microphones in the trees

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

rachel evans / motion sickness of time travel

~ late night lullabies for cello and Rhodes ~

listen ~ coming soon...

motion sickness of time travel ~ weeks (self-released, 2015) 

"originally composed as an aid for lessons in self-hypnosis. piles of books, reciting affirmations, remembering vividly those early prophetic dreams of the future... now all has come true and those weeks seem light-years away." rachel evans

listen ~ buy


Thursday, July 16, 2015

that summer feeling

01 above the high rays ~ miaux | above the high rays (ultra eczema. 2015)
02 phase 7 ~ inner travels | phases of a forest moon (coming soon..., 2015)
03 umi no chikaku / morning coffee ~ +you | world tour (exo tapes, 2015)
04 profiter de ce qu'il ~ patricia escudero | satie sonneries (grabaciones accidentales, 1987)
05 girl of my dreams (saxophone version) ~ courtney pine | angel heart ost (antilles, 1987)
06 side b ~ donald walters | rainbows and waterfalls (clarity sound & light, 1995)
07 ya ho wa ~ ya ho wa | penetration: an aquarium symphony (higher key, 1974)
08 peanut vendor ~ dudley smith steel band | steel band carnival (carib, 1960)
09 leaves of the telegraph plant ~ david edren | music for mimosa (earth.rope.pot.plant, 2015)
10 a dream sails out to sea ~ takashi kokubo | get at the wave (sanyo, 1987)
11 smokey ruxpin ~ dang olsen dream tape | just roll (constellation tatsu, 2015)
12 brisas ~ jccg | diz​-​te a ânsia (aquae, 2015)
13 sea kaleidoscope ~ x.y.r. | waves t​*​pes vol​.​1 (handstitched*, 2015)
14 nice ~ maliblu | unreleased (soundcloud, 2015)
15 epitaph ~ nico niquo | epitaph (orange milk records, 2015)
16 oct16. 1964 ~ 夕方の犬 (dog in the evening) | oct16. 1964 (spring break tapes, 2015)
17 mesmerize ~ sky limousine | album (midnight star media, 2010)
18 fetishistic scopofilia ~ eddies in the water/alicia nogueira | unknown (vhs, 1985)
19 pretty one ~ dave jones | devil's child (inner records, 1965)
20 flow ~ elodie lauten | transform ep (wilde calm, 2014)
21 intervalos de incorporação ~ aquae | um dia levou​-​me (aquae, 2015)
22 solo french horn in stuffetta ~ typhonian highlife | hr gigers studiolo 1 (pacific city, 2014)
23 harpe #1 ~ éveline rousseau  | tu dors nicole (bande sonore du film) (sainte cécile, 2014)
24 teenage spaceship (smog) ~ dura | split series volume II w/ m sage (wounded knife, 2015)
25 soft hands ~ drew swinburne | "just ladew it" garden party (soundtrack, 2015)

26 pink river dolphins ~ kay gardner| amazon (ladyslipper, 1994)
27 hawaii ~ bobby brown | live (destiny, 1978)
28 sois prudente ~ avril23 | unreleased (soundcloud, 2015)
29 je suis un garçon / fille ~ poney galllant | chroniques mutantes sur radiopanik (2015)
30 the boy and the snake dance ~ charles cohen | brother i prove you wrong (morphine, 2015)
31 bundle of flames ~ tuluum shimmering | bundle of flames (tuluum shimmering, 2015)
32 a subtle landscape ~ dolphins into the future | songs of gold, incandescent (edições cn, 2015)
33 sea drift  ~ jonny trunk | unreleased (trunk, 2014)
34 pascal ~ motohiko hamase | notes of forestry (newsic, 1988)
35 side b ~ big torso | caffeinated depression (mmm sound, 2015)
36 cdcpp ~ baden powell | from mitamine lab mix (unknown, 1966)
37 títulos de crédito iniciales ~ luis de pablo | el espíritu de la colmena (media, 1973)
38 side b (excerpt) ~ skomsvold & schlienz | blaue stunde (sicsic tapes, 2015)
39 bathysphere suite ~ norm chambers | swim trunks (space slave, 2013)
40 waterfall ~ tropical rock | buru (newhive, 2015)
41 punta alem ~ gora sou | ramifications (orange milk records, 2015)
42 panettone ~ nils quak | titoli di coda (sicsic, 2015)
43 dream daze ~ rubba (karl jenkins & mike ratledge) | push button (music de wolfe, 1979)
44 dwell ~ ross fish | the pelican curse (bridgetown records, 2015)
45 dzi to l'abe nam ~ amoaku | african songs & rhythms for children (folkways, 1978)
46 matty groves part 1& 2 ~ dragontime | dragontime (inner islands, 2015)
47 cherry berry fairy ~ suryummy | prismatic escalator (constellation tatsu, 2015))
48 gungles ~ wendy reid | three pieces (frog recordings, 1988)
49 saint basil ~ bruce haack | the electronic record for children (dimension 5, 1969)
50 soulful ~ the upsetters & lee 'scratch' perry | return of django (fontana, 1970)

foto: oh faye dunaway ('the thomas crown affair) by james turnley

intro... plant talk ~ molly roth | plant talk/sound advice (plant talk productions, 1976) 
end: east at easter (channeling lana del rey/chelsea hotel #2) ~ class of 69 (unreleased, 2013)


 ~ download ~

Monday, June 29, 2015

naran ratan

"tasty morsels jam club just added 11 minutes and 11 seconds of spiritual jazz miniatures, garden music, beginner clarinet jams etc to our archive. it's all a big ode to nature and so on and makes good background music probably. it is called "trees etc." and was created by our weird friend, naran ratan, some time ago. on behalf of naran ratan, here given, phrased mainly in Spirit Quest, is a quite quiet journey, dedicated to oldest friends and nearby shrubbery."

composition: n ratan 
keyboard: n ratan 
clarinet: n ratan 
'e' guitar: simone 
art: 'bath' by r. mccarthy 
otherwise: n ratan

Saturday, June 13, 2015

venn rain / jeff brown / jade poppyfield / cool person / kurma

~ long ago recordings from Jimmy Billingham's dark wafting dream machine ~

 ~ a two cassette, four way split. the answered ad in the back of a science fiction novella asking writers to submit their own work. heavy on themes, and story arch placement ~

 featured sounds:

North Carolina's Kurma
Georgia's Jade Poppyfield
Florida's Cool Person
Washington's Jeff Brown

Monday, June 08, 2015

strom noir / sij

"our long-time favorite ambient music maker joins our label for this tape. warm, contemplative guitar tunes of Strom Noir are very good for listening on repeat in your quietest time of day, when nothing will distract you. ambient impressionism in its best, reflecting and radiating all and everything around ~ through the music, through the self." 

~ all tracks conceived as headphone music. 
written and recorded by Emil Maťko ~

"second "shrine" from imaginative world of SiJ music expands the colorful landscapes of ancient myths and legends, merging tribal pulses with timeless ambient flows. entraining mind with mysterious sounds, this album isn't just telling stories, but invites the listener to solve enigmas of hidden shrines and symbolic tales. from here and now ~ to infinite beyond."

 all tracks written, mixed and mastered by Vladislav Sikach 

 percussion by Robert Rich, Bill Laswell, Robin Storey/Rapoon.
field recordings by jymdavis, ahmadSA, D W, 
everythingsounds, annhawks, Sclolex. 
singing Bowl by Tim Six/Creation VI

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

david edren

"When Sigrid Volders & Narelle Dore asked me to make a musical mix for the presentation of their project "Earth.Rope.Pot.Plant", i immediately thought of the "Plantasia" album by Mort Garson, who is one of my favourite electronic composers. Little did i know, i soon discovered, although truly amazing, it is just one of many plant-related albums. Roger Roger, that other pioneer of electronic library music, made "De La Musique et Des Secrets Pour Enchanter vos Plantes" in 1978, a remarkable album which, like the Mort Garson album, also included a booklet with enchanting text and pictures. For me, discovering more and more, it all began to form into this greater spiral of interest. I saw the film "The Secret Life Of Plants" and this documentary called "Mind Of Plants" by Jacques Mitsch (Arte 2009). 

After which i immediately obtained some codariocalyx and mimosa pudica seeds; both known as the dancing and sensitive plants respectively. I really wanted to start growing these plants myself. When the first seedlings popped up, in my head a plan began to grow. You get emotionally attached to plants, watering them at specific times and taking care of them every day; something that was new to me, really. After the codario was already grown quite a bit, i started placing a little speaker next to it and play it gentle electronic sounds. The littlest leaves would start twitching and turning right after these waves of sound would come out of the speaker. As for the mimosa pudica, it was rather obvious from the beginning this was a very sensitive being; The slightest touch or breeze would set off it's receptors, folding up it's leaves one by one and even branches collapsing towards it's roots. I was mesmerized! As an ode to these two botanical beings, i decided to make sounds which are gathered here on the attached cd. Enjoy." David Edren / DSR Lines

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

portopia '81 / sarah davachi / overscan

"plush and emotive widescreen synth composition from Osaka's Overscan. composed and recorded between 2013 and 2014. all music by Marcus Miller." boomkat

"the best from Constellation Tatsu's latest batch is a creamy kosmiche trip from Shin Buchikama a.k.a. Portopia '81. gazing at classic Kraftwerk and YMO thru the rosiest of tinted gegs, he takes flight with six deeply charming synth fancies, scaling giddy, breathless heights between the satin arpeggios and vocoder navigations of 'Jet Stream' before diving into the tranquil silicon pools of 'Sparkling Constellation', free-floating in the 'Sea of Clouds' and scanning the melting skies of 'Distant Horizon', eventually slipping into the sweetest reverie of 'Strange Dream' and pirouetting in slow motion between the syntherzones of 'Light and Shadow'." boomkat

"synthesist, Sarah Davachi follows up her lovely 'Baron's Court' LP for Students of Decay with this suite of ominous, mystical drone composition for Constellation Tatsu. they're slow moving unfolding and quietly intense pieces, poised with a chamber music-like elegance and folk-wise simplicity, perhaps at best in the uncurling fronds of 'Flowers and Other Voiceless Things' and the curdled, keening harmonics of 'Praha'." boomkat

de las hornadas de constellation tatsu, siempre tan perfectas, sólo puedo decir cosas bonitas. el hecho de no saber nada de Overscan (Marcus Miller) hace que todavía sea más emocionante adentrarme en 'conscious', mi gran descubrimiento de esta hornada primaveral. tan sólo escuchando las primeras notas de 'old haunts' ya estoy rendida, imaginando un split con Floating Gardens y Voice of the Garden (¿qué fue de Eric Hanss y Field Studies?). texturas de cristal, teclados acuosos, placeres ingrávidos a los que soy adicta. 'perspective' es mi favorita: ese fluir, un sol cegador, un mar azul inmenso rumbo a las islas cíes. las olas salpicándote a cada vaivén. pienso, no sé porqué, en 'la foto más foto'. esa sensación.

debilidad de debilidades. nostálgico de los diseños comestibles (Ginjoha Tapes), devoto de décadas pasadas y la música futurista, a Shin Buchikama seguro que le hubiera gustado haber nacido en otra época. por eso viaja al pasado cada vez que reaparece como Portopia '81. 'jet stream' es un flujo de aire rápido y estrecho que se encuentra en las atmósferas de algunos planetas, incluyendo la Tierra. de ese fluir brotan sonidos analógicos, naturales y del espacio exterior dispuestos elegantemente para diseñar canciones entre la nostalgia y el éxtasis. una voz robótica puro Jean Michel Jarre nos da la bienvenida en 'jet stream', tierna y eufórica como 'sparkling constellation'. 'sea of clouds', cuyo título es del todo explícito, es la más ambient, la más bonita, electrónica de brisa constante, confortable. muy difícil describirla: un mar de nubes, nada más. y ese sentido de la armonía tan buchikamashi. suena 'distant horizon' y vuelvo a Overscan, a 'perspective', a esa foto.

Sarah Davachi (de gira hace poco con Panabrite) nos cautivó con canciones como 'doline' y 'leicht' (que la filomena incluyó en 'river of god') y vuelve a cautivarnos con 'qualities of bodies permanent', tan afín al minimalismo y a las salmodias hipnóticas de Eliane Radigue y Terry Riley. en 'codex' un sintetizador cual órgano eclesiástico me deja muda. si Kathleen Baird cantase en ella, podría ser una canción de Spires That in The Sunset Rise. todo en ella es como el zumbido de una avispa, un drone suspendido en la atmósfera de manera permanente, un ritmo obsesivo que no sube ni baja, se mantiene estático, enriquecido por el violoncello barroco, la flauta y el mellotron de Shirley Hunt. 'praha', 'geneva' (favoritísima) y 'codex'. tres canciones, inalterables pero tan imprevisibles las tres, que son un bálsamo.