Polaroid Notes – Sea Shores


After the release of our third volume of the Earthtones compilation series, we are pleased to announce our next physical edition ‘Sea Shores’ by German artist Polaroid Notes.
Officially released on the 19th May in a limited run of 100 copies. The packaging is a retro vinyl-effect CD with circular matt-white sleeves and double-sided artwork inside, designed by 1 0 0 5 2 0

To hear a preview, click play on the Soundcloud player below or click to play/purchase via Bandcamp above.

Press release:

Polaroid Notes is an artist born and raised in Munich, Germany and currently residing in the countryside near the Alps. Followers of our sister label Audio Gourmet will recall the artist’s debut EP ‘The Long Bright Dark’ and now we are proud to present the first full length Polaroid Notes album.

‘Sea Shores’ tries to capture the grandeur of the sea, its beauty and the deep unexplored secrets beyond. It reflects the transience of nature and its constant change. Whether it be towering mountains, expansive hot desert or the deep blue sea, the artist is influenced by the majestic width and overwhelming power of nature.
Sea Shores is cinematic in sound, as Polaroid Notes are spun from simple yet effected piano keys with wave upon wave of stark, arresting drones.

For this release, we have put together a limited edition package using retro vinyl-effect CDs with circular sleeves and stunningly minimal artwork by 0 1 0 0 5 2 0. There are just 100 copies available to the world and each copy is supplied with an immediate download which includes bonus black and white photographs for each track, taken by the artist between 1991 and 2015 at various lakes and sea-side locations including:
Bodensee, Chiemsee, Ammersee (all Bavaria/South Germany), Lake Geneva (Switzerland) Mediterranean Sea near Venice and Liguria (Italy) and Andalusia (Spain), Baltic Sea) and North Sea (North Germany), Atlantic Ocean (Bretagne/France)

released May 19, 2015
Written and produced by Polaroid Notes
Artwork by 0 1 0 0 5 2 0

TSR006 Various Artists – Earthtones 3 (Out Now!)

Today we are proud to¬†announce the release of the third edition¬†of our Earthtones compilation series! Click play above to listen or ‘buy’ on the player below:


“After a short period of hiatus, we’re pleased to at last announce another release which sees the return of our popular Earthtones series. Now at Volume 3, Earthtones as a series has notched up some 74 contributions from a truly international selection of modern Ambient music artists.

Earthtones cross sections a range of the sub-styles of Ambient music, from warm shimmering tones, to lightly abrasive noise with a mix of both the acoustic and the electronic. Modern classical, chamber music, field recordings, drones, electro-acoustic, glitch and space music all fall within the loose confides of this genre and we’re embracing it all.

Earthtones began as an expression of how the internet has sort of shrunk the world into a smaller place, where connection has made it possible to communicate; often the expansive physical geography can be forgotten. Earthtones retraces this ground via artists from all four corners of the globe with each track featuring a unique image taken by the artist in and around their location.

The money raised from this third edition will be pooled back into Tessellate Recordings, as we work towards releasing another physical edition in the near future. Watch this space!”

To check out this mammoth compilation, click play above or HERE to be directed to the release page.


Released 23 March 2015
Curated by Harry Towell
Mastered at Axist
Cover artwork by Darkroom”Earthtones is dedicated to the memory of Tim David Brice who passed in January 2014. Many of the artists involved with the Earthtones project had worked with him; may he rest in peace.”Special thanks to: Aaron, Anna, Andreas, Andy, Andrew B, Andrew K, Andrew O, David, Enrico, Gert, Giuseppe, Guy, James, Leigh, Leonardo, Lucho, Mark, Martin, Michael, Miguel, Ross, Sebastian, Stephane, Tim, Tracy,

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