Feb 072016

Carya Amara is a long-running, low-profile electronic music project.

Found out more or dare to listen

 February 7, 2016  Posted by at 11:41 am Comments Off on Carya Amara
Oct 232016

Soft Bodies Eat Bees is a compilation released by Soft Bodies Records today. It has 13 tracks including two new ones by Carya Amara (‘Blessed and Accursed Bees’ and ‘Hives’). Download it for free from Bandcamp.

 October 23, 2016  Posted by at 5:00 pm Comments Off on Two new tracks on compilation Soft Bodies Eat Bees
Jul 012016

Listen to the latest edition of Electronic Oddities for a new track by Carya Amara. It’s called ‘Gadgets’ and appears alongside brand new music by 15 other electronic musicians.

The Mixcloud player below will play you the whole show, which starts with some music by D.N.P (whom you no doubt heard on the Terse Greetings 2015 compilation alongside Carya Amara).

‘Gadgets’ will appear on an album by Carya Amara one day, but for now, it can only be heard in the Electronic Oddities cloudcast.

 July 1, 2016  Posted by at 6:25 pm Comments Off on New Carya Amara track in Electronic Oddities
May 102016

As you may well have heard, Japan’s master synthesist Isao Tomita passed away on the 5th of May. There’s nothing that need be added to the many eulogies that have been published on the Web, but Tomita’s mastery of sound creation on analogue synthesisers cannot be overstated. Nor should we overlook his skill as an arranger who brought his knowledge of orchestral dynamics to bear on the layering of electronic sounds by bouncing mixes between his various tape recorders.

Abomination of Yondo‘s second album That Remote and Awful Twilight, released in 2012, has one track that is dedicated to Tomita, which seemed appropriate largely because of my obsessive, but, I think, at least partly successful, attempt to emulate what we might call his “accelerating spaceship” effect, as heard, for instance, in his arrangement of Holst’s Planet Suite. I think I still have a great deal to learn from listening to his records. If you would like to find out more about how Tomita worked on his early albums, his LP Sound Creature (did they perhaps mean ‘Sound Creator’?), released by RCA Japan in 1977, is highly recommended.

RIP Isao Tomita 22 April 1932 – 5 May 2016


 May 10, 2016  Posted by at 9:02 pm Comments Off on Isao Tomita
Dec 122015

Terse Greetings 2015 is a seasonal compilation on Tom Ellard’s Terse label (established 1979, now definitely active again). You can download it for free from Bandcamp. It has tracks by Carya Amara, Norah Lorway, Tom Ellard, Lagowski, Cousin Silas and many others (see below!).

 December 12, 2015  Posted by at 1:57 pm Comments Off on Terse Greetings
Apr 062015

Oompa Loopma RiotA track by Carya Amara is included on the compilation Oompa Loopma Riot 2015, which is the first release on Tom Ellard’s resurrected ‘Terse’ imprint. It has 34 tracks and you can download it for free.

‘Concealed Sky’ is a track which was actually finished a few years ago but which had not previously seen the light of day (this is pretty typical for Carya Amara…).

 April 6, 2015  Posted by at 11:42 am Comments Off on Oompa Loopma Riot 2015
Jan 052015

Sensitivity was built upon the sound of the Buchla modular synthesiser, recorded at EMS Elektronmusikstudion in Stockholm, Sweden in June 2014. The album features both raw analogue and digitally transformed sounds which were combined to make music that goes beyond the Buchla’s constraints while still evoking its unique sonic character.

These 8 tracks (totalling 72 minutes) are available on CD from Earthrid and as a free / pay-what-you-like download from Bandcamp.

 January 5, 2015  Posted by at 11:36 pm Comments Off on Carya Amara – Sensitivity
Jun 262014

So here’s that new Carya Amara track, a cover version of ‘Overgrown’ by Quimper.

Hear the rest of the compilation at Bandcamp.com.

 June 26, 2014  Posted by at 6:15 pm Comments Off on Overgrown
Jun 162014

SoftBodiesNeverSleepSoft Bodies Never Sleep is a new compilation released by the Soft Bodies label. Carya Amara appears on it with a reimagining of ‘Overgrown’, a song originally written and performed by Soft Bodies act (and owners) Quimper. You can buy the compilation via Bandcamp.

 June 16, 2014  Posted by at 2:01 pm Comments Off on Soft Bodies Never Sleep