Captain Black – Not For Release: Vaults Volume One

available on Bandcampwordsound

Kapotte Muziek – Static Lines

now available on Bandcampa2632299101_2

Beequeen – Natursymfonie

available on bandcampnature kopie

Freiband – Rob’s Beard

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Sorrow

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In the last few days I have been reading the newspaper (various) about the plane that was shot down over the Ukraine. In a small country like The Netherlands it’s very likely you know either the victims or someone who does. I believe I do to – far away. Just reading about this also makes me very sad. Today is a national day of mourning and I decided to finish off something I have been working on for some time. For a long time I wanted to do a homage to ‘Children On The Hill’, a piano piece by Harold Budd, which was on the very first cassette I ever bought, in 1981. I always loved that piece, and a while I started processing that. From an endless amount of variations I choose a few that fit together into one piece, ‘Sorrow’, which I like to dedicate to the victims of plane MH17. It’s very quiet music, and designed to be played at a low volume and all silence in there is intentional. Music can’t help to overcome any grief, but perhaps it can enlighten, even just a little bit. Free album and please share anywhere you want.

music to be listened and downloaded here

Fabio Orsi & Sindre Bjerga new CD on Korm Plastics

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Shifts – Five Pieces With No Particular Title

available on Bandcampfive pieces no title

Kapotte Muziek – Columbus, Ohio

available on BandcampScan 185

Kapotte Muziek – [Not] Lost

available on BandcampScan 187

The Tobacconists – A Secret Place

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The countdown goes further. Here’s the second release from me this week! Another one I am very proud off. The Tobacconists are Scott Foust and me and in 2012 also with a third member, Mike Popovich. We rehearsed our opera ‘Smoking Is Green’ and in between recorded material for two LPs. One is this one, while other is a strong, rhythmical one (think Second Layer, Cabaret Voltaire) still waiting to find a home somewhere. Scott and I worked long distance on the mixes and Jos Smolders did a smashing job on the mastering. The b-side is dedicated to Anton Viergever, who died, very close to this date actually come to think of it again. The record is a release by A Giant Fern (Portugal) in close collaboration with Fabrica Discos in the USA. Fucking awesome cover too. Oh boy (as mister Kimble would say)! I believe limited to 300 copies.