Fake Cats Project & Ilya Gnoensky in ‘Love Is A Ping Pong Ball‘ combine voices, field recordings, piano, radio samples, noises of metallic devices and electric and acoustic instruments. The 3-track EP is a fascinating journey into improvisation. It is available as free digital download.
We are proud to release the new EP by Fake Cats Project. Fake Cats Project was founded by Kirill Makushin, Igor Levshin and Alexei Borisov in January 2015.
Kirill Makushin – Bayan
Igor Levshin – guitar, keyboards, virtual ANS synths, ping pong ball
Alexei Borisov – cow bell, noise, saz
Ilya Gnoensky – piano
Sounds used: voice track by Shaun Robert, field recordings from China recorded by Olga Nosova, field recordings by Igor Levshin, The Poem of Ecxtasy by Alexander Scriabin recorded from radio by a cell phone, and a lot of noise producing stuff like metal roulers and fan grills.
This is the second release of Kaztalien for Etched Traumas titled ‘September October November‘. The work consists of three amazing naturalistic folk ambient tracks.
Kaztalien is an ambient project from Tambov, Russia. He creates rich drone ambient textures enhanced with field recordings since 2010. Kaztalien appeared in the summer of 2010 as a single experiment with natural sounds. Later these experiments evolved into mono-project «ПБН» – russian acronym of «no name yet». The summer of 2011 was a period when natural sounds of this project were mixed with synthesizers and low drones. This new sound became the starting point of «Kaztalien». Main theme and inspiration source of the project is the coexistence of Nature and Civilisation in the modern world.
Etched Traumas is happy to release ‘Grief‘ EP by System Morgue. ‘Grief”s musical opus consists of four distinct sonic visualizations of the darkest feelings under the skin. A harsh axis builds up with slow and consistent frequency storms. Exemplary harsh noise / power electronics from System Morgue.
System Morgue is a one-man project from Moscow, Russia. The music varies from the pure harsh noise to dark ambient and drone with early Aidan Baker, Maeror Tri, Mathias Grassow and Klaus Wiese influences
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.
Etched Traumas is more than happy to release the latest work of Kaztalien. The inspiration for this work was a vast territory of Central Russia, called the “Wild Field”. Since ancient times, this area was inhabited by nomadic tribes and the tartar hordes, whose mounds and burial grounds in the old settlements can be still found. After the beginning of colonization of the Wild Field in the 17th century the “Tartar wall” was built – a high earth embankment with length of over 70 kilometers which protected settlers from nomad raids.
Despite the fact that today’s wild field is under civilization’s devastating impact and has become a faded shadow of its former greatness of Nature, it is still able to make a lasting impression on the man who turned in solitude at the vast endless fields, steppes or overgrown shrubs banks of small rivers. Every track is a part of a ritual, a forest or a field landscape. You can feel the catacomb of barrows or the dripping water in a sacred cave.
Kaztalien is an ambient project from Tambov, Russia. He creates rich drone ambient textures enhanced with field recordings since 2010. Kaztalien appeared in the summer of 2010 as a single experiment with natural sounds. Later these experiments evolved into mono-project «ПБН» – Russian acronym of «no name yet». The summer of 2011 was a period when natural sounds of this project were mixed with synthesizers and low drones. This new sound became the starting point of «Kaztalien». Main theme and inspiration source of the project is the coexistence of Nature and Civilization in the modern world. Kaztalien has already two releases: «Woldsongs» – split-album with Azkr – which contains their first remixed experiments and a couple of new tracks and a solo album called «Humanature».