| n f | n | t e

by Arjen Schat

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30:00
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30:34

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“| n f | n | t e” allows you to dive into the evocative world of soundscapes and meditative drones. Slow down your pace of life with these five pieces, clocked at around 30 minutes each, carefully sculptured to alter the perception of time and space.

Inspired by a 53-minute electric piano piece I recorded for Psoma Psi Phi (pspsph.bandcamp.com), I decided to record another piece with just the reverberated signal of my trusty Rhodes. This approach drastically changed the dynamic of how I play and kept me longing for the wonderful harmonics that were accumulating in the reflections of the reverb. Then I applied the same technique whilst playing on my Waldorf Blofeld. This created a similar result, but with wavetable synthesis and aftertouch added to the equation it allowed for even more expression. Now imagine all of this being stochastically automated and sequenced with a quantized transposition modulation. Fancy words for me engineering the music in such a manner that I only have to synthesize the sound, and press record and stop. Finally, I took it a step further and processed pre-recorded sequences by manipulating its duration on a granular level so that it has similar dynamic features as the live takes, but not a single note was actually played live.

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released March 1, 2018

Processed and recorded at Infraklang, September - November 2017.

Music and design by Arjen Schat.

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Arjen Schat Arnhem, Netherlands

Arjen Schat has been active in the field of electronic music under numerous monikers since the late 90s. Inspired by Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream, Arjen has been tailoring the Berlin-school sound to his own unique sonic identity, alongside his ever expanding amount of ambient and meditative drone music. ... more

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