A new album from the mysterious project called The darkening machine. As all previous releases, this album is more about creating a mood than calling attention of itself. The listener seems to plunge into a dark, viscous and claustrophobic endless night. The darkening machine uses layers of analog synthesizers drifting sometimes to dissonant tones and melts them with spare piano notes that evoke the last apparition of sunrays just before the sunset.
Artist : The Darkening Machine
Title : Progression In The Haze
Catalog # : TXR066
Duration : 36:18
Date of release : January 29, 2014
Genres : dark ambient, drone, noise
Format : digital (FLAC and MP3)
After the self-released “Perpetual Emotion” EP, Indican Sound drops his “A Fine Time To Be” LP with Dusted Wax Kingdom.
9 tranquil downtempo tracks built upon deep warm ambience, phat trip-hop grooves and psychedelic guitar riffs.
The first Dubkey release for 2014 is a crucial roots/steppers/dub album by UK producer Reuben Addis. A highly respected veteran of the British roots scene, Reuben gives us 10 glorious tracks, ranging from classic one drops to heavy digital steppers.
The main singers on the album are longtime Unitone collaborator Zebby Blax, the Junior Delgado-influenced Hatta Benji, and Reuben’s own daughter Dinah. Maltese melodica specialist David Magro (Mind’s Eye Dub) appears on the splendid 14-minute-long TROD MOUNT ZION CHANT extravaganza. Another Maltese connection on the album is Manwel Tabone’s old Reggae Club Radio Malta show which provides us with 2 exclusive Unitone dub plates from 2003.
Nuff intricate dubscapes spice things up throughout this spiritual offering, the experience enhanced by a mystical ETHIOPIAN DAWN photo by Niall Crotty on the cover.
01 – Quello che volevo sentire
02 – I king del burger king
03 – Post-punk post tutto
04 – Balice, il tuo furby ha problemi
05 – Quella roba che puzza di mangime per pesci
06 – Nessuno mi risponde a Milano a parte Teo
07 – Al binario
08 – Cipster, noccioline ed altro
gianpaolo fausto, marta blu, matteo donà, stefano balice, tommaso busatto: kazoo, bell, electronic, uneasiness guitar, mobile telephone, car, various percussion, chips and nuts
recorded live in turin and milan, 01-01-2014, 02-01-2014, 03-01-2014
Rete del disagio (the uneasiness network) is not a band, and has no stable line-up.
Rete del disagio was born when followers and supporters from different web communities as upupachan, vaporized art movement, deep lake records and mav [0kbps] records, start to physically meet to bring the noise from the net to the streets.
This audio is part of the collection: Onorezdi -Netlabel (sub of Verezani Records)
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Artist/Composer: I.Z. aka IDzeroNo
Keywords: Giovannie Hernandez; TheFeeDunk Star; TheDeepr; The Corner; I.Z. aka IDzeroNo; Ames Nick Solder; The Pee Punk BROTHA; D-Ram; Dj RuffShraker; Melvin Clark; The Informers; 95 & Sailaway; D – Ram; hip-hop; media; remix; hip_hop; flyingteam; nyc; classic
British sound artist, saxophonist and noise maker Mark Browne follows up his 2012 album “Malapert and Erratic” with this EP- featuring improvisations on percussion, bowed guitar,thigh bone and saxophone recorded on the evening of the 7th December 2013.
“The Prejudices Of History”
Or as I remain pleased with part 1, “Malapert and Erratic part 2″
Over the years I have become increasingly aware of what I do as a musician and the need to at least appear to conform to some ideal whether real or imaginary. This may be an attempt to answer the question: What epitaph will adorn my headstone?
It has been documented that I play the saxophone, and indeed this has been the case for around 30 years. The problem comes with the definition of saxophonist. For me picking up a saxophone, alto initially, was required in an effort to undo the learning that I had acquired over several years of classical guitar playing. The guitar still has the feeling of being someone else’s territory and I could not see myself developing in a manner that would create an approach and style that I could call my own. The uniqueness of a musician’s approach struck me as being important at that time, aged 16.
And so the saxophone was selected as my new instrument: its methods and approach being the antithesis of those of the guitar. Looking at some notes from this period it seems that I believed the ideal piece of music (naturally an improvisation) should aspire to infinite variation in dynamics, timbre and colouration, and rhythm. In later years the need for and development of form (rhythm in a wider sense) has become more important.
So the saxophone is not a guitar. Neither are many other instruments. Am I a saxophonist? Am I a percussionist? Probably neither, I am a collector of sound making devices â the saxophone, in a single instrument, fulfils a number of those early requirements. The other instruments are used to augment the repertoire, adding contrast to the saxophone and expanding the music’s soundscape.
As well as a collector, I am an arranger of sounds and occasional organiser of people. Nothing more.
The pieces were all recorded evening Saturday 7th December 2013”
-Mark Browne (from the sleevenotes available as a PDF with the download.
Linear Obsessional is delighted to present this new release from Chris Whitehead – A EP of sonic environments to encourage the cultivation of metal plants,with an accompanying detailed PDF guide…
This CD was released simultaneously with Mark Browne’s “The Prejudices of History” (LOR049) – with which it shares some concerns and sounds.
“Since the Industrial Revolution the soil in Britain has changed considerably in its formulation. Where once it almost exclusively consisted of organic matter, it is now likely to hold high levels of metallic elements such as iron, aluminium and copper. Areas where industrial processes took place in the past but have since been reclaimed by nature are particularly rich in this residual metal content.
Plants growing in these environments have, by means of Darwinian natural selection coupled with sheer determination to survive, managed to incorporate various metals into their very DNA. The resulting species display a variety of features only made possible at the point where biology and metallurgy combine.
The aim of this guide is to assist the amateur metallobotanist in identifying these enigmatic plants, and also to instil enthusiasm into those armchair readers who have never searched the disused foundries of Sheffield for a reclusive Cutleri silvaservicia or listened attentively on the hills of West Yorkshire for the soothing sound of a clump of Alpine Cog Daisies (Coggi interlockia) gently turning in the breeze.
The two sound recordings included here have been developed to aid the growth of these unusual plants. By placing a speaker at either side of the specimen (ideally they should be equidistant and each no closer than two feet away) the sound produced will acoustically recreate a very favourable growing environment. Once brought indoors and planted in any kind of container what these organisms miss most are sound vibrations of a metallic nature.
By regularly subjecting your plants to these carefully composed and scientifically tested sounds (about twice a week is the recommended frequency) you should begin to see them flourish and possibly even bear fruit. Of course not all varieties are suitable to collect. Some are protected by law and others are just too bad tempered, quite frankly”
-Chris Whitehead, from the introduction to the booklet “Flora Metallicum Britannica- a field guide to the metallic plants of the Britsh Isles” (included with this download)
For its 24th release, Da! Heard It Records indulges in a wild irony doped with the borne absurdity of the three Infecticide trolls. With “Chansons Tristes” (“Sad Songs”), the trio proposes a first album, impossible to classify according to any musical catalog.
As an anthology of a five-year infected epic, “Chansons Tristes” takes us through the whims of its cold rhythms, distended synths, hopping basses, and crude and dirty riffs—a rare and jarring mix carried by a remarkable attention, where voice, keyboard, drums, and electric guitar harmonize to create a peculiarly offsetting universe.
Fifteen pieces with neo-Dadaist lyrics will leave speechless all spirit unable to go beyond the first degree and enrapture personalities in a displacing way. With its soft references to Liaisons Dangereuses, Detroit Grand Pubahs, or Front 242, the production’s finesse will caress the pointiest ears all the whilst (festively) readjusting the pointiest hats—dark and festive humor thus serving serious matters.
In addition to excelling in the production of these aural jewels dotted with electro-punk-wave sonorities, the three Infecticide lads distinguish themselves even more with their scenic presence (and cosmic costumes), which will motivate the jaded and depressed nobody in the back of the room to come closer to the stage and exchange sweat and liberating cries. Cathartic.
“Chansons Tristes,” Da ! Heard It Records’ 24th release is distributed under Creative Commons license BY-NC-ND. The album may be downloaded at the following address: http://www.daheardit-records.net/en/discography/dhr-24
This music is minimalist and rough , but it makes your head swing to the beat, as much as it makes you feel the rhythm whistling in the pipes, gurgling in the tap, dripping like raindrops on the window sill, cats meowing and the fridge purring. All this turns into a rhythmic march of existence, the music of a musical box, or crammed tricky electronic circuits. As if robots were singing an ode to existence.
After a year in 2013 and four albums made for three different labels (Eg0cide Productions, Batenim, Textural Records), Morphine Bandit is back for his first release in 2014.
This release is quite short compared to previous ones but contains three tracks very different in terms of atmosphere and style that sweep the sonic possibilities of Morphine Bandit.
So what is this new album about ? Singing mystical sirens lost in a modern city, stretched notes mingling with the sound of distant bells punctuating the course of a forgotten meaning ceremony, unreal languages pronounced in a fall night, echoes of monolithic machineries coming from beyond the horizon…
Artist : Morphine Bandit
Title : Ruin and Oblivion
Catalog # : TXR065
Duration : 22:10
Date of release : January 22, 2014
Genres : dark ambient, drone, noise
Format : digital (FLAC and MP3)
01 – Fabio Crivellaro – dKrogg – mArCh Of ReCyCle
02 – Exclamation Point – [ ! ]
03 – Beira – VGA on GBA
04 – Max Scordamaglia – Unalog – 09
05 – undermindlimb & khaotic molly – grandfather paradox 1.56-12.52
06 – Toxic Chicken – featherhead unplugged
07 – Tommaso Busatto – gotEmoftoe
08 – stefano balice – quattro passi sulle lame
09 – sounddog65 – ‘galve,nîz
10 – Eugenio Furrno – flompodiskoteque
11 – Pioggia d’Ambra – Trauma del lobo temporale
SAMIZDAT is a floppy series dedicated to low bit-rate music and other low-tech wonders.
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using recycled diskettes, giving them to friends or hiding them among the shelves of a shopping center – or more.
A SAMIZDAT floppy disk is a noisy act of love against the music busssinessss.
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SOT45 presents a collection of previously unpublished recordings, gathered throughout the 10 years of the project’s existence.Starting off with 3 early found sound constructions, ritualistic in their abrasiveness, the album then progresses to a minimalist deconstruction of a choir loop, slowly reducing it to a set of drones. It is then followed by two tracks from a discarded Momolot remix album – two approaches to rock music deconstruction – one busy and whirring, the second one blurry and dreamy. “Wintery Russia” is an ambient piece made out of a mangled cassette tape with accordion melodies. The set is concluded by an experiment in chance operations on a set of found sound samples, consitituting a disconcerting bouncy collage adventure.
Noises moving through a dark ambient field.
Artist : The Glittering Hand
Title : Into The Cave
Catalog # : TXR064
Duration : 33:15
Date of release : January 15, 2014
Genres : dark ambient, drone, noise
Format : digital (FLAC and MP3)
One of todays finest trip-hop acts are back with a new delicious full-length album. We are proud to present our second release by TRACING ARCS.
Founded in the mid 90’s – TRACING ARCS trip-hop sound is a musical blend of jazz, smooth downtempo beats, mellow electronica and the emotional and fascinating voice of Fran Kapelle. Wasteland contains seven new songs and three remixes – organic and electronic in the same breath. / 23 SECONDS NETLABEL
“Highway 90 – From The Dead Sea of Galilee To Beit She’an”
For every person that has known the burden of nostalgia, the heavyweight of decaying memories, and a sense of quasi-eternal longing which goes far beyond words, as beautiful as they sometimes may sound.
lucie vítková is czech composer and performer. she graduated in accordion performance at brno conservatory in 2010 and composition at janáček academy of music and performing arts in brno (cz) in 2013. during her master’s degree, she studied at royal conservatory in the hague (nl) and at california institute of the arts in valencia (usa). she has studied with martin smolka, jaroslav šťastný, martijn padding, gillius van bergijk and michael pisaro. she is member of the ensemble marijan, dunami, dust in the groove, and prague improvisation orchestra.
lucie’s first album for pan y rosas, is a collection of ideas and techniques that she accumulated throughout her practice as an improviser. in each piece she tries to portray certain phenomena in their pure, concentrated form to make their individual characters clear. to create the pieces on this album, she used three different accordions, her voice, and a harmonica.
“Alive” is a Christmas gift, created by the Russian alternative rock band Taigerbery.
Vladimir: “Every year we record a special song to share some positive emotions. Basically I write songs to release stress and pressure I’m under, but for Christmas there is always something bright. “Alive” is devoted to love for making something that is your calling. Know it, keep it, don’t let it go and do it till you die – that’s what makes us happy and if one have not found it yet we wish to make it happen.”
Vladimir Berlizev – Music & Lyrics.
Andrey Teterlev – Co-producer, mixing and mastering engineer.
Original photo & cover design by Vladimir Berlizev
released 10 January 2014
the sequel to the protozorq release (tonAtom.126) is not “just another remix release”.
weldroid selected some extraordinary electronic artists from around the world to create new versions of his original tracks as the logical and artistical continuation of his own style and works.
AN MOKU’s ambient and harsh reinvention of ‘abandoned’ is as unique as jesse simpson’s cut-up version of ‘in my name’. the osch remix of the same original track ‘abandoned’ is a dreamlike, down-beat treat while the same song inspired poliversa to create an evolving, up-tempo drum-and-bass version. ‘morning blinds’ as seen through the eyes of nonima makes you immediately want to dance or at least nod to the beat (depending on your temper), while the beautiful ‘sleep tight’ is resurrected as an ever-changing, almost dubstep-like, almost completely new song.
and if this release was already completed with illl’s inspiring ‘bipolar disorder’ recreation of a more drum-oriented ‘not you fault baby’ it would already be a fully independent and great release. but this is a weldroid release, and he complemented it with two brand-new original tracks, which as a result makes “protozorq remixes” a nine track release of versatility and awesomeness.
Deep and dark atmospheric soundscapes with stochastic variations and inner pulsations.
Artist : Zoÿ Archa
Title : Bilocated
Catalog # : TXR063
Duration : 37:33
Date of release : January 08, 2014
Genres : dark ambient, drone, noise, space, atmospheric
Format : digital (FLAC and MP3)
Well, Kai Engel didn’t just sit around doing nothing at all. That kind of person can’t afford to. So, what is his brand new album like? It’s pretty much a soundtrack to a movie that never was and never will be. Yet we can get a glimpse of it by exploring the palette of sounds and listening to every note closely – there are landscapes and images, characters and stories, scenes and moods. There are calls and echoes. So, after all that film probably does exist.
Romo drops his 4th instrumental hip-hop release with Dusted Wax Kingdom. “Afterthoughts” EP is a collection of works created throughout the previous year and each song captures a different experience, feeling and unique moment.
All Dystimbria releases utilize sound sources derived from previous releases on the label. The style of all tracks is somewhere between ambient and noise, a distinguished no-man’s land we call “quietnoise”.
The year 2014 starts with some new dubophonic heights with Koncrete Roots, a one man project by Thomas Kenney from Leicestershire in the East Midlands of England.
From an early age Thomas would listen to a huge amount of music though he would always favour the sounds of Ska and Reggae. Music was always in his blood and he began producing back in 2004 under a different name. The music he was making at the time was a reflection of the scene around him; hip hop and grime. It wasn’t until later in life, when he was introduced to (and fell in love with) Dub music, that he started to take his own music seriously and started to develop his own sound and style.
Koncrete Roots’ style can be described as a deeply rooted dub sound with a modern day steppa twist. This twist makes all the difference and gives an electro dubness to their traditional rootical sound introducing some great vibes to the massive, entering into the new year.
From the meditative “River Jordan” to the rootical electro steppas like ‘Inity Step” and “Sound Killah”, Koncrete Roots deliver their message of dubness and irieness into the year 2014. Not withstanding his versions of two old time classics, the UK producer seems like a sound warrior, armed with deep basslines and organic melodies like in “Universal dub”, marching to destroy Babylon on his way to Zion.