An exploration of elemental alchemy in video. Made with members Mehdi and Solange’s blessing. Download Natural Snow Buildings – Aldebaran here: vulpianorecords.com/post/147400559251
A Netlabel Day 2016 Special Release
A virtual six disc, 25 track masterpiece from Natural Snow Buildings, following up from their previous Vulpiano Records installments The Night Country and 2010 Vulpiano exclusive The Centauri Agent. As towering as Daughter of Darkness, a favorite release of mine from their impressive catalog and what introduced me to NSB in the first place, I am incredibly pleased to offer Aldebaran to you as a Netlabel Day exclusive. The release also includes beautiful album artwork, giving a hint to the unearthly content within.
Download and stream on Bandcamp:
Free Music Archive:
1. The Green Monolith
2. The Never Dies
3. Unknown Tongues
4. The Blind
1. Horror in Clay
2. Sandy Cult
3. Providence’s High Priests
4. Carreta del Muerto
5. Algaes’ Figurines
1. 666 Devil Lane
2. Teen Psychics #2
3. “Go Kill Because I Told You So”
4. Stars Grove
1. Camp Lily Dale
2. The Summer Land
4. Burried Circles
5. Ectoplasm Rain
2. Tiny Kings of Kadath
3. Astral Plane Temple
1. God’s Fossil
2. Aldebaran, Cannibal Sun
3. The Drowned Curch
Recorded at home, Vitre, France between 2012 and 2014 – improvised on one track, live condition.
Vulpiano Records – Sampler EP Vol. 5 (VULP-0070) collects music from the label’s releases from September 2013 through February 2016. Ambient and experimental, catchy rock, dream pop, and drone all mix here together in harmony. Please enjoy the independent spirit of our artists and feel free to share the music with your friends.
Download and stream on Internet Archive (mp3):
Mirror on Mediafire (mp3):
1. Bisamråtta – “Hud Uppfatta”
2. Raúl Díaz Palomar – “Derribo II”
3. North Hive – “Immersion”
4. J.G. Hackett – “Bootleg Romanticism”
5. Natural Snow Buildings – “You’ll Become What You Fear the Most”
6. J.G. Hackett – “Shadow Torture”
7. Bisamråtta – “Manetar”
8. Ava Zandieh – “Heavy Haze”
9. Marilyn Roxie – “Indigo”
10. DYR FASER – “Estranged”
Vulpiano Records logo designed by Solange Gularte of Natural Snow Buildings.
Source: VULPIANO RECORDS
Natural Snow Buildings – The Night Country (VULP-0054)
Originally self-released and super-limited in quantity on CD, this is the official, Vulpiano Records digital release of Natural Snow Buildings’ The Night Country. Available in FLAC or 320 kbps MP3 and includes art from the cover and insert. The Night Country has been one of my personal favorite recent Natural Snow Buildings releases so I am very pleased Mehdi and Solange have made it available through Vulpiano.
“No Light Pollution” comes on gradually, a spooky tunnel of sound. providing glimpses of what’s to come. Songs like “Weird Meetings at teh Water Castle” and “You’ll Become What You Fear the Most” are shimmering and richly textured. We go into the light for a brief moment in the vocal tracks “Where Your Body Split”, “Where Your Body Split” and “Eli’s Song”, though there is a harrowing ambivalence in “Rusty Knives Valley”. The cover and insert art is recalled when hearing the spiraling, droney “Season of the Slasher” conjuring up images easily of a scary, mystical world.
The title track is resplendent with the dark beauty you have come to expect and treasure from NSB. “Sister Ritual” has the chilling touch that recalls elements of previous release Daughter of Darkness. “Sandman Traps”, another vocal track, is a good follow-up to this and another illustration of the group’s mastering of alternating the hopeful and the haunted. The album closes with “Gothic Suburbia”, more peaceful than most of the earlier instrumental tracks, still spacious and gorgeous.
The Night Country is all in all an outstanding entry in the Natural Snow Buildings discography and a good introduction to the band for those who are a bit intimidated by the band’s longer releases without missing out on any of the key ingredients
Download or stream on Internet Archive (MP3): https://archive.org/details/NaturalSnowBuildings-TheNightCountry2014
Mirror on Mediafire (MP3): https://www.mediafire.com/?nnsr2dkd20b882c
Mediafire (FLAC): https://www.mediafire.com/?f90rm8n1v0198tn
1. No Light Pollution
2. Where Your Body Split
3. Weird Meetings at the Water Castle
4. You’ll Become What You Fear the Most
5. Eli’s Song
6. Season of the Slasher
7. Rusty Knives Valley
8. The Night Country
9. Sister Ritual
10. Sandman Traps
11. Gothic Suburbia
Vulpiano Records now has a new kitsune/fox logo, illustrated fabulously by Solange Gularte (of Natural Snow Buildings, who released The Centauri Agent on Vulpiano in 2010). Cheers, Solange! Font is Orchidee.
VULP-0013 is Natural Snow Buildings’ first release of 2010, the free-for-download double LP The Centauri Agent! On part one, the 41 minute “Our man from Centauri” sets the stage, a cosmic, sprawling opener with themes that continue on into “The accidental remote viewer”, before fizzling out into static. Part two is comprised of nine beautiful and intense tracks (particular stand-outs including “The Psychic Circle/Uchronia”, “The storm of resurrection”, and “Solar flares”). Lovely and intricately woven as ever, while frequently heading off into new and challenging sonic territory, Mehdi and Solange have created yet another very special work of musical art with The Centauri Agent!
Download here on Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/NaturalSnowBuildings-TheCentauriAgent2010
Mirror on Bandcamp (mp3 or FLAC):
Mirror on Mediafire (mp3): http://www.mediafire.com/?ntdmwuu2o5e
1-Our man from Centauri
2-The accidental remote viewer
1-The Psychic Circle/Uchronia
3-The storm of resurrection
8-Emergency network farewell broadcast
9-Memories found in a bill from a small animal vet