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

[Edited 19th November 2017 to update links].

 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.

[Edited 19th November 2017 to update links].

 June 16, 2014  Posted by at 2:01 pm Comments Off on Soft Bodies Never Sleep
Aug 082013

Carya Amara was in the line-up for A Whispered Shout: “an afternoon of contemporary and experimental music” in Croydon, UK, on Saturday, 3rd August 2013, along with fellow Earthrid Records musician Norah Lorway and four other diverse acts. This was a short set in a busy line-up, but included all-new live material plus visuals.

The sound from the speakers was disappointing but here’s a direct recording from the audio interface.

These recordings will end up on an album of bits and pieces before too long.

 August 8, 2013  Posted by at 7:57 pm Comments Off on Recordings from the Croydon gig
Jul 162013

The closure of HAARP – the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) – has been reported by the (US) National Association for Amateur Radio (see this interesting report) and other sources. HAARP was the source of speculation, not least from conspiracy theorists, for its experiments with the ionosphere. It was often erroneously associated with the research of Nikolai Tesla.

 July 16, 2013  Posted by at 11:48 am Comments Off on HAARP laid to rest
Jun 162013

The sole release by the duo Audio Space Research (the late Eve Thacker of Evematic and Kevin Busby of Carya Amara, Abominations of Yondo etc.) is now available as a free download.

Download Signals through the Static

 June 16, 2013  Posted by at 6:35 pm Comments Off on Related news: Signals through the Static is now a free download
Jun 072013

Carya Amara’s retrospective of music from 1980 – 1991, Tales of the Unattractive, is now a free download via Bandcamp.

Synthesiser melodies, lo-fi experiments with record players and warped organ drones set the course for Carya Amara’s rejection of musical categories, and paved the way for the music in the companion volume, Extinction Frequency.

 June 7, 2013  Posted by at 9:33 pm Comments Off on Tales of the Unattractive is now a free download
Jun 032013

Extinction Frequency cover

Carya Amara’s retrospective of music from the 1990s, Extinction Frequency, is now a free download via Bandcamp. It is still also available on CD.

Featuring material recorded between 1992 and 1996, Extinction Frequency displays a progression from the more rhythmic material on the companion CD of earlier experiments, Tales of the Unattractive.

“maintains a ruthless and driving energy – as well as a sparkling clarity of sound” – Stone Gnome

“It has an easy, pop-culture humour with a tendency to taking a left-turn into the darker reaches” – The Violet Apple

 June 3, 2013  Posted by at 11:47 pm Comments Off on Extinction Frequency is now a free download