Venus & Mars by Jack Hertz Now Available on Aural Films

Submitted by Jack Hertz on Mon, 03/24/2014 - 13:22

The new album features two long-form drone pieces that pay homage to the Earth's neighbor planets. Venus and Mars are not just the two nearest planets adjacent to Earth. They are symbolic of many things over the ages. The famous painting by Botticelli depicting the Roman gods is said to touch on notions of sensuality, love, play pleasure and pain. Download the album now at http://auralfilms.bandcamp.co…

Sulfur Winds by Jack Hertz Now Available on Zero Mean Records

Submitted by Jack Hertz on Tue, 03/04/2014 - 15:32

I am quite happy to announce the release of a new long form drone track on zero mean records label run by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen. Please feel free to listen, download and share this with others. The track was composed live in the studio on the 6x6 using FM synthesis exclusively. EMjoy! Download the album now at http://zeromeanrecords.blogsp…

25 Peaks by MHZ Now Available on Aural Films

Submitted by Jack Hertz on Mon, 02/03/2014 - 09:34

Aural Films is happy to announce a new collaboration project by Mike Honeycutt and Jack Hertz called "25 Peaks." An album of soundtracks dedicated to the finale when Laura Palmer tells Agent Cooper they will see each other again in 25 years. This collection of electronic, post-concrete works are the artists' haunting impressions of the deranged drama that was Mark Frost and David Lynch's "Twin Peaks." Download the album now at http://auralfilms.bandcamp.co…

Fire and Ice by Christopher Alvarado and Jack Hertz Now Available From Sound For Good Records

Submitted by Jack Hertz on Sun, 01/12/2014 - 11:11

Christopher Alvarado and Jack Hertz have teamed up again to present us with an album of six brand new tracks called "Fire and Ice." They have lightened their sound on this project; covering different styles and feelings in the realms of hot and cold. Download the new album "Fire and Ice" by Christopher Alvarado and Jack Hertz now at http://sound4good.bandcamp.co…

Luggage Store Gallery Live Album Now Available on Petroglyph Music

Submitted by Jack Hertz on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 09:13

This music was performed live at the Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco, California December 12, 2013. Jack Hertz performed two live improvised microtonal sets played live on the 6x6: An array of six FM synthesizers. No loops, samples, sequencers or recordings were used. Everything was generated live in real-time using FM synthesis. Download the album now at https://archive.org/details/p…

Revealing the Arcane Album Review by Yeah I Know It Sucks

Submitted by Jack Hertz on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:17

"Revealing The Arcane" my collaboration with Christopher Alvarado has received a nice review from Yeah I Know It Sucks. IAM thrilled that they really got this album: ‘Revealing The Arcane’ ends the album with uneasy white noise, cavernous feedback. Swells of mana emerge and dissipate. The steely gears of progress are grinding away. The marriage of Protestant theology with capitalist political economy to a large degree dominates our current civilized discourse, determining the contours of our culture, its rites and customs, in contrast to the “chaos” laying outside it and subject to its rule from within. That both are assumptive is taken for granted; outlaying “cosmologies”, born from the methodology of science and reason are to be preferred."

Shambhala Album Review by Ambient Exotica

Submitted by Jack Hertz on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:12

Shambhala, my collaboration with Simon Walsh gets another wonderful review from Ambient Exotica: "Simon Walsh and Jack Hertz create a mood that crosses and overcomes every linguistic obstacle. And an obstacle I have in front of me alright, for it is hard to put the layers, coatings, fibers and strata that make up the mood range into perspective or to turn them into a catchy coinage. Regardless of the phase Shambhala is in at any time, it radiates forsakenness and awe due to the gigantic proportions and monolithic cinematography the duo grafts onto the base frame of each track."

Sound For Good Records Returns in 2014!

Submitted by Jack Hertz on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:09

2013 was another good year for helping others. Through the efforts of the Aural Films and Sound For Good Records projects. Artists were able to come together to raise $810 to help the Fukushima Disaster, $105 to support Hospice with The Human Condition - Dedications to Phillp K. Dick compilation, AND we planted another 2,220 trees through our partnership with Trees For the Future! I am so glad to see this that I have decided to revive the Sound For Good Label in 2014 to continue to release good music for good causes.