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When Timo Van Luijk isn’t working under his own name, he works under the alias Af Ursin - a project focused on structured improvisation, combining electronic and acoustic instrumentation. Itinera is his eight full length release under the moniker since 2002. The album is a stunning and challenging marvel, hearkening back to another less compromising era of electronic music - one of rigorous and complex arrangements of structure and tone. While drawing on a number of sources for its sounds, the most present elements are those of modular synthesis - drawing the ear into an almost purely abstract world.
Tones ricochet and collide, structures appear and dissipate in an ambient realm which vacillates between the harsh and seductive - recalling the heyday of Groupe de Recherches Musicales and other similar studios which once stretched across the globe. One of the more interesting efforts in electronic practice to have emerged in recent years. Available in a very limited edition of 250 copies on transparent vinyl. It’ll be gone in a blink.