For the second installment of Trésor D’argent, simply called “LP2”, Arjen Schat returns to the original format for Berlin-school. Two 20-minute electronic explorations, guided by a myriad of increasingly complex sequential patterns.
“LP2” is pressed on black 140g vinyl, with full-colour sleeve and labels, and white poly-lined inner sleeve. Limited to 100 copies worldwide.
Expected release date is February 29, 2020.
Now available for pre-order: https://tresordargent.com/td-02/
Tempo is the theme for the fifteenth Reduct, as the doublet track titles suggest. Though the tempo is not much higher than my usual work, it is enough to change the music to an upbeat vibe whilst still being dub at its core.
Enjoy your breakfast with a selection of ambient and experimental music from my collection from 1980 up until 2018 I recorded for Deep Breakfast Series.
01. Maurizio Bianchi – Gene-P (01)
02. Oöphoi – Untitled
03. Robert Rich – Collage For Low Tones
04. Alio Die – Global Construction
05. Popnoname – Nightliner
06. Deepchord – Red Lantern (Part 3)
07. Vidna Obmana – Still Wandering
08. Haron – Lotuseter
09. Robert Rich & B. Lustmord – Synergistic Perceptions
10. Loscil – Prairie Trains
11. Biosphere – ’t Schop
12. Autechre – All End Pt3
Another set of ‘plugged’ tracks, this time a selection of the ones I recorded in 2018.
Spanning the entire month of June, I have made at least one recording per day. I have set this goal to increase my productivity as I was feeling I was not recording as much as I would like to. This album is curated from 95 recordings, some of them different takes on the same concept or different versions of the same recording, resulting in 14 tracks that clock in at 54 minutes total.
On average, the track lengths are shorter than most of my work in recent years, which make the album feel more like a story unfolding, expressively narrated in my own musical language.
Two fresh cuts, unifying two of my recording methods by sampling every sound from my equipment, but mixing and arranging them live in one take.
Though most of 2017 was spent recording and releasing the “Spectrum” LP under my real name, there were a few ‘plugged’ Minute Of Arc jams. Two variations of an eclectic burst of electronica, and one classic jungle session with Elektron’s Octatrack serving as a center piece to break the beats.
Recently I was asked by Network 23‘s Alan Bruzon if I would mind an interview for his Ambient Music Blog. After our collaboration earlier this year, we kept in touch via email and discussed some interesting topics.
A year after setting up my smaller studio, I’ve settled in quite nicely and try to be as prolific as I can, continuing my quarterly releases per project. The name of the studio derives from the chemical formula of the name of the street we live on, which is named after a form of quartz. At its core, the studio is still based around a set of analog synthesizers and sequencers with a touch of digital synthesis and signal processing, but it’s less expandable due to its spatial limitations. Despite these limitations, I try to broaden my horizon by adding more diverse elements and exploring non-western scales, as can be heard on this album.
From the vaults; a mix of exclusively Rhythm & Sound records. Recorded at Staalgraan, June 2007.