May 202013
 

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 May 20, 2013  Posted by at 11:43 pm Comments Off on Welcome to the new caryaamara.com
May 192013
 

CA01CD.jpgCarya Amara’s 2001 release Vestigial Digital is now a free download via Bandcamp. It is still also available on CD.

The music on Vestigial Digital was made using software to transform natural and unnatural sounds. No conventional synthesisers (hardware or software) were used.

“as atmospheric as hell… pioneering stuff indeed” – Modern Dance magazine

“a secret harmony, a reckless boldness and unconcern for established order” –Erebus magazine.

 May 19, 2013  Posted by at 3:47 pm Comments Off on Vestigial Digital is now a free download
Mar 042012
 

Cumbria RemixedAs explained at shaunblezard.net:-

“Cumbria Remixed was an exciting sound project using digital technologies to investigate and remix the soundscape of Cumbria. It created a lively dialogue between old and new, young and old through field recordings of Cumbrian environments, and local people’s tales, tunes, stories and songs”.

As previously mentioned, Carya Amara’s contribution, The Sound Around Me, was a remix of some sentence fragments uttered by Cumbrian musician and organiser of the project, Shaun Blezard. This track and 21 others have now been collected into a release which you can download for free from the Internet Archive.

Download Cumbria Remixed in MP3 format or see the download page for other formats.

 March 4, 2012  Posted by at 5:09 pm Comments Off on Cumbria Remixed
Oct 142011
 

On the 2nd of this month Vox Novus staged 60×60 Dance in St Louis, Missouri, USA. Thanks to them for including ‘Breakthrough’ by Carya Amara and to choreographer Rachel Brady.

More about the event can be found at the Vox Novus site.

 October 14, 2011  Posted by at 2:45 pm Comments Off on 60×60 Dance in St Louis, Missouri
Jul 302011
 

Here’s some more cover art for the CDR edition of The Late Carya Amara. A couple of short reviews have also arrived…

In addition to the CDR release, The Late Carya Amara can be downloaded for free in a variety of formats, including high-quality MP3 and lossless FLAC.

The Late Carya Amara booklet pages 1 and 4ff

The Late Carya Amara CD case rear

The Late Carya Amara CD


“Full of lovely synths, electronics, pulses and drones” – Test Transmission

“It’s a damn haunting radiophonic nightmare! With beats!” – Iceland Bob

 July 30, 2011  Posted by at 2:20 pm Comments Off on The Late Carya Amara – cover art
Jul 152011
 

Earthrid 013 cover smallIt’s been a decade since Carya Amara started Earthrid with the visceral electronic album Vestigial Digital. It was followed by two retrospectives of music dating back as far as 1980, Extinction Frequency and Tales of the Unattractive. Since then there have been collaborative projects (released on Earthrid) and related musical ventures but no solo Carya Amara… but now here at last is The Late Carya Amara.

Anyone (and there were quite a few) who was perplexed by the diverse approaches of previous releases is unlikely to find this one any easier to decode – but the receptive listener, maybe armed with a good pair headphones, will find this to be an immersive (if sometimes chilly) experience. Released in summer in the UK, the album’s snowy themes are definitely unseasonal… but did you really want to wait any longer for The Late Carya Amara?

Download The Late Carya Amara now for free or add the CD-R to your collection.

 July 15, 2011  Posted by at 2:39 pm Comments Off on New album: The Late Carya Amara
May 092011
 

‘Breakthrough’, a short track by Carya Amara has been selected for inclusion in the Vox Novus 60×60 International Mix for 2011. The organisers write:-

On May 21st the 60×60 International mix will debut in New York with a 60×60 Dance performance at Dance Parade; there will also be a follow up performance at the Galapagos Art Space in July 29th. The 60×60 International mix will also be presented in another 60×60 Dance performance in St Louis on October 2nd. I hope to plan many more performances as well.

Events will no doubt be listed on the Vox Novus site.

 May 9, 2011  Posted by at 10:52 pm Comments Off on New track in 60×60 International Mix
May 072011
 

Cumbriaremixedsite2Cumbria Remixed is a sound project in which various artists “use digital technologies to investigate and remix the soundscape of Cumbria” in North-West England. Carya Amara has just contributed a track, based on mixing up a few brief utterances by Cumbria Remixed organiser and prominent feature of the local soundscape Shaun Blezard.

Listen to Carya Amara’s ‘The Sound Around Me’ at the Cumbria Remixed site along with the work of 21 other contributors.

 May 7, 2011  Posted by at 3:08 pm Comments Off on A Cumbrian Remixed
Apr 182011
 

Sun will rise

The Sun Will Rise is an MP3 album compiled by Inter-Netlabel in support of charities operating in Japan, in response to the recent disasters there. It includes a new track by Carya Amara, ‘Elements Unbalanced’.

The compilation can be downloaded for free:-

– and you can donate to your choice of charity at globalgiving.org.

 April 18, 2011  Posted by at 9:21 am Comments Off on New track on ‘The Sun Will Rise’
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