Ohrwert presents “Recordings From A Dimly Lit Studio” by R¥S. An alter ego once thought of to use for tracks that felt different from my other bodies of work, but rarely used to release any music. The artist name is a play on my first name, phonetically spelled (r+yen = Arjen), and the initial of my last name.
Much thought went into the decision wether I should release it through Ohrwert or not. It is not dubby, and not particularly deep, but it does share some common grounds and sheds light on music I have been working on in parallel to dub techno, which would probably not see the light of day otherwise.
My latest excursions in ambient and meditative drone music, named after an unofficial CD-R release from 2005. Two ethereal textured loops and stochastically driven tree tones, utilizing an instrument designed by Dillon Bastan with Max For Live.
Recently I collaborated with Martin Stürtzer, Martin Nonstatic, and Luftrum on a soundset for U-He Diva. Really loved working on the sound design and very pleased how the complete soundset turned out.
“Dive into the hypnotic world of Dub Techno with Dub Diva, a collection of 137 expertly designed synth presets, brought to life through the collaborative synergy of Dub Techno artists Martin Nonstatic, Ohrwert and Martin Stürtzer, and sound designer Luftrum. United by their passion, this dream team has joined forces to craft an outstanding compilation of synth presets for U-He Diva.”
The ambiguous title “NºXX” refers to both the Latin writing for night and number twenty. Much as “Tenth” (Other Heights, 2010) was a closing album for the Reduct series 1 to 9, “NºXX” is a closing album for the Reduct series 11 to 19.
As the reference in the title to night suggests, the music is all about nocturnal dub vibes, weaving through moonlit ambient clouds.