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

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JNN124 Luis Antero – Water recordings III

22 03 2011


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Today March 22nd 2011 is World Water day. By special request from Luis release of his latest field recordings album is on this special day.

For those familiar with the works from Luis, a portugese sound enthusiast, know that his recordings are of very high quality and always very pure in its essence and so is this release. Pure water, so pure it makes the listener thirsty.
Locations where these recordings are from: Local das Gravacoes; Sobral de S. Miguel (Covilha); Agroal (Pomares, Arganil): Mangualde da Serra (Gouveia) – Portugal.

Sit back and enjoy the 37 minutes of trickle treats.

JNN 124 zipfile including artwork
(go to the Sonicsquirrel or Archive page to listen to the release.





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

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01 – Deriva Sonora

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JNN118 Buben vs Anton Mobin – On the different side of the object

7 12 2010


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Vladislav Buben, well known under the name Buben, is a sound artist and an imminent pioneer of the underground scene in Bielorussia.
The connexion between Buben and Anton Mobin was established by Rinus van Alebeek, a few months ago, when Rinus asks Anton a technical help to digitalize sounds from a tape which be used by Buben to compose the great album released on Clinical Archives : Moral Tranformations (ca377) > http://www.archive.org/details/ca377_bra

After this technical support, Buben naturally asks Anton if he have some sounds to send him to start a new collaboration.
Of course, Anton Mobin had sounds and he is always interested in new connexion and web collaboration. Sharing sounds with Buben was very spontaneous; Anton picked up in his sound bank many different textures, like extracts from Live improvisation, radio fragments, Field recordings and every day life moments.

Then, Vladislav Buben was alone to compose, assembly, edit and mix all the materials. The real and unique composer still being Buben in this release !

Listeners must know that nothing in Creation is a easy thing and to complicate the story, the first version of this collaboration was killed by Buben’s laptop, which its hard disk burned !!

The revenge was terrible ! And it’s not one album, but TWO that Buben realized in a total different aesthetic !!
One influenced “darkbeat” and the second more “experimental”…

Thanks to Just Not Normal and Off/Bruma, the two releases are OUT simultaneously on December 7th, 2010 !
Please visit the both websites, to have a complete vision on the project called:
” On the Different Side of the Objects ”

> http://astrangerparadise.com/offbruma/
> https://justnotnormal.wordpress.com/

Mirror:

01 Ping
02 RTFM
03 Help desk
04 Go brain shop
05 BOFh
06 WRU

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JNN116 Daniel Barbiero – Monuments seen through peripheral vision

7 12 2010


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A native of New Haven, CT, Daniel Barbiero has been involved in creative improvised music in the Baltimore-Washington area for several years as a performer, composer, and sometime bandleader. He has worked in a variety of contexts, including modal and post-bop jazz, free improvisation, and world fusion drawing on the Indian classical and Middle Eastern musical traditions.

Fans of NTNS radio know that I have a strong taste for free improv jazz, where the likes of D’Incise and many others have passed the airwaves. It is with great honor that I may introduce this fine gentleman that provides the JNN airwaves with a very strong free jazz sound that is interspersed with field recordings and all kinds of other background noises that have one big commonfactor; the sensuous sounds of the standup bass. It is just delicious!

Mirror:

01 Monuments seen through peripheral vision
02 Listen to the room
03 Violet grey black on blue

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JNN114 Shane Morris – Train.to.Knowhere

7 12 2010


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One of the thriving forces behind the electro-music scenery and it’s quarterly marathons is quickly becoming the illusive and flamboyant releaser of sounds to hold dear. With albums on Earth Mantra and EdP (forgive me if I’m wrong on this one) the reputation of this usually live performing longtracker has now reached the outer realms of Just not Normal territory.
Why you may ask is such the case; Well Shane besides his love for the synthetic also has a growing love for the useage of field recordings. There was the ‘No Labels No Music’ compilation album recently on EdP that was initiated by Shane on the electro-music.com forum for one. But Shane will not stop there, nor with this release right here.
Train.to.Knowhere starts of with one of Shane’s own field recordings and from that builds into an hour long epilogue. One that captures your attention; so much so that if you aren’t paying enough attention, you might just miss the train…

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01 – Train.to.Knowhere
02 – Train departs [field recording]

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JNN112 Somnaphon – Sarasota

7 11 2010


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A large portion of this album was composed from ‘disturbances’ that were recorded while living in an active haunted house.
You may consider this your after Halloween treat, or just a plain immersive and fantastic album filled with darkness and just plain great tracks! What the maker probably don’t realize though is that 112 in the Netherlands is the equal to 911 in the US.
You may keep that number near while listening to this!

Created by A. Traeger
additional sounds on ‘lugal’ by Mere
additional sounds on ‘unial’ by Relvm

Mirror:

01 – Copal
02 – Aloha
03 – Lugal
04 – Vucub
05 – Ceiba
06 – Unial
07 – Wayeb

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JNN107 Chris Lynn – The clouds have settled in

7 10 2010


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Chris Lynn is a multifaceted filmmaker and Sound Artist from Maryland, USA. His work has been screened at festivals and galleries in the United States, Europe and Mexico. His short films focus primarily in urban and rural landscapes. His sound pieces are an assemblage of field recordings, ambient pieces, and soundtracks from his films.
I personally have stumbled upon Chris’ soundpieces through the various releases he has out on Earth Monkey, Electronic Music and Misspelled Records. Through time I have always enjoyed his works a lot and when Chris knocked on JNN’s door for a future release I was well stumped and immediately took him in. And I have certainly been rewarded with a fine release filled with fragile yet beautiful soundscapes from what appear to be recordings somewhere in Asia. But I believe that is not the common factor of this release. Having heard this now a few times there is a timidness in these recordings, something that nourishes the listeners ears and soul and refreshes the mind.
If you’re a fan of field recordings then this is a release not to be missed. Don’t say you haven’t been warned!

Mirror:

01 Clapping near the Bund
02 Train 60734
03 Rain inside Nanjing University
04 Reading Poe and Baudelaire
05 Early morning in Lian Yungang
06 Strolling near the river
07 After sound (Riverdale late Summer)
08 The clouds have settled in

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IMC02 various artists – of Places and moments

7 09 2010


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Of Places and Moments is a celebration of the art of field recordings. The tracks to be included utilized recordings from the Sounds Found Project, a repository of user-contributed field recordings. The source recordings were mangled, manipulated, abused and violated, in some cases beyond recognition, to create 18 distinctly different interpretations ranging from minimal drone, to noise, to electronica.

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01 Jack Solium – Celimancie
02 Mystahr – Baltic Blues
03 Phobos – Down the tubes of Penny bell
04 jfox – PROGEX
05 Plastic love tool – Plebs truculenta
06 The Raytownians – Take me back to Tuscaloosa
07 C Reider – Core exit
08 Pyne – The hand of glory
09 Cagey House – Scissor bird
10 robojam – Tekno punks in ze house
11 Gurdonark – Hear and know
12 Sighup – rain, traffic
13 Shane Morris – Contemplating the subjective nature of reality
14 jfox – Gute
15 Controlled Dissonance – St. Clair station
16 Pavonine – Oscilloclast
17 Subspace annex – Paso
18 Ghost animal funeral songs – Cicada filters
Runtime: 1’45.02

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JNN100 various artists – no-r-mal II

7 08 2010


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At long last it is finaly here; the successor of no-r-mal the first edition. Almost a year later down the line, but highly improved and filled with more goodies. Started on April 25th I would never have thought that this would grow as big as it did. Many bulkloads of work went into getting this compilation album out there, but it is out there now!
71 artists, 71 tracks have turned into a 6 CD!!! compilation album making for over 7 hours of listening pleasure. Today I give this to the world so that you may enjoy the sounds of some of the worlds great netlabel artists that all work somewhere in the field of experimental music. Neatly organized into 6 different atmospheres: Warm voices, Dark places, Strange paces, Ca-dance, Art sounds and Outta here.

Take your own moment and meander through these tracks that have all been laboured with love!
All CD’s are burnable to fit on an audio CD.
You can download the singular tracks, the separate CD’s or for daredevils the full gigantic zip file.
(PS; artists links will be added at a later point)

CD 1 – Warm voices

01 Nigel SamwaysWindburn
02 Bob DickinsonRendition
03 usr/sbinVoices
04 Dave SeidelPenumbral
05 Bob OhrumNocturnality
06 Sceance NoireMJ
07 Terje PaulsenUntitled
08 Joe Frawley – The theory of Emily
09 Miquel Parera Jaquesnc Score
10 Massimo CroceApocrifo di Giacomo

CD1 zipfile including artwork (151 Mb)

CD2 – Dark places

01 James McDougalDirt in the wire
02 Cezary Gapik#0466
03 FoselSyntax of things
04 PalancarArroyo
05 C ReiderWill fall
06 Terra EngineInsomnia
07 Controlled DissonanceTrain
08 Kristus KutThe teethmark on your nipples
09 900PiesekPearls and lyzards
10 BatcheebaKiss the whip

CD2 zipfile including artwork (152 Mb)

CD3 – Strange paces

01 MegatonePure Land
02 TozzRoxOpslagboter
03 GurdonarkNormale stem
04 GabranMorning invocation
05 Emerald adriftExclusion zone
06 SubterminalBreathe
07 TyynyliinaAnd suddenly they had to run
08 VoderFutures
09 Shane Morris & Muied LumensAt the gates of the unknown
10 Ariu KaraRusty smoke
11 Andrass KissCatotelm
12 BotongDie sich bekehren lassen

CD3 zipfile including artwork (153 Mb)

CD4 – Ca-dance

01 AstrowindForest rain
02 Adamned.ageWachtraum
03 DedxoundNbi
04 MPHMFrostbite harpmix Mk 2.1
05 Joe McMahonLanding at cyclades macula
06 Kris CadwellJourney to the ants
07 MystifiedUnsync
08 DzlavContours
09 Kevin HallerBurnt collisions
10 Johann MerrichMato grosso Mourning glory
11 MeasuresDive in
12 Sean Derrick Cooper MarquardtSoft power
13 My brother DanielFat bird

CD4 zipfile including artwork (153 Mb)

CD5 – Art sounds

01 Denis McCarty – Plays Saba taksim
02 Juan Antonio NietoIcarus
03 Luis AnteroAlvoco Soundscapes One
04 jfox – daveflop
05 Paulo ChagasEngorra
06 Philip WilkersonFour point two
07 Tensor Sensellation – Cryptococcus
08 DanadaxSchizoid
09 AyatoLibra’s turning control
10 MedmudBal impuls
11 AltocumulusFour days of rain

CD5 zipfile including artwork (154 Mb)

CD6 – Outta here

01 PS – ni100603
02 Jazznoize – Komintern No 1
03 Somnaphon – Eye Calypso
04 Candstandya – The long night
05 op.cit – Saturnalia
06 Rinus van Alebeek & Anton Mobin – Phonecall
07 Carlos Suarez – Vulgus veritatis pessimus interpres
08 Thanato Twist Olegs Sound Sys – Whimsical resurection dub
09 Given Willingly – Dedicated to a lost cause
10 The silence bureau – SBPore
11 Tubiliforme – Cedar
12 v4w.nko – Intergrses
13 Mudbug Noggins – Suck
14 Mystahr – Live at Rigoletto Paris (excerpt)
15 Mono Poly – Panzer

CD6 zipfile including artwork (153 Mb)

JNN100 the full zipfile including artwork (919 Mb)
JNN100 the artwork in one zipfile (14 Mb)