Raoul Van Herpen – Fire Ring

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Soft crackling, a snap, pop, a sudden roar, ever changing, recognizable yet never the same.

Flames who seem to have a life of its own, dancing to the sound of their passionate burning self.

Every piece is a place to be in, rising and descending, whispers, whistling heat.

Dance around the fire, or just stare at the flames. Take part in the ritual of the “Fire Ring”.

Instead of being beaten by a broken computer, I took that challenge to be creative and do it “the old way”.
All music is recorded in one take, full analog, and mixed on to tape, minor editing and mastering are done partly analog and digital.
The instruments I used for this recording: Ciat-lonbarde DIY instruments, Wurlitzer piano, Arp Axxe synthesizer, Guitar, and tape echo/loops.

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Duelling Ants – Section of Summer

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“My project is inspired by the cross section as a representational tool and the release is constructed as imaginary cross sections through summer.”

Insert/alt cover artwork & project icon by Hans Marius Jacobsen.

The digital counterpart consists of six two-minute loops
For an optimal digital listening experience please listen
to each track on a loop for as long as you see fit

Complete project outline by T. Jervell.
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Four Artists. Four endless loop cassettes.
One for each of the year’s seasons.
Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring.
The year passes. Seasons come and go.
An endless cycle. An endless loop.

Each tape is released in an edition of 8.
Each tape contains 2 minutes of audio.
The native Sami musical expression is called a Yoik.
A Yoik has no beginning or end.
Inspired by the idea of a story with no beginning or end,
the tapes (and thus the music contained on the tape)
have no beginning nor end.
They’ll play in an endless loop, for as long as the listener wants to.

There will also be tea. Loose leaf tea.
Representing nature and the changing of seasons.
To brew and enjoy while listening to the cassette.

There will be digital versions available
The form and function of these digital representations
will vary according to each artists’ vision. 

credits

released July 15, 2002