Another trip around the sun means that the final installation of the 'Season Series’ is ready to see the light of day! Altar Records chief (DJ Zen) has done an amazing job of once again compiling the finest ambient/ psychill/ downtempo tracks available with each season’s unique feel in mind for your listening pleasure.
The goal has always been to keep each compilation distinct yet related to the other releases. And each release in this wonderful series has been an opportunity to dance with the seasons through beautiful music -what better way to celebrate? Thus the Winter compilation presents a shimmering array of tracks as unique and beautiful as snow flakes, with sparkling leads, heavenly pads, gentle washes of sound, and pulsing rhythms that raise the spirit ever higher. These are tracks that could play like a soundtrack to the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis.
Featured artists this time around include some of the most respected psy ambient producers on the planet, including: Argus, Profondita, Suduaya, Sufi's Life & Merlin, Lab’s Cloud, Unusual Cosmic Process, Asura and Astropilot…talk about a stellar way to warm things up!
In the Northern latitudes, Winter means lots of crystalline, fluffy snow that blankets the landscape. By mid-Winter, the ordinary becomes extraordinary, as everything gets transformed into something monochrome and dream-like. The season also brings welcome days of clear blue skies and sunshine, along with fierce storms and freezing temperatures that invite you to stay warm and cozy around the fire (with your favourite soundtrack playing in the background of course).
It’s an inspiring time of year if you tune into the child-like wonder around you, and the sounds being presented on this latest release perfectly encapsulate all of that magic through each artist’s interpretation.
…some closing words from DJ Zen:
“A massive thanks goes to the participating artists that cooked up some serious and groovy beats for this closing cd of the series! It’s been such an amazing trip and big pleasure to craft these four compilations for you all. Nature's splendour -at least in the Northern Hemisphere- always amazes me with its sublime beauty and power. The artwork and mastering for each compilation also got a lot of attention and love to reflect each season's mood and feeling. Thanks for joining us on this journey and get ready for the next Altar compilation: "Serial Chillers" (Top 50 Psychill tracks), scheduled to be released digitally in March 2017!”
So, without any further ado, let’s tune into the magic of this latest release…Enjoy!
This CD comes in a glossy deluxe eco-wallet with gorgeous artwork. Limited to 500 copies. Get yours while you can.
released February 27, 2017
You can get more details (i.e songwriters, Bpm, etc...) just click 'info' next to any track.