SML025 w.x – Radial Circuit

Radial Circuit

Radial Circuit is drones in circles. It’s a pulsating ride through a soft storm in the dark. It’s planets spinning. A cascade down a canyon into the rushing water below. The seemingly infinite bliss at the moment lightning strikes.

After 5 years away from music, w.x has returned with 9 brand new tracks presented in a lush atmosphere. This next step comes in the wake of the Mini / Capsule / Evening Sunrise compilation of lost work with new remixes of them. Radial Circuit is likewise steeped in the old and the new, keeping treasured drones and noises alive while adding new rhythm and mixing techniques.

Radial Circuit comes at a rather stern time of uncertainty, but it is an opportunity for momentary escape, a chance to tune out. It is recommended that you listen to this album in the absence of screens.

Track Listing:

  1. Vertebrates (3:04)
  2. The Merging of Spheres (6:56)
  3. Like Spirals (3:28)
  4. Shadowpost (6:16)
  5. Chrome and Viscous (5:42)
  6. Rocky Mountain Drone (14:44)
  7. Entrypoint (6:10)
  8. Eye Blossom (6:38)
  9. The First Frost (4:21)

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SML023 w.x – . – The Best of w.x

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. is a 3 part series featuring the best material from w.x. Since 2007, Ian Witzel has been releasing music covering a varied selection of genres under the name w.x. He has since decided to retire that name and expand the horizons of his music. After 5 years and over 20 releases the time has come to lay w.x to rest. This compilation features an assortment of different styles and textures ranging from harsh experimental noise to the more ethereal ambient and drone.

You can now get the entire 3 part compilation showcasing the best of w.x in 1 free download. Altogether this series has 40 songs and clocks in at almost 4 hours. That’s 3 full discs’ worth of experimental ambient, drone and electronic soundscapes from a prolific yet reclusive artist. Throughout his career he has touched on many genres and taken lots of risks, blazing new paths in the electronic jungle. He has assured fans that even though his moniker is being retired he will continue to make music. Stay tuned in the future for new music and good times ahead. Thank you for listening.

SML023C w.x – . – The Best of w.x, Part III

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. is a 3 part series featuring the best material from w.x. Since 2007 Ian Witzel has been releasing music covering a varied selection of genres under the name w.x. He has since decided to retire that name and expand the horizons of his music. After 5 years and over 20 releases the time has come to lay w.x to rest. This compilation features an assortment of different styles and textures ranging from harsh experimental noise to the more ethereal ambient and drone.

Part III showcases the end result from years of experimentation. Unlike the harsh noise and disjointed electronics of the past, this release leans more toward the sublime and transcending ambient. Deep drones murmur underneath slowly dreaming melodies as a soundscape emerges, sending the listener to a driftless plateau where one can see all the beauty of the world. Most of these songs capture the meditative bloom of our minds and make us all glad we possess the power of hearing. Songs like “Far Away From the World” and “Orpheus” have a dazzling charm that opens up our eyes to beautiful sights never perceived before. There is also the flip side of the coin, with songs like “Frozen Kaleidoscope” and “Erosion Decay” presenting the darker aspects of life that still need to be embraced. This release also includes 3 never before released remixes all remixed by the artist.

This is final part of a 3 part series featuring the best music from w.x. The time has come to retire the name and move on to bigger and better things. Thank you all for listening and keep in touch for new sounds in the future.

Track 8 “Above the Horizon” contains samples from Overtone Drones by Mystified.

Track Listing:
1. Certain Species (5:56)
2. Dead Sea Depression (4:27)
3. Frozen Kaleidoscope (4:21)
4. Far Away From the World (7:36)
5. Erosion Decay (4:01)
6. The Space Between Galaxies (6:16)
7. Whirlwind (4:17)
8. Above the Horizon (5:47)
9. Organism (9:29)
10. Orpheus (4:45)
11. Solstice (4:54)
12. Grace Mutilation (Brochial Remix) (6:57)
13. Odyssey Scream (Slow Motion Warfare Remix) (4:24)
14. Borealis (Celestial Endorphin Remix) (6:33)

SML023B w.x – . – The Best of w.x, Part II

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. is a 3 part series featuring the best material from w.x. Since 2007 Ian Witzel has been releasing music covering a varied selection of genres under the name w.x. He has since decided to retire that name and expand the horizons of his music. After 5 years and over 20 releases the time has come to lay w.x to rest. This compilation features an assortment of different styles and textures ranging from harsh experimental noise to the more ethereal ambient and drone.

Part II is a bridge between ambient and noise, crossing the dark abyss to bring unity to a variety of sounds. w.x was always transitioning when it came to style and technique. He always tried to forge a new path, combining different things to create sonic tapestries vibrating across the sky. On the second part there is a full display of his genre-bending material. Noisy experiments such as “Feedback Loops” and “On the Eve of Dusk” are nestled alongside the drone epics “Moth Corpse” and “Linear”. Then there are songs like “Grace Mutilation” and “Riding a Grey Cloud Across the Empty Sky” that morph into their own unique blend of distorted dreams. They all show the different states of emotion from an electronic point of view. An intense beauty drifts about the music, carrying you off to a haven beyond the horizon.

This is part 2 of a 3 part series. Keep in touch as the final part is set to be released October 6th. Thank you for listening.

Tracks:
1. Grace Mutilation (03:26)
2. Forward, Together Forward (03:54)
3. A Few Steps Apart (07:27)
4. Moth Corpse (10:09)
5. Animalia (03:28)
6. Ambient 3: Feedback (04:19)
7. Static Moment (03:55)
8. Sound 6: Equalization (05:22)
9. Steps In the Refractive Explosion (04:52)
10. Feedback Loops (05:10)
11. Riding a Grey Cloud Across the Empty Sky (05:10)
12. Ambient 8: Siren Release (06:15)
13. On the Eve of Dusk (04:07)
14. Linear (09:05)

SML022 w.x – Hailstone

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As the Northern Hemisphere hides from the frigid forces of nature, creative energies are regenerated and sow the seeds for glorious times ahead. Hailstone was created by harnessing the darker aspects of weather and forging them with a wide-eyed optimistic view of the future. It sends us on a journey to find true happiness in our lives, no matter what desolate horrors lie in front of us. We can all channel the dark energies of the evil surrounding us and transform them into a positive reinforcement.

Hailstone utilizes subterranean drones drenched in delays that slow down time and immerse us in a rejuvenating environment. Place headphones on and slip into a dimension created solely for us to experience rebirth. The dark and cold winter is a chance every year to reset the controls and start anew with a wiser insight and more level spirit.

This is the last release under the “w.x” name. Keep in touch as bigger and better things await us all in the future.

Tracks:
1. Glacial Mass (4:05)
2. Black Hole At the Center of the Earth (5:52)
3. Whirlwind (4:17)
4. The Vanishing Sea (5:22)
5. Petrified Forest (6:12)
6. Wings Melting (4:46)
7. Denouement (7:00)

SML021 w.x – Convergence of Time

Set some time aside and just go away to a place of comfort. It could be found in your favorite getaway, deep inside your mind, or both at the same time. We all need a source of escape in these dreadful times. A place where we can forget the stresses and negativity of the world and find solace, insight and peace. A place untouched by modern desecration and lovingly embraced by the arms of nature. Here, you can sink into the tapestries of life and time itself seems to stop as you recharge your spirit, energizing your soul.

Convergence of Time is an homage to our personal retreats. These six tracks cut off the cords that attach us to this dimension and take us on an inward journey towards better times and better places. The drones and placid synths carry the seeds of contentment, sowing them inside us. These seeds will sprout into positive feelings and clearer minds. Slow down and enjoy the miracles of nature. You will emerge a more enlightened being.

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w.x & thescientist – Laboratory

I recently accosted thescientist with some raw tracks along with the stems from my song “In the Middle of Ill”. I have been anxiously wanting to collaborate lately and thescientist is always willing to tweak whatever sounds come his way. He took what I sent him and forged a twisted blend of our unique styles. The songs feature my trippy ambient drones alongside his progressive electro manipulation. This release is a true sonic fusion of genres. You get the sensation of being inside a radiation suit with speakers inside. The music pulsates through you and slowly erodes away the dust inside you.

http://www.archive.org/details/wx_thescientist_laboratory

http://thescientistmusic.wordpress.com/2011/10/04/w-x-thescientist-laboratory/

SML020 w.x – Transmigration

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Transmigration was forged by two main concepts: nature and change. They both go hand in hand. Nature is constantly changing. Human beings, being a part of nature, are also constantly changing. Sometimes we do not have a say in what changes in our lives. There are times where we can uproot and take our troubles to another world and start all over. Though we can’t control every aspect of our lives, we ultimately change because of the decisions we have made. These decisions are not always wise. Sometimes we enter dark forests and feel trapped amongst the aged trees. We can always emerge and spread our wings.

Transmigration has nine songs each with its own repeating pattern. They reflect the inevitable circles created by nature. Everything eventually comes back to itself, good or bad. Only once we free ourselves from this constant recycling of life will our souls be truly free.

Tracks 2 and 8 contain samples from Overtone Drones by Mystified.

Genres: Ambient, Dark Ambient, Drone

Tracklist:
1. Certain Species (5:56)
2. Induced Exile (3:39)
3. In the Middle of Ill (4:58)
4. Animalia (3:28)
5. The Evolutionary Loop (5:01)
6. Natural Habitat (3:58)
7. Circular (3:43)
8. Above the Horizon (5:47)
9. Phoenix (8:12)

Mystified / w.x – Chemical Landscape EP

In August 2011 I began a collaboration with artist Mystified. I sent him three tracks and he mixed and throttled them into deep scores of sound. They race through your veins and send mesmerizing sensations to your brain.

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SML019 w.x – Certain Species

“Certain Species” is the opening track from my next album, Transmigration, set to be released 08 September. This song is an homage to the migratory patterns of animals. Only certain species migrate every year and some migrate continuously their entire lives. There are many perils and struggles on this path but it is what makes them unique on this planet. The atmospheric tones and revolving patterns reflect the circular process of our existence and how it is our nature to do what we do.

Also featured on this single are two drone tracks that will not be on Transmigration. They exhibit the light and dark sides to instinct and the evolution of the mind. We experience both aspects on a regular basis and in order to evolve properly we must find a balance between the two, harnessing the positive from both good and bad.

Genres: Ambient, Dark Ambient, Drone

Tracks:
1. Certain Species (5:56)
2. Human Exodus (5:17)
3. Orpheus (4:45)

You can download all three songs for free from any of the links below:
http://wxsound.bandcamp.com/album/certain-species
http://www.archive.org/details/CertainSpecies