empty spaces II | ambient/experimental/minimal | 80:45
An ethereal follow-through to 2006’s part one . . . linear & tangential sound derivatives set against a mathematically & minimally invasive audiological backdrop (an ambient “green-screen“, if you will).
Listener indulgence advised as you traverse the empty spaces afforded by this intentional aural arrangement.
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01 Fabio Perletta – DALP 12 -Untitled (excerpt) 02 Jakob Ullmann – Disappearing Musics (morphed edit) 03 Abstract Audio Systems – Titan Sunrise 04 Asmus Tietchens – Fahl/L10RB 05 Asuna, Tomoyoshi Date & Federico Durand – Down Through the Tunnel to the River 06 Fictions and Poetics – Light Years 07 Jesús Acevedo – The Great Journey 08 Jeff Greinke – Below 09 Carlo Giustini – A2. Manifestazioni 10 Steve Roach – First Arrival 11 Aperus – Marsh Lake, October (sampling Ensemble Ektòs #15) 12 Arovane & Taylor Deupree – Stenn Dispel 13 Benjamin Dauer & Specta Ciera – Over the Coastline 14 Svarte Greiner – Bleeding Lights 15 Daniel McCagh – Epoch I
Just came across this delicious blend of grainy, granular, experimental ambience from Youga — nicely done! ______________________________________________________
The seasons have changed almost completely, and the influence of seasonal patterns has a major impact on the agricultural system. The cultivation of food crops such as rice, pulses, or vegetables is still very dependent on the season. Dry spells that are too long or rain that falls continuously throughout the year can certainly result in crop failure, which in turn affects human activity patterns. In the continuous relationality of these events, sound emerges as a medium through which unexpected things happen, a force located in-between human and nonhuman agents.
Released February 14, 2023
Music by Youga Piano by Adrian Ade Mastered by Wahyu Kiky yudha Prasetya Artwork by Yoga Nugraha Design by Deden
‘Polarity’ is the first in a three album series reflecting on the many calamitous water crises affecting life on this planet.
Fifty percent of the sales for the three album series will be donated to communities that are at the front line of these crises, in perpetuity.
Much of the sound of Polarity was inspired by experiments in “real world-ing” various synthesized and electronic signals through modified speakers, transducers, solenoids and a multitude of electromagnetic drivers. All of which allow the sounds to be captured as acoustic phenomena resonating through various materials and liquids. For years, Fritch struggled to find a way to meaningfully utilize synthesized sounds and direct input signals in his music. So much of his relationship with composition and music in general is founded on tactility and proximity serving as vital determinants in how a piece of music is performed and developed. Fritch finally found relief from this through the utilization of hydrophones, ceramic PZM mics and unique contact mic setups to capture these sounds in a way that let him feel and see the vibration, resonance and energy from these circuits.
u n f o c u s e d _ 7 | ambient/experimental/minimal/glitch | 78:59
Part 7 (of 20) in an ongoing experimental/experimental ambient series with a little ‘magic’ going on in the segues, behind the scenes (some new treatments/processes/blends we’re working on. . .).
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01 Alois Yang – MLMC Part 0. (rec. @ SSI 4DSOUND System) 02 Ensemble Ektòs – Semèia Kài Tèrata (parts 18 & 20) 02 Carlo Giustini – Come Salvia 03 Andrea Porcu – La coesione tra i due mondi (excerpt) 04 Loscil – Ryou-Un Maru (excerpt) 05 The Rain Dogs – After Rothco 06 Robert Fripp – Music for Quiet Moments 42 – Glisten (La Spezia 28 Jun 2006) 07 Music for Sleep – Tanto 08 Andrea Porcu – La coesione tra i due mondi (Alt. mix), excerpt 09 Fictions and Poetics – Parcel of Incomplete Promises 10 The Hive Project – A Curious Conclusion
This is yet another intriguing release from Fabio Perletta’s 901 Editions. I’ve made a remix of the pieces for my own, personal collection & it’s living on my iPhone’s “Minimal” Playlist.
Found-Sound minimalism at its best!
Reviewed on esoteros by Michele Palozzo __________________________________________________
The sentence “Dove Apparirà la Polvere?” (English: where will the dust appear?) emerged within a text that collects thoughts and writings from a year-long residency I did at Pollinaria in 2020 for the Aequusol project. The text in question, “Semi” (Seeds), is the fourth in a series of texts created for an ongoing participatory action. The words were recombined by a genetic algorithm with the specific task of introducing elements of randomness and disorder into the original sequence.
I thought of this casual fragment as a good conceptual starting point for this annual project whose goal is to document my creative process. I’ll be sharing mostly unfinished ideas, drafts, variations on un/released pieces, live recordings, improvised sessions, raw field recordings, loops and collaborations with friends on an irregular basis. I’m not sure what this project will turn into, but who knows where the dust appears?
The project is “free / pay what you want” (please consider donating. Thank you!)
The Mars Transmission | Post Rock/Noise/Experimental | 80:32
After the Mars modified Lunar-Rover returned from collecting enough raw audio samples, our team reassembled them to come up with this aural eruption. . .
A slightly darker, more aggressive & brooding Fripp/Crimson-driven red planet monstrosity; made to be played at maximum volume! (I’ve been playing in via my car’s audio system this week in anticipation of the release).
The final track is a custom edited extension of an extremely short ProjeKct Four (Robert Fripp w/ Trey Gunn, Tony Levin & Pat Mastelotto) piece unearthed by DGM Live as they sorted through various audio files (stuffed into old shoe boxes, no doubt): it clocked in @ just over 2 minutes (boo!) . . . now it’s a searing 5′ 50″ rocker!
Happy New Year to one & all; our 2023 podcast lineup is . . . killer.
[Begin Transmission . . .] 00 J.Peter Schwalm & Stephan Thelen – Quaoar x 1:07 edit 01 Otto Lindholm – Nilindigo 02 King Crimson – Industry 03 Ynos – Tears in the Rain 04 The Cotswold Gnomes – Ringing Beat 05 The Fireman (Paul McCartney) – Bison 06 Brian Eno & Robert Fripp – Dirt Loop 07 Robert Rich – Electric Ladder 08 King Crimson – Discipline 09 The Gnomes of Cotswold – Sneering Loop 10 David Bowie w/ Brian Eno – All Saints 11 Robert Fripp – Breathless 12 Fripp & Eno – The Idea of Decline 13 Andy Summers & Robert Fripp – I Advance Masked (artwork) 14 David Torn – Sink 15 The Cotswold Gnomes – Tripoli 2020 16 ProjeKct Four – Sus Tayn Zee (extended crimson red-exit edit) [End Transmission]
I just received this, courtesy of Sandrine & Vincent over at Ultimae, this past weekend. It releases today, December 7th, and I found myself scrambling to script a mini-review as the curtain rises on this ambient-downtempo-techno masterpiece from Lauge (Denmark) and AES Dana (France). So, I popped the audio files onto my phone & listened while running a trail workout this morning & throughout the day on my car’s audio system.
Here, gentle listener, are my observances thus far:
This well met pair of techno-dubsters have really hit the mark with an album encompassing hushed & delicately woven ambient intros, sustained downtempo reverberance and beat-driven techno rhythms & syncopation that, when combined, create a powerfully driving, rich cinematic texture that leaves the listener anxiously awaiting the next track (and then the next!).
The downtempo borders and margins are (sonically) palpable; allowing the listener to peel back the aural sheeting of Ambient, Dub & Techno . . . like a sonic layer-cake of enveloping sound (an interlaced grid: a dense atmospheric environment). And, I might add, great bass-lines that are meant to pulse and echo though one’s car speakers at near-maximum volume!
Standout tracks for this listener are ‘Hiding in the Clouds‘ (which we’re already penning in for an upcoming edition of the ‘u n f o c u s e d’ series), ‘Terrene‘ (parts 1 & 2) and ‘Finnmark’ (see album info below to locate/access these tracks)
Well done lads! I’m already looking forward to your next musical outing together.
~Ambient Landscape, 12.07.22 _____________________________________ Release Dates: Digital : December 7, 2022 | CD : December 21, 2022 | 2xLP : late 2023
“Terrene” stands as the first musical encounter between Danish and French composers Henrik Laugesen and Vincent Villuis respectively known as Lauge and AES Dana.
A cornucopia of evanescent pads and elaborate rhythms with a distinctive downtempo vibe; a daedal story taking one on a magnetic peregrination through dense and contrasted sonic geographies, picturing the notion of temporality and space.
This mighty 10 track album elicits emotions and feelings and will leave you full of moxie!
Written and produced by Henrik Laugesen and Vincent Villuis. Mastering by Vincent Villuis | Ultimae Studios C&P 2022 Ultimae