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Man Asleep

by Virlyn

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Cephei 04:46
Ran 05:30
Lilith 03:50
Dawn 02:42
Mirror Pt. 1 03:58
Kristal 03:06
Swan 04:22
Descent 04:56
Lorelei 02:36
Cult 04:08


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“Man Asleep” is an electronic experiment with a wide variety of instruments. The idea is to deform and reform the classic sounds of various instruments and vocals and to reuse them in an electronic and atmospheric setting. With an emphasis on experimentation the original musical output of the instrument is reshaped and distorted beyond recognition. A second constant is the use of housemade sounds and field recordings, varying from recordings from nature (rain, fire, footsteps in snow) to the use of selfmade wooden and plastic sound reproducing equipment. These field recordings and homemade sounds infuse the soundscapes with a more tangible and less elusive sensation.

Instruments and software: cello, violin, banjo, flute, duduk, percussion, house made sound devices, FL Studio, Audition.


released April 23, 2013

Vocals on 'Lorelei', 'Dawn' and 'Kristal' by Cristiane Silva Corten.
Sax on 'Dawn' by Lucas Van Milders.
Duduk on 'Lilith' by Lieven Stockx.
Cello on 'Descent' recorded by Dominique Grenzler.
Violin on 'Swan' and 'Kristal' recorded by Frédéric Vanderlynden.
Field recordings by Frédéric Vanderlynden.
'Mirror' is part of a collaboration with Dominique Grenzler aka AN MOKU.

Artwork by Emma Shoard | www.emmashoard.co.uk

Thanks to Grzegorz Bojanek @ ETALABEL, Dominique Grenzler, Cristiane Silva Corten, Lucas Van Milders, Emma Shoard, Pauline & Anémone Vanderlynden, Hilde Declerck, Mateusz Bąkała @ Widzimisie, Serge Vanderlynden and finally Joannes Truyens for endlessly having to listen to my experiments.

Special thanks to Dominique Grenzler for the musical input.

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ETALABEL was founded in 2005 by Grzegorz Bojanek. Its main goal is to support young up-and-coming electronic, experimental and ambient artists by providing a larger platform to promote their unique and exceptional works. So far, our label has been a good start for several artists who are now well-known in Poland's local scene, and even worldwide. ... more

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