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Dionisaf, aka Dionis Afonichev, is an American multi-instrumentalist, ambient sound and visual artist, composer and producer. Founder and general manager of Chitra Records and its divisions. In his music, Dionisaf combines modular and granular synthesizers, electric and acoustic guitars and other instruments, field recordings, non-musical sounds and noises. Dionisaf equally successfully addresses Eastern and Western musical traditions, and experiments with modern technologies, AI, and sound production methods.

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From the Silence [CHITRA002], Clusters [CHITRA008], 

Dreamland [CHITRA014], Twelve Months [CHITRA018]

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Toni Dimitrov is a Macedonian multimedia artist, cultural producer, radio host, communicologist, organizer, curator, label owner, mountain/rock climber, and nature lover. He connects all those with a love for music, sound art, and field recordings. Working in the field of sound art and experimenting with electronic music and radio. Curating the labels post global recordings and élan vital recordings. Currently, he is the director of the Cultural Information Center in Skopje.

Releases:

The Story of Utopias [CHITRA003], Walden Two [CHITRA006],

The Myth of the Machine [CHITRA020]

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BinJa is a sound artist from Siberia who has devoted more than twelve years to studying the nature of sound, the ritual musical traditions of various peoples, shamanic techniques of sound hypnosis, analog synthesis, sampling, and the aesthetics of noise.

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Atmareka [CHITRA005]

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Darren McClure is a sound artist living in Matsumoto, Japan. His music folds together electronics, drones and processed field recordings to create pieces of minimal, abstract ambience.
Darren McClure’s work focuses on texture, space and atmosphere. Sound sources are both analogue and digital, hardware and software, incorporating found sounds and field recordings to lend an organic, tactile quality to the pieces. His main intent is to create sound to both zone out to and zone into, a balance of widescreen drones and a more minimal, abstract ambience. 

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Walden Two [CHITRA006]

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Boban Ristevski working as a librarian at the local city library in Skopje (Macedonia). He graduated in world literature at the University (the Faculty of Philology) and is now preparing for his post-graduate studies. He’s also writing essays and translating from English to Macedonian. Few of the music projects of Boban Ristevski are concentrated and based on exploring mostly the ambient/drone and industrial/noise-related kinds of music with elements of minimalism and improvisation. 

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Walden Two [CHITRA006]

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Soloi Sounds, aka Yosuke Goto, is a musician and graphic designer based in Tokyo. He creates music using classic Japanese Roland synthesizers, field recordings, Taishogoto (a Japanese stringed instrument invented in the early 20th century), and toy instruments. His music conveys the spirit of ancient Japanese aesthetics of imperfect beauty through asynchronous rhythmic structures, polytonal harmony, and various noises. At the same time, the music of Soloi Sounds is deeply meditative and contemplative.

Releases:

Frames [CHITRA007], Currents [CHITRA021]

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Merkaida is an artist based in Saint-Petersburg. Out-of-genre experimental work of Merkaida is a special introspective soundscape that gives the listener room for spiritual search. A wide range of instruments used to create musical compositions (electronic synthesis, field recordings, traditional and folk instruments) allows Merkaida to confidently put into action her creative energy in a whole range of areas, from ambient and noise to techno and dub.

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Rozarozroza [CHITRA009]

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Sebby Kowal is a Polish ambient producer based in USA. He has been making music since 2021. Sebby would describe his music as minimal ambient with delicate textures and field recordings. Sebby believes when you create ambient music, the possibilities are endless. In the future, Sebby has a number of new projects coming up from ambient mixes, compilations, and new albums. "When people listen to my music, I want them to feel relaxed and to be at peace," says Sebby.

 

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Take This Moment [CHITRA011]

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Blanket Swimming, aka Nicholas Maloney, is an American musician and sound artist currently based in Nashville, Tennessee. Since 2015, he has recorded ambient music under the moniker Blanket Swimming and since 2019 has released sound art and environmental recording works under his given name. He has been released on labels such as Grisaille, Modern Concern, ROHS! Records, Giraffe Tapes and many others. He also curates the labels Warm Milk Recordings and Asonu.

 

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Sein [CHITRA012]

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Demetrio Cecchitelli is an Italian composer and musician mainly active in the field of electronic and electroacoustic music. Released on Healing Sound Propagandist, Whitelabrecs, Sounds Against Humanity, among others. He has collaborated with theatre company Motus and the director Cecilia Lentini.

 

Releases:

Sein [CHITRA012], Towards the Unknown [CHITRA025]

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Tsarewitch is a dark ambient/folk musical project created by the poet and sound artist from Russia Alexander Yordaki using ethnic instruments: Russian harp named «Gusli», Scandinavian bowed lyre talharpa, shamanic drum, etc. Project based on a ritualistic approach inspired by the aesthetics of slavic antiquity: a search for light, a journey of self-discovery through deep simplicity.

 

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Psalmantra [CHITRA013]

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Adrian Lane produces quiet, intimate neo-classical music that explores sounds from acoustic sources, mixed with electronic but organic sounding ones. The music feels acoustic, and employs a combination of age-old instruments (piano, violin, alto and baritone bowed psalteries, acoustic guitar, banjo, zither, glockenspiel) mixed with synthesizers and virtual instruments and constructed in a way that could only be achieved with modern technology. Adrian likes to tread the line between the real and the synthetic so that it is difficult for the listener to discern which is which.

Releases:

No Further Than the Present [CHITRA015], Water Wash Away the Waves [CHITRA026]   

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光淵 (Pool of Light) – the psychedelic and improvisational drone solo project by Anton Bogdanov, based in St. Petersburg, Russia. 

 

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Descend [CHITRA017]

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Slow Clinic – ambient, drone, and experimental sounds by James Edward Armstrong, based in Farnham, UK. The project began during sleepless nights while living near Cardiff Bay.

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Descend [CHITRA017]

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Pagination is Tom Schmidlin, who makes ambient, drone, and experimental instrumental music in Bentonville, Arkansas. With guitars, synthesizers, and an armada of effects, Tom creates billowing tone loops which can morph from lo-fi harmonic wash to drifting sonic lace. He is also a member of the experimental duos Home Learning and Go Find Water.

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Status [CHITRA019]

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KapTep is the ambient\drone project from US-based producer Derek Carter. (Sullivan, Illinois). His compositions are a blend of synth layers, loops, effects, and field recordings with the intent of creating an ever-evolving soundscape. The concept behind the KapTep project was to try creating the style of emotional music that he wanted to listen to himself. Every track should evoke an emotion to which you can write your own story. Rain, static hiss, pops, and crackles are often the foundation layered under melancholy, dreamy compositions.
 

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Overcast [CHITRA022]

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zYklen, aka Simon Ferris, grew up by the coast in West Cornwall and currently resides on the edge of the Tamar River. The coastline of South West England provides endless inspiration and has always played a huge part in his life. The gradual unfolding of the seasons, inter-connected cycles that we witness for a fraction of time. When returning to the studio he captures an impression of places and times, evoking an atmosphere, transporting the listener in some manner.

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Palace of Chords [CHITRA023]

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DRGBL5, aka Kirill Mikheev, is a DJ and producer from Moscow. Works in different genres of underground music. A rich collection of music on physical and digital media, and collaborations with other artists, characterize him as a worthy adherent of music and master of his craft. Member of Tech Cycle is an International underground label, podcast, and event community.

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The Wasteland [CHITRA027]

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