The Lunar Veil = Thys, Hvdson & Samsonite. This song is the result of Songcamp, a web3 writing camp that the three of us signed up for earlier this year. The track had lived exclusively on the ethereum blockchain so far, but Eccentric O is happy to release this ambitious and multi-faceted piece on all platforms today, just before this weird year ends. Huge thanks to the whole Songcamp squad, and specifically Peace Node for the amazing artwork ❤
Returning to club music with a dirty 130 tune. Fundamentally it’s not much more than a carefully distorted 808 bass, a vocal snippet, and a hugely blown up breakbeat. The title is a reference to my twitter rants about the “hot garbage” state the world is in. The sense of doom that seems inevitable if you look at it a certain way and the realisation that we’ll always have to crack on with life anyhow.
Here’s the recording of my set at Outlook! I played after Calibre on his stage, so I started at 160 bpm, dropped down to 130 and worked my way back to 160. There’s a bunch of new tunes I’m working on in here. I wish the crowd sound had been recorded as well, this was such a good night! x
Photo by Farhad Khodadadzade (@fk_nl)
‘Thys presents Eccentric O’ launches my new label with a four track EP.
I’m trying to be more expressive, more intimate, more vulnerable in my music. Besides exploring new technology and new techniques, on this record I’m also exploring the human voice and my personal voice.
The four titles connect into a little poem. I’m exploring what kind of music I can make with HollyPlus, an AI trained to sing whatever audio material you feed it with my friend Holly Herndon’s voice. I look into different tuning systems, and different time signatures. I make 160/jungle, but I try to make it feel warm, safe and welcoming. I play piano in my living room, and you hear my phone receiving messages while I play. This is me. This is what I have to give to you.
Amon Tobin asked me some questions for Juno Daily. We discussed the monetary devaluation of recorded music, NFT’s, synth troubadours and “what music is for”. You can find the full interview here, you should read, it’s good!
We won the BUMA Award Best Original Composition Experience for ‘Biomimicry‘!
The BUMA Music in Media Awards honours composers and producers in 12 different categories who have proved themselves in the previous year, with their compositions for music usage in the media.
Thank you BUMA and the best team: Lavinia Meijer, Ryan McDaniels, Salvador Breed, Iris van Herpen, The National Ballet and Flapper Management.
Together with Reinout Douma I composed ‘ODE’, a commission for the 75th commemoration of Dutch Liberation Day. It was performed by the Noordpool Orchestra, with the beautiful voice of Nai Barghouti, Oene van Geel on viola, Setareh Nafisi on piano and a mixed choir.
This feels like coming home: an official orchestral version of one of the tracks from the ‘Ithaca’ EP. An EP that was written with a lot of orchestral instruments, and with a sound-design/mixdown esthetic that almost has more in common with the dynamic sound of the orchestra than some of my and Amon’s music in other genres that are more focused on drums and impact.
The Turning Point recording by Noorpool Orchestra is out today on VISION! You can also watch the beautiful corresponding video on self – titled here.
Mahnoor Kavian has given us a behind the scenes look in her lab in this making-of for the departure video. The making process is so cool to watch! And the result even better