Season 2 of Sonic Encounters Soundscapes Podcast Underway

Each episode contains original improvisational soundscapes and songs created with synthesis and sampling to capture, disassemble, reassemble, and shape the sounds around us. Episodes are usually story-driven so check the episode notes for hints as to what’s going on with each individual piece.

I also make original cover art for each episode which can be viewed in the Soundcloud version. For example, Season 2 kicks of with with a new track called “The Department of Entropy”.

In a deep dark corner of universe, ancient bureaucrats monitor and nudge the machinery that controls the decay of the all things. Sometimes they dance. Welcome to the Department of Entropy.

Credits: Music, Story and Cover Art by Mark Mosher

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Mark Mosher
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The Sonic Encounters Soundscapes Podcast is Back!

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After a 2 year hiatus – my Sonic Encounters Soundscapes Podcast is back! The 13 past episodes (with over 1 hour and 50 minutes of music) are back online as Season 01.

Season 02 is incoming so here is how to listen and subscribe.

Episode Notes Now Embedded in Podcast + Buy Button

I also streamlined the podcast and instead of using a companion blog for episode notes – I took the time to place all the show notes within the podcast episodes pages on Soundcloud instead (which also should feed your podcatcher).

In the cases where I have released an episode on Bandcamp – there is corresponding buy button.soundcloud-krell

The Album with Tracks from Season 01

In a related note – Season 01 of the the Sonic Encounters Podcast was released on Bandcamp as Sonic Encounters Volume 01 album. So if you’d like to support my art plus enjoy higher resolution audio of these records plus get 2 bonus tracks visit https://markmosher.bandcamp.com/album/sonic-encounters-volume-01.

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Thanks for listening,

Mark Mosher
Synthesist, Electronic Musician, Multimedia Aritst
Boulder, CO
SonicEncounters.com
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New Cinematic Ambient Album “Sonic Encounters Volume 01” @Bandcamp Exclusive #Ambient #CinematicAmbient #DarkAmbient #MusiqueConcrète #Synthesis

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Sonic Encounters Volume 01 Now Available

The album contains 14 tracks and 2 hours of Cinematic Ambient Soundscapes. You can listen and buy here or from the embedded player below. I you like Krell music – you’ll love this album! If you enjoy the album consider a buy and please tell your friends.

About This Release

Sonic Encounters began as a podcast that ran from June 2015 through May 2016 and contained 13 episodes or original music racking up over 10,000 plays on just this series along. Each show had a companion post which contained original artwork made, a back story, behind-the-scenes artist notes and photos.

I’ve decided to convert the podcast into an album series. Sonic Encounters Volume 01 is the first release in the series. It contains all the past soundscape episodes. If you buy the full album you’ll get the bonus track “Tonalities from Orbit Live from the University of Colorado Atlas Institute Black Box”. This previously unreleased track is a 11:31 minute live room recording from the “Boulder Laptop Orchestra BLOrK performs with guest Mark Mosher” concert event.

Liner Notes

I converted the  podcast show notes to a single page of  liner notes here.

Premise & Buzz

“Goosebumps and Deep Breaths…I’m trying to restrain myself in writing this review as it’d be easy to come off sounding a bit hyperbolic… But these rich soundscape “stories” sincerely do thrill my senses.

The concept for Sonic Encounters (so far, and in my interpretation) is this. You read a short text (sometimes the title is enough) on the premise of the “story” before listening. Then you listen to a purely sonic piece of field recording morphed with music, electronic manipulation, and performance, and you’re immediately transported via your own imagination’s 3D projection of his premise.

Mark’s become a consummate sound artist. He creates powerful imagery and elicits surprisingly keen emotional response from the listener without being heavy-handed. His economy and value in precision is proof of his skill.

My favorite story so far is “Metamorphosis Under the Chatham Light”. I get chills just thinking about it.

My very close second is “And What Do Trees Hear When the Wind Blows”. Read each premise before you listen.  Or not. No matter, the pieces will creep into your consciousness and take up residence.”  – BlindFlyTheater.com