Melanesia

Join us on a journey back in time, maybe thousands of years ago, somewhere in the isolated islands of Melanesia. Here, just like a sound alchemist, Roberto Musci transforms organic nature elements into a unique sound performance of self-estrangement.

In the artists’ laboratory, we will discover a melting pot of ancestral ceremonial sounds collided with contemporary chamber music and experimental-electronic methods based on music research. Among these, ethnical music of the populations of Kanaki, Itamul, Kaluli, Niugini, Abelam, Huli, Enga unconventionally search for an intrinsic connection between humankind and music, part of our lives since the dawn of times. Several studies have highlighted in the DNA of the people of Melanesia genetic traits that trace their origins back to the man of Neanderthal and Denisova (about 70,000 years ago). Their isolation has preserved primitive culture and, perhaps, music.
 
Roberto Musci composed “Melanesia” based on the Plunderphonics technique mixing traditional ethnic music with contemporary chamber music and concrete music.
Mastered by Kassian Troyer at Dubplates & Mastering, “Melanesia” is released in digital format and limited edition 12", 180g vinyl, with a cover artwork created by Giuseppe Lo Schiavo.

ARTIST(S)

Roberto Musci

CAT NUMBER

004

RELEASE DATE

December 18th, 2020

TRACKLIST

Hands03:45

P.05:04

Interlude00:40

Duett04:23

Words03:48

IM 203:50

Helga04:19

T & F02:08

IM 104:13

Resonance02:46

my life with M.

My life with M. an organic contact with sound where theatre and music could be perceived as a tool for the creation of a distant dream. Doerell's sonorities transpose a nostalgia for something never met or somewhere never been, an osmosis of absence and memory interrupted by scattered fragments of abstraction.

The album reveals Oliver Doerell's artistic collaboration with German-Iranian dancer and choreographer Modjgan Hashemian. All pieces are reworked compositions for theatre plays from 2008 to 2018. A wide acoustic spectrum is built throughout the merge of home-made instruments, electro-acoustic and digital means. The artist is subtly mastering sound textures, distortions, altered frequencies, voice insertions and blends reality and mysticism into his unique soundscape.

The founding member of Dictaphone/ SWOD, Oliver Doerell releases the first album under his artist name and invites the listener to contemplate and to discover another one of his artistic personas. Grab a comfortable chair and enjoy the audition.

 

ARTIST(S)

Oliver Doerell

CAT NUMBER

003

RELEASE DATE

December 6th, 2019

TRACKLIST

I05:24

II04:37

III05:47

IV05:45

Coypu

"Coypu", a collaborative project by Alex Smoke & Maarten Vos marks the second release of Oxmose catalogue. The EP is comprised of four electro-acoustic pieces of a subtly beautiful execution, governed by the contrast between the bright and the obscure.

Coypu reveals a sound odyssey that is transposing from darkened electronic vibrancies to hypnotic neo classical patterns.

The EP is discreetly touching hidden dissonant atmospheres, nostalgic tones of cello, while unveiling vibrant electronic resonances and grotesque texture distractions.

An intriguing soundscape - electronics by Alex Smoke, cello & electronics by Maarten Vos.

"Coypu" is mastered by Rashad Becker from Dubplates & Mastering Berlin, cover artwork by Marcel Rusu. Released on limited edition, on vinyl 12", 180gr, and digital format.


ARTIST(S)

Alex Smoke, Maarten Vos

CAT NUMBER

002

RELEASE DATE

December 7th, 2018

Prelude

"Prelude" EP is the inceptive release of Oxmose, which marks the first entry in an ongoing catalogue, and the beginning of a journey with various artists.

At its heart, "Prelude" EP is a dialogue between two composers; a conversation that traces the line between abstract, electronic experimentalism and glitering interpretive jazz.

Parisian producer Shcaa takes control of Side A with 'Core'; a near 20 minutes exploration into sound, which skirts the fringes of avant-garde minimalism and experimental rhythms. The song's acute cadence lays a dense and atmospheric foundation for the EP.

Side B sees Romanian artist Traian Chereches offer-up an absorbing counterpoint to Shcaa's opener on 'Cage'. The energy of Chereches' rebuttal fuses organic and interpretive sounds into a deft jazz reinterpretation, revealing a wide and surprising cinematic ambience.

Mastered by Rashad Becker from Dubplates & Mastering Berlin, "Prelude" is released on limited edition 12", 180g heavyweight vinyl - with an outer sleeve featuring handmade artwork created by graphic designer Alice Voinea. The organic materials used in her work, emphasizing the interchange of the record; adding a further layer of continuity; one that stretches between the artist, the music and the listener.

 

ARTIST(S)

Shcaa, Traian Chereches

CAT NUMBER

001

RELEASE DATE

November 10th, 2017

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