As Thuoom closes his second grand cycle in order to begin a studio hiatus, there are two compilation albums released simultaneously.
During the last ten years or so, while working on the Thuoom sound, Tuomo has also experimented with several (harsh) noise/avant-garde themes. As these pieces never quite fitted any other place, they are presented here for the first time, together and in a chronological order. Spellonia features Mala playing synth with Thuoom.
Instruments used on this record: algorithms, breathing, broken cord, Casio CTK-601 synth, coin, computer keyboard, cord, diarrhoea, electric guitar, electroacoustic guitar, faucet, glitches, human voice, kettle, midi, note book, sofa, speaker feedback, staple, table
The sound of melting floe, captured by a hydrophone, crackling under a female enchanting voice that repeats the same words continuously, like a gentle mermaid calling towards fatal cliffs, and whirring sounds rotating like ghost ships passing.
The landscape is white and grey and cold but open to a myriad possibilities of northern lights and very distant fires in the sky.
HUH (recorded drum ver.):
Kyosuke Terada (guitar/voice)
Takuma Mori (drums from sampler/voice)
live @ re:flexions ° Die Ganze Bäckerei, Augsburg, 27.01.17
photography by Dan Penschuck (feindesign.de)
recording, mastering and design by EMERGE
HUH is formed in July 2007 in Tokyo Japan by Kyosuke Terada (guitar/voice) & Takuma Mori (drums/voice).
They are presenting a new jazz with free improvisation.
They keep looking for the melting point of the groove and the noise, junk jazz, no wave punk by free form improvisation.
They have many various releases, that not limiter to the domestic,and regardless to the form.
And planing many many independence events in Tokyo.
They began independence label “OOOSOUND” with GEVABOW and VAU! in Tokyo since 2012.
Their collaboration guest name…
T.Mikawa (Incapacitants), ASTRO, Tadashi Kumihara (Gunjogacrayon), GOVRENMENT ALPHA, Jin Harada, Atsuhiro Ito, Punkuboi, Hahanosikyu, Cal Lyall, Python vs Cobra, Les Conferences Bunker, Coco, Naoki Nomoto, PUNSUCA, DJ MEMAI, etc…
OOOSOUND(JPN/Self label), attenuation circuit(Germany), WORD iS OUT!(JPN), Productora Mutante(Chilli), Grindocore Karaoke(US), bumtapes(UK), etc…
live @ re:flexions ° k15, Augsburg, 23.06.17
photography by Lorenzo Abattoir
recording, mastering and design by EMERGE
Lorenzo Abattoir is an italian based audio engineer, noise artist since 2008. Founder of several projects into noise scene [ Nascitari, Psicopompo ] & sound art [ Mare di Dirac, Tevet Icetone Process ].Unconventional methods of composition to generate textures & installations with use of: electroacoustic instruments, isolation from environment, mental sound’s manipulation.
His work takes shape in a context of underground extreme music to become accesible through various projects related to contemporary art.
/inter is an album based on a certain visuality of sound. It has various sounds in it (field recordings, instrument samples, pure frequencies, and glitch/feedback noise), however, the core of this album was an experiment – an analog connection of sound and image. By sending a sound signal to a screen in such a way as if it were visual information the screens started to show imagery and by testing four different approaches towards using sound and testing how they look in this particular connection /inter was formed.
Vague Seconde, the second album of Onde Poussière, documents the group’s evolution since their beginnings and their first album Silent Rain. Doedelzak now plays interconnected analog synthesiszers, and Kecap Tuyul has dropped the guitar and uses a “no-input mixer” with effects. Their improvisations are based on the creation of unstable situations in which some accidental sounds might happen at any time…
Nature expresses itself through its structure, it has no function or intention to communicate feelings or ideas. If nature speaks to us, she does so through her relationship with us, since we are part of her. The music presented by Marcos Bernabé (aka scmute) in “Sumic Semurnb” is like nature, its structure is algorithms, instructions for its generation that resonate us by its relation with our psychology of attention. The game with attention is the key, as a vehicle to enjoy the sounds, the dynamics and, ultimately, to provide us with a singular perceptual experience.
scmute gives us, in addition, an extra gift in track number two, because it gives space to the silence that we so much appreciate in this netlabel.
This is music for sound explorers who want to explore the canyons of sound but keep near the touchstone of melody. David Alan Krebs’ “Tides” discovers gently evolving drone sounds and, in particular, the textures within sound variations. Each track feels like a visit to a garden of diverse Baja California—each piece is distinct, solitary, spiky in its own way, and pleasantly alien. The pieces range from less than a minute to a few minutes each. The listener is pulled into a single musical in each track, which is investigated thoroughly and dispassionately. Listening is a pleasure rather than a laboratory explosion. Every piece presents the listener with its own bit of sonic intrigue. This is music that is clinical in its experiments while retaining its humanity. The artist eschews beats, time-signature-melodies, and pat ambient themes. Instead, pieces like “Draping Slowly” and “Crevices” contain music which neither panders to nor pulverizes the listener. No two pieces are faintly alike, but all the pieces fit well together. In “Cloud Base (Stage Two)” the drone hovers in that angelic space between the familiar and the strange, where the insights feel within grasp but the conclusions are wordless. The dozen tracks which make up “Tides” are ideal listening for an Autumn day, or an autumnal mood. David Alan Krebs takes us on a journey, and we are delighted to hike along.
attenuation effect ° 1012 ° 2017
live @ re:flexions – silent series, Ganze Bäckerei, Augsburg, 02.09.17
recording, mastering, photography and design by EMERGE
Guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and bandleader based in Winterthur, Switzerland.
After graduating as a jazz guitarist from the Zurich School of Music and Drama (Hochschule für Musik und Theater Zürich), Beat Keller obtained a Master of Arts in composition from the Lucerne School of Music (Musikhochschule Luzern).
Among his current projects are Keller’s 10, Gunfire Orchestra (CH/NO/SA), Bowee.Keller (CH), Peckinpah Trio (CH/USA), Beat Keller, Darius Ciuata (CH/LIT) and Tilo Weber’s Animate Repose (DE).
His compositions have been played and recorded by NDR Bigband, Lucerne Jazz Orchestra, Ballbreaker Ensemble, Composer’s Group Ensemble, Keller’s 10 and the Haiku String Trio.
Beat Keller has played concerts at renowned festivals in Switzerland, in neighbouring Europe, the United States and on the African continent.
Record releases on: Unit Records, Alpinechic (both CH), Edition Wandelweiser Records, Attenuation Circuit, Shoebill Records (all DE), Silken Tofu (BE), Plus Timbre (GR) and others.
Fabio Keiner explores the landscape of the post-nuclear fallout of Nagasaki and Hiroshima on Black Rain.
In the days following the United States bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II, the residents were left to deal with the fallout from the devices. Nuclear fallout is commonly known as Black Rain. Fabio Keiner has recorded a series of works that looks at the exposure to radioactive fallout in terms of ambiguous time perspective. The X on Black Rain could be interpreted as days, weeks or even months.
Fabio Keiner hails from Vienna, Austria. He creates musical pieces and photographs. His credits include his contribution to the soundtrack to the 2015 award winning short film “Reformation” by director Hoyon Jung.
Active in the netlabel scene for years, his soundscapes, melodies and drones criss-cross the borders among ambient, dark ambient, abstract experimental and melodic electronica. His work is atmospheric and imaginative, with a sound that seems narrative without quite telling specific stories in defined words. His releases have appeared on numerous labels, including Treetrunk Netlabel, Webbed Hand Netlabel, Petroglyph Music, and Cian Orbe netlabel.
A set of electronic music of different moods with deep emotional shades. In reality, all the original projects of these tracks were destroyed by cryptovirus, the author managed to save these several tracks. The album is full of melodies and textures, synthetic experiments, glitches and rhythmic fills.
‘Words in the Winds : Sounds’ is the new collaborative series by
Chris Lynn and Una Lee. The project rose from recognising that
we as field recordists often try our best to disguise our presence
within the sound recordings despite the fact that their mere
existence implies the involvement of human activity. As a result,
we started to mark our presence through reciting our original
haikus and poems, whilst making the field recordings, the
content of which were based on or inspired by our sonic
Each track effectively contains a short poem written and recited
either by Chris or Una, which would be sent to the other who in
exchange would create an accompaniment whether in a musical
format such as piano or vocal improvisation or with another piece
of field recording as a response.
This process is an evolved version of several projects previously
and currently conducted by the duo, such as ‘Miniature
Landscape Correspondences’ and ‘Word in the Winds’, the word/
image-based project in which an image was sent from one to the
other person who subsequently would respond to it with a short
OST “Music Book” is soundtrack album to the animated film “Music Book” created by the production full cycle “Luma Studio”. Systematic atmospheres, glitchy textures, are blended with ambient numbers and timbres of live instruments. Dreaminess and morality, sadness and anxiety. This album is a kaleidoscope of human experiences on the hard way of self-discovery, self-determination in this unpredictable world.
All audio material is recorded, mixed and mastered by Andrew Sprrw in 2016-2017.
Thomas Jackson Park (formerly known as Mystified) has undertaken a new approach to post-industrial age music with Grid Resistor. For this project he used contact microphones to make recordings of machines and appliances. These recordings were then processed digitally to find the hidden harmonics and rhythms. His latest release, Mu, focuses on finding the harmonies and rhythms in the noise produced by old shortwave radios.
Grid Resistor is Thomas Jackson Park’s first post-Mystified project. The Grid resister series is limited to twenty four releases, one for each letter of the Greek alphabet. (With a couple of side-project collaborations.) Mu is the final recording to be released in the series.
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