Instant Stasis – Iceslab of Love (totuus.013.dl)

The music on this album is a part of modern dance piece “Jäärakaskimpale”. It was directed and choreographed by Anniina Kumpuniemi. The dancers are Katriina Kantola and Antti Seppänen.

The music consists of field recordings made in various locations including Tampere, Helsinki and Kopsa (Finland), Rome (Italy), Sankt Peterburg (Russia) and viola parts (played by Iida Savolainen) as well as xiao and banshuri flutes (played by Jukka Ahonen). The piece includes some parts in spoken word, I have included an edited version of the dialog.

The musicians were given no sheet music, no demos whatsoever, they didn’t even meet. They were only given a basic tone around which their melodies should move, and a rough sketch of an image I had pictured in my mind after I saw the choreography.

The soundtrack is produced live in every performance. The nuances vary, but the basic structure is the same. The places we visit are in same order, but the detail of the memory might sometimes blur, sometimes sharpen.

There is no MIDI syncing, the only digital sounds are some synthesizer waveforms which were created using Ableton Live. The sounds are layered together using Soundplant. Final editing was done in Sonar X1 Professional. Dblue’s Glitch and Nasty DLA by Variety of Sound plugins were used on speech samples.
Everything was mastered with Limiter No6 by Vladg

Script of the piece is loosely based on book Agatha by Marquerite Duras and tells a love story of a man and a woman, a brother and a sister perhaps, maybe two ghosts, who are travelling around in their memories and predictions of future.

The first part had to be splitted in half due to Bandcamp’s restrictions on song length.

-Teemu Kiiskilä, composer.

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WOODEN TOTEM – MX2488 (totuus.012.dl)

 

totuus.012.dlWOODEN TOTEM has created a piece of music using a mixing console as their main instrument. The most of this track was made with a broken vintage Carvin MX2488 mixing desk. No internal feedback loops were created. By overdriving the preamps and routing the signal inside the desk, WOODEN TOTEM achieved a playable, adjustable oscillation. By adding digital reverb and delay, WOODEN TOTEM was able to achieve a spaceous sound. Further recordings were done using Korg Volcabeats and Korg Electribe ER-1 through delay machines. Very interesting soundscape, screams from darkness; during the passage the MX2488 is crying for help, hear its pain as it is leaving this world.

During this recording, a mixing desk was severely damaged and left for decay outside in the rain.

Have a miserable November.

 

Sumuposauttaja – Puhdistuskasetti II (totuus.011.dl)

puhdistuskasetti

After a while of silence, we bring you sound. Sumuposauttaja from Jyväskylä, Finland is here with his second release, Puhdistuskasetti II. Roughly an hour worth of miscellaneous ambient recordings and live jams with acoustic and electric instruments all played by the man himself, in form of a 60 minute C-Cassette mixtape.

Here’s the info provided by the author:

SUMUPOSAUTTAJA / PUHDISTUSKASETTI II

A-puoli
(Runttujärvi II)
Darkness Dis Appear
Uskollisuuteesi
(I Like “Terve”)
Set Myself On Fire
Low Battery
Naghma
Suuri hupsu
Kotona 2010
(Suuri hupsumpi)
She Saw Me (bonus)

B-puoli
Kultakala *
Jeesus on ovi
Veen alla
Spirit Of YK
(Tahiti)
Praying Mantis
(The Most Beautiful Spot In The Face)
Misme
Head & Shoulders

* Kultakala on omistettu kuolleiden kotieläinten muistolle. / Kultakala is dedicated to all the pets who’s passed away.

Played, recorded & mixed live to c-cassette @ Yokatu by SP.

THÄNKS
Yamaha PSR-48, Casiotone MT-520, Hohner PSK20 (Elina), Yamaha Electone Organ BK-4B, Casio PT-30, Laney HCM30B Bass Amplifier, Sony Walkman, Philips D 6410 Cassette Recorder, Philips Mancca (Sky), Akai Head Rush, Ibanez DE7 Delay/Echo, JVC TD-W201 Stereo Double Cassette Deck, Stagg Amplifier, Alpage FL-4000 Stereo Cassette Tape Deck, Tascam Portastudio 414 mkII, Sony MDR-XD200 Stereo Headphones, Sony F-V120 Dynamic Microphone, Philips F7122 Vinyl Player, Kansanradio, Radioateljee, One Of The First Vocoder Machine, Merries, Madonna, Radio Hear

*PLAY LOUD ENOUGH AND DON’T FORGET TO USE YOUR HEADPHONES*

LINKS
soundcloud.com/sumuposauttaja
facebook.com/sumuposauttaja

Ylinen & Alinen – Sana ja Alistus (totuus.010.dl)

coverartZheul is here again! You may open your present already! Here’s the first Long Play from progressive-ambient-duo Ylinen & Alinen. Be prepared for some ice-cold drone madness, progressive rhythms and occult ambient soundscapes. This time the download is free, consider this as a gift! Go ahead, put your headphones on, turn your subwoofer up or crank your volume for the ultimate Winter Solstice Cheer-Up with the happy folks of Ylinen & Alinen!

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Antti Saarilampi – TYM (totuus.009.dl)

Boom! Another track from Antti Saarilampi. Finally it seems that the winter is coming.

Antti Saarilampi : Tranquil (totuus.008.dl)

Despite Finland being covered in thick barrier of clouds for approximately two months now, we finally saw the moon.

Ylinen // Alinen Fuzz test

Totuus Unohdetuista Lomakkeista 20131213 (part 3) totuus.004.vid

A performance at Finnish Pensions Office, Tampere.

Petri Seppä – Action
Teemu Kiiskilä – Soundscapes

Totuus Unohdetuista Lomakkeista 20131213 (part 2) totuus.003.vid

A performance at Finnish Social Services Office, Tampere.

Petri Seppä – action
Teemu Kiiskilä – soundscapes.

Instant Stasis: Endless (first example) – (totuus.002.vid)

The first video from Instant Stasis.
The audio track is an excerpt of a longer session which will be released in full later this year.

Equipment used:

– Telecaster – style electric guitar, ProCo Rat (distortion pedal), Electro – Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man with Hazarai (sampling delay), Seymour Duncan Shape Shifter (tremolo), Boss DD-7 (sampling delay).

Software:

– Ableton Live 8, NastyDLA, EpicVerb

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