As often, things took more time than expected for a variety of reasons, but one cannot control everything, and we’ve to accept it – anyway, so happy to launch the second 2022 couple of new significant Unfathomless titles, fords to experience a heightened reality

pls check details + audio-samples by clicking on the images here below

U74 Bruno Duplant | nox CD/Digital

U74_Bruno Duplant_nox_front By now, the hyperactive, self-taught french artist Bruno Duplant shouldn’t need an introduction anymore…He has indeed an impressive «business» card so to say, having collaborated with many musicians, and counting a rather huge list of solo releases…
Field recordings with their ability of fixing memories are often a pivotal point for his compositions adorned with discreet, hazy touches of instrumentation  and permeated with musique concrète ethics… His works decompose the real (things, spaces, moments) rematerializing it in potent unutterable fictions, true cinema for the ears
So proud thus to present Bruno Duplant’s second opus for the Unfathomless series…
«nox » is the veil, a nocturnal punctuation
«nox» tears the veil apart, summoning half-dreamsit morphs into a suspended lament, a wordless ceremony
«nox» is a tableau of light shreds, a reagent for our senses, a white ashen page, the diverted daily life, a vague vision that one can inhabit at will… An amalgam of ephemeral impressions, spirit of places, unclear sensations, filigree silhouettes, all coalescing into a distinct entity… While we travel along the city neon lights and watch the hazardous rain patterns on windows, «nox» is there to remind us we’re all passengers into ever changing territories where each of our traces matter… Expect lonesome piano notes, broken tones of melancholic grandeur, a musical movement cast in the atmosphere of a corroded movie on a bed of whispers and stirring sounds
Expect the unexpected

>>> ! TAKE NOTICE : I’ll be off for at least a couple of weeks around end of June/beginning of July – shipping for the regular editions will start as soon as I’m back, shipping for the special editions will occur a week later as these take more time to do !

>>> order via Paypal : chalkdc@unfathomless.net

Regular edition of 165 copies

(Belgium) : 13 € (inc.postage)
(Europe) : 14 € (inc.postage)
(World) : 15 € (inc.postage)

Special ultra ltd edition of 35 copies only
packaged in black mass–tinted cardboard digisleeve with frame. It holds a set of 2 double-sided art cards with a different artwork from the regular edition on 350gr satin paper + a exclusive signed/numbered square photo by Bruno Duplant as well as an additional pair of photos, all on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper Supreme.
Inner sleeve features a strip of paper mentioning edition number, artist’s name + title (tbc)…

(Belgium) : 16 € (inc.postage)
(Europe) : 17 € (inc.postage)
(World) : 18 € (inc.postage)

Duo BUNDLE OFFER (2CDs) at a discounted price till August 15 only !
U74
(regular edition) + either, U13 Bruno Duplant “Quelques usines fantômes” or U33 David Vélez & Bruno Duplant “Moyens Fantômes” or U54 Bruno Duplant & David Vélez “our seasons reverse”

(Belgium) : 23 € (inc.postage – SAVE 3€)
(Europe) : 24 € (inc.postage – SAVE 4€)
(World) : 25 € (inc.postage – SAVE 5€)

Trio BUNDLE OFFER (3CDs) at a discounted price till August 15 only !
U74
(regular edition) + 2 titles to be selected among those : U13 Bruno Duplant “Quelques usines fantômes”/U33 David Vélez & Bruno Duplant “Moyens Fantômes”/U54 Bruno Duplant & David Vélez “our seasons reverse”

(Belgium) : 33 € (inc.postage – SAVE 6€)
(Europe) : 34 € (inc.postage – SAVE 8€)
(World) : 35 € (inc.postage – SAVE 10€)

full Bruno Duplant BUNDLE OFFER (4CDs) at a discounted price till August 15 only !
U74
(regular edition) + U13 Bruno Duplant “Quelques usines fantômes” + U33 David Vélez & Bruno Duplant “Moyens Fantômes” + U54 Bruno Duplant & David Vélez “our seasons reverse”

(Belgium) : 43 € (inc.postage – SAVE 9€)
(Europe) : 44 € (inc.postage – SAVE 12€)
(World) : 45 € (inc.postage – SAVE 15€)

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U75  Nicholas Maloney | passage CD/Digital

U75_Nicholas Maloney_passage_frontSecond to get the ball rolling, is Nicholas Maloney’s debut for the series…he came under my radar via some intense, evocative/inspiring works, both solo or collab, like «lux clamorque» with Jon-Michael Platt for Green Field recordings…
Mostly using processed field recordings and found sounds, but also sometimes objects, sparse instrumentation shades, and various post-production techniques, he weaves threads of new alluring sonic narratives wishing to share experiences of deep listening challenging our perceptual levels…
Taking an advantage of an exile period in Ireland where he completed an MA, he explored thoroughly the Port of Cork area, composing a perhaps more land-based portrait than what one might have anticipated…aptly titled «passage», we witness an ambulation auscultating often derelict buildings and assorted urban paraphernalia, capturing their sighs and rumbles…
Beyond the enclosures and gates, this audio-trip becomes a revelatory procession
So, SEEFEEL, graze the threshold…air, pressure, small sounds appear then swell, dissolve, edifices tremble, the harbour gets activated, breathing at its own pace, giving way to details emerging from the invisible…
AROUND, ALONG, WITHIN, wind injects life, metallic oscillations surge in billows, releasing long buried tones… «passage» is a strange involving score where the inanimate gets a voice, walls leak stories, nature reclaims its rights… «passage» is like crossing a river of no return where one submits to far too long unaddressed inner rhythms…it offers a vision of a rediscovered harmony, but also expels signs of warning… «passage» holds possibly bits of your salvation

>>> ! TAKE NOTICE : I’ll be off for at least a couple of weeks around end of June/beginning of July – shipping for the regular editions will start as soon as I’m back, shipping for the special editions will occur a week later as these take more time to do !


order your copy via Paypal at usual price for the regular edition of 170 copies
: chalkdc@unfathomless.net

(Belgium) : 13 € (inc.shipping costs)
(Europe) : 14 € (inc.shipping costs)
(World) : 15 € (inc.shipping costs)

Special ultra ltd edition of 30 copies only packaged in black mass–tinted cardboard digisleeve with frame. It holds a set of 2 double-sided art cards with a different artwork from the regular edition on 350gr satin paper + a set of 3 photos on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper Supreme.
Inner sleeve bears a strip of paper mentioning edition number, artist’s name + title (tbc)…

(Belgium) : 16 € (inc.shipping costs)
(Europe) : 17 € (inc.shipping cost
(World) : 18 € (inc.shipping costs)

 

A bit behind the times lately, thus it feels so good to be on the rails again and announce enthusiastically the first 2022 couple of new VERY engrossing Unfathomless titles prone to plunge us straight into a nowadays much needed wonderment

pls check details + audio-samples by clicking on the images here below

U72 Leo Okagawa | minato CD/Digital

U72_Leo Okagawa_minato_front First comes a second opus in the series from the quite prolific Tokyoite sound artist Leo Okagawa. Back also to his main love for field recordings transmuted via collage, layering, and dusting with a thin lamination of noises and electrical tones, here he weaves an harbour canvas which goes beyond the sum of its parts…

minatobewitches us straight on with its opening siren call and gentle lapping waves, and its false sense of lull slyly evolving in a bass roar of ghost motors and shrieking frictions of metallic containers singing their ode to consumption, only to coalesce in a ballet of resonating subsignals and deep rumble…

minato” reads like an ECG of various port activities where “breathings” of all sorts expose their own frail language ; this a voyage on unstable bridges underlining the erratic chant of elements and clusters of objects…

a scalpel like port-rait of a huge commonplace infrastructure fed on famous naval past and cargos of memories, the whole sublimated at an elegiac level
A way of looking differently at, where delicate layout contributes to forge a complete perhaps somehow redemptive story


pre-order your copy via Paypal at usual price for the regular edition of 170 copies
: chalkdc@unfathomless.net

(Belgium) : 13 € (inc.shipping costs)
(Europe) : 14 € (inc.shipping costs)
(World) : 15 € (inc.shipping costs)

Bundle Offer (2CDs) at a discounted price till February 21 only !  >>> U72 + U60 something veiled

(Belgium) : 23 € (inc.shipping costs – SAVE 3€)
(Europe) : 24 € (inc.shipping costs – SAVE 4€)
(World) : 25 € (inc.shipping costs – SAVE 5€)

Special ultra ltd edition of 30 copies only packaged in black mass-tinted cardboard  digisleeve with frame.
It holds a set of 2 double-sided art cards with a different artwork from the regular edition on 350gr satin paper + a set of 3 square photos on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper Supreme, one of which displaying part of some exclusive artworks Leo created for this release.
Inner sleeve features a strip of paper (none the same) mentioning edition number, artist’s name + title (more details to follow soon)…

pre-order your copy via Paypal for the SPECIAL ULTRA LTD edition : chalkdc@unfathomless.net

(Belgium) : 16 € (inc.shipping costs)
(Europe) : 17 € (inc.shipping costs)
(World) : 18 € (inc.shipping costs)

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U73  Stéphane Marin | tres fronteras CD/Digital

Second title on display, and second opus as well in the series, comes from sound hunter, practitioner and composer, Stéphane Marin who is deeply involved in setting up atypical spaces to present recontextualized sound experiences. He has besides created a company to this end named “Espaces Sonores” in 2008…On its menu are : listening walks, yoga for the ears, sound naps, etc…or as many possibilities to approach sound under a different perspective. Stéphane Marin is also an apologist of field recordings based compositions which serve as a true trigger to something that transcends the ordinary…

Forget all what you have learned and your clichés about the Amazon rainforest and its vast, complex, adjacent territories, as Stéphane has compounded here a condensed form of hallucinogenic journey, not in a numbing but awakening way…

tres fonterasequals crossing a threshold, and opening your ears to receive a feedback of vivid visions and amazementwith the morning rise, nocturnal slumber dissolves, at the “base camp”, roosters crow, chickens chuckle, insects chatter, trees and vegetation rustle and emit cracks…seemingly in the distance, afterwards dangerously close, howler monkeys start their impressive vocalisations gradually fading into their environment…from there on, “tres fronterasturns into all swirls for the senses, using sounds as stimuli to take us on a poetic path of no returnthis is the REAL world, and everything else becomes pointless

tres fronteras” is a stone thrown at our unconcerned “waters”, a pinch, a slap, an upside- down manoeuvremost of all, a sound system to activate us, veer us away from the fake

Quiet !“, lay down, absorb, feel, and come up if only a notch

 

pre-order your copy via Paypal at usual price for the regular edition of 170 copies : chalkdc@unfathomless.net

(Belgium) : 13 € (inc.shipping costs)
(Europe) : 14 € (inc.shipping costs)
(World) : 15 € (inc.shipping costs)

Duo BUNDLE OFFER (2CDs) at a discounted price till February 21 only ! >>> U73 + U39 Invisible(s) Archipelago(s) #1 Serendib rhythms

(Belgium) : 23 € (inc.postage – SAVE 3€)
(Europe) : 24 € (inc.postage – SAVE 4€)
(World) : 25 € (inc.postage – SAVE 5€)

Special ultra ltd edition of 30 copies only packaged in black mass–tinted cardboard digisleeve with frame. It holds a set of 2 double-sided art cards with a different artwork from the regular edition on 350gr satin paper + a set of 3 photos on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper Supreme.
Inner sleeve bears an ink trace of a plane tree seed (none the same) and features a strip of paper mentioning edition number, artist’s name + title (none the same as well). More details to follow…

pre-order your copy via Paypal for the SPECIAL ULTRA LTD edition : chalkdc@unfathomless.net

(Belgium) : 16 € (inc.shipping costs)
(Europe) : 17 € (inc.shipping costs)
(World) : 18 € (inc.shipping costs)

 


 

for the always raring  Sound Projector Nausika aka Jennifer Hor insinuates herself along Juan José Calarco‘s trail reporting a revelatory trip past the appearances

 


 

As fast as lightning, Frans de Waard comes up with a highly positive review in Vital Weekly for “poleas”. He interprets it as the depiction of a bleak world left to the machines…the transposition of loneliness in a sound composition made with panache

 


 

Richard Allen pens a well weighed, “to the point” review for A Closer Listen. He sees “étang donné” as a yearning for a shelter in a so unstable world, but more than that also as an outlet to keep our wonder capacity intact by reevaluating the close…beyond the simple reflection of a pond, this is a deep personal painting inviting to projection

 

A bit longer in coming, but fully dashing, here shows up the 2nd 2021 couple of new Unfathomless-ies titles

pls check details + audio-samples by clicking on the images here below

U70 philippe neau | étang donné CD/Digital

Coming across philippe neau‘s global aesthetic universe and his penchant for creating new fictional spaces from various visual/sound sources and materials gradually encouraged me to consider a contribution of him to the Unfathomless series…philippe neau is a plastic artist and teacher as well as a painter. He has several exhibitions, installations under his belt, and quite an array of soundworks on various labels such as Attenuation Circuit, Plus Timbre, Sonospace, to name but a few…

étang donné” has been shaped as clay on a potter’s lathe in a ritualistic sort of way, a kind of exorcism of a familiar place wandered so many times…a pool caught in a loop

étang donné” is the result of circular walks, many superimposing sketches and solid notes transmuting in a genuine aural painting…Equipped with some light recording device (mainly his phone !), philippe neau lets the surrounding nature sink in.

étang donnémakes us fade away into the tiny details of the environment, in touch with it, breathing the stones, soil, puddles and grass in, leading us on paths of remembrance…complicit murmurs, twigs in the breeze, rustles declinations, the pool becomes a transfixing mirror of our own reiterations and frailtiesa soft, yet confounding ambulation


pre-order your copy via Paypal at usual price for the regular edition of 170 copies
: chalkdc@unfathomless.net

(Belgium) : 13 € (inc.shipping costs)
(Europe) : 14 € (inc.shipping costs)
(World) : 15 € (inc.shipping costs)

Special ultra ltd edition of 30 copies only packaged in black mass-tinted cardboard  digisleeve with frame.
It holds a set of 2 double-sided art cards with a different artwork from the regular edition on 350gr satin paper.
+ a unique hand-numbered and signed painting from the artist himself + a folded copy of an annotated graphic sketch as a kind of memory note of the process behind the work itself.
Inner sleeve features a strip of paper mentioning edition number, artist’s name + title (none the same as well). More details to follow…

pre-order your copy via Paypal for the SPECIAL ULTRA LTD edition : chalkdc@unfathomless.net

(Belgium) : 16 € (inc.shipping costs)
(Europe) : 17 € (inc.shipping costs)
(World) : 18 € (inc.shipping costs)

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U71  juan josé calarco | poleas CD/Digital

Along the years, I’ve never ceased to be impressed by juan josé calarco‘s meticulous, vivid, absorbing soundscapes, and after so long, and 2 previous albums in the Unfathomless series, I’m singularly pleased to welcome him back for another long anticipated album.

I won’t be exhaustive regarding his career – suffice to say, he has been a cornerstone of the local Argentinian experimental music “scene” as co-curator of the so inspiring field recordings oriented Impulsive Habitat label, and the figurehead of Papaki Records, as well as having many releases (both solo and collaborations), all of which stamped with his distinctive auditory qualities…These unique qualities rely on an uncommon sentient aptitude for magnifying the invisible, the elusive, the hidden

poleas” focuses mainly on a specific railway section, and its close environment, encapsulating motion itself, capturing the surrounding air charged with untamed electricity, obscure signals and interferences

poleas” unfolds mostly horizontally, feeding itself on the audio dregs of all surfaces, nooks, passages along the way, with trains & carriages striking through space in frictional tones along rattling fences in semi industrial/housing zones…A brooding chant of volatile energies, buzzes and nascent rhythms, against a backdrop of ghostly communications, indecipherable vibes and electromagnetic pulses

poleas” is a key to unlock our often numbed senses, reach unexpected levels of perception and unveil subworlds

 

pre-order your copy via Paypal at usual price for the regular edition of 170 copies : chalkdc@unfathomless.net

(Belgium) : 13 € (inc.shipping costs)
(Europe) : 14 € (inc.shipping costs)
(World) : 15 € (inc.shipping costs)

Duo BUNDLE OFFER (2CDs) at a discounted price till September 15 only ! >>> U71 + 1 additional title (U03 Nicholas Szczepanik & juan josé calarco “lack affix”or U06 “aguatierra”)

(Belgium) : 23 € (inc.postage – SAVE 3€)
(Europe) : 24 € (inc.postage – SAVE 4€)
(World) : 25 € (inc.postage – SAVE 5€)

Trio BUNDLE OFFER (3CDs) at a discounted price till September 15 only ! >>> U71 + 2 additional titles (U03 Nicholas Szczepanik & juan josé calarco “lack affix”& U06 “aguatierra”)

(Belgium) : 33 € (inc.postage – SAVE 6€)
(Europe) : 34 € (inc.postage – SAVE 8€)
(World) : 35 € (inc.postage – SAVE 10€)

Special ultra ltd edition of 30 copies only packaged in black mass–tinted cardboard digisleeve with frame. It holds a set of 2 double-sided art cards with a different artwork from the regular edition on 350gr satin paper + a set of 3 photos on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper Supreme, one of which bearing a number and coming in 30 slight variations.
Inner sleeve features a strip of paper mentioning edition number, artist’s name + title (none the same as well). More details to follow…

pre-order your copy via Paypal for the SPECIAL ULTRA LTD edition : chalkdc@unfathomless.net

(Belgium) : 16 € (inc.shipping costs)
(Europe) : 17 € (inc.shipping costs)
(World) : 18 € (inc.shipping costs)

 


 

Second review addressing philip sulidae‘s “Vandemonian Verplaatsing” from the always dedicated Richard Allen for A Closer Listen. There in he points out that without real context this clever assemblage of sounds seems to map a new world of possibilities, being kind of self-fertilising as well as perhaps an apt metaphor for that feeling of constant surrounding instability  …

 


 

First report in regarding new philip sulidae‘s opus for the Unfathomless series comes from Frans de Waard (as often) with a watchful plunge into “Vandemonian Verplaatsing” where he concludes to something that exceeds the sum of its parts, and beyond the traditional field recordings approach

 

 


Nausika/Jennifer Hor graces The Sound Projector with a lengthy report of her dive within “Les pierres sèches“, insisting on the constant dialogue between exterior and interior sounds imbued with traces of the past, and difficult to pin down manifestations


Frans de Waard drops a few polaroïd words around “Les pierres sèches”, sensing the scope and picturing the scenery of this work seeing it as some intense, lively transposition of a disused factory and its spectral traces