Cat.# … DNA 199 Release Date … 13.10.2017 Genre … Dark Ambient, Drone Ambient Type … FLAC Lossless
Mono no aware is an artistic concept typical for Japanese culture in Heian period (794 – 1185 AD). It’s translated as «sad empathy to things around» – very roughly. Mono no aware is a state of your mind when you feel yourself in harmony with the things around. It appears when your subjective principle joins and comes in fusion with objects around you. For Japanese, it’s something calm and sofisticated. Your mono no aware can happen every time you meditate and listen to birds’ chirping, or rain, or brook murmur.
Kolpakopf’s new work isn’t as calm as the Japanese tankas but sofisticated as usual. His «mono no aware» appeals to sad autumn feelings, contemplation, reflection. High-frequency drones clip sounds from outside and make room for subtle loops of short stagnated melodies, vibrating ultra-low-frequency drones and elementary field recordings guiding you from lingering autumn rains to crackling of the fire between tall pines propping dark heavens as first snowflakes melt on your face.
The lines at the back of the cover aren’t tracklist but the tanka by Sarumaru no Taifu: «High in the mountains, a wandering deer cries in maple forest and I feel so sad as Autumn comes».
Cat.# … DNA 198 Release Date … 02.10.2017 Genre … Experimental, Electronic, Noise, Drone, Dark Ambient, Industrial, Electroacoustic Type … FLAC Lossless
In Lab of Errors, annex of the French University of Errors, we study the science of that which is superinduced upon metaphysics, whether within or beyond the latter’s limitations, extending as far beyond metaphysics as the latter extends beyond physics.
We will examine the laws governing exceptions of errors, and will explain mistakes of the universe supplementary to this one.
Lab of Errors does not, therefore, study the rules governing the general recurrence of a periodic mistake (the expected case) so much as study the games governing the special occurrence of a sporadic error (the excepted case).
Second volume of the Reaktor Sessions (first volume here), Lab of Errors is made with faulty virtual generators, and real synthesizers heavily modified by circuit-bending.
Recorded in September 2017 at Studio du Coin Cornu, Cœur de Beauce, France.
Photo-montage by Ironside (images public domain).
Sleeve design by Arcane Waves & Graph’Hypnotic.
Arcane Waves – Special Occurrence Of A Sporadic Error – Part 1 (04:36)
Arcane Waves – The Laws Governing Exceptions Of Errors (07:39)
Arcane Waves – Special Occurrence Of A Sporadic Error – Part 2 (03:17)
Arcane Waves – Explaining Mistakes Of The Universe (07:00)
Arcane Waves – Superinduction Upon Limitations Of Physic (04:17)
Arcane Waves – General Recurrence Of A Periodic Mistake (04:37)
Arcane Waves – Expected Case versus Excepted Case (07:49)
Arcane Waves – Far Beyond Metaphysic Of The Drone (06:00)
Cat.# … DNA 196 Release Date … 27.06.2017 Genre … Dark Ambient Type … FLAC Lossless
There is something between dream and reality. There is something between sanity and madness, between light and darkness, between life and death. Probably there is an edge between two opposites, strong like a friend’s hand or thin like a thread. Can you feel the edge? And where is the edge? And if you feel the edge between two opposite sides, do you know on which side is good and there is evil?
New Kolpakopf’s work called «Между (Between)» is about it but it does not offer any answers, neither does it ask any questions. This is something like a sound fingerprint of borderline state where you feel yourself placed in a vast empty space and in a tiny dark room simultaneously.
Cat.# … DNA 194 Release Date … 10.04.2016 Genre … Drone Ambient, Dark Ambient Type … FLAC Lossless
Accompanied by that intrusive and arrhythmic bones’ clattering you start your third imaginary journey in the slumber labyrinth. Torpid hum around you transforms into complex construction moving slow through meshes of bones’ clattering and other ritualistic and industrial sounds. And over time, it develops to huge dark ambient soundscape where hum peaks change dips in silence in the slow rhythm of your breathing. Vague noises keep the strange atmosphere around you, and you wander whether you still dream or whether you live in this slumber labyrinth…
The first untitled track was recorded in July 2016.
The second untitled track was recorded in January 2016.
The third untitled track was recorded in May / June 2016.
The fourth untitled track was recorded in July 2016.
All tracks composed, mixed, recorded and designed by Anatoly Khvostishko at «B».
Anatoly Khvostishko – untitled (13:53)
Anatoly Khvostishko – untitled (04:16)
Anatoly Khvostishko – untitled (10:40)
Anatoly Khvostishko – untitled (34:08)
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