Artist URL: https://soundcloud.com/strangeflavor
Gomon – это звуки холодного города, разбавленные гитарными риффами и хтоническими мифами. Музыка киевского проекта представляет собой поиски атмосферы в мире снов для глотка свежего воздуха. Первый альбом Kenoma идет с безликих пустот человеческого иства. Мы восхваляем биологическое тело, его голос, его движения, испрещенное микросхемами, украшенное пластиком и металлом. Мы купаемся в пост-роке среди звезд, слушаем фолк-отголоски предков и опускаемся в глубины подсознания с помощью ambient и drone элементов.
ET112 An Etched Traumas release April 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
An Etched Traumas release ET89 November 2015
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.
An Etched Traumas release ET88 October 2015
released 18 February 2015
A mosaic novel based on the Tarot cards. 22 short stories describing an optimistic view of mastering one’s own individual life by taking control over coincidences and occurrences. We shall not be slaves of the events happenning in our lives, we should create our own opportunities and chances. Tomorrow is the consequence of today, a repercussion of our own choices, an echo of our acts.
One by one, the cards were drawn randomly. Each track was made one at a time, the card giving the parameters to be respected: name, number, colours, elements and symbols shown and of course, the meaning of the card. Using randomly programmed grain synthetizers, random patterns or arpeggios, collected field recordings and various samples from foreign collaborators, each card was musically painted, giving a personnal interpretation of the card.
Mainly minimalist, the work covers different techniques: polyphony, polyrhythms, phasings, ostinatos and western musical and oral linguitics schemes, such as counterpoint, modal harmony, tonal harmony and different lingual phonemes. Tracks are linked to each other using a glossary made of footstep sounds, water sounds, birds singing, bells ringing and voice samples.
The album is an essay on controlled randomness. Some tracks are totally controlled, some are partially controlled and some aren’t controlled at all. Several takes were done on the tracks and a final choice was made. The album may be performed live, but the tracks will never sound exactly the same on each performance. The set would also be based on a random draw of the cards, giving each track order in the set. So, any given performance would be different from one to the next.
The listing of the album represents the exact order in which the tracks were written. On the original draw, odds went on cards VII-Le Chariot and VIII-La justice for the begining and kept XXI-Le Monde for the closing of the 78th release of internationally oriented netlabel, Etched Traumas.
In order to recreated the main concept, this album should be played on random mode.
Ophed is the artistic project of Sylvain Desfossés from Québec, Canada. Aside from his work in the music education field, he is a composer influenced by various genres of music, ranging between 20th century classical composers to contemporary popular, popular dance styles and from south American rhythmic to the simple complexity of polyphonic African music or polyrhytmics of the tribal dances of Indonesia.
He seeks a perpetual fluid motion element as he always tries to build a consistent shape out of a fluid, a never ending energy. He has been composing for about 20 years and has worked with visual arts and musical experimentations. Basically using minimalistic techniques, he uses random set patterns, reverse audio, spoken samples, detune, distortion, and explores polyrhythmic and polyphonic soundscapes. For him, music is a language therefore he gives priority to the message he wants to communicate.
An Etched Traumas release December 2014 ET78
We welcome to Etched Traumas ‘Room Of Roots’ solo project of British artist Milo T-M. The pieces on “Small Noises” were created over 3 years, and are really a collection of sonic experiments. The mixture of looped audio and spontaneous recording remains a key feature throughout. Most of the tracks are created to convey a particular emotion or a physical space, such as in “Rooms”. Making this music has enabled me to grasp the process of recording and mixing, whilst resisting the urge to use computers for the creation of effects or sounds.
Milo was born in London in 1997 and started showing an interest in music at the age of 11, and by 17 it is now his passion. He is influenced heavily by electronic and experimental music, but also includes elements of ambient and classical styles. His painting and writing act as parallel practices, and convey the same emotion to the reader or viewer as the music does to its listener. Much of the music he makes explores the thin line betweenminimalism and complexity, whilst retaining a sense of coherence. The fact that none of the sounds or effects are created with a computer is very important to Milo, as he believes that the ability to make anything you want immediately actually hinders creativity. The sole use of acoustic, analogue or circuit bent instruments allows his recording process to be totally spontaneous. He hopes you enjoy his music.
An Etched Traumas release October 2014 ET74
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.
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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We are more than happy to release the second work by René Baptist for Etched Traumas. Though harmonious and breathtakingly beautiful from a distance, the universe is a violent and inhospitable place that is not even indifferent to our existence: it very well exists despite us, has done so long before us and will do so for a very long time after our demise. Yet, the more our Earth becomes a pale blue dot, the more our concept of space
seems to be imbued with the familiar world we directly see around us: a Martian volcano ‘the size of France’, astronomical ‘forests’, ‘birth’ and ‘death’ of a star, the search for an exo-planet like Earth, perhaps even an alien civilisation like our own. Space exploration is also an exploration of ourselves. The universe is here. Our metaphors aptly express this dual nature: strangely familiar and familiarly strange at the same time.
These drony textures, long and slowly developing lines with a minimum of sonic events and the recursive application of an audio-effect over and over again evoke (I hope) our ever so human metaphorical wondering—and wandering—and where it allows us to dwell.
René Baptist Huysmans (1969 -) is a self-taught composer of electronic and electro-acoustic music with a background in ethnolinguistics. He lives and works in Amsterdam and Berlin. His music is expressionistic and he is fascinated by new, as yet unheard sounds and textures. His pieces are often described as narrative and visually evocative.
An Etched Traumas release ET65 July 2014
Inspired by the thoughts of the instinctual reptilian brain. This work contains 5 soundscapes that explore a visionary world where man acts only according to their instincts, causing nightmares in the balance between the ration and the darkest instincts.
Five tracks that musically spanning several electronic genres, with an ear for experimentation.
DAP, was born at the end of 2012, with the intention of exploring the cosmos and micro cosmos of man, through drawings and visionary soundscapes, drawing also on the electronic music scene of the past 40 years! More musical inspirations were, among others, Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schultze and Jean Michele Jarre.
Everything is produced through the use of a DAW, using only virtual plugin, iPad, recordings sound fields and manipulations of sounds.
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An Etched Traumas release ET59 March 2014
Etched Traumas is proud of releasing ‘We Are Not Dead Yet’ by 23RedAnts. 23RedAnts is the artistic duet of Macarena Montesinos and Niet F-n. Their work, highly improvised and exploratory, is based on electronic and acoustic equipment, such as cello, laptop, pedals and other found objects. The quest of new rhythmic patterns along with surpassing cello micro-drones, build together a brave and well articulated outcome.
23RedAnts is a duet (Macarena Montesinos and Niet F-n) that comes from Vigo, Spain. Mainly based on free improvisation, the duet moves in different directions mixing noise, melody, glitch music, silences, field recordings, loops and irregular rhythms in always new and surprising ways.
An Etched Traumas release. ET58 February 2014
We are more than happy to release dr guilty’s latest work. dr guilty was born in the early 70s somewhere in Italy. First musical experiences date back to the mid 80s — playing electric guitar in an utterly forgotten noise combo that recorded only 2 tracks. He started making electronic music in the early 2000s. Get it here
dr guilty – all sounds
All tracks were recorded live circa may-october 2013.
Visit artist’s page: soundcloud.com/dr-guilty
An Etched Traumas release ET51 November 2013
Etched Traumas is more than happy to release Tar Miles’ work titled ‘Tar Labs pt.1′. Tar Miles is the ghost of Thanos Papadopoulos, Hana, who creates electronic music in experimental mode through techno forms. Between Transmat and Metroplex seminal sonic footprint, Tar Miles infuses the latter with an experimental twist. Structural and textural elements are clearly identifiable, phat synths, 808-like percussion, modulation, low pitched vocal samples, while they manifest the starting point for Tar Miles’ exploration on composition and rhythmic adventure. Tar Miles has numerous releases under Hana moniker on digital and physical format. Enjoy ET49!
An Etched Traumas release September 2013
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Cover design and photography: ArsonDPI
Etched Traumas is more than happy to present the latest works of Finnish artist Katajamäki, entitled ‘What The Swan Saw’. The opening track is a deep melancholic ambient work set, which is the framework of this EP. Encapsulating a huge vintage 70s ambient electronic synthesized feel of underwater sounds, resembling cold breezes, whales-like tones and sweeping sounds which construct an inspired work, somewhere between Tangerine Dream and Cluster. In the introverted ‘As the cold sun sets’ Katajamäki builds a perfect ambience with an open horizon and a proper deep feel. The final track renders the same frosty picture but the addictive synth pattern and the laidback downtempo beats are the optimistic ending to ‘What The Swan Saw’. From deep underwater scenery we are relocated to mountain peaks. Katajamäki charismatically depicts such antithetic soundscapes.
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Etched Traumas is honored to present the recent work of Bitsev titled ‘Situation’. Bitsev is the solo project of Gusev K.P. from Russian Federation. Gusev K.P. uses ‘conventional’ electric instruments such as the electric guitar or the ukulele, electronic instruments and handmade ones, such as his ‘Noise CDtron’.
He records his music live and builds free jazz ambient textures and minimal electro acoustic structures. The ‘Situation’ album is distinguished for its generative approach without being generative at all. On the contrary, Gusev K.P. plays live all the instruments. Being highly exploratory, the ‘Situation’ album is an exciting journey into a sonic world, where there are no stereotypes or prejudices and Davis, Parmegiani and Eno would be proud of.
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An Etched Traumas release ET39 April 2013
“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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