Toneburst announcement – Follow Suit

The first of a 4 part series entitled ‘Follow Suit’ will be released tomorrow. Themed around a deck of cards, each part will be released on cassette and will come with one suit of cards, all housed in a playing cards style box. So for any completists among you, you’ll have a full deck if you collect all 4. If you aren’t yet familiar with our artefacts and objects our usual merch disclaimer applies.
‘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.’

Part 1 is ‘Winter Pines‘ by Chromadots and tells a story of Hearts. 
‘Storytelling Sonics. A time documented. Dictated by situation & location. Led by emotion. A long story. Not the record that was planned but a lesson in allowing music to “grow and thrive”, organically. Learning and accepting that this was the only record possible. Unpopular Love Songs.’

Winter Pines will be available tomorrow at 3pm GMT.
Thanks You

Phil & Barry

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Chromadots – Lorrol

The latest TONEBURST release is now available.

https://toneburst.bandcamp.com/

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A Study of Symmetry.

Lorrol is a collection of wanderings & sketches recorded in Munich, Germany between January and April 2020, primarily made using Lorre Mill instruments (LOR) and Sigil Instruments’ xRollz (ROL).
(xRollz is a wooden bananafied version of the Ellitone Instruments UltraRollz Farm-Detective which uses the Rolls & Ultrasound circuits by Ciat-Lonbarde/Peter Blasser.)

The Lorrol project was heavily inspired by Allieways’ Double Knot videos and her ideas of symmetrical patching & cross clocking techniques.

To continue the theme of symmetry throughout the project, palindromes were selected as track titles that best suited the overall sound and mood of each track. The idea of symmetry is also reflected through all of the artwork.

In total 42 tracks had been recorded over the 4 months. During a following period of reflection and listening some of these were combined to form something new, while some others were slightly edited and, with the aid of BJC, were curated into a collection of 18.

BJCs’ first listen track notes for the chosen 18 were as follows;

listening / sequencing notes BC 280620

(14) So Lost Solos – harmonium/reed drone fun – naive melody – folk lush, Side A opening track?
(9) Ton Tut Not – crunch klick intro drone – then bass melody rhythm bumps – then hi quick tumbles – hi crystal stereo lead vocal style synth
(17) So Many Dynamos – dusty intro – free jazz perk + dancing hi melody
(18dk) Tattarrattat – liquid noise / chords – fuzzy drone + twinkle – driven notes, resolves well
(13) Lorrol – TITLE track – melodic soundtrack – squelches high in the mix? lots of variation and shifts in the pulse – lovely pause before low-mid groan + more percussion
(1dk_29_3ni) Baue Neu Ab – slow build – surprising lump near end before delays
(12) Poppoppop – marbles / popcorn – baby shrimp playing in bumper cars, can be edited a little shorter?
(20) Rotator- shuffling dust – warm chord slow – arp frags – animated bleep/swoon
(2dk) Never Odd Or Even – glacial intro / squirts / stereo wide split / creeps flutters

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(16) Legovogel – grainy bed with fizz + beep –
(6_25_3dk) Kelek – dark ripper intro – switch to deft quirk beat, START SIDE B?
(27_23) If I Had A HiFi – dry splat per / slow drone build / morse + grind pitched
(10) Toot – mod drone + morse – confrontationally flat – hi noise melodic support compliment – unfinished?
(33) Radar – fuzz blast willow modulations / panic tension / HOT / abrupt end
(22) Murdrum – stereo swarm / juggle frag / tone blip / bell like vibes
(21) Nie Setzt Es Ein – warm wobble drone / ripklix / slopulses / note changes
(32_35_1) Don’t Nod – granular trickle / sad whale / screw pops / Kik SNARE snap / bass twizt / soft key arp dances +
knot mangles /
(4) KinnikKinnik – hi whizz to bounce per staccato / some close to DOOF, stereo synth work pleasing / soothes contrast to firm percussion – EurAsia folktronics – shepard song for the watcher of electric sheep

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Some keywords from unused tracks include: whine, rhythmic dissonance, agitated exchange, crispy derp, splurge, twisted melting glass burble, atonal dynamism, wooly howl, interference, surges & seasick swoon. 

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released August 14, 2020