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Posts tagged soundscape
Ramses The Evil Brother - The Holy

A satisfying ritual to the god of electricity. 

This one grows from deep within your inner head and begins to work in mysterious ways with unexpected and surprisingly appropriate additions and subtractions of sounds.

The pitter-patter of the rhythm is a furious drive for this Krautrock band called The Holy, hailing from Helsinki, Finland. From their label:

In the summer of 2014 two guys were watching the FIFA World Cup final drunk. During the match they came up with the idea to put together a band. Two hours later there were five members in the band, and the first demo was ready. That is how The Holy came to be.The band was founded on desire to make humongous, noisy songs and to create magnificently large soundscapes with the help of two drummers and a whole lot of roaring guitars.
— Soliti

Check them out and don't leave disappointed. Don't drive disappointed either; queue this one up during the commute.

Oswalds Mill Audio
Guest Post by Carti Venandi

Many entrepreneurs love curating items of enticement, from fine art and property in exotic places, to quality equipment and merchandise. No matter the possession nor appeal among this broad spectrum one thing remains true for all items: it enhances the human experience in one way or another.

Now, if you’re a music and high end audio lover looking to augment your personal audio experience, or someone who enjoys the finer things in life looking to impress guests, look no further than OMA.

Oswalds Mill Audio provides high-quality audio listening instruments made from sustainably sourced materials, with an unparalleled design philosophy and execution that will most definitely elevate your soundscape. From their website:

our products are made by hand in Pennsylvania, using locally sourced, sustainable hardwoods, slate, cast bronze, iron and aluminum. We are the only company in the world making solid wood loudspeakers using the same joinery craftsmanship as the finest furniture, and we are the only company that has ever used conical horn speakers for home audio.
— Oswald Mill Audio (OMA)

Boasting the same source of wood as Martin Guitars, steel infrastructures, and aerospace grade hardware; quality provisions like these easily catch the attention of any avid audio listener and/or creator. 

Check out some of their amazing offerings on their site and check out the video and article about them on Bloomberg.

A lot can be gleaned from quality designs out there including inspiration for your own projects. Creating speakers isn't an inaccessible and certainly not impossible task. If you have an idea, let us know and we'll help you see it through.

Dog Frog
"From the mouth of the forlorn traveler." 

This one weaves and winds and shuffles. It's a different breed of industrial sound meant to enhance the experience of the lyrical concepts, which are esoteric and studious, in combination with progressive experiential soundscapes. 

After a period of growth and the pursuit of greater and greater self-awareness, we arrive at a resolution in the form of inner-headspace ablution and exploration. The ideas are rooted for contemplation, the seeds are sown. 

As always, we recommend you listen with headphones to ensure maximum subjective experience. Our very own, Adam Austin, everybody.

// A Magnolia Blooms holistic contribution to the pursuit of the real, a better future for all humans, and the embrace of subconscious expression as a vehicle for the raw creative act.


On the Menu - Carti Venandi

This one rolls through you like you're sitting there in the scene, watching the fast-paced diner action take place in slow motion. You realize it's really you on the menu, there in DC.

The lingering bass seems to hang in the moment every few measures, suspending the ambient passage of time happening above in the foliage. This track is an environment, a soundscape. 

It yet lacks the poetry that's bound to swing through its trees when soon released. For now:  check out the talented and original sounds emanating from our hometown, Knoxville, Tennessee. 

Carti Venandi