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Discover Sounds is a new place for exploring music and sounds by Bryan Baker of GAJOOB Magazine.

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from DISCussions No.1

"Taking an old poem evoking a mystical experience following a fast, I invited Welsh voice Emily Griffiths to render it and provide me a relief from the sound of myself ;) "

Album DISCussions

We review recent and distant creations and interview artists at work. Feel free to join the discussion.

Projects

Submit your work to various ongoing Discover Sounds projects and listen in as things progress. Make something happen.

Forums

Discuss Discover Sounds content and activities. Vent and argue ideas. Collaborate and more.

Artists

Browse the Discover Sounds artist profile pages to discover the work of recording artists exploring the bounderies of sonic possibilities.

Tech

This is our own take on tech. Links to software, articles and other things to further explore the craft of sound.

Vlog

In addition to our own Discover Sounds Vlog, we post other videos of interest to experiment music freaks and sound designer geeks.

DISCussions Quarterly

We are always accepting submissions to the Quarterly collection.

Donald Rubinstien

Donald Rubinstien

By discover sounds, 2017-01-18

Donald Rubinstein

When She Kisses the Ship On His Arm

CD -- $15 www.donaldrubinstein.com

Tell me about Bare Bones studio.

Bare Bones is the name of my home recording studio and record label. The name is meant to reflect my general approach, engendered by both budgetary restraints and attitude. I like to use what I have at hand to make the best possible work I can.  The budgetary restraints can work in ones favor as one is forced to find solutions which are naturally innovative.

FAWM - February Album Writing Month

By discover sounds, 2017-01-18

Something in my head always goes off around this time of year. It tells me February is coming. For many people that probably means different things. Valentines Day, spring is getting closer, etc. For some of us recording junkies it means that FAWM is coming.

That's February Album Writing Month and the website at FAWM.org re-launches every year to house all the artists trying to writing and recording a full album during the shortest month of year.

The site has discussion boards and lots of discussion and even collaboration. All styles and persuasions. Just go and create. I'll be doing something. Let me know if you are too.

FAWM.ORG

FAWM - February Album Writing Month
17f - tree of them

17f - tree of them

By discover sounds, 2017-01-11

http://www.17f.ch

CD -- 15€ for CD digipak, or free download

Talk about bringing so many people together to work on your vision for this project.

The first point is that all the musicians on the record are great musicians. Everyone gave me an emotion prior to my record: Kudsi Erguner on the record “Passion” by Peter Gabriel, I’ve seen several incredible shows by the swiss bands Opak and Hemlock Smith, played some dates as a guitar player with the great band Girls in the Kitchen and seen several contemporary music shows featuring Laurent Estoppey. Furthermore they are friends of mine. So I asked some of the members of the bands above to participate and i’m lucky they all said Yes! The idea was to share something human with people I like. Another idea was to bring external point of view to the story I wanted to tell. For most of the songs there was no indication on what to play, and every time I was surprised with what they gave to me. 

DISCussions No1

By discover sounds, 2017-01-10

DISCussions No1 began in 2010. GAJOOB's Bryan Baker reached out to artists who had been featured in one way or another in the zine throughout it's 20+ years of publishing, up to many new voices we were hearing presently. Many artists doing work in the early days are still actively exploring sound recording today, so as the DISCussions evolved it became a mutating project, sprouting in different directions.

The initial idea was to create a mp3 CD of music with a booklet of thoughts from the artists contributing to the project. But it became more apparent to Bryan that the project needed something more; the book was too limiting or too defining for such a project. The project needed its own kind of medium, or no medium at all. It needed to be a continuing discussion which no book could possible contain.

Eventually DiscoverSounds.com was reborn in 2017 as an imperfect vehicle to frame an evolving discussion about creative sound recording. There are 112 recordings in DISCussions No1. You may start here and move through page after page, listening to individual tracks and reading a few thoughts from the artists who made them. You will probably find yourself wandering elsewhere at some point; and that's fine too.

You are encouraged to set up a free Discover Sounds account and continue these discussions with your own thoughts. 

We are accepting recordings for DISCussions No2. GO HERE to contribute.

Click to proceed.

DISCussions No1
Discover Sounds DISCussions

Discover Sounds DISCussions

By discover sounds, 2017-01-09

DISCussions is an ongoing collection of music with discussions about the creative process behind them. If you are creating your own kind of thing, let us know about it. We include all kinds of work in each volume and we want to hear you! SUBMIT YOUR WORK HERE.

DISCussions are found throughout the Discover Sounds website. In fact they are always evolving as readers comment and carry on discussions of their own via comments on individual recordings or in topics raised in the forums.

Listen to a full stream of the 100+ recordings in Volume 1 HERE.


Or Browse Volume 1 track by track beginning HERE.


Volume 2 is currently being compiled, so please participate. Submit your work today.

Baneemy

By discover sounds, 2017-01-09

Discover Sounds is revisiting this project and releasing a new compilation of works which utilize sounds from it. Just comment below with a link to your track to be considered for inclusion. The new compilation will be released on archive.org under the Discover Sounds netlabel.

Baneemy released a double cassette album called The Walter Martin Cult around 1990 and the Tapegerm Collective extracted these source file loops in creating new work from it. Included are samples of Casio guitar and other odd instruments and vocal samples. The sources are royalty-free with attribution (please credit Tapegerm & Baneemy). 

https://archive.org/details/tapegerm-baneemy

Baneemy
Komotion Sound Archive

Komotion Sound Archive

By discover sounds, 2017-01-09

Komotion Sound was an artist kollective in San Francisco circa late 80's. An archive of material was released to archive.org in December 2016 consisting of 10 zines containing show and record reviews from lots and lots of touring underground bands of the time, as well as political rants. The archive includes compilations of music and spoken word from the collective and other artists entering their sphere of confluence. A real treasure of sound and thought.

https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22Komotion+International%22

Native Instruments' Reaktor

By discover sounds, 2017-01-01

I'm revisiting Native Instruments' Reaktor and lusting after many of its soft synths. With so much available to those of us who love to explore sound, how do you focus?

Native Instruments' Reaktor
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