Anthony Paul Kerby
 

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  - organized by date of release
- almost all of these albums can be purchased as disk or download at DataObscura/Blue Oasis, where there are also many audio samples.
Links are provided for each album. Please do have a listen.
     
         
SOLO WORKS
     
         
● The Circular Ruins and Mystified: Fantastic Journey (CDR)
Label: DataObscura, february 2013
Fantastic Journey is an homage to writers such as Jules Verne,  H. G. Wells, and other pioneers from the early age of science fantasy.

Composed and performed using various samples, synthesisers, and field recordings by Anthony Paul Kerby (TCR) and Thomas Park (Mystified). It could perhaps be called exploratory ambient electronica. A little quirky and inventive, it is designed for some serious listening.
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● The Circular Ruins: The Birth of Tragedy (CDR)
Label: DataObscura, august 2012
The Birth Of Tragedy is a finely crafted and intimate album of sonic storytelling, and the first solo work of 2012 by Anthony Paul Kerby.  The tracks flow like an enigmatic existential jigsaw, composing a broad introspective tapestry of melancholic and harmonic visions.
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● Nunc Stans: Peninsula (CDR)
Label: DataObscura, december 2011
A new collection of beautifully sculpted aural landscapes inspired by isolated coastlines and their desolate but curiously intimate vistas and moods. Expect a contemporary flowing northern drone-based ambient style electronic music with a host of subtle melodic lines and other interesting details.
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● The Circular Ruins: We Leave Everything Behind (CDR)
Label: DataObscura, september 2011
Composed over the first half of 2011 these 12 compositions are very much a response to the nostalgia and loss of passing time. Lives that were waiting for us in the future, all too soon fall away behind us ... beyond our vision, beyond our memory, beyond retrieval.  We Leave Everything Behind is a unique and mesmerizing tapestry of sound that contains all the sonic drama and poetic delicacy we have come to expect from The Circular Ruins.
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● Nunc Stans: We Leave Without Speaking (CDR)
Label: DataObscura, july 2010
Music for an imagined film.
We Leave Without Speaking is a single, 72 minute piece of expansive and deeply involving atmospheric ambience that wanders an enigmatic world of its own making, seamlessly flowing through a variety of rich sonic palettes and absorbing soundworlds. A work of considerable beauty, with an underlying sense of forlorn isolation and longing. A mature and sophisticated continuation of the Nunc Stans legacy.
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● Nunc Stans: Stanzas From the Museum of Dreams (MP3)
Label: DataObscura - July 2010
Companion to the full-length release: We Leave Without Speaking. Six tracks of immersive ambient beauty. 256kbs mp3. 48 minutes.
This is a FREE ep, available for download HERE
  
     
TCR ● The Circular Ruins: Invisible Cities (CDR)
Label: DataObscura - march 2010
A lush and addictive collection of ambient journeys and landscapes inspired by the incomparable novel Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino. These works exhibit the rich organic complexity, occasional curious rhythms, and deft developments we have come to expect from The Circular Ruins. This is music for sonic immersion ... and for the imagination.
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Nunc Stans ● Nunc Stans: The Unnamable (CDR)
Label: DataObscura, july 2009
The Unnamable is a broad, sweeping work of often immense vistas and beatless atmospheres. These dynamic and engaging dronescapes reveal a darker and more intense Nunc Stans, one aimed more at transcendence than description. Immersive and sonically rich, this release will appeal to listeners of Steve Roach and related deep ambient drone works.
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Nunc Stans ● Nunc Stans: Time (MP3)
Label: DataObscura - July 2009
A prelude to the full-length Nunc Stans release The Unnamable. A small collection of intimate, psychological landscapes.
This is a FREE ep, available for download HERE
     
Lammergeyer ● Lammergeyer: Beginning To End (CDR)
Label: DataObscura, may 2009
Long awaited return of Lammergeyer. A work of great beauty.
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Nunc Stans: Meridian ● Nunc Stans: Meridian (CDR)
Label: DataObscura, march 2009
More sublime landscapes inspired by the far north.
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The Circular Ruins The Circular Ruins: Retrospective 2009 (MP3)
Label: DataObscura, february 2009
A FREE sampler album of tracks from various albums. Selected by APK. Available here www.dataobscura.com/free.php
encoded in 256kbs MP3. This is a great collection.
     
The Circular Ruins ● The Circular Ruins: Before The Colors Deepened (CDR)
Label: DataObscura - january 2009
62 minutes of great new works. Check the Details link to hear samples.
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TCR ● The Circular Ruins: A Treatise On Navigation (MP3)
Label: DataObscura - july 2008
The very best unreleased tracks from 2007.
42 minutes.
This is a FREE ep, available for download HERE
     
nunc stans ● Nunc Stans: Land (MP3)
Label: Ping Things net release , july 2008
Free download. 40 minutes of original Nunc Stans tracks created for the new Ping Things net label.
Get it HERE  (it is release # 004)
     
Nunc Stans ● Nunc Stans: The Palm at the End of the Mind (CDR)
Label: DataObscura, june 2008
Loaded with grainy epic richnes, subtle details, and intriguing leads, cast over a bed of northern dronescapes. Quality music that makes you imagine ... that lets you be there.
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The Circular Ruins ● The Circular Ruins: Confluence (CDR)
Label: DataObscura - march 2008
Re-release from 2002. Originally released on Atmoworks/In The Bubble.
Has new artwork to fit the DataObscura style.
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● Nunc Stans: Timeless (CDR)
Label: DataObscura, february 2008
Rich and flowing drone-scapes, cut through with glacial undertones and fascinating details. A product of northern geography and the immensity, and isolation, of that landscape. More done-based than prevous releases.
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● Nunc Stans: Ellesmere Island (MP3)
Label: DataObscura, february 2008
New 25 minute epic glacial drone-scape.
This is a FREE ep, available for download HERE
     
● The Circular Ruins: Falling Into The Sky (CD)
Label: Blue Oasis - december 2007
A more solitary and introspective work of landscapes and explorations. Almost lacking in rhythm, and quite melodic in places. Perhaps a turn towards a new direction.
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● Lammergeyer : Backwater (MP3)
Label : DataObscura - 2007
This is a great FREE ep of new material.
Available for download HERE
     
● Nunc Stans: Night Vision (CDR)
Label: DataObscura, february 2007
Full of rich and absorbing atmospheres and subtle details, with a dark edge. An entrancing voyage into the depths and mystery of the night sky.
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The Circular Ruins: Their Subtle Purpose (CDR)
Label: DataObscura - 2006
Distilled from a proposed double album, Their Subtle Purpose is the culmination of 2 years work. Hauntingly moody, the album is suffused with subtle rhythms and melodies that wander like misplaced spirits. It has flow, craftsmanship, detail, and a deeply engaging, delicate beauty that draws you in to its soundworlds and curious passageways.
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● Lammergeyer: Beneath The Sky (CDR)
Label: DataObscura - 2006
The perfect follow-up to Borders & Barrens. Subtle, flowing, magical ... a work of deep, rare and melancholic beauty.
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● Lammergeyer: Borders & Barrens (CDR)
Label: DataObscura - 2005
The scene is coastlines, misty headlands, desolate marshes, barren moors and their mysterious solitude. The music is richly atmospheric, studded with inventive detail and drawn-out, almost subconscious melodies. It is a music with profound underlying emotion.
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● The Circular Ruins: Degrees of Separation (CDR)
Label: DataObscura - 2005
Without doubt, "Degrees of Separation" is a stunning collection that re-enforces my belief that Kerby is one of the most significant ambient/electronic artists working today.  rik maclean - ping things
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Nunc Stans: The Cerulean Suite (CDR)
Label: DataObscura, 2005
A richly detailed symphony of drones, drifting leads, and occasional rhythms.
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● The Circular Ruins: The Alchemy Concert (CD)
Label: Databloem - 2004
The Circular Ruins in concert June 2004. Broadcast live from the studio of APK in Canada over the Atmoworks web radio. All new material, and now released on Databloem in the Databloem Live series of quality pressed recordings.
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● The Circular Ruins: Land of the Blind (CDR)
Label: DataObscura - 2004
"Without doubt, The Land of the Blind lives up to and surpasses all of my expectations with regards to The Circular Ruins. A truly wonderful disc featuring a truly wonderful collection of music, I recommend it wholeheartedly to fans of the ambient genre in all of it's forms, as well as to all those who enjoy the discovery of inner journeys." rik - Ping Things
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● Lammergeyer: Borrowed Time (CDR)
Label: DataObscura - 2004
"With each listen to Borrowed Time I find new sounds, new melodies, and new themes to discover. All of the songs here are treasures to be discovered again and again. Borrowed Time is truly a fabulous release who's effects have stayed with me long after the last tones have faded away." rik - Ping Things
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● Lammergeyer: Blue Oasis (CDR)
Label: DataObscura - 2003
"Blue Oasis ... is fascinating from start to finish, with stylistic transitions many ambient artists just cannot pull off. Kerby seems comfortable composing in a wider variety of sonic ambient styles, and it is to his credit that he can cull them all together on such a pleasing album length work."
Brain Bieniowski - The Ambient Review
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● The Circular Ruins: Empathy Test (CD)
Label: Databloem - 2003
"With Empathy Test Anthony Paul Kerby has delivered another singular ambient album exploring various themes through downtempo rhythmic music that has enough sounds and quirks to make the listener keep coming back to discover more." Wind and Wire (DB)
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● Lammergeyer: Birds of Prey (CDR)
Label: DataObscura - 2003
"This is another masterpiece of ambient music from Canada."
Modern Dance (UK)
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● The Circular Ruins: Conjunction (CDR)
Label: DataObscura - 2003
"Part of the strength of Circular Ruins material is the sheer attention to microscopic detail. One feels as if one is inside the machine, while at the same time still acting as audience to the vast sonic tapestry performed."
Brian Bieniowski (The Ambient Review)
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● The Circular Ruins: Realm of Possibility (CD)
Label: Databloem - 2002
" ... comparisons diminish the sense of originality that clearly exists here. Realm of Possibility is brilliant." Phil Derby (ElectroAmbient Space)
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● The Circular Ruins: Confluence (CDR)
Label: Atmoworks - 2002
The title track alone is worth the price of admission! Promise.
 
Now re-released on DataObscura in 2008.
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COLLABORATIONS      
         
The Circular Ruins and Mystified: Fantastic Journey  (CDR)
Label: DataObscura - february 2013
A Second collaboration between APK and Thomas Park.
Fantastic Journey
is an homage to writers such as Jules Verne,  H. G. Wells, and other pioneers from the early age of science fantasy.
Detainls and samples SOON
     
Anthony Paul Kerby and Tomas Weiss: Distant Shadows  (CD)
Label: Musical Philosophy- july 2011
Appearances is their second collaborative composition, building upon the solid foundations of Distant Shadows from Spring 2011. This new work forms an uninterrupted story of images and visions varying from bright expansive spaces to mysterious dark grounds, wind-swept caverns, and pools of pure emotional depth. Appearances is an immersive, expressive ambient release that is both lush and timeless, and will certainly reward enthusiasts of deep listening.
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Anthony Paul Kerby and Tomas Weiss: Distant Shadows  (CD)
Label: Construct- april 2011
Performed by APK (canada) and Tomas Weiss (germany). Expertly crafted, rich with detail and brooding undertones, the work is composed as one vast and immersive journey through elaborate sonic landscapes and northern visions of isolation, serenity, subtle powers and hidden depths. The first release on the newly created collaborative Construct label.
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The Winterhouse The Winterhouse: Sanctuary  (CDR)
Label: DataObscura - january 2010
Performed by APK (canada) and Robert Davies (usa) using a variety of synthesisers, with occasional field recordings and processed guitar. Final compositions and mastering by APK. Rich drone bases overlaid with strings, grainy pads, subtle melodies, and sonic gems of many kinds.
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Nunc Stans and Mystified: One Thousand Dreams  (CDR)
Label: DataObscura - october 2009
A collaboration between Nunc Stans (APK) and Mystified (Thomas Park, USA). An immersive set of richly detailed dreamscapes that flow and shift with a sophisticated ease and engaging lyric beauty.
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Description Without Place Description Without Place: Filaments  (CDR)
Label: DataObscura - october 2008
A collaboration with James McDougall/Entia Non. Entia Non field recordings and micro-manipulations deftly integrated with APK melodic lines and sonic curiosities.
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The Winterhouse The Winterhouse: Lost  (CDR)
Label: DataObscura - october 2008
A second collaboration with Robert Davies. Lush and expressive soundscapes, rich with details and organic depths. Final arrangements by APK.
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The Winterhouse: Slow Promises (CD)
Label: Blue Oasis - december 2007
Very first release on the newly created Blue Oasis label. A collaboration with Robert Davies (USA), well known for his excellent drone-based works on DataObscura. Robert provided the underlying material. Final mixing and editing by APK.
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Jonathan Block & The Circular Ruins: Shadows On Water (CDR)
Label: Gears of Sand - 2007
A collaboration with Jonathan Block (USA). Jonthan has previous releases on Gears of Sand and Hypnos. Based on underlying material from Jonathan. Final mixing and editing by APK.
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● The Circular Ruins + Off The Sky: We All Fall Down (CDR)
Label: DataObscura - 2006
A remarkable collaboration with Jason Corder (Off The Sky).
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● The Hive Project: Conversations With The Queen (CDR)
Label: DataObscura - 2006
Collaboration with Jeremy Rice (Introspective). Originally released on mp3.com in 2001. Rereleased 2006 on dataObscura.
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COMPILATIONS - Various Artists      
         
Perceived Distances ● Perceived Distances (CD)
Label : Blue Oasis - 2008
Off The Sky, Saul Stokes, Robert Davies, Entia Non, and others.
Original TCR track, plus collaboration track with Off The Sky.
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● Subradial : Biorephorm (CDR)
Label : Atmoworks - 2005
Saul Stokes, Vir Unis, Off The Sky, The Circular Ruins, Vidna Obmana, Subradial. Original TCR track.
     
● Collection 2 : Moving (CD)
Label : Databloem - 2003
Mantacoup, Carbon Boy, TCR, Spielerei, Saul Stokes, Psychetropic, ENV(itre), Subradial, Vir Unis .... TCR track - "Empathy Test"
     
● Portraits  (CDR)
Label : Atmoworks - 2002
Saul Stokes, TCR, Christopher Short, James Johnson, Interstitial, Vir Unis.
TCR track - "Camera Lucida"
     
● Collection 1 : Opening   (CD)
Label : Databloem - 2002
TCR, Mutagene, Spheroid, Kwook, The Civilized Electrons.
TCR track - "Aperture : a lesson in cosmology" (15:30), extended version of track from Realm of Possibility.
     
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