Dedicated to everyone caught in the act of becoming.
Recorded live in my home studio in February 2022. Performed on a Monome Norns Shield controlled by a Shbobo (Ciat-Lonbarde) Shnth. Amplified through a custom built 4 channel PA using a selection of resonant objects attached to speakers and audio transducers.
Thank you to fellow Tone Burst artist, Colin Drake, for making this album possible by creating the Norns/Shnth library and writing the script “Grainzer.”
Thank you, Cara O’Brien, for never letting me give up or present anything but by best work.
Very special thanks to Phil and Barry at Tone Burst for all their hard work, support and positivity.
“My project is inspired by the cross section as a representational tool and the release is constructed as imaginary cross sections through summer.”
Insert/alt cover artwork & project icon by Hans Marius Jacobsen.
The digital counterpart consists of six two-minute loops For an optimal digital listening experience please listen to each track on a loop for as long as you see fit
Complete project outline by T. Jervell. ——————————————- Four Artists. Four endless loop cassettes. One for each of the year’s seasons. Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring. The year passes. Seasons come and go. An endless cycle. An endless loop.
Each tape is released in an edition of 8. Each tape contains 2 minutes of audio. The native Sami musical expression is called a Yoik. A Yoik has no beginning or end. Inspired by the idea of a story with no beginning or end, the tapes (and thus the music contained on the tape) have no beginning nor end. They’ll play in an endless loop, for as long as the listener wants to.
There will also be tea. Loose leaf tea. Representing nature and the changing of seasons. To brew and enjoy while listening to the cassette.
There will be digital versions available The form and function of these digital representations will vary according to each artists’ vision.
Ltd. cassette with die cut cover, block colour insert, full print cover/insert & vinyl sticker. (J-Card – Gmund Matt 28 – 300gsm / Insert – Gmund Matt 91 – 300gsm / Full print – Archival Photo Paper – Satin 290gsm) 6 options for front cover.
For the neurodivergent in my life that sometimes struggle with salutations, a music that doesn’t say hello correctly.
Odd electronics & flutes.
Mastered by Claude Aldous at Aldous Estate Mastering. Insert artwork by Raoul Papazorgl
Ltd. cassette with die cut cover, block colour insert, full print cover/insert & vinyl sticker. (J-Card – Gmund No Color No Bleach – No Bleach 300gsm / Insert – Gmund Matt 38 – 300gsm Full print – Archival Photo Paper – Satin 290gsm) 3 options for front cover.
Each item is assembled by hand. The mark of the maker can be found on the surface of the items, showing the efforts to manipulate materials and minimise waste. For us, an imperfect artefact for sale is preferable to a usable flaw in the dump.
The National Association of Record Labels of Ireland (NARLI) is a nationwide umbrella organisation of independent labels, including Diatribe, Ergodos, Farpoint, Heresy, Raelach, Sofia Records and Tone Burst, with associate members IMC, Crash and Islander.
Every year since 2016 NARLI have convened for an AGM (Annual General Music) which is released as the ‘Minutes’ of the meeting.
The NARLI AGM 2022 in the NMD @ NCH will also feature an all-day record fair with representation from all partner labels.
Halo is a noir patchwork of generative soundmasses. Sonic elements rearrange themselves and unfold according to their own internal logic. Revealed are themes of alienation and anti-idealism.
Included is a DIY PCB of the EMF Pingler, a detector of invisible signals and ghosts. A noise device that picks up on its environment and makes sound when it is passed through electromagnetic fields (EMFs). The PCB itself features beautiful designs that make it a worthwhile trinket for those who may not want to solder.
As with all TB instrument and DIY PCB releases, if the EMF Pingler is used in your music-making please share the results with us. ‘Toneburst wishes to publish sound creations made by other makers.’ www.grahamfranz.com