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Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Silken Tofu STX.49
Release Year: 2016
Note: FRANS DE WAARD and JOS SMOLDERS have united for another musical project - written "WaSm" - (after the legendy THU20, etc.), following a "flexible score" for each of the five compositions: various electronic sound forms that shift and morph into different shapes, more like audio sculptures, with a good portion of analogue ingredients coming from cassettes, walkman and radio sources... very skillful and fresh!! edition of 300 copies
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €12.00

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WaSm is Jos Smolders and Frans de Waard. Theyve known each other for close to thirty years and have collaborated on many occasions, such as within the critically acclaimed electro-acoustic group THU20, Wieman and in the early 90s as IMCA. In 2015 they decided to create a more permanent working relationship. After a crowd sourced survey they settled upon the name WaSm.

As WaSm, these two Dutch legends create dense atmospheric sound collages which owe to the world of musique concrete, serious electronic music and electro-aoustic music.

The music of WaSm is flexibly scored, with each score offering plotlines for the two players. Een was recorded in May 2015 at Smolders EARLabs studios, during a single day of intense improvisation, followed by some careful editing and mixing by Jos Smolders in the following months. The album was finished in August 2016 by the two musicians. The music gives a complete idea of the duos interest in creating music that is sustaining, rhythmic, droning, serious and at times funny.

- Vijf
- Twee
- Drie
- Een
- Vier

CD digipack with UV-spot
Limited to 300 copies

Frans de Waard:
Modular synthesizer, electronic mbira, bowed guitar and iPad

Jos Smolders:
Cassettes, walkman, sound effects, contact microphones, iPad, radio, occasional laptop

Mastered by Jos Smolders at Earlabs Studios
Design by Roger NBH at 413