From 1979 to 1983, the Australian Terse Tapes label made cassette compilations. These are in danger of becoming “classics”, a complete betrayal of the energy that made them. There is no better antidote to cloying nostalgia than the corpse getting up and refusing the funeral.
So instead say that from 1979 to 2015, Terse Tapes made compilations, and here is more of the same. You could put it on a cassette if that matters.
I invited a few people I know, and they invited a few people they know, and music started to arrive in my inbox. I refused to listen to any of it until April Fools day. No one curated anything, although some people were nice enough to chase up their friends.
Having heard this music over the last 24 hours I can divide it into some useful ‘sides’, but keep in mind you are able to arrange it however you like in this non-linear wonderland in which we are trapped.
Side A: people who have doubts about music.
Side B: people who do not fear a pretty tune.
Side C: people that make graphs and grids.
Side D: people who could plausibly perform in a public ale house
Side T: time lords
Although supplied for no payment, there are specific rights attached to the recordings, which remain the property of the artists. Do not sell this music for a profit, do not use this music for any commercial purpose, including but not limited to, placement alongside advertisements or behind paywalls.
released 01 April 2015
Organised by Tom Ellard at Terse Tapes, Sydney, Australia. Contents made in the USA, UK, Canada, Switzerland, Australia and other parts of the universe that man may visit from time to time. May contain nuts.
Just a few days away from the conmemoration and annual women’s celebration for their rights’ equity, from the sky falls the new compilation from Modismo label, entitled “Girls Alive”, which draws together music composers and producers of mystical will who explore, amuse and spruce up with a free-download musical offering. It is, indeed, a spectrum of very well achieved and diverse sonorous pieces.
Loaded with defying finesse and neatness these musicians embalm the air via their wavy machinery. There is wisdom behind this musical trip’s jolliest passages. And life, a lot of life in the fertile sequences of this work which, all through its eclectic extent, masterfully demonstrates how to balance experimentation and gamble with a sublime and deferential treatment to the ear. Maybe it is an ancestral and female secret the power music has to interconnect us. But the more you plunge in “Girls Alive”, the more assured you are that this secret is hidden in good hands.
From and towards the most lulling and deep unto the most stimulating and intriguing that this new release from the netlabel Modismo delivers us we cannot do anything but smile and be thankful for each one of the female presences around us, chiefly when they decide to unite and give strenght, love and music.
01 – Riz Maslen – Pleiades – UK
02 – Chra – kw23territoriesdel-grain – Austria
03 – Ema Remedi – Break – Uruguay
04 – Alisú – Las aventuras del Sr. Tomita – Chile
05 – AGF – If you – Germany
06 – Laura Hurt & Salo Panik – Patrie Arkham – France
07 – Kinética – Frontera – Chile
08 – Sonae – Pianokratz – Germany
09 – Riz Maslen – Your War – UK
«Spirits» came to life after Chris Silver T invited Anna Stereopoulou to a collaboration project on the same titled track of the album. Chris’s field recording on the specific composition took place during one of his visits to his hometown; a morning walk to the village, through stone pathways and towards a peaceful area, where spirits can be heard in the air.
Anna Stereopoulou: piano, synth, mixing
Chris Silver T: drums, field recordings, (synth at Track No.3)
“Rest In Peace (A Soundtrack For Irreversible Relaxation)”
Being the hyperly compassionate bloke that I am, I am hereby proud to present my April Fool’s offering: The Ultimate Relaxation CD – “Rest In Peace”! That’s right boys and girls! From now on, You will never need another relaxation CD for your zoning-out/tripping-out exercises :)
This particular LP was borne from the ether by yours truly as an exercise in alternative reality deconstruction. It seems to me that in today’s rather watered-down social environment, everybody’s striving towards some inner peace and balanced harmony, which at certain doses is of course a fine goal, but an exceeded dosage of this state of mind leads in my experience to mental stagnation. We evolve as we struggle, at least that’s what I’ve learned from my life’s journey.
Being an intense person from birth, I’ve known very little of this infamous “relaxed” state of mind, which at times can be a tad overwhelming from foreign eyes’ foresight, but for me it is a wonderfully vivid blessing. I quite dislike simplicity as a rule of thumb, and relaxation in my eyes is mostly a one-dimensional experience. And not experiential however I turn it around. It lacks the experimental edge that sleep has, for instance. Thus, I never experience sleep as a relaxation-driven existential mode. It is ‘something else’, literally. The more people talk about how we, as species, supposedly understand what sleep is – the more I laugh out loud. Nobody understands the profoundly unfathomed meta-realities of what sleep is and what it is not. It is in my perception deeper and much more fathomless than any artificially induced (so-called without a justification in my eyes) psychedelic state of mind (or rather – The Psychedelically Clichéd).
Meditation too, in my wildest opinion, aside from being a pretty useful therapeutic tool for certain individuals and groups, is not the aid I’d happily suggest for the ever-curious artist and keen explorer of the world. The whole idea, in my perception, is to OPEN UP perception and expand the senses (while being in control of the experience in the purely non-psychedelic sense) – not to minimize these to minimum and freeze like a perplexed virgin lama who had dreamed an erotic dream of a Himalayan mermaid while struggling with high maintenance Samadhi.
I certainly do wish that this semi-improvised high-voltage voyage to the ultimately irreversible relaxation realm will be an unforgettable one for each and every one of you – individually and in the most mentally and emotionally intimate way possible.
On we move to an individual infinite space of multidimensional unconscious relaxation!
Dear Friends and Listeners,
We are glad to have our fellow artist back to the label with his latest production, under mysterious name and fascinating music inside. Just the way we like to do things.
Brk is one of those big dub techno addicts, who truly delivers the style, exploring, experimenting and adding something new.
Mauro Martinuz, sound engineer, soundtrack composer for cinema and contemporary theater, owner of the Transfert studio and founder of NEDAC collective.
Written,produced,recorded and enginered by Mauro Martinuz at Transfert studio in Berlin.
Additional musician: Luca Sella.
Artwork by: Michele Servadio ( servadio.com )
Suez Ep by Mauro Martinuz is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-
NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at ekar-records.tumblr.com/contact.
“Eirian” is a Japanese word which means “Alien” and the title of Gandolfo Ferro’s first release with Sucu Music.
In the best science fiction tradition, the theme of this concept album is alien abductions, something which, we are sure, will interest more than some of you out there. The music is what you might call dark ambient, but there are also sprinklings of ‘old-time’ electronica that widen the sound palette and make this release a very enjoyable trip to the recesses of unknown galaxies and back.
Электронное расщепление личности под рождение ночных кошмаров.
Волновые колебания звуков тишины и мрачное таинство демонов из подсознания.
Это всё 7 выпуск нашего нечастого подкаста, записанного lost-radio в поддержку своих будущих релизов…
01 brk – Scape 1
02 Igl00 – Variation 1
03 SandSpace – Untitled
04 Пландеркозерон – Вместо Тишины
05 Mon.ka – One coffee for my girlfriend juki
06 73! – Untitled 2
07 Med Gen – Glacial
08 Cycle Of Self – Tactile Hallucinations
09 Fault Justification – Thank you to you for you
10 Helicalin – Next fall everything will be over (demo)