[ET104] BroodingSideOfMadness & nobodisoundz – Dis-Tu

Dis-TuEight lo-fi sketches that lead to unchartered territories while we breath few words of Mallarmé.

BroodingSideOfMadness is interested in phonemes, graph theory, realism and any dystopian ambience. He prefers the use of acoustic material than synthetic and he always seeks for the generative element in his tracks. He runs Etched Traumas net label.

Nobodisoundz comes from France and first started this sound-making project by cobbling together music samples, sounds, field recordings and the results of his fiddling with audio software. These sounds completed his works and added an atmosphere within and around his paintings, subsequent installations and videos. He looks for dense, heavy, noisy, squeaky, tense and quiet atmospheres, which have to be both dark and bright at the same time.

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CREDITS:

BroodingSideOfMadness: field recordings, guitar, pads, mixing, percussion, arrangement
nobodisoundz: field recordings, keyboards, sounds

Written by BroodingSideOfMadness and nobodisoundz
Paintings by nobodisoundz / Design by BroodingSideOfMadness

URLs:
http://broodingsideofmadness.blogspot.com
https://nobodisoundz.bandcamp.com

An Etched Traumas release ET104 December 2016

 

[ET103] Martin Hoogeboom – Four Fields

Four Fields

1 ………..somewhere…insect heart…minuscule feathers unfurl against a remembered pulse…the world between flight and anchor caught in a silvery skein of dew…translucent days…a distant figure swims through the heat haze…

2 the lit fuse of summer sparks, crackles…time and space converge inward…imagination malleable…seconds and minutes shiver…wind-blown wheat…dreams lost and found in the field…

3 …touched by leaves…unburdened and adrift…wood smoke curls into tears…someone… veiled manifestation vaguely glimpsed…

4 …connected to the ineffable, pulled through the mundane…new worlds weaved from old mythologies…there, a tolling bell embossed on a cloud… in a sky as deep as an ocean…strolling toward a vanishing point of our own making…somewhere

Sid Smith ( http://sidsmith.blogspot.nl/ )

August 2016

CREDITS:

Martin Hoogeboom: sounds, concept, strategies, assemblage, artwork

Theo Calis: sound design, mix, master

I’m greatly indebted to these amazing sound recordist through Freesound.org (www.freesound.org). In alphabetical order: alienxxx, andychristen, Daimon-zero, duckduckpony, ERH, Freed, genelythgow, haklberinko, inchadney, JohnLaVine333, jovica, KNova, Oneirophile, Dominic Smith, Tobbarebble, UncleSigmund, YleArkisto.

www.martinhoogeboom.com DS 1142

An Etched Traumas release October 2016 ET103

This is the fourth release for Etched Traumas by Martin Hoogeboom. You can download Martin’s previous releases by clicking the following images.

The Garden

[ET94] The Garden

Where Do We Go From Here?

[ET77] Where Do We Go From Here?

Colony

[ET60] Colony

[ET102] Ein Profil – I’m in Real Life – Where are You?

i'm in real life - where are you?

I’m in Real Life – Where are You?” is Ein Profil’s attempt at expressing the feelings of falling in love while still young and naive. The album evokes various emotions as well as sentimental memories of that summer we all have been through – no matter who we are or where we live. It’s kitchy, it’s inscrutable – it’s dilettantish, it’s multi-faceted and loses itself to details. It’s you, it’s here, it’s now – a unique moment. There is no need to hurry even though billions of chances are running out — billions are created at the very same time. Take your time and feel free to listen to Ein Profil. FREE Download here

Ein Profil comes from Germany where he lives in the beautiful town of Marburg. He especially prefers the sound of strings and chimes and is fond of melodies placed into hollow or wafting backgrounds. He is highly interested in collaborations, so feel free to contact him!

CREDITS:

Many Thanks to Delp and Voidscream for making this possible! I’d also like to thank Delp and The Wolfgirl Liberation for the remixes!

Mastered by Delp

Voidscream: http://voidscream.bandcamp.com/

Delp: http://fractalaudiomachinery.bandcamp.com/album/delp-talisman-ep

The Wolfgirl Liberation: https://thewolfgirlliberation.bandcamp.com/releases

An Etched Traumas release ET102 October 2016

[ET101] djozr & Lezet – Split

Split

Enjoy our first release for autumn 2016 numbered ET101 by djozr and Lezet artists. Free Download here.

The sophomore effort by a duo of old friends is a collaboration as much as it is a split release. It documents a radical departure from the sounds and approaches hitherto associated with Djozr and Lezet, and ventures into dangerously new terrains for both artists. But even despite this, the split feels more like a unified body of work than a mere collection of new songs.

djozr (d͡ʒoʊ.zɹ) is an ambient drone glitch project by Glenn Bryce.

Lezet is an experimental music project from Serbia.

CREDITS:

all music by Glenn Bryce and Igor Jovanovic

cover art/digital painting by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen

[ET101] An Etched Traumas release 2016 September

 

 

[ET100] Janne Nummela – Alla​-​attapan

Alla-attapan

“These two great terrestrial Chinese learned beings then had recourse for their elucidatory experiments to every kind of what are called ‘chemical,’ ‘physical,’ and ‘mechanical’ experiments and they gradually formed one very complicated and in the highest degree edifying experimental apparatus, which they called ‘Alla-attapan.’”

Gurdjieff: Beelzebub’s Tales

We welcome Janne Nummela from Finland. Enjoy his first work for Etched Traumas titled ‘Alla-attapan’. ‘Alla-attapan’ is an experimental improvisatory fantasy in parallel universe “chinese opera” tradition.

[ET100] An Etched Traumas release June 2016 Free Download HERE

CREDITS:

All compositions & music: Janne Nummela

Artwork: Janne Nummela

Cover Design: Timo Salo

Artist’s links:

Janne Nummela (b. 1973) is a Finnish painter, poet and experimental musician working the intersection of the technology and creativity with process art attitude. He has released five albums experimental multigenre music, five volumes of poetry (including award winning Ensyklopedia, poetry translated in English, Swedish, Italy, Spanish, Portugese, Russian) and installed a number of visual art exhibitions.

[ET99.2] Melophobia – Αποφυγή Αισθημάτων

Αποφυγή Αισθημάτων

Second part of 99th Special release for Etched Traumas.
δημιουργία, το Σάββατο 7 Ιούλη, 2012 από τις 2 μέχρι τις 6 το μεσημέρι // Created on Saturday July 7, 2012, 14.00 to 18.00
*Track (05) contains samples from: ‘Heavy’ by BroodingSideOfMadness, 2005 out of ‘A Dying Breed Of Urban Planners‘ 2011 // *το (05) περιέχει δείγματα από : ‘Heavy’ του BroodingSideOfMadness, ηχογράφηση 2005, κυκλοφορία ‘A Dying Breed Of Urban Planners‘ 2011

cover design by arsondpi

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. Delve into the harshness of his work.

[ET99.2] An Etched Traumas release June 2016

[ET99.1] Melophobia – ephemera

ephemera

First part of Double Special release for Etched Traumas ET99 with 99 tracks.

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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. Delve into the harshness of his work.

[ET99.1] An Etched Traumas release June 2016

[ET98] Chemiefaserwerk – Chemiefaserwerk

Chemiefaserwerk

The results have no extra-musical philosophies behind them.

CREDITS:

Christian Schiefner is a noise/tape musician from Berlin, Germany now living in Marseille, France. The label “Chemiefaserwerk” is nowadays the main output for his solo activities. Collaborations include The New IBM, TBC/CFW, Hiroshima Bird Market, Die Schacht and others. He released music on labels such as Self Help Tapes (Sweden), Blue Tapes & X- Ray Records (UK), Midnight Circles (Germany), Gold Soundz (Norway), Siltbreeze (US), Pan Y Rosas (US), SQRT (Poland), Econore (Germany) and others.

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Recorded for Etched Traumas by Christian Schiefner, 2015.

An Etched Traumas release ET98 June 2016

[ΕΤ96] ΚΑΤΑΠΥΓΩΝ & Melodie Des Vergessens – ΧΥΜΟΣ ΑΓΙΟΣ

ΧΥΜΟΣ ΑΓΙΟΣ

Χυμός Άγιος – may be translated either “Holy Juice” or “Holy Substance”, refering in the first interpretation to Orange Juice with LSD of Merry Pranksters, but more likely to the sacral beverage of Proto-Indo-Europeans (sanscr. सोम, avest. haoma, Proto-Indo-Iranian *sauma-). There is a theory, that the main component of this sacral drink was Ephedra and our predilection to ephedrine-liking substances at the moment of creation the “Χυμός Άγιος” caused the drunken, dionysiac and insane character of this music.
The second interpretation of title – “The Sacral Substance” – refer to the philosophocal context of Ancient Greeks (Plutarch and some others) and in this context is associated and connected etymologically to the word “chemistry”. In this sence our collaboration was the trial of inner-alchemical process and synthesis.

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Artists’ links:
vk.com/katapygon
www.facebook.com/Melodie.des.Vergessens/

Mastered by BroodingSideOfMadness

ET96 An Etched Traumas release June 2016

[ETS04] SRVTR & DeepDark – D.N.A.

D.N.A

We welcome DeepDark dark ambient project from Russia and SRVTR noise project from France. ‘D.N.A’ is the 4th release for Etched Traumas single series. Free Download here

Gildas Brugaro (SRVTR) Dmitry Vologdin (DeepDark) – all sounds.
Photography and Mastering by Gildas BrugaroAn Etched Traumas release June 2016 ETS04

[ET95] <1 - orphan source

orphan sourceorphan source” has been created by using a contained framework of algorithms, equations and timescales associated with radioactive decay.

An Etched Traumas release ET95 April 2016

<1 is based somewhere in the UK and aims to construct soundscapes that resonate with each individual listener’s imagination, fears and anxieties.

all tracks constructed by <1
track 2 contains a sample of ‘yuggoth‘ by tungsten grasshopper, used with kind permission
Graphics: GASworks

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URL:  lessthanone.bandcamp.com

[ET94] Martin Hoogeboom – The Garden

The Garden

The music on ‘The Garden’ was created with the Super 8 films (https://youtu.be/IdHePjYqu-A) by independent movie director Derek Jarman (1942-1994) in mind. These films show Jarman at his most visually courageous and creative, using prisms, filters and superimposition to produce rich colour and artistically bold compositions. The transient images, isolated like paintings, are the essence of Derek Jarman and his visual vocabulary.

‘The Garden’: tribute to a great artist.

CREDITS:

Martin Hoogeboom: sounds, objects, audio-manipulation, strategies & assemblage
Theo Calis: sounds, mix, mastering
Sten Erland Hermundstad (https://soundcloud.com/sten-erland-hermundstad): piano (1)
Paul Mimlitsch (https://soundcloud.com/r369improv): bass clarinet (1,3)
Marianne van Vliet: baritone sax (1)
Wilhelm Matthies (https://soundcloud.com/wilhelm-matthies): mosesa (2)
Veljo Runnel (http://naturesoundscapes.eu/): field recording (3)

Artwork: Martin Hoogeboom ‘The Garden’ (90x90cm, pigment, sand, ferns and varnish on canvas)

Many thanks to Sten Erland, Paul, Theo, Wilhelm, Veljo and Marianne for their creative generosity.

An Etched Traumas release February 2016 ET94 Free Download HERE

[ET93] Fake Cats Project – Love is A Ping Pong Ball

Love is A Ping Pong Ball

Fake Cats Project & Ilya Gnoensky in ‘Love Is A Ping Pong Ball‘ combine voices, field recordings, piano, radio samples, noises of metallic devices and electric and acoustic instruments. The 3-track EP is a fascinating journey into improvisation. It is available as free digital download.

We are proud to release the new EP by Fake Cats Project. Fake Cats Project was founded by Kirill MakushinIgor Levshin and Alexei Borisov in January 2015.

Kirill Makushin – Bayan
Igor Levshin – guitar, keyboards, virtual ANS synths, ping pong ball
Alexei Borisov – cow bell, noise, saz
Ilya Gnoensky – piano

Sounds used: voice track by Shaun Robert, field recordings from China recorded by Olga Nosova, field recordings by Igor Levshin, The Poem of Ecxtasy by Alexander Scriabin recorded from radio by a cell phone, and a lot of noise producing stuff like metal roulers and fan grills.

Cover and back cover design by Natalia Levshina

An Etched Traumas release January 2016 ET93

Etched Traumas Vol. III 2013​​-​​2014 [ET51​-​​ET78]

Etched Traumas Vol. III 2013​-​2014 [ET51-​ET78]

Our first release for 2016. This is the third compilation of our releases [ET51-​ET78]. We would like to thank all the contributing artists and our downloaders. Have a happy new year!! There are fantastic projects in the near future. You can ‘like’ our Facebook page.

ETCompilationVolIII

We feel like explorers; we travel light years in distance via unheard sounds springing from our lungs. Armed with a DAW, and a poor quality audio recorder, for new situations. There are rules to override, and wires to stretch. Capture the sound of stretching a copper string, an accidental breaking of glass and suddenly we are between mellowness and harshness, sadness and happiness. We are here to make a joyful noise, because all impulses escape stereotyping.

‘Our model is sound’, so lets go down and burn up the road. Leave your etched traumas behind.

Amazing Creative Commons licensed music.

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[ET92] Bride Wore Black & sp3ct3rs – Howl

Howl

We are more than happy to present ‘Howl’, a project by sp3ct3rs and Bride Wore Black. ‘Howl’ is a work about isolation.

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Credits:

https://brideworeblack.bandcamp.com

https://twitter.com/Kaklimax

https://sp3ct3rs.bandcamp.com/

Release includes two bonus video files.

An Etched Traumas release ET92 December 2015.

[ET91] Tide Jewel – Into The Armory Of Doves

Into The Armory Of Doves

Connecting drone from sketches, prayers, and incantations by the solo pianist Tide Jewel, we present “Into The Armory Of Doves”, a sequence of instrumental messages brought about out of years of cosmic abandon, solitude, vertigo, suicide attempts, situational anxiety, and what is historically referred to as “acedia”. This work unites a unique menagerie of influences including Haibane Renmei (created by author Yoshitoshi Abe) and Sylvia Plath poems (selected favorites include ‘Flute Notes From A Reedy Pond’, ‘Crossing The Water’, ‘I Am Vertical’, ‘Aquatic Nocturne’, ‘Gold Mouths Cry’, ‘Apprehensions’ etc.). It also shows the influence of Chihei Hatakeyama and Asuna in its’ ambition and time lengths. Less obvious is the import of noisier acts like the late Jason DiEmilio of Azusa Plane (who Tide Jewel sites as a singular influence with songs like “United States Direct Investment In Other Countries” being a personal favorite), as well as Prurient, Pharmakon, and Merzbow. Tide Jewel would personally like to thank Danji Buck-Moore, of Canada’s aPicturesqueVenusTransit, who told him over the course of a conversation they were having “May you find substance in all that you do”.

The cover painting is by the late Agnes Pelton, a spiritually engaging work called “Winter” (1933) used with the blessing/permission of Peter Palladino of the Agnes Pelton society.

http://www.agnespeltonsociety.com/ May this record find you well.

Tide Jewel encourages you to listen to this record in an environment that isn’t crowded with noise, or on headphones from start to finish

CREDITS:

Tide Jewel is a solo pianist who began making electronic music in 2011. Inspired by the home-recording practices of Baths and Oh Land, he/she/it engendered on a path from glossolalic-laptop tunes to electroacoustic drone pieces, inspired by literature, anime, and farming. His style is jokingly referred to as “flower electronics”, since the greatest import of his work comes from listening to nosier acts like Swans, The Blood Brothers, and Pharmakon etc., filtering this mode of listening through his own praxis. All songs are considered “poems” and “prayers”, unfinished sketches to encounter the One.

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ET91 An Etched Traumas release November 2015

[ET90] Ryukau – Muryoku

Muryoku

Muryoku is aimed to put sounds like natural ambient noise. Sound texture is influenced by Jon Hassell’s work.

‘I was born in Japan and started to make music since 2004. My main focus is to make sounds that can be musical on very high volume environment. Two most important artist for me are Merzbow (high volume environment) and Yasushi Miura (techniques of synthesis and audio editing).’

ET90 An Etched Traumas release November 2015 Free Download

[ET89] No Way Out – ‘Untitled’

Untitled.

This ‘Untitled’ work is based on the annoying tape noise & hiss. But instead of hiding what most of us dislike, I’ve tried to reveal their inner potential.
Indeed, this raw & minimal material, after sculpting, becomes an immersive soundscape made of intensity & introspectives phases.

CREDITS:

No Way Out is a french experimental project active since 2009. Through the years the sound evolved from dark ambient to bruitisme, including neo-classical elements amongst many other styles (but mainly in the experimental field). But whatever the medium No Way Out uses, the soul of his projects remain the same. Each album must be seen as a new chapter of the same story.

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An Etched Traumas release ET89 November 2015

[ET88] 5158 – Side To Side

Side To Side

Side to side is a 4 tracks EP exploring several musical territories, textures and grooves. This is the first release of the duo but certainly not the last.

Created in 2013, 5158 is a collaborative project between Sound of Freedom and Arbee. 5158 km separates these two Canadian musicians. This great distance is not enough to stop spreading a common interest, across the land and the airwaves. Sharing a passion for electronic music, ambient vibes, and sound texturing, quickly evolved in this tangible project. Passion, imagination and music have no physical limits.

Dave Savard: www.davesavard.com
Arbee: https://arbee.bandcamp.com/

An Etched Traumas release ET88 October 2015

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