Broadcasting electronic music without borders. Data Cult Audio maintains an interest in creating a platform for music, sound sculpture and noise artist pushing boundaries, and reshaping the sonic landscape.
Data Cult Audio 0196 - Aelk Minsur
Aelk Minsur has been experimenting with sound since he was 16 years old and manipulated field recordings have always played a central part. It started off with recording friends at house parties, hiding micro cassette recorders under bus stop benches, or tapping telco junction boxes in neighborhood alleyways that would capture candid and occasionally illicit phone conversations. He would then edit these recordings on hardware samplers and 4 track cassette recorders to create a library of sounds to use in his music. Fast forward 20 years and field recordings still play a vital role but are now captured primarily from construction sites, warehouses and factories where he works as an industrial electrician. This set was created especially for Data Cult and features the signature aspects found throughout Aelk Minsur’s work – heavy beats, textured synths, and mangled found-sound.
Data Cult Audio 0195 - Malarki
More emergent than intentional, this piece is a long form exploration in sound design and rhythm that alternates between structured composition and abstract soundscape. Titled Mirage, it contemplates the emergent impact of technology on human culture and belief. It’s a moment of consideration and intrigue presented with patience and composure, while intensity and tumult regularly peak in from not too far away. Nord Modular G2 and MaxMSP. Created in Oakland and Humboldt County, CA.
Malarki is an instrumental electronic music project that reinterprets the complexities of the natural world, in particular the tension between serenity and disharmony and the natural imbalance between creation and failure. Ranging in style from Rhythmic Glitch and IDM to Textured Dark Ambience to Intense Industrial Soundscapes, the music is a challenging and emotionally honest reflection of our place in the modern world.
Created by bay area computer scientist Patrick Coleman, Malarki combines rhythmic ambience, abstract soundscapes, experimental sound design, and algorithmic composition. His music pulls from a multi-instrumental background that includes synthesizer, organ, violin, and bass guitar, as well as his research experience in developing creative software and novel user interfaces. He regularly performs live at bay area experimental electronic music events, and releases his music on Errorgrid Records and independently.
Data Cult Audio 0194 - Yumi Iwaki
Yumi Iwaki is an electric sound artist and lyricist based in Tokyo.
She layers sound with her sampled voice, modular synthesizers and small synthesizers particularly OP-1 and OP-Z.
Data Cult Audio 0193 - NMX
Hailing from Oxnard CA, NMX (short for Necro_Mechanical) is an up and coming producer / DJ. Having honed his skills for several years as a member of industrial project Artifact Corruption, as well as the founder of Club Fallout, he is now set to unleash his dark rhythmic soundscapes upon the world.
Ominous, bleak and brutal, his sound is a journey into a a dark landscape of sound. With industrial rhythmic pulses and urban tribal percussion set upon dark soundscapes and nods to dark techno, dark ambient and power noise, NMX has crafted a blistering sound that leaves listeners wanting more. Tension, suspense and atmosphere are found in equal measures along with a dark cinematic fashion that allows certain parts to shine through.
Data Cult Audio 0192 - Kim Bjørn
About the music:
This piece, Sequence of Isolations, is very much influenced by the long period of isolations this year, and as such perhaps mostly a study in solitude. Main voices are heard from the Moog Mother-32 and Subharmonicon, as well as drones and effects from the 4MS SWN, Instruo Ts-L, MI Rings, as well as plenty of reverb, delay, and modulation effects. It's evolved from the usual long-form ambient style Kim has performed under the monicker Dreamhub, but which have now transformed into a modular journey merging the past and the present into future explorations of raw electronic sonic territory and it's many facets.
About Kim Bjørn:
Also known as the creator of Bjooks, Kim has mostly been known as the author and designer he is. However, as an electronic musician, he's been active for over a decade with a multitude of long-form ambient sets performed in the US, Iceland, Hungary, and Denmark, at festivals, or at more intimate settings of self-study and meditation.
Data Cult Audio 0191 Proximal Distal
Proximal/distal is the electronic music project of Jennifer Trezza. A longtime hardware enthusiast, she has been producing music for over two decades and is currently based in the PNW.
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