I am more than happy to participate in 'Ombre Et Lumière' compilation on dhatūrā records. My track is titled 'Als de dwaas zou volharden in zijn dwaasheid zou hij wijs worden' (In English: If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise) a William Blake line out of The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
A short track based on mostly acoustic sounds and vocals aiming at innate weirdness, generative evolution and 'cyclical' melody. Enjoy. A free download.
Artwork, illustrations: Jean-Christophe Liénard
Proud to be part of LEZET -2''- released with CLASSWAR KARAOKE(UK)! The album contains the EP of 2-second songs 10 remixes/reinterpretations of fellow artists.
Driven by the idea that came from a song I did a while back, I wanted to simply make an EP of 2-second tracks , but it became so much more than that. This idea turned into a collection of 2-second tracks that could be looped and hopefully perceived as genuine microsongs that have a clear melodic or rhythmic centre. It so happened that the stems I made and used on these were given a whole new life by my friends who also happen to be extraordinary music-makers. They provided an entire collection of songs that way surpassed the core EP and made me realise once again that collaboration and exchange are the only real path to music exploration and growth / Igor Jovanovic, March 2015released 27 March 2015
Second TFPOTH party @ ΡΟΜΑΝΤΣΟ with Gazumbi, Mr. Meltin' Pot, Gus Kay and me. Free Entrance. Freestyle, African, Dub, Electrofunk, Afrohouse and Greek dance rarities.
Enjoy my collaboration track "Charcoal Cross" with Walter Fini in Metamorphosis (Μεταμόρφωσις) album on Dhatūrā Records. Free Download
The project started when D@P posted his original sin worldwide, waiting for to be transformed...... It became a sweet ghoul in Hamburg,walked in Saint Jean as a ghost,was reincarnated in black cat in NRW,tuned to firebird in Le Mans and Athensbreathed old ashes in Valparaisao,rose in the lost air of Toulouse,as a phoenix in Québec started to Pb82 2 Au79reborned in Anthens as a new worldand released in a virtual and digital niche in Grenoble.released 08 September 2014
'Speech Rapid Fire' party and another DJ duet night with John Komakino at Some Bizarre. Lots of Cumbia, Post Punk, Dub and Space Disco!
Our live performance with Darkstar83 at Romantso, Athens. Soundboard recording with no overdubs. We're planning to release it via Etched Traumas label soon.
All music written and performed live by BroodingSideOfMadness and Darkstar83Video/Editing/Shots by You:Coma and BroodingSideOfMadnessContains public domain footage from archive.org.
Classwar Karaoke: Classwar Karaoke - 0026 SurveyNew collaboration track with Seicho suru kiwi and Unsample on Classwar Karakoke compilation 26.
THE FOUR POINTS OF THE HORIZONΣάββατο 18 Ιανουαρίου 2014Ρομάντσο – Αναξαγόρα 3-5Ώρα έναρξης: 23.00Είσοδος ελεύθερη
Οι Gazumbi, Mr Meltin’ Pot, BroodingSideOfMadness και Guskay επιστήμονες του ήχου και παραγωγοί του intersonik.net καταλαμβάνουν τα πλατό του Ρομάντσο!
Ένα ηχητικό ταξίδι στα 4 σημεία του ορίζοντα σε μια βραδιά μουσικής ενδοσκόπησης και χορευτικής ανάτασης, που εξερευνά χωροχρονικά τη δίνη της μουσικής και το αέναο στροβίλισμα της!
από την "ανοιχτή ομάδα" έρευνας του contact improvisation
Αντί κειμένου .. ένα απόσπασμα από συνέντευξη της Nancy Stark Smith:
"Τι πιστεύεις ότι συγκινεί περισσότερο το κοινό σε μια παράσταση Contact Improvisation ;Νομίζω, η απροσποίητη και ακατέργαστη σωματικότητα και η καθαρότητα που αυτή φέρνει. Ο κόσμος μπορεί να δει αληθινά σώματα, που με το αληθινό τους το βάρος συνδέονται με τις φυσικές δυνάμεις, αφήνονται σ' αυτές, αρπάζονται και παίζουν μαζί τους σε επίπεδο και μυϊκού και νευρικού συστήματος. Είναι εκπληκτικό σε πιο βαθμό μεταδίδεται στο κοινό αυτός το είδος της επικοινωνίας. Πρόκειται για κιναισθητική μετάδοση... Ο θεατής νιώθει το ίδιο του το σώμα... βλέπει σε μικρογραφία την ανθρώπινη φύση, την κίνηση, την διέγερση, την παύση, τα διλήμματα, την συγκίνηση, την ικανότητα... και όλα αυτά σε μια όχι γραμμική, όχι αφηγηματική φόρμα. Και νομίζω ότι ο κόσμος ενδιαφέρεται γι αυτό... μπορείς ακόμα να δεις έναν έρωτα, μια μάχη, είναι σαν να κοιτάς ένα ανοιχτό βιβλίο... και ο θεατής έχει ελεύθερη σχέση μ' αυτό, μπορεί να το δει μπορεί και όχι... Αυτό που σίγουρα μένει, είναι η κιναισθητική μεταβίβαση... αυτό είναι πράγματι πολύ δυνατό..."
σκηνοθεσία και σκηνική επιμέλεια: Δέσποινα Χατζηπαυλίδου
performers: Βίκυ Βασιλοπούλου, Μαρία Καπουράλου, Σοφία Κλήσσα, Μαριάννα Μακρή, Γιώργος Μουρατίδης, Ανθή Μουριάδου,Μαρία Μπονάτου , Δέσποινα Χατζηπαυλίδου.
μουσική σύνθεση: BroodingSideOfMadness
8, 9 Ιουνίου στις 20:30 Dancevacuum, Διογένους 42 Χαλάνδρι
ελεύθερη είσοδος με προαιρετική συνεισφορά
In honor of Jii, this fundraiser was put together by Gimu and her friends to help her out during a dark time in hopes that there is light in her future. The artists on this compilation have generously donated a song with no expected compensation. This is a small example of what we as artists can do by coming together and making a deeper impact on another's life - in this case a fellow musician. We have come to know Jii through her music and beautiful soul - please join us in lending her a hand.
In Jii's words describing her music:
Analogue, Ambient/Dark, Drone, Experimental Noise & Idm are where my musical passion thrives with a cinematic touch. Self taught in the area of music theory and incorporating real instruments: piano, violin, cello, Native flute & Native drumming can be found in many of my releases. Positive energies evolve creating soundscapes of emotion; many of the elements stem from my Native American (Ojibwe) heritage, these elements easily create their own fusion with originality, putting in motion, and a reflection of me; resulting in the ongoing project of Jii-Music.
After many years of composing music and performing live in classical violin/piano concerto competitions in my adolescent years, given honorable mention by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in my adult life and performing traditional Native American dance in intertribal powwows within the United States; my students and friends felt it was time to start releasing and sharing my unreleased music publicly or possibly look into some music netlabels. In 2012, my first EP and my first full album were released on a French netlabel, Sirona-Records. I’ve continued to release music in 2013 on CRL Studios, Treetrunk Records and Solanic Netlabel. The day I stop composing music will be the day I stop breathing.
Listen to my track Le retour de Prométhée on Charming Sepulcher Part 2 compilation of French webzine Have Faith In Sound. Le retour de Prométhée is from my upcoming album 'The Derelict House'. The voice on the track by Ophed.
Etched Traumas' collaborative release of BroodingSideOfMadness and Ophed – a release with two virtual sides by both artists. For BroodingSideOfMadness, the inspirational basis for constructing his work was the iconic euthanasia scene of the Soylent Green (1973) film with Edward G. Robinson as Sol Roth and, particularly, the last moments in a man's life. There's a certain concept that BroodingSideOfMadness admitted to himself gradually when finalizing each track. It has to do with a family member's dementia issue and how a "blissful" sound could emulate the inevitable moment of 'pass away'. His goal was to compose a joyful sound, not a depressed one.After composing his tracks, BroodingSideOfMadness sent them to Ophed for further manipulation. So, all tracks were processed by Ophed, who was given 100% freedom to manipulate them as much as he'd like. Ophed was not aware of the underlying concept of the tracks but, during their exchange of ideas for this release, it became clear that both artists worked on the same topics in their minds, such as the pain of loss, the frustration, the sadness and the illness. However, they both seeked for an optimistic perspective out of them. What's the connection for an elder’s slowly fading memory brain and an unfair illness of an infant? There are many symbols that help us out to unlock the outlook of this work.On the one side, memory fragments as a miniature of life that comes and goes leaving the patient in a constant procrastination. Bells and running water. On the other side, there is birth, parenting and its magnificent impact. A gateway to the world and to the future: this new life is memory-free. A voice says : "Plus haut papa!, Je veux toucher le ciel" [Higher dad, I want to touch the sky]. But cancer's conquer is imminent. A toy horse galloping but she is not 'strong as a horse’. Then the laughter of children becomes the cries of suffering. The whining of toy-horses becomes a howling. The identity becomes distorted when there are no lived moments anymore.Dementia is here. Pain, memory loss and waves of sound move like a pendulum. In the end, the tension relaxes. Back to dust. A new arrival, a passing to eternity. A soundscape lightened by sun rays, peaceful and paradisiacal. A blissful shutdown.Ophed is Sylvain Desfossés and he comes from Quebec, Canada and he is a composer influenced by various genres of music, ranging between 20th century classical composers to contemporary popular popular dance styles, or from south American rhythmic to the simple complexity of polyphonic African music and the tribal dance of Indonesia. He seeks a perpetual fluid/motion element as he always tries to build a consistent shape out of a fluid, a never stopping energy. He composes for about 20 years and has various works in visual art and experimentation. Conceptual art is just a side of his personality, though. Basically a minimalist, he uses random set patterns, reverse audio, spoken samples, detune, distortion, and explores poly-rhythmic and polyphonic soundscapes. Ophed considers of the reversed techniques as his signature in his work. For him, music is a language therefore he gives priority to the message he wants to communicate.BroodingSideOfMadness is interested in phonemes, graph theory, realism and any dystopian ambience. He prefers using acoustic material than synthetic and he always seeks for the generative element in his tracks. His diverse work comprises of two large choices the one with lyricism and melody and the noisy one, sometimes he merges those two. He tackles with sound and moving image as a composer and a video artist. He is the founder of Etched Traumas netlabel.BroodingSideOfMadness side:1. Miniature of life2. Procrastination3. Aesthetic of identity4. Dead on arrivalOphed side:5. Conception6. Frisky filly7. Leukaemia8. The Bridge9. Passing Through Nature To EternityCredits: Tracks 1-4 written by BroodingSideOfMadness / Tracks 5,6,7,9 written by Ophed and BroodingSideOfMadness / Track 8 written by OphedDesign & photography by ArsonDPI www.arsondpi.gr
'Let it unfollow its own ground within this movement of independence' Isidore Isou.In a world ruled by machines, employees consume their pseudo-time. Space becomes perceptible through pain, while the urban spatial extent is fragmented in areas such as a commercial centre, an industrial region, a campus or recreation areas. All these uses follow a centrally dictated urban plan. Through the exploitation of residents' behaviour there are possible economic and disciplinary profits within these common acceptable boundaries. The degree of predictability of human behaviour is related to the effectiveness of the repressive marketing and religious mechanisms. Marchosias revisited. The defeat is imminent even if you will invert the use. The invention of new geographies should be painstakingly articulated. Corpora Lente Augescent Cito Extinguuntur!
This is the first physical release for Etched Traumas. Limited edition (20 copies) double 3″ white CD @ $1 only. Get it here
BroodingSideOfMadness is interested in phonemes, graph theory, realism and any dystopian ambience. He prefers to use acoustic material than synthetic and he always seeks for the generative element in his work. His diverse work comprises of two different perspectives: one with lyricism and melody and the other one with noise, but sometimes he merges those two. He scores for installations and short films - sometimes he creates his own.
melophobia comes from Greece. He likes to experiment with long noise and drone sounds intermingled with field recordings and acoustic sounds. melophobia is heavily influenced by contemporary artists such as merzbow and early ’90s shoegaze scene. He is active with his ultra-limited releases of his 3"/5" CDr label ‘illicit-tapes’. He cherishes the piles of his priceless jap noise C-xx tapes and obscure vinyls.
Credits: Melophobia and BroodingSideOfMadness - all soundsAn Etched Traumas/illicit tapes release Number ET16
Music performance 'Delusions of Grandeur'Thursday, March 8, at 8:00 pm, full moon, at the CAMP Contemporary Art Meeting Point, Apellou Efpolidos str 4 & 2 (Pl.Kotzia, Athens) as part of Angelos Petroutsas work 'Delusions of Grandeur - Mirror, mirror on the wall , who is the fairest of all?'.
dj K.atou (DJ) www.residentadvisor.net/
gonglove (gong improvisation - percussion - echokatharsis ) www.gonglove.org
BroodingSideOfMadness (original music composition) www.etchedtraumas.net
DELIGHT (costume design) www.de-light.gr
Pindaros Harissiadis (design assistance) www.arsondpi.gr
Kostis Maloussaris (ceramic offerings) www.rethymnoguide.com/