LISTEN / DOWNLOAD HERE: http://valentinerecords.bandcamp.com/album/white-spring-black-cloud
Released by Valentine Records
Warsaw based Scottish musician Neil Milton - whose music is described as a "snowdrift of ambient soundscapes, electronic experiments and haunting, elegant modern-classical compositions" - will release a free, Creative Commons licensed e.p. on Manchester’s Valentine Records on Monday the 14th March 2011. The e.p. will be available from the label’s website, www.valentinerecords.co.uk.
The e.p., released on Neil’s birthday, is titled ‘white spring, black cloud’ and was written and recorded over 5 days in late February. The four pieces in this collection have a mix of modern- classical instrumentation and less conventional uses of sound such as pseudo-random sine waves and output from short wave radio.
The tracks on the e.p. are titled ‘ennui’, ‘314’, ‘biała wiosna, czarna chmura’ and ‘variations on radio music by john cage’.
On his BT Digital Music Awards 2010 nominated show, champion of new music in Scotland, Jim Gellatly, called Neil's music "...rather beautiful", a sentiment that was also shared by the acclaimed internet radio station, Fluid Radio. The Scotsman's music blog "Radar" have proclaimed Neil to be "...disgustingly talented" and the Scottish independent record label and blog 17 seconds praised Neil's music as being "jaw-droppingly, heartbreakingly beautiful".