The next 26th Feb., a year ago, Rhys Celeste aka Microlith died in a road accident. A few weeks before Rhys sent me almost forty tracks for his first album on Fundamental Records and with the permission of his family I decided to release what in my opinion is his best work.
As you know in Fundamental Records we release only full albums in vinyl format, we always try to put all we have in each release and although this time it was really hard, still is, I sincerely believe that we have done everything we could to make this album have the greatest possible exposure during the last months.
In Fundamental Records we sell vinyl records because that is what we want to do, take care of every detail and try to be at the same level as the music that the artists give us, what in our vision is the best of them. We do not sell digital files in the same way that we do not sell cars or shoes, and that is something that will never change, but there is only one way to give more exposure to the album or Rhys and therefore for its first anniversary we decided to enable a link where you can download the complete album, artwork, the original info-sheet and some photos. In Fundamental Records we do not sell digital files and therefore this album can be downloaded for free from this link:
In return we only ask you for one thing, please share this link with your friends and everywhere you can. This is a masterwork from a very young artist and deserves all possible exposure in honor to his memory. Thanks for your support and your help!
-Alek Stark. Madrid, 23th February 2018
(ORIGINAL INFO INCLUDED WITH THE ALBUM RELEASE)
MICROLITH by RHYS CELESTE
FUNDAMENTAL RECORDS 016
About this project
Rhys Celeste aka Microlith passed away 26th February. 24 years old.
The fatal weekend when Rhys lost his life I was mastering the tracks for his release in Fundamental Records. Rhys sent me the tracks only a few days before. He kept about forty untitled tracks for Fundamental Records and together we selected a perfect track list for the album. I was with all these melodies in my head all that weekend, I remember perfectly that feeling. Today I still have that special sensation that you can feel in all tracks composed by Rhys, something nostalgic with a big doses of happiness and hope in every note. When I was mastering his tracks I was like a young kid with a new record in my hands, each track is great, even the interludes are very special compositions.
I am sure the people who support the projects we release in Fundamental Records will support this album not only for the circumstances but mainly because the quality of the tracks from someone with only 24 years… this is sad. I feel a deep emptiness inside of me because Rhys never listened the final tracks mastered. This feeling is something I can't explain in words, and it is very difficult to carry within me. The next monday after his death I was like out of my body, we had a mountain of work with the shipping of the 808 Box but I felt totally paralyzed, my wife Anais and I could hardly speak, we were speechless for some minutes, looking to the screen of the computer trying to understand what happened, then I decided I have to do what I said to Rhys only two days before, and I opened the player in my laptop and I started to work in the design for the cover with the music of Rhys in repeat mode. I was in front of the screen all day, printing many sketches and color variations.
Only a few days ago we finally contacted with Aidan, the brother of Rhys (thanks Neil and Daniel for your help) and he allows us to release this album. We are honored to release this work in our label and we will try to give to this fantastic work as much exposure as possible. Most of you already know that Fundamental Records is only two persons, Anais and I, we are not a big label and our promotion capabilities are limited, for this reason we ask you for all your help for sharing this info to your social media or any other way, any help, even the most insignificant will be appreciated. If you need some kind of info or other stuff in some particular way please contact with us here: firstname.lastname@example.org
I called Fundamental Records to our label for a very good reason and this project deserves this adjective in full effect. For the same reason I also decided to release this album under the real name of the artist, Rhys Celeste and use his music name, Microlith, for the title.
Ladies and Gents, may I introduce you:
MICROLITH, Written & Composed by RHYS CELESTE
-Alek Stark. Madrid, 25th March 2017