August 2013 ( Soft Phase netlabel sfp20 / Kahvi Collective #336 )

“Exist marks the return to this world of the Finnish electronic musician, Planet Boelex. His decision
to disappear from the scene following the acclaimed 2010 release, Raja, served to dismay and perplex.
Artists with integrity tend to retire when they have nothing more to say, and yet here was one
consistently pushing at frontiers. Perhaps his reasons should remain unexplained. This way, we can
submit to these six new tracks as if they’ve just floated in from some other realm.

From the opening notes, this is a listening experience designed to evolve. Where Planet Boelex excels
is in drawing you back again and again to make endless new discoveries. There is in fact a complex
musical gravity at work here. Melodies rise and fall outside of conventional rhythms, sailing with
trusted collaborators at times, and the result is quietly awe-inspiring. Whether or not we hear more
from Planet Boelex in future, Exist is a timeless offering.” —- Matt Whyman

Free download

Published by Soft Phase netlabel:

Release page (individual track downloads, you can post comments)
Download complete EP as 320 kbps MP3 (zip, 103 MB) : softphase.org / mirror
Download complete EP as lossless FLAC (zip, 253 MB) : softphase.org / mirror

Published by Kahvi Collective netlabel:

Release page (streaming, you can post comments)
Download complete EP as 320 kbps MP3 (zip, 103 MB) : scene.org / mirror
Download complete EP as Ogg Vorbis (zip, 86 MB) : scene.org / mirror


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Additional credits (partial, full credits included with the release):
cover artwork: Photography “The Tumble” by Giles P Croft, processing by Matt Whyman
Tracks 01-03 & 05-06 Mastering by Christopher Leary at Melograf Mastering
Track 04 Mastering by Christofer Stannow at Cosmos Mastering
Track 04 Words & vocals by Krister Linder
Track 02 Words & vocals by Lisa’s antenna

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