“Qualquer Arte Derivativa É Melhor Que Arte Nenhuma”
after her first attempt at an album-a-day in late 2016, Cairo Braga decided to revisit it and derive material from it, leading with an english version of the title track and following with a mashup and a bunch of instrumental mixes. what does it mean to derive art from crap art? let’s find out!
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The release of Happy Singles by Basic Elements marks a couple of firsts for CerebralAudio: the first release from Basic Elements, and the first downtempo release on CerebralAudio. It’s also the second release available in 24bit FLAC encoding.
Basic Elements has produced a set of pieces that are like listening to a great blues singer, in a modern setting. There aren’t any blues vocals or samples used in this release, but it is the mark of a great artist that can transform modern sounds, and carry the essence and spirit of past works into a modern setting.
Happy Singles focuses on relationships, and the pain and hurt they can bring out in people. Those are essentially blues themes. But in the hands of Basic Elements, these come out more as an R&B style, with a modern groove. The title is somewhat ironic, but a true statement about people that are more happy when they are single.
The title “Happy Singles” is also a double-entendre: all of the tracks on this release could be singles. They could be released as single tracks, but they take on a new level of poignancy when listened to as a whole. This is another mark of the magic that Basic Elements brings to this style of music, and something that CerebralAudio is proud to release.
From Veliko was in part, inspired by a recent visit to Veliko Tarnovo (the medieval capital of Bulgaria). Most days I wandered to The Monument Of The Assens. I sat and contemplated the old town across the Yantra river, where the ‘hanging houses’ cling precariously to the steep hillside, some are literally crumbling and sliding towards the river below. This seeming fragility is reflected in both the music & lyrics I composed for this project. ‘’The Road From Veliko’ is also a metaphor for a psychological journey – from the darkness of depression back towards the light.
You almost have to draw breath after the album finished, this listener suddenly realised that he had been holding his, hanging on every note. There is genuine power held in these songs, quiet and drifting as they are; they have an intensity that is bewitching and all encompassing. This is music for the liminal hours, for dawn or dusk, for candlelight. Highly recommended, this album deserves your close attention.
Excerpt of review by Grey Malkin (The Hare & The Moon) for The Active Listener blog.
Susan Matthews is a UK based composer/musician, known for her intense, ambitious, hypnotic harmonies and industrial noise creations.
Composed, performed, and produced by Susan Matthews
Photography and design by Mark Ingram
Denny Wicker is an accountant who just moved to Scarsdale, New York. He thought he found a way to shut up his noisy neighbors but, with the help of eager Phil Laurie, he stumbled upon much more than that.
Recorded in Berkeley, California and Portland, Oregon.
Who said that «EMO ROCK IS DEAD» – need to listen it!
«Effect Placebo» is debut EP album of Moscow music band «The Beautiful Day For Suicide». It’s really true #emo music, you can check it!
Need to say that this band is literally new breath of #EMO #WAVE, because there are very small quantity of musicians, who can make this stuff. It’s first release of label “animata records”, and I think it’s not last.
Take it in your iPod and May the Force be with you!
Cool music album from Russian powerpop band UNICORN PARADE!
Seven tracks of vigorous electronics + lovely vocals + awesome scream!!!
When Brokencyde and etc. dying – UNICORN PARADE give us best sound.
pivotone are a Japanese music duo composed of Gnyonpix and Gaki(from Bakirinosu). Electric tracks by Gnyonpix and the singing voice of Gaki weave unique music. This work “lainy day” is characterized by a jaunty rhythm and a sense of floating.
It expresses “whether or not being there” in the time before dawn.
For Da ! Heard It Records’s 29th release, Infecticide returns to heckle with French chanson with psychoactive brilliance and fervor: “Poil de Coeur” arrives with the new year, like a musical greeting card under a dead Christmas tree. Inside, a journey into deep waters, through treats of neuroleptic wave, punk sweat, and the poetry of evenings that end at 3 pm in the morning… The dominical pleasures proposed by Michel Drucker will never have the same flavor.
As accomplished artists, the nasty three invest any and all means that get between their dirty hands to turn their offspring into a nocturnal weapon with a sadistic character, and the audience finds itself on its knees in front of such mastery in the art of bullshitting.
We are dealing with a precious trouple, in picturesque French scenery. Even if the Parisian trio keeps pounding pies in our faces, like with “Fais-le moi-le”, and even if the flat country that is not theirs suits them perfectly, to reduce it to the elegant EBM would ensure showers of rotten tomatoes, as evidenced by the abrasive “Pistache” which could have dubbed a block party at the time of the Boogie Down, or “Ton Tanga”, between electronic power and the exaltation of intimate undergarments. With “Prehistronic” or “Petit Tricheur”, we once again encounter what made the squadron trademark of the first album: a rock mix of synthetic music, or, as one sees fit, a rock synthesis of synesthesia.
One must also point out the panache behind the lyrics of Infecticide, such as in “Le monopole du coeur”, a phantasmagorical vision of the great dictators of our history; or in “Une petite motte de peur”, of which the hellish slomo dub accents of hell give us a friendly reminder of our condition as humans: “un chimpanzé en pull, un babouin maléfique” (“a chimpanzee in a sweater, a maleficient baboon”).
The heartening illustrations of Junie Briffaz add a final touch to these 13 firebrands. The physical object, touchable with the figures of one’s hand, offers 1 badge, 2 postcards, the lyrics, and a sticker.
“Poil de Cœur”, the 29th release of Da ! Heard It Records is distributed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license. The album is available for free listening and downloading at the following address:
Pueblo Nuevo Netlabel se complace en presentar su disco conmemorativo “Di algo… Pueblo Nuevo 10° Aniversario“, un compilado realizado con 100 mensajes llegados de distintas partes del mundo, a través de una convocatoria abierta que invitaba a enviar grabaciones de máximo 100 segundos de duración. ¡Muchas gracias a todos los participantes!
Pueblo Nuevo Netlabel is pleased to introduce its commemorative album “Di algo… Pueblo Nuevo 10° Aniversario” (Say something … Pueblo Nuevo 10th Anniversary), a compilation made with 100 messages arrived from around the world, through an open call that invited to submit recordings of max 100 seconds long. Many thanks to all the contributors.
The chaos and control, humans and machines, nature and civilization, immigrant and borderlines, freedom and domestication, privacy and geolocalization, music and sonic weapons. With music by Elypixa, Lezet, In Vitro, Ivan Black, Lingua Lustra, Triangular, Esoteric Sob, DDO feat. Eddine Saïd, Nulix, DjrefugeeSW, K.smith and TSS Tortue Super Sonic.
BITCHO é um projecto performativo/musical centrado numa figura ambígua meio ancestral com um híbrido folk.
Parte da reflexão sobre o hoje e dá corpo ao animal feminino. É um projecto que se encontra em constante mutação nos seus vários âmbitos o sonoro, o textual, o performático, o imagético, jogando com uma multiplicidade de influências.
Bomba é a recolha de alguns dos temas que são trabalhados ao vivo com uma forte componente visual. Foi concebido por Susana Chiocca, em colaboração com Sílvio Almeida.
Extraordinary EP of new songs by the New Cross based sound/visual artist and composer Steven Ball (a member of the influencial DIY electronics group Storm Bugs with Philip Sanderson). “Life of Barrymore” is a collection of songs with lyrics transcribed from verbatim recordings of specially selected snatches of British television. Haunting, and occasionally uncomfortable, “Life of Barrymore” treats these found texts with utmost seriousness, and are sung by Ball in a moving and mesmeric fashion over specially created beds of accordion,guitar andelectro-acoustics. “Life of Barrymore” is a gripping and unique experience.
Linear Obsessional presents the new album from English underground pop mainstays The Original Beekeepers, who have been releasing low-level works of sardonic pop genius for the best part of 30 years.
“How The River Runs Dry” is a collection of interconnected songs that piece together a story set in British suburbia. Featuring dryly humorous lyrics and the kind of intricate arrangements (including a brass section and guest vocalists) for which the band has become known, this album, several years in the making, has been described by the band as “probably our best / most consistent work since 2002”.
The Original Beekeepers are Linear Obsessional’s resident pop group, and this album, running from the exquisite pop of “Cats On Window Sills” to the Sun Ra skank of “Breaking Down” demands your attention.
This is the story of a french chanson “Comment fallait-il”, clipped in New York, and then over the years remixed in Brazil, Germany, Italy and France.
The loop is looped, the friendship is global, and the theme universal !
Just a few days away from the conmemoration and annual women’s celebration for their rights’ equity, from the sky falls the new compilation from Modismo label, entitled “Girls Alive”, which draws together music composers and producers of mystical will who explore, amuse and spruce up with a free-download musical offering. It is, indeed, a spectrum of very well achieved and diverse sonorous pieces.
Loaded with defying finesse and neatness these musicians embalm the air via their wavy machinery. There is wisdom behind this musical trip’s jolliest passages. And life, a lot of life in the fertile sequences of this work which, all through its eclectic extent, masterfully demonstrates how to balance experimentation and gamble with a sublime and deferential treatment to the ear. Maybe it is an ancestral and female secret the power music has to interconnect us. But the more you plunge in “Girls Alive”, the more assured you are that this secret is hidden in good hands.
From and towards the most lulling and deep unto the most stimulating and intriguing that this new release from the netlabel Modismo delivers us we cannot do anything but smile and be thankful for each one of the female presences around us, chiefly when they decide to unite and give strenght, love and music.
01 – Riz Maslen – Pleiades – UK
02 – Chra – kw23territoriesdel-grain – Austria
03 – Ema Remedi – Break – Uruguay
04 – Alisú – Las aventuras del Sr. Tomita – Chile
05 – AGF – If you – Germany
06 – Laura Hurt & Salo Panik – Patrie Arkham – France
07 – Kinética – Frontera – Chile
08 – Sonae – Pianokratz – Germany
09 – Riz Maslen – Your War – UK
Creating music in collaboration with Wings of An Angel was like singing in front of a magic mirror that reflected to me only my beauty and mystery, leaving me surrounded with angel choirs and newly opened caves and pathways inside of my heart. And so many questions. I wondered: Is this really happening? And every song sparked more and more songs and poems, that are pouring out of me like clear clean waters from the belly of the earth, and from the center point of my soul. Perhaps we can know the holiness of others, to the extent that connecting with them, through an act of kindness, a prayer, or a song, brings back to us lost parts of our souls, awakening our hearts with love, and an awareness of our own preciousness. A holy man, or woman, in recognizing us, gives us back what is actually ours, inspiring us to sing our own songs, which then heal us. I have experienced a great awakening, an embracing love of all creation, and, in a way, have fallen in love with the reflection in the magic mirror. But rather than being entranced by a vision of self, I see within me the whole world. Because that mirror reflects a deep place inside of me. You could call it my soul, or even, where my soul meets all souls…and so I expand and contain within me ever increasing space, inner space in which to travel to hidden, private lands beyond the sight of the human eye””
01-Fucking Lunch In Fucking Tube(2:10)
02-Hate Is A Verb(1:48)
03-Per Aspera Ad Astra(3:18)
05-Душа И Кипарисы(2:04)
07-Куда Мы Спрячем Твое Тело(2:56)
08-На Обломках Холодных Ног(3:42)
10-Сплин И Идеал(4:28)
Die Elektrischen Vorspiele, a blog founded on January 15 2009, and whose sixth anniversary is commemorated with this release, was envisioned as a space for the nurturing of a “savage thought” (that is, of an undisciplined nature). In its essence, and as an individual project, it aims mostly to be a vehicle for its author’s vast-reaching interests, while at the same time harnessing them into some form of discipline. More than just a reflection on the fascination caused by the themes implicit to its lexical field of action, as shown by the coordinates and key concepts that define the boundaries of its territory, i.e. “Occultism” / “Esotericism”, this virtual space mainly maps some of the topologies enclosed in the History of Ideas. A vast and sometimes ignored area of Knowledge, whose apparently paradoxical character drives a magnetic pull towards the need to identify its true nature, as ubiquitously manifested along various historical cycles, in an unending drama staged in the theatre of the Anima Mundi. This is, in fact, the true raison d’être of Die Elektrischen Vorspiele.
As a direct result of its existence, November 2010 saw the publication of the book “Summa Techno(i)logicae”. This work, as implied by its title, is a thoroughly compiled and systematised patchwork reflecting the interests that guide its author’s research. From then on, periodic collaborations with other projects ensued, such as the magazines Finis Mundi, Infernus and Antibothis.
Still under the aegis of Die Elektrischen Vorspiele, and always through the establishment of complicities and connections, a number of events were created and carried out in the past six years. This set of actions (with Music as a constant common denominator) has had as its main goal the evocation of the life and work of various figures that have left behind crucial legacies. The people celebrated include the musician John Balance (Coil); the historian of religions Mircea Eliade; the poet and theatre director Antonin Artaud; the philosopher Georges Bataille; and the Japanese writer Yukio Mishima. It is also worth mentioning the series of events spanning along the year 2013, Occult Esoterica AV Gatherings, curated in collaboration with intermedia artist Ana Carvalho.
The proposal made to EdP – Editora do Porto (in the person of its administrator, João Ricardo) for the release of this compilation emerges as a consequence of shared common cosmologies which have gradually been transmuted into friendship, and also of João Ricardo’s encyclopaedic musical knowledge, while the invitations made to the artists taking part in it are the logical result of a chaining together of elective affinities (a process permanently taking place since the first Homeric dawn).
Júlio Mendes Rodrigo
Porto, December 23, anno 2014, era vulgaris
Drum Jam #1
Mayor of Silicon Valley
Five Everyday Rules About Animule Behavior
New Definition of Torture
Drum Jam #2
Barrel Organ Set at an Open Mic
Consensual Sex with a Circus Monkey
Love Song on Virginia State Schools
“Diaspora” is the debut album from the Ethernet Orchestra, an Internet based music ensemble exploring intercultural tele-improvisation. It is a compilation of live freely improvised vignettes from performances recorded between 2009-2014. It features musicians from a diverse range of cultures and musical traditions performing simultaneously between Iran and Australia via North America, Canada, Brazil and Europe. Distance is embodied in the material quality of the works, which not only serves as testament to the technological achievement of such a project but also forms part of the grain of the medium itself.
During this period we also had the great fortune to collaborate with the late Richard Lainhart, who is featured on many of the recordings. Ethernet Orchestra would like to dedicate this album to Richard, whose passion and generosity touched us all and his music continues his presence in our lives.
The album also contains works from the “Distant Presences” trilogy of performances. These events included networked VJs Helen Varley Jamieson, Neil Jenkins, Graziano Milano and Michael Szpakowski mixing live cinematic visual collages in the audiovisual platform VisitorsStudio, which can be viewed from diasporasound.wordpress.com/vjmixes
Mastered by Jon Astley and John Martin
Cover by John Fhakner
Marco Mestichella is a 24 years old recording and performing artist originally from Italy who moved to London in 2009 where he’s been producing and playing original music since.
He describes his style as ‘ILLPOP’ referring to it as a blend of trip hop, retro-pop, soft rock and cinematic music.
Marco’s debut EP ‘The Day I Killed My Ego’ was self-released in 2013, with the following release of two video-singles ‘Treason’ and ‘I Should Have Stayed Home Tonight’.
His new single ‘ Fragments Of Light’ has been released earlier this month and plenty of new music is set to be released over the next year with new live dates in the pipeline.
Marco has been working with bristolian arranger/composer Joe Rodwell whom he has co-produced all his music with so far as well as collaborating with other underground songwriters like Turan and Claudia Heidegger.
Marco’s music is a crossover in between 70’s and 90’s productions, with hints of Portishead, Morcheeba, Isaac Heys and Pink Floyd, mixed with some old school Madonna and George Michael. www.marcomestichellamusic.com www.soundcloud.com/marcomestichellamusic
01-A Separate Reality(6:09)
02-Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, ASTP(3:08)
03-The Inner Surface Of The Outer Shell(2:13)
04-Bruder In Zechen Und Gruben(Smelo tovarischi v nogu!)(PTN RMX)(1:48)
06-Eight Figures Of Marginal Tango(5:41)
07-Doors – Riders On The Storm (Longman Remix)(4:25)
09-The Lambs Lies Down On Grushevsky Street(4:55)
10-Electric Jimi Hendrix Industrial Experience(3:27)
11-Voices From The Ghetto (Rap#1)(3:33)
12-Art Cheeks Inflate(4:20)
13-The Active Side Of Infinity(6:48)
14-Mescherin’s Ensemble Of Electro-Musical Instruments – Fantasies On Peru Themes (longman Dub Remix)(8:01)
pivotone are a Japanese music duo composed of Gnyonpix and Gaki(from Bakirinosu). Electric tracks by Gnyonpix and the singing voice of Gaki weave unique music.”Soshu-Yakyoku” is a cover of the classic sung in the movie “Shina No Yoru”.This song will be a surprise if you are familiar with smoothness of the original version.Artwork is by collage artist Sara Shimizu.She images sounds falling surface of nightriver.
Crosswords is a mixture of abstract IDM/Downtempo by King Imagine and East Slavic singing of Irina Skripnikova. The overall sound appeals to the old Ukrainian traditions.
It is a place where the noise of postindustrial world becomes a dark forest. Following the cat’s song listener travels to the ancient times. There are pagan rituals of Ivan Kupala. There girls make wreaths, water-nymphs sing and fern is in bloom.
Recorded & Mixed between June2013 – February2014
In Soundtrack Studio Kyiv
Cover Art by Alexandra Solodchuk
Skrypochka — vocal, lyrics
King imagine — music
Questo progetto musicale affonda le sue radici nella musica elettronica, nel post-rock e nella shoegaze con influenze down-tempo. Voce, chitarre, sintetizzatori e suoni sporchi uniti in un suono unico e convincente. Il progetto Pura Neurosi è iniziato a Barcellona, nell’estate del 2010, e rappresenta la naturale evoluzione delle traiettorie musicali dei membri. Entrambi provengono da un passato rock classico ma negli ultimi anni si sono dedicati alla produzione e al djing di musica techno e minimal. Con riferimenti alla post-dubstep di Mount kimbie, Balam Acab e i suoni atmosferici ed inquietanti di Salem, Pura Neurosi ha fuso queste influenze dentro il suo stile alternativo.
Marc has been in the business for a while, being a member of the recording and touring band Beautiful 2000 but since the breakup of that band, he’s been writing and recording his own material.
This extended EP of eight songs was recorded after a long visit to Kobe, Japan in 2004. Inspired by Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams, ‘Eight Dreams’ was recorded, played, written, mixed, mastered and produced by Marc Stapleford. It has a delightful mixture of laid-back acoustic and electronic-flavoured textures, with the odd turntable and field recording thrown in.
“Eight dreams dreamt in one night. From young to old. This record is in celebration of human spirit and imagination. Long live us.”
Insula in albis
circumdederunt per glaciem maris,
infesta, in fine mundi.
Terra Australis, Terra Incognita.
Ventus magis placent.
Orate mare ut revertar in patriam.
(Island of while
surrounded by sea ice.
Hostile, at the end of the world.
Southern earth, unknown land.
Wind in favor.
We pray to the sea to return us home).
With these words pronounced in Latin(1) by our friend and colleague Frank Benkho “Insula in Remix” begins, a collection of remixes and versions of the pieces that gave form to our disc “Insula in albis” (Pueblo Nuevo/Eolo, 2013). In a way, it is the final link of a work that started nearly two years ago, when we traveled with the support of the Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH) to a secluded place located on the borders of civilization: King George Island (South Shetlands, Antarctica). There we collected images and sounds, both natural and human in origin, in an environment in which the majestic landscapes contrast with the technology used to resist the onslaught of the elements. We met people of different nations and cultures, sharing together in this environment of water, stone, ice, and rusted metal.
We presented “Insula in albis” in the Teatro Municipal “José Bohr” in Punta Arenas in the Celebration of 50 years of the Chilean Antarctic Institute. At the beginning of 2014 we managed to return to King George Island and we presented the work before the personnel of the “Eduardo Frei” base, in what was our second recital in Antarctica. After having shown it in Buenos Aires and Santiago, we decided to invite other musicians to reinterpret our discoveries, to make them their own and give them new forms in their own style. We appreciate the time and effort each one invested in realizing their contributions. We hope that we manage to transmit once again to all those who follow our trajectory the excitement we feel when we put our feet on this island, where people live together in a way that the rest of the world should imitate. “Insula in Remix” is available here, to help you set forth on a sonic flight towards the Continent of Light.
(1) All Latin provided to us by online translation applications.
(Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile, September 2014)
FVLCRVM /ˈfʊlkrəm/ grew up in a church playing jazz and funk guitar, learned to play as many instruments as he could handle, fell in love with synths as a teenager, formed a band with which he plays until now. Started DJing and producing his own tracks with the name borrowed from the coolest jet fighter ever. Pišta Kráľovič aka FVLCRVM is one of the guys for whose using the same pattern twice would never work.
«Снопы параной» – совместная работа «три на три». Три человека из трёх городов. Каждый принес с собой своё мироощущение, переживания, взгляды на жизнь и окружающую действительность. Астрахань, Москва и Чита. В обычной жизни, «по эту сторону реки, там, где боятся прыгнуть в прорубь или колодец», вряд ли что-то может так плотно связать эти города. Но в мире творческих экспериментов расстояния и различия в этногеографическом факторе сыграли на руку создателям альбома. Плотно нашпигованная музыкой, песнями и стихами, эта работа стала итогом годичного обдумывания, примерки и избавления от мундиров, снятия и обрастания чешуей.
The first in our final splurge of releases comes in the form of a label debut for LPGT Hip-Hop / R&B producer aviel brown, giving us a tight 5 track EP that seeps emotion in tomes.
From the opening, tear-inspiring tones of ‘sony’ (be careful with this song, if you’re looking at anyone whilst it plays it’s likely sony’s melody will make you fall in love with them), gorrila_tears rolls like liquid from speakers, a soppy emotional mesh of sampled voices, Holy Konni-esque tones and tears. From the jazzy groove and ballad tones of ‘sleep_well’ to the almost orchestally infulenced throes of passion seen in the title track, gorrila_tears is immensely well crafted throughout.
Mixing jazz, hip-hop and R&B in equal measures, aviel sounds both recognizable and totally unique simultaneously. Fitting into TWG’s remit of emotional esotericism, making this a release we’re incredibly excited to be setting off our countdown to closing.