Heathered Pearls Album Out Today
Its a very special today for me and i’m glad I get to share it with you all that read the ISO50 Blog. My debut album Loyal under my alias Heathered Pearls came out today. I’ll keep it short since I just want you to listen and enjoy…plus there’s a nicely written description below. Thanks for all the support in the past and more importantly just stopping by the blog and checking out the design and music.
Unlike some ambient music, Loyal, Jakub Alexander’s release under the Heathered Pearls moniker, embraces the idea of melody with understated but distinct sounds emerging from the loops Alexander uses to construct his tracks. “I wanted to find a world that was built on repetition, erosion and melody because making these songs was about recreating soothing environments.”
The album’s roots lie in a very utilitarian idea: “I started writing what now has become Loyal as a mental break from my personal anxieties,” Alexander says. A study in the hypnotic, calming qualities of music, Loyal is also a tribute to Alexander’s mother and Aunt (featured on the cover) who were crucial in instilling the taste and aesthetics so key to his music. “My mom introduced me to my first ambient record over 10 years ago. Loyal is a response to this.”
This is a record that’s full of delicate beauty. It embraces fragility and lightness, sounding entirely natural despite being created electronically. Tracks ebb and flow into the mix and the songs themselves wash into your headphones like waves receding slowly into silence. The music is unabashedly beautiful with gentle currents of low level tones and gleaming sparkles of synth loops that build and decay.
1 The Worship Bell
2 Beach Shelter
3 Lower Dome
4 Left Climber
5 Steady Veil
6 Raising Our Ashes
7 Ringing Temple (Decreased Version)
8 Precious Dive
9 Docile Touch
10 Endless Tunneling [Bonus Track]
11 Warm Ghost – I Will Return (Heathered Pearls Coasting In Circles Remix) [Bonus Track]
12 Beach Shelter (Loscil’s Grind Remix) [Bonus Track]
13 Lower Dome (Marcus Guentner’s Ahead Remix) [Bonus Track]
19 Comments Leave A Comment
DΛNΙΣL says:December 11, 2012 at 6:33 am
I must say, I’ve been coming here for years leeching off your tunes, so I’ll be glad to buy your album.
Also, “explained in graphic detail” has 126 plays on my iTunes. Love that mix.
Clayton says:December 11, 2012 at 6:48 am
Congratulations on the release! I’m not even going to listen to the stream; just going straight to purchase.
Thanks for your dedication to music, Jakub. You’ve shown me (and probably a lot of people) some of my favorite artists. I’m sure this album is going to be nothing less than amazing.
Jakub says:December 11, 2012 at 6:57 am
@DΛNΙΣL wow thanks man! I’ll get you a new mix soon :)
@CLAYTON thats soo kind of you to say, enjoy man, hope to have an easier way to play all the music on the blog very soon
Doc says:December 11, 2012 at 7:28 am
Excellent! Will check it out. Thanks for the magic.
Daniel Salemi says:December 11, 2012 at 8:19 am
Jakub, congrats and welcome back to New York. Know if any copies are available at the Ghostly Store at Odin?
Ches says:December 11, 2012 at 8:22 am
I asked for the vinyl for christmas so hopefully it will be under the tree for me!
DREW says:December 11, 2012 at 8:23 am
Pre ordered the wax and cant’t wait to spin it! I can already tell this is going to be my winter soundtrack. For all the hazy, foggy whiteout mornings!
Gonzo says:December 11, 2012 at 10:38 am
It always takes some time and lots of listens to realize if an ambient album is any good, but i have to say this sounds really really good right from the start.
Congrats on the release, seriously thinking on buying that beautiful piece of wax.
much respect from spain!
Ruben says:December 11, 2012 at 10:51 am
Great, great, great listen, I will add this to my wishlist…
By the way, nothing bad to be said of Ghostly, it’s a great label, but this sounds as if this sound would better suit Sending Orbs.
Reilly says:December 11, 2012 at 1:31 pm
What a great album, Jakub. Really proud of you.
mg33 says:December 11, 2012 at 3:11 pm
Congrats Jakub – always enjoy your mixes and contributions and so far the album sounds really great.
Scott says:December 11, 2012 at 6:52 pm
Jeremy says:December 11, 2012 at 8:03 pm
Great release! You have a great ear for ambient sounds. I absolutely love all of these tracks!
Sonny Mai says:December 11, 2012 at 10:20 pm
Great work! Sounds fantastic, and very soothing.
Any other way of purchasing the album? iTunes won’t let me access the album because I live in Australia.
Carmelo says:December 12, 2012 at 12:52 am
This album is f**king solid. Every time I see “Heathered Pearls” I’ll download it. If it is for sale, I’ll buy it. Awesome sound for any situation. Great Job.
Carmelo says:December 12, 2012 at 12:58 am
…And, I have this album on repeat!
Arno says:December 12, 2012 at 3:51 am
Got that same mystic feeling as in the good old Biosphere days.
Now this is the A from Ambient.:-)
Greetz from Amsterdam
Jakub says:December 12, 2012 at 5:31 am
Thanks everyone, glad you’re getting some enjoyment out of it
shane says:December 16, 2012 at 4:41 pm
As everyone had already mentioned, solid album right from the beginning. An album to keep around!