Skylight

Elskavon

When you know that moment will never leave you...

Skylight is my 4th Elskavon full-length album, and the first in over 3 years. This will be the first Elskavon vinyl pressing.

"Skylight by Elskavon is a true work of art in the medium of sound, and Bartels’ patience and loving labor have paid off more so than he may realize. We can only hope that the next installment in Elskavon’s discography will be equally grandiose, but until then, it will be more than enough to relish every minute of Skylight as we wait." - Piano and Coffee

"This is a picturesque ambient album, with unique lo-fi touches that make it all the more relatable." - Badd Press

"Throughout the album Bartels uses different styles of music to keep the listener entertained. Is it Ambient? Electronica? Drone? Post Rock? Modern Classical? Experimental? Well, the answer is yes and no. The tracks can contain all or just some of these genres which allows the music to not be pigeonholed and rewards deeper repeated listening." - Drifting, Almost Falling


Every single song is inspired by a memorable moment in my life - some huge moments, like the birth of my child; some smaller, like the tranquility of exploring the woods with my best friend years ago.

I really believe memorable moments that we relive over and again are so incredibly valuable, and reminders to not miss the potential in the making now - these are gifts we can never fully get back, so really living these moments is important.

I embraced imperfections and made a point to step outside my comfort zone in the studio with this album. From hearing the wood floor creak in piano recordings while my family walked around upstairs, sampling in washing machines sounds via iPad, sending synths and vocals out to guitar pedals, recording unplugged electric pianos, or using my body as drum triggers, each song was created in a unique way.

This is Skylight. Thank you for listening.

-Chris

Skylight is my 4th Elskavon full-length album, and the first in over 3 years. This will be the first Elskavon vinyl pressing.

"Skylight by Elskavon is a true work of art in the medium of sound, and Bartels’ patience and loving labor have paid off more so than he may realize. We can only hope that the next installment in Elskavon’s discography will be equally grandiose, but until then, it will be more than enough to relish every minute of Skylight as we wait." - Piano and Coffee

"This is a picturesque ambient album, with unique lo-fi touches that make it all the more relatable." - Badd Press

"Throughout the album Bartels uses different styles of music to keep the listener entertained. Is it Ambient? Electronica? Drone? Post Rock? Modern Classical? Experimental? Well, the answer is yes and no. The tracks can contain all or just some of these genres which allows the music to not be pigeonholed and rewards deeper repeated listening." - Drifting, Almost Falling


Every single song is inspired by a memorable moment in my life - some huge moments, like the birth of my child; some smaller, like the tranquility of exploring the woods with my best friend years ago.

I really believe memorable moments that we relive over and again are so incredibly valuable, and reminders to not miss the potential in the making now - these are gifts we can never fully get back, so really living these moments is important.

I embraced imperfections and made a point to step outside my comfort zone in the studio with this album. From hearing the wood floor creak in piano recordings while my family walked around upstairs, sampling in washing machines sounds via iPad, sending synths and vocals out to guitar pedals, recording unplugged electric pianos, or using my body as drum triggers, each song was created in a unique way.

This is Skylight. Thank you for listening.

-Chris

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Crowdfunding

64/100
14 days left
Format
12” Black vinyl (33 rpm)

Caution: Vinyl mockups and specs may differ from the final product. Qrates is not responsible if the final product does not match expectations.
Digital download bonus
This project has no digital download bonus.
Crowdfunding project
This funding project accepts orders during its project period and you will be charged once the project succeeds. The project period may be shortened or extended depending on the situation.
Project duration
May 23 2019 ~ Jul 2 2019 00:00 UTC
Estimated shipping date
Your record will be shipped in 8~10 weeks normally after the funding has succeeded
* Please be aware that the schedule may change depending on the pressing process with the artist and the plant/depending on the situation.
Shipping
From London/UK to United States

With tracking : $ 21.99~+ $ 2.70 per each additional copies

Without tracking : $ 9.99~+ $ 3.16 per each additional copies

Tracks

ASide

1.
Elskavon_Skylight_Vinyl_Master_SideA
Elskavon
18:13

BSide

1.
Elskavon_Skylight_Vinyl_Master_SideB
Elskavon
20:28

Bonus

1.
Carolina Measures
Elskavon
05:03
2.
Shorevine
Elskavon
06:04

Crowdfunding

64/100
14 days left
Format
12” Black vinyl (33 rpm)

Caution: Vinyl mockups and specs may differ from the final product. Qrates is not responsible if the final product does not match expectations.
Digital download bonus
This project has no digital download bonus.
Crowdfunding project
This funding project accepts orders during its project period and you will be charged once the project succeeds. The project period may be shortened or extended depending on the situation.
Project duration
May 23 2019 ~ Jul 2 2019 00:00 UTC
Estimated shipping date
Your record will be shipped in 8~10 weeks normally after the funding has succeeded
* Please be aware that the schedule may change depending on the pressing process with the artist and the plant/depending on the situation.
Shipping
From London/UK to United States

With tracking : $ 21.99~+ $ 2.70 per each additional copies

Without tracking : $ 9.99~+ $ 3.16 per each additional copies

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
"Elska" means love. "Von" means hope. Love and hope. Two things every single person longs for and needs, and yet two things much too lacking in our world. A dream of conveying these two things through sound, and a passion for ambient music is what led to the birth of Elskavon, the instrumental project of Minneapolis-based composer and producer Chris Bartels, who also writes music as Blurstem, and with his wife Rebekah as Bora York.

Early ambient sketches were crafted as early as 2007, often created in his bedroom on late nights. But it was not until the early fall of 2012 that the project became a focused reality. Bartels was in the midst of his final semester of music college, and in between classes, ended up writing and recording a full length album in the matter of a few weeks. It was a passionate pursuit that drove the inception of Elskavon’s debut Movements In Season.

Containing three less songs than Movements In Season yet nearly the same length as a whole, Elskavon's second album Release, exercises a bit more open space, minimalism, and droning techniques.

2014’s Reveal came a year later. It is the first Elskavon album that introduces drums and percussion, and touches on a more ethereal post-rock style, while still behind an ambient wash.

After three years since the last album, Skylight, Bartels' 4th LP, was released in January of 2018, garnering positive reviews from around the ambient and modern classical community.
"Elska" means love. "Von" means hope. Love and hope. Two things every single person longs for and needs, and yet two things much too lacking in our world. A dream of conveying these two things through sound, and a passion for ambient music is what led to the birth of Elskavon, the instrumental project of Minneapolis-based composer and producer Chris Bartels, who also writes music as Blurstem, and with his wife Rebekah as Bora York.

Early ambient sketches were crafted as early as 2007, often created in his bedroom on late nights. But it was not until the early fall of 2012 that the project became a focused reality. Bartels was in the midst of his final semester of music college, and in between classes, ended up writing and recording a full length album in the matter of a few weeks. It was a passionate pursuit that drove the inception of Elskavon’s debut Movements In Season.

Containing three less songs than Movements In Season yet nearly the same length as a whole, Elskavon's second album Release, exercises a bit more open space, minimalism, and droning techniques.

2014’s Reveal came a year later. It is the first Elskavon album that introduces drums and percussion, and touches on a more ethereal post-rock style, while still behind an ambient wash.

After three years since the last album, Skylight, Bartels' 4th LP, was released in January of 2018, garnering positive reviews from around the ambient and modern classical community.

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