Stroomtoon can be translated as ‘the sound of electricity’. The album was constructed with hours of material I recorded while experimenting with a new live setup, using an analogue tone generator and some looper pedals. The pure sines of the generator and the static and crackling sounds of that old and dusty machine gave me a nice myriad of sounds to work with, creating endless loops and textures. The original idea was to use parts of these recordings in unedited form, but playing around with these soundfiles, the end result became much more layered and detailed, while still keeping the raw energy of the original material intact.
released April 16, 2012
Rutger Zuydervelt: Analogue tone generator, radio, Korg Monotron, effect pedals, field recordings, mixer, computer. Recorded, edited and mixed in November and December 2011. Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi.