Los sonidos afectan gratamente a la sensibilidad como los colores o los olores. La comparación no se sostiene, pues si bien existen colores y olores en la naturaleza, no existen sonidos musicales: solo ruidos. […] (Claude LéviStrauss)

sustainer – radiolas (room40) – descarga libre

Posted: octubre 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: arte sonoro, artistas sonoros, autopromocion, electroacústica, radio, [*] de suscriptores-> | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

CAT # DRM434
RELEASE 16.10.2015

##This item is a pre-order and digitally delivers on Oct 16 2015##

There is a history of music stemming from time spent recovering from injury. On such example is Brian Eno’s story of creating ambient music, following a prolonged period being couch bound with a broken leg.

Sustainer’s Radiolas, shares a similar tale of horizontal inspirations.

Whilst recovering from a serious health condition, Alex Alarcón aka Sustainer, began working with a very limited palette of equipment at arms reach. This mix of small recorders, pedals and other electronics become a processing chain through which he started to feed shortwave radio recordings.
Having worked with radio recordings previously it didn’t take long for these recordings to take on a very personal and cathartic aesthetic. “Years ago i used to record things with another shortwave receiver at my parents house,” Alex explains, “because it was near the sea and you could catch easily stations from north of Africa. Sometimes I was even able to reach marine stations from boats crossing the Mediterranean Sea. It was an incredibly inspirational feeling tapping into these streams of sound.”

On Radiolas, Sustainer creates a metaphoric ocean of harmonic noise. Waves of frequency collide and lap at the edges of one another. The richness of the material, both in terms of texture and harmonics, invites the listener to sink deep beneath the surface and to become drowned in the intricacy of the interlocking layers of distended radiowaves.

Mastering: Stephan Mathieu @ Schwebung
Cover Photo + Video:  Alex Alarcón
Design: Lawrence English

Free or pay what you want, it´s your choice:


Gracias por escuchar! – Thanks for listening!

[Miga40] Sustainer “Cromosoma”

Posted: julio 17th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: netaudio, netlabels, [*] de suscriptores-> | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »


Sustainer es Alex Alarcón, músico barcelonés con una amplia carrera que empezó a fraguarse en el 2003 con su primer álbum “Cuántico”, editado en el sello Italic. Posteriormente ha publicado trabajos en numerosos sellos y netlabels como: Thinner, ++sensor, Audiotalaia y Escala Netlabel conformando un repertorio extenso y bien dirigido.

[Miga40] “Cromosoma” es un ejercicio de minimalismo que sigue la línea de su último trabajo [escala 1:5] “Vértice” en el que Alex explora el lado más experimental de su música. Microdub vibrante, hipnótico, con pasajes ambientales y una atmósfera cálida. Sustainer forma parte de un extenso grupo de artistas nacionales indispensables por su calidad y constancia.

Sustainer is the alter ego of Alex Alarcón, a musician from Barcelona with an extensive music career that starts in 2003 with his own first album “Cuantico”, edited on Italic label. Afterwards he has published in lots of labels and netlabels such us: Thinner, ++Sensor, Audiotalaia and Escala Netlabel, making up an extended and well-guided catalogue.

[Miga40] “Cromosoma” is a minimalistic exercise that follows the line established on his last work [escala1:5] “Vertice”, in which Alex explores the most experimental side of his own music. Vibrant, hypnotic microdub with ambient landscapes rounded by warm atmospheres. Sustainer is part of an extensive group of national indispensable artists, distiguished by their quality and perseverance.

1-cromosoma_A (06:52)
2-cromosoma_B (08:04)
3-cromosoma_C (08:51)
4-cromosoma_D (07:17)


– MP3 320kbps (Stereo) – 44.100 Khz.

– License Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 by Creative Commons
– Licencia Reconocimiento-NoComercial-CompartirIgual 3.0 de Creative Commons
– Cover design / diseño de portadas: Sophistique Studio
– Credits/créditos: josele palma, javier valenzuela, giuseppe ielasi