Introducing Diary: unleashing unfinished melodies and memories
Dedicated to the art of preserving unfinished and unreleased works from the studio, Diary embarks on a sonic journey where fragments of memories come alive, the machines breathe, dream, love, and drag listeners along the captivating path of artistic creation.
Unleashing the unfinished: a gateway to the creative process
Diary is more than just a sub label; it is a project that peels back the layers of the creative process, offering a unique perspective into the minds of musicians and their artistic endeavors. This subdivision aims to celebrate the raw beauty of unfinished works, showcasing the moments where inspiration strikes, melodies are born, and emotions run wild.
Breathing life into unreleased creations
In the world of Diary, forgotten melodies find their voice, and dormant compositions see the light of day. This remarkable endeavor cherishes the magic that happens in the studio, where musicians embark on a journey of musical exploration and experimentation. From the earliest recordings to the latest studio sessions, every fragment is woven together into a rich tapestry of musical ingenuity.
Embracing memories and emotions
Diary delves into the very essence of human expression, capturing emotions that often lay hidden within unfinished works. Listeners will find themselves transported through a sonic landscape that resonates with the universal human experience - memories of love, joy, heartache, and everything in between. These unreleased gems embody the authenticity and vulnerability of artistic expression in its purest form.
Release #3 by Ambalek.
Ambalek is a British musician, photographer, and software engineer, who enjoys the pursuit of hand-played electronic music, preferring playing and recording music live rather than pre-sequenced composition. His first commercial release was Fremder on Seil Records, and has released subsequent records with Seil and My Ambient Machines.``
To create this sonic diary I worked in the studio every day of August, 2023, keeping notes along the way. Since it was a diary I thought I’d involve elements from around my life, and one of the ways I did that was to record sounds from things relating to my friends and family. There are voice samples, and samples made from my wife and daughter’s musical instruments.
Before starting work on “diary#3” I put together a modular synthesiser that I could use as the hub for most of the work, along with fast and easy to use instruments like Digitone. I used KeyStep to play notes, and ER-301 to record phrases and loop or otherwise compose sounds.
More about the release on the companion site
released December 1, 2023
Mastering by Alex at quiet details studio
Cover image by Ambalek
Graphic & web design by Emmanuel Hourquet