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

B-Wave Festival 2021 (cancelled)

Unfortunately the B-Wave festival has been cancelled. I would have had my debut performance with a special live show filled with electronic space music. Below a statement from the organization.

It is with great pain in our hearts that we (CC Muze, modular404, B-Wave) have to announce that the B-Wave Festival will not take place this year.

Due to the sudden flare-up of covid19 and the adjusted measures, unfortunately, we cannot offer the great experience we had in mind. Under these circumstances, we cannot guarantee the safety of the visitors, while we as organizer feel responsible not to spread the virus further. We first considered postponing the festival, but ultimately decided to cancel it.

All tickets and exhibitors will be refunded.

We think this is the right decision in these special circumstances.

B-Wave, modular404, CC Muze.

Info: https://www.b-wave.be/

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

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

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

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