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Degradation Loops
by Jasmine Guffond

Engaging the process of bit crushing, in “Degradation Loops” the sampling rate and bit depth of the audio signal is step by step, gradually, and completely reduced. The algorithmic unraveling of these tracks renders them increasingly discordant and unpredictable as time passes. Using intricate and highly articulate audio loops from an existing authored work, sound gradually becomes noise. Beauty is broken down allowing another type of beauty to emerge.”

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Review Reblog – Degradation Loops by Jasmine Guffond

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Jasmine Guffond | Degradation Loops
Karl (LP/DL)

Australian sound artist Jasmine Guffond‘s Degradation Loops was just released via Berlin imprint Karl who have been serving many delights in 2018. This half hour long singular piece starts with incidental chatter in a public place in what the artist refers to as being “initially a sixteen day process of sonic destruction created for an art exhibition.” What becomes evident rather quickly is that Guffond is unafraid of this sense of beauty in question, unbalanced detritus layered in a collage style of happenstance and assorted harmonies. I notice a quasi Middle Eastern feel to the central track. While the effects explore the textural surface and underpinnings of drone I hear the wavering hypnotic core. I hear a rattle similar to a spray paint can readying to make its mark, I hear a bustling youthful crowd at a cultural center or…

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Anne La Berge – Love Suite
from gruntCount – improvised pieces for player and computer by Martin Parker

gruntCount is a computer music system as much as it is a piece of music. Like playing a computer game, the performer steps through a landscape of possibilities that teeter between the scripted and
the surprising. Rather than a joystick interface however, it’s the player’s sounds (or grunts) that move the piece forwards. The order of the settings is decided in advance of a performance but their behaviour has to be coped with in situ. The shifting relationship between player and computer makes it impossible to play in the same way twice.

More information about gruntCount is available at www.tinpark.com.
Martin Parker, September 2013

 

Tissa Mawartyassari’s Harsh Noise Compositions Are Sonic “Ghost Stories” — Bandcamp Daily

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In her slabs of feedback and noise, Mawartyassari—aka Monica Isabel Sanchez—seeks to find beauty in chaos.

via Tissa Mawartyassari’s Harsh Noise Compositions Are Sonic “Ghost Stories” — Bandcamp Daily

Julia Holter’s “Aviary” Is an Experimental Opus Inspired By a Dystopian Film — Bandcamp Daily

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“This record is extremely fluid, more than any other record I’ve made,” Holter says.

via Julia Holter’s “Aviary” Is an Experimental Opus Inspired By a Dystopian Film — Bandcamp Dail

Reblog – Marta Sap – Live soft session Kożyczkowo 2018 Green Circles Festival

Another find thanks to Yeah I Know it Sucks (but it doesn’t)

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Artist: Marta Sap
Title: Live soft session Kożyczkowo 2018Green Circles Festival
Keywords: electronic world chill chill out chillwave ethnic ethnotrip ethnotronica kalimba Gdańsk

After really enjoying ‘breaths’ by Marta Sap and revisiting this electronic didgeridoo album many times in a fondly matter, I got this incredible urge to hear something different coming out of this artist’s inventory. With a few clicks there my answer was; a live session!

I drank some wine, closed my eyes and heard Marta play. She opened up the gates of dreams, with something that sounded like a well tuned kalimba. Something that got a magical touch with the help of spacious effects that really made reality look far and surreality nearby. There I say and listened in silence, cheered with brainwaves the upcoming peacefulness that this music was providing. I sipped the content of the glass and stroked my own ears fondly as Marta…

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R.A.N. is the dark electronic / rhythmic ambient music project by HÜMA UTKU.

“Hailing from İstanbul and based in Berlin for a couple of years now, HÜMA UTKU has been a prolific artist lately: as R.A.N. (Roads At Night) she released her debut album ”Her Trembling Ceased”, followed by the remix album ‘Remixed: Stories Retold’ (both 2015, PARTAPART RECORDS), and contributed several tracks and remixes to various compilations. Besides studio production, she travels the planet to perform live or as DJ, and in November / December 2017 UTKU was Artist in Residency at YARA MEKAWEI’s Submarine Studio, Cairo.
The title of her debut on KARL, “Şeb-i Yelda” (pronounced Shab-e Yalda in English), is a Persian term that signifies ‘the longest night’. Inspired by the Ottoman poet BOSNIAN SABIT EFENDI’s verses, R.A.N. created four new, very personal tracks, developing further her musical language by fusing traditional instruments with deep electronic sounds, distortion and dark ambience, in order to create intense atmospheres of anger, anxiety, grief – but also empowerment and hope. These compositions are UTKU’s personal reflections on the long lasting devastation and turmoil in the Middle East as well as witnessing the individual experiences related to these happenings. The titles translate as:’“Şeb-i Yelda” (The Longest Night), “Ay” (The Moon), “Sabah” (The Morning) and “Kul” (The Servant).