I N F R A KLANG [Remastered]

Thirteen years after its conception, a remaster of the Infraklang catalog was long overdue. Set up as an audio blog, parallel to the Reduct series, its focus was to release more diverse recordings from the new studio. 

For this album though, I have limited myself to remaster just the Ohrwert recordings, which still clocks in at over 90 minutes. As none of the tracks dip below the ten minute mark, they range from extensive tube-amplified tape echo excercises, to a half-beat crossover between Berlin-school and dub techno, all documenting a slice of time I spent in the studio, jamming into the wee hours of the morning.

https://music.ohrwert.com/album/i-n-f-r-a-klang-remastered

The Extragalactic Sessions Part 3

The Extragalactic Sessions is a series of recordings, sonically spiralling amidst the outer filaments of the universe in an attempt to escape the fluxus of life on Earth. 

After traveling through blazar jets and crossing the great voids, we have arrived in an extragalactic planetary system. Drifting in orbit, gravitationally locked.

https://arjenschat.nl/album/the-extragalactic-sessions-part-3

The Extragalactic Sessions Part 2

The Extragalactic Sessions is a series of recordings, sonically spiralling amidst the outer filaments of the universe in an attempt to escape the fluxus of life on Earth. 

After our journey in part one, we are now crossing the great voids in the northern and southern galactic hemispheres, accelerating into cosmological expansion.

https://arjenschat.nl/album/the-extragalactic-sessions-part-2

The Extragalactic Sessions Part 1

The Extragalactic Sessions is a series of recordings, sonically spiralling amidst the outer filaments of the universe in an attempt to escape the fluxus of life on Earth.

In part one we head for Delta Cephei, about 887 million light-years away, and travel in superluminal motion like a light echo towards the jet of a distant blazar. Sit back and let yourself be guided through the cosmos by melodic mazes, ethereal soundscapes, and a touch of silk-like solos.

https://arjenschat.nl/album/the-extragalactic-sessions-part-1

Dutch Electronic Masters II

There is a new compilation of Dutch Electronic Masters released by The Cosmic Musical Connection. It features 31 songs by Dutch electronic music artists like Skoulaman, Adeptus Mechanicus, Ron Boots, Bert Hulshoff, and myself, as well as many others. Physical copies will follow on Groove Unlimited.

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

Manifolds

Out now on US imprint Synphaera: Manifolds. Three long-form post Berlin-school tracks in full sequencer galore. The album and track titles were inspired by various two-dimensional manifolds represented in a three dimensional space. A transformation that, from my perspective, is a good analogy for the way that my music transforms from a few notes in a straight line to a complex pattern where the notes move in every direction, but maintain their harmony.

https://synphaera.bandcamp.com/album/manifolds

Decennium

Today, November 15, marks my tenth anniversary on Bandcamp. In celebration of the past decade I offer you the full length versions of my first two releases; “Quiescence” and “Deity Reign“. Originally released as 26-minute versions due to Bandcamp’s file size limitations at the time for new artists, now available in their full 73-minute glory.

In addition to this, you can use the code ‘AS10’ for a 10% discount for the remainder of the month for everything in my discography.

https://arjenschat.nl/album/decennium

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

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