Arsenic Solaris is a label full of surprises. I mean that you never know what to expect from a new release, with exception of those projects you already know. The very same goes for Two Bridges, an adventure by two bands, one that I had not heard of before, and one that I did not know that well.
Cold July Water is a co-operative work by two famous Experimental / Ambient / Drone artists, Arthur Arsenne and Vitaly Maklakov. First a short introduction on both of them.
The New Apsurd, also acting as The New Apsurde (mind the additional ‘e’), is a young collaboration by two guys I appreciate a lot within the Noise / Drone / Ambient / Experimental / Post-Rock (and so on) scene. There’s Marko Jovic, from Croatia, who’s the guy behind acts like mighty Antisocial Block and Xtematic, or Asimonde, SR90 and Re_a. The other one is a sympathetic guy I came in touch with last year: Arthur Arsenne.
Not that long ago I got in touch with a French guy, Arthur Arsenne, who did initially impress me by a collaborative album, created together with Piotr Cisak and Pawel Oleksinski (for the review on that Arsenne + Cisak + Oleksinski recording, see update of January 17th 2016) – thanks to Frozen Light for the opportunity, and so on… Anyway, it turned out that A.Arthur (his ‘professional’ name as musician) did run two young labels, Death Carnival Records and
Arsenic Solaris is the name for a new label by Arthur Arsenne, who runs Death Carnival Records too (as from February 2016, I did write and upload a handful of reviews for material that got released via this French Noise / Drone / Ambient-label).
Arthur Arsenne aka A.Arthur is a ‘famous’ musician within the Drone / Ambient / Experimental / Improvisional scene, as well as the owner of Death Carnival Records and the new label Arsenic Solaris. For both labels I did some reviews lately, as well for some of A.Arthur’s projects, such as L_Arsenne, Arsenne + Cisak + Oleksinski or Lands Of Conifer.
Projet Cluster are a trio I had not heard of before, but apparently they acted under the moniker of Sugar Pill before, if I’m not mistaken. In any case, Christopher Mc Ghee, Charlie Chine and Jérôme Grivel did record this album, Hoc Unto Fecit, live at the Chapelle St Catherine, Breil sur Roya (in the south of France, close to the Italian border), in November 2014, and it resulted in one lengthy piece of Aural Art (forty minutes of length in total).
Death Carnival Records came up with a very limited split (edition of twenty copies only, minus mine…), a collaborative in between Russia’s Ashley Blues and American one-man army Joli. Both sonically adorn one side of the tape, which comes with mysteriously-attractive artwork.
Gdansk (Poland) originated artists Piotr Cisak and Paweł Oleksiński have been working together a thousand times before, very often with other sonic experimentators (like violinist Tomasz Mrenca or Dorota Mortek).
You might have heard of the Noise / Drone / Ambient label Death Carnival Records before. If not, stay tuned, for I will write and upload a handful of releases from that French label in the near future, and on February 15th I uploaded one for a split in between HgM and L_Arsenne. Death Carnival Records are a label run by e.g.