“angst vs. anticyclic new trauma guarded and ripped despite engagement”
01. DYSTOPIAN LEGACY – Støberiet 08:59
02. experiment#508 – The Path Was Clear 11:58
03. CHANGING PERSPECTIVES feat TEETH OF DIVINE – The Green Book 09:03
04. SOFIA BERTOMEU – Abstract Thought 06:53
05. STUDIO KO-OP – Don Trumpee 11:08
After 5 years spent exploring improvised and noise guitar, Xavier Mussat opened a parenthesis without his usual instrument. He recorded abstract sound ambiances to be used as background sounds to accompany the work of his students during the intuitive drawing classes he gives. Here simplicity prevailed : he used the cheap internal microphone of his computer and several objects (bowls, balls, crumpled paper, table, and finally a hint of prepared banjo), as well as remixed sounds taken from videos of snowy landscapes. Experimenting with the austerity of a minimalist aesthetic, he extracted 4 tracks from these raw textures and materials.
Take a pipette and drip a drop of water on your own palm. Transparent drop, full of invisible organisms, chemical elements, and personifications. Looking at the drop, thoughts are spinning. With the other hand rub the drop until the drop penetrates the skin and disappears. Hands need lots of water, but it’s enough for this time. Look at the lake…
The album was based on Lithuanian Chronicles, history and historical personalities, who might be connected to each in strange ways. While working on each track special attention was given to convey with sounds all the aspects of each historical personality and their influence on the history of Lithuania.
After his strong EP “Silhouettes”, Digital Diamonds presents KUNI’s debut album! 13 unique tracks, each constituting their own narrative. In a world driven by perpetual change and a yearning for freedom, KUNI represents a sonic reality that is not restricted by any rules. This is reflected in the album title ‘Coalesce’ meaning ‘come together to form one mass or whole’… which is what this versatile artist embodies. Immerse yourselves in the journey.
Anastasia Vronski is a versatile experimental musician from Perm, Russia. Since years she has been creating an impressive and quite diverse body of work. Many of her tracks can be classified as “drone “or “noise”, but they always have a specific, often intriguing qualities. Above all, she’s not an artist who will do the same twice, and maybe that’s why some of her pieces are sometimes published separately. Since we thought many of them deserved more exposure, we decided to make a selection of such works in a compilation album : Estrangements, published in two volumes. While first one consisted of 4 minimal conceptual pieces, second one is made of 10 shorter tracks focusing on mysterious ambiances and dense sound textures. One of them, “the pack” wasn’t published before and was made specially for this compilation. The selection of tracks was made by the artist and the label, trying to make the compilation as cohesive as possible. We hope it will make you curious to discover more works from her.
On Wooden Mirrors: Daniel Barbiero, double bass (left channel); Cristiano Bocci, double bass (right channel)
On From a Concourse: Daniel Barbiero, double bass; Cristiano Bocci, live electronicsRecorded live in the studio August 2017 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.
Cristiano Bocci: Engineering & mixing.
Photographs by Cristiano Bocci
Qualia is ‘an unfamiliar term for something that could not be more familiar to us: the way things seem to us’, such as the perceived redness of an evening sky – it cannot be put into words. These compositions are an attempt to describe a space in the artist’s mind, a three dimensional region of emotion and feeling influenced by a fleeting yet intense period of saudade – an indescribable longing for something one never had.
A powerful trip ambient trip into the woods of a long winter, some steps into the snow and his rumours. Wonderful and terrible at the same time.
DR, born 1982, is a sound artist from Lower Saxony, Germany. Uses synthesizers, acoustic instruments (Ukulele & Cavaquinho ) field recordings, tape loops & granular synthesis to create melancholy ambient / drone soundscapes.
it is called “Nina Sergejewna”, the main person in a beautiful book from Lydia Tschukowskaja
“for in ember load dark ribs ere cedar of rotten deed in no grace soever”
01. GERALD FIEBIG – From A to B (Munich Time-Slip) 08:42
02. TRIBE OF ASTRONAUTS – Exterior Machine Unit 09:36
03. TONI DIMITROV – Backyard Rain 10:04
04. HgM – Cimitero Monumentale, Avgvsta Tavrinorvm 07:22
05. DREKKA – 45°45’03.1″N 4°49’13.7″E 27.IX.2018 18:23 11:43cover art by Claus Poulsen
design by EMERGE
Half Evidence (a french free improvisation duo formed in 2012 by Charles premier & Kecap Tuyul) is currently on hiatus since summer 2016, but their story isn’t finished. Amongst hours of material created between 2012 and 2016 they have selected a few tracks recorded in april 2013, gathered in a new album : Veines. In these sessions, Charles premier played several of his home-made instruments, while Kecap Tuyul used prepared guitar and voice.
As I’m not 100% sure about how much time I have left because of cancer, I’m starting to release part of my backlog of unreleased stuff. This is a brief album I’ve done and encoded in 128kbps back in 2006.
live @ villa, Augsburg, 12.10.18
cover art by Claus Poulsen (artwerk.menneske.dk)
recording, mastering and design by EMERGECRANK STURGEON explores the unwieldy commingling of noise and performance through the use of thrift store electronics, incongruous actions, and costuming reminiscent of supermarket aesthetics. Whether meditating on a roll of amplified packing tape or instructing an audience to fill Crank’s pants with water, the result has been a double-decade odyssey of noisy mishaps, inflatable parades, and accidental theater; feats destined for the shelves of ever-grinning and mesmerizing obscurity.
Ayato & Naoki Ishida have been working together via file exchange since the early 2010s. 3 years after their album “Red_control rec.played” , they offer us a split album recorded between 2015 and 2016 : Tapes Outtakes. Here, as the title suggests, the 2 artists have both worked with magnetic tapes. Ayato has used an old Revox reel-to-reel tape player to create evolving loops of various instruments, while Naoki Ishida has used other (undisclosed) methods and material. Two ways to use the tape as an instrument and tool for experimental composition.
This is a recording of a soundwalk observed from a first person’s point of listening. As all sound recordings do, this soundwalk recording presents what the specific one person hears when she went on a particuar walk. The unusual feature of this work as a soundwalk recording is that it also provides an insight to the thoughts that occur to her while she is on the walk, rendered as a voice letter to an unidentified acquaintance. This reveals personal stories and memories related to the places she visits as part of the soundwalk.
Sound recordings, Voice, Artworks, Cover Art by Una Lee
“José Gallardo launches through Pueblo Nuevo his latest album ‘Humores‘ (pn137). Unlike his previous ‘Sinfonía para un hombre solo… en su casa‘ (pn107, 2016), which exhibits the realization of field recordings as a guiding thread, ‘Humores‘ makes reference to the moods or temperaments according to the classification of Hippocrates, considered the father of medicine. It is, thus, a kind of suite that is composed of emotional representations instead of dances.
The humoral theory, in force from Greek Antiquity until after the Renaissance, comprised four temperaments: Choleric, Phlegmatic, Melancholic and Sanguine. Each one of them was associated with an organ and with a secretion of the body (yellow bile, phlegm, black bile, and blood, respectively) and health would depend on the balance between these elements. The word ‘humor’ comes from the Latin ‘humore’ which means liquid or fluid.
As a means of opening, Gallardo adds a fifth state, that of ‘Ansiedad’ (Anxiety), where music tries to connect itself with the future from the present. This is the only track on which we hear an instrument played in a traditional way or without being deconstructed, the Saz of the Middle East, and from this material is apparently also extracted to create adjacent sounds.
Predominant in this album are rough textures, carefully agitated sounds obtained by microsampling – often treated in a granular way, and cacophonous conglomerations, almost always in counterpoint with their opposites, as in the game of resonances and punctual sounds of ‘Melancolía’ (Melancholy). The last track, ‘Sanguíneo Pasional’ (Sanguine Passional), is divided into two very clear moments, the second of them based on a calm drone that brings peace or, better, balance, to close ‘healthily’ this interesting set of music.”
(Río de Janeiro, Brasil. Noviembre / November 2018)
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