Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Merankorii Live in Lisbon - 20th of December


After the sudden cancelation of the concert and release party for Alain, several people have been asking when the re-schedule would be...

Well, as you might know by now, each 20th of each month are, for me, a "music day", and this 20th of December will be no different:

When - 20th December 2011


Schedule: 21:00

Concert/Release Party for the most recent Merankorii album "Alain".
Who: Everyone's invited!

Free Entrance, subject to the limitations of the room

Rua Garrett 60
Chiado / Lisboa

(see the map in widget on the right side of this blog)

More info here.

--- This concert is included in the WIP event: ---


Cultural events from the 1st until the 24th of December, in the heart of Chiado (Lisbon).

::: What else?

Well, it is possible (but there's nothing for sure yet) that one more Merankorii concert will happen in 2011. Merankorii has also been working on the mixing and mastering of the upcoming +ko+ko+ album, that will be released by Noori Records. More news about that soon. In the meantime, don't forget to check out what's on the store (check section in the blog's right column).

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

New album released: Alain

Merankorii - Alain
Merankorii is glad to announce the release of the latest album, "Alain". This album is a tribute to Jehan Ariste Alain, unfortunately better known for his efforts in the war than at the keyboard. As the label puts it, "Paying homage to Jehan Ariste Alain, Merankorii delivers a solid half hour of lavish, off-kilter classical church organ and pseudo-harpsichord pieces, equally quirky and haunting... and obviously unlike anything A Beard of Snails has released before." This is an edition of 20 white cassettes, and a smaller sub-set of them (9, actually) come with a CD version, for those of you lacking a cassette tape player. Orders can be done via e-mail, the tape costs 6€ and the "tape + CD" version costs 7€ (shipping included worldwide). Here you can get a taste of this album: Merankorii - Intermezzo, one of the tracks from "Alain" Prélude et Fugue A Beard of Snails Summer/Fall 2011 Preview Mix, a podcast feature an excerpt of Merankorii's "Prélude et Fugue", at 41:22


Thursday, June 02, 2011

first... we plant the seed

TVK Netlabel just released "first... you plant the seed.", a freely available to stream or download compilation. Their pitch:
We are very pleased to present our very first compilation featuring new and exclusive tracks from a handpicked selection of artists who have previously released work on the TVK Netlabel. Fine examples of fresh produce ranging from ambient, noise, neoclassical, beats and experimental electronics from all corners of the globe including Australia, Moldova, Ireland, Portugal, Russia, Mexico, Austria and Canada have been contributed to our sonic garden with the intention of planting a seed in your listening mind - which then, with your attention and interest thus cultivated, will germinate and grow into a bountiful harvest to be shared amongst everyone, providing aural sustenance to all who feast on our delicious wares. In accordance with our efforts to build this small plot into a larger community supported ecosystem these seeds are given away free of charge in this sampler pack and we encourage you to spread them far and wide across the land - with your help.
This compilation has an exclusive Merankorii track called "Lamento".

Click on the album cover to stream or download:

You can also use this player:

PS -> Some might recognize "Lamento": it's a track I've played live in the past.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

KEEP IT FROZEN 5 Years Remix Anniversary

KEEP IT FROZEN 5 Years Remix Anniversary By Merankorii

Keep It Frozen is a nice independent noise label, that now makes 5 years of existence. To celebrate it, Merankorii did a mixtape, freely available for download, a mix of sounds released on KIF during this five years, as seen through an industrial light.

Free streaming and download, I hope you enjoy it!

(If you feel compelled to help us financially, buy something from KIF or Merankorii's latest album)

Friday, March 25, 2011

New album: Rather Than Bored

After a lot of teasing and letting some information slip, it is now, finally, the moment to announce it: Merankorii has been hardly working for two years to produce what now is "Rather Than Bored", a conceptually closed album that marks a (big) change on what Merankorii is.

I'm really happy with the result, and with the fact that, for the first time, Merankorii will be released on vinyl. The album comes both as a Vinyl LP and a CD, so if you're not really a fan of vinyl (or don't have a record player) you can still enjoy this album.

The details:
Format: LP (Vinyl + CD)
Label: Noori Records, NR021
Edition: Limited to 11 copies
Price: 25€

The first eight orders will also receive extra items hand painted by Merankorii with paintings allusive to the album’s theme, each of them unique.

If you missed it, here’s a small teaser made for this release:

What are you waiting for? Order your copy!

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Necktar 2017 volume 3

A mere journey through time,
the great work of anachronistic alchemists,
the apiary of a network of precognitifs,
the magnetic murmur of a quantum flaw,
a vortex of antimatter annihilating all listeners' dogmas,
a dream above the Earth passing through the Unconscious,
a psychotropic meditation resetting the consciousness...

The spectrum of possibilities has been further expanded.
Necktar 2017 volume 3
Necktar 2017 is an yearly compilation, an ongoing project until the year 2017, each release with a new set of themes. The set of themes of volume 3 is Macro / Perception / Micro : Evolution. As in volume 2, Merankorii participates in this volume 3 with a track (Barbershop), and this year my side-project kokori is also participating, with the track "Terror Attack". The digital edition of this release is free to stream and download, and is composed by 111 tracks of different yet consistent horse norme bands.

You can know more about this release - and listen to it - here:
Necktar official website
Necktar 2017 volume 3's archive.org