Category Archives: Cool Projects

Awareness (VA) by VALE

Listen & support the compilation

Mastering by: @detmusic
Artwork by: @altitxde

World Autism Awareness Day is upon us, and we are thankful to have a talented group of artists come together for the sake of giving back to the special people in our lives. 100% of the proceeds from this project will go towards raising awareness for the community via Autism Speaks. Thank you all for the support!

“When you go to your stereo and turn on the tunes and all is working well with the speaker wire, then the sound is sweet, crisp and clear. You hear what the artist and producer intended for you to hear — and it’s a good and pleasant thing.

However, if your speaker wire has a short in it, if it’s frazzled by a fray, then things might not go so well, and a clear connection could be lost.

There are moments when that frayed wire may be in the perfectly placed position to still allow really solid sound to pass through. In that moment, the music is coming through loud and clear and you get to enjoy the groove.

But then something shifts — even just a little, and suddenly that worn wire produces static (and maybe even sparks). The music’s still there, but with it is another competing noise — a sharp and crepitating noise — a noise that’s taken something pleasant and made it painful.

All of a sudden something shifts again, and everything has gone from simple static to overwhelming and excruciating white noise. In the chaotic cacophony you find yourself reaching for the volume control in order to mute the mess because it hurts.

Then things shift once more and the frayed wire is now in a position where nothing’s getting through. The connection has been lost and all is silent. The stereo itself is still making a melody, but that melody is trapped inside the machine and unknown to anyone on the outside.”

“The Frayed Wire” by Lori Sealy
Published via “The Mighty” 04/21/2016
themighty.com/2016/04/what-does-autism-feel-like/

 

Ac-Tone x High Dude – Traumatism (Warpball Project with Outtallectuals)

The Untz premiered our track ‘Traumatism’ and talked about the Warpball project:

We’ve been importing a ton of our neuro, halftime, and psybass from the international set, of late. In line with that trend, the long-standing Outtallectuals brand has a brand new compilation coming out soon. Warpball ties into an indie video game of the same name (check out a beta here: warpballgame.com), and in order to capture and convey the time-warp, glitched out aesthetic, Outtallectuals had to call on its most revered band of off-kilter sound design maniacs. Enter Mr. Bill, Halfred, Hullabalo0, Duffrey, 5AM, and more. The cream of the crop of psychedelic audio warriors assembled a wild collection of trippy tunes that bring the game to life. We’ve selected a pair of French producers to debut today with “Traumatism,” the brainchild of Ac-Tone and High Dude. Glitchy, wandering, and fragmented blips of ephemera shimmer and gleam in the fractaled outersphere of this otherwordly tune. In a word, it’s mesmerizing, as if its sole purpose is to draw you deeper and deeper into the Warpball world, which, I suppose, is the task of any video game composer. These artists are new to us, but consider our interest piqued for them, the comp, and the subsequent Outtallectual releases.

Outtallectuals – Phewa Dawn Album

Phewa Dawn is an initiative in partnership with Skate Nepal to redesign and renovate Phewa Skatepark, the only functioning skate park in Nepal. Over 50 musicians have taken part in this project, collaborating with each other to create a variety of organic and/or tribal-influenced electronic music.

Support here: https://outtallectuals.bandcamp.com/album/phewa-dawn-outta028

Aquatic Collective Compilation Vol 2. for MAPS research

Aquatic Collective Compilation Vol 2. is a project that features unreleased tracks from 25 artists around the world which are all themed around the element of water. This album is a “Pay as you want” release with all proceeds going directly to MAPS research.

Founded in 1986, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana.