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VA x BY

dual

VA x BY

dual

10" VINYL EP IN HANDMADE BLACK BLIND-EMBOSSED CARDBOARD JACKET, BLACK INNER SLEEVE, INCLUDING ART PRINT, LIMITED TO 500 COPIES.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS ITEM IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER. ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: FEBRUARY 21, 2022.

dutch sound artist albert van abbe now joins the raster family, with an unexpected collaboration with founder olaf bender titled »dual«. Having spent time working side by side in ’s-hertogenbosch at the willem twee studio, the result of their collaboration is both smooth and haptic, rounding out as an expressive camaraderie between the two veteran producers. jovial and innocent, »dual« alludes to the experimental research process of finding common ground. fully embracing the haphazard richness of live recordings, the result is a remarkable fusion of contrasting outputs; intricate collaborative efforts and byproducts woven together with an eager indifference towards expectation.

the artists embrace a skewed navigation through pronounced highlights, intricate lulls and moments of temporal stasis, intermittently punctuated as a means of intentionally avoiding notions of rigid perfection. with ‘real-time’ approach directing »dual«’s creation, the pair effectively shies away from any meticulous planning, and the music runs free and negates any rigid parameters one might have expected. quirky titles exude the collaged form of the release, and underline its innocent charm. as a whole, »dual« focuses on the creative process and fully engages listeners with its own dialogue, though it is very outspoken, at times even abrasive.

digital track list:

01) i did make fades
02) i added a tom and a hihat
03) i think this part is a bit boring
04) we also tried to connect on a personal level
05) when we had a coffee or pizza together
06) i am sure one day I will go again
07) we should communicate that

vinyl track list:

a1) we also tried to connect on a personal level
a2) i am sure one day I will go again
b1) we should communicate that