We have finished four tracks and a few interludes for the forthcoming Andrei Tarkovsky-inspired project, Station No.2: Myasnoye. Thematically, we’re concentrating more on the man himself and his experiences/observations–complex and simple, honest and contradictive, than simply echoing his films and the sounds within them. The cover art is complete: please see attachment.
Additionally, we’re still in the process of creating a score for an upcoming horror movie; in fact, a second track has been added.
The Drive to Uqbar has been a bit busy as of late. Our album First Station will soon be released in physical form by Ambient-Experimental record label Essentia Mundi. Please go here for info. and updates. For the digital download (lossless WAV) of First Station, please click here.
Our forthcoming album, an homage to the late Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, tentatively titled: Station No. 2: Myasnoye, is currently in the works. A few tracks have been completed, including a lovely “mistake”: We had our cellist Yamilet Trujillo play Bach’s Erbarme dich as a recording session for the piece tentatively titled The Fresco. It was to be woven into the Ambient drones and various outside commentaries of piano and vocals. During this process, we had Yamilet improvise–loosely play within the phrasing but injecting her own personal aired-out take of the piece. The first take was inspiring enough to have her continue with several additional takes. We ultimately decided to release this improvisational session as a stand-alone track (on the album), tentatively titled And I Am Terribly Tired. Here are the results-
Our first Cinema Travelog Installment: The first in a series of voyage-themed films created under the “The Drive to Uqbar” concept can be found here.
We have officially opened our store. Please click here to visit our store.
The “images” pages on this site is updated often. We like to get images from our travels. This is all a part of the T.D.T.U. concept. Click here to visit our photolog.
The Drive to Uqbar is proud to be featured on Mechanics of Silence, an 11 track album released by the record label Essentia Mundi. This album features 11 artists from around the world and all proceeds will benefit Red Cross Japan.
Release title: Mechanics Of Silence
Format: Compilation / Digital Download
Style: Drone Dark Ambient Electronic
Duration: 11 Tracks / 76 min.
Release Date: 14 April 2011
Released by: Essentia Mundi label
Following suggestions from fellow artists (special thanks to Keith / The Drive To Uqbar) we concluded that there is maybe a way we can help Japan. Initially not planned so soon this year, the second Essentia Mundi compilation found its honest predestination now. All the profits from the sales of it will go for Red Cross Japan.
The theme chosen is around the concept of “silence.” The compilation is meant as an eulogy to silence, simplicity and minimalism.
The style of the music is drone, ambient electronic, minimal compositions, a bit experimental, a bit dark. Music includes field recordings, electro-acoustic even some world music elements (Japan) and noises, it is not aggressive in expression, nor it is ‘happy’ music.