Trixie Delight – Submarine

Trixie Delight

“Submarine “

Trixie Delight’s second release on TCFSR is once again constructed from her own field recordings over which she plays her zither and sings.

This release includes interpretations by Lone Cosmonaut, Doctor Mario, Dental Drill and 3dtorus.

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Gilman Mom – Revisionist History

[Macaque 002]

Gilman Mom

“Revisionist History”

In attempt to connect deeply with nature Gilman Mom’s newly-released album, Revisionist History, is immersed in atmospheric field recordings and jazz-inspired drone. The album looks to delve into the embrace of a warm, youthful summer’s day and perhaps explore what mental state endured by such an environment.
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ZeeKat – it Hertz (EP)

[BM07R18]

ZeeKat

“it Hertz (EP)”

Zeekat does this, because it’s a fairly cheap hobby that doesn’t require going out often. Project was started when enough musical equipment was collected allowing to engage in an activity that won’t ruin the eyesight. Influences include Ozric Tentacles, Porcupine Tree, Boards of Canada, The Orb and some low key existential dread.

Credit:
Guitars, bass, synths, sequencing, (electro-magnetic) field recordings, knob twirlings, production – Zeekat (Lukasz Padzik)

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DABIT VOCEM AUSTRIA – A Night Out

[ACP 1148]

DABIT VOCEM AUSTRIA

“A Night Out”

Recorded between December 2017 and February 2018 at Roy T. Studio, Mühlbach, Dornbirn.
Thanks to Andrijana for help.

photography by Dabit Vocem Austria
design by EMERGE



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DR – Sehnsucht

[PE13]

DR

“Sehnsucht”

Dominic Razlaff (aka DR) is an ambient musician from Braunschweig, Germany. Interested in making music since 2007 he bought his first synthesizer (Novation Xio) in 2009. Currently he uses classic subtractive synthesis, granular synthesis, field recordings and tape loops to create evolving, melancholy ambient/drone soundscapes.

1. Sehnsucht (8.53)
2. Aussteiger (7.22)
3. Hoffnungsschimmer (3.35)
4. Bauchgefühl (4.44)
5. Unterwegs (8.05)

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V.A. – A Radio​-​Bridge across the Zambezi

V.A.

“A Radio​-​Bridge across the Zambezi”

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 !


Ciuta / Kwi / Simpson / Whitehead – An Attempt For Balance

[PT074]

Ciuta / Kwi / Simpson / Whitehead

“An Attempt For Balance”

Track 1:
Collective composition: An Attempt for Balance
Four individual sequences were mixed together. The structure was left intact – as it is – however overall volume levels of each contribution were adjusted in hope to create situation which would validate and accommodate all participating sounds as well is possible.
Mixed by Slavek Kwi, January 2018. Many thanks to Tony, Dallas and Darius for agreeing to this little experiment and to Chris for making it available to your ears.

Track 2:
Darius Ciuta: kadk2

Track 3:
Slavek Kwi: Time_R
Usually, when I am staying somewhere overnight and there is a clock ticking, it is rapidly removed from the room and ends up behind the doors. However, ticking sounds of clocks – even grandfather’s giant chiming clock – were part of my sound environment in my childhood. The sound of ticking has certain determination to it; destination-like quality. You can always hear it. For this piece I decided to use ticking sounds and the end of resonance of chime as basic material to evolve.
Recorded in January 2018, Mountshannon, Ireland.

Track 4:
Dallas Simpson: Vibrating Air: Wood / Metal / Water / Stone.
An environmental observation and improvisation recorded live on location near the village of Lambley, Nottinghamshire, UK on 4th February 2018 at 7am to 8am in a single take. All sounds and spatial choreography was created live on location. The recording was edited and mixed as my contribution to the Plus Timbre collaboration release in 2018.
Many thanks to Plus Timbre and the other artists participating: Darius Ciuta / Slavek Kwi / Tony Whitehead.
dallas simpson 05/02/18

Track 5:
Tony Whitehead: By the river, in the forest
Improvisations with natural objects. Dartington Hall and East Dartmoor.

Track 6:
Collective composition: As It Is
Four individual sequences were mixed together without any adjustments. Mixed by Slavek Kwi, January 2018. Many thanks to Tony, Dallas and Darius for agreeing to this little experiment and to Chris for making it available to your ears.

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Tony Whitehead – Shoreline

[PT073]

Tony Whitehead

“Shoreline”

Shoreline was improvised with found materials on the coast of Brittany near Perros-Guirec. It continues the artists fascination with the sound making potential of small ordinary natural objects.
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Dallas Simpson – Railway Footbridge Improvisation For One Adult and Two Children

[PT072]

Dallas Simpson

“Railway Footbridge Improvisation For One Adult and Two Children”

This work was created as a result of both joining a local walking group, the Netherfield Strollers and inspiration from an environmental improvisation workshop that was conducted at Hull University earlier this year as part of their Sound + Environment 2017 conference.

A walk with the Strollers earlier in the year introduced me to Carol and her two grandchildren, Eben (10) and Finlay (7). During our walk we crossed over a railway footbridge and then followed a footpath where I introduced the children to some simple sound making using a found stick and the railway boundary metal fence, then blowing ‘cawing’ sounds using our thumbs and a blade of grass. They loved it. And so the seeds of a freeform intuitive environmental improvisation were sown using both a prepared environment and found sound objects in the manner of the Hull Workshop at the location of the railway footbridge we discovered on the walk. This would feature Eben, Finlay and myself as freeform performers / improvisers.

As preparation for the performance I visited some of the houses adjacent to the footbridge to warn them of our activities at night just in case they may be disturbed by our soundings. The response varied from mild hostility, to curiosity, to support and even one couple asking if they could join in! I replied that they were most welcome.

Having obtained permissions from their mother Nicola, we gathered on the 9th December 2017 first at my house for a bit of instruction in making sounds with the objects I was preparing the location with (Aluminium Searchlight Mirror, 4 inch Fired Brass Gun Shell, Bull Roarer, various Plastic Pipes of different widths and lengths, Gong Beater, Long Thin Spring and a few other sundry items.) Following this brief instruction we went to the location in the dark at about 7:30pm and after placing the sound objects to prepare the location, we had a few moments silence, then made a short walk in to the start of our improvisation.

The performance consisted of two Movements:

First Movement: Outward (Practise, Vox ad-lib) Joyous.

Second Movement: Return (Performance, Vox tacit) More Meditative.

I was struck by the zeal and enthusiasm of the two children. They followed my example and were soon experimenting and making their own sonic discoveries. Found sound objects included the structural metalwork of the bridge itself, the metal fencing and lamp posts. Other found items included various pieces of discarded litter, drinks cans, plastic bags, drinking straws, sticks, branches, leaves and stones.

The only additional instructions given were that during the Outward (Practise) we could speak if we wished, but not to speak on the Return (Performance) movement. Quite spontaneously they incorporated the ‘thumb cawing’ sounds into the Second Return (Performance) Movement and made many exciting sonic discoveries such as the ‘frog sounds’. A few passers-by were briefly present while crossing the footbridge.

Technical:

All audio was recorded binaurally and continuously as single takes using custom modified in-ear DPA4060 microphones directly into a Sound Devices 744T digital recorder.

All spatial choreography was created intuitively during the recording by dallas simpson.

Editing and minor corrective EQ was done using Cockos Reaper software.

Headphone listening is recommended for a full 3-D surround sound experience.

Photographs by dallas simpson.

Sincere thanks to Eben and Finlay for their inspiring participation, and to Carol and Nicola for their approval, plus supporting and helping during the preparation and performance.
Dallas Simpson, December, 2017.

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Slavek Kwi – Uchat C

[PT071]

Slavek Kwi

“Uchat C”

Uchat C(ompost)
“games of sounds” = m.i.y. (mix it yourself)
organize 2 (or more) groups of modules and play it simultaneously in random mode
(or alternatively you can decide yourself about combinations) from 2 (or more)
sound_sources (=machines).

based on Uchat M
Composed by Slavek Kwi in between June 2017 and January 2018,
Cave Studio, Ireland. Based on various field recordings,
focused mainly on animal voices, collected around the planet Earth,
underwater and in ultrasonic zone included.

A few brief appearances of James Kwi singing while clapping bones.

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Darius Ciuta – grt_p

[PT070]

Darius Ciuta

“grt_p”

DariusCiuta / grt_p / recorded in Kaunas
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Lynlee – 1314

[PT069]

Lynlee

“1314”

Chris Lynn and Una Lee
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BroodingSideOfMadness and Melophobia – Serpent Noir ΚΑΔΜΟΣ / Serpent Rouge ΑΡΜΟΝΙΑ

[ET119]

BroodingSideOfMadness and Melophobia

“Serpent Noir ΚΑΔΜΟΣ / Serpent Rouge ΑΡΜΟΝΙΑ”

melophobia comes from Greece. He likes to experiment with long noise and drone sounds intermingled with field recordings and acoustic sounds. melophobia is heavily influenced by contemporary artists such as Merzbow and early ’90s shoegaze scene. He is active with his ultra-limited releases of his 3″/5″ CDr label ‘illicit-tapes’. He cherishes the piles of his priceless jap noise C-xx tapes and obscure vinyls.

BroodingSideOfMadness is interested in phonemes, graph theory, realism and any dystopian ambiance. He seeks for the generative element in his tracks. He is the founder of Etched Traumas netlabel.

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Zigo & Camila Dos Santos (KURUNDU) – Yvykua Ipuva

[PT068]

Zigo & Camila Dos Santos (KURUNDU)

“Yvykua Ipuva”

Camila Dos Santos : cello
Zigo Rayopineal : fieldscapes, electronics, cello loops in real time

duo from Paraguay & Argentina.

kurundu is an amulet for rituals in south america.
un amuleto de luz flotando radioactivo por un rio de sud america.

cello,field recordings,electronics,loops direct rec in buenos aires.
improvised performance and looping to two channels.
no other post rec process.
field rec from Paraguay and Argentina.

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AD~E – Nahrungsknappheit

[1014]

AD~E

“Nahrungsknappheit”

AD~E:
ACID DISCHARGE & EMERGE

attenuation effect ° 1014 ° 2017
live @ re:flexions – silent series ° Ganze Bäckerei, Augsburg, 07.10.17
photography by Dan Penschuck
recording, mastering and design by EMERGE

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Juan Antonio Nieto – Airports & Hotels

[IHab131]

Juan Antonio Nieto

“Airports & Hotels”

Airports & Hotels is a compilation of the sounds I have found in the trips I have made in recent years.

The sources of these sounds are field recordings made at different airports, on airplanes and in hotels. In these last ones the recordings are improvisations with the elements that I found in them and their different stays. These recordings were made with the windows open to capture the sounds of the outside, rain, traffic, people talking, etc.

These sounds were mixed, trying to maintain, as much as possible, the spirit they had at their origin, and rather than identifying the sounds, I wanted them to be intuited.

The different titles of the tracks refer to the places where they were recorded. The majority were mastered and completed in Madrid.
– Juan Antonio Nieto

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Martin Rach – Dream Fog Light

[GFR, 112]

Martin Rach

“Dream Fog Light”

Recording of cruise ships passing through a fog in Oslo fjord

and some noodlings by the fjord

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SATORI – humanimaladjusted

[ACP 1125]

SATORI

“humanimaladjusted”

humanimaladjusted
homo animalis
by dave phillips
remixed by satori
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Jørgen Brønlund Quartet – From A Logical Point Of View

[SCM-1704]

Jørgen Brønlund Quartet

“From A Logical Point Of View”

The sound of melting floe, captured by a hydrophone, crackling under a female enchanting voice that repeats the same words continuously, like a gentle mermaid calling towards fatal cliffs, and whirring sounds rotating like ghost ships passing.
The landscape is white and grey and cold but open to a myriad possibilities of northern lights and very distant fires in the sky.
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Slit In Slot – Birthmarks

[mhrk190]

Slit In Slot

“Birthmarks”

“Birthmarks” by Slit In Slot is an emotional, harsh and considered work. A precise, even meticulous amalgam of field recordings, ambient and noise music, the release combines as much as it dissects all of its core components. The resulting music is sometimes drifting, sometimes scorching but always remaining humane. Beneath “Birthmarks” lies a strong and personal concept, a complex understanding of sound and an obsessive desire to transform the sonic ruins of our shared reality into new worlds.

released November 28, 2017
via Amek and Mahorka
digital release + limited edition (50 pcs) cassette

Music by Yavor Grancharov
Artwork photography by Dilyana Dimova

mhrk190 // amek017

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Mental Escape Pod – silent series VI

[ACPC 1006]

Mental Escape Pod

“silent series VI”

live @ re:flexions – silent series ° Ganze Bäckerei, Augsburg, 07.10.17
recording, mastering, photography and design by EMERGE

Mental Escape Pod
alias: Dabit Vocem Austria; Oni_pelted_by_beans; Das Rheintaler Nachtwerk; Felix Montfort;

Born in 1977 in the far west of Austria, life for a hungry littlev electronica nerd was hard. My electronic music life started at the day I saw Aphex Twin’s “Come to Daddy” at MTV. In the next 2 years i collected what I got and also found some really relaxing works from him and other artists. With the purchase of Aphex’ “Selected Ambient Works 2” I jumped into soundscapes and Ambient sounds. In 1998 I started making own noises with a tracker and some free ware sounds. Then some personal problems kicked in 2002 and I did nothing until the winter of 2009/2010. In December 2010 Dabit Vocem Austria was born and 1 year later Mental Escape
Pod followed. And it never stopped until today.

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ref/inter – /inter

[EEM024]

ref/inter

“/inter”

/inter is an album based on a certain visuality of sound. It has various sounds in it (field recordings, instrument samples, pure frequencies, and glitch/feedback noise), however, the core of this album was an experiment – an analog connection of sound and image. By sending a sound signal to a screen in such a way as if it were visual information the screens started to show imagery and by testing four different approaches towards using sound and testing how they look in this particular connection /inter was formed.
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PHONOGRAPHIA – live @ lab​.​30

[ACP 1122]

PHONOGRAPHIA

“live @ lab​.​30”

ONLY AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME !

performed live @ lab.30 festival
abraxas, Augsburg, 27.10.17

thanks to Martina, Barbara, Julia, Gerald and the whole lab.30 crew !

photography by Tilmann Jakob
recording, mastering and design by EMERGE

performers: szmt, Acid Discharge, EMERGE

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C. Reider – Listening After the End

C. Reider

“Listening After the End”

“Listening After the End is a study of one’s immediate environment, of the resonant potential of what surrounds us. A frozen stream. A passing train. A ceiling fan. The wind. A cat plays; someone sneezes; an autoharp lets out a long hum. These vignettes–textural, spacious, and sonorous–are wonderfully evocative pieces that, when taken as a whole, form a vibrant sonic life, one that revels in the animus to be found in even the subtlest of things.”
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Lynlee – Words in the Winds: Sounds

[PT063]

Lynlee

“Words in the Winds: Sounds”

‘Words in the Winds : Sounds’ is the new collaborative series by
Chris Lynn and Una Lee. The project rose from recognising that
we as field recordists often try our best to disguise our presence
within the sound recordings despite the fact that their mere
existence implies the involvement of human activity. As a result,
we started to mark our presence through reciting our original
haikus and poems, whilst making the field recordings, the
content of which were based on or inspired by our sonic
surroundings.
Each track effectively contains a short poem written and recited
either by Chris or Una, which would be sent to the other who in
exchange would create an accompaniment whether in a musical
format such as piano or vocal improvisation or with another piece
of field recording as a response.
This process is an evolved version of several projects previously
and currently conducted by the duo, such as ‘Miniature
Landscape Correspondences’ and ‘Word in the Winds’, the word/
image-based project in which an image was sent from one to the
other person who subsequently would respond to it with a short
poem.

Artwork: Chris Lynn and Una Lee

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