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Michael Mueller The amount of space and silence left in these compositions is incredible. This is jazz, but the slowest, most minimalist incarnation of it I've ever heard.

I couldn't listen to this all the time. If in the wrong frame of mind, the glacial pacing and restraint can frustrate.

But if you're in the right mood, there's nothing that can beat it.
Notes that ring out, with nothing to impede their slow vibration towards silence.

This is album is a celebration of stillness.
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BOOK OF AIR is a series of bundled compositions for improvised music, exploring the parameters of sound and time. FIELDTONE is the first chapter.

FIELDTONE refers to ‘roomtone’:

Roomtone is the “silence” recorded at a location or space when no music is played or dialogue spoken. Every room is different, and these recordings always carry their unique character.
The compositions of FIELDTONE are inspired by the tempo and
sonic textures of specific nature locations.

The sound to be found in nature has a very slow groove. A groove embedded by silence, and so slow it can almost only be felt while spending a few hours in the nature at sea, during a forest trip, in open fields, ... It is this groove and the “silence” of nature that was an inspiration for the FIELDTONE compositions.

By embedding this silent slowness into the compositions, the details of the sounds played become much more prominent. In this way the silence in the music amplifies the sounds that are played, and will also amplify the room surrounding the listener.


released November 15, 2015

Music performed by

NATHAN WOUTERS - double bass
BERT COOLS - electric & acoustic guitars
BENJAMIN SAUZEREAU - electric guitar
STIJN COOLS - drums & composition

Recorded on 16-19/07/2013 in Gembloux

Recording supervision by IVAN MORENO
Mastering by UWE TEICHERT
Cover picture by SANDRA SENA

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