[ET121] Martin Hoogeboom & Juan A. Miñana – OLK / GLIMM

We are more than happy to release the new collaborative work of Hoogeboom and Miñana.

Martin Hoogeboom: objects, guitar, electronics / Juan Miñana: electronics

All tracks written and produced by Martin Hoogeboom and Juan Miñana.

Theo Calis: electronics (OLK 3), mastering / Paulo Chagas: oboe (GLIMM 1, 2 & 3)

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[ET118] Martin Hoogeboom – A Sacred Place (Live)

Performed live by Martin Hoogeboom at A Sacred Place, September 15 2016.

Recorded and mastered by Theo Calis.

Artwork by Martha Marshall (http://marthamarshall.net/).

FREE DOWNLOAD : https://archive.org/details/ET118_MHoogeboom_ASP


ET118 An Etched Traumas release November 2017


[ET110] Coombes / Hoogeboom / Miñana – Fuerte

We are more than happy to present you the collaborative work of Coombes, Hoogeboom and Miñana titled Fuerte. Free Download here.

An Etched Traumas release ET110 April 2017


Steve Coombes: bass clarinet / Martin Hoogeboom: noise/guitar / Juan Miñana: electronics

Theo Calis: sound-design, mastering

Artwork by Scott Bergey https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/ScottBergey (“Mutual Admiration Society” 18 x 18 x 1 mixed media collage /painting on wood panel)

Music by Coombes/Hoogeboom/Miñana

Steve Coombes http://soundcloud.com/stevesoundcoombes

Martin Hoogeboom http://www.martinhoogeboom.com

Juan Miñana https://soundcloud.com/juan-a-mi-ana

[ET103] Martin Hoogeboom – Four Fields

Four Fields

1 ………..somewhere…insect heart…minuscule feathers unfurl against a remembered pulse…the world between flight and anchor caught in a silvery skein of dew…translucent days…a distant figure swims through the heat haze…

2 the lit fuse of summer sparks, crackles…time and space converge inward…imagination malleable…seconds and minutes shiver…wind-blown wheat…dreams lost and found in the field…

3 …touched by leaves…unburdened and adrift…wood smoke curls into tears…someone… veiled manifestation vaguely glimpsed…

4 …connected to the ineffable, pulled through the mundane…new worlds weaved from old mythologies…there, a tolling bell embossed on a cloud… in a sky as deep as an ocean…strolling toward a vanishing point of our own making…somewhere

Sid Smith ( http://sidsmith.blogspot.nl/ )

August 2016


Martin Hoogeboom: sounds, concept, strategies, assemblage, artwork

Theo Calis: sound design, mix, master

I’m greatly indebted to these amazing sound recordist through Freesound.org (www.freesound.org). In alphabetical order: alienxxx, andychristen, Daimon-zero, duckduckpony, ERH, Freed, genelythgow, haklberinko, inchadney, JohnLaVine333, jovica, KNova, Oneirophile, Dominic Smith, Tobbarebble, UncleSigmund, YleArkisto.

www.martinhoogeboom.com DS 1142

An Etched Traumas release October 2016 ET103

This is the fourth release for Etched Traumas by Martin Hoogeboom. You can download Martin’s previous releases by clicking the following images.

The Garden

[ET94] The Garden

Where Do We Go From Here?

[ET77] Where Do We Go From Here?


[ET60] Colony

[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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[ET60] Martin Hoogeboom – Colony

ColonyEtched Traumas is more than happy to release ‘Colony‘ by Martin Hoogeboom. ‘Colony’ is a soundscape work based on sounds of ants. Martin says about ‘Colony‘ :

“It might be an ethical concern to fill an ant’s nest with molten aluminium, to let it cool down and to then dig it up. But this is the only way to get a building which looks like it has been designed by an alien architect.

Recent studies have shown that ants regularly communicate with each other by sound. Most ants have a natural washboard and plectrum built-in into their stomach. By rubbing these against each other, they create sound. This enables the queen to order her workers. Researchers can record these sounds, which are the basis of Colony, with the newest audio techniques.

Recording Colony

Recording Colony

I gave sound designer Theo Calis and trumpet player Ed van den Berkel the following instructions for improvisation: autumn forest, cold, blue sky, strong wind, chasing clouds.

Collecting sound sources for a new three-piece soundscape

Collecting sound sources for a new three-piece soundscape

In the same forest where you are enjoying your walk, a superorganism is building complex colonies. Like aliens on a new planet.”

Instrument used in 'Colony'; made ​​of slate and called Klingel 1

Instrument used in ‘Colony’; made ​​of slate and called Klingel 1

An Etched Traumas ET60 release February 2014


Written and performed by Martin Hoogeboom, Ed van den Brekel & Theo Calis.

I am very grateful to everyone for their support and commitment to this project.