- Each artist has overseen a disc for the fourth edition of the CD series.
Steve Hauschildt and BNJMN are next up in the annual Air Texture series.
In keeping with tradition, Air Texture have asked the two artists to oversee one disc each, with the results presented as an unmixed double-CD compilation. The focus of the series leans towards experimental electronic music. Hauschildt, the former Emeralds man, uses his disc to explore ambient and drone territory, with Mirror To Mirror, Heathered Pearls and Gu¨nter Schlienz featured. BNJMN, the UK producer who's appeared on labels like Rush Hour and Svetlana Industries, has included Legowelt, Lukid, Teebs and Hieroglyphic Being among others.
BNJMN told RA: "All of the tracks I included are from people that are close to me or that I had met at some point in my travels." He adds: "It was a very natural selection process and it surprised me how much alike some of the tracks were in terms of texture and overall feel as the selection started gaining momentum, not to say that each artist didn't have their own unique voice."
Hauschildt had this to say: "The term itself has been in usage for nearly four decades, yet still there persists a draconian misconception that ambient music is background or wallpaper music. Because of this, my thought process was to select some musicians who use elements from what could be called 'traditional ambient' but whose work also erodes such a categorization. Our cultural environment is continuously shifting and changing and as a result music will never be exhausted of its vocabulary in terms of texture, tone and intention."
He adds: "I wanted to enlarge the scope of electronic music as a reflection of a binary environment which is at odds with itself—one which is ethereal and tangible; dark yet pretty, complex yet minimal. It is a music which does not cater to instant gratification—instead it rewards patience and unfolds its beauty and structure slowly over time like the seasons. In that way, the music I selected strikes a balance between the ritualistic cycles of nature and the programmatic rigidity of the mechanical. It is not something to be played in the background reduced to an afterthought but rather it should be amplified, enjoyed and discussed in a wider context. "
CD 1: Selected by Steve Hauschildt
01. Steve Hauschildt - Watertowers
02. Mirror To Mirror - Crush Ambien
03. Le Re´ve´lateur - Another (Terminal)
04. Heathered Pearls – In Memory Form
05. Jonathan Fitoussi - Impressions
06. Pulse Emitter - Border Crossing
07. Dino Spiluttini - The Hostile Sea
08. Gu¨nter Schlienz - Dust
09. Forest Management - Remote Rail Ex
10. Event Cloak - One Or Twice
11. Sarah Davachi – As The morning
12. Steve Hauschildt – Pismo
CD 2: Selected by BNJMN
01. BNJMN - The Gloom / Lovelight
02. Lukid - The Air You Breathe
03. Brighton - Sendme
04. Teebs - Whirling 84
05. Samoyed & Sam Playford-Greenwell - Bullocks Running
06. Legowelt – Vanished In Tromso
07. Best Available Technology - Sectomy
08. The Hers - Mindy
09. Vaghe Stelle - Sante
10. Herva - Seaside
11. BNJMN – Forgive
12. Hieroglyphic Being – Rumori Circostanti di Melody Pops & Clic & Silenzio
Air Texture will release Air Texture IV on November 3rd, 2014.