source material recorded December 24 2008, final edit on December 25 2008
source material recorded on December 26 2008, final edit on December 31 2008
On December 28 2004 I had an old cassette transferred to my computer of synthesizer playing from the very early years of Kapotte Muziek. My idea was to create a new mix of this material by superimposing them, but the end result was quite dissatisfactory. It stayed on my computer for a few years and then Christmas eve 2008 I selected a few sounds from this material and started playing around with it using a found max/msp patch found on the internet. I played around for a few hours that night and when I woke up in a hazy state, I started trimming it down and down until I had the finished piece.
Next day I went to my mother, and played the piano in her house a bit while she was cooking dinner. When I got back home, I applied more or less the same technique to the piano playing as I did to the early Kapotte Muziek sounds but with a different result. I released 'Reflections' as a 3"CDR on My Own Little Label early 2009.
When I found a label to release a CD of Dialogues, Entr'acte, I asked Jos Smolders at Earlabs to do a fine master of both of these works. Sadly for whatever reason I don't know, Entr'acte never released the CD.
Christmas 2013 seems to be the right moment to make it available.
Design by Rutger Zuydervelt.
Rather than describe what this sounds like (a futile task), I will describe how it makes me feel. First it is much like white noise, blocking the world around me. It's just me and whatever I happen to be giving my attention to with no distractions or external worries. Then it is energizing and uplifting. I have more focus and energy. These soundscapes get me in the zone to help me concentrate on whatever I'm doing, whether it be washing dishes or scrolling Facebook. And it sounds damn cool too. dharmalogos
K2 with an approach that I've never heard before. None of the noise cutups that I've come to associate with the project rather we have a more synth based release.
Side one has a creeping synth piece plodding along that really put me in the right headspace.
Side two has a more MB-ish approach by having a wash of sound with aspects that peek through every now and again. Not as muddy as MB though, all the sounds are very distinct.
This is another great release from this act! miredsounds