Etched Traumas Vol. II 2011​-​2013 [ET25​-​ET50] Compilation

 

Etched Traumas Vol. II 2011-2013 [ET25-ET50]

It has been a fantastic three-year journey, with amazing works by amazing artists from all over the world. We are honoured to have released music by some of the most fantastic, innovative and creative artists of today. We thank all of them for showing patience and trust.

In a true collaborative spirit, we worked towards all of these non-profit releases, whilst aiming for the innovative and anti-retro elements of modern sound/audio/music.

Imaginative and highly creative, the artists on Etched Traumas have explored and experimented with synthesized and acoustic audio. They have dived deep into uncharted sonic realms, using experimental sounds from space or even sounds based on tiny little creatures, such as ants.

Introverted and extroverted music, power electronics, noise or breakbeat. Delicate frequencies, or majestic esoteric experimentation.

It is true.

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 prototyping.

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

Last but not least, we’d like to thank all of our downloaders over the last three years.

CREDITS:

Contains two exclusive bonus tracks by Italian prolific artist
Sonologyst titled ‘Guitar Indication 6 – Red Vision‘ and
from the forthcoming album ‘Ipsissima Voce‘ of Unsample Greek duet titled ‘Dulce Periculum‘.

We also thank Milo for his help.

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[ET45] VICTIM! – Ecos

EcosEtched Traumas proudly presents VICTIM!’s work titled ‘Ecos’. On “Ecos”, the intention is to explore reverberation in determined empty spaces. The propagation of tones and its overlap. The sound of the places are so important as the sound of the instruments used. The propose of “Ecos” is a dialog between the two.

VICTIM! is an extreme music project inspired, among other practices, by power electronics and noise, making extensive use of field recordings.VICTIM!’s music is guided by affective connections with sounds, similar to the link that you can have with a place, that is filled, as the field recordings that fill the tracks. People talk, cars pass. Listen to VICTIM!’s music also means reflecting about the day-to-day in each city, the conversations heard, and, deeply, the place of subjectivity in all of this, which is solved in the other sound elements present.

VICTIM! is a solo project by Cadu Tenório.

Credits:

Cadu Tenório – Microphones, Tape loops, Field recordings, Controlled feedback, Acoustic Guitar and Violin.

Recorded and produced by Cadu Tenório

Mastered by Emygdio

An Etched Traumas release June 2013 ET45. Get it here

[ET37] Gimu – When I Sensed Time Collapse

Etched Traumas proudly presents the latest work of Brazilian sound artist Gimu titled ‘When I Sensed Time Collapse’.

“Each work of art has a doubled character within an indivisible unity: it is the expression of reality, but it also forms the reality that exists not next to work, nor before the work, but precisely only in the work.” Czech philosopher Karel Kosík argued. Within this autonomous artistic reality we are being called to live by Gimu. The rather endoscopic title of this release could have a double meaning: a personal definition of collapse and a rupture of the sense of our own time. Gimu’s work is definitely ambient one but at the same time override the characteristics and merits of its own genre. By definition ambient works operate with their ambiance qualities as a background of the listener’s time and space. ‘When I sensed time collapse’ ruptures the spatiotemporal listening experience, demanding attentiveness and attachment.

The four tracks of this release were written between 2010 and 2012. Although the tracks were composed at different times with different emotions involved and even using different approaches they complement each other.

We hope you will enjoy this 37th release of Etched Traumas.

Gimu is no stranger to music. With over 20 years of expansive musical exposure, Gimu’s experimental sound has been influenced by many genres. As well as being composed of completely original textures. We cannot describe his music in one word.
He has graced us with dark ambient, haunting and beautiful drones, atmospheric subtlety and other experimental sounds.
He has over 20 releases to his name. He has released recordings on such well-known labels as Heat Death, Rural Colors, Pocket Fields, Heart and Soul, TOC Label, Twisted Tree Line, Constellation Tatsu, Sacred Phrases etc.
He also has self-released albums and eps out on Bandcamp and Soundcloud. He has been involved with other multiple projects, including running and singing in synth pop band “terrorturbo” in the past and a poetry sound project entitled “Caterpillars Dressed In Their Finest”.
Whatever Gimu does, we are always in for something surprising. He keeps his sounds new yet there is always a signature style in his work.

An Etched Traumas release. ET37. February 2013

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