KMPST brings the best of the Moscow underground electroacoustic free improv tablet electronica and marks the beginning of a new exciting era on top-40.org with back-to-the-roots hidden gems, original hits, and more entertaining explorations of the unknown.
KMPZ SESSIONS are designed as an acoustic labyrinth without exits but with many escape routes through paradoxical gaps in the aural continuum. Primordial, almost shamanic rhythms meet futuristic mech-a-droids in the vortex of high-freq noises and digital glitches, Amnesia Scanner versus self-mutated Autechre audio algorithms, dark soundscapes, and Muslimgauze’esque faux ethnic vibes.
The opening track KMPZ 015, a rudimentary clicks’n’çutz dark breakbeat anthem, sends us off on a rather epic hour-long journey through an abstract experimentalist interacoustic universe. From suspenseful, uncanny deep dub pulsations on KMPZ 001 to a slowly unfolding, swampy bass micro-ambient soundscape KMPZ 004, with a slightly attenuated KMPZ 008’s distant motive and granular proto-rhythmic vibrations and entrancing melodies of KMPZ 012, KMPST presents a compelling yet highly abstract musical story.
“P8 phase 3” presents another side of the work of our regular contributor Doedelzak. This time he used an hybrid methodology of improvisation, generative music and post-production manipulations. The 3 phases indicated in the title refer to the three main stages of the creative process used here :
phase 1 : improvisation on MIDI piano
phase 2 : extension on multiple virtual instruments, using aleatory distributions
phase 3 : superpositions, accelerations/decelerations, volumes
The result is multi-layered composition which is in the same time easy to the ear (thanks to its smooth sounds and melodic components) and very complex and ever changing. It could be enjoyed as background music but is also fascinating for a more focused listening which will let you discover many details and subtleties of the piece.
WHΛLT THISИEY selects and mixes music for the mind and body in the same
quantities that emerge from encounters between the past and the present,
drawing beauty of the commonplace, wiping, polishing it, giving it life
again, so to produce the same effect with the original freshness and
spontaneity, a mirror that transforms, absorbs and reflects.Released by Pilot Eleven Netlabel (PE018) 1 January 2019.
compilation to celebrate the 16th birthday of netlabel 20kbps rec.
It’s today 16 years ago that a very special netabel named 20kbps rec was born & looks it’s all grown up! It even got the legal age to drink and get laid! Whoohoo!
L0BIT is extremely proud and excited to bring you a very, very, very special compilation! It’s not just a compilation; it’s an entire birthday party, celebrating 16 years of the fabulous 20kbps.
The most wonderful stand out lobit netlabel in the entire galaxy! Come on and join the festive party, we got the drinks the drugs and especially all the music humans and animals alike will enjoy! From wonderful lobit techno melodies, to lobit metal, lobit acid, lobit pop and unexplainable independent lobit music forms! It’s a blast!! And absolutely freely available! That means it comes at no costs! Unbelievable, but true! But hey; it’s a party after all!
Every track comes with a short review and there’s even a foreword by origami repetika.
On his debut the Cologne resident of choice, Theodor Steiner, who not just works solo, but also runs the Band Blarg together with Torn Vega, you maybe already met here on djummi-records, presents two atmospheric and noisy overdrive bass improvisations. Spontaneous, uncut and truly deep!
“The shaman won’t come back” is a new file-exchange based collaborative album of Ayato & Kecap Tuyul, It was recorded and mixed in various places between 2015 and 2018. Ayato played guitar with live looping made with a Revox reel to reel tape player, and Kecap Tuyul later overdubbed these hypnotic tracks with various sounds, building dense and trippy soundscapes.
This work can be considered as the 3rd part of a trilogy started with “Waiting for the shaman” , published 6 years ago. For the moment, the 2nd part of this trilogy exists only in the head of the listener.
It’s the end of the year and as always we want to present something special to you.
SK’P is back with his detailed and clean sound compositions which already fascinate us, make us dream and forget the time. Better still, he brought a mutual friend with him this time. We knew the whole time that they fit together perfectly, but now we can experience how the completion of this connection finally takes place. We’re obviously talking about the ever more productive GESO, who in between his always fantastic visual appearances thought of something special for us and lets us immerse ourselves in some completely symmetrical 360º videos, interspersed with complicated details that we want to and can explore again and again – with a completely subjective perception and always different.
You know Sk’p and his precise micro cuts, squeaky clean beat works and joyful synth works. Put these two in a mixer and you have another fine release with infinite replay value that invites you to think about our prejudices about paradise, distant futures and multiple ways that we wish they hadn’t taken.
Here you can find the portfolio with all the 360 VR videos:
Ayato & Naoki Ishida have been working together via file exchange since the early 2010s. 3 years after their album “Red_control rec.played” , they offer us a split album recorded between 2015 and 2016 : Tapes Outtakes. Here, as the title suggests, the 2 artists have both worked with magnetic tapes. Ayato has used an old Revox reel-to-reel tape player to create evolving loops of various instruments, while Naoki Ishida has used other (undisclosed) methods and material. Two ways to use the tape as an instrument and tool for experimental composition.
Original Silence is an audio and visual artist from the U.K. who likes to write, record music and work with photo and film, sometimes together and sometimes separately. Immersive, ambient, electronic and electro acoustic in its execution, Original Silence’s work is about immersion and what the listener or viewer brings to the media as much as what the media and tracks are about themselves.
Tracks and media all created, written, recorded, mixed and mastered by Original Silence.
Released by Pilot Eleven Netlabel (PE17) under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license – CC BY-SA 4.0.
Music from airports, aircrafts and some other flying things, vol 2: Cardiff Airport is the second of a series of records recorded while waiting for a flight at different airports around Europe during the summer of 2018.
released December 10, 2018Fernando Perales: concept, production, art cover, mix and mastering.
Thanks to The Committee For Sonic Research for hosting my music and to Dental Drill for help with polishing the final version of this. Namaste to the friends who provided feedback.
released December 13, 2018All compositions, mixing, mastering by Schmaidl.
Artwork by Schmaidl.
This is a recording of a soundwalk observed from a first person’s point of listening. As all sound recordings do, this soundwalk recording presents what the specific one person hears when she went on a particuar walk. The unusual feature of this work as a soundwalk recording is that it also provides an insight to the thoughts that occur to her while she is on the walk, rendered as a voice letter to an unidentified acquaintance. This reveals personal stories and memories related to the places she visits as part of the soundwalk.
Sound recordings, Voice, Artworks, Cover Art by Una Lee
Recorded and mixed at bellerohome by D. Santziliotis in Athens, Greece, using: Roland Juno 6 and Roland System-100m synthesizers, Korg MS20, Roland RE-201 space echo and Uher 4000 Report Studio tape recorder
Mastered by James Plotkin
Artwork and design by Georgia Simogianni; photos by G. Simogianni.
After a web collaboration (album Imperceptible,) Onde Poussière return to free improvisation with their 4th album del_din04, made of sessions recorded on 25th and 26th september 2018. For this occasion, they once more experimented with new set-ups, this time with a focus on lo-fi sound. Doedelzak played laptop amplified with cheap computer speakers and occasionnaly flute, while Kecap Tuyul used his z(xW+yW), a low-tech modular system based on tiny battery-powered guitar amplifiers and contact microphones. Through this new change they continue to explore sonic material and techniques that are likely to cause various accidents and usually unwanted sounds, which are an essential part of the ground on which the band build its improvised soundscapes.
“José Gallardo launches through Pueblo Nuevo his latest album ‘Humores‘ (pn137). Unlike his previous ‘Sinfonía para un hombre solo… en su casa‘ (pn107, 2016), which exhibits the realization of field recordings as a guiding thread, ‘Humores‘ makes reference to the moods or temperaments according to the classification of Hippocrates, considered the father of medicine. It is, thus, a kind of suite that is composed of emotional representations instead of dances.
The humoral theory, in force from Greek Antiquity until after the Renaissance, comprised four temperaments: Choleric, Phlegmatic, Melancholic and Sanguine. Each one of them was associated with an organ and with a secretion of the body (yellow bile, phlegm, black bile, and blood, respectively) and health would depend on the balance between these elements. The word ‘humor’ comes from the Latin ‘humore’ which means liquid or fluid.
As a means of opening, Gallardo adds a fifth state, that of ‘Ansiedad’ (Anxiety), where music tries to connect itself with the future from the present. This is the only track on which we hear an instrument played in a traditional way or without being deconstructed, the Saz of the Middle East, and from this material is apparently also extracted to create adjacent sounds.
Predominant in this album are rough textures, carefully agitated sounds obtained by microsampling – often treated in a granular way, and cacophonous conglomerations, almost always in counterpoint with their opposites, as in the game of resonances and punctual sounds of ‘Melancolía’ (Melancholy). The last track, ‘Sanguíneo Pasional’ (Sanguine Passional), is divided into two very clear moments, the second of them based on a calm drone that brings peace or, better, balance, to close ‘healthily’ this interesting set of music.”
(Río de Janeiro, Brasil. Noviembre / November 2018)
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