released August 18, 2014
Thomas Dimuzio - Composition, recording, and mastering.
Cover photography - Carbon111.
Thomas Dimuzio is a musician, composer, sound designer, mastering engineer, label proprietor, and music technologist residing in San Francisco, California. Inspired as much by John Cage as Led Zeppelin, Dimuzio's music is like a sonic excursion that transports the listener into other worldly aural realms. “His work has a narrative, filmic tug that will draw you into its dark corners, ears alert… brilliant and rarely less than entertaining.” —Peter Marsh, BBC
Long regarded as a musical pioneer for his innovative use of live sampling and looping techniques, Dimuzio has earned a deserved reputation worldwide as an avant-garde sound artist in touch with the aesthetic pulse of time and technology. A true sonic alchemist who can seemingly create music events out of almost anything, Dimuzio's listed sound sources on his various releases include everything from 'modified 10 speed bicycle' and 'resonating water pipe' to short-wave radios, loops, feedback, samplers, synthesizers and even normal instruments such as guitar, clarinet and trumpet. Dimuzio's eclecticism bespeaks a career equally informed by a profound dedication to his craft and collaborations with friends, artists and technologists alike.
Dimuzio's recordings have been released internationally by ReR Megacorp, Asphodel, RRRecords, No Fun Productions, Sonoris, Drone Records, Record Label Records, Odd Size, Seeland, and other independent labels. Among his collaborators are Chris Cutler, Dan Burke, Joseph Hammer, Anla Courtis, Nick Didkovsky, Due Process, Voice of Eye, Fred Frith, David Lee Myers, 5uu's, Matmos, Wobbly and Negativland.
Banished Through Haze (22:06)
by Thomas Dimuzio
© 2014 Thomas Dimuzio
Gench Music (BMI)
instrumentation: modular synthesizer and processed field recordings
Make Noise, Metasonix, The Harvestman, Mungo, Qu-Bit, Tip Top Audio, Cwejman, etc.
Mendocino Headway - Mendocino, CA, August 15, 1995
Opal Rain - Newton, MA, October 5, 1995
Wind in Window - San Francisco, CA, July 22, 2000
3AM Fog - San Francisco, CA, July 23, 2000
Distant Fog Horns - San Francisco, CA, November 18, 2011
Carbon111 is the musical incarnation of James Maier, a graphic artist and computer geek living in the tiny mist-filled, moss-covered town of Mukilteo on the shores of Possession Sound in the Pacific Northwest with his patient wife and two slinky cats. More information can be found at carbon111.com
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
Aural Films Catalog No. AF0056