Monday, January 4, 2010

aboombong - asynchronic


Artist: aboombong
Album: asynchronic
Release date: January 2010
<a href="http://aboombong.bandcamp.com/album/asynchronic">Never been to Konono by aboombong</a>
Style(s): afro-ambient noise, musique concrète, minimalism, experimental
Toys: field recording, split bamboo marimba, Turkish darbuka, Punjabi ektara, Vietnamese jack fruit danmo, camel bells, elephant bells, goat bells, bone cymbal mallets, Trinidadian tenor steelpan, homemade surdo, piano, 5-string prepared electric guitar, Kawai K3, sequencer, effects, tape-manipulation, drum kit.
Tracklist:
1) never been to Konono
2) ritualistique
3) jericho
4) daymare
5) forsaken
6) drag along behind

Trumpet on jericho by Dave Chapman (from ¡para!helion) is an outtake from the valis recording sessions.

This one was a blast to make.
A DIM* soundtrack to the no-budget films in my head.
Not sure what that says about my head, but I hope you enjoy the ride.

*Do-it-myself

UPDATE (s): a very kind review of asynchronic is posted over at My Little Bubble. Check it out and then have a look around one of my favorite blogs. Also, posted with a nice comment over at YoungMossTongue - the man behind DUSTdevils ... check out his latest, it is great stuff. Also now featured over at Dogs Can Read Your Mind along with a load of other DIY artists you should check out. A very nice review from deadwhitehorse is now at geometria innamorata...check out his music while you are there (or at his new blog). Now available at Last.fm for those who use it. A very enthusiastic review now up at TheSirenSound...join the discussion. Also now posted at Make Noise! Go look around. Another nice review over at Hate R'n'B - along side a great mish-mash of underground culture. Jason just added asynchronic to the Free Music Archive. And aboombong has now officially hit the airwaves (and in the big apple nonetheless). Another nice review over at the brand spanking new blog Hype Light. Also now available on Altsounds drop by and vote for aboombong. A new review now out on Seattle's The Stranger's music blog. Now also reviewed at the mighty Snap Crackle & Pop...alongside some of the best music on the web. Also featured at Hot On The Heels of Love. Ran across a very nice review of asynchronic over at Shot By Both Sides , looks like a good place to find new music. And Babelfish tells me this review is positive and eloquent. Also at Kalachakra with some nice comments, and asynchronic has even crept into the political discourse at analytic analeptic, if you haven't heard it yet, you should check out this political pundits music. If for some reason you don't want to get it direct from me (set your own price), asynchronic is now available through Napster, Songorilla, iTunes, Amazon, and will be showing up in your favorite download store soon....

To start the year off I thought I would post a round-up of last year's major music posts

ABOOMBONG: asynchronic
ABOOMBONG: aboombong
¡
para!helion: Midaq Alley
¡
para!helion: 3 Miles From Mecca
¡para!helion: >3
¡para!helion: Fourth: When Technology Fails
Waltz Bop Shop: All My Idears are Flawed in Sum Way + Quartet
Waltz Bop Shop:
Name Dropping at Angela's and Melting
Waltz Bop Shop: All my idears are played live today
Waltz Bop Shop: A whisper in the airwaves
Choke: Choke (e.p.)
Choke: Hard to Swallow

Choke: Gauze/Total Reverence
The Jonny Cats:
Last- Ode to Sergio
Swayback:
Outer Space Tonight
AOS: Rip It up! + live tracks
AOS: live and Raw in the Pit also (some cleaned-up live tracks)
[redacted]:
left blank
Super Naam: two rough cuts of two tracks
DJJ:
Throw it out there, not away
Icastico:
The Build-your-own-ambient-Sundae bar
Psychic Enemies Network:
Valis (with bonus tracks)
Psychic Enemies Network: P.E.N. (with bonus tracks)

Most of these links will allow you to download in FLAC, MP3 and Ogg Vorbis. Let me know if you have a request for a FLAC/WAV version of any of the other MP3 only files.





17 comments:

YoungMossTongue said...

just listening to "konono"... really, very good indeed!... you want me to post the whole thing on my blog?

best...

Mxxx

icastico said...

Sure.
It is easiest to just use the "share" code from bandcamp...

If you post your own files, that's okay too, but I'd appreciate a link back to http://aboombong.bandcamp.com/album/asynchronic in case anyone wants to purchase it.

Thanks for the support.

YoungMossTongue said...

i just linked directly to your post... Mxxx

icastico said...

Great,
Thanks.
(^_*)

e.spaceman said...

Thanks again for the music, icastico.Grettings!!

Capa Nostra said...

All the best for you and your music, have a great new year!

Likedeeler said...

Thanks for the link! Sounds interesting, 45 secs into...

All the best! Especially for 2010.

likedeeler.wordpress.com

Likedeeler said...

B.t.w., if you ever feel like browsing some music, catch me @ slsk.

likedeeler

icastico said...

likedeeler,

Thanks!!!
Will do.

Mary Standish said...

So rad! The intro reminds me of a scene in THX 1138 when Robert DuVall is watching "porn". I love it.

icastico said...

Mary,

\(^_^)/

Ernst said...

great stuff i like the field recording vibe man.

about your comment to check out Omar Korshid, i had actually posted most of his stuff some time ago, if you want me to reupload please let me know.

peace

icastico said...

Ernst,

Glad you like it.
I think I am set for Khorshid's stuff...thanks.

madrotter said...

saw you liked my last post, if you want i can send you the whole ep, its pretty new and they're still selling it so i dont want to post it complete, let them get something out of their product first lah...

icastico said...

madrotter,
It is indeed catchy.

It looks like they are making their stuff available over at http://www.myspace.com/soundsfromjodi

I'll just snatch stuff from them direct.

madrotter said...

i love the konono track by the way!!!

icastico said...

madrotter,

Thanks. It was many years in the making. Put it aside for a long time before I figured it out.

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