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 😉

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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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JNN121 Jack Hertz – Black Sunday

7 01 2011


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As oft throughout the year electro-music.com feasts on special occassions with a team of performers galore. And so they did on Halloween, be it a day later though, sunday october 31st. One of the sets of that evening was from Jack Hertz.
And I’ve been listening to it now for the last hour. There is but one thing missing in all this; images.
Then again, all you need to do is put this on your player and for a full hour you’ll find yourself in a haunted story. One that happened on a black sunday! Jack features his quisp quake and tells a tale of horror.

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Quisp Quake Black Sunday

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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.

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Es ist über ein wenig Rainer Maria Rilke

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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

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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

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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

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FMC11 usr/sbin – After the road closed

7 12 2010


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Amazing how an entire year can just vannish, though not in the night of the full moons.
It is then when Dennis Moser comes alive. Live from a vennue somewhere in Second Life.
Only once more after this most beautiful series of meandering ambience, that has been given a throne and a home for years to come. One slight reminder; on December 27th the entire series will be broadcasted on Stillstream radio with live hosting.
Make sure to be there!

A year with Luna: 12 monthly meditations on the Full moon
Volume nine: a luminous harvest

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

Last Live show: December 21st

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01 Beside open waters
02 Rubber and Steel vs Snow and Ice

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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/

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

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JNN115 Altocumulus – Household apocalypse

7 12 2010


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What if an artist that previously released one of the more fabulous experimental albums done on the Buchla 100 system from the Brandeis University would take a trip in a time capsule and use all anewed tools of the day and chooses to build a brand new album made from sounds of ordinary household equipment? Well; remember the ‘My name is Marieta Cashman’ album here on JNN? Altocumulus takes control again 40 years later!

HOUSEHOLD APOCALYPSE is made from the sounds that come through my window and up through the stairwell. It is also made from sounds of household objects used as percussion or drones: ceiling fans, struck pot lids and stroked springs,
crunched paper bag, rain in the gutter, shaken metal cans, clinking glass jars…whatever is at hand in my dwelling. All these were recorded on a Zoom H2 digital microphone and then imported and processed in Macintosh’s “GarageBand” digital audio workstation/synthesizer. I then added synthesized sounds from GarageBand to accompany the household sounds, playing on a MIDI keyboard.

1. HOUSEHOLD APOCALYPSE: Pot lids, metal boxes, glass jars, helicopter flying overhead, GarageBand drones and sound processing.
2. NIGHT FEARS: Wall clock, GarageBand synthesizer
3. STAIRWELL OF SOULS: Stairwell ambience and neighbors. Banging on iron railings with a rubber shoe. Bouncing plastic toy ball on wooden surface. Shaking empty paint cans. GarageBand synthesizer.
4. BAG IT: Crumpled paper bag, GB synthesizer. Piece made for a challenge by Stillstream’s Mike Metlay, to produce a piece that was between 2:00 minutes and 2:20.
5. SPRING SONG: Scraping and striking a spring in a bendable light fixture; miniature wind chimes, tree frog, GB synthesizer
6. HIGH SCHOOL GAME (She’s dating Max): Distant football game ambience and voices, autumn crickets, two gossipy boys on bicycles, GB synthesizer
7. AUGUST ANXIETY: Bathroom fan drone, chair scraping floor, August night insect ambience with thunder, GB synthesizer with MIDI electric piano
8. FOUR DAYS OF RAIN: Rainwater in a gutter, plastic water bottles, soda cans, coffee scoop, more rainwater in the gutter, GB synthesizer

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01 Household apocalypse
02 Night fears
03 Stairwell of souls
04 Bag it
05 Spring song
06 Highschool game (She’s dating Max)
07 August anxiety
08 Four days of rain

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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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