<1 is based somewhere in the UK and aims to construct soundscapes that resonate with each individual listener’s imagination, fears and anxieties.
Generative and expressive sound works. Some made for films that exist. Some made for films that don’t exist yet. Designed to be at the forefront but comfortable in the background.
Gillham is an experimental guitarist from USA.
23RedAnts is a duet (Macarena Montesinos and Niet F-n) that comes from Vigo, Spain. Mainly based on free improvisation, the duet moves in different directions mixing noise, melody, glitch music, silences, field recordings, loops and irregular rhythms in always new and surprising ways.
Created in 2013, 5158 is a collaborative project between Sound of Freedom and Arbee. 5158 km separates these two Canadian musicians. This great distance is not enough to stop spreading a common interest, across the land and the airwaves. Sharing a passion for electronic music, ambient vibes, and sound texturing, quickly evolved in this tangible project. Passion, imagination and music have no physical limits.
Ambient Blackhearts Division is a ritualistic black ambient, Power-electronics, Power-noise solo project by Lorenzo Gasparella (Vocals, evocations, rituals, synthesizers, field recordings, samples) based in Rome and active since 2010.
APF is an experimental one man band indie project based in Costa Rica.
Audraulic is an experimental electronic outfit created by Jez Mond who lives in Dubai. Audraulic uses both analogue and digital synths, along with field recordings (most of which will be heavily manipulated) to create large encompassing soundscapes with the focus on an active and mobile mix. Jez has been influenced by many styles of music. Audraulic’s sound is a reflection of these styles and is therefore quite eclectic, having no fixed style or genre, but is mostly dark in its nature.
Solo project of Portuguese artist Nelson P. Ferreira. Nelson experiments with long drone and ambient textures
Guido Bisocoli is an Argentinean composer and drummer and his works are diverse as he always likes to try new sounds and styles. Rock in Opposition, microtonalism, electroacoustic works, minimalism, extreme progressive metal, dodecaphony, are some of them. His particular sound style is at times obscure other times joyful, at times aggressive other times calm, at times dense other times shallow. Immerse yourself in his music.
Bitsev is the solo live project of Gusev K.P. from Russian Federation. Gusev K.P. uses electric and electronic instruments live building free jazz ambient textures and minimal structures.
Since the late nineties the Luxembourg based Jacques H. incarnates blue dressed man, an experimental audio/visual artist. His direct influences are: environment, daily living, woods, urban nature, and withdrawal. In the past few years he self produced a couple of albums & EPs distributed by various labels in Germany, Luxembourg and Italy.
BroodingSideOfMadness is interested in phonemes, graph theory, realism and any dystopian ambience. He prefers to use acoustic material than synthetic and he always seeks for the generative element in his tracks. His diverse work comprises of two large choices: one with lyricism and melody and the noisy one, sometimes he merges those two. He tackles with sound and moving image as a composer and a video artist. He is the founder of Etched Traumas netlabel.
Christian Schiefner is a noise/tape musician from Berlin, Germany now living in Marseille, France. The label “Chemiefaserwerk” is nowadays the main output for his solo activities. Collaborations include The New IBM, TBC/CFW, Hiroshima Bird Market, Die Schacht and others. He released music on labels such as Self Help Tapes (Sweden), Blue Tapes & X- Ray Records (UK), Midnight Circles (Germany), Gold Soundz (Norway), Siltbreeze (US), Pan Y Rosas (US), SQRT (Poland), Econore (Germany) and others.
Musician from Bristol, UK.
Beginning in 1978 with photography, Ciullini participates in the mail art network until 1980 and in several exhibitions and catalogs. During this period he also produces his own mail art fanzine ‘The Oxidized Look’ and participates in many graphic design issues by multimedia project Trax.
Between 1980 and 1986 he focuses on music works with two self-produced tapes + booklet ‘Domestic Exile’ and ‘Nouances’. He also participates in various audiotape compilations, radio shows and vinyl compilations. After a very long hiatus, Ciullini releases in 2011 his first work ‘Il bacio della sirena’ – an audio cd given with the Italian art magazine ‘Bau’ and published by several netlabels.
In 2013 London’s label Strut records selects his old track ‘Ancora Icone’ for the vinyl compilation ‘Mutazione’ of 80’s Italian New Wave and Industrial music. In 2014 he releases a new work titled ‘Musica per architetture abbandonate’, which is digitally distributed by Audioglobe. In the same year ‘Resti’ is digitally released by Quantum bit, Editoria do Porto, Ephedrina. Stato Elettrico releases ‘Virus’, a digital selection extracted from ‘Resti’ and ‘Sound Recycling Terminal (again)’ is digitally published by Nostalgie de la boue. In 2015 London’s label Ecstatic Records releases ‘Domestic exile – collected works 1982-1986’ a vinyl record including the homonym audio-work, plus all tracks that have been released on audio-cassette by various labels during that period. In 2015 Ephedrina includes his new single track ‘Ruggine nell’erba’ in digital compilation titled ‘Magma sound n.4’.
DAP, was born at the end of 2012, with the intention of exploring the cosmos and micro cosmos of man, through drawings and visionary soundscapes, drawing also on the electronic music scene of the past 40 years! More musical inspirations were, among others, Kraftwerk, Tangerin Dream, Klaus Schultze and Jean Michele Jarre. Everything is produced through the use of a DAW, using only virtual plugin, iPad, recordings sound fields and manipulations of sounds.
Dabit Vocem Austria is a project from Felix Sauermoser, born in 1977. Felix started to using a audiorecorder in the age of 8 and first recorded his granny singing. After a lot of experiments, he started to make a noise project and some others.
Dædal Sphallðlalia was created by Z_n in Rome few years ago. The project is about noise/harsh noise and dark ambient/drone production.
A true music hero, the inimitable Darko Jovanovic.
Darkstar83 is the one-man-project of Kostas Konstandinidis from Greece. Darkstar83 started composingmusic in 2009 using computer software and midi synthesizers. One can file his music under minimalistic ambient, but sometimes he injects experimental elements using fast and slow rhythms. The formed soundscapes introduce you to the melancholic atmosphere of Darkstar83’s mind, of dark images of space and of very personal feelings. Kostas says: “I cannot read music at all, and I can only play by ear”. He suggests listening to his tracks using earphones with flat equalisation, so that the atmospheres on which the pieces are built, become perceptible.
Dark ambient project from Russia
Toni Dimitrov aka sound_00 is the man behind post global, but also a cultural producer and cultural explorer, radio host and radio activist, philosopher and communicologist, poet and mountain climber as well as sound artist, DJ, designer, organizer. When at home and not traveling he is doing various projects that keep 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.
djozr (d͡ʒoʊ.zɹ) is an ambient drone glitch project by Glenn Bryce.
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
dr guilty was born in the early 70s somewhere in Italy. First musical experiences date back to the mid 80s – playing electric guitar in an utterly forgotten noise combo that recorded only 2 tracks. He started making electronic music in the early 2000s.
Earhead comes from Turkey and started to make music at the age of 14. He recorded his first analog noises with poor record devices such as phones etc. While being into psychoacoustics and experimental music he experimented with two other music projects: the Plastic Age and the Darkoccult. Today he has a huge musical arsenal consisting of conventional instruments such as acoustic/electric guitar, piano, synths and vocals and unconvetional ones such as tea cups, knives, spoons etc. He has a distinctive noise and eschatological sound footprint.
eidoscognitio is Alejandro Betancourt, an electroacoustic performer from Venezuela. Alejandro was born in Barquisimeto, Lara and started to compose, play and perform live on his early 30΄s. In his work he tends to explore the richness and the always interesting evolving atmospheres of all soundscapes he can get: Field recordings, sound libraries and synthesizer/sampler generated ones. His work is heavily influenced by ambient music, he rarely uses rhythm loops, although he creates the sense of a beat using a virtual effect plug-in that allows him to loop a certain fragment of his performance.
Ein Profil comes from Germany where he lives in the beautiful town of Marburg. He especially prefers the sound of strings and chimes and is fond of melodies placed into hollow or wafting backgrounds. He is highly interested in collaborations, so feel free to contact him!
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.
Nicholas Fair comes from Texas, USA 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 and band projects. Nicholas releases works under various monikers on his Gnosis Antiquarius label, such as Electronic Meditation Program, Vibrant Ones, Kali Yuga etc.
Experimental Folk Rock music band Fake Cats Project from Moscow / Russia was founded by Kirill Makushin, Igor Levshin and Alexei Borisov in January 2015.
Nelson P. Ferreira & Rui Paulino are Portuguese sound and visual artists. They both create deep drone and noise ambient works. Nelson releases music as AVOIDANT and Rui as Ecos.
Fire to the Stars is an Australian six-piece band making glorious melancholia suitable for geographical outposts, these tracks soothe and despair simultaneously.
Fernando Laub (aka flaub) is a composer and visual artist mainly orientated to avant-garde, experimental and electroacoustic music. With the aim of compiling sonic substance and creating new devices from old industrial machines and recycled scrap, he spent several years living into an abandoned factory reconditioned as a sound laboratory. Besides those post-industrial quests he use to travel around the world documenting sonic and visual material. Combining all that stuff with the research of new synthesis methods his music not only describes pictures, it will transport you to a sort of surreal and Sci-Fi scenarios, images that are quite difficult to define.
getdizzzy is a composer, DJ and game designer living in Chicago. drawing from ambient, hip-hop, techno, experimental sound collage and noise, getdizzzy’s music is idiosyncratic, rewarding, unfamiliar, colourful and accessible.
Gimu is no stranger to music. With over 20 years of expansive musical exposure, Gimu’s experimental sound has been influenced by many genres. As well as being composed of completely original textures. We cannot describe his music in one word. He has graced us with dark ambient, haunting and beautiful drones, atmospheric subtlety and other experimental sounds. He has over 20 releases to his name. He has released recordings on such well-known labels as Heat Death, Rural Colors, Pocket Fields, Heart and Soul, TOC Label, Twisted Tree Line, Constellation Tatsu, Sacred Phrases etc. He also has self-released albums and eps out on Bandcamp and Soundcloud. He has been involved with other multiple projects, including running and singing in synth pop band “terrorturbo” in the past and a poetry sound project entitled “Caterpillars Dressed In Their Finest”. Whatever Gimu does, we are always in for something surprising. He keeps his sounds new yet there is always a signature style in his work.
Gomon is the product of cold city sounds, which is mixed with guitar riffs and chthonic myths. The music of this project is a search for the atmosphere in the world of dreams for a breath of fresh air.
Outsider artist from the Netherlands. Improvisations are always starting point of his soundscapes. The end result is a mixture of careful editing, chance, the balance between acoustic/electronic sources and field recordings. All this combined with the desire to tell a compact story usually closely linked to the landscapes in his immediate environment.
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.”
islandInvader comes from Greece. The last twelve years - in and out of sanity - she improvises with acoustic and electric instruments.
IOK-1 is David Bengtsson, a dark ambient drone artist from “Somewhere in the woods” in Sweden as he says. The main characteristic of his work is the mesmerizing long and dark ambient drones that invite us to an exhilarating ominous path. His main influences are New Risen Throne, Jesu, Earth, Avgrunden . IOK-1 has releases in DNA Production, Witte Dood Records and deersound.
Jan-Morten Iversen, Stavanger, Norway, is a nicenoise-artist who’s been active since the early 90s, these last ten years working solo and within groups Bjerga/Iversen, Lydhode and others. Collaborations include Maurizio Bianchi, Tzesne, Quoit, Torstein Wjiik, Sound_00, Martin Steinebach and others. Iversen established the TIBProd.-label ten years ago and still runs it today.
Harrison Banfield is a new media artist and musician based in South Wales, producing work under the moniker Jaguar Mín. Harrison is an eclectic musician, currently focusing on sound design, soundscaping and experimental electronic music. He produces an ongoing series of short EPs featuring contrasting styles. He works mainly with found footage sourced from the Internet and social networks, exploring a range of contemporary issues through the filter of social media- with a particular interest in voyeurism, the human body and advanced capitalism.
Jared Sagar is a producer/composer born in 1977 and residing in the United Kingdom. In his various soundworks, he concentrates in bringing out intensity, chaos, and isolation. His sounds are mostly made from field recordings then manipulated, fragmented, pulled apart, then put back together to form a new sonic soundscape. There is no focus on time as such, nothing syncopated, the focus is purely on sound itself, the textures involved and the emotion found in it. His compositions can be formless beats, drones, noise, ambience, basically sculptured sound focusing on time and space.
ΚΑΤΑΠΥΓΩΝ is a trio: Nikita (vocals, concepts) Egor Efremov (all music & processing) Anastasia (vocals, additional live instruments) The name can be roughly translated from ancient Greek as “sodomist” or “pervert”, also - a middle finger gesture. They are using ancient greek hymns and poems as lyrics which is presented in two languages - original greek (Nikita) and russian translation (Anastasia).
Katajamäki comes from Finland and creates beautiful ambient and optimist soundscapes. As he says his purpose is to create blue sounds that fit someone’s evenings.
Kaztalien is an ambient project from Tambov, Russia. He creates rich drone ambient textures enhanced with field recordings since 2010. Kaztalien appeared in the summer of 2010 as a single experiment with natural sounds. Later these experiments evolved into mono-project «ПБН» - Russian acronym of «no name yet». The summer of 2011 was a period when natural sounds of this project were mixed with synthesizers and low drones. This new sound became the starting point of «Kaztalien». Main theme and inspiration source of the project is the coexistence of Nature and Civilization in the modern world. Kaztalien has already two releases: «Woldsongs» - split-album with Azkr - which contains their first remixed experiments and a couple of new tracks and a solo album called «Humanature».
Experimental work from Russian Federation.
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.
Lezet is Igor Jovanovic and comes from Požega, Serbia. Lezet is an 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…” (extract taken from the “Black Syrup” zine #2 (Serbia, 2007)).
Lord Havoc, or Rakun, or Jus, is a (dark) ambient artist from Slovenia. His ambition to make music comes from life, experimentation, science fiction and other things. 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.
“m is for mason” is Mason Evans, producer and musician from Panama City Beach, Florida, USA. His works usually include dark vibes, laced with heavy break-beats and relaxing ambiance. New to the production game, he strives to create his own unique sound, which is almost impossible to replicate.
Melodie des Vergessens is a project of Igor Tumanniy, started its activities in 2012. All music is based on post-processing of live sound of the accordion, sampledelics in small quantities, field recordings, experiments with conrete sound, some compositions have vocals. For all time of a creative period, the sound character extends from the painful, otherworldly and raw, to a deep dissociating prostration, and so the music incorporates surreal shades that reflected in a track titles, themes of witch is an oblivion, isolation, emptiness , eternity, flying inward thyself, harmony and disharmony, inspiration and spiritual loneliness, that joining together from the beginning and to the present days the narrative of this project.
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.
Musician from Spain
N.Roman is an experimental and drone producer, born and living in Valladolid (Spain). He is also very involved in netlabelism since 2008, with EPs released in several netlabels (aka Dubkrauz).
Nobodisoundz comes from France and first started this sound-making project by cobbling together music samples, sounds, field recordings and the results of his fiddling with audio software. These sounds completed his works and added 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.
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.
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.
A project created to implement the ambient and not only the mood of the author. originally was written only dark ambient, but later decided not limited by the rigid framework, but at the same time, the music has not lost the original dark and cold, notnotice tries to embody in their tracks, the idea of loneliness and alienation.
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, Portuguese, Russian) and installed a number of visual art exhibitions.
N.U.T.E. come from Greece and formed in 1991 by Nikos and Kostas Istavrioglou. They have numerous releases since 1992 in physical formats, and they’ve played so far over eighty shows. During the last years N.U.T.E. have supported acts such as Prodigy, Altern8, NRG, Shamen and Adamski. Dig the killer electro breakbeat of N.U.T.E.
Since 2011, Kristof and Palomo (Other Matter duo) they are wandering the dreary toxic spaces above, witnessing to the weakness of the human mind confronted with, and ultimately defeated by, the darkness, - all darkness. Michel Kristof: electric guitar, electric esraj, sitar. Born 1966. Solo work on guitars and electrified indian instruments as MKF’s Approach. Since 2010 in free jazz godfather Sonny Simmons’ Moksha Samnyasin with Thomas Bellier (Blaak Heat Shujaa) and Sébastien Bismuth (Abrahma). Guest appearances with Ehécatl. Julien Palomo: synthesizers, organ, piano, tape manipulations. Born 1978. Producer for Improvising Beings (Sonny Simmons, François Tusques, Alan Silva, Sabu Toyozumi, Itaru Oki, Giuseppi Logan…). Also performing in post-pop group Babooszchka.
Ophed is the artistic project of Sylvain Desfossés from Québec, Canada. Aside from his work in the music education field, he is a composer influenced by various genres of music, ranging between 20th century classical composers to contemporary popular, popular dance styles and from south American rhythmic to the simple complexity of polyphonic African music or polyrhytmics of the tribal dances of Indonesia. He seeks a perpetual fluid motion element as he always tries to build a consistent shape out of a fluid, a never ending energy. He has been composing for about 20 years and has worked with visual arts and musical experimentations. Basically using minimalistic techniques, he uses random set patterns, reverse audio, spoken samples, detune, distortion, and explores polyrhythmic and polyphonic soundscapes. For him, music is a language therefore he gives priority to the message he wants to communicate.
Ukrainian experimental dark ambient project.
Tim likes to make experimental/dark ambient music using mostly soundscapes and rhythm beats, and also making videos for his and other’s people music using various aliases such as Obu Tarn, (Alex) Amerantropoid(es), etc. Tim has a hearing problem and he uses hearing aid in order to make music.
Speech call. Is that not how all graphomaniacs start? Hearing the call. No. Feeling the itch. Better now. The old radio. Tune between FM frequencies, but no song. Not a one damn song. All babble. All pussy, tit, love love love, till vomit or ejaculate. Same thing. That don’t arouse me anymore. So much the better. Switch to short waves. Shift amidst stations, static, find the beatings, now, some song, at least at last. Some play. What else (one needs)? Some rice, some onion, some carrot, if that. One don’t need much, when one prepares. Turn the radio off. Some tea, cheap tasteless tea, pour water, all is good. A cigarette, all is better. Then the sky, less cloudy, the better. Waiting. Such are waiting times. Maybe the mountain, some sea. One needs less, when preparing. Or, even better, not getting wasted. Clean in old cloths. Some little light and far city ambiance. Itch stopping. Not wasted. Not.
Red Clouds is James Hoehl and he comes from East Coast of USA. In the last 20 years there are discrete values, which characterize Red Clouds work. The dominant dark ambient soundscape 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.
Solo project of the hungarian visual artist Normal Gergely. The Reisebüro86 is a deep, sensitive and personal approach of the noise-soundart. Always experimental and totally dark sounds with guitar, effects, flute, keyboard, looper, microphone and small metal strings and springs and other special objects. Normal’s Improvised free musics fill out his strange and weird visual world.
Catalonian musician and field recorder.
Musician from United Kingdom.
Paco Rossique lives and works in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain). He has lived and studied in Madrid and Florence (Italy). With a career spanning over twenty years as an artist, his work include paintings, murals, sound art pieces, sculptures, prints, magazine articles, art-books, illustrations for newspapers and curatorship. He has composed sound art pieces, such as those for the exhibition “90% Water” with Mónica Aranegui and Jose J. Torres in the Library of the University Carlos III, Madrid 2011, Soundtracks for the “Land for the future: sustainable development” in the Elder Museum of Science and Technology Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and soundtrack “Planning the insular Landscape.” Special Territorial Plan of the landscape of Gran Canaria. Biennial of the Canaries 2009.
‘I was born in Japan and started to make music since 2004. My main focus is to make sounds that can be musical on very high volume environment. Two most important artist for me are Merzbow(high volume environment) and Yasushi Miura (techniques of synthesis and audio editing).’
Salem:1976 comes from USA. He constructs his audio work using laptop, circuit bent telephone, tape machines, FX processors, and anything he can field record. He is the founding member of the Coterminous Collectiv, a group of upstate NY experimental musicians and releases work under various names such as Nineveh, Stochastic, Kuato Lives, or The Cubes.
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. 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.
Sonvol is a noise producer from Slovenia and he has numerous digital noise experimental releases.
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.
sp3ct3rs is a dark ambient, sometimes drone, often minimalist musician based out of montreal
Noise project from France.
Willy Stamati is a post-industrial / noise / experimental one-man project from Ukraine. It was established in 2007. The basic aim is sound experiments. Inspired by such luminaries as Merzbow, Aube, Marco Corbelli, Maurizio Bianchi, Raison d’Etre, Contagious Orgasm and Bad Sector, Willy Stamati worked his way up from darkwave and neoclassics to post-industrial and noise and created more than 100 albums in different styles. The main topic of his music is life in its lowest display, from worst human features to faults of development; the gloomy atmosphere of his music call thoughts about doom, despair and realization of self-insignificance. The main features differing Willy Stamati from similar projects are careful selection of musical material, variety of genres and styles, its original sound and serious intelligent approach to music creation.
Experimental music duo formed in 2009 as a collaboration between a founding member of Squadra Omega and a classically trained guitarist, ex-student of Sylvano Bussotti. The starting point of the project consists of a systematic and layered contrast of minimalist themes and free forms, improvised with the aim of being able to creatively represent a shared vision of a surreal existence where space and time are continuously altered by chaos. The overall effect is similar to an orchestra which sound flows in constant motion, also inspired by visual arts like Nouveau Realisme, Rumorismo or the playful moments of Dadaism.
swivelized sounds is homemade experimental psychedelic electronic drone noise.
System Morgue is a one-man project from Moscow, Russia. The music varies from the pure harsh noise to dark ambient and drone with early Aidan Baker, Maeror Tri, Mathias Grassow and Klaus Wiese influences.
Szymkowiak Joseph and Eric Duriez are two sonic explorers who work alone or in collaboration to cumulate the energy from both of them - each one has his own personal way and point of view, but has a symbiotic conception of sound. They use electronics, pedal effects, guitar, bass, metal plate, spring instrument.
Tar Miles is the ghost of Thanos Papadopoulos, Hana, who creates electronic music in experimental mode through techno forms. Between Transmat and Metroplex seminal sonic footprint, Tar Miles infuses the latter with an experimental twist. Structural and textural elements are clearly identifiable, phat synths, 808-like percussion, modulation, low pitched vocal samples, while they manifest the starting point for Tar Miles’ exploration on composition and rhythmic adventure. Tar Miles has numerous releases under Hana moniker on digital and physical format.
Ten Thirty is a duo project born in 2008 and located in France. Inspired by 20th-century classical composers and by ritual chants, Ten Thirty improvise during live sessions dreamlike soundscapes with industrial sounds, field recordings, samples and synthesizers. Most of these paradoxical and enigmatic ballades are regarded as an “acoustic-mental cinema”.
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.
Their Teeth to Points is the main creative outlet for a sound artist based near Toronto, Canada. Their Teeth to Points is an experiment in audio manipulation, sound collage, field recordings, digital synthesis, and various algorithmic composition techniques.
Marina Tozzi was born in Bologna in 1979. After 15 years of classical piano training, she likes to create delicate noise constructions and mess with futile traditional tonic meters.
Born in Sgo del Estero, Argentina, Daniel Abdala is an electronic musician, composer, producer, guitar/bass player, and singer. Turvia is his main project. It began in 2005, as an industrial-rock oriented band but it evolved forward to become an electronic solo project, with influences of noise, ambient music, synth-pop, experimental and a touch of gothic/esoteric art. His music is trippy, with elements such as mid-tempos, raw landscapes, and twisted voices, but all warped in ethereal melodies.
Unciviliz comes from Greece. He is an “ex-sound engineer” - as he likes to describe himself - and experiments with tons of noisy sonic blasts and soundbites, creating miniaturesque noise works. His audio works are radical, unorthodox but you can always discover a humorous side either in his track titles or in his compositions.
Greek experimental noise duet.
In a desperate attempt to transform flesh into sound, Utu Lautturi was born. To force the shattered shards of a broken mind into audible reflective surfaces and summon guides in the endeavor of hermetic re-creation. Produced by whatever means, when and wherever, unrestrained by genre or method, Utu Lautturi’s sounds are a second skin. It is difficult to separate sound and word from man. All of his work relies on improvisation, snipping shadows off moments gone, and arduously attempting to compile them again into something vaguely familiar. Something to rest on and reach inside from. For if there is something sacred to Utu Lautturi, be it muddy and foul or gleaming pure, it must be imagination.
Valley of Capsules is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and creates cinematic soundmirrors and collages by remorphing audiosources of many kinds. “The soundscapes suggest a mystery of an exotically dark but alluring astral realm.”
Evidence of the urban environment, recordings of modern life, the noise that reveals the truth.
Drone ambient project from Portugal.
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 effective 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.
Vox Populi! is a freeform alternative music project. Based in Paris, France, their style incorporates elements from psychedelic music, Persian folklore and all sorts of mind elevating sound forms since 1982.
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 concept pursues mysticism, the occult, time, religions, the process that leads to contemplation, the silence, the pause, the suspension, death and upstarts.
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.
the wolfgirl liberation comes from the United Kingdom and started composing music at the end of the 90’s. His distinctive sound comprises of contradictory elements such as breakbeat rhythm patterns, magnificently emotional string arrangements and meticulously crafted field recordings. His goal is the music will take us on journeys and through places. “In my music there is always hope, an escape. If we were just to climb over that wall we would be somewhere new.” he says. “However dark it gets there is always an exit. We are only ever visiting.”
Known (or not-known) for attention to detail in his compositions and a lo-fi approach and aesthetic in creating music, Yaws makes rhythmic soundscapes, exploring long and expanding improvisations through repetition, static and noise. Taking influence from artists such as HTRK, Deutsch Nepal, Coil and Craig Leon, his music is an incessant, yet subtle perpetual groove which intends to tap into a rhythmic continuum which transcends the listener.
Zerogroove comes from Italy, his music is a mix between fragments of sounds, silences and broken rhythms. Above all he is a guitarist who’s in love with rhythm. Zerogroove’s technique has been influenced by Arto Lindsay, David Byrne and Sonic Youth guitar playing. After the initial recording, he structures his work via a process called ‘sound-breaking’, then he creates rhythm patterns that could be a modulation of white noise, a drum kick, a bass sound or silence used as a ‘space rhythm’ instrument. Silence is a sound as well for Zerogroove. All his music is played live and nothing is sampled except voices that act as an homage. His objective is to develop a distinct personal style based on dirty sounds as in post-punk bands of the 1980s and concrete and multiform rhythms.
Zoran is a solo soundart project from Nazarje, Slovenia. Since 2008 Zoran is working on electronic music composing and lucid sound tripping. Zoran was always into music, first as a listener, then as a singer with street-metal band Podplat, then as a rapper and hip-hop producer in his project Pifka. From time to time he still makes a rap tune, but his first love is electronic drone/ambient/experimental soundart. Zoran makes music with computer software using midi keyboard. Adding effects or not, it doesn’t matter, manipulating beyond understanding than crushing down to minimal, it’s all the same for Zoran because all is sound. Zoran was influenced by 80’s and 90’s music of all genres. Zoran’s goal is love and understanding through sound, accepting the unknown and free minded creativity. Everything is sound and sound is all there is, this is Zoran.