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Cool !!! Can’t wait… and all the best for this album !
So, I’ve listened to my beta copy of Loving Nobody close to 20 times now and I must say this album is amazing! It feels like a revisit to the “Come From Heaven” era, only with influences from the other Alpha LPs; like returning home from a long journey with stories and knowledge from the experience. The album has a very nice flow; the melodic ambiance and balanced electronica that you’d expect from Alpha is all there, as well as an occasional macabre nuance, reminiscent of darker albums like 11th Trip and Alpha/Blueneck. Once again, Corin has managed to amaze with his unique musical abilities and deliver another Alpha album that expands both my music library and my imagination.
There are quite a few new vocalists on Loving Nobody, and this new generation of Alpha voice talent delivers wonderfully, without skipping a beat from the last album. It also didn’t hurt to have the angelic voices of Wendy Stubbs and Hannah Collins return to grace us with their talent! 😉
Although a difficult decision, I’d have to say my favorites off this album are “Be Here With Me”, “Loving Nobody”, “Without Walls” and “Run From The Rain”. I haven’t really felt the need to skip over any tracks either; this is one of those albums you put on and let it go. With that being said, I MUST STRESS THE FACT THAT YOU NEED TO USE SOME GOOD HEADPHONES TO TRULY ENJOY THIS ALBUM. That statement is true for all Alpha albums, actually… without headphones you aren’t hearing the subtleties hidden under the bass lines. When I get a new Alpha album, I always listen to it on the home system first (for the love of sub-woofers) and then on some high quality earbuds. I recommend both methods for this album.
Anyway, here’s my personal opinion of the tracks off Loving Nobody:
1. Empty Minds – Right out of the gates this album delivers with a token Alpha sound; beautifully melodic and ambient tunes with soft and sweet vocals, yet the lyrics are slightly disturbing: “Empty minds, empty hopes… taking you by the throat. Empty minds, empty ropes… swinging high in abandoned homes.”
2. Be Here With Me – Such a beautifully romantic ballad! Reminiscent of “Cilla” from 11th Trip; Hannah Collins has stolen my heart with this one.
3. 24 hours in Paris – This track is starting to grow on me. A very upbeat, happy, bustling tune; it makes me think of how much of the world knows Paris as the city of love (the ideal romantic destination), but it’s also a very busy metropolitan area. I want to say I read somewhere that Paris has more international traffic than any other city on the planet, so yeah, pretty busy. I digress; to me, this song captures the feeling of a romantic excursion in the busy city of Paris.
4. World Run Down – This track was originally titled “World Fade Away” from Corin’s “The Garden Project” on the Alphaheaven website. A truly inspirational piece of music; check out the tracks and video from “The Garden Project” group in the Members section. I’m happy to see this track received its well deserved spot on an album.
5. Out of Sight – Still absorbing this one; very mellow tune with somewhat melancholy lyrics.
6. Homer – An evolution of the track “Come to An End” from the “Not For Release” tracks via alphaheaven.com… There used to be a playlist online, but I’m unsure if it’s still available. Once described by Corin as “music made to offend NO ONE at 6am”, this track is a nice transition piece for this album.
7. Electric Hands – Okay, hear me out on this one: this song could totally be the theme song to a long lost James Bond film! Remember the old Sean Connery/Bond films with the song in opening credits? Yeah, “007 in… Electric Hands” could totally be a Bond film! Btw, there’s a really nice bass line on this track.
8. Loving Nobody – The title track of the album, Loving Nobody embodies some core traits of Alpha; a dark and somber melody, deep bass and a haunting voice that all come together in a beautiful melancholy. Definitely deserving of being the title track.
9. In A Perfect World – Okay, when I first heard this track on my home stereo, I thought it was a nice mellow transition track that had some extremely out-of-place sirens in it. When I plugged in my earbuds though, the song completely changed. This ambient tune suddenly epitomized the shock and haunting sense of disbelief we all felt one September morning. Corin, this track will forever give me the chills.
10. Without Walls – Probably the track that stands out the most, “Without Walls” is simply amazing. I love the back story of it being about “yurt life” and I think this track would have great success on the radio. This one is right up there with “Sometime Later” and “Elvis” in my opinion.
11. Urbanism – A slightly spooky track, this transitional piece reminds me of some of the music off of “Lost in A Garden of Clouds” Not much to analyze on this one; just a beautiful arrangement from Corin… which is part of the reason I love Alpha so much!
12. Starlight – Yet another catchy upbeat tune, “Starlight” has a more playful electronic vibe to it. Something about this track reminds me of an old Alpha rarity called “Niven” from the L’hiver EP.
13. Hold Your Breath – Certain instrumental aspects of this track remind me of something off the Alpha/Blueneck album. To me, this beautiful duet evokes both sadness and hope. Although the lyrics are “a very simple dance”, so many things come to mind: “Shut your eyes, hold your breath, make a wish…” could apply in so many scenarios. Youthful love, a tragic moment of loss, being in a life-threatening situation… it takes my mind all over the place.
14. Bend Loo – Another track from the “Not For Release” collection, this evolved version of Bend Loo is much like the original, but has some additional “old cinema-esque” voice samples that we have all come to know and love. A great chill tune; use it to mellow your mind!
15. Run From The Rain – Another amazing track from Hannah Collins! Her haunting vocals are amazing on this one; it was an instant favorite for me. This one feels like a follow-up to “Covers Been Blown” off 11th Trip.
16. Say You Don’t Want Me – This one is growing on me the more I listen to it. The descending melody/rythm threatens to invade my brain and then refuse to leave.
17. To The Moon – Ahh, at long last Wendy makes her appearance on the album! This track right here is classic Alpha; a happy little cosmic tune, Ms. Stubbs takes us on a lullaby-like journey to well, the moon… with a quiet little nod to The Sky is Mine, perhaps?
18. Left Behind – Closing out Loving Nobody is Hannah Collins in this beautifully sad song. The perfect song to end the album; the chorus evokes a bittersweet realization that the album has come to an end. Parting is such sweet sorrow, yes?
Well that about does it! I hope this review was at least somewhat informative to some of you. As a longtime Alpha fan, I would highly recommend this album to any lover of good music, but also as an Alpha introduction to someone who has yet to experience their music. So if you haven’t done so already, take a moment at the end of your hectic day to sit down, turn off all those distracting electronic devices, put on some headphones and get lost in the experience that is Loving Nobody.
Files downloaded… Who is going to spend the next hour listening to Alpha ?
The digital download link will be sent at somepoint today to ALL the fans who bought the vinyl. There are two versions of mp3 quality to select, I cant remember what they are Corin told me last night! Anyhow you will all get to enjoy the music whilst you wait for your vinyl to arrive. The download will be then me made available to BUY next Monday.
I’m just listenning to it… Really great work !!!
As I’m working for a radio broadcast (Radio Campus Amiens), is there a way to have it in mp3 320kbps ?
Again, all the best with this new album.
Use the cd’s when your album arrives in post…pleased your playing it on the radio.
I received the password to download the album, but when I enter it, it just returns back to the ‘enter password’ screen. Any suggestions? Dying to hear this album, as any Alpha project is a MAJOR event for me.
update on otder. we are waiting for posters to arrive and vinyl boxes to send in, hopefully this will arrive next week and we can get sending them out. it will be a slow process as we cant post 250 albums in one day! so please be patient, all good things to those who wait.
Still waiting for Breed our manufacturer to give us a delivery date, they promised this week, hopefully tomorrow. Hang in there, you will be getting album soon…unfortunately record cuts never ever go to plan.
yeah, people never think about the costs associated with recording the music or even the amount of money it takes to tour!
it’s kind of sad to me because you guys are REALLY phenomenal, and have been since Come From Heaven.
it’s sad because i can see that one day the costs of making music might eventually outweigh your desire to do so (i hope not).
i will tell you this though, if you guys had your own streaming site, where you streamed your own music, released stuff and unreleased stuff, i would would pay $9.99 per month for that, and i’m sure others would too…
Is there a way to get mp3 at 320kbps ? I’m working on a french radio, and I’d love to put some of this song in my show but cannot since it’s low quality mp3. Thanks for all !
Thanks so much !
Copy ordered ! All the best for ending this album. Hope to see you on stage.
thanks very much. we are planning a show in paris perhaps later this year.
any updates on when we receive our orders? you guys are doing a great job of building up pent up demand — lol! seriously, i’m definitely looking forward to hearing this new work.
crazy horse has great determination to sell every last copy and more….we will able to announce a delivery date soon we hope.
Finally I ordered it, I can’t wait to hear this new album.
You have got your copy safe, no worries, not many left. Just now you have to be patient.
I think I can do it ah ah 😉
Thanks to all those who have pre ordered. We still need to sell a lot of more as currently we have just covered the cost of manufacturing and nothing else. Please keep spreading the word on the new album and make Corin a very happy man.
Can’t wait to receive my order 😉
Thanks for creating such a wonderful music.
Can’t wait to get this in the mail. Crossing my fingers for a piece of the Come From Heaven score. Still my favorite record to this day.
The numbers you are reading as you place your orders are not accurate or definitive, customers place orders but do not proceed to paypal so the order does not count, we will let you know when we reach our first target with this release
I just placed my order but I received a reply saying ‘Order number 118’. Is this number accurate?
I really would like to receive the complete packaging of the first 60… Please!!
No this is not the number sold, it’s not an accurate number. There are many orders that do not go through the whole process with paypal.
It is normal, at the beginning, the price was masked by a big image… i discovered the price once on paypal…
Well when you have three children to feed and someone is offering you a lot of money for an ad we are not in any kind of position to turn the money away, this is only one of two big adverts Alpha have been offered in their whole career, we hope they get plenty more. We have never seen Wendy so happy when she realised what she was getting.
No downloads until later in 2015
Waited a long time for a new Alpha album, and i’m Loving the preview, so i’m looking forward to receiving this asap…
Super excited about the new release; just placed my order! Please keep us posted as to when they’ll be shipping out. 😀
will there be cd only release or just this and download?
Only this which come with CD and download later in 2015
Very exciting! The previews sound fantastic!
greetings from brazil!
do you have STARGAZING phisically avaliable @ your store?
thank you in advance!
I’m sorry but there are no cd’s left.
Please don’t. Advertisements destroy my imagination about this song mood.
Finally I have it all. I was listening Alpha since 2009. So many good memories.
This is really beautiful
This player work for you?
Still the same for me
We are looking into why this has stopped working, should have it up again soon.
I can play the tracks but I have no tracklisting or infos on firefox or safari.
Someone have this playlist’ tracklisting.
Thanks a lot !!! Great tunes
Cool initiative !!!
Great, thanks !
Thanks a lot ! 😀
thank you 😀
Thank you Alpha, what a nice idea
Thank to you, Alpha!
Oh, I thought I missed the gift. Thanks, that’s very nice ! ^^
one can’t bet on the first song for some reason
I’m in for the mega shark!
I’ll try to post this here, as nobody seememed to notice my post on alphaheaven facebook page last week:
Sam / Corin, I ordered the new album last week, but something went wrong as I didn’t get directed to paypal and didn’t pay it at all. Despite not paying, I got a order confirmation by e-mail, which I replied to asking whether I should place the order again or just send the payment by paypal. I guess no one noticed it, as I received the cd today. I would of course like to pay for it, so please give me the paypal address for it.
Hello, thanks for your message, The administrator is away at the moment, when they are back next week they will send you a paypal request to your email. Thanks again
Corin, are you going to be doing this again with all the tracks you’ve recorded for the next album?
Low is as epic as A Little Poison…really thanks for that one.
Anyone else having problems unzipping the wav version ?
You’re not using a Mac running OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard), by any chance? I’m having the same issue, but with both of the downloads. Safari is reporting “Decompression failed”, and when I look at the size of the download, the ZIP archives for both the MP3 and WAV versions are both at about the same size (~32 megs).
I’m going to jump over to a Windows machine to see if I have better luck there. I’ll let you know.
So were you able to unzip the WAV archive?
Great album – thank you!
Amazing work as always. ‘Lilitu’ is such a beautiful track, the dark ambient created in ‘The Guest’ is sublime (maybe my fav one). ‘The Last refuge’ is probably the most Alpha’like remix and I do love the building up from ‘Low’. Each track has a different touch and vibe but you can feel in all of them the great spirit of Alpha…
Just received it today (super fast delivery, waow), right on time for my birthday, what a gift!
Another bunch of great tunes from Alpha, always a pleasure.
Especially love the long tracks, great atmospheres.
One more for the record collection! 😀
I hope y’all are shipping out the albums soon; I understand the decision to release it in CD form only, but I’m dying to hear it!
Cool thanks a lot for this new 2013 album!
Very great tunes ! Bend Loo is magic in particular …
Thanks a lot to share that. Precious Alpha themes in our lives !
Caline is so dope until 1:42 … really hoping to hear more like “End Theme” keep up awesome work love your music! thanks for downloads
Just added Simons eggs…enjoy
let’s have a listen 😀
sweet! thanks a lot!!! glad to hear that!
lost my way, or something simple but deep idk gl cant wait to hear it
There’s “Eleventh Trip” missing, which became one of my favourites with “Come From Heaven” and “Stargazing”. I think it will be in the top three once you update this poll.
Thanks for letting us know, we will add it
Thinking of You…
Yep…all I listen to now…with some Walking on Water once in a while…
Need to put 30 second samples of L’hiver up on Last.fm…I am playing it but not many others…they just dont know how good this ep sounds….
How long are the individual tunes? My copy of “Walking on water” ends so abruptly I’m wondering whether that was by design or whether my mp3 file was corrupted in download!
That is the way it should be, it ends, it cuts
What a nice Christmas present! Thank you! I am giddy…
Happy Holidays all!
Great gift for christmas … Thanks ! 😀
Unless I’m mistaken about the order, it’s:
1. Alpha christmas
2. Makes sense
4. Numb Annie
5. Thinking of you
6. Walking on water
That looks a little Alphabetical!
Can you give us a tracklisting please? The mp3 files or id tags aren’t numbered.
Ok they were not numbered, I wondered why there was a problem, sorry. Yes Harold’s list is good. I think the itunes version will be a different order because I forgot it.
Great work! For some “unknown reason” makes sense is my favorite ;D
I look forward to checking out the other sounds but this is great, thanks!
This is very cool! The last time I tried it I had problems, probably because I was logging in from some old Mac that couldn’t handle the Alphatar very well.
how do i purchase any of these songs as mp3’s?
You can download some with points, there is a link on the page. Also we may release some as a Christmas download next week.
Oh, that must’ve been a test or something. You’re session doesn’t actually begin for another 20 minutes, I think.
And just when I’d referred some friends! Did I just catch the final 5 minutes of the session?
Who’s manning the deck? It’s album static now…
It that an SH101 in the RHS of the photo? What other synths are you guys using at the moment?
Yes 101, Jupiter 8, Nord Mod, Bass station etc
Nice to hear familiar sounds fit into the song of Sophie. Thank you!
I’m going to have to think about this. I can’t vote yet! Too much pressure.
I chose “Nyquil” by our lovely hosts here. I have thousands of albums that run the gamut of recorded musical history, and if I were asked to choose the one song in that history that I absolutely could not live without…it would be that one without a moment’s hesitation.
I like Nyquil as well. Dim was my favorite for a while but recently A Perfect End has become my favorite. I can listen to A Perfect End countless times and always find something new.
stay lyrics please?
it’s quite a long time since it has been friday…
Early in the morning, this makes a good song, in combination with a good cup of coffee, makes working quite doable
So here’s what I did: I posted all these songs in the group inspiration. If you can’t make up your mind, visit the group and listen to all these nice songs!
And of course I recommend my Björk contribution
Wow, great job ! I would have voted Björk myself but I don’t think that Unravel would be one of my favourite… right now I’d go for Unison, Pleasure Is All Mine, 5 Years or Hyper-Ballad.
Well, unravel is something personal and then it’s hard to make one decission. Best video ever of course is All is full of love. Could have picked that one. On my wedding we put ‘generous palmstroke’, but that’s a song nobody knows, so that would definitely not be other’s favorite…
see also my post in the Inspiration group
Quite interesting to hear different perspectives on the same track… It just sounds new !
Sorry I submited a lot of oldies, but I failed to choose the one and only !
Oh, how I love these tunes…
Sheila/Sawbones is my favourite, pure beauty !
Some feedback on those beautiful remixes : http://www.indierockmag.com/article20275.html
@corin: I work during the the sessions, can you upload the sessions to the site so I can listen? the link provided does not work. Thanks and keep making sonic smiles…… peace from philadelphia, usa
@ cme : nice pictures ! Love the colours.
Thank You ALPHA , now i can’t more……. i need to listen thid new album now !!!!!!!!
hey, I’ve been enjoying this. When’s the next time?
Lately I made a list of my 100 favourite records of all time (seems childish but I’m kind of obsessed with lists, can’t help it…), and I found 5 Alpha albums in it. The only musician to get more is Sole with 6 albums but under 5 different names and bands so I guess it doesn’t count. :p
Zen is one of my favourite DJ Krush album, and Vision Of Art feat. Company Flow’s El-P and Mr. Len still is one of his best tracks ever.
Yup I do agree, Vision of Art is faat.
Introduction track is very beautiful, should have registered many months ago when I read about it on your newsletter……
Love the sound of my Alphatar.
” MASTERPIECE ” simply perfect Corin !
Avalanche: very nice track, thought provoking. I’d like to hear more…..
I received my copy of the cd today : what bonus tracks ?
From Lisbon , Portugal.
You can hear bonus tracks here http://www.alphaheaven.com/its-friday
I just purchased Eleventh Trip and I’m only on the first song and all I can say is WOW!!! I’m somewhat speechless at how good “In This” is — wasn’t expecting it…
Thanks for your comment, it means a great deal to us. Could you copy your comment to the link below so others can read it , it helps with promotion. Thankyou.
Thank you for your music !
Hmm, @Corin. Did you listen to my alphatar during the construction of 11th trip? The cd sounds soooooo like… well, let’s say emotional state at the moment 😉
I will wait patiently to receive your new album and I already know it will be the same pleasure to discover it (and fall in love again with your beautiful music).
Maybe it’s time to refresh this page with 11th trip?
New Alpha album! Hooray! Keep ’em coming.
I was tempted to post some irrelevant posts, so I could buy the cd with my points, but I couldn’t wait, so I bought it just by pp…
Yeah, keep those points so you can continue to explore the Garden Project and other areas of the site!
Looking forward to receiving my own signed cd!
Can’t wait. Can I download or stream the new album while I wait on shipment of the cd?
If nature (life) operates under rules for example 1+1=2 then we have been shaped by these rules from plants to humans. The question is , are we independently examining and testing the laws of nature, proving observations of nature operate by a set of rules, for if the laws of nature determine everything then our decisions could also be determined by nature, making us unable to have free will to discover what life is, like it’s hidden from us. This would mean that we are not in control of ourselves and nature. Therefore the question lies, why are we self aware. is this the need to fill in the answer with God – The garden project.
so, what is the statement “bonus tracks go to http://www.alphaheaven.com “on the back cover of cd refereng to? will there be some extra content!?
btw, when will you send cd that was ordered yesterday?
Finally got one of my accounts to open! Thank you so much for offering an mp3 download; I didn’t want to wait a fortnight for my copy to arrive from across the pond 😉
Song no name on Alpha playlist 2 rare tracks, this song should be worked on and released. It is familiar as briaeos say, but does anyone know where they have heard it before?
once i’ve had all “hidden songs” from stragazing era website downloaded, but then few years ago my hdd decided it is the right time to spontaneously self-destruct, so that hypothesis can’t be easily verified…
Thank you for making another Alpha album.
Will the cd be available on buying with points?
hmm, the replies were removed. How come? Can’t make it happen?
Not sure, after it had to be rebuilt there have been some strange things happening.
Love it, Corin. It gives me convidence in the quality of the rest of the album!
Love it !! I’m excited to discover the whole album…
if you’re really impatient (waiting for official preview here) you can google it, and you’ll find one on-line music store which have one minute previews of every song from the album.
Thanks for the advise, but I didn’t have to wait so long at the end, I downloaded the album yesterday 😉
made this morning…
it’s good to know that alpha have three vocals again.
great tune, great vocals and nice self-referencing at the end.
but we want more! 😉
It’s coming, I know some of the tracks your gonna really love.
Yes this tune ‘Covers Been Blown’ has quite a story , I wrote originally with 3 parts, all got separated and turned into other tunes now it has come back together, not as it was originally but close.
Both Ariel and Made In Space are available thru Amazon and CDBaby, but unfortunately not in high quality (at least 320kbps). I hate variable bitrates. Google Play offers its entire music inventory in 320kbps, and so does 7Digital (for the most part). I’d love to have both Ariel and especially Made In Space in 320 or higher kbps.
We will look into why CD baby is low, that’s not good. We are planning to release a special edition of Made in Space on CD. We will keep you posted.
Any update on the special edition CD?
Can´wait to listen to it! almost!!!!!!!! =)
thanks for sharing!
Here we go, .looking forward to some new tunages for my travels! Alpha we love! Hope you release it on vinyl too
That would be good, It never makes any money but if a company offer we would.
thanks for sharing sounds beautiful
Is she (the one pictured) the singer in “For the Wages”? Goodness, I love that song…
Are we able to listen to your music somewhere?
a button called cubepoints, saying actually nothing?
“Because of you” is a pure jewel
“Lilitu” is wonderful, different, love the desperate but still dignified emotion that comes from it…
“My garden” is peaceful and evokes me a sunny day in the nature, lying on the grass, watching the clear blue sky, refreshed by a nice wind, hearing birds singing and feeling a real communion with nature and elements…
“Niven” reminds me of the soundtrack of the movie “The Big Blue” (Eric Besson), by Eric Serra, especially the tracks Sailing to death” and “Homo delphinus”. Same ambiance, same sound.
Loved “You”, for the warm and charming voice of Kelvin…
Thanks for sharing all these tracks !
Darling it’s Friday, have a great weekend Corin and Wendy!!
Thanks, off camping in Tarragona in Spain as it’s just a few hours from where I live, it’s raining here in Luchon.
thank you for this playlist
Hi, thanks for great playlist. Near future is there any plan coming Tokyo and having live? I’ve waiting for you guys long long time.
@admin: how is it one can earn up to 50 points? is 5x like at fb also 50 points? I only see fb (10 p) twitter (10 p) and g+ (10 p).
And “The Impossible Thrill” album cover is so cold blue as this master piece’s sound is less organic than “ComeFromHeaven”… In fact, the covers really stick perfectly to the inner atmospheres :-))
“Your chance of winning is 2%”. Ouch. I hope to be a lucky bastard then!
it’s still better than the lottery. We all hope to be a lucky bastard…
Luckily I bought two copies of Come From heaven on vinyl when it came out, one to play and the other is still shrink wrapped.
I have something similar with the pink edition of Post by Björk Still happy with it.
it’s a long time until the giveaway closes… Waiting waiting waiting, from this day on
You have not lost your points as nobody voted for under 200 so you should have your points back this is why the spam registrations were removed after betting had finished as nobody was going to win. There has been a lot of problems with spam registrations in the last two weeks so we have no put in more protection during registrations. We will have to see if it works.
Perfect. Transparant explanation. Good luck on the spam filters.
Yeah, I’m digging the transparency here, too.
GREAT News!! How many lottery tickets are we allowed to purchase
Or better recommend to close the giveaway now as my chances are now 100%
Some members only visit the site once a month so we have to give this one a long time as it may be the only time we can ever do it…
Hi Corin, any updates on this giveaway? tempted to buy all the remaining tickets ..
Hmmm, at this rate, Poisened can take very long time…
Yes forever, we need to get those who have been here to come back and vote. I will put up a post soon.
Am on a trip to Tanzania. Late hours in the hotel room checking my mail and listening to Playlist no. 3. (Elvis at the moment). Very nice, Alpha!
find this somewhere but not here ..
Yer and we are at 198 or something, I didn’t think it would. No Gain then
It would be nice to have a poll for favorite/favourite song. The album “Stargazing” is my favorite anything, by anyone, BTW….
Damn Caline such a pêrfect track.
I will start on lost an eye lash,do you think it should have a new title? The other tracks will be up for vote again soon.
Lost an eyelash is now well under way but I don’t know if I should let you hear it until it is finished. It is always difficult to decide if final versions should be left as a surprise or weather to let you hear it’s progress, so here is the vote, do you or do you not want to hear it in progress? New ideas will be up for vote again soon….I have lots waiting to start it will be up to you which ones.
I like the title – it’s kind of fragile.
The title is somehow unusual, but great.
unusual is good
like it as it is unusual or not
well, if the idea behind “direct it” is making some kind of priority list of what should be done first then there is no point in hearing work in progress. if the idea is to choose in which direction chosen song will, then hearing work in progress makes some sense..
“Lost an Eyelash” is wonderful, so peaceful, so melancholic, so intimate, so Alpha !! It’s definitely my favorite. Would love if you develop this track
Instrumental version of ‘Stumbled’ is brilliant. I’ve always loved ‘The Sky Is Mine’. Especially the hidden track. I believe there’s gotta be more stuff in store.
All tracks were lovely, and I would be receptive to them all…but “Lost An Eyelash” was just divine! I was writing lyrics in my head the minute I heard the first few bars. Very nice to hear future Alpha classics in their infancy.
Do you want to sing on it?
would be nice to include dreamy vocal lines ..
Sandies brings in a new tone, so I prefer that one.
heard the 3 again and realy convinced that there’s something new in Sandies. Hope that you will bring it to a higher level, although the votes are against it.
F1 and Sandles are good, I feel them like part of Lost in a Garden of Clouds, but Lost an eyelash just made me want to make music! It’s fucking beautiful, I could hear it with a beautiful female voice.
Lost an eyelash is quiet good. You could work it out into a song. Other tunes are more ambient. You could possibly use them as an intro, but for an another song, i suppose. I don’t see how these three pieces could work together well. They are too different to be combined as one.
f1 just for the reason that it sounds little bit more “experimental” than the other two which are more in the classic alpha style.
actually F1 & eyelash work fine side by side;)
the 3 could easily end up altogether as one song…
reckon F1 could well function as intro or lead in to lost an eyelash ..
A small/generous payment to should suffice (I’ll message you Don’t Touch Recordings’ paypal email).
Ok cheri elizabeth i’ll try that, thanks.
does anybody know where it is possible to purchase digitally this one ?
Silent Poets – Get Ready (Alpha’s Utah Mix)
Been looking for it for a while.
This is also my first comment here and i want to say:
So happy Alpha is still alive and about to drop another LP!
I love Lilitu. The air of decadence in the song is poignant. The words of the last tribe disappeared a long time ago. Something that does not exist anymore. Thanx
thanks much for adding Alpha playlist #2
wouldn’t mind winning
Hmm, somehow I have the feeling it won’t be only the two of us…
looking forward to savouring the new sounds……
Wow, Lillitu is absolutly brilliant, distinctly Alpha yet reminds me of This Mortal Coil, one of my all time favorite collaboratives. Thanks so much for posting this track and keep on recording…….
no name, no comment sounds so familiar, but i can’t pin point it? was it one of “hidden songs” from the stargazing era website (when one had to chase the stars in order to find hidden songs)?
Yes maybe, I remember the stars, long time ago.
“it’s beautiful, it’s terrifying! ” thanks for that!
(PS- My Garden is not loading properly)
Please you like it, My garden fixed, thank for letting me know, sometimes it takes a while for your computer to read the new xml file if it still does not play.
any others going to participate?
only two of you?
It’s amazing. The excitement at the two of us is rising.
Winning this would directly make me top user…
Your story and your video has reminded me of one of my favourite works in classical ukrainian literature. A psychological novel by Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky, called ‘Intermezzo’. It was published in 1908. It tells an autobiographical story about the spiritual healing of the exhausted person who takes a trip away from the city and spends some time alone surrounded by nature. It’s a very personal, deep, intellectual, philosophical piece of work. Your story is beautiful, as are these little pieces of music, you wrote. I’m excited about the final part of the project. I want to hear what came out of the noise. Sometimes a simple sound can transform into something beautiful. I exactly know how this thing works.
With Caline in my head I will turn to bed en step into the weekend. It will be great! thanks for that
@admin the award system doesn’t seem to work
Because you mentioned “I forsee a little problem. Anyone can change their bet just seconds before betting ends. That ruins the bet…. So why not close it an hour or 3 and then wait until Friday 6?” The time was move two hours later, but I guess we should not have done this. You points have been returned.
Thanks for returning the points. And: Yeah, I said that. Still I could find at the top (the bet saying itself) : number of members the moment the bet ends. That’s why I was surprised.
Because you mentioned “I forsee a little problem. Anyone can change their bet just seconds before betting ends. That ruins the bet…. So why not close it an hour or 3 and then wait until Friday 6?” The time was move two hours later, but I guess we should not have done this. Your points have been returned.
Thanks for these downloads. A beautiful way to start this weekend.
I think it’s friday already. Let it come!
I like this
So do I! 😀
in case someone wants to know and have to give points for that, this is empty now 😉
We need permission from blueneck to make this a download
What happened to the first Friday song?
bass 3.1 is ok, now. thanks
thanks for the christmas upload too!
Never mind, I figured it out. You have to click something — I forget what now — to access the download. Something near the top right corner.
click on the little downtarget that’s goes visible when you go over the track’s name.
Is it an actual download or stream-only?
Here’s one I have heard yet — thanks!
Love the site!!
“Hope Goes” has the perfect friday vibe ! thanks!
we have to pay to download 1 or 2 songs? is it a JOKE?
No you will be able to download songs from garden project , other played and more….
Hmmm indeed. I don’t think any playlist’s been added yet… Let’s be patient I guess!
Tantalizing .. onwards to step3
Nice to see this grow and in a similar proces see my points grow. I like the parallel. Keeps you hooked.
I really like the website and the fact that it feels like a “Alpha community” where fans can share
Yeah, it’s a good start. I’m having a bit of trouble navigating it — finding things, like how to rack up points — but I’m sure I’ll get used to it. New visitors may be a little perplexed, though. In order to be a great site (and one that will be “sticky” — that is, keep visitors returning — it’s got to be super-easy to navigate. Maybe it’s just me but I think it needs something…what that is I’m still trying to figure out.
Never mind, I found the points legend. I’ll keep my mind on what I feel this site could use, and when I post my ideas maybe others will take a look and discuss.
So far the site is good. It’ll grow and as it does just the engagement with others will self-improve the site.
Oh, and I’ll post those suggestions under Community->Groups->New Site
I’m confused. Where do we actually access the garden project?
‘Because of you’ is such a masterfully crafted song. I always wondered could this song possibly came out from the same sessions as Stargazing album. It has some specific similarities, particularly with ‘Elvis’. Another outstanding song with Kelvin is ‘Three thousand’. I think these two precious songs really reminisce Lee Hazlewood and Burt Bucharach, songwriters who were always far ahead of their time. Just like Alpha.
They did not all come from the same sessions as Stargazing, mostly afterwards. You cannot compare us to the greats Lee and Burt, but I am very flattered. Yes some of these songs are hardly know, thank you for your support. The song 3000 even has real strings recorded at Abbey Road but it was many years after that kelvin put vocals to it.
Thank you for the answer, Corin. This is very interesting to me.
Will there be a full screen mode?
Still a bug that cannot get fixed, third party developers…
Yes these are good ideas, and your right if we can build this site into something more than just Alpha. We are working on some new features at the moment. Thanks again for your support. We have some more remixes lined up for the It’s Friday – player…watch this space.
We’ll keep watching this on friday…
I’ve always loved ‘Sometime Later’ album cover.
Surprisingly great new website.
by support act, i mean ‘opening band’ , of course
seems like a byproduct of the site, several features imply extended collab. Corin said he wished that it would evolve into smth special. that’s the way of public-fed forums and network, it becomes whatever we (as a whole) do out of it… like a band jamming together, basically…
another way would be: you re in a band, you set up a gig for Alpha + you (as support act), you make sure it covers the expenses (travel, accomodations+fee). then another band take turn in another city ___ hopefully not to far, to share travel costs…
now, the membership is still a bit small to reasonably think about it. one-off gigs would be ridiculous.
then, would Alpha want to do that kind of thing? no idea.
but i’m in if that’s an option. Paris & area. anyone?
one off gigs are too complicated as Alpha are in France and England and getting people together to rehearse for one got is nigh on impossible just for one night. its so difficult to arrange backline, musicians it goes on and on. if there was a tour for at least one month then it would be worth it!
thanks for sharing the sounds.
bass 3.1 doesn’t seem to show up or load (wrong files?) as “remix alpha-christmas tune” (empty folder?)
Tried to fix bass3.1, should work now.
Awesome. This is by a band called Blueneck, right? Not only is it a great idea to showcase similar electronic bands to Alpha, but it would be great to get these other bands involved with this site in some way that really provides them incentive to do so. Bands usually want their own venue to showcase their projects but cross-pollination is typical (like in remixes like this). Marketing-saavy and successful bands understand this. I’m trying to come up with some other ways to cross-market like this.
Someone please tell me if you agree or disagree. You’ll get two points for doing so!
agree. I also like all the input at the inspiration group
The long shot on the video reminds me of the Massive Attack video ‘Unfinished sympathy’
Anyone know how many points I need to be able to create a group?
we have had trouble getting this function to work
I always like these kind of treats. Can’t we have a friday treat every week Not to kill any creativity or so…
Polls are great, so long as the data is heeded. Let me people speak!
thanks for the Friday Treat #TGIF
I can’t wait to get enough points to be able to access the loops! I want to post good content in order to get those points, though, to make this site more valuable to future visitors. (Just a gift back to Alpha for making my life more enjoyable!)
at my window, there were rooftops, now i see mountains. thanks
One feature I would love to see is for the tracks from some Alpha songs to be made available once in awhile to members for downloading and remixing. Alpha could select the song(s) or poll members asking them which track they would love to remix. Alpha could license the tracks under a Creative Commons license that requires attribution and is exclusively for non-commercial use — that is, the track(s) can be downloaded and remixed as long as the resulting remix is attributed to Alpha and not distributed for profit.
Remixes could even be vetted by Alpha and, if approved by Alpha, included on the site for other members to listen to.
Yes this is a good idea, we do have the loops player for just this purpose with some alpha loops. Only some tracks will be available, the ones where a license is easy. Getting approval for some tracks would take months. We will let you know when some more loops are ready. The CCL is a good idea and will look into it.
I think in the first poll you should put “Excellent” at the top followed by “Good” then “Could be improved” followed by “Bad” followed by “No comments”. At least, that’s how polls like these are normally done (from one end of the spectrum to the other).
Hey, I uploaded some songs, but they don’t seem to be on the player. How come?
It might me a file type issue, Check your points info my account > points > my points
Loops and sounds seems intriguing; I’ll be learning Logic 7 soon and it’d be nice to have some stuff to play with. Where can I find the number of points I currently have so I can find out how many more I need to earn?
Hello Harold, if you go to the top bar your points are displayed in the top menu. You can view all your points from My account > points. Also if you let the mouse hover over a menu link after a couple of seconds a box will appear with the number of points you need to view. Pleased to hear it’s Logic 7, that is what I use. I look forward to hearing what you do.
It also reminds me that I have more loops ready to upload…
Hey! I just uploaded a song called “Corazón de ensueño”, it is sung in spanish, and you can watch the video about a little musician pig who falls in love with a geisha… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj6QrtHZpf0
I love the song dude ! Very cool
Will watch the video later 😉
Every album is a great surprise, so tender, so fantastic.
nous n’irons plus au labrador
Great to read about a song coming to life. Looking forward to the new album.
I miss Martin’s voice, but I am feeling positive about the new vocalists. Good luck!
Innovative concept, looking forward to seeing additional features
Hope you like it.
Hmmm, how does this thing work?
Nice website, nice features. I hope more people will join. Hope extra features will be added.
Been enjoying the tunes , thanks…
yes, the website will continue to grow over time, this site alone and all that goes with it has been a work in progress since 2009
Downloads fixed. If it still does not work try to refresh or empty cache browser. Thanks
Are you working on new elements on the website, or is this it? What can we expect?
A lovely suprise indeed.
I was able to download the visual but read an error for the tracks.
Will revisit soon..
Other members, check your traffic as it may be throttled from all those free downloads.
I think we all know the justly, enduring (long-lasting) solution in supporting artists*
Finally. love it.
Interesting and innovative concept – hope it can & will catalyze interesting discussions iso spam ..
I’m considering making it a personal project to attempt to convert spam-ish comments into valuable ones so that visitors will stick around. I do like this sense of social currency — what would be really cool would be to be able to +1 and -1 comments in a way that would result in the spam being pushed to the bottom of the page (or obscured in some way, as they do on Slashdot).
Not quite sure what you mean?
Corin is that the Pyrenees? I beleive you are a fan of Cadaques? If so, you must be a fan of Dali. We were there last Feb as part of our Barcelona/Gaudi/Dali trip. we must have taken 2500 pictures in 10 days. I loved Dali’s house and the museum. We were very fortunate to have the big Dali exhibit in nearby Philadelphia usa, we went to it 3 times. Absolutely amazing. We also made a pilgrimage to Tampa Fla to the the museum there. The Morse have 4 of his masterpieces, including my favorite, the torreador.
Peace from Philadelphia, usa.
yes, it is the Pyrenees and we love Cadaques! We have been going there for the past five years every summer and love it. Our 8 year old son is a fan of Dali and we took him to the museum last summer.Its an insane house and we loved the Opium room and his swimming pool. We sit gazing at the house wishing it was ours….
Proud to be the first here
It’s a different order than album order. Only alfabetical order. Maybe in the future we can play with that as well?
Wow… love it… and i have enough points to go to step3…
A direct link to the song would be preferable – why not make it a litle bit easy?
ok. slow computer – already found it. Nice…..
Beautiful landscapes, is this what you see when you wake up every morning in the Pyrénées mountains ? I can even smell the smoke into my nose !
Yes this is the area I live in. Much of it features in the garden project as photos and walks.
I know those mountains; surely a great source of inspiration and quiet peace.
I do enjoy the point system, if you really want to follow the story you need to do something in return, it’s actually like an Alpha game! I’ll play it for fun!
it will be in 2012 that is all the info we have at the moment
why is the picture of horace not in here? Wouldn’t like to miss him!
Ariel EP MP3 only. No, there will be no more represses of Made in Space
Dont understand your points system…
Will buy the new album, but won’t buy points to surf on a site…
We won’t give the music away for free, a lot of work and time has gone into this project, why would you not expect to pay for it?
Hello, the points are not just surfing but for downloading new alpha songs
Hmmm, if someone is not interested in the music, please donate some points to me, so I can earn more…. lol
Just new on this….what’s the best way to get some points?
The easiest way to get points is to buy them. There are going to be more ways to earn and win points by the end of this week without having to buy. Make lots of friends this works too.
This will be addicting: earning points. Have a look at the top users – it will take some time / point earning in order to get all the music you like…
MightyMaya – got a bit of Slowdive/Curve going on there. i like it.
Curious – when will Eleventh Trip be released?
and release date is when exactly?
is there any chance that ariel ep will be ever release as cd (if it is possible without awful remixes on american edition of “the sky is mine”)?
what was in special edition cd tin case of “made in space”, proper cd or cd-r? also, is there a chance for it to be re-released on proper cd?
We will put some of these tunes on the alphaheaven compilations
Yes you are the first
Can’t wait to listen to it.
I do a lot of mixing in my bed too >_<
Yay part 2 !!
I see I’m the only one who got enough points to view this part ^_^
Well right now I need to get off my bed and go to work but I’ll be back this evening…
Maybe someone else will be able to view this as well…
The new playlist is great, enjoying it all day. Making my work at home day a bit brighter. Some nice new suprises and some old favorites(hang on).
Thanks so much for taking time to look at our site and for your positive comments. Remember there is a members player for you to upload your tracks.
I love the new site, great work. This will give those many fans who love all things Alpha to be part of the scene at as deep a level as they choose to be involded. Thanks for putting this site together, and I look forward to staying involved, you guys are great.
I’ve had a remix in my head for for about 5 years now, ever since I heard the Daley remix of Butterfly Cought. I think that the Cocteau Twin’s Blood Bitch would make a really cool mix. Unfortunately I have no recording expertise despite having been a club DJ from 1984 to 1993. If I were still spinning, that mix would be one of my favorites, of course i’d have to do it the old fashioned way, with vinyl. I’d love to hear any feedback on this, or better yet, someone actually make it happen, ideally as a new collaboration between 3D and Liz Fraser. The world is a duller place for lack of her vocal inspirations.
I’d love to hear the remix of Coldplay’s Yellow
here it goes:
and on Alpha’s “without some help”
Does Alpha allow YouTube to keep their music there?
Ok will add it to the members player, don’t tell anyone…
Now I need to get more points to see part 2
Well I can wait until tomorrow I guess,
I’m too tired anyway to spam comments everywhere *o*
so pleased your enjoying the story
Hmmm, that interesting? Let me get those 200 pts to see part 1…
We do need to spam each other a lot, I think…
Yeah, but if we want to see this community grow — and I personally do so that I can listen to some more Alpha — we should at least make an effort to make our posts valuable to visitors.
Love the site.
It’s a great way to stay in touch with Alpha’s music and community.
Hope it’s gonna last.
Wish you the best.
so do we!
They Simply Fade Away is really great.
I love it !
Who posted this track ?
Thank for the tunes Maya..cool
No prob, it’s a pleasure.
me too – very alpha…
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