A split album is a marriage of autonomous partners. On each side of the vinyl, one artist presents a limited selection of music. Both sides relate to each other, but they do not intertwine. On Aspen’s first split, guitar brothers Ruben Machtelinckx and Frederik Leroux each contribute twenty minutes of solo performance. Both Machtelinckx and Leroux make use of the oating sounds of the banjo, but in a quite distinct way. While the former presents a determined and solid selection of music, the latter drifts off whistling and wandering.
banjo, long scale banjo, guitars, vibration speaker, objects
banjo, tapedelay, voice, recorder, bird whistle, harmonium, percussion, piano and synth