Kalamine Records Artists
ZUMAIA is a french solo project, a mix of dark ambient, experimental and electro-industrial music inspired by declining western industrial society, Asian spirituality and animist rituals.
After leaving his first band in 1988 ( new wave / gothic ) he joined an industrial rock band in the early 90’s and disappeared for over 20 years.
The first tracks composed by ZUMAIA were recorded in 1989.
Initially, Kalamine was a side project of Zumaia, but it did not turn out quite as expected and became Kalamine Records in February 2019.
Lavatone is an ambient noise project founded in 1994 by Drew Holder in Amarillo Texas using a 4-track cassette recorder, microphone and effects processor to create other worldly atmospheres.
Drew still uses analog recording techniques along with elements of drones, percussion, found sounds and field recordings to create Lavatone’s unique soundscapes.
Lavatone has self-released several albums all focusing on ambient, dark ambient, noise and psychedelic textures.ient, dark ambient, noise and psychedelic textures.
Linn Friberg is an electronic music producer, active since 2005. She is an owner of Nova Beat Estate, formerly a record label based in Cyprus (2006-2012), and nowadays a production moniker (2020-present). Along with Trine Nielsen and Mel Higgins, she was active in Dream Aid, a collaborative storytelling project focused on poetry and short stories. She is one of the producers behind the long-running podcast [med.mera], showcasing diverse electronic music from the 2000s and 2010s. Her current music projects include Nimbostrata, Ann Or Lunda, and The Itinerant. She is currently a student at Linköping University.
I met Philippe Simon 30 years ago at his gallery in Bordeaux (France). He is painter, musician and photographer, a total artist.
P. Simon is passionate about sound and acoustics, he even builds his own speakers.
Philippe Simon was born in 1936 and plays synthesizer every day. Nowadays, he composed more than 200 albums…
So, we will release some of them on Kalamine Records in tribute to a man for whom I have a lot of respect and sympathy.
Given the impressive number of songs composed by Philippe Simon, we have preferred to create a sub division of Kalamine Records to highlight the fantastic work of this artist.
Lezet is a one-man experimental project from Serbia drawing upon many different forms and styles of popular and other music.
His music tries to stretch into as many different directions as possible, whether or not Igor likes them personally.
He particularly fancies using electric and acoustic instruments the “wrong” and the “right” way and experimenting with voices.
Igor also creates music as one half of experimental music duo KOI KARP and as a member of an experimental lo-fi acoustic psych noise folk collective FiXtion.
Few of the music projects of Boban Ristevski are concentrated and based on exploring mostly the ambient / drone and industrial / noise related kinds of music. With elements of minimalism / improvisation / abstraction…
The music is balanced between the more structured forms and the improvised approach to the music.
He’s also writing some kind of essays, and translating from english to macedonian.
So far – he has fully translated one book : in search of P.D Ouspensky ( the genius in the shadow of Gurdjieff ) from the contemporary american esoteric author Gary Lachman.
It’s waiting to be published.
Nurse Predator writes dark industrial dub with occasional ambient soundscapes- 82-94 was spent playing bass in punk, goth and aggressive dance music bands.
In 94 I began composing alone and from 98-2006 I was the composer for Ludus contemporary Dance writing their touring shows.
Most Nurse Predator originates from the bass guitar and is influenced by punk rock,dub reggae and early electronic music namely Tangerine Dream.
Since I was a child, as far back as I can remember, I have been attracted by all types of sounds.
Not necessarily produced by musical instruments.
MUWN was born of a deep desire, a vital need to use all differents sounds as a material to model, sculpt and combine, harmonizing them to tell stories, to question, to create paintings, travel and explore.
Ivy Told a Secret
Ivy Told a Secret is the current musical project of Lantz Stephenson [aka Ivy] a multi-instrumentalist who had his beginnings in the Punk Rock scene of Kansas City, Missouri in the late 1970s. After playing keyboards, guitar, and percussion/drums in bands such as Ministry of Broadcast (warming up for Jah Wobble and the Invaders of the Heart), String of Coincidence, and The Slabs until the mid-1980s, he continued his musical journey in the 21st century with his space jazz project Eclabousser formed in 2005.
Starting in 2014 he formed the shamanic tribal project known as Ivy Told a Secret. To date Ivy has released hundreds of songs on SoundCloud and over six albums available on 30 plus markets worldwide. Influences for Ivy Told a secret include such diverse music as Tangerine Dream, Pink Floyd, Gong, Thelonious Monk, Ornette Coleman, Blurt, Clock DVA and Robert Fripp.
Francesco Terrini is an experimental music project created by Chester Masangya, the Philippines.
He is also a founding member of noise, industrial projects called Coalminer, Recovery Center, and his latest White Widow.
Francesco Terrini emerged from the basement sessions in his old apartment.
He put out three consequent recordings called Septic Perfume, Corroding Heaven, and Collapse World Animal October of 2019.
Since then, the project has been prolific in isolation.
He keeps a day job and would create music during the witching hours of the day.
Jean Louis Costes
Jean-Louis Costes is a French noise musician, performance artist and film actor.
Costes is considered as one of the first punk-DIY French artists, self-releasing dozens of tapes and CDs from the early 1980s to nowadays.
In 1988, Costes met American singer and writer Lisa Carver, and together the first real performances took shape: violent, disturbing and funny at the same time.
His discography is surprisingly rich and outlandish, melding experimental, spoken word, electronics… It consists of more than seventy albums, some recorded in English, German or Japanese.
His shows (a very intense form of sung theater!) Have been performed all over Europe, but also in Japan and the United States.
I was born near London… suffered from ‘delayed language aquisition’ syndrome as a kid… an effect of abnormal brain that enhances keyboard playing.
Learnt classical piano ruthlessly. Was a student for many years… studying philosophy and altered states… joined CND. Bombs! Ouch!
Fled the UK.
Worked at writing poetry…
They neglected to pay me!
Took up music again and got to play with lots of cool electronic devises.
Currently practicing to play music for improv dancers.
Blank Vacuum is an independent avant-garde noise project of Vincent Jose in the Philippines.
Blank Vacuum was born during isolation because of the Pandemic.
It is the artist’s own way of meditating to mix ideas of metal, drone, noise, ambient, and minimalism to offer a salad of euphoria, anxiety, horror, beauty, and elegance through the resonance of instruments inspired by life, death, and the universe.
Blank Vacuum uses guitar based tones and noises, field and machine recordings, synth and notes generated from electric keyboard console to create the abstract improvised sound unique to Blank Vacuum.
WHΛLT THISИEY aka
Fernando Cerqueira is the founder member of Thisco record label and publisher of Antibothis anthologies – was the founder member of the late 80’s SPH tape / record label.
The music of WHΛLT THISИEY is a solitary soundtrack to nowhere, a non-tourist map into the unknown; music and images to create new, fully immersive environments, an intriguing aural pilgrimage with no destination in time and space, nuances and labyrinths.
He recorded several tracks with Jarboe, Von Magnet, Emil Beaulieau, Merzbow, Smell&Quim, Wild shores, irr.app.(ext.) Antonym, Shhh, Amantra, Harsh Noise Movement, lolipoop, among others.
I am a musician originating from Perm, Russia. I started out making noise pieces in 2010. My first album was called “The Spell”. After this I released noise albums on different netlabels .
I also love collaborations and have done a few along the way. I started making music in other genres too such as ambient, drones , musique concrete , beats, dub, metal etc.
Today I would say that I make any type of music I want, although I believe that some noise element is always present in some form.
Peter Wullen is a poet and a writer.
He publishes articles about fringe music and culture in national and international magazines.
Poems were published in several litmags.
He also works in the medium of video & audiopoetry.
Currently working with South Korean experimental musician Una Lee and some other sound artists.
EISENLAGER Founded in 2000, is an animal that is friendly and unfriendly.
Always experimenting and using everything it finds : youtube sounds, outside sounds, home sounds, homemade sounds, noise, industry, stories and madness and always ambient.
EISENLAGER is norbert kutz.
My roots lie in germany and the german experimental electronic music that started in the fifties.
The music of Puerto Rican guitarist and composer Federico Balducci can be described as a mixture of classical and ambient music with unusually intricate harmonies.
Federico Balducci has a Bachelor’s Degree in Film Scoring from the prestigious Berklee College of Music.
Currently, Federico works on film score for short films and documentaries.
Äärvö is an intercultural and hybrid noise/drone/ambient project hosted in France, inspired by
wilderness and it’s glory, old memories, angst and the slow rumbling of decay.
Äärvö plays and improvise on live : Bleeding loops – Noise fueled chants – Analog screechings.
In 2013, gildas brugaro began to only mix his own tracks under the name SRVTR (servator) to keep on the observatör work.
His palette goes to ambient/noise & industrial downbeat to a dark techno.
Many aka or collaborations (the messenger, bunker palace, dark engineer…)
Dormir Dans La Chambre Froide ?
Dormir Dans La Chambre Froide ? was founded in 2009 as an art-punk trio focusing on uncontrolled music instruments.
The line-up quickly changed, and never stopped to change. From a show or a recording session to another, the band can change from a duo to a big band of fifteen or more members.
After a few years, Dormir started to work on poems and visual creations as collective works.
Now, the band continues to develop its weird, naive, and psychedelic universe through music recordings, artbooks, poems and short stories shared on the internet and live shows mixing acoustic and electronic cacophony with improvised theater, dance and jugglin.
777 Negative 111
I initially started making music under the alias Konran (japenese for confusion), inspired by artists such as Ben Frost William Basinski and AKIRA YAMAOKA. With no previous big background music besides lead singer on two garage bands, this was a long and difficult journey. After long pauses and drug fueled trips, i came to the discovery of my “sweet spot”, which with full force and dedicated to work and complete my record. Form of expression, where raw emotions are transformed into drone and harsh noise sounds, reflect the state of mind, and constant struggle with clinical depression.”
Fumetti Per Adulti
Fumetti Per Adulti is the ambient experimental Novelletto’s project (FERRA-RETO/Horror Italiani).
Based on his compulsive love for erotic and horror comic books from Italy, horror synth music from the 80’s and conservatory experience playing violin, cello and piano.
Add this to almost 20 years dedicated to Black “ambient” metal and his newly Harsh Noise Wall experiments,.
The result of it is passed on tons of effect pedals, EarthQuaker Devices Afterneath Reverb, Wampler Reflection Reverb, voicoders, tremolos, 1970s modular synths on an analog Tree Audio Roots Gen II , eight-channel valve and hybrid recording console inherited from his grandfather, an acclaimed italian producer of the Tropicalia Movement in Brasil.
Brian Gonzalez guitar bass synth and vox
We come from punk back rounds so we decided to make this band more punk.
Dominic Razlaff (DR), born 1982, is a sound artist from Lower Saxony, Germany.
Uses synthesizers, acoustic instruments (Ukulele & Cavaquinho ) field recordings, tape loops & granular synthesis to
create melancholy ambient / drone soundscapes.
Una Lee is a Korean sound artist, always in pursuit of found sound.
She works mainly with manipulated found sound materials, combining with improvised music, sound poetry and written instrumental music to create unique soundscapes.
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