JNN126 Cagey House – Gnomic

7 05 2011


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Have you ever been in contact with the music of the Cagey House?
Cagey House is Baltimore’s Dave Keifer. Producing primarily instrumental music, since 1999, and he also experiments with sound collage. If you frequent netlabels such as this one, then undoubtedly you have been in touch with the music of this collaging meister. His work has been described as “synth-post-pop-punk-psyche-hypno-exotica.”

For as long as I can remember I have seen his releases from various corners around the globe and from a variety of netlabels too.
And all I have heard had stolen my ears and musical heart on the spot. There is a certain playfulness about the sounds and to me the tracks oft are more visualities rather they are just tonal plays. Dave Kiefer would want to welcome you into his realm of fun and we at Just not Normal think you may just enjoy your stay so much that you will want to seek out more from Dave. By all means go an find!
You may need to as this delight right here will only satisfy your needs for about 20+ minutes. But it will in grandeur!

Check the archive.org link to hear the music online
(we are still seeking for new ways as the personal server is letting me down in sharing mp3’s and SonicSquirel seems to be too full; ah well)

There still is the: zipfile including the artwork 😉





JNN123 Jóse Maria Pastor Sanchez -El arte de la medida histriónica

7 04 2011


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My initial apologees first of all should go out to the patient Jóse who had to wait a rather long period before today’s release. Sorry sir, but timing was a bit awkward with JNN dwindling down in its initial pause.
His and for certain your luck, is that now with NTNS dwindling down in its initial pause there is time and lust again to get back and release some gems your ears will certainly appreciate.

There is very little I can tell you about the artist, all I can share are the sounds that are a near absurd mixture of spoken word, field recordings, deep dark rumblings and acoustic sounds. One things I should say though; I’m loving this!

Well ok, the artist did leave some words, be them Portugese or Spanish (I cannot tell them apart):

“Los actos son irreversibles y las reacciones incontrolables. Lo mejor no actuar y no recciona”

01 – El cati
02 – 32 sonidos y 30 palabras para la Manzanita
03 – Zacarias Torme
04 – Mirta Nair
05 – 72 de 3
06 – Loreley

JNN123 zipfile including artwork

Unfortunately it is no longer possible to get direct links to the mp3’s
If you want to listen, check out the archive.org of SonicSquirrel links at the top





JNN122 Philippe Faujas – Deriva Sonora

7 01 2011


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Joining the ranks of avid Field Recordists is Philippe Faujas from Spain. Making Just not Normal not per say a field recordings netlabel, but since I personally am a big fan of field recordings and feel they go extremely well amidst experimental music Philippe is very much welcomed to the world of JNN. Follow his link to an even bigger world of recorded sounds, but let this release be your guide into the world of this fine French artist living in Spain. He won my heart with his great sounds and I know you’ll love it too.

Photograph is by Jacqueline Heeley – http://www.fotosdesdeelzaguan.net

Mirror:

01 – Deriva Sonora

JNN122 zipfile including artwork





JNN120 Mikra – Es ist über ein wenig Rainer Maria Rilke

7 01 2011


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It was some time ago that I received an email from Pavel from Minsk (Belarus). He came to JNN through word of Zhang JW of the great Bypass netlabel. As Pavel explains his music displays the modern technogenic world and intertwines also the Internet and cinema. This piece you’re about to hear is indeed a world of technogenics that intertwines the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke. JNN has previously released albums that work from the poetry of some famed poets and writers, but this release takes it all a step further.
One could call this collaging sounds and spoken words, but together they make for an intriguing listen.
Pavel may also be known under his ABC monniker that has a fantastic release out on the intox noize netlabel. As he stated he used to work with old Soviet analog synths in the past but has now moved on working more with computers. Either sound grand to my ears, so why not join in hearing something quite fascinating.

Mirror:

Es ist über ein wenig Rainer Maria Rilke

JNN120 zipfile including artwork





JNN119 Mat U Stone – Creak vs Beat2

7 01 2011


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Just not Normal goes Hip Hoppety!
The artist also known as Ayato goes here under his Mat U Stone monniker and delivers something extraordinary. Some of these parts may be quite familiar where some of these beats and mad sounds will bust your moves. Now don’t expect a dance floor stomper, but best be prepared to be blown away.
The French are doing it again!

recorded @ la ferme là – Olivet/France – sept 2010

Mat U Stone : Turntable/Analogic filter
Material used is broken/creaked/hip hop/polished/scratched/pasted records.

artwork by : Joe Baire

Mirror:

01 – Creak vs Beat Pt 1
02 – Creak vs Beat Pt 2
03 – Creak vs Beat Pt 3
04 – Creak vs Beat Pt 4

JNN119 zipfile including artwork





JNN117 My brother Daniel – Ponky

7 01 2011


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The hyper active and musical Scott Buchanan returns as My brother Daniel to the realm of Just not Normal with his now 4th release of lofi goodies. If you loved the first three then by all means number four will have you dancin’ and prancin’ all over the floor. Go and download this release, lock the doors and give it a spin. You’ll not regret it. It’s mad!!!

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My Brother Daniel – Ponky

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1. Intro: Fonky McPonky +**

2. Casio Madness %^@
3. Daylight Savings !^
4. Bird Boy %
5. Three Bird %

6. Gameboy Intermission: Zintendo $

7. Smiley Face %^
8. Fat Bird %
9. Fallen Church %*@
10. Wee Bird %

11. Outro: Ponky McFonky +**

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* Casio SK-1
$ Pitch-bent GameBoy w. Nanoloop v1.5
+ RjDj iPhone Synth
** Roland MC-202
% Bent BabyBird Synth
! Nintendo Korg DS-10
^ Casiotone MT-68
@ Coby tv/radio

Octave Pedal
Distorsion Pedal
Delay Pedal
Alesis FX Mixer
Dr Sampler SP-202

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this music falls under any one of these categories:

collage
improvise
chance process
DIY
homemade music
experimental music
electronic music
noise
field recording
cut-ups
lo-fi
lo-tech
circuit bending

the art of the everyday, guerilla or street music can
uncover the latent potentials of the Internet for networking,
cultural inclusivity, openness and interactivity.

Head nod to Hal McGee’s INTERNATIONAL EMAIL AUDIO ART PROJECT.

http://www.archive.org/details/IEAAPVolume1
http://www.archive.org/download/IEAAPVolume1/IEAAPVolume1_vbr_mp3.zip

& tip of the hat to:

Mark Stolk
Noel Snow
Koki Abra
Hunnie Bunnies
Ken Rei
Dino Felipe
Computer at Sea
Shaun Blezard
Anton Mobin
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JUSTNOTNORMAL/CURIOS/RSVP WINTER 2011
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http://www.radioscotvoid.com

Mirror:

01 – Intro Fonky McPonky
02 – Casio madness
03 – Daylight savings
04 – Birdboy
05 Three bird
06 – Zintendo
07 – Smileyface
08 – Fat bird
09 – Fallen church
10 – Wee bird
11 – Outro Ponky McFonky

JNN117 zipfile including artwork





FMC12 usr/sbin – Twelfth month moon

27 12 2010


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There is a small regret to say this series now has come to an end with this final release.
Thank you dearly mr. Dennis Moser, aka usr/sbin, aka AldoManutio Abruzzo.
I never experienced the live concerts themselves as they were performed on Second Life, but judging by the content its indepth quality grew as the collection widened. 12 Full moon concert series are now captured in time. 2010 a document forever available.
And you the listener have one last album to complete your collection.
I certainly hope you’ve enjoyed this and will for many years to come.

A year with Luna: 12 monthly meditations on the Full moon
Volume twelve: Twelfth month moon

Music performed by Dennis Moser (aka AldoManutio Abruzzo or ‘usr/sbin’)
Live in Second Life on December 21st 2010
for the Full Moon Lunacy Concert series, 2010

Mirror:

01 – Red, the eclipse rising over the snows
02 – Dance of the drifts
03 – Twelfth month moon
04 – Dreams and remembrances like snowflakes falling

FMC12 zipfile including artwork