Recent Fog Music releases from Aural Films, featuring works of White Origins, Frans Kedes, T.R.I.v.M, and Jack Hertz, and featuring photography of Wolf Red, as well as images from the collection of photos Aural Films has been using for the Fog Music project. Authors include: James Maier, Wolfgang Gsell, Jack Hertz, Martin Str, Mark Blood, and other stock images.
Aural Films is an online record label (netlabel) that releases high-quality soundtrack albums for movies that do not exist. The label publishes a wide range of music styles ranging from ambient to experimental to popular to soundtrack musics. Often on the same albums. You can find our complete catalog of releases online at auralfilms.bandcamp.com
released 06 October 2014
White Origins – Composition, recording, mastering.
Cover by Wolfgang Gsell
White Origins’s story began at 12 or 13, on a video game console, throwing together sounds made by someone else and saving it to a memory card.
The precursor was the influence of Rikki’s father and his collection of classic dance records. An early memory recalls sitting in the back of the car with his parents, going… somewhere, and mentally picking apart the elements of the track playing on the car stereo – Rejuvination’s ‘Requiem’. Captured by the pulsating beat and lack of vocals, when all he had known was the Spice Girls or his mother’s love of Céline Dion, Rikki took analyzing music forward to replicating and constructing his own.
Well, constructing his own combinations of those sounds made by someone else, which eventually felt limiting and fuelled a desire for more control over his own sound. Long story short – omitting tales of poor secondary education, unfulfilling college education, and by far a more satisfying and invigorating self-taught approach – Rikki is now White Origins, The Lime Room, one half of new project Ministerialis with vocalist Karen VR, and founder of Headform Records. More info can be found at rikkisho.wix.com/rikki-sho-music
Wolfgang Gsell, born 1956 in Stuttgart, began to play guitar with 15 years. In the late 80s he changed to play synthesizers. More information and music can be found at www.facebook.com/wolfgang.gsell.9
Male. One wife. Two kids. Guitar. Laptop.Open mind. Love to make synthetic dreamscapes. I am also interested in making “Musique concrete” -music by recording and manipulating ordinary noises around us.
In a very early 80´s Frans Kedes was only a character in a short story. There was also some recordings made by two-track cassette recorder, Workname was :”The Death of Frans Kedes” (guitar, Casio vl-tone20)music was bluesbased and kind of psychedelic. I will find those tapes someday.
Musical influences came from early Kraftwerk,CAN, Holger Czukay, Jah Wobble, Tangerine Dream,Vinnie Reilly, Syd Barrett, King Grimson, Robert Fripp, Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart and master John Cage and if you can find this album:The Elephant Table Album: a compilation of difficult music . 1983 Compilation album, released on Xtract Records. This album is a top.
“M27” and “Lost Village” was played in finnish radio YLE1 11-11-2012 Avaruusromua “Spacejunk” areena.yle.fi/radio/1676391/#/play
“Pure abstrackt- Tia” and “Are You Sleeping Yet” was played on Finnish radio YLE1 8-19-2012 “Spacejunk” Avaruusromua areena.yle.fi/radio/1676391/#/play
I.v.MARTINEZ is a member of anti-all dada experiMENTAL industrial noise project TOTALITNY REZIM. His solo projects TOTAL E.T.,T.R.I.v.M. and mutanT.R.I. are devoted to exploring new territories in noiseland and based on alien origin. Read more about his work at
Deluge (Fog Music 19) – Jack Hertz
Jack Hertz – Nord Modular and MFOS Synthesizers, recording, mastering, and cover image.
Inspired by the mystery of life. Jack Hertz manipulates sound to create intangible techno-organic impressions between music and noise. He has been composing and recording experimental music for more than 30 years. Generally, he is searching for a sonic middle ground between the real and the artificial. Utilizing computers, synthesizers, found objects, field recordings and digital effects. He designs his own instruments and effects with unique characteristics that create spaces and atmospheres a listener can explore. He finds all aspects of creating sound fascinating. From the early percussion instruments to the present day hardware and software innovations. He is particularly interested in sound synthesis of all kinds, especially Frequency Modulation. Read more about his work at JackHertz.com