Robert Fesler
µP RPF78
4LP Box Set
Metaphon 017 / Includes Download Code
Edition of 300 copies, silkscreened hardboard linen box, 12-page booklet, A5 reproduction of an oil on wood self-portrait
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1Deux Angoisses 13:00
2Yi-King 9:04
3In Hora Conjunctionis 11:49
4Firmament V 9:52
5Aurora 13:41
6Oiseaux Mécaniques 7:38
7Et Il Créa 13:35
8Canada 6:02
9Het Breken van Jef 11:43
10Je ne retournerai jamais à Tournai 8:00
11Une Apocalypse de Jean 12:10
12Escale 8:25
13La Perte du Temps 5:00
14Missa Tenebrae 8:27
15CO Atmosphère 5:32
16Brouillard face à la mer 13:19
17Consolation 8:50

An anthology of the intensely arresting work of Robert Fesler (1936-2023), revealing many of his compositions (1975-1987) created with his self-built synthesizers, with as pinnacle the μP RPF78. All music composed and recorded by Robert Fesler at his home on rue Cour Boisacq in Bierges, Belgium. Except one, all tracks are previously unreleased.

With profound simplicity and devotion, Fesler paints a hermetic inner world with strong emotions of confronting solitude, sensual alienation and traumatic angst. His music was as much a therapeutic treatment as an artistic expression. Fesler quotes, »Building my synthesizers and working with them enabled me to sublimate my anxieties.« Most tracks were played and recorded real time, often with two synthesizers (the Synthese 756 and the μP RPF78), capturing the heat of the moment in one take, without multitracking. The austere and reductionist approach reinforces the overall spirit of his work, resulting in an engaging, mysterious solitary journey. It’s quite incredible how one person can put so much technical cerebral content in the development of a machine and use it in such an emotional way.

The music of Robert Fesler might be considered as very Belgian. To situate it within a close entourage, one can say it has: The endurance of Baudouin Oosterlynck The purity of Dominique Lawalree The mysticism of Arsène Souffriau