living somewhere long enough and moving away a part remains from time to time and thinking of there nostalgia calls that was left behind
Mist schimmen (missed figures / mist shades) is a soundtrack to a place, a memory and nostalgia for a time in which "Molenstraat", "Electronic Forest", "GrijsGebied", "Three", "niemandsland", "koude handen" and "Maalbeek" where created. Many of these a reference to a place and memory itself. Maalbeek muses on memories of a forest region in the south of The Netherlands, likewise, "mist schimmen" is inspired by my time living in The Hague. Iconic sounds, such as the reverberating pneumatic hammers, that push giant concrete columns into the ground, are captured in "laat al zo lang", the fourth track on the album. Perhaps, it's a way to relive that time through the lens of ageing.
The opening sounds of "haven light" (harbour light) are recorded between hundreds of square concrete blocks, lining and protecting the harbour entrance from the sea.Image: bit.ly/3pxiVoe. It is a beautifully simple guide to the nature of this album: Concrete squares (order and rhythm) break up the sea, as it's splashing in-between them (chaos and noise). In the space between, a tonal reverberance is created. In it's simplicity, it is an analogy for how I create and approach music and sound design.
"mist schimmen" is also inspired by the music of that time, taking a more melodic and rhythmic direction from the dark "outer-space" ambiences of "mass object". Its closest musical release is "zon der tijd ver gaat" released in 2021 and it greatly inspired the addition of melody to this release, which I started working on in early 2018.
Last post by doombient - August 31, 2022, 01:39:42 PM
"happy days are here to stay" has been released in the meantime -- thanks to all who have placed an order already. CDs will start shipping after 13th September (keeping my fingers crossed for the quality of the album pressing).
Last post by El culto - August 29, 2022, 09:36:49 AM
Tomas Weiss - Zeitlos II + III + Bonus CDs (Extended Luxus Edition)
Hi there, I thought some of you might be interested :-)
Sometimes during the upcoming winter season we will release ,,Zeitlos II + III" by Tomas Weiss as an ,,Extended Luxus Edition" - it will be released as a luxury Double-Digipak with an expensive silk-lamination and won´t be re-pressed in this form later on.
And on top of that —> as a special gift, this offer will include 2 other CDs for FREE - more details on the website listed below.
This ,,Reservation Offer" is strictly limited to 35 copies - you can reserve a copy in advance and DON´T have to pay for it now.
1. Brand new albums from 2 blokes living in London(UK) Colin Rayment and Robert A.Logan 2. Also from the UK Andy Pickford and Perge 3. 3rd(latest part) Tone - A Tribute to Tony Sawford 4. Modular stuff from Silver Galaxy(Anna Maria van Reusel) and Lightwave member Christian Wittman 5. Privat music from Fenchel, yes.....Conrad Schnitzler and TD articles written by him in "Sonic Report" many years ago
23 tracks in total, you are welcome in the chat Playlist:
I have many fond memories of recording this album with Joris, Tatiana and Erik. We didn't really know it would be an album, or if could work as a recording: Synths, guitar and laptop connected together and when prepped and working, we started recording. The end of the first suite came by chance also, when a cable started failing and cut the recording short. Time for a break!
Tatiana flew to Holland a little later and recorded vocals for over an hour! I still feel a little guilty. It does mean we can present a beautiful new "a cappella" mix of Capricious in the bonus materials.
Thank you to everyone who has supported us back then and now. If you have purchased the album before, contact me for a free code. matthewflorianz.bandcamp.com/album/electronic-forest
I'll leave you with this review, thank you for listening!
Jim Brenholts Electronic Forest is a set of laid out minimalism from Matthew Florianz, Erik t' Sas and Joris de Man. The evolution of this e-music style is actually quite interesting and quite universal. It is easy to take it all the way back to Brian Eno in the mid 1970's but that is not the end. There are definite similarities to Brian's albums of that era.
There are, however, stronger similarities to Sonic Seasonings, by Wendy Carlos. Taking giant leaps forward, Steve Roach and Robert Rich have experimented with dark minimalism as have Mathias Grassow and Alio Die. Mike Griffin launched Hypnos in the mid 1990's and the style flourishes to this day. This is one of the stronger efforts of this style. Matthew, Erik and Joris surround their drone with dark atmospheres, experimental sounds and subtle melodies. The soundscapes are totally organic and mystical. There are plenty of clues but no answers.
Last post by chris23 - August 02, 2022, 01:32:14 PM
I just released a new Innesti album, "Folding, A Study." It is available on CD and digital on Bandcamp.
The album is composed of hazy, ethereal ambient soundscapes created with field recordings, organic synthesis, distant whispers, and the delicate folding of sounds. I've pasted a few Bandcamp codes below for anyone who is interested.