[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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‘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

 

[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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[ET71] Zoran – ..and then there was life

..and then there was lifeWe welcome Zoran to our net label. ‘..and then there was life’ is a twenty two minutes journey of sheer ambient drone beauty. Zoran is a solo soundart project from Nazarje, Slovenia and his goal is love and understanding through sound, accepting the unknown and free minded creativity.

An Etched Traumas release ET71 August 2014

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BroodingSideOfMadness & Darkstar83 (live @ Romantso, Athens 20-6-2014)

Enjoy BroodingSideOfMadness and Darkstar83 video footage @ Romantso, Athens 20-6-2014.

Video/Editing/Shots by You:Coma and BroodingSideOfMadness

Contains public domain footage from archive.org
2008-2014 CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Martin Hoogeboom Summer 2014

An Etched Traumas release ET77 July 2014

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[ET70] REISEBÜRO86 – ‘A Hereditary Monarchy’

 

A Hereditary MonarchyEtched Traumas welcomes REISEBÜRO86 the solo project of Hungarian artist Normal Gergely.

‘A Hereditary Monarchy’ is made of a classic piano music with distorted microphone. Complex and multi-level qualities contrast the grand piano melodies. The six movements of this album merge a decadent interwar feeling with an electrified dystopian ambiance.

“…reminds me of the world wars and the hereditary socialization problems of people. Like an innocent person in a war. Like a child who does not understand the world and his parents. It means for me that an end of a classic closed community, the healthy thoughts fighting with the narrow minded scene or a hopeless and neverending sadness.” argues 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.

An Etched Traumas release ET70 July 2014

 

[ET68] Willy Stamati – A Moment of Absolute Stillness

Stamati invites us to a dark realm of ambient, noise and mechanical sounds. Archetypical drone textures, noise elements, lo frequencies and cold soundscapes construct the Ukrainian artist’s sonic mosaic.

A Moment of Absolute Stillness

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.

[ET67] Kaztalien – ‘September October November’

September October NovemberThis is the second release of Kaztalien for Etched Traumas titled ‘September October November‘. The work consists of three amazing naturalistic folk ambient tracks.

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 Civilisation in the modern world.

An Etched Traumas release ET67 July 2014

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[ET59] D@P – R-Complex

R-ComplexInspired by the thoughts of the instinctual reptilian brain. This work contains 5 soundscapes that explore a visionary world where man acts only according to their instincts, causing nightmares in the balance between the ration and the darkest instincts.

Five tracks that musically spanning several electronic genres, with an ear for experimentation.

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, Tangerine 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.

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An Etched Traumas release ET59 March 2014

[ET57] eidoscognitio – Understanding The Value Of Sincerity

 

Understanding The Value Of SincerityEtched is more than happy to release the second work of eidoscognitio titled ‘Understanding The Value Of Sincerity‘.

Folklorism, the revival of older customs and rituals, has been, in its very sense, the core of escapism to some other time and place. Disconnected to modern society and initially lame, it fails most of the times to associate itself with the real needs of human beings.
However, folklorism and its attributed exoticism, the will to discover new structures of feeling, can be essentialy a more optimistic side of a sterile revival. Full of older patterns and forms, attempts at gaining its place in the modern world, based on its deeply humanist core.
The work of eidoscognitio lies beyond the untruthful of side of folklorism and celebrates a brand, new and humane sonic locus. It reveals the essential
need for reconnecting with everything natural in this 21st century world. The artist’s meeting with real shamans in practice triggered the conceptualization of ‘Understanding The Value Of Sincerity’

According to the artist, this work is “a sonic excursion to a meditative and somehow dreamy sequence of slow events”. It is ambient music recorded live in episodes. The episodes deal with the understanding of harsh feelings, dependence and the painful process of getting rid of attachments, and finally, the understanding of the value of sincerity. We are definitely not alone, we must respect our fellows as we care and value ourselves.
Each episode was recorded live on a Tascam portable digital recorder, and edited for continuity of a general panorama.

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.

An Etched Traumas release ET57 February 2014

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[ET56] System Morgue – Grief

GriefEtched Traumas is happy to release ‘Grief‘ EP by System Morgue. ‘Grief”s musical opus consists of four distinct sonic visualizations of the darkest feelings under the skin. A harsh axis builds up with slow and consistent frequency storms. Exemplary harsh noise / power electronics from System Morgue.

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

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An Etched Traumas release ET56 January 2014

 

[ET55] Jaguar Mín – Anhedonia EP

 

Anhedonia EP

Etched Traumas is more than happy to release ‘Anhedonia‘ a collection of improvised guitar soundscapes by Jaguar Mín. Distant sea memories and improvised dreamy arpeggios with an exploratory approach, synthesize an imaginary guitarscape journey which is about to take place.

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.

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An Etched Traumas release ET55

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All sounds by Jaguar Mín

Photography and design by BroodingSideOfMadness

[ET54] Red Clouds – Burning Sky

Burning Sky‘Burning Sky’ is the second album of Red Clouds for Etched Traumas. Red Clouds’ distinctive ambient dronology incorporates noise and natural elements. Listen to the windy frequencies captured outside a Weyland-Yutani Corporation plant. 😉

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Red Clouds is James Hoehl and he comes from the East Coast of USA. In the last 20 years there are discrete values, which characterize his work such as dark ambient soundscapes, space noise, drone and collaged sounds.

James Hoehl – all instruments, sounds and computer noise
BroodingSideOfMadness – Cover photograph and design