Walt Thisney – Piano Moods

Walt Thisney

“Piano Moods”

Piano Moods is the first of a serie of releases in which Walt Thisney plays piano, in an impressionist vibe.
An upcoming release will be out on the North American Label Illuminated Paths.
File under Erik Satie, French Impressionists, Virginia Astley,Harold Budd, Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Basic Elements – Electronic Landscapes

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Basic Elements

“Electronic Landscapes”

Basic Elements third release on CerebralAudio channels electro while paying homage to electronic music masters.

Basic Elements is a renaissance person when it comes to electronic music. For this release he has turned his attention to Electro music. Electronic Landscapes has a decided slant towards Science Fiction. He also manages to work in some references to Berlin School and post Berlin School electronic music to pay homage to electronic music masters, and the master of science fiction.

Pim (Pim van Dorst, aka Basic Elements) has been into a wide array of music from Berlin School Electronic, to hard rock, punk and new beat. He plays drums, piano, a bit of acoustic guitar. For Electronic Landscapes he drew inspiration from many different sources. He even created artwork specific to this release. He is a true renaissance person.

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Fryvolic Art – High 5

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Fryvolic Art

“High 5”

The last farewell album “High 5” by Fryvolic Art combines alternative rock and chillout music. Discover the sound of vintage polish DEFIL guitars!
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Adrià Bofarull – speculative rites

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Adrià Bofarull

“speculative rites”

Some of the titles of this work refer to different stages of the evolution of human consciousness as well as general concepts of the new stream of thought known as speculative realism. In some cases these ideas have defined the structure and character of the compositions.
Thus, Object Permanence explores the sound field produced by a small group of children playing in a closed space with different materials (wood, metal, cork …) with a particularity: of the collected original samples, all sound evidence of the presence of the children (voices, etc.) has been eliminated by selection of fragments and cuts of frequency; the resulting material has been sampled and touched with the intention that the objects appear in the piece to float by themselves. The title refers to the phenomenon according to which children of early age do not have a clear conscience of the independence of the object with respect to themselves. That is to say if they are not seeing or touching the object they do not conceive its existence. This is the one shown here released from any human trace.
Reflex Schema Stage works like a stable mechanism in which sudden appearances produce variations in the original scheme, always changing but of static appearance.
Semiotics points to small tonal nuances as the last referential link of a discourse that needs new dialectics in its relationship with the nonhuman.
OOO is the acronym of object orients ontology, a school that flees from the anthropocentric view of post-Kantian philosophy and claims a more balanced view of man with respect to his immediate environment.
Primary Circular Reaction and Cognitive Skills also refer to aspects of the awakening of consciousness to its environment and to its resources and abilities to relate to it.
In no case does this work pretend to be an exhaustive study of the questions that it poses; these are simply the backdrop that has suggested and motivated some of the compositions that it contains.

Adrià Bofarull. 2017.

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Walt Thisney – Mondo Organista

Walt Thisney

“Mondo Organista”

Walt Thisney plays on his own ambient synth style organ tunes from Anton Lavey, Korla Pandit, Sun Ra, etc.

Rephazer – Holiday Mixtape

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Rephazer

“Holiday Mixtape”

There’s no doubting that todays music technology is powerful and versatile and Rephazer shows us how powerful with his EP he called the ‘Holiday Mixtape’

And it’s just that, a mixtape (or sketches) created while on holiday at the various locations in the track names (I’m guessing). Created entirely on one single piece of Swedish Engineered hardware (from the guys that made the Sidstation way back when) called the OP-1 (for those listeners interested).

Rephazer creates some fantastic moody, detailed and atmospheric Boards of Canada inspired tracks. Perhaps from the same sound palette for each track, but all with a chilled out vibe. Summer is drawing to a close but kick back and relax beside the pool listening to Rephazer!

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Jan Faix – Marian Petržela: II

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Jan Faix

“Marian Petržela: II”

Jan Faix: ARP Quartet, MicroKorg, další klávesové nástroje, KP3, Olegtron, Simba Toys groovebox, Benidub Siren, Virensix Spiro, efekty, processing, kazety a walkmany, melodika, kaval, tibetské činelky
Marian Petržela: bicí, perkuse, KP3

Nahrál Michal Uhlíř v srpnu 2016 ve studiu UHL Records
Mix a master: Michal Uhlíř
Grafika: Jan Polanský

Cube – Cube (2003)

Cube

“Cube (2003)”

Guitar: Kasper Moreels, Jens Vanhee
Bass: Steven Delannoye
Drums: Stephan Spriet
Vocals: Wouter Deboot, Fran Vanseveren

Recorded by Arjan Bogaert in Barefoot Recording Studio, Tielt in 2003.
Artwork bij Nicolas Verhulst.

Daniel Robert Lahey – After Un-Rethinking Things Again

[CACL0005]

Daniel Robert Lahey

“After Un-Rethinking Things Again”

Daniel Robert Lahey’s latest takes the listener into his inner thoughts, and reflection on the creative process.

Daniel Robert Lahey is not an impulsive composer. He takes a lot of time working throuhg his pieces, developing them a little bit at a time. This kind of process is prone to rigorous mental processes by which he works on an idea only to realize it didn’t lead where to a good conclusion. So, it becomes a game of re-thinking his ideas through multiple times.

On After Un-Rethinking Things Again Daniel documents several works that developed over a longer period of time. Pieces that were more difficult in composition, but more rewarding in their results.

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My Own Cubic Stone – Glass Birds

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My Own Cubic Stone

“Glass Birds”

“My Own Cubic Stone” defines its music as “Dark Ambient”. To many that means that his music could appear in a horror film, but for this artist the meaning of “dark” goes much further: it is a state of mind. A level of consciousness suitable for both introspection and to explore emotions and feelings that we normally avoid. Like traveling somewhere under glass clouds.

Catalog Number: mn006
Artist: My Own Cubic Stone.
Title: Glass Birds

Tracks:
01/02 : Glass Birds (00:53:00.48)
02/02 : Crystal Clouds (01:29:22.81)

Total Time: 02:22:23.28

License: CC-BY-SA
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Release Link:
http://www.musicnumbers.es/mn006/

Artist Links:
https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22My+Own+Cubic+Stone%22

Cover: My Own Cubic Stone.

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the dissonant – forgotten songs from a decadent era, part 1

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the dissonant

“forgotten songs from a decadent era, part 1”

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rr.gross – The Three Virtues of Incompetence

[SSSDlp11]

rr.gross

“The Three Virtues of Incompetence”

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LOWdown – painTRAIN

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LOWdown

“painTRAIN”

Next week we’re dropping, duckyouSUCKER!, the latest album by that crazy LOWdown crew… ten years in the making. Today we’ve got painTRAIN, the first DOPE single from that album. Whether or not you’ve checked these guys out before, now’s the time to do so… download and bump it loud. DUCK!

If you need more… be sure to pick up a copy of their album groundZERO on lathe-cut vinyl!

I’ve really been looking forward to new dope beats, rhymes & cuts by the LOWdown… this is DOPE, yo! Keep it going C-Doc & Tirade… and please don’t take ten damn years to do it next time! LOL

Of course, thanks once again to you for downloading & listening. We always strive to deliver the music you’ll love. Please spread the word about blocSonic, if you enjoy what we do. Remember… everything we release is cool to share! Always keep the music moving… share it… blog it… podcast it! If you’re in radio… support independent music and broadcast it!

Discover more great music at blocSonic!

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Cousin Silas – Cold Star

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Cousin Silas

“Cold Star”

Many Cousin Silas works are built on the concepts found in science fiction and science. It is one of the most fertile grounds for exploration in an artistic context that is available.

Cold Star is a long-form recording that creates the ambiance of a long journey to another planet. This journey concludes with the view of a brown dwarf star, known as a “cold star”. Cold stars have long been the subject of science fiction, having been referenced in many novels and TV series. In science cold stars are commonly known as brown dwarfs, (or “failed stars”) which are unable to create their own energy.

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Radj – audio 8 Tracks

[DWK355]

Radj

“audio 8 Tracks”

Tracks list:

In Trou
Was Dooh
Gesammtkunstwerk
Johan Burden
Note Blue
Call Basser
Baza
Unos

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Pablo Ribot – Gamma morph

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Pablo Ribot

“Gamma morph”

Gamma morph
Consists in 7 tracks that fuses elements of electronic music including industrial, noise, clicks, cuts and glitches which are manipulated by different overlapping frequencies that appear and disappear creating at times rhythmic cells, or working as a dialogue of noises into the musical narrative.
Acoustical elements, malfunctioning beats get integrated into abstract and complex mechanical forms that are combined with intervals of cosmic and etheric textures, giving birth to those signals that will lead us to transit into that space.

Composed and performed by Pablo Ribot
(Buenos Aires, Argentina 2017)

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Martin Rach – nursing room sessions

Martin Rach

“nursing room sessions”

cover photo by lynn wails
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Smooth – Vintage 05

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Smooth

“Vintage 05”

Part 5 of the “Vintage-series” by Smooth presents a nice blend of deep rhythms, calm moods and melancholic pads, musically placed somewhere between Deep House and Dubtechno.

As on the former 4 parts of this series of EPs, the goal was to produce the tracks using vintage hardware exclusively.

This EP features good, old machines like the Roland TR-626, the Roland MC-303, the Roland D-50, the Roland JV-2080 and the EMU ESI-4000 – mixed on an analog mixing console by Allen&Heath.

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Akusmatic – Expect no Ratio

Light Pillar – Phantasmagoria

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Light Pillar

“Phantasmagoria”

Latest from Kahvi Collective is an 8 track EP (with additional 9th track as a bonus on Bandcamp) from guest artist Light Pillar.

Powerful, well produced vibes, influenced by elements of IDM and ambient, along with popular genres. Check out If you were sound for a rare appearance of vocals in a Kahvi release. Very cool!

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Go Ask Alice – Perfection is terrible

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Go Ask Alice

“Perfection is terrible”

This self-produced EP is the first work by Go Ask Alice: eight instrumental tracks, composed between 2012 and 2013, recorded and mixed by Matteo Spinazzé, in collaboration with Curzio Ferri playing drums and Andrea Oggiano with his acoustic guitar.
Perfection is terrible is the first verse of Sylvia Plath’s poem “The Munich Mannequins”.
“Perfection” here is completeness, closure, inability to evolve and reborn, perfection is death.
Perfection is indeed terrible, can’t have a child, just as Plath’s Munich Mannequins, cold marble statues, beautiful and perfect, frozen with us in a never ending present, the immense futureless present of the “capitalist realism”: the end of history.
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DTI + Hypercube – Pervs

[0kbps114]

DTI + Hypercube

“Pervs”

DTI + HYPERCUBE

Pervs [0kbps114]

01) DTI + HYPERCUBE- Perverts in disguise
02) DTI + HYPERCUBE – Sex my Skin

8-bit digital sonic resurrection of an heavily decomposed Hard Disk dated 2005 /

Vocals on track 1 by Adam Jocepos Stass
Vocals on track 2 by Rodrigo Passannanti

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Wings of an Angel – Playing Standards Very Differently (Original Avant​-​Garde Solo Piano Improvisations)

[Self Release]

Wings of an Angel

“Playing Standards Very Differently (Original Avant​-​Garde Solo Piano Improvisations)”

“Wings of an Angel continues to boldly explore new sonic territory and with this latest release, he does that with one instrument, the piano. He has taken some of the world’s most famous classical pieces, turned them inside out, added his own signature improvisatory style and created breath-taking works of spiraling psychedelia/Avant-Garde complexity which will lead you into dreams and visions you never thought possible.
His playing is expressive, emotive and yet he brings the classics into a new dimensional space with precision all the while, creating a playful atmosphere on an album you don’t want to miss.”
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Alex Mason & The Minor Emotion – Soul Breaker

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Alex Mason & The Minor Emotion

“Soul Breaker”

Contemporary classical music album by Russian projects Alex Mason and The Minor Emotion in collaboration. Music that can stop the heart. Music that evokes the most painful memories, the nostalgia of unimaginable power in that place, at that time, over that man. Music that will stir up something in the depths of the soul, in its very darkness, something that can not even be imagined.
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Mute Speaker – Buster Friendly

Mute Speaker

“Buster Friendly “

released August 25, 2017

Produced & mixed by Mute Speaker

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Basic Elements – Drum And Bones

[CAEL0005]

Basic Elements

“Drum And Bones”

Basic Elements is back on CerebralAudio with Drum and Bones. The first drum and bass style electronica release on CerebralAudio. It seems that Basic Elements is set on making as many firsts on CererbralAudio as he can, and we approve!

With this release he set out to produce an old school DnB release, harking back to the roots of Jungle music and the influences of producers like LTJ Bukem, Nightmares On Wax and The Prodigy. Breakbeats and Amen break inspired rhythms are the core of this release.

But it is much more. It is a listening experience: you will listen to from start to finish, and add to your playlist. There is not a weak track on this release. Bit this is the way Pim van Dorst works as Basic Elements, if he isn’t satisfied that his music can be listened to from start to finish, he won’t release it. He is a perfectionist, and it shows in his music.

This is a recommended headphone listening release for all lover of DnB and Jungle music styles!

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Mr. & Oso – Se dice Misterioso [pn123]

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Mr. & Oso

“Se dice Misterioso [pn123]”

“As every Tuesday night falls in the city of Viña del Mar; Moraga, Arellano and Castro meet to play and record what happens. Based on a spirit of camaraderie, they turn on their synthesizers, drum machines, effects and computers and once again begin their exercises in creating amusing and amiable improvisations. From these extensive sessions, recorded according to the dogma of the trio -directly to a stereo track-, they extract the passages that constitute each one of the six tracks that compose ‘Se dice Misterioso‘ (Its called mysterious).

Published by the indispensable Pueblo Nuevo, this is the third work of Mr. & Oso, an ensemble in electronic format that with its creative exercises transports us to the most inspiring grounds of Intelligent techno and the Ambient of the 90s, where electronica was – and here still is – a space of personal discovery, and at the same time a point of spiritual communion.

Either accompanying the beginning or end of the day; as much in solitude as among friends; wandering along the coast or without getting up from our chair, Se dice misterioso may be enjoyed equally, becoming an excellent soundtrack for a journey in which physical displacement is not necessary, since it is concentrated enough on the present to take us as far as we please.

With smiles of complicity and satisfaction, Mr. & Osos end the session tonight. It will not be until next week when they meet again and return to their instruments to exchange musings in a musical key.”

Juan Cristobal Saavedra
(Barcelona, España / Spain. Agosto / August, 2017)

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getdizzzy – WAVELAND

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getdizzzy

“WAVELAND”

getdizzzy is a composer, DJ and game designer living in Chicago. drawing from from ambient, hip-hop, techno, experimental sound collage and noise, getdizzzy’s music is rewardingly idiosyncratic, unfamiliar, colorful and accessible.

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KIN/LUCK – Antithesis

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KIN/LUCK

“Antithesis”

Today I’m happy to present to you, KIN/LUCK, another incredible project that finds BADLUCK partnering with a great new addition to blocSonic… Kin. Hailing from Burlington, Vermont, Kin delivers his own brand of lyrical dexterity. Together he and Luck deliver a stupendous new album, giving fans new and old that classic hip-hop… an embarassing backslap to the mainstream, no doubt.

“Antithesis” is BADLUCK’s 3rd project in as many months that finds him partnering with talents of such a high caliber and delivering hip-hop of such excellence, it’s simply mind-blowing. I hope it’s the first of many projects by KIN/LUCK.

Luck, you’re a hip-hop god in the making… you already know I’m a fan. Kin… incredible work… welcome to the blocSonic fam. I can’t wait to further introduce bloc’s listeners to your talent. Thanks also goes out to all producers and featured artists… you all shined immensely.

Of course, thanks once again to you for downloading & listening. We always strive to deliver the music you’ll love. Please spread the word about blocSonic, if you enjoy what we do. Remember… everything we release is cool to share! Always keep the music moving… share it… blog it… podcast it! If you’re in radio… support independent music and broadcast it!

Discover more great music at blocSonic!

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Daniel Robert Lahey – Epiphany Counterfeit

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Daniel Robert Lahey

“Epiphany Counterfeit”

Daniel Robert Lahey returns to CerebralAudio with a suite of four works on Epiphany Counterfeit.

This release starts with the serene, floating Given Time.  This work is brooding at times, filled with internal tensions and conflict.  It has the feeling of the internal struggle that we go through with our own mortality, that relationship with time that we cannot escape and yet we have a feeling of want or need to understand, a desire to bargain with it to understand our lives and our desires better.

Daniel has a penchant for offering pieces with titles that are puns, and Present Tents is no exception.  At first it seems to be an odd title, is it a play on the military phrase “present arms”? or maybe it’s a reference to camping equipment. And, then there is the play on the phrase “present tense”, in which case it could be a reference to current tension, or a reference to grammar.  Based on the context of the work, I would think that it is a play on the grammatical construction, but then again, maybe Daniel has a fondness for camping gear that he hasn’t told me about.

The third track is the main focus of this release.  It’s a reminder that sometimes things we think, or things that we are lead to believe can be false.  On one level it’s an interesting struggle that artists go through actually working to build knowledge, and to find a perspective on that knowledge to be able to communicate it in another form.  It’s almost a disaster to realize that the knowledge that has been built is not accurate, it’s false, and potentially destroys the work(s) one has built around them.

The final piece of this release is a another playful title from Daniel, Quatre Morceaux, can be a reference to this release (which contains four pieces), or it could be a reference to the work itself being comprised of four pieces.  Either way it’s a very fitting way to close out Epiphany Counterfeit.

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Gilman Mom – Manifest Destiny

[Macaque Records 001]

Gilman Mom

“Manifest Destiny”

Macaque Records presents its first release, Gilman Mom’s dark walk in the night that is “Manifest Destiny”.
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Mute Speaker – Ghost Machine

Mute Speaker

“Ghost Machine “

An experimental album of beats & soundscapes, built, broken & recycled from warped tape loops, field recordings, distorted space echo, analogue psychedelia & dusty vinyl.

nwonknυ – Castaway

[EE029]

nwonknυ

“Castaway”

This is what surrounds you and what you cannot escape from. Broken feelings and abandoned inner worlds. Dead hopes and forgotten desires. This is what you get when you are frank and open to the world. Despair, aggression and numbness mixed together here in three tracks.
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Zifhang – Two Worlds

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Zifhang

“Two Worlds”

Tracks list:

Celesta
Magnetic Fields
Old Regular Stuff
Syntax Error Nostalgia 16
First Contact
Near And Within
Detuned Symphony
Sleeping Funk
From Far And Beyond
2 Days
I Was Once
Blurred And Forgot

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MEDL4 – Anima Mundi

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MEDL4

“Anima Mundi”

Tracks list:

Time Stamp
Sunwalker
Matters Of
Waves
Sticks & Stones
Old Waters
Human Condition
Starborn
SHE
Anima Mundi
Leaper

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Roedor – Simbiosis

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Roedor

“Simbiosis”

Monofónicos presenta el regreso de Roedor con su nuevo álbum Simbiosis.

Tras su segundo trabajo “Onirismo” publicado en 2013, no había vuelto a salir de la madriguera el Roedor. Al parecer había estado combinando nuevos sonidos todo este tiempo, hoy condensados en un álbum que aunque mantiene ciertas reminiscencias a objetos encontrados y la grabación de campo, viaja en sintes y ritmos que abren nuevos panoramas en su sonido.

“Simbiosis es música hecha con todo lo que aparezca. Es encuentro, diálogo, intercambio, mezcla. De sonidos, de sueños, de vidas, de objetos; de máquinas, paisajes, noches, silencios, recuerdos, sonrisas; datos, formas, colores, amor.”

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Grid Resistor – Beta

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Grid Resistor

“Beta”

Beta is the second of a series of releases by Grid Resistor, the new project of Thomas Park (also known as Mystified or Mister Vapor). Grid Resistor focuses on using field recordings of machines, weaving post-industrial ambient sounds. Best consumed with headphones. Photo by Jimmy Gunawan.
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Amorgos Soundscape – Nikos Theologitis / Stamatis Theologitis / Giannis Theologitis / Antoni Robert

[ET116]

Nikos Theologitis / Stamatis Theologitis / Giannis Theologitis / Antoni Robert

“Amorgos Soundscape”

The notion of folk culture has definitely been transformed through the course of the centuries. More particularly, tradition and its authenticity and spontaneity in the context of orality seem somehow to have been mutilated and reconstructed, as soon as globalization and multiculturalism became one of the dominant discourses during the 21st century. Folk songs haven’t been an exclusion in this particular case, as revivalism and folklorism have emerged as a devastating force in the production of folk music. In “Amorgos Soundscape” by Antoni Robert, a paradox occurs: One could say that these folk songs are seen through the eyes of a foreign visitor and the recording could be seen as an exotic sound diary of a trip on a Greek Island. On the other hand, Antoni Robert’s recordings of the Theologitis’ family of musicians reveal an impressive approach on the concept of orality and its proud survival in the Greek folk culture.

Antoni Robert talks about Amorgos Soundscape:

“This is my fourth soundscape, but it is of a totally different nature with respect to the previous ones. Initially, I just wanted to proceed in a similar way that I did for the St Petersburg one, but once on the island, I realized that this idea was not adequate. St Petersbourg is a noisy place, while Amorgos it is not. Generally speaking, the island soundtrack is the wind and the sea. And at once the title “Wind on Water” came to my mind, but unfortunately, that title was already used by Fripp & Eno. But it was adequate indeed. I had the chance to listen to some goats also; the island is the hometown for a huge quantity of goats. So I was wondering about those simple things when it happened. It was dinner time, and we went to the small town of Tholaria looking for a taverna, and we found the Panorama Tavern. We started dining and at a given moment the musicians appeared and started to play great music from the islands. I recorded two complete sets, in two unforgettable nights. More than four hours of live performance. And I was said they do it every night. Once at home, while listening to that music I understood that it would have been inadequate to edit bits of it in order to build something more personal. The main feeling was a deep respect for the work of those musicians, and so the best thing to do was to choose two or three songs and use them as they were performed, in spite of the recording problems and the noise of the taverna clients. The only things I’ve added are the intro and the links between songs because wind and sea had to be there anyway. The results are a real soundscape of a dinner at Panorama Tavern, with the music played by three real artists. Stamatis Theologitis plays the violin and sings, Giannis Theologitis plays Laouto and sings, and the great Nikos Theologitis, 90 years old at the moment of the recording, and the owner of the tavern sings, claps hands, dances and explains jokes whenever he wants. I don’t know if I will reach that age. Probably not. But if I ever I’m 90 years old I want to be like Nikos. A happy man full of energy and passion. So this soundscape is a respectful tribute to The Theologitis Trio. It is their record. The rock band is The Cave Children, from Athens, included because our stay there coincided with a 4 days rock festival, and it was a part of the soundtrack too.”
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released July 30, 2017

Recorded in July 2016
Processed in September 2016

Nikos Theologitis: voice and clapping hands
Stamatis Theologitis: violin and voice
Giannis Theologitis: laouto and voice
Antoni Robert: production, field recordings, and effects

Photography: Antoni Robert
Artwork: BroodingSideOfMadness

ET116 An Etched Traumas release July 2017

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MRTN CSTR – Arquitectura espectral

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MRTN CSTR

“Arquitectura espectral”

MRTN CSTR – Arquitectura espectral

‘Arquitectura espectral’ is the second work by sound artist MRTN CSTR (Martín Castro) from Córdoba, Argentina for netlabel ‘Modismo’. In this EP made up of three tracks we are able to appreciate and enjoy once again digital atmospheres which are characteristic in his musical duty: gliding melodies, delicate rhythms, fine atmospheres, counterpoints. Martín builds his songs from technology, he experiments with creation of waveworms, sound synthesis, complex structures created with specialized sequencers and instruments for the software Reaktor. However, the results are far from being robotics or dehumanized because the structures (the ‘buildings’ of this architecture) become cozy, puzzling at the same time and profound, inviting us to inhabit them. Moving musical ideas based on algorithm and mathematical formulae from theory to practice tends to be a challenge that is rarely well resolved, as elevating a structure from paper to physical reality, and by ‘well resolved’ I mean experimenting the beauty of a good listening at last, the pleasure of self-abandonment to contemplation beyond the techniques or technologies utilized for its construction, which it is fully accomplished in ‘Arquitectura espectral’. As a good sculptor, Castro reveals the shape of his compositions from the development of sound layers that are added, subtracted, that interact and move around space, generating tensions and distensions, creating sounds-cells and sonic-organisms pieces that evolve in their route. This is the difference between the robot and its perfect and synchronized movements, versus the organic bodies-muscles with their subtle differences and their impossibility of doing exactly the same, the same way, all the time, where one could be more efficient than the other, but never more interesting to contemplate or, in this case, to listen.
Mika Martini, electronic musician. Santiago, July 2017

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Luka Prinčič – Albatross EP

Luka Prinčič

“Albatross EP “

At the heart of it all lies a choreography of sounds – noises and tones and everything in-between. Of course there’s always the body. And its movement. Mental images flashing somewhere in the brain, a foot tapping, that feeling in the stomach and somewhere down the lungs when you’re hit with an emotional resonance. The whole brain is lighting up. And we never know it. Perhaps you are standing up already and you move to the beat. Lightly. The hips or knees jerking. Or you are a two-year old that is all open before your brain connections are pruned already and you start restricting your immediate impulses. Or you are just curled on the bed with headphones on with a torrent within.

I cannot hide the desire that this music would perhaps be heard beyond from what it was made for at first. That it should be thought without the missing component which it was made to harmonize with, to be a support to. It’s a standalone. Or so I wish. It irrevocably connects to its past, to its sources. Many threads have been drawn from many spindles to knit it. Some were planned, some not. Some were conscious, some not. And then there’s also an atmosphere. A socio-sonic environment. It’s where the listener comes in with all her baggage. And joining happens – through very particular nodes: those who moved to it, those who pressed buttons so it became a recording, those who thought about it and searched for moves, those who organized the sounds, bodies, reflections, feed-backs, and experiences. And then, reaching the ears and auditory cortex the music reorganizes itself again. Thus, it has an irrevocable future, and more resonance.

Albatrosses: it’s how they looked like, how they moved. It’s how they were called, how they named themselves and carried that name proudly.

I’m grateful to: Maja, Urška, 4H of 2016/17 SVŠGL class, Igor, Tina, Matjaž, my Patreon patrons, Emanat, SVŠGL, Iljus Wifmo, The Internet, Little Simz, and Dmitri Shostakovich.
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released July 31, 2017

written and produced by Luka Prinčič
piano and theme by Matjaž Predanič (1,2 and 7)
mastering by Igor Vuk
illustration by Emma Lazauski
design by Tina Ivezić

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Clap! Clap! – DIG! DELVE! DAMN! (Dutch Archive Edition)

Clap! Clap!

“DIG! DELVE! DAMN! (Dutch Archive Edition)”

“To have the honour of digging through the Dutch audio archives was like a dream come true! I was very excited to delve in and explore the vast differences between those countries. It was also an important responsibility to approach the project with respect for the sources of recordings, as many were from the ex-Colonies of the Netherlands.” -Clap! Clap!

Unlocking Sounds revives Amsterdam’s Tropenmuseum audio collection which features thousands of original field recordings from around the globe dating back to the 1920s. This collection was started by Dutch conservationist J.C. Lamster and Jaap Kunst, who would eventually coin the term ‘ethnomusicology’.

To connect with the source material and explore the multitude of intricacies that accompany topics like ethnomusicology, anthropology and cultural appropriation, all the artists visited the Netherlands where they conferred with leading researchers from the University of Amsterdam, Utrecht University, Leiden University, and the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies.

Much like the sampled source material, each artist translates the world sounds through their individual styles. Clap! Clap! – DIG! DELVE! DAMN! (Dutch Archive Edition) strips down his bombastic, multilayered take on global rhythms, jazz, and footwork, letting the samples take center stage. Drawing on the archive’s recordings from Afghanistan, Suriname, Zambia, Bali, Libya, India, Uzbekistan & Morocco, accompanying and accentuating them with his singular voice.
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released July 28, 2017

Sampled sounds provided by the Tropenmuseum

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Jan Strach – Bjurwa Fantomatyczna

[UPL 073]

Jan Strach

“Bjurwa Fantomatyczna”

“Absolutely uncategorizable combination of rock, casio-electronics, lo-fi, majestic pop, punk, post-punk, krautrock, full of colliding samples, guitars, keyboards, whiny effects, but also beautiful melodies and non-dumb lyrics. For lack of a better term called by me “psychedelic chaos-pop”. A work of constantly sleep-deprived madman, made with love and as carefully as the modest setup allowed, so as to depict, as closely as possible, the inside of his tired head.”
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Cairo Braga – Qualquer Arte Derivativa É Melhor Que Arte Nenhuma

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Cairo Braga

“Qualquer Arte Derivativa É Melhor Que Arte Nenhuma”

after her first attempt at an album-a-day in late 2016, Cairo Braga decided to revisit it and derive material from it, leading with an english version of the title track and following with a mashup and a bunch of instrumental mixes. what does it mean to derive art from crap art? let’s find out!

this release is part of Netlabel Day 2017, go to netlabelday.com to listen and download from more than 100 free digital music releases.

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Wings of an Angel – Do Not Awake The Sleeping Simpleton

[Self Release]

Wings of an Angel

“Do Not Awake The Sleeping Simpleton”

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menkenkes – anfang august ende september

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menkenkes

“anfang august ende september”

(…) An album, recorded quasi overnight, when check lists, fault-finder and top producer sleep. Thus escaping forward, handbrake released and handluggage only: A bunch of broke, a fistfull of wire brush chords, a cup of dreamy speckles, the bass unleashed during walking, the drums dashed downstairs with rumble, outside in front of the door after all everything spontaneously and happily exaled with a deep sigh. (…)
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Ivan Black – Aural Sketchings

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Ivan Black

“Aural Sketchings”

Twenty-three works of ambient doodling’s, short soundscapes, or possible soundtracks. The idea behind the project was to allow artists, film directors or animators to use them with their work. If I get mentioned in the project for providing the music. Allowing the works to work with or inspire other works. It would be great to build on this idea so groups of artists are working together on small projects all over the world, sharing ideas and concepts together.
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Luck & Doc – Let’s Go Brooklyn (Maxi Single)

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Luck & Doc

“Let’s Go Brooklyn (Maxi Single)”

If you haven’t already figured it out, Luck & Doc are the real deal when it comes to bringing you that classic boom bap original rap. You know, that stuff that makes others want to throw in the towel. What… you haven’t? Well get to downloading… you’ve got some listening to do. When you’re done… check out their other releases, too, it’s time for school.

Thanks again to BADLUCK & C-Doc for continuing to contribute to hip-hop’s great legacy via blocSonic! Keep on keeping on with the dope beats and rhymes.

Of course, thanks once again to you for downloading & listening. We always strive to deliver the music you’ll love. Please spread the word about blocSonic, if you enjoy what we do. Remember… everything we release is cool to share! Always keep the music moving… share it… blog it… podcast it! If you’re in radio… support independent music and broadcast it!

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Lezet – Intimate

ET115

Lezet

“Intimate”

We are so happy to release another Lezet’s work on Etched Traumas.
Lezet is Igor Jovanovic and comes from Požega, Serbia. Lezet is an one-man experimental music project in 2005 and he has released more than 45 albums. “Someone’s comment about the sound of Lezet (Igor Jovanović) was ‘like Zorn without saxophone’…And indeed, Lezet’s work could remind the results of “the game theory”, which John Zorn exercised on his debut “Locus Solus”, for example…The fact that Lezet doesn’t use only live instruments will probably disconnect it from the avant garde free jazz scene, but I suppose the coming under some specific style wasn’t the intent in this case anyway. It’s about free experiments with sound captures in search for the surprises. And it can’t be pretentious as such…” (extract taken from the “Black Syrup” zine #2 (Serbia, 2007)).

An Etched Traumas release ET115 July 2017

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jukka-pekka kervinen – coffee beans

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jukka-pekka kervinen

“coffee beans”

the ever-so prlofic jukka-pekka kervinen of finland delivers a 4-tracker of quirky, trippy, abstract minimal techno with a gritty, off-kilter experimental edge. eat it up. now.

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Geolm – One Hundred Sights EP

[Nu-Logic088]

Geolm

“One Hundred Sights EP”

Nueva referencia que nos llega desde Canada. “One Hundred Sights” es el nombre de este extraordinario EP a cargo del productor francés Geolm. 4 cortes de exquisita Electrónica donde los sintetizadores, ejemplarmente ejecutados, toman el mando para ofrecer un producto repleto de melodías espaciales. Cortes como “Outer Rim” y “Picking up signals” son un buen ejemplo de ello, pero es con “Cruise control battle” donde este EP alcanza su mayo esplendor. Sin más dilaciones te invitamos a que lo escuches y disfrutes tanto como nosotros.
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