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  1. Aural Films

    Secret Life of Trees by Jack Hertz

    Secret Life of Trees was composed on Arbor Day 2012 as part of the Sound For Good "Take to the Trees" Compilation project. Here the entire release is presented with the original "Leaves" and till now, unpublished "Roots" long form ambient compositions.
  2. Just for the anniversary celebration, we are offering a 50% OFF coupon on everything from Aural Films for the rest of the month. You can buy any download or CDs at half price by using the the code "5years" at check out. Check out the catalog for all your choices here https://auralfilms.bandcamp.com/ .
  3. Just for the anniversary celebration, we are offering a 50% OFF coupon on everything from Aural Films for the rest of the month. You can buy any download or CDs at half price by using the the code "5years" at check out. Check out the catalog for all your choices here https://auralfilms.bandcamp.com/ .

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    Charles Rice Goff III Biography III

    Since the 1970's, Charles Rice Goff III has been producing unique audio, visual, and literary art. While nearly all of this art has been made public through Goff’s own Taped Rugs Productions label over the years, much of it also has been released by other producers located throughout five continents. Goff has collaborated with 100's of artists around the world as well, taking an active roll as a member of the world-wide avant garde community. The collection of recordings in this biographical set focuses primarily on Goff's audio collaborations. Listeners interested in Goff's large quantity of purely solo works, or in his visual or literary productions, can find many of them available on the internet at archive.org. The Taped Rugs website at www.tapedrugs.com offers several menus to help locate specific works as well. BIOGRAPHY DISC 1: MAGNETIC ROOTS Tracks 1 - 10 MAGNETIC ROOTS provides listeners with samples of Goff’s collaborative work created on magnetic tape in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Goff was a member of four recording/performing projects during that time. -Ing, Disism, and Herd Of The Ether Space were all based in the East San Francisco Bay Area. Turkey Makes Me Sleepy was formed when Goff moved to Lawrence, Kansas, in the mid 1990’s. Each of these four projects incorporated a wide variety of instruments, non instruments, genres, and non-genres into their recordings and performances. Improvisation, sound collage, social commentary, and humor are elements common to the productions of all of these groups. One thing in particular that also makes each of these groups a genuine contributor to the unique Taped Rugs family of artists is that they all incorporated tape recorders as instruments - looping, editing, and manipulating recording tape to create one-of-a-kind sounds. Membership in each of these groups centered around a small core of individuals, but often other artists took part of their activities. Each of these groups also produced several very lengthy recordings, which could not be presented here because of limited space. Listeners interested in further exploring the recordings of these groups can find many of them available online at archive.org. BIOGRAPHY DISC 2: DIGITAL SCULPTURE Tracks 11 - 32 DIGITAL SCULPTURE provides listeners with samples of Goff's collaborative experimental work created with computer software. Goff made contacts with artists all over the world during the 1980's and 1990's by exchanging cassette tapes through the post. As the 20th Century was ending, digital technologies began providing artists with new methods for recording and editing sounds. The ever-evolving internet also provided artists with a new and speedy pathway for communications and exchanges of recordings. Goff took advantage of these new technologies to increase his collaboratating activities with associates around the globe, producing sonic sculptures by digitally collaging and embellishing the recordings of others with his own. His history with tape manipulation and improvisation influenced his approaches to stretching the normal parameters of digital recording as well, resulting in a wide variety of one-of-a-kind productions. DIGITAL SCULPTURE showcases only a sampling of the artists with whom Goff has produced unique digitally-engineered recordings over the years. He has co-created several very lengthy recordings as well, which could not be presented in this collection because of limited space. Listeners who are interested in hearing Goff's longer collaborative works and/or his collaborations with other sound artists can find many of them online at archive.org. BIOGRAPHY DISC 3: PAINTING WITH VOICES Tracks 33 - 54 Since the 1970's, Charles Rice Goff III has been producing unique audio, visual, and literary art. While nearly all of this art has been made public through Goff’s own Taped Rugs Productions label over the years, much of it also has been released by other producers located throughout five continents. Goff has collaborated with 100's of artists around the world as well, taking an active roll as a member of the world-wide avant garde community. The collection of recordings in this biographical set focuses primarily on Goff's audio collaborations. Listeners interested in Goff's large quantity of purely solo works, or in his visual or literary productions, can find many of them available on the internet at archive.org. The Taped Rugs website at www.tapedrugs.com offers several menus to help locate specific works as well. PAINTING WITH VOICES provides listeners with samples of Goff's "songwriting." These recordings contain familiar song elements such as melodies, refrains, lyrics, etc. However, the arrangements, choices of instruments, embellishments with sounds not normally considered musical, etc., make these pieces uniquely Goff's. Many of the melodies and lyrics in these songs were dreamed in his sleep. Also, as the title suggests, Goff sings on each of these recordings. PAINTING WITH VOICES features several collaborations with other artists; however, this collection also contains some pieces completely composed, performed, and produced by Goff alone. Goff's musical influences stretch to all edges of genre and beyond. Each of his songs has a life of its own, and, thus, projects a style and other qualities that are particularly applicable to it. As with the recordings on the other two discs in this collection, sound collage, improvisation, social commentary, humor, and unique recording techniques are all showcased in this collection. While not well represented here, it should be noted that Goff also has recorded many interpretations of songs written by other artists. His approach to these interpretations generally produces recordings that range very far from their original designs. Also, while Goff recorded quite a few songs on magnetic tape during the 20th Century, this collection only features digitally recorded songs from the 21st Century. Listeners interested in hearing his tape-recorded songs or his "cover songs" can find many of them online at archive.org.
  5. We just found out Bill & Melinda are MATCHING all Donations to Trees For The Future. Help us plant many more than 10,000 trees by purchasing the "This Music Plants Trees" album in any amount with 100% of the funds going to Trees For the Future at the following link https://sound4good.bandcamp.com/al…/this-music-plants-trees/.

  6. Sound For Good Records began on Earth Day, March 22nd, 2012. As with most years, we will be marking our anniversary with another release to celebrate the Mother Earth on Earth Day April 22nd, 2015. This year, we are honored to present a massive community effort focused on leveraging the power of music to plant trees through the Trees for the Future project. "This Music Plants Trees" brings together artists from around the world in a collection of over 150 tracks. Discover a universe of music to share and help build awareness about Trees. They cool the planet, retain water, are home to the wild, and clean the air we breathe. Every dollar raised plants 10 trees. Your modest donation just $5 or $10 (or more) can make a big difference by planting 50-100s trees! Please give any amount now and get this great collection of music for your kind support of the Mother Earth. View full album
  7. Sound For Good Records began on Earth Day, March 22nd, 2012. As with most years, we will be marking our anniversary with another release to celebrate the Mother Earth on Earth Day April 22nd, 2015. This year, we are honored to present a massive community effort focused on leveraging the power of music to plant trees through the Trees for the Future project. "This Music Plants Trees" brings together artists from around the world in a collection of over 150 tracks. Discover a universe of music to share and help build awareness about Trees. They cool the planet, retain water, are home to the wild, and clean the air we breathe. Every dollar raised plants 10 trees. Your modest donation just $5 or $10 (or more) can make a big difference by planting 50-100s trees! Please give any amount now and get this great collection of music for your kind support of the Mother Earth.
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    Mechanics of Blue - Jack Hertz

    Jack Hertz presents a new release that reflects on the industry of unhappiness, the Mechanics of Blue. Entities that design products to make us feel afraid, unattractive, or unwanted. Cloaked in commerce. Branding, deception, fear, propaganda, gamification, subversion, trust, social engineering and other methods are exploited to get us to buy and do what we do not want.
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    Fukushima Drones - Various Artists

    The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was a series of equipment failures, nuclear meltdowns and releases of radioactive materials at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, following the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011. It is the largest nuclear disaster since the Chernobyl disaster of 1986 and only the second disaster (along with Chernobyl) to measure Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale. Read more at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fukushima_Daiichi_nuclear_disaster Fukushima Drones is a compilation of drone tracks contributed by artists from around the world. This community project is dedicated to raising awareness and funds to support efforts coping with the Fukushima Diaichi nuclear disaster.
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    ROBOTS! - Various Artists

    Everyone loves one robot or another, so Aural Films and CollectionDX called on all music makers to submit new tracks for our Robots music project. Get ready for 51 tracks from international artists who have composed music about their favorite robots.
  11. During the Pleistocene period 40,000 years ago, giant mammalian creatures roamed North America. Tar pits that formed when crude oil seeped to the surface through fissures in the Earth's crust. Would trap mastodons and other creatures in their molten grip. When predators came to feed, they were consumed as well. Prehistoric Tar Pit Music is a two and half hour compilation of sonic adventures into places that time has forgotten. Listen to the sounds of primordial landscapes, bubbling tar pits, and the echoes of life emerging from the deep earth. The idea for this compilation began in the Intelligent Ambient Music (IAM) group on Facebook. The result is the group effort that you can hear now. We hope that these compositions will entertain your imagination with a sonic documentary of what these prehistoric places may have been like. You are highly encouraged to explore more of the work by these artists at the links provided with each the artists' tracks. Please show your support by downloading their music and sharing it with others.
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    FAST RAILS - Glimmer on the Tracks

    It is time for another FAST RAILS video to be released. EMjoy this video for "Glimmer on the Tracks". The follow up to "End of the Steam Age" takes us on a journey to Norway for some amazing scenery by way of the Slow TV Project. Get the album now at https://auralfilms.bandcamp.com/album/fast-rails/
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    Dark Matter - Michael Meara

    Dark matter is an unidentified type of matter that makes up approximately 27% of the mass and energy in the observable universe. It is not accounted for by dark energy, ordinary matter or neutrinos. Dark Matter does not emit or interact with electromagnetic radiation, such as light, and is invisible to the entire electromagnetic spectrum. The existence of Dark Matter is inferred from its gravitational effects, such as the motion of visible matter, gravitational lensing, its influence on the universe's large-scale structure, and its effects on the cosmic microwave background. This long-form minimal ambient piece takes inspiration from this hidden and subliminal phenomenon and is thus mastered to be played at low volume.
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    Hello folks!

    Hello, Tamabot! Its great to hear new artists. Thanks for sharing your music.
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    Ambient Arkansas - Various Artists

    The natural state, Arkansas, with the Mississippi river bordering it's East, the Great Plains to the West, the Ozark mountains in the North, and the flat lands in the South. The state comprises a rich biodiversity of plant and animal species and geologic wonders. Ambient Arkansas is a compilation that draws it's inspiration from the territory of Arkansas and the ambient musicians that reside in or are from the area. Ambient Arkansas is the first in a new series called Electronic Earth that will feature surveys of electronic music from cities, states and countries across the planet Earth. Aural Films will be working with other artists and organizations to survey different regions. Stay tuned for new projects and releases in the Electronic Earth series coming soon.
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