DOWNLOAD FULL ZIP w/ 320kbps MP3: http://label.idmforums.com/download/idmf018-s Synopsis Featured on the recent IDMf Netlabel compilation IDMf010: Between the Silence and Story, the track “God Tank” by Fidelium is a gritty, electronic-orchestral conquest displaying a film-epic melodic scheme layered over a hard-hitting beat. Immediately following the original version are four remixes by some of my [Fidelium] most-respected and favorite artists on IDMf (a tiny handful out of a very large amount.) Each interpretation is a whole new variation of the spirit and theme behind “God Tank”, telling a completely fresh story from the same sets of sounds, to the point that I consider this to be God Tank: Movements I-V. It is a fantastic balance of color, and I am extremely pleased with the creativity behind each remix. The orchestra tunes and the double basses begin the steady rhythm of “God Tank” and at the opening of the original mix we are given the theme: a pizzicato arpeggio circulated by chromatic tones and longing, distant bells. From tuneboxii, who is known for his nasty, experimental dubstep tracks, the listener is taken down a different path. With syncopated tempos and tasteful distortion, tuneboxii twists “God Tank” into a gyspy-electronic anthem. After tuneboxii’s mangling of an already-mangled piece comes Toronto Is Broken’s dance flavor with a pumping sub bass and future garage rhythms. After this club-worthy explosion by Toronto Is Broken, IG88 brings us back down into his beautiful ambient mist, with a guitar-laden ballade that transitions into a foot-tapping hiphop track without warning. Finally, the epic recapitulation is handled by the perfect man for such a job: The Verb. “God Tank” is thus taken to a new height with this stellar composition and skillful craft. It is with these four remixes that I feel that “God Tank” is complete. I am very lucky and proud to have my work enhanced by these talented producers, and I am overly obliged and happy to release this collection through IDMf for you, the listener. Movements I. God Tank [Fidelium Original Mix] II. God Tank [tuneboxii Remix] III. God Tank [Toronto Is Broken Remix] IV. God Tank [IG88 Remix] V. God Tank [The Verb Remix] Credits Original music by Fidelium All tracks mastered by Fidelium Cover painting by Fidelium http://label.idmforums.com A Creative Commons release.
Morpion - Shredding Nails
Balkansky - United Shelter
Zomby - Liquid Dancehall
Fidelium - Volcanist
Pinch & Emika - 2012
Altered Tensions - Days Left
Electro Mass - Chain Talk
Consequence - Circles
Phutureprimitive - Luminous (Original Mix)
Kode 9 - Magnetic City
Toronto Is Broken - Get Up
Zomby - Spliff Dub (Rustie Remix)
Fidelium - Infinitesimal
Datsik & Flux Pavillion - Crunch
Eskmo - Cloudlight
Julien Mier - Closetlights
Access to Arasaka - Ocean
Toronto Is Broken - Into My Eyes (Fidelium Remix)
Frost-RAVEN - Ultimate End
Synaecide - Dissolve (feat Dima Shafro)
Redline - Altered States
Hello one and all, it's been two months since my last update, and man has it been insanity (as usual.) My life has been taken over completely by school, work, and my drive to create. I've been trying not to neglect the people who actually pay attention to the things I'm up to, so as a means of a apology, I'll go ahead and round up everything I've been working on and put it all into one big post. There's a lot, you've been warned... but that's a good thing right? I've been very blessed with the opportunity to support artists from around the world through IDMf and help them be released on the internet. It's a lot of work and a huge learning experience, but overall it's rewarding to know there are people out there who believe in what you're doing in music. Horse Story Now Available for Download! First of all, I wanted all of my listeners out there to know that due to popular demand, I've decided to release my 10 minute epic "Horse Story" into the wild as is. I want you to have it. You can download it directly from the Soundcloud player below, just click the downward arrow under "Info" on the player's right hand side.) Fidelium - Horse Story by Fidelium --------------------------------------- IDMf Soundcheck005 by Fidelium Now Streaming! The newest IDMf Podcast hosted by yours truly is up for grabs! Get in on our podcasts to hear new up and coming electronic music from all different spectrums and genres! Don't miss out :) Soundcloud stream: IDMf Soundcheck005 by IDMF Soundcheck Just in case it's taken off Soundcloud, here's the permanent download link: ( IDMf Soundcheck 005 by Fidelium - Free Podcast) I'm also uploading it to this site and making it downloadable. More podcasts from other IDMf members on the way! ------------------------------------------------------ New Releases From IDMf Netlabel You read it right! I'd like to present three brand new albums on IDMf that I've taken part in releasing over the past month. All of them are very interesting releases and if you like what we've put out in the past, I think you'll certainly enjoy these! IDMf011: Happy Noise Device (Various Artists) (Direct download: http://label.idmforums.com/download/idmf011/) IDMf012-S: Me At 12 - Odd (Direct Download: http://label.idmforums.com/download/idmf012-s/) IDMf013: Silent Strangers - Angram1:Dither (Direct download: http://label.idmforums.com/download/idmf013/) In the near future be on the look out for releases from Ben Steed and Toronto Is Broken. ------------------------------------------------------ Self-Release Update Everything is coming together! I currently have six tracks in the running. I would really like to turn it into a full-length LP, but I'm so ready to get these tracks into the public that I'm not sure anymore. I've decided on January to be my official release date. I'm getting some money for school around that time and I plan on using some of it for promoting this album and getting it heard on both the internet and around the San Francisco electronic music scene. As for the name, I am still uncertain but I'm getting a better idea for the theme and art. I'm just so excited about it that I want to spill all the beans right here and now but as I write this I realize that is not quite necessary. I'm going to keep people in suspense (oh-so-suspenseful, I'm sure.) It's definitely full of all the normal emotion I traditionally like to evoke in my music but my production and mixing skills are better than ever these days and I have much more creative room and ability now that my studio is in a bigger space. Anyway, enough talk! I'm going to finish this album by the end of this year and that's that! I also would like to take this time to announce that my track "God Tank", is also soon to be seen as a single + remix album on IDMf! I'm super stoked on this! Three amazing remixes from three of my favorite IDMf artists: IG88, The Verb, and tuneboxii! Their tracks have blown my mind and I can't wait to put them out together on one release! I'm also planning on remixing it myself if I have the time :) To hear the original God Tank listen here: God Tank v6.0 by Fidelium ------------------------------------------- Toronto Is Broken - "Into My Eyes" Remix I completed a track the other day and I'd like to share it with all of you. I still consider it a work in progress, so it's not quite downloadable yet... but it will be! If you would like to receive a copy of it, I'd be happy to send it to you, I'd just like to release it formally when the contest is over and I no longer have anything left to do to the mix. Enjoy! Toronto Is Broken - Into My Eyes (Fidelium Remix) by Fidelium You can find the original here.
[FIDMIX003] cranial fog amalgamation september2010 by Fidelium Thank you for tuning in to the next installment in the library of unique Fidelium mixes! As usual I put a lot of thought into this one, and I'm very happy with the outcome. Many different ranges of electronic music are covered here; some oldies, some newbies, some well-known and some obscure. Either way they all amount to a fantastic body of music. This is a great mix for epic couch parties, art-making and/or contemplating life, or for when you are riding regional transit across or under your fog-drenched city. Tracklisting: Benn Jordan - Peace with Darkness Eleven Tigers - Autogenesis Burial - Southern Comfort Clubroot - Orbiting Younger Brother - Crumblenaut Fidelium - The White Mile ConsolerCtrl - IADNS Balkansky and Theodosii Spassov - At Dawn Helios - Nine Black Alps Bluetech - Prophetic Sines Luke Vibert - De-Pimp Act The Chemist - yummy Jwilson - Linear Inflation Deru - I Would Like/I Want Dredg - Same Ol' Road Halogen - Not The Remix [FIDMIX003] Mixed by Fidelium
This past month I have:
- Paid an enormous amount of delinquent debt off
- Started school at SFSU... up at 6am these days to study the joys of counterpoint!
- Released the open genre compilation on IDMf
- Purchased brand new monitors:
That's right... I got me some Dynaudio BM5A MKii's.
I am so joyful I'm about to piss myself.
Download Full Album HERE (free 320kbps) The long-awaited tenth volume off the IDMf netlabel [ http://label.idmforums.com] is one of the best yet. Including previously released artists as well as new talent, this compilation once again displays the incredible skill, variety, and collaborative efforts of like-minded electronic music producers who contribute to the netlabel and its adjacent forum. [ http://idmforums.com] IDMf010 explores the musical idea of balance, each track complimenting the other in a way that creates a seamless album of electronic music touching on (and sometimes crossing over) multiple genres: breaks, dnb, dubstep, IDM, ambient, downtempo, industrial, and more. This compilation pulls us in from the beginning and carries us through an aural coliseum where the combating forces of sound move us into the eye of the storm, until silence takes over and the story lives on. IDMf010: Between the Silence and Story by IDMForums Collective Tracklist 01 GBSR - Give It To The Drummer (3:37) 02 Anodyne Industries - Body Weapon (7:02) 03 Terrapin - Blue Algae (5:37) 04 Synaecide - Mind & Machine (5:11) 05 The Verb - Trailbrekaer (tuneboxii Remix) (5:15) 06 Aaron Goodwyn - Atonement (4:12) 07 Fidelium - God Tank (5:00) 08 Julien Mier - Closetlights (4:22) 09 ConsolerCtrl - IADNS (6:22) 10 Fletcher Patch - My Face Fuvk (9:33) 11 Thousand Watt Smile - We Will Build It (2:39) 12 Sourone - What’s True Won’t Drown (4:36) 13 Morpion - Shredding Nails (4:32) 14 Mosaic Mosaic - While We Sleep (3:00) 15 Worms of the Earth - Arupadhatu (5:21) 16 Jazzyspoon - Supernova Lifestyle (6:30) 17 Grids/Units/Planes - Emotions in Binary (3:30) 18 Carl Sagan’s Ghost - Especially for Them (Part 1) (10:15) “A man steps into the universe because he is summoned. The spirits call. Motion begins. Fate ravels. Once he is in, there is no turning back: He is the spark between not being and being, between vacuum and life -- between the silence and story.” – Marie Arana Credits Produced and arranged by Wayne Baker and Nathan Schwartz Mastered by Ben Walthew Album art by Tommy Delvärn IDMf Netlabel managed by Wayne “Fidelium” Baker
You might have noticed already, but this website is now completely Web 2.0. I'm just missing the lens flare and very important kitty on the side column (read: web designer's hell comic), but I'm excited about everything that's been going on, and others seem to be too. If you have a Facebook profile, please recommend my website to your friends and associates by pressing the "Like" button at the top of the front page. The publicity really helps and is appreciated. I'm currently working on refurbishing IDMf with the hopes of seeing more creative solo artist output from the netlabel along with plugging away at my own music, so I am very busy lately, and would love if the people who already enjoy what I do could tell their friends about me. This means you! Thanks in advance for the love. I'll put it in this post just in case you have a fear of clicking your mouse button too often. I don't have much else to say this time, except that music writing has been going rather smoothly. I'm happy with my output these days. I refuse to preview any of my work publicly because I don't want to my release to be full of has-been music from me. I'm looking forward to the fresh sound (it's fresh for me anyway) and I would like to fully develop it before spreading it around. How about instead I give some of my musical meanderings to hold you off in the mean time! I can say that you can expect more mixes from me in the not too distant future. THINGS I ARE CURRENTLY LISTENING ABOUT: As per regular programming of this website, I'd like to point you to the things I've been listening to quite often as of late. I'm like Pandora, except with better music and even less personal choice. Pssh, who wants to seek out music anyway when there are people like me to choose it for you. Prepare for a link orgy! 01 Justin Marin's stellar mix which features a lot of IDMf artists including Binary Pulse, Jwilson, Halogen and Anodyne Industries 02 Seba's liquid DNB mix from his Saturday 07/31 performance at Triple Crown here in San Francisco (here's the playlist) 03 Coax's latest dark ambient and dub release titled Selant, hosted on Bandcamp and completely free to download. Be prepared to feel like you're stranded on some physics-defying alien planet (not that you aren't already) 04 IDMf009: Techno/Minimal/Deep House Compilation, the latest installment from the ol' Netlabel! Featuring the likes of Benwaa, Sourone and Abreaktor, three of my favorite IDMf artists. Also includes a fantastic seemless mix by DJ Benwaa himself! 05 City at Worlds End's Soundcloud page, including five interesting mixes that I find myself going back to often 06 Jazzyspoon's Circle When Finished was just released on Bandcamp earlier last week. This is a must own. It is worth way more than $5 but that is all you have to shell out to download it. Even if you don't want to buy it, you can stream every track from the afore-mentioned link. This is easily one of my favorite albums of 2010. The guy is an incredible song writer, one should expect nothing less from Seattle, WA. What do they put in the water up there? 07 Breakcore. More than usual, anyway. I've been listening to a lot of (hover over link and press play) Techdiff, I Broke My Robot, Datach'i, Aaron Spectre and Drumcorps, Eustachian (and Ghengis Tron is sick too), and of course, Venetian Snares released a new album which is just great. Also on a semi-comical note, I've been grooving on this track for about a year or so (Hover and play). The music video reminds of a certain 80s track many Adult Swim lovers might know. I don't feel like I covered even half of what I've been listening to lately on here, but blogging tends to bore me after awhile. Feel free to hit me up with your own musical suggestions. I love to know what is slamming people's ear drums. Until next time... (the title of this blog post was taken from one of my favorite Jwilson tracks, featured on IDMf003)
If you're a Burial fan, I know what you're thinking: "Um, took you long enough." Ok, well, you're right. If you haven't heard of Burial, this is not a blog entry about my dedication to cremation coming into question. Burial's eponymous debut album came out in 2006. I listened to it practically the day it came out and hated it. It was critically acclaimed in the electronic music world, but I (along with a lot of other folks) just couldn't fathom what attracted people to it. Then Untrue came out a couple of years later and I elicited the same reaction: "Meh." His work with Four Tet never got me riled up either, and I always just thought I would never understand the attraction to his sounds. I recently moved to downtown San Francisco, and for an audiophile like me it's a sonic wet dream. One of my next projects is to stick my condenser microphone out my window and catch all the sounds coming out of the alley below my bay windows (I'm on the second floor). All kinds of sounds are constantly bouncing off the walls of the tall buildings and reverberating and echoing in the most fascinating way -- the general whir of engines and machinery, the piercing sirens, homeless people rummaging through rubbish for food, drug addicts gurgling and crooning as they stumble over the curbs, bar patrons yelling for cabs and being accosted by street evangelists. Just the overall ambient tensions caused by all these sounds fusing with one another and flooding my ears is like a waking dream of being under a sort of "liquid air", a [mist of insanity] that in many ways is soothing. It's difficult to explain, and living in Sacramento my whole life, even the inner city, I never fully understood what it meant to be fully immersed in sound. This is why I now understand Burial. It's a controlled liquid air, all of the fusions of city sounds brought into musicality, and it completely sucks you in and holds on to you through its duration. He demands that you stay suspended in the ambience he creates, and it's just like city noise: sparse but coherent and all the while breathtakingly powerful. I highly recommend that you pick up his albums if you haven't already. The perfect time to listen to Burial is before you go to sleep or go out into the urban wilderness... put his albums on to your MP3 player and explore internally and externally. There's an odd synchronization between his music, the fast-paced environment of a city, and the pulsating motions of your brainwaves. I urge you to listen to Burial under headphones, at least for the first time. It's controlled and molded to build into a beautiful barrage of sounds that fit together perfectly, and what I'm writing here probably won't make sense until you are fully immersed in it under a set of decent earphones and a cleared schedule on a pretty day. So go do it then.
[FIDMIX002] fidelium's "sentinels of eternity"// liquid.dnb mix july 2010 by Fidelium Here is a mix to explore space by. From celestial atmospheres to driving low frequencies, this is a powerful hour of drum and bass. In fact Ferdinand Magellan himself rocked a more primitive version of this mix when scouring the oceans for the spice islands. Long before that, prehistoric Easter Island dwellers listened to an even more archaic version of this mix while using their Polynesian alien space crafts to haul the giant rock carvings to their current positions, looking out onto the setting sun. I put a lot of love into this one. I sincerely hope you enjoy it. Tracks: Francis Travis - Requiem For Soprano, Mezzo Soprano, Two Mixed Choirs & Orchestra Nebula - Prototype Chords Naibu - Opium Lady Electrosoul System - Textures Bachelors of Science - Sugar Oscillist - Ethereal Drift Klute - Ambient Hell Sub Focus - Follow the Light Teebee - Liquid Light Seba - Blaze and Fade Out (Maxi Version) State of Mind - Sunking Calibre - Out of the Box Duo Infernale - Lost in the World Apex - Emo Funk Overturn - Turn Off The Light (ESS Remix) 4hero - Morning Child (L.A.O.S. Remix) Utah Jazz - River Theme feat. Atlantic Connection Bachelors of Science - Jah No Dead [FIDMIX002] Mixed by Fidelium Release/catalogue number: 002 Release date: Jul 27, 2010
[FIDMIX001] fidelium's i am not a dj v1 - "highway 140" by Fidelium Join me in partaking in this bass heavy and variety driven dubstep mix I put together! Take one down pass it around. Share it with your homies! I am available for elderly picnics and cubicle parties. Enjoy this here chill-to-dance-y dubstep mix. Perfect for when you're doing things like bathing your chinchilla or roller blading off into the sunset, just press play and let the fun begin! Oh yeah and here is a track list, only sort of important right? Tech Itch - "Baalzamon" 16bit - "Toxic" Balkansky/Temper D - "Passing Through" Boxcutter - "Sidetrak" Eleven Tigers - "Sparkle" ZXYZXY - "Hinode (Fidelium Remix)" 2562 - "Dinosaur" Toronto Is Broken - "Pressure" 16bit - "Shallow" Raytrace - "Heaven On Earth" Tom Encore - "Recoil" Milanese/Virus Syndicate - "Dead Man Walking (VIP)" Broken Note - "Crux" Pure Phase - "Rising Up Like Fuck You Towers" Release/catalogue number: 001 Release date: Jul 17, 2010 (Also available from this website should it be taken down from soundcloud!)
God Tank is the upcoming Fidelium single, featuring mystical fists of fury slamming on beat conquistadors. The version you will be listening to here is actually already an old version as of today, as this is all just a work in progress and merely a taste of what's to come in the final cut. I'm pretty excited for this track, and it's going to be one of the key tracks on my album I plan on finishing before moving to San Francisco. Here it is: God Tank v6.0 by Fidelium I will also be submitting this traditionally to our next IDMf compilation, 009 (yet to named). I haven't even submitted a track to IDMf since 001. Kind of funny submitting to your own label, I actually don't even know if my track will make it on considering some of the other artists I am competing against. Synaecide, Julien Mier, Jazzyspoon, and Anodyne to name a few. How nerve-racking. In personal news, I completed my audition at SF State to get into their prestigious classical music program. Cross your fingers for me that my playing of Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" was impressive enough to at least get into the program. It would be nice... A nice excuse to move to San Francisco, as if I need one anyway.
AUTECHRE - "OVERSTEPS" 2010 is a great year for music already. Easily better than last year. I've heard so many albums released this year that are just fantastic. Autechre's Oversteps is coming out on the 23rd of March and judging from the Youtube previews I've watched it sounds like it's going to be amazing. Man, I love IDM, or whatever it's called. These guys are musical pioneers, I demand anyone reading this to download/retrieve a copy this album upon its release on March 23rd. I mean just look at the cover: This level of minimalism is such a contrast to the complexity of their music. I've been looking forward to this release since WARP announced it, and it sounds like I won't be disappointed. I'm by no means a fan boy of Autechre, let alone anything, but what I do get excited about is fresh, new, amazing music, and this is going to be cycling on my computer for a long time. All right, now that I'm done circle jerking all you braindance freaks, I now segue this conversation by mentioning that I love free music. I run a label/forum that boasts its output of great electronic music, all completely free. I even released an album on New Years Eve for free. Sure, it's cool to charge sometimes (probably most of the time, I don't want to serve/bartend for the rest of my life), all musicians need to make money, but there is a certain type of beauty that I attribute with the fact that something is free. It's like the musician is saying, "I made this music, I put a lot of effort into making it and the only thing I expect in return is for you to listen to it with open ears." Eat your heart out, ASCAP. That said I want to point you to one of my favorite albums of the year, so far, and it is completely free... ZXYZXY - "C.A.B. " Man I love this guy. ZXYZXY is consistent. Consistently good, consistently emotional. His music conveys so much, and it feels like he gets the exact message across that he wants you to hear, especially in his latest album. Released only a couple of weeks ago, this has been on constant rotation in my winamp. As he told me, this is the type of album that draws you in. It's listening music, it will grab you by the hair and rip you away from whatever you are doing and force you to listen. I'm not sure if it made him very happy when I told him this but this album has a very Explosions in the Sky/Godspeed You! Black Emperor/Mogwai sort of feel. I mean that as a compliment since all of those bands mean a lot to me. Also, releasing your music in FLAC form gets a double thumb raise. Download ZXYZXY's "C.A.B." here. CANDLE NINE - "MUSE IN THE MACHINE" Of course, not all good music is free (and not all free music is good :D). I just received Candle Nine's latest and debut album from Tympanik Records (residence of Access to Arasaka, another project I've been listening to lately). It's... pretty. Lots of beautiful string arrangements, dark drum patterns, and glitched out beats. It's driving and mental at parts, then slow and sentimental at other parts, "sonically balanced" as someone once put it. It's just as much as a journey as C.A.B., just less organic and more futuristic sounding. Modern sci-fi flick quality. Worth the money you would be spending on getting wasted tonight anyway. Sit down, huff some glue out of your junk drawer, maybe break out the celebratory cough syrup from the cupboard, couple of shots of Listerine should help get you in the mood too, then put this album on and you'll TRIP BALLS. Especially on "Penumbra" and "Raison D'etre". Stellar tracks. This is pure energy, worth every cent and then some. Order Candle Nine's "Muse in the Machine" here. OTHER SHIT I ARE CURRENTLY HEARING 16 Bit (Dubstep) Especially "In the Death Car EP" and "Chainsaw Calligraphy" Feldmaus (Ambient) Broken Note (Dnb/Dubstep) Anodyne Industries (Dubstep) Sytrjv (IDM) Shugo Tokumaru (Indie) Nosaj Thing - Drift (Electronic) Massive Attack - Heligoland (Trip-Hop and what-not) Wisp Bleeding Heart Narrative - This Octopus Is Going To Eat Your Face (How can you not download this?) That's all you get for now. Check back often. New music of my own is in the works. However, I was accepted to San Francisco State University as a composition major. We'll see how that goes... it just means I will be going through a major move/life change later this year. I'm still making music, just extremely busy with a lot of crazy things right now. Thankfully, everything is going great. Broccoli, Fidelsticks P.S. My studio has gotten a little better since my first post here... picture on the right. As you can see I no longer am sitting on the ground staring at a CRT monitor that is resting on a milk crate. However, my nice hand-built monitors are sitting on top of Tom Clancy/Tom Wolfe books, since that is all they are really good for these days. Cheers!