December 17, 2011

How Little Can Be The Orchestra review on Turkey's nation wide distributed newspaper

Our latest EP "How Little Can Be The Orchestra" reviewed by Murat Beşer on the Turkey's nation wide distributed daily newspaper Cumhuriyet. Here is the English traslation:


A Journey Down the Well
‘How Little Can be the Orchestra’
(Fluttery Records)

A Journey Down the Well has come out with their new EP “How Little Can be the Orchestra” recently in which modern music meets electronics in a modern expression that they have cultivated. This 20 minutes EP is a following work after the band’s “The Funeral Album” and “Sorry Monsters, I have to Grow” . A Journey Down the Well has been formated by Taner Torun in 2006 with his swedish friends Anna and Martin which continued as a band until the release of their first album. Unfortunatelly they have broke up as a reason of physically being in different countries. Now the new band member is the cellist İpek Zeynep Kadioglu. Although there is a pessimistic possession on the songs, still there is a great pastel tones one can hear that imitates all the goodness of life itself. Apart from the sounds of classical music instruments there are musical scenery that created by automobile voices, fans slogans and kitten voices mixed with sonic touch. This EP is a gathering of classical music’s deepness and punk music’s destructiveness. This logbook of music has been created by short expressive sentences in a mysterious, minimal and instrumental style.

Taner and İpek; they are the sympathetic version of grotesque fiction characters Gargantua and Pantagruel. They are contrast and also compatible as like poping out of a Goya’s painting or Poe’s writings. Peculiar and surprising in their musical forms, combination of contrasts in dialectics. Their music is emotional and bleak formed by neo-classic and dark ambient which hooks up Rachmaninov and Brian Eno.
Silent screams and elegant denials. This EP can only be identified by winter season and a warm red wine...

November 20, 2011

Guilty Forest reviews A Journey Down The Well

Guilty Forest from Japan reviews A Journey Down The Well. Thanks for Akasaka Takahiro writing this review and thanks for my dear friend Jun Minowa for translating this review. (Also check his music projects Yawning and Gargle)

Link of the review in Japanese


This is a good Modern Classical EP consisting of 4 songs that will embrace us with its tender sound.

Ambient electronic sound appears throughout the EP but it is as a whole composed of classical strings of melodies. The natural and soft sound brings us a sense of excitement and also offers us comfort. However, at the same time its sharpness mixed with the warmth makes this EP more attractive. The splendid atmosphere created by repeating strings of melodies is natural and strong. The shimmering sound reminds us of beautiful sceneries.

We can fully experience their good Modern Classical music on the first track “How” and the second track “Little”. The third track “Can Be” is an impressive ambient drone song with the stateliness of classical music in it. The fourth track “The Orchestra” is an ambient song which is creating a scenery of which as if we get lost in deep woods with repeating serene and turbulent melodies. The sampled animal calls create the atmosphere of the song in a good way, and the violin coming from the middle gives us an impression that talks diverse feelings. The particles of the shimmering sound which is like a scenery of quietly flowing water and falling drizzle really move us. The four-song EP is drawing a calm and stately story

This fantastic piece draws not only the gentleness and the softness but also the stateliness and the turbulence by adding ambient arrangement based on the lush colors of strings which represent diverse sceneries. This is a 4-song EP, but I’m totally enraptured by the classical and flowing wave of sound.
If you are interested, take a touch to this fantastic sound.

November 16, 2011

Em Transe's New Episode

A Journey Down The Well aired with Richard Skelton, Svarte Greiner, Jacaszek, Jasper TX on Em Transe. Have listen to this great episode of the show. Listen


1ª parte - Ricardo Mariano:

Alessio Ballerini - "Outro"
A Journey Down The Well - "Can Be"
Leonardo Rosado - "Unfinished Sympathy"
Alessio Ballerini - "Zeit Part One"
Richard Skelton - "Undertow"
Gustavo Santaolalla -"When Our Wings Are Cut, Can We Still Fly (Performed By Kronos Quartet)"
Christina Vantzou - "And Instantly Take Efect"
Svarte Greiner - "Final Sleep"

2ª parte - Ricardo Carvalho:
Jacaszek - "Dare Gale"
Leyland Kirby - "This is the Story of Paradise Lost"
Jasper TX - "Weight of Days"
Moss - "Moss"

November 1, 2011

Fluttery Records' Press Release

A Journey Down The Well releases a new EP called "How Little Can Be The Orchestra"

A Journey Down The Well, the band known for creating extraordinary classical music pieces, has released a new EP; “How Little Can Be The Orchestra”

A Journey Down The Well has just released a new four song EP revealing their impulsive, unusual, minimalist approach to classical music . This is their first entirely instrumental release, as well as the first release of A Journey Down The Well as a duo. The EP is released by post-rock, ambient, modern classical based label, Fluttery Records. It can also be streamed free and purchased on the label website.

A Journey Down The Well was founded in 2006 by musicians from Turkey (Taner) and Sweden (Anna and Martin). In 2010, after releasing two albums (The Funeral Album - 2007 and Sorry Monsters, I Have To Grow – 2009) the Swedish wing left the band citing the difficulty in traveling between the two countries. Taner Torun (the only founding member remaining in the band as well as the owner of Fluttery Records) has moved the project to his hometown and partnered with Ipek Zeynep Kadioglu (cellist, Mimar Sinan Conservatory & Manchester University School of Music and Drama graduate).

The new compositions contains rich string pieces (“How”), beautiful piano-violin-cello arrangements (“Little”), ambient structures created through delay manipulations (“Can Be”) and processed cellos made to sound like a ship's foghorn (end of “The Orchestra”).

Taner Torun says “The EP is called How Little Can Be The Orchestra and we have reasons for this. First of all, we recorded it just two people and it explains about minimalist nature of our music. Also, there is still sadness but also a gleam of hope. All four songs are about how little things have importance and make people happy with their existence like birds, kittens, children and toy instruments.”

How Little Can Be Orchestra also contains various field recordings alongside the music. Cars pass by on the street and a little girl yells at them from the window (02), fans celebrate their victory (03), newborn kittens sing along with other animals and it becomes a choir (04). Torun says “They are not spices to make the compositions colorful. They are the core elements of the compositions just like piano, violin and cello.”

The album is highly recommended if you like modern classical music, ambient, Peter Broderick, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Biosphere, Goldmund, Olafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm, Anne Muller, Silver Mt. Zion, Helios, Alva Noto, Brian Eno, Max Richter, Balmorhea, Sigur Ros, Rafael Anton Irisarri, Vivaldi, Bach, Philip Glass and John Cage.

Fluttery Records is an independent record label focusing on Post-rock, Ambient, Experimental, Electronic, Modern Classical music. All label releases can be streamed free on the label website. The album is available on major music download stores like Itunes, Bandcamp and AmazonMP3. The CD can be purchased from the Fluttery Records website.

October 20, 2011

New EP "How Little Can Be The Orchestra" has been released

Yes, listen, read the infos, buy here.
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October 3, 2011

Here is the cover of our upcoming EP "How Little Can Be The Orchestra"

October 1, 2011

Our new EP is coming soon! 20 October 2011, Fluttery Records.

January 14, 2011

A Journey Down The Well - Sugarman (Video)

Stop-motion / animation video is directed by four talented director: André Schäfer,Volkan Çenberoğlu, Dirk Disch, Sabine Ehinger. Million thanks!

August 8, 2010

Store List Update

For "Sorry Monsters, I Have To Grow"
Kunaki, CD Universe, CDBaby, CD Connection, Amazon, CDandLP, GEMM, Google Produts, INandOut
(Best price: Kunaki - 10 USD)
Also available on thousands of music stores in USA, EU and rest of the world. Check the top-right bar in the Fluttery Records' website to buy from a local store in your country.

iTunes, Bandcamp, AmazonMP3, Rhapsody, eMusic, ShockHound
(Best price : Bandcamp - 5.60 USD )

May 6, 2010

Thank you very much John

Our latest album's ( Sorry Monsters, I Have To Grow ) cover and insert arts made by this artist. Ladies and Gentelman, his name is John Drescher, A gifted artist living in Canada.

John Drescher specializes in realism / surrealism drawings on various mediums created with pencil and graphite. Several of his works are in private collections across Canada.

Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, John continues to extend and refine elements of his artistic processes after twenty years of study and application.

To know more about him
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Thanks a lot John!