transient – return to the white blazes [nvr047]

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15 years ago I released ‘white blazes’, an album made while hiking on the Appalachian Trail. A place that feels like my true home. Always residing in the depths of my mind, calling me back to the solitude and beauty that only nature can provide. So life recently provided me a little window of a bit over a month to return to this magical trail. Naturally, I thought it was a perfect time to compose a follow up to the original ‘white blazes’ and so you have here before you ‘return to the white blazes’. An album composed in the forests on the AT in Virginia, North Carolina, & Tennessee in the months of October and November of 2016. Back in the early 2000’s when I conceived the first release, I carried a heavy (15+ pound) laptop. The battery would barely hold a charge, and in the colder months of a winter hike would barely work at all. Oh, how times have changed in this short moment between then and now. This trip, I was able to carry 2 cell phones, a tablet, a plethora of power banks, etc. all weighing well under the weight and thoroughly out performing in terms of specs the original laptop.  The trip provided much adventure and time for deep thought. I was surrounded with beautiful vistas awash in the splendor of autumn, clean crisp air in the star filled nights. I shared my campsite with packs of coyotes, got interrupted during dinner by a hungry bear, read lots of books, experienced the intensity of forest fires, and generally got rid of years worth of clutter in my head in a way only the trail can provide. It is my hope, that in some way, I may have captured just a bit of that magic in what I present to you here. That in these tones and rhythms you can experience a bit of that solitude and beauty for yourself, and if I failed, I only hope I can encourage you to go out and experience the wonders of nature for yourself. Much Love! -transient

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beat.dowsing – rising.currrent [phoke109] mp3/flac

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Release Text (Phonocake):

Good bye, old self,
welcome to the new century,
no matter, when it begins.

The power lies inside the calm. And beat.dowsing again enjoys us with his new album, full of sunny n peacy tracks that warm the winterly hemisphere and properly heat up the current summer hemisphere.

Phonocake is honored to bring this full length downbeat electronica release by beat.dowsing a.k.a Transient, one of the first musicians who were active in the world wide web.

And big up n thanks goes out to Kaylee Kopas for providing the great piece of visual art.K00PS.tumblr.com/

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transient – symphony of curves [dwk196] mp3

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Release Text (Dusted Wax Kingdom):
This is the special remastered edition of “Symphony Of Curves” EP by Transient (originally self-released back in 2010). A sample-heavy trip into deep downtempo dimensions and a tribute to the music of the 30’s to the early 70’s. Released as MP3 in 2010 on noisyvagabond, Re-Issued and Re-mastered by VPD on Dusted Wax Kingdom in 2013.

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transient – path-01 [nvr041] mp3

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Having taken a break to explore some new projects (most notably beat.dowsing and fascinating earthbound objects), I return from a long hiatus with the first material as transient in over 2 years. Here is the beginning of a series which might be the spiritual successor to the ‘palm cuts’ releases housed here under the noisyvagabond label. All the music was made in the forest and powered largely by solar.
Made with Bhajis Loops (www.chocopoolp.com) on a Palm Lifedrive.

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