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SFR020 - Lexicon Of The Middle Age

Various Artists - Lexicon Of The Middle Age

2015 Experimental, Noise, Ambient, Drone

Second Family Records presents its 20th release celebrating The Netlabel Day. It’s an eclectic compilation of previously unreleased experimental music from Klaverna, Lady Vallens and Onussen.

Onussen is not a project, is pure unproject. The music that comes out is the result of a cut-and-paste work of samples stolen hither and yon from a discography crossing all the genres.

Klaverna - music since 2002: deep sounds – ambient drones – field recordings – ancient tribal techno rhythm – electroacoustic trance – noise ecstatic – depth groove – music for film – sound for art installation

Lady Vallens - Electronic sounds, drum machines and baritone distorted guitars combined with dark dronings

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SFR019 - Soundscapes From R’lyeh

Alejandro Remeseiro - Soundscapes From R’lyeh

2015 Drone, Ambient

Alejandro Remeseiro is on Second Family Records Netlabel once again with a special release in which, this time, he traces minimal nuances in the aesthetics of microsounds. The trajectories develop in the darkest landscape full of drones and rumbligs connected to modularity, swings and smooth fragmented pulses. A great comeback.

This work is inspired by the fictional lost city of R’lyeh that first appeared in the H. P. Lovecraft short story “The Call of Cthulhu”.

According to Lovecraft’s short story, R’lyeh is a sunken city in the South Pacific and the prison of the entity called Cthulhu.

“Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn” means “In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.” It is often shortened to, “Cthulhu fhtagn,” which loosely translates to, “Cthulhu waits,” or “cdreams.”

Here are the sounds of R’lyeh, the house of Cthulhu under the big ocean.

Is he just a myth? Will he awake from his eternal dream?

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SFR018 - Frozen Drones From Underworld

Frankie Bellani, Mario Bianco, TauCeti - Frozen Drones From Underworld

2014 Kraut, Electronic, Avantgarde

A drowning drone in four parts: Emergence Recurrence Repentance Quiescence

Frankie Bellani: MiniBrute, Nord Stage, Space, French Connection Mario Bianco: DPO, Echophon, Phonogene, Maths, Wogglebug, Moisturizer, Time Machine TauCeti: Grp A4, MiniBrute, Cathedral, Hazarai, Flashback, Hall Of Fame, Onyx

Recorded Live at BarakaBistrot – Rome – in December 19, 2013 No computers were harmed during recording and editing of this album

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SFR017 - Coss

Bengalfuel - Coss

2014 Bengalfuel

Recorded at The Snake Cave. Photo by P.C.

Bengalfuel’s debut on Second Family Records named “Coss” develops in the womb of a wonderful soundscape in which reigns a sort of rhythmic inertia and beats emerge from the tracks’ atmosphere. The cinematic quality of the approach and visionary music of Bengalfuel is encoded in an admirable balance of skills and melodic avant-garde experimentations.

Bengalfuel is the audio/visual project of Joe LiTrenta and Lou DiBenedetto. They have released ambient electronic music on labels such as Hibernate Recordings, Resting Bell and Twice Removed Records as well as many self-released digital EP’s and LP’s, with accompanying music videos.

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SFR016 - La Vita Esilarante Di Un Uomo Di Nome Matti Meikäläinen

Alejandro Remeseiro - La Vita Esilarante Di Un Uomo Di Nome Matti Meikäläinen

2014 Abstract, Experimental, Ambient

This album is a story, a sound story. It talks about a man: A Finnish postman named Matti. He lives in a small house in a suburb of a city called Turku. In the year 2002 he attended to his sister’s wedding, and decided to dance with a blonde girl after drink a glass of vodka. That was the most exciting thing that has never happened in Matti’s life.

He is quiet, a good citizen, and not very talkative.

Matti love to collects buttons: All are the shame shaped model. Red buttons like the ones that (he thinks) you always can find on any uniform of an mediterranean schoolgirl.

Sometimes Matti goes to the sauna, or to the beach, but he never smiles. Matti do not know who Sisyphus was, neither Albert Camus: Matti has never thought about the idea of commiting suicide.

In very cold weather days, he stays at home, watching on TV old documentaries about surgery and the behaviour of extinct american pigeons.

Sometimes when Matti feels a bit lonely, he like to eat a rye bun. Here is how the life of this anonymous man sounds like: A lovely portrait of the loneliness of someone that seems more like a ghost of nowhere, than just a human being.

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SFR015 - Manner

Hayden Who - Manner

2012 Avant-garde Jazz

Manner is the debut album by Hayden Who.

His musical feel is extremely receptive, open and sophisticated and the concept of avant-garde comes enriched by contaminations that go from jazz music, to industrial and semi-improvised.

Producer: H. Who Recording Engineer: H. Who Mixing & Mastering: H. Who, Quincy Ebanks Composers: H. Who, HuMaN eVoLuTiOn Alto saxophone: H. Who Piano & Organ: Quincy Ebanks Vocals: HuMaN eVoLuTiOn, Rosie Louise, Brett Byers-Lane Acoustic guitar: H. Who Bass guitar: H. Who Album art & design: H. Who, S. Mortson, H. Wilson

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SFR014 - Phemur

Lady Vallens - Phemur

2012 Krautrock, Electro, Noise

Phemur by Lady Vallens is the third album on Second Family Records a fluid, ecstatic dance that reflects their love of sound, psychedelia, noise, kraut-rock, electronica and everything in between.

Recorded at Bunker Studio (Rubiera – RE, Italy) July 2011

Mixed and produced by Lady Vallens

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SFR013 - Live In Senigallia

Drekka - Live In Senigallia

2012 Ambient, Experimental

This is a Drekka live archive release part of an ongoing series of recordings. It’s an extraordinary document of a live performance recorded in 2010 at Gratisclub in Senigallia (Italy).

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SFR012 - Domain of Pure Speculation

Zac Nelson - Domain of Pure Speculation

2011 Abstract

Zac Nelson from Portland is an eclectic artist but most of all is a great multi-instrumentalist and after being involved in a bunch of different projects (Hexlove, Chll Pll, Trawler Bycatch) he brings us his latest work Domain Of Pure Speculation, composed, played and recorded by Zac Nelson himself in a couple of days. It is a wonderful mixture of synth pop, mutant psychedelia and weird rock giving birth to a unique and personal style.

You can freely download / listen to some mp3 excerpts.

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SFR011 - After Dinner Black Out

Donato Epiro - After Dinner Black Out

2011 Experimental, Musique Concrète

Here’s a wonderful gift by friend Donato Epiro who donates to Second Family Records and his listeners his first previously released album.

After Dinner Black Out sits fairly well within that region which used to be called “musique concrète”, as it mixes acoustic and electronic instruments with found sounds.

Its abstract nature requires focus, further plays revealing carefully considered and structured movements with much use of the stereo spectrum, tone and dynamic within the percussion, synths, occasional voices and lots more. You could think of someone who’s about to pass out and sees life scenes flash before his eyes… No room for irrelevance, redundancy, and no room for needless repetition: each moment counts and adds as new spectrums arrive. No fear of making changes or destroying the image, and still, somehow, there’s a harmony, an easy collage-like give and take.

Composed and recorded by Donato Epiro

Previously released on Akoustic Disease Records (March 2007)

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