Free Music Friday: Experimental ambient artist Gel-Sol (Andrew Reichel) sends word of a new release, gel-sol’s adventures beyond the plunderworld, that’s available as a free download.
The track is a plunderphonic sound mashup.
If you’re not familiar with plunderphonics, it leaves behinds the limitations of legal sampling to create works that aren’t defined by our current copyright law.
“This is a sample-based collage,” explains Gel-Sol, “made with over 7 years of collected samples.”
You can preview gel-sol’s adventures beyond the plunderworld below:[display_podcast]
If you’re not familiar with plunderphonics, it leaves behinds the limitations of legal sampling to explore works that aren’t defined by our current copyright law. Plunderphonic pieces often contain so many samples that it would be unrealistic to even attempt to clear them.
What sort of diseased mind would conceive of something such as this?
Seattle’s Gel-Sol is producer/musician Andrew Reichel, whose sound spans from ambient soundscapes to complex, rhythmic electronica, creating a dynamic psychedelic universe with heavy emphasis on improvisation.
In 2004, Gel-Sol released the critically-acclaimed Gel-Sol 1104 (aka Music Made For You…And By You, I Mean Me.) on the UK’s cult ambient label Em:t Records.
Gel-Sol’s follow-up album Unifactor continues the tradition of his unique, amorphous sound collages, and was released on Upstairs Recordings (Vancouver) in April 2007. Gel-Sol’s third album IZ, released by Upstairs/Psychonavigation in 2008, is an all-ambient excursion written for his niece, and is a bit of a departure from his previous two efforts.
Andrew is also a member of the electronic group KIDS FOR TOMORROW, an improvisational trio focused on experimental ambient music.
4 thoughts on “Free Download: Gel-Sol’s Adventures Beyond The Plunderworld”
Thanks so much for posting this!
The cover and title are cheeky takes on The Orb (who themselves have a sense of humor): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Orb_-_Adven…
The cover and title are cheeky takes on The Orb (who themselves have a sense of humor and sampling):
Clever guy, that Gel-Sol.