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Trouringh 07:18
Stofstuktoon 06:37
Ranonkel 1 05:15
Ranonkel 2 01:41
Zink 17:09


Boomkat: "As an introductory statement 'Trouringh' serves as proof that Zuydervelt has well and truly brought his A-game to the table this time around, combining the very best of his microsound work with an explicitly tuneful instrumental element. Fizzing glockenspiel tones light a melodic causeway across a minuscule, infinitely graceful backdrop of high frequency sine tones, crackle and slow chords. It's a real keeper, definitely among the very finest of Zuydervelt's compositions. A series of more streamlined drones follows, although the overall feel is one of methodical, well thought out composition rather than off-the cuff tonal layering: 'Stofstuktoon' resonates like an orchestra of perpetually sustaining Tibetan prayer bowls, eventually sliding away into near silence populated only by a protracted static hiss. Over the course of 'Ranonkel 1' you'll hear interjections of acoustic guitar flirting with electronic signals, revealing a gradual, unfolding melodic trajectory. After 'Andermans Thuis' has dabbled in slightly more ominous waters, via what sounds like some gentle contact mic recordings, 'Ranonkel 2' offers a palette-cleansing ninety seconds of beautiful sinusoidal stretches, leading into the album's final seventeen minutes: 'Zink'; an immense, panoramic ambient piece featuring Zuydervelt's full armoury of techniques. During its first half you'll hear blurred acousmatic artefacts clashing with submerged string textures, eventually escalating into the kind of heady guitar manipulations and shimmering electronic timbres you might recall from Taylor Deupree's Northern. The finest Machinefabriek outing of 2008 by some margin - you'll be returning to that opening piece in particular again and again."


released February 1, 2008

Recorded by Rutger Zuydervelt in 2006 and 2007.


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Machinefabriek Schiedam, Netherlands

Rutger Zuydervelt

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