neděle 13. července 2014

SFA029 - Jan Faix - Ken Ganfield - Mikuláš Mrva: Music for Friday the 13th

Jan Faix - synthesizers, effects
Ken Ganfield - Synthi AKS, electronics
Mikuláš Mrva - theremin, synthesizers, laptop

Recorded live at Dejvická klubovna, Prague, 13.6.2014, by Ken Ganfield and Jan Faix
Mixed and mastered by Jan Faix


SFA028 - Chuānwánggōng - 川王宫

Prayer recorded June 14th, 2014 around noon in the taoist temple Chuānwánggōng in China, Sichuan province (中国,四川省,川王宫).

Recording, sleeve and sleeve photo: Petr Karlach (佧彼得 - 波静) 2014

neděle 8. června 2014

SFA027 - Jude: Mouchy

More than one hour of humming. Jakub Žid (as a filmmaker aka Jude, also singer of Prague based group Skrytý půvab byrokracie) recorded humming of his own bred flies Calliphora erythrocephala as a part of soundtrack for his marionette movie Monology Adolfa Hitlera aneb Mouchy zůstávají (Adolf Hitler's Monologues, or Flies remain; Polí5, 2007). 

Edited, mixed and mastered by Roman Kolliner
Cover picture by Jakub Žid
Cover design by Jan Polanský

Complete movie here:

čtvrtek 8. května 2014

SFA026 - Uncle Grasha's Flying Circus: Cruiser Potemkin is Everywhere

Uncle Grasha's Flying Circus is dada-surrealistic project. It was found on Spitzbergen, avantgard poet Willhelm Grasslich was beaten to unconsciousness by 51 nuns there. It produces style called nun-core, basically it means surrealistic noise ambient. Cruiser Potemkin is Everywhere is the first album, which was composed mainly on computer programme. Album was created during spring of 2014.


neděle 4. května 2014

SFA025 - ~ˇ^ˇ~ - Oběti netolismu

Hypnotic walls of almost endless noise performed on the new ~ˇ^ˇ~ album called Oběti netolismu (Victims of netholism) brings out an informal obituary for those who fell under a mindcrushing fist of information technologies. The second full-lenght ~ˇ^ˇ~ album comes up with reconstructed sound from its basics. These four, strictly improvised tracks will take its listeners into the mind of a computer addict, shattered and left alone in the vast emptiness of worlds wires and cicuits, virtual reality and binary existence of an individual.

Petr Habrych: electronics, mixing and cover-art

sobota 5. dubna 2014

SFA024 - Massola: Neanderthal Jazz

Alto saxophone & drums - duo from Ostrava. Klezmer same as noise, jazz and noisecore in twelve tracks, in twelve audio apostles' epistles.

The Neanderthal People:
Viki - Drums and Vocals
Áda - Alto Saxophone

The Cro-Magnon People (guests):
Skulda - Bass (2,3,5,7,10)
Mroš - Guitar (7)
Martin (Paregorik) - Harshtronics (11)

Recorded, mixed and mastered in September 2013 at Studio Mroš by Mroš
Drawings and graphics: Ubík & kiNO66Y6
Thanx to: The Cro-Magnon People and Ubík & kiNO66Y6

Contact Massola (order CD-R):

Buy tape on Obsedante! Records

pátek 28. března 2014

SFA023 - Czechoslovak No-Input Mixer Compilation

No-input Mixer or No-input Mixing board is technique which changes mixing board to a musical instrument by connecting outputs back into inputs, creating a feedback loop. The feedback could be further manipulated with the mixer’s own controls or through additional effect processors. Czechoslovakia was a state in Central Europe that existed from October 1918 until 1 January 1993, when it dissolved into Czech Republic and Slovakia. Compilation of Czech and Slovak sound artists using mixer as instrument.



Federsel - Plumon

Tomáš Procházka aka Federsel is a musician, improviser, sound artist and performer. He is a member of theaters Cakes and Puppets and HANDA GOTE research & development and bands B4, Gurun Gurun, Radio Royal, Federsel&Mäkelä, Uranus, Wabi Experience and also performs solo under name Federsel.

Jack-Jack - D

CzechoSlovak experimental duo with two no-input mixers.
Barbora Šedivá - mixing console Behringer + Jack-Jack cables
Ladislav Mirvald - mixing console Soundcraft + Jack-Jack cables

Napalmed - No Input (Pure Edit)

Legend of not only Czech noise scene.
Track No-Input (Pure Edit) was recorded live 2.3.2014 by DanyL.P. at M.A.R.S. Audio studio. No input electronics manipulation by RadeK.K.

Michael Jackson Pollock - Briareos

Experimental project of two brothers, Jozef and Mikuláš Mrva. Constructivist improvisation, doom modernism, free jazz color field. Young blood of Czech noise.

Vojtěch Procházka - The Great War

Vojtěch Procházka is one of the foremost Czech pianists and composers on the field of jazz and improvised music, who currently works extensively with piano preparations, synthesizers and live electronics. Member of Vertigo, Bergljot, Sato-San To etc.

The Sherman Brothers - Erroneous Monofolk

Electronic project of experimental artists Matouš Hejl and Michal Cáb.

Garasu - Diode

Solo project of Radim, member of famous noise band Sklo from Ostrava.

Count Portmon - Magnetic Heads

Experimental solo project of pianist, keyboardist and electronic improviser Jan Faix, member of Unifiction, Skrytý půvab byrokracie, Stratocluster, Tembryo, Bob Saint-Claire, etc. and co-founder of netlabel Signals from Arkaim.

Mastering by Tomislav Federsel
Cover by Handa Gote