks to emails. One track per musician/band please.

III. PLEASE be sure to label your email AND your track file with your project name and track name (“PROJECT NAME – TRACK NAME”).

IV. Please include your project Bandcamp/website/etc in your submission email.V. Only send us an email if you have a track ready to submit. Please do NOT send multiple tracks and ask for us to choose. Track length should be between one minute to twenty minutes in length, although we do accept exceptions to this on a case-by-case basis.

V. While we do accept tracks that have been previously released on an album, the track should be EXCLUSIVE to the compilation. (in other words, not already submitted to other compilations).

VI. Submitted tracks need to be lossless and conform to Bandcamp upload procedures.VIII. WE CANNOT MASTER OR RE-MASTER YOUR TRACK.

VII. Track graphics are encouraged, but not required. Graphics should be at least 1500×1500 .jpeg or similar to conform to Bandcamp standards.

VIII. There is NO profit sharing on Argali Records Netlabel compilations. Any purchase profits goes towards defraying hosting costs for the label. We appreciate your understanding.

IX. No HNW unless stated otherwise.

X. We reserve the right to reject any submission for any reason.

XI. These rules are not all 100% set in stone, but have been written to facilitate the submission process and make it easier for both the label and the musician/band in question. All compilations are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licenses unless stated otherwise.

XII. Thank you again for your consideration. Please feel free to use the email listed above if you have any questions regarding submission procedures etc.

November 2020 News (Recent Compilations & Future Activity)

•November 7, 2020 • Leave a Comment

Hello all. As always, apologies for a lack of timely updates. We hope that next year will be considerably less tumultuous than this one. That being said, here is what we have been able to release since July:

“…and it’s so late…” compilation description: Dark music for dark times. Experimental, electronica, ambient soundscapes, industrial, techno and more awaits the wearied listener. Let these songs be a balm upon your soul in this dark era.

“Pro Choice Noise (For All To Have A Voice” compilation description: Argali Records Netlabel proudly presents “Pro Choice Noise: For All To Have A Voice”. an all-inclusive compilation to support reproductive rights, with all proceeds to be donated to Planned Parenthood. This massive six hour collection, curated by the members of Tomokie’s Cup, features many current luminaries of experimental music. The tracks within contain (but are not limited to) elements of rock, punk, noise, free improvisation, dance, spoken word, avant-garde, drone, free jazz, industrial, and other less definable permutations of sound, with no restrictions regarding genre or track length.

This concludes our compilations for 2020. We plan to announce the first compilation for 2021 in early January.

Hope you are all well, and as always thank you for your continued support and encouragement.