raster announces first  release and debut album from ambient band Island People

raster announces first release and debut album from ambient band Island People


May 24, 2017

The first release on Olaf Bender aka Byetone's raster since it’s separation from Carsten Nicolai’s NOTON. The first record features the debut album of the upcoming ambient band Island People. The self-titled LP will be released on June 23rd on CD, double vinyl and digital formats.

Island People is a new band project consisting of mastering engineer Conor Dalton, Grammy award winning producer David Donaldson, musician and DJ Graeme Reedie (one half of Silicon Soul) and guitarist Ian “Chippy” Maciennan. For years band members exchanged delicate sounds and field recordings between Berlin and Glasgow, processing and rendering the sounds to be highly unrecognizable, before creating solid works.

Being based in different cities, namely Berlin and Glasgow, files had to be exchanged back and forth between the band members in order to create tracks. For their delicate sound structures, field recordings and other sound sources were heavily processed and rendered unrecognizable. Layer after layer, the tracks came into being quite naturally, not only reflecting their continuous way of working, but also incorporating their different and individual backgrounds: During the whole creation of the album, we never realized our actions were quickly leading us into forming ›Island People‹, we were too busy having fun, making music and sharing ideas.

01 - ember
02 - colour district
03 - vultures and doves
04 - thought i knew you
05 - from the sky
06 - cogs
07 - breathing spell
08 - kindling
09 - sonde
10 - song for the sea
11 - shadows and I
12 - waterway
13 - vogelsang
14 - distance 7

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