NEW MIXTAPE

I did a mix for Soundwave, a moment with some favourite pieces and jamming with the Lyra and field recordings

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01. Chris Watson – Lectern
02. KMRU – Uneven
03. Legiac – Quichua
04. Ocoeur – Chance
05. Martina Lussi – Higher Energy
06. COH meets Abul Mogard – Find and Hold
07. Nikolay Kozlov – resampl4 slowed (feat. Igor Dyachenko)
08. Far away Nebraska – Lontananza
09. Ard Bit – Vervloekte Bergen
10. Deaf center – Gathering
11. Ard Bit – Mother of Hundreds
12. Ard Bit – Les Charmes Du Mont
13. Jake Muir – Tonic
14. Yann Novak – Dark, Perplexing, Ruptures of Plane
15. Ard Bit – NTRZPM
16. Radboud Mens – F
17. Ard Bit – Jezersko

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CD and download. Available on my Bandcamp page and streaming services (spotify, apple music etc). Buy here

Fiel-Recordings---04-Balkans

all sounds recorded in the Balkans
all ambient layers recorded in Rotterdam
2022-2023

artwork by Niels Vrijdag
color combination and words byย Rutger Zuydervelt ย (Machinefabriek)

โ€œ๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ด, ๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜š๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ข, ๐˜ˆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ข, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ข. ๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ด. ๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต, ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฏ. ๐˜š๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ, ๐˜ข ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜บ.”

Enjoy listening!

Learn more about this episode and the series

“Het is een schitterend kleinood en reisdocument(aire) geworden”
De Subjectivisten


“The ambient backdrop Ard Bit waves as to underline the quiet and slow country life depicted in the field recordings”
Vital Weekly


“….over the course of seven tracks and 21 minutes Janssen amalgamates a plethora of often times washed out, cut up or otherwise unidentifiable fragments of Field Recordings with experimental electro-acoustic treatments….”
Nitestylez.de

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Music For Delirious Episodes
Hand numbered LP limited to 250 copies, order here

Composed and produced by Ard Janssen
Artwork & Design by Niels Vrijdag
Mastered by Stephan Mathieu (Schwebung Mastering)
Distributed by Clone Distribution

Phainomena 2022

Instead of looking outside, at your surroundings, it is worth going inside. You find happiness in yourself. And that happiness can only be experienced when there is balance with yourself. Happiness from within apart from expectations from the outside. It is essential to seek the silence to escape from who we think we are and experience who we really are. I like to reach out to that light. I record sound we hear every day, it is a part of life captured in it, a moment when everything happens, where everything can be heard. I focus on that because it is just there but we may have forgotten it, standing still in sound is my silence

Stay close to yourself, with love, Ard โ™ฅ

Music for Delirious Episodes brings together eleven compositions. Ard Bit is known for his delicate, almost brittle, works. This collection focuses on that same fragility that fascinates Janssen.

From the first steps of โ€œTroubled Veilโ€, the listener is absorbed into a digital weave of field recordings, everyday undulations, other day modulations and loose harmony. Traditional instruments, string and wind, are filtered and re-imagined. The mundane echoes of routines are reborn as the percussive hum of pieces like โ€œStrippedโ€ and โ€œBroken Respirator (White Funnel).โ€ Behind the shifts and shuffles lurks something triumphal. Memories are given new form through audio carvings. Birdsong is handcrafted through knob tweaks, elephant trumpets bellow past swells of electronic insects as a glowing sun rises through the speaker. Hazes of static are shorn back, as in โ€œSeppukuโ€, to allow moments of intense focus and reflection. And then we return, to that ephemeral beauty that permeates this record, with the final embrace of โ€œAwakening Delusion.โ€ An artist who finds the extraordinary in the often overlooked, orย unheard.

“These microsound textures and tones offer bewildered nostalgia; taking us far, far away. How Ard Bit manages to create such vast sound fields, so precisely layered, with an abstracted trajectory, is beyond comprehension. Each piece gliding through each other, whether played in sequential or shuffled order, these are tunes and trips for the next plateau. Where baffling yet minimalist forms infinity stretch and low-flying sonic structures expand beyond our universeโ€

Igloomag


“….this is a soundtrack that gently builds up the proper level of drama and like a guide leads the listener along. Music For Delirious Episodes is a persistent process of exploring sound, leading to a clear, believable result. The album should be treated like a soundtrack: each scene is clearly delineated here, forming a coherent whole picture.”

Data.Wave


“The field recordings have reached a level of abstraction that renders the original sound impossible to hear. Maybe animals, children, or some kind of mechanical process? I don’t always know. The album walks a fine line between ambient and modern music. Nothing here shocks the listener, even when some of the sounds are droning away. Quite a pleasant record, indeed”

Vital Weekly

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Video by Jelmer Noordeman a.k.a. Void_3_4_
Graphic Design by Niels Vrijdag
Mastered by Stephan Mathieu (Schwebung Mastering)
Distributed byย Clone Distribution

September 29, 2022
Live performance โ€˜Music For Delirious Episodesโ€™ at Roodkapje Rotterdam
Visuals by Void_3_4_