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    Acousmatic, Electroacoustic, Experimental Electronic, Post-Concrete, Abstract Soundscapes, Field Recordings, Sound Collages, Instrumental Exploration, Music for Films...

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  1. Marco Polo by TALES

    Asian Trilogy, Vol. 2 In November of 1271, Marco Polo (Venezia 1254-1324) left Venice with his father and uncle on a trading mission to China, which at the time was part of the Mongol Empire. It was the start of a long and extraordinary journey that took nearly thirty months, ultimately ending in Cambaluc (Pekin), where Marco Polo met the Great Mongol ruler Kubilaï Khan. It was an encounter between two very different worlds, two very different cultures, and two very different men. Yet it was also the beginning of a friendship that extended far beyond such differences. Marco Polo stayed as a guest with Kubilaï Khan for 17 years, and in 1299 related his adventures in his famous book "The Wonders of the World" (also known as "Il Millione"). Full of comments about geography, history, and the myriad customs of countries he had visited, "The Wonders of the World" remained a valuable reference for centuries. Recorded and mixed in 1999 at Flipper The Dog Studio, Paris. Mastered in 1999 at Licky Mastering Lab, Paris, France. CD released by Somewhere In Time Records, France. Digital release mastered in 2011 at Scoz Mastering Suite, Cœur de Beauce, France. Photos by Ironside. Sleeve Design by Graph'Hypnotic. Marco Polo was rewarded as "CD OF THE MONTH" in the magazine KEYBOARDS (German edition - January 2000). [ Ambient, Ethno Ambient, Experimental Electronic, Soundscapes, Acoustic Instruments ]
  2. Topic: Marco Polo by TALES

    Asian Trilogy, Vol. 2 In November of 1271, Marco Polo (Venezia 1254-1324) left Venice with his father and uncle on a trading mission to China, which at the time was part of the Mongol Empire. It was the start of a long and extraordinary journey that took nearly thirty months, ultimately ending in Cambaluc (Pekin), where Marco Polo met the Great Mongol ruler Kubilaï Khan. It was an encounter between two very different worlds, two very different cultures, and two very different men. Yet it was also the beginning of a friendship that extended far beyond such differences. Marco Polo stayed as a guest with Kubilaï Khan for 17 years, and in 1299 related his adventures in his famous book "The Wonders of the World" (also known as "Il Millione"). Full of comments about geography, history, and the myriad customs of countries he had visited, "The Wonders of the World" remained a valuable reference for centuries. Recorded and mixed in 1999 at Flipper The Dog Studio, Paris. Mastered in 1999 at Licky Mastering Lab, Paris, France. CD released by Somewhere In Time Records, France. Digital release mastered in 2011 at Scoz Mastering Suite, Cœur de Beauce, France. Photos by Ironside. Sleeve Design by Graph'Hypnotic. Marco Polo was rewarded as "CD OF THE MONTH" in the magazine KEYBOARDS (German edition - January 2000). [ Ambient, Ethno Ambient, Experimental Electronic, Soundscapes, Acoustic Instruments ] View full album
  3. Pictures Of Asia by TALES

    The Asian Trilogy, Volume I. Recorded and mixed in 1996 at BR-One Studio, Paris. Mastered in 1996 at Audio Digital Process, Paris, France. Released (CD) by Somewhere In Time Records, France. Digital release in October 2012 by Murmure Intemporel, France. Mastered in 2011 at Scoz Mastering Suite, Cœur de Beauce, France. Photos by Eyesurprise.com, Ironside, and Sylvain Thomas. Sleeve Design by Graph'Hypnotic. [ Ambient, Ethno Ambient, Experimental Electronic, 70s Old School Elecronic, Soundscapes ] - KKUP Award : In California, USA, TALES is ranked 3rd in KKUP's Top 10 for the Year 1997 with the album Pictures of Asia. - NightFlight Award : Jean-Luc Hervé Berthelot/TALES received the NightFlight Award as Best New Artist for 1997, Award granted by CHRW 94.7 FM, a nation-wide Canadian Radio.
  4. Topic: Pictures Of Asia by TALES

    The Asian Trilogy, Volume I. Recorded and mixed in 1996 at BR-One Studio, Paris. Mastered in 1996 at Audio Digital Process, Paris, France. Released (CD) by Somewhere In Time Records, France. Digital release in October 2012 by Murmure Intemporel, France. Mastered in 2011 at Scoz Mastering Suite, Cœur de Beauce, France. Photos by Eyesurprise.com, Ironside, and Sylvain Thomas. Sleeve Design by Graph'Hypnotic. [ Ambient, Ethno Ambient, Experimental Electronic, 70s Old School Elecronic, Soundscapes ] View full album
  5. Waldorf Microwave XT

    It's a great synth ! I made one album with only this synth (https://archive.org/details/GM04-EN4)
  6. Musician Berthelot was challenged to create a long piece using Mystified's "Urban Discourse" samples. Here is the outstanding result. All sounds by Mystified, USA. Sound editing and final structure by Berthelot, France. Cover painting (detail) by Thomas Jackson Park, aka Mystified. "The "Sounds For Urban Discourse" sample packs are sounds I processed from a collection that dates back to my years of living at the apartment at Brannon and Chippewa. Utensils, tools, water, metal, porcelain; recordings were made of various sources in this place. Years later I shared the processed versions of these sounds. BERTHELOT was an artist I wanted to work with, as I enjoy his music and like his submission for the "Particular Streams Remixes 3" compilation. He has done an incredible piece using the "Discourse" samples. It is about 40 minutes long, and, interestingly, contains many different movements, each with its own sound set, but each neatly fitting into the whole. I would like to think that my years spent in poverty fit into my life, as a whole, as well in some strange way." Thomas Jackson Park [ Experimental Ambient, Experimental Electronic, Acousmatic, Post-Concrete, Noise, Field Recordings ]
  7. Musician Berthelot was challenged to create a long piece using Mystified's "Urban Discourse" samples. Here is the outstanding result. All sounds by Mystified, USA. Sound editing and final structure by Berthelot, France. Cover painting (detail) by Thomas Jackson Park, aka Mystified. "The "Sounds For Urban Discourse" sample packs are sounds I processed from a collection that dates back to my years of living at the apartment at Brannon and Chippewa. Utensils, tools, water, metal, porcelain; recordings were made of various sources in this place. Years later I shared the processed versions of these sounds. BERTHELOT was an artist I wanted to work with, as I enjoy his music and like his submission for the "Particular Streams Remixes 3" compilation. He has done an incredible piece using the "Discourse" samples. It is about 40 minutes long, and, interestingly, contains many different movements, each with its own sound set, but each neatly fitting into the whole. I would like to think that my years spent in poverty fit into my life, as a whole, as well in some strange way." Thomas Jackson Park [ Experimental Ambient, Experimental Electronic, Acousmatic, Post-Concrete, Noise, Field Recordings ] View full album
  8. Acousmatic studies on the philosophical concept of holons by Berthelot & Launay (ex-Zreen Toyz & Wehwalt). Recorded in France in 2016 at studio Nemo (Launay) and studio du Coin Cornu (Berthelot). A co-release by Launay and Murmure Intemporel. [ Acousmatic, Post-Concrete, Musique Exploratrice, Experimental Electronic ]
  9. Black holes of the semantic space (les trous noirs de l'espace sémantique) are related to the dialogues of the deaf, a common activity on this strange planet. In this album, the sounds come and go, hesitate, disappear and then they reappear more far in time. They are trying to avoid, but also they are scrambling to finally get lost in space, without even trying to harmonize. These chaotic soundscapes act as a reflection of our society of hyper communication in which the informations, the messages, all the words, and all the data get lost anywhere. Nobody try to understand and everything always ends in a great dialogue of the deaf, each arguing for oneself, and ultimately the knowledge is lost in the black holes of the semantic space. Tracks 1 to 7 recorded in November and December 2015; music by Berthelot. Track 8 recorded in January 2016; music by Berthelot & Launay. Cover by Hieronymus Bosch, The Hell and the Flood (detail). Photos by Ironside. Sleeve design by Berthelot & Graph’Hypnotic. Titles translated in english (not as precise as the french words) : 1 - In the caves of the paleo-cortex 2 - Fugitive vision of randomness 3 - Cracks of dreams in the stained-glass windows of the South nave 4 - Static verbiage 5 - The rumors-catcher 6 - The sawdust of the timeless balance 7 - Chaotic semantic propagation method 8 - Prolegomena to the dialogues of the deaf. [ abstract, soundscapes, acousmatic, experimental electronic, post-concrete, electroacoustic, noise ]
  10. A project by Berthelot & Murmure Intemporel. Common "Socles" (premier & second) by Berthelot. Variations on "Socles" by French Artists Berthelot, Charles premier, Laurent Dolcino, Launay, Nobodisoundz. Cover : Paintings (details) by Philippe Neau. Sleeve design by Graph’Hypnotic. [ Acousmatic, Post-Concrete, Experimental Electronic, Dark Ambient, Noise, Soundscapes ]
  11. In French language, the word limbe (singular) represents the tangible in the fields of : - Astronomy (the disk edge of a celestial body), - Botany (the broad and flattened part of a leaf), - Mechanical Precision (the circular or semicircular edge engraved of a measuring instrument). In the plural, limbes, the word falls in both literary and psychological fields of abstractions. It becomes pale and dull (in speaking of a light), or it turns into uncertain states and touches the unconscious and the unreal. If some people leave their dreams in the limbo of the awakening to better forget them, Berthelot strives to explore these limbo to facilitate the memory of his dreams. The sounds of Mécanique des limbes show this exploration in the uncertain states of awakening, where the real and the unreal are merged. Recorded in January 2015 somewhere in France. Sleeve desigh by Berthelot & Graph’Hypnotic. [ Acousmatic, Abstract Electronic, Experimental, Electroacoustic, Post Concrete ] VIDEO
  12. Music inherently depends on silence in some form or another to distinguish other periods of sound and allow dynamics, melodies and rhythms to have greater impact. The silence can be seen too as a time for contemplation to reflect on the piece, or as a sort of breath in the piece. During the 20th century, mainly in Classical and Jazz, composers explored further the expressive potential of silence in their music. An extreme example from 1952 is 4'33", an experimental musical work by avant-garde composer John Cage, incorporating ambient sounds not foreseeable by the composer. Though first performed on the piano, the piece was composed for any instrument or instruments and is structured in three movements. The length of each movement is not fixed by the composer, but the total length of the combination of three movements is. The score instructs the performer(s) to remain silent throughout the piece. On this album "La part du silence", Berthelot used the silences as a breath, and predominantly as "non-dits" (unsaid) between the micro-stories of sounds. Recorded in France, March & April 2014. Sleeve design by Berthelot & Graph'Hypnotic. Archival photographs by Steve Nicklas, Treasures of the NOAA Library Collection (Public Domain). [ Acousmatic, Post-Concrete, Ambient Noises, Experimental Electronic ]
  13. Topic: La part du silence by BERTHELOT

    Music inherently depends on silence in some form or another to distinguish other periods of sound and allow dynamics, melodies and rhythms to have greater impact. The silence can be seen too as a time for contemplation to reflect on the piece, or as a sort of breath in the piece. During the 20th century, mainly in Classical and Jazz, composers explored further the expressive potential of silence in their music. An extreme example from 1952 is 4'33", an experimental musical work by avant-garde composer John Cage, incorporating ambient sounds not foreseeable by the composer. Though first performed on the piano, the piece was composed for any instrument or instruments and is structured in three movements. The length of each movement is not fixed by the composer, but the total length of the combination of three movements is. The score instructs the performer(s) to remain silent throughout the piece. On this album "La part du silence", Berthelot used the silences as a breath, and predominantly as "non-dits" (unsaid) between the micro-stories of sounds. Recorded in France, March & April 2014. Sleeve design by Berthelot & Graph'Hypnotic. Archival photographs by Steve Nicklas, Treasures of the NOAA Library Collection (Public Domain). [ Acousmatic, Post-Concrete, Ambient Noises, Experimental Electronic ] Lossless files here : https://archive.org/details/MI96-BERTHELOT-La_part_du_silence View full album
  14. Post-Concrete Music by BERTHELOT & LAUNAY (ex-Zreen Toyz & Wehwalt). Tracks 1-2-5-6 by Berthelot & Launay, Track 3-7 by Launay, Track 4 by Berthelot. Additional Musicians on track 3 : - Ezeckiel : voice, synth, theremin, percussions - Raphaël : synth, electric guitar, bouncing balls. A co-release by Murmure Intemporel & Gaël Launay. [ acousmatic, field recordings, instrumental exploration, post concrete, electroacoustic ]
  15. The Sound for Good record label has partnered with the Trees for the Future to offer the new release Slant by William Spivey and Zreen Toyz. Slant is a new album by electronic media artists William Spivey and Zreen Toyz. These seasoned sound makers have come together to produce seven tracks bristling with sharp electro beats, intelligent rhythms and expansive sound planes. William Spivey of Flagstaff, Arizona turned to sound design composing ambient electronic sound-scapes after playing drums for 20 years. Zreen Toyz, French artist JLHB (born in 1954) likes to think of himself as a Sculptor of Sounds. [ Experimental Electronic, Ambient, Electro Ambient, Synthwaves, Electronica ]