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PhD student/instructor; horror and avant-garde fanatic, lover of discovering new sounds, passionate about experimentation.

emerging/existing interests: found-sound, drone, field recordings, ambient, horror soundtracks, electronic & metal music (and their wild amounts of sub-genres and cross-sections)

heavily influenced by video art / new media experiments / horror films / late nights consuming too much media / the sounds all around

Forever Ephemera Alex Swanson, Bloomington, IN, United States

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    Lasting Noise [disquiet0136 - Thricederivative] at 0.35
    on August 12, 2014 01:28

    soundtrack to a future planetarium guide through memories and deja vu

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    Storybook Forest [disquiet0136-thricederivative] at 3.24
    on August 12, 2014 01:25

    Even more ominous. If they remade Carnival of Souls (again!), this would be the score I'd like to hear.

  • A Comment on Forever Ephemera's
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    Watch The Sounds Wave Goodbye [disquiet0136 - t... at 2.24
    on August 12, 2014 01:23
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    The Cruller (2014) at 1.09
    on March 06, 2014 15:12

    finally! glad to hear those sounds finally out in the world

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    ricky at 2.26
    on March 06, 2014 15:12
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    Solar Sinew [Naviarhaiku006 - Flesh becomes logic] at 0.46
    on February 20, 2014 16:51
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    MS-2: 1 watt at 2.13
    on February 20, 2014 16:32

    welcome back; looking forward to see where you take sounds like this

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    Evolving [Naviarhaiku006 - Flesh becomes logic] at 3.41
    on February 20, 2014 14:50
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    Evolving [Naviarhaiku006 - Flesh becomes logic] at 3.41
    on February 20, 2014 14:49

    Really liking those crackling, icy sounds. Adds a great feeling of visceral growth/development. Plus, there are oddly beautiful.

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    Aftereve (Live, 2.15.14) at Bloomington, IN at 1.05
    on February 19, 2014 16:34

    @letterfounder.: This was just a very impromptu improv at my desk in the early AM, with the window open (it was finally, and ever so slightly, warm in southern Indiana, and the birds sounded nice). I just quickly played the crappy Garageband iPad keys, the first thing next to me and open at the time. I believe it was on the "sliding tones" setting, with some tweeking.

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    Aftereve (Live, 2.15.14) at Bloomington, IN at 6.00
    on February 17, 2014 22:41

    @martin_rach: I like that description

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    Lord Havoc - Dysthymian Nebulae [ET48] at 3.39
    on February 17, 2014 22:39

    really like the tension between sounds here

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    nwn5 [disquiet0111-actsofcommons] at 1.44
    on February 17, 2014 19:45

    sounds like the track is rhythmically digesting itself, only to produce something new and quite cool

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    Flesh Extensions 2 at 9.16
    on February 11, 2014 13:02

    really digging this section here - its like all the sounds are trying to break free, and grooving while doing so

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    Friday Night (rough Demo) at 4.31
    on February 05, 2014 07:16

    makes me want to come back to Great Barry-ton. Good times.

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    Swarm at 2.24
    on January 12, 2014 17:34

    so many great little details, but never feels too busy. excellent work

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    Swarm at 1.10
    on January 12, 2014 17:33

    when that beat comes it......oooommphh

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    Swarm at 0.29
    on January 12, 2014 17:32

    when that beat comes in.....ooooommph

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    Hasty salted birds at 0.23
    on January 12, 2014 15:19

    cinematic; very alluring

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    Röde - Snöfall at 2.11
    on January 11, 2014 16:08

    Really dig the way this builds; has a sense of urgency to it

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    Pleromatic sketch at 1.03
    on January 08, 2014 15:45

    deranged video game for the mobile age

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    Beard Snob at 2.25
    on January 06, 2014 18:44

    leaves me hanging!

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    sevura at 1.24
    on January 06, 2014 18:36

    this makes me want to watch a supercut of all the radio station scenes in "The Fog"

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    Boiling Point_(disquiet0100-vaporwave) at 4.28
    on January 06, 2014 17:13

    very much enjoying the accompanying video, as well! Oddly soothing...

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    While You're Away [disquiet0066-nonofi] at 1.52
    on April 11, 2013 02:16

    @Tuonela: Glad to hear it!

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    Three Pure(ish) Tone Studies in AudioMulch: Par... at 1.20
    on April 02, 2013 11:30

    The whole piece is really nice; the hum of Dr. Frankenstein's machinery and lab equipment after being shut down for the evening...

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    39:44 Gamla Söder (disquiet0065- pianooverlay) at 1.11
    on April 02, 2013 11:21

    a beautiful transformation

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    Summersong (Decemberists cover) at 0.02
    on April 02, 2013 11:12

    glad to have ya back! looking forward to sounds to come

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    28:09 outer space is really you [disquiet0065-p... at 1.27
    on April 02, 2013 01:13

    Tiny alien voices calling out

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    "Race you to the house" [disquiet0064-halflive] at 0.54
    on March 26, 2013 16:09

    I love the ending; so joyful! Makes me crave summer days off from grade school...

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    Tape Loop Orchestra - I Died When She Left Me at 3.13
    on March 20, 2013 12:24

    just discovering this today; a lovely way to start my morning, especially after a dreary snow storm and right as the spring sun tries to burst through. a fitting soundtrack

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    Tangible Air [disquiet0062-lifeofsine] at 1.12
    on March 12, 2013 12:19

    @Masaya Ozaki: Excellent, this makes me quite happy. (I'm pretty partial to that sound/moment as well...)

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    Tangible Air [disquiet0062-lifeofsine] at 1.02
    on March 12, 2013 12:17
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    Sine of the times [disquiet0062-lifeofsine] at 1.53
    on March 10, 2013 06:31

    very haunting, beautiful little rumbles

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    Triune [disquiet0062-lifeofsine] at 3.47
    on March 10, 2013 06:24

    love how it seems to run out of steam here...the end of the journey, so to speak

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    Rental Tape Considerations at 1.24
    on March 10, 2013 00:08

    @The Holocene: A fitting image to go along with this; thanks! I was thinking about some sort of creeping nanobot-like creature, like a digital bug, while transforming my fingernail hits, so I'm glad these sounds illicit a similar thought process

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    Chicxulub at 1.11
    on February 19, 2013 14:05

    a soaring pop song is (delightfully) buried under there

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    Voice Recognition [disquiet0059-vwls] at 0.49
    on February 18, 2013 23:06
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    Dalhous - 'The Physical Body' at 0.51
    on February 13, 2013 18:35

    love how airy yet precise the percussion is

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    Asthenopia Synesthesia [disquiet0058-endlesscom... at 2.10
    on February 13, 2013 01:14

    @jrossmusic: glad you enjoyed it; I love it when very linear sounds become uneasy...

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