Occluded Plateaux – Control Families_Data Funk

[ACP 1134]

Occluded Plateaux

“Control Families_Data Funk”

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Ycr0 – sect

[026]

Ycr0

“sect”

illogical kit netlabel electronic music music for passion
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MalaGioia – MalaGioia EP

[MZ018]

MalaGioia

“MalaGioia EP”

Tracklist:
01. Gin e Pi
02. Occhi Giganti
03. La Maschera
04. Città Stato
05. Verdugo

Produced by MalaGioia
Mix & Mastering by Francesco “Frank” Altare
Artwork by Silvio Figini

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Ciuta / Kwi / Simpson / Whitehead – An Attempt For Balance

[PT074]

Ciuta / Kwi / Simpson / Whitehead

“An Attempt For Balance”

Track 1:
Collective composition: An Attempt for Balance
Four individual sequences were mixed together. The structure was left intact – as it is – however overall volume levels of each contribution were adjusted in hope to create situation which would validate and accommodate all participating sounds as well is possible.
Mixed by Slavek Kwi, January 2018. Many thanks to Tony, Dallas and Darius for agreeing to this little experiment and to Chris for making it available to your ears.

Track 2:
Darius Ciuta: kadk2

Track 3:
Slavek Kwi: Time_R
Usually, when I am staying somewhere overnight and there is a clock ticking, it is rapidly removed from the room and ends up behind the doors. However, ticking sounds of clocks – even grandfather’s giant chiming clock – were part of my sound environment in my childhood. The sound of ticking has certain determination to it; destination-like quality. You can always hear it. For this piece I decided to use ticking sounds and the end of resonance of chime as basic material to evolve.
Recorded in January 2018, Mountshannon, Ireland.

Track 4:
Dallas Simpson: Vibrating Air: Wood / Metal / Water / Stone.
An environmental observation and improvisation recorded live on location near the village of Lambley, Nottinghamshire, UK on 4th February 2018 at 7am to 8am in a single take. All sounds and spatial choreography was created live on location. The recording was edited and mixed as my contribution to the Plus Timbre collaboration release in 2018.
Many thanks to Plus Timbre and the other artists participating: Darius Ciuta / Slavek Kwi / Tony Whitehead.
dallas simpson 05/02/18

Track 5:
Tony Whitehead: By the river, in the forest
Improvisations with natural objects. Dartington Hall and East Dartmoor.

Track 6:
Collective composition: As It Is
Four individual sequences were mixed together without any adjustments. Mixed by Slavek Kwi, January 2018. Many thanks to Tony, Dallas and Darius for agreeing to this little experiment and to Chris for making it available to your ears.

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Tony Whitehead – Shoreline

[PT073]

Tony Whitehead

“Shoreline”

Shoreline was improvised with found materials on the coast of Brittany near Perros-Guirec. It continues the artists fascination with the sound making potential of small ordinary natural objects.
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Dallas Simpson – Railway Footbridge Improvisation For One Adult and Two Children

[PT072]

Dallas Simpson

“Railway Footbridge Improvisation For One Adult and Two Children”

This work was created as a result of both joining a local walking group, the Netherfield Strollers and inspiration from an environmental improvisation workshop that was conducted at Hull University earlier this year as part of their Sound + Environment 2017 conference.

A walk with the Strollers earlier in the year introduced me to Carol and her two grandchildren, Eben (10) and Finlay (7). During our walk we crossed over a railway footbridge and then followed a footpath where I introduced the children to some simple sound making using a found stick and the railway boundary metal fence, then blowing ‘cawing’ sounds using our thumbs and a blade of grass. They loved it. And so the seeds of a freeform intuitive environmental improvisation were sown using both a prepared environment and found sound objects in the manner of the Hull Workshop at the location of the railway footbridge we discovered on the walk. This would feature Eben, Finlay and myself as freeform performers / improvisers.

As preparation for the performance I visited some of the houses adjacent to the footbridge to warn them of our activities at night just in case they may be disturbed by our soundings. The response varied from mild hostility, to curiosity, to support and even one couple asking if they could join in! I replied that they were most welcome.

Having obtained permissions from their mother Nicola, we gathered on the 9th December 2017 first at my house for a bit of instruction in making sounds with the objects I was preparing the location with (Aluminium Searchlight Mirror, 4 inch Fired Brass Gun Shell, Bull Roarer, various Plastic Pipes of different widths and lengths, Gong Beater, Long Thin Spring and a few other sundry items.) Following this brief instruction we went to the location in the dark at about 7:30pm and after placing the sound objects to prepare the location, we had a few moments silence, then made a short walk in to the start of our improvisation.

The performance consisted of two Movements:

First Movement: Outward (Practise, Vox ad-lib) Joyous.

Second Movement: Return (Performance, Vox tacit) More Meditative.

I was struck by the zeal and enthusiasm of the two children. They followed my example and were soon experimenting and making their own sonic discoveries. Found sound objects included the structural metalwork of the bridge itself, the metal fencing and lamp posts. Other found items included various pieces of discarded litter, drinks cans, plastic bags, drinking straws, sticks, branches, leaves and stones.

The only additional instructions given were that during the Outward (Practise) we could speak if we wished, but not to speak on the Return (Performance) movement. Quite spontaneously they incorporated the ‘thumb cawing’ sounds into the Second Return (Performance) Movement and made many exciting sonic discoveries such as the ‘frog sounds’. A few passers-by were briefly present while crossing the footbridge.

Technical:

All audio was recorded binaurally and continuously as single takes using custom modified in-ear DPA4060 microphones directly into a Sound Devices 744T digital recorder.

All spatial choreography was created intuitively during the recording by dallas simpson.

Editing and minor corrective EQ was done using Cockos Reaper software.

Headphone listening is recommended for a full 3-D surround sound experience.

Photographs by dallas simpson.

Sincere thanks to Eben and Finlay for their inspiring participation, and to Carol and Nicola for their approval, plus supporting and helping during the preparation and performance.
Dallas Simpson, December, 2017.

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Slavek Kwi – Uchat C

[PT071]

Slavek Kwi

“Uchat C”

Uchat C(ompost)
“games of sounds” = m.i.y. (mix it yourself)
organize 2 (or more) groups of modules and play it simultaneously in random mode
(or alternatively you can decide yourself about combinations) from 2 (or more)
sound_sources (=machines).

based on Uchat M
Composed by Slavek Kwi in between June 2017 and January 2018,
Cave Studio, Ireland. Based on various field recordings,
focused mainly on animal voices, collected around the planet Earth,
underwater and in ultrasonic zone included.

A few brief appearances of James Kwi singing while clapping bones.

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Darius Ciuta – grt_p

[PT070]

Darius Ciuta

“grt_p”

DariusCiuta / grt_p / recorded in Kaunas
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Anxiety & Sarah – Nyctophilia

[WAC11]

Anxiety & Sarah

“Nyctophilia”

Anxiety & Sarah – Nyctophilia

Track list:
1. Ansietas
2. Just Pretending to Understand
3. Kol Nidre
4. Merewind
5. Parasomnia
6. Semoga Mimpi Indah dalam Meninggalkan Dunia
7. Slinkies Whispering Feverishly In A Wet Tunnel
8. This is Half a Duet

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Warrego Valles – Botox

Warrego Valles

“Botox “

Stylistically, the music on Botox – a debut full length for Warrego Valles – seems to draw influences from a deep underground electronic dance music, but it is based on its contemporary deconstruction, which results in a dark minimalist abstract post-genre electro and glitchy sonic landscapes. The album’s thematic undercurrents tell a story about the present times: ephemerality of all action and destruction of the planet due to climate change and slavery. A grim vision of a world ruled by psychopaths driven by the will to control, greed and domination.

“How else can the drive for immortality be manifest than as an unstoppable exploitation, an endless extraction of resources, a seemingly limitless growth on a finite planet? In a dystopian post-apocalyptic vision called forth into the present in these abstract sounds with words buried in sombre electronic beats and glitches, there’s no sign of mankind after we’ve lost the red sun, our land and sky. We are loosing and destroying our environment. We are fostering more slavery than ever by refusing immigrants, stuffing them in camps and treating them like animals. In these relationships, humanity is lost while feelings of abandonment, defeat and solitude grow within the personal realm.
Underpinning these tracks is a grim vision of the world ruled by psychopaths, driven by a will to overpower and dominate. Only through submission of one’s own body (and mind) will it be possible to find »success«. The greed, the insensitivity, the lust for profit and power, the ability to kneel and to kill.” — extract from liner notes

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Captive Portal – What Is?

[mhrk195]

Captive Portal

“What Is?”

The prolific as ever Zach Bridier is back on Mahorka with his main genre-merging and style-hopping electronic music project Captive Portal with another 5 track EP! This time around, it’s guitar based music in a shoegaze-like style. Sit back, relax, and enjoy. Gazing at shoes is not obligatory. And, this time around, the EP comes also as a very limited edition cassette co-release with Zach’s own DBD Tapes.
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Federico Dal Pozzo – Untitled_SaMeK

[ACP 1133]

Federico Dal Pozzo

“Untitled_SaMeK”

live @ re:flexions ° villa, Augsburg, 08.12.17
photography by Dan Penschuck
recording, mastering and design by EMERGE

FEDERICO DAL POZZO (Venice,1976) lives in Turin, Italy.
Concrete Composer and Musician, studied drumming with Mario Bracco and Vittorio Panza. In 1999 he joined the DADADANG (percussion parade in motion) with he has playing around the biggest festivals in Europe and beyond (Moscow, Paris, London, Graz,…).

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Jam’s – Le Temps d’un Rêve

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Jam’s

“Le Temps d’un Rêve”

Jam’s marks the 51beats’ 10 years anniversary with a touching piano-based ambient release of unique deepness and melancholy. In 2010, during the first quite exceptional participation of 51beats to the Qwartz Electronic Music Awards in Paris, we got in contact with Jam’s, which later released his debut-album “Homeless Soul” with us. It is an immense pleasure to host Jam’s again on 51beats to celebrate our first 10 years. Sit down, relax and enjoy.

Music by Jam’s
Cover art by Thierry Castanier

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Baltazar – After Kansai

[pn128]

Baltazar

” After Kansai”

“When listening to a sound work, the first thing that presents itself is the sound as a mass; however, in this work of Baltazár, it is the space that is defined around these masses which constitutes an equal or greater presence. I do not mean the silence, but the wake that each sound wave leaves when it is diluted in the process that produces a particular effect or modulation. The sum of these sonic wakes composes a new plane that is separated from the melodies and blocks of noise that make up this work. From “reading between the lines” one passes to “hearing between layers”. It is a constant game of associating and linking what is happening between these, entering the rhythm from the multiple directions through which reality appears to us on a daily basis.

As for sound, it oscillates between acoustic melodic parts and granules of noise that collapse in a cloud of digital processing; in the range of phrases composed of saturated coupling and the reverberation of pure tones.

If we had to make a parallel with painting, we could say that the figure and the background are clearly defined in each piece of “After Kansai” and both alternate in order to approach and move away from the plane in which we inhabit as listeners. The first tending to have few elements with clearly defined lines and the second like a great density of volumes that move in independent directions and sensations that come together and disentangle themselves.

Silence exists in the form as well as the emptiness in the background, but never between them. The sound leaves traces and these traces are those that are structured as the fundamental component of this work.”

Óscar Santis
Noise musician & visual artist.
(Concón, Chile. February 2018)

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Dadive – Frightening Freighters EP

[monoKraK207]

Dadive

“Frightening Freighters EP”

2 free WAV tracks (deep trip techno)
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Dislocations – Planetary Dislocations

[AR_076]

Dislocations

“Planetary Dislocations”

Planetary Dislocations” is a journey through space, from lush garden worlds to barren exoplanets. It is a sonic landscape intent on portraying inconceivably far away places and unimaginable circumstances, a dream about intelligence, technology and the future.

Simulations of random behaviour lead us through an artificial organic space. The machines become our nature, as we venture into the abyss.

Freee download at: https://archive.org/details/AR-076

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Deltahedron – Generation of Power

[EEM030]

Deltahedron

“Generation of Power”

Energy is harnessed from natural elements by the use of power plants and this industrial EP shines a light on the inner workings of such places. Each power plant has a different feel and process but heavy basslines and tight rhythms will ensure a continuous operation.
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Jukipic – Jukipic

[Eg0_171]

Jukipic

“Jukipic”

Jukpic is a duet of Benoît Rouits (Oboe) and Kecap Tuyul (no-input mixer with effects). They started to improvise regularly together in summer 2017. This is their first album, made of four unstable cocktails: it’s spicy & fruity – to be served very fresh.
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Marina Stewart – Dawn Raised With A Gesture Of Submission

[ACP 1132]

Marina Stewart

“Dawn Raised With A Gesture Of Submission”

ive @ re:flexions – silent series
Ganze Bäckerei, Augsburg, 06.01.18
photography by Dan Penschuck
recording, mastering and design by EMERGE

Marina Stewart
„Dawn Raised With A Gesture Of Submission“
(Music For Silence, Synthesizer & Voice)

The four parts of this composition are titled as follows:

I: This Ov That (Can Be Heard)
II: Dawn Raised With A Gesture Of Submission
III: Irchin
IV: Piano Rage (Nod2TerreThaemlitz)

Editorial remarks:
Part II is an electroacoustic rendition of fragments taken from »Odyssey To Anyoona« by Jam & Spoon (JAM!/Dance Pool, 1994), fully developed on the harmonium as a sole instrument.

Part III is based on microtonal synthesizer excerpts, whereas Part IV is an unreleased screwed edit of an sample loop taken from a live recording by Margitt Holzt.

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Joewee Love! – Joewee Love!

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Joewee Love!

“Joewee Love!”

Only two personel of this band, Jose a.k.a Pepenk dan his wife. the materials ideas are based on his life journey, start from dating until married. even now, they have kids!. Enjoy three disco track from them

Joewee Love!

Track list:
1. Cinta (Love)
2. Mengharapkanmu (Hoping you)
3. Selamanya (Forever)

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fascinating earthbound objects – eelahoo

[nvr049]

fascinating earthbound objects

“eelahoo”

My second release under the guise of ‘fascinating earthbound objects’ finds it’s way to your ears in the form of this 20 track album. Running the gamut of unrestricted genre exploration, expect a little bit of everything.
Enjoy!
-c. ‘transient’ martin
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Spacebirds – Spacebirds-1 (2010) Deluxe Edition

[LV001-Rd]

Spacebirds

“Spacebirds-1 (2010) Deluxe Edition”

The Spacebirds project was born in 2008 in Moscow. The composition of the group is an ironic understanding of synth dance music 1980-1990-ies and, in the first place, from genres such as New Wave, Synthpop, Spacesynth, Disco, Synthdance. Most of the songs Spacebirds recorded using children’s musical instruments (synthesizers Casio SA-21, SA-46, etc.), mobile analog gadgets (Volca Series from Korg) and even software based on Android (Caustic-3, SunVox, etc.). Spacebirds music is upbeat, ironic “toy synthwave / post new-wave” with a strong sci-Fi and space themes and, of course, with nostalgia for 80 years. The project exists as in the format of One-Man-Band and a full lineup of three or four musicians.
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Substak – No Limit

[Picpack 251]

Substak

“No Limit”

01.Substak – Aera
02.Substak – No Limit
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Rephazer – Sketches in between the Noise

[399]

Rephazer

“Sketches in between the Noise “

Rephazer appeared on Kahvi with a similar styled release previously last year, created on a single instrument but with all the hallmarks of what makes nostalgic idm so great. And he’s back, with what could be a sequel with some new tracks making up a seven track EP.

Shortwave will be familiar to some, after appearing on our Boards of Canada inspired VA last year, but check out Between for one of the most catchy subtle analogue sounds I’ve heard for quite some time.

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BAD GIRL – live 171117

[ACP 1131]

BAD GIRL

“live 171117”

live @ re:flexions ° villa, Augsburg, 17.11.17
photography by Dan Penschuck
recording, mastering and design by EMERGE

Bad Girl
(based on Florence – Italy) is the solo project of Leonardo Granchi.
Started playing electronic music with the band Downward Design Research he approaches to continue the expression of their imaginary sound through the use of the machines.

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