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TAPAGE - Recursive Behaviors

Format: LP
Label & Cat.Number: Ant-Zen act420
Release Year: 2022
Note: stunning first full length LP (as far as we know) from this dutch IDM / electro acoustic composer living in Bergen (Norway), who uses the interaction of acoustic (violin) tones and drones with algorithms and machines, in order to create a "self-balancing and self-generating chaotic system", the three tracks here move from dense 'breathing' drones into underlinings with unusual electronic repetitions and patterns.. - lim. 100 with excellent die-cut cover and thick inlay
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €26.00

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'recursive behaviors', in more than one sense, investigates a mutual space where humans and machines mingle and exchange sonic materials with one another. machines infused with chaotic processes, allowed to follow their own strange and unstable logic. as one encounters these shapeshifting entities, riddled with unpredictabilities, one soon realizes that they can merely be infuenced and explored, but never fully controlled.

the machines develop their own internal sonic language. a lexicon and syntax of sound, at times playing fragile melodies, other times developing textural structures, locked into semi-repetitive rhythms. timbres emerging from the intertwined recursions that form the backbone of their internal wiring. machines able to analyze their own actions and adapt behavioral patterns. machines that hum, sing, mumble and scream.

'recursive behaviors' started out with extended recordings of these machines, letting them act out in uninterrupted passages of sonic expression. these recordings formed the backbone of each of the pieces, as a opening statement waiting for a response. my initial counter took the shape of cello improvisations, complementing the electronic textures with slow moving, sorrowful drones. this resulted in a back and forth between the calls of the cybernetic machines and a range of acoustic responses. pieces written as much by the instruments themselves as through any human engagement with them.

tapage - compound disturbance [video]

tapage - the error-controlled regulator [video]

all sounds and video by tijs ham (tapage)
mastered by jos smolders at earlabs
design by stefan alt

this is ant-zen act420

pure black 12" vinyl. matte black die-cut sleeve & inlay (kraft cardboard). limited edition of 100 copies incl. digital download-code.