Press Release: Kyzyl To Samarkand New music from ethereal vocalist-composer Sara Ayers and dark ambient experimentalist Ryuta.K Kyzyl To Samarkand is the culmination of a year-long collaboration between Japanese dark ambient experimentalist Ryuta.K and US vocalist-composer Sara Ayers. The music is foreboding, ethereal, plaintive and dense; diaphanous vocals float over surreal beds of field recordings, molten noise and nervous guitars, evoking the sound of an ominous yet ecstatic journey on a pan-Asian silk road. The entire 51-minute, 5-song project is available both on CD and by download. Tokyo-Chiba based experimental musician Ryuta.K (oVdk & Bunk Data, Overdose Kunst, Ryu) creates electronic and electro-acoustic sonic textures that he describes as “Post sampling kinetic non-hierarchical nonlinear non-equilibrium forth world muziq!" New York composer Sara Ayers creates haunting soundscapes using her voice: sampled, layered, looped and pitch-shifted, building intricately woven washes of sounds that ebb and flow from delicate lullabies to banshee wails. Kyzyl To Samarkand, a 5-song, 51-minute collaboration with Japanese dark ambient experimentalist Ryuta.K. A year in the making, the music is foreboding, ethereal, disturbing, plaintive and dense; diaphanous vocals float over surreal beds of field recordings, molten noise and nervous guitars, evoking the sound of an ominous journey on a pan-Asian silk road.
Kyzyl To Samarkand
ONE Golden Warrior Prince of Saka – An uneasy balance between lust and anxiety in the face of the unknowable. TWO Invisible Cities – A sonic journey through an imaginary landscape; as time goes by, one sees the world with new eyes. One-minute sample mp3 THREE Shirley Collins – Dense, dense, dense. A mixture of horror and ecstasy. One-minute sample mp3 FOUR This Is What I Wanted – Dark and foreboding lyrics about disillusionment and alienation, over a gurgling bed of noise. But a little creepier than that sounds. One-minute sample mp3 FIVE Kyzyl To Saramkand – Standing at the edge of vast expanse under darkening skies. One-minute sample mp3 There are many mp3 files on this page, but due to server space limitations, almost all of them are low-bitrate, 64kps files. Crystal-clear high-bitrate mp3 and flac file downloads, as well as cover art, are available from
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