[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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[ET83.1] Lezet – Utterings


“Utterings” is Lezet’s attempt at fake languages and sound poetry which should in this case lean toward the musical rather than the semantic. This offering is somewhat limited by content creator’s Indo-European language background and the phonetic peculiarities of his native language (Serbo-Croatian/ Croato-Serbian), but the texts and the readings should prove to be interesting and amusing enough in themselves. Any actual words used are unintentional.

“Utterings” the third installment to “The Talking Trilogy” (consisting of “Hum”,”Histrionics” & ”Utterings”) You are cordially invited to record your own interpretation/reading of the included texts in whatever way you want (sing them, whisper them, shout them, read them…) and send it to us. We would love to be able to assemble an accompanying single we would subsequently add to this release as a bonus track/mix

An Etched Traumas release April 2015 ET83.1

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