Gathered Eccentrics 2008-2013, a follow-up to 'Bijeen' (Kning Disk, 2007)
All tracks previously released on limited editions and compilations.
Short playing time formats like 7-inches and 3-inch cdrs are great to work with. More then on regular albums, the durational limitations are useful to experiment with and to create really focussed, cristallised pieces.
Most of these tracks focus on a very limited palette of sounds. Hilary and Jeffery for example, are constructed using solely trombone recordings from (you guessed it) Hillary Jeffery (of the Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble). Huiswerk 1 and 2 were made using a simple setup of electric guitar and sampler. And probably a suprise in my discography are 'My Funny Valentine' and 'Oh Doctor Jesus', two jazz classics, in collaboration with bass clarinet player Gareth Davis. All these sets of songs have a very specific quality to them.
These tracks are among my personal favorites. Most of 'em aren't available on a physical format anymore, so it's great to gather them on the album 'Dubbeltjes'.
The tracks are presented as pairs or trios, as they appeared on their original releases. It's up to you, the listener, to either experience these combinations seperatly, hear the album in continuous play, or use shuffle mode to make new combinations.
released February 20, 2014
Music constructed by Rutger Zuydervelt
Trombone on tracks 3 and 4 by Hilary Jeffery
Bass clarinet on tracks 8 and 9 by Gareth Davis
Mastered for this release by Łukasz Miernik
Executive production for Zoharum by Michał Porwet