[ET119] BroodingSideOfMadness and Melophobia – Serpent Noir ΚΑΔΜΟΣ / Serpent Rouge ΑΡΜΟΝΙΑ

S.N. K. / S.R. A. / 23

FREE DOWNLOAD: https://archive.org/details/ET119_BroodingSideOfMadness_Melophobia_SerpentNoir_SerpentRouge

CREDITS:

BroodingSideOfMadness: Field Recording, Ableton, Guitar, Cover Design

Melophobia: Analog Percussion, Field Recording

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.

BroodingSideOfMadness is interested in phonemes, graph theory, realism and any dystopian ambiance. He seeks for the generative element in his tracks. He is the founder of Etched Traumas netlabel.

Thanks to Pindaros C.

An Etched Traumas release ET119 January 2018

[ET116] Nikos Theologitis / Stamatis Theologitis / Giannis Theologitis / Antoni Robert – Amorgos Soundscape

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The notion of folk culture has definitely been transformed through the course of the centuries. More particularly, tradition and its authenticity and spontaneity in the context of orality seem somehow to have been mutilated and reconstructed, as soon as globalization and multiculturalism became one of the dominant discourses during the 21st century. Folk songs haven’t been an exclusion in this particular case, as revivalism and folklorism have emerged as a devastating force in the production of folk music. In “Amorgos Soundscape” by Antoni Robert, a paradox occurs: One could say that these folk songs are seen through the eyes of a foreign visitor and the recording could be seen as an exotic sound diary of a trip on a Greek Island. On the other hand, Antoni Robert’s recordings of the Theologitis’ family of musicians reveal an impressive approach on the concept of orality and its proud survival in the Greek folk culture.

Antoni Robert talks about Amorgos Soundscape:

“This is my fourth soundscape, but it is of a totally different nature with respect to the previous ones. Initially, I just wanted to proceed in a similar way that I did for the St Petersburg one, but once on the island, I realized that this idea was not adequate. St Petersbourg is a noisy place, while Amorgos it is not. Generally speaking, the island soundtrack is the wind and the sea. And at once the title “Wind on Water” came to my mind, but unfortunately, that title was already used by Fripp & Eno. But it was adequate indeed. I had the chance to listen to some goats also; the island is the hometown for a huge quantity of goats. So I was wondering about those simple things when it happened. It was dinner time, and we went to the small town of Tholaria looking for a taverna, and we found the Panorama Tavern. We started dining and at a given moment the musicians appeared and started to play great music from the islands. I recorded two complete sets, in two unforgettable nights. More than four hours of live performance.

And I was said they do it every night. Once at home, while listening to that music I understood that it would have been inadequate to edit bits of it in order to build something more personal. The main feeling was a deep respect for the work of those musicians, and so the best thing to do was to choose two or three songs and use them as they were performed, in spite of the recording problems and the noise of the taverna clients.

The only things I’ve added are the intro and the links between songs because wind and sea had to be there anyway. The results are a real soundscape of a dinner at Panorama Tavern, with the music played by three real artists. Stamatis Theologitis plays the violin and sings, Giannis Theologitis plays Laouto and sings, and the great Nikos Theologitis, 90 years old at the moment of the recording, and the owner of the tavern sings, claps hands, dances and explains jokes whenever he wants. I don’t know if I will reach that age. Probably not. But if I ever I’m 90 years old I want to be like Nikos. A happy man full of energy and passion. So this soundscape is a respectful tribute to The Theologitis Trio. It is their record. The rock band is The Cave Children, from Athens, included because our stay there coincided with a 4 days rock festival, and it was a part of the soundtrack too.”

CREDITS:

Recorded in July 2016
Processed in September 2016

Nikos Theologitis: voice and clapping hands
Stamatis Theologitis: violin and voice
Giannis Theologitis: laouto and voice
Antoni Robert: production, field recordings, and effects

Photography: Antoni Robert
Artwork: BroodingSideOfMadness

ET116 An Etched Traumas release July 2017

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[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

[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

[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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[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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[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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[ET73] DR – 4 Drones

 

4 Drones

Etched Traumas is more than happy to release this fantastic drone ambient 20 minutes EP by DR. Fascinating and ‘microscopic’ melodies evolve into a mesmerizing ambiance.

DR (Dominic Razlaff) is an Electronica & Ambient musician from Braunschweig, Germany. He uses Synthesizers, Field Recordings, Tape Loops & some digital Effects to create Melancholy, Deep, Ambient / Drone Soundscapes

 

An Etched Traumas release ET73 October 2014

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[ET66] VeDaKR – ‘Nokia Tapes’

Nokia Tapes EPEvidence of the urban environment, recordings of modern life, the noise that reveals the truth, the VeDaKR’s ‘Nokia Tapes‘ are an eclectic repository of recorded audio clips for the archivist of a dystopian future.

 

An Etched Traumas release ET66 July 2014

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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

[ET35] René Baptist Huysmans – Dawn of the Anthropocene

Etched Traumas is more than happy to release ‘Dawn of the Anthropocene‘. René Baptist Huysmans comes from the Netherlands. He uses field recordings of urban sounds that he manipulates beyond recognition playing with various software. As he says “My favorite percussion instruments turn out to be trains in stations, my favorite ensemble construction workers at a site. A train journey from Amsterdam to Berlin can be a six-hour-symphony”.

The discovery here on Earth of extremophile micro-organisms, organisms that thrive in otherwise extremely hostile environments, was an important breakthrough because it extended the possibilities of life within our solar system and on exo-planets orbiting other stars.
The names of these organisms is a particular source of inspiration to me. There are the Oligotrophs, organisms capable of growth in nutritionally limited environments, there are the Cryptoendoliths, organisms that live within microscopic spaces in rocks, to mention a few. But when we send probes to distant worlds to look for alien extremophiles, aren’t we also looking for ourselves? The three tracks explore the human being as an extremophile organism, an organism testing the boundaries of what it is capable of digesting chemically, digitally and psychologically.

Free download. Get it here