[ET121] Martin Hoogeboom & Juan A. Miñana – OLK / GLIMM

We are more than happy to release the new collaborative work of Hoogeboom and Miñana.

Martin Hoogeboom: objects, guitar, electronics / Juan Miñana: electronics

All tracks written and produced by Martin Hoogeboom and Juan Miñana.

Theo Calis: electronics (OLK 3), mastering / Paulo Chagas: oboe (GLIMM 1, 2 & 3)

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[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/).

FREE DOWNLOAD : https://archive.org/details/ET118_MHoogeboom_ASP

 

ET118 An Etched Traumas release November 2017

 

[ET103] Martin Hoogeboom – Four Fields

Four Fields

1 ………..somewhere…insect heart…minuscule feathers unfurl against a remembered pulse…the world between flight and anchor caught in a silvery skein of dew…translucent days…a distant figure swims through the heat haze…

2 the lit fuse of summer sparks, crackles…time and space converge inward…imagination malleable…seconds and minutes shiver…wind-blown wheat…dreams lost and found in the field…

3 …touched by leaves…unburdened and adrift…wood smoke curls into tears…someone… veiled manifestation vaguely glimpsed…

4 …connected to the ineffable, pulled through the mundane…new worlds weaved from old mythologies…there, a tolling bell embossed on a cloud… in a sky as deep as an ocean…strolling toward a vanishing point of our own making…somewhere

Sid Smith ( http://sidsmith.blogspot.nl/ )

August 2016

CREDITS:

Martin Hoogeboom: sounds, concept, strategies, assemblage, artwork

Theo Calis: sound design, mix, master

I’m greatly indebted to these amazing sound recordist through Freesound.org (www.freesound.org). In alphabetical order: alienxxx, andychristen, Daimon-zero, duckduckpony, ERH, Freed, genelythgow, haklberinko, inchadney, JohnLaVine333, jovica, KNova, Oneirophile, Dominic Smith, Tobbarebble, UncleSigmund, YleArkisto.

www.martinhoogeboom.com DS 1142

An Etched Traumas release October 2016 ET103

This is the fourth release for Etched Traumas by Martin Hoogeboom. You can download Martin’s previous releases by clicking the following images.

The Garden

[ET94] The Garden

Where Do We Go From Here?

[ET77] Where Do We Go From Here?

Colony

[ET60] Colony

[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

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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[ET77] Martin Hoogeboom – ‘Where Do We Go From Here?’

Where Do We Go From Here?Where Do We Go From Here?

While the political, economic and ecological perspectives of human society seem to worsen every day, I occasionally feel the need to retreat into a great forest. A log cabin – preferably a little one, because in addition to all my defects and neuroses, I have a special fondness for small wooden houses 🙂 – stands there, containing a harmonium. They have a sound that is both earthly and, let’s shamelessly use this devalued term once again, spiritual.

Unfortunately, we are sucked into a world without forests, log cabins and harmoniums. But do not despair: our hope is placed in positive thinkers such as the architect Aad Breed, who lets us live in pyramid cities. Which is also pleasant.

Until then, I make forest-music using my acoustic guitar and a loop station in my own house. I’ve been doing this for years, and these pieces are almost always the basis of my soundscapes. They can be heard in their pure form for their first time on this Etched Traumas release.

Sound designer Theo Calis has used his special magic to give these pieces a warm harmonium-like sound.

Martin Hoogeboom Summer 2014

An Etched Traumas release ET77 July 2014

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[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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