Just a short time ago The Lost Children netlabel and The Silent Ballet released their XIV installment of the compilation series. Now they are ready with number XV and they don’t disappoint again.

The compilation contains 12 strong electronic, ambient, post-rock tracks – some even with a hint of metal. It’s not really a relaxing album, but you will get a nice variety of moods – anything from laud drum filled Hiérophante to calm and airy Turn Tail.

From Press Release

As is becoming tradition around these parts, Volume 14 and 15 will be released in close proximity to one another. Each compilation continues the website’s commitment to spotlighting emerging musicians, featuring upcoming releases, and providing rare tracks from our favorite artists to our readers. Our focus is always on the international level, and we’ll never tire of searching for the next best thing in the most unusual of places. Our goal of a seven continent split is almost within our grasp, we’re just awaiting news of the first penguin-led post-rock group.

We’re also committed to our goal of providing quality music in a respectable format without charge. As one of life’s greatest pleasures, music should be freely available to all and resistant to commodification. As the Lost Children Netlabel looks ready to close in on its one hundredth release in 2010, we at The Silent Ballet are thankful that the label has stuck to its goals and continues to provide excellent music free of charge. Although it may seem like the music industry gets ragged on a lot, if there were more labels like Lost Children around, we think that the music climate would be a much more agreeable place for musicians.

A big thanks goes out to all the artists and labels who made this project possible. Relevant links can be found below; any support is greatly appreciated.

Jordan Volz
The Silent Ballet
Barry Rogers
Lost Children Net Label


Track 1. Across Tundras: Rainmaker – Floodreaper
Old World Wanderer, 2010 Robotic Empire
website: www.acrosstundras.bigcartel.com
myspace: www.myspace.com/acrosstundras

Track 2. Kodiak: By the Sea

TBA, 2010 Denovali
website: www.denovali.com/kodiak
myspace: www.myspace.com/kodiakdoom

Track 3. Year of No Light: Hierophante
Ausserwelt, 2010 Conspiracy/Music Fear Satan
website: yearofnolight.free.fr
myspace: www.myspace.com/yearofnolight

Track 4. Aidan Baker: Turn Tail
Previously Unreleased, 2010 The Silent Ballet
website: www.aidanbaker.org
myspace: www.myspace.com/aidanbakermusic

Track 5. Rosetta: Rain Falling on a Factory Roof (Redux)

Previously Unreleased, 2010 The Silent Ballet
website: www.rosettaband.com
myspace: www.myspace.com/rosetta

Track 6. Svartbag: Construct/Morse

Previously Unreleased, 2010 The Silent Ballet
website: www.svartbag.dk
myspace: www.myspace.com/svartbag

Track 7. Vanessa Van Basten: L’uomo Che Comprava il Tempo

TBA, 2010 TBA
website: www.vanessavanbasten.com
myspace: www.myspace.com/vanessavanbasten

Track 8. No One Wished to Settle Hereafter: Scarce Christmas

Previously Unreleased, 2010 The Silent Ballet
website: www.myspace.com/nowtsh
myspace: www.myspace.com/nowtsh

Track 9. SardoniS: It Walks the Mountain

SardoniS, 2010 Meteor City
website: www.myspace.com/sardonis666
myspace: www.myspace.com/sardonis666

Track 10. Heirs: Mandril

Alchera, 2009 Denovali
website: www.heris.com.au
myspace: www.myspace.com/heirsmusic

Track 11. Equus: VIII
TBA, 2010 Get a Life!
website: www.myspace.com/eqsmusic
myspace: www.myspace.com/eqsmusic

Track 12. Hellas Mounds: Movement II
New Heaven/New Earth, 2010 Saw Her Ghost
website: hellasmounds.blogspot.com
myspace: www.myspace.com/hellasmounds

About the Artist

Clifford Harvey graciously contributed the artwork for Volume 15. Those interested in contacting Cliff for other projects can do so at charvey@wpi.edu.

Related Links:
The Silent Ballet Official Website
Lost Children on WordPress
Lost Children NetLabel on Facebook
The Silent Ballet Volume XV on Archive.org

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