*Limited Edition of 400 copies. 2022 stock.* Habitat, an environmental music collaboration by Berlin based composer Niklas Kramer and percussionist Joda Foerster, is inspired by the drawings of Italian architect Ettore Sottsass. Each of the eight tracks represents a room in an imaginary building.
In Habitat the duo layers, loops and merges sonic textures and patterns into fluid blocks without the restraint of statics. African log drum, Bolivian chajchas, vibraphone, kalimba and various other percussion instruments are processed, pitched, harmonised and filtered through modular synth and script based sample cutting to form a collage of asynchronous layers.
By using acoustic instruments and expanding their sound into abstract shapes, Habitat evokes a vague intimacy, a curious state of comfort in the unknown.
Includes 12x12 print on rough/uncoated stock
Jacket printed on rough/uncoated stock.
Casa Molto Normale"cover art original painting by Ettore Sottsass.
Written and produced during summer 2020 by Joda Foerster & Niklas Kramer
Instruments used: African log drum, Bolivian chajchas, vibraphone, kalimba and various other percussion instruments, Various Sythesizers
Production techniques: live recording, script based sample cutting and processing (norns), analog tape bouncing
Composition: No grid, asynchronous loops, driven by textures
Mastered by Matthew "Matthewdavid" McQueen
Artwork used with permission by Ettore Sottsass.
"Casa Molto Normale" - Technica Mista Su Carta - original painting 61x46cm - VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021