- Machinefabriek :: Colour Tones
I've only just started listen to this guy. Any suggestions/favourites?
Oh man, now *that's* a hefty question! The discography of Machinefabriek (real name: Rutger Zuydervelt) is nearly unparalleled - I think he's on a course to eventually eclipse Sun Ra (or at least Pete Namlook). Here's evidence:http://www.discogs.com/artist/Machinefabriek
I gave up even trying to keep up with his output, which is impossible regardless, as many of his releases are insanely limited or come out on formats I don't care about (7" vinyl, cassette). Even his CD releases number nearly something like 50+. Now, that being said, I like pretty much everything he's done (well, what I actually own, in any event), most of which exist in this hazy no-man's-land between 12k-ish material, full-on drone, processed field recordings, contained noise & softened glitch. I have the following (copied directly from my database, so apologies for the full caps):
MACHINEFABRIEK BIJEEN KNING DISK
MACHINEFABRIEK COLOUR TONES FANG BOMB
MACHINEFABRIEK DAAS COLD SPRING
MACHINEFABRIEK DAUW DEKORDER
MACHINEFABRIEK KRUIMELDIEF MACHINEFABRIEK
MACHINEFABRIEK MARIJN LAMPSE
MACHINEFABRIEK MORT AUX VACHES STAALPLAAT
MACHINEFABRIEK RANONKEL BURNING WORLD
MACHINEFABRIEK SLAAPZUCHT ROOT STRATA
MACHINEFABRIEK VELDWERK COLD SPRING
MACHINEFABRIEK VLOED SENTIENT RECOGNITION ARCHIVE
MACHINEFABRIEK WELEER LAMPSE
MACHINEFABRIEK/KBK/LIONDIALER THAT IT STAYS WINTER FOREVER WHITE BOX
MACHINEFABRIEK/S. VITIELLO BOX MUSIC 12K
I recommend (and, again, this is if you can find them) the earlier, somewhat more 'experimental' Lampse & SRA issues, which are more droney, as well as his collab w/Stephen Vitiello on 12k that falls in to that strangely electroacoustic realm, and perhaps "Ranonkel" & "Dauw" (which just got reissued, along with "Daas", I believe), which I would classify as 'explorative sound synthesis', for lack of a better phrase: kind of drone-based, but abundant with shifting textures, odd near-rhythmic pulsations, and all other manners of acute sensations.
Hope this helps a bit....