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
Side to side is a 4 tracks EP exploring several musical territories, textures and grooves. This is the first release of the duo but certainly not the last.
Created in 2013, 5158 is a collaborative project between Sound of Freedom and Arbee. 5158 km separates these two Canadian musicians. This great distance is not enough to stop spreading a common interest, across the land and the airwaves. Sharing a passion for electronic music, ambient vibes, and sound texturing, quickly evolved in this tangible project. Passion, imagination and music have no physical limits.
Dave Savard: www.davesavard.com
An Etched Traumas release ET88 October 2015
We are more than happy to release the second work by René Baptist for Etched Traumas. Though harmonious and breathtakingly beautiful from a distance, the universe is a violent and inhospitable place that is not even indifferent to our existence: it very well exists despite us, has done so long before us and will do so for a very long time after our demise. Yet, the more our Earth becomes a pale blue dot, the more our concept of space
seems to be imbued with the familiar world we directly see around us: a Martian volcano ‘the size of France’, astronomical ‘forests’, ‘birth’ and ‘death’ of a star, the search for an exo-planet like Earth, perhaps even an alien civilisation like our own. Space exploration is also an exploration of ourselves. The universe is here. Our metaphors aptly express this dual nature: strangely familiar and familiarly strange at the same time.
These drony textures, long and slowly developing lines with a minimum of sonic events and the recursive application of an audio-effect over and over again evoke (I hope) our ever so human metaphorical wondering—and wandering—and where it allows us to dwell.
René Baptist Huysmans (1969 -) is a self-taught composer of electronic and electro-acoustic music with a background in ethnolinguistics. He lives and works in Amsterdam and Berlin. His music is expressionistic and he is fascinated by new, as yet unheard sounds and textures. His pieces are often described as narrative and visually evocative.
An Etched Traumas release ET65 July 2014