Double Mirror by Lady Vallens consists of electronic sounds, drum machines and baritone distorted guitars combined with dark and obscure voices
Recorded at Bunker Studio (Rubiera – RE, Italy) July 2008
Mixed and produced by Lady Vallens
Edited and mastered by Andrea Rovacchi at Bunker Studio (Rubiera – RE, Italy)Download .zip full album
Bonora is a freak-noise trio combining structured songs with improvised parts
Recorded by Alessandro Cartolari at Mediaducks Studio (Perosa Canavese - TO, Italy) February 2008
Mixed and produced by bonora / pipe records
SODAPOP (Luglio 2009)
Con un disco così intitolato, questo terzetto elettrico-elettronico non poteva che venire dalla ridente città di Parma, ridente perché fresca di promozione in serie A. Tuttavia, non è di melodie e raffinate arie verdiane che tratteremo; guidati dalla sapiente mano di Alessandro Cartolari degli Anatrofobia, cui è affidata la registrazione, i nostri si cimentano con un corposo noise strumentale che occhieggia ora allo sludge, ora a certo industrial di metà anni '80, ora al jazz più duro. L'iniziale A Pasty Car ci chiarisce subito le idee, portandoci in territori limitrofi a quelli dei Geronimo più compatti: dopo un paio di minuti di pura elettronica, che fa temere una noiosa sequenza di efferatezze elettro-noise, il basso irrompe ed impone la sua dura legge. Avanza con pulsazione lenta e mette ordine nel caos di frequenze bassissime generate elettronicamente, ma a sua volta è trattenuto, nei rari tentativi d'accelerazione, da una batteria che predilige le marce basse. E così ci si rassegna ad un finale tranquillo, dove tenui rumori industriali si affacciano all'orizzonte senza mai dare davvero disturbo. Siamo solo al primo pezzo, ma le qualità del gruppo sono già tutte emerse. Non è comunque inutile proseguire l'ascolto, che evidenzia come la scrittura del gruppo sia a proprio agio fra i suoni gommosi Bakelite Prince Charming, il funk più surreale che si sia mai sentito, come nell'elettroacustica di The Art Of Gum, fino alle analogie con gli Zu della lunga Coral Detecto, Damocle Sword, con l'elettronica, al post del sax, brava ad evitare certe insopportabili free-voelzze (ehilà!) tanto di moda oggi. Si chiude con la placida For The Tourist, melodia pianistica disturbata da dispettosi suoni elettronici e da una chitarra elettrica: finalmente un po' di pace.
KATHODIK (Settembre 2009)
Da una costola dei Brother James sono nati i Bonora, trio parmense, che, partito con un post rock che si scontrava con il krautrock, ha virato verso le sperimentazioni rumoriste. Nei sei brani di “Nabucco situation” quello che era il post rock si è fatto rumore, con conseguenti crash sonori, dove i Sonic Youth degli esordi con le loro rarefazioni noise si incastrano nelle vibrazioni zorniane o anticipano l’industrial di Trent Reznor, un industrial contaminato dall’hardcore più introspettivo e catartico. La ritmica poi non è sempre costante, quando lo è ipnotizza, altrimenti spiazza. Per fortuna che dopo tanto rumore, i parmensi raggiungono la quiete dopo la tempesta nel conclusivo Coral detector. Damocle’s sword for the tourist, brano nel quale si lasciano andare ad una ballate dal sapore blues.Download .zip full album
Second Family Records brings to light the talent of onussen, an artist we strongly wanted on our netlabel and who further widens our musical selection
Rectoverso consists of glacial and strongly emotional melodies wrapped in an elegant electronic musical frame
der park - courtesy of atom numb
strange morning remix - courtesy of sanpo matsumotoDownload .zip full album
[SFR005] Weltraum - Sy is made of sharp sounds and majestic rhythms providing an extraordinary and overwhelming musical experience
Assisting to a Weltraum performance is like being in the forefront, in a guerrilla warfare.
You incessantly pass from breaking-through the barricades to the savannah's tumultuous life, wholly done of metal and melancholy.
Recorded, mixed and mastered in 2009 by SEC_ in his home studio in Naples, Italy.
Produced by WeltraumDownload .zip full album
Lewitt [sp1] – Relation in Time is a tribute to Marina Abramovic
Lewitt [sp1] is an experimental laboratory referring to conceptual art. It’s a criticism to progress and nonsense technology. Samples, field recordings, dictaphone, loop station, laptop…Download .zip full album
As a corollary to their previous double mirror LP, inspired by the theme of the double, comes the noon EP
It includes three previously released songs in a double and complementary version to the original and two short instrumental suites
If double mirror was material substance with baritone guitars giving shape to a dark and introspective sound with a noise rock complexion, noon is immaterial substance: electronic sounds following the path leading to kraut rock and kosmische music
Floware original version on TFN Nightstream Compilation on Notheen and Bezdna Radio Essentials 014 [BRE014] on Silent Flow Netlabel
Death Katana original version on Double Mirror (Second Family Records)
Hindu God original version on Double Mirror (Second Family Records)Download .zip full album
8th release on Second Family Records: Riccardo Biondetti (G.I.Joe, in Zaire, Cobra Experience) and Conte Nacchia (Bonora, Milkane) produced a couple of short noisy free form sonic attacks under the name of "the cadillac". Listen to their engine roar.
Cadillac non é proprio un progetto, ma nemmeno un esperimento, più che altro si tratti di tentativo divenuto cammeo in un mare magnum di eredità famigliari. Le due tracce in questione possono risultare illeggibili all'interno delle evidenti influenze (a volte discrepanti) che accomunano Riccardo Biondetti (G.I.Joe, in Zaire, Cobra Experience) e Conte Nacchia (Bonora, Milkane), per via di un'intimità lasciva che si può appena percepire nel litigio tra costruzione e decostruzione data dalle circostanze, il più delle volte scomode, di una love story irrealizzabile. Cadillac, non è però un'opera che vive in balia del caso, ma piuttosto, che il caso lo crea e lo lascia libero per poi ospitarlo successivamente infreddolito nella sua casa offrendogli un piatto caldo di minestra e accoltellarlo alla schiena quando meno se lo aspetta. Almeno questo, che sia chiaro!Download .zip full album
Inspired by Huxley’s masterpiece, Brave New World is the result of a bitter thinking about the days we are living. Human beings quickly turning into sterile survivals, in terrifyingly freaky things like a Chaplin’s “Modern Times” redirected by the most hallucinate Lars Von Trier.
Il Cristo Fluorescente, singer and bass player in post rock band Crimen, releases his first solo work, a dense and reverby wall of sound crafted with analog bass, synths, noises, drums, keys, violins, trumpets, loops, earsplitting sounds.
Recorded, mixed and mastered at headache headquarters by il cristo fluorescente (november and december 2010, january 2011).
All songs written and performed by il Cristo Fluorescente (voice, analog bass, synths, noises, drums, keys, violins, trumpets, loops, earsplitting sounds, stuff) except track 5 (words and vocals by Vector Oz, music by il Cristo Fluorescente) and track 3 (backing vocals by Vector Oz).
All images are a courtesy of Thierry Tillier (www.thierrytillier.com) except inner photograph by Eleonora “Little Sparrow” Trotta graphic
Project by il Cristo Fluorescente all samples taken from freesound.org.
Thanks to: AGFX Debroide, Connum, ingeos, Pooleside, Dondalfonso, digifishmusic, parabolix, Andrew Duke, suonho, HerbertBoland, CosmicD, EHR, m:o, morgantj, NoiseCollector and PlusMinusZero, whose samples compare in this album.Download .zip full album
Onussen's second full lenght on Second Family Records.
After Rectoverso another fantastic journey through a unique soundscape, a stylistic pastiche mirroring many different influences mixed together in a perfect recipe.
Music and production by Onussen
Cover art by Lorenzo PierroDownload .zip full album
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)Download .zip full album
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.Download .zip full album
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 VallensDownload .zip full album
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. WilsonDownload .zip full album
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.Download .zip full album
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.Download .zip full album
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 albumDownload .zip full album
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?Download .zip full album
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 droningsDownload .zip full album