Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Sounds of the Day #195/2017: Grant Evans (7), Yves Malone (12), Convivial Cannibal Clan(1,2), Marc Kate (1,2) / wndfrm (1) / Mike Weis (1) / 7FO (1)

Grant Evans - Seeking Fragrance (2017)

Yves MaloneMoonday Tides (2017)

 Convivial Cannibal - Eat The Weak (2017)

Convivial Cannibal Clan - Have Youth Will Play (2017)

Marc Kate - Despairer (2016)

Marc Kate Laughter Cult (2015)

wndfrmA Land of Falling Waters  (2016)
'A Land of Falling Waters' is a stereo iteration of a quadrophonic live-performance presented throughout the summer of 2016. 'A Land of Falling Waters' refers to the bio-region of Cascadia, where much of the source field recordings were collected, and where Tim has lived most of his life. The region is known for it's diverse climates and bodies of water – the Pacific Ocean, the mighty rivers, all the sounds and inlets and channels and waterfalls – surrounded by dense evergreen rain forest, snow-capped peaks, arid desert, marshland, agricultural wealth and urban encroachment. Tim’s work leans heavily on processing and re-purposing found sounds and atmospheres. Often drawn to the smallest details within these recordings, he seeks to highlight them via repetition, obfuscation of surrounding elements, and contrast with man-made or synthesized tones and abstractions.

Mike Weis - Sound Practice (2016)

7FO Water Falls Into A Blank (2016)

Monday, July 24, 2017

Sounds of the Day #194/2017: David Vélez, Pedro Chambel, Pierre Gerard, Bruno Duplant, Schrei der Natur (1,2), Raskol´Nikov (1)

David Vélez vs Pedro Chambel - Continuity (2017)

Pierre Gerard vs Bruno DuplantÉtudes(2017)

Schrei der Natur - Semi Romantic (2016)

Schrei der Natur - s/t (2015)

Raskol´Nikov - Cometsword (2016)

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sounds of the Day #194/2017: Rose Buried In Sand (1), Artem Spar (1), Crank Sturgeon(3), roger mpr (1), Victoria Alessi (1), Gipsy Future (1), Agitation Phi (1), Chang Park (1)

Rose Buried In Sand - Dissolving Tape (2017)

Artem Spar - KW 13-15 (2017)

Crank Sturgeon Forging Hay (2017)

 roger mprunproductive muzak (2017)
"unproductive muzak" is about sound as a means of domination and alienation. Here, roger mpr, who also runs the http:undomusic.fr distro, builds tracks from collages of samples extracted from muzak cds. These cds were all produced to provide sonic landscapes to companies for their PR or even in the workplace. Sound becomes a subtle asset to productivity. This is not vaporwave, or if it is, it is vaporwave at its extreme limit. There is no place for nostalgia nor for a certain complacency for the 90s dot com bubble. The idea is just to displace these sounds from their original uses. To stop them from working. With heavy digital treatment and tape loop dirtyness, roger mpr deconstructs these sounds and tries to open a breach by which nightmares can invade the tall glass buildings of corporate soundframes. It is a call to rethink a new politics of the glitch: to see it not only as a superficial scratching of an all too codified aesthetic, but also as a going deep into the structures of corporate aesthetics in order to inject a weird and disruptive virus. This is an attempt to give a contemporary soundtrack to Bartleby's "I would prefer not to".

Victoria Alessi - Secret(2016

Gipsy Future (2016)

Agitation Phi - Radical Trinity (2016)

Chang Park - Archetype (2016)

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Sounds of the Day #193/2017: Alan Vega (2), Miguel Souto (1), DJ DJ Tanner (1,2), Kösmonaut (7), Nonhorse (2), Nicholas Langley(1,2,3), Chemiefaserwerk (8)

Alan Vega - It (2017)

Miguel Souto - Untitled (2017)

DJ DJ Tanner - Goon (2017)

DJ DJ Tanner - Alien (2016)

Kösmonaut -  Eagle Nebula (2016)

Nonhorse Nobody, Never, Yeowe (2016)

Nicholas LangleyViolin & Audio Generator  (2016)

Nicholas Langley - Thinky Space  (2016)

Nicholas Langley - Cymro Cynhyrchiol (2016)

ChemiefaserwerkSzenarium/Treatment (2015)

Friday, July 21, 2017

Sounds of the Day #192/2017: Dreyt Nien (3), Odd Person (1), Bio Services (1) / Floris Vanhoof(1)/ Soundwalk Collective (1) / Nidia (1) / Tanning Salon (1) / Jana Rush (1) / Shabazz Palaces (1) / Deison (1) / Biosphere (1) / Celer (6,7,8,9)

Dreyt Nien - Hyperspace Collapse (2017)

Odd Person star maps from the flower temples  (2017)

Bio Services - Probiotics (2016)

Floris Vanhoof Cycles of Confusion (2012)

Soundwalk CollectiveBefore Music There Is Blood (2017)

NidiaNídia é Má, Nídia é Fudida (2017)

Tanning Salon - Dream Castle (2011/ re: 2017)

Jana Rush - Pariah (2017)

Shabazz PalacesQuazarz vs. The Jealous Machines (2017)

Shabazz Palaces - Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star (2017)

Deison - Any Time Now (2016)

BiosphereDeparted Glories (2016)

Celer - Moon Palace(2016)

Celer - Shima (2016)

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sounds of the Day #191/2017: In Memoriam Werner Hamacher (1948-2017) / Bold Oxide Lust (1,2,3), Akkord (4), Kyle Motl (1), Braeyden Jae (5,6,7), Amulets (12)

In Memoriam
Werner Hamacher

Vielen Dank für ein in jeder Hinsicht wider-ständiges  und Wider-Spruch einforderndes Beharren.
Afformativ, Streik !


Bold Oxide Lust - Venereal Limits (2017)

Bold Oxide Lust Hacked Demon Tout (2017)

Bold Oxide Lust A Fad, Then (2017)

Akkord - RCVR / XMTR (2017)

Kyle Motl Transmogrification (2017)

Braeyden Jae,  Amulets - slowly promised / absence of color (2016)

Braeyden Jae - Leavings (2015)

Braeyden Jae - Turnings (2015)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sounds of the Day #190/2017: Pact Infernal (2), Ena (1,2), Separation Anxiety (1), Yishak Banjaw (1), Relay for Death (1), IFSH (1), Braeyden Jae (1,2,3,4)

Pact Infernal - Infernality (2017)

Ena - Divided: Body (2017)

Ena - Divided: Mind (2017)

Separation Anxiety - Vices (2017)

 Yishak Banjaw Love Songs Vol.2 (1986 - reissue 2016)

Relay for Death - Natural Incapacity (2016)

IFSH - Be Locus // Be Limpid (2016)

Braeyden Jae less fucked & familiar spaces  (2016)

Braeyden Jae fog mirror  (2016)

Braeyden Jae - soft reunion / endless endings / infinity charm (from split w/ ant'lrd)(2016)

Braeyden Jae perpetual child (2016)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sounds of the Day #189/2017: Dave Burraston: Noyzelab + NYZ (1), Essaie Pas (1), Bob Bellerue (4), The Black Scorpio Underground (1), Alessandro Alessandroni(1), Yorishiro (1), H Takahashi (1), Chihei Hatakeyama (7)

Noyzelab - TTMSubtree (2017)
[Label Info] Noyzelab is one of several active aliases of David Burraston, a synthesist and sonic tinkerer with far too many references to list. All you need to know is that Burraston explores possibilities in not just sound, but also programming, mathematics and nature. His work has taken him all over the world, to do workshops, residencies and mentorships with everyone from Richard D. James to Chris Watson, and led him to issue his recordings with such imprints as Important Records, Taiga and MEDS, among many others. He has graciously agreed to issue some of (what we consider) his very best work at Psoma Psi Phi, and for this occasion, we have furnished Burraston with his very own subcatalog at the label, simply titled NYZ. NYZ releases will exist on both cassette and CD-R formats, depending on the recordings in question, and will be fairly limited physical affairs in conjunction with open editions of "abridged" digital versions. This allows everyone to familiarize themselves with Burraston's work freely, while also rewarding those who support the imprint (by purchasing physical media) with additional and unedited content. For NYZ-I, Burraston gives us TTMSubtree, a 90-minute cassette of wavering tones that shift in and out of focus, playing the frequency spectrum like a sedate keyboard. Over time, these tones gradually grow and recede in their individual voices, overlapping to produce alien forms inside the drone. Aspects of the release become more isolated and still as the recordings play forward, with moments that even sound like metal bells hanging on a telephone wire in an abandoned town, softly blown against each other by the wind. The final 35-minute closing piece is perhaps the most striking of all - a warm gusting breath of a glossy chordal tone, forever cycling through a barely decaying orbit...omnipresent and yet completely abandoned in the same instance. TTMSubtree is a stunning debut release for Psoma Psi Phi, and truly we are honored to have Burraston issuing his work with us. For newcomers, Burraston's work here is recommended for fans of Eliane Radigue, Eleh, Mika Vainio, Richard Chartier and others of their ilk.

NYZ - FLD RCDR (2017)
[Entr'acte Label Info] Real and imaginary field recordings, compiled and synthesized in the 21st Century by David Burraston at Noyzelab. The pieces on this album have been formulated over a period of around five years. The main idea for this album was to make sound pieces that would appear to be a collection or mix of ‘live’ recordings. FLD RCRDST::On Walden Snow and FLD RCRDST::FM80PcellorgNSW are both real field recordings which also mix studio recordings of Cellular Automata playing and sequencing synthesizers/effects units. CPM DRNL is a completely artificial simulation of an imaginary space, again with Cellular Automata taking on the duties of synth-playing and effects modification. Lindisfarne Refuge Hut is a complete, real field recording with nothing added, the only one on this album.

NYZ - MCRTNL (2017)
[Entr'acte Label Info] A series of micro- and macrotonal generative compositions: recorded, compiled and synthesized in the 21st Century by David Burraston at Noyzelab. This is a collection of pieces designed to take you away from the world of 12-tone equal without getting bogged down in any deep, confusing theories about anything whatsoever. A pure and simple intuitive exploration of mini sound worlds using a variety of different hardware synthesizers, encompassing technologies such as modulation synthesis (FM etc.) and sample playback (ancient ROMplers). Everything on this album has been sequenced using my Cellular Automata hardware systems for generating note and control data, as well as altering the tuning of individual notes or generating complete tuning tables in some cases.

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Essaie Pas - Demain est une autre nuit  (2017)

Bob BellerueButcher's Broom (2016)

 The Black Scorpio Underground Necrochasm (2016)

 Alessandro AlessandroniCARATTERISTICI VARI  (1976/1979 - reissue 2016)

Yorishiro - I (2016)

H TakahashiBody Trip (2016)

Chihei HatakeyamaYou're still in it (2015)

Monday, July 17, 2017

Sounds of the Day #188/2017: George A. Romero is dead / Grey Branches (1), Braen, Raskovich (1), Bob Bellerue (1,2). Bouchons d'Oreilles (1), M/M(1), Micromelancolié (5,6)

(image by nicolas genin/flickr)

In memoriam
George A. Romero

Dawn of the Dead (1978)
My favorite film .


Grey Branches - Neuroclap (2017)
[aka Yves de Mey]

Braen, Raskovich - Drammatico (197? - reissue 2017)

Bob BellerueGaucho Sessions (2016)

Bob Bellerue, Jarrett Silberman - Amplified Piano Duets (2009/2017)

 Bouchons d'Oreilles - Faces (2016)

M/M Before We Lost Ourselves (2016)

MicromelancoliéLeaving Hades (2016)

Micromelancolié - Anatomy Of Modern Paintings (2017)

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sounds of the Day #187/2017: Kellerfund # 1: Beat Boy 120 // Clive Bell (1), Burnt Friedman (1), Kilchhofer / Hainbach (1), Köhn(1), Norberto Lobo - Eric Chenaux (1), Takahiro Mukai (12,13,14,15,16), Somnoroase Păsărele (1), Beachers (1), IXTAB (1)

Kellerfund #1
Grundig Beat Boy 120


Clive Bell - Asakusa Follies (2017)

Burnt Friedman - Dead Saints Chronicles (2017)

Kilchhofer / HainbachAcosta (2017)

KöhnKreis Plön (2017)

Spencer ClarkThe Stimulated Australia (2017)

Norberto Lobo - Eric Chenaux - The Byre (2017)

Takahiro MukaiSuperficial Vein (2017)

Takahiro Mukai - ゆがんでる / Yuganderu / Distortion(2017)

Takahiro Mukai / Shoeb Ahmad - s/t (2017)

Takahiro Mukai - Sand Container (2016)

Takahiro Mukai - Stutter Causes (2016)

Somnoroase Păsărele - Patru (2016)

BeachersI Wanna Be Your Wall(2016)

IXTABAvernus  (2016)