[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_203] Anastasia Vronski : Estrangements (volume 2)

Anastasia Vronski is a versatile experimental musician from Perm, Russia. Since years she has been creating an impressive and quite diverse body of work. Many of her tracks can be classified as “drone “or “noise”, but they always have a specific, often intriguing qualities. Above all, she’s not an artist who will do the same twice, and maybe that’s why some of her pieces are sometimes published separately. Since we thought many of them deserved more exposure, we decided to make a selection of such works in a compilation album : Estrangements, published in two volumes. While first one consisted of 4  minimal conceptual pieces, second one is made of 10 shorter tracks focusing on mysterious ambiances and dense sound textures. One of them, “the pack” wasn’t published before and was made specially for this compilation. The selection of tracks was made by the artist and the label, trying to make the compilation as cohesive as possible. We hope it will make you curious to discover more works from her.

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Direct download links : Wav /Flac/Mp3/Artwork
Free Music Archive mirror (mp3 only)
Bandcamp mirror

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[Eg0_192] Anastasia Vronski : Estrangements (volume1)

Anastasia Vronski is a versatile experimental musician from Perm, Russia. Since years she has been creating an impressive and quite diverse body of work. Many of her tracks can be classified as “drone “or “noise”, but they always have a specific, often intriguing qualities. Above all, she’s not an artist who will do the same twice, and maybe that’s why some of her pieces are sometimes self-published isolately. Since we thought many of them deserved more exposure, we decided to make a selection of such works in a compilation album : Estrangements, that will be published in two volumes. The first volume gathers tracks composed in 2013 & 2014 (selected with the artist’s approval) that seem to share some kind of minimalist mood, although they are very diverse. For each of them, Vronski has written a few words about the specific methodologies and ideas (see below) involved in the composition. But this doesn’t make her music less mysterious. Each track seems inhabited by a mysterious and poetic spirit whose intrinsic qualities will appear to attentive listeners even without reading anything. The 2nd volume will be published in 2019

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Direct download links

Free Music Archive mirror (mp3 only)
Bandcamp mirror (streaming only)

More info about the tracks provided by the artist :
1. Colors & Shapes (2013)
I made this track using basic sounds like sine waves and white noise to give the idea of colors and shapes, like a sonic abstract graffiti.
2. Zombie (2014)
I made part of this track by dancing… I played drum, tambourine, shaker and electric bass and then looped it. Then I taped a contact mic to the floor and danced like a zombie to the loop, like when they make crackling sounds in the movies. I added another layer of noise like a soundtrack, then voice. I wanted the track to be very natural, involving body movements like a zombie ritual.
3. Teardrops Condenser (2014)
I wanted to paint a minimal landscape by “condensing” the microscopic events that take place through the cables of my guitar pedals. There is no actual guitar involved in this composition and minimal interaction. It is the gear taking a life of its own.
4. Debris Install (2013)
Composition for radio, piano and voice – referencing respectively Keith Rowe, Cecil Taylor and Kurt Schwitters. The duration and number of occurences for each instrument is written down, while the distribution of sounds was picked randomly in the spirit of John Cage’s works with the I-Ching.