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Various Artists- Thomas Park Remixed [treetrunk 324]

There is a large body of solo work by Thomas Park, but also a collection of tracks that use his sounds in new creations. From techno dub to drone to noise/experimental, these pieces exemplify different genres. Here are 10 tracks by 10 artists, using sounds created by or chosen by (at least in part) Thomas Park. Can you sense a similarity in these tracks? Differences? Does using sounds by one artist result in a consistency between tracks, or are they each alone a separate entity? Thomas (of Mystified and Mister Vapor) is especially grateful to these 10 artists for their excellent work, and for their willingness to allow their tracks to be featured here.

Thomas Park Remixed at Archive.org.

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Various Artists- Retro Future Emission [treetrunk 323]

For years I have wanted to create music of my own in tribute to Nocturnal Emissions, and they remain a huge influence. I decided to invite other artists to listen to “Futurist Antiquarianism” and to create their own interpretations of the album, in unauthorized tribute to it.

Retro Future Emission at Archive.org

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Skincage and Mystified- Mystic Canon [treetrunk 322]

Listen to accomplished old hats Mystified and Skincage remix one another. Not to be missed!

Mystic Canon at Archive.org

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Mystified & 3dtorus- Urban Silence [treetrunk 321] (February 5, 2015)

3dtorus has made some lovely, dubby techno remixes using background sounds by Mystified. Enjoy!

Urban Silence at Archive.org.

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svarte fjell- Tuss og troll [treetrunk 320]

Some nice, atmospheric ambient music.

Tuss og troll at archive.org.

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Ayato- Ad Dukhan [treetrunk 219]

An interesting set of world-flavored electronica by Ayato.

Ad Dukhan at Archive.org.

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Christian Doil- Goldregen [treetrunk 319]

“Rain noises are comparable to a cheering audience – the cheers of nature. sounds of rain have a sensual engulfing effective. I have taken several rain sounded units at my apartment window and processed following. The rain noise on take the next creation spaces of atmosphere and the task of solo pieces within the sound. melodies I have newly composed from sound fragments of various musical box. emerged is a light ambient album, embedded in field recordings.”-Christian Doil

Goldregen at Archive.org.

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RetroFuture Emission Compilation Announcement

Treetrunk Records is proud to announce a new compilation opportunity. This compilation will be a tribute to Nocturnal Emissions’ groundbreaking drum and bass classic, “Futurist Antiquarianism”.

Participants are asked to listen to this album, and to create tracks reminiscent of the original. This tribute is unofficial, and will not be for money. Hopefully it will gain exposure for the artists involved, and bring some attention to the work of Nigel Ayers (Nocturnal Emissions), an incredible artist.

Never heard this album? Stream it for free here:

https://nocturnalemissions.bandcamp.com/album/futurist-antiquarianism

Then, create a track mindful of the originals (not a cover or remix, please). The track should be unreleased and contain no illegal samples. Please send a lossless version of your submission to mystifiedthomas (at) gmail (dot) com. Wetransfer, Dropbox, or Soundcloud are acceptable means of transfer. Submission deadline is February 15th.

Thomas of Treetrunk will review your submissions and inform you of his reaction.

Let’s work together to bring some nice vibes to the great Nigel Ayers of Nocturnal Emissions!

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Various Artists- Loop Messiah [treetrunk 317]

AN UNAUTHORIZED TRIBUTE TO RAPOON BY VARIOUS ARTISTS

Why pay tribute to Robin Storey’s Rapoon? As a listener, Robin’s music was immediately interesting to me, because drone music as a genre was something I hadn’t yet heard. Soon, I became captivated by this conversation between sounds– samples interacting, some looped, others making unique or shorter appearances.

Technically, then, this was musique concrete– or largely that. It was also listenable– very “musical” in a traditional sense. Like with Zoviet France, Robin’s Rapoon tracks pulsed along with the best of the minimalists. They also showed me that world sounds and “Western” sounds could interact, and that beats did not have to be mathematically regular.

In creating new songs, Rapoon broke a lot of rules I thought existed for music. But this was done in such a compelling and pleasing way. I was very fortunate to collaborate with Robin briefly in the early oughts, and his remix of the samples I chose, the “Robin Storey Transit Remix”, remains a favorite.

What could be more fitting than a tribute to Rapoon? It is unauthorized, as Robin is busy and I did not want to bother him or ride his coattails unnecessarily. I did want to see what my musical peers would come up with in regards to songs resembling, or more generally, paying tribute to, Robin’s. Here we have these tracks.

Some sound quite like Rapoon. Others use the artists’ own techniques to capture the spirit evoked by Rapoon. There are loop constructions, industrial sounds, ambient sounds, world samples, and songs with a more typical song structure. All remind me of Robin in some way, and are of a quality that I find acceptable.

I hope that you will enjoy these diverse tribute songs as I have, and that they will provide a vehicle for further appreciating Rapoon’s work.

Special thanks go out to T.G. Mondalf for his support throughout this project, and for his outstanding work on the cover art.

Loop Messiah at Archive.org.

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Ajna with Mystified- Presence (The Ajna Reworks)- Treetrunk 316

Ajna has reworked Mystified’s epic 40 minute piece “Presence” in three parts. Ajna applies a heavy form of granular synthesis, reverb and odd time signatures to ensure three hypnotic and unique dronescapes using Mystified’s original textures.

Presence (The Ajna Reworks) at archive.org

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