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[PCR045] Nox – For The Purpose Of Such Provisions

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Artist: Nox
Release Nr.: PCR045
Release Name: For The Purpose Of Such Provisions
Style: Abstract Electro, Experimental, Breakbeat, Ambient, Downbeat
Download: Free Download under Creative Commons


01. First And Foremost
02. I Sell It, Cause It’s Broken
03. Ganof Ookees
04. Seven Times


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More Infos here: Pharmacom Records

[RB044] Venus Vulture – Signal Artifacts

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Venus Vulture – Signal Artifacts

On his last Resting Bell-release “phantomshadows” Sean Monaghan aka Venus Vulture presented 4 abstract and beautiful ambient pieces with wide soundscapes and melodic patterns. His new release “Signal Artifacts” goes in a slightly different direction.

“Signal Artifacts” contains six very reduced and quiet pieces. Signal tones, glitches and noises are flying around. A hushed sound-pattern comes up and fades away. All tracks have some sort of droning fundament, sometimes really quiet or slowly envolving but the pieces have a aged feeling. Dusty, fragmental and coming from a very long travel from a very distant place.

The release includes twelve additional cover-pictures (Feel free to choose them for the individual tracks) and a video of “Radio artifacts – 18 June 2008″.

1. Radio artifacts – 18 June 2008
2. Beta Cassiopeiae [Caph] 15 December 2007
3. Radio message – 22 January 2007
4. Signal resolutions – 11 August 2008
5. Radio artifacts 3-31-454
6. Very quiet signal 25 1 7 805899

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SF-6010 – Kalte – The Lanthanide Series

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Toronto’s Kalte (a duo featuring long-established sound artists Deane Hughes and Rik MacLean) make their recorded debut with this Periodic Table-inspired EP. The harsh Canadian winter served as the backdrop for the creation of these tracks, and while there may be a certain oppressiveness to its roots, the resulting sounds progress from darkness to light. The sonic spectrum on display here slowly builds in complexity at first, with more and more elements layered over a similar low-ringing drone. A slight stylistic shift takes the music to a slightly higher pitch and a more gentle tone for the final two tracks, with buzzes and drones intertwined in a mesmerizingly thick blanket of static.

Released on Stasisfield

ca180 – John Ellis – Map of Limbo

Thursday, October 30th, 2008


Artist: John Ellis
Title: Map of Limbo
Date: 2008-10-30
Keywords: electronic; guitar; electroacoustic; soundtrack; new wave; abstract; post-punk
01 – Pedalo – 1:41 (320 kbps)
02 – Elephant Goes Bad – 2:17 (320 kbps)
03 – Stuttergun – 5:32 (320 kbps)
04 – Fall Down Screaming – 3:59 (320 kbps)
05 – Raudive Voices – 4:11 (320 kbps)
06 – Splatter – 4:09 (320 kbps)
07 – Oddball – 1:41 (320 kbps)

An album of lost tunes. A car crash of guitar and electronics.

John Ellis has played guitar for major UK artists including Peter Gabriel, The Stranglers, Peter Hammill and more. He explores the meeting points of guitar and electronic music. He also writes music for film and art exhibitions.



[Soft Phase sfp02] Mikael Fyrek “Directors Cut”

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Artist: Mikael Fyrek
Title: Directors Cut (minialbum)
Style: ambient soundtrack
Date: 2008-10-30

“Continuing the tour on the arctic circles, our second release is a mini-album with epic proportions, coming from Sweden. Mikael Fyrek, old-school musician known from the cinematic releases on Kahvi Collective netlabel, not to forget the vocal collaboration project Tang Kai. Directors Cut being the rather fitting title, this album have been on it’s way for a long time, it has seen many dramas, it has been sculpted and shaped again countless times. Yet still, the finished result seem like a consistent piece crafted with love and care, with great attention to detail, from beginning to end. You can sense the influence from the golden era of synthesizer pop, combined with the sounds of today. This movie soundtrack alike album invites you to have a closer listen, let yourself go of the daily routines for a brief moment, lose yourself in a dream.”

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[RRR088] Roger Haddad – Warmth Drip

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Roger Haddad - Warmth Drip

Roger Haddad’s Rack & Ruin releases have been as varied as night is to day. From harsh abstract noise, to calm warm ambience, throw in a glorious collaboration, and you have a strong back catalogue for willing ears.

Warmth Drip, as the title suggests, is more inclined towards the lighter side of his sound spectrum. Recorded in June 2008, this release is a live improvisation using guitar and hardware electronics, coming together in a 4-track mini disk recorder.

A soothing calm for headphone users everywhere.

1. Warmth and Time (6:57)
2. Temper Float (4:36)
3. Lily of the Valley (4:17)

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[HAZE042] SPIT IT OUT – Isolation

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Hybridization between two different species sometimes leads to a distinct phenotype. This phenotype can also be fitter than the parental lineage and as such natural selection may then favor these individuals. Eventually, if reproductive isolation is achieved, it may lead to a separate species. However, reproductive isolation between hybrids and their parents is particularly difficult to achieve and thus hybrid speciation is considered an extremely rare event.

[SERN 29] [neuma] – Tobi ishi

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008


[neuma] - Tobi ishi

“Tobi Ishi” woven from head to toe in the most delicate sound loom, offers countless subtly found objects in previously unexplored places of the city inhabited by [neuma]. Subtle adventures that pass unnoticed by the brief dwellers of the 21st century, like a silent encounter with Lucrecia on track #5 or a shy chant of hope and long sunny walks, mark the path of this beautiful record.

01.. 029 (tiny song) revised
02.. 187 (candlelight)
03.. 219 (efecto placebo)
04.. 166 (adding some nitrates)
05.. Lovenest (feat lucrecia)
06.. 127 (good manners)
07.. 180 (ridoir)

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Recorded in Medellin-Colombia
Coverart: Nomás

[gft net 003] DML – Into The Deep

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

DML - The Remix Files Vol. 1

DML – Into The Deep

1. Arbeitstitel

2. Fluid

3. Für S.


Grünfeld Tonträger @ Myspace

ca179 – March Rosetta – To Wash Against the Hudson River Running

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008


Artist: March Rosetta
Title: To Wash Against the Hudson River Running
Date: 2008-10-28
Keywords: abstract; avant-garde; grunge; tape music; minimalism; sound collage
01 – North – 6:58 (320 kbps)
02 – The Wolf – 8:21 (320 kbps)
03 – In Mist – 6:03 (320 kbps)
04 – Inter Caetera – 10:48 (320 kbps)
05 – Histories – 7:08 (320 kbps)

‘To Wash Against the Hudson River Running’ (2008) is an album of avant-garde music that explores the extremes of sound and silence, and the darkness of mankind’s dual nature.
“My intention was to remove from much of the music all that can define it from just ‘sound’ – to weaken the sense of rhythm, pitch, melody and tonality and instead focus on how sound emerges from silence and from other sound, how it reverberates and disperses across the frequencies of the stereo field, and then finally returns to silence and inaudibility once more”.
Using a combination of analog and digital synthesizers, vintage effects, guitars, drums and bass, the album was recorded over 2 weeks in the artist’s house. The audio was then arranged on a computer sequencer and mixed back to analog tape.

March Rosetta is the solo electronic music project of Thomas Carter.
Born in 1982, Oxford, England, Carter had no formal musical training of any kind until the age of 21, when he embarked on 4 years of intense study of classical music.
“Being in isolation from any established or traditional modes of making music for so long, I learnt to be entirely self-reliant as a musician, and to teach myself by listening only to the sound I heard – not by looking at a visual score first with my eye, and then reacting to it sonically”.
Independently releasing his first album ‘Beaches of Snow’ in 2005, Carter has since released two further albums under the March Rosetta name – ‘Late in Time’, and ‘Young’ (both 2008).
Now living in London, he collaborates regularly with a number of musicians internationally. His current projects include the bands ‘Hip Nothings’, ‘The Marsh Chapel Experiment’, and ‘Menhirs of Er Grah’.