Reed & Caroline reveal new video for Ocean from their Hello Science album

VeryRecords has unveiled a video to accompany Reed & Caroline‘s track Ocean from their new album Hello Science, which is available now.

ALBUM TRACKLISTING
• Before
• Dark Matter
• Buoyancy
• Another Solar System
• It’s Science
• Digital Trash
• Ocean
• Entropy
• Computers
• Internet Of Things
• Continuous Interfold
• Metatron
• Before (Vince Clarke Remix)

ORDER
The Digital Download format is available to order now as an MP3 from iTunes and all good online retailers. The album will shortly be available as a high quality WAV download from the online shop.

The limited-edition CD format is available in the online shop while stocks last.

Here’s the video to accompany Another Solar System from Reed & Caroline’s Hello Science album

VeryRecords has unveiled a video to accompany Reed & Caroline‘s new track Another Solar System which features on their new album Hello Science, which is available now.

ALBUM TRACKLISTING
• Before
• Dark Matter
• Buoyancy
• Another Solar System
• It’s Science
• Digital Trash
• Ocean
• Entropy
• Computers
• Internet Of Things
• Continuous Interfold
• Metatron
• Before (Vince Clarke Remix)

ORDER
The Digital Download format is available to order now as an MP3 from iTunes and all good online retailers. The album is also available as a high quality WAV download from the online shop.

The limited-edition CD format is available in the online shop while stocks last.

Here’s the video to accompany Dark Matter from Reed & Caroline’s Hello Science album

VeryRecords has unveiled a video to accompany Reed & Caroline‘s new track Dark Matter which features on their new album Hello Science, which is available now.

ALBUM TRACKLISTING
• Before
• Dark Matter
• Buoyancy
• Another Solar System
• It’s Science
• Digital Trash
• Ocean
• Entropy
• Computers
• Internet Of Things
• Continuous Interfold
• Metatron
• Before (Vince Clarke Remix)

ORDER
The Digital Download format is available to order now as an MP3 from iTunes and all good online retailers. The album will shortly be available as a high quality WAV download from the online shop.

The limited-edition CD format is available in the online shop while stocks last.

Reed & Caroline’s Hello Science album released today + watch the video for Below…

Reed & Caroline have today released their second album, Hello Science, which is now available to purchase as a limited-edition CD from the VeryRecords online shop. The album is also available to download from iTunes and all good online retailers.

Here’s the video to accompany the track Before from Hello Science:

And here’s the Hello Science album tracklisting:

• Before
• Dark Matter
• Buoyancy
• Another Solar System
• It’s Science
• Digital Trash
• Ocean
• Entropy
• Computers
• Internet Of Things
• Continuous Interfold
• Metatron
• Before (Vince Clarke Remix)

Reed & Caroline reveal Hello Science album artwork and artist website…

Reed & Caroline have today revealed the artwork for their forthcoming Hello Science album, which will be released on July 6th, and have unveiled their new artist website which is available to view over at www.reedandcaroline.com.

The US duo – who will support Erasure on all their North American tour dates in July and August 2018 – have also confirmed that Hello Science will be available from the VeryRecords online shop in a limited-edition CD format and as a high resolution FLAC download from July 6th, and will also available in standard download formats from iTunes and all good online retailers from the same date.

Here’s the Hello Science album tracklisting:

• Before
• Dark Matter
• Buoyancy
• Another Solar System
• It’s Science
• Digital Trash
• Ocean
• Entropy
• Computers
• Internet Of Things
• Continuous Interfold
• Metatron
• Before (Vince Clarke Remix)

Reed & Caroline announce Hello Science album tracklisting

Reed & Caroline have announced the tracklisting of their forthcoming Hello Science album which will be released on July 6th.

The US duo – who will support Erasure on all their North American tour dates in July and August 2018 – have also confirmed that Hello Science will be available from the VeryRecords online shop in a limited-edition CD format and as a high resolution FLAC download, and will also available in standard download formats from iTunes and all good online retailers.

Here’s the Hello Science album tracklisting:

• Before
• Dark Matter
• Buoyancy
• Another Solar System
• It’s Science
• Digital Trash
• Ocean
• Entropy
• Computers
• Internet Of Things
• Continuous Interfold
• Metatron
• Before (Vince Clarke Remix)

Reed & Caroline Announce ‘Hello Science’ album + Albany, CA show

We are delighted to announce that Reed & Caroline will release their second album, ‘Hello Science’, via VeryRecords on July 6.

‘Hello Science’ follows the duo’s 2016 debut album ‘Buchla & Singing’. The new album finds Caroline playfully exploring the spiritual side of science – the good, the forgotten and the downright terrifying – all framed by Reed’s distinctive electronic music palette.

Reed & Caroline have also announced play a one-off show at the Ivy Room in Albany, CA on June 17 ahead of their support slot opening for Erasure on their North American dates in July and August. Tickets for the Ivy Room show are available in advance from the venue’s own WEBSITE.

Alka’s The Colour of Terrible Crystal album released today! Watch, listen, buy…

The third VeryRecords album release, Alka’s The Colour of Terrible Crystal, is released today!

Here’s the official cinematic trailer to accompany the release:

And here’s an audio sampler of music from the album:

ALBUM TRACKLISTING
• Piece
• Betablockers
• Melancholy Lasts
• Over Hills And Vales
• Sofantastick
• Collusion
• Questlore
• Truncate
• Under Waves And Seas
• Cooperate
• Wrong Side
• We Are Free Forms
• Wrong Side Up (Mathieu Gendreau Remix)
• Truncate (Vince Clarke Remix)

ORDER
The Digital Download format is available to order now as an MP3 from iTunes and all good online retailers The album is also available as a high quality FLAC download from the online shop.

The limited-edition CD format is available in the online shop while stocks last.

Watch Over Hills And Vales from Alka’s forthcoming The Colour of Terrible Crystal album

VeryRecords has today unveiled the macabre video to accompany the track Over Hills And Vales from Alka‘s forthcoming The Colour of Terrible Crystal album, which is scheduled for release via digital download and as a limited-edition CD on October 13th 2017.

ALBUM TRACKLISTING
• Piece
• Betablockers
• Melancholy Lasts
• Over Hills And Vales
• Sofantastick
• Collusion
• Questlore
• Truncate
• Under Waves And Seas
• Cooperate
• Wrong Side
• We Are Free Forms
• Wrong Side Up (Mathie Gendreau Remix)
• Truncate (Vince Clarke Remix)

VeryRecords Announces Alka’s The Colour of Terrible Crystal Album

VeryRecords are delighted to announce details of their third album release, ‘The Colour of Terrible Crystal’ by US artist Alka, which will be released on October 13th 2017.

“… and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel. They move through the firmament which is the colour of a ‘terrible crystal’, and around a throne like sapphire, on which sits Metatron, suffused in the radiance of the rainbow.” – Peter Lamborn Wilson, Angels (1980)

The fact that the name of Philadelphia-based Bryan Michael’s third Alka album, his first since 2009’s ‘A Dog Lost In The Woods’, was named after a quote from anarchist philosopher Peter Lamborn Wilson’s vast study of angels says a lot about the diverse interests of its creator.

Bryan Michael is not an artist to be conveniently pigeonholed within electronic music, and ‘The Colour Of Terrible Crystal’ showcases the many facets of its creator across 12 captivating tracks. “It happens with music in general, but specifically in electronic music – people get caught up in this strict need to identity something with a specific genre. That’s good in some ways, but I always prefer to hear a much larger cross-section of things,” he says.

Here you will find the same melodic sensibilities that coloured the two earlier Alka albums, but you’ll also hear the sound of a restless, mercurial musician unafraid of crashing together diffuse elements – faltering stop-start rhythms, glitches, drifting ambience, near-pop and crisp beats inflected with the boldness of early electro. The serene ‘Melancholy Lasts’ is the closest Alka’s music is likely to get to delivering pure vocal synth pop, while the paranoid textures of ‘Collusion’ feel like the nervous, fear-inducing synth horror score that never was. The unexpected upbeat disco-funk of ‘Truncate’ marries a robotic instinct with a human looseness that serves as a full revolution away from Bryan Michael’s IDM roots.

Amid all of that are two interlinked soundscape pieces, ‘Over Hills And Vales’ and ‘Under Waves And Seas’, taking the form of reverential nods to musique concrète and the early pioneers of electronic music, back when making machine music was much more of a science than an art. “I really wanted to get to the roots of what electronic music was doing back then, in the late Forties, early Fifties, into the Sixties,” says Bryan Michael. “It was more experimental. When Wendy Carlos released the ‘Switched On Bach’ album, electronic music creators and aficionados at the time were pulling their hair out because the synthesizer, with this endless range of possibilities, was being confined to this classical music tradition. Those two tracks were a direct connection to that earlier electronic sound.”

‘The Colour Of Terrible Crystal’ is an exercise in electronic eclecticism; dark and moody, at times broodingly cinematic, at times carrying subtle layers of delicate optimism alongside edgier, experimental moments. Few can make albums where so many apparently incompatible stylistic switches appear so coherent, or make music whose clashing juxtapositions continually reveal themselves with successive listens. With ‘The Colour Of Terrible Crystal’, Alka just did it.

‘The Colour Of Terrible Crystal’ will be released as a digital download and the limited-edition CD will be available exclusively from the Very Records website on release with the following tracklisting:

• Piece
• Betablockers
• Melancholy Lasts
• Over Hills And Vales
• Sofantastick
• Collusion
• Questlore
• Truncate
• Under Waves And Seas
• Cooperate
• Wrong Side
• We Are Free Forms