Ausculto Fonogram

ausculto fonogram establishes itself as a label of precision and exploration - an auscultation is by definition an act of listening, a close up listening of circulation and murmurs of the body, it can be mediated with an instrument (such as the stethoscope) or immediate with the ears alone. This close attention that listens to the details is what Johan Arrias and his newly founded label proposes. A microscopy of music.

It’s tonal and sonic, improvised and thoughtful, composed and considered. Ausculto Fonogram, in the first three discs it releases presents us with the beginning of a beautiful exploration of music with whispers of jazz, murmurs of contemporary music and a continuous circulation of detailed sound.

- Tisha Mukarji, 2016