Mechanics of Blue

Submitted by Jack Hertz on Sat, 12/03/2016 - 11:35

Jack Hertz presents a new release that reflects on the industry of unhappiness, the Mechanics of Blue. Entities that design products to make us feel afraid, unattractive, or unwanted. Cloaked in commerce. Branding, deception, fear, propaganda, gamification, subversion, trust, social engineering and other methods are exploited to get us to buy and do what we do not want. Get the album now at https://auralfilms.bandcamp.c…

FAST RAILS by Fiesel & Hertz Goes to Norway!

Submitted by Jack Hertz on Fri, 11/04/2016 - 12:27

The follow up to "End of the Steam Age" takes us on a journey to Norway for some amazing scenery by way of the Slow TV Project. Christian Fiesel and Jack Hertz were so captivated with the 7+ hour Nordlandsbanen: minute by minute videos of the Norway landscape. They composed a whole album for you to chill out with. Get it now at https://auralfilms.bandcamp.c…

Oh My Gosh It Was You by Jack Hertz Now Available on Murmure Intemporel

Submitted by Jack Hertz on Mon, 10/10/2016 - 12:39

Surprise is an interesting idea for composition. This is what one gets when working with modular synthesizers. The machine' willingness to obey is purely deceptive. It has it's own rules that take over, leaving the composer behind. Get it now from Murmure Intemporel at https://archive.org/details/M…

Invisible by Jack Hertz Now Available on Treetrunk Records

Submitted by Jack Hertz on Tue, 09/20/2016 - 09:34

This long form drone incorporates binaural, phasing, panning, and frequency modulation techniques to explore sound at the threshold of perception. The audio was intentionally mastered at low volume, with extremely slow changes. The listener may experience gaps in audible events, and at times may feel the sound more than hear it. The listener is invited to further modulate these effects by playing the piece at different levels, places, and times of day. Download the album now at https://archive.org/details/J…

Solarized by Jack Hertz & TOTAL E.T.

Submitted by Jack Hertz on Tue, 07/05/2016 - 08:59

Aural Films lifts-off for a journey to inner-space with "Solarized". The new release by Jack Hertz & TOTAL E.T. Their homage to, "Solaris", Stanislaw Lem's fantastic 1961 science fiction epic. A story that takes a philosophical look at what it means to be human and our inability to relate to that which we cannot comprehend. Listen now at https://auralfilms.bandcamp.c…

Antarcitca by Jack Hertz Now Available on Aural Films

Submitted by Jack Hertz on Sat, 06/25/2016 - 14:41

Bundle up for a new collection of sonic adventures to the Southern most region of planet Earth. Antarctica is a deadly place of incredible beauty. A desert of ice and bitter cold where temperatures descend to -90 °C / -130 °F. This polar region locked by frozen landscapes imbibed in infinite shades of blue, grey and white. Gives birth to sheets of ice the size of whole countries. Get it now at https://auralfilms.bandcamp.c…

End of the Steam Age by Christian Fiesel & Jack Hertz

Submitted by Jack Hertz on Tue, 04/12/2016 - 17:57

By 1915, the familiar whistle cry and billowing smoke of the locomotive. Had come to the end of the line when a world powered by stream, gave way to the quiet and clean electricity. Visions of these great mechanical marvels lost in time are the canvas for this new album by Christian Fiesel and Jack Hertz. Driven by steam, the artists are riding into the past when the technology of combining heat and water, powered commerce, industry and innovation. Listen now at https://auralfilms.bandcamp.c…

Windige Türen by Jack Hertz & Christian Doil

Submitted by Jack Hertz on Fri, 02/26/2016 - 16:42

Doors can open new spaces, spaces connect, stand for change. changes are often accompanied by challenges, stormy weather. the album, a long form track, created in collaboration with jack hertz from san francisco. the sound piece is embedded in recordings of a storm, I recorded in Mainz. created is a dark ambient album, embedded in field recordings. Listen and download "Windige Türen" now at http://www.christiandoil-musi…