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Ariel Kalma is the kind of musician that collectors live their lives to find at the bottom of a dollar record bin, and the kind who fellow musicians hope to become. He is a composer who worked on the periphery of a fringe movement, whose early adherents have recently seen an explosion in popularity...

- Vivian Hua,

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In the 70’s Ariel had only a few possibilities to alter his sounds: overdubs, phaser, flanger, so he experimented lots… still does! Here are some of his explorations.

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Sub Drumachine, 5:59, Ariel’s modified drum machine, rhythmic echoes, voice, filters, 1976

Rhythm ESQ1, 1:16, Ariel still had synth sequences and he translated them into a modern setup 2016

Where Is Pluto, 4:27, Tickle-ear journey to a distant planet… follow your dreams… 2016

Les Enfants Fous, 5:33, Children experimenting while Ariel mixes an ESQ1 and loops, 1994

Mirror Rorrim, 4:47, Backward Forward analog 1/4 “ tape: Farfissa Pro, silver flute, and drums 1973

Froisse Fremis, 2:07, at GRM, 1977, jet engine and a flanger play with back and forth running tapes.

Les Chevres de Hydra, 2:43, Goats bells and calls in the night…. Ariel’s Residency in Hydra, 2019

Dawn Texture,1:49, Varispeed tapes, older drum machines, phaser, echoes, flutes and voice, 1977

Environs Musimage, 3:29, Drone slow run of tuned tapes with effects, GRM 1977

Bols Cloches, 2:40, Ariel recorded church bells in 1972 and tuned it with a cristal bowl in 2008

Vu du dessus des terres, 13:21, 1969 recordings, Borneo war drums, didge, dumbeck, mixed at GRM 1979