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1 - FELBM - TAPE 1/TAPE 2 - (LP) 
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In the Felbm project, Dutch multi-instrumentalist Eelco Topper steps away from his previous synthesiser-laden sounds as Falco Benz, towards a much looser, simpler and sketch-like approach. Picking up a number of acoustic instruments, he began experimenting with a Tascam 4-track tape recorder and allowed these sketches to flourish.The result is Tape 1 and Tape 2, a two-part project stretching across fifteen tracks - encompassing fluttering piano melodies, subtle jazz drums, rumba rhythms and soothing ambience. The jazz element links back to Toppers childhood. "I grew up playing drums, switched to playing piano at sixteen and in the meantime I produced hip-hop beats," he recalls. "I went to study jazz piano at the Utrecht Conservatory, which I finished with pain and effort. I was interested more in electronic and present-day music."This mix of being rooted in traditional jazz composition whilst searching for something more contemporary is the perfect encapsulation of these recordings. Tape 1s jazz roots are palpable and as things move into Tape 2, it takes on a neo-classical, psychedelic soundscape and cinematic quality.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Birkelunden 02. Funicular 03. Monolocale 04. Sternenhimmel 05. Bladerdek 06. Memoirists 07. Sakura 08. Tandem 09. Anderstein 10. Birkach 11. Herfstzon 12. Maktene 13. When It Rains 14. Samensmelten 15. Takumi

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 26-10-2018
Item # : 519933     
Availability: IN STOCK
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2 - FELBM - TAPE 3/TAPE 4 - (LP) 
SOUNDWAY


Following on from his previous debut album Tape 1/Tape 2 on Soundway, Felbm delivers Tape 3/Tape 4 : an intimate, emotional, lilting and melodic solo project.These 14 lo-fi, instrumental, jazz-infused sketches were written on guitar, with cascading keyboards, vibraphone and drum machine. Possessing a restorative and soothing quality, it goes some way to balancing out a chaotic year for the world at large.With echoes of the dreamier end of 1980s English indie-pop, minimal ambient music and Brazilian bossa-nova, Toppers musical storybook includes touches of The Durutti Column, hints of Antônio Carlos Jobim and Baden Powell, whilst all set firmly in the summer fields of Germany and the Netherlands.The recording method used for the creation and recording of Tape 3 and Tape 4 follows the same as his previous release: all sketches were initially recorded onto cassette on a 4-track tape machine. Most notably a vibraphone finds its way onto almost every track fitting Toppers sound-palette perfectly: warm yet distinctive, a percussive as well as sustaining sound that evokes some melancholy and a certain timeless nostalgia. Features that most certainly also apply to the other new instrument on the tapes: mellotron flutes.Tape 3/Tape 4 navigates the space between quiet, open, meditative tunes and more solid instrumental works, reflecting his constant search for an optimal balance between stillness and movement.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Filatelie 02. Tartufai 03. Tiquetonne 04. Veluwe 05. Herausweh 06. Talmen 07. Heisei 08. Brunnengasse 09. Colorists 10. Langeweile 11. Beaufort 12. Somnambulant 13. Regtur 14. Midori

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 16-10-2020
Item # : 543789     
Availability: IN STOCK
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