October 27, 2014
As I sit here in the bunker near Heathrow Airport, tin foil hat on to protect me from David Icke’s reptiles and remote control ‘planes, I receive news from my Polish brothers at Zoharum that the new Nagamatzu double CD ‘Neural Interval’ has hit the streets. You can hear some of the tracks and buy the CD’s or digital versions here. It’s limited to 300 copies, so get moving if you’re into this stuff!
Also in the pipeline, my other brothers in Leipzig, those of the Loki Foundation, plan to re-release my S.E.T.I. album ‘The Geometry of Night’. This will not be a simple re-issue. Rather, it will be accompanied by a new ambient sister album entitled ‘Companion’.
As alluded to in my last missive, Andrea Bellucci has been patiently waiting while our bunker had its rebuild and I am now back on track working on our joint album.
Finally, Astro Myrmex will be presenting his data logs in the next few months. I’ll keep any interested parties informed via this site as, although my Facebook band pages still exist, I no longer use the site myself. The Lagowski and S.E.T.I. pages are run by my Polish and German brothers mentioned above, while the Nagamatzu page is run by Stephen Jarvis of Nagamatzu/VII Sins/Motorcade Records.
June 14, 2014
I was invited to release a S.E.T.I. album on a nice looking label a few months ago, so have spent many evenings creating tracks and am pleased to say the album was finished a few weeks ago and has already had the stamp of approval from ‘the label’. They release very limited runs of glass mastered CD’s – I will of course announce further details in due course. When it will be released is another matter, but I am very happy with the direction this album has taken and fans of S.E.T.I. will notice a big difference between this and ‘Final Trajectory’. Some of the sounds were played at my recent gig in Berlin and more will be previewed in Poland at the Gorlice Ambient Festival in July.
This doesn’t mean my relationship with Loki has ended and of course I hope they will be happy to release my material in future, but as I was invited and like the look of ‘the label’, I thought it might be fun.
For the Gorlice festival, I have been extending my video backing, as my set will be at least an hour long :-)
In other news, there are plans afoot for a bunch of Nagamatzu CD releases on a Polish label, which may be familiar to some of you from a few of my recent releases :-) Stephen Jarvis has been hard at work sourcing graphics and we are at the stage of cataloguing tracks for the albums, which will include some never before heard demo tracks and possibly live noises too.
Finally, I have been working with Andrea Bellucci (‘Red Sector A’, not the voluptuous actress!) on some very hypnotic techno-type material and we hope to find a label for it towards the end of the year.
Don’t forget Nagamatzu vinyl and other releases of mine can be found at my Discogs Seller page
May 2, 2014
Here you will find the gig video recorded by Jean-Yves Millet (thank you). 3D stills mapped by Pete Woodhead – thanks also to Pete! This is part one. Parts two and three should automatically follow in the playlist…thanks to a great audience, to the LOKI and Raubbau Rising guys for organising everything and to Marco for the live audio control.
April 18, 2014
On April 26th 2014, I’ll be performing as S.E.T.I. in Berlin, Germany, with new equipment, sounds and video. Details and last few tickets Here
Then on July 19th 2014, I’ll be playing at the Ambient Festival in Gorlice, Poland. Details can be found in English and Polish Here
January 23, 2014
Here is the MP3 file of the recent Seppuku show which includes a big chunk of my new S.E.T.I. album ‘Final Trajectory’ on Power & Steel (LOKI Found) and also the track ‘Skylanes v8′ from the recent Lagowski album ‘Redesine+’ on Zoharum. French commentary in parts, so brush up your language skills!
January 3, 2014
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December 20, 2013
Here you can find details of the CD version of our joint Geomatic/Lagowski album ‘Cosmochemistry’.
01. Plasma Spirals
04. Sibylline Prophecy
05. Neutron Superfluid
06. Opposing Force
07. Hands of the Creator
09. He Who Saw the Deep
10. Interdimensional [Ex_Tension Remix]
11. Interdimensional [Dj Element Remix]
December 10, 2013
S.E.T.I. ‘Final Trajectory’ CD release
S.E.T.I. Final Trajectory CD
The new album of Andrew Lagowski’s S.E.T.I. begins as a colossal sound wall, like a massive electrical transformer, out of which analogue and digital synthesizer sounds and samples emerge, condense, and crossfade into a deep ambient symphony. The recordings and textures produced over 30 years from 1983-2013 converge in ‘Final Trajectory’ to produce a collection of monolithic sounds. Invoking a sense of immensity with warm and dark atmospheric loops sounding distant and abandoned in a vast wilderness, battling against galactic winds. S.E.T.I. sets the listener down in this wilderness as an isolated observer; a witness to long intertwining drones, shattered dialogue and broken transmissions, with superior effects chains and a gentle rising dramaturgy forcing the complete album to an astonishing pure data vortex.
As the Voyager spacecraft reaches the outer edge of our Solar System it is a fitting time to imagine the exodus from Earth of the last human being on their final trajectory towards an unknown future. There has been little effort made to prepare psychologically for this one way trip and hallucinatory voices and sounds flit around the traveller, mingling with those of the craft’s entertainment, propulsion and life support systems. Life memories, encounters and events break through the cracks of rational thought like dream fragments, in bursts of barely unrecognisable data. As the craft passes through the mid point of our planetary system on its way out, the occupant thinks they hear a message being transmitted from Earth on the permanently scanning radio receiver.….
Will this be real in our lifetimes? Is the craft being built already in the knowledge that we have little time left on this planet?
If so, where to next?
1. Final Trajectory 58:00
order @ www.deep-audio.de/SETIFinalTrajectoryCD