[ET100] Janne Nummela – Alla​-​attapan


“These two great terrestrial Chinese learned beings then had recourse for their elucidatory experiments to every kind of what are called ‘chemical,’ ‘physical,’ and ‘mechanical’ experiments and they gradually formed one very complicated and in the highest degree edifying experimental apparatus, which they called ‘Alla-attapan.’”

Gurdjieff: Beelzebub’s Tales

We welcome Janne Nummela from Finland. Enjoy his first work for Etched Traumas titled ‘Alla-attapan’. ‘Alla-attapan’ is an experimental improvisatory fantasy in parallel universe “chinese opera” tradition.

[ET100] An Etched Traumas release June 2016 Free Download HERE


All compositions & music: Janne Nummela

Artwork: Janne Nummela

Cover Design: Timo Salo

Artist’s links:

Janne Nummela (b. 1973) is a Finnish painter, poet and experimental musician working the intersection of the technology and creativity with process art attitude. He has released five albums experimental multigenre music, five volumes of poetry (including award winning Ensyklopedia, poetry translated in English, Swedish, Italy, Spanish, Portugese, Russian) and installed a number of visual art exhibitions.

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.


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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Utu Lautturi – Live performance video

Enjoy the new video of Utu Lautturi. In a desperate attempt to transform flesh into sound, Utu Lautturi was born. To force the shattered shards of a broken mind into audible reflective surfaces and summon guides in the endeavor of hermetic re-creation. Free download here of his ‘Korpinkorva‘ release.

[ET47] Katajamäki – What The Swan Saw

What The Swan SawEtched Traumas is more than happy to present the latest works of Finnish artist Katajamäki, entitled ‘What The Swan Saw’. The opening track is a deep melancholic ambient work set, which is the framework of this EP. Encapsulating a huge vintage 70s ambient electronic synthesized feel of underwater sounds, resembling cold breezes, whales-like tones and sweeping sounds which construct an inspired work, somewhere between Tangerine Dream and Cluster. In the introverted ‘As the cold sun sets’ Katajamäki builds a perfect ambience with an open horizon and a proper deep feel. The final track renders the same frosty picture but the addictive synth pattern and the laidback downtempo beats are the optimistic ending to ‘What The Swan Saw’. From deep underwater scenery we are relocated to mountain peaks. Katajamäki charismatically depicts such antithetic soundscapes.

Free download. Get it here.

[ET41] Utu Lautturi – Korpinkorva EP

ET41 Utu Lautturi - KorpinkorvaImmersion. Fire. The surrounding nature engulfs us. Comes and goes. Have a glimpse on the likely dark chamber of sanity. Nature and human escapist scapes. Crow’s ear. Immersion in the magnificent soundscape of Utu. The journey is cathartic, we endure and we endure and we endure…

Etched Traumas proudly presents Korpinkorva EP. Korpinkorva is a four-piece audio journey through life plagued by mental disorder. Blending acoustic instrumentation, organic field recordings, sung and spoken vocals with noise and sound manipulation, it takes the listener deep into the subconscious of Utu Lautturi.
Doom, anxiety and desolation merge with fragile moments of hope in an esoteric soundscape.

All along building a strong sense of communion with nature. Sounds and lyrics inspired by the ever-flowing cycle of atomic re-arrangement…the daunting, yet invigorating experience of being one with a chaotic, hostile, murdering universe…how it all binds a broken mind into wells of despair and struggle, yet invokes courage and relentlessness in the face of personal demise.

Korpinkorva is an attempt in making auditive sense of the senseless things within. It is a up-close and intimate reflective pool which hopefully reflects back when dipped deep enough into.

An Etched Traumas release May 2013


Recorded and compiled in various locations, remote and homely, in Finland during 2009-2012.

  • All musical and vocal arrangements by Utu Lautturi.
  • Acoustic guitar improvisation on Kevään syö veri by Antti Silventoinen.
  • Lyrics and spoken word on Näin lähden by Jaakko Huotari.
  • Mixed by Utu Lautturi
  • Mastered by Wille Hermansson
  • Photography – Utu Lautturi
  • Design – ArsonDPI  www.arsondpi.gr
  • Video: http://vimeo.com/60598269 by Ville Aarnikko

Utu Lautturi

In a desperate attempt to transform flesh into sound, Utu Lautturi was born. To force the shattered shards of a broken mind into audible reflective surfaces and summon guides in the endeavor of hermetic re-creation. Produced by whatever means, when and wherever, unrestrained by genre or method, Utu Lautturi’s sounds are a second skin. It is difficult to separate sound and word from man. All of his work relies on improvisation, snipping shadows off moments gone, and arduously attempting to compile them again into something vaguely familiar. Something to rest on and reach inside from. For if there is something sacred to Utu Lautturi, be it muddy and foul or gleaming pure, it must be imagination.

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[ET29] Katajamäki – Sininen Projekti

Etched Traumas is more than happy to release Katajamäki’s work titled ‘Sininen Projekti’.
The use of minimal broad electronic and natural elements in ‘Sininen Projekti’ ‘teleports’ listeners as if they were 434 light-years from Earth just like UMi star.

Katajamäki comes from Finland and creates beautiful ambient and optimist soundscapes. As he says his purpose is to create blue sounds that fit someone’s evenings.

Free download. Get it here