sfp04 Coax “Artifacts And Discovery”

cover artwork by Jeroen Advocaat

audio preview (medium quality):
[audio:http://stream.softphase.org/sfp04/coax-01-ziobelia-stream.mp3,http://stream.softphase.org/sfp04/coax-02-blue_racer-stream.mp3,http://stream.softphase.org/sfp04/coax-03-artemis_dream_1-stream.mp3,http://stream.softphase.org/sfp04/coax-04-the_gate-stream.mp3,http://stream.softphase.org/sfp04/coax-05-sil-stream.mp3,http://stream.softphase.org/sfp04/coax-06-atomic_winter-stream.mp3,http://stream.softphase.org/sfp04/coax-07-reincarnation-stream.mp3,http://stream.softphase.org/sfp04/coax-08-xenolith-stream.mp3,http://stream.softphase.org/sfp04/coax-09-the_journey-stream.mp3,http://stream.softphase.org/sfp04/coax-10-artemis_dream_2-stream.mp3,http://stream.softphase.org/sfp04/coax-11-abyss-stream.mp3,http://stream.softphase.org/sfp04/coax-12-evermore-stream.mp3,http://stream.softphase.org/sfp04/coax-13-waves-stream.mp3,http://stream.softphase.org/sfp04/coax-14-the_jagged_edge-stream.mp3,http://stream.softphase.org/sfp04/coax-15-aura_reading-stream.mp3|titles=Ziobelia,Blue Racer,Artemis Dream 1,The Gate,Sil,Atomic Winter,Reincarnation,Xenolith,The Journey,Artemis Dream 2,Abyss,Evermore,Waves,The Jagged Edge,Aura Reading|artists=Coax,Coax,Coax,Coax,Coax,Coax,Coax,Coax,Coax,Coax,Coax,Coax,Coax,Coax,Coax]

“Our fourth release is a full length album from norwegian artist Coax,
who has previously made appearances on Kahvi and Monotonik netlabels.
Artifacts And Discovery being the title, the album is a wonderfully varied
combination of ambient softness, dramatic orchestral pieces, sensitive piano
interludes, science fiction movie atmosphere, all spiced up with the occasional
electronic rhythms. At times, you feel like you have landed on the surface
of an unknown planet, feel the tension build as you look around and there is
nothing but unexplored terrain surrounding you. Then, as the album goes
further, the next moment.. the dreamy string ensemble capture your attention,
you begin to feel safe and comfortable again. Enchanted with the beautiful
harmonies, you watch the clouds passing by, happy memories from the past
are filling your mind, you feel like floating. Close your eyes,
enter the intriguing world of Artifacts And Discovery.”

Coax is also in process of releasing a CD album titled “The Third Mobius”,
which includes 6 tracks already presented here. Professionally mastered
and including stunning cover artwork by Jeroen Advocaat. For more details,
see the micro-site for the album: http://www.coaxmusic.com/coax-the-third-mobius-cd-2009


download the invidual tracks (high quality MP3):
01 “Ziobelia” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
02 “Blue Racer” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
03 “Artemis Dream 1” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
04 “The Gate” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
05 “Sil” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
06 “Atomic Winter” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
07 “Reincarnation” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
08 “Xenolith” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
09 “The Journey” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
10 “Artemis Dream 2” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
11 “Abyss” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
12 “Evermore” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
13 “Waves” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
14 “The Jagged Edge” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
15 “Aura Reading” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]


Download the complete release in MP3 format, 85 MB zip file from:
[main site] [mirror] [archive.org]

Download the complete release in FLAC format, 273 MB zip file from:
[main site] [mirror] [archive.org]

Licensed under the Creative Commons 3.0 non-commercial license.

(download bandwidth provided by Currahee Hosting for the mirror, thank you.)


  1. Hi Coax!

    I listened to your most recent “Artifacts and Discovery” album. Its really good. I like the mixture of true ambient, and tracks with bit more of a ‘beat’ in some tracks. My favourite so far it the last track “Aura Reading” as i love the piano. To me it sounds a little like Ludovico Einaudi. Possibly you know of this artist?

    I imagine listening to this album in an Urban Apocalypse, where cars are left abandoned on the street, and the wind blows paper and rubbish around a quiet environment. But thats just me! I;m sure we all have our own ‘ambient place’.

    Thanks again!

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