1/11/20

Anniversary 15 years of Essentia Mundi Records, CD Bundles

Another retrospective post, this time we were looking back at the pressed CDs we made during the years. There seems to be a round nice number: 8! And that is quite something thinking the investment required for a pressed edition and vs. hobby approach. Proud of that number!
As there are still a few copies left from each releases, we decided to make some anniversary bundles with them, for you. If you do not own them, now is the time (if you want to have the complete collection of pressed CDs, you can save some money this way).



CD Bundle 1: the first period:

https://essentiamundi.bandcamp.com/merch/cd-bundle-i

CD Bundle 2: the second period:

https://essentiamundi.bandcamp.com/merch/cd-bundle-ii

All 8 CDs, Complete Collection [15 years anniversary 2005-2019]:

https://essentiamundi.bandcamp.com/merch/all-pressed-cds-bundle-15-years-anniversary

The beauty of the collection, apart from the music it contains (dark ambient mostly, but also with that very niche music flavor which reflects a distinct Essentia Mundi Records, that combines sound art, experimental elements, musique concrete, ritual, drone doom, post rock, dark jazz even), all the pressed CDs have a CD face distinct design, meant to differentiate them from the CDR editions.

That design is for you to discover, you can check it if you own at least 2 of them. It was a design decision right from the start and till now we kept the promise, and it looks well...nice...we think.

Check it out, drop us a line if you spot it :)

12/29/19

The retrospective 15 years of Essentia Mundi Records

It is nice we celebrate the end of 2019 as our 15th year in the field of dark ambient (and uncategorized music).
We started in 2005 as a promoter in the field with the intention to release own, personal projects under the Essentia Mundi label moniker.
Along the way some more artists have joined and we are grateful for that. We remain a SMALL label, we do not intend to go "industrial size" and release a lot either in near future. Most of our releases keept the raison d'etre, aura of the beginning: to help whenever possible the debut artists, because WE KNOW OURSELVES how hard it is to get noticed even a bit.
Could say the label is of a very private nature: by the sound of the records produced and the fact that it is still a passion driven, not a burden in making it a classic capitalistic "success". It is more the reflection of the dedication for dark ambient of the owner.
There are a lot to cover for these 15 years in more detail but maybe in the posts to follow. For now, for the musical part, the first and now the second retrospective albums are a great image of our story so far:


So celebrating 15 years #essentiamundi with our two retrospective compilations covering 2005-2011 and 2012-2019 respectively, are now available on label's bandcamp page:
 
Per Artem Sonus (sampler II, 2012-2019):
 
 
I am through...Sound (sampler I, 2005-2011, Free Download):

8/28/19

DisFatum the debut album

We are very happy to have Ksenya Sirin with her project under our releases rooster. This is the debut album, entirely her solo work that baffled us since the first listening of the demo. Album is quite varied, with bits of industrial and experimental music, with her voice along the harsher parts, this is atmospheric but quite introspective music. And also the concept fits very well.


Promo1:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/JgiwcyrcImk

Our favorite track (currently ;)) from the album, was included in the retrospective compilation of the label, that celebrates the latest years of the label.

So here it is the EM033 (catalog nr.)
DisFatum - Death Instinct (digital & digipak CD)
https://essentiamundi.bandcamp.com/album/death-instinct-em033