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a set of experimental ambient drone pieces inspired by San Bushman rock art and cosmology

1. Eland Potency
2. Rock Hive
3. Lighting in
4. Rain Swifts

All sounds and images were derived from the San, their rock art, the animals that they hold sacred, and the environments in which they live. These were processed digitally, to provide an echo of the transformations characteristic of San shamanistic practice. (For more information on San rock art see this Wikipedia article.)

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a rhythmical industrial ambience mixed with the sound of customized instruments

1. The Holiday Is Over
2. Automatic Arms
3. Clamping Forces
4. The Friday Morning Trip
5. A Climb Milling

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An attempt to describe some mind state of modern urban man who makes the same everyday actions and sees the same things. Track 4 contains fragments of live concert.

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a dark brooding drone/ambient music with dense atmosphere and delicate sounds

1. from distant ports
2. long since forgotten
3. sea of consciousness
4. the crest of every wave
5. high tide
6. waves crashing ashore
7. low tide
8. debris
9. reconciliation

"I imagine my consciousness to be like a vast ocean. Many ships leave many ports, filled with thoughts, ideas, names, numbers, information, memories. Most make it to their desired ports unhindered, some are delayed by storms, other unfortunate ships are simply lost at sea, never to be heard from again.

At the center of this enormous sea lies an island; the subconscious, with its stony, unforgiving shoreline. A chance few ships are sucked into the pull of this island, and the ships are dashed apart on its rocky shores, spilling their contents onto the beach.

The fact that these ships meet their fate here is not random: they are brought here for a reason. I must sort through the debris and make sense of what I find, there are very important lessons to be learned, parallels to be drawn. These songs are a reflection of this process, which often takes place quietly in the background, but can sometimes become a crisis if left untouched."

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industrial drones & noises
(a collaboration of Noisesculptor with SU-47)
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a bright minimal ambience

1. Airships Part 1
2. A Report on Balloons
3. At the End of Continents Part 1
4. We Saw the Storms
5. Cloud Scraping With Loved Ones
6. At the End of Continents Part 2
7. Airships Part 2
8. Four am

These tracks were influenced by three writers: Barry Hannah with his wonderful collection of short stories, "Airships," a myriad of Donald Barthelme's work of focused American absurdity, and the romantic SF (precursor to Steampunk) work of Michael Moorcock, especially, "The Nomad of the Time Streams."

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a sonic exploration of the symbols and words of William S Burroughs

1. Eros and Thanatos
Eros and Thanatos, love and death, is a chapter in The Naked Lunch.

2. Yage
Yage is the secretive hallucinogenic drug that Burroughs famously tried to track down in the forests of South America.

3. Orgasm Death
Orgasm death is a repeating theme in a lot of his writings.

4. Virus
Language is a virus.

5. Il hombre
This was Burroughs' nickname, Il hombre invisible.

6. Music for Mugwumps
I couldn't have written an album inspired by Burroughs without using these sexually addictive creatures as an example of his imagination.

7. Cut Up Theory
Cut Up Theory is for me the most important theme of any Burroughs based study or inspiration. I find the practical use of cut up in writing literature and music personally inspiring. The spoken piece in this track is text taken from a web site explaining the cut up method that Burroughs used; then I placed this text through the 'text to speak' program in windows, and the resulting voice-over I 'cut up' electronically to produce what you hear on this track. (click here for a short essay on the cut up method)

8. Eros and Thanatos, Part II
In part 2 of Eros and Thanatos I reversed the initial track to produce this track. Of course where there is love and death, there is also death and love.

The album is an exploration of the symbols of the words used by the American writer William S Burroughs. All the song titles use what I believe to be the quintessential essence of the author’s art of expression. The songs themselves are not based on any of Burroughs' writings, but have been manufactured as an expression of my experience of Burroughs’ thoughts and tastes. Ironically, I found myself in Interzone whilst writing the tracks, although I do believe this is a place where any author goes when creating, writing or forming ideas.

Great thanks goes out to Sue McLeod for her inspirational lyric writing and beautiful singing on Yage. I really couldn't have completed the album without her. Thank you Sue.

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Microsound, Noise, Experimental

1. Connection ...
2. Corridor
3. SolarSt3rn!3
4. Steampunk caves
5. Selfie with the glock
6. Prehistorical vaporwave
7. Baasist bunker
8. East-West prop.
9. Fortress_1
10. Heavy girl
11. Fortress_2
12. Alien mountain
13. Random creat.
14. Explosive puppies

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Made with Audacity, using :

Sine generator,
Paul Stretch by Paul Nasca,
Harmonic Noise by Steven Jones,
Generate waves with Nyquist functions,
Import noise from documents & pictures
& use Wispow Freepiano on 05

June 2015

Copyright (c) 2015 by Julien A. Lacroix.
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Cover artwork by Quentin Descharmes.
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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.
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Cover photography supplied by Philip Cerda.
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a delicate, emotional ambient music from Indonesia that floats on its own air

Copyright (c) 2015 by Logic Lost.
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Cover photography by Maria Hampe.



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