[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

[ET112] Gomon – Kenoma

Gomon is the product of cold city sounds, which is mixed with guitar riffs and chthonic myths. The music of this project is a search for the atmosphere in the world of dreams for a breath of fresh air. The first album Kenoma comes from the faceless emptiness of human nature. We praise the biological body, its voice, its movements, which is decorated by plastic and metal. We bathe in post-rock among the stars, listen to the folk-echoes of our ancestors and descend into the depths of the subconscious with the help of ambient and drone elements.

Gomon – это звуки холодного города, разбавленные гитарными риффами и хтоническими мифами. Музыка киевского проекта представляет собой поиски атмосферы в мире снов для глотка свежего воздуха. Первый альбом Kenoma идет с безликих пустот человеческого иства. Мы восхваляем биологическое тело, его голос, его движения, испрещенное микросхемами, украшенное пластиком и металлом. Мы купаемся в пост-роке среди звезд, слушаем фолк-отголоски предков и опускаемся в глубины подсознания с помощью ambient и drone элементов.

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ET112 An Etched Traumas release April 2017

Gomon soundcloud.com/gomon_kyiv

[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

CREDITS:

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

[ET99.2] Melophobia – Αποφυγή Αισθημάτων

Αποφυγή Αισθημάτων

Second part of 99th Special release for Etched Traumas.
δημιουργία, το Σάββατο 7 Ιούλη, 2012 από τις 2 μέχρι τις 6 το μεσημέρι // Created on Saturday July 7, 2012, 14.00 to 18.00
*Track (05) contains samples from: ‘Heavy’ by BroodingSideOfMadness, 2005 out of ‘A Dying Breed Of Urban Planners‘ 2011 // *το (05) περιέχει δείγματα από : ‘Heavy’ του BroodingSideOfMadness, ηχογράφηση 2005, κυκλοφορία ‘A Dying Breed Of Urban Planners‘ 2011

cover design by arsondpi

melophobia comes from Greece. He likes to experiment with long noise and drone sounds intermingled with field recordings and acoustic sounds. melophobia is heavily influenced by contemporary artists such as merzbow and early ’90s shoegaze scene. He is active with his ultra-limited releases of his 3″/5″ CDr label ‘illicit-tapes’. He cherishes the piles of his priceless jap noise C-xx tapes and obscure vinyls. Delve into the harshness of his work.

[ET99.2] An Etched Traumas release June 2016

[ET99.1] Melophobia – ephemera

ephemera

First part of Double Special release for Etched Traumas ET99 with 99 tracks.

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melophobia comes from Greece. He likes to experiment with long noise and drone sounds intermingled with field recordings and acoustic sounds. melophobia is heavily influenced by contemporary artists such as merzbow and early ’90s shoegaze scene. He is active with his ultra-limited releases of his 3″/5″ CDr label ‘illicit-tapes’. He cherishes the piles of his priceless jap noise C-xx tapes and obscure vinyls. Delve into the harshness of his work.

[ET99.1] An Etched Traumas release June 2016

[ETS04] SRVTR & DeepDark – D.N.A.

D.N.A

We welcome DeepDark dark ambient project from Russia and SRVTR noise project from France. ‘D.N.A’ is the 4th release for Etched Traumas single series. Free Download here

Gildas Brugaro (SRVTR) Dmitry Vologdin (DeepDark) – all sounds.
Photography and Mastering by Gildas BrugaroAn Etched Traumas release June 2016 ETS04

Etched Traumas Vol. III 2013​​-​​2014 [ET51​-​​ET78]

Etched Traumas Vol. III 2013​-​2014 [ET51-​ET78]

Our first release for 2016. This is the third compilation of our releases [ET51-​ET78]. We would like to thank all the contributing artists and our downloaders. Have a happy new year!! There are fantastic projects in the near future. You can ‘like’ our Facebook page.

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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 stereotyping.

‘Our model is sound’, so lets go down and burn up the road. Leave your etched traumas behind.

Amazing Creative Commons licensed music.

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[ET90] Ryukau – Muryoku

Muryoku

Muryoku is aimed to put sounds like natural ambient noise. Sound texture is influenced by Jon Hassell’s work.

‘I was born in Japan and started to make music since 2004. My main focus is to make sounds that can be musical on very high volume environment. Two most important artist for me are Merzbow (high volume environment) and Yasushi Miura (techniques of synthesis and audio editing).’

ET90 An Etched Traumas release November 2015 Free Download

[ET83.2] Unsample – Ipsissima Voce

Ipsissima Voce

A listener from an outer reality approaches the modern metropolis and perceives a version of the contemporary urban sound. Noises, words, roars, whispers and melodies merge together to construct the semi-logical language of a bio-mechanical, hyper-organism. This language is the mental space in which new narrations may emerge and old cultural symbols can lead to new unpredictable meanings. Further on, in this urban, ”post-modern” space the listener may listen to a strange ”song”. The inner voice of the city.

The dual role of voice as both a sonorous ”object” and a facilitator of meaning, narration and verbal communication is crucial for our understanding of sound and music. Ipsissima voce plays with the exchange of roles between voice, music and narration. While the electronic and pre-recorded sounds overwhelm the narrative and musical part, the voice is reduced to either short musical signals or distant reminiscence of ancient languages and generic vocal gestures so that the end result becomes a kind of abstract, electronic ”opera”.
ET83.2 An Etched Traumas release April 2015

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[ET81] flaub – ‘Wild side of electrical reactions’

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Something like a deafening noise arose from inside their deepness and leave them out of breath. A primal fire burned out all their shelters. They were by themselves those who got inspired to descend up to the boundaries of their animality, without knowing it. And so on the grey angels trapped inside the oblivion woke up, one by one. Options were simple, to fall even deeper or to take flight with them to become white again.

Fernando Laub (aka flaub) is a composer and visual artist mainly orientated to avant-garde, experimental and electroacoustic music.

With the aim of compiling sonic substance and creating new devices from old industrial machines and recycled scrap, he spent several years living into an abandoned factory reconditioned as a sound laboratory. Besides those post-industrial quests he use to travel around the world documenting sonic and visual material. Combining all that stuff with the research of new synthesis methods his music not only describes pictures, it will transport you to a sort of surreal and Sci-Fi scenarios, images that are quite difficult to define.

www.flaub.net

www.soundcloud.com/flaub

An Etched Traumas release February 2015 ET81

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[ET80] Martin Rach – ‘Interrupted’

 

InterruptedEtched Traumas is proud to release Rach’s exquisite work titled ‘Interrupted‘. The release combines two sets of excerpts from improvising on two instruments, piano and roland Ef303 machine, with a looped work in the middle done for disquiet junto project (www.disquiet.com). Neither of instruments is/was mine, piano standing in an old house on west coast of Norway, that I used to play during evenings of my stay there looking for specific sonoric features – first piece is improvised around two slightly detuned keys, second (last on the release) – on lowest and highest pitch, with natural ambience of an old piano being played. Roland Ef303 is a machine of my friend (Domas Ruskys), who let me use it for some weeks during my stay at home in Lithuania (also on the west coast). Mainly improvised to see what it sounds with no or minimal input – the insides of its looped/rewiring buzz in an unstable (moving/slightly swinging on a table) setting.

CREDITS:

Speech call. Is that not how all graphomaniacs start? Hearing the call. No. Feeling the itch. Better now. The old radio. Tune between FM frequencies, but no song. Not a one damn song. All babble. All pussy, tit, love love love, till vomit or ejaculate. Same thing. That don’t arouse me anymore. So much the better. Switch to short waves. Shift amidst stations, static, find the beatings, now, some song, at least at last. Some play. What else (one needs)? Some rice, some onion, some carrot, if that. One don’t need much, when one prepares. Turn the radio off. Some tea, cheap tasteless tea, pour water, all is good. A cigarette, all is better. Then the sky, less cloudy, the better. Waiting. Such are waiting times. Maybe the mountain, some sea. One needs less, when preparing. Or, even better, not getting wasted. Clean in old cloths. Some little light and far city ambiance. Itch stopping. Not wasted. Not.

www.martinrach.com

Photography: BroodingSideOfMadness

Big thank you to people who let me use their instruments for this project.

An Etched Traumas release January 2015 ET80

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[ET79] Dædal Sphallðlalia – ‘Chaosofia’

Happy New Year! This is our first release for 2015. We welcome Dædal Sphallðlalia to Etched Traumas. ‘Chaosofia’ is about chaotic considerations about vacuum and darkness.

Five minutes of deep, harsh noise; we couldn’t have a better new year start.

Chaosofia

Credits:

Dædal Sphallðlalia was created by Z_n in Rome, Italy few years ago.
The project is about noise/harsh noise and dark ambient/drone productions.
The purpose of the act is to express his inner self.

 

An Etched Traumas release January 2015 ET79

[ET76] Nobodisoundz – Rêveries .​.​.​apparitions

Rêveries ...apparitions

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.

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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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[ET70] REISEBÜRO86 – ‘A Hereditary Monarchy’

 

A Hereditary MonarchyEtched Traumas welcomes REISEBÜRO86 the solo project of Hungarian artist Normal Gergely.

‘A Hereditary Monarchy’ is made of a classic piano music with distorted microphone. Complex and multi-level qualities contrast the grand piano melodies. The six movements of this album merge a decadent interwar feeling with an electrified dystopian ambiance.

“…reminds me of the world wars and the hereditary socialization problems of people. Like an innocent person in a war. Like a child who does not understand the world and his parents. It means for me that an end of a classic closed community, the healthy thoughts fighting with the narrow minded scene or a hopeless and neverending sadness.” argues Gergely.

The Reisebüro86 is a deep, sensitive and personal approach of the noise-soundart. Always experimental and totally dark sounds with guitar, effects, flute, keyboard, looper, microphone and small metal strings and springs and other special objects. Normal’s Improvised free musics fill out his strange and weird visual world.

An Etched Traumas release ET70 July 2014

 

[ET66] VeDaKR – ‘Nokia Tapes’

Nokia Tapes EPEvidence of the urban environment, recordings of modern life, the noise that reveals the truth, the VeDaKR’s ‘Nokia Tapes‘ are an eclectic repository of recorded audio clips for the archivist of a dystopian future.

 

An Etched Traumas release ET66 July 2014

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