There were no photos or recordings from the event. I only had some memories. Like the ceiling above stage constantly rumbling to low end frequencies. People in the audience sitting on the floor, eyes closed. Someone telling me it sounded like Op:l Bastards; a compliment although very misguided.
And then I had the source tapes (and minidiscs) I had prepared for the gig.
According to some research we unconsciously modify our memories and possibly create false memories over time. Now, I’ve deliberately made a false memory of sorts. Here’s a live recording from October 2018, made using those source tapes prepared 20 years ago.
I’m sharing this to whoever has some 40+ minutes to focus on sound alone – preferably on the floor, with eyes closed. Rumbling ceiling optional.
Originally presented at All Ears Radio Project in Espoo in May;
given limited (now out-of-print) CDR release in August;
Shred.fm by TH€€€F is now available for download:
Shred.fm is an electroacoustic composition based on live sampling of random radio broadcasts. Samples are splintered and resequenced relying on chance, intuition and bleeding edge algorithms. Shred.fm is an immersive abstract sound collage, occasionally reminding of the pop music it plundered, mostly ploughing the fields of sound art and noise. Shred.fm is a piece of tape music for broadcast radio.
The initial version of Shred.fm was generated in April 2017 for broadcast via the All Ears Radio Project. The outcome of any subsequent versions will depend entirely on the temporal and locational circumstances therein.
TH€€€F is a plunderphonic sound art project founded by Niko Skorpio. Focusing on live sampling of radio broadcasts and recorded music, TH€€€F tears down the cultural notions of order and convention and lets something new emerge from the debris. What might appear as noise or nonsense to a culturally conditioned mind may unfold as vast non-euclidian landscapes or sentient sonic entities to one temporarily liberated from such constraints. As such, TH€€€F is a new kind of psychedelic music aimed for deep listening and self-exploration.
TH€€€F – Shred.fm
PARAFERAL Sound – PFS1702
Small edition CDR of the debut TH€€€F album. Get yours here.
Disc includes exclusive bonus track ***_SUMM:ASMO_07-07 / Capsular not available otherwise.
4-track download version free / name-your-price. Streaming from Soundcloud below.
Hand-finished, home-burnt object made for you by yours truly.
Coinciding with Bandcamp’s campaign to support human rights, the debut TH€€€F album is released today. Also the first title on my new imprint PARAFERAL Sound (PFS1701).
Instant download in any format (from mp3 to 48kHz/24bit lossless).
Coming up: Limited hand-crafted CDr art edition with exclusive content, includes instant download and access to high quality 96kHz/24bit files.
SonoLuminal Day Spa
5x colored lights (yellow, orange, green, blue, violet), mattresses, bedsheet, pillows, media players and headphones with stereo sound. Installed in the former ADD Lab space in Otaniemi, Espoo, 2016/12/09. Realized in collaboration with Axel Ball, Sofi Häkkinen, Suhyun Kim, Ilai Elias Lehto.
Time to begin revealing things I’ve been preparing some time. PARAFERAL is my studio and a new creative outlet for visual, sonic and other productions. A great deal of the work remains under the surface, but some things will soon begin to pop up for public consumption.
There’s also a page on FB. Like it if you do. The rest of social media will be permeated in time…