Posts tagged ‘sound art’

July 4, 2018

presenting Eidolons – a survey of adventurous electronic music

Eidolons: A Survey of Contemporary Electronic Music

Steve Mueske set out to produce a compilation that reveals some of the complexity, scope, and variety of current electronic music. Spectropol is happy collaborate with him on the release of Eidolons, an album that celebrates non-mainstream music and brings together artists from a variety of places and scenes. The album also includes some longer works, which are often overlooked on compilations.

In organizing the playlist Mueske also wanted pieces that might “converse with each other in a fortuitous way – an excerpt of a larger conversation that extends beyond the boundaries of a “mere” collection. Along those lines Pierre-Luc Senécal’s breathless acousmatic “Urban Gardens” rubs elbows with Busevin’s sound art piece “Three Chants for Computer” and Shane Byrnes’s meticulous deconstruction of a cello performance in “Machinato for Strings.” There are several microtonal pieces by Christopher Bailey, Paul Cousin, and Carlo Serafini, detailed dark ambient work by Fastus, Antonio D’Amato and Bálint Baráth, beautiful and disturbing sound collages, several sonic experiments, and a sublime classical piece by Paul Marquardt.” 

FREE download at Bandcamp.

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June 21, 2018

solstice 2: Earth Stepper

The long awaited Earth Stepper debut is finally available on Spectropol.

Dan Stearns has been posting chunks from this collaborative project with Andrew Heathwaite for a few years, but finally the first full-length album is ready for presentation as a whole, with more collections of tracks coming later in the year.

Stream it and download it (for $5) at Bandcamp:

Earth Stepper is a collaborative project by Dan Stearns (instruments) and Andrew Heathwaite (vocals and text), with a handful of contributions from friends, mixed by Stearns into a microtonal and often noisy multidimensional stew. This album, Passport to Magonia, defies easy description. It beguiles, it challenges, and it gets into the back of your brain and under your skin. As with other music by Stearns (see Golden Town, SpecT 03), there is a conviction behind it that betrays an underlying logic, a subliminal flow, despite the chaotic layered surfaces; a sound-art tethered beautifully to Heathwaite’s words and melodies. Step into this trip.

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February 12, 2013

inkplaces is available

andrew young’s new collection of exploratory sound pieces is available for download at the Spectropol shop.

“…a daydream of the chaotic universe outside of human perception.”

artwork by nick lane.
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November 7, 2012

Borghi discs are shipping

The hard copies are in and look and sound great!

October 24, 2012

Musica per Nastro download is here.

This delectable assortment of acousmatic tracks from Italian sound artist/musician Andrea Borghi is a textural feast for the ears.

Originally intended to be released on cassette, the work is also a tribute to composition methods used in electronic tape music of the 1960s. Every track is processed in real-time by a patch built in the Max application and is based on cut-up, sovraposition, sound stretching, loop, echo and feedback.

Name your price download (now) or $7 CDR (ships Nov 5)  at the link below.

October 11, 2012

New Andrea Borghi out in late October!

Musica Per Nastro (Music for Tape) from sound artist Andrea Borghi (Italy) is nearly ready for public consumption. It will have a CDR option with Borghi’s beautiful cover art.

Here’s a video from 2010 to whet your appetite.

http://borghi74aa.blogspot.it