The 7-inch lathe cut of this single
is available until March 5, at
One afternoon in January, I went to the library in Rotterdam, where they have a piano rehearsal space. The acoustic piano has this system so that you can play it with headphones on. I still don't get how it works, but it does. It doesn't sound incredible, but it's not bad either. And the good thing is: besides a headphone, you can also plug in a recorder.
So I started improvising. I had a metronome running al the time, so that whatever I did, parts could be combined and be in sync. Not being a virtuoso, the stuff I played was ridiculously simple... But the aim was to layer things later, so it would hopefully result in something more interesting.
The idea was to make some sketches (for a sountrack I had to work on) use only the piano, but when fooling around with the recordings, I couldn't resist adding some sounds... and some more...
I found out that it worked really well to double the piano with eletronic sounds. A handclap on this note, a thud on that note... This syncing of sounds is actually something I picked up from Alessandro Boseti, who does this a lot with speech and instruments.
Working like this, layering recordings, adding sounds, the two Snoepgoed tracks began to take shape. And it immediatly felt like two tracks that would be perfect as a stand-alone release.
So here it is, the Snoepgoed ('sweetmeats') single. A nice, tasty tidbit.