Blessum - Blessum LP (Vrystaete, 2018)
Interesting concept/process here, offered by way of an interesting label (from the Enfant Terrible stable, Netherlands).
Beautiful music housed in a beautiful silk-screened jacket. The sounds herein are the kind capable of massaging one's core in a way that typically only live music can do. A patient mix of ancient wave-lengths wheeze, groan, and slowly simmer through a reverberating fog of modern subtleties.
A haunted exchange of tones. An unearthing of something. A passing conversation in an unknowable language, perhaps. Gorgeous stuff all around.
EDITION OF 150, numbered...
"This is what happened when Keimpe Koldijk (one half of Bebe Fang) and Wouter Venema (musician and visual artist) locked themselves up during the summer 2011 in a 14th century church in the village of Blessum. This Frisian village, in the northern part of Holland, consists of less then 100 inhabitants. In this tranquil and withdrawn environment the musicians recorded their improvisations on the church organ (which is the second oldest in Europe)… accompanied with subtle electronics and a few other instruments… the result is a stunning experience of free spirited music … meditative soundscapes, lo-fi ambient music and drones including accidental recorded sounds of the surroundings during the sessions… all of this has a charming lo-tech and “live” feeling which only enhances the listening experience… turn off the lights, light a candle (or a few), lie down and let go…" - Vrystaete