- The label's first release after its recent separation from Noton is due out in June.
Raster-Media, or Raster, the newly re-configured label operation run by Olaf Bender (Byetone), has revealed details of an album from a group called Island People.
An ambient project in the works for three years, Island People consists of mastering engineer Conor Dalton; Silicone Soul member Graeme Reedie; David Donaldson, who won a Grammy for his soundtrack work on the 2004 Ray Charles biopic Ray; and guitarist Iain 'Chippy' MacLennan. The four members all share some common history by way of their affiliation with Soma Quality Recordings.
They collaborated by exchanging files between their home bases of Berlin and Glasgow, building what would become a self-titled LP with field recordings and sound sources which were "heavily processed and rendered unrecognizable." Described as "developing a certain feeling of euphoria over time," it arrives in late June.
Island People will be the first release for Raster following its recent separation from Carsten Nicolai's Noton imprint.
Listen to album track "Vultures And Doves."
02. Colour District
03. Vultures And Doves
04. Thought I Knew You
05. From The Sky
07. Breathing Spell
10. Song For The Sea
11. Shadows And I
14. Distance 7
Raster-Media will release Island People on June 23rd, 2017.