Archive for May 2015

Grove of Whispers - The Wind From Nowhere

2015-05-18
Buddhist on Fire Release: BOF-072
Number of tracks: 1
Genres: Dark Ambient, Experimental, Soundscape
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Performed live on stillstream.fm Mother's Day evening May 10, 2015 using midi controller, Linux, Hackintosh, field recordings and various samples. Music fashioned using the buddhalizer --a virtual extension of my imagination.

All Grove of Whispers performances are improvised. Nothing is ever planned or orchestrated. Somehow, sometimes it works out. Somehow usually it works out.



Dedicated to my mother Margaret Pelaitai. Thank you for always being there. I love you mom.

I feel that the surrealists have created a series of valid external landscapes which have their direct correspondences within our own minds.

- J. G. Ballard

Atilio Doreste - Jose Guillen - Harsh Machines

2015-05-17
Buddhist on Fire Release: BOF-071
Number of tracks: 4
Genres: Soundscape, Experimental, Field Recording
Format: Flac, Mp3, Ogg
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Visit The Artist: Atilio Doreste - José Guillén
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Review at archive.org: BOF-071



HARSH MACHINES es el resultado de un proceso creativo entre los autores que empieza en el trabajo de campo que realiza Atilio Doreste, y el posterior feedback electrónico de José Guillén, por medio de procesos digitales del audio original. El punto de partida es siempre lo que podemos llamar un suceso fonográfico enfocado hace la parte menos amable del un mecanismo cotidiano. El lado áspero de la máquina se interpreta desde su potencial expresivo, para llevarlo a un extremo de excitación sonora compleja, y de múltiples capas. Son artefactos resonantes que enfrentan al lado oscuro de cada mecanismo, para transmutarlo en un estado anímico diferente o, al menos, extrañado. Es así que HELLO WORLD interpreta el sistema electrónico de los ascensores de un centro comercial; OPEN LOOP explota hasta lo excéntrico, el tránsito vibratorio de las vías de tren en el extrarradio de una gran ciudad; INOPERATIVE INTERFACES explora la complejidad sonora de un cuarto de una universidad en el que funcionan cientos de ordenadores en la realización de cálculos de investigaciones científicas online, BACKFED PARASITES acomete el desarrollo de las señales hacia un Smartphone que transmite un pequeño amplificador que es invadido por interferencias en retroalimentación. Mayo de 2015 en las Islas Canarias.

Quote=I believe that the justification of art is the internal combustion it ignites in the hearts of men and not its shallow, externalized, public manifestations. The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenalin but is, rather, the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity.

- Glenn Gould

Scott Lawlor - He thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts

2015-05-02
Buddhist on Fire Release: BOF-070
Number of tracks: 1
Genres: Drone, Ambient, Experimental
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Scott Lawlor, ambient musician and host of The Blind Flight podcast, brings his track "He thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts" to buddhist on fire. A long form organ drone.

From time to time I heard the sound of words, and marked a difference. Because until then, I realized, the words I had heard had been silent. There had been no sound, I had sensed them. But silently, the way you hear words in your dreams.

- Juan Rulfo, Pedro Páramo