Artist URL: https://soundcloud.com/strangeflavor
Artist URL: https://soundcloud.com/strangeflavor
Connecting drone from sketches, prayers, and incantations by the solo pianist Tide Jewel, we present “Into The Armory Of Doves”, a sequence of instrumental messages brought about out of years of cosmic abandon, solitude, vertigo, suicide attempts, situational anxiety, and what is historically referred to as “acedia”. This work unites a unique menagerie of influences including Haibane Renmei (created by author Yoshitoshi Abe) and Sylvia Plath poems (selected favorites include ‘Flute Notes From A Reedy Pond’, ‘Crossing The Water’, ‘I Am Vertical’, ‘Aquatic Nocturne’, ‘Gold Mouths Cry’, ‘Apprehensions’ etc.). It also shows the influence of Chihei Hatakeyama and Asuna in its’ ambition and time lengths. Less obvious is the import of noisier acts like the late Jason DiEmilio of Azusa Plane (who Tide Jewel sites as a singular influence with songs like “United States Direct Investment In Other Countries” being a personal favorite), as well as Prurient, Pharmakon, and Merzbow. Tide Jewel would personally like to thank Danji Buck-Moore, of Canada’s aPicturesqueVenusTransit, who told him over the course of a conversation they were having “May you find substance in all that you do”.
The cover painting is by the late Agnes Pelton, a spiritually engaging work called “Winter” (1933) used with the blessing/permission of Peter Palladino of the Agnes Pelton society.
http://www.agnespeltonsociety.com/ May this record find you well.
Tide Jewel encourages you to listen to this record in an environment that isn’t crowded with noise, or on headphones from start to finish
Tide Jewel is a solo pianist who began making electronic music in 2011. Inspired by the home-recording practices of Baths and Oh Land, he/she/it engendered on a path from glossolalic-laptop tunes to electroacoustic drone pieces, inspired by literature, anime, and farming. His style is jokingly referred to as “flower electronics”, since the greatest import of his work comes from listening to nosier acts like Swans, The Blood Brothers, and Pharmakon etc., filtering this mode of listening through his own praxis. All songs are considered “poems” and “prayers”, unfinished sketches to encounter the One.
ET91 An Etched Traumas release November 2015
Winjer3 emerged from the Chicago area of the United States in 2013 with his cosmic blend of experimental electronic, drone, ambient, minimalist beat, and rhythmic noise sounds. He uses a blend of small analog instruments, virtual approximations of analog instruments,
and a receiver of shortwaves to create his unique sound. Recordings are generally completed “on the fly” and in one take; in order to maximize the improvisation of the recordings.
Winjer3 describes his main influences to be nature, the universe as whole, and the phenomena exhibited in both. There is a special focus on the more disastrous aspects of each influence, as can be heard in the details that exist within the sounds of Winjer3.
An Etched Traumas release ET82 March 2015
Etched Traumas net label and Sonologyst presents ‘States of Morphology: Sonologyst revisited’. Twenty-five artists, from all over the world, re-workSonologyst compositions as in a morphology operation. We called that States of Morphology.
We would like to thank all artists for their contribution to this project. Special thanks to Joseph of Etched Traumas, Simone Ascari and Ollie for their support.
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An Etched Traumas special release December 2014 with the collaboration of Sonologyst.
1000SCHOEN is simply the german veteran musician Helge Siehl, ex-Maeror Tri, but in this case he didn´t nothing to do with post / punk or industrial, but more ambient / drone oriented. Instead this stylistic change of 180 degrees, 1000SCHOEN has still little touches and little influences which remind the most lo-fi industrial and the also lo-fi noise.
Claude Charnier’s vision of a future that never was, is a dystopian parallel world of spacecraft-like skyscrapers, giant dirigibles, floating city fortresses, dark alleys on distant moons and of monumental machines. It’s a fascination for the sense and the design of such a world. It’s a soundtrack inspired by film and comic books, especially the works of Moebius, Bilal and Schuiten. Claude’s music is also available as Headscan via bandcamp.
Ajna aka Chris F is a sound artist/designer/composer from New York. He’s been experimenting with multiple genres of electronic music since the age of 14.The Ajna project began early 2008 and was created during his first trip to Europe. Ajna touches upon genres such as ambient, drone, dark ambient and experimental. The idea of the Ajna project is to capture the presence of the subconscious mind, the surrealistic qualities of nature, the constant range of emotions and the beauty of isolationism. Chris F’s other projects include Intrinsik (Glitch/IDM/Abstract) and Segment.fault (Ambient/Abstract/Field Recordings/Experimental)/
Akoustik Timbre Frekuency mainly fokuses on kreating elektro-akoustik kompositions that are designed for Ritual usage, no matter what path thee praktitioner may follow.
Aktarus Aksam was born and resides in Modena. Drummer and percussionist, experimental composer, he operates in the electronic music panorama and ranges from the darkest ambient to minimalistic drone and to the most extreme and obsessive forms of industrial.
Dystopian ambience, use of acoustic material, broken rhythms and generative ambient approach are the main elements of his work. He composes scores for short video-art films / dance theater performances /art installations. Sometimes he creates short films himself. He is the founder of the non-profit Etched Traumas net label.
Composer, teacher and multi-instrumentalist on contemporary, electro-acoustic, ambiental, free improvisation, jazz and chamber music.
HP Lovecraft inspired Post-Rave Hauntology Rituals and Radiophonic Occult Synth Horror Soundtracks, from Newcastle-upon- Tyne, England.
music of eisenlager is subject to no form and no rule established by me. It happens in the moment that it happens. It is not being formed in my head in advance. It is formed during creation. eisenlager pursuing since the year 2000. The sounds that evolve during creation reflect my humor, my fear my life my experiences and current events.
Collaborative multimedia artist. Hypnodrones/ Perplexions have completed 10 full length albums in 2014, with an 11th in progress. Patrik Glassel – performing/ making experimental/new wave music since 1981 with groups: Deliriants (1981-87), solo works (1981 – present), Perplexions (1992-present), Veiled Invisiblind (1991-present), and the most recent with Hypnodrones since september 2013. Recent collaborations with Ra Sonologyst (Italy), Pas Musique (New York), Christopher Short (Milwaukee), Geometric Horsehair (Italy), Rigeck Rodgers (France), Carl Linkhart (San Francisco), Naal Stayn (France), Neant Pastel (Montreal), Philip Germaux (Belgium), and several others.
Emiliano Pietrini is a composer and polyinstrumentalist born in Livorno in 1973. In 2001, together with Fabrizio Barsanti, he founded and conceived the experimental musical project “Globoscuro”, an emotional sculpture through the notes that molds and carves, like a river of lava, elements and influences of various kinds and genres. With Globoscuro he published 9 albums and took part in numerous compilations and collaborations with other artists. Between 2012 and 2014 he released two solo albums, one of which in collaboration with the spanish multi-instrumentalist Angel Sanchez Cervera aka Balkar Wachholz, and has composed music for Art Exhibitions, Video-Art and Short Movies.
I.v.MARTINEZ aka experiMENTALien is an experiMENTAL MUSICk producer.
Projects: TOTAL E.T., T.R.I.v.M., mutanT.R.I. Also member of TOTALITNY REZIM (with Couchniere, Jagelsson & Johnanny), XENOUND (with Walter Lapchynski) and SS project (with Cesar Naves). Collaborated with great sound artists like Jack Hertz, Dave Fuglewicz, MHZ, AcidTrasH and many more. Track by Sonologyst was remixed by mutanT.R.I.
M.Nomized is a recording artist, mail artist, author, collagist and painter who was born Madrange Michel in Paris in 1956. He started his work in 1975 with contemporary music and sound research. In the subsequent 39 years he has appeared on more than 200 solo, collaboration and compilation CD and tape releases on his own Fraction Studio label, and on numerous European, Japanese, and American labels. M.Nomized has recorded and created music in many different styles, including experimental, electronic, minimalist and repetitive musics, industrial, Indian music, Algerian music, noise, cyclic and loop-based music, children’s theater, ambient, piano, and spoken word. He was an important figure in the homemade music scene of the 1980s and 1990s, and was well-known for his recordings as a member of No Unauthorized. M.Nomized has collaborated with De Fabriek, Don Campau, Mr.Moto, Carsten Olbrich, The Legendary Poptones, Daniele Brusaschetto, Kora, Messy, Silentport, William Spivey, Mlehst and many others.
Composer, electronic musician and percussionist, has dedicated years to researching sound through the use of concrete sounds, field recordings and real time processing. In 2012 he is founding member of the research group WHITE NOISE GENERATOR, with which he devoted himself to the promotion and dissemination of new artistic languages , working with some of the most representative artists of the international avant-garde scene: Marcello Magliocchi, Gianni Lenoci, Michele Magno, Eraser, Paolo Sanna & Elia Casu (Ongaku2), Ninni Morgia & Silvia Kastel (Control Unit), Adriano Orru, Moses Howard, Matthias Boss, Maresuke Okamoto (Tokyo Improvisers Orchestra), Noel Taylor (London Improvisers Orchestra), Carlos “Zingaro” Alves, Joao Pedro Viegas, Gustavo Costa, Joao Guimaraes Ferreira, Jose Miguel Pereira, Marcelo Dos Reis, Carlo Mascolo, Mauro Sambo, Nicola Guazzaloca. Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg
METEK is a variety of dark ambient and isolationist soundscapes, detailed textures, dynamic sound collage and noise.
METEK is me Fredrik Nilsson and I began working with sounds at age ten, recording animals at the family farm with a broken tape recorder. The music is often about the sense of the madness, I feel about the human’s attempt to co-exist with the other organisms on Earth
Moving Reef project was born from many various inspirations, unfinished plots and unextincted feelings, desires and passions. Project has started in January 2010. Emotional chillout,electroacoustica, soundtrack/film music, psychedelic,groove, jazz, dub, reverb, ambient, dark, industrial, experimental, krautrock, drone.
MUTATE is improvised, experimental soundscapes, dark ambient, intense in nature, mixing live, processed guitar drones and textures with off-kilter beats, shortwave radio and random foundsounds.Other times, MUTATE is completely something else. MUTATE has collaborated with numerous fringe artists, including Alex Charles/Thee Moths, Hyaena Fierling Reich, Kommissar Hjuler/Mama Baer, Milk (The Mekano Set), Laetitia Schteinberg (Ars Sonar), Hsin Yi Chang (Glass Diamond), et al.
MUTATE is the solo sound project of Ade Bordicott.
Giacomo Salis started as a drummer for Chemical Marriage, Lady Radiator, Dancefloor Stompers and his new electronic solo project stemmed from his passion for cut-up and the exploration of noise music. The project regards the relationship between music and image, and tries to create sound spaces with the aim of reaching and interacting with other forms of expression, for instance: video art, installation and theater, using a sound formula that shifts from dark ambient and noise, to experimental electro-acoustics.
Starting with an intense use of the loop technique, he develops the ‘idea of a “horizontal” persistent kind of music, enriched by cinema references and nocturnal atmospheres. Using these prerequisites My problem child realized the soundtrack for the photographic exhibition: “Interni di Donna” by the artist Tomaso Spiga using electronics and percussions which was performed at the San Giovanni Battista church in San Sperate. Salis has just released a collection of pieces on you tube entitled “Orphan Songs” and is working on an album that was inspired by Afro-American Voodoo religion. He also collaborated in Mauro Sambo’s project: 6’27”.
No Way Out is a french experimental project active since 2009. Through the years the sounds have evolving from dark ambient to bruitisme and including neo-classical amongst many other style (but mainly in the experimental field). But whatever the medium used, the soul of the project remain the same. Each albums must be seen a new chapter of a same story. Noise become raw material for sculpting longs architectural landscape that’s reveal the inner feelings of the listener. It’s an immersive experience made of intensity and introspectives phases.
The “nobodisoundz” project was born in 2008 (with a reference to the character of “Nobody “in Dead Man, a Jim Jarmusch film)
I first started this sound-making project by cobbling together music samples, sounds, field recordings and the results of my fiddling with some software. These sounds completed my works and added an atmosphere within and around my paintings, subsequent installations and videos. With time, these sounds have gained a more and more important place and have become self-sufficient, no longer requiring any other medium. I look for dense, heavy, noisy, squeaky, tense and quiet atmospheres, which have to be both dark and bright at the same time.
Pierre Jolivet originally from Paris, is an artist who’s currently based in Dublin. Pierre started as a French pioneer, under the moniker of Pacific 231, in the industrial and power electronics musical fields before moving into ambient and abstract sounds. His works now explores the very limit of sound and space, especially through his past and present audiovisual performances presented in numerous countries. In 2010, he became part of the Luigi Russolo jury, an international award in acousmatic music created in 1979 with the participation of François Bayle and Pierre Schaeffer.
Pollux is the brainchild of Arnaud Barbe, hyper-productive boy from France. He has released tons of albums, EPs & singles on a number of labels. He also have founded his own net-label Sirona-Records. He currently produce mostly ambient & drone but also some noise, electronica, soundscape, experimental sounds. He is also an active member of the lobit aka low bitrate community.
This solo project started in February 2013 with my 1st composition Lethal agony.
Uv Ursa Spr is a multi-noise genre project run by Szymkowiak Joseph.
Øystein Jørgensen aka Q / Ambient Fabric / Auditory Perception – is a Music Producer/Sound Designer from Norway. He started his musical activity in late 1980 as a bass guitar player in some Black Metal/Hardcore/punk bands. In early 2000 he started experimenting with music software and field recordings.
Sound is in our minds before birth. Afterwords we just make it free.
Sonologyst was born in Naples (Italy), in May the 8th, 1971. After studying mathematics and physics at Naples University, he graduated as a sound technician in 1999. In 2000 he started experimenting with electronic mediums, and the result was a 4 track album released as ‘Memorie Elettroniche Sonore’ (on PeopleSound, a record label sponsored by TDK). After that he studied guitar and improving his technical skills in the electronic music field, returning to produce music, finalizing many ideas he had in previous years.
In end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013 Petroglyph Music netlabel released, under the name Sonologyst, “Ipotesi del continuo”, “Beyond the logic of Science” and “Forgotten Rituals”, the latter a collaboration with polish musician Dariusz Michalak. In 2013 Sirona Records released “The waiting”, an album of solo electric guitar experiments, and Sillage Intemporell publishes a dark industrial album of Sonologyst in collaboration with french experimental musician Adrien Mailler a.k.a. No Way Out .
In 2014 Petroglyph Music released Unexplained Sounds album, a work focused on the “uncommon” field recording manipulations, and Geometrical Phenomenons in collaboration again with NOW, where there’s an exploration of generative music solutions.
Various visual works have been based on Sonologyst’s tracks by visual artists like Cesar Naves, Alex Amerantropoides, Swoon, and many single compositions were selected for compilations around the world (Midnight Radio, IFAR, Red Venice, Petroglyph Music, Sombre Soniks dark ambient volumes, etc) or for radio streaming shows and underground events.
Sonologyst bases this project on the perpetual experiment in sound, looking back to early experimentation of the Fifties and Sixties of Berio, Stockhausen, Ferrari, Parmegiani, Subotnik explorations, forwarding to the future possibilities of electronic and electro-acoustic instruments, with a special attention to the relationships between music and science, between music and other art forms, including experimental cinema and ancient mythologies. Many of Sonologyst compositions have mathematical concepts, that serves as inspiration. Although this relationship, the structures are not rigid – all pieces are almost completely improvised. That’s why he calls his music “experimental”, meaning that the result is unpredictable. Sonologyst research continues with experimental guitar manipulations and into more remote soundscapes, and sonic abstractions territories.
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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‘Burning Sky’ is the second album of Red Clouds for Etched Traumas. Red Clouds’ distinctive ambient dronology incorporates noise and natural elements. Listen to the windy frequencies captured outside a Weyland-Yutani Corporation plant. 😉
ET54 An Etched Traumas release January 2014 Free Download here
Red Clouds is James Hoehl and he comes from the East Coast of USA. In the last 20 years there are discrete values, which characterize his work such as dark ambient soundscapes, space noise, drone and collaged sounds.
James Hoehl – all instruments, sounds and computer noise
BroodingSideOfMadness – Cover photograph and design
Etched Traumas presents ‘Somber Soul’ mini album of The Electric Poet. ‘Somber Soul’ is the amalgam of reversed electric sounds, abstract guitars, ambient pads and experimental rhythm patterns. Get it here
The Electric Poet hails from the United States and has been recording guitar based loops for over ten years. Follow him through the wormhole to his weird little world.
An Etched Traumas release ET52 December 2013
Etched Traumas is more than happy to release the latest work of Nicholas Fair. Fair comes from Coprus Christi, TX and he is a prolific and talented experimental artist. He’s been writing and recording short instrumentals for thirteen years along with other numerous filmscore or solo projects, and bands. With more than 40 releases under various monikers in cassette, CD, DVD and even VHS formats his work is still versatile and unexpected.
The ‘How To Get Lost In Your Bedroom‘ EP comprises of three instrumental tracks with electric guitar in a lo-fi aesthetic. Partly deliberately and partly due to the nature of recording media (cassette) and due to its age, a certain warmth of noise is being added to the final result. Despite the release title, one could close his/her eyes and envision the great American plains in a dry period, as depicted in the films of Peter Vogdanovich. Solitary and introspective; this is great music!
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An Etched Traumas release ET36 January 2013
Happy New Year! We wish you a year full of health, joy, love and music! This is the second release of the Florida based artist, m is for mason and the first release of 2013 for Etched Traumas. ‘The Shrine vol. I’ is a three track EP with dark choral ambient sounds dealing with calmness, serenity and peace of mind.
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Salem:1976 comes from USA and constructs his audio work using laptop, circuit bent telephone, tape machines, FX processors, and anything he can field record. A deep seance wave work for Ονειρομαντία. Experimental ambient at its best!
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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.