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.
“Post-Neo-Pagan Wind Music Live at Ganze Bäckerei in Augsburg, Germany”
Improvised music by Holzkopf using a sampler, MIDI controlled feedback, a pretzel with paper bag and a beer bottle.
live @ Ganze Bäckerei, Augsburg, 07.07.18
recording, mastering, photography and design by EMERGE
Holzkopf is Western Canadian musician Jacob Audrey Revington Taves. A decidedly non-traditional musician, they have mainly used budget bin samplers and drum machines in combination with tape recorders, mixing board feedback and raw data sounds. Varying from deconstructed dance music to harsh rhythmic noise to delicate and soft soundscapes, Holzkopf performances channel influences as diverse as industrial, dub, microsound and gospel musi
InO is the acronym for “Interpenetration and non-Obstruction”, one of the principles that John Cage used to create music that was anarchic (against the structures of most of musical traditions) and in the same time encouraging new possibilities of coexistence. Magali Albespy, a french artist rooted in dance and performance, took inspiration from this for a methodology of real time composition dance practice focused on sound. “2017/2018” is made of excerpts of the sessions recorded during the first year of these weekly events.
These recordings can be considered as documents of this practice. Indeed they are such documents, especially for people who were involved in the sessions. But we think that they also have a fragile and surprising beauty of their own that deserve an independent life for your listening. This unexpected musicality has been discreetly stressed by the editing choices, which we can consider like a delicate work of “a posteriori composition”, a work made with respect for the uniqueness of each sound event and their kind of abstract narrative power. That’s why we hope that you will enjoy these atypical works.
Recorded and edited by Magali Albespy.
Pictures by Anne-Catherine Nicoladzé (front cover) and Emmanuelle Huchet (back cover)
Featured performers :
Magali Albespy, Jean Bloch-Laroque, Suzanne Cotto, Antoine Freychet, Chloé Garat, Flora Gaudin, Camilla Gliozzi, Virgine Gouband, Emmanuelle Huchet, Paul Kauffmann, Guillaume Lecamus, Laurence Luminet, Blandine Minot, Stéphanie Moitrel, Martine Muffat-Joly, Anne-Catherine Nicoladzé, Olivier Pelletier, Stéphanie Puechavy, Regina Ramsl, Anne Savelli, Kecap Tuyul, Donata d’Urso, Sig Valax, Mandoline Whittlesey
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. As a musician, she also plays in M.A.K.T. Sono and Mesce Basse.
these pieces were created from 2016-2018 as part of a collaborative project in three stages. lauren redhead created scores, texts, samples, and concepts for performance. alistair zaldua then took part in the realisation of the works for live performance through the development of performance practices and live electronic interfaces. in the final stage of the project, lauren and alistair were joined in the studio by josh cannon who contributed creative studio practices and mixed and mastered the final tracks. this music is therefore a result of live performances, studio composition and of collaborative exchanges.
There are occasions when we are jamming together without presetting any genre or style. In real time we choose the wave synthesizer, samples or connected microphones. On the fly we modify the source sound adding equalization, effects chains and compression keeping in mind the arrangement of a noisy musical flow and interacting with each other. We record the master mix and then cut the best parts out of many hours of raw jams, sort them and cut out odd sounds, re-compose track, equalize, normalize and finally publish an album. Proud to share with you selected experimental electronics of 2k15-18 period by 303 / “Trio Three”.
live @ villa, Augsburg, 29.06.18
recording, mastering, photography and design by EMERGENodolby is the stage name of Michele Scariot (b. 1974), sound enthusiast and noise performer from Italy.
Before Nodolby Scariot was known as the founding member of experimental electronic duo ENT (1999-2008).
Since 2007 Nodolby has made several releases on international labels from USA, Japan, Australia, Europe and Italy.
Nodolby’s live-sets constantly shift between the rhapsodic and the minimal, organized and destabilized sound flow. The sound sources are old, broken and bented devices – the aim of the process being the search for musicality in the most abstract sounds and explore limits and opportunities of control and interplay between the performer and such equipment. Over these years Scariot had the chance to play gigs across Europe and Japan, as well as the opportunity to play live improvisation with Fukte (I), NRYY (JP), Claus Poulsen (DK) and Yoshihide Otomo (JP).
In 2018 nodolby release his first sound design piece for the animation “Aperture” of visual artist Emanuele kabu.
In 2007 he founded the independent label DOKURO, releasing cassettes, CD-Rs, CDs and vinyls of experimental music by Howard Stelzer, K2, Mike Shiflet, Antony Milton, Magneticring, To Live and Shave in L.A., J. Soliday, Pax Titania, Fumio Kosakai, AMK, and many more.
transparent points on four axes is a layered, electroacoustic studio collaboration. each track began with a ground layer of a composed or improvised performance on double bass or synthesizer, in tandem with a directed, auto generated soundscape produced by an analogue modular synthesizer. the tracks were finished with a further layering of synthesizer, electronics and percussion.
daniel barbiero: double bass (2, 5, 6, 7 & 8); sylosynth app (1 & 3); microbrute synthesizer (4).
ken moore: crackle box (2); minimoog (8); emax sampler (1, 5, 6) ; tam tams (3, 4, 7); steel pan drum (8); glockenspiel (8); bells, bowls and other percussion (all tracks).
dave vosh: analogue modular synthesizer (all tracks).
recorded january & february 2018 in silver spring md, upper marlboro md, and cuyahoga falls, oh.
assembled in cuyahoga falls, oh, february 2018, at anvil creations studio.
cover photography courtesy of hollishots by mark hollis, baltimore, maryland.
Half Evidence (a french free improvisation duo formed in 2012 by Charles premier & Kecap Tuyul) is currently on hiatus since summer 2016 but their story isn’t finished. Some new material will be published in 2019. Before finalizing these projects, the duo has selected four of their favorite tracks that were given to various compilations (namely Necktar 2017 curated by Ed End on his netlabel Le Colibri Nécrophile and Classwar Karaoke). The resulting album Épiphytes brings four insights on the duo’s works and can be a good way to discover their sound universe and its evolution across the years.
“Solo Duo Trio #02 : Laurent Di Biase, Sig Valax, ZARAZ WAM ZAGRAM, Camille Émaille, Nina Garcia & Arnaud Rivière (Live at Les Instants Chavirés, 29 may 2018)”
Second edition of the Solo Duo Trio project co-organized by labels Apocope & eg0cide productions. This serie of live concerts follows a simple format: three parts, one solo, one duo, one trio. Artists are invited to present new projects, and to try to new encounters (for one live set or more). All concerts are later published jointly by Apocope & eg0cide. The 2nd event of the serie took place on may 29 at Les Instants Chavirés (Montreuil), one of the most lasting and notable venues devoted to free improvisation and experimental music around Paris.
This show featured 6 french experimental musicians active in the free improvisation and noise scene (more info on the artists below)
Solo : Laurent Di Biase (electronics)
Duo : Sig Valax (analog syntheziser & DIY electronics) & ZARAZ WAM ZAGRAM (electronics)
Trio : Camille Émaille (percussion), Nina Garcia (guitar) & Arnaud Rivière (DIY electronics)
Guitar maestro Sebastian Buccheri, with his Jazzdefector project, presents us a sublime series of short improvisations swinging between ambient and jazz.
Released for the Netlabel Day 2018, Improvisations 2014 is an EP that will leave you starving for more as soon as you reach the end of the playlist. It is a journey to the rich artist’s sound palette made of slow harmonic progressions, arpeggios and cosmic reverbered guitar pads.
Following on from his slow burning self-released cassette “Unweather”, “lutra” is the first CD release by smallhaus (AKA South London based guitarist, electronicist, percussionist David Little). It expands his singular sound environment into a full-screen, full-colour and hugely enjoyable collection.
At times this almost feels like a tribute to the classic sounds of 70’s ambient – the choral textures, the infinite guitars, the synthesizers, but it’s done with a knowing wink and a contemporary layer of grit and dust. But mostly it’s an enveloping, immersive wash of precision moulded sound.
Yesterday was today.
Tomorrow will be today.
The frontier between oustide & inside just gets a bit more blurred.Recorded live at the Zorba, Paris, France, on february 24, 2018.
Mixed by Jossé.
Artwork by Torbill.
Audio Obscura performs Lap-top based electronics for the ears, haunting the wide spectrum’s of electro-acoustic music with a firm footing in the ambient realm. The sound also strays towards the experimental; musique concrète, idm with post-classical minimal leanings occasionally push through.
“I’m a self taught musician and sound mangler blurring the boundaries between analog and digital, acoustic and electronic, generative and human. I work in the present moment letting the music flow wherever it wants. My aim is to make music that is strange and experimental yet resonates on a deeper level.”
Subespai is the solo project of Mauri Edo, a Sydney musician born in Barcelona. Walking the line between ambient, noise and drone music, Subespai paints experimental soundscapes by mixing acoustic and electronic audio sources with effect pedals, field recordings and other gadgets.
“Recorder! Ricorda…” is the first release in Linear Obsessional’s cassette series, professionally produced cassettes in uniform designs by David (smallhaus) Little. The artists have worked to produce music specifically for this format.
Officina Errante’s piece is an audacious journey through a succession of sonic moods, all sounds recorded on a portable Zoom recorder- the results then manipulated, crunched and highlighted later- time compresses and expands infinitely….tinkles from a borrowed piano add melancholic interludes.. It’s almost like a succession of audio postcards or snapshots, each “movement” capturing moments of stasis or energy, urban clamour or rural tranquility the whole work flowing seamlessly with it’s own logic.
Officina Errante reworked his piece especially for the cassette format and Linear Obsessional is delighted to present this piece of 21st century musique concrete/sonic travelogue.
released June 22, 2018
All sounds, fields and instruments in this work have been sampled from recordings taken by me with the Zoom H5. I could take these recordings also thanks to Niina, Luke, Laura, and Michiko-san who let me play her piano all the time I wanted while I stayed at hers.
Photography by Niina Mahosenaho.
Written and produced by Officina Errante in Tokyo, Tonami and London.
While Failure Circle‘s 1st album 0x0.0 was full of overdubs, the 2nd one “A mistake within a mistake” consist of 3 raw improvisations recorded in Kecap Tuyul’s home studio during winter 2017-2018. It shows another side of this no-input-mixer project: more focused, less frantic, and even minimalist and droney sometimes.
Giacomo Salis: Percussion, objects
Paolo Sanna: Percussion, objects
Stanislas Pili: Percussion, objectsRecorded at P@SoundWorkshop, Sardara ( Cagliari), july / august 2017
Mixed and mastered Carlo Barbagallo (Noja Recordings) , May 2018 (Torino)
All music improvised by Salis, Sanna, Pili
Giacomo Salis / Paolo Sanna Percussion duo meets Stanislas Pili, a percussionist with a classical-contemporary background. The result is a visionary and deep dialogue, where standard and extended tecniques are used to play different percussion. The non – idiomatic free improvisation and the post free european school are the foundations of the trio’s sound research.
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