Jonas Geiger Ohlin – januari har trettioen dagar

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Januari har trettioen dagar (January has 31 days)

In early November 2021 I had started to form a project idea in my head – To record 31 bars of 4/4 at 100bpm (1 min 14 secs) everyday for 31 days throughout the month of January 2022. A sonic diary.

By late November, I began to be haunted by panic attacks. Instead of listening to my body I continued to push on with work, and everything else in life, like nothing was going on.

In the middle of December, a couple of days after I presented the idea to Tone Burst, the darkness swallowed me completely. I went into hibernation and shut the rest of the world out. No social media, no news and no creativity. I didn’t think this project would happen.

On the 31st of December I decided I would try to go through with the idea. I started to go outside again into public places, listening to the world around me through my mobile phone’s microphone.

What follows here are the processes I used to get back up on my feet.

It’s simple, it’s intense. It’s slow, it’s chaotic.
It’s tedious, it’s beautiful.
My hopes are that it is in someway a reflection of life.

All recordings by Jonas Geiger Ohlin

Field recordings were complimented with ;
Behringer TD-3, Casio CTK-530, Korg Minilouge XD, Korg MS-20 mini, Korg SQ-1, Korg Volca Keys ,Korg Volca Modular, IK Multimedia Uno Synth, Moog Grandmother, Moog Werkstatt-01, Roland TR-6S, Roland VT-4, acoustic guitar, alto recorder, harmonica, kalimba, toy khaen, xylophone, music box, wind chimes and an iPhone.

Toneburst @ New Music Dublin

Happy to share that toneburst have been asked to participate in NARLI AGM as part of the New Music Dublin Festival 2022.

There will be a record fair beginning at 10am. The NARLI AGM/performance will commence at 4pm.

NARLI Record Fair

Date: Sunday 1st May 2022

Time: From 10am

Venue: Foyer, National Concert Hall

Tickets €FREE – Just swing by! 

​An all-day record fair with a wide range of merchandise from participating NARLI labels:

​Diatribe Records
Farpoint Recordings
Heresy Records
Improvised Music Company
Raelach Records
Sofia Records


Date: Sunday 1st May 2022

Time: 4.00pm 

Venue: John Field Room, National Concert Hall

Tickets €FREE – Just pop in! 

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.

Graham F – Halo

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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.’

released April 29, 2022


Colin Drake – Drone & Drama

The latest TONEBURST release is available.

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Select studies and guided improvisations focusing on the Drone & Drama software instrument, custom built for Monome Norns.

Colin Drake – code, Norns, fuzz, contact mic, MIDI controller.

dnd code available here:

Thanks to Barry Joseph Cullen for D&D project and prompts.

released February 26, 2022


The latest TONEBURST release is available.

There are a limited number of built instruments and PCBs for DIY.

The UM66 chip was designed to play popular monophonic
melodies: The chip used in this circuit plays several melodies.
The UM66 is used two times. They are not synchronised.
This DIY EMI has potentiometers to control voltage starve & volume as well as a switch to change the ‘bent’ character of the sound. It is possible to use headers sockets for the ICs to allow them to be swapped, enabling user control over the output.

This version was designed with a Winter celebration in mind, hence the name FESTIVUS as celebrated in regions of Europe and beyond. Nollaig na mBan! (little/women’s christmas Ireland) Trettondedag (13th day Sweden) día de los Reyes Magos (3 kings day Spain), also; Epiphany.

‘It’s the night the taxi drivers quiver in their boots’ Pauline – Cork

(Battery not included.)
These DIY EMIs require a 3v CR2032 battery for power.
The output is a mono mini jack (3.5mm).