This album comes with an eclectic mixture of Drone, Noise, field rec of rain and some spoken word. It captures the spirit of confession in a nutshell – maybe doing it in another way, maybe in the same way. Who knows? This album draws you into itself, you will get sucked in and you will be forced to listen but you will enjoy every second.
These are improvised pieces using grand piano samples and playing them through some simple software programs i found on the net (www.ixi-software.net) – for the first piece it was lauki, for the second – crystals. Both of them (pieces) owing a lot to the abilities/failures – especially the second one – of my already ‘dead’ pc.
Esteban Peña aka Eban Kröcher presents his “001 Art” EP, three minimalist and atmospheric movements. While not completely setting aside his usual sounds, more linked to minimal house and chill out, this time the compositions seem to placidly float on ocean currents swept away by warm breezes. Small melodies appear alongside micro-sounds, creaks and granular sweeps, emphasizing the sense of tranquility but not stillness. They are rather creating mysterious atmospheres, without being disruptive, making it easy to imagine lonely forests and deserted beaches. Letting serene sounds flow at ease, not only is an exploratory way for the author but also a gift for those who listen. Because getting away from the stress that urban life causes us, even for the few minutes that this album lasts, is an experience that will always be welcomed.
02-Feast In Time Of Plague(6:55)
03-Premonition Of Civil War(6:40)
04-What Is It(6:40)
Netlabel Pan y Rosas Discos has released a new collaborative album from C. Reider and Jeph Jerman. The album consists of a single 30 minute track comprised of edited vinyl pops and crackles. C. Reider wrote the following about the album:
in 2015, my friend jeph jerman sent me a very lovely lathe-cut record. one side has a twelve minute track of the pops and crackles that are typical of vinyl records. all of the sounds in pop variations were derived from that recording, using various techniques, like running the pops & clicks through a de-clicking algorithm, or slowing down the recording to the point where you can hear the needle bouncing at each pop.
You can download the full release from the label’s website
“The duo FRVSNT navigates the convergence of at least three grand streams: contemporary music, electroacoustic in real time, and free improvisation.
Luciano Giambastiani makes use of clarinets in different registers to provide a sound world that is based on the broad spectrum of instrumental techniques associated with contemporary music, passing through materials defined by pitch, multiphonics, keyed percussion and the classic rough sonorities of the frullatos.
For his part, Rodrigo Castellanos contributes the electroacoustics through digital processing, where the aural richness is not always easy to explain, but certain techniques may be recognized, such as sampling and transposition of the sound captured by the computer, synthesis, delay and reverb among others, all in real time.
The general feeling is of symbiosis, an integration in terms of color that generally has a continuous evolution, sometimes accentuated by gestures of greater contrast. It is probable that Castellanos makes use of complex techniques such as monitoring of pitch, spectrums and dynamics or granular synthesis, and if the latter is true, it does not appear clearly or with the typical quality common in mixed music.
It is interesting to note that, according to the musicians, they never rehearse; rather they simply get together and play. Of course they do not start completely from scratch, as they know each other (eight years ago to be exact), they know what the sound space of their counterpart is, but from there they launch a dialogue that goes vibrating in a spontaneous and ‘effervescent’ way. They call it creation in situ, and this, as one may appreciate, they link not only to a determined physical space wherein the music awakens, but also to mental, emotional and conceptual spaces. Their previous communications are realized on a more generic level, where they discuss ideas of diverse nature, beyond the purely musical question.
Because this is a stereo recording, unfortunately it remains distinct from the multichannel component manipulated by Castellanos in the duo’s live performances, where the use of loudspeaker systems delivers an enveloping spatial element truer to their creative vision.
The album is a collection of miniatures, pieces that situate themselves in a minute and a half, two minutes, three and a fraction or at most five minutes and sixteen seconds. Juxtaposed with these pieces are micro-compositions of a few seconds (16, 18, or 24 seconds), of a concise and effective style, that exploit a sonority, rather a gesture that closes itself in but is able to connect with the preceding and the ensuing, with the general coloration awarded by the authors materials.
We hope this album is only the beginning of one or more subsequent contributions, either in stereo or why not in some multichannel format.”
(Sheffield, England, Febrero / February 2016)
Here we are again, with a new release, our first one for 2016. We would like to thank José Soberanes, who honoured us by entrusting us to start our journey into this new year in his company.
José Soberanes | Letras, sonidos y composiciones que causan conflicto
Linear Obsessional is proud to present “Tape Loops” – the fruit of several months’ labour by the Colorado based composer c.reider. Getting deep into the process and working with thrift-store cassettes he uses a number of radical techniques to create his tape loops, including lengthening the tape, shredding it , making new tapes from tiny fragments and reassembling them.
Per Mr CH’AB
La passione per la musica è iniziata dall’ascolto dell’hardcore
e frequentando la sua scena underground.
Nel 2009 i suoi primi techno live
suonando sia in feste legali e feste gratuite.
Co-fondatore del progetto Loungesquatt
è diventato promotore e creatore di party tra Milano e Berlino.
Le sue tracce techno sono influenzate dai suoni mentali, psichedelici, ipnotici e sperimentali.
01_CH’AB – Music salvation
02_CH’AB – Persistent idea
03_CH’AB – Situations
04_CH’AB – Slow karma
Negli ultimi anni ha suonato a fianco di vari artisti europei e internazionali
nella scena underground e non
come ad esempio: Len Faki, Gary Beck, Rebekah, Laura Jones, Neverdogs, Chris Liberator, Henry Cullen aka Dave the Drummer, Lawrie immersione, Rachel Rackitt, Jerome Hill, Rob Stow, Dj Zebedeo, Francesco Zappalà, Mad Alba e molti altri.
Con EPHEDRINA dal 2013, ha già confezionato varie tracce e remix, oscure e trippose che si possono ascoltare sul sito di ephedrina.
Alexei Borisov and Sergey Kostyrko have been working together since they had a joint perfomance with Daichi Yoshikawa and Egor Miroshnikov at Theses festival in Kemerovo in November 2014. During live studio sessions, they recorded several improvised tracks as a duo in 2015 in St. Petersburg, the result of which is their debut album.
MAI is a young Canadian artist who together with his guitar and a handful of effects builds worlds of sound with influences ambient, drone and shoegaze. Event Horizon is an album consisting of 15 tracks. Intensive work in which MAI puts in his emotions, his vision and his passion for music and sounds more experimental.
Diy tape with handmade designed and printed cover available on bandcamp.
ARSURA is the result of a collaboration between Air Protection Office and Servadio started in Berlin in the autumn 2014 during a jam session at Ekar records studio playing some diy machine and effects. The project reach the final shape one year later in London at Servadio/Thosebaddays studios with the support of Workinklassnoize.
For the first of two release for Netlabel Day 2015, we have a debut release on Happy Puppy by the musician, writer, listener and Vuzh Music netlabel head C. Reider.
C. has a huge catalog of work as an early champion of the Creative Commons movement, and even before that with mailing good old-fashioned cassette tapes around the world for years. To get a larger sense of his background, visit his bio page.
He is especially a believer of the sharing of music, and the creation of music from sharing. As we are here at Happy Puppy (with a small handful of exceptions), C. Licenses his music as derivative-friendly, hoping to encouraging more music creation, as you will also notice by the large attribution list below for the compositions on this release.
This one was done for Disquiet Junto #93 Netlabel Hybrid.
It contains sound samples by the following:
“Dark City” by Marc Pastco from the 12AX7 album released on the Inoquo netlabel
“Zamenhof Blues” by Digital_Me (Shay Librowski) from The Accordian E.P. on the Birdsong netlabel.
“Archean” by PlotKA from the Circulation of Deposits EP on the Qunabu netlabel
3. Deer Triangles
This one uses sounds provided by Sterile Garden for a remix project he was doing. Not sure if it was ever released.
This one was done for Disquiet Junto #81 Cheap Generative. It uses sounds sampled from Marsh and May’s 2013 album “Falling More Slowly” avaliable on the Linear Obsessional netlabel
5. Orchard and Resins
This was done for Linear Obsessional’s remix compilation “Button Box”
It uses sounds from Richard Sanderson’s 2013 album “Air Buttons”
6. Our pesticide
This one was done for Disquiet Junto #107 Aeolian Metrics
8. A Harsh Bunny Town
This originally appeared on Wholeness Recordings’ 2012 compilation “Cracks Appear”
It uses sound sources supplied by The Implicit Order for the project.
9. Vaporizing Rain
10. Agape Calypso Rage
This was done for Dave Seidel’s Apocalypse Garage project. It uses sounds provided by Dave originating from his Mysterybear project.
Cover image: Relative, Etching, 10″x8″, 2014 by Mara Tegethoff – used by kind permission.
Carrie Hodges, Lee Rosevere, Marc Weidenbaum, Dave Seidel, Anthony Washburn, Jacob DeRaadt, Richard Sanderson, Manuel Silva, Mara Tegethoff, Lily and Lumpy, Tricholoma magnivelare.
Also thanks to all of the artists I sampled, and to every artist out there who licenses their work to allow derivative work to be made from it. And to all netlabels everywhere who offer their work for free! Happy Netlabel Day!
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