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zen118
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June, 2015
music inspired by stories from Japanese Noh dramas
an ambient mix of electronics, radio snippets, drones, and acoustic recordings

1. scatter echoes from each pylon
2. by wave lanes we came a far, far journey
3. lost to view #1
4. obliged to raise a delicate subject
5. lightless valleys, cleft to awful depths
6. a frightened bird, as darkness falls
7. lost to view #2

Japanese: ...You know that the Japanese stage is empty.
Inquirer: That emptiness demands uncommon concentration.
Japanese: Thanks to that concentration, only a slight additional gesture on the actor's part is required to cause mighty things to appear out of a strange stillness.

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Copyright (c) 2015 by phenotypo.
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
Cover photography supplied by Philip Cerda.
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zen117
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June, 2015
a delicate, emotional ambient music from Indonesia that floats on its own air

Copyright (c) 2015 by Logic Lost.
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
Cover photography by Maria Hampe.
Zenapolæ has been devoted a full hour of broadcast time at Radio 3 of the Spanish public radio station RTVE on May 31, 2015. Several recent releases, along with some greeting voice files by the featured artists, were played in the weekly ambient/experimental broadcast Atmósfera, a program produced by Elena Gómez. The complete broadcast can be listened to and downloaded from www.rtve.es/alacarta/audios/atmosfera.
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zen116
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May, 2015
noise beats. hypnotic. hint of techno.

1. Cold
2. Nightmare
3. Noise Sculptor
4. Alien Workshop


"The tracks were inspired by streets sounds, the moody, tense moods, scary and sad and nervous atmospheres in my life, sometimes nightmares, other film music..."

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zen115
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May, 2015
uneasy sounds of unknown origin

1. I
2. Lullaby

Composed and performed by Marin Milardovic

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zen114
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May, 2015
sounds from travel into deeper space
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zen113
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April, 2015
a short ep of digital folk and sacred music recorded alone in my Beijing apartment

1. Magpies
This song was inspired by Eurasian Magpies, one of the most common birds native to northeastern China. They don’t fly south for winter and you can see their nests very easily in the colder months once the trees lose their leaves. They are also very playful and intelligent, and belong to the Corvus family, along with Crows and Ravens, other birds prized for their cunning. They are graceful and stoic animals, and I tried my best to make something that reflected that. The background bed of sound comes from a very loud recess session from the school next to my apartment building.

2. Late Greats
The spoken word sample comes from a portion of Whitney Houston’s funeral, which I found pretty moving. I’ve been extremely lucky thus far to not have lost any truly significant people in my life, but I know it’s gonna happen, and so I recorded this as a kind of preemptive comfort for when it inevitably happens.

3. Stephon Marbury
Named after another New York native and Beijing resident, Stephon Marbury, who is currently a guard for the Beijing Ducks. Here I was just tryna deal with the fact that I wish I could make rap music and can’t. So I steal a few choice lines from Gucci Mane and Jim Jones, and under the proper chord changes, I think it adds a bit of pathos.

4. Wake Up Early Every Morning
This is a song for when you’re scared somebody’s gonna leave your life forever without looking back.

5. Variety Show
This song was inspired by non-racist vaudeville acts and Saturday Night Live. And by those times when you just wanna hibernate.

6. Jeans Go With Everything
This was originally a song called “Country Western Star,” with words and a vocal part, but I decided it didn’t fit having a regular old song at the end of this so I stripped it down to a simple piano arrangement. The recording is just me playing it twice, and I put the two recordings on top of one another to add some fun.

I named this EP Country Western Star as an homage to Taylor Swift,
whose album Fearless was one of my biggest inspirations.

It’s dedicated to a girl (who’s not Taylor Swift).

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zen112
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April, 2015
nu·di·branch a shell-less, marine snail having bizarre respiratory outgrowths on the back and sides
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zen111
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April, 2015
a compilation of mixed and prepared industrial field recordings

1. A Coolant
I have recorded the sounds of a machine-tool's cooling systems. Then I made loops from these sounds processed by sound filters. No musical instruments.

2. Hard Alloy
The same principle as track 1. But recordings made in the machining workshop.

3. MSP
When I was 14, I started to work in large plant in the summer vacation. I bended some metal parts with a help of simple manual tool. There was a constant rhythmic noise around me. A lot of strange mechanisms - conveyors, press, welding, milling, drilling and grinding machines - moved and made this noise. I never heard something like this in my life, and I was very wondering. I tried to express these feelings in this composition. I used field recordings and added some guitar and synth.

4. MTP
When people worked among this noise, they change. Imagine you spend 8 hours a day many years in environment like this. I've done (imagined) and I got this collage. I also used the sounds of welding transformer in this one.

5. Day of the Mechanician
There's a public holiday in Russia and Ukraine - the Day of the Mechanician. It happened to be the last Sunday of September. Trade unions and managers organize holiday concerts of amateur performers. These performances are quite monotonous, and peculiar at the same time... I have my own vision of it

recorded in 2013 - 2014

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zen110
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March, 2015
a dark ambient cycle on some not-so-glorious aspects of modern history

1. Guernica
is s track about the German air force bombing a defenseless town in Spain after instructions from Franco to raze the town of Guernica for the struggle in the Spanish civil war. It was the first ever bombing raid on a civilian population by an air force anywhere in the world. It was of course made famous by the painting of Pablo Picasso.

2. Loreto
takes its influence from the Italians and the treatment of their dictator, Benito Mussolini. He was of course killed by an angry mob in the city of Milan once he had been stripped of all his powers. Him, his partner and colleagues were then hung upside down in a square in the city, the Piazzale Loreto.

3. Holocaust
is of course relating to the single most deplorable act (amongst many) of the 20th Century. It is a monstrous track, all of 24 minutes long and traces the history of Jews under Nazi rule in Europe.

4. Atomic Shadows
is a tribute to those civilians who died in Hiroshima on that fateful day in 1945. The term 'Atomic shadows' comes from the Japanese people themselves and is recorded in the book Hiroshima by John Hersey.

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