We are so happy to release the second work of Las Paccariscas on our label. After Despair [ET106, 2017], Las Paccariscas, an
We are more than happy to release another Martin’s work. ‘El Svein’ is a 20mins long piece where one can sink into the ocean of Rach’s sonic explorations. A spiral diving. A spectrum of ambient/noise tech surprises.
All sounds: Martin Rach
Photography/Cover : BroodingSideOfMadness
ET127 An Etched Traumas release January 2019
FREE Download : https://archive.org/details/ET127_Martin_Rach_El_Svein
S.N. K. / S.R. A. / 23
BroodingSideOfMadness: Field Recording, Ableton, Guitar, Cover Design
Melophobia: Analog Percussion, Field Recording
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.
BroodingSideOfMadness is interested in phonemes, graph theory, realism and any dystopian ambiance. He seeks for the generative element in his tracks. He is the founder of Etched Traumas netlabel.
Thanks to Pindaros C.
An Etched Traumas release ET119 January 2018
Artist URL: https://soundcloud.com/strangeflavor
Pineal Neuron Trauma – The Story Of…
This is the first and maybe the last Pineal Neuron Trauma release. The project is inactive for a long time and its future is uncertain. So this would be the right time to have a release with all the recorded stuff till now.
The story began when Tim Van der Schraelen (Antwerp, Belgium) and Mattia P. (Italy) started Pineal Neuron Trauma and recorded their first 3 tracks (tracks 01-03) in November 2013 and a fourth one (track 04 : Digital Skullfuck) in April 2014. Both they had their own solo music projects. Mattia liked to make mostly noise music as “Human Virus Transmission” while Tim liked 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.
In April 2014 Tim also asked Theofil Tsiolakakis (Thessaloniki, Greece) who he already had his own project “Mean Flow” (experimental, ambient, noise, etc) using mostly keyboards to collaborate and they recorded a S/T song (track 23) as “Drowned In The Sewers” almost simultaneously with PNT 4th track. They started to make some more few music (which finally aborted by Tim and used by Theofil to Mean Flow music) while Tim asked Theofil to join PNT. So as a trio project this time. PNT recorded 13 tracks (tracks 05-17) in almost 1 year period, between May 2014 to April 2015. Then there were some disagreements with Mattia, and Tim decided to stop the collaboration and PNT were inactive again for some months.
In September 2015, Tim asked Theofil to continue PNT and write new tracks and also brought another member to project, Joseph (Athens, Greece) who has his solo music project too, called “BroodingSideOfMadness“. Joseph also has his own music label called “Etched Traumas“.. So with this line-up they recorded 2 tracks in September 2015 (tracks 18 : I Walk The Same Dark Place) & 19 : Brave New World) and another one (track 20 : Fake Spirituality Is Moral Rape) in February 2016. Joseph then, for some personal reasons stopped recording with PNT although he was never officially left the project.
Tim and Theofil recorded a track (track 24 : Four Legs Good, Two Legs Bad) in March 2016 and Tim decided to have it as the second track by Drowned In The Sewers. After that, there was another period not so active. Tim And Theofil started another 2 tracks in June 2016. The one track (track 21 : “He Who Talks To Machines”) got the final recording and the video clip in August 2016. The second track (The Pineal Neuron Trauma Continues) named as this, because of Tim’s will to continue PNT, left without a video clip.
This last track (The Pineal Neuron Trauma Continues) and another track named “Chaos” that recorded in October 2016, mixed together by Tim as one final track (track 22 : The Burning Past) and a new final video clip was made by Tim in March 2017.
Last time Tim’s hearing ability got worse and this is another main reason PNT’s future is so uncertain.
You can watch all video clips of Pineal Neuron Trauma’s songs made by Tim, in this playlist link :
The Pineal Neuron Trauma facebook page, which contains also many videos by Tim’s solo music and other stuff is this :
Tim Van der Schraelen (Antwerp, Belgium) : Tracks 01-24
Mattia P. (Italy) : Tracks 01-17
Theofil Tsiolakakis (Thessaloniki, Greece) : Tracks 05-24
BroodingSideOfMadness (Athens, Greece) : Tracks 18-20
Cover art : BroodingSideOfMadness
[ET114] An Etched Traumas release May 2017
We are so happy to present ‘Les silences de Perséphone‘ the 6th work of Philippe Neau on Etched Traumas net label. FREE Download here
Philippe Neau comes from France and started his sound-making projects by cobbling together music samples, field recordings and the results of his fiddling with audio software. Sounds complete his works and add 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. In his previous projects he used the artistic name Nobodisoundz.
- Invocation https://etchedtraumas.bandcamp.com/album/invocation
- Isolation https://etchedtraumas.bandcamp.com/album/isolation
- of rust, grain and atmospher (collaborative work with other matter) https://etchedtraumas.bandcamp.com/album/of-rust-grain-and-atmospher
- Rêveries ...apparitions https://etchedtraumas.bandcamp.com/album/r-veries-apparitions
- Dis-Tu (collaborative work with BroodingSideOfMadness) https://etchedtraumas.bandcamp.com/album/dis-tu
ET113 An Etched Traumas release April 2017
We are more than happy to release the album of Ivan Somov titled सगरमाथा (Everest).The album narrates the difficult path of conquering of the highest mountain on the planet Earth. The music takes you to an exciting journey through the mountain passes, ridges and base camps. A traveler should be courageous in order to reach the peak. Spirits will protect him, while dangerous avalanches and frozen empty spaces will be waiting for him. This album is dedicated to all who are overcoming themselves. It is filled with the spirit of will.
एल्बम Ivan Somov, भनिन्छ सगरमाथा (सगरमाथा) “notnotice” विद्युतीय संगीत को एक कलाकार रूपमा चिनिने। उहाँले धरती मा उच्चतम पहाड विजयी को कठिन बाटो बताउँछ। पर्वतमा, बित्दै मार्फत र आधार शिविरमा संगीत एउटा रोमाञ्चक यात्रा लाग्छ। यो यात्री शीर्ष पुग्न साहसी हुनुपर्छ। यो पनि अत्तर सुरक्षा बरफ र खाली खाली को खतरनाक हिमपहिरोले लागि प्रतीक्षा गर्नुहोस्। सबै आफूलाई गर्न यो एल्बम समर्पित छ। यो इच्छा आत्मा भरिएको छ।
Альбом Ивана Сомова, известного как исполнителя электронной музыки “notnotice” получил название सगरमाथा (Эверест). Он повествует о сложном пути покорения самой высокой горы на планете Земля. Музыка уносит в увлекательное путешествие, сквозь перевалы, хребты и базовые лагеря. Путник должен быть отважен чтоб достичь вершины. Его будут оберегать духи, поджидать опасные лавины и ледяные пустые пространства. Этот альбом посвящен всем преодалевающим себя. Он наполнен духом воли.
An Etched Traumas release January 2017 ET108
Eight lo-fi sketches that lead to unchartered territories while we breath few words of Mallarmé.
BroodingSideOfMadness is interested in phonemes, graph theory, realism and any dystopian ambience. He prefers the use of acoustic material than synthetic and he always seeks for the generative element in his tracks. He runs Etched Traumas net label.
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.
BroodingSideOfMadness: field recordings, guitar, pads, mixing, percussion, arrangement
nobodisoundz: field recordings, keyboards, sounds
Written by BroodingSideOfMadness and nobodisoundz
Paintings by nobodisoundz / Design by BroodingSideOfMadness
An Etched Traumas release ET104 December 2016
“I’m in Real Life – Where are You?” is Ein Profil’s attempt at expressing the feelings of falling in love while still young and naive. The album evokes various emotions as well as sentimental memories of that summer we all have been through – no matter who we are or where we live. It’s kitchy, it’s inscrutable – it’s dilettantish, it’s multi-faceted and loses itself to details. It’s you, it’s here, it’s now – a unique moment. There is no need to hurry even though billions of chances are running out — billions are created at the very same time. Take your time and feel free to listen to Ein Profil. FREE Download here
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!
Many Thanks to Delp and Voidscream for making this possible! I’d also like to thank Delp and The Wolfgirl Liberation for the remixes!
Mastered by Delp
The Wolfgirl Liberation: https://thewolfgirlliberation.bandcamp.com/releases
An Etched Traumas release ET102 October 2016
Enjoy our first release for autumn 2016 numbered ET101 by djozr and Lezet artists. Free Download here.
The sophomore effort by a duo of old friends is a collaboration as much as it is a split release. It documents a radical departure from the sounds and approaches hitherto associated with Djozr and Lezet, and ventures into dangerously new terrains for both artists. But even despite this, the split feels more like a unified body of work than a mere collection of new songs.
djozr (d͡ʒoʊ.zɹ) is an ambient drone glitch project by Glenn Bryce.
Lezet is an experimental music project from Serbia.
all music by Glenn Bryce and Igor Jovanovic
cover art/digital painting by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen
[ET101] An Etched Traumas release 2016 September
“orphan source” has been created by using a contained framework of algorithms, equations and timescales associated with radioactive decay.
An Etched Traumas release ET95 April 2016
<1 is based somewhere in the UK and aims to construct soundscapes that resonate with each individual listener’s imagination, fears and anxieties.
all tracks constructed by <1
track 2 contains a sample of ‘yuggoth‘ by tungsten grasshopper, used with kind permission
Our first release for 2016. This is the third compilation of our releases [ET51-ET78]. We would like to thank all the contributing artists and our downloaders. Have a happy new year!! There are fantastic projects in the near future. You can ‘like’ our Facebook page.
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 stereotyping.
‘Our model is sound’, so lets go down and burn up the road. Leave your etched traumas behind.
Amazing Creative Commons licensed music.
We are more than happy to present ‘Howl’, a project by sp3ct3rs and Bride Wore Black. ‘Howl’ is a work about isolation.
Release includes two bonus video files.
An Etched Traumas release ET92 December 2015.
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
Muryoku is aimed to put sounds like natural ambient noise. Sound texture is influenced by Jon Hassell’s work.
‘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).’
ET90 An Etched Traumas release November 2015 Free Download
Side to side is a 4 tracks EP exploring several musical territories, textures and grooves. This is the first release of the duo but certainly not the last.
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.
An Etched Traumas release ET88 October 2015
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.
sp3ct3rs is a dark ambient, sometimes drone, often minimalist musician based out of montreal
An Etched Traumas release August 2015 ETS02
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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
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