dolphins into the future

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  • lieven moana / dolphins into the future – two colours, nourished by recent rain – cetacean nation

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    C31 cassette
    an archival tape with two of my favorite personal works which are historically and “geographically” linked. Ke Ala Ke Kua (2010. the sidelong title track from the sold out lp and cassette Ke Ala Ke Kua) and Spirits And Landscapes (2010. from the sold out collaborational lp and cassette with visual artist Ada Van Hoorebeke, Eternal Landscapes). both based on fieldrecordings, music and impressions, collected above Atoll Valley. both sides are a serenade towards one specific “landscape”. being the Kealakekua Bay, a heartbreakingly beautiful / multi-level bay on Big Island Hawai’i, b/w Spirits And Landscapes, an inspired / inspiring visual work by Ada Van Hoorebeke.

  • lieven martens moana & antti tolvi – tolvi moana – edicoes cn

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    Factory dubbed cassette, limited to 150 copies. Lay out by Jeroen Wille, handdrawn map by Wietske Van Gils. Risograph printing by Jelle Crama.

    Lieven Martens Moana “Estrada Do Caldeirão, A Sonata”

    To get to know the people, is to walk in their footsteps. Thus by walking Corvo Island’s only road, the Estrada Do Caldeirão, I entered the mind of her dwellers.
    Corvo Island is the smallest of the Azorean archipelago. It’s a rustic volcanic cone, housing one small settlement, the Vila Do Corvo with her 400 inhabitants, Aerodrome and several bars. The remainder of the isle is a rough patchwork of cliffs, rocks, farmland, steep slopes and a few human built walls and structures. The main and more or less only labour that is being performed on the island – thus the main raison d’être – is keeping livestock. An occupation more popular than the commercial fishing one would expect to be ever-present in a society surrounded by such rich fishing grounds.
    In former times, Corvo held about ten thousand sheep, until the local wool fell out of favour in the early 80’s. Since then, the Corvonians started herding cows for their meat and milk. Most of these bovines graze peacefully inside a giant volcanic crater, referred to as the Caldeirão, on an abundant banquet of grass and weeds. Always accompanied by a few people, minding their own businesses. The ramshackle Estrada Do Caldeirão connects this crater to Vila Do Corvo, passing through pastures and farmland, thus being the centre of daily life for most Corvonians.
    About three years ago, I tracked this road – a one-hour walk or a 10 minutes pick-up drive – by walking forth and back between the caldera and the village, only bringing with me my faithful Marantz recorder. This trip resulted in a few hours of sound recordings. Over the past summer, I edited out five movements from the raw material and structured these like a sonata. I slightly altered these movements with simple phasing and panning, energizing the composition.
    Here’s to Corvo’s only road, a solitary story of expectations aligned by firm cemented certainties. Here’s to the people of Corvo.

    Antti Tolvi “Piha, Metsä Ja Iso Mäki – Garden, Forest And Big Hill, Imagined Field Recordings”

    The idea for these pieces came up when I heard Lieven’s side – early version – for this split cassette. The idea was to make music which is the same as, and also totally different from Lieven’s side. I decided to make different set ups with my analog synths, and let them play themselves. Then do field recordings out of those. Well, because I was there, I couldn’t stop my self to turn knobs a bit. I’m sorry about that.
    In performing music, music should come through playing like a river or something. Just pure playing, no thinking, analyzing or anything. Just playing. In Tao and Zen traditions the main idea is to do things without doing. Let it just happen without forcing. Let the nature do the work. In field recording I feel that there´s lot´s of this involved. You make music, but you kind of not do it. You just let it happen. Find it. This has interested me a lot. Forget notes, forget instrument, forget everything. Just do it. Let it happen. To do this you need some kind of balance.
    When you find/feel balance, our inner world match 100% with the outer world. This is natural state of being. The problem comes when we start to try/hope too much, try to stop never ending change of things and so on. As the outer world change constantly, we should let our inner world do the same. Let go. Here we need ultimate flexibility. Listening is one part to connect these two. Letting outer to become inner. By acting (playing for example) we make the inner world part of outer world. When these worlds match, we feel a balance. We are in the field. We are the field.
    ps. During mastering these pieces, our cat Silli showed up huge attention to this music..
    released December 15, 2015

    Composed in Kiila – Finland, and Antwerp – Belgium, 2015.
    Map drawing by Wietske Van Gils.
    Lay Out by Jeroen Wille.
    Risograph printing by Jelle Crama.

  • dolphins into the future / lieven martens moana – songs of gold incandescent – edicoes CN

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    Fourth Expanded Edition On Vinyl, 170 copies
    Mastered by Christophe Albertijn. Offset printed covers. Lay Out by Jeroen Wille and Anna Papanastasiou.

    Recorded in Antwerp and on location, 2010–2014. Songs Of Gold are nine small portraits. Five tracks that where featured on the cassette versions PLUS four extra tracks for this vinyl version. Culled from compilations, limited run cassette releases, choreographies, and 7” singles. Some pieces were worked on for a length of time, others materialized in just about one take. All the songs are derived by an encounter with an object, a place or a person. Or by a combination of these. The events are translated into the work through the intermediary of symbolic sounds and notes. There is no thematic link between the compositions.

  • lieven martens moana – the volcano, the night that precedes all, and a hymn for paul gaugin – no basement is deep enough

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    Boggling as always, beautiful & bizarre new import splat from pinnacle label of the Belgium/Serbia cassette underground, No Basement Is Deep Enough! Consistently untouchable in concept and execution, delivering the ultimate in supreme audio obscurity. Lighten Up is always proud to help smear the slime sauce stateside. We have only the most limited of stock on each title, so all snoozers definitely lose. Fold out floral package with plop atop, painted and smarmy.

  • dolphins into the future – pā’ua – edicoes cn

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    Edition of 37 hand cut records. Comes with a double sided full color Screenprint.

    Includes unlimited streaming of “Pā’ua” via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

  • dolphins into the future – ke ala ke kua – edicoes cn

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    Limited Edition Cassette (Fifth Edition)
    Pro-dubbed cassettes. Risograph artwork.

  • dolphins into the future- os canais – edicoes cn

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    Artist / Tour Edition. Limited to 50 copies
    original issue on sic sic tapes

  • lieven martens moana – os canais – sic sic tapes

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    This collage is the ambiance which existed during an hour long interview for a documentary on Wietske Van Gils and myself, by Patrick Danse. These are the invisible traces of our motions, and our ideas, in between the words.

    Performed by Patrick Danse, Wietske Van Gils, and Lieven Martens Moana
    Xochimilco, Mexico, march 2014

    The Bird Sings (Variations)

    The bird
    mimicks the wind

    The filter sings a fowl

    And there is an a, a b and a c
    all communed, in expectancy

    Inside this magnetic tape,
    der Vogel singt

  • dolphins into the future – lieven martens moana – songs of gold, incandescent – edicoes cn

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    2nd edition_ Different artwork

    growing collection of Dedication Symphonies.
    The proceedings start at the edge of the continent, and ending in the Gecko’s compass.

    Um Tratado … is a field recording, made in the boiling waters of a Fumarole. Being a composition as performed by the Mid Atlantic Ridge. Sweeten The Mango is a tonal story, as a response to the eponymous text by H-K Trask. Grotella exhales simple movements, explained by instruments.

    Album Info:

    Songs Of Gold, Incandescent (2010 – 2014)

    I. Ilha Da Culatra (for Wietske Van Gils, 2010)
    While standing at the continent’s edge.
    II. Um Tratado Sobre A Agua Quente
    (Short Version, for Floris Vanhoof, 2011)
    Recorded in the boiling waters of a fumarola.
    III. Sweeten The Mango
    (Instrumental Version, for Haunani-Kay Trask, 2012)
    With moonlight.
    IV. Grotella
    (Excerpts from a Hula, for Siet Raeymaekers, 2013)
    Pencilling the lines of Grotella.
    V. Mo’o (for Francesco Cavaliere, 2014)
    Eyeing the compass of an insect.

    This cassette depicts not an album, yet pure fragments.

    Recorded at CN Studios, Antwerp and São João.
    By Lieven Martens Moana / Dolphins Into The Future.
    Field recordings from Algarve, Ilha Do Pico, Ilha Do São Miguel, Ilha Das Flores, and Hawai’i.
    Photography by Wietske Van Gils and Lieven Martens Moana.
    ECN Logo by Jeroen Wille.
    March 2014

  • dolphins into the future – voyage, shopibo coast – pacific city sound visions

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