Ars Sonor & Co. – The End of a Road

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Ars Sonor & Co.

“The End of a Road [l1mbo central]”

Once again here at Effluvia comes a release so profound, with so many hearts and minds involved that one cannot help but take a moment to reflect on how truly profound the world of artists can be. It amazes me that this album got made, and the artist behind it should be given more praise than she already deserves for simply being as prolific as she is, given her other life circumstances. Laetitia Schteinberg, the mastermind behind the hyperactive output of Ars Sonor (and iky iky) astounds me with her existence, tortured and brilliant, cathartic and emotional, simply speaking with her is a very immense experience. In times of great woe, she miraculously creates release upon release whose substance is so complex and savory, horrifying and uplifting, exasperating or unnerving, nightmarish or blissful, always so thoughtful and necessary with deliberate intent, all captured perfectly by brilliant mastering and layering of marvelous synth sounds ebbing and flowing with brilliant percussion and deep, eerie ambiance. These components transcend their own nature and become something very ethereal. With this release, there is an extra dimension mixed in that differs from her solo work, but that is not to take away from their respective strength. The extra dimension is the minds of 17 different artists! This is not the first time Ars Sonor has been joined by the company of various musicians she collaborates with on other records, but this is my favorite thus far (truly this is a work of genius). Clocking in at almost an hour at length, this behemoth of dark ambiance and dreamscape industrial brings to thought a very large and epic notion about what this community of artists has created. On netlabels and throughout the world of innovative free music, there is a beautiful collection of friendships through art. Countless records created, to the point of being overwhelming, all spread to other likeminded musicians so that they may be in a dialogue transcendent of simple words like these. As these artists perceive their respective worlds, interpret them through manipulating vibrations, and then articulate this to other artists, evoking anxiety or glee in their hearts, the body that is the sum of these separate, human components witness the world, interprets them through the brain, and then shares it with the rest of the body, evoking actions and decisions and will and vocalization! The brain here is Ars Sonor, and just like the cells of your body are mindlessly and blindly grateful to create you and you are mindlessly and blindly grateful to have been created by the earth, I know for a fact that all the artists that equal this celestial body are grateful to be a part of Laetitia’s masterworks, or to even know her at large, and they all wish the best for her in these times of distress. My heart prays that this is not the end of Ars Sonor’s road, and I want to thank all those who helped make this pathway, this organism, possible. Thank you Sean derrick Cooper Marquardt, Thank you M.Nomized. Thank you William Spivey. Thank you The Implicit Order. Thank you Elizabeth Veldon. Thank you Igor Har. Thank you Mutate. Thank you Peninsolar. Thank you noiseoftherose. thank you Randy Carter. Thank you Brownian Motion. Thank you 3bc. Thank you Bob Bucko Jr. Thank you Otolathe. Thank you Ronny Waerns. Thank you Dan Minoza. Thank you hyaena fierling reich. Thanks to all who listen, and please do.

florconvenas – ley en das

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florconvenas

“ley en das”

florconvenas is sound explorer mariela arzadun’s solo project. she is an improviser, experimental musician and visual artist from buenos aires who focuses on field recordings, soundscapes, drones, poetry, collage and concrete music. she runs the amor loco netlabel and comprises half of the free improvisation duo, criadero en seres, both with leandro ramírez.

to create ley en das, mariela mixed together various elements such as: field recordings, keyboards, voices, barking dogs, cars, and hand tools. maquinaria agrícola was composed with the sound of hail falling on glass and various objects. the track titles are inspired by a trip through old books, celtic legends, dreams and poems.

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Csum – Ruined Mind

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Csum

“Ruined Mind”

01-Inlet(3:40)
02-Monky(3:51)
03-Dawn Shift(3:10)
04-Skip 1(0:58)
05-Musc(4:26)
06-Untrusted Source(4:57)
07-Skip 2(0:55)
08-How To (remix by csum)(4:11)
09-Banned(3:09)
10-Skip ANS(1:14)
11-Ondine(4:18)
12-Sufficient(6:17)
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hrtspltn – Intracranial Tales

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hrtspltn

“Intracranial Tales”

htrspltn is the moniker of Siberian avant-garde producer Ivan Zhurovich, who first got in touch through the humble avenue of a demo submission to Planet Terror a few months back. htrspltn has had a number of releases on Macedonian label Filter, who accurately point out that the only rule that applies is “expect the unexpected”.

Despite its short running time, Intracranial Tales is an incredibly dense experience. Layer upon layer is built up to create a series of atmospheric electronica tracks with a very individual charm. Well worth a listen if you like your electronics downbeat and experimental.

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Tardiss – Mold and Moisture

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Tardiss

“Mold and Moisture”

Mold and Moisture, the fourth release by Tardiss on No-Source Netlabel is a trip back in time. These nine tracks make up a collection of early works recorded between 2002 and 2004. What we see here is the beginnings of a sound that Tardiss has gone on to shape into their definitive style. It is a decidedly more electronic and experimental album than the previous Tardiss records. There are still those nostalgia tendencies that peak from time to time. The album kicks off with “The Sandbox”. Samples of waves wash into IDM beats and sparse melodies. “Mid Lake Left”, recalls the track title Left Side Drive by Boards of Canada. Mid Lake Left was recorded a year or two before the Boards of Canada track and delivers more of an early Squarepusher vibe. “Harmonic Mist Figure” is a beautiful two minutes of haunting, beat-less ambient music. “Smoothie’s Loop”, though a bit more spastic, uses some modern Tardiss compositional techniques. “Pneumonia, I Own Ya” has a more of a lounge vibe, recalling Irresistible Force (one of Mix Master Morris’ aliases). The album closes with “Come Get It”, a twelve minute electronic, lounge rock freakout. This description makes sense when you get to the epic synth solo at six minutes in. Over the years, these early works have held up. The lo-fi attitude just makes them feel even more like a musty photograph collecting mold and moisture.
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Landcrash – Sunrise/Dark


Sturqen – Raia

Sturqen

“Raia”

Raia is the new album from STURQEN.
A different kind of STURQEN with a different kind of sound.
It’s 41 minutes long, has 10 tracks and it is being released as a FREE DOWNLOAD on Bandcamp.
There is also a very limited CD edition available.

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V.A. – L is for…

V.A.

“L is for…”

this is a collection of people who have worked with or simply spoken with laetitia schteinberg.you are not alone and you are in our thoughts

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​Wrapped Dangers

 

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Metal Wind

“Some Shrink​-​Wrapped Dangers”

Dark Drone Noise

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shhht_15

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retral

“[shhht_15]”

There are a lot of forthcoming releases on Retral’s SoundCloud page. The man is on a roll and we, the labels, are just trying to catch up. We need to hurry, because Retral can’t wait to share his free music with the world. We understand why when we look at the comments he gets:

Your tunes are sick! GREAT :D LOVE IT!! This tune is awesome, proper future jazzy vibeswicked! Nice drums man. Good track all round. Big up. Big stuff man. Interesting sounds man! Loving This! I love this. Deep and dark, the way i like ittttttt. Huge tune, really like it (: This is incredible………… HUGE DROP. Big tune, this is happy. WoooooooooooooooooW. Ahhh mate, this is amazing. Great work. This is a sick tune mate. Love the synth work. You da maaaaan!!! This is so good mate :D. Spicy drum work! Oo yee! Wow this is quality mate! Simply incredible! Lovely mate. Love the way it kicks back in! So smooooth. This is so dope bro massive respect! Powerful, aerian track. Wonderful. Them chordz, they’re like a gift man! HUGE sound!!! Those chained pads!! :) Stellar track mate. Great take on the auden poem, love the atmos, massive mesmerizing melancholic vibe! I love the colors this tune paints in my head. Gorgeous sound, friend!

It’s all true. Need we say more?

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VV. AA. – DESDE LA ATALAIA (Collected Works)

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VV. AA.

“DESDE LA ATALAIA (Collected Works)”

We celebrate our 50th release delivering a collection of compositions by a bast number of Spanish artists working this days on experimentation, sound art, phonography, noise, etc,…

A must-listen to understand whats being made in Spain where we happen to live in.

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midnightradio11 – gleis 8


THE WEB – monoton II

[DAST EXTRA 01]

THE WEB

“monoton II”

monoton series [remastered]

Artist….: THE WEB
Title….: “monoton” series [remastered]
Catalog#….: DAST EXTRA 01
(a)….: 11 x File / Wave / Album
(b)….: 7 x File / Wave / Album
(c)….: 12 x File / MPEG4-Video / Video Album
Mastering…: Mèrge Audio Works
Audio Quality….: (1411 kBit/s / orig. Master)
Video Quality….: (720p / HD Video)
Country….: Switzerland
Prod. Year….: 1994, 2008-2009
Released….: 31 Mar 2012
Genre….: Electronic
Style….: Acid, Classic Techno, IDM, Minimal

#monoton I
TRACK..(playtime)..TITLE
01……(4:58)….little stomper
02……(5:25)….in the mist
03……(4:31)….wave roller
04……(4:22)….alien tank
05……(6:09)….monoton X
06……(4:00)….monoton 4 – pulsar
07……(5:00)….monoton 5 – doppelstern
08……(6:00)….monoton 6 – quasar
09……(4:19)….aetna
10……(7:16)….living on my planet
11……(6:53)….cleanup

#monoton II
TRACK..(playtime)..TITLE
1……(07:25)…monoton rem X
2……(04:35)…pulsating source of radio
3……(06:14)…quasi-stellar radio source
4……(06:04)…etna
5……(12:37)…alien tanks in the storm
6……(12:19)…planet easy
7……(04:51)…little jumper

All tracks written and composed by THE WEB.
Production in 1994, 2008-2009.

Remastering by Mèrge Audio Works in 2012.
Republished by Dauer & Strehm Net Recordings

www.dast-netlabel.eu
www.dast-recordings.net

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THE WEB – monoton I

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THE WEB

“monoton I”

…IN 1994 WAS BORN THE SPIRIT OF “monoton”! ONLY 14 YEARS LATER FOLLOWED HER SOUL! AND NOW IT GETS THE BODY…, THE CREATOR “THE WEB” TELLS US ABOUT THE HISTORY, ORIGINS AND BACKGROUNDS, TO HIS GREAT WORK…

The “monoton” series were created between october 2008 and april 2009. All tracks follow the same principle: They are all basedon a central audio track with sounds from a famous vintage analogsynthesizer – the Korg MS-10. I extracted these sounds from a tapedating back to 1994/95.

THE WEB: “Once on a saturday in late summer 1994 there was one of these flea marketsin my home town Winterthur. I was in the pub when a colleague bustedin, came straight to me and excitedly asked me if I knewwhat a Korg MS-10 is and if I wanted to buy one – if yes I would haveto hurry because he found one at a stand of the flea market, for only300 bucks (Swiss Franks)! Although back then I was only DJing fromtime to time, but was not doing my own music, had no drum machinesand other equipment, I knew this was a golden opportunity I shouldn’tpass up – techno and house music had become popular and the pricesfor old analog synths nobody was interested in a few years ago hadrisen to astronomical levels. So I immediately went out to the standand bought this vintage device. Back home, I explored the sounds ofit in depth, also because I had no other instrument that competed forattention. I experimented with the patch cords and tried everyconnection. “Sick and industrial sounds and lots of dirt iswhat the MS can do at it’s best” (www.sequencer.de) – oh yes,that’s exactly what I like. Everytime I had found a sound that Iliked I recorded a few minutes of it on tape. Since I always wantedto do my own electronic music tracks but back then couldn’t affordthe equipment I decided to give the Korg MS-10 to my friend Sauri,former DJ from Winterthur (DJ Das Sausen) and drummer of the band”men from s.p.e.c.t.r.e” (superb instrumental music! -visit www.men-from-spectre.org).

Thankgod I had recorded this tape – finally, 14 years later I was able touse this stuff for my own electronic music tracks. After I made the Freeze!-seriesand a few inofficial remixes of oldies-but-goldies from the 80ies (REMIXED)I wanted to do something more “raw”, stripped down, classictechno, so this old Korg MS-10 tape was very wellcome. I used thesounds on it as a basis for the tracks (definig theme/mood, suitablebeat and speed), added one or two drummachines, an additional synth-or bassline or a few effects – and that was it. Since the Korg MS-10is monophonic I used the working title “monoton” for thisseries of tracks.

Thetracks on “monoton I” vary from oldschool technohouseacid-like style (monoton5 – doppelstern),wavy rocking breakbeat (waveroller)and even friendly downtempo (cleanup)to raw industrial machine beat (alientank).In monotonX there’sno drummachine, all the drum sounds came from Korg MS-10.

“monotonII” contains alternative versions of several tracks from”monoton I”; the tracks are renamed so that the original aswell as the new version are visible. alientank forexample grew to alientanks in the storm,a three part version with one tank in the beginning and another onereturning to the windy, empty battlefield (middle part) at the end. Apeculiar element in several tracks here is the different tempo of thebeat while keeping the original tempo of the Korg MS-10 sound track,in a ratio 4:3 (pulsatingsource of radio, little jumper, planet easy).In planeteasy sucha change in tempo occurs in the middle of the track, deviding it ina livingslow anda livingfast part.In the spacy quasi-stellarradio source,the effect of slowing down is reached by a 3/4 echo-effect anda differentbeat – the tempo remains the same as in the 4/4-trance-styleoriginal monoton6 – quasar.”

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marina poleukhina – lp1

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marina poleukhina

“lp1”

marina poleukhina is a composer and improviser based in moscow. her musical focus lies in composition and improvisation on various objects and the instability of sound; silence and silence as the sound; real life and real life as sound. amongst others she is inspired by ligeti, nono, feldman, waits, yoshihide, and hosseini.

her first album, simply titled lp1, is a collection of improvisations and compositions. it sounds kind of like: pulse flute flutter and trills. warble pops and muttering percussion. dropped cymbals. conversation in cries and rolls. natural space. quiet exploration of scraped vibrations. surface areas calculated. squeaks and hoarse voicings. thunder and roar, guttural friction and noise. everything at once. voice in the woods. quiet patience. strum rewards.

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Subterrestrial – Agartha

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Subterrestrial

“Agartha”

The third installment of Subterrestrial’s series of hollow earth themed albums, “Agartha” explores the legendary network of subterranean cities said to be populated by the descendants of Atlantis and Lemuria. “Agartha” channels experimental dub and ambient dub sounds for this outing.
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UAU – acaso

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UAU

“acaso”

Algorithmic composition using a semi-modular analogue synthesizer as a sound source and DSP processing. Available in AIFF format.

 

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Zen Nihilistisch – Niemand will aber den Propheten

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Zen Nihilistisch

“Niemand will aber den Propheten”

All track by Angelo Secondini aka Cometa
Angelo Secondini: guitars and electronic sounds
Davide Perla: drums and percussion
Alan Ciani; bass

01 – Scheinbaren Leben
02 – Exil
03 – Das Rauschen innen
04 – Maske
05 – Nichts voller nichts Voll
06 – Metamatica
07 – Träume

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Thoughts – 600 Seconds

Thoughts

“600 Seconds”

Carefully sculpted sounds, wandering rhythms and experimentations pushing the boundaries of sonic sculpture and textural compositions yet still remaining remarkably accessible.

Thoughts is a collaborative sound project of Laetitia Schteinberg and Roberto Lazzarino.

Laetitia has produced solo work as Ars Sonor and side project iky iky. She is deeply involved in the sculpting of new sounds via modern vst technologies, from scratch or using different sound sources, and creation of “evolving” textures of either electronic or electroacoustic nature.

Roberto Lazzarino started playing a broken guitar in 1973 and lends his particular emotive and eclectic collection of various instrumentations to the evolving soundscapes of Thoughts.

“With each track comes a new state of being. Washes of ambient, neo-classic folk & ethno-funk break the shores of electronica by Thoughts – Laetitia Schteinberg (Ars Sonor) and Roberto Lazzarino. Instrumental organics woven with contemplative atmospheres taut with curiosity and electronic tension.” (Phil Ford)

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Mihide – Watching The Watcher

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Mihide

“Watching The Watcher”

Enjoy

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Marta Zapparoli – Codex

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Marta Zapparoli

“Codex”

I always draw my inspiration from the narratives and metaphors of a variety of impacts from different locations and situations.

These are often quite unique experiences within a certain period of time, landscape or corner of society.

Last year during several trips, I did many different recordings in East Europa. During my research on land, I found special places with particular energies. For example : unpredictable movements, defective technology, misplaced animals, dis-punctuality, unforeseen natural sound effects or other cataclysms of nature and unforeseen cataclysms in Humans.

The idea of this release is a deep construction, cut up, manipulation and deconstruction on many layer of these recordings, decontextualized from their origin, creating an absurd and surreal landscape in codex.

The technical part is done with field recordings on tape-recorders mixed, converted on digital software for mastering.

Marta Zapparoli aka Penelopex :
sound artist, performer, musician, studied fine arts and the soproano saxophone. In Bologna/Italy being involved in a series of experimental radio shows, multmedia performances,sound installations and various dance companies and aswell experimental multimedia theater events.

She now lives in Berlin where she is part of the Splitter Orchester Berlin, collaborating on sound installations with Martin Kuentz and a duo project with Alessandra Eramo next to her ongoing solo project.

The last decade she creates strong narrative sonic pieces using a open variety of recording techniques and custom analog tools as well as found instruments and objects.

Her sonic explorations bridging together the sensual quality of field recordings and versatile processing of live electronics. Within environmental phenomena, acoustic ecology, noise pollution, focusing on sonic narratives & human emotions through decomposition and real-time tape manipulation, sounds that are considered non-musical or overheard.

She Releasesd several albums on Umbrella Noise records, Idiosyncratics records, Nohmad records and Zeromoon records. She was also extensively featured WDR3 open studio elektronische musik, and a variety of experimental radio broadcasts.

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Morphine Bandit – Imploded Sounds Festival

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Morphine Bandit

“Imploded Sounds Festival”

ambient dark drone

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The Darkening Machine – Wonderment

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The Darkening Machine

“Wonderment”

dark ambient drone experimental
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10Konekt – Toystory

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10Konekt

“Toystory”

320kbps – April 2012
Circuit Bending / Experimental

Tracklist:

01 – Toystory 1
02 – Toystory 2
03 – Toystory 3
04 – Toystory 4
05 – Toystory 5
06 – Toystory 6
07 – Toystory 7
08 – Toystory 8
09 – Toystory 9
10 – Toystory 10
11 – Toystory 11

Total: (43:41)

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Koolkilla – Bitter Glanz EP

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Koolkilla

“Bitter Glanz EP”

It is already over a year ago since the last solo work of Koolkilla (Galip Savli). But the wait has been worth it, here is the third release now under the solo project. Koolkilla knows masterly completely different genres into a unique sound experience merge with each other. The friends of “minimalism”, “vintage electro”, “dub” and not least “Hip Hop” will be thrilled with safety.

Artist….: Koolkilla
Title….: Bitter Glanz EP
Label….: DAST Net Recordings
Catalog#….: DAST030
Medium….: 5 x File / EP
Playtime….: 21min 33sec
Format….: WAVE
Quality….: (1411 kBit/s / Original Master Files)
Mastering…: Mèrge Audio Works
Country….: Germany
Released….: 29 Jan 2012
Genre….: Electronic
Style….: Electro, Dub

TRACKLIST
01 Bass Drop 4:20
02 Sins 4:35
03 Monoid 4:33
04 Feel Free 4:19
05 Backtrain 3:30

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Gumbel – A Dying Paradise

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Gumbel

“A Dying Paradise”

Nightmares.

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Chairs – Buzzing Surgeons Air Drill

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Chairs

“Buzzing Surgeons Air Drill”

“An assortment of songs recorded anywhere from 2007 to 2012. Thanks for your ear”.
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