netlabel for experimental music
is a message to inform that Two left hands on two right arms no longer
is going to continue it´s activities. We have been around since 2006
but now it´s time to move on.|
Despite that I choose to quit, my
love for the netlabel scene is growing, so its feels a bit wistful to
decide to sign of. I don't want to leave the scene entirely though and
would like be included in other contexts that are less time consuming -
maybe from a point of view as a listener or a collector? I you have any
suggestions I might be interested!
Finally I want to thank all
musicians I had the pleasure to release over the years. Without you my
netlabel wouldn't be possible. You deserve all the attention you can
get, if you wish to have your relases available elsewhere, you have of
course my approval.
All the best!
Markus Ĺberg / Mrcien / tlhotra
| New release out with Mexican composer Pam. "Música para sentir que me ama" is a mixed media project
consisting of music, lyrics and art.|
German review on Musique TLR is added to our review section.
Another great thing is that dancer and filmmaker Natalie from
Washington, USA has used Pitroghucy by Olle Svensk (our fourth release)
for a dance piece called Death Posture. Watch it from youtube.|
new year start not with a bang but a whimper. Or maybe not in a
whimper but with an elctronic dub production with Mrcien. An homage to
Robert Anton Wilson, also known as R.A.W.|
happened in the netlabel scene 2008? Well, a lot of god music have been
released for sure. For fun we made a list of music that are worth
checking out. Read it here (written in Swedish). |
| Sit down, make yourself comfortable and relax.
Take your time and listen to Adrián Juárez new album "miedo al
rio". In short sketches he present different ideas of his audio
visions. It's a diverse album full of textures, quickly moving from one
idea to another. Reminiscent or maybe best described as a diary of sounds.|
prepared people! The 13th November, Adrián Juárez will release a new
album on his own netlabel Frigida rec. Here are two video teasers to
get you in the right mood!|
| Today a new release is out. An EP bridging
the gap between Slowdive, Labradford and Dntel. Visit our release
section and discover the mesmerizing world of Musique TLR.|
new episode of Monographic series arrives to feature the work of
the Sweden based netlabel Two Left Hands On Two Right Arms. |
the 30th release up to date, the netlabel phillosophy emphasizes its
DIY infraestructure, and proudly runs with free software and services,
and as a consecuence of this free culture statement doesnt want to be
considered as an ordinary label. Its curator, Markus Ĺberg (XU &
Mrcien), has kindly agreed and contributed with this mesmerizing
symphony of sounds.
Listen to the podcast here:
01. Mozcorra - Escurro (tlhotra022)
02. Pam - The forest I lost (tlhotra030)
03. Mrcien - Dandelion trumpet (tlhotra018)
04. clemens hausch - movement 3 / lift (tlhotra008)
05. Roman Slavka - Future Shock (tlhotra011)
06. SSH Visor - Mhats Briddhle (tlhotra016)
07. Hjorten - Not A World Record (tlhotra002)
08. Arete - Refräng (tlhotra002)
09. kanada brothers - 5k2-dub (tlhotra025)
10. XU - In empty rooms (tlhotra001)
11. Karlheinz Essl - Carl Mayer Scenar(t)ist - Berlin (tlhotra023)
12. Demolyne) - Rural Lullaby (tlhotra020)
13. Leo Alves Vieira & Pangea - Mil Pulsos (tlhotra021)
14. Adrián Juárez - testaferro (voice by adrian juarez) (tlhotra029)
culture of sharing and remixing is stronger than ever before and begins
to affect every aspect of society. As such, a new kind of cooperation
between the different parts of a free society is needed. Artists and
hackers as well as writers and researchers will come together in order
to discuss, debate and evaluate current trends and new ways to protect
and develop our freedoms. |
we are proud to present an ep by "Lucida" from England. What to expect
is a mix between environmental sounds and acoustic instruments. Or with
Richard Harvey's own words: I'm interested in exploring a mix
music and environmental sounds. Not only for providing some "ambient"
context for a piece like so many "campfire tapes" type albums, but to
evoke some kind of collective memory.
reviews added with Adrián Juárez and Pam. And In a not to distant
future we are going to release
four track ep with "Lucida" consisting
of a mix between environmental sounds and acoustic
today is our promised "Kissnmeland ep" by the Mexican artist Pam. It's
a remarkable work, like if music had wings and the sounds came direct
from the mind of the composer. If you are a fan of intimate field
recordings and music that takes you elsewhere, make sure not to miss
this pink aromatic release.
below problem is now solved. All releases are now available. We also
want to inform that our next release is not far away. It's a lovely ep
by Pam called Kissmeland. Stay tuned!
some of our releases are inaccessible. Probably is this only a
temporary problem. I've made an error report to Internet archive so
they can help me fix this. Sorry for the inconvenience!
Juárez return to us, this time with a little help from some friends.
The idea or concept of "floreale" is very clear and without
compromises: an ep consisting only of voices! After the sessions been
recorded, Adrián Juárez studied the result and proceeded by carefully
select parts for recycling, multi layering, looping and in other ways
processing the audio suitable for his liking.
fourth and final part of the Tid project is now released. Altogether
have 18 artist
given their individual view
on time after
approximately a six-month period of planning and composing.
| Our new
release is a live session by Roman Slavka and Dem,
performed 12/01 2008 in Dniprpopetrovs'k, Ukraine. With a personal approach they
create a confrontation of aesthetics. A mutual understanding and a
creative cooperation. A soundtrack to a sleep paralysis - deep, dense
release is now out in our collaboration project. This time with 23
seconds. Expect an experimental, electronic pop journey! Link.
would also like to inform that because of bad tagging from our part we
are slowly going through our archive to make each release look proper.
We will now name our individually files like this example:
| Today we
a collaboration project with two other Swedish netlabels. We
first out and release our part, a collection of four
tracks of textured and eerie ambient and EAM music.
Never before has a project like this been done in Sweden and we are
very proud to take part in this. For more information, please visit
release is up with the high productive Claus Haxholm Jensen from
Denmark, under his moniker Kanada brothers. He have composed
audio experience of processed sine waves for seeking ears and curious
minds. Listen and enjoy!
| We are
proud to announce that SSH Visor is back with a new
release, a detailed and layred work called Molekül. Once again Sinclair is a
living proof that contemporary music on the net is alive and in
development towards new territories.
| The track
"Sondmatad med lögner" by Hjorten (tlhotra006) is going to take part on
a promo cd by Klubb lakritz in
Norrköping. If you show up on their next event you might get a copy!
release out today with Karlheinz Essl, a professor of composition for
electro-acoustic and experimental music at the University of Music and
Performing Arts in Vienna.
This is what Joel Chadabe wrote about Karlheinz live album "m@ze°2" from
Essl performs on a laptop computer that he has transformed into a live
electronic musical instrument. The result is exciting and musical. You
just won't hear these sounds anywhere else. He performs solo and in
duets and trios, responding with sensitivity to fellow musicians,
producing fascinating sound transformations, creating spontaneous
surprises, and moving quickly from loops to cacophony to tiny clips of
vocal sounds to all kinds of textures and ideas. He does all this with
his m@ze°2 (Modular Algorithmic Zound Environment) performance
| A new
year and a new release. This time with Mozcorra, a duo from Mexico
a child like naive universe. A panorama of self focused
thoughtfulness. Hard to define, easy to love. It's a six track EP of
minimal improvised key sounds. If you like what you hear you should
jazz records to hear more!
end this year with a work by Leo Alves Vieira and Pangea, two prolific
composers known in different constellations and coherence. Post-sleep
paths demonstrate these two composers best sides. This is how
experimental music sounds like, and should sounds like, as we step into
Happy new year everyone! Take care and stay creative!
year will be exciting! Together with other Swedish netlabels we launch
a collaboration project where each netlabel will release a small
compilation. When all (smaller) compilations have been released the
whole project will be released as a big compilation on all netlabels.
More on that, as previously stated, to come next year.
mentioning is that over the past couple of months Internet archive
(where we host our music) have come across some problems. We apologies
for the inconvenience this has caused our visitors. Still the download
counters is not working, but hopefully everything will be back to
normal as soon as possible!
is here and our twentieth release is out with the Ukrainian act
Demolyne) who have composed, with his own words: "4 tracks of various
length, but with the common idea to show and reflect my views and
imaginations around concrete pictures of nature. "
It's an ambient
little pearl, sometimes silent, sometimes violent. At a closer
listening you can hear a lot of sound sources are used to make this,
his debut EP, a rich and layered work.
| DEAD #339
is for fans
of rhythmic noise and harsh industrial acts like 'Terrorfakt',
'Converter' and others on the same vein. Today we release his DEAD EP,
a collaboration work with other netlabels who is thinking outside of
the box on what a netlabel release is all about.
release out with Mrcien, founder of TLHOTRA. Music on "Sometimes when I
watch trees sway" is
mostly based on field recordings from Gävle and Västerĺs and contain
crackles and pops, birds, dandelion trumpets, melodies barely audible,
grandfather clock and other personal and nostalgic sounds.
you live in Uppsala or nearby, Hjorten, this time under the
name Reversed Obesity, is going to perform live in Musikens
the 17th October. The concert start 20:00. Besides Reversed
Obesity are two
other acts. Purchase ticket (50kr) from: www.ticnet.se
| Not one,
but two new releases!
This time with the act SSH Visor, a laptop-based Austrian
who for both releases uses the same sound material created from a
variety of instruments, including guitars, hand percussion, generative
or improvised synths and even video game consoles. Though
some would approach this work as
noise, Christopher thinks of the more abrasive elements in his music in
terms of organic and
crunchy instead of harsh and mechanical.
ambient music with field recordings taken around the city of Detroit.
Does it sound like something that could suit your taste? If yes, we
suggest you listen to our new release with Monopole.
| If you
liked our latest release with Jan-M. Iverssen you might want to check
out a video
teaser with Iversen & Beatfoundation on the "Střy pĺ
release is up, this time with Jan-M. Iversen from Norway. On this
release he outline a preparation
for a live performance for the Střy Pĺ
Landet'-festival in Selbu, Norway. It's a
long composition of abstract noise and soft ambiance.
| Our second release with
Hjorten is now online. On this ep he manipulates
the idea behind applause by re-arranging situations we are
used to, and finds rhythm where none is expected. The sound
treated and forced into doing what he wants, creating an experimental
and minimalistic picture by hand.
everything is going as schedule Patel pretal is tonight going to
perform live in Shanghai. God luck guys! At the 18th of August
they perform in Chengdu, and at the 28th of August in Beijing.
| This is a call out for all
REMIXERS out there. Adrián Juárez is going to do
a remix version on his album Amílcar, released here on
tlhotra. If you think you are up for it, choose a track and make contact
with him. The deadline for a contribution is at the end of August!
of our most successful artist, when it comes to downloads, have
participated on a compilation from the label Theremin Noise
Club. Clemens Haush, this time under the name Unfinished
contributes with a track called: spring fails by means of automated
of tlhotra, Markus Ĺberg, have written an article about the Swedish
netlabel sceen. Read it here.
(Swedish readers only.)
the first time we leave Europe and add to our catalouge a fine work by
the productive musician Adrián Juárez from Argentina. If you are an
experinced netlabel listener you might have seen or heard him
different labels, getting fine praise regardless what kind of music he
practise. This time he creates a collection
of ambient/drone pieces of conceptual nature in collaboration with
Mexican artist Leopoldo, who for each track made a picture to complement
release is up! This time by talanted mister Roman Slavka from Ukraine
with the ep:
Industry by nature. A work of dark imagery and ambient
| Mrcien has been featured on
the compilation See you in sanitarium, from the polish netlabel Kaos ex machina
with an exclusively composed track called Tics. He also got played on
podcast 101, with the track Reading books like a map, from the split
release: Mind Matter Norm, released here on tlhotra.
| Today we Release: Mind
Matter Norm, a split release between Mrcien, founder of
Zerofication, founder of Introvert distortion. The theme for
release is mental disorder, or how a norm of behavior, when broken is
defined as sickness. The question is; what will happen if the norm
becomes narrower or wider and what these changes depends on.
release is also available from Introvert
rantala! is a documentary movie about Finland's past and the director
Lotta Notfjälls relatives who lived there. In the movie, with a
tranquil and poetic voice, a family's past appears with a dark and
beautiful energy. Contributing in the soundtrack are Dense vision
and Somnivore, who took part in our dark ambient compilation "We who
with music beguile your pilgrimage
to the unknown". We congratulate to a successful work of art!
| New web host on 50webs.
Update your bookmark!
new release is now available with Patel pretal, a collective from east
London who previously attracted attention with their live performances
with interactive installations. Imagine if György Ligeti lived
and got interested in lo-fi and found art. Then you might get the idea
of what to expect from them. We bring you a work of deconstructure and
commons have updated their license, so from now on we will copyright
music with the 3.0 version. We
also want to share with you a link
to a blog of Arash Moori and his collaborative work with Esther
Mańas. (Arash Moori contributed on our dark ambient
compilation). The blog contains the result of some videos from their
we release a live recording in three parts, a session performed by
Clemens Hausch earlier this year. It's a suggestive display of fine
experimental electronic music. Listen, close your eyes and be
| We're back with a new
release, this time by the duo and the couple: "Herr Ĺberg och
of you familiar with TLHOTRA probably know our web design skills is
insufficient. But the current layout we now have is based upon a
template by idave. It's simple and
straight forward and hopefully you
interview with Hjorten has appeared in the free weekly newspaper
Uppsalatidningen. We recommend you to read
it. Priceless comments by
people on the street who listen to his demo Ljudterrorism, says: "How
long do I have to listen" "I think these are the worst sounds I've ever
heard in my life." "What kind of cheating is this?"
| The re-release of
the compilation "We who with music beguile your
pilgrimage to the unknown" is now online on Introvert
A sequel is also in the making, so expect more interesting soundscapes
from the Nordic countries!
start the new year not with a whimper but with a bang. For people with
an appetite for noise we tempt you with "Omringad av mörker"
"Hjorten" who has boiled up a nice stew of loud sounds.
A netlabel for experimental
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