[ET65] René Baptist Huysmans – Anthropologies of the Void

 

Anthropologies of the Void

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.

CREDITS:

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

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[ET48] Lord Havoc – Futuristic Space Invasion

Futuristic Space InvasionEtched Traumas is more than happy to release Lord Havoc’s work titled ‘Futuristic Space Invasion’. A cosmic journey into uncharted territories. Celestial drones, low and high frequencies experiments in a science fiction lab.

Lord Havoc, or Rakun, or Jus, is a (dark) ambient artist from Slovenia. His ambition to make music comes from life, experimentation and science fiction. He has been making it for a few years, mostly experimenting, but occasionally deciding to do more serious music. Lord Havoc likes to read a lot, is a mudder and very interested in science, nuclear stuff and astronomy.

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[ET17] Red Clouds – The Introduction Of A New Species

The Introduction Of A New SpeciesWe are more than happy to release the latest work of US artist Red Clouds titled ‘The Introduction Of A New Species’.

http://www.etchedtraumas.net/discography/the-introduction-of-a-new-species/

A thick dark ocean of space ambient frequencies or the sound of uncharted universe? Red Clouds continues to experiment with cosmic noises in these four magnificent tracks. The dominant dark ambient soundscape attribute is a container that encapsulates subtle elements such as a futuristic cosmic subject-matter, a laborious frequency manipulation and drone and collaged sounds. His work could be a field recording in a location of a remote solar system or the slowly ever changing distant lights of a city. They look static but there are not. A value found in the essence of ambient music as defined by Mixmaster Morris.