[Eg0_214] Podarces & various artists : Frozen Journeys

Under the Podarces pseudonym Benoît Rouits (who also plays oboe in Jukpic ) creates experimental improvised music with keyboards. Last year he made us discover one of his old works :  A Frozen Journey, made in 2009 with virtual synthesizers and inspired by some writings of Philip K. Dick. We enjoyed this album a lot and although it undoubtedly stands on its own we felt its minimalist abstraction could make it a very interesting material to incorporate in new works. We made this suggestion to Benoît and some other collaborators and aquaintances who agreed and accepted to contribute remixes of what is now called “Frozen Journeys”, featuring the original tracks as well as remixes by Humanfobia, Human Koala, Nina Kardec, Anastatsia Vronski, Kecap Tuyul, Nicolas Tourney, Sig Valax, Filmy Ghost, Yann Pillas, Thomas Park, Luciftias, Doedelzak.

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direct download links : Flac / Mp3 / artwork

Bandcamp mirror : later

Playlist and links

01. Podarces – Absynthe
02. Podarces – Entering the cave
03. Podarces – Beads of sweat
04. Podarces – Alleviation
05. Podarces – Motorway of nowhere
06. Podarces – A frozen journey
07. Podarces – Chaos
08. Podarces – Screamers
09. Podarces – Plan9 from…
10. Podarces – Parasites? agreed.
11. Humanfobia & Podarces – Grey Alien Contact
https://hearthis.at/humanfobia/
12. Human Koala & Podarces – Scream in the basement (Human Koala Remix)

13. Nina Kardec & Podarces – Chaos (Nina Kardec Remix)
https://ninakardecofficial.bandcamp.com/
14. Anastasia Vronski & Podarces – Chaos (Industrial Mix)
https://anastasiavronski.bandcamp.com/
15. Kecap Tuyul & Podarces – Frozen Absinthe Screams
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16. Nicolas Tourney & Podarces – Entering the Cave (Nicolas Tourney Remix)
https://nicolastourney.bandcamp.com/
17. Sig Valax & Podarces – Frozen Journey
https://www.sigolenevalax.net/
18. Filmy Ghost & Podarces – Voices from Adimensional Planes
https://hearthis.at/filmy-ghost/
19. Yann Pillas & Podarces – In the winter the absynthe froze
https://www.facebook.com/Y.Pillas
https://camembertelectrique.bandcamp.com
20. Thomas Park & Podarces – Generative Sheep
https://archive.org/details/ThomasParkBenchmarkHub
21. Luciftias & Podarces – Tundratic Equation
https://dronomancy.wordpress.com/
https://luciftias.bandcamp.com/
22. Doedelzak & Podarces – Un Voyage Glacé
https://doedelzak.bandcamp.com/

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[Eg0_213] z(xW+yV) : Trois prises

z(xW+yV) is a solo project of Kecap Tuyul started spring 2018 while experimenting different ways to generate low volume feedback with small gear. After some tries with one contact microphone and one 1W battery-powered amplifier he developped a modular system on this basis, in order to generate not only feedback, but also feedback of feedback, and feedback of feedback of feedback (…) by chaining amps and microphones in a circular way that blurs more and more the distinction between sound source and sound’s reproduction, between acoustic musical instruments and electronic sound diffusion.

Unlike its first album 3×2(1W+18V) whose 3 pieces where mixes of  2 improvisations, Trois Prises features only raw improvisations played on more complex versions of the set-up (with 3 or 4 amplifiers). Track 1 & 3 contain no edits, track 2 was edited from a longer improvisation.

z(xW+yV) : 3x(10W+45V)

Direct download links :Wav / Flac / Mp3 /Artwork

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z(xW+yV) : Trois Prises

 

[Eg0_212] Ayato & Naoki Ishida : Momenta

Ayato & Naoki Ishida have been working together by file exchange since the early 2010s. On Momenta they explore a more melodic and accessible style than on their previous releases on eg0cide( Red_control rec​.​played which focused on field recordings and the split album Tapes Outtakes.based on tapes manipulations). This time they ofter 14 instrumental tracks blending elements of post-rock, dub, and ambient, using many different instruments and field recordings. The compositions are smooth and catchy, but never simplistic – they deserve many listenings that will let you discover their depth and subtelties.

Click on the picture to visit the download page on archive.org

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Full album download links : Wav / Flac / Mp3Artwork

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Tracklist

01_…then
02_Narrative
03_Piou piou la palomita (1,2,3 souvenirs)
04_Early times
05_Underground mail
06_Restaurant
07_Spectacle
08_Unexpected
09_Meeting the Elephant
10_Jack
11_Fafrotskie, furthest sanctuary
12_Eastern
13_Old town
14_Room415

Credits

Naoki played keyboards, loops, beatz

Ayato played guitars, bass,tapes & tr606, destroyed piano,turntable,
field recordings & lap op programing for some tracks.

recorded between 2012 &2013 @ la ferme là_Olivet_France & studio Necoyanagi_Kyoto_Japan.
mixed @ la ferme là_Olivet_France 2013-2014

Guests:
featuring Mescalibur: analogic riddim synthesizer on track 1 & 6.
featuring Julio Lloco : moog on track 10.

For solo albums of the 2 artists, check their personnall sites:

 

[Eg0_211] M.A.K.T. Sono : TTTango

M.A.K.T. Sono ‘s new release TTTango is an improvisation recorded in november 2018 by Magali Albespy & Kecap Tuyul with the same kind of lo-fi set-up as the one used on album 11 Songs.

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Direct download links : Wav/ Flac /Mp3/Artwork
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Credits:
Improvisation recorded 19 November 2018
Magali Albespy : amplifiers, microphones, synthesizers, voice.
Kecap Tuyul : amplifiers, microphones, synthesizers, mix.

 

[Eg0_210] Doedelzak : ilypd

A few months after the lovely P8 phase 3, our regular contributor Doedelzak comes back with another longform composition using an hybrid methodology and taking inspiration from various musical aesthetics. Ilpyd is subtle and catchy, hypnotic and surprising in the same time.

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Full album download links :Wav /Flac/Mp3 / Artwork
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Notes by the artist
Ilypd was created partially through algorithms, with a slow and alsmot imperceptible evolution. Though, there is a big change between the beginning and the end.
Although there are small internal changes, the evolution of the global structure is strictly continuous. The perception of changes (and notably the perception of acceleration) may appear intermittently as if on particular moments the listener’s mind was suddenly creating the image of a new step being crossed, but ilypd is perpetually changing.
Ilypd can be listened in one go, or on the contraty intermittently. It is not necessary to hear it from the beginning, nor until the end.
Inspiration for this work came from traditional African music, Gamelan, and Steve Reich. This is a musical material more than a composition – and I simply wanted to make this material beautiful”

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[Eg0_209] Failure Circle : Melting Clinamen

Melting Clinamen was born from a small deviation from the methodology used by Failure Circle in this serie of compositions Frozen Clinamen that normally uses only sounds recorded while no human intervention is applied to the used set-up ( no-input mixer most of the time). The creation of the first track of this album followed the same rules – except that it used a recording that features some little changes created manually (this sound can be heard between 3min11 et 12m06). This is also the first release in which Failure Circle doesn’t use a no-input mixer but a semi-modular analog synthesizer, the Neutron by Behringer, with no effects except its built-in ones. Another notable difference with the past volumes lies into the way the material has been edited & mixed. The other track of the album (Frozen Clinamen #2M) follows more strictly the Frozen Clinamen methodology, but all sounds were also created with synthesizer. Thus, Melting Clinamen is and isn’t part of the Frozen Clinamen serie.

Methodology of the Frozen Clinamen serie
step (1) Tweaking the set-up until it produces some seemingly autonomously self-sustained sound sequences.
step (2) Stopping tweaking and recording for at least 20 minutes without any intervention on the set-up.
step (3) Repeating steps (1) & (2) several times.
step (4) Using the generated sounds as only source in a posteriori compositions. The only variations used while mixing are equalization, panoramics and volume levels.
step (5) play it at low/high volume with open/closed window while complety asleep / fully conscious.

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Direct download links : Wav / Flac / Mp3 / Artwork

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[Eg0_208] Laura Cavan : Unsuspicious

Laura Cavan is a french visual artist who also works with sounds, and especially  natural ones like in her first album Unsuspicious. This project started in 2016 when Laura Cavan was studying arts in Marseille and created an installation using pieces of wood found in the area of her school (which is located close to a forest). The insertion of contact microphones in these pieces of woods allowed to transmit small vibrations emitted by its inhabitants : termites. The resulting sounds were sent in real time through headphones for the installation’s visitors.

Early 2019, some of these sounds have been selected, edited and mixed by Kecap Tuyul in for the realisation of this album. Different, light treatments (mostly equalization) have been applied to the orginal tracks, without trying to hide the recorder’s hiss nor other unwanted sounds, but rather with the aim of letting appear all aspects of the recordings in an organic way. The results don’t pretend to give an accurate reproduction of termite sounds but should rather be considered like sound pieces where the recording technology is a part of the material and not a transparent medium. As a sequel of this release, Kecap Tuyul is currently working on tracks mixing electronic sounds with Laura Cavan’s recordings.

The artwork is made of a selection of Laura Cavan’s drawings of these wood pieces which that were created for her installation.
 

Laura Cavan recto

Direct download links : Wav/ Flac /Mp3/Artwork

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Laura Cavan verso

Recordings, drawings & artwork by Laura Cavan.
Sounds edited & mixed by Kecap Tuyul.
Special thanks to Xavier Mussat.


Reviews

Review by KN, on “Yeah I know it sucks” blog
https://yeahiknowitsucks.wordpress.com/2019/06/19/laura-cavan-unsuspicious/

When I listened to Laura Cavan in a traditionally unsuspicious way, i noticed how cozy it was. From the first moments in her work I felt as if I was in the inner mechanism of a prepared coffee machine, not a cheap one but one of those luxurious ones that had the green light on, ready for a coffee loving person to place a cup underneath and make an automatic cup of sheer deliciousness.

This feeling of being in this cozy coffee machine of sheer luxury that had been equipped with hot warm water inside, the kind of wanted liquid ready to be used to please the great tasting flavours of a coffee lover in an instant simply continued in the second track that Laura Cavan had boiled up. It made me feel very small, but also very safe. I could sit in this coffee maker for ages, dreaming about raindrops on a attics window; it’s one of my favourites calming things to fantasise about…

When the third track came in, it was as if Laura Cavan had read my mind.. I didn’t wanted the release of sound to go anywhere. I wanted to stay inside this coffee machine and listen from this place like a voyeur to the possible human activities that might happen outside of this coffee maker. I could clearly hear someone walking around, it might be muffled but that only added more comfort to the “I’m just a microscopic figure tucked away in a coffee machine” experience.

Laura Cavan really kept on giving what I wanted to hear, kept the bubbling watery sounds as muffled and wet as they could be, while still keeping me as a listener dry and warm. I mean it wasn’t that the artist was boiling us listeners in a hot pot or anything like that; more as if we could sit dry on a bit of luxurious plastic inside as the water kept itself hot and ready to be used to flush itself through the coffee bean purée.

When track five came even the sound of the coffee maker’s inside seemed to have chilled out. In fact I must say that this was definitely the moment in which I thought that it’s quite relaxing to be here in this coffee machine with no reason to be found by an owner or operator of such an device. It feels so safe and pleasant that I can only say that it’s been a real pleasure to have been Unsuspiciously teleported into this strange situation & I’m gladly inviting you over to be in this coffee machine too. We might want to drink some coffee later if you are in need to do things after experiencing it, as it is pretty sleep inducing!