ErrorTape was an error created when digitising an old tape recording using an ION Tape Express Tape to MP3 converter. It transferred successfully but the tape somehow started playing again from the beginning and started to loop, but it was also very slowly creeping forward so each loop was slightly different from the previous one. The recording is exactly how it was converted, no edits or effects were used. It’s about 9 minutes long but the length of the original sound source was maybe 30 seconds or less. The original sound is from a record made at an auto recording booth.
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Even though they live on continents around the world from each other and have never even talked, Boson Spin (Stan Magendanz from Brisbane, Australia) and Glenn Sogge (Illinois, USA) have managed to forge a strong collaborative connection. With many dozens of tracks under their belts — ambient, experimental, dark ambient, and poetry-inspired challenges like the Naviar Records Haiku and Renku ones — they have developed a working relationship that fits like a glove even when it goes in unexpected directions.
“Thoughts Becoming (Other) Things” grew out of the beginning tracks from Boson Spin (a series titled “Thoughts Becoming Things’ that Sogge (without warning) then embellished. As the series continued, it became like a game of chess. Who was going to be surprised or challenged by the next file crossing the aether?
Isolated is the logical continuation of Static, the previous record that Plus Timbre release in 2015.
Isolated base remains in the idea of combining percussive sounds with dark drones. If for Static sounds were recorded in public spaces, in this new record all the sounds have been recorded in my own home, pens, knives, brushes, and any subceptible objet, beaten or rubbed over different surfaces, glass, wood, metal, sand in order to get a unique sound (avoiding the can add effects) this sounds combined with each other, were able to form a special feeling. Drones were created to finish adjusting topics. The result is an album that can be heard both environmental manner or in a deeper listening. The multiple sounds have been treated one by one, in EQ and volumes.
Juan Antonio Nieto : Ambient.. concrete, field recordings
Photo by Almudena Villar
Cousin Silas returns with his fourth release on CerebralAudio: Transformations. This release centers on shifting minimalist patterns that constantly evolve and transform from beginning to end. These pieces were composed using ebow for the loops and pads and guitar for the patterns that subtly shift and change over time, creating a hypnotic soundscape for the mind.
This release is as abstract as several other releases on CerebralAudio, including The Sky Road. It’s a calm and serene set of pieces that have an implied rhythm, while using an actual percussive instruments, or specific elements within them. Whether it’s music you need for meditation, or to help you focus on a task, this is the work for you. Indulge yourself in eighty minutes of the constantly evolving and transforming soundscapes of Cousin Silas.
NOTE: For the first time we are offering 24bit, 48Khz FLAC encoding of this release!
“Quel mutamento era il primo di una serie infinita “
It has been almost two years since our first release, and we would like to honour the occasion with one more release by Mauro Sambo, two years after his initial release with us. So, special thanks to Mauro, who accepted our invitation one more time and entrusted us with his marvelous new work titled “Quel mutamanto era il primo di una serie infinita”, a special project dedicated to his father.
20 tracks, 20 photos, each track 2’22” long.
PEACE FOR ALL (no borders, no discrimination).
Today we are proud to release the first full-length release from Mystified: There Is No Wall No Nothing. This is Mystified’s second appearance on CerebralAudio. His first appearance was back in July on Into The Rift: Volume One. However, comparison’s between the two tracks would not be valuable. Thomas has the habit of being able to find completely different sounds and structures, even when he is exploring similar source materials and techniques for working with them.
There Is No Wall No Nothing might be a continuation of his exploration of using 78 rpm and Cylinder recordings as source material. However, this work does not have the mechanical grinding sounds present in the
previous work. Instead these sounds are placed well into the background, the basis for the drone element of this work without drowning out the other elements.
The intriguing element to this release is the voice: it’s distorted and manipulated to the point of sounding either alien or bug-like. Hearing it set against the cavernous drone sound makes one think that we are in
some kind of prehistoric era, listening to the formation of life itself.
And with those elements only scratch the surface of this work. There are all sorts of hidden suprises and subtleties throughout this piece that will give your mind a lot to chew on.
This is the eighth album from Javier Piñango’s i.r.real series, using only a Korg MS-20 analog synth and some sonic effects treatments. “i.r.real 8” is structured as a classic double album with the SOUTH as underlying concept in the emotional, the geographical, and of course, the sonic sense. It is an ambitious, complex work directly connected with personal memory and environment – deeply poetic and deeply political. Its sound goes one step further in the evolution of the i.r.real project, sharing some timbres and sounds with the previous album “i.r.real 7”, but focusing now on compositions which are sometimes based on highly evolutionary structures –the feeling of descent and fall– and at other times on structures with a progressive fragmentation and subsequent defragmentation of the sound, and of the composition itself; breaking, starting, muting, returning to its origin, uniting, restarting… All greatly related with the landscape of the Alpujarra region in Granada (Andalucía, Spain), which acts as inspiration and symbolic location for the entire album; going from hill to endless verticality, breaking into pieces and finally reuniting lower down…
“In this new album there is a considerable and decisive personal, emotional load. I’ve already felt for some years the need to work with the poetic, political, and geographical concept of the SOUTH, both as a creative motor and as a vehicle of resistance, at a personal level and at a purely sonic one. I’ve somehow also felt a special need to connect this concept with my own circumstances; using the Alpujarra region in Granada as a reference seemed to be the logical personal space around which I should build this “i.r.real 8”. The album is a metaphor of the dissidence and necessary resistance that I identify with the SOUTH as a concept. However, as I’ve already said, there is a personal space in this land located next to the enormous wall formed by Sierra Nevada, which appears as a barricade, separating this world from an unreal world – a deeply i.r.real world. My father, born in a village of Alpujarra named Cádiar, used to speak about the ‘hill’ (‘el cerro’, the 3.479m high Mulhacén Peak), as a static guard that filled up the horizon towards the North and that somehow fell thousands of metres down towards the South, through that other world, with the sea as its final destination…”
javier piñango: synthesizer (korg ms-20) and effects
recorded, mixed and mastered at madrid
Furthermore is a medium lenght concept EP in which Lefterna offers a range of static, slowly changing moods through five ambient/drones and noise sketches. Quoting a famous phrase by Brian Eno about ambient music, Lefterna’s five tracks simply happen. They don’t develop. You won’t find an intro, a fade in, a theme, an outro. Everything the artist wants to tell us unfold in its entirety to our ears as soon as you press play. We wanted to see what happened providing you a 6th bonus track where all the playlist is played and mixed continously. This alternative listening approach will lead you to an interesting journey in which you will experience how five static soundscapes mutate into one another, landing in a final destination you won’t expect how far from the starting point is.
Comme son nom l’indique plus ou moins directement, cet album est un ensemble d’anecdotes sonores à géométrie variable, une suite d’anecdotes agglutinées les unes aux autres pour former des histoires vraisemblablement plausibles.
Anecdote de trente secondes ou anecdote de deux minutes, elle doit trouver sa place dans la trame intemporelle de l’histoire en devenir (je dis intemporelle car la rigueur métrique et métronomique n’a pas sa place ici), et surtout donner à entendre une sorte de cohérence dans le collage sonore.
Décrire toutes ces infimes anecdotes reviendrait à faire un inventaire à la Prévert, et, vu le temps magnifique, je n’ai pas le désir de le faire, la promenade me tentant plus que tout état des lieux phonique.
De retour de vadrouille, je reviens à mes anecdotes qui, pour simplifier à l’extrême, sont forgées de sons de percussions et des bruits d’un piano disloqué (oui, de bruits, car l’état de l’instrument déglingué ne permet plus la restitution de sons harmonieux; ça ne me dérange pas, j’aime bien les bruits).
Pour s’extraire de la schématisation extrême susnommée, on trouve aussi des anecdotes électroniques saupoudrées de voix improbables, et des anecdotes humides de par leur nature “field recordings” (ou “enregistrements de terrain”, mais ça sonne moins bien).
Le plus délicat, et c’est là qu’intervient la glu, a été de transformer cette accumulation de sons hétérogènes en un polyèdre gracieux découpé en six anecdotes substantielles.
Mais, n’hésitons pas une seconde à effacer ce texte anecdotique pour nous concentrer plutôt sur ces sons et la musique en résultant, de préférence avec un casque audio de bonne qualité.
Album enregistré par temps clair en Eure-et-Loir (Juillet 2016).
Peinture par Hieronymus Bosch; détail anecdotique de l’Enfer, partie droite du triptyque “Le Jardin des délices” (1504).
Photo par Ironside. Design par Graph’Hypnotic.
New album of experimental improvisations for melodeon (diatonic button accordion) from London based squeezebox player, morris dancer and head of Linear Obsessional Recordings. “A Thousand Concreted Pearls” goes even further than previous albums, the melodeon is amplified and put through effects pedals and mixed with feedback, or put through a modular synth. This resolutely melodic instrument, and workhorse of English folk is here thrust into an entirely new world.
Dirch Blewn is the project of musician David Bloor. He records and performs the instruments of Peter Blasser. Recorded live with a few overdubs this music is the sound of capacitors charging and dissipating, of gesture with no finesse, of fish guts and physical connection with wires. Flexing wood and the smell of tung oil. It’s about the drum of Tommy Lee added to some drama from Pamela, the heady mix of surfboards and silicon. The remnants of squeezing jelly ass signal into 8 bits and ultrasound. The sound of woodpile, chaos theory, kiri with a cardboard box, industrial components and paradox.
Linear Obsessional is delighted to release this mesmeric work as a free download as a precursor to an album of shorter works to be released later in the year…
released July 17, 2016
Capacity & Resistance was recorded on two plumbutters, cocoquantus, sidrax and tetrax.
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