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HI ARC TOW presents: Monkey With Car Keys

Monkey With Car Keys - Filament in Strata

Monkey With Car Keys is an electronic music side project of Irish soundscapers Síol Na Gréine, presenting a full-length album for free download @ hiarctow.com.

Filament in Strata is a bit of an eclectic collection (and probably a one off), mixing DnB, IDM, ambient, techno and even the odd shade of synthpop. Unifying the whole thing is a sense of structure as something that emerges from the increasing layers of electronic ‘orchestration’; similar maybe to what Austrian metal band Summoning do, but put into a different genre.

Somehow I want all this to express a bit more of the dumb delight I get out of just seeing the little things in the world and thinking about them in the bigger complex picture of reality: Like a musical equivalent of looking at something up close and gradually zooming out to see how it connects to everything else.”

Continuing the HI ARC TOW obsession with William Gibson (and probably topping it off) the album’s title is taken from a chapter in Gibson‘s novel Mona-Lisa Overdrive, whilst the final track of the album Chiba City Blues is the title of the first chapter in his classic Neuromancer.

Listen to Monkey With Car Keys’ new album Filament in Strata here

Síol Na Gréine – Incandescence reworked for 2011

In line with our ethos of continual improvement and efforts to weed out the inadequate in favor of the superlative, Síol Na Gréine have released a reworked and improved version of 2008 album Incandescence. The debut album of this project, what Incandescence originally lacked in polish and patience for detail it made up for with a spirit of reverent curiosity and a warm, honest sound. Now, preserving that which originally made the album compelling, the album’s mix and presentation have been given a refresh alongside a number of enhancements to the composition/orchestration of some of the tracks.

Download (Rar archived MP3) here

Or stream it via bandcamp on Síol Na Gréine’s page @ hiarctow.com

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This album is provided as a free Creative Commons licensed download by HI.ARC.TOW. This makes it free to download and to redistribute.

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HI ARC TOW Presents: Khand

Khand - Interstellar Dominions

Khand is a one-man cosmic ambient project from Boston MA. Fusing themes of the ancient world and space into journey-like fantasy music, Khand resembles the classic progressive ambience of Tangerine Dream and Neptune Towers shaded with the cavernous ritualistic aura of Endura or Raison D’Etre.

Síol Na Gréine – Adhradh: Download for free

Adhradh, the new album from Síol Na Gréine, is available now as a free Creative Commons licensed download.

Continuing the narrative, motivic approach to ambient music found on preceding album Nihil, Adhradh pares back to a soundworld of contemplative austerity that is both calming and cathartic.

The accompanying visual art is by photographer/graphic artist Apostol (http://topasol.blogspot.com).

Download:

MP3

Visuals:

Front cover

Síol Na Gréine homepage @ Hi.Arc.Tow

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About Creative Commons

This album is provided as a free Creative Commons licensed download by HI.ARC.TOW. This makes it free to download and to redistribute.

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Cryosyncopy : New album Culmination 3 out now

December 22, 2015

Crtyosyncopy - Culmination 3: The Dark Path

Cryosyncopy is back with a new album to round out the year for HI ARC TOW. Culmination 3: The Dark Path takes the electro-industrial/ambient style of Culmination 1 & 2 further into the realms of neoclassical, literary inspired music. […]

Beithíoch : New album Conquest out now

Beithíoch : New album Conquest out now

Here it is at last: the new Beithíoch album Conquest. Available to stream in full for free as well as purchase in both CD and digital formats from beithioch. […]

HI ARC TOW Ambient Compilation – Released now on Digipak and Download

The HI ARC TOW Ambient Compilation CD is out now. This release marks both the first independent physical release by HI ARC TOW and our first multi-artist collaboration. The compilation brings together artists from both Europe and North America in the creation of an album’s worth of eery, immersive ambient music – with each artist bringing their own distinctive style and interests to the record. […]

The Fires of Celestial Ardour: Khand returns with new album

The Fires of Celestial Ardour: Khand returns with new album

HI ARC TOW presents the long-awaited return of ambient cosmonaut Khand. The Fires of Celestial Ardour consists of ten pieces of deliciously neoclassical synth-ambient that take the listener on a journey through lonesome, starlit expanses. For fans of Tangerine Dream, Dead Can Dance, Raison D’Etre, Endura, Mortiis, Nox Arcana, Ildjarn. […]

Buy Absvrdist – Illusory digipack CD & Abhorrent news

Buy Absvrdist – Illusory digipack CD & Abhorrent news
A CD digipack version of Absvrdist's new album Illusory can now be purchased by emailing absvrdist@gmail.com […]