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Ariel Kalma is the kind of musician that collectors live their lives to find at the bottom of a dollar record bin, and the kind who fellow musicians hope to become. He is a composer who worked on the periphery of a fringe movement, whose early adherents have recently seen an explosion in popularity...

- Vivian Hua, redefinemag.com

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If you've never heard Ariel Kalma's music in any shape or form the good news is you can basically start anywhere in his catalogue of music to immediately get a feel for this incredibly gifted musician. - You can also hear complete songs and purchase his albums at http://www.ariel-kalma.bandcamp.com

- Ryan Sparks

Feedback from customers:

Ariel is talented, creative, full of heart and humour, mastering many instruments and mixing and blending them in a unique way. I am a fan! And have been for the last 39 Years!!!

- Margot Anand

"Your music and sound worlds have been deeply inspiring to me for some time…more recently helping with some difficult times, sounds that reveal the wonder and awe of our living planet. Many thanks!

- Gregory Hagan

 

 

 
Intemporel
Intemporel
Moonlight Suite
Moonlight Suite
Archives Portasound 1981
Archives Portasound 1981
Osmose III
Osmose III
AndroGene 2018
AndroGene 2018
Eternalia
Eternalia
Rue de la Gaite
Rue de la Gaite 70s
Astral-Cathedral
Astral-Cathedral
Sarasvati Planet Ariel
Sarasvati Planet Ariel
1985 Kula Blackhole
1985 Kula Blackhole
Confidential
Confidential
Never Mind
Never Mind
Dream Stars
Dream Stars
Ascend Descend
Ascend Descend
1978 Delirium GRM
1978 Delirium GRM
Au Mage Manege
Au Mage Manege
Rainbow Remix
Rainbow Remix
Planet Air
Planet Air
Space Shift
Space Shift
Interfrequence
Interfrequence
Musique Pour le Reve et l'Amour
Musique Pour le Reve et l'Amour
Meditation in the Forest
Meditation in the Forest
Reallusions
Reallusions
We Know Each Other Somehow
We Know Each Other Somehow
An Evolutionary Music
An Evolutionary Music
Yo Yo A New Man
Yo Yo A New Man
Yo Yo Homme Nouveau
Yo Yo Homme Nouveau
Galactica Electronica
Galactica Electronica
Lazy Lizard
Lazy Lizard
Chillout India
Chillout India
Osmose
Osmose
Osmose
Osmose 2
Chansons d’Esprit
Chansons d’Esprit
Spirit Dancer
Spirit Dancer
Flowing Dreams
Flowing Dreams
Serenity
Serenity
My sax, my love
My sax, my love
Le Temps des Moissons
Le Temps des Moissons
Flute for the Soul
Flute for the Soul
Endless Breath
Endless Breath
Open Like a Flute, Vol 1
Open Like a Flute, Vol 1
Open Like a Flute, Vol 2
Open Like a Flute, Vol 2
 
August 2019    
Tantric Sax    
   

Long analog tape loops, carefully timed delays, controlled feedbacks, harmonic-creating instruments, effects… Ariel improvises with tenor, alto and soprano on strange sounding scales and patterns with circular breathing, crossing the lines between notes, always coming back to haunt and provoke, titillate and excite new neuron pathways… it gets better at each listen.

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Concert tour in Europe 2019

Here is a video where you can see and hear him performing in Milan, Italy:

May 2019   June 2019
Intemporel (LP)   Nuits Blanches au Studio 116 (LP)
 

Sarah and Ariel blend their strong individual personalities in a single trip on the edge of time. Their kosmic music is pure, magnificent and elegant, an intergalactic hypnosis that seems to tell of distant times, a millenary vortex of a lost Era.

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"Intemporel", the latest project just published by Black Sweat Records, was born from the collaboration between the famous Canadian composer and sound artist Sarah Davachi and Ariel Kalma, a true luminary of French ambient music. Here, the common interests for electronic experimentation, electro-acoustic music and minimalism, merge in a complementary dialogue of great charm.

Terry Riley's lesson, the sound intuitions of La Monte Young and Kalma's great passion for Indian music are just a starting point. The overall result is an intense cosmic and spiritual experience in which Arp Odyssey synthesizer drones, harmoniums and keyboards meet saxophone, sitar, tampura, Tibetan bells, vocals and a multiplicity of acoustic instruments in an effective synthesis. 
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Transversales Disques is very glad to announce the release of « Nuits Blanches au Studio 116» - Unreleased rarities from Ariel Kalma’s personal archives recorded in the legendary GRM’s Studio 116 during the 70’s.

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New Age conduit Ariel Kalma’s mid-late ‘70s GRM recordings are set to blow a lot of minds with this deep dive compiled by current GRM audio restoration engineer and Transversales proprietor, Jonathan Fitoussi. Properly unnerving, beautiful proto-Lynchian vibes on this one.

Sourced from a recently excavated box of tapes recorded during late night recording sessions in the GRM’s Studio 116 - the same concrète laboratory used in Bernard Parmegiani and Luc Ferrari masterpieces - this LP delves into some of Kalma’s earliest recordings to provide an enchanting listen and reveal the groundwork that came long before his relatively recent collaborations with mutual, explorative souls Sarah Davachi and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe.
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March 2019   January 2019
Music to Dream By 562
  Moonlight Suite
Relaxing Inspiration
Music to Dream By 562   Moonlight Suite

Resonance disappearing in harmonic reminiscence of time immemorial where pure energy travels on soundwaves. Abstract sequences, soothing rhythms, floating music. Created to accompany a series of talks on consciousness as background environment.

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In 1983 Ariel moved from Paris to Hamburg to live with his sweetheart. He bought a 4 track ¼” tape recorder and composed Moonlight as a suite of vignettes illustrating Shamballa, the land of silence and bliss. Nightingale Records (his publisher at that time) needed a new age version called Rainbow, so Ariel added birds to the mix when they published a cassette (Ariel was not satisfied with the sound quality though). Then he left for Hawaii, raised a son and did not remix and remaster until… 2018. This time (almost) no birds.

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December 2018

Live in Concert Europe 2018

Archives PortaSound 1981
Space Trance Ambient

It was a great small tour, good music, good reception....
Ariel made a long 108 min album from it...
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Archives Portasound 1981 Live in Concert Europe 2018


During the 80’s Ariel travelled as music director for Margot Anand Tantra workshops and also played live with his portable setup : Modified Yamaha Portasound PS-20 keyboard, Wasp synthesiser, 4 track cassette recorder/mixer, microphone and effects.

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March 2018   February 2018
Osmose III
Ambient Songs of the Forest
  AndroGene 2018
Adding apps to the mix!
Osmose III   AndroGene 2018

40 years after his cult classic album OSMOSE, Ariel Kalma presents OSMOSE III created with field recordings of birds surrounding him nowadays. Peppered with space saxophones and flutes, velvet harmonic voices, dreaming didgeridoo, dynamic groove loops, those birds songs illustrate how nature and people could interact with respect.

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Recorded in the beginning of 2018 with my 'normal' setup, plus a Volca Keys synthesizer, an old Casio CZ-101, and several Android apps on phones and a tablet!! I was just practicing to muster all these, but after a warm up, Music Machines synchronised by themselves!

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7 Albums + Documentary + Videos

USB Flash Drive + Digital Album

Quintessential Kalma Albums: Preorder this USB card! 

Au Mage Manege
Dream Stars
Meditation In The Forest
Never Mind
Reallusions
Spirit Dancer
... and a surprise album!

Also contains a documentary/interview, plus several psycho-computer-animated videos of tracks, plus some of Ariel Cover Art...

Delivery end of April.

This is an introduction offer which will not last. Get it now! (LoL) 

Includes unlimited streaming of Dream Stars via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

BUY it here - Only US $30 or more (up to you :)

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French Archives 1977 - 80 (4-LP box)

Review by The Hum:

...... French Archives 1977 – 1980, the lavish four LP box set, now emerging in the hands of Black Sweat, draws from previously unreleased recordings from one of Ariel Kalma’s most creatively rich periods. Divided under four headings – Sarasvati Planet ArielPlanet AirAscend Descend and Astral Cathedral, the represented body of work was conceived as autonomous works, sculpting distinct sonic environments, as well as for applications within group therapy sessions for healing, trance and relaxation.

When viewed as a single body emerging from the shadows of time, these lost recordings offer a remarkable revelation into the diversity of Kalma’s practice. With their ambiences, extended tones, and repetitive rippling melodies, most of the composer’s previously know work has offered easy connections to the efforts of the New Age Movement and to Minimalists like Terry Riley, La Monte Young, and Jon Hassell.

The works contained within French Archives 1977 – 1980, display an even more diverse range – all so engrossing and of such a remarkable quality, that it’s an unquestionable sin that they have remained unheard for so long.

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December 2017   November 2017
Eternalia
Harmonic Music Forever
  Rue de la Gaite 70s
Morocco-Indian-Jazz
Eternalia   Sarasvati Planet Ariel

A musical saga of human Evolution, and search for the rhythms of Life. Mix a  synthesiser with harmonium, crystal and Tibetan bowls,  mini saxophone, vocals and effects. Add inner space, a dash of mystery and you’lll have a cosmic ode to eternity on which to hum along for a drug free ecstatic insight.

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This album was recorded at Rue de la Gaite, between 1976-1979 in Paris where Ariel lived. At that time, Brahim el Belkani from Marrakesh camped in his living room/recording studio and often played music Morrocan G’nawa style mixed with Indian style and jazzy improvisations. Loy Ehrlich and other visiting musicians, who Ariel met while traveling, recorded several sessions together.

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October 2017
Sarasvati Planet Ariel
Musique Planante
  Astral Cathedral
Cosmo Spiritual
Sarasvati Planet Ariel   Astral Cathedral

During the Mid-70s, Ariel recorded lots of ‘Musiques Planantes’ (Space Music). Ariel also participated to the development of Human Potential giving him inspiration but no desire to commercialise. Now in his 70s, Ariel wants to share his explored cosmic collection born out of nowhere…

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Inspirations from St John the Divine cathedral in New York where I 'secretly' stayed in the basement during summer 1976, accompanied by a rescued dove with a broken wing. I lived in the Earth Society's large room and could only go out at night … so I learned to play the grand harmonium, or practiced circular breathing on soprano saxophone under the crypt (large echo!!).

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October 2017   June 2017
1985 Kula Blackhole
From Outer To Inner Space ...
  Confidential
Intimate Sax Off The Record
Confidential   Confidential

During 1985, living high up on the Haleakala mountain on Maui, I got very inspired by the island vibes, the night skies, and that special silence...

I recorded this piece with a simple portable setup:
Yamaha PortaStudio keyboard, Wasp minisynth and Tascam 4track cassette recorder. 
Remastered 2017 with effects.

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Ambient music to relax in good company, far from the hurried world to create an atmosphere of quietude with longing saxophones,
lazy keyboards, resonant synthesisers, surprising effects

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Releases in 2017 from the 70s:
Never Mind
Introspective Changes Perspective
  Dream Stars
Voyage into the Dreamtime
Never Mind   Dream Star

Change is the only constant, so this is ‘Music to Change Point of View’... a gathering of tracks connecting elsewhere... Several tracks from Ariel’s 70’s archives on analog tapes. Several more recent tracks.

Ariel Kalma: all instruments, cover art, remastering (with the technical knowledge of Kamal Engel @ Art of Audio, Byron Bay). Background photo of space courtesy of NASA Spitzer telescope.

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Live recording (analog tapes) from 1977 at the Paris Planetarium. Remastered 2016.

Ariel Kalma: all instruments, cover art, remastering with the technical knowledge of Kamal Engel @ Art of Audio, Byron Bay. Background photo of space courtesy of NASA Spitzer telescope.



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Releases 2016:
Rainbow Remix
Relaxing Sounds, Medley Colors
  Ascend Descend
Space Music
Rainbow Remix  

Ascend Descend

Ariel tuned the stereo effect of an electric piano to induce relaxation by tricking the two brain hemispheres into ‘thinking’ there are two distinct signals (the delay between both sides) so the mind can let go… That’s what some Tibetan monks call “keeping the monkey mind busy”.

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Around 1982 Ariel had a portable recording system to travel with as he was part of therapeutic groups in whichhe created environments for self-development. Indeed, they were inspirations to create sounds carrying healing, trance, relaxation, journey…

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Au Mage Manege
Immersive 1976 ElectroHarmonics
  1978 Delirium GRM
Avant-garde electronica acoustic free jazz
Au Mage Manege   Delirium GRM

Ariel: “as a kid I could never get enough turns on the merry-go-rounds of Paris: I remember the slow start, then turning faster and faster until the world spined as my head did… so I composed a ‘turning’ musical progression which could be played at various speed”. Recorded 1976 while practicing to play at the Paris Planetarium and working on LP Osmose.

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As an assistant at the GRM department in the INA group during 77-79, Ariel sometimes had access to their recording studios to experiment with. Here are some of his delirious results. Just digitalised from ¼” analog tapes and remastered.



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Planet Air
1978 Church Grand Harmonium
  Space Shift
Relaxation Out There
Planet Air   Space Shift

Playing this air harmonium seems like flying a spaceship, thus the name… This is the full version of the ‘Planet Air’ on Osmose album.

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Relaxing ambient drone music for a harmonic space.
Walk into a universe of sounds that will tickle your neurons … if you don’t mind the gap!

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Interfrequence
Moving tracks for an imaginary movie

 

Musique Pour le Reve et l'Amour
Timeless Ambient Space Music
Interfrequence   Music Pour le Reve et l'Amour

Originally conceived for film and TV in 1980, theses pieces grew in popularity as time passed... maybe because of their rare appearances? Remastered in 2015, Interfrequence has now a new life. May those pieces inspire The Dreaming.
Customer feedback:  "Uno de mis albums favoritos, gran belleza cósmica y espiritual." - Marco Saavedra

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Electronic sounds can be tuned to create harmonic sounds. Echoes finely tuned create multi-layered rhythms. During the late 1970s in Paris, several young composers experimented mixing instruments with electronics, synthesisers, analog loops, and effects. Ariel Kalma combined Oriental tuning and his interest in high frequencies as brain cleanser, to create his version of space music - the kind you can take off with.

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Releases 2015:
Meditation in the Forest
Music and Birds in Harmony

 

Reallusions
Ambient acid slow fire burning
Meditation in the Forest   Reallusions

Birds and nature sounds are the ambient inspiration for this album, accompanied by modal keyboards, synth, flutes, saxophones and voices. Ariel composed with the forest's melodies and rhythms like in his 1978 cult album Osmose. Another breath of fresh air to relax, go inside and connect with all existence.

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Hallucinations are perceptions with no real counterpart. What is real? An instance of a misinterpreted perception? A deceptive appearance or impression? A false idea or belief? This music wishes to open the door behind the mirror of illusions. You might see Alice, a white rabbit, a flying pig, a pink elephant... are you dreaming?

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    Track: Heart Groove

Other releases in 2015:

We Know Each Other Somehow - 2xLP, CD + DVD

An Evolutionary Music - 2xLP + 2xCD