press kit Press Release: Kyzyl To Samarkand Kyzyl To SamarkandNew music from ethereal vocalist-composer Sara Ayersand dark ambient experimentalist Ryuta.K Kyzyl To Samarkand is the culmination of a year-long collaborationbetween Japanese dark ambient experimentalist Ryuta.K and USvocalist-composer Sara Ayers.The music is foreboding, ethereal, plaintive and dense; diaphanousvocals float over surreal beds of field recordings, molten noise andnervous guitars, evoking the sound of an ominous yet ecstatic journeyon a pan-Asian silk road. The entire 51-minute, 5-song project isavailable both on CD and by download.Tokyo-Chiba based experimental musician Ryuta.K (oVdk & Bunk Data,Overdose Kunst, Ryu) creates electronic and electro-acoustic sonictextures that he describes as “Post sampling kinetic non-hierarchicalnonlinear non-equilibrium forth world muziq!"New York composer Sara Ayers creates haunting soundscapes using hervoice: sampled, layered, looped and pitch-shifted, building intricatelywoven washes of sounds that ebb and flow from delicate lullabies tobanshee wails. Kyzyl To Samarkand, a 5-song, 51-minute collaboration with Japanesedark ambient experimentalist Ryuta.K. A year in the making, the musicis foreboding, ethereal, disturbing, plaintive and dense; diaphanousvocals float over surreal beds of field recordings, molten noise andnervous guitars, evoking the sound of an ominous journey on a pan-Asiansilk road.One-minute sampleONE Golden Warrior Prince of Saka – An uneasy balance between lust and anxiety in the face of the unknowable.TWO Invisible Cities – A sonic journey through an imaginary landscape; as time goes by, one sees the world with new eyes.One-minute sample mp3THREE Shirley Collins – Dense, dense, dense. A mixture of horror and ecstasy.One-minute sample mp3FOUR This Is What I Wanted – Dark and foreboding lyrics aboutdisillusionment and alienation, over a gurgling bed of noise. But alittle creepier than that sounds.One-minute sample mp3FIVE Kyzyl To Saramkand – Standing at the edge of vast expanse under darkening skies.One-minute sample mp3 There are many mp3 files on this page, but due to server space limitations, almost all of them are low-bitrate, 64kps files.Crystal-clear high-bitrate mp3 and flac file downloads, as well as cover art, are available from musiczeit.com, or you can buy the CDs.