**200 copies limited edition** The title and track names are derived from the works of B. Traven (aka Ret Marut), which says something about the atmosphere of the work and the way it was constructed. Although there are signs of Traven’s criticism of capitalism, freed of blatant moralising, there is also a sense of nostalgia as far as the atmospheric side of the music is concerned. A longing for the days when social media and the lot were not involved in the struggles for justice and freedom.
Of course this is 'only music', and how can you criticise anything by just making sounds and suggesting an aural world that goes beyond that? That being said, listening to this ambient meets improv meets film-score album is its own reward, so it may be best to let the listener decide. Martijn Comes comes from a film-score background while also moving in circles of experimental electronics, ambient and drones. Lukas Simonis is a seasoned improviser/sound artist with a post-punk edge.
Recorded during several sessions (2018-2020) in L6S Studio and WORM Studio, Rotterdam Mastered by Martijn Comes at Immovable Substance Studio in Bloemendaal Released in a limited edition CD in a 3-panel cardboard sleeve The Paraphernalia Era (2007), 400x165x40cm, various materials, © Daniel Verkerk, www.danielverkerk.nl, IG danielverkerk1972 Photo by Marten de Leeuw, Groninger Museum Design by Harco Rutgers Co-produced by Klangendum/Corona. Our gratitude goes out to: Ret Marut, Harco Rutgers and everyone that fed us.