Now Accepting Submissions For The “Saudade : Waves Of Nostalgia” experimental music compilation!



“Saudade is a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves. Moreover, it often carries a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might never return. A stronger form of saudade might be felt towards people and things whose whereabouts are unknown, such as a lost lover, or a family member who has gone missing, moved away, separated, or died.”

“Saudade was once described as “the love that remains” after someone is gone. Saudade is the recollection of feelings, experiences, places or events that once brought excitement, pleasure, well-being, which now triggers the senses and makes one live again. It can be described as an emptiness, like someone (e.g., one’s children, parents, sibling, grandparents, friends, pets) or something (e.g., places, things one used to do in childhood, or other activities performed in the past) that should be there in a particular moment is missing, and the individual feels this absence. It brings sad and happy feelings altogether, sadness for missing and happiness for having experienced the feeling.”


Argali Records Netlabel ( is now accepting music for this compilation. The main goal is that we wish to receive music reminiscent of saudade. This emotion is complex and multi-faceted, yet we live in harrowing and sobering times, where the feeling of saudade is not far from the minds of many individuals. Thus, we are looking forward to your interpretation of saudade…


I. Tracks submitted need to be exclusive to this compilation.
No remixes or previously released work, PLEASE.
II. Audio files need to conform to Bandcamp uploading standards. WAV/FLAC only.
III. ONE submission per band/musician please.
IV. Tracks should ideally be between one to ten minutes in length (if it’s a little bit longer than that, that should be OK too).
V. Please include your band/project name and website with your submission email.
VI. Please use WeTransfer or similar services to email submissions to:

The deadline for submitting tracks is AUGUST 13. The release date is currently being determined (this will partially depend on how many tracks we ultimately receive). Also, while we try to respond to ALL emails within a timely manner, it may take a day or two due to the label being a one man operation.


~ by John Lithium on May 2, 2016.

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