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.
Between the years 1620 and 1636, Peter Paul Rubens created, without the prompting of any commission, his Landscape with Philemon and Baucis. He kept working on this image throughout his life. The painting tells the story of Philemon and Baucis as Ovid presented it in his Metamorphoses. In Ovid’s narrative, an old married couple receives a surprise visit from the gods Jupiter and Mercury, disguised as weary travelers who cannot find a place to spend the night. The old couple does not judge these travelers or question where they are from; they simply offer them kindness and hospitality. The two gods offer the couple a gift expressing their gratitude: they spare their lives when, the next day, a great flood comes crashing over the land.
In the painting, only a small group of figures makes reference to this fable. The main theme of the piece is the unpredictability of nature with its untamed, uncontrolled power: lightning and thunder, rain and storms, a cow screaming as its life ends within a torrent, a mother desperately trying to rescue her baby. This is an apocalyptic catastrophe of unimaginable proportions. And yet, Rubens included a hopeful sign in this image: in the lower left-hand corner of the tableau, you can see a rainbow…
“Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high,” sang Judy Garland in the well-loved film The Wizard of Oz (1939), a song promising hope and a wonderful world far from the darkness and ominous threats of the Second World War.
This image has much to tell us in our contemporary lives, as our current reality includes events such as the refugee crisis, global warming, and the threat of nuclear disaster. It acts as both a warning and a sign of hope.
For the theatre project Ganymed Nature, composer Karlheinz Essl worked extensively with Rubens’ Landscape with Philemon and Baucis, creating an immersive soundscape to reflect this painting. This sound work is based on algorithmically generated soundscapes taken from weather and other natural phenomena: the forest and the wind, a stream that swells and overflows, thunder and lightning. We also hear sounds that refer to human activity: rustling steps through foliage that turn into the ringing of high heels, in which a woman stalks on asphalt. And then there are signaling sounds: a firebell extends into an unending tolling that spins onward into infinity.
The poetry of the rainbow overarches everything; the promise of salvation, a glimmer of hope. To express this, Essl worked with an a-capella-choir to create chord structures which he then recorded and electronically transformed. The highlighted melodic fragments are reminiscent of the famous rainbow song yet appear in a peculiar harmonic disguise which let you sense the atmospheres of other planets.
vulnerabilis (remixes) is a remix album by closeyoureyes. The album includes remixes from artists from all over the world in different genres from ambient and noisy soundscapes to more classical pieces with violins and pianos. The album keeps the melancholy mood that was declared on “vulnerabilis”, but reveals new potential of original tracks.
For its 37th release, Da ! Heard It Records sends your ears into orbit.
Why, who could these mysterious characters, the Fragilos, out to discover apparently unknown territories be? Take the time to follow their adventures through this UFO-reminiscent album that encapsulates a few instants of their stealthy existence in 13 pieces …
In the style of the illustrative discs of the seventies and eighties from which Philippe Brown draws inspiration, the titles of this cassette’s compositions are clues themselves designed to stimulate the listeners’ imaginations. Thus, by holding the sleeve drawn up by Man Oroa while listening, each will be able to make up his or her own little story and discover the naïve-sounding, yet far from obvious, melodies.
One will thus go from one moon to the next without ever fully landing, floating softly above the ground among the bossa, zouk, or oriental rhythms and cinematographic atmospheres imprinted as much with second degree as with light melancholy.
Attracted to a musical era he didn’t experience but of which he uses the codes with style, Philippe has the characters evolve well beyond the musical frontiers we sometimes burden ourselves with. With this fictional original sound track at the crossroads of genres and eras, he visibly goes very far away, so far that everything leads us to believe that this dreamer of a musician most certainly has his head in the moon!
getdizzzy is a composer, DJ and game designer living in Chicago. drawing from from ambient, hip-hop, techno, experimental sound collage and noise, getdizzzy’s music is rewardingly idiosyncratic, unfamiliar, colorful and accessible.
Stato Elettrico presents a brand new release by Jimmy Watt from Santiago, Chile. His work methodology focuses mainly on the capture, extraction, editing and storage of audio samples from different sources:
records on the street
audiovisual edits and converts of radio signals
uses a shortwave radio to capture foreign broadcasts
Transforms, relentlessly, curtails, beheads and sews sound works from different backgrounds and authors, providing the glue that comes from analog-digital instruments and audio processors and resulting in a “sound narration” split into parts.
His sound works do not drop below 20 minutes for just such narrative, where there is a development from defined introduction to epilogue.
Detests the “digital finishing” of sound with a computer. For that reason dirty, gnawing and saturated sounds prevail (but without spoiling the record), thus achieving kind of a sound archeology.
His creative concepts pursues mysticism, the occult, time, religions, the process that leads to contemplation, the silence, the pause, the suspension, death and upstarts.
Abuse of rhythm and melody is a necessary evil for those who can not handle a drift.
It’s like being in a large room without light. You need to touch the walls and artifacts that fill the room to feel welcome in the position and perspective.
ErrorTape was an error created when digitising an old tape recording using an ION Tape Express Tape to MP3 converter. It transferred successfully but the tape somehow started playing again from the beginning and started to loop, but it was also very slowly creeping forward so each loop was slightly different from the previous one. The recording is exactly how it was converted, no edits or effects were used. It’s about 9 minutes long but the length of the original sound source was maybe 30 seconds or less. The original sound is from a record made at an auto recording booth.
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
“With Cockiness Do I Warn World-Weary Deities, Teaching Myself In The Course To Be Courteously Carefree, Dee! Dee! Bridgewater! Biblical Mourning Verses, Hence, Proudly Project Anxious Molten Loops, So Don’t Be Such A Simpleton, Let’s Vote For An Earthly Workday Forever, Shall We?”
Welcome to our internal archive of sounds, the music painted inside ourselves.
In this compilation: Zoran, In Vitro, Marco Lucchi and Glenn Sogge, Elypixa, Esoteric Sob, Capisconne, Ray Garrido, Ohuican, Eckul, Vate, Substak, Solef, Twin Peetz and Moolsaasa, Lezet, Jimmy Watt, Nulix, Lingua Lustra, Ivan Black, AxBx.
Everywhere Kingdom continues the adventure in the improvised/stream-of-consciousness realm but again takes the music in an entirely new direction. Whereas its predecessor was a hypnotic chillout adventure meandering through blurry clouds of warmly distorted synths and subdued guitars, here NOISE and RHYTHM are kings. Pummeling distorted beats, squealing and stuttering synth loops draw the listener into a brutal, yet groovy, experience. Bouncing between primitive hip-hoppy beats (Jellypit, Chimp Thug), industrial (Corrosive, Sno-Blower), techno (Saibaba Goblets, Shrrum Vacuum), ande even making a stop at noisy-casio-ska (When I Die), all slathered in static and distortion, the 9 tracks here make for an uncompromisingly thrilling ride which similarly exhausts and leaves the listener wanting more.
Released on Underpolen Netlabel, home for the raw, weird, homemade lofi treasures.
Music speaks for itself, but, at the same time, music talks about all life and experiences of their creators, the musicians, in this way, music is the expression of a whole new universe, their synthesized cosmovision. You are invited to immerse in the ocean of each human and real artist of this compilation and preserve the enjoy of listening.
La musique parle d’elle-même mais au même moment, la musique évoque la vie et les expériences de ses créateurs, ses musiciens. Dans cette perspective, la musique est l’expression d’un tout nouvel univers et d’une synthèse cosmique. Vous êtes invités à vous immerger dans cet océan où chaque humain est un artiste de cette compilation et poursuit le plaisir de l’écoute.
With themes of aAirial, Alacrán, Andrea Porcu, Audio Cephlon, AxBx, Capisconne, David Garner feat. Monolink Project, Eckul, Elypixa, In Vitro, Ivan Black, K.smith & Dio2xide, Lingua Lustra, Logical Disorder, Marasma Zibra, Marco Lucchi, Mendiak, Nick R 61, Nulix, Ohuican, Ray Garrido, Solef, Substak, Transmission 13, Triangular, Vate, Vela, Wenceslada.
Throughout recorded history, cosmologies and cosmogonies, including scientific models, have been proposed to explain observations of the Universe. The earliest quantitative geocentric models were developed by ancient Greek philosophers and Indian philosophers. Over the centuries, more precise astronomical observations led to Nicolaus Copernicus’s heliocentric model of the Solar System and Johannes Kepler’s improvement on that model with elliptical orbits, which was eventually explained by Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity. Further observational improvements led to the realization that the Solar System is located in a galaxy composed of billions of stars, the Milky Way. It was subsequently discovered that our galaxy is just one of many. On the largest scales, it is assumed that the distribution of galaxies is uniform and the same in all directions, meaning that the Universe has neither an edge nor a center. Observations of the distribution of these galaxies and their spectral lines have led to many of the theories of modern physical cosmology. The discovery in the early 20th century that galaxies are systematically redshifted suggested that the Universe is expanding, and the discovery of the cosmic microwave background radiation suggested that the Universe had a beginning. Finally, observations in the late 1990s indicated the rate of the expansion of the Universe is increasing indicating that the majority of energy is most likely in an unknown form called dark energy. The majority of mass in the universe also appears to exist in an unknown form, called dark matter.
For the first of two release for Netlabel Day 2015, we have a debut release on Happy Puppy by the musician, writer, listener and Vuzh Music netlabel head C. Reider.
C. has a huge catalog of work as an early champion of the Creative Commons movement, and even before that with mailing good old-fashioned cassette tapes around the world for years. To get a larger sense of his background, visit his bio page.
He is especially a believer of the sharing of music, and the creation of music from sharing. As we are here at Happy Puppy (with a small handful of exceptions), C. Licenses his music as derivative-friendly, hoping to encouraging more music creation, as you will also notice by the large attribution list below for the compositions on this release.
This one was done for Disquiet Junto #93 Netlabel Hybrid.
It contains sound samples by the following:
“Dark City” by Marc Pastco from the 12AX7 album released on the Inoquo netlabel
“Zamenhof Blues” by Digital_Me (Shay Librowski) from The Accordian E.P. on the Birdsong netlabel.
“Archean” by PlotKA from the Circulation of Deposits EP on the Qunabu netlabel
3. Deer Triangles
This one uses sounds provided by Sterile Garden for a remix project he was doing. Not sure if it was ever released.
This one was done for Disquiet Junto #81 Cheap Generative. It uses sounds sampled from Marsh and May’s 2013 album “Falling More Slowly” avaliable on the Linear Obsessional netlabel
5. Orchard and Resins
This was done for Linear Obsessional’s remix compilation “Button Box”
It uses sounds from Richard Sanderson’s 2013 album “Air Buttons”
6. Our pesticide
This one was done for Disquiet Junto #107 Aeolian Metrics
8. A Harsh Bunny Town
This originally appeared on Wholeness Recordings’ 2012 compilation “Cracks Appear”
It uses sound sources supplied by The Implicit Order for the project.
9. Vaporizing Rain
10. Agape Calypso Rage
This was done for Dave Seidel’s Apocalypse Garage project. It uses sounds provided by Dave originating from his Mysterybear project.
Cover image: Relative, Etching, 10″x8″, 2014 by Mara Tegethoff – used by kind permission.
Carrie Hodges, Lee Rosevere, Marc Weidenbaum, Dave Seidel, Anthony Washburn, Jacob DeRaadt, Richard Sanderson, Manuel Silva, Mara Tegethoff, Lily and Lumpy, Tricholoma magnivelare.
Also thanks to all of the artists I sampled, and to every artist out there who licenses their work to allow derivative work to be made from it. And to all netlabels everywhere who offer their work for free! Happy Netlabel Day!
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