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New song from Austin Lee Wood:Close My Eyes

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

We have been away from Alchemist for a while but it seems like the ever industrious and prolific Austin Lee Wood keeps bringing us back to life. He has a new free single to check out and it showcases his ability to continue to evolve and perfect his musical journey’s offspring. It’s fun to hear him assume more of the front man position in his own compositions and to come into his own as a vocalist and songwriter. Austin describes the song thusly “Close My Eyes is about human insecurities, imposed by courtships with one I have immense emotional constructs toward.
A way of transcending said tenebrous emotions is by opening ones eyes to the temporaries that life is. And by embracing all uncertainties encountered throughout ones explorations. I strive to bring comfort to those existing with said challenges. In hopes they too can overlook the discomfort & vulnerability that comes with love.” The song is a single from his second solo ep entitled “MOON MILK” scheduled for release in fall of 2013. Close your eyes and enjoy.

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Austin Lee Wood “Ornia” free EP out now!

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

The aforementioned EP by Austin Lee Wood is out now. Stream the whole thing below or better yet download a zip of it.
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Austin Lee Wood Archetypal Feeling (II)

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

We’ve got a treat for you today in the form of Austin Lee Wood’s (formerly Atlantic At Pacific mastermind) new single Archetypal Feeling (II)! It’s a very heartfelt and soulful kind of jam that can only be achieved by working so long on a track that your ears begin to bleed. Austin’s friends have called his new sound “Fake Rock/Midi Rock”, we think it would fit nicely on a playlist of Japan’s “Tin Drum”, MBV’s “Loveless” and Bowie “Low” but as with all Alchemist releases the sound is quite unique and hard to pigeonhole. Enjoy this track for free below and scope the dark art. A 4 song EP including this track will be out next week. More on that later.

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Faustian Ethics Mini CD and Free Track

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Here’s some belated photos of the Faustian Ethics mini cd and a free track to pique your interest. The track is actually two tracks merged into one, “It Sucks/Fever” and it highlights what is unique about this record. It is at times reminiscent of a good old rock n roll tune (a la Bowie or The Band) but it has enough of a modern edge and many twists and turns that breath new life into the somewhat lost art. The mini cd is 8$ plus shipping and comes in a gatefold case designed and assembled by yours truly, and if physical objects aren’t your thing you can also download the album at your digital outlet of choice.

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Ventriloquist out today!

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Today is the day this little gem hits digital and cassette shelves. In case you missed the title track here’s a repost of that. The tape is $7 plus s+h. Stream the whole thing and pick up a copy on the release page.

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Ventriloquist tapes/free download “Ventriloquist”

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Luscious Skin’s alt pop opus Ventriloquist will be out next Tues. Here’s some photos of the Kyle Combs designed tapes and a link to the awesome title track.

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Softoft Techech tape finally here!

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Due to circumstances beyond our control it has taken a bit longer than expected to get the Softoft Techech tapes from the duplication house but at long last they are in our clutches!  Below you will find some photos of the little black beauties designed by Mr. Slocum himself.  Anyone who pre-ordered one should be receiving it soon.  Place new orders, stream the whole thing and more at the release page. For a taste of the aural bazaar that is the Softoft EP check out the first track Sonic Tooth. It pumps, soars, whispers and accretes.

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Alchemist Holiday Vibes

Friday, December 16th, 2011


Last holiday season we had some great free tunes submitted by Alchemist artists. In lieu of any new contributions this year, here’s a re-post of those jams from Austin Wood (of Atlantic At Pacific) and Blackbird Blackbird (feat. The Beatles), BAnanas Symphony and One In A Googolplex. Happy Holidays!

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A Look Back At 2011’s releases

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

It’s been a pretty busy and fruitful year here at Alchemist and we’ve been taking a bit of a breather lately but we’ll be back in action next year with many great new releases planned. Here’s a look back at this year’s releases and links to some free tracks from each. Enjoy!

Local Winds – In The World Of Ours…..
We began the year with this short but sweet EP from Scott Dickson aka Local Winds and it is has aged well over the year still seeming as compelling and meditative as it did back in February. We still have some copies of the 3″ cd and cassette here. Enjoy track “Small Towns” again.

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One In A Googolplex – Lilly
Following close on the heels of his excellent 3rd LP The Dropout Cats Sebastian Zimmer of One In A Googolplex unleashed the “Lilly” digital 7″. A more perfect electro infused pop song is hard to imagine and the b side “My Sister’s Poems” is a nice come down. Download “Lilly“.

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GDC – Jours Avec Jennie
Keyboard wizard Zach Phillips has put out almost as much music over the last few years as he has used different monikers for said sounds. Known for his work as Blanche Blanche Blanche, Horse Boys and more, we are lucky to have put out his only outing as GDC in which, he makes a “faux French Masterpiece” that is like a dream jam with Serge Gainsbourg and Bruce Haack.
Download “Leur Heure“.

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BAnanas Symphony – Two Sided
A solid collection of the best of Philly resident Yohsuke Araki’s solo work. Everything from experimental arpeggio jams to more 60’s and garage rockin kinda stuff all topped off with an amazingly great voice and melodies to match. “Know a good thing when you hear it, and this is a fuckin’ great thing” – the fmly. Check out “To Love Somebody“.

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I and I – The Alpha Future
Concludes a trilogy of I and I’s first 3 LPs exploring rhythmically based altered pop. Sampled optimism to combat downpression. Wide open spaces with long horizons full of synths, voices, beats and words. “really impressed by the intricacy” – Smoke Don’t Smoke
check out “Should Have Been A Beekeeper“.

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Arrange – PlantationThis dude (Malcom Lacey) has made a whale of a record at the age of 18! It’s full of the kind of patient and subtle song craft that is way beyond the sophistication one would expect from such a young blood. Choice sound design, drifting pianos, pumping beats and lilting voices all combine into a wounded r&b soul expression portrait. Music as therapy, therapy as music. Pitchfork gave it high marks “patient and quietly stunning“. Still have a few tapes left. Check out “When’d You Find Me“.

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Eric Sarmiento – The Friend Is This Animal
One of the best from someone who’s no stranger to making good ones. Different colourful branches on a unique sonic/melodic tree firmly rooted in the forest of the modern world under a contemplative sky. Where are we? How did we get here? What do we mean to each other? How do we find meaning? This is the road map and travel guide. Witness “These Little Winters“.

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One In A Googolplex – Win Win
Cologne resident Sebastian Zimmer aka One In A Googolplex delivers on the promise of single “Lilly” with another modern pop standout of an LP. This time adding guest performances and dialing up the energy a couple of notches. Tigers, Lions, Bears, Watermelons and Four Leaf Clovers rendered in resplendent technicolor. See “You Were a Mess When You Were Seventeen” for details.

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FAVORS – Five Million Years
Yes we still like pop music especially when it’s intelligence and originality equal it’s hooks and when it’s a little skewed like this one. Every song on this could be a single from the synth/beat driven jammers like “D.D.D”, “Never Fun” and “The ATM” to the future primitive funk of “Cave Wall”. Bowie talked about ‘Five Years’, FAVORS skipped next level and jumped light years. Enjoy “D.D.D.”.

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D.D.D.

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

On Tuesday, Sci Fi synth popsmiths FAVORS debut LP Five Million Years will hit digital shelves. The throbbing synths and beats of lead single D.D.D start off somewhere between the Balearic Club sounds of Technique era New Order and more recent French Electro, add in a touch of Blade Runner and you begin to approximate things. Download this dude for free as a teaser of the full experience of the album.

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