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Seikilos Epitaph - Song of Seikilos - YouTube
The Seikilos epitaph is the oldest surviving example of a complete musical composition, including musical notation, from anywhere in the world. The song, the melody of which is recorded, alongside its lyrics, in the ancient Greek musical notation, was found engraved on a tombstone, near Aidin, Turkey (not far from Ephesus). The find has been dated variously from around 200 BC to around AD 100.
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19 days ago by warrenellis
The Radical Power of Classified Pop Music
"“Home” was partly motivated by my disillusionment with how apathetic music has become as a field. It seems like such a waste, as in many senses musical discourse has embraced radicalism in terms of aesthetics, however for some reason seems more politically inconsequential than I can ever remember. What good are radical sounds if they do not attempt to communicate radical alternatives? Is this all just an exercise in escapism and click bait? This is deeply troubling to me. I really don’t want to accept a scenario where musicians are relegated to the realm of entertainment and toothless universal/retrograde posturing and gestures."
music  interviews  culture 
5 weeks ago by warrenellis
Corbel Stone Press
"Nimrod presents the idea of music - not as the distillation of a specific place (as in works such as Landings and Ridgelines), but as a relic of an imaginary landscape; a series of notional artefacts:

"'I wanted to concentrate on sound as a material presence - to explore it as a substance that might endure weathering, to reveal layers of harmonic till with outcrops of more obdurate material; moraines of static, veins of melody.'"
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10 weeks ago by warrenellis
THE ENORMOUS SPACE | soundeyet
"One morning Mr. Ballantyne takes the tempting decision to stay inside his house. This is how one of the greatest and most popular J.G. Ballard short-stories begins. Through a suffocating dive into endless inner space, the psychological nightmare that follows reveals the fears of urban life and the dark sides of the human being. Seemingly, this short-story is unfolding in an uncomfortable and tense silence inside the walls of a house in a London suburb. Only few sounds are present and they are always distant and/or disturbing: the drone of a car engine, the rattling of the letter slot, the noise of the refrigerator, the air that blows through the open windows, the singing of the birds in the back garden. This compilation attempts to explore that intermittent space/silence.
In the last few months many musicians found this short-story in their mailbox, with the request to create fitting soundscapes for it, if they were willing to struggle with this harsh silence."
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august 2014 by warrenellis
The Quietus | Features | Rockfort | Sound & Visions: Rockfort Interviews Bernard Szajner
"David McKenna meets veteran electronic explorer Bernard Szajner to discuss his reissued 1979 album Visions Of Dune, hiding from the KGB, working with Carl Craig, and visions of the future"
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august 2014 by warrenellis
A Recollection. « Hawthonn
"A major element of this project is the mythos of the hawthorn. Yet, I was unaware until the autumn of 2010 that my life had been haunted by the hawthorn for twenty years."
music  wyrd  england 
august 2014 by warrenellis
The Hell Fire Caves | Unofficial Britain.
Melmoth the Wanderer makes queasy, occult music mixes that explore uncanny British geographies. Snippets of dialogue ooze through ambient drones and electronic beats.
music  mixes 
july 2014 by warrenellis
A History of Using Sound as a Weapon | Motherboard
Last week, a collaborative research project  known as AUDiNT (short for Audio Intelligence) released Martial Hauntology,a box set of vinyl and literature that explores the darker history of sound. It's a journey into the lesser known realms of sonic weaponry.
music  Sound 
july 2014 by warrenellis
the hauntological society;: Irv Teibel's Environments™ Series: The music of the future isn't music
"Irv is most notably known for his recording series, Environments (TM) which was the first publicly-available psychoacoustic recording series. His company, Syntonic Research, Inc. was the first corporation to use the concept of acoustic noise masking via recorded sound, utilizing the myriad subtle sounds of nature."
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july 2014 by warrenellis
Next for iPhone Has You Swipe to Discover Indie Musicians
"In many ways, finding an artist that you connect with is a lot like starting a relationship, so it’s only natural that two Tinder veterans would take the same discovery dynamic that has worked for dating and hookups and apply it to musicians and their fans.

"The resulting iPhone app, which is created by Tinder co-founder Christopher Gulczynski and former VP of design Sarah Mick, is called Next."
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july 2014 by warrenellis
Julian Cope interview: 'I live in a visionary state … I'm a wild beast' | Culture | The Guardian
Did he enjoy being a pop star? "No, I hated it. I hated the assholes. And I hated the fact … it's what Smithy [Mark E Smith] said himself, that all the English bands act like peasants with free milk." What did he mean? "All their belligerence went and they turned into forelock-tugging gruelheads as soon as they were around record company types."
drugs  music  writers  writing 
june 2014 by warrenellis
Ad Hoc Bleached Out: Actress' Ghettoville and the Decay of the Afro-Future
"...grounded utopianism. The phrase enlightens the breaking down of the Afrofuturist fantasy and its sidestepping of reality. If this is in fact Actress' last record, then this is quite the gospel ending, solidifying the highly perceptible mythology that has worked its way around the project."
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february 2014 by warrenellis
TunesToTube - Upload an MP3 to YouTube in HD
What does TunesToTube do?

It lets you upload an MP3 to YouTube. You upload an MP3 and an image to the TunesToTube server - it will combine them and create an HD video.
music  services  web 
february 2014 by warrenellis
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Birds of Passage - Yesterday's Stains from 'This Kindly Slumber' [CD|LP|DIGITAL] Denovali Records · den189 available in January on all formats at [http://denovali.com/birdsofpassage] Following 'Without the World' and 'Winter Lady', the New Zealander Alicia Merz of Birds of Passage returns with her third album 'This Kindly Slumber'. Like a cocoon, this album will envelope you in its many layers. Quiet storms filled with ambient atmospheres, densely layered choral drones, fragile vocals. Harsh reverberation, gently lulled by sweet musings, offset by poetic and philosophical lyrics, ebb away into blissful ambience. With allusions to dark-pop and classic broken-folk, the anti-climactic compositions of Alicia remind us that she is a singer songwriter for people who don't like singer songwriters. Climb into the cocoon of 'This Kindly Slumber'. This place of refuge will find you when you most need it, take you to the world within its folds. Experimental, Shoegaze, ambient, Singer-Songwriter, electronica, "this kindly sumber"
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january 2014 by warrenellis
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Forming - Manipulations of the Second Presence (excerpt) from Manipulations of the Second Presence C47 | COHU027 | 2013 Forming
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december 2013 by warrenellis
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Winter To Spring, Further Than First Thought by David Andree + Josh Mason (Album Preview) "Call, Response" was conceived of as a long distance musical conversation between Josh Mason and David Andree. A single take of material performed by one artist was recorded to magnetic tape and sent to the other with the restriction that accompaniment be recorded in real time as well, closely simulating a live performance. Over time, as the players learned more about each other and their methods, an overarching quality to the body of work developed from their shared sensibilities. The call and response format allowed the voice of each artist to be present, interacting and intersecting, within a murky atmosphere punctuated by melodic fragments and moments of clarity. RIYL: William Basinski, Kane Ikin, Mountains "David Andree", "Josh Mason", "Call, Response", "Own Records"
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december 2013 by warrenellis
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Pratītya The Buddhist concept of "pratītyasamutpāda," translated as "dependent arising," refers to the interconnectedness of everything in the universe. The first part of the word, from which this piece takes its name, means "dependence," and the live video and audio processing is dependent on input from the bowl itself, and it grows organically from the bowl's single tone before collapsing back into it. Thanks to Samson Lin for his thoughtful, musical gift! tibetan, max/msp, "prayer bowl", "singing bowl"
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december 2013 by warrenellis
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Dead Pig Collector audiobook excerpt Listen to an excerpt from Warren Ellis' Dead Pig Collector, read by Wil Wheaton. From the wicked imagination of award-winning writer Warren Ellis comes DEAD PIG COLLECTOR, a love story with a classic Ellis twist. So while it might be a love story, it’s also about killing people and disposing of their bodies in the most efficient manner possible. DEAD PIG COLLECTOR introduces readers to Mister Sun, a very proficient businessman whose trade is the murder and spotless removal of human beings. Like any businessman, he knows each transaction is only as good as his client - and today's client, in Los Angeles, has turned out to be so dangerously stupid that Mister Sun's work and life are now in jeopardy... audiobook, "warren ellis", "dead pig collector", "wil wheaton"
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december 2013 by warrenellis
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gabriel saloman - soldier's requiem (album preview) *Excerpts from the album. Now available at Experimedia.net.* LP version with download code. Gabriel Saloman furthers his dive into the dynamics of sound and delivers four pieces of intense yet restrained requiems set to piano, guitar, and drums with Soldier's Requiem, his follow-up to last year's highly-emotive record Adhere. Although touching on his past in Yellow Swans (with Pete Swanson), Saloman continues to explore the noises within rather than the purely physical component of his former collaborator. That's not saying this is lighthearted material. Quite the contrary. This is an album that needs to be experienced on proper volume for potential heart-stopping effect. Sounding as if you may be the last person left on earth, Soldier's Requiem guides you through rain-filled open spaces, epic showdowns and abandoned cities. The debris is floating and in the shadow lurks a guitar-picking Vincent Gallo. Meanwhile, there seems to be marching bands closing in on all fronts while a punk band playing Tim Hecker tracks can be heard from the horizon. Soldier's Requiem confirms Saloman as a man able to further his own musicality while regaining the key elements to his recipe. This is music for modern decay and melancholy.
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december 2013 by warrenellis
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EGB return of the space cowboy lo-fi ladyland, babies, lo-fi ladyland.
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december 2013 by warrenellis
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ISLAND guest mix {Plastician|RinseFM} \\\vvv+=- TRACK LIST -=+vvv/// ISLAND - DYK intre ISLAND - SONY ISLAND - LIES KW GRIFF - Bring in the katz (L VIS 1990 dub) ISLAND - STILL GOOD IN U Dj hawaii x Percy Lynch - XONE Funkineven - (cant remember wut its called lol) ISLAND - CYPHER ISLAND - DONT YOU KNOW ISLAND - BRITNEY Dj hawaii x Percy Lynch - PALM Dj hawaii x Percy Lynch - icestorm ISLAND - DYK outre rinsefm, Plastician, rinse, NOKIA, DONTYOUKNOW
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december 2013 by warrenellis
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Margins - Brook Taken from the upcoming album 'Fragile Existence'. * Margins is an audio/visual collaboration between Craig Tattersall (The Humble Bee) and Daniel Crossley. www.fluidaudio.co.uk experimental, acoustic, Fragile, "Tape hiss", "Fluid Audio"
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december 2013 by warrenellis
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White Christmas It's Christmas time and a chance to give again a little of the joyful spirit to everyone. As in every year I've recorded a rather naive little festive song for you to enjoy and share. It's a simple moment for a special time of connection with friends, family and loved ones. AND of course wishing you every good wish for Christmas and the New Year! Festive, song, singer, Scanner, ambient, melancholy, joyful, beautiful, voice, pop, special, free, Download, Love, family, ensemble, "White Christmas", "Robin Rimbaud"
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december 2013 by warrenellis
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Dead Pig Collector - ExclusiveClip Book Excerpt books, Dead, "Wil Wheaton"
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december 2013 by warrenellis
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Untitled (from "Crowned and Conquering Child") Hexbreaker Quartet Taken from "Crowned and Conquering Child" (True Color of Venus) Recorded live at Moultrie. (Matthews/Millrod/DeRosa)
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december 2013 by warrenellis
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Shake Rain Single of the "Conversation With A Table" cassette by Oval Angle. Full album soon available at: http://jordskred.com Oval Angle: https://www.facebook.com/ovalangle Abstract, Experimental, Electronic
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december 2013 by warrenellis
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NL 005 ⊳ G Sweems - Treasure Island (excerpts) Coming Soon "Noumenal Loom", "Cicada Caves", "G Sweems"
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december 2013 by warrenellis
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ASIP028 36 - Dangerous Days More info, full EP and HQ download: asip.me/ASIP028 There’s always private pleasure in seeing beauty where others don’t. Sometimes it’s just a case of the personal outweighing the spectacular but in a part of the world as vast and stunning as Yorkshire, the abundance of scenery makes finding that place an infinitely easier coincidence. Ilkley or ‘Heather Spa’ is one such place for 36 aka Dennis Huddleston. A moorland area on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, it’s served as both a place of escape and inspiration. “It’s a place I’ve visited many times at various stages of my life,” he begins, “coming from Bradford, which has had its fair share of social and economic problems over the years, Ilkley provided an escape from the city and is somewhere me and my friends spent many days and nights. It isn't the largest, nor the most beautiful countryside in England, but it has an undeniable charm that’s felt by everyone who’s visited.” You feel that connection throughout ‘Heather Spa’. It’s one of familiarity and rejuvenation with the exhale of the strings evoking happiness and a gazing contentment. ‘Heather Spa (Burning)’ is just as poised and gentle with its slow, weaving melodies and whilst it’s more clouded and subdued, it leaves a determinedly resonant impression. “There was a huge fire in 2006 which destroyed vast areas of the moorland,” Dennis explains. “I had visited it only a few days prior and the lush green land was replaced by charred cinders, completely decimating the landscape. It was quite a sight to behold and there was an undeniable melancholy in the air. Reseeding efforts and the tough will of nature has reversed most of the damage and Ilkley Moor is alive once again.” The initial inspiration for the ‘Shadow Play’ album, this final instalment of ‘Heather Spa’ marks the culmination of Dennis’ personal trilogy, and helps the ‘Heather Spa EP’ feel like a very natural conclusion to a journey of transition, progression and redemption. "It's come full-circle in a way,” Dennis muses, “Heather Spa as a concept was the catalyst for my latest album 'Shadow Play' and you can see three distinct yet fully-connected chapters on what is a single story; the inception with Heather Spa, the realisation with Shadow Play, and finally with this EP for the ASIP Places Series, an epilogue. I think they're some of the most emotional pieces of music I've worked on and I hope you enjoy taking this final journey with me, right back at the place where it started." ASIP
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december 2013 by warrenellis
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Jon Brooks - 2700k thermodynamic, temperature, emb
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december 2013 by warrenellis
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tara jane o'neil 'wordless in woods' from the album 'where shine new lights' available 1/27. kranky, "los angeles"
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december 2013 by warrenellis
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LINEAR BELLS - San Francisco Broke My Heart (sequence7) OUT NOW on SEQUENCE 7 ... http://www.futuresequence.com/sequence7/#.UpEVaI2LJFA http://futuresequence.bandcamp.com/releases Cello, piano, field recordings. modern, classical, modernclassical, neoclassical, fieldrecordings, drone, ambient, tape, cello, piano
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december 2013 by warrenellis
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Josephine Foster - 'I'm A Dreamer' Josephine Foster - 'I'm A Dreamer' Taken from the new Josephine Foster album 'I'm A Dreamer' Out 11 Nov (UK) 12 Nov (US) "I'm A Dreamer", "Fire Records"
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december 2013 by warrenellis
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D I A M O N D / WILD FLOWERS New track from tape 1 by Wild Flowers. Releasedate August 30 2013. Recording, lofi, tape, 4track
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november 2013 by warrenellis
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Anything Anywhere Operating out of Istanbul, Ekin Fil is the solo project of Turkish musician Ekin Üzeltüzenci. Her music first came to the ears of many by way of “Language,” a 2011 cassette release on the Root Strata label. “Language” presented listeners with a fractured, hazy soundworld in which half-remembered melodies and wraith-like vocals cohered into dark and hypnotic masses. On this self-titled album, Ekin opens the curtains a bit, letting in some light and offering up an even more refined album. This is a haunting collection of songs that wouldn’t sound out of place on Drunken Fish Records in 1995, effectively channeling the ghosts of Roy Montgomery and the Bristol shoegaze scene, while occupying similar sonic climes as those traversed by Grouper and Jessica Bailiff. “Anything Anywhere” opens the album and articulates its central concerns, with obscured, rhythmic guitar shapes coiling around Ekin’s ethereal voice. Later, field recordings bring us into the blackened night of “Two Stars,” one of the album’s most stark and exhilarating movements. Ultimately “Ekin Fil” is a remarkably cohesive statement, an album of devotional pieces that function together to form a beautiful, faraway whole.
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october 2013 by warrenellis
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Noveller - Mannahatta (full)from No Dreams CD - available Oct 29th noveller, Ambient, NPR, "Radio Lab"
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october 2013 by warrenellis
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Marshall Mcluhan discusses the "new" radio (1970)
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october 2013 by warrenellis
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Eschatology - extract Eschatology – featuring Peter Blegvad - explores endings: the end of land where we take to ships, the end of radio contact where white noise fills the receiver; the end of individual sounds as they echo and decay in diverse locations. It explores historical doctrines of The End, from the physician Hermann von Helmholtz in 1854, to Ragnarök in Norse mythology. “A liner at sea, heading for a port which no longer exists. Gradual realization among passengers that they’ve escaped a general devastation, but they might be the last human beings on earth.” Home-made electronic instruments and vintage tape machines are deployed to develop the sonorities derived from field recordings made in Bergen, Norway. eschatological
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october 2013 by warrenellis
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