Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Muta - Mutate EP out today. SGR-002.

Definition of MUTABLE

: prone to change : inconstant
a : capable of change or of being changed
b : capable of or liable to mutation

Muta is music that changes you. Birthed from sunless alcoves on distant moons where the organic nanomachines toy with human consciousness. It delves deep into the psyche of rhythm and pulls out shining tonal doctoring and mind altering woozy beats. Like a storm of thoughts on fire. We enter Mutate on a heavy note and transform to all different scopes of emotion and atmosphere...It is the first official release for Muta and @ sixteen minutes and 24 seconds we know that there are more mutations to follow this work as a full length is already in production. This release is available for free download temporarily but you should support this ambitious producer who stands out in a sea of empty faces. Expect much more to come from Muta in 2011/2012 .... SGR-002. ∞∆∞
His paypal is linked below so donate if you download!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Philosophers of tone

A collaborative effort and continuous narrative through the lives of Al heath and Forrest Reiff. Quite often...secret fly in sessions have happened similar to this. This particular session was recorded last year in a heated tiny room. contemplate life with this direct from tape system of vibrations...all things merge. Some things always change.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Hollow Tropic

the newest addition to the sky gym family. open your mind and delve into the thought waves manifested by Hollow Tropic...expect an EP soon.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sample Based Life Vol. 2 source material

Sample Based Life Vol. 2 Vault 1 by samplebasedlife

Sample Based Life Vol. 2 Vault 2 by samplebasedlife

A cosmic orchestra awaits you on these 2 vaults that Sumsun has prepared for your dissection. Beat fragments, melody waves, classical records,lsd samples, and much more. The other vaults will be posted soon. If you wish to be considered for the eventual release...submissions are due by july 31st 2011...after which we will be putting the whole deal together digitally and in tape format. This is a very exciting set of sounds, folks....hold on to your earlobes.

keep up with skylight gymnasium records on twitter @skygymrecs
-S.G.R. ∆

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

QUAP - Life blood/jaquap cousteau + hoodneck details.

Life Blood / Jacquap Cousteau by DJQuap
My friend records music under the moniker Quap which is also his nickname. He is one of the biggest music enthusiasts that I know. Every night he slaves away at his macintosh desktop on Logic for hours just working on beats until the sun comes up. Endless riddems of all different flavors and colors. The amount of output is really incredible and he hasn't stopped since I met him a few years back. Here at Skylight Gymnasium Records we like to support the endeavors of such artists and as such are releasing an EP by Quap called Hoodneck. The song that was posted here will be on this free digital release as well as 6-7 others. I'm very excited to support and push an artist who I believe should be making millions working for mainstream hip hop emcees as a producer because his beats are just mad fire and have been getting so thick and syrupy lately that I just think it's crazy he's not out there working with the best of them...but hopefully this EP will bring some more attention to a very talented individual.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

holographic boxes mix

Holographic boxes mix (skylight gymnasium records) by fieldrecordingthedesign

Flying Lotus - clock catcher (harp arrangement)
The mamas and the papas - california dreaming (slowd)
Dunian - Mind Body Mind
Stephan Ferris - Leslie D
Tawiah - Sweet Me (young montana? remix)
Gang Gang Dance - Glass Jar
Lapti - Honky Tonk
Ras G - Discipline (excerpt boosted)
Dak - Youstandit
Ssalvia - Thought has wings
Toro y moi - timed pleasure (body language remix)
Cupp Cave - Sky sharks
The Get - Fingers
Ted lucas - it is so nice to get stoned (slowd)
Twin sister - all around and away we go
Light asylum - A certain someone
Dog Bite - Machino machino
Jane jane pollock - stuck on a highway island
Dj Quap - life blood
Ohbliv - amethyst
Ted Lucas - It's so easy (slowd)
Javelin - Tryouts
Games - Heartlands
Lucky Dragons - Givers
Caribou - Yusef
Plastic Flowers - Drive me home

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


This is where much of the magic happens. I also have an art table set aside for physical productions.
Been working on tape cases and the like. To those who ordered a cassette of sample based life vol. 1 I will be getting them in and shipping them out fairly soon. More information when known. Keep it Spacey, like Kevin do.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Off Balance Atlas - Escape Route Terminal

New Off Balance Atlas tape. A concept album concerning the idea of slowly dying... the eventual fade, and daily existence in reflection. All forms of pain and passion intermixing like wet watercolors.

_SGR ∆ ∞

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Initial Refraction mix

Initial refraction mix (www.pyramidprism.blogspot.com) by fieldrecordingthedesign

Mix that I made for my pyramid prism blog which has more pure expression (pictures/words/odd videos) on it. Contains a wide variety of tunes on this one. Artists include Arthur Verocai,Prefuse 73,10th letter, Yuk, Lucky Dragons, Dimlite, Gonja Sufi,GanGGangDANCE,Brigitte bardot ,Ariel Pink, Offbeat Theatre, Teebs, Stereolab, Arthur Russell, Lapti, MatthewDavid,Landlord, Jori Hulkkonen, Flying Lotus and more. Enjoy!

Plastic Flowers - Drive me home

Plastic Flowers - Drive Me Home from Panaframe ▲ on Vimeo.

Plastic Flowers is the project of Sean Beard. A small framed, black haired young musical entrepreneur. He makes modular synthesizers by hand and crafts lush melodies in his free time. I've run into Sean around Tallahassee for many years now, always in new project formations...It seems he's always on to something new...but this plastic flowers project has a particular resonance for me. It's like a glitter party in the dark with an occasional strobe light flashing. It's like the 80's rushing by on a beautiful listless train that you stop and admire while smoking a cigarette where the color of smoke keeps changing. Nostalgia and loneliness come to mind, with adept hints of passion and hope wrapped in a blanket that you want to hide under and hope the stars are out by the time you uncover your self. The name it self seems a perfect representation of the music, which doesn't happen all that often lately. What does a plastic flower smell like.. I wonder? Unless it's doused in chemical applications or young lust, there is little to be said for the sensation, but smelling generally doesn't coincide with listening...two senses that rarely collide. Plastic Flowers has videos for all of his songs that are perfectly matched and mixed with the musical feel, which I adore and thoroughly support. I believe there is much more to come from this Tallahassee treasure. Stay tuned and enjoy this track/video that evokes a great mood.
-SGR ∆

Friday, February 18, 2011

Al Heath- Revival

Al Heath is one of my oldest friends that I still keep in contact with. We met at his brothers house via my ex- girlfriend about 5-6 years back and shared some pizza together. Al described his music as a million tiny snippets of songs all mixed together...I think back then he was doing much shorter material and wildly more brazen. I played in a band called KEEPBULLFIGHTING with him in Tallahassee for a number of years, pushing the envelope of a sleepy north Florida towns comprehension of a live show. We were persistent but Tallahassee is not the place to thrive for such things. Keepbullfighting is the moniker that Al still uses to this day because it is his brainchild and evolved beast. These recordings that I have posted here are remnants of a life in Miami...when surrounded by oiled up beach goers and the dirt and grime of miami night life, Al sat in quiet contemplation of his life choice...working for a law firm under the duress of the daily grind...his only redemption came from turning up the Bx-8s and getting in the zone of mantra bliss both electronic and organic. Al probably has the most material out of anyone I've ever met...and continues to morph the boundaries of electronic music in Los Angeles presently. He is a long time friend and beautiful musician...and this is just a moment of pure light that I wanted to share with those who are so inclined. I encourage you to dive deep into the oceans of his sound.
-SGR ∆

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sample Based Life Vol. 1 Now Available!

Skylight Gymnasium Records is proud to put out its first ever physical release! Sample Based Life was carefully crafted by 22 different artists over a span of 32 tracks of mind altering reworkings of raw material provided by Off Balance Atlas. The physical release is now available with a professionally dubbed and imprinted chrome c-81 tape with hand made collage packaging by the curator. If you donate $8 or upwards you will be guaranteed a copy of the first skylight gymnasium cassette. You can purchase through the bandcamp site or donate directly here.

Thank you for your interest in SGR. We hope to provide you with numerous magical sonic adventures in the near near future.