Dulcidrone – Úath (second pressing)

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

https://toneburst.bandcamp.com/

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).

https://toneburst.bandcamp.com/

<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.

credits

releases February 5, 2021

license

all rights reserved

BJC – UM Versions

The latest TONEBURST release is now available.

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

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 minimising waste.
For us, an imperfect artefact for sale is preferable to a usable flaw in the dump.

https://toneburst.bandcamp.com/

<kat no. 14>

This release consists of audio recordings made using circuits based on ICs (integrated circuits or ‘chips’) from the UM series. These DIY EMIs (electronic musical instruments) come from physical remixes, and are bent by design (thanks to Rob Hordijk). The demonstration schematics found in the official datasheets were built, bent, remixed, extended, multiplied and fabricated to facilitate play with a few parameters.

This release shows music composed on computer and expressed as hardware instead of recording. The circuit composition can be viewed as a form of score. The musical instrument voice is technological. The parameters available are limited. Complex frequency output can be made with both UM66 & UM3561 in spite of their obsolescence.

The UM3561 chip was designed to produce sound effects:
The chip used in this circuit produces an emergency siren type sound.
The UM3561 is used four times. They not synchronised.
This DIY EMI has potentiometers to control voltage starve & volume as well as an on/off switch and two touch-pads per IC so that skin contacting the PCB changes resistance and timing/frequency.

The UM66 chip was designed to play popular monophonic melodies:
The chip used in this circuit plays Für Elise.
The UM66 is used two times. They 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.

These DIY EMIs require a 3v CR2032 battery for power. The output is a mono mini jack (3.5mm).
Play with rhythm, melody & noise.

Battery not included.

MAKE FILES:
UM66
github.com/bjc01/UM66
hackaday.io/project/175695-um66
UM3561
github.com/bjc01/UM3561
hackaday.io/project/175699-um3561

credits

releases February 5, 2021

license

all rights reserved

UM66 & UM3561

UM3561 github / hackaday

UM66 github / hackaday

A limited edition of these DIY EMI (electronic musical instruments) will be made available through Toneburst in the near future.

The instrument ideas were informed by Rob Hordijk‘s concept; ‘bent-by-design‘.

They are physical remixes of the datasheet serving suggestions.

The original schematic was quoted and transformed through playful iteration.

These versions may not be the last.

The edition of copies is limited.

Matilde Meireles – Useful Constraints

The latest TONEBURST release is now available.

https://toneburst.bandcamp.com/

<kat no.13>

A very familiar journey. Two locations, Lisbon and Seixal. A river in between. A ferry crossing. A journey between north and south of the greater city of Lisbon in Portugal. These are the premises that envelope the project.

The project results from a detailed exploration of timbres and rhythms using various field recording techniques. The result takes the listener on a journey between metal, water, and time.

This edition also includes two collaborations between Matilde and Tone Burst. A silk print printed by Galdéria in Caldas da Rainha (Portugal), and a short audio/visual element—Follow the water. The silk print is a graphic exploration of the project’s useful constraints, while the audio/visual element is a conversation between Matilde, Phil and Barry using recordings of water from the various locations where each one of us was based: Lisbon, Munich and Belfast.

releases December 4, 2020

Greathumour / SimFib – Dramatic Surge

The latest TONEBURST release is now available.

https://toneburst.bandcamp.com/

<kat no.10>

Dramatic Surge is a collaboration between Tone Burst & Tribe Tapes, tribetapes.bandcamp.com , and is a continuation of the Drone & Drama project.

Each of the four tracks utilise and are focused around BJCs’ Drama Instrument which was released as part of D&Dv2_Studies_v2.
toneburst.bandcamp.com/album/d-dv2-studies-v2

Tone Burst would like to sincerely thank Greathumour for his support of the label, initiating this collaboration and helping to push the D&D project forward.