Adrià Bofarull – speculative rites

[PT062]

Adrià Bofarull

“speculative rites”

Some of the titles of this work refer to different stages of the evolution of human consciousness as well as general concepts of the new stream of thought known as speculative realism. In some cases these ideas have defined the structure and character of the compositions.
Thus, Object Permanence explores the sound field produced by a small group of children playing in a closed space with different materials (wood, metal, cork …) with a particularity: of the collected original samples, all sound evidence of the presence of the children (voices, etc.) has been eliminated by selection of fragments and cuts of frequency; the resulting material has been sampled and touched with the intention that the objects appear in the piece to float by themselves. The title refers to the phenomenon according to which children of early age do not have a clear conscience of the independence of the object with respect to themselves. That is to say if they are not seeing or touching the object they do not conceive its existence. This is the one shown here released from any human trace.
Reflex Schema Stage works like a stable mechanism in which sudden appearances produce variations in the original scheme, always changing but of static appearance.
Semiotics points to small tonal nuances as the last referential link of a discourse that needs new dialectics in its relationship with the nonhuman.
OOO is the acronym of object orients ontology, a school that flees from the anthropocentric view of post-Kantian philosophy and claims a more balanced view of man with respect to his immediate environment.
Primary Circular Reaction and Cognitive Skills also refer to aspects of the awakening of consciousness to its environment and to its resources and abilities to relate to it.
In no case does this work pretend to be an exhaustive study of the questions that it poses; these are simply the backdrop that has suggested and motivated some of the compositions that it contains.

Adrià Bofarull. 2017.

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Jan Faix – Marian Petržela: II

[SFA074]

Jan Faix

“Marian Petržela: II”

Jan Faix: ARP Quartet, MicroKorg, další klávesové nástroje, KP3, Olegtron, Simba Toys groovebox, Benidub Siren, Virensix Spiro, efekty, processing, kazety a walkmany, melodika, kaval, tibetské činelky
Marian Petržela: bicí, perkuse, KP3

Nahrál Michal Uhlíř v srpnu 2016 ve studiu UHL Records
Mix a master: Michal Uhlíř
Grafika: Jan Polanský


My Own Cubic Stone – Glass Birds

[mn006]

My Own Cubic Stone

“Glass Birds”

“My Own Cubic Stone” defines its music as “Dark Ambient”. To many that means that his music could appear in a horror film, but for this artist the meaning of “dark” goes much further: it is a state of mind. A level of consciousness suitable for both introspection and to explore emotions and feelings that we normally avoid. Like traveling somewhere under glass clouds.

Catalog Number: mn006
Artist: My Own Cubic Stone.
Title: Glass Birds

Tracks:
01/02 : Glass Birds (00:53:00.48)
02/02 : Crystal Clouds (01:29:22.81)

Total Time: 02:22:23.28

License: CC-BY-SA
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Release Link:
http://www.musicnumbers.es/mn006/

Artist Links:
https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22My+Own+Cubic+Stone%22

Cover: My Own Cubic Stone.

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the dissonant – forgotten songs from a decadent era, part 1

[diss025]

the dissonant

“forgotten songs from a decadent era, part 1”

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rr.gross – The Three Virtues of Incompetence

[SSSDlp11]

rr.gross

“The Three Virtues of Incompetence”

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Pablo Ribot – Gamma morph

[PT061]

Pablo Ribot

“Gamma morph”

Gamma morph
Consists in 7 tracks that fuses elements of electronic music including industrial, noise, clicks, cuts and glitches which are manipulated by different overlapping frequencies that appear and disappear creating at times rhythmic cells, or working as a dialogue of noises into the musical narrative.
Acoustical elements, malfunctioning beats get integrated into abstract and complex mechanical forms that are combined with intervals of cosmic and etheric textures, giving birth to those signals that will lead us to transit into that space.

Composed and performed by Pablo Ribot
(Buenos Aires, Argentina 2017)

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Martin Rach – nursing room sessions

Martin Rach

“nursing room sessions”

cover photo by lynn wails
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DTI + Hypercube – Pervs

[0kbps114]

DTI + Hypercube

“Pervs”

DTI + HYPERCUBE

Pervs [0kbps114]

01) DTI + HYPERCUBE- Perverts in disguise
02) DTI + HYPERCUBE – Sex my Skin

8-bit digital sonic resurrection of an heavily decomposed Hard Disk dated 2005 /

Vocals on track 1 by Adam Jocepos Stass
Vocals on track 2 by Rodrigo Passannanti

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Gilman Mom – Manifest Destiny

[Macaque Records 001]

Gilman Mom

“Manifest Destiny”

Macaque Records presents its first release, Gilman Mom’s dark walk in the night that is “Manifest Destiny”.
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Amorgos Soundscape – Nikos Theologitis / Stamatis Theologitis / Giannis Theologitis / Antoni Robert

[ET116]

Nikos Theologitis / Stamatis Theologitis / Giannis Theologitis / Antoni Robert

“Amorgos Soundscape”

The notion of folk culture has definitely been transformed through the course of the centuries. More particularly, tradition and its authenticity and spontaneity in the context of orality seem somehow to have been mutilated and reconstructed, as soon as globalization and multiculturalism became one of the dominant discourses during the 21st century. Folk songs haven’t been an exclusion in this particular case, as revivalism and folklorism have emerged as a devastating force in the production of folk music. In “Amorgos Soundscape” by Antoni Robert, a paradox occurs: One could say that these folk songs are seen through the eyes of a foreign visitor and the recording could be seen as an exotic sound diary of a trip on a Greek Island. On the other hand, Antoni Robert’s recordings of the Theologitis’ family of musicians reveal an impressive approach on the concept of orality and its proud survival in the Greek folk culture.

Antoni Robert talks about Amorgos Soundscape:

“This is my fourth soundscape, but it is of a totally different nature with respect to the previous ones. Initially, I just wanted to proceed in a similar way that I did for the St Petersburg one, but once on the island, I realized that this idea was not adequate. St Petersbourg is a noisy place, while Amorgos it is not. Generally speaking, the island soundtrack is the wind and the sea. And at once the title “Wind on Water” came to my mind, but unfortunately, that title was already used by Fripp & Eno. But it was adequate indeed. I had the chance to listen to some goats also; the island is the hometown for a huge quantity of goats. So I was wondering about those simple things when it happened. It was dinner time, and we went to the small town of Tholaria looking for a taverna, and we found the Panorama Tavern. We started dining and at a given moment the musicians appeared and started to play great music from the islands. I recorded two complete sets, in two unforgettable nights. More than four hours of live performance. And I was said they do it every night. Once at home, while listening to that music I understood that it would have been inadequate to edit bits of it in order to build something more personal. The main feeling was a deep respect for the work of those musicians, and so the best thing to do was to choose two or three songs and use them as they were performed, in spite of the recording problems and the noise of the taverna clients. The only things I’ve added are the intro and the links between songs because wind and sea had to be there anyway. The results are a real soundscape of a dinner at Panorama Tavern, with the music played by three real artists. Stamatis Theologitis plays the violin and sings, Giannis Theologitis plays Laouto and sings, and the great Nikos Theologitis, 90 years old at the moment of the recording, and the owner of the tavern sings, claps hands, dances and explains jokes whenever he wants. I don’t know if I will reach that age. Probably not. But if I ever I’m 90 years old I want to be like Nikos. A happy man full of energy and passion. So this soundscape is a respectful tribute to The Theologitis Trio. It is their record. The rock band is The Cave Children, from Athens, included because our stay there coincided with a 4 days rock festival, and it was a part of the soundtrack too.”
credits
released July 30, 2017

Recorded in July 2016
Processed in September 2016

Nikos Theologitis: voice and clapping hands
Stamatis Theologitis: violin and voice
Giannis Theologitis: laouto and voice
Antoni Robert: production, field recordings, and effects

Photography: Antoni Robert
Artwork: BroodingSideOfMadness

ET116 An Etched Traumas release July 2017

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MRTN CSTR – Arquitectura espectral

[M024]

MRTN CSTR

“Arquitectura espectral”

MRTN CSTR – Arquitectura espectral

‘Arquitectura espectral’ is the second work by sound artist MRTN CSTR (Martín Castro) from Córdoba, Argentina for netlabel ‘Modismo’. In this EP made up of three tracks we are able to appreciate and enjoy once again digital atmospheres which are characteristic in his musical duty: gliding melodies, delicate rhythms, fine atmospheres, counterpoints. Martín builds his songs from technology, he experiments with creation of waveworms, sound synthesis, complex structures created with specialized sequencers and instruments for the software Reaktor. However, the results are far from being robotics or dehumanized because the structures (the ‘buildings’ of this architecture) become cozy, puzzling at the same time and profound, inviting us to inhabit them. Moving musical ideas based on algorithm and mathematical formulae from theory to practice tends to be a challenge that is rarely well resolved, as elevating a structure from paper to physical reality, and by ‘well resolved’ I mean experimenting the beauty of a good listening at last, the pleasure of self-abandonment to contemplation beyond the techniques or technologies utilized for its construction, which it is fully accomplished in ‘Arquitectura espectral’. As a good sculptor, Castro reveals the shape of his compositions from the development of sound layers that are added, subtracted, that interact and move around space, generating tensions and distensions, creating sounds-cells and sonic-organisms pieces that evolve in their route. This is the difference between the robot and its perfect and synchronized movements, versus the organic bodies-muscles with their subtle differences and their impossibility of doing exactly the same, the same way, all the time, where one could be more efficient than the other, but never more interesting to contemplate or, in this case, to listen.
Mika Martini, electronic musician. Santiago, July 2017

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Jan Strach – Bjurwa Fantomatyczna

[UPL 073]

Jan Strach

“Bjurwa Fantomatyczna”

“Absolutely uncategorizable combination of rock, casio-electronics, lo-fi, majestic pop, punk, post-punk, krautrock, full of colliding samples, guitars, keyboards, whiny effects, but also beautiful melodies and non-dumb lyrics. For lack of a better term called by me “psychedelic chaos-pop”. A work of constantly sleep-deprived madman, made with love and as carefully as the modest setup allowed, so as to depict, as closely as possible, the inside of his tired head.”
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Cairo Braga – Qualquer Arte Derivativa É Melhor Que Arte Nenhuma

[EE025]

Cairo Braga

“Qualquer Arte Derivativa É Melhor Que Arte Nenhuma”

after her first attempt at an album-a-day in late 2016, Cairo Braga decided to revisit it and derive material from it, leading with an english version of the title track and following with a mashup and a bunch of instrumental mixes. what does it mean to derive art from crap art? let’s find out!

this release is part of Netlabel Day 2017, go to netlabelday.com to listen and download from more than 100 free digital music releases.

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Wings of an Angel – Do Not Awake The Sleeping Simpleton

[Self Release]

Wings of an Angel

“Do Not Awake The Sleeping Simpleton”

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Lezet – Intimate

ET115

Lezet

“Intimate”

We are so happy to release another Lezet’s work on Etched Traumas.
Lezet is Igor Jovanovic and comes from Požega, Serbia. Lezet is an one-man experimental music project in 2005 and he has released more than 45 albums. “Someone’s comment about the sound of Lezet (Igor Jovanović) was ‘like Zorn without saxophone’…And indeed, Lezet’s work could remind the results of “the game theory”, which John Zorn exercised on his debut “Locus Solus”, for example…The fact that Lezet doesn’t use only live instruments will probably disconnect it from the avant garde free jazz scene, but I suppose the coming under some specific style wasn’t the intent in this case anyway. It’s about free experiments with sound captures in search for the surprises. And it can’t be pretentious as such…” (extract taken from the “Black Syrup” zine #2 (Serbia, 2007)).

An Etched Traumas release ET115 July 2017

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GRENADE SURROUND Experience – Свободнее Птиц

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GRENADE SURROUND Experience

“Свободнее Птиц”

01.Вступление
02.Тема 1
03.Тема 2
04.Свободнее Птиц
05.Тема 3
06.Тема 4
07.Тема 5
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Giacomo Salis/Paolo Sanna Percussion duo – Live at Cavallerizza Irreale

[PT060]

Giacomo Salis/Paolo Sanna Percussion duo

“Live at Cavallerizza Irreale”

Giacomo Salis / Paolo Sanna Percussion Duo.

Live at Cavallerizza Irreale.
10th Nov. 2016 – Turin (Italy)

Recorded by Tom Riethauser.

Giacomo Salis: Bass Drum, Percussion, Objects.
Paolo Sanna: Snare Drum, Percussion, Objects.

Special thanks to Giuseppe Sanna, Maurizio Murgia, Mixtura Orchestra and Cavallerizza Irreale’s crew.

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Thuoom – Circadian

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Thuoom

“Circadian”

Circadian is the sixth full-length album under name Thuoom. The starting point was an hour-long live improvisation played in a cave (Ambient Evening 6, Parainen, Finland). During this event, Tuomo did an a cappella piece while Barque Sound Experiment (aka BSE) played synthesizers. While for most of the tracks there are no hints of synths, two tracks feature BSE sounds extensively. Nevertheless, Tuomo considers this his first a cappella full-length. The end result features more relaxed ambient sounds than the previous release, Fokus.

Instruments used on this record: Human voice alongside Arturia Microbrute Analog Synthesizer & Korg MS-2000, all echoing in a cave.

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Snowfade – Solitude

[IYE21]

Snowfade

“Solitude”

NETLABEL DAY 2017

Nel caldo estivo arriva un brivido dark ambient, un giro nei meandri di incalcolabili pazzie e bianche muri che assetati aspettano schizzi di sangue. In Your Ears ha nuovamente l’onore di pubblicare una traccia di Snowfade aka Marco Grosso, una delle migliori menti elettroniche del nostro paese e non solo, ascoltando Solitude lo potrete capire molto bene.
Accogli l’incubo.

In the warm summer comes a dark ambient thrill, a ride in the meanders of incalculable madness and white walls thirsty waiting for blood sketches. In Your Ears is again honored to publish a track of Snowfade aka Marco Grosso, one of the best electronic minds in our country and not only, listening to Solitude you can understand it very well.
Get the nightmare

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MiDiLe – Take Off And Learning

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MiDiLe

“Take Off And Learning”

The album is conceived as a three-part cosmic trip including a take-off, learning and final landing.

​Drawing from his deep and prolonged listening of composers like Krzysztof Penderecki, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Jonny Greenwood, Brian Eno e John Cage, MiDiLe creates and assembles sonic landscapes of different nature

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