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Wes Moynihan
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Wes Moynihan I sometimes bemoan the fact that Rutger Zuydervelt rarely fills up an entire CD with his brilliant music, but no such trouble here - Huis might be a short suite of tracks, but it's such a beautifully arranged and seamlessly edited work, one can repeat-play ad infinitum. Favorite track: Slaapzacht.
Robert Bloemkolk
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Robert Bloemkolk Rutger is such a wonderful composer. Soundtracks, collaborations, solo pieces, nevermind. He's up there with Leyland Kirby, Basinski, even more playful and diverse. This is a nice place to start. Favorite track: Braakland.
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Welkom Thuis 03:21
Bloesem 01:43
Braakland 02:12
Droog Water 02:38
Wieg 00:29
Schaduw 02:14
Slaapzacht 02:44


Originally recorded and released as a 3" cdr in 2007, Huis was made when I was obsessively into (and influenced by) the more playfull side of the so-called 'folktronica' scene: The Books, Múm, Colleen, Tape, Anne Laplantine, etc. I just loved the almost childlike quirkiness and melancholy of these artists.

A big reason why I like Huis, is that it contains the early beginnings of my (still ongoing) collaborations with the Chantal Acda, Peter Broderick and Aaron Martin, who all suplied instrument recordings for me to work with. I owe a lot to these amazing people.

I'm not sure why none of these tracks appears on the compilation Weleer (Lampse, 2007) – I guess that one was already in production when I finished Huis. I'm also not sure why I waited so long with making this available digitally, but here it is. And it's quite a charmer, if I may say so myself.


released April 8, 2020

Constructed by Rutger Zuydervelt,
Arnhem (the Netherlands), April 2007

with contributions by:
Chantal Acda (piano)
Peter Broderick (balalaika, violin, trumpet, celesta, singing saw)
Aaron Martin (cello)
Jetske de Boer (voice)


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