Dronology MMXX

As part of my ten year anniversary on Bandcamp this month, I present an album that predates the platform in concept, though never had a formal release. Dronology was part my analog ambient project in 2007 and consisted of patches that would play throughout the night whilst recording them to MiniDisc during my sleep. 

The recordings for the 2020 version of the concept are various takes on composing drone music and include aleatoric composing techniques and signal processing, as well as live improvisation. 

I’ve included the five unreleased MiniDisc recordings from 2007 as bonus tracks, with individual cover photos of the original discs.

https://arjenschat.nl/album/dronology-mmxx

Cosmic Reef

Cosmic Reef, an image that marks Hubble’s thirty years in space, inspired an album that marks my ten years on Bandcamp. Clocking in at well over 100 minutes, it’s the longest sequencer-driven album I’ve released so far.

https://arjenschat.nl/album/cosmic-reef

Negyednégy Podcast

For the Hungarian label Negyednégy, I have recorded a podcast containing a selection of tracks I have produced or remixed in the past decade, most of which have been released, some of them not. 

Tracklist:

  1. Ohrwert – Diurnus
  2. R¥S – The Dreamers
  3. Ohrwert – Shadow Fading
  4. Ohrwert – Sidereal Time
  5. Ohrwert – Penumbra
  6. Ohrwert – Motivus
  7. Ohrwert – Levis
  8. Ohrwert – Ephemeris
  9. Ohrwert – PSR B1919+21
  10. Ohrwert – C/2020 F3
  11. Ohrwert – Monoid
  12. Ayqix – Ripuy (Ohrwert Alter)

https://soundcloud.com/negyednegy/podcast-126-ohrwert

Dutch Electronic Masters

As part of the various artists compilation for The Cosmic Musical Connection, my song “Plateaux” has been released on the Dutch Electronic Masters album alongside songs by Gert Emmens, Skoulaman, and many other Dutch artists. The proceeds go to ‘Undergound-ÄxpÄrten‘ for the financial support of their broadcasting activities. 

https://thecosmicmusicalconnection.bandcamp.com/album/dutch-electronic-masters

Fallow Lands

As much of my albums have a technical or cosmic theme, they all have been inspired to some degree by the “Veluwe”, or “fallow lands” as its name derives from. It is a region close to home where I often go to set my mind at ease, either by foot or by bicycle, but always equipped with my camera. “Fallow Lands” is an homage to the Veluwe. The track titles are based on some of my favorite parts, and are accompanied by individual photographs for the artwork.

https://arjenschat.bandcamp.com/album/fallow-lands

Sixteenth Reduct

For the sixteenth Reduct, I have selected two tracks which maintain the tempo acceleration of the fifteenth Reduct. “Levis” and “Levo” have an airy feel to them due to their melodic structures, but are grounded by solid bass lines.

https://music.ohrwert.com/album/sixteenth-reduct

Knoal

“Knoal” is dedicated to Tommy van ’t Knoal, also known as “Dennis”. The black tabby Persian cat, who died last year at the age of 17, had lived with me for over ten years and was my companion ever since he came into my life. He occasionally appeared in videos and interviews and seemed to enjoy ambient music the most. The title track is the last track I recorded in his presence at Infraklang studio.

https://minuteofarc.bandcamp.com/album/knoal

Pictures From Life

“Pictures From Life” is a various artists compilation, curated and released by spclnch, including tracks from Upwellings, Schulz Audio, Basicnoise, Heavenchord, and myself.

“Life is nothing but illustrated collection of stories that naturally updates itself. Often it happens quietly and only some time after it can be found that compilation has become thicker and brighter. “

https://spclnch.bandcamp.com/album/pictures-from-life

Auncyen EP

Out now on ODrex Music, “Auncyen EP”. Carefully cut by Patrick Peetz on 10″ transparent lathe vinyl in a very limited run of 20 copies.

“With ODcut 017 we bring you a fresh release by Ohrwert titled Auncyen ep. as 10inch transparent lathe cut vinyl. Crafted beautifully are 2 trax to enjoy on the dancefloor or simply for your listening pleasure. Float in the world of Ohrwert!”

https://odrexmusic.bandcamp.com/album/auncyen-ep-lathe-cut-edition-1st-cut

Arjen Schat | LP2

“Arjen Schat | LP2” is out now on Trésor D’argent and available on vinyl + digital + stream.

“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.

https://tresordargent.com/td-02 | https://arjenschat.nl/album/lp2