release note | TC5.004

We’re kicking off the year 2020 with a split tape release of contrasts, contradictions and counterbalance – you’re going to swim through cinchel’s warm bath under a sky full of drones. nystada manages to make an intriguing and tensive album of noise experiments. Every single bit of noise is in place here, the music reminds me personally of Lego.

What cinchel says – After many years recording droney guitar loops and layering them in Ableton I decided to focus on a different way to create music. I found a used monome64 controller and this looping/effect patch called “The Party Van” and set out to make single-take, improv pieces. The idea would be that I do almost no other post processing. My contribution to this split is from this process. I came home on the evening of the 28th of August and recorded some improvisation with an mbira and the looping effects of The Party Van. I cheated a bit and fed the whole final take through heaps of reverb, but did no other layering or editing. It was fun to spend a year forcing myself to make music in a new way, it opening my creativity and worked different parts of my brain that had been mildly dormant.

the gear i used:
mbira, the party van ( ), Valhalla Shimmer VST ( ), monome 64, some other effects…

nystada on his process – Filled with inspiration from visiting a studio in Finland and Alva Noto talks on youtube nystada focused on sound manipulation in summer 2019. Using as less sound sources as possible bu t creating a huge impact was the goal. Every single track of the “noise” sessions wouldn´t have been possible without each of the others. The allover flow of the sessions combined with experiences made during the production were enormously important in developing the tracks.