Aũkštai II (“Floors II”) is the second release from the series by Nortas. This record continues to explore the space between thoughts. However, instead of creating sense of isolation in relation with the first record, constant flow of thoughts in “Aukštai II” induces the development of self-awareness shield.
This album has a sense of ashes, coming from the burning memories, which are transformed into shape of soundwaves. The cold vibrations resemble the observation of lonely spaces created around people, a discoloured view of wallmarks around the mist-filled mind corridors. Synthesized echoes reflect the fragile state of collecting the sharp-edged pieces of what once was a functioning soul. The void of waves locks into tunnel of nostalgia, foreshadowing the time once spent but cannot be returned.
from the depths of the dojo, sonofone submerges from his meditative state with a penchant. armed with a 404 & a biro, our sensei finds himself on a auditory warpath. ~ JV005 ~ ‘sonofone – biro’ ~ the catalyst flaunts his muster over 21 intangible joints.
~ available on digital and cassette ~
~ artwork by sonofone ~
~ mixed & mastered by treeo ~
~ joint ventures 005 ~
released August 2, 2017
The musical paradigm shift from the outermost points. Believe that we arrive on the cusp of a new musical age. from US, Canada, Argentina, Germany, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Belgium, Russia, Belarus, Singapore, South Korea and Japan.
01. farmersmanual – 366
02. colongib – potty pilot hi proem
03. Dexid – monky
04. structweird – Awake
05. Forces – Synthetic Society
06. NorthWood – leadership
07. octopus inc – maya
08. Farrelly Sisters – #R10502
09. ]]]]]]]]]] – ()())(l)(())(l)(()()
10. UnDer A CLOUD – 우물속 증조할머니 [great grandmother in the well]
11. Zeekos Perakos – k-long
12. KEISUKE MATSUDA – Flatter
13. eerie_ear – escalator safari
14. miragliuolo – i’m the line out
15. Kisser – Chameleon Police
16. SCRIPT – stuck
17. ilkae – neon white (alternate)
18. WHXX – Escape
19. John Sellekaers – Waiting (3A14)
20. Sphere² – Aqua (Shade)
21. Lesser – Elder Bits
22. proswell – 20070808 froggie
23. marumari – narf
24. Riajuu – foind another pyramid
25. Greg Davis – Glockenspiel & Organ
Curated by Haruo Ishihara.
Artwork by Occupied Territories.
Special thanks to Aaron Munson, Charlie Kramer, Christopher Graves, Gert Brantner, Greg Davis, Jason Doerck, Jeeyon, Joe Miragliuolo, John Sellekaers, Joonas Siren, Joseph Misra, Josh Presseisen, Keisuke Matsuda, Kim Cloud, Lynn James, Pasha Korn, Sebastian Pappalardo, Sergio Rodríguez, Shithead, Zeekos Perakos.
The album “Discrete Objects” was conceived whilst observing geometry in nature and trying to make a connection between it, neuroscience and abstract physics theories. This led to the question; could using a series of ‘discrete objects’ intentionally cause a cognitive change in the listener?
To test this idea, a number of processes (discrete objects) were used to enhance the recordings. This envolved the subtle usage of neural oscillators (alpha, beta, delta, gamma and theta waves), isochronic tones, binaural beats, harmonic counterpoint and stereo placement.
The result was a slowly evolving musical body of work in which the listener is gradually coaxed into an altered state, vaguely equivalent to ‘tripping’.
In order to fully take advantage of this album, playback on decent stereo speakers that are optimally placed, or good headphones are recommended. However, Discrete Objects can still be enjoyed from a purely musical aspect without these recommendations.
All Tracks written and produced by HAZ, based on patterns by Willoc Babbyz.
Sample Support by Willoc BabbyzTracks 1 and 2 was composed in Zofingen (AG), during cancer vacations at Haz’s “parents-in-law”.
Tracks 3 and 4 was composed in Glattpark (Opfikon) next to Zurich, during cancer inflammation.
Special Netlabel Day release including three remixes of selected tracks from the original The Veil album.
“Sobria Ebrietas was born around 1995-1996 as a side-project to my
former band Absolutely Curtains, and became permanent after its split in
>From the outset, this project aimed at a research on sound, without any
other goal than creating a specific visual feeling and the wish to
generate a dark, powerful and captivating mark.
Following several albums, EPs and many sonic & visual collaborations
spanning 20 years, this search asserted itself, spawned its evil twin
Eurovision Über Alles and opened out to create a unique and unclassable
soundscape still true to its original quest: the love of Sound.”
“Melting Clinamen” was born from a small deviation from the methodology used by Failure Circle in this serie of compositions Frozen Clinamen that normally uses only sounds recorded while no human intervention is applied to the used set-up ( no-input mixer most of the time). The creation of the first track of this album followed the same rules – except that it used a recording that features some little changes created manually (this sound can be heard between 3min11 et 12m06). This is also the first release in which Failure Circle doesn’t use a no-input mixer but a semi-modular analog synthesizer, the Neutron by Behringer, with no effects except its built-in ones. Another notable difference with the past volumes lies into the way the material has been edited & mixed. The other track of the album (Frozen Clinamen #2M) follows more strictly the Frozen Clinamen methodology, but all sounds were also created with synthesizer. Thus, Melting Clinamen is and isn’t part of the Frozen Clinamen serie.
Methodology of the Frozen Clinamen serie
step (1) Tweaking the set-up until it produces some seemingly autonomously self-sustained sound sequences.
step (2) Stopping tweaking and recording for at least 20 minutes without any intervention on the set-up.
step (3) Repeating steps (1) & (2) several times.
step (4) Using the generated sounds as only source in a posteriori compositions. The only variations used while mixing are equalization, panoramics and volume levels.
step (5) play it at low/high volume with open/closed window while complety asleep / fully conscious.
New Abstract Techno EP on New Jersey’s netlabel sub65. Six tracks from the Swiss underground experimental duo Das All. The first track “Don’t Fuck With Das All” is an edit of an exclusive contribution to the eight episode of the lobit procpod podcast.
Jose María Pastor – drums; David Ramos – speak and spell, Casio SK-1 (circuit bent), Piano Roland EXR -3, Microkorg, Korg Poly 800, Drone Thing and TW3, TW5 and Noise Machine (selfmade); J.G. Entonado (a.k.a. Arín Dodó) – voice, piano, electric guitar, harmonica, Ventris Dual Reverb
“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.
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