Paperclip Crown is the artist moniker of Valentine, an amateur non-binary experimental, noise, and ambient musician. Their EP Feedback Jams was made by improvising with mixer and microphone. The result is quite surprising, subtle and raw in the same time.
Frozen Clinamen is serie of works by Failure Circle (a solo project of Kecap Tuyul) started on autumn 2017. It follows a simple method inspired by the the possibilities of his no-input mixer set-up (and sometimes other modular set-ups) and the will to use a limited sound material in a posteriori compositions : all the sounds included in these works are recordings of moments that feature no human intervention. Frozen Clinamen #8 was recorded and mixed between february 2019 and september 2021 using analog synthesizer as only sound source.
Methodology step (1) Tweaking the set-up until it produces some seemingly autonomously self-sustained sound sequences. step (2) Stopping tweaking, then 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.
Nicolas Tourney is a french experimental musician and sound designer, also owner of the label Snow in Water Records. His new album Music for Piano focuses on the acoustic properties of the instrument used in various ways in order to generate rich and subtle resonances. But the artist himself says it more precisely :
“Entirely recorded in the hours of the night, in order to capture very low amplitude sounds that neighboring noises would have made imperceptible, the twelve configurations of Music for Piano reflect research on vibration. The piano used is a late 19th century German grand piano, allowing, when it is wide open, all kinds of placements, preparations, rebounds. Some drones evolved continuously for several days in a row, in order to see the gradual emergence of new timbres produced by the microscopic movements of objects inside the piano. By releasing a resonance rather than a note, the pressure of the keys then opening a void, other modes of play have required tools with a roundabout function and instruments that our daily habits have made their own.”
Nicolas Tourney : Piano, Objects, Bows, E-bow, Pure Data System, LOM Usi Microphones.
Meagan Johnson aka Mrs Dink makes electronic music, often techno rooted. She’s a member of the Rootwork Collective and runs the electronic music label Degenerate Trifecta. Her EP Bird Sternum comprises 4 hypnotic tracks of experimental techno loaded with gritty sounds arranged in a subtle and personal way.
Obstacle My Arms is a solo project of Paul Harrison, who has been playing around with sounds since the late 1980s. He has been part of the noise group Smell & Quim and now does various styles using different project names. His main project throughout most of these years has been Expose Your Eyes. On his new OMA Remix Project he delivers 8 tracks of minimalist hypnotic music, based on reworks of album And here we are. A perfect soundtrack for meditative state of a mind.
We are glad to release Antibodies, four brand new tracks by Amsterdam-based experimental noise duo Glice (Ruben Braeken and Melle Kromhout). This short EP contains some of the most uncompromising music they released to date. Rough, uncomfortable, noisy, gripping… slowly pushing open the lid of a coffin…
Antibodies precedes the release of a sprawling and ambitious new album. This full-length follow-up to 2017s acclaimed CIELO will be released in 2021.
All tracks performed, recorded and produced by Glice (Ruben Braeken and Melle Kromhout)
Track 1, 2, 4 mixed my Marlon Wolterink at White Noise Studio.
Track 3 mixed by Lasse Marhaug.
Mastered by Marlon Woltering.
Sculptures and artwork by Natasja Alers.