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30/01/11
-ctrl_vlv_018_-_tbc_-_nature is dirt-
http://www.controlvalve.net/
http://www.controlvalve.net/
http://www.controlvalve.net/
ctrlvlv#018 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!‏
ctrlvlv#018 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!‏
ctrlvlv#018 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!‏

artist: tbc
title: NATURE IS DIRT

excerpts from bio:
"from nowhere to conscientious"
"started in the early 80ies to make my own sound"
"Frans de Waard of Vital called my music as some of the hardest music in Europe"
"In 1991 I formed the "Hör-Bar" with Y-Ton-G and Malte Steiner, a music club for the advancement of experimental music with monthly concerts"
"now work with Radio Gagarin, an artist self organization which make a two-weekly radio-show on FSK 93.00 mhz (www.fsk-hh.org)"
"organization of concerts at the rote flora, a large squat"
"magazine called Odradek"
"label: Wachsender Prozess for noise music"
tbc is Thomas Beck from Hamburg, Germany
-I met Thomas after I played a live gig at the HörBar im B-Movie, back in March 2010, we exchanged some words and traded some Cd's, Thomas told me he also worked with the no-input mixing board, I took those Cd's home and after a few months, finally listened to them, thoroughly enjoyed them, then contacted Thomas and asked him to submit some material to ctrl.vlv
"NATURE IS DIRT" is a 22 minute EPIC Thomas made with a "Linux computer system and pre-recorded no-input mixer sound"
yeah, SOLID.
I hope you enjoy this as much as i do.
1 high quality 320kbps. mp3 files
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as always,
thank you for downloading.

Posted by chefkirk at 8:50 AM PST
-ctrl_vlv_017_-_nipple stools_-_rock roll-
http://www.controlvalve.net/
http://www.controlvalve.net/
http://www.controlvalve.net/
ctrlvlv#017 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!‏
ctrlvlv#017 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!‏
ctrlvlv#017 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!‏

artist: Nipple Stools
title: Rock Roll

"...as far as the info goes, just say we're an NC duo  comprised of august trager and carl kruger, and the tracks were taken from live sets in '09'/10"

Nipple Stools is from Wilmington, NC.
A duo comprised of Carl Kruger (Carl Kruger, Baby Daddy, Caucasians) and August Trager (Somnaphon, Food World).
I have been a HUGE fan of Carl's solo work for years (see ctrl_vlv_001 "Howling Hum")
and recently I was introduced to August's excellent solo works as Somnaphon (see ctrl_vlv_015 "Attempt Place").
What could I expect from this newly formed duo?
Well, lets just say, "2 great tastes, that taste great together"
Yeah, uhm......

3 high quality 320kbps. mp3 files
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as always,
thank you for downloading.

Posted by chefkirk at 8:47 AM PST
-ctrl_vlv_016_-_pregnant spore_-_draining marshmallows, out drips my dream-
http://www.controlvalve.net/
http://www.controlvalve.net/
http://www.controlvalve.net/
ctrlvlv#016 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!‏
ctrlvlv#016 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!‏
ctrlvlv#016 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!‏

artist: Pregnant Spore
title: Draining Marshmallows, Out Drips My Dream

"Pregnant Spore is the avant-garde sound-art project of Baltimore's Justin Marc Lloyd. Justin emotively, uniquely and obscurely uses electronics (circuit-bent and otherwise), tape manipulation techniques, processed field recordings, voice, guitar and found objects to create his thoughtfully-composed "noise" pieces. He also runs the Rainbow Bridge label and is part of many other projects."
4 high quality 320kbps. mp3 files
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as always,
thank you for downloading.

Posted by chefkirk at 8:46 AM PST
-ctrl_vlv_015_-_somnaphon_-_attempt place-
http://www.controlvalve.net/
http://www.controlvalve.net/
http://www.controlvalve.net/
ctrlvlv#015 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!‏
ctrlvlv#015 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!‏
ctrlvlv#015 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!‏

artist: Somnaphon
title: Attempt Place

"The songs on Attempt Place were constructed from audio created,found and/or stolen in North and Central America 2009-2010, functioning as mnemonic diagrams of a sacred landscape.

----------------------------------

Somnaphon is the solo project of A. Traeger.

Somnaphon simply makes things.

In addition to creating, performing and self-releasing work as Somnaphon,

A. Traeger is also part of the noise duo Food World, collaborates with various living humans, runs his record label Ack Recordings, and is an active participant in the art community in Wilmington, NC."

Created by A. Traeger
Source audio created/found/stolen in Central America & USA 2009-2010.

-i first heard August's work as part of the duo Food World, i knew of Somnaphon thanks to Carl Kruger, also part of the "scence" in Wilmington, NC ((910noise)ect....) this past May, i had the chance to meet/talk/perform with August at some burning fest. inside of an inflatable-bubble-tent, whoa....... anyways, we exchanged some cd's and words, i really enjoyed what i'd heard on those Somnaphon cd's, so much, that i asked August to submit some new material for release on ctrl_vlv.

the result is this, "Attempt Place", i can say, i am very happy to release, this,  another gem for all of you, free to download, this material is a shinning example of what ctrl_vlv. is, and what is aspires to be!

so, what is it?

what does it sound like??

well,....., to me, a perfect mix of found sound, field recordings, glitch, noise, and processing!

MUY PERFECTO!!!!

4 high quality 320kbps. mp3 files
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as always,
thank you for downloading.

Posted by chefkirk at 8:44 AM PST
-ctrl_vlv_014_-_jeff_kaiser_+_don_haugen_-_transistor illumicator-
http://www.controlvalve.net/
http://www.controlvalve.net/
http://www.controlvalve.net/
ctrlvlv#014 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!‏
ctrlvlv#014 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!‏
ctrlvlv#014 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!‏

artist: Jeff Kaiser and Don Haugen
title: "Transistor Illumicator"

bio:

Jeff Kaiser plays quartertone trumpet with software of his own design authored in Max/MSP. After many years as a full-time musician, he has recently entered into graduate studies and is working towards a PhD in Integrative Studies (music, with a dual focus on critical studies and ethnomusicology) at the
University of California San Diego. As well as performing regularly in the US and abroad, he also runs the record labels pfMENTUM and Angry Vegan Records.
 
Don Haugen aka WARNING BROKEN MACHINE(Spokane, WA USA, 1971)
Don Haugen is a sound artist, graphic designer, and photographer residing in Eugene, Oregon USA. A sound experimenter that focuses on minimalism, maximalism and other contemporary musical forms.
 
“Illumicator is a model name of a certain portable multiband(SW, AM, FM, CB, and VHF bands) transistor radio from the early 70's or late 60's.”

 
“Transistor Illumicator” is a live improvised collaborative recording that took place on 7/3/2010 at the New Zone Gallery, Eugene, OR USA.
 

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Posted by chefkirk at 8:41 AM PST
-ctrl_vlv_013_-_insects_with_tits_-_untld. 002 live 2008-
http://www.controlvalve.net/
http://www.controlvalve.net/
http://www.controlvalve.net/
ctrlvlv#013 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!‏
ctrlvlv#013 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!‏
ctrlvlv#013 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!‏

artist: insects with tits
title: untld. 002 live 2008

bio:
Insects with Tits is Roger Smith of chefkirk & Kenneth Yates of Caustic Castle.
This collaborative project brings together two very different but complimentary approaches to improvised no-input style mixing and processing that results in a colorful spectrum of frequencies, harsh tones and low rumbling bass.
This project began as an experiment, much like everything in life.
Insects with Tits are a politically and socially explicit venture with a focus on vegan action.
We will convert your asses.

Here we go with part. 2 in a series of LIVE sets recorded from our 2008 tour.
This release consists of 2 full + 1 partial live improvised no-input mixing board tracks recorded during our 2008 tour.
It is, still, my plan to release what I feel are the high lights from this past tour.
These 3 tracks were recorded on the 4th, 6th + 7th dates of the tour and show a continued developing call and response style using the no-input mixing technique.
Enjoy.

3 high quality 320kbps. mp3 files
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cover image .jpeg

thank you for downloading.

Posted by chefkirk at 8:39 AM PST
-ctrl_vlv_012_-_chefkirk_-_special tour consideration release-
http://www.controlvalve.net/
http://www.controlvalve.net/
http://www.controlvalve.net/
ctrlvlv#012 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!‏
ctrlvlv#012 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!‏
ctrlvlv#012 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!‏

artist: chefkirk
title: special tour consideration release

"Working under the inclusive category of experimental noise, chefkirk creates distinctive compositions of sound by combining together improvised drone and harsh electronics forced from a minimal arsenal of the no-input mixing board and sampler. chefkirk makes his music in North America.

chefkirk is Roger H. Smith (b. 1976 U.S.A.). Smith utilizes the no-input mixing board as his main instrument, along with a sampler, and two effects pedals. It is this minimal setup that forces Smith to fully explore the realms and possibilities of the no-input mixing technique. Smith calls on the influences of his everyday environment. The sounds that exist in the cracks of everyday life: the breaking of Atlantic surf on a deserted stretch of North Carolina coastline, the cicadas’ harsh call on humid summer nights in the South, the distant horn of a shipping barge on the Mississippi mixed with the broken glass of Bourbon Street, or the wind whistling through the mighty Douglas Fir trees of the Pacific Northwest.

Smith gives life to the electrical current trapped inside the mixing board’s circuits, allowing the signal to jump, sputter, and spit forth from the speakers to captivate and immobilize the listener.

Smith started chefkirk in 2003 as an experimental noise project. After many cd-r and netlabel releases, both solo and in collaboration, nationally and internationally, he started to work exclusively with the no-input mixing board and sampler in 2007.

Beyond chefkirk, Smith is also in the no-input mixing duo Insects with Tits w/Kenneth Yates (Caustic Castle) and solo as _whALe_pLAtE_, working exclusively with the computer and the limits of the 64KBPS. mp3 file. In 2009 Smith started the free netlabel Control Valve, showcasing new and exciting experimental audio in high quality 320KBPS. mp3 format."


i put this special little release together for my EURO tour 2010 (check the dates below),
"special tour consideration release" further explores the no-input mixing board + sampler setup i've been using for last years,
get lost in the thin + annoying sounds,
feel your time slip away with sampled microcassette recordings,
come back for repeated listens, over + over again.......

12 high quality 320kbps. mp3 files
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thank you for downloading.

Posted by chefkirk at 8:37 AM PST
-ctrl_vlv_011_-_search,_click_+_destroy_-_the trial-
http://www.controlvalve.net/
http://www.controlvalve.net/
http://www.controlvalve.net/
ctrlvlv#011 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!‏
ctrlvlv#011 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!‏
ctrlvlv#011 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!‏

artist: search, click + destroy
title: the trial

"Search, Click & Destroy return after a long meditation in darkness
to reveal a major philosophical work called, "The Trial". Previous releases include a split tape with
Space Slave Trade for  Richmond, VA's Flish Records,
split cdr with Whale Plate for Norway's Krakilsk, and loads of mp3s on their home label, Pop
Quiz (http://www.myspace.com/popquizparty)."


Search, Click & Destroy in one Jon Vaughn from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada.
i have been a fan jon's work since i first downloaded a mp3 release from the old Slapart label.
jon wears many hats + has many projects, working with improvisation and the no-input mixing board,
creating minimal trance and techno, making hardcore glitch-crust,...........................ect.
he is also a GREAT visual artist. check his work out!


"the trial" consists of 11 tracks of digital crunk-glitch.
this is cinematic computer music.
very serious.
serious stuff.

11 high quality 320kbps. mp3 files
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thank you for downloading.

Posted by chefkirk at 8:36 AM PST
-ctrl_vlv_010_-_whale_plate_-_image is everything-
http://www.controlvalve.net/
http://www.controlvalve.net/
http://www.controlvalve.net/
ctrlvlv#010 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!‏
ctrlvlv#010 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!‏
ctrlvlv#010 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!‏

artist: whale plate
title: image is everything

"have a 56k dial up it will bea slowconnection"


whale plate is a project I started in 2007 as a way to work exclusively with the computer and the low-quality 64KBPS. mp3 file.
I have always been a fan of the digital wash that accompanies low-bit-rate streaming video and low quality mp3 files.


"image is everything" consists of 3 "live" tracks recorded using only 64KBPS. mp3 files, my wife's notebook from work +++
a very shitty free dj software program.
The tracks were recorded live onto hard disc in late 2008.
Enjoy the digital wash.


3 high quality 320kbps. mp3 files
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cover image .jpeg

thank you for downloading.

Posted by chefkirk at 8:35 AM PST
-ctrl_vlv_009_-_insects_with_tits_-_untld. 001 live 2008-
http://www.controlvalve.net/
http://www.controlvalve.net/
http://www.controlvalve.net/
ctrlvlv#009 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!‏
ctrlvlv#009 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!‏
ctrlvlv#009 IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!‏

artist: insects with tits
title: untld. 001 live 2008

bio:
Insects with Tits is Roger Smith of chefkirk & Kenneth Yates of Caustic Castle.
This collaborative project brings together two very different but complimentary approaches to improvised no-input style mixing and processing that results in a colorful spectrum of frequencies, harsh tones and low rumbling bass.
This project began as an experiment, much like everything in life.
Insects with Tits are a politically and socially explicit venture with a focus on vegan action.
We will convert your asses.

This release consists of 2 live improvised no-input mixing board tracks recorded during our 2008 tour.
It is my plan to release what I feel are the high lights from this past tour.
These 2 tracks were recorded on the 2nd and 3rd dates of the tour and show a developing call and response style using the
 no-input mixing technique.
Enjoy.

2 high quality 320kbps. mp3 files
+++
cover image .jpeg

thank you for downloading.

Posted by chefkirk at 8:34 AM PST

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