The Dear Listeners – Radiostilte
Korm Plastics KP 3047
When radio silence is maintained in wartime, you know that something important is happening.
Radiostilte ('radio silence') is the first official release of recordings by Dutch duo, The Dear Listeners, and the cd title might well refer to the long gestation period in which they have refined their sound.
Robert Deters, known for his contributions to Vance Orchestra and Machinefabriek, works with loops, field recordings and electronics.
Martin Luiten, has worked with Girlfriends, The Hit Machine, Pick-Up and The Julie Mittens, and plays electronics, sampler and hawaii-guitar.
Radiostilte opens with three tracks that form a kind of suite, realized using a diverse variety of sound sources.The long closing track is an organic and concentrated work that evolves through shifting layers of mood and music, that is both vibrant and atmospheric.
The artwork for this release is specially designed and handcrafted by Dutch/German artist, Jasmin Moeller. Inspired by the music, she re-thought the concept of cd packaging from scratch. The sleeve is assembled from metallic cardboard with intaglio embossing, and the artwork is printed by KNUST, Nijmegen.
The whole packaging is held together by a metallic and magnetic strip. A sleeve as organic and physical as the music it contains!
This cd is limited to 100 copies.
released April 1, 2012
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