Apex (2xLP, Album, Ltd, Bal). A Strangely Isolated Place. In fact it pushed past the simple minded analog loops to something more modern/complex. As shown here on Apex. Harking the mood of early OPN and holding true to early synth soundtrack themes, Apex is a keeper. ASIP is an "ambient" label to keep an eye on. Solid design, solid sound design.
Debut Merrin Karras live performance coming up November 11th in Bochum. 8 December 2017 ·. James Zabiela has included "Void" on his forthcoming mix for Balance Series. Merrin Karras is an Irish electronic artist living in Berlin, ground zero, for 70s German Space music. He brings those sounds into his own music on his album, Apex.
For his Karras recordings, Gregoriy established strict guidelines, prohibiting himself from using samples or any sort of percussion. The resulting music doesn't feel limited by any means; it's bright, alive, and freely flowing, submitting to its own cadences and following its own course. Debut Karras full-length Apex is a rich, melodic album full of propulsive drumless rhythms and rippling melodies that seem directly inspired by the tuneful works of Klaus Schulze rather than much of the sterile, lifeless drone that often gets categorized as ambient.
In stock now for same day shipping. 2016 sees Brendan take on a new alias, Merrin Karras. Inspired by the sounds of artists like Klaus Schulze, Biosphere and Abul Mogard, and finding renewed focus in creating without external pressures or deadlines, Gregoriy's ambient experimentation emerged, fully-formed, as Merrin Karras. His debut album under this moniker, Apex, was written and recorded in two Berlin winters, it's a record driven by a widescreen contrast between celestial beauty and engulfing black hole intent.
The process of album creation benefited from new freedoms that Gregoriy bestowed upon himself. I decided to set myself a few ground rules for the music: no drums or percussive elements and no samples. They helped me to focus but, in a sense, it's not such a drastic shift. The results are remarkable . Merrin Karras - Catharsis. Merrin Karras - Elevate. Merrin Karras - Apex. Merrin Karras - Severance.
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