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murmurintemporel on 03/26/2017 at 07:52AM

New Release : Razabri & Lezet - Electric Saw & Other Tales

The formation of this collection of sound pieces began with the piling up of arbitrary objects in a table drawer, which led to the making of a simple single coil pickup; it was just a small ceramic magnet of unknown origin and a copper wire taken out of an old telephone – this was the only recording device used on this album.
Running a risk of sounding too predictable, one could say that this collection portrays the secret life of small metal objects.

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murmurintemporel on 05/07/2016 at 12:40PM

Feb 22, 2016 - New release : BERTHELOT

Berthelot - Mécanique des limbes

If some people leave their dreams in the limbo of the awakening to better forget them, Berthelot strives to explore these limbo to facilitate the memory of his dreams.

The sounds of "Mécanique des limbes" show this exploration in the uncertain states of awakening, where the real and the unreal are merged. 

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murmurintemporel on 05/07/2016 at 07:58AM

Jan 18, 2016 - New release : LAUNAY

The third volume of Champs de cohérence by the French avant-garde artist Gaël Launay.

Original release by Launay in February 2015. This release by Murmure Intemporel in January 2016.

(Available in CD)

Launay - "Pair" (18:19)
Launay - "Pair" (18:19)
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sardanpavlov on 09/21/2012 at 07:20PM

?alos' new album Ricamatrici, on Pan y Rosas Discos

We knew we had to upload this after reading: "Ricamatrici takes its inspiration from industrialized garment production". The album takes as its heroines "seamstresses, women who spend their lives sewing in factories and basements – leaving their dreams and aspirations behind". The sounds of ?alos bear that inspiration out in myriad aural flourishes and patterns of textured home-recordings throughout Ricamatrici. Pan y Rosas Discos writes further of the composition, "sewing machine as sound creation. Electronics. Blindfolded piano played by instinct, touch, feeling, listening. Gull songs and small fragments of sound narration – alarm clock, pen, snippets of piano denote times and places – advance the narrative, the journey of a seamstress. Arrival in the city via train. Hopes and dreams to be crushed. Departure and a new start in a new town." Though the finality with which we're told this poor seamstress is going to fail may make that narrative a little more difficult to sync up with, the effort is hugely rewarding. 

?alos - "Ago e Filo" (02:40)
?alos - "Ago e Filo" (02:40)
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mwalker on 04/26/2010 at 02:00PM

music for two turntables

Marina Rosenfeld at ISSUE Project Room (4/7/10). Photo by Lori Bailey.

As part of ISSUE’s Music & Technology Month, Australian musicologist (and occasional FMA guest-blogger) Caleb Kelly curated an evening of fantastic performances to complement his talk on the use of deliberately cracked and malfunction-ed technology in music. For the concluding set of the evening, artist/composer/turntablist Marina Rosenfeld teased out a gorgeous stream of sounds into a fluid tapestry of quiet, spacious beauty --  shared below. Improvising from a rich palette of her own hand-crafted dub plates, electronics, and instructional synth samples from old educational records, Rosenfeld sculpted an alluring narrative that felt both electrifyingly spontaneous and effortlessly precise. Live, the understated physicality of her performance served as an integral layer in the evocative whole, with sounds forming and evolving with stunningly organic connectivity to the elegant gestures of her record selection and turntable manipulation.  While the recording can’t fully capture the enchanting visual dimension of Rosenfeld’s performance practice, the inseparable physicality of the sound production remains perceptibly embedded in the audio document and the mesmerizing aura remains.

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