Nunc Stans

Anthony Paul Kerby (APK) is an electro-ambient musican and ex-philosopher residing in Ontario, Canada. He was born and raised in rural southern England, moving to Canada in his mid 20s. Initially trained on classical/spanish guitar, but now almost exclusively keyboards and related electronic technology, digital manipulations, and field recordings. He crafts original sonic ambient landscapes and subtle electronica under three names: The Circular Ruins, Lammergeyer, and Nunc Stans. He has released many highly-praised solo albums and a number of collaborations. The music tends towards deep and fascinating immersive atmospheric soundscapes that range from lush to minimal. The tone is melancholic, moving and thoughtful, with drawn-out melodic lines that are sometimes interwoven with understated rhythmic elements, frayed and grainy synth experiments, occasional indecipherable voices, curious noises, and ambient field recordings. This is inventive, well-crafted music that rewards close listening and that will have you coming back for more.

 

Nunc Stans
Nautic Depth + Nunc Stans - Falling Silent

Artist: Nautic Depth & Nunc Stans
P: 2015
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About 2 years in progress, Falling Silent is the first collaboration album by Nautic Depths. It explores sombre and highly intimate sound worlds, maintaining an expressive flow with many embedded details. So far it´s the warmest album by Nautic Depths, with a focus on touching and latent harmonic layers especially in the lower end of the music - you won´t hear any intrusive or ear-piercing sounds on this album. Falling Silent works perfectly for any kind of relaxation and personal reflection, as all music is mixed without interruption between the tracks.

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Nunc Stans + Mystified - One Thousand Dreams

Artist: Nunc Stans and Mystified
P: 2009
A collaboration between Nunc Stans (Anthony Paul Kerby, Canada) and Mystified (Thomas Park, USA)
An immersive set of richly detailed dreamscapes that flow and shift with a sophisticated ease and engaging lyric beauty. Expect a haunting mix of grainy drone, sonic curiosities, and occasional treated field recording, all bound together by exquisite drawn-out melodic lines.
The origin of this work is a set of long drone pieces crafted by Thomas from recordings of sferics (electrical discharges in the atmosphere). These flowing treated noise pieces then served as the basis for Anthony's more synth-based accompaniments and sonic embellishments.

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Nunc Stans - Meridian

Artist: Nunc Stans
P: 2009
Nunc Stans, a side project of The Circular Ruins, has always been inspired by far northern landscapes and the subjective states that accompany or are induced by them. Much of this collection is a sonic analog of those landscapes ... drawn in sound across the silence.
A sublime journey through expansive soundworlds, rich with detail, immersive atmospheres, and an underlying grandeur.
Composed an performed by Anthony Paul Kerby late 2008 to early 2009.

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Nunc Stans - Peninsula

Artist: Nunc Stans
P: 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.Composed during the second half of 2011 using a variety of synthesisers (hardware and software), guitar, and occasional field recording.Nunc Stans is Anthony Paul Kerby.

Nunc Stans' sole creator Anthony Paul Kerby returns with a brand new album released at the beginning of December 2011 on his DataObscura label. Usually heading to more drone based, icy northern sound, "Peninsula" is no exception. The album begins with a 10-minute title overture, "Peninsula", a calmly floating and organically breathing soundscape carefully picturing misty shorelines of the album's cover images where all forgotten memories seem to be still alive. "November Rain" gently drifts above rainy clouds and tranquilly extends the mood set by the opening composition. As much absorbing, but slightly more massive drifts invade the next piece, "We Must Leave", again enriched by relaxing location sounds of shoreline and sculpted with grace and nostalgia. Deeper drones reveal "Fathoms" and calmly carry them into absolutely peaceful and magnificent realms. Few more expressive, but fragile sound effects are added to emphasise the overall mood of this stunningly beautiful and strongly cinematic composition. A masterpiece!!! But this sonic bliss continues on "The Sea Becomes Still", with richly built altering and interplaying moods and movements. Highly evocative ambience, another big one! Monstrous heavy drones with watery sounds and occasional mysterious voice samples submerge "The Clarity Of Darkness" into the great depth of oceanic abyss to venture into the world of eternal darkness. Certainly one of my fave compositions on this album. Heavy drone wizardry by Nunc Stans at its best!!! And it keeps on expanding with "When The Sea Burns", where monumental drifts, spiced by various industrial rumblings on the background, superbly represent the track title. Dramatically culminating and powerfully expressive, 13-plus minutes long sonic opus, at its most droning and adventurous!!! "This Forgotten Place" draws the album to a gracious conclusion with its serenely gliding cinematic soundscapes. "Peninsula" is a skillfully crafted and polished work offering to each attentive listener deliciously rewarding sonic experience. Turn out the lights, turn up the volume and immerse yourself in this beautifully scenic journey! ( Richard Gürtler )

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Nunc Stans - The Unnamable

Artist: Nunc Stans
P: 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.
Performed by Anthony Paul Kerby using a variety of synthesisers, acoustic guitar, and studio processing. This is space music of the highest caliber. The key word here is DRONES; high-end drones, low-end drones, and everything in-between. The sound is crisp and clear, and the production is razor-sharp. I could often hear 5 or 6 different pitches of drone simultaneously.The sense of "space" in these compositions is quite pronounced; some sounds seem to emanate from a source many miles away. As with all of Anthony's discs, there's an amazing array of subtle and intricate detail that keeps things from getting redundant, and makes this 60 minute disc seem much shorter. I'd be surprised if anyone who likes drone didn't fall in love with this immediately, it's that good.

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