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  • toshiya tsunoda – scenery of decalcomania – naturestrip

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    Naturestrip is proud to present the stunning new release by Japanese Sound artist, Toshiya Tsunoda. This is Tsunoda’s first solo release on Naturestrip having contributed to the Overland compilation (NS3002). Tsunoda offers us over 64 minutes of pure sonic pleasure. The 7 tracks span over a decade’s worth of sound exploration and showcase Tsunoda’s talents.
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  • loren chasse – the footpath – naturestrip

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    “loren chasse places his ear to the earth and becomes a microphone… hands on stones, stones against stones, a cymbal, dust blown, a strum, earth sounding, earth turning, leaves, wind, tones, drones, moments fading in, fields fading out, something from another atmosphere, something as another music, not music of the spheres, but this sphere, a music of the earth rolling, like a cloud floats, like blades of grass walked upon, with gentle tones droning, the music of dirt, the music of dust, the moving back and forth in wind, tones ringing, and more tones ring, quietly, strings are plucked as though moved by wind, and then breeze, and pause, and begin again, in another place.

    here, sounds move like rolling a coin along the ground on its edge – simple, gentle, yet full of wonder… music at its most tactile nature, quietly rubbing dirt clods in your hands until dust… drift, a whole lot of drift, of small crackling presences, clear wind, field recordings of unknown activities, and tones again but this time more present – more music, and then a feeling like sagebrush rolling in wind, desolate, and then the tones return, and there are all these moments when desolate becomes beauty. there are shifts and also stillness…

    we are told we are on a footpath, but even more so, we are submerged inside of an ear-path, where the earth is transformed not through handling, but through listening.

    loren places his ear upon the earth and begins his journey. we’ve all wished at times that we could present our dreams, or other complex things inside of us, to others exactly as we can see or hear them within us. in this case, loren has given us access to this little listening space inside his head, for we hear things we could only hear if we were inside him – it is the sounds of the world, sometimes manipulated by his hands, resonating through the earth and moving into us through his ears.”
    steve roden (august 2008)


  • joel stern – objects, masks, props – naturestrip

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    Brisbane based but often found wandering throughout Australia and regions far further out, Joel Stern, has been restlessly, compulsively, devising, capturing, constructing this album on and off over the past 6 and a bit years (2001-2008). Created from instrumental debris, snatches of environmental sound (Ethiopia, India, Toowoomba, his lounge room), and a poetic sensitivity for incoherence, Objects.Masks.Props, is the clearest and most potent reflection yet of Joel’s musical and artistic approach – somewhere between music concrete, art brut, free noise, cinema, abstraction, and the farmyard..

    Well known as a catalytic figure in the Australian experimental music and film scenes (organiser of Audiopollen, OtherFilm, Glee Club), Joel cut his chops in the concept-heavy nonsense atmosphere of early 00’s London, collaborating with many of the Japanese and English artists connected to the ‘reductionist’ and ‘onkyo’ movements (let’s not name name’s) and attending workshops given by AMM legend Eddie Prevost. Since returning to Australia, Joel’s has collaborated widely, most notably in electro-acoustic duo form with Anthony Guerra (resulting in numerous cd’s on impermanent, absurd, pseudo arcana) and in expanded cinema form with 16mm filmmaker Sally Golding as Abject Leader (resulting in tours of NZ, USA and appearances at major film and art fests around Australia).

    In recent years, Joel has been a central player in the burgeoning Brisbane underground scene (featured in the Wire, Signal to Noise), in bands such as no guru and sunshine has blown as well as creating large scale chaotic sound sculptures as part of Watthaus.
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