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     Dystimbria is a free-netlabel inviting composers to explore various approaches in-between ambient and noise music, discarding the safe, pastoral qualities of ambient and the macho posturing of noise for a more open-ended and abstract electronic terrain. The tracks released here will each utilize sound samples from previous Dystimbria releases, lending a continuity to the catalog.

     Dystimbria is a sublabel of Vuzh Music. If you would like to contribute work to the continuum, please read the submission guidelines.


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DYS019
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Kinematik VKE
Placental Drops From A Gestating Sky
39MB



Artist statement: "This track was made of samples from all previous releases. Grouped into 3 blocks of 6 releases, I took 6 random 10 second samples from each release in each block for a total of 36 samples for each track. I then put together each set of samples sequentially, making slight adjustments for pitch an volume. Each of the 3 tracks were then overlaid on each other, again with slight changes in volume, and then stretched to approximately 20 minutes. I added an additional element of static on the end of the entire project."

DYS018
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Katarrhaktes
The Breath that Conjured the Fall
40MB



Artist statement: "This piece was conceived using elements from DYS016 and DYS017 by Katie Gately and The Icarus Descent. These underlying foundations were built upon by recreating phantom sounds/auditory hallucinations heard while listening to the skeleton track in meditation. The structures which eventually formed from these sessions were developed further in order to make sense with each other both aesthetically and compositionally."

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DYS017
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The Icarus Descent
Forsaken Ghosts
60MB



Artist statement: "For this piece all previous Dystimbria releases were utilized in their entirety. I timestretched them all to an equal length of about 30 minutes without preserving pitch. I then rendered this to a backtrack which was duplicated, each running different effects, EQ, etc. I took this process of sampling previous releases one step further and recycled some of my own previous work in the form of some renoise loops, piano, and synths from some live improv sessions. These are from both released and as of yet unreleased material, and were destroyed/repurposed in various ways until they were all but unrecognizable."

DYS016
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Katie Gately
Across the River
32MB



Attribution: Samples were used from all current Dystimbria tracks numbers 1 through 15. Method: I focused primarily on pulling apart Scott Lawlor's intro from DYS015 "The Ebb and Flow of the Cycle of Time" using melodyne's polyphonic editor. Using my voice, I tried to harmonize with the noises. I worked in ableton live using max for live for effects and dirtied things up with some self-made IRs in altiverb. I was inspired by speciation because these sounds are evolving. so it is broken into four sections, each a separate species, but all inspired by the same noises.

DYS015
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Scott Lawlor
The Ebb and Flow of the Cycle of Time
59MB



Seven previous Dystimbria tracks were sampled: numbers 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11 & 13. Method: "I created loops from extracted bits of the 7 compositions. Those are the repeating motifs you hear throughout the duration of the piece. The basis of the track is the sample of Alan Morse Davies - "Llais-saL" which I put through the amplitute modulation of the effects section of sound forge." More information on method in the text file included in the download.

DYS014
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Schemawound
BEASTS(Homunculus-Basilisk)
34MB



Nine snippets were sampled from Dystimbria releases numbers 1, 6, 10 & 13 by C. Reider, Alan Morse-Davies, Cinchel & Phillip Wilkerson. These samples were resequenced, repitched and run through a number of effects using Supercollider. All code by Jonathan Siemasko.

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Phillip Wilkerson
A Brief Compendium of Silence
38MB



Artist statement: "For this track, I used Dystimbria numbers 9, 10, 11, and 12. I copied all 4 complete tracks into Studio One and chopped them each into about 10 sections. Then, I chose sections at random from each track, in order, until I had about 15 minutes of clips on a new track. I cross-faded them together into a single merged track, then added various effects until the whole track sounded coherent to me with its own ebb and flow between the silences and sounds, drones, noise, and my own added field recordings."

DYS012
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David Nemeth
Next Year Geometry
36MB



Sound source: Dystimbria numbers 1 through 11.

DYS011
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Miquel Parera Jaques
nxIDys-2012-03-09_04_25_09
23MB



Sound source: Dystimbria numbers 1 through 9. Artist Statement: "For this work I have programmed, in Supercollider, a granular probabilistic generator, sectioned in random sections of microseconds previous works either in Dystimbria. The composition consists of four of these generators that appear sequentially with and EQ ranging from more high at the most bass. Stylistically, it was a great inspiration the slogan 'A Quiet Noise Continuum'."

DYS010
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Cinchel
Swamp Monsters, Secret Prisons
15MB



Sound source: Dystimbria numbers 1 through 9. "I used small sections from each of the previous 9 releases. No additional samples were recorded."

DYS009
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Post-Avantist
Vasiform Rima
43MB



Sound source: Dystimbria #007 by AODL. "I simply used triple oscillator which comes with the lmms package. Amsynth as another one (used vmpk as the midi). Recorded them in Audacity, in jack server. And, of course, reverbarators played a major role in this track."

DYS008
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Mutant Beatniks
Rainbow Vomitorium
41MB



Contains solely sound sources from the first seven releases on Dystimbria. Longer version of this track here: Rainbow Vomitorium

DYS007
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AODL
Collarado
21MB



Source material is Dystimbria 006. I took Dystimbria 6 and chopped it up, shuffled it, re-joined it, chopped it up, and shuffled it again, and had a couple of tracks built from all of that, all on the computer. I did some computer distortion of one of the generated tracks, and chopped the non-distorted and distorted ones up into two batches of samples of 2 seconds each. I then loaded those samples into MPC500 programs and plugged the MPC500 into two MoogerFoogers (Ring Modulator and FreqBox) and a Metasonix TM-1 Waveshaper and played a live set using only this gear and these samples (in pairs of noise and non-noise, one with "note-on" play, and one with "oneshot" play).

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Alan Morse Davies
Llais-saL
45MB



Source material includes the fifth Dystimbria release, "Power Drain" by Mystified and the fourth release "Cheptel éparpillé" by Le Berger, along with Welsh bagpipe and horn. "Llais" is Welsh for "voice".

DYS005
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Mystified
Power Drain
28MB



"Power Drain" contains solely sources from DYS003 and DYS004.

DYS004
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Le Berger
Cheptel éparpillé
32MB



"Cheptel éparpillé" contains sources from DYS001 and DYS002.

DYS003
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Kid Feardive
Triceratops
35MB



"Triceratops" contains sources from DYS001 and DYS002, along with some original music made with Frankenstein & Superrubbish VSTs, and bits of a track made with a homemade wind chime sample.

DYS002
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Mysterybear
Disrhythmia
37MB



"Disrhythmia" contains sources from DYS001, and uses a Csound piece, and a recording of crickets.

DYS001
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C. Reider
A Strange Seed
35MB



"A Strange Seed" by C. Reider contains sound sources provided by Thomas Park, Dave Seidel and Miquel Parera Jaques.






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