[ET117] getdizzzy – Long Normal Dream

We welcome getdizzzy to Etched Traumas netlabel. getdizzzy is a composer, DJ and game designer living in Chicago. drawing from ambient, hip-hop, techno, experimental sound collage and noise, getdizzzy’s music is idiosyncratic, rewarding, unfamiliar, colorful and accessible.

Artist URL: https://soundcloud.com/strangeflavor

ET117 An Etched Traumas release October 2017

 

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[ET114] Pineal Neuron Trauma – The Story Of…

Pineal Neuron Trauma – The Story Of…

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This is the first and maybe the last Pineal Neuron Trauma release. The project is inactive for a long time and its future is uncertain. So this would be the right time to have a release with all the recorded stuff till now.

The story began when Tim Van der Schraelen (Antwerp, Belgium) and Mattia P. (Italy) started Pineal Neuron Trauma and recorded their first 3 tracks (tracks 01-03) in November 2013 and a fourth one (track 04 : Digital Skullfuck) in April 2014. Both they had their own solo music projects. Mattia liked to make mostly noise music as “Human Virus Transmission” while Tim liked to make experimental/dark ambient music using mostly soundscapes and rhythm beats, and also making videos for his and other’s people music using various aliases such as Obu Tarn, (Alex) Amerantropoid(es), etc. Tim has a hearing problem and he uses hearing aid in order to make music.

In April 2014 Tim also asked Theofil Tsiolakakis (Thessaloniki, Greece) who he already had his own project “Mean Flow” (experimental, ambient, noise, etc) using mostly keyboards to collaborate and they recorded a S/T song (track 23) as “Drowned In The Sewers” almost simultaneously with PNT 4th track. They started to make some more few music (which finally aborted by Tim and used by Theofil to Mean Flow music) while Tim asked Theofil to join PNT. So as a trio project this time. PNT recorded 13 tracks (tracks 05-17) in almost 1 year period, between May 2014 to April 2015. Then there were some disagreements with Mattia, and Tim decided to stop the collaboration and PNT were inactive again for some months.

In September 2015, Tim asked Theofil to continue PNT and write new tracks and also brought another member to project, Joseph (Athens, Greece) who has his solo music project too, called “BroodingSideOfMadness“. Joseph also has his own music label called “Etched Traumas“.. So with this line-up they recorded 2 tracks in September 2015 (tracks 18 : I Walk The Same Dark Place) & 19 : Brave New World) and another one (track 20 : Fake Spirituality Is Moral Rape) in February 2016. Joseph then, for some personal reasons stopped recording with PNT although he was never officially left the project.

Tim and Theofil recorded a track (track 24 : Four Legs Good, Two Legs Bad) in March 2016 and Tim decided to have it as the second track by Drowned In The Sewers. After that, there was another period not so active. Tim And Theofil started another 2 tracks in June 2016. The one track (track 21 : “He Who Talks To Machines”) got the final recording and the video clip in August 2016. The second track (The Pineal Neuron Trauma Continues) named as this, because of Tim’s will to continue PNT, left without a video clip.

This last track (The Pineal Neuron Trauma Continues) and another track named “Chaos” that recorded in October 2016, mixed together by Tim as one final track (track 22 : The Burning Past) and a new final video clip was made by Tim in March 2017.

Last time Tim’s hearing ability got worse and this is another main reason PNT’s future is so uncertain.
You can watch all video clips of Pineal Neuron Trauma’s songs made by Tim, in this playlist link :
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbEGEBRRvQzIM29ST540TnvFuB4zOZMDi

The Pineal Neuron Trauma facebook page, which contains also many videos by Tim’s solo music and other stuff is this :
https://www.facebook.com/PinealNeuronTrauma/

CREDITS:

Tim Van der Schraelen (Antwerp, Belgium) : Tracks 01-24

Mattia P. (Italy) : Tracks 01-17

Theofil Tsiolakakis (Thessaloniki, Greece) : Tracks 05-24

BroodingSideOfMadness (Athens, Greece) : Tracks 18-20

Cover art : BroodingSideOfMadness

[ET114] An Etched Traumas release May 2017

[ET113] Philippe Neau – Les silences de Perséphone

We are so happy to present ‘Les silences de Perséphone‘ the 6th work of Philippe Neau on Etched Traumas net label. FREE Download here

CREDITS:

Philippe Neau comes from France and started his sound-making projects by cobbling together music samples, field recordings and the results of his fiddling with audio software. Sounds complete his works and add 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. In his previous projects he used the artistic name Nobodisoundz.

Previous projects:

ET113 An Etched Traumas release April 2017

[ET108] notnotice – सगरमाथा

We are more than happy to release the album of Ivan Somov titled सगरमाथा (Everest).The album narrates the difficult path of conquering of the highest mountain on the planet Earth. The music takes you to an exciting journey through the mountain passes, ridges and base camps. A traveler should be courageous in order to reach the peak. Spirits will protect him, while dangerous avalanches and frozen empty spaces will be waiting for him. This album is dedicated to all who are overcoming themselves. It is filled with the spirit of will.

एल्बम Ivan Somov, भनिन्छ सगरमाथा (सगरमाथा) “notnotice” विद्युतीय संगीत को एक कलाकार रूपमा चिनिने। उहाँले धरती मा उच्चतम पहाड विजयी को कठिन बाटो बताउँछ। पर्वतमा, बित्दै मार्फत र आधार शिविरमा संगीत एउटा रोमाञ्चक यात्रा लाग्छ। यो यात्री शीर्ष पुग्न साहसी हुनुपर्छ। यो पनि अत्तर सुरक्षा बरफ र खाली खाली को खतरनाक हिमपहिरोले लागि प्रतीक्षा गर्नुहोस्। सबै आफूलाई गर्न यो एल्बम समर्पित छ। यो इच्छा आत्मा भरिएको छ।

Альбом Ивана Сомова, известного как исполнителя электронной музыки “notnotice” получил название सगरमाथा (Эверест). Он повествует о сложном пути покорения самой высокой горы на планете Земля. Музыка уносит в увлекательное путешествие, сквозь перевалы, хребты и базовые лагеря. Путник должен быть отважен чтоб достичь вершины. Его будут оберегать духи, поджидать опасные лавины и ледяные пустые пространства. Этот альбом посвящен всем преодалевающим себя. Он наполнен духом воли.

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An Etched Traumas release January 2017 ET108

[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

 

[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

 

 

[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

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

[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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[ETS02] sp3ct3rs – almagest

almagest

We welcome sp3ct3rs to Etched Traumas. This is the second release of our special series. Mini album ‘almagest‘ is an exploration of guitar and virtual synths to reflect the motions of stars and planetary bodies.

CREDITS:

sp3ct3rs is a dark ambient, sometimes drone, often minimalist musician based out of montreal
https://sp3ct3rs.bandcamp.com

An Etched Traumas release August 2015 ETS02

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[ET85.2] Sound_00 + Lefterna – Collab 03

Collab 03

We welcome Toni Dimitrov and Boban Ristevski to Etched Traumas. ‘Collab 03’ is a beautiful ambient/field recording collaboration work 18 minutes long.

Toni Dimitrov aka sound_00 is the man behind post global, but also cultural producer and cultural explorer, radio host and radio activist, philosopher and communicologist, poet and mountain climber as well as sound artist, dj, designer, organiser. When at home and not traveling he is doing various projects that keeps him busy, from music that is obviously the main focus of his hectic lifestyle, but also other projects including reading and writing, radio art and field recordings, organizing sound/art events, doing design. His radio programs on radio Kanal 103 are dedicated to contemporary electronic music and political discourse. The sound_00 sound is natural soundscape from Macedonian mountains. (http://post-global.com/)

Lefterna is the music project of Boban Ristevski, concentrated and based on exploring mostly the ambient/drone and industrial/noise related kinds of music. With elements of minimalism/improvi sation/abstraction etc., the music is balancing between the more structured forms and the improvised approach to music.

An Etched Traumas release ET85.2 July 2015

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[ET82] Winjer3 – The Orderly System

The Orderly SystemWinjer3 emerged from the Chicago area of the United States in 2013 with his cosmic blend of experimental electronic, drone, ambient, minimalist beat, and rhythmic noise sounds. He uses a blend of small analog instruments, virtual approximations of analog instruments,

and a receiver of shortwaves to create his unique sound. Recordings are generally completed “on the fly” and in one take; in order to maximize the improvisation of the recordings.

Winjer3 describes his main influences to be nature, the universe as whole, and the phenomena exhibited in both. There is a special focus on the more disastrous aspects of each influence, as can be heard in the details that exist within the sounds of Winjer3.

An Etched Traumas release ET82 March 2015

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[ET80] Martin Rach – ‘Interrupted’

 

InterruptedEtched Traumas is proud to release Rach’s exquisite work titled ‘Interrupted‘. The release combines two sets of excerpts from improvising on two instruments, piano and roland Ef303 machine, with a looped work in the middle done for disquiet junto project (www.disquiet.com). Neither of instruments is/was mine, piano standing in an old house on west coast of Norway, that I used to play during evenings of my stay there looking for specific sonoric features – first piece is improvised around two slightly detuned keys, second (last on the release) – on lowest and highest pitch, with natural ambience of an old piano being played. Roland Ef303 is a machine of my friend (Domas Ruskys), who let me use it for some weeks during my stay at home in Lithuania (also on the west coast). Mainly improvised to see what it sounds with no or minimal input – the insides of its looped/rewiring buzz in an unstable (moving/slightly swinging on a table) setting.

CREDITS:

Speech call. Is that not how all graphomaniacs start? Hearing the call. No. Feeling the itch. Better now. The old radio. Tune between FM frequencies, but no song. Not a one damn song. All babble. All pussy, tit, love love love, till vomit or ejaculate. Same thing. That don’t arouse me anymore. So much the better. Switch to short waves. Shift amidst stations, static, find the beatings, now, some song, at least at last. Some play. What else (one needs)? Some rice, some onion, some carrot, if that. One don’t need much, when one prepares. Turn the radio off. Some tea, cheap tasteless tea, pour water, all is good. A cigarette, all is better. Then the sky, less cloudy, the better. Waiting. Such are waiting times. Maybe the mountain, some sea. One needs less, when preparing. Or, even better, not getting wasted. Clean in old cloths. Some little light and far city ambiance. Itch stopping. Not wasted. Not.

www.martinrach.com

Photography: BroodingSideOfMadness

Big thank you to people who let me use their instruments for this project.

An Etched Traumas release January 2015 ET80

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‘States of Morphology: Sonologyst revisited’ Various Artists compilation

States of Morphology - Sonologyst revisitedEtched Traumas net label and Sonologyst presents ‘States of Morphology: Sonologyst revisited’. Twenty-five artists, from all over the world, re-workSonologyst compositions as in a morphology operation. We called that States of Morphology.

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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An Etched Traumas special release December 2014 with the collaboration of Sonologyst.

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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.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/1000schoensound

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.

Website: https://aetherpilot.bandcamp.com/

Ajna [USA]

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)/

Website: https://soundcloud.com/intrinsik-1

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.

Website: http://www.sombresoniks.com/atf

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.

Website: https://soundcloud.com/aktarus_aksam

BroodingSideOfMadness [Greece]

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.

Website: http://broodingsideofmadness.blogspot.gr

Paulo Chagas [Portugal]

Composer, teacher and multi-instrumentalist on contemporary, electro-acoustic, ambiental, free improvisation, jazz and chamber music.

Website: http://paulochagas.weebly.com

Joseph Curwen [UK]

HP Lovecraft inspired Post-Rave Hauntology Rituals and Radiophonic Occult Synth Horror Soundtracks, from Newcastle-upon- Tyne, England.

Website: https://josephcurwen.bandcamp.com/

eisenlager [Germany]

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.

Website: http://www.eisenlager.com/

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.

Website: http://www.hypnodrones.bandcamp.com / music site videos:www.youtube.com/preliminimal / illustrations, paintings atfacebook.com/patrik.glassel

Globoscuro [Italy]

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.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/globoscuro1

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.

Website: https://trivm.bandcamp.com/

M.Nomized [France]

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.

Website: www.facebook.com/mnomized

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

Website: https://ergo1.bandcamp.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/ERGO/515328548570583?fref=ts

METEK [Sweden]

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

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Metek/190870351007999

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.

Website: http://movingreef.blogspot.com

Mutate [UK]

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.

Website: http://www.mutate.org.uk

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”.

Website:https://soundcloud.com/my-problem-child ,https://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Problem-Child/692038680851453?ref=hl

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.

Website: http://adrienmailler.blogspot.fr/

nobodisoundz [France]

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.

Website: http://nobodisoundz.bandcamp.com/

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.

Website: http://pacific231.com/

Pollux [France]

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.

Website: https://pollux0.bandcamp.com

Seicho suru kigi [Greece]

This solo project started in February 2013 with my 1st composition Lethal agony.

Website: https://soundcloud.com/seicho-suru-kigi

Uv Ursa Spr [France]

Uv Ursa Spr is a multi-noise genre project run by Szymkowiak Joseph.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/uvursaspr?ref=hl

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.

Website: http://oysteinjorgensenmusic.com/

Sonologyst [Italy]

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.

Website: https://sonologyst.bandcamp.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sonologyst/1508002119339356

 

[ET76] Nobodisoundz – Rêveries .​.​.​apparitions

Rêveries ...apparitions

This is the fourth release of nobodisoundz for Etched Traumas. A 12 track masterpiece album exploring the sounds of french duo Other Matter.

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.

Free download here

 

[ET75] NOBODIotherSOUNDZmatter – ‘of rust, grain and atmospher’

Etched Traumas is more than happy to present the collaborative work of nobodisoundz and Other Matter duo of Michel Kristof and Palomo Julien. ‘of rust, grain and atmospher’ album is a sonic collage of dark and soulful electrified elements.

of rust, grain and atmospher

A panorama of distorted pads, electric guitar improvisations and synthesized ambient sounds. It is a cinematic journey: corrosive atmosphere and last transmissions from an underground shelter; a perfect soundtrack for ‘Dead Man’s Letters’ (Письма мёртвого человека) film directed by Konstantin Lopushansky.

Free Download here

An Etched Traumas release November 2014