April 17, 2012
Greetings and may the seeds you plant this spring bring you happiness and success.
Symbolic insight continues to release our catalog digitally to the world via the web. This month our featured album is subduction by bios+a+ic & xaxis wye which is now available at major distributors of online music. We are also are excited to be releasing solar logos by sonolumina, available
for download on May 1, 2012. bios+a+ic is on the radio for Sleepless Nights on KGNU twice this month and he is also co-hosting a new reggae night with dj Ironfeather at the Underdog in Boulder every Wednesday night.
On the air
bios+a+ic is hosting Sleepless Nights on KGNU radio early Friday morning on April 27th from 12 (midnight) - 3 a.m. He will be playing eclectic electronic music from local and international acts. Listen live in Colorado at 1390 am Denver, 88.5 fm Boulder, 93.7 fm Nederland OR online at http://www.kgnu.org/ht/listencomp.html. Hear some of his most recent show, April 13th, archived here, http://www.kgnu.org/sleepless/4/13/2012. Listen to bios+a+ic's radio set from the Dub Palace show, http://www.kgnu.org/dub/4/8/2012.
DJs bios+a+ic and Ironfeather host a weekly Reggae dance party in Boulder beginning this week, April 18. Come dance or chill to an eclectic blend reggae, ska, dub, and world beat every Wednesday night at 9 p.m. at The Underdog (Lazy Dog underground), 1346 Pearl St. Boulder.
There is no cover charge, drink specials all night, and guests, including fellow KGNU djs, Ewket and Manifestor.
subduction by bios+a+ic & xaxis wye, (Now available, release date 04-10-12)
subduction is a collaboration between bios+a+ic and xaxis wye, originally released as a limited edition of 50 units with gold paper inserts which sold out. It was recorded at symbolic insight studios in Seattle, Washington in 2004 and produced by bios+a+ic. He also created sample glitch rhythms by looping cord buzzes and thick drones. xaxis wye improvised manipulated sounds from his personal collection of handmade module wave generators. The album’s sound is reminiscent of molten lava crackling through gaping holes in the Earth. The first four tracks are remixes by sound artists, Sleepy J, Noise Poet Nobody, bios+a+ic & xaxis wye created from the original source material. The second four tracks are a fusion of minimalistic dark drones, ambient hisses, and ethereal pops.
solar logos by sonolumina (Upcoming, release date 05-01-12)
solar logos is the debut album by sonolumina created at symbolic insight studios by bios+a+ic and bahiya over a six-year period. The music features a variety of source by musicians which was reworked and processed to create a new innovative sound. Nine unique tracks take the listener on a journey from modern American belly dance fusion around the world to Eastern inspired IDM grooves, drawing from both current electronic trends and ancient tribal traditions. The full album will be available for download at all major digital distribution outlet including iTunes, JunoDownloads, and Amazon.
Get your physical cd of solar logos by sonolumina now, direct from symbolic insight and packaged in a beautiful eco-friendly cardboard foldout designed by bios+a+ic. This is a limited edition on 1000 manufactured units available exclusively from symbolic insight. http://symbolicinsight.com/sonolumina/releases.htm
Review press quotes for solar logos
"Aphex Twin probably never would have teamed up with Dead Can Dance, but that unlikely pairing might have produced the hypnotic electro raga of "Buddhaus," with its circular, abstract vocals."
Tom Murphy, Westword
"The album has an interesting mixture of beats, drones and ideas.....comes together in a heady cocktail of Middle Eastern and Indian musics with one eye firmly fixed on the dance chill out scene as well."
Gary Parsons, Freq
"These hypnotic pieces borrow from all sorts of international traditions and throw them into a modern, electronic atmosphere. The playing is inspiring, and there simply no way to keep the hips from swaying."
Jon Worley, A & A
"the end product is great for all you aspiring dark belly dancers out there. It is an interesting concatenation of folk-inspired world music, deep club trance beats, glitchy found sound, and electronic noize."
Madelyn Boudreaux, Slug magazine
"I think this is a first: belly dancing music. There are some hints of their influences, specifically Muslimgauze in tracks like 'Hado,' which is somewhat reminiscent of 'Curfew, Gaza' off Zul'm."
eskaton, Chain D.L.K.
"Ambient Eastern-sounding trip-hop music with a strong influence coming from Dead Can Dance (minus the vocals). Sensual music, with lots of Middle-Eastern melodies and percussion."