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Jeroen Diepenmaat, Wouter Van Veldhoven

Struin / Stop (Tape)

Label: esc.rec.

Format: Tape

Genre: Electronic

In stock


**50 copies limited edition** "Here we have a split cassette by two Dutch sound artists. Both artists can be seen as an inventor, tinkering with machines. First, we have Van Diepenmaat with 'Struin', a work for modular synthesizer and two CV controlled turntables, that Diepenmaat made in conjunction with the field kit, a creation from Koma Elektronik. Van Veldhoven has 74 reel-to-reel recorders at home (at least when I visited him some time ago), and creates constructions with these machines, with loops that can also be CV controlled. The results are quite different. Van Diepenmaat's 'Struin' (which means 'wander' in English) opens up with what seems to be the sound of insects or frogs, but quickly you'll learn that these are electronic sounds. There is a pulse also, that goes along with the imitation of animal sounds (or, maybe, these are from a record that Van Diepenmaat is playing at any speed, backwards as well as forwards), but slowly it all moves towards a more electronic field, with occasional sharp tones. The piece has a somewhat improvised feeling and remains open towards the end. On the other side, there is 'Stop' (which is Dutch for 'Stop') by Wouter van Veldhoven, who works with the rhythmic structures by Jean-Claude Risset, which open up here. The music is on a repeat mission, but slowing down over a few minutes, and yet it never gets to a final standstill. At two-third new sound elements are added on rather worn out tape (so says the label), apparently violin and voice, but it is hard to say if it is just that. Van Veldhoven's piece is not as Empty as Diepenmaat but shares a similar 'free' approach to composing or improvising here (there is a thin line, I would say). Comes in a nice riso-printed carton sleeve." - Frans De Waard

Cat. number: esc.rec.86
Year: 2021
Limited edition of 50 hand-numbered copies in a sturdy off-white paper cover, riso-printed in gold and black.

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