[ET58] 23RedAnts – We are not dead yet

We are not dead yetEtched Traumas is proud of releasing ‘We Are Not Dead Yet’ by 23RedAnts. 23RedAnts is the artistic duet of Macarena Montesinos and Niet F-n. Their work, highly improvised and exploratory, is based on electronic and acoustic equipment, such as cello, laptop, pedals and other found objects. The quest of new rhythmic patterns along with surpassing cello micro-drones, build together a brave and well articulated outcome.


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23RedAnts is a duet (Macarena Montesinos and Niet F-n) that comes from Vigo, Spain. Mainly based on free improvisation, the duet moves in different directions mixing noise, melody, glitch music, silences, field recordings, loops and irregular rhythms in always new and surprising ways.

An Etched Traumas release. ET58 February 2014

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[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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[ET39] Bitsev – Situation

Etched Traumas is honored to present the recent work of Bitsev titled ‘Situation’. Bitsev is the solo project of Gusev K.P. from Russian Federation. Gusev K.P. uses ‘conventional’ electric instruments such as the electric guitar or the ukulele, electronic instruments and handmade ones, such as his ‘Noise CDtron’.

He records his music live and builds free jazz ambient textures and minimal electro acoustic structures. The ‘Situation’ album is distinguished for its generative approach without being generative at all. On the contrary, Gusev K.P. plays live all the instruments. Being highly exploratory, the ‘Situation’ album is an exciting journey into a sonic world, where there are no stereotypes or prejudices and Davis, Parmegiani and Eno would be proud of.

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An Etched Traumas release ET39 April 2013