Open call: Sensing electromagnetics

Dear fellow recordists and electromagnetic enthusiasts,
we are looking for your best electromagnetic recordings for an upcoming compilation on LOM. Our favourite submissions will be part of the final release and rewarded with 3 physical copies. The release will be available as “name your price” on our Bandcamp, as well as a CD.

Submission conditions:

  • raw* electromagnetic recordings (either done with Elektrosluch, Elektrouši or other electromagnetic sensing methods – pickup coils, guitar pickups, VLF antennas, etc.)
  • 1 submission per artist (no longer then 5 minutes)
  • lossless files (WAV/AIFF/FLAC) only, preferably in 44.1 kHz/24 bit
  • story behind the sound is optional, abstract track names are welcome
  • clearly state your artistic name and name of the track

* No effect processing. Editing, volume adjustments and layering are OK.

Submit your work via wetransfer.com to workshop(at)zvukolom.org
If you have any questions, contact us at the same address.
Deadline for your submissions is 31. 7. 2016.

We’re looking forward to hear your works!

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New fleet of Elektrosluch

The long-awaited Elektrosluch is back for pre-orders.
And it has few new interesting siblings!

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Elektrosluch 3+ is the most sensitive Elektrosluch yet. By using state of the art operational amplifier, we have managed to significantly improve signal to noise ratio and extend the frequency response (both on low and high frequencies). This will allow you to capture even more delicate electromagnetic sounds with greater detail and definition. Its cover is now made from more robust & frosty plastics for better protection.

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Elektrosluch Mini is the one for the DIYers out there. It comes in a form of a kit, including all the parts, battery and plastic cover for protection. It is the ideal choice for people on the budget who like to solder their own instruments.
Note: It comes in limited batch of 40 units.

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Elektrouši is a pair of passive electromagnetic sensors. You can plug them to your Elektrosluch 2, Elektrosluch 3 or Elektrosluch 3+ for extended range of sensing or use them with portable recorders as electromagnetic microphones.

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Elektrosluch Priezor is a new device we’re working on, but not selling just yet. It is extremely sensitive and capable of capturing faint atmospheric events in VLF radio bands. Compared to regular Elektrosluch, it is less directional and focused, and therefore more useful in recording ambient electromagnetics, where the overall sound of the place is desired.

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ZVUK 2014

plgat-zvuk

Outdoor festival of sonic blessings (by LOM)
http://zvuk.zvukolom.org

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Angakkut – Unshaped Unspoken OUT NOW

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ORDER NOW

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OUT NOW: András Cséfalvay – Funeral the Musical and another tabletop opera

András Cséfalvay is mostly known for his works in visual and conceptual art, but recently he started to show promise as a musician. Well, more then promise–we were truly hit in the [heart], when we received his newest work. Opera called “Funeral the Musical” is a set of intimate bedroom recordings telling us stories about worms, love and graveyards. Delicate, yet powerful voice, covered with harpsichordy-icing and synthesizery-cherries navigates us through the story with bravery and embarassing honesty at the same time.

Read and listen more here

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OUT NOW: Daniel Kordík – [Sy][ria]

LOM06“[Sy][ria] consists of 5 compositions based mainly on sound from field recordings made between April and May 2011 on various locations across Syria. These include Damascus, Maaloula, “Road 90″ to Palmyra, Deir ez-Zur, Aleppo and Hama and their surrounding areas. Due to security reasons when the government forces were trying to suppress the start of the uprising, I used only my Sony portable minidisc recorder with its internal microphone.”

Read more and listen here

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OUT NOW: Piña Colada

LOM05The album Piña Colada by Cave Art is a special blend of weird pop, DIY synths (you might have heard of their ‘Standuino’ synth), and live improvisation. Heavily influenced the by the pre-90’s Czech generation of ‘bastlers’ – people building electronics at home in the context of the Soviet regime, Cave Art continue that tradition by soldering their own electronic instruments. Once finished, they accompany their electronic creations with strange-looking guitars and free vocals – singing the story of a smuggler from the future. Painting on the walls of 21st century with less formalism and more of a ‘pure’ colour.

Piña Colada was recorded live on 31.5.2013 at Schaustelle, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany.

Listen and download for voluntary price here

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ZVŮK festival

For next weekend, we have prepared a special festival called ZVŮK. It will be an outdoor event with various experimental artists from Slovakia, Czech Republic, Puerto Rico, Belgium and Peru.

More info

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Zömmer sale!

Zömmer sale

All CD/DVDs 5 euros
All digital 3 euros

Get some!

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Out now: MRKVA – SNAISS ERPMI video

Completely fresh & wonderful video for “MRKVA – SNAISS ERPMI” by Ryan McRyhew from Chicago’s label Laser Palace. Get your digital or physical copy of MRKVA/BOLKA here.

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