Various: Sound Of Paper 5

by Paper+Sound

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This FREE compilation, “Sound Of Paper 5” is a mixed set featuring
tracks taken from the last nine releases on the paper+sound label.
A large variety of music from such diverse artists such as naw,
Dark Constellations, Building Castles Out of Matchsticks, Chromosphere, HOZERZ, Heiki, Bay of Creatures, Molekules
and reissued music from Digital Poodle and Comic Lions.

1/ naw: Still Breathing
2/ Dark Constellations: Distant Outpost (Remix 6)
3/ Processor: Loiter
4/ Building Castles Out of Matchsticks: DikHop (Chromosphere Remix)
5/ HOZERZ: Kandiazz
6/ Heiki: Clip Clop
7/ Cosmic Lions: Cosmic Lion (Version Orchestrale)
8/ Bay Of Creatures: Neon For Life
9/ Digital Poodle: Furnace
10/ Molekules: Icebreaker

paper+sound is a Toronto based electronic music label, releasing music under the broad sub-categories of ambient, techno, house, dub, downtempo and experimental electronic sounds. Celebrating it’s tenth anniversary in 2019, the year will see a series of compilations aimed at celebrating it’s varied catalogue of electronic music, produced by artists mainly in the Ontario and Quebec regions, and from across Canada.

1/ naw: Still Breathing
“Still Breathing” is taken from naw’s latest 2018 release “Staring at the sun from the spirit pit” , an album of seven pieces of his most personal material to date. naw began composing electronic music over 30 years ago with explorations in audio art and experimental music. His interest in sound and technology has led him to a continued questioning and refinement of audio tools and modes of production resulting in experimentation with altered instruments, modified devices and custom software environments. naw’s music is warm, atmospheric and cinematic.

2/ Dark Constellations: Distant Outpost (Remix 6)
Rob Boak (Interstellar, Mean Red Spiders, Cinemascope) brings his signature processed guitar sound, keyboard drones, and production skills to the project, while David S. Faris (Parade, Digital Poodle, Atonement) contributes atmospheric electronic sounds, keyboard melodies, manipulated beat loops, and guitar textures. With an assortment of synthesizers, guitars, drum machines, and effects, Dark Constellations recorded the songs that would become its first EP over a six month period in 2017. The group’s material incorporates aspects of ambient, drone, abrasive sounds, hazy guitar tones, and disorienting loops, drawing inspiration from electronic music pioneers, post-punk agitators, shoegaze and lo-fi indie artists from the late ’80s and ’90s post-rock era, and a wide range of other sources. The resulting EP, “For Tomorrow”, captures this initial set of recordings, evocative and cinematic in approach, shifting from ominous, ghostly sounds to flickering, dream-like impressions, to layered and distorted guitars, with an undercurrent of loops, drones, and minimal beats. The remix of the track “Distant Outpost” by paper+sound artists Heiki Sillaste and Kris Helström, both 30+ year veterans of the Canadian electronic music scene and groups such as Digital Poodle, Kinder Atom, Laser Caps and Hozerz.

3/ Processor: Loiter
Processor’s music is created using driving bass guitar rhythms, pulsing synthesizer sequences, tapes and othermodulated sounds. Processor began in 2011 when lighting designer M Joakim met cartoonist Lorenz Peter and the two shared their passion in making electronic noise and sound collage. Since then they have released five EP's and two full-length albums, as well as appearing on several compilations. Processor’s second full-length release “Sea Side” is a limited edition vinyl LP and digital download album. The track here, “Loiter” is produced by David Lush of Toronto minimal Waveists, Memorex.

4/Building Castles Out of Matchsticks: DikHop (Chromosphere Remix)
Anne Sulikowski began Building Castles Out of Matchsticks, as a solo project in Winter 2000, to musically document and explore extraordinary events, dreams, her experience of love and lack of love, battles with introspection, her wildly vivid imagination, promises made and broken, random thoughts and all the simple pleasures and bursts of boredom in her everyday life… A musical diary of a wanderer… Building Castles Out of Matchsticks is no stranger to Chromosphere. His remix of DikHop appears on their collaborative e.p. Building Castles Out of Matchsticks: The Chromosphere Remixes.

5/ HOZERZ: Kandiazz
HOZERZ return with a new acid jam monster! Recorded live at Toronto record store LPs LPs
 final hurrah party.

6/ Heiki: Clip Clop
Clip Clop (123bpm) is an acid warbler, recorded with restored vintage synths and drum machines. The pounding kick drum works off of the 303 and the delayed snappy snares add to the machine funk. Taken from the “Cracked Elbow” e.p., which is the latest release by Toronto electronic music scene veteran Heiki Sillaste, and his tenth release for his paper+sound label.

7/ Cosmic Lions: Cosmic Lion (Version Orchestrale)
Ripped from original 1978 single. Music by Hot Walter. Obscure cosmic Montreal disco.

8/ Bay Of Creatures: Neon For Life
If a mic and a large rock were put in a metal can and rolled down the stairs into a basement room, where a 40 year old man sits and cries alone, one could accurately describe Bay Of Creatures’ sound. Jay Isaac is a visual artist living in Toronto. Lorenz Peter is a record shop owner and plays in Toronto duo, Processor with M Joakim. “Neon For Life” is taken from their third album “Bay Of Creatures 3”.

9/ Digital Poodle: Furnace
Taken from the ultra rare and recently re-issued and re-mastered Digital Poodle cassette “Poodle Crematorium”, originally released on the Shadow Canada label back in 1988. The cassette features some of the earliest elektronik recordings made by the Toronto based, internationally recognized cult elektro-industrialists Digital Poodle. Many of these tracks have never been re-released in subsequent years and have remained much in demand by fans of the band’s early noisy drum box synth experiments. The reissue of “Poodle Crematorium” is limited to 150 red coloured cassettes, with original artwork restored.

10/ Molekules: Icebreaker
Molekules is the new electronic project of Kris Helström, Scott M2 and Heiki Sillaste, combining elements from all of their heritage in Chromosphere, Digital Poodle, dreamSTATE, Hozerz, Indarra, Kinder Atom, Sonic Boom Orchestra and other sonic compounds. “Icebreaker” takes them deeper into the Canadian winter explorations of dreamSTATE vs. Heiki’s “The North Shore” as they forge a new passage northward. This track features on Volume Nine in the ongoing Quiet Drones compilation series of electronic, ambient and experimental drone music.


released January 4, 2019

Compiled/photos/design by Heiki Sillaste.
Mastered at Wright Sounds, Toronto
by Kris Helstrom and Heiki Sillaste.


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Paper+Sound Toronto, Ontario

paper+sound is a newish Toronto based electronic music label, releasing music under the broad sub-categories of ambient, techno, house, dub techno, downtempo and experimental electronic sounds.
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