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Niclas Lundqvist - Ayinga & Karoumagi

DWS148: Niclas Lundqvist – Karoumagi

“In Karoumagi, fourteen songs build a kind of musical narrative, interacting with the listeners imagination to create a cinematrograhic synesthethic experience. A musical journey all across the world, or perhaps other worlds. Karoumagi is comprised of sometimes heavily processed, improvisational acoustic sounds that often in unexpected ways turned into songs through chance occurrences during the […]

Luke Phillips - Static Sunsets

DWS147: Luke Phillips – Static Sunsets

Static Sunsets is aural ascension, iridescent orbs blown from nets of chunky digital malfunction and bit-warped transmissions. the translation is ontological – psychedelia that only has a sound because it must. cued from IDM missteps, bad telephones and video malign, this release follows some path usually reserved for alien games and horror film rewrites, but […]

Stephen Emmerson - Witchcraft

DWS146: Stephen Emmerson – Witchcraft

“Witchcraft is a response to notions of evil in western culture, and how it has been assimilated into the mainstream through tv shows, artwork, novels, and films. It features violin, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and bass guitar. Each part has been time stretched and layered with effects until the whole thing sounds like the devils […]

their teeth to points -  but i do know that the door was shut behind them

DWS145: their teeth to points – but i do know that the door was shut behind them

“but i do know that the door was shut behind them is a haunting soundscape; a dark textural drone that shifts and gradually evolves throughout the one hour runtime.  This album consists of a single track and was constructed by stretching and manipulating the earliest known recording a human voice, a distorted 10 second clip […]

{An} EeL - Night Eel Legumes ( Source of the Ghost Pepper Beans )

DWS144: {An} EeL – Night Eel Legumes ( Source of the Ghost Pepper Beans )

Solo vocal / noise / improvisational vehicle of noise-wig-maker Neal D. Retke, presenting a collection of recordings culled from online repositories and deep sonic sanctuaries. Ranging from electro-acoustic compositions to spastic, multi-tracked tone poems cut with a liberal dose of absurdist humor, cartoon outlines and psychedelic dissociation.

New Fast - New Fast VI

DWS143: New Fast – New Fast VI

Using salvaged cassettes and samples from decades old hip-hop, funk and r&b as a palette, San Francisco-based New Fast distorts, stretches and blends his sound into compositions that feel heavy and viscous with a deep, layered blur. Stuck grooves curl in phase mutations, narcotic beats form from an arrhythmic evolution, sudden halts and stylistic flips […]

Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt - Year of the Horse

DWS142: Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt – Year of the Horse

Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt employs his signature “accidental guitar” method on another release of haunting, sonically jarring loops. At times cavernous and resonant as a cathedral, his recordings explore the depths of the drone, exploiting glitches and mutating overtones into chorus-like swells, mechanical revolutions and washes of beaded static. These five meditations upon cyclical time […]

Sherman Ho - Erioplke orary ellerk, gruwlly?

DWS141: Sherman Ho – Erioplke orary ellerk, gruwlly?

The modified / prepared guitar provides the impetus for this album of minimalist, atonal improvisations. Pluck and scrape of raw string, truncated phrases, lost chords comprise this work of broken folk from Hong Kong instrumentalist Sherman Ho.

Taijeery - Baby Fat

DWS140: Taijeery – Baby Fat

Carnival of latency errors, drops and glitch-outs. MIDI damage in the 21st century / bad gamer noise. These tracks bounce with digital elasticity, override warbles and a circuit-bent sense of humor.

TAHNZZ - Born In Space EP

DWS139: TAHNZZ – Born In Space EP

“The sounds and images collected here represent a time and place that no longer exists. Santa Rita is part of my family history–its environmental, economic, and social history. It’s a place that faded away until it finally vanished. Few artifacts endure; they remain born in space.”

Julien Beau - Miniatures

DWS138: Julien Beau – Miniatures

A pair of delicate compositions, haunting and restrained in its sonic range. Muted bells, quiet tones, pops of amplified air and breathy scratches stagger these compositions, feeling like a scene isolated from some wider cinematic narrative. Footsteps / absence / small things to look at.

SKRMKD - Phormantphant

DWS137: SKRMKD – Phormantphant

“Album contains selected soundwaves which attracted hypersensitive* Phormantphant’s earsnails, then absorbed and stored for your pleasure and unpredictable experience from each tiny piece.”

Colon Apostrophe Semicolon - Stucked

DWS136: Colon Apostrophe Semicolon – Stucked

“filth and disgust, hell and fear, with no where to go and nothing to hear, but reflections of hatred, slime and muck, left in the dirt to die and suck, life out of the body, death and memorial, buried alive, stucked and hysterical, with twelve thousand years of putrid loops, only to find warmth in […]

Spectacle Arrangement - Huggien Whuen

DWS135: Spectacle Arrangement – Huggien Whuen

Electro-acoustic composition with conventional and non-conventional instruments, field recordings and over-processed sounds layered over each other on the latest EP by Spectacle Arrangement. Originally conceived as one side of a two-track release, Huggien Whuen gradually developed over months of recording and editing experimentation. “These are older essences piled up. Do they talk to one another? […]

Jordan Dykstra - How Do You Feel (Micromix)

DWS134: Jordan Dykstra – How Do You Feel (Micromix)

“This is the Micro Mix of ambient drone based composer Jordan Dykstra’s piece How Do You Feel? (Takes Swift Strides, 2009, Marriage Records), written for solo viola and electronics slowed down 2000%. Remixed at the BCS.”

061180 - Echoes of Conversation

DWS133: 061180 – Echoes of Conversation

Bassy oscillations, washes of noisey drone, repetitive electronic tones peak through a haze of aerated static. Atmospheric dirges reproduce the ambivalence of dialogue, flanged approximations of vocalisation drift in and out of this seven-minute piece by recording artist 061180.

Beat It To The Feat / Seeing Is Believing

DWS132: Consumer – Bash It To The Feat / Seeing Is Believing

Double release of blown out DIY improvisational beat-heavy electronic music – blasted drum machines, off-the-cuff vocals in overdrive, arrhythmic dance party. Bash It To The Feat is a collection of sequestered jams from the summer of 2013. Seeing Is Believing is a live audio and video set at The Point in the St. John neighborhood […]

Portland Bike Ensemble - Session Extracts

DWS131: Portland Bike Ensemble – Session Extracts

Collection of various jam session recordings from PDX collective Portland Bike Ensemble. Using nothing but contact mics and the bicycles they rode in on, this ever-shifting and open collective of musicians twist, rattle and crank a variety of otherworldly groans and screeches from their prepared instruments. Harmonic and even vocal elements pierce through the din […]

Trans Atlantic Rage - Depth Realm

DWS130: Trans Atlantic Rage – Depth Realm

Atmospheric electronics, ragged textured electro-acoustics, amplified hard across two tracks from veteran noise-maker and experimentalist Shadow Entity Wizard (Jared C. Balogh). Utilizing ample processing and digital editing, Balogh’s work as Trans Atlantic Rage on Depth Realm seamlessly blends live, found and virtual source material into an intense, psychoacoustic exploration.

Daitse - DNA

DWS129: Daitse – DNA

“Synths sculpted from blocks of biochemical noise. Sampling the molecular basis of life: DNA. Experimental ambient gore. These songs were made by transforming the NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) spectra of the building blocks of DNA –adenine, guanine, cytosine and thymine- into audiovisual spectrograms. The spectrograms were then ‘sculpted’ into a kind of texture and used […]

Andrew and the TV Cowboys - Dixieland EP

DWS128: Andrew and the TV Cowboys – Dixieland EP

Using a mix of live instrumentation, self-recorded snippets of isolated acousmata and public domain samples, electronic artist Andrew Cosentino (as Andrew and the TV Cowboys) chases the exploration of sound and applies it to a strong foundation in composition. Dixieland is a collection of recordings, introspective and euphoric. Some instruments used include Piano, Guitar, Synthesizer, […]

Path To Lobster Believers - Guys

DWS127: Path To Lobster Believers – Guys

“musique concrete & sound collage wizard-bossed by justin marc lloyd of chicago, usa. irrelevant lo-fi source content, self-recorded and found alike. electronics and circuit-bending, voice poetry, acoustic guitar, films, natural ambiance, voicemails, kitchenware, found objects forced into abstract instrumentation, found sounds and fluxus/dada free association. tapes, tapes, tapes. intentionally bizarre opuses as the result blending, […]

Emmanuele Gattuso - Plaything EPk

DWS125: Emmanuele Gattuso – Plaything EP

Slow-burn confessional. Six tracks of static wash, lo-frequency turbulence and somber lyrical interludes. Secrets from a ring modulator, the deep crush of emotional wreckage. All tracks produced by Raffaele Bassetti and Emmanuele Gattuso. Artwork by Anna Kraay.

Sonia de Saint Juste - La Grande Heure

DWS124: Sonia de Saint Juste – La Grande Heure

“With the title I tried to reflect the ephemary aspect of this songs: order (Ordre) is something very simple and make to be obey and not understand and Suite (Suite) is for the idea of an orchestral or instrumental suite: the music is here to capte the environnement and help the mind to remember or […]

Tomás Tello - Winter Worm Summer Grass

DWS123: Tomás Tello – Winter Worm Summer Grass

Recording artist and lo-fi performer Tomás Tello presents the internet release of Winter Worm Summer Grass, originally a limited edition cassette capturing a live performance at the Noc Muzeów festival in Gdansk, Poland, along with a collection of field recordings on the flip side.

colon apostrophe semicolon - tape with jade

DWS122: colon apostrophe semicolon – tape with jade

Intimate sounds captured, sequenced and manipulated methodically by hand – in bedrooms, in cars, in secret areas for and with someone absent.

Orgasmagoria - Primo

DWS121: Orgasmagoria – Primo

Internet as a landscape, formed by electro-acoustic recording, snagged and twisted on bitrate crush, washed in digital distortion. “6 songs about various things made at various times throughout 2012.”

CIty Dragon - Lymph Healer

DWS126: City Dragon – Lymph Healer

“Lymph Healer has grown of experience with: Magnetic Mattresses, Reiki, Adam the DreamHealer, Unreasonable Hope, Hydro Therapy, Yoga, Tiny crosses drawn in discrete places on basement walls, Kneeling prayers on kitchen floors, Telephone calls from fortune tellers, Self inflicted rites of passage, Astrological anatomies, OCD, Therapeutic Meditation Software, Prosthetic Joints.”

George Christian - Some Instrumental Pieces for Guitar and Other Instruments

DWS120: George Christian – Some Instrumental Pieces for Guitar and Other Instruments

A re-issue of a 2011 compilation of acousmatic, improvisational, microtonal and experimental compositions for guitar and other instruments by composer George Christian Vilela Pereira.

John H Taylor - Sketches from Hickory Creek

DWS119: John H Taylor – Sketches from Hickory Creek

Solo bassist John H Taylor submits a collection of compositional sketches drawing from a history of math-rock and metal-influenced projects, stripped bare and gently tuned towards drone, experimentation and improvisation.

The Big Drum In The Sky Religion - The Psychedelic Zounds Of

DWS118: The Big Drum In The Sky Religion – The Psychedelic Zounds Of

“When one invents a tuning, even a tuning as ridiculous and jarring as Open Zounds, one feels compelled to actually use it once in a while, especially when it lends itself so easily to dumb puns. Immersion in such sonic cesspools and swirling screams of subconsciousness fragment the fetters that bind the mind to the […]

The Nihilist Fisherman - SoloSketcheS

DWS117: The Nihilist Fisherman – SoloSketcheS

Discordant solo electric guitar recordings exploring improvisational form and the lofi aesthetic from Italy’s Vito Pesce. An assembly of DIY sketches and ideas for further development. Restrained, sinister, uncharted.

Emmanuele Gattuso - Beams

DWS116: Emmanuele Gattuso – Beams

Italy’s Emmanuele Gattuso whose work bridges lofi confessional songwriting, heavy industrial driven loops and electro-acoustic based electronic ambient into a singular, moody collection. Electronic whispers, ominous low-tone, smouldering static.

Chors Blor - Both Loaves

DWS115: Chors Blor – Both Loaves

Collaboration between Chors Blor / Christ Phyr Blyr and host Adrian X Sands of WLUW Chicago’s Spontaneous Earth radio programme. Six years of sample-heavy musique concrete / schizoid-electronica remixed and edited to two tracks, presented for download here for the first time.

Brainplane - The Sad Truth of Celestial Wars

DWS113: Brainplane – The Sad Truth of Celestial Wars

Using an arsenal self-generated of loops and samples, an array of home-made, altered or prepared electric guitars and a moniker that denotes the head-tripped quality of his recordings, Miller Royer AKA Brainplane creates lo-fi skewed pop soundscapes based on improvisation and live experimentation.

New Fast - The Sound and the Fury

DWS114: New Fast – The Sound and the Fury

Part screengazer meditation, part beat-heavy audio collage, this collection of instrumentals by New Fast reference beat culture of west coast hip hop, shifted down to a hazy, narcotic speed. Broken samples, blown bass lines, repetitive loops disappear towards a singularity – never over the edge / not quite out of sight. Upcycling old cassette tapes […]

Matthias Boss & Marcello Magliocchi - Almost Morning

DWS112: Matthias Boss & Marcello Magliocchi – Almost Morning

“From a series of collaborations between Matthias Boss and Marcello Magliocchi. Marcello Magliocchi plays sound sculptures by Andrea Dami, made of various metals including iron, brass, copper, steel, aluminum and featuring other elements like strings, stones and gongs. Matthias Boss plays violin.”

Tomás Tello - El Silencio Sísmico

DWS111: Tomás Tello – El Silencio Sísmico

“This record was made between June and September of 2012. I used only portable devices (walkmans, FM transmitters, dictaphones, journalist type digital recorders, cameras, AM radios, etc). Some of the recordings were made with magnetophone, others with professional walkman and others with a Roland digital recoder. Most of the music i make is related to […]

Guidance Council - Ingram

DWS110: Guidance Council – Ingram

Hard-boiled electronics and atypical computer manipulation from Guidance Council, an enigmatic arts collective from Washington DC, USA. Four tracks of highly processed & deeply distorted samples and sputters, live recordings mixed with generative sound, with the spastic overtones of soundcard latency glitches – DIY from the digital age.

Marcello Magliocchi & Nicola Guazzaloca - Live at Bluorg

DWS109: Marcello Magliocchi & Nicola Guazzaloca – Live at Bluorg

“The birth of this duo goes back to a short and fulminant set, played in the occasion of the MAB Trio concert at the SPM Ivan Illich in Bologna (IT). In this following meeting, recorded in Bari for the “Fonosextant” live series directed by M. Magliocchi, the potential of that spark is evolved and highlighted […]

Idol Eyes - Frameworks

DWS108: Idol Eyes – Frameworks

“This album is an examination of language and maths. bred from intermittent bursts of spontaneous creativity during a 4 year silence, this album explores the possibilities of translating syntax into sound. each track examines a texture at a macro level, eventually weaving together to create one giant shape.”

The Big Drum In The Sky Religion - The High Lonesome Zounds Of...

DWS107: The Big Drum In The Sky Religion – The High Lonesome Zounds Of…

“At work, one night in 2009, I suddenly thought “What if I tuned the mandolin D/D#, G/G#, G/G#, D/D#, and then piled other acoustic instruments, tuned to the same notes, on top of that?” It didn’t come to me in words like that – the concept just popped in from some other zone. That happens […]

Marcello Magliocchi & Maresuke Okamoto - _Duo

DWS106: Marcello Magliocchi & Maresuke Okamoto – _Duo

“The work is a collaboration between Marcello and Maresuke on web. Marcello also works with sounding sculptures made by Maestro Andrea Dami and made these tracks to the Fortezza Smilea in Pistoia/Tuscany , Italy. Maresuke received tracks in Tokyo, Japan …and played!…both musicians working in the field of instant composition / improvised music…The use of […]

 Lomz & Lezet - Kalabaluk

DWS105: Lomz & Lezet – Kalabaluk

“Two Serbia-based music makers join their forces on this EP using each other’s track as reference points.Both Lomz & Lezet were intent on imbuing these tracks with their respective voices and approaches to song-crafting. Their mutual interest in obsolete personal computers and consoles and chiptune music was what got them working together, but this had […]

The Big Drum In The Sky Religion - Parallel Eostre

DWS104: The Big Drum In The Sky Religion – Parallel Eostre

“here we play with eostre, recurring and renewing in an endless spiral, a little different each loop, but always the same. she cycles ‘round and ‘round, appearing in time and in every new human, and in every human in unexpected ways, exciting and inviting, awaking our senses to the joy of living and being alive. […]

Pietro Riparbelli - Silent Dreams

DWS103: pietro riparbelli – silent dreams

“This work has been realized thanks to recordings made within my house during a night in 2011 while I was sleeping.”

matthias boss & marcello magliocchi - music for a quiet night

DWS102: Matthias Boss & Marcello Magliocchi – Music for a Quiet Night

“From a series of collaborations between Matthias Boss and Marcello Magliocchi. Marcello Magliocchi plays sound sculptures by Andrea Dami, made of various metals including iron, brass, copper, steel, aluminum and featuring other elements like strings, stones and gongs. Matthias Boss plays violin.”

DWS101: sun of 81 - III

DWS101: sun of 81 – III

First DWS release by Southern California ambient-noise duo Sun of 81. Two tracks of drone, shifting between stuttered electronic cacophony, gentle loops of static-drenched harmonics and ominous, distant swells. Calamitous signals bounce off the magnetosphere, back and forth in collaborative dissonance toward a great-final-something.

DWS100: ONE HUNDRED: here, a boundless sound

DWS100: ONE HUNDRED: here, a boundless sound

In honor of DEEPWHITESOUND’s 100th release this compilation of new, unreleased work exemplifies the wide range of sounds composed & performed, recorded & mutated by the dozens of artists who have provided their work to be distributed here. A celebration of and thanks to all who support the free exchange of music and art. Featuring […]

Flowers - TSA Suite

DWS099: Flowers – TSA Suite

Pulse + drone, heavy effect, head-down movement. “Recorded somewhere in California, state of exception.”

The Human Kind - Shove A Carrot In My Mouth And Call Me A Dog

DWS098: The Human Kind – Shove A Carrot In My Mouth And Call Me A Dog

A collection of distorted and disturbed electro-acoustic expressions. Processed and spliced instruments pocked with effected, spoken vocals and the grit of harsh editing form a dysmorphic “hello”. “All instruments played by The Human Kind. All lyrics improvised. Remember- this is not serious music. Any lyrics that may sound serious (“With the right to mentality, the […]

james the band - solitude

DWS097: james the band – solitude

Solo acoustic guitar-oriented tracks recorded entirely in mono directly through laptop. Digital lo-fi ranging from wide & shimmering instrumental songs evoking the “new weird america” aesthetic, to warped drone, deeply dissonant and richly distorted.

Wolf Like Dog - WA-YA

DWS096: Wolf Like Dog – WA-YA

“Wolf Like Dog is one of the many projects of Ronny. It’s a solo drum project using pedals and cell phone made background rhythms. Its made to be played loud and spazz out!”

New Fast - Nacht des Mondes

DWS095: New Fast – Nacht des Mondes

A lo-fi blend of vicarious, submerged pop tunes and swirls of shifted drone. This second release from New Fast clings to the surface barely, peering in anti-rhythmic fits towards an endless center.

Sounds The Songs of Seabirds - Handbook for Acoustic Ecology

DWS094: Sounds The Songs of Seabirds – Handbook for Acoustic Ecology

“The Handbook for Acoustic Ecology takes its name from Barry Truax’s (Ed.) work, originally published in 1978. This reference work compiles all major terminology from the fields of acoustics, psychoacoustics, environmental acoustics and noise measurement, electroacoustics, music, linguistics, and soundscape studies, with extensive cross-references and straightforward explanations. Photograph by Frank Singley.”

wartime tapestry - storms

DWS093: wartime tapestry – storms

“All music written and recorded by Wartime Tapestry at the end of 2011. Limited run of 50, in handmade packaging. Slow shifting drones inspired by the daily routine.”

Lazaros Ioannidis - The Nervous Breakdowns of Discobole The Lesser

DWS092: Lazaros Ioannidis – The Nervous Breakdowns of Discobole The Lesser

“Something’s wrong but you don’t know what it is, do you?” This album represents humankind’s constant struggle with emotional and psychological conflict, and the search for some kind of resolution. Cover art by Anna Cervova.

Pregnant Spore - Tyjaya/Xanadu

DWS091: Pregnant Spore – Tyjaya/Xanadu

“Xanadu was the name of the summer capital of Kublai Khan’s Yuan Dynasty in China. Xanadu was a story told by the Venetian traveler Marco Polo. In 1797, it inspired a famous poem, Kubla Khan, by one of the leading English poets of the Romanticism movement, Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The band Rush, a huge Pregnant […]

standard noise - artamotive sets

DWS090: standard noise – artamotive sets

“Live performances at artamotive gallery, ne mpls, recorded 3.20.04. 4 tracks, complete sets by Michael Abraham, Mr. Density vs The Golden Wire and Sonomex. accompanied by ‘instant art’ courtesy jim carmouche & recorded by gabe.”

ghost volcano - raw stars

DWS089: ghost volcano – raw stars

Haunted screeches and harsh electronic collisions conjured on this debut release from 3-piece weirdo noise collective Ghost Volcano. Tracks 1 and 2 are from a recording session that took place in Mayo, MD in November 2011. The first track includes a guest appearance by Tyler Grimsley on bass. The last track, Raw Stars, is an […]

spectacle arrangement - scramlight

DWS088: spectacle arrangement – scramlight

“Left it, kept own – now stuck and reverend, – thought simple special set. Sits like whatever groups around, should stick by it – – keeps like larger makings, always always always kept, – – just when what the “tube” was stepping far down the roads so, so many regular folks .. – held the […]

amniotic - unlover

DWS087: amniotic – unlover

Unlover, the DWS debut from Amniotic (solo project of musician Johannah Henderson) mixes lethargic, midnight vocals with methodically layered and sequenced washes of deep static, menacing percussion culled from looped field recordings and the repetitive backbone of plucked electric guitar. the marriage forms a dark undercurrent, rumors of secrets, unseen paths. This download includes: UNLOVER […]

sean derrick cooper marquardt - born under saturn / she lives on light

DWS086: Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt – Born Under Saturn / She Lives On Light

Double track release from Berlin composer Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt, utilizing elements of sampling along with his ‘accidental guitar method’. Loops of static, snips of electronic melody and manipulated vocals. “Born Under Saturn was created after reading a book by the same name. I created [“She Lives on Light”] composition after becoming aware of a […]

George Christian - Prelúdio Tardio

DWS085: George Christian – Prelúdio Tardio

“My second album, ironically titled “Prelúdio Tardio” (“Late Prelude”). It is a semi-conceptual album consisted with two electroacoustic pieces, two proper songs and one partially improvised performance. The background story of this album carries the lateness in two aspects: of its elaboration and its (severely late) release. I planned this album for a long time […]

uvovu - fringe tapes

DWS084: uvovu – fringe tapes

harsh drone / prepared guitar recorded to tape, used in a live performance at Fringe Festival Launch on Sept 11 2010 in Honolulu, HI.

psychic handbook - fuzzy memories

DWS083: psychic handbook – fuzzy memories

The compilation Fuzzy Memories by West Oakland’s Psychic Handbook serves as a retrospective, a collection of various tracks previously released on CD-R / cassette, and never before made available on the internet. Clashing electronic drone-pop, hypnotic beats and swirling synth melodies permeate and mesmerize. Spaced out groove / scatter-dance !

dreamboat crusaderz - convent music

DWS082: Dreamboat Crusaderz – Convent Music

“The album Convent Music was recorded by Dreamboat Crusaderz (Jesse Gold) during a sound art residency at St. Cecilia’s Convent in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Performed from inside a translucent plastic tube made by collaborator Lillian Gerson, these pieces are meditations on the body externalized into its surrounding environment. Jesse loops vocal lines over “field” recordings taken […]

Anastasia Clarke - adopt + rename

DWS081: Anastasia Clarke – adopt + rename

adopt & rename was recorded in the attic of the artist’s home in hudson, NY in the fall of 2010. it focuses on the spontaneous creation of loop-based drones. vocals, guitar, and electronics are performed live on this album by anastasia clarke.

talk midway - con*tect

DWS080: talk midway – con*tect

talk midway is a new york-based experimental musician. Con*tect, a lo-fi ambient album, was made during the winter of 2010 using thrift store keyboards, decayed Japanese pop cassettes, guitars, and lots of delay.

sean derrick cooper marquardt - a thousand points of light

DWS079: sean derrick cooper marquardt – a thousand points of light

Hard collision of battling amp noise and drone loops produced by the “accidental guitar” method developed by Berlin composer Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt. Recorded live in 2010.

nightmare drum song - nightmare drum song

DWS078: nightmare drum song – nightmare drum song

NIGHTMARE DRUM SONG self-titled release of blown out drums & drones, erratic anthems of danse and dirt. “Recorded winter 2008 in Honolulu, HI. Conceived in half waking dream states beyond temporeality. Original release on ALBACORE RECORDS.”

AEMCLM - rIrE

DWS077: AEMCLM – rIrE

“une collection de morçeaux en version original, datant 2009/2010, tous réalisés par Matthieu Silec aka AEMCLM.” “A collection of pieces in the original version, dated 2009/2010, all directed by Matthew Silec aka AEMCLM.”

amir coyle - live at the wall

DWS076: amir coyle – live at the wall

Here is an exclusive web only album, “Live at The Wail” taken from my performance on July 9th 2010 in Portland, OR. Thank you to Jessica Taylor for recording this. This live performance featured Ethan Jayne (Blood Beach, Total Bros) as the pillar saint figure, Sarah Stark ballet dancing and percussion and myself in Maison […]

uvovu+yeda - x-herald / broken wing hymnal

DWS075: uvovu+yeda – x-herald / broken wing hymnal

collective-thing meets the maker, so the scramble has a superposition now. Prelude to “Church of Perpetual Freefall” in Two Parts – m.yeda on fx vox & amp / uvovu on bike wheel & tapes. Recorded June 13, 2010 at the old Creative Research Co-operative  (Bethel St.), Honolulu HI.

the people's pop ensemble! - solo los perros

DWS074: the people's pop ensemble! – solo los perros

“written and recorded in various bedrooms and bathrooms in the bay area. featuring a drum solo from Moses “manos de dios” Rios. A fun adventure through a world of shitty hooks, and just plain bad pop music. “

uvovu - everytime we hide in yr hydraulic bones

DWS073: uvovu – everytime we hide in yr hydraulic bones

heavy blinking or going home “for yr own safety”. field recording / composition deposit, featuring m. yeda on trumpet.

Nelhma Chesmsa - Exorcisms

DWS072: Nelhma Chesmsa – Exorcisms

a collection of spoken word / vocal manipulation recordings from beyond the ether. 52 field recordings of reverse secrets; an anti-confessional. Recorded in 2007, released 2010.

Yacob - RURARY & ARLPRIR

DWS071: Yacob – RURARY & ARLPRIR

“This tape is the result of my concerted efforts to create, write, conceive, and record a “weird hardcore record” in February 2010. All songs were recorded to 4-track in Febuary, except for those classified as the Arlprir EP, specially recorded in April to differentiate this mp3 version from the tape. I playd vocals, guitar, bass, […]

Belle Bête - Filth & Fresh Flowers

DWS070: Belle Bête – Filth & Fresh Flowers

lo-fi anti-psych-pop from vancouver native Belle Bête, recorded to four-track some years ago and re-released with gracious permission. DIY outsider folk with skewed pop sensibility.

uvovu - warps

DWS069: uvovu – warps

disjointed bombast of amplified vinyl, destroyed turntablism & handcrank cassette tape.

Nelhma Chesmsa - Zooscapes

DWS068: Nelhma Chesmsa – Zooscapes

psyche-scape of mangled field recordings, chamber confessionals, errant broken melodies from lurker NELHMA CHESMSA.

Sounds the Songs of Seabirds - Soorya Namaskaram or Salutation to the Sun

DWS067: Sounds the Songs of Songbirds – Soorya Namaskaram or Salutation to the Sun

“Modern life is exceedingly wearing; the noise, the excitement, the hurry, the competition, irregular hours, hard study, anxieties, worry, lack of proper food and exercise make a heavy tax on the constitution soon resulting in a breakdown of health. One can, however, be unaffected by these evils of modern civilization, if one should perform the […]

Sounds the Songs of Seabirds  Alex Grimley's Studio Party- Live With Summer Mummy at Bennington College

DWS066: Sounds the Songs of Seabirds – Alex Grimley's Studio Party- Live With Summer Mummy at Bennington College

“Recorded live October 2nd, 2009 in the Swan garage underneath Alex Grimley’s paintings. With Summer Mummy: Anastasia Clarke: Guitars and Voice, Login Visscher: Bass and Voice, Colin Laclair: Feedback, Bob Singley: Guitar and Organ. Meowy: was not present, off hunting mice on the farm. Thank you to Martin Zimmerman for the use of his guitar […]

Sounds the Songs of Seabirds - Sparassis Crispa

DWS065: Sounds the Songs of Seabirds – Sparassis Crispa

“Carpophore, 10-60 cm, like a cauliflower, whitish or slightly ochreous, evidently ramified, with flattened, broad, ribbonlike and intricate branches, apex yellowish and whitish or faintly pale yellow, fragile. Odor quite pleasant, faintly of aniseed, flavor pleasant, of walnut. Spores whitish to light ochre, ovoid, smooth.”

the people's pop ensemble! - first sword of suprisus

DWS064: the people's pop ensemble! – the first sword of suprisus

“an experiment in textured sound.”

the people's pop ensemble! - cool, AIDS

DWS063: The People's Pop Ensemble! – Cool, AIDS

another tape recording drenched in lo-fi hiss and space echo dissipation from the nomadic People’s Pop Ensemble!

AEMCLM - ( Sabr ina Music Video )

DWS062: AEMCLM – ( Sabr ina Music Video )

un projet sonore qui a été utilisé dans le cadre d’un film art/documentaire video réalisé en 2008 par Sabrina Pulicani. Tout les morceaux sont réalisés par Matthieu Silec. a sound project that has been used as part of an art film / video documentary produced in 2008 by Sabrina Pulicani. All songs are written by […]

sean derrick cooper marquardt - where blue begins

DWS061: Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt – Where Blue Begins

twelve minute piece of cascading, undulating rhythms constructed from analog loops of a sole guitar, processed and layered against itself by explorative sound artist Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt of Berlin.

jumbo black - khadijah don't needja

DWS060: jumbo black – khadijah don't needja

avant-stomp / trash-rock / noise-nik project featuring eden darko, billy savage, m.yeda and db amorin on guitars, drumbs, vox, pots, sticks, traffic cone, glass, tv set & cassette tapes. recorded feb – may 2009 at the blue room, honolulu HI.

AEMCLM - Opus n° 2

DWS059: AEMCLM – Opus n° 2

another collection of meticulously crafted electro-ambience & spoken word compositions by French musician Matthieu Silec. the deep lull of ebbing static, a froth of hiss, and oddly organic glitch pops comprise this intensely beautiful and intriguing album.

dynamo - let us explore the stars

DWS058: Dynamo – Let Us Explore The Stars

“We write songs about outer space, John F. Kennedy, scarves, evil robots and the future. Most of the songs are played with instruments we picked up from second-hand thrift stores.”

mowgli folk load - sweet & amen & god bless & tunnel vision

DWS057: mowgli folk load – sweet & amen & god bless & tunnel vision

Selections of live, improvisational lo-fi noise-folk recordings borne from stream-of-consciousness group expansion and culled from over 60 hours of material. While the combination varies from track to track, the core players are xteen, jon, lana, edgar, blaine & d.b. MOWGLI FOLK LOAD blends the tonality of american roots and spanish guitar, the irreverance of punk […]

mowgli folk load - a look of chain remembrance

DWS056: mowgli folk load – a look of chain remembrance

Selections of live, improvisational lo-fi noise-folk recordings borne from stream-of-consciousness group expansion and culled from over 60 hours of material. While the combination varies from track to track, the core players are xteen, jon, lana, edgar, blaine & d.b. MOWGLI FOLK LOAD blends the tonality of american roots and spanish guitar, the irreverance of punk […]

stoned on gold - got-get hot-head

DWS055: stoned on gold – got-get hot-head

collection of spatial experimentations using minimal drone and vocal re-renderings. extraterrestrial campfire field recordings.

the lost and found sound - xposed sr. quet

DWS054: the lost and found sound – xposed sr. quet

“all sounds recorded/sampled from a circuit bent Casio SK-1 keyboard. recorded on digital 8-track. no additional fx or software used.”

psst, shh! - funtime stories to read aloud

DWS053: Psst, Shh! – Funtime Stories To Read Aloud

recordings rooted in twisted acoustic guitar compositions and strange-folk songs of existential dysphoria, augmented with a wide array of sounds both organic and electronic.

nehlma chesmsa - forest animal confessional

DWS052: Nehlma Chesmsa – Forest Animal Confessional

tape cut ups, vocal manipulations & sparse field recordings from mystery case nehlma chesmsa. atmospheric conditions in an otherworldly conversation. captured dead of night.

new fast - great western forum

DWS051: New Fast – Great Western Forum

instrumental electronic pop & dense shoegaze wash. sweetly sinister.

0.1 - the dance of mechanical birds

DWS050: 0.1 – The Dance of Mechanical Birds

17-minute track by electro-magician 0.1 taking falsetto harmonies, crackling glitch percussion and the edge of your seat and turning it into stereo dance clash.

helios wilson levick - the grand symposium

DWS049: Helios Wilson Levick – The Grand Symposium

full length album by composer Helios Wilson Levick blending live instrumentation and extensive sampling, shellac’d in digital shine running a full range of genres from minimalist glitch to loungy rock to ambient hip-hop? sounds include but are not limited to: Guitar (both acoustic and electric), bass, electric mandolin, drums, piano, dinner plates, winter boots (tapped […]

psst, shh! - garbage dump thump

DWS048: Psst, Shh! – Garbage Dump Thump

live instrumentation and buzzing synth pop married in a blender. lo-fi drums and analog bliss, the singer-songwriter gets funk-fucked.

god pollutes - blinding lights as you leave her

DWS047: God Pollutes – Blinding Lights As You Leave Her

somber electronic / ambient arrangements with a postrock feel. soundtrack to a corroded digital film.

AEMCLM - AnEmptyMCLikeMe

DWS046: AEMCLM – AnEmptyMCLikeMe

stunning synth and electronic glitch compositions by french musician Matthieu Silec. subtle malfunctions, small noises.

andy sunseri - judy speaks in tongues

DWS045: Andy Sunseri – Judy Speaks In Tongues

“This machine, which is obviously Nazi, suffered from an outrageous plane crash” / “She wanted her money, sighting ‘they must pay, and even though I am in love with them, they ought to get the hell out.’ And since her man left, she only has felt absolutley outraged.” two pieces, the first over half an […]

the people's pop ensemble! - blow up your eyes

DWS044: The People's Pop Ensemble! – Blow Up Your Eyes

more skewed acoustic lofi folk from the people’s pop ensemble! recorded on tape decks across Spain, this full length album blends pop sensibilities, lethargic nearly-spoken vocals, and some kind of reverb from space.

the vaginals - Who's That Monkey in the Middle? A Copy of Mind Control Erasers!

DWS043: The Vaginals – Who's That Monkey In The Middle? A Copy of Mind Control Erasers!

delicious avant-pop from The Vaginals of san diego. Written/performed by Maria LaCochina with additional atmospheric korg sounds from Bobby Bray.

uvovu - knot presence

DWS042: uvovu – knot presence

live amplified tape cassette player, toy circuit manipulations and distorted vocals edited into two short tracks. loud & crunchy

elephant - fkk u

DWS041: Elephant – FKK U

abrasive, harsh noise spoken word album using extensive vocal manipulation and sample manipulation including portions of BDSM pornography

audibel - scribbles ep

DWS040: Audibel – Scribbles EP

largely ambient with sparse electronic percussion, gorgeous synth-drenched melodies, cascading harmonies from another galaxy in yr head, pinched screeches and aimless distorted vocals form aural heaven.

Nehlma Chesmsa - Pasture #7

DWS039: Nehlma Chesmsa – Pasture #7

shrouded in mystery, provocateur Nehlma Chesmsa combines gritty Tom Waits-esque guitar+vocal pieces with musique concrete and manipulated field recordings. a sinister glance, a dark underwater carnival.

Lezet - Torsion

DWS038: Lezet – Torsion

four tracks based on piano and laced with static bursts, detuned violin samples and high frequency turbulance… courtesy of LEZET, aka Igor Jovanovic, avant-garde composer from Serbia.

Idol Eyes - Jiya Dhareka (Expansion)

DWS037: Idol Eyes – Jiya Dhareka (Expansion)

transmissions from the bastard canyon explored by idol eyes, mixing tape loops, cutups + aural collage, handdrums banjo and vocal distortion. spasms of rural americana, temporal disturbances aplenty. Note from Idol Eyes on Expanded Edition: “[Jiya Dhareka (Expansion)] features 3 new tracks which were found in 2011. Buried deep on disconnected hard-dives, SD-cards and tape […]

Psst, Shh! - Spendthrift of The Spirit

DWS036: Psst, Shh! – Spendthrift of The Spirit

Artist Psst, Shh! explores the limit of electronic composition with ultra high and ultra low frequency shenanigans, sample cutups and tone manipulation. late night television through fuzz goggles and a back alley window, watching someone who is sleepy yet afraid of the dark.

[praw] - Bare skyer beveger stjernene...

DWS035: [praw] – Bare Skyer Beveger Stjernene…

First release by artist [praw]. Delicate piano-based loops and compositions, drenched in reverb, drifting between crisp melodies and luscious, deep, ambient drones. Includes a bonus track created solely for release here.

people's pop ensemble! - heavenly brainwaves

DWS034: The People's Pop Ensemble! – Heavenly Brainwaves

“The gods grew quite tired of living thier lives in the dark once the sun went down in heaven. They decided to get ants under the control of humans, with the power of e.s.p., to take down every major building in the world, and build with that material a fleet of rocket ships, that had […]

lanager burrdom - red tape working for nothing

DWS033: lanager burrdom red tape working for nothing

this release was recorded very quietly in a house. side A features edgar & dominic, as recorded on minidisc, playing keyboard, ukelele, broken tape machine, broken microphone, marbles and pre-recorded source material on cdr. side B features blaine & dominic playing keyboard, ukelele, guitar, cassette deck, radio and metal rim.

uvovu - gangguan II

DWS032: uvovu – gangguan II

The second in a series of releases exploring live AM transmission manipulation. Screeching amplified radio buzzes awash, low oscillating drone, bursts of signal punctuate the aural landscape. off-white noise like summertime on opiates.

ronny - alpha-bitty-itty-titty commity

DWS031: Ronny – Alpha-Bitty-Itty-Titty Commity

another short album of no-fi bedroom pop goodness from ronny. six static-laced bodyjerk hits recorded straight to tape, encoded to lowbitrate mp3s, & crunchy as fuck.

treefingers - she's talking about the bra EP

DWS030: Treefingers – She's Talking About The Bra EP

a collection of lengthy tape manipulation pieces (and one short guitar number) utilizing an array of source material…feedback loops, analog squeals and stuttering clicks and beats create a uniquely schizophrenic universe .

lanager burrdom & pressure party syphonying unit

DWS029: lanager burrdom & pressure party syphoning unit

this release was recorded live during sunset in a forest on the island of Oahu, and captures the incarnation named lanager burrdom & pressure party syphoning unit, consisting of lana, edgar, blaine, dominic, erin, jin and amelia. recorded on cassette tape and minidisc, mixed at a later date. everyone plays the spoons, forks, tire rim, […]

nr band - we are arsenio hall

DWS028: NR Band – We Are Arsenio Hall

nr band is the side project of damian lyman and thomas cassady (of an exciting new bears club). straying from the skewed songwriter pop of their main project, nr band explores atonality and loosely structured noise pop with extensive use of electronic editing, synths and electric guitar. the result is jarring yet melodic, brutal without […]

lanager burrdom fungus attack buddy system

DWS027: lanager burrdom fungus attack buddy system

this release captures the meanderings of the incarnation named lanager burrdom, consisting of lana, edgar, blaine and dominic, recorded on cassette tape and minidisc, mixed at a later date. instruments used: flute, radio, guitar, ukelele, casiotone synth, marimba, tahitian ukelele, typewriter, tapes, spoons and maracas.

omoi - calloused eyes

DWS026: Omoi – Calloused Eyes

coarse electro-ambient music for the future tribe. a harsh blend of real instruments, transhuman vox and static-drenched textures. all songs written and recorded by Omoi. all tracks recorded, mixed and mastered by Omoi in Tim’s bedroom, Redmond, Washington. cover art also drawn by Omoi.

inverness - inverness EP

DWS025: inverness – inverness EP

“A more laid back affair. Gentle breezes, running streams.”

living - living

DWS024: living – living

Solo album by Lucas de Almeida of Inverness. Recorded mostly as an escape from the recording process of All White Upward From the Streetlight, which was turning into a mess of overproduced and artificial sounding songs. This album is all about the rawness and the instant in which songs are conceived. All of the songs […]

living - all white upward from the streetlight

DWS023: living – all white upward from the streetlight

Solo album by Lucas de Almeida of Inverness. A departure from First Fever, the songs are more polished and focused. Recorded between February and June of 2007 in the metropolis of São Paulo, Brazil. Again the songs reflect the sleek and overstuffed surroundings of the place of their conception.

living - valleys EP

DWS022: living – valleys EP

Solo album by Lucas de Almeida of Inverness. Conceived in a very short time in January of 2007, it is five songs about the first impressions of life in a huge metropolis (in this case São Paulo, Brazil).

living - first fever

DWS021: living – first fever

Solo album by Lucas de Almeida of Inverness. Written and recorded between May and November of 2006 in a small brazilian town called Campinas, and it reflects that town’s characteristic parks and streets. It vaguely tells a story about a fever and its deliriums, although that can also be a metaphor for something larger. Conceived […]

the people's pop ensemble! - on the subject of mediocrity

DWS020: the people's pop ensemble! – on the subject of mediocrity

travelling lo-fi folk pop band currently residing in Paris. ukelele, electric guitar, harmonica, found percussion, vocals and whistles.

del*.* - olema

DWS019: del*.* – olema

sean carson (aka del*.*) plays strings, keys, computer, other. another collection of doomed compositions featuring mangled electronics, voices and instruments.

uvovu - joven

DWS018: uvovu – joven

drones & loops culled only from electronically manipulated vocal samples, each track comprised of samples from a different person, all of whom are under the age of 25.

del *.* - format c:

DWS017: del*.* – format c:

sean carson plays strings, keys, computer, other. Collection of subdued electro-acoustic compositions performed on modified / broken instruments and processed electronically. dark, moody & dirty.

almaden - come on, do the monster mash

DWS016: Almaden – Come On, Do The Monster Mash

Full length of twisted folk / psych-americana from san franciscan multi-instrumentalist Almaden. Recorded at the Druid Heights Commune 20 Miles east of Gizdich Rach, featuring druid singers and hand clapping and maybe Alan Watts on “Creatural Spiders” (track 5).

ronny - the negative person in your mind does not exist.

DWS015: Ronny – The Negative Persion In Your Mind Does Not Exist.

Analog synths, keyboards and drum machines – skewed, ultra lofi electro-pop & wailing vocals recorded live in Ronny’s bedroom with a small tape recorder.

dirt alive - mean clover noone

DWS014: dirt alive – mean clover noone

Live solo guitar recording, no overdubs, only edited for time. Detuned electric guitar, screwdrivers, contact mic and minimal reverb.

christ phyr blyr - fraction hero

DWS013: Christ Phyr Blyr – Fraction Hero

First release from artist Christ Phyr Blyr featuring hand-sequenced stuttering manipulated samples & glitch mechanized noise. Swallow yr television & keep the dissociatives ready.

uvovu - gangguan I

DWS012: uvovu – gangguan I

The first in a series of releases exploring live AM transmission manipulation. Captured are various local and international radio spots, country rock & contemporary hawaiian music and a number of radio talk shows transfigured and resampled into new sounds ranging from harsh drone noise to quiet synthetic glitch to hypnotic psychedelia.

dirt alive - stuck dove

DWS011: dirt alive – stuck dove

Live recording of improvisational acoustic guitar and vocals, mixed with spliced cassette tape noise intros / outros.

uvovu - revisiting house

DWS010: uvovu – revisiting house

Manipulated field recordings of amplified sounds found around the house, and radio transmission during 4 hour drive through Utah. Source files also used in longer composition intended as an audio companion for a physical sculpture piece entitled House Sounds: Indefinite Loop For ‘House’

uvovu - cities at row

DWS009: uvovu – cities at row

Synth noise generated by images of WWII victims of nazi concentration camps.

loggerhead - help me be good

DWS008: loggerhead – help me be good

Digitally sequenced & manipulated vocal loops recorded to cassette tapes and re-manipulated as it was returned to digital format. All sounds created by voice.

pqow - shit

DWS007: PQOW – Shit

Original MP3 release created in 2004, re-released here in 2006.

loggerhead - joice

DWS006: loggerhead – joice

Manipulated samples through random loop generator + brainwave sychronizer. Includes the following sound sources: Inuit throat singing, japanese flutes, field recordings from Nepal/Cambodia/Vietnam/San Francisco, funeral drums from Ghana, lectures on psychedelic use by Ken Wilber and Roger Walsh, lectures on national and global affairs by Noam Chomsky, poetry by Allen Ginsberg.

loggerhead - give death

DWS005: loggerhead – give death

Mini-CD recording in Los Angeles, and mixed over one night in Kailua, HI. Sounds generated from live circuit board and field recording manipulation.

acres - acres

DWS004: acres – acres

8-minute, slow-drone release, recorded July 2006.

canned kitty - canned

DWS003: canned kitty – canned

Original CD-R created in 2003, re-released in 2006.

loggerhead - lazy susan anything gorges

DWS002: loggerhead – lazy susan anything gorges

Recorded in one take, live on January 29 2006, using a random sound sequencer, self-recorded samples & found sound.

DWS001: tiny explosive – no ventura

5-song CD-R recorded in eastern San Fernando Valley, California. All songs written, recorded and re-recorded, manipulated and finally mixed through latter months of 2004. All guitars, pots, sticks, electronic drums, tambourine, boxes, and found sound played/created by Nic Amorin and Lee Only. Self-assembled first run of 30 copies finished in February 2005, with four different […]