Album InfoRelease Date: 2013-04-26
Labels: Mine All Mine Records, GrimmusiKCOLIAS 1 is the first in a series of ambient releases that started with a simple prompt: "What does ambient music mean to you?" The result is a compilation of heard and unheard material from the minds of Madison's most prolific experimenters (with regional and national guests).
COLIAS 1 was curated by Mine All Mine and GrimmusiK.
COLIAS 1 features new music from John Praw, Brain Grimmer, Silas "Be" Ritchie (featuring Brian Tairaku Ritchie), Troy Schafer, DB Pedersen, Wayfaraway (Karsten Osterby of Sleepy Lesbos), Kathleen Baird (of Spires That in the Sunset Rise), Gregory Taylor, Ben Willis and more.
Of particular interest is the number of musicians releasing their first ambient compositions on the compilation. COLIAS 1 features tracks from new comers like Corey Murphy (of Pushmi-Pullyu and Lovely Socialite), William Z. Villain, Asumaya, and others. Also included are ambient pieces by hip-hop producer *hitmayng and experimental pop musician eskimeaux.
The compilation was produced as a collaboration between Mine All Mine Records and GrimmusiK and released as a limited edition two disc physical release. Packaging design and album art by John Praw of Mine All Mine with help from Brian Grimm of GrimmusiK.
The release party featured Madison locals Nude Human (John Praw + Pat Reinholz), Brothers Grimm with DB Pedersen, and special guests CJ Boyd (represented on the compilation as part of Kurva Choir) and long-time Mine All Mine collaborator eskimeaux. The show was held at Bright Red Studios on 9 Ingersoll Street, Madison, WI.