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.
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.
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.
This is the second release of french artist nobodisoundz for Etched Traumas. Dark, dirty ambiances overlaid with field recordings, voices, soundscapes, strange objects and the MKF’s electric guitar. Enjoy!
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.
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.
This 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.
Etched Traumas is more than happy to release ‘Dawn of the Anthropocene‘. René Baptist Huysmans comes from the Netherlands. He uses field recordings of urban sounds that he manipulates beyond recognition playing with various software. As he says “My favorite percussion instruments turn out to be trains in stations, my favorite ensemble construction workers at a site. A train journey from Amsterdam to Berlin can be a six-hour-symphony”.
The discovery here on Earth of extremophile micro-organisms, organisms that thrive in otherwise extremely hostile environments, was an important breakthrough because it extended the possibilities of life within our solar system and on exo-planets orbiting other stars.
The names of these organisms is a particular source of inspiration to me. There are the Oligotrophs, organisms capable of growth in nutritionally limited environments, there are the Cryptoendoliths, organisms that live within microscopic spaces in rocks, to mention a few. But when we send probes to distant worlds to look for alien extremophiles, aren’t we also looking for ourselves? The three tracks explore the human being as an extremophile organism, an organism testing the boundaries of what it is capable of digesting chemically, digitally and psychologically.