Fossil Aerosol Mining Project

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The Fossil Aerosol Mining Project began in the mid 1980s as a loose-knit group of artists and collectors interested in exploring and gathering the damaged remains of late 20th century popular culture. Of particular appeal were inadvertent examples of the post-industrial, post-apocalyptic landscapes so commonly imagined in Cold War-era media. Places and debris that fostered views of modern pop mummified, and contemporary provisions made artifact. Zombie pepsis and fossil aerosols.

The project began harvesting audio recordings in 1983. The first studio experimentation began in 1986, soon followed by compositions that employed using literal “found sounds” such as fragments of open reel 1/4” tape and 35mm film recovered from burnt out warehouses and abandoned drive-in theaters. The earliest work involved physical tape loops and analog signal processes, which were gradually replaced by digital delay treatments and multitrack manipulation.

Two limited edition cassettes were released in 1986 and 1989, before the project was abandoned. In 1995, the old works were briefly revisited, resulting in the remastered “Cassette Recordings” CD. Two additional CDs were produced during the late 1990s, using the old material and rapidly failing studio equipment.

In 2004 the Fossil Aerosol Mining Project was resurrected, and both old and new albums are now available through Afterdays Media and other labels. Fossil Aerosol still works primarily with found materials - audio artifacts and field recordings. Signal processing equipment (as well as the mixing board itself) remains the principal form of instrumentation.

Songs of enhanced decay and faked resurrection.
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1987-1 Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - Simulated Mutation album art Fossil Aerosol Mining Project Simulated Mutation(Cass) Fossil Aerosol Mining Project 1987-1 US 1986 Sell This Version
ADM 001 Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - Cassette Recordings 1983-1995 album art Fossil Aerosol Mining Project Cassette Recordings 1983-1995 (Album) Afterdays Media ADM 001 US 2005 Sell This Version
ADM 006 Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - Mutations And Synthetics album art Fossil Aerosol Mining Project Mutations And Synthetics (Album) Afterdays Media ADM 006 US 2008 Sell This Version
ADM 002 Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - Environmental Adjustments, March 1997 album art Fossil Aerosol Mining Project Environmental Adjustments, March 1997 (Album) Afterdays Media ADM 002 US 2008
ADM 004 Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - About Your Belief album art Fossil Aerosol Mining Project About Your Belief (Album) Afterdays Media ADM 004 US 2008
ADM 007 Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - If You Enjoyed Dawn Of The Dead album art Fossil Aerosol Mining Project If You Enjoyed Dawn Of The Dead(9xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Afterdays Media ADM 007 US 2008
ADM 003 Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - 1874 From 1968 album art Fossil Aerosol Mining Project 1874 From 1968(7xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Afterdays Media ADM 003 US 2008
ADM 008 Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - The First Fifteen Minutes Of The Second Sequel album art Fossil Aerosol Mining Project The First Fifteen Minutes Of The Second Sequel (Album) Afterdays Media ADM 008 US 2009 Sell This Version
ADM 009 Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - The Thirty-One Rusted Articles album art Fossil Aerosol Mining Project The Thirty-One Rusted Articles (Album) Afterdays Media ADM 009 US 2010 Sell This Version
ADM 011 Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - Decades Of Fake Resurrection album art Fossil Aerosol Mining Project Decades Of Fake Resurrection (Album) Afterdays Media ADM 011 US 2011 Sell This Version
ADM 012 Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - Very Early Fragments album art Fossil Aerosol Mining Project Very Early Fragments (Album) Afterdays Media ADM 012 US 2012 Sell This Version
ADM 014 Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - What Is The Light Of ? album art Fossil Aerosol Mining Project What Is The Light Of ? (Album) Afterdays Media ADM 014 US 2013 Sell This Version
none Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - Three Days At Qurna album art Fossil Aerosol Mining Project Three Days At Qurna (Album) Afterdays Media none US 2013
ADM 013 Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - Resurrection Remixes, 2009 album art Fossil Aerosol Mining Project Resurrection Remixes, 2009(9xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Afterdays Media ADM 013 US 2013
ADM 016 Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - Red Fades First album art Fossil Aerosol Mining Project Red Fades First (Album) Afterdays Media ADM 016 US 2014
HHR 04 Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - 17 Years In Ektachrome album art Fossil Aerosol Mining Project 17 Years In Ektachrome (Album) Hand-Held Recordings HHR 04 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
av052 Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - Patina Pooling album art :zoviet*france:* and Fossil Aerosol Mining Project :zoviet*france:* and Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - Patina Pooling (Album) Alt.Vinyl av052 UK 2014 Sell This Version
none Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - Zombi Traditions album art Fossil Aerosol Mining Project Zombi Traditions (Album) Fossil Aerosol Mining Project none US 2014 Sell This Version
HMS033 Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - The Day 1982 Contaminated 1971 album art Fossil Aerosol Mining Project The Day 1982 Contaminated 1971 (Album) Helen Scarsdale Agency HMS033 US 2015 Sell This Version
none Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - 3.2016 album art Fossil Aerosol Mining Project 3.2016 (Album) Fossil Aerosol Mining Project none US 2016
ADM 019 Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - Revisionist History album art Fossil Aerosol Mining Project Revisionist History(CD, Ltd) Afterdays Media, Helen Scarsdale Agency ADM 019 US 2016 Sell This Version
ADM 020 Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - The Unlistening Place album art Fossil Aerosol Mining Project The Unlistening Place(CD, Album) Afterdays Media, Helen Scarsdale Agency ADM 020 US 2017 Sell This Version
ADM 022X Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - The Recounting Of Night Time album art Fossil Aerosol Mining Project The Recounting Of Night Time (Album) Afterdays Media, Helen Scarsdale Agency ADM 022X US 2018 Sell This Version
none Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - Objects Of Disassociation Volume 1 album art Fossil Aerosol Mining Project Objects Of Disassociation Volume 1 Not On Label (Fossil Aerosol Mining Project Self-released) none US 2018
HMS043 Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - August 53rd album art Fossil Aerosol Mining Project August 53rd(LP, Album) Helen Scarsdale Agency HMS043 US 2018 Sell This Version