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The new album is out!

Hand numbered LP limited to 250 copies, order here
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“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 universe” Igloomag

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 ♥

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 “Troubled Veil”, 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 “Stripped” and “Broken Respirator (White Funnel).” 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 “Seppuku”, 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 “Awakening Delusion.” An artist who finds the extraordinary in the often overlooked, or unheard.

Igloomag
igloomag.com/reviews/ard-bit-music-for-delirious-episodes

“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 universe”


Data.Wave
http://www.datawv.com/2022/11/ard-bit-music-for-delirious-episodes.html

“….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.”


Vital Weekly
www.vitalweekly.net/1357.html

“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”

Premiered at Igloo Magazine

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