Starkey – Vestige (Original Soundtrack)
Released January 25th 2019
The first NOREMIXES release of 2019 is from label boss Starkey, and it’s the producer’s much anticipated soundtrack to the award-winning VR experience, Vestige.
Vestige was directed by Aaron Bradbury for NSC Creative (UK), produced by Atlas-V (France), Kaleidoscope and RYOT, and distributed by Other Set. The film premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival in NYC as an official selection for Tribeca Immersive. Vestige was also an official selection of the SXSW Film Festival, LA Film Festival, Sheffield DocFest and Geneva International Film Festival (where it won Best Immersive Work). The film was also a 2018 Future of Storytelling finalist.
The film is a room-scale VR creative documentary that uses multi-narrative and volumetric live capture to take the viewer on a journey into the mind of Lisa as she remembers her lost love, Erik. Within an empty void, fragments of past memories appear of their life together. Director Aaron Bradbury approached Starkey to do the score; during development, the producer’s Crashing Sphere from 2011 Civil Music album Orbits immediately came to mind as the soundtrack for the climax of the film. The rest of the music and sound design, which plays throughout the entire VR experience was composed with this piece as the primary source material; a hybrid digital / analog sound palette. In the creation of this soundtrack, mixes were created which would represent how one might experience the VR film, however, in a real viewing, the mixes and blends of sounds for many of the cues vary depending on the viewer’s positioning and personal experience of the film. Think of this Vestige (Original Soundtrack) as a 2D rendering of the score.
The director of Vestige, Aaron Bradbury, recently sat down with Forbes to discuss the creative and documentary process of making the film. You can read that here.
Vestige can now be experienced in the home, available for PC VR HMDs across the major VR platforms: Steam, Oculus and Viveport. More info can be found at (http://vestige-vr.com).
The soundtrack is released Friday, January 25th.
WXPN The Key’s John Morrison sat down with RVLVR, Ben O’Neill and Starkey to discuss the upcoming RVLR & Ben O’Neill collaborative Stiff Upper Lip EP, released this Friday, December 1st. They discuss the creative process of making this release, working with analog signal processing and a hardware mellotron, influences and more. Alongside the interview, they’re also premiering another track from the release, Stardust, which Starkey called “one of the best songs of the year, hands down.” Check out the full interview here. Preview Stardust below.
Starkey today previewed the first snippet of music from his first ever NOREMIXES release, out this Friday 7/14/17. Check it out below.
We’re really excited to announce the NORESIDENCY release series!
This past Spring we did a residency at Philly’s The Art Dept; early evening, intimate concerts which we also recorded. We’ll be releasing a series of them starting next week, July 15th. They will be pay-what-you-want on Bandcamp, streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and for sale on iTunes and other stores for a very small amount. (Basically making them available in as many ways as possible!)
Our first release of 2016 is the first full-length album from Philadelphia-based producer, ghostinthehills. The album is released February 26th. Still Life in Grey Scale follows 2015’s Elegy EP, which set a tone for ghostinthehills’ musical direction which develops and matures on Still Life in Grey Scale. The album weaves synthesis, found sound and piano into a tapestry of tone colors.
You can now pre-order the album on our bandcamp page. You’ll receive the opening track, ‘Constant Stream of Information’ as well as another track ‘Submerge’ instantly. Preview both below!
On the day of its release, NOREMIXES will be starting a 4th Friday residency at Philadelphia’s Art Dept. ghostinthehills will celebrate with a record release party joined by Starkey and Brian McBrearty. Tickets are available at the Art Dept. website.
The video of RVLVR’s live set for Philadelphia-based Podcast, Paper Box Sessions, is now available to view on YouTube (see below). RVLVR was joined by Starkey for the session which included music from the ‘Astral EP’ as well as some new material (including his remix for Oh! Pears forthcoming on ‘ONLYEMIXES Vol. 1’.
The duo also recorded an interview podcast which can be streamed/downloaded here. They discuss the Philly music scene, meeting back in the day, NOREMIXES and other topics.