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“Elfish Tapes” – new album coming out next month

Posted in Elfish Tapes by ION on 10/02/2010

The “Elfish Tapes” album is made by recording onto magnetic tape, electronically
produced oscillations, which, when played from tape, are heard through loudspeakers
as sounds. Part of the equipment from which these oscillations originate will be listed in
the inner sleeve of the limited edition release. At times, voices or other naturally
occurring sounds are used in conjunction with the electronic or digital ones. The end
product, a unique narration of a story placed somewhere in an isolated environment,
was pre-programmed to be finalized within the limits of one year’s recordings.

The “Elfish Tapes” is the first part of “The Elfish Circle” trilogy. It has been dreamt
and conceived as a double record album and consists of fifteen pieces. Three of them are
of spoken poetry, illustrated by electronic sounds and by the sounds of everyday life.
The advantage of being able to predetermine the likelihood of sounds occurring and of
their parameters, is that within rigidly determined frameworks there is at any one
time an unpredictable result; although over a long enough period the synthesis of such
results is able to be mathematically forecast. The listener, instead of being able to
mentally forecast key or tone or loudness at any point, will at the end of the whole find
an overall memory of exactly these, usually predetermined structures.

All field recordings took place in abandoned buildings in the countryside, in
a fast highway while driving, in a small village graveyard and mostly by the
beach, during spring, autumn and winter. Modern digital computer technology was
used to make the editing of these sounds more flexible.

The “Elfish Tapes” will be released in various formats on March 2010_
More information will follow through all ION links_

Yours sincerely,

Giannis Papaioannou / ION


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  1. miliokas said, on 19/02/2010 at 5:21 pm

    Elfish Tapes, ε?

    searching into the drawer


  2. Ion said, on 19/02/2010 at 5:23 pm

    up in the attic or down in the basement to be more precise_

  3. miliokas said, on 19/02/2010 at 5:23 pm

    …και … συγγνώμη για το 2ο πόστ
    το “RAW” υπάρχει κάπου σε ψηφιακή μορφή?
    Το έχω σε δίσκο αλλά δε μπορώ να το ψηφιοποιήσω.
    Ελπίζω να μη σε φέρνω σε δύσκολη θέση…

    -μiliokas aka skylos_mayos-
    ¬ :-)

    • Ion said, on 19/02/2010 at 5:25 pm

      no worries_

      to “land” h to “city”? vasika yparxoyn kai ta dyo, apla to “land” einai ligo xamhlh h hxografhsh tou…

  4. miliokas said, on 19/02/2010 at 5:27 pm

    To “Land” έχω και μου άρεσε κιόλας πολύ. Το είχα γράψει και σε κασσέτα
    Απλά… τώρα πιά δεν έχω καν κασετόφωνο…
    Αλλά και για το “City”… ok…

    -μiliokas aka skylos_mayros-

  5. miliokas said, on 19/02/2010 at 5:33 pm

    Ίσως δεν ήμουν σαφής στο προηγούμενο ποστ.
    Και τα 2, αν γίνεται :D
    -μiliokas aka skylos_mayros-

    PS. Τα “άχρηστα” ποστς, ας σβηστούν, αργότερα ¡

    • Ion said, on 19/02/2010 at 5:36 pm

      ok, alla dwse ligo xrono epeidh trexw me to new one_
      stay tuned for infos_

  6. miliokas said, on 19/02/2010 at 5:43 pm


    όσο χρόνο θέλεις :)

    Thanx for everything

    -μiliokas aka skylos_mayros-

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