In a dark room, ET sat at a keyboard, forgoing all drum machines, pre-planned structure and bar lines. Exploring the inner and outer cosmos in a sleep-deprived stream of consciousness, synthesising a guided astral journey into another world.
Roll tapes, unfurl the mind and set off into the unknown.
Omniversal Multiplexing Reality is neither universal or multiversal, but somewhere in between, but our spirits must grasp a single strand of existence and tend to it or risk annihilation from information overload. Here, the limitless opportunity is manifested as a percussion piece, one reality chosen from a million possible threads all occurring simultaneously.
Hyperenvironment “u” The human body and the rainbow body are configured entirely differently, the head of the rainbow body corresponds with the human hands and stomach, and the human head corresponds with the propelling hairs of the rainbow body. When the process of transferring consciousness occurs in another being, the body appears to open like a flower.
Sea of Vapours To the rainbow body empty space is a medium with texture and resistance, like sentient smoke. To travel through this medium the rainbow body both grips the lines of the omniverse with its eyes and propels itself on long glowing hairs.
Sky Burial From a human perspective, the deceased body is consumed and the remains are spread geographically by scavenging animals. However, from the astral perspective the rainbow body is given the ultimate gift of being opened wide like a net, to better locate the omniversal field lines and to catch the cubic centimetre of opportunity.
Antimatter Milky Way The milky way appears distant to the human body but within the omniverse it unites all, feeling more like a warm river of spirit flowing through everything with a clear texture and direction.
Infinite Mirror Maze To fall into a mirror and reflect light in tiny beams into the outer portions of the omniverse. To remain lost in the mirror forever, to never return home.
Hyperbeings Hyperbeings are entirely unconnected to physical form, existing in the gaps of the omniverse. They have thoughts and intentions of their own but are only ever occasionally able to exert any influence on what we think of as our ‘concrete’ reality. When they do appear they are enormous and diffuse and it is easy to miss them, appearing more as gaps between clouds or as unusual wind patterns or strange temperature fluctuations.
Neutron Gong Dead stars ring like giant bells.
Hyperenvironment “I” Having travelled for some time, the rainbow body begins to unfurl and the fibres begin to fall apart. While alive, the human and rainbow forms must nourish each other, so our journey is soon to end for now. It is only after human death that the rainbow form can achieve permanence, if properly strengthened through training, maintained and nourished during life.
Flying Amanita Before returning home to the human form, one final joyful flight across the glowing sky. In flight the rainbow body appears to be approximately mushroom-shaped, with the propelling hairs pulled together into a stem.
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
A how-to for making your own custom acoustic-tech ‘monochord’. Viewers are show how to select, combine and play materials. All tools are shown and techniques demonstrated. Various options to suit your very own build.
Barry’s approach is a akin to a recipe where he suggests potential ingredients, a step by step process (how & why), and even some serving suggestions.
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