Matthijs Kouw – The Great Image Has No Form

May 27, 2019    esc.rec.64, Releases

Title: The Great Image Has No Form
Artist: Matthijs Kouw
Available formats: Limited Edition CD & Download
Catalog#: esc.rec.64

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Tracklisting

01 The Dao Is Achieved Through Discipline (8.52)
02 The Being-within-form Is The Mother Of The Myriad Things (7.23)
03 Immersed In The Roar Of Crickets Upon Approaching The Temple Where Sifu Lives (13.20)
04 But To Whom Will They Be Told? (4.54)
05 Sword Practice (16.34)

Credits

All music by Matthijs Kouw
Mastered by Jos Smolders
Artwork by Xia Gui
Design by Harco Rutgers

Press release

“The structure being so large, in order for an impression leading towards a possible overview, the participant, of necessity must encounter the limits of what they are able to hold in front of themselves. In doing so, a sort of ’stretching’ must take place, and with it, a kind of ‘friction’, which provides the energy necessary for Work, on a small scale.” – Andrew McKenzie

On this album, Matthijs Kouw presents pensive and melancholic drone-driven music driven by his long-time interest in Daoism and inspired by his visit to the Wudang mountains in China in 2007, where he studied Chinese meditation and martial arts.

Much like the Chinese landscape painting that provides the artwork for this release, the drones on The Great Image Has No Form slowly coalesce, evolve, and morph into metastable structures that linger on, only to slowly evaporate and dissolve into the undifferentiated.

Daoism teaches us that the foundational cannot be named and identified, but rather has to be experienced firsthand. This album is an invitation to the listener to dwell in this space of the unnamable and the mysterious, and to embrace it wholeheartedly.

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Various Artists – NEW 13

April 4, 2019    NEW013, Releases

Title: NEW 13
Artist: Various Artists
Available formats: Free download
Catalog#: NEW013

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Tracklisting

01 Bastian Benjamin – Follow Me (feat. may bby)
02 Lucinate – Only Alone
03 mkki.µ – DRiFFi
04 Frisceaux & Charlotte Schwartz – Seoul Arrival
05 Zarbi Zibou – Love Witch
06 Rajas Void Minus – SKRAD
07 Hijmer – Stray
08 NOPP – Niet Alleen
09 fusus – Juno
10 Invisible Ralf – Momentum

Credits

Design by Studio Wonder
Mastering by Fonofactory
View the Creative Commons License (BY/NC/ND) that applies to this work.

Press release

The 2019 selection for Nieuwe Electronische Waar 13, the most important talent development project for electronic music in the Eastern part of The Netherlands. A fine selection of ten of this year’s most promising new production talents will be coached in producing tracks, perfoming live and business matters concerning a career in music. Nieuwe Electronische Waar also releases a compilation album, proudly presenting the best new electronic music from the Dutch provinces of Overijssel and Gelderland. 

This year’s selection consists of Bastian Benjamin (Deventer), Lucinate (Nijmegen), (Deventer), mkk?.µ (Deventer), Frisceaux & Charlotte Schwartz (Arnhem), Zarbi Zibou (Deventer), Rajas Void Minus (Nijmegen), Hijmer (Nijmegen), NOPP (Deventer/Wageningen), fusus (Twello/Deventer) and Invisible Ralf (Nijmegen). 

All participants are offered a diverse, broad and personal development program, supported by partners and coaches from the Dutch dance music scene. The acts will be assisted in producing and finishing their tracks, mastering music and other technical challenges. Participants focusing on live performance are linked to bookers and/or managers. 

The Nieuwe Electronische Waar program also brings participants to network events such as Dance Fair, Muzikantendag, the Amsterdam Dance Event and other events. As part of Nieuw Electronische Waar, a compilation album is released including tracks by each of the ten participants. This compilation is available as a free download, on all relevant streaming channels and is promoted towards the international dance music industry. 

Partners 
Nieuwe Electronische Waar is a joint project of music clubs Burgerweeshuis Deventer, Doornroosje Nijmegen and production company De Nieuwe Oost | pop, in cooperation with venues, festivals and associated partners from the Gelderland and Overijssel provinces, including Hedon Zwolle, Gigant Apeldoorn, Metropool Hengelo, Luxor Live Arnhem, Studio Wonder, Esc.rec., Wendbaar, ArtEZ conservatorium and MediaMusic, Extrapool Nijmegen, Booster Festival, De Perifeer Deventer, Koek FM, Valkhof Festival, 8Bahn, Green Vibrations, Deciliters, Metro Kollektief, 3voor12 Overijssel & 3voor12 Gelderland. 

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Jorg – Dukkha

November 5, 2018    esc.rec.63, Releases

Title: Dukkha
Artist: Jorg
Available formats: Download
Catalog#: esc.rec.63

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Tracklisting

01 Not (0.46)
02 Pretpark (4.02)
03 To Say (2.14)
04 John (3.32)
05 Angel Wallpaper (2.18)
06 Q (2.15)
07 Tape Monday (3.24)
08 No Beats (2.29)

Credits

Music: Jorg
Master: Sander Haakman
Cover: Harco Rutgers

Press release

‘Dukkha’ is a new mini album by Jorg (producer, DJ, record label owner of Lomechanik fame) and it is perhaps his most personal album to date. In addition to all kinds of processed samples, his field recordings are the starting point for the compositions.

For the ‘Pretpark’ (Amusement Park) track, for example, only the recordings made by Jorg in the Salaeoku sculpture garden in Nong Khai (Thailand) were used. One of the buildings had a gong with a distorted sound that Jorg could not keep away from. With the manipulated sound sources and recorded samples from the park Jorg creates his own world. In the track ‘John’ a train passes by during a lonely walk in the mountains of Sri Lanka. In ‘Tape Monday’ we hear an air alarm (in a small hamlet somewhere in the Netherlands) which often gives him an undefined melancholy feeling. It is the first Monday of the month, there is a threat in the air:

Thoughts like ghosts
wander through your body
Nerves give chase
like an amusement park

Are you coming?

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Various Artists – Off Track

June 21, 2018    esc.rec.62, Releases, Sediment

Title: Off Track
Artist: Various Artists
Available formats: Download
Catalog#: esc.rec.62, sediment.7
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As a bonus (only via Bandcamp) this download includes a download of the original recordings of the four soundwalks conducted by Jeroen Diepenmaat, which were used as source material for this compilation and were released as a limited 4CD box.

Tracklisting

01 BMB con. – Situatie A12 (3.52)
02 Les Horribles Travailleurs – Keizersrande 1 (3.19)
03 Teleferick – Untitled (4.48)
04 podL – Momentenmengsel (7.17)
05 francisco lópez – untitled#361 (14.01)
06 Les Horribles Travailleurs – Keizersrande 2 (ft. Anja Kreysing) (7.14)
07 Michael Ridge – Rough Sound Walk Loops (6.10)
08 Machinefabriek – Rafelrande (5.44)
09 Nlus – Whether it is a walk in the… (6.10)
10 Les Horribles Travailleurs – Keizersrande 3 (4.20)
11 Gluid – Inbetween (5.28)
12 Vehikel – Unquantized Electric Fence (3.20)
13 Les Horribles Travailleurs – Keizersrande 4 (ft. Anja Kreysing) (3.38)
14 Staplerfahrer – Keizersrande (Four Track Trail Mix) (7.25)

Credits

Thanks to all artists involved!
Original field recordings source material: Jeroen Diepenmaat
Photography cover: Martin Knaapen
This is a project by Jeroen Diepenmaat, Kunstenlab, Foundation Keizersrande, Esc.rec. and De Perifeer.

Press release

During the past year, four soundwalks took place at Keizersrande, a beautiful area just outside Deventer (NL), under the inspiring guidance of sound artist Jeroen Diepenmaat. At various locations a composition was created based on sounds from the landscape, collected with two directional microphones.

Every season, a small audience could join the sound hunt. And after their walk they received the recordings of the landscape directly on CD. These CDs are now released in a very limited edition, issued as a 4 cd-box to make them available for fans who could not take part in the sound walks.

But that is not all! In addition to this physical box, a digital compilation is released simultaneously, with work by eleven artists who have used the recordings of the soundwalks as source material. This compilation is entitled ‘Off Track’.

Due to the varied processing of artists such as Francisco López, Machinefabriek, Les Horribles Travailleurs, Gluid, Michael Ridge, podL, Staplerfahrer, Teleferick, Vehikel, Nlus and BMB con., the original field recordings have gained a rich depth.

Working methods range from the use of various tape loops to various degrees of electronic manipulation and using the sound of an electric fence as an unstable metronome. From adding and layering new sounds and sources to staying really close to the original recordings. The end result is a broad variety of captivating tracks which all in their own way mirror different parts of the recorded sound walks.

The release is officially presented on June 21st, with live performances by Machinefabriek and Les Horribles Travailleurs, in De Perifeer and Kunstenlab.

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Jeroen Diepenmaat – 26032017 25062017 29102017 28012018

   esc.rec.61, Releases, Sediment




Title: 26032017 25062017 29102017 28012018
Artist: Jeroen Diepenmaat
Available formats: Limited edition 4CD box in combination with ‘Off Track’ download (catalog# esc.rec.62)
Catalog#: esc.rec.61 (+ esc.rec.62), sediment.7
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This release is NOT available via other download and streaming channels, just Bandcamp. This 4CD box is also the source material for the tracks on the Off Track compilation, which is automatically included in this purchase as a download.

Credits

Recordings: Jeroen Diepenmaat
Design: Jeroen Diepenmaat & Harco Rutgers
This is a project by Jeroen Diepenmaat, Kunstenlab, Foundation Keizersrande, Esc.rec. and De Perifeer.

Press release

During the past year, four soundwalks took place at Keizersrande, a beautiful area just outside Deventer (NL), under the inspiring guidance of sound artist Jeroen Diepenmaat. At various locations a composition was created based on sounds from the landscape, collected with two directional microphones.

Every season, a small audience could join the sound hunt. And after their walk they received the recordings of the landscape directly on CD. These CDs are now released in a very limited edition, issued as a 4 cd-box to make them available for fans who could not take part in the sound walks.

But that is not all! In addition to this physical box, a digital compilation is released simultaneously, with work by eleven artists who have used the recordings of the soundwalks as source material. This compilation is entitled ‘Off Track’.

Due to the varied processing of artists such as Francisco López, Machinefabriek, Les Horribles Travailleurs, Gluid, Michael Ridge, podL, Staplerfahrer, Teleferick, Vehikel, Nlus and BMB con., the original field recordings have gained a rich depth.

Working methods range from the use of various tape loops to various degrees of electronic manipulation and using the sound of an electric fence as an unstable metronome. From adding and layering new sounds and sources to staying really close to the original recordings. The end result is a broad variety of captivating tracks which all in their own way mirror different parts of the recorded sound walks.

The release is officially presented on June 21st, with live performances by Machinefabriek and Les Horribles Travailleurs, in De Perifeer and Kunstenlab.

Jeroen Diepenmaat is a visual artist with a predilection for sound. In his work, consisting of drawings, sculptures, installations and performances, he explores the cutting edge between image and sound and the transition from one to the other.

Jeroen Diepenmaat’s work was shown a.o. in Museum voor Moderne Kunst in Arnhem (NL), Martha Museum in Herford (D), La Casa Encendida in Madrid (SP), Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston (USA), Montevideo – Dutch Institute for Media Art in Amsterdam (NL), Extrapool in Nijmegen (NL), Serralves in Porto (P), Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam (NL).

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Various Artists – NEW 12

April 7, 2018    NEW012, Releases

Title: NEW 12
Artist: Various Artists
Available formats: Free download
Catalog#: NEW012

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Tracklisting

01 UND NUN – Tabernacle
02 KAOS – The Crow
03 BrakeFast – Chirp
04 Ole Nieling – Troden
05 Elemenopee – Poly Ring
06 Migisi – Sonorous (ft. Twiin)
07 meercat – i want you i need you
08 Sunspot (NL) – Volcanic
09 JWEEX – What About It
10 Unannounced Guest – Fresh To Death

Credits

Design by Studio Wonder
Mastering by Fonofactory
View the Creative Commons License (BY/NC/ND) that applies to this work.

Press release

The 2018 selection for Nieuwe Electronische Waar 12, the most important talent development project for electronic music in the Eastern part of The Netherlands. This year ten promising new production talents will be coached in producing tracks, perfoming live and business matters concerning a career in music. Nieuwe Electronische Waar also releases a compilation album, proudly presenting the best new electronic music from the Dutch provinces of Overijssel and Gelderland.

This year’s selection consists of Sunspot (NL) (Malden), Elemenopee (Zwolle), Unannounced Guest (Deventer), UND NUN (Deventer), Ole Nieling (Enschede), BrakeFast (Nijmegen), Migisi (Deventer), meercat (Nijmegen), JWEEX (Warnsveld) and KAOS (Almelo).

All participants are offered a custom made program by a team of coaches from the Dutch dance music scene. The acts will be assisted in producing and finishing their tracks, mastering music and other technical challenges. Participants focusing on live performance are linked to bookers and/or managers. The Nieuwe Electronische Waar program also brings participants to network events such as Dance Fair, Muzikantendag, the Amsterdam Dance Event and other events. As part of Nieuw Electronische Waar, a compilation album is released including tracks by each of the ten participants.

This compilation is available as a free download, on all relevant streaming channels and is promoted towards the international dance music industry.

Partners
Nieuwe Electronische Waar is a joint project of music clubs Burgerweeshuis Deventer, Doornroosje Nijmegen and production company De Nieuwe Oost | pop, in cooperation with venues, festivals and associated partners from the Gelderland and Overijssel provinces, including Hedon Zwolle, Gigant Apeldoorn, Metropool Hengelo, Luxor Live Arnhem, Studio Wonder, Esc.rec., Wendbaar, ArtEZ conservatorium, Extrapool Nijmegen, Booster Festival, De Perifeer Deventer, Valkhof Festival, 8Bahn, Green Vibrations, Deciliters, Metro Kollektief, 3voor12 Overijssel & 3voor12 Gelderland.

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Cadeu – Echoic

February 19, 2018    esc.rec.60, Releases

Title: Echoic
Artist: Cadeu
Available formats: Download
Catalog#: esc.rec.60

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Tracklisting

01 Echoic I (3.27)
02 Echoic II (2.07)
03 Echoic III (2.40)
04 Echoic IV (2.54)
05 Echoic V (1.51)
06 Echoic VI (2.29)
07 Echoic VII (1.41)
08 Echoic VIII (2.48)
09 Echoic IX (2.41)
10 Echoic X (2.45)
11 Echoic XI (2.58)
12 Echoic XII (2.31)

Credits

All music by Cadeu
Design by Cadeu

Press release

Minute variations and subtle shifts in their consistency and periodicity tend to lead to dramatic changes on a larger scale. However, it’s their subtlety and fine distinction that keep them unobserved immediately, but only when tremendous impact has been done. Everyone contributes to that impact by seemingly insignificant actions, bit by bit, day by day.

‘Echoic’ exploits repetitiveness and multiplication of sounds to illustrate those tiny, yet crucial alterations accumulating till the point when a picture doesn’t look as it used to, when meanings are distorted and displaced and things are far beyond control. Delay and echo effects were used as the primary tools for production.

Another concern raised by this album is the overall change of the acoustic environment. From the early days of radio and phonographs through the era of technological progress humanity has been surrounding itself with a variety of sounds, ending up in a world filled with the vast amount of voices. ‘Echoic VIII’ is a take on ‘viralness’ of a day with all its cascading tweets, scattering chirps and numerous clicks, while the closing track ‘Echoic XII’ depicts multiple devices sustaining a conversation without a human being involved. This communicative mutation has also been evolving gradually and insensibly over decades.

Initially built on tiny details, shifts and slight alterations, ‘Echoic’ is focused on irreversibility and consequences.

Cadeu is Konstantin Kazhev, a Russian electronic musician, producer and remixer. ‘Echoic’ is his second album on this label. Please also check his previous album ‘O’.

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Jeroen Diepenmaat – Tak

January 7, 2018    esc.rec.59, Releases, Sediment




Title: Tak
Artist: Jeroen Diepenmaat
Available formats: Limited edition retrofitted USB branch (sold out), Download
Catalog#: esc.rec.59, sediment.6
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Tracklisting

01 Bamboo plays Deuter at 33rpm (1.09.37)
02 Bamboo plays greek folk music at 45 rpm (16.35)
03 Reed plays Deuter at 78rpm (8.08)
04 Reed plays the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at 16rpm (19.12)
05 Reed plays the Polish Nightingales at 33rpm (1.14.24)
06 Annual Honesty plays Deuter at 16rpm (1.15.53)

Video of the recording process

Credits

Music: Jeroen Diepenmaat
Photography: Viorica Cernica, Jeroen Diepenmaat
Design: Jeroen Diepenmaat & Harco Rutgers
Thank you: Instruments Make Play, Kunstenlab

Press release

The album ‘Tak’ (branch) holds several recordings of different branches, equipped with contact microphones, playing records. The sharpened branch is secured in such a way that the branch skips in the grooves and a repetitive pattern occurs. During playback, both the branch and the grooves wear down, gradually deforming the sound of the playing record. This process produces lengthy recordings with a slowly and subtly changing, increasingly more gritty sound, shifting patterns, audible wear and the amplified resonance of the different branches used.

The album is available as a ‘very limited edition retrofitted USB branch’ (with an extra 4 hour bonus track!), but also as a ‘regular’ download (without bonus tracks).

‘Tak’ was shown as an art installation in the Instruments Make Play expo in Kunstenlab (NL).

Jeroen Diepenmaat is a visual artist with a predilection for sound. In his work, consisting of drawings, sculptures, installations and performances, he explores the cutting edge between image and sound and the transition from one to the other.

Jeroen Diepenmaat’s work was shown a.o. in Museum voor Moderne Kunst in Arnhem (NL), Martha Museum in Herford (D), La Casa Encendida in Madrid (SP), Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston (USA), Montevideo – Dutch Institute for Media Art in Amsterdam (NL), Extrapool in Nijmegen (NL), Serralves in Porto (P), Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam (NL).

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Warm Stranger – Burning Ghost Triptych

December 18, 2017    esc.rec.58, Releases

Title: Burning Ghost Triptych
Artist: Warm Stranger
Available formats: Download
Catalog#: esc.rec.58

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Tracklisting

01 Burning Ghost Dream (4.03)
02 Burning Ghost Meditation (4.18)
03 Burning Ghost Dance (3.34)
04 Neu (3.26)

Credits

All compositions, production and artwork by James Annesley
Mastered by Kolkoz mastering

Press release

“The ghosts in your mind room: turn on the light and watch them burn”

The core of this release is made up of samples from ancient shellac records and expired cassettes, with the addition of field recordings, analog drums and digital programming to complete the picture. The triptych represents a purging of past negativity, whilst the last track expresses a newfound sense of clarity and openness.

Warm Stranger is the latest project of James Annesley, an Australian electronic artist who started out as a jazz saxophonist and has previously released music on Esc.rec. under the name Virtual Proximity. As Warm Stranger, Annesley aims to create a feeling of darkness and mystery, but always with a light at the end of the tunnel. His unique film-like soundscapes are built using samples from warn-out records and cassettes, as well as field recordings and analog drums.

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Julian Winter – Cutting Rooms

   esc.rec.57, Releases

Title: Cutting Rooms
Artist: Julian Winter
Available formats: Download
Catalog#: esc.rec.57

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Tracklisting

01 I Lied To You In The Car (4.00)
02 Journey (3.23)
03 Coprime (3.15)
04 Dilettante (3.57)
05 Weihnacht (2.18)
06 Scum Like Schmidt (2.23)
07 Joyeux Noël Monsieur Richard (3.55)
08 Every Evening (4.07)
09 Ardour (4.41)

Credits

Music by Julian Winter
Clarinet on ‘I lied to you in the car’ played by Dorothé Ruß
Pad on ‘Joyeux Noel Monsieur Richard’ by Guillaume ‘Kaneel’ Richard
Trombone on ‘Ardour’ by Moritz Link
Artwork design by Harco Rutgers

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Press release

Three years ago, Julian Winter quit his indefinite fulltime job to study Computer Science at FH Münster University of Applied Science. Studies that stimulated his brain in a way that allowed him to develop new (musical) ideas quickly.

Since studying usually means sitting a lot in front of your desk or computer, in the evenings he often rode his bike. This is where the main inspiration for this album came from. Forever ‘whooshing’ alone through the streets with no lights, invisible, while re-visiting (almost forgotten) places from his past, just living the present moment, discovering new locations. Creating spaces for ‘movie scenes’ in the listener’s head.

Main instruments/ingredients used are percussion-tools (kitchen-utensils, wood, real drum-kits), guitars (acoustic-gtr., electric-gtr., e-bass, ukulele), software-synths (native renoise-instruments), ambient-samples (from old movies), effects (EQ, reverb).

On a sidenote: with titles like ‘Weihnacht’ and ‘Joyeux Noël Monsieur Richard’, the timing of this release could not be better… you are free to consider this a Christmas present.

Julian Winter is a musician from Germany. At a quite early age he learned that music can sometimes evoke arbitrary pictures in ones mind, and that that’s the point where music becomes very emotive. His music contains a lot of ambient recordings from his surroundings, and if he finds something interesting, he’s sure to record it and experiment with it.

Claiming that the best thing about making music is that you become acquainted with a large number of artists from around the globe, his road has led Julian to meeting a lot of perfect strangers and very nice people in real life, as well as on the world wide web.

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Plan Kruutntoone – wat doen de handen

May 16, 2017    esc.rec.55, Releases


Title: wat doen de handen
Artist: Plan Kruutntoone
Available formats: 12″ vinyl, digital download
Catalog#: esc.rec.55
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The vinyl release is also available from several other selected stores.

Tracklisting

01 litanie (de witte ruimten zijn de gaten) (7.33)
02 strijk 4 / constant gejaag (1.56)
03 strijk 2 (2.27)
04 broodreeks (4.02)
05 constant gejaag, electrisch (2.43)
06 Beckett en het meisje (bij de mensen blijven) (7.10)
07 strijk 5 (2.48)
08 vergeefs gebed om slaap (3.35)

Credits

All music by Plan Kruutntoone.
Plan Kruutntoone is Bas Alblas on bass, Chris Muller on percussion, Hans Visser on guitar, banjo and vocals.
Strijk 2, 4 and 5 are part of the kiralykwartet; five pieces for string quartet by Hans Visser, performed by the Ravivo Quartet, recorded by Chris Muller.
The Samuel Beckett text fragments are taken from “Comment c’est/ How it is”, in the Dutch translation of F.C. Kuipers, published by De Bezige Bij (1968). Other text by Hans Visser.
Recorded, mixed and edited with Dolf Planteijdt in Bergentheim and Amsterdam. Mastering by Zlaya Loud.
Design by Valentijn Kortekaas.
Dedicated to Ceda and Olgica.

Press release

“…and again I woke up. rendering Xenakis pale. shifting myself and stuff around in search of security. how to put it to make it to that?”

The new album by Plan Kruutntoone is called ‘Wat doen de handen/ What are the hands at’. The album stands out by bringing together Plan Kruutntoone’s uncompromising own music and pieces for string quartet, written by Hans. The notes bind it together, as do the disconcerting text fragments of Beckett (‘grope in a panic in the mud for the opener that is my life but of what cannot as much be said could not as much be always said my little lost always vast stretch of time’) alternated with those by Hans. They convey a sense of isolation that, by singing about it, opens up. The result is fragile at times, strangely compelling, harsh and repetitive at others.

‘Wat doen de handen’ was recorded with producer Dolf Planteijdt and is Plan Kruutntoone’s fifth album, following ‘Als alles er af is/After the Harvest’ (2013), ‘Een mooi pak/ From all my secret pockets’ (2007), ‘Gelijktijdigwiel/Sametimewheel’ (2001) en ‘HumpaComa’ (1998).
(Over the past 25 years!) Plan Kruutntoone has played in Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Russia and The Netherlands.

Live dates release tour:
15 May: De Pletterij (Haarlem)
16 May: De Ruimte (Amsterdam)
19 May: Vera (Groningen)
17 June: dB’s (Utrecht)
24 June: De Perifeer (Deventer)
25 June: Vrooom (Rotterdam)
9 July: Concerto (Amsterdam)
19 July: Valkhof Festival (Nijmegen)

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Various Artists – NEW 11

May 1, 2017    NEW011, Releases

Title: NEW 11
Artist: Various Artists
Available formats: Free download
Catalog#: NEW011

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Tracklisting

01 Snareskin – Unreal Antihero
02 Stromwender – Release
03 Undercurve – Unsets
04 Snerly – Canadian Summer Groove
05 Naber – Weightless
06 Paul Fisko – Six Times Four
07 MXT – Sigaru
08 Marx Qstn – V1HD
09 Monosocia – Time Out
10 Denote – Xuan

Credits

Design by Studio Wonder
Mastering by Fonofactory
View the Creative Commons License (BY/NC/SA) that applies to this work.

Press release

On May 1st, Nieuwe Electronische Waar (NEW) presents their selection of ten producers who will be coached and showcased coming year. These producers were curated by a professional team of promotors, marketeers, creative agency’s and A&R managers from Gelderland and Overijssel (two provinces in the Netherlands). With the announcement of the selection, NEW also releases this album featuring the ten producers.

Nieuwe Electronische Waar
In the past eleven years, NEW has focused on providing a platform for producers. Starting this year, NEW curates ten promising producers to coach and showcase. NEW’s mission is to discover electronic talent and develop these talents by providing coaching, studiotime and stagetime. In the past, NEW worked with producers like Knarsetand, De Sluwe Vos & Sonurber and organised several showcases and conferences.

Partners
Nieuwe Electronische Waar is a joint project of Burgerweeshuis Deventer, Doornroosje Nijmegen and productiehuis Oost-Nederland (part of De Nieuwe Oost). Partners of NEW are all venues in East-Netherlands, various festivals and creatives, like Hedon Zwolle, Atak Enschede, Metropool Hengelo, Luxor Live Arnhem, ArtEZ conservatorium, Extrapool, De Perifeer, Studio Wonder, Esc.rec., Wendbaar, Valkhof Festival, 8Bahn, Green Vibrations, Deciliters, 3voor12 Overijssel & 2voor12 Gelderland.

NEW 11 is available as a free download and is digitally distributed through a variety of online channels (including this one) by the label Esc.rec.

Download press release NL (pdf)

Reviews

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Radboud Mens – Test Tones

December 21, 2016    esc.rec.54, Releases, Sediment

Title: Test Tones
Artist: Radboud Mens
Available formats: Two manipulated 12″ vinyl records and three artworks (in a limited edition of one) and/or an unlimited digital download.
Catalog#: esc.rec.54, sediment.4
Order the limited edition vinyl + art through Bandcamp
Listen & download through Bandcamp

Tracklisting

01 Test Tones One (16.53)
02 Test Tones Two (20.45)
03 AudioNL Bonus (included in the download) (7.21)

Credits

Vinyl manipulations performed and recorded live at ACSH #51, October 9 2016, De Perifeer, Deventer
Artworks by Radboud Mens 1991
© Radboud Mens 2016
The vinyl used in the performance (and now part of this release) is produced on Smartlab’s vinyl recorder
This project is financially supported by Mondriaan Fund and sponsored by Smartlab
Many thanks to: Harco Rutgers, Aldje van Meer, Dan Armstrong

Press release

Radboud Mens was invited by record label Esc.rec. to make a release in the Sediment series, with appurtenant live performance in mini-venue De Perifeer. Sediment is a series of Esc.rec. releases in a ‘one-of-a-kind-art-object-directly-related-to-live-performance’ category, combining the best qualities of music and visual art.

In 1994, Radboud Mens gave his first noise performance in De Melkweg, Amsterdam. It was an evening in honor of the 50th anniversary of publisher De Bezige Bij. The evening was curated by a lady who had heard through the grapevine that there was a dangerous lunatic out there who destroyed records with a dog brush. It’s like John Cage already said: records are not music, but objects that can be used just like any other instrument to make music.

Besides Hyware (the name of this dog brush noise project), Mens had a rhythmic noise project called Technoise. The idea for this project was also based on the use of records. A little later he was creating rhythms with vinyl tics and crackles, by manipulating blank vinyl with box cutters. The derived recordings were automatically set in locked groove speed; 4 beats in one revolution, or 133 1/3 BPM. This led to minimal techno, which was released on vinyl by AudioNL and other labels (and also featured in several Esc.rec. compilations).

In 2001 Radboud Mens made music with test-tone records by playing them through a delay that was set in a locked groove tempo. This causes all the crackles in the records to overlap, creating a rhythm. These tracks have been gathering dust for 15 years; never released, never used. Unfinished.

At the invitation to participate in Esc.rec.’s Sediment series, the idea to use these tracks surfaced immediately. Test Tones! Destroyed!

The Sediment release by Radboud Mens is titled ‘Test Tones’ and consists of one(!) unique signed and numbered box with two freshly cut vinyl records, which were manipulated/mutilated live in concert. The box also includes three artworks by Radboud Mens, an inlay and a poster.

Recordings of this concert are available as an unlimited download. This download includes 18 photo’s of the live performance and the extensive artwork of the pysical release ánd a special bonus track; a live recording of manipulated AudioNL minimal techno records by Radboud Mens.

Reviews

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Spoelstra – Lists

September 9, 2016    esc.rec.53, Releases, Sediment

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Title: Lists
Artist: Spoelstra
Format: Eight unique artworks/setlists
Size: 29,5cm x 50cm
Material: oil pastel and ink on paper
Catalog#: esc.rec.53, sediment.3
Price: €175,00 apiece
Official release date: 30 October 2016
Enquiries and orders via email only: harco@escrec.com

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2
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3
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8
8/8

Press release

Spoelstra is an ‘avant-garde-noise-math-rock-electro-artist’ from The Hague. His songs are complex and his albums conceptual, with titles that often reflect a dry sense of humor, repeatedly drenched in self-developed handmade typography.

Spoelstra was invited by record label Esc.rec. to conjure up a release in the Sediment series, with appurtenant live performance in its affiliated venue De Perifeer. The Sediment releases are in a completely new ‘one-of-a-kind-art-object-directly-related-to-live-performance’ category.

Spoelstra’s Sediment release entitled ‘Lists’ consists only of eight unique setlists for a Spoelstra live show – eight unique pieces of art, exhibited prior to this action in the adjacent Kunstenlab (10 September 2016 – October 30 2016). The only actual music in this release is Spoelstra’s live show… so don’t expect any audio recordings here.

‘Lists’ is all about the preparatory work of musicians that the public normally never gets to see: gain inspiration, writing songs, practicing, inventing lyrics, titles, artwork and set lists and especially the disposal of the majority of it all, because it still could be slightly better. All this to stay one step ahead of a demanding and critical audience and to be able to surprise with something hopefully never previously heard or seen exactly like that.

‘Lists’ is the third release in the Esc.rec. Sediment series and the 50th edition of the adventurous concert series Ass-crack Stage-hack (ACSH). ‘Lists’ is performed live in De Perifeer on October 30, 2016. That is also the exact same moment ‘Lists’ is released.

Reviews

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The Void* – Values

June 10, 2016    LES001, Releases

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Title: Values
Artist: The Void*
Available formats: Limited Edition 12″ Vinyl, digital download
Catalog#: LES001
Order the limited edition vinyl through Bandcamp
Listen & download through Bandcamp

Tracklisting

01 Function (6.35)
02 D BI DI F (4.35)
03 Memcpy (7.25)
04 Abstract (3.52)
05 E AB EF B (5.26)
06 Dereference (7.46)

Credits

All music performed on self-designed intruments by The Void*
Recorded at Domaine des Domaines, Hary, France
Mastered by Rinus Hoonig at Record Industry
Label artwork by Marina Stavrou
Sleeve design & layout by Studio Another Day
Screen printing at Kurtface
Sleeve lasered at Steim

Press release

For several years now, The Void* (pronounced: The Void Pointers) have been developing their own sound idiom at the cutting edge of ambient, live electronics, drones and post-rock. The trio, consisting of Roald Dillewijn, Eric Magnée and Tijs Ham, looks for new expressive sounds and they choose to build their own instruments to accomplish this. Both the coding of software and hardware tinkering are used to knead their sonic universe. Deep sound textures are interspersed with massive sound walls to then revert to a fragile piano note.

In 2014 The Void* travelled to France to record new material. A week of wine, cheese, cows and music. Lots of music. The recordings originated from free improvisation, out of which structures or basic playing rules quickly formed, laying down sound carpets which did or didn’t work well together. Throughout 2015, the band has been listening, cutting, pasting, adding and deleting layers, distorting, distilling, maturing and refining to finally get to the core: the album ‘Values’.

The name The Void* originated from the C ++ programming language. The three band members use code and hardware to develop their instruments, sometimes by hacking, sometimes by implementing their own designs. C++ is also the origin of the ‘technical’ album and track titles. A nice contrast to the organic and warm sound of ‘Values’.

‘Values’ is released by three(!) collaborating record labels from The Netherlands: Lomechanik, Esc.rec. and Shipwrec. Lomechanik worked with both labels before on separate releases, but this is the first time that the three of them join forces. Apart from the differences between them, there is also an unmistakable overlap in their output. This album by The Void* fits seamlessly into the catalogues of all three labels. Both musically and aesthetically, because the packaging of this 12″ vinyl is stunningly beautiful, as usual.

Live dates coming up:
July 16 in De Perifeer, Deventer
July 17 at Valkhof Festival, Nijmegen

Reviews

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Jeroen Diepenmaat – CR…..

April 12, 2016    esc.rec.52, Releases, Sediment

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Title: CR…..
Artist: Jeroen Diepenmaat
Available format: one of 120 unique 7″ discs used in recorded live performance, including download
Catalog#: esc.rec.52, sediment.2
Order disc through Bandcamp
Listen through Bandcamp

Tracklisting

01 CR 26 03 2016 16:00 (11.37)
02 CR 26 03 2016 17:00 (12.25)
03 CR 26 03 2016 18:00 (11.49)

Credits

Players: Bart Folmer, Harco Rutgers, Twan Sallaerts, Jeroen Diepenmaat
Photography: Alphons ter Avest, Jeroen Diepenmaat
Concept, design and implementation: Jeroen Diepenmaat

Thank you: Harco Rutgers, Bart Folmer, Twan Sallaerts, Jaco van Veluwen, Alphons ter Avest and Code Rood

Press release

CR….. is a comprehensive project based on three performances at Code Rood in Arnhem, The Netherlands. Preceding the performances 120 unique 7″ discs were made. Using masking tape, sand paper, cardboard, plastic and many other materials, Jeroen Diepenmaat made discs that look good graphically, but above all make interesting sounds when played on a record player.

The turntables are enhanced with white horns with long needles. These are used to play the discs, according to a code. Each disc has a unique code on the cover that instructs the players how to play the disc: at what speed, with which needle and how many laps.

During the three performances each disc is used only once. Together, the four players use 40 discs for one performance. This makes each performance unpredictable and different.

After the performance the used discs are for sale. Now the codes on the cover not only function as a score for the players, but also as a download code for the buyer. By sending the code you get the recordings and photographs of the three performances. This way the disc is an instrument, a piece of art and an audio carrier at the same time.

But even when you weren’t able to buy discs at Code Rood that day, you can still order individual discs online now, including a download for all the audio and photo’s made during the three performances.

Take a closer look at the discs: jeroendiepenmaat.nl/portfolio/cr22. If you have a favorite, you can mention the red code with your order. You will get that copy. The discs with a red dot are already gone.

Warning & disclaimer: these discs were played with special equipment, they will most likely wreck your turntable’s stylus.

Jeroen Diepenmaat is a visual artist with a predilection for sound. In his work, consisting of drawings, sculptures, installations and performances, he explores the cutting edge between image and sound and the transition from one to the other.

Jeroen Diepenmaat’s work was shown a.o. in Museum voor Moderne Kunst in Arnhem (NL), Martha Museum in Herford (D), La Casa Encendida in Madrid (SP), Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston (USA), Montevideo – Dutch Institute for Media Art in Amsterdam (NL), Extrapool in Nijmegen (NL), Serralves in Porto (P), Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam (NL).

Sediment is a new series in the Esc.rec. catalogue. It is in a completely new ‘one-of-a-kind-art-object-directly-related-to-live-performance’ category. You are currently looking at the second Sediment release. More Sediment releases by other artists are being developed.

Reviews

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Jeroen Diepenmaat – Drums For Eugène

March 7, 2016    esc.rec.51, Releases

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Title: Drums For Eugène
Artist: Jeroen Diepenmaat
Available formats: Limited Edition CDr in handmade cover with four colour linocut print, Download
Catalog#: esc.rec.51
Order the limited edition CDr through Bandcamp
Download & listen through Bandcamp

This release is also available via many other download and streaming channels, like Spotify, iTunes, etc. Check this Spotify playlist for many more Esc.rec. releases on Spotify.

Tracklisting

01 Part A01 (2.45)
02 Part A02 (3.01)
03 Part A03 (3.08)
04 Part B01 (2.43)
05 Part B02 (3.04)
06 Part B03 (3.08)

Credits

Music by Jeroen Diepenmaat
Artwork by Jeroen Diepenmaat

Press release

“In the basement of the library I came across a little book together with a 7″ record. The book is titled ‘De muziek van de mens’ (The music of man) and it was written by Eugène Brands, one of the Cobra painters. The book describes world music and the 7” has audio fragments to illustrate the diversity and richness of music from all continents.

Brands was a cognoscente of world music and old jazz and blues. A radio documentary recently broadcasted by VPRO program Urubichadie, reveals how dedicated and serious he was looking for new sounds, and how he also liked to share them.

In response to both the music and the text I made a series of linocuts which now serve as a cover for my CD ‘Drums for Eugène’. The music on the CD also refers to Eugène Brands. The jazzy drums of the first two tracks shift constantly and create new rhythms and patterns. Very much like the patterns in traditional African music.

In ‘Drums for Eugène’ the rhythms originate from two identical 7″ records playing simultaneously. This 7″ record is titled ‘Philicorda Rhythm Record’. A minimal difference in playback speed causes the drums to play in synch, shift out of synch or play offbeat. After which they slowly interweave again and sound exactly the same at some points.

It’s a surprising listening experience, where a curious ear can make all kinds of discoveries, both rhythmically and in sound, tone and timbre.

I secretly assume that Eugène Brands would have appreciated such an auditory journey.”

— Jeroen Diepenmaat

Jeroen Diepenmaat is a visual artist with a predilection for sound. In his work, consisting of drawings, sculptures, installations and performances, he explores the cutting edge between image and sound and the transition from one to the other.

Jeroen Diepenmaat’s work was shown a.o. in Museum voor Moderne Kunst in Arnhem (NL), Martha Museum in Herford (D), La Casa Encendida in Madrid (SP), Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston (USA), Montevideo – Dutch Institute for Media Art in Amsterdam (NL), Extrapool in Nijmegen (NL), Serralves in Porto (P), Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam (NL).

Reviews

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Cadeu – O

November 10, 2015    esc.rec.50, Releases

O

Title: O
Artist: Cadeu
Available formats: Download
Catalog#: esc.rec.50

Download & listen through Bandcamp

Tracklisting

01 Off (1.30)
02 Visions (3.25)
03 Derjenige (3.45)
04 Dead Hugs (2.57)
05 Pulp (2.47)
06 Morok (2.08)
07 Orion (2.59)
08 Sun2 (1.59)
09 Forevst (2.42)
10 Chamber (1.45)
11 Mateo (2.14)
12 O (2.43)
13 Presence (Bonus Track) (2.37)
14 Random# (Bonus Track) (2.47)

Credits

Music: Cadeu
Mastering: Lion Side | Mixing & Mastering Services
Design: Konstantin Kazhev

Press release

Cadeu is Konstantin Kazhev, a Russian electronic musician, producer and remixer based in Saint Petersburg. He got his first experience in composing music in his early teens with long time ally Nata Rudman (Shadow’s Dreams, R U). Between 2013 and 2015 Cadeu released several EP’s and mixtapes as well as his debut album.

“After finishing my debut album I kept on creating new tunes, but it all seemed to me like I’d heard it before. I found myself in a loop. Felt that I needed to go back to zero to reset. I decided to stay away from the patterns, harmonies and techniques I previously felt comfortable with. This is how “O” was invented.” – Cadeu

This 50th(!) Esc.rec. release is available via Bandcamp only. The download includes two bonus tracks. Not leftovers mind you, but excellent extra’s, rewarded exclusively to downloaders. This also goes for the included PDF booklet, designed by Konstantin Kazhev.

Reviews

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Jeroen Diepenmaat – Frayed Air (S.1c)

September 8, 2015    esc.rec.46, Releases, Sediment

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Title: Frayed Air (S.1c)
Artist: Jeroen Diepenmaat
Format: Limited Edition 12″ Vinyl Art (1/1)
Catalog#: esc.rec.46, sediment.1c
Price: €180,00
Enquiries and orders via email only: harco@escrec.com

Release details

NAME: Jeroen Diepenmaat
TITLE: Frayed Air
DATE: 14.12.2014 16:15
LOCATION: De Perifeer, Deventer (NL)
DURATION: 5’21”
SPEED: 33 RPM
EDITION: 1/1
CAT. NO: esc.rec.46, sediment.1c
DESIGN: Harco Rutgers, Jeroen Diepenmaat

NOTES: This is the record of the third of three live performances at the ‘Muziek bij de Buren’ festival. This recording ends in an endless loop (locked groove) due to technical failure.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: During a performance grooves were made in one side of this record using knives and sand paper. The recording of the performance is on the other side.

Press release

Sediment is a new series in the Esc.rec. catalogue. It is in a completely new ‘one-of-a-kind-art-object-directly-related-to-live-performance’ category. The three Frayed Air albums by Jeroen Diepenmaat are the first three Sediment releases: Sediment 1a, Sediment 1b, and Sediment 1c. You are currently looking at Sediment 1c.

The Frayed Air albums (S.1a, S.1b and S.1c) are the record of three live performances by Jeroen Diepenmaat at the ‘Muziek bij de Buren’ festival in De Perifeer. During these performances grooves are made in one side of blank vinyl records, while playing simultaneously on four turntables, using knives and sand paper. Thus Jeroen Diepenmaat physically sculpts a live soundscape with a gradual accumulation of subtle pops, clicks, hiss and noise, occasionally using additional sounds from pre-recorded vinyl. The result is extremely meditative, ingenious and beautiful.

Afterwards the recordings of these concerts are cut on the other side of the same blank vinyl that was used as an instrument during the performance. This makes all three Frayed Air albums totally unique and directly linked to the live experience where they originated; they are a concert registration and an instrument united in one object.

Frayed Air comes on black 12″ vinyl in a white outer sleeve and a green inner sleeve, both laser cut. The release details are hand written on the back by Jeroen Diepenmaat.

Jeroen Diepenmaat is a visual artist with a predilection for sound. In his works he combines visual elements with audio. This ranges from installations that generate sound, to drawings of 7″ records, to objects that require to be used for performances.

Diepenmaat likes to poetically point to almost forgotten details or focus on small sounds. And just as sound always takes time, the passing of time is also often reflected in his site-specific installations for exhibitions. One (generally unnoticed) element in the exhibition space is carefully changed to become a determining factor.

In short; Jeroen Diepenmaat creates omnifarious works, but always with the following keywords in mind: poetic, subtle, small, detail, sound, vinyl, slow, focus, time.

Jeroen Diepenmaat’s work was shown a.o. in Museum voor Moderne Kunst in Arnhem (NL), Martha Museum in Herford (D), La Casa Encendida in Madrid (SP), Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston (USA), Montevideo – Dutch Institute for Media Art in Amsterdam (NL), Extrapool in Nijmegen (NL), Serralves in Porto (P), Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam (NL).

Reviews

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Jeroen Diepenmaat – Frayed Air (S.1b)

   esc.rec.46, Releases, Sediment

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Title: Frayed Air (S.1b)
Artist: Jeroen Diepenmaat
Format: Limited Edition 12″ Vinyl Art (1/1)
Catalog#: esc.rec.46, sediment.1b
Price: €180,00
Enquiries and orders via email only: harco@escrec.com

Release details

NAME: Jeroen Diepenmaat
TITLE: Frayed Air
DATE: 14.12.2014 14:45
LOCATION: De Perifeer, Deventer (NL)
DURATION: 18’59”
SPEED: 33 RPM
EDITION: 1/1
CAT. NO: esc.rec.46, sediment.1b
DESIGN: Harco Rutgers, Jeroen Diepenmaat

NOTES: This is the record of the second of three live performances at the ‘Muziek bij de Buren’ festival.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: During a performance grooves were made in one side of this record using knives and sand paper. The recording of the performance is on the other side.

Press release

Sediment is a new series in the Esc.rec. catalogue. It is in a completely new ‘one-of-a-kind-art-object-directly-related-to-live-performance’ category. The three Frayed Air albums by Jeroen Diepenmaat are the first three Sediment releases: Sediment 1a, Sediment 1b, and Sediment 1c. You are currently looking at Sediment 1b.

The Frayed Air albums (S.1a, S.1b and S.1c) are the record of three live performances by Jeroen Diepenmaat at the ‘Muziek bij de Buren’ festival in De Perifeer. During these performances grooves are made in one side of blank vinyl records, while playing simultaneously on four turntables, using knives and sand paper. Thus Jeroen Diepenmaat physically sculpts a live soundscape with a gradual accumulation of subtle pops, clicks, hiss and noise, occasionally using additional sounds from pre-recorded vinyl. The result is extremely meditative, ingenious and beautiful.

Afterwards the recordings of these concerts are cut on the other side of the same blank vinyl that was used as an instrument during the performance. This makes all three Frayed Air albums totally unique and directly linked to the live experience where they originated; they are a concert registration and an instrument united in one object.

Frayed Air comes on black 12″ vinyl in a white outer sleeve and a green inner sleeve, both laser cut. The release details are hand written on the back by Jeroen Diepenmaat.

Jeroen Diepenmaat is a visual artist with a predilection for sound. In his works he combines visual elements with audio. This ranges from installations that generate sound, to drawings of 7″ records, to objects that require to be used for performances.

Diepenmaat likes to poetically point to almost forgotten details or focus on small sounds. And just as sound always takes time, the passing of time is also often reflected in his site-specific installations for exhibitions. One (generally unnoticed) element in the exhibition space is carefully changed to become a determining factor.

In short; Jeroen Diepenmaat creates omnifarious works, but always with the following keywords in mind: poetic, subtle, small, detail, sound, vinyl, slow, focus, time.

Jeroen Diepenmaat’s work was shown a.o. in Museum voor Moderne Kunst in Arnhem (NL), Martha Museum in Herford (D), La Casa Encendida in Madrid (SP), Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston (USA), Montevideo – Dutch Institute for Media Art in Amsterdam (NL), Extrapool in Nijmegen (NL), Serralves in Porto (P), Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam (NL).

Reviews

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