[ET87] Daniele Ciullini – Fiori Dimenticati

Fiori Dimenticati

Etched Traumas is more than proud to release ‘Fiori Dimenticati‘ the latest work of Italian artist Daniele Ciullini. The three track EP is an exemplary conjunction of electrified industrial and rhythmic sounds. Reversed vocals, huge electric stabs and brooding ambiance are being blended with well crafted rhythm patterns. In contrary to the sterile vein of typical Italian noise/industrial works, Ciullini structures ‘Fiori Dimenticati‘ either on solid rhythm patterns or dark melodic soundscapes. Enjoy! Download here

CREDITS:

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.

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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’.

An Etched Traumas release ET87 September 2015

[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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[ETS02] sp3ct3rs – almagest

almagest

We welcome sp3ct3rs to Etched Traumas. This is the second release of our special series. Mini album ‘almagest‘ is an exploration of guitar and virtual synths to reflect the motions of stars and planetary bodies.

CREDITS:

sp3ct3rs is a dark ambient, sometimes drone, often minimalist musician based out of montreal
https://sp3ct3rs.bandcamp.com

An Etched Traumas release August 2015 ETS02

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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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[ET85.1] Jan-M. Iversen – Pair

Pair

We are honored to release the work titled ‘Pair by prolific Norwegian artist Jan-M. Iversen.”Pair” is a two-track drone-piece. The main idea here is to present two sides of the same story. Both pieces are mixed from the same base of samples recorded during an evening in the Bjerga/Iversen-studio. “The One” was mixed/finalized early morning, straight after the morning-coffee, while “The Other” was mixed/finalized late that same night. So in a sense: a morning-mix and an afternoon-mix.

CREDITS:

Composed, recorded, performed and mixed by Jan-M. Iversen

Recorded at Bjerga/Iversen Studio @ Consul80, Stavanger, Norway. Mixed & mastered at TIBProd. Studio 3, Hafrsfjord, Norway.

Jan-Morten Iversen, Stavanger, Norway, is a nicenoise-artist who’s been active since the early 90s, these last ten yearsworking 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.

http://janmiversen.bandcamp.com/

An Etched Traumas release ET85.1 July 2015

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[ET84] Their Teeth to Points – A Budget of Paradoxes

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We are proud of releasing this amazing album titled A Budget of Paradoxes by Canadian experimental music project Their Teeth to Points. The album title comes from an eclectic collection of fringe/alternative scientific theories, published in 1872 by a British mathematician … Continue reading

[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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[ET83.1] Lezet – Utterings

Utterings

“Utterings” is Lezet’s attempt at fake languages and sound poetry which should in this case lean toward the musical rather than the semantic. This offering is somewhat limited by content creator’s Indo-European language background and the phonetic peculiarities of his native language (Serbo-Croatian/ Croato-Serbian), but the texts and the readings should prove to be interesting and amusing enough in themselves. Any actual words used are unintentional.

“Utterings” the third installment to “The Talking Trilogy” (consisting of “Hum”,”Histrionics” & ”Utterings”) You are cordially invited to record your own interpretation/reading of the included texts in whatever way you want (sing them, whisper them, shout them, read them…) and send it to us. We would love to be able to assemble an accompanying single we would subsequently add to this release as a bonus track/mix

An Etched Traumas release April 2015 ET83.1

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[ET82] Winjer3 – The Orderly System

The Orderly SystemWinjer3 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

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[ETS01] Yaws – Yaws

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We are introducing the Etched Traumas single series along with our main EP and album releases. We are more than happy to present you the first release of our single series by Yaws. 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.

CREDITS

released 18 February 2015

Created by Yaws (AU/UK) soundcloud.com/yawss

Mastered by Christoph Grote-Beverborg at Dubplates and Mastering, Berlin.

Artwork by Prosper Unger-Hamilton  prosperuh.tumblr.com

An Etched Traumas release ETS01 February 2015

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[ET81] flaub – ‘Wild side of electrical reactions’

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Something like a deafening noise arose from inside their deepness and leave them out of breath. A primal fire burned out all their shelters. They were by themselves those who got inspired to descend up to the boundaries of their animality, without knowing it. And so on the grey angels trapped inside the oblivion woke up, one by one. Options were simple, to fall even deeper or to take flight with them to become white again.

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.

www.flaub.net

www.soundcloud.com/flaub

An Etched Traumas release February 2015 ET81

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[ET80] Martin Rach – ‘Interrupted’

 

InterruptedEtched Traumas is proud to release Rach’s exquisite work titled ‘Interrupted‘. The release combines two sets of excerpts from improvising on two instruments, piano and roland Ef303 machine, with a looped work in the middle done for disquiet junto project (www.disquiet.com). Neither of instruments is/was mine, piano standing in an old house on west coast of Norway, that I used to play during evenings of my stay there looking for specific sonoric features – first piece is improvised around two slightly detuned keys, second (last on the release) – on lowest and highest pitch, with natural ambience of an old piano being played. Roland Ef303 is a machine of my friend (Domas Ruskys), who let me use it for some weeks during my stay at home in Lithuania (also on the west coast). Mainly improvised to see what it sounds with no or minimal input – the insides of its looped/rewiring buzz in an unstable (moving/slightly swinging on a table) setting.

CREDITS:

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.

www.martinrach.com

Photography: BroodingSideOfMadness

Big thank you to people who let me use their instruments for this project.

An Etched Traumas release January 2015 ET80

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[ET79] Dædal Sphallðlalia – ‘Chaosofia’

Happy New Year! This is our first release for 2015. We welcome Dædal Sphallðlalia to Etched Traumas. ‘Chaosofia’ is about chaotic considerations about vacuum and darkness.

Five minutes of deep, harsh noise; we couldn’t have a better new year start.

Chaosofia

Credits:

Dædal Sphallðlalia was created by Z_n in Rome, Italy few years ago.
The project is about noise/harsh noise and dark ambient/drone productions.
The purpose of the act is to express his inner self.

 

An Etched Traumas release January 2015 ET79

‘States of Morphology: Sonologyst revisited’ Various Artists compilation

States of Morphology - Sonologyst revisitedEtched 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.

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1000 SHOEN [Germany]

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.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/1000schoensound

Aether Pilot [Canada]

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.

Website: https://aetherpilot.bandcamp.com/

Ajna [USA]

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)/

Website: https://soundcloud.com/intrinsik-1

Akoustik Timbre Frekuency [UK]

Akoustik Timbre Frekuency mainly fokuses on kreating elektro-akoustik kompositions that are designed for Ritual usage, no matter what path thee praktitioner may follow.

Website: http://www.sombresoniks.com/atf

Aktarus Aksam [Italy]

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.

Website: https://soundcloud.com/aktarus_aksam

BroodingSideOfMadness [Greece]

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.

Website: http://broodingsideofmadness.blogspot.gr

Paulo Chagas [Portugal]

Composer, teacher and multi-instrumentalist on contemporary, electro-acoustic, ambiental, free improvisation, jazz and chamber music.

Website: http://paulochagas.weebly.com

Joseph Curwen [UK]

HP Lovecraft inspired Post-Rave Hauntology Rituals and Radiophonic Occult Synth Horror Soundtracks, from Newcastle-upon- Tyne, England.

Website: https://josephcurwen.bandcamp.com/

eisenlager [Germany]

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.

Website: http://www.eisenlager.com/

Patrick Glassel [USA]

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.

Website: http://www.hypnodrones.bandcamp.com / music site videos:www.youtube.com/preliminimal / illustrations, paintings atfacebook.com/patrik.glassel

Globoscuro [Italy]

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.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/globoscuro1

mutan T.R.I [Slovakia]

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.

Website: https://trivm.bandcamp.com/

M.Nomized [France]

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.

Website: www.facebook.com/mnomized

Marco Malasomma [Italy]

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

Website: https://ergo1.bandcamp.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/ERGO/515328548570583?fref=ts

METEK [Sweden]

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

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Metek/190870351007999

Dariusz Michalak (musician Blob / Moving Reef) [Poland]

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.

Website: http://movingreef.blogspot.com

Mutate [UK]

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.

Website: http://www.mutate.org.uk

My Problem Child [Italy]

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”.

Website:https://soundcloud.com/my-problem-child ,https://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Problem-Child/692038680851453?ref=hl

No Way Out [France]

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.

Website: http://adrienmailler.blogspot.fr/

nobodisoundz [France]

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.

Website: http://nobodisoundz.bandcamp.com/

Pacific 231 [France / Ireland]

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.

Website: http://pacific231.com/

Pollux [France]

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.

Website: https://pollux0.bandcamp.com

Seicho suru kigi [Greece]

This solo project started in February 2013 with my 1st composition Lethal agony.

Website: https://soundcloud.com/seicho-suru-kigi

Uv Ursa Spr [France]

Uv Ursa Spr is a multi-noise genre project run by Szymkowiak Joseph.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/uvursaspr?ref=hl

Øystein Jørgensen [Norway]

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.

Website: http://oysteinjorgensenmusic.com/

Sonologyst [Italy]

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.

Website: https://sonologyst.bandcamp.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sonologyst/1508002119339356

 

[ET78] Ophed – Turning the odds

Turning the oddsA mosaic novel based on the Tarot cards. 22 short stories describing an optimistic view of mastering one’s own individual life by taking control over coincidences and occurrences. We shall not be slaves of the events happenning in our lives, we should create our own opportunities and chances. Tomorrow is the consequence of today, a repercussion of our own choices, an echo of our acts.

One by one, the cards were drawn randomly. Each track was made one at a time, the card giving the parameters to be respected: name, number, colours, elements and symbols shown and of course, the meaning of the card. Using randomly programmed grain synthetizers, random patterns or arpeggios, collected field recordings and various samples from foreign collaborators, each card was musically painted, giving a personnal interpretation of the card.

Mainly minimalist, the work covers different techniques: polyphony, polyrhythms, phasings, ostinatos and western musical and oral linguitics schemes, such as counterpoint, modal harmony, tonal harmony and different lingual phonemes. Tracks are linked to each other using a glossary made of footstep sounds, water sounds, birds singing, bells ringing and voice samples.

The album is an essay on controlled randomness. Some tracks are totally controlled, some are partially controlled and some aren’t controlled at all. Several takes were done on the tracks and a final choice was made. The album may be performed live, but the tracks will never sound exactly the same on each performance. The set would also be based on a random draw of the cards, giving each track order in the set. So, any given performance would be different from one to the next.

The listing of the album represents the exact order in which the tracks were written. On the original draw, odds went on cards VII-Le Chariot and VIII-La justice for the begining and kept XXI-Le Monde for the closing of the 78th release of internationally oriented netlabel, Etched Traumas.

In order to recreated the main concept, this album should be played on random mode.

Ophed Artist PicOphed 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.

An Etched Traumas release December 2014 ET78

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[ET76] Nobodisoundz – Rêveries .​.​.​apparitions

Rêveries ...apparitions

This is the fourth release of nobodisoundz for Etched Traumas. A 12 track masterpiece album exploring the sounds of french duo Other Matter.

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.

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[ET75] NOBODIotherSOUNDZmatter – ‘of rust, grain and atmospher’

Etched Traumas is more than happy to present the collaborative work of nobodisoundz and Other Matter duo of Michel Kristof and Palomo Julien. ‘of rust, grain and atmospher’ album is a sonic collage of dark and soulful electrified elements.

of rust, grain and atmospher

A panorama of distorted pads, electric guitar improvisations and synthesized ambient sounds. It is a cinematic journey: corrosive atmosphere and last transmissions from an underground shelter; a perfect soundtrack for ‘Dead Man’s Letters’ (Письма мёртвого человека) film directed by Konstantin Lopushansky.

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An Etched Traumas release November 2014

[ET74] Room Of Roots – ‘Small Noises’

Small Noises

We welcome to Etched Traumas ‘Room Of Roots’ solo project of British artist Milo T-M. The pieces on “Small Noises” were created over 3 years, and are really a collection of sonic experiments. The mixture of looped audio and spontaneous recording remains a key feature throughout. Most of the tracks are created to convey a particular emotion or a physical space, such as in “Rooms”. Making this music has enabled me to grasp the process of recording and mixing, whilst resisting the urge to use computers for the creation of effects or sounds.

Milo was born in London in 1997 and started showing an interest in music at the age of 11, and by 17 it is now his passion. He is influenced heavily by electronic and experimental music, but also includes elements of ambient and classical styles. His painting and writing act as parallel practices, and convey the same emotion to the reader or viewer as the music does to its listener. Much of the music he makes explores the thin line betweenminimalism and complexity, whilst retaining a sense of coherence. The fact that none of the sounds or effects are created with a computer is very important to Milo, as he believes that the ability to make anything you want immediately actually hinders creativity. The sole use of acoustic, analogue or circuit bent instruments allows his recording process to be totally spontaneous. He hopes you enjoy his music.

An Etched Traumas release October 2014 ET74

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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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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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