Limited edition run of 100 copies in postcard packaging…
I had been thinking of making a long form static drone piece for quite some time, but I just wasn’t patient enough to actually do it. It takes some effort to let a sound be, and not being tempted to manipulate it. Though I won’t call my music very wild, the 20 minutes of ‘Elastiek’ are by far the most continuous I’ve done. And I think it’s best to listen to not as a musical piece, but more as an ongoing ‘state’. Obviously, there’s not much action in the composition, but it’s all in the details. The focus gradually shifts from one frequency to another, causing slow, barely perceptible movements. When I stretched out the piano tone used in this work, I noticed that I was listening to it like I would listen to a refrigerator, or some air vent… not looking for progress in the audio, but diving into the sound, and focusing on different beating frequencies, timbres and tones that are to be found when listening closely. Like dissecting it under a microscope. – Rutger
‘Quiet, Please’ is an 80mm CDr release, documenting the degeneration of society’s sonic landscape through location recordings, tape-loops and double bass…
”Quiet, Please deals with the issue of ‘noise’ as a polluting yet ultimately unavoidable element in an acoustic space, through the medium of lo-fi location recording and magnetic tape deterioration. Inspired by R. Murray Schafer’s The Tuning of the World (1977), the composition draws upon the concept of an ever-degrading sonic environment caused by humanity’s technological development. The affliction of noise pollution is something which, in all likelihood, cannot be avoided if society is to continue to progress – noise is therefore inevitable. For Quiet, Please the location setting of a library was chosen for its cultural significance in the issue of noise control. Firstly, the concept of education and learning ties in with the topics surrounding human progress: the process of formal education is fundamental to the technical and social advancements causing this shift from high to low-fidelity soundscape. Secondly, in the case of the recordings made in this piece, the library seems to act as an example of the impossibility of complete noise eradication. The library – which is generally accepted as a quiet place of study – in fact, contains a great deal of noise pollution, which is then amplified by the cultural expectation of ‘silence’…” ~ Ithaca Trio, 2011
Packaged in a library returns card, this release is limited to 75 copies for the world.
Ekca Liena is an alias of Daniel W J Mackenzie which concentrates on the celestial, melancholic and sometimes blissful side of ambient music. Over the range of his enchanting, mainly long-form compostions there is a clear influence from ritual psychedelic, noise, doom, post-rock and at times modern classical arrangement. His discography has seen work on a variety of labels including Dead Pilot, Small Doses and Entropy and with an enormous amount of material currently in the works this list is hoped to expand.
Omniiq has been composing sounds for over three decades. From the more conventional classical training in the early years to the freedom of sonic experimentation now, the common thread is a passion for creating. Accidental composition. Chance ambiences. (Un)fortunate soundscapes. Ordinary sounds manipulated beyond recognition. Aural abuse. The journey is all important, the destination will look after itself.
EM.001 is a limited 3″ edition of 100 copies…
Music styles are going from deep dark ambient to experimental soundscapes.
This first opus is an experimental study of time between inner microcosm and macrocosm!