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MENS, RADBOUD & MATTHIJS KOUW - 3/4

Format: do-CD
Label & Cat.Number: ERS - CD008
Release Year: 2018
Note: third collab release of the new dutch drone stars! => 'On their new album, MENS and KOUW use a 12-meter magnetic string instrument and a modular synthesizer to create 6 carefully tuned pieces. With a total playing time of over 2 hours, 3/4 continues the long-form drone explorations first released on the LP 1 on Moving Furniture Records in February 2017.." - a homage to the drone works of ELLEN FULLMAN, LA MONTE YOUNG and ALVIN LUCIER, ed. of 300 copies
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On October 22, 2018, ERS Records released 3/4 a double CD featuring new work of Radboud Mens and Matthijs Kouw. On their new album, Mens and Kouw use a 12-meter magnetic string instrument and a modular synthesizer to create 6 carefully tuned pieces. With a total playing time of over 2 hours, 3/4 continues the long-form drone explorations first released on the LP 1 on Moving Furniture Records in February 2017. 3/4 was recorded live in the studio in February 2016 and is released in a limited edition of 300 and packaged in a 3-panel carton sleeve.

In its use of specific tunings and the long string instrument to create long-form drone compositions, 3/4 continues and pays homage to the work of American minimalists Ellen Fullman, La Monte Young, and Alvin Lucier. Within the constraint of a tuning in a specific key, each track on 3/4 immerses the listener in frequencies that change very gradually. Starting with a deep hum with warm frequencies, the pieces gradually build up to a collage of textures and frequencies that are carefully moving in and out of the drone. Each track slowly reveals different sides and details of a sonic sculpture and brings about a loss of the awareness of time. In this rich tapestry of drones, nothing much seems to happen to the careless listener. However, an attentive ear will reveal a complex variety of resonances, phase-differences and emergent sonic artefacts.



https://clinamen.bandcamp.com/album/3-4