Sanger & Sanger – Music for Shakuhachi & Electronics

The latest TONEBURST release is available.

<kat no.46>

<kat 46>

released December 24, 2002

Sanger & Sanger is a collaborative effort between brothers Joseph Myoushin Sanger, a certified Shakuhachi master and teacher based in Hiroshima and internationally renowned electronic musician, Luke Sanger.
The improvised studio session incorporates live Shakuhachi with parallel processing and accompaniment from Ciat-Lonbarde instruments.

ET – Vol. 6 Hyperenvironments

The latest TONEBURST release is available.

<kat no.34>

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 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. 

released September 2, 2022

Raoul Papazorgl – Mauvais rituel d’adresse

The latest TONEBURST release is available.

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.

<kat no.30>

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

released June 3, 2022

Marc Méan – Rituals

The latest TONEBURST release is available.

Ltd. cassette with die cut cover, block colour insert, full print cover/insert & vinyl sticker. (J-Card – Gmund Matt – No.55 300gsm / Insert -Gmund Heather – Snow 300gsm / Full print – Archival Photo Paper – Satin 290gsm) 3 options for front cover.

< kat no.26 >
The sound of pipe organs, electronics & melting snow.

Marc Méan – Pipe organ, ciat-lonbarde Cocoquantus & Plumbutter,
reel to reel tape, cassette tape & effects

Organs recorded the 8th & 9th of September 2021 in St-François Church in Lausanne ( later processed electronically.

Mastering by Taylor Deupree


releases March 4, 2022

Dulcidrone – Úath (second pressing)

A second pressing (10 copies) of ‘Úath’ by Dulcidrone is now available through toneburst.

2nd press black cassette. Die cut cover with 2 inserts ( 1x print / 1x black) & 2 vinyl stickers. Comes with a cloth bound, hand stitched mini book all housed in a custom made matchbox. Includes 10 matches.

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.

<kat no.11>

A meeting of folk and electronics, the concrete and the temporary, the old and the new. Celebrating the worlds alongside our own, and the tales lost unless spoken. Ruins and nature hold the lore of the land, and these can be formed in sound, past and present. Circular.

Words by Eddie Lenihan, Steve Oldale, James Boyce & from Fairy Folklore of County Clare.

first released October 2, 2020

second edition released April 2, 2021

SUBFUSC – Billy Tutu

The latest TONEBURST release is now available.

N.B.: Toneburst back catalogue has reduced prices for bandcamp friday (24 hours).

<kat no.15>

The ambience in the groove and the groove in ambience. Use of rhythm and sound; acoustic, synthesised, natural, found, lost, open and closed.

A collection of tracks written, performed and recorded in Belfast over 2020. A lockdown milieu.


releases February 5, 2021


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