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Olan Mill
Sacred Geometry

Dronarivm indeed. The label’s latest release, Sacred Geometry by Olan Mill, is a frankly gorgeous LP. This album splits into two halves - the first a live performance for guitar, synth, voice and field recordings at the 2018 edition of Le Guess Who? festival, the second combinations of electronic and acoustic instruments - but both are equally lovely. Sweet, shoegazey, and ever so slightly melancholy drones to get completely lost in.
  • Artist(s):
  • Olan Mill

Ilm
Gaya

Extremely lovely thing from Ilm here. The first thing you notice about Gaya is that it comes in some delightful handmade packaging which designers Ian Hazeldine and Daniel Crossley have clearly spent plenty of time crafting. Gaya’s music is equally lovely, a combination of ambient textures and piano and found sounds that recall the film-scoring work of Nick Cave & Warren Ellis.
  • Artist(s):
  • Olan Mill

Olan Mill & Keung Mandelbrot
Seismology


  • Artist(s):
  • Olan Mill

Olan Mill
Sounds of a New Father

Olan Mill has had a baby (congrats, Olan!). As such, he’s been both quite busy and quite tired. Sounds Of A New Father was recorded in the first few months of his newborn’s life - specifically in the fever-dream moments when he’d just managed to get his baby off to sleep. These droning ambiences, ‘thumb[ed] out’ by Mill, have the same quality of transcendent beauty that pervades some of Brian Eno’s best work.

Olan Mill
Curves

Olan Mill's Alex Smalley made his new album 'Curves' before and after his trip to Myanmar at the tail end of 2016. At the time, Smalley was looking forward to becoming a father and moving to Germany; it therefore chronicles a story of personal upheaval with all the feelings you'd expect to come with such milestone events. Built using field recordings made at home and in various work locations and layered with processed guitar, synths and voice. Both a reflection and reflective. Very limited number of CDs, with handmade artwork and hand-numbered organic packaging.

Olan Mill
Orient

Alex Smalley makes his music under the name Olan Mill. On Orient, guitar and organ create a backdrop for delicate melodies plucked on a violin. Elsewhere layers of vocals and harp take over creating a stunning overall listening experience. Smalley has recorded for the Serein, Dronarvim and Preservation labels in the past. CD limited to 100 copies on Hidden Vibes.

Olan Mill
Cavade Morlem

Olan Mill is proud to present Cavade Morlem, a richly textured album of drone-based composition, built up from original tracks of voice, organ, violin and guitar (though much of the time, the origins of the sounds are obscured). A calming slice of sound, appropriately released on the Dronarivm album.

Howlround, Kemper Norton, Olan Mill, Stephen C. Stamper, Clive Henry
Archaeology

Sometimes Runningonair put on a gig and produce a limited accompanying CD for the night, and this is one of those, from a show in Winchester this April. And would you look at that line-up! All winners, but of paricular note is Howlround, alias BBC sound scientist Robin the Fog, and also the heartbreaking soundscapery of Olan Mill.

Olan Mill
Half Seas Over

More gorgeous piano powered drone from the prolific Olan Mill. In the crowded field of modern composition and ambient, Alex Smalley’s newest project has created a unique space joining the emotional reach and oceanic swells of someone like Fennesz with subtle organic and instrumental touches drawn from field recording. The Home Normal packaging is equally lovely as always.