Friday, 17 January 2020

ORT023 : Leap/detach / Singer Featherweight

ORT023 : Leap/detach / Singer Featherweight

This album is a result of a two-year research project called “Artificial Extensions of Acoustics” at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp. 
Vitja (see his beautiful solo album ORT022), Hendrik & Casper wanted to explore the richness of their instruments in terms of timbre, time and form, regardless of any means and in interaction with each other. 

The ensemble Leap/Detach became the playground of the project that they literally consider as ‘leap in the dark’ with their custom made electronic instruments and preparations, in which new-made sounds arise that exist ‘detached’ from their origin. They like to think of it as painting together on a large canvas, sharing colours or stating opposites.

The music is a direct outcome of the tools they created and learned to control in relation to each other. Acoustic and electronic elements blend together in symbiosis, sometimes in abstract context, sometimes in more lyrical ways. For some tracks the threesome worked with specific guidelines or limitations while others had a totally free approach. All tracks are improvised except for Myrte which was composed by Vitja.

This production is a collaboration between the research department of AP Hogeschool (Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen), Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen and Werkplaats Walter (which will distribute the Lp as Walter005).
Recorded and mixed by Dries Van Ende at Zennestudio, Anderlecht (Brussels)
Mastered by Gert Van Hoof, Cochlea Mastering

Vitja Pauwels – acoustic and electric guitars, pedal steel, live sampling, hard- & software processing
Hendrik Lasure – piano, live sampling, hard- & software processing
Casper Van De Velde – drums, objects, computer processing

Leap/detach - Jewelry video:

she was terrific to hold hands with video:

The album is out on Rat records and Walter Label and digitally released on Off on the 17th of January 2020.

Track listing:

1: partir
2: jewelry
3: buy me
4: prairie trot
5: klein insectenboek
6: magic hour
7: myrte
8: kapla
9: amber
10: crocodile tears
11: kalk
12: tevergeefs 
13: migraine
14: she was terrific to hold hands with
15: vijvermuziek

And on Bandcamp:

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