Diamantener Oberhof digital release

People who follow my label know I am not doing digital releases… this not because I am against them or something… it is just that it is not my way of listening to music and because of that it is a waste of time to me to realise digital versions of Enfant Terrible releases…

Sometimes musicians want to do a digital release themselves and that is quite okay with me… so Diamantener Oberhof have put the album we did release on Vrystaete (2015) now online to listen to…

The funny thing is that the musicians put it online as a stream on Youtube… so you can listen the complete album while just sitting back… here is the stream… enjoy!

Neurobit at Radio Resistencia

rr_logoThis thursday there is a new Radio Resistencia recording setting… this time as try-out at a new location: Vechtclub XL. Kapitaal is closing and hopefully will be moving into a new place soon… but after two years of excellent radio sessions it is over for Radio Resistencia at Kapitaal

Vechtclub XL is also located in Utrecht and a hotspot for the creative industry in the city… so we are happy to do this episode over there and maybe we will stay there a bit longer…

Anyway… Neurobit will perform live… and this will be a sort of delayed release party for the “Moira” album on Vrystaete… so expect excellent minimal music in the style of Philip Glass and Steve Reich… but all done with gameboys… below a little preview…

Out now (at last)…

ET044After waiting and waiting and waiting finally the new records are ready… I do not want to sound frustrated but it is simply the truth to tell you that the reasons to blame are the fake vinyl hype and the commercial  event record store day... pressing plants cannot handle these temporary (that is what they are!) seductions and push orders from labels who are here for much longer ahead…

Anyway the new Gooiland Elektro compilation, the Neurobit LP on Vrystaete and the Neugeborene Nachtmusik 7″ are now ready and being shipped… you can order it at the Enfant Terrible webshop and soon at several specialised shops and mailorders worldwide…

And… here is another full track preview of the “Noblesse Oblige” compilation (by Profligate) on Gooiland Elektro to celebrate these releases…

Printed matters

This weekend I have been printing the art prints for the upcoming Neurobit record on Vrystaete and the sleeves for the new Gooiland Elektro compilation… both records are expected late March…

The art prints for the Neurobit record are designed by Sasj and are geometric patterns… originally the design was intended to have 3 layers but in the end I decided to only go for 2 layers… less is more and as the third layer was a big square with patterns in it this would have been quite hard to do with silk screen printing…

The design is printed in three color variations… so 50 prints of each variation… see above… when (pre)ordering the record you can state your wish for a specific color combination…

As always these prints where done at the printing facilities of Kapitaal in Utrecht…

A post with photos of the Gooiland Elekro sleeves will follow in the next days…

Perfect vs. imperfect

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Even though I go for perfection this does not mean my idea of perfection is the same as for all people… since a very long time I cherish the imperfect… something flawless is often without a soul to me… a little imperfection is what makes a record perfect from my point of view… so somethings can be perfectly imperfect…

Recently I incorporated two imperfections  for the upcoming Gooiland Elektro compilation “Noblesse Oblige”… first thing was a little glitch in one track… this track was recorded in one take as a jam… so the energy in it is pure and raw… so not to be copied in a new recording session… for this reason I decided to include this version of the track…

Next to that I was working on a stamp for the insert which comes with this record… not a handmade like the Vrystaete stuff but designed on a computer… when the design was sent to the company which I asked to produce the stamp I got a message it was not possible to make a stamp out of the design… it was not clear enough and would become a bit blurry they said… what they meant was that is was not clear like the other designs they get and they did not know what this would mean for the final product… I just told them to continue and I would pay whatever the end result would be… so they did… and when I got the stamp I was just very happy with it… being a bit imperfect as it is…

Some people simply do not understand the charm and (aesthetic) value of things being just not perfect… and some others are uncertain of taking  a little risk with small imperfections in the production process… for me imperfection is what sets something apart from other things… it is what makes a record daring and edgy… and it is simply fun to not know exactly what will be the end result until you hold it in your hands… just perfect!

 

Vrystaete update

Vry05_V1Next to the already announced Gooiland Elektro compilation and the Neugeborene Nachtmusik 7 inch a new Vrystaete release is in production…

This 5th release on Vrystaete is by Neurobit… a name not unknown to people who follow ET activities… Neurobit has been present on ET ever since the “Kamp Holland” compilation LP… the same musician also operates under the alias of Former Descent… also know from various appearances on ET…

Anyway Neurobit is back… while his previous Petit Enfant 7 inch was rather electronic orientated minimal music… a bit reminiscent of Terry Riley in a way… sort of chip tune drones… this new record is much more organic sounding… tranquil and relaxed ambient/drone sort of music… invoking temple and rainforest like atmospheres… and more Philip Glass and Steve Reich like as Riley… to stick to references in the minimal music world…

The record is expected at the end of March and will come with a nice art print…

Here is a full track preview…