'The Last Hunter', a very rich and moving and feature-length documentary film from Felt Soul Media and National Geographic, is now available for free viewing online. This award winning, and academy awards qualifying, beautiful piece of work includes two Michael Red original songs along with works from Loscil and Lusine.
"Trance-atlantic psychedelia from Michael Red (Souns/ Chambers) and Daniel Rincon (NAP/ Ambien Baby). Cavernous dubs of dembow-infused polyrhythms and tripped-out electronics. Made between the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver, British Columbia, Summer 2018."
just under 100 minutes of deep meditative ambient textures and tones and slow morphings. working with themes and methods of healing sound and sacred frequencies. almost the entire ‘lights’ album combined with half of the ‘scenarios for the real self’ album - all re-edited and refined and re-mastered, in some cases to such a degree that a lot of it sounds like brand new work. the title “(re)” is partially short for “(revisted)”.
it feels perfectly at home to release with ISLA for this one. daniel rincoin (label head / NAP) is a pleasure to work with. and the work was originally created all pre-ableton (a lot of it on hardware), all while firmed rooted and living in east van (12th & st. catherine, heatley & keefer) - very ISLA. (re) carries a size-able resonance (maybe it’s an east van thing) with the rest of ISLA’s body of work so far - perfectly below radar, perfectly free-spirited exploratory, and that comfy insular alone-while-together feel that comes with the weather/social climate this side of the world.
side a: 1 red (re) 2 orange (re) 3 yellow (re) 4 green (re) 5 blue (re) 6 indigo (re) 7 violet (re) 8 rain (re)
side b: 1 white (re) 2 open tones (re) 3 frozen ocean1 (re) 4 frozen ocean3 (re) 5 frozen ocane2 (re) 6 frozen ocean4 (re)
very much looking forward to the release event at index gallery, which is actually a co-release with sean evans (who’s music i really believe in). it fits as well that deep sea mining syndicate be the imprint for sean’s album debut, who i also put an album out with and have plans for another release with in near future too. all is in sync.
taking on three musical commissions for dance performance this year. one centered around a free public summer solstice event for the little chamber music series that could, one for a project called 'gateways' for olivia c. davies, and one for a mixed-media piece being created by sammy chien which also features music from barry truax.
out now on subtempo records
hope you enjoy
so very happy to be continuing to work with the wonderful berlin based new kanada label. souns 'quiet love' closes out this compliation, and leads the way for the souns 'eve' EP is set for an early november release. release details here and bandcamp page here.
'quiet love' also appears in the national geographic / ben knight film 'the last of honey hunter' which recently qualified for an academy award. and also serves as mood woven into tanya tagaq's 'erie changys' featuring radik tyulyush.