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Kaderci: Mapping Cartographic Abstractions

On "Mapping Cartographic Abstractions," only acoustic instruments were used as sound sources, primarily the oud, bağlama-saz, frame drum, bowed divan-saz, and piano harmonics (no synthesizers of any kind, nor packaged sample libraries). Electronic textures arose from treating the acoustic sounds through FFT processes. Likewise, almost no artificial reverberation was used; instead, all sounds were broadcast into interesting acoustic spaces and re-recorded, capturing unexpected ambiences and making for works that genuinely were "sounded" in particular rooms or cartographies. This album contains works composed and produced from 1996-2008.

This album was, in every aspect, produced through non-conventional recording techniques, and sounds refreshingly different from other "Middle Eastern fusion" and "dark ambient" works. That said, "Mapping Cartographic Abstractions" will immediately appeal to fans of :Zoviet-France:, Rapoon, O Yuki Conjugate, Autechre, Nurse with Wound, Thomas Koner, and Alan Lamb.

A limited edition Digipack (100) is available at the store, and the album is also on
Mapping Cartographic Abstractions
miq cd012: 2008, CD-R, 68:15

Eliot Bates: oud, bağlama-saz, frame drums, bowed divan-saz, piano, electronic treatments

  1. Gaziantepe 1925
  2. Oud-tap
  3. Kaf-in
  4. Double Resonance Boiler
  5. Spruce Goose
  6. The Lower Path
  7. Akşam Makamlar
  8. Gece Makamlar
  9. Deltaoud

Kaderci: Record Space

The third outing of Kaderci is geographically the most diverse, with sounds / instruments from Turkey, Pakistan, India, Java, Afghanistan, and Baroque field recordings. Kaderci performs many of the instruments on this recording, including oud, yagli-baglama, piano, frame drum and suleng. The range of treatment qualities is wider than on previous releases, and the overall aesthetic is less ambient and more like a imaginary travelogue of the Silk Road, if that isn't hokey enough for you.

Remastered in 2004 by Eliot Bates at Radical House Studios. Out of print
Record Space
miq cd005: 1999, CD-R, 58:11

Eliot Bates: oud, saz, yaylı-saz, frame drums, suleng, electronics

  1. Anar Visit 1
  2. Myst Monster
  3. Anar Visit 2
  4. Origins 1
  5. 2x Phillip
  6. Origins 2
  7. Aksam Makamlar
  8. Origins 3
  9. Spruce Goose
  10. Ich Werde Nicht Sterben (delta remix)

Kaderci: Mapping Abstractions

Building upon the structures of Afghan Remixes, Mapping Abstraction explores field recordings of Afghanistan and obscure Renaissance recordings, as well as remixes of Warrior Caste. No reverbs, keyboards, or effects units are used on this album, though there is substantial modification to sounds via convolving filters and broadcasting of the sounds into acoustic spaces (and subsequently re-recording them). These unconventional methods make the colours of Mapping Abstraction some of the most unique in ambient music.

Out of print
Mapping Abstractions
miq cd003: 1998, CD-R, 1:03:40

Eliot Bates: piano, frame drums, suleng, yaylı-bağlama, oud, iron instruments

  1. Kaf-in
  2. Kif-it
  3. Clarino excerpt
  4. De Prez
  5. Ox Tail Loop
  6. Afghan Revisited
  7. Koo-ex

Kaderci: Afghan Remixes

The first album of Kaderci explores the acoustics of Afghani field recordings, discovering the "innter beauty" of instruments like the zerbghali, zurna, and robab. The sound pallette of this CD is distinctive since all drones and drone-like textures were created not with keyboards or artificial reverbs, but with broadcasting field recordings into acoustic chambers and recording the interaction between the sounds and the real "room."

Out of print
Afghan Remixes
miq cd001: 1996, CD-R, ??:??

Eliot Bates: oud, darbukka, tromba marina, zurna, electronic treatments

  1. Lament
  2. de Prez
  3. unknown
  4. unknown
  5. unknown
  6. unknown
  7. unknwon


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