We would like to thank all artists for their contribution to this project. Special thanks to Joseph of Etched Traumas, Simone Ascari and Ollie for their support.
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Music: Various Artists
An Etched Traumas special release December 2014 with the collaboration of Sonologyst.
1000 SHOEN [Germany]
1000SCHOEN is simply the german veteran musician Helge Siehl, ex-Maeror Tri, but in this case he didn´t nothing to do with post / punk or industrial, but more ambient / drone oriented. Instead this stylistic change of 180 degrees, 1000SCHOEN has still little touches and little influences which remind the most lo-fi industrial and the also lo-fi noise.
Aether Pilot [Canada]
Claude Charnier's vision of a future that never was, is a dystopian parallel world of spacecraft-like skyscrapers, giant dirigibles, floating city fortresses, dark alleys on distant moons and of monumental machines. It's a fascination for the sense and the design of such a world. It's a soundtrack inspired by film and comic books, especially the works of Moebius, Bilal and Schuiten. Claude's music is also available as Headscan via bandcamp.
Ajna aka Chris F is a sound artist/designer/composer from New York. He’s been experimenting with multiple genres of electronic music since the age of 14.The Ajna project began early 2008 and was created during his first trip to Europe. Ajna touches upon genres such as ambient, drone, dark ambient and experimental. The idea of the Ajna project is to capture the presence of the subconscious mind, the surrealistic qualities of nature, the constant range of emotions and the beauty of isolationism. Chris F’s other projects include Intrinsik (Glitch/IDM/Abstract) and Segment.fault (Ambient/Abstract/Field Recordings/Experimental)/
Akoustik Timbre Frekuency [UK]
Akoustik Timbre Frekuency mainly fokuses on kreating elektro-akoustik kompositions that are designed for Ritual usage, no matter what path thee praktitioner may follow.
Aktarus Aksam [Italy]
Aktarus Aksam was born and resides in Modena. Drummer and percussionist, experimental composer, he operates in the electronic music panorama and ranges from the darkest ambient to minimalistic drone and to the most extreme and obsessive forms of industrial.
Dystopian ambience, use of acoustic material, broken rhythms and generative ambient approach are the main elements of his work. He composes scores for short video-art films / dance theater performances /art installations. Sometimes he creates short films himself. He is the founder of the non-profit Etched Traumas net label.
Paulo Chagas [Portugal]
Composer, teacher and multi-instrumentalist on contemporary, electro-acoustic, ambiental, free improvisation, jazz and chamber music.
Joseph Curwen [UK]
HP Lovecraft inspired Post-Rave Hauntology Rituals and Radiophonic Occult Synth Horror Soundtracks, from Newcastle-upon- Tyne, England.
music of eisenlager is subject to no form and no rule established by me. It happens in the moment that it happens. It is not being formed in my head in advance. It is formed during creation. eisenlager pursuing since the year 2000. The sounds that evolve during creation reflect my humor, my fear my life my experiences and current events.
Patrick Glassel [USA]
Collaborative multimedia artist. Hypnodrones/ Perplexions have completed 10 full length albums in 2014, with an 11th in progress. Patrik Glassel - performing/ making experimental/new wave music since 1981 with groups: Deliriants (1981-87), solo works (1981 - present), Perplexions (1992-present), Veiled Invisiblind (1991-present), and the most recent with Hypnodrones since september 2013. Recent collaborations with Ra Sonologyst (Italy), Pas Musique (New York), Christopher Short (Milwaukee), Geometric Horsehair (Italy), Rigeck Rodgers (France), Carl Linkhart (San Francisco), Naal Stayn (France), Neant Pastel (Montreal), Philip Germaux (Belgium), and several others.
Emiliano Pietrini is a composer and polyinstrumentalist born in Livorno in 1973. In 2001, together with Fabrizio Barsanti, he founded and conceived the experimental musical project "Globoscuro", an emotional sculpture through the notes that molds and carves, like a river of lava, elements and influences of various kinds and genres. With Globoscuro he published 9 albums and took part in numerous compilations and collaborations with other artists. Between 2012 and 2014 he released two solo albums, one of which in collaboration with the spanish multi-instrumentalist Angel Sanchez Cervera aka Balkar Wachholz, and has composed music for Art Exhibitions, Video-Art and Short Movies.
mutan T.R.I [Slovakia]
I.v.MARTINEZ aka experiMENTALien is an experiMENTAL MUSICk producer.
Projects: TOTAL E.T., T.R.I.v.M., mutanT.R.I. Also member of TOTALITNY REZIM (with Couchniere, Jagelsson & Johnanny), XENOUND (with Walter Lapchynski) and SS project (with Cesar Naves). Collaborated with great sound artists like Jack Hertz, Dave Fuglewicz, MHZ, AcidTrasH and many more. Track by Sonologyst was remixed by mutanT.R.I.
M.Nomized is a recording artist, mail artist, author, collagist and painter who was born Madrange Michel in Paris in 1956. He started his work in 1975 with contemporary music and sound research. In the subsequent 39 years he has appeared on more than 200 solo, collaboration and compilation CD and tape releases on his own Fraction Studio label, and on numerous European, Japanese, and American labels. M.Nomized has recorded and created music in many different styles, including experimental, electronic, minimalist and repetitive musics, industrial, Indian music, Algerian music, noise, cyclic and loop-based music, children's theater, ambient, piano, and spoken word. He was an important figure in the homemade music scene of the 1980s and 1990s, and was well-known for his recordings as a member of No Unauthorized. M.Nomized has collaborated with De Fabriek, Don Campau, Mr.Moto, Carsten Olbrich, The Legendary Poptones, Daniele Brusaschetto, Kora, Messy, Silentport, William Spivey, Mlehst and many others.
Marco Malasomma [Italy]
Composer, electronic musician and percussionist, has dedicated years to researching sound through the use of concrete sounds, field recordings and real time processing. In 2012 he is founding member of the research group WHITE NOISE GENERATOR, with which he devoted himself to the promotion and dissemination of new artistic languages , working with some of the most representative artists of the international avant-garde scene: Marcello Magliocchi, Gianni Lenoci, Michele Magno, Eraser, Paolo Sanna & Elia Casu (Ongaku2), Ninni Morgia & Silvia Kastel (Control Unit), Adriano Orru, Moses Howard, Matthias Boss, Maresuke Okamoto (Tokyo Improvisers Orchestra), Noel Taylor (London Improvisers Orchestra), Carlos "Zingaro" Alves, Joao Pedro Viegas, Gustavo Costa, Joao Guimaraes Ferreira, Jose Miguel Pereira, Marcelo Dos Reis, Carlo Mascolo, Mauro Sambo, Nicola Guazzaloca. Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg
METEK is a variety of dark ambient and isolationist soundscapes, detailed textures, dynamic sound collage and noise.
METEK is me Fredrik Nilsson and I began working with sounds at age ten, recording animals at the family farm with a broken tape recorder. The music is often about the sense of the madness, I feel about the human's attempt to co-exist with the other organisms on Earth
Dariusz Michalak (musician Blob / Moving Reef) [Poland]
Moving Reef project was born from many various inspirations, unfinished plots and unextincted feelings, desires and passions. Project has started in January 2010. Emotional chillout,electroacoustica, soundtrack/film music, psychedelic,groove, jazz, dub, reverb, ambient, dark, industrial, experimental, krautrock, drone.
MUTATE is improvised, experimental soundscapes, dark ambient, intense in nature, mixing live, processed guitar drones and textures with off-kilter beats, shortwave radio and random foundsounds.Other times, MUTATE is completely something else. MUTATE has collaborated with numerous fringe artists, including Alex Charles/Thee Moths, Hyaena Fierling Reich, Kommissar Hjuler/Mama Baer, Milk (The Mekano Set), Laetitia Schteinberg (Ars Sonar), Hsin Yi Chang (Glass Diamond), et al.
MUTATE is the solo sound project of Ade Bordicott.
My Problem Child [Italy]
Giacomo Salis started as a drummer for Chemical Marriage, Lady Radiator, Dancefloor Stompers and his new electronic solo project stemmed from his passion for cut-up and the exploration of noise music. The project regards the relationship between music and image, and tries to create sound spaces with the aim of reaching and interacting with other forms of expression, for instance: video art, installation and theater, using a sound formula that shifts from dark ambient and noise, to experimental electro-acoustics.
Starting with an intense use of the loop technique, he develops the 'idea of a "horizontal" persistent kind of music, enriched by cinema references and nocturnal atmospheres. Using these prerequisites My problem child realized the soundtrack for the photographic exhibition: "Interni di Donna" by the artist Tomaso Spiga using electronics and percussions which was performed at the San Giovanni Battista church in San Sperate. Salis has just released a collection of pieces on you tube entitled "Orphan Songs" and is working on an album that was inspired by Afro-American Voodoo religion. He also collaborated in Mauro Sambo’s project: 6’27”.
No Way Out [France]
No Way Out is a french experimental project active since 2009. Through the years the sounds have evolving from dark ambient to bruitisme and including neo-classical amongst many other style (but mainly in the experimental field). But whatever the medium used, the soul of the project remain the same. Each albums must be seen a new chapter of a same story. Noise become raw material for sculpting longs architectural landscape that's reveal the inner feelings of the listener. It's an immersive experience made of intensity and introspectives phases.
The “nobodisoundz” project was born in 2008 (with a reference to the character of “Nobody “in Dead Man, a Jim Jarmusch film)
I first started this sound-making project by cobbling together music samples, sounds, field recordings and the results of my fiddling with some software. These sounds completed my works and added an atmosphere within and around my paintings, subsequent installations and videos. With time, these sounds have gained a more and more important place and have become self-sufficient, no longer requiring any other medium. I look for dense, heavy, noisy, squeaky, tense and quiet atmospheres, which have to be both dark and bright at the same time.
Pacific 231 [France / Ireland]
Pierre Jolivet originally from Paris, is an artist who's currently based in Dublin. Pierre started as a French pioneer, under the moniker of Pacific 231, in the industrial and power electronics musical fields before moving into ambient and abstract sounds. His works now explores the very limit of sound and space, especially through his past and present audiovisual performances presented in numerous countries. In 2010, he became part of the Luigi Russolo jury, an international award in acousmatic music created in 1979 with the participation of François Bayle and Pierre Schaeffer.
Pollux is the brainchild of Arnaud Barbe, hyper-productive boy from France. He has released tons of albums, EPs & singles on a number of labels. He also have founded his own net-label Sirona-Records. He currently produce mostly ambient & drone but also some noise, electronica, soundscape, experimental sounds. He is also an active member of the lobit aka low bitrate community.
Seicho suru kigi [Greece]
This solo project started in February 2013 with my 1st composition Lethal agony.
Uv Ursa Spr [France]
Uv Ursa Spr is a multi-noise genre project run by Szymkowiak Joseph.
Øystein Jørgensen [Norway]
Øystein Jørgensen aka Q / Ambient Fabric / Auditory Perception - is a Music Producer/Sound Designer from Norway. He started his musical activity in late 1980 as a bass guitar player in some Black Metal/Hardcore/punk bands. In early 2000 he started experimenting with music software and field recordings.
Sound is in our minds before birth. Afterwords we just make it free.
Sonologyst was born in Naples (Italy), in May the 8th, 1971. After studying mathematics and physics at Naples University, he graduated as a sound technician in 1999. In 2000 he started experimenting with electronic mediums, and the result was a 4 track album released as 'Memorie Elettroniche Sonore' (on PeopleSound, a record label sponsored by TDK). After that he studied guitar and improving his technical skills in the electronic music field, returning to produce music, finalizing many ideas he had in previous years.
In end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013 Petroglyph Music netlabel released, under the name Sonologyst, “Ipotesi del continuo”, “Beyond the logic of Science” and “Forgotten Rituals”, the latter a collaboration with polish musician Dariusz Michalak. In 2013 Sirona Records released “The waiting”, an album of solo electric guitar experiments, and Sillage Intemporell publishes a dark industrial album of Sonologyst in collaboration with french experimental musician Adrien Mailler a.k.a. No Way Out .
In 2014 Petroglyph Music released Unexplained Sounds album, a work focused on the “uncommon” field recording manipulations, and Geometrical Phenomenons in collaboration again with NOW, where there’s an exploration of generative music solutions.
Various visual works have been based on Sonologyst's tracks by visual artists like Cesar Naves, Alex Amerantropoides, Swoon, and many single compositions were selected for compilations around the world (Midnight Radio, IFAR, Red Venice, Petroglyph Music, Sombre Soniks dark ambient volumes, etc) or for radio streaming shows and underground events.
Sonologyst bases this project on the perpetual experiment in sound, looking back to early experimentation of the Fifties and Sixties of Berio, Stockhausen, Ferrari, Parmegiani, Subotnik explorations, forwarding to the future possibilities of electronic and electro-acoustic instruments, with a special attention to the relationships between music and science, between music and other art forms, including experimental cinema and ancient mythologies. Many of Sonologyst compositions have mathematical concepts, that serves as inspiration. Although this relationship, the structures are not rigid - all pieces are almost completely improvised. That’s why he calls his music “experimental”, meaning that the result is unpredictable. Sonologyst research continues with experimental guitar manipulations and into more remote soundscapes, and sonic abstractions territories.