The second volume of collected early works spans the years 1994 to 2001, when I was twenty-three to thirty years old.
Most of these pieces are either unreleased or have been out of print for decades.
Some of my more drone-based work from this early period has ended up on this volume of work.Free to download for those who can’t afford it, or pay something if you can afford it and want to support what I do.
Celebrating our 20th release, we are proud to present this small masterpiece, the dirty and experimental “BAIXA QUALIDADE V. 2” (translating to Low Quality v. 2) from eletronic and hip-hop producer _isca_ ;
The project plays as a sonic fusion, throwing in vaporwave, chiptune, boom-bap – all with their respective distortions and deconstructions with amazing rhythmic quality.
An alien album, with features heche, fox, mestre chapeleiro and willy black — “Baixa Qualidade v. 2” defies the idea of a beat tape, playing with its clichés and resignifying them, with an unique personality and identity that brings us to the most different moments in the producer’s life, from his childhood to his adultship..
Turning Torso is an experimental producer from Mexico City who introduces a new rhythmic embodiment for the dancefloor of the future in his upcoming EP for xenonyms entitled “Never-ending Prototype”.
The 5-track release explores different hybrid atmospheric poles ruled by a palette of sequenced electrified textures and colliding pads that swarm with panned distortion. While some imaginary soundscapes might resemble freeform jazz with machines, the polyrhythmic structure of this techno-induced hypnotism provoke a corporal response suitable for club explorations.
A consistent feeling of ascension remains in the digital feedback and resonating shocks of subsonic frequencies without losing the oneiric and introspective qualities of Turning Torso’s singular approach to slow change & iterative music.
>From headphones to powerful sound systems, the active listening of this creative output reveal unexpected and transformative sound experiences of hedonism and liberation.
This EP marks a departure from the “usual” bolus sound of cavernous soundscapes and atmospheres to a more rhythmic structure, incorporating elements of the former. This style harks back to the previously released “beacon” EP – electronic percussion and granular synthesis – this direction was in the artist’s mind for a while. Playing with virtual modular synthesis of late (Solorack by Solostuff, VCV rack) and these patches have formed the backbone upon which the tracks of “confirm humanity” were created.
The music of oculoss is mainly of an atmospheric nature. Sometimes less is more, making his music ideal for listening while working, sleeping or doing other things.
In “Parallel Path” oculoss explores texture, consistency, and a type of variety that could be called subtle. This is not the utopian ambient of the typical soundscape artist. This EP is serious music for serious people.
La voix est le premier instrument avec lequel Töfie a composé. Sa curiosité la pousse sur la voie de l’instrumentation pour y transposer l’expérience vocale. C’est la naissance du projet Töfie, en 2012. Le logiciel Garage Band est le premier témoin de ses expérimentations pop et électroniques qui donnent lieu à la sortie d’un LP sur le label Linge Records.
Töfie prends un virage en épingle. Son electronica mute en une synth-wave sombre, lourde et blessée par des sons industriels, mais empruntant paradoxalement des formats très pop. Tout un éco-système de sons organiques et telluriques qui se confrontent à des sons digitaux, crus et agressifs, qui rappelleront sans doute ceux de Gary Numan ou Fever Ray.
Des textes en anglais, islandais, allemand et en français accompagnent l’exploration des synthétiseurs et d’enregistrements acoustiques transposés sur les rythmes tranchants, doux et totalement versatiles.
Nearly four years after we debuted our improvBloc series, the series that’s focused on improvisational sessions returns with a weird and wonderful installment by Eli & The Mannings (or EATM)!
Magical Cookies takes you on a sonic odyssey. One which can be summed up best by the following selection from the liner-notes… “Transitioning effortlessly across genres between (and sometimes during) songs, EATM explores elements of hip hop, rock, jazz, blues, soul, folk, pop, country, latin, spoken word, comedy, and other forms to create truly original, one-of-a-kind recordings.”
Enjoy the ride… it’s sure to be a fun one!
#OMG #EATM #FTW! Thanks gents… the weirdo improv vibes are just what we needed at blocSonic! Welcome to the blocSonic fam!
Of course, thanks once again to you for downloading & listening. We always strive to deliver the music you’ll love. Please spread the word about blocSonic, if you enjoy what we do. Remember… everything we release is cool to share! Always keep the music moving… share it… blog it… podcast it! If you’re in radio… support independent music and broadcast it!
The topic of this EP is the state of being, the shifts in thinking and the question of identity, when the country you were born in does no longer exist on the political map of the world. Thoughts on this topic were gathered from various Lithuanian artists in order to compose this EP, which was initially a performance for a group exhibition “I Was Born in a Country That No Longer Exists” presented in 2017, in Duisburg, Germany.
M.A.K.T. Sono – Magali Albespy and Kecap Tuyul – was created in february 2018 from a common taste for improvisation forms that rely more on indetermination and surprise than on the mastering of instrumental skills. They both use electronic tools whose complex settings can generate unexpected sound events and unstable situations. Their first album “If you were a clarinet” consists of 3 selections of slightly edited improvisations recorded in february and march 2018. These improvisation sessions were an opportunity for them to set up their working methodologies and to experiment playful and meditative dialogs between gesture & sound, activity and inactivity, machines and living creatures.
Magali Albespy is a dancer and performer. She likes to question the borders between formats and artistic disciplines. She explores real-time composition with body, video and sound.
Self-taught improviser Kecap Tuyul uses various (and preferably unstable) tools, looking for ways of playing and interacting (with sounds, with other media, with other people) and questionning the traditional ideas of instrumental mastership and composition.
Magali Albespy : moog mother 32, soundbox
Kecap Tuyul: no-input mixer, effects, mix and artwork
“Paraíso Sintético” (Synthetic Paradise), an album realized in the first semester of 2017 as the author’s thesis, is the product of a year of research and sonic experimentation seeking to characterize the sonic identity of urban spaces. Realized and produced in Medellín, Colombia, this album explores topics ranging from urbanism and the social appropriation of the environment to the relationship between art and society and it reflects on human activity as a condition and determinant of the qualities of the city.
Embarking from the hypothesis that the city has a malleable, artistic and aesthetic potential, “Paraíso Sintético” is an EP composed of three songs performed in the Parque de Berrío, one of the main parks of the city of Medellín. The composition of each song, whose material was recorded at a different time of the day (morning, noon, night), seeks to show how human activity affects the sound spectrum and it proposes an interpretation, from the musical point of view, of this phenomenon.
NoG a.k.a. Pablo Gómez
(Medellín, Colombia, Abril / April 2018).
In team with radio-makers at Zongwe FM and the women of Zubo Trust, we are proudly presenting a compilation of radio remixes produced by artists and radio-makers from around the world in response to audio/radio actions both sides of the Zambezi. A Radio Bridge of 23 music tracks, by more than 50 contributors from 17 countries awaits you. Join us and enjoy listening!
Solidarity with radio-makers at the Zambezi:
All proceeds from the compilation’s online sales will benefit radio-makers in training both side of the Zambezi, in Sinazongwe Zambia and Binga Zimbabwe this year. Twalumba loko! twalumba maningi ! thank you for your radiating solidarity !