explorations in ambient since 2020
Join Amulet of Tears and Anasisana for a free listening party to celebrate the release of 'Transmogrify'. Come along to listen to the full release together with the artist and chat about the making of the album.
The listening session will take place on February 22, 2024 at 6:00 PM GMT.
Magnetic aesthetes & collaging lush textures - contemplative walk on the vibrant path of rocks, leading into fluctuating fields, striking the balance between cracking drift & hollow spaces.
Patina Lush is an electronic virtuoso from Austin, Texas. Michael Cockrell is appearing in collaborations with echoing ambient musicians & is a co-founder of the label - Somatic.
After debuting 'Butterflies' and 'Synthetic Serenity' earlier, Amulet of Tears is happy to premiere another piece from the upcoming album by Anasisana 'Transmogrify'. The album is scheduled for pre-order on limited edition vinyl and cassette in early February.
Alive or moulder, I’ll appear
Compelled to Inhale
Core circle of livability
Mantle of skin - scars & wings
Fractals on tongue - soft & edgy
Body, as imaginary
Might split in two
Far enough to touch you
After debuting 'Butterflies', the lead single from the upcoming album by Anasisana called 'Transmogrify', Amulet of Tears presents the second piece from the release - 'Synthetic Serenity'. The pre-order of the release will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
Amulet of Tears presents the first piece from the upcoming album by Anasisana - 'Butterflies'. TEARS017 coming soon...
Thoughtfully layered sound palette solidifying sharp and steady sustained tones, rising above analogue heft. Dissonant blurs of gently wavering stems twisted in a weightless vase - lubricious ties between palpable delicacy and vibrating allure.
Jonas Raudonius comes from Klaipėda, Lithuania and is a member of the Black Wave collective, a series of podcasts and events dedicated to deep and hypnotic techno. On the contrary, his musical works are featured in theatrical performances & he is a part of the latest compilation on Amulet of Tears.
Endless gratitude to everyone who supported Amulet of Tears and all the great artists featured on the label’s releases and mixes this year!
More to come in 2024!
A blend of dim electronics and atmospheric soundscapes - the metaphysically enveloped selection takes on velvety vibrations & elegant elements, creating an alternating grind in loop frames.
Ato Vari aka Mads Gravers Nielsen is a poetically sentient musician from Copenhagen, Denmark. His music has been featured on Posh Isolation, Holy Geometry, Buried in Slag and Debris, GERÄUSCHMANUFAKTUR, Eartern Nurseries & Perfect Aesthetics.
Andrej & Undveld return to Palanga Street Radio for the second episode of the Amulet of Tears radio show.
Thoroughly curated selection creating a musing field of reflection and fusion, veiled tensity, melodicity & dynamic intermixture of lush electronic elements fold together in burgeoning sequences.
rookas is a Lithuanian artist, DJ, event organizer & founder of the label - static motion. Longtime comrade also featured on Amulet of Tears latest compilation.
Nordic electronic and experimental music maven Christian Stadsgaard crafted a contagious mix under his solo moniker Vanity Productions.
Tight encounter with demonstrative anarchic force - malleable poles and static maelstrom under active turbulent conditions. Vibrations in aggravating allure & convulsive tension pairing in an evocative manner.
TEARS016: 'Only Autumn Returns', the new album by Appropriate Savagery is out now and streaming everywhere. Although the vinyl edition is already sold out, the release is still available on cassette and digital formats.
'The Interpretation of Dreams', the brand new compilation from Amulet of Tears, is out now and available for streaming on all major platforms. The vinyl edition has been already shipped, while there are still a few cassettes remaining.
'The Interpretation of Dreams' is a conceptual compilation. 11 artists have been selected to soundtrack an imaginary dream interpretation session based on works of Sigmund Freud.
Work on this release began in early 2023 and all artists were given 3 months to create a piece based on the assignment.
The result is a compilation divided into 4 parts: 'Freud’s Couch', 'Manifest Narrative' 'Latent Content' and 'Aftermath: The Essence of Dreaming'.
'Freud’s Couch' represents the setting for the session. The famous Freud’s couch was covered by rugs. This is reflected in the compilation’s artwork, designed by Anasisana.
'Manifest Narrative' part of the compilation is the content of the dream. It unravels slowly, dives deep into the nightmare episode and finishes with ecstatic notes.
Meanwhile, 'Latent Content' is the actual interpretation of the dream, explaining the meaning behind it.
The final part, 'Aftermath: The Essence of Dreaming' is the closure, something to take away from the session and the compilation.
It is Amulet of Tears’ 15th release and the 3rd conceptual compilation, following 'The Birth of Tragedy' and 'Invisible Cities.
This month's mix features ϙue, Ukrainian artist, co-curator of ІСКРА and part of OO0oϙ0O0O00O, who meticulously honed fluid ties to evoke a sense of equanimity and awe - introducing layers of gradual build-up, being circulated among resonating drones and murky melodies, cultivating sounds at large scale, radiantly snapped by visions through magnetic vulnerability and liberation of untamed esprit.
Flinch & bones - hymns of woe
Dissolves in mouth
No beat after beat
Lung branches - hold still
Sink below, fleets
As the fossil trails afield
As the rot curves unreeled.
Farewell has merely become a part of life we already live. Standing in front of fading realms, fragil, as it is ephemeral. Fleeting memory, monody, chromatic grief, maladies - from warm skin to cold stones. De-seeding the stasis that allows the uninterrupted heartache to go on.
'Only Autumn Returns' captures bittersweet remembrance as a poignant tribute to the the depth of human transience and the enduring power of impermanence.
1. Sunk Offshore, One Single Oath
2. Abdication, During the Great March Storm (Part I-II)
5. Clasped Hands & Protruding Bones (Kneeling Aside)
6. Still the Same Cocoon (April 19, 2023 - 5.41pm)
Leap, slink, appeal
Unravel royal road
Solid ground to yonder
We drift of one's own
Invented and invited
Leaven to the unlined
Visions of unconscious, endow with a mind:
Fantasies of glacier pervades a glimpse
Deviant swells are never seen sealed.
Introspective pilgrimage through the enigmatical realms. Amulet of Tears presents a compilation that serves as an intimate and nuanced odyssey, ignited by ambiguous envision of Sigmund Freud's - 'The Interpretation of Dreams'.
'Surveying' the subconscious to unravel transcendental thresholds, hidden dimensions, alternatives & impossibilities within core or peripheral perceptions, soared through phantasmal viewpoints.
2. rookas - Right Behind Your Eyes
3. Jonas Raudonius - Dueling Circle
4. Anasisana - Unfastening
5. Arkhad - Phlegmatic
7. White Stains - Mirrors on a Balcony
9. ív - Decay of Vigilance
11. Shuta Yasukochi - Away
The premiere of Amulet of Tears show on Palanga Street radio co-hosted by Andrej and Undveld is now archived. Lots of forthcoming music, recent discoveries and all-time favourites in this episode.
New releases and mixes