C8 DISCOGRAPHY PLAYLIST ON SPOTIFY - Follow us by clicking here This is what we got: the ocean | the desert | the sky above & earth below. All the Colour8 sound in one place and in no particular order. Important note : All tracks from the SPACE TRIX series are mixed especially for listening on headphones. xC8x
R E L E A S E S / L I S T E N D E E P E R
San Antonio, TX-based percussionist and improviser Dane Rousay creates a succinct, radically experimental two-track EP titled 'IMP / ENV'. Side A, “IMP”, is a free improvised drum and percussion-object piece - Rousay's familiar territory - but Side B, “ENV”, a field recording and contact microphone piece, is a departure from their previous work. Rousay describes it as “a piece where I monitored my amplified heart rate in different environments while field recording those environments simultaneously.”
Colour8 x ACR collab : Mystery Tape #1
BoW BoW BoW BoW BoW BoW
released January 12, 2018
gear chain: Oberheim Matrix 1000 -> Carslbro D9000 -> Boss GX700 -> Alesis 3630 -> UA Apollo
"Picture going on a camping trip, next to a lake, in Spring, with Boards of Canada and Terry Riley in distinctly happy moods and you’re getting there." Spool's Out
After debuting on last year’s TROJ compilation EP with “Listen, The Wind Has Something To Say”, 20 year old Czech musician and visual artist S I T R A returns to Colour8 Records (and reinforces his statement of intent) with the entrancing ‘Listen To The Wind‘ EP, a collection of five lush, beguiling and gentle tracks.
S I T R A’s artistic sensibilities are at the fore here as he constructs vivid and beautiful soundscapes centred around subtle field-recordings and colourful synths. While ambiance and found-sound are the building blocks of the tracks on 'Listen To The Wind', the Czech musician branches out and finds engaging melodic extensions of these simple sonic stems adding a depth and substance that reward repeated listening. Prodding beats feature on a couple tracks, while singer FRAU features on “Second Floor Apartment”, her ethereal vocals adding a human voice to a world of hypnotic natural sounds.
We’re stoked to welcome LA-based Irish native Mike Slott to the Colour8 family. His Mirror I Mirror release, an ambient EP he self-released last year is now available on all streaming platforms and also on a limited edition of cassette tapes via Colour8. For the uninitiated, we've been fans of Mike since he was one half of Heralds Of Change and, imho, his 2009 album, Lucky9teen still shines beyond bright and is an essential listen for all. Mirror I Mirror is a short EP featuring IV meditative, crystalline compositions. Within, find beautiful bright textures, digital flutters, scenic soundscapes and cathartic drones. This is music for meditation, reflection and introspection and we'd encourage private headphone listening.
BUY / LISTEN
" A collection of raw and honest musical meditations, often abstract but always beautiful, they reflect on concrete moments - walks on the beach, reading in silence, shopping in a supermarket. Raw field recordings, rich textural tapestries and glorious Haifan pads combine as simple sonic postcards. A common thread which unites them is their desire to express what home feels like."
Murmurate Tape 1
"Colour8 roll out a total diamond cut with the Murmuration Tape 1 compilation. Collecting together some of the many highlights from this London based collective's sprawling ambient entries, Murmation brings in choice cuts from Mike Slott, CJ Mirra & Angels In The Architecture hosting highlights. A truly joyful experience from start to finish and highly recommended for anyone into PAN, Erased Tapes & All Saint's Records." BLEEP
Timelapses [mini album]
"This limited edition cassette compiles six tracks from previously released 2-track EP’s of prismatic, irregular electronic creations spanning three years and three cities...this is a sonic window into early experiments that worked as well on the dancefloor as for headphone."
Feat: Matthew Dear | Mike Slott | Heathered Pearls | Claude Speeed | CJ Mirra | Neon Jung
International Peoples Gang | Kirk Spencer | Dallas Simpson | John Connell | Matthew Collings | Dog Unit
WATCH THE SAMPLER BELOW [3D Audio: listen with headphones]
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AND VERY LIMITED EDITION 3D PRINTED COSMONAUT
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