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House-keeping: Cryosyncopy

Part of our mission statement is to foster the development of good art. This means providing a platform for emergent art with interesting ideas and exposing it to the scrutiny afforded to bands with greater industry backing – but without the bloviation or commercial clout that can keep turds afloat in that particular musical pool. This also means that whilst successes are possible and down entirely to the quality of the work, risks can be taken and mistakes can legitimately be made.

This is an admission we’ve made before regarding works we’ve hosted and the artists responsible have on occasion decided to either edit the work or cut it all-together.

This time round it’s the turn of Cryosyncopy to come under such scrutiny. As a result, and by mutual decision, we’ve taken down the album Black Sea from the site. Audience reception indicated the work was not a success (though that’s not to say the audience should always be taken as a yardstick for artistic success), just as hindsight has revealed how much more the artist could accomplish in a similar stylistic vein (see Mushin for proof).

Neither we nor the artist have any regrets about backing the work in the first place. Why should we? better to try, fail and grow from it than to never try at all. This is the only way to develop artistically. We’re thankful for people taking the time to listen and evaluate.

Stay ‘tuned’ for more new music soon from hiarctow.

Presenting: Mushin – download debut album “Realm of Corrosion” free

Realm of Corrosion

HI.ARC.TOW presents the debut album of industrial techno project Mushin as a free Creative Commons download. Realm of Corrosion fleshes out a techno industrial sound world around a narrative structural skeleton akin to that of prog-ambient or metal. Accompanying visuals for the album have been provided by photographer and graphic/texture artist David Watts (whose homepage is currently being reconstructed).


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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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Cryosyncopy – Cosmic Vicissitude : released for free

cosmic vicissitude

The new (and likely final) album from Cryosyncopy is available now from HI.ARC.TOW as a free Creative-Commons licensed download. The album forgoes the several-track format of preceding albums for two longer, more meditative pieces that together form a more obvious whole. As on previous album Black Sea visual artwork has been skillfully provided by Apostol. The album is available in both MP3 and lossless FLAC format.

Download Cosmic Vicissitude (MP3)
Download Cosmic Vicissitude (FLAC)

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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 […]