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"The work of Lopez runs from harsh electronic sound to subtle and bewildering environmental recordings. Influenced by the acousmatic theories of musique concrčte, his approach has been to focus on the sound itself rather than its source. In his text ‘Profound Listening and Environmental Sound Matter’, the sleevenote for his seminal release La Selva, he criticises the scientific approach of bioacoustics or ‘documentary’ nature recording. “As soon as the call is in the air,” he asserts, “it no longer belongs to the frog that produced it.” He dismisses the tendency of acoustic ecologists to elevate a sacralised natural soundscape (preferably pre-industrial in character) over the fallen world of man-made sound. His suggestion that no recording is ever scientifically ‘objective’ places the emphasis on the shaping, even aesthetic, decisions of the artist or recordist: microphone placement, equipment choice or editing, for example. And, in a similar move, he removes any pretence at locating an objective musicality in environmental sound: “It’s our decision – subjective, intentional, non-universal, not necessarily permanent – that converts nature sounds into music.” It’s easy to see how this could be inspiring and liberating for those who were coming to the end of other musical tethers in experimental music." [Will Montgomery / THE WIRE]

Album Format Label & Cat. Number Description Year Price (incl. 19% VAT)  
Untitled single piece 1 (SOLD OUT) 7inch Drone Records DR-22 music like being underwater, deepest possible drones, an experiment for your mind & body! 1996  
Untitled # 115 7inch Edition ix Deep, nearly unrecognizable frequencies, nearly smooth drones & vibes .. lim. ed. on white vinyl 2002 €7.00
Untitled # 90 CD Ohm Records 1.1 Ohm re-issue of a CD that appeared on PRE-FEED in 1999, pure INSECT SOUNDS. This is Sonic Biology ! Comes in the same minimal design with no real cover as other UNTITLED releases in this phase... one-tracker 46 minutes, special priced 2002 €10.00
Untitled Single Piece # 5 7 90%Wasser WVINYL 001 lim. 500 / white vinyl 2002 €6.00
Untitled # 74 CD Authorized Vision AV009 clear everything. re-issue of the 1997 table of the elements-album 2003 €13.50
A sudden pest of droning pseudoinsects 4 x 7inch Eozoön Editions oversized cover, white vinyl, sounds from an installation held in Rotterdam 1994. Ed. of 100 copies (un-numbered) ! 2006 €38.00
El dia anterior a la emergencia de los adultos de magicicada mCD Purplesoil psychophysical ultra-deep infrasounds, almost unlistenable to you can feel them ! 2006 €6.50
Untitled #205 10" Auf Abwegen AATP31 ... made entirely out of end grooves from old 78rpm vintage records, the B-side has the 20 original loops LOPEZ used for it; lim. 300 2011 €13.50
Untitled #275 CD Unsounds U26 hearing is believing - LOPEZ works with PIANO-sounds, delivered by REINIER VAN HOUDT; two stunning pieces going to new directions 2011 €13.00
Untitled # 284 CD Cronica 066~2012 extremely intense, claustrophobic 'post-industrial' drone-scapes, electro-magnetically loaded and sharp, based on environmental recordings made in Lisbon in 1992; the 43 min long piece premiered at Teatro Municipal Maria Matos in July 2011... we think this is one of his best (very dark) pieces... "Intense and involving stuff existing at the crossroads of dream and nightmare.." [Boomkat] 2012 €12.00
TLALOC CD-R Ruido Horrible rh073 Mexican re-issue of this rare beauty from 1991 (MC, Toracic Tapes & Obuh Records), a collaboration with JORGE REYES who used lots of 'pre-Columbian instruments' like tepnatzles, pitchers, goat hoofs, turtle shells, butterfly cocoons, etc. etc... re-mastered by F. LOPEZ in 2011 & dedicated to REYES who died in 2009 2013 €10.00
HYPER-RAINFOREST CD Nowhere Worldwide - The Epoche Collection vol. 1 massive sound installation from 2011 (Troy, New York, presented on 82 speakers in the dark!) consisting of layers of collected pure rainforest field recordings (1990-2010) done at multiple locations (more than 10 countries!) => a really immersive acoustic trip (the rainforest sounding at times like a real ocean) with lots of details, listen to the glistening noises of animal & insect wildlife, weather, waterfalls and pure atmosphere...comes in F. LOPEZ own label, lim. 300 copies only !! 2014 €13.00
Untitled # 295 LP GOD Records GOD 22 mysterious ultra low frequency pulses & crackles, sounds like electrified whistles.. a masterpiece of mysterious muzak that sinks into your mind like cotton wool into water.... two long tracks especially designed for vinyl, hard to find album released by the excellent Austrian GOD label 2014 €20.00
Untitled #281 CD Störung str10 quite a special LOPEZ composition derived from 'digitally distorted' bird recordings collected over 15 years, the clicks & glitches are incorporated into the sounds with very strange effect!... "the most dramatic antithesis of any 'birdsong' piece you could imagine"; comes in a clear box with white print 2014 €15.00
Untitled (2011) CD Nefryt N 025 a collection of (un)typical LOPEZian field recordings made around the world (Amazon, Australia & New Zealand, Japan, Spain, South Africa, Costa Rica, Morocco, etc..), rather short acoustic 'snapshots' or processed collages of incredible sounding phenomena from birds & insects & animals, unknown objects, found sounds or mysterious sub-drones and overwhelming weather noises...not a boring moment! 8 tracks 43+ min. playtime, comes in oversized fold out cover 2014 €13.00
1980-1982 CD Nowhere Worldwide fourth release in FRANCISCO LOPEZ own new label-series: earliest sound experiments done with walkman recorders and cheap cassette players in the early 80's in Madrid; 'the most essential tools are spiritual, not technical'; first ed. of 300 copies 2015 €14.00
Belu (Environmental sound matter from Myanmar [Burma]) CD Nowhere Worldwide - The Epoche Collection - Vol. 5 fifth part in the strong 'Epoche Collection' series with original environmental 'sound matter' from various locations around the world => Recordings from 6 places in Myanmar (Burma) form this one-tracker of 58 min. length that starts very silent, but evolves into overwhelming sections of reptiles, rain, and unrecognizable insect and animal sounds.... - ed. of 300 copies 2015 €13.00
La Selva. Sound Environments from a Neotropical Rain Forest. etched LP/USB Sub Rosa SRV346 one of LOPEZ most beloved / famous recordings (rainforest on Costa Rica) is finally back in print => as it was impossible to bring it in a complete form onto vinyl, the here included vinyl is EMPTY, therefore a USB audiocard is added with the full audio ("The Ultimate Mix"); LA SELVA is maybe the most intense djungle recording ever made, a different kind of 'absolute music'... numbered ed. 500 copies, signed by FRANCISCO LOPEZ 2015 €18.00
TaWHIRIMaTEA : Environmental sound matter from New Zealand CD Nowhere Worldwide - The Epoche Collection - Vol. 4 fourth part in the strong 'Epoche Collection' series with original environmental 'sound matter' from various locations around the world => Recordings from 4 places in New Zealand form this one-tracker of 56 min. length, with lots of beautiful (under) water acoustics..- ed. of 300 copies 2015 €13.00
Untitled # 274 CD Important Records IMPREC 415 48 min. long, intense 'absolute music' composition performed on "BassComputer" by KASPAR T. TOEPLITZ: throbbing bass pulses and multi-layered hissings and sibilances developing into ecstatic structures...this is as far away from 'normal music' as it could be... 2015 €15.00
Untitled # 300 LP TAIGA Records TAIGA 30 new LOPEZian composition based on multi-track field recordings of a large colony of SEAGULLS and hydrophonic capturing of sea and underwater creatures from the same location (coast of Morocco, 2011) processed digitally in an unusual way after; lim. 300 black vinyl - nice textured cover 2015 €26.00
Anima Ardens CD Sub Rosa SR425 ANIMA ARDENS is the soundtrack for a dance choreography by THIERRY SMITS, performed by his company THOR in Brussels.. (years ago he created CORPS(E)-with music by NOISE-MAKER'S FIFES!!) => the 73 min. soundtrack develops slowly into realms of abstract drones, extreme frequencies, field recordings and silence, to support the trance-like practises of the 11 naked (male) dancers, reaching an altered state of their bodies & releasing a liberating space... phantastic stuff!! 2016 €13.00
Sonic Fields Vlieland USB card Nowhere Worldwide six compositions made out of field recordings from VLIELAND, one of the West Frisian Islands (North Sea) of Nord-Holland , no cars are allowed... a map shows where these recordings have been made (forest, dune crater, beach, polders..), a truly captivating "new virtual sonic reality" of the Island with so many natural sounds of wind, sand, water, rain, animals, arranged in a new, typical LOPEZian way ("transfigured and dramatically evolved..").. - lim. 300. 3 hour playtime(!), printed USB card, signed 2018 €33.00
Untitled #370 CD Nowhere Worldwide there's no real press release for this exactly one hour long composition, but the following note exists: "contains substantial low frequencies, ultra-subtle materials, virtual sonic space, and other aural delicacies that are inaudible via laptop or smartphone speakers. Please use decent headphones or speakers." => awesome piece which uses lots of mysterious, somehow organic scrape and and scratch sounds and drones, mechanical repetitions on various sonic levels, etc.,. - outstanding again ! 2019 €13.00
Untitled (2017) CD Auf Abwegen AATP66   2019 €13.00
VirtuAural Electro-Mechanics USB card Nowhere Worldwide subtitled 'Machinic Pieces 1995-2018' this is the third USB-stick collection with over 8 hours of material (16 pieces)=> "developed from a myriad of original sound recordings of mechanical machines, electro-mechanical systems and industrial environments gathered over the past 25 years all over the world; from food factories to 'white rooms', from 18th-century automata to computers, from wood and wires to magnetism, from the microscopic to the monumental." - printed Memory Stick, 300 copies, signed 2019 €33.00
A Bunch of Stuff (1980-2020) USB card Nowhere Worldwide " 40 years of sonogenic composition" ~ something very special for the 40th (!) anniversary of music creation from the gifted Spanish sound artist ~ a USB MEMORY CARD with 12 hours of uncompressed material, feat. excerpts from 138 selected pieces created 1980-2020; limited to 300 signed copies !! 2020 €34.00
Wilderness Studio 2005-2019 do-CD Nowhere Worldwide high quality, multi-dimensional field recordings, re-composed in a sound art way => CD 1: 67+ min - Brazilian Amazon; CD 2 : South African Savanna; the result of 15 years of workshops / residencies. .- "Its focus has been on creative approaches to the work with environmental sound matter, through both recordings and profound listening, by means of an extensive - and I would say iconoclastic - exploration of natural sound environments.." [Francisco Lopez] - ed. of 300 copies 2020 €19.50
Animast LP Ferns Recordings frond_06 two surprising pieces using crunching, mechanical vinyl loops, after a while you get the impression there\'s something organic inside these machine sounds, that circle and spiral in multiple layers with great effect.... \"noisy crispness, compositional ‘loopiness’, contrasting sharp-and-thick textures and cycling dynamics..\" - lim. 200 copies only 2021 €19.50
1987 CD Universaal Kunst - MH13 superb 60 min. one-tracker that has been created already in 1987, only in 2022 the piece was re-edited and re-mastered to its final version => a maelstrom of vibrant drones and noises with almost intoxicating effect, probably based on wind, ocean and weather recordings, full of swirls and spiraling sounds... - lim. 150 copies only, blue folder cover w. special paper, signed and numbered by hand !! 2023 €13.00