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Thomas Park- Tape Loops [treetrunk 369]

Here is a set of lo-fi tape loops extracted some years ago from an old analog tape that was beginning to warp from heat and use.

Tape Loops at Archive.org

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Evgenij V. Kharitonov– Ambient Compound [treetrunk 368]

Note: Two Studio Live Performances: Manipulations with tape cassettes, Roland SP-404SX, Korg KP3, Korg Volca Sample, Korg monotron delay, various acoustic percussion and winds. Recorded on Zoom R8 and Zoom R24. / Voices: Anna Kharitonova, Evgenij V. Kharitonov / Text by: Velimir Khlebnikov / Ambient Compound–1 recorded December 1, 2016 / Ambient Compound–2 recorded May 26, 2017

Ambient Compound at archive.org.

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Grid Resistor- Eta [treetrunk 367]

Continuing in the Grid Resistor tradition, only recordings of machines were used in this release. The main sound comes from one long field recording of a mechanical box found in Grid Resistor’s neighborhood on 6/9/2017. Supplemental images document the process of retrieving this recording.

Eta at Archive.org.

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Grid Resistor- Delta [treetrunk 366]

Grid Resistor’s fifth release is their first longform track, using as sources only high-fidelity recordings of machines.

Delta at Archive.org.

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Thomas Park- High Fidelity Shortwave Outtakes [treetrunk 365]

Here is a collection of sounds that began as high fidelity recordings of a shortwave radio. These recordings were then processed using a random effects processor– the best examples of processed sounds were collected and uploaded. These sounds are ideal for those curious about shortwave radios, or for use as sound sources for music or sound design.

High Fidelity Shortwave Outtakes at Archive.org

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Thomas Park- Machines On Machines Samples [treetrunk 264]

Thomas Park took several scores of recordings of machines made using a contact microphone, in high fidelity, and ran them through a program that adds random processes to the sounds. He chose the 100 best outtakes, and trimmed them to make them usable. These sounds are fun for listening, and would be ideal for using as elements in music or sound design.

Machines On Machines Samples at Archive.org

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Thomas Park- Shortwave Radio In High Fidelity [treetrunk 363]

Here are some samples of an actual shortwave radio, on various bands and at different tunings, recorded directly in high fidelity audio to my Tascam DR-05 recording unit. No effects have been added, but the recordings have been edited into portions.

Shortwave Radio In High Fidelity at Archive.org.

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Thomas Park- Machines By Contact Microphone [treetrunk 362]

A set of recordings Thomas Park made with a sturdy contact microphone manufactured by Crank Sturgeon and Thomas’ Tascam DR-05 Recorder. Each source file is in high fidelity, 24/96 quality, with no clipping or effects added. Recordings were edited to isolate specific portions of sound, but that was the only additional treatment. Each recording was of a machine or mechanical object.

Machines By Contact Microphone at Archive.org.

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RLW/PAAK: Zur Arbeit (Augsburger Gerberei) – [treetrunk 361]

For several years now, sound artists RLW and PAAK have been collaborating on concept albums about subjects such as religion, food, and work. Their album “Zur Arbeit I” was released in 2016 on the attenuation circuit label. It uses quasi-industrial sounds, electronics, and voice to make a point about the status of work in the 21st century. After decades of relatively good social security for working people, Europe now experiences a backlash, with an increasing number of working poor and social stigmatization of people who cannot find jobs. In 2016, there was a heated debate in the local media as home-owners in the neighborhood of the abraxas arts center protested against rent-controlled housing (for unemployed people, among others) being built next to their houses. As a statement against this kind of discrimination, the loop30 sound gallery exhibited an excerpt from RLW/PAAK’s album at the center. On the opening night, PAAK did an original live performance on the same subject that utilizes some of the sound sources of the album. Excerpts of this live performance on November 26, 2016 at the abraxas arts center are documented in this release.

Zur Arbeit at Archive.org.

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Luciftias- Amorphous Architectural Abstraction [treetrunk 360]

‘This piece began as an improvised guitar drone that had been laying dormant on my hard drive for a few years. I often revisit such recordings, massaging and shaping them into something new. I like the way this one turned out because it works as an ambient piece, subtly blending in like wallpaper, while rewarding the active listener with a droning textural undercurrent. Enjoy!’– Luciftias, 2017

Amorphous Architectural Abstraction at Archive.org.

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