Posts Tagged ‘ambient’

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)

 

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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

 

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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)

 

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Regular reporter for The Sound Projector, Nausika/Jennifer Hor grasps all the scope of “Farol“, creeping within its overwhelming presence, and all unvoiced emissions

 

 

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For A Closer Listen, Richard Allen senses the inescapable aura of an impressive metallic structure – a flamboyant encompassing sound x-ray

 

 

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In Vital Weekly 1224, Frans de Waard lets himself be carried along the 25th April bridge vibes, appreciating to the full the fine flow of sounds going hand in hand with this careful auscultation

 

 

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Brian Olewnick, in a flock of words maps out the blurred outlines of “our seasons reverse” – an ode to up-and-coming world full of dangers and promises

 

 

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For The Sound Projector, Nausika/Jennifer Hor perambulates into the recesses of “something veiled” stating the range of its latent potentials once you get absorbed into it

 

 

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TJ Norris puts on his mountain man clothes to step into Banks Bailey‘s tracks into the open Wild, sensing all the aural shades of a world on a possible road to perditionState-of-the-art field recordings distilling intense beauty !

 

 

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TJ Norris makes his way through the cave meanders,  disclosing why Leo Okagawa‘s “something veiledacts like a revelation

 

 

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