NO10: Sounds Of Survival from Ukrainian Underground


We decided to give out this compilation under Bandcamp’s “payment what you want” model“, but ask you to donate directly to support humanitarian help for the people in Ukraine. Here you can find possible foundraising NGOs:  www.betterplace.org/de/fundraising-events/40566-nothilfe-fuer-die-ukraine
All money from the bandcamp sales goes directly to SKP Records collective, to support the artists and their families. 

Being an underground artist in Ukraine has never been an easy path to choose. This war is not only an attack on their lives, but on their passionate existence as musicians. 
In the last couple of days we have coordinated this compilation with a sense of the urgency of the circumstances, and the direct need it has created. 
Our friend Dubmasta, who is based in Kyiv was collecting tracks from friends of the local scene, around the SKP records collective. 
Consistent online access has been a major stumbling block, and communication of all kinds frustrating and complicated. We, sitting here in Berlin, get worried, whenever we don´t get a response. Foa Hoka´s singer Dmytro Kurovskiy wrote that he is sitting in a basement in Chernihiv in the dark, while constant airstrikes hit the city. A rocket exploded close to his studio. the windows got crashed, but synthesizers and equipment, thankfully for the time being, have survived the most recent attacks, as has he.  Still under these circumstances, against all odds, Dmytro managed to send material and photos. 

This compilation wouldn´t have been possible without Serge Dubrovskiy AKA Dubmasta, Oleksiy Mikrykov AKA King Imagine (Kyiv) and Dmytro Kurovskiy (Chernihiv) in Ukraine. Many thanks to Helmut Erler for providing the mastering and Brenda Alamilla for the artwork. With love from NOLAND, Andi & Hannes 

With love from NOLAND, 
Andi & Hannes 

Ця збірка хоче надати видимості друзям-музикантам в Україні. Бути андеграундним артистом в Україні ніколи не було легким шляхом. Ця війна є нападом не лише на їхнє життя, а й на їхнє пристрасне існування як музикантів. Останні кілька днів ми координували цю компіляцію. Наш друг Дабмаста, який живе в Києві, збирав треки від друзів місцевої сцени, навколо колективу SKP Records. Інтернет був поганий, зв’язок теж складний. Ми хвилюємося, коли ми не отримуємо відповіді. 

Співак та музикант гурту Foa Hoka Дмитро Куровський написав, що сидить у підвалі у Чернігові в темряві, при постійних авіаударах по місту. Біля його студії вибухнула ракета, вікна розбилися, але синтезатори та обладнання можна було врятувати на даний момент. І все ж за цих обставин Дмитру вдалося надіслати матеріал і фотографії. 

Ми вирішили роздати цю збірку безкоштовно, але просимо вас пожертвувати безпосередньо на підтримку гуманітарної допомоги людям в Україні. Тут ви можете знайти можливі громадські організації, які збирають фонди: www.betterplace.org/de/fundraising-events/40566-nothilfe-fuer-die-ukraine
Усі гроші від продажу на бендкемпі надходять безпосередньо колективу SKP Records, підтримати артистів та їхні родини. 
Ця компіляція була б неможлива без Сержа Дубровського він же Дабмаста, Олексія Мікрюкова він же Кінг Iмеджин (Київ) та Дмитра Куровського (Чернігів) в Україні. Велика подяка Гельмуту Ерлеру за майстерінг та Бренді Аламіллі за ілюстрацію. З любов’ю від NOLAND, Енді і Ханнес. 

NO7: We Unite To Heal Our Souls! out now


We are sharing the piece out of solidarity and respect for each other.
All income goes to the Shipibo-Conibo Community to help to provide basic medical care in the fight against Corona.
While the situation in other parts of the world is stabilizing, the people in Ucayali are left to fend for themselves.
Some years ago Rawa Munoz and Andi recorded this song together in Peru. Rawa is a singer and artist and part of the Shipibo-Conibo community in the Amazon area of Ucayali.
Our old friend Acid Pauli surprised us with these wonderful remixes.
The piece is an ikaro, a traditional healing song, framed with electronic interactions. The icaro is part of an ancient tradition that the Amazonian Shipibo Konibo communities use in the ceremonies, as part of a healing ritual. This song is a sacred vibration, a song that carries a message of love that unites, cheers and heals our bodies and souls.

We are happy to receive donations, feedback and kindly ask you to spread the word about the song and the call for donations.

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Mastering contributed by Helmut Erler, Berlin
Cover Painting: Rawa Muñoz
Coordination Peru: Vicho Castillo
Coordination Germany: Noland, Gebrüder Teichmann
In Association with Asociación Civil Despensa Amazónica

NO8: Citysynthesis – out on 28.05.21

CITYSYNTHESIS is a project by DJ Raph and Sophia Bauer, exploring real and imagined soundscapes of the city they have in common, Nairobi.

NOLAND · NO8 – CITYSYNTHESIS

DJ Raph is an electronic music producer/DJ. An old head in the city’s underground scene, he is constantly testing the boundaries of what’s acceptable on the dancefloor or in a mix. Sophia Bauer is a sound artist based in Cologne. She often creates installations with extensive, imaginative soundscapes exploring places and ideas wondering if sound can be a source of knowledge in and of itself. Their archive project soundofnairobi.net won the Sound of the Year Award 2020 in the category Sound Innovator.

The Fieldlines Documentary is online

‚Fieldlines‘ was an inter-traditional and inter-generational musical collaboration, that took place in Radjasthan, India as part of the Magnetic Fields Festival in December 2019.
Fieldlines‘ was made possible with a Goethe-Institut Coproduction Fund grant and collaboration between Magnetic Fields Festival, Gebrüder Teichmann and their label Noland.
The residency featured folk musicians Hakim Khan, Kultla Khan, Firoz Khan and folk singer Sumitra Devi alongside German producers and cultural activists Gebrüder Teichmann & their dad Uli, Kolkata-based sound artist Bidisha Das and translator Akshatha Shetty.