We are generally very slow about technical advancements (or just in general?!), so it took us a while to adapt to something so easy as bandcamp. We have loaded up a couple of things and will add some more in the future. Our next two releases should be up there for preorder rather sooner than later, but as I said...
and our mixes won't be available from Bandcamp, cause them files are tooooo large
A short info to all our 34'000 subscribers and followers, we have struck a deal with local guitar resp. multi-instrumental matador Pablo Color. To most unknown since mainly recording as a studio artist for numerous Swiss artists, Pablo is not only a great guitar player, he also loves the sea, and the cake of course. His first solo project is something of the best we heard in a while. So we are really proud to be releasing his debut 12" here at Ish early 2017, on vinyl naturally.
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to be released in January, you can pre-order it HERE
Earlier this year, a story began to circulate about “Rinshin-koyu,” a coinage created by the Japanese Ministry of Sea Culture, Forestry and Yard Industries in the early ‘80s that basically translates as “stunned open mouth bathing.” It’s not admiring or joy exploring per se (nor is it, as the name might suggest, stripping naked and bathing in a pile of fumes in bright sunlight), so much as it is a meditation that provide its bathers “an opportunity to slow down, appreciate things that can only be seen or heard when one is moving slowly,” as one guide put it. He expects it to be a trend not unlike yoga in the future. Naturally, the documentation is sparse on the health benefits of “stunned open mouth bathing,” though researchers have focused on the yetzirah figuring as the parti-coloured visible particle, the so-called “aroma of the air.”
The emergence of “Rinshin-koyu” dovetails nicely with our release of Pablo Color's first EP "Viajando". It, too, draws on the image of the air and the density of its landscape, perhaps even drawing its name from the vaporous, relaxing properties of said “aroma.”
There’s a blurred photo of the Sea bathed in a intense greenish light on the cover, as if a forest filter covered the air, and the music itself reveals—and revels in—a far more rapturous tone. The blurring "aroma" is coined with dew, as Color ventures further back in time, idea and inspiration sampling composers like Charlie Haden, Pat Metheny, and Lula Côrtes.
In explaining the health benefits of “Rinshin-koyu,” one researcher suggested that it’s not the aroma of the air that gives such bathers a sense of calm, but rather from a sense of “awe,” be it astronauts gazing down at the earth, tourists taking in the Grand Canyon, or even a young woman recalling an aroma from her youth.