Plugged 2015

This EP is a collection of ‘plugged’ songs I recorded live in my studio in 2015. Each song was recorded in one take and was documented on video for my YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/maskineri). Two of the songs were dissected for further processing and arranging, and will be released on the next full length Minute Of Arc album.

https://minuteofarc.bandcamp.com/album/plugged-2015

Yaga 2018

This years’ Yaga Gathering will host a Greyscale label showcase at the chill-out stage including performances of grad_u, Sraunus, Gradient, and myself. The festival takes place in the woods at Spengla, Lithuania from August 9-13.

Info and tickets: http://yaga.lt

Ritual

This three-track EP is once again a change of pace from my recent output. Actually, it is a more experimental approach of the same pace. The three compositions are abstract by nature, but grounded by raw rhythmical structures. Even though the recordings originate from my hardware equipment, they have been processed extensively beyond recognition and set the scene for a surreal aural experience.

Includes the full 20-minute version of “Rituel Artificiel I” and the drone versions of all three compositions as bonus tracks.

http://music.ohrwert.com/album/ritual

LXXIII

Following my two-hour sections on a previous split album with Brian Grainger, I have returned to Psøma Psi Phi with a solo release. After some urging by Brian to expand on an improvisation I did with my Rhodes electric piano (which was released as part of a charity compilation: https://meganmccarthy.bandcamp.com/album/3067-megs), I sat down in front of the piano for almost an hour and ended up recording my most intimate ambient piece to date.

https://pspsph.bandcamp.com/album/lxxiii

Tritonian Shores

This album is an aural imagination of distant galactic scapes. “Néphos” is a collage of various sound designs, some more abstract than others, whereas the title track is a 53-minute soundscape with a dronal emphasis.

http://arjenschat.nl/album/tritonian-shores

Twelfth Reduct

Since the start of this year I try to release something every first of the month through various projects. Five months in, it is time for another Ohrwert EP. “Twelfth Reduct” takes a cosmic spin with two brand new recordings, partly inspired by my sequential music released as Arjen Schat. 

http://music.ohrwert.com/album/twelfth-reduct

Carinanevel

Ten years ago today, Dirk Troost (Nano.strike) and I recorded our longest cosmic journey to date under our collaborative name “Elektronikum Ltd”.

“Carinanevel” clocks well over an hour, and was recorded in my former studio “The Foundry” using a double Moog Little Phatty setup and Dirk’s Roland Juno-106, along with a Korg MS2000 and a bunch of Moogerfoogers.

In 2013 I did a remaster for private purposes, but it only seems fitting to make that available for download to celebrate the ten year anniversary.

 

Made Of Amber

A transcendental electronic music experience that has a coherence with idm, electro, and contains some elements of early jungle music. But all tracks have a common divisor, they are all ‘made of amber’.

These tracks have been meticulously arranged and produced in order to make the best music I can, without musical constraints or boundaries defined by genres. The recording process took nine months in total, weeks were spent on tweaking and adjusting a song until it sounded finished to me. Each song had to have a perpetual momentum, a certain energy from start to finish. This dedication to sound and arrangement has led to a style of producing that suited me really well, being somewhat of a perfectionist and attentive to details, I was able to put all of my creative energy into this album.

https://minuteofarc.bandcamp.com/album/made-of-amber

Interview

Recently I was asked to do an interview for Almo’s Music Blog. Almo, or Ethan, is a longtime listener and supporter of my music. His puzzle game “Cognizer” for iOS and Android features a remastered version of my 2008 Ohrwert EP “Cygnus Loop”. Through his excellent questions I was able to share some insight in the steps I take as a musician, my influences, and how I have approached certain projects. You can read the full interview here:  Almo’s Music Blog.