Archive for September, 2009

Netaudio Festival Berlin 2009 X-Compilation

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

A free compilation featuring some artists who will be appearing at the Netaudio Festival in Berlin from the 8th-11th October 2009.
Download/stream the compilation here.

New Relay artist added: Sunken Foal

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Planet-Mu artist Sunken Foal (aka Dunk Murphy ) has been added to the Relay: A Dialogue Between Sound Artists net-audio project.
Read and listen to his entry here.

Download Beard of Mercury Switches by Sunken Foal (16Mb zip).

Down By The River Mix for Fluid Radio

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Thanks to the folks at Fluid Radio for making The Echo Garden their album of the week last week.

Down By The River Mix by Jimmy Behan on Mixcloud

Download (192mp3 / 82Mb)

00:00 Mark Harris – Last Days
Birmingham Sound Matter (Audiobulb)

04:24 Billy Gomberg – With
Comme (mOAR)

07:52 Offthesky & Darren McClure – Once, When We Used To
Suspended (Symbolic Interaction)

12:17 Molly Berg & Stephen Vitiello – E-VA
The Gorilla Variations (12k)

17:21 Felicia Atkinson & Sylvain Chauveau – Aberdeen
Roman Anglais (O Rosa)

20:35 Hulk – Photographs
Silver Thread Of Ghosts (Osaka)

23:31 Machinefabriek – Autoharp, Vinyl
Shuffle (Self release)

26:43 Jasper Leyland – Taken
Wake – Carbon Series Vol. 5 (12×50)

31:18 Christopher Hipgrave – Grass
Day (Home Normal)

35:40 Michael Santos – Bamboo Scaffolding
The Happy Error (Baskaru)

36:46 Nicola Ratti – ésope
ésope (Zymogen)

42:42 Autistici – Resonating Wire
Complex Tone Test (Keshhhhhh)

47:42 Jasper TX – (Remix by steinbrüchel)
forthcoming on Under The Spire

52:39 Wouter Van Veldhoven – Stoffig Stuk
Ruststukken EP (Slaapwel)

57:09 His Name Is Alive – This World Is Not My Home
Raindrops Rainbow EP (Silver Mountain Media Group)

Mixed by Jimmy Behan for Fluid Radio | September 2009.
© With artists and labels. All tracks used with permission.

The Echo Garden | review and label profile in Furthernoise

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

“Audiobulb is a Sheffield-based exploratory music label promoting the cause of innovative electronica. Label curator, David Newman, has overseen a flurry of activity over the past couple of years, and this profile features four of Audiobulb’s most recent releases, from a location-inspired compilation to a work driven by an experimental sound generator.
But first up there’s Irish electro-acoustician, Jimmy Behan, who blends pianos, chimes, and various synthetics with field recordings in cultivating the meditative spaces of The Echo Garden. A series of timbrel études and fragments of minimal drift enlivened by the patter of tiny tweets (e.g. Leaving Here), it creates a mood of ambient relaxation while avoiding the New Age fluffiness typically associated with such notions. Behan’s soundscapes generally shun the pristine and preset, preferring the lightly grained and marbled contour, the flickering and faded image-sound. Representative of this would be Rust, which finds a languorous wind chime coupling with filtered pads drizzled with some sizzle; or Clock for No Time, which lets tendrils of tones unravel over soft keyboard chords, gently modulating and interacting with field infusions. The Echo Garden is a study in light on water, rippling pond life and insectoid flutter: a work that makes a virtue of the limitations of a kind of faux-naïf palette of gentility and small gestures that seems to allude to the Zen-like atmosphere of a Japanese water garden.”

Interview with Tokafi magazine

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Read the interview here.