Volans (Parachute Dub)
Travels: Rarities and Rereleases (Master Copies), 2008
I wanted to give a highlight to my friend Ian who recently released two EPs through his snocap myspace music store. This track is from “Travels: Rarities and Rereleases” (the top album image). The bottom image is of “Labor” the other EP.
I met Ian through myspace when he was first moving to NYC two summers ago. I never approve a friend request from an artist on myspace without making sure their music is at least decent. To this day, I think Ian is the only artist I’ve ever learned of directly through myspace that I makes me feel like being on myspace is worthwhile for that reason.
It was hard to pick which song to post, I’ve only gotten a chance to listen through the EPs once so far. I don’t know if it comes through from what I post on this blog but my musical taste often leans towards the cinematic and brooding and Ian is a master of cinematic and brooding. I know he samples a ton and I honestly don’t know how he is able to make his songs so cohesive with so many disparate layers.
He’ll be performing tonight at the Out of Sequence party at Karma Lounge and at the release party for these two EPs which will be on June 14 at the next installment of his monthly SyncTank party with DJ Kuma.
By the way, he’s also a great graphic designer, he did the covers himself (click to enlarge for detail).
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here to download “Volans (Parachute Dub)” [12.4 MB]