'Zinder' is a project that seemed to have been subliminally brewing in my mind for some time. Not in any crystalized form, but more like a feeling of disquiet. The invitation from Nomad Exquisite to record a release for the label was the push I needed to commit (or surrender) myself to this feeling shape it into music. Before I could think of an action plan, these songs seemed to form themselves, as if they already knew what they wanted to be.
released January 8, 2019
Music by Rutger Zuydervelt, Rotterdam, December 2018.
Additional vocals on the track Zinder by Rie Mitsutake and Alden Penner.
Flutes in ‘Sidder’ and ‘Smak’ sampled from recordings by René Gardi.
Mastered by Antonio Galluci.
Many thanks to Nicholas Burrage, Mischa Hedinger, Rie, Alden and Antonio.