Free Music Friday – Ambient Music From The Inventors Of Aircraft

Free Music Friday: As It Is is the latest ambient release from The Inventors Of Aircraft, on the ambient netlabel Resting Bell.

Here’s what they have to say about the release:

“As it is” has an enormous warm and dense sound. You’ll find some elements you know from “Unknown Language” like the repetitive melodic motifs over the foundation of droning, growling sounds. But for me “As it is” also sounds like a massive step forward.

And massive is the keyword: The sound is one of the thickest and richest things I’ve heard for a while. When I listen to the pieces the best comparison coming to my mind is the black monolith from “2001: A Space Odyssey”. Or the fantastic sound-design from Danny Boyles “Sunshine”.

It sounds like something really elemental and physical. And so it is hard to point out one special track or part. The drones and melodies are moving slowly as one organic flood of magma, crawling further and further. And on top you have little scratches and crackles, shimmering and reflecting like the sunlight.

In the end I would like to recommend you two different possiblities of listening to “As it is”. First is really loud with headphones. Or second: Loud on a really big set of speakers.

You can preview a track from As It Is , A Way In, below.


The album is a free download.

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2 thoughts on “Free Music Friday – Ambient Music From The Inventors Of Aircraft

  1. Dear Synthtopia: Although I am a big fan of your coverage, and gratefully-subscribed to your newsfeed via RSS (as well as "Like"-ing you on facebook) I have to comment: it is a shame that Resting Bell (one of the finest ambient netlabels out there – didn't get a *single* mention in your write-up promoting their latest release. Really… what happened there?

  2. No slight meant – just trying to help promote some excellent new ambient music.

    I updated the page to include a link to the Resting Bell page for this album.

    Thanks for the feedback!

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