Ruben Kotkamp
fall/winter 19'20 (Extended Edition)
VAKNAR
/
2020
CS
7.99
VAK36-CS
Edition of 70 copies
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
Tracklist
1untitled in chrome 02 3:41
2ett litet våld 2:30
3untitled in ultraviolence 4:28
4like a virgin 3:17
5l'ensorcellement 3:22
6refract me deflect you (excerpt) 11:19
7untitled (mathieu serruys rework)8:53

Initially self-released digitally earlier this year, Ruben Kotkampʼs debut album ‘fall/winter 19ʼ20ʼ showcased the Netherlands based artists prowess at crafting a musical world entirely his own, enveloped by a fabric of electronic blips, glitches and clamour. Yet under this soundscape of synthetic networks lies a poignant human component that underpins the inherent moving quality of the work, which when viewed in its entirety comes across as a meditation on the digital ages continually intersecting framework between man and machine, voice and sound, body and fabric.

For this expanded issue, Vaknar presents the original album in physical format for the first time, while including two new pieces that further expand upon themes found in the original work, such as a new composition by Ruben Kotkamp, which interlaces some of the albums components into a 12 minute barrage of static noise and modulated voice experiments.

Additionally the expanded album includes a rework by Belgian composer Mathieu Serruys, who likewise reworks various components from the album and moulds them into a 9 minute long, heavily tape processed soundscape of clattering hiss, droning horns and tempered voices, ending the album on a final swan song of deteriorating machinery and human impermanence.