[ET114] Pineal Neuron Trauma – The Story Of…

Pineal Neuron Trauma – The Story Of…

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This is the first and maybe the last Pineal Neuron Trauma release. The project is inactive for a long time and its future is uncertain. So this would be the right time to have a release with all the recorded stuff till now.

The story began when Tim Van der Schraelen (Antwerp, Belgium) and Mattia P. (Italy) started Pineal Neuron Trauma and recorded their first 3 tracks (tracks 01-03) in November 2013 and a fourth one (track 04 : Digital Skullfuck) in April 2014. Both they had their own solo music projects. Mattia liked to make mostly noise music as “Human Virus Transmission” while Tim liked to make experimental/dark ambient music using mostly soundscapes and rhythm beats, and also making videos for his and other’s people music using various aliases such as Obu Tarn, (Alex) Amerantropoid(es), etc. Tim has a hearing problem and he uses hearing aid in order to make music.

In April 2014 Tim also asked Theofil Tsiolakakis (Thessaloniki, Greece) who he already had his own project “Mean Flow” (experimental, ambient, noise, etc) using mostly keyboards to collaborate and they recorded a S/T song (track 23) as “Drowned In The Sewers” almost simultaneously with PNT 4th track. They started to make some more few music (which finally aborted by Tim and used by Theofil to Mean Flow music) while Tim asked Theofil to join PNT. So as a trio project this time. PNT recorded 13 tracks (tracks 05-17) in almost 1 year period, between May 2014 to April 2015. Then there were some disagreements with Mattia, and Tim decided to stop the collaboration and PNT were inactive again for some months.

In September 2015, Tim asked Theofil to continue PNT and write new tracks and also brought another member to project, Joseph (Athens, Greece) who has his solo music project too, called “BroodingSideOfMadness“. Joseph also has his own music label called “Etched Traumas“.. So with this line-up they recorded 2 tracks in September 2015 (tracks 18 : I Walk The Same Dark Place) & 19 : Brave New World) and another one (track 20 : Fake Spirituality Is Moral Rape) in February 2016. Joseph then, for some personal reasons stopped recording with PNT although he was never officially left the project.

Tim and Theofil recorded a track (track 24 : Four Legs Good, Two Legs Bad) in March 2016 and Tim decided to have it as the second track by Drowned In The Sewers. After that, there was another period not so active. Tim And Theofil started another 2 tracks in June 2016. The one track (track 21 : “He Who Talks To Machines”) got the final recording and the video clip in August 2016. The second track (The Pineal Neuron Trauma Continues) named as this, because of Tim’s will to continue PNT, left without a video clip.

This last track (The Pineal Neuron Trauma Continues) and another track named “Chaos” that recorded in October 2016, mixed together by Tim as one final track (track 22 : The Burning Past) and a new final video clip was made by Tim in March 2017.

Last time Tim’s hearing ability got worse and this is another main reason PNT’s future is so uncertain.
You can watch all video clips of Pineal Neuron Trauma’s songs made by Tim, in this playlist link :
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbEGEBRRvQzIM29ST540TnvFuB4zOZMDi

The Pineal Neuron Trauma facebook page, which contains also many videos by Tim’s solo music and other stuff is this :
https://www.facebook.com/PinealNeuronTrauma/

CREDITS:

Tim Van der Schraelen (Antwerp, Belgium) : Tracks 01-24

Mattia P. (Italy) : Tracks 01-17

Theofil Tsiolakakis (Thessaloniki, Greece) : Tracks 05-24

BroodingSideOfMadness (Athens, Greece) : Tracks 18-20

Cover art : BroodingSideOfMadness

[ET114] An Etched Traumas release May 2017

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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[ET37] Gimu – When I Sensed Time Collapse

Etched Traumas proudly presents the latest work of Brazilian sound artist Gimu titled ‘When I Sensed Time Collapse’.

“Each work of art has a doubled character within an indivisible unity: it is the expression of reality, but it also forms the reality that exists not next to work, nor before the work, but precisely only in the work.” Czech philosopher Karel Kosík argued. Within this autonomous artistic reality we are being called to live by Gimu. The rather endoscopic title of this release could have a double meaning: a personal definition of collapse and a rupture of the sense of our own time. Gimu’s work is definitely ambient one but at the same time override the characteristics and merits of its own genre. By definition ambient works operate with their ambiance qualities as a background of the listener’s time and space. ‘When I sensed time collapse’ ruptures the spatiotemporal listening experience, demanding attentiveness and attachment.

The four tracks of this release were written between 2010 and 2012. Although the tracks were composed at different times with different emotions involved and even using different approaches they complement each other.

We hope you will enjoy this 37th release of Etched Traumas.

Gimu is no stranger to music. With over 20 years of expansive musical exposure, Gimu’s experimental sound has been influenced by many genres. As well as being composed of completely original textures. We cannot describe his music in one word.
He has graced us with dark ambient, haunting and beautiful drones, atmospheric subtlety and other experimental sounds.
He has over 20 releases to his name. He has released recordings on such well-known labels as Heat Death, Rural Colors, Pocket Fields, Heart and Soul, TOC Label, Twisted Tree Line, Constellation Tatsu, Sacred Phrases etc.
He also has self-released albums and eps out on Bandcamp and Soundcloud. He has been involved with other multiple projects, including running and singing in synth pop band “terrorturbo” in the past and a poetry sound project entitled “Caterpillars Dressed In Their Finest”.
Whatever Gimu does, we are always in for something surprising. He keeps his sounds new yet there is always a signature style in his work.

An Etched Traumas release. ET37. February 2013

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[ET16] Melophobia vs. BroodingSideOfMadness – Worker’s Circular Time (blocked)

Enjoy our latest collaborative release by Melophobia and BroodingSideOfMadness titled ‘Worker’s Circular Time (blocked)’

http://www.etchedtraumas.net/discography/beatings-broken-guitars-vol-1/

This is the first physical release for Etched Traumas. Limited edition  (20 copies) double 3″ white CD @ $1 only. Get it here