[ET118] Martin Hoogeboom – A Sacred Place (Live)


Performed live by Martin Hoogeboom at A Sacred Place, September 15 2016.

Recorded and mastered by Theo Calis.

Artwork by Martha Marshall (http://marthamarshall.net/).

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ET118 An Etched Traumas release November 2017

 

[ET115] Lezet – Intimate

solo bass ruminations. FREE Download here

CREDITS:

We are so happy to release another Lezet‘s work on Etched Traumas. Lezet is Igor Jovanovic and comes from Požega, Serbia. Lezet is a one-man experimental music project in 2005 and he has released more than 45 albums. “Someone’s comment about the sound of Lezet (Igor Jovanović) was ‘like Zorn without saxophone’…And indeed, Lezet’s work could remind the results of “the game theory”, which John Zorn exercised on his debut “Locus Solus”, for example…The fact that Lezet doesn’t use only live instruments will probably disconnect it from the Avant Garde free jazz scene, but I suppose the coming under some specific style wasn’t the intent in this case anyway. It’s about free experiments with sound captures in search for the surprises. And it can’t be pretentious as such…”.

An Etched Traumas release ET115 July 2017

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[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

[ET105] Jimmy Watt – untitled #XII

Etched Traumas is more than happy to welcome Jimmy Watt from Chile. Watt’s work methodology focuses mainly on the capture, extraction, editing and storage of audio samples from different sources.

He transforms, relentlessly, curtails, beheads and sews sound works from different backgrounds and authors, providing the glue that comes from analog-digital instruments and audio processors and resulting in a “sound narration” split into parts.

His sound works do not drop below 20 minutes for just such narrative, where there is a development from defined introduction to epilogue. He detests the “digital finishing” of sound with a computer. For that reason dirty, gnawing and saturated sounds prevail (but without spoiling the record), thus achieving kind of a sound archeology. His creative concepts pursues mysticism, the occult, time, religions, the process that leads to contemplation, the silence, the pause, the suspension, death and upstarts.

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An Etched Traumas release ET105 December 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

[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

[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.

[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

[ET86] NOPOSORP – Concrete Grain

Concrete GrainConcrete Grain” is a combination of unusual field recordings, concrete sounds, processed acoustic instruments, sound synthesis, oscillators, noise generators, microphone modulation, FX pedals, turntable and vocals.

NOPOSORP is an Italian composer strongly attracted by the experimentation of sound. In his compositions he blends together noise, field recordings and electroacoustic sounds through different sound synthesis in order to create an unexplored world of sounds.

An Etched Traumas release ET86 September 2015

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[ET84] Their Teeth to Points – A Budget of Paradoxes

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We are proud of releasing this amazing album titled A Budget of Paradoxes by Canadian experimental music project Their Teeth to Points. The album title comes from an eclectic collection of fringe/alternative scientific theories, published in 1872 by a British mathematician … Continue reading

[ET83.2] Unsample – Ipsissima Voce

Ipsissima Voce

A listener from an outer reality approaches the modern metropolis and perceives a version of the contemporary urban sound. Noises, words, roars, whispers and melodies merge together to construct the semi-logical language of a bio-mechanical, hyper-organism. This language is the mental space in which new narrations may emerge and old cultural symbols can lead to new unpredictable meanings. Further on, in this urban, ”post-modern” space the listener may listen to a strange ”song”. The inner voice of the city.

The dual role of voice as both a sonorous ”object” and a facilitator of meaning, narration and verbal communication is crucial for our understanding of sound and music. Ipsissima voce plays with the exchange of roles between voice, music and narration. While the electronic and pre-recorded sounds overwhelm the narrative and musical part, the voice is reduced to either short musical signals or distant reminiscence of ancient languages and generic vocal gestures so that the end result becomes a kind of abstract, electronic ”opera”.
ET83.2 An Etched Traumas release April 2015

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[ET83.1] Lezet – Utterings

Utterings

“Utterings” is Lezet’s attempt at fake languages and sound poetry which should in this case lean toward the musical rather than the semantic. This offering is somewhat limited by content creator’s Indo-European language background and the phonetic peculiarities of his native language (Serbo-Croatian/ Croato-Serbian), but the texts and the readings should prove to be interesting and amusing enough in themselves. Any actual words used are unintentional.

“Utterings” the third installment to “The Talking Trilogy” (consisting of “Hum”,”Histrionics” & ”Utterings”) You are cordially invited to record your own interpretation/reading of the included texts in whatever way you want (sing them, whisper them, shout them, read them…) and send it to us. We would love to be able to assemble an accompanying single we would subsequently add to this release as a bonus track/mix

An Etched Traumas release April 2015 ET83.1

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