My kind of glitchy techno . . .standout track: She Dressed In Grey
My kind of glitchy techno . . .standout track: She Dressed In Grey
released July 30, 2016
Released February 3, 2017
All tracks written & produced by Gavin Morrow.
Design and artwork by Gavin Morrow.
A relatively ancient (2008), exquisite collection of glitch & found sounds…made tactile for the eager listener of such things…
In the desire to make recorded sound as tactile as possible Autistici (UK), recently featured on 12k’s Blueprints compilation (12k1039), has sculpted found objects, broken acoustic instruments, synthesizers and environmental recordings into Volume Objects. Expertly realized and designed, Volume Objects is loose and organic and demands careful listening. Melody and form are hinted at and then in a whisper, a crackle, are gone. A sense of narrative and place created as if a hundred tiny objects are scattered in front of you, a fractured story that you thought you once remembered.
The packaging for this release includes an 8-page booklet of black & white photography by Taylor Deupree inspired by the music and titles of the audio pieces. All printed materials in this package have been printed on 100% recycled paper.
Autistici creates audio narratives aimed at exploring the interchange between sound and space. Space in this context also includes the space within the listener’s head. In this realm reflection and fantasy recontextualise the sound according to the listener’s inner world. Autistici’s work incorporates a wide range of sources including textural sound design, orchestration, space and fragments of found sound or field recordings. Tracks focus on representing details from both the natural and manmade world. Each detail has the potential to be preserved or lost, clarified or confused. This means that any audio element, including elements from his own body become incorporated into the composition. This fascination on the interplay between inner and outer world embodies Autistici’s sound. There is an intimate, intense and enmeshed sense of connection with tiny details (e.g., dust on vinyl, a door opening, heart beats, breathing, snoring). Autistici has released tracks on 12k, Audiobulb Records, Hippocamp, Kikapu and Wandering Ear.
Released January 15, 2008
NYC based artist Evan Caminiti breathes life into the Dust Editions imprint with the release of Toxic City Music. Caminiti has explored electro-acoustic music since the mid 2000’s, the latest transmission being 2015’s Meridian. While that album was Caminiti’s first to omit electric guitar, he has now returned to the instrument. Here it is buried it in an electronic mist and melted down, it’s sonic fabric reshaped.
Toxic City Music was inspired by the psychic and physical toxicity of life in late capitalism. Conceived throughout 2015 and 2016, Caminiti captured the sounds of NYC’s machinery and voices before weaving them into his studio experiments. This collection of song mutations unravels in hazy plumes and serrated edges; concrète sounds mesh with disembodied strings and corrosive electronics on “Joaquin”, drones ripple under stuttering rhythms and crude synth detritus throughout “NYC Ego”. On “Toxic Tape (Love Canal)”, layers of digital degradation smear guitar clusters, dissolving into a dubby devotional-ambient space.
Recorded and produced by Evan Caminiti. Featuring Jefre Cantu-Ledesma on “Joaquin”. Additional production and mixdowns by Rafael Anton Irisarri at Black Knoll Studios.
Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates and Mastering.
Artwork by Evan Caminiti.
Will definitely be grabbing several choice tracks from this album…
“Nest” is the second collaboration between Arovane and Darren McClure. This time their focus was on the sonic possibilities of granular synthesis, turning sound into music and music into sound.
The album was named after a photograph taken by Arovane, which perfectly described the creation of the music: layers of twisted audio, processed and bent into new shapes and soundscapes. Each track title is a different type of nest building, just as each track was created through different approaches to granular synthesis.
released July 1, 2017
Mastered by Porya Hatami.
new mix project, fresh from the studio:
Where does the dividing line between cognitive clarity (as a time/space/emotional issue), & cognitive dissonance reside? Further: how does cognitive dissonance, as regards genre selection, play into the mix-making process? Not that it’s a “serious” issue at all…different genres each have their own appeal – but I wanted to fuse several together on this project: Ambient, Experimental Ambient, Minimal Techno & Electronica – as opposed to one primary genre dominating the mix.
This project, honed from over 2 hours of original material*, spans the real/perceived distance between ambient & experimental techno/glitch and pushes gently, but firmly, upon the borders of multiple genres.
It’s a slightly caustic/scratchy amalgamation of sound, jump-started by the release of Focal’s remix project ‘Polarity‘…on Ultimae (which has served me over the course of 2 mixes: ‘mute space‘ & now this); plus a little help from my friends over @ Stroboscopic Artefacts.
[I think you’re going to enjoy it — it’s probably the best thing I’ve mixed this year!] | 78:53
01 Markus Guenter – Paragon
02 Triac – Day 2
03 Claudio PRC/Focal – Hyacinth
04 Steve Roach & Robert Logan – Ecdysis Activation
05 Hammock – Dropping Off (edit)
06 Dadub – Iridescent Fragment
07 Off.The.Sky – See Through and Through
08 Bob Ohrum – Subliminal Listening (edit)
09 Will Bolton – Canvas
10 Siavash Amini – Agarthini (edit)
11 Lucy & Rrose – Foil Gardens (edit)
12 Kinosura/Focal – Paradoxical Escape
13 Sendai – Geotope
14 Steve Roach & Robert Logan – The Biomechanoid Lifecycle Revealed (edit)
15 Speedy J – Caligula (w/custom ending segue)
16 Dadub – Life
[+ scroll to the page bottom for a bonus companion mix to this session]
This mix project* incorporates a satellite/companion mix, Hyacinth_6 (6 being the # of times I tweaked the audio-flow): produced from the overage, along with several tracks from my private “glitch-bin”. It has a running time of approximately 60 minutes & includes tracks from Steve Roach+Robert Logan, Focal (Polarity Remix), Si Begg, Scott Solter, Entia Non, Biosphere/Deathprod & AES Dana.
It’s available here as an exclusive download. : )
Part 2 [of 2] – the slightly rougher, audiologically feisty, younger brother of part 1 that closes with a custom landscaped & extended version of the far too short scorcher by ProjeKct Four (Mastelotto, Fripp, Levin & Gunn).
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 Cotswold Gnomes – 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
14 David Torn – Sink
15 The Cotswold Gnomes – Tripoli 2020
16 ProjeKct Four – Sus Tayn Zee (extended crimson red-exit edit)
original album cover