May 28, 2011

☼ Roel Meelkop – Grey Mass / Grey Matter 2x3''EP

Roel Meelkop studied visual arts and art theory at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. During a post-graduate course at the same academy he decided to dedicate his work to sound and music. His musical activities date back to the early eighties when he started THU20, together with Jac van Bussel, Peter Duimelinks, Jos Smolders and Guido Doesborg. This period was crucial in forming Meelkop's ideas and concepts about sound and how to organize it, but it was not until the mid nineties that he was able to fully realize these ideas. The purchase of a sampler and later a computer radically changed his possibilities of working with sound, offering infinitely more control and freedom. Since then he has worked steadily on a body of work, most of which was received enthusiastically in the small but dedicated world of sound art. His other activities include working with Kapotte Muziek and GOEM, together with Frans de Waard and Peter Duimelinks, and organizing sound events, mostly in Rotterdam. Aside from producing releases for various labels, Meelkop also creates site-specific sound installations and performance pieces in collaboration with other artists. Although in the last couple of years, Meelkop has focussed on composing solo works such as this release offered here.
The cuts on “Grey Mass / Grey Matter” were all conceived as single tracks (except one) and were composed with quite some time intervals inbetween. Now they converge on this release as if they have always belonged together. In a sense, that is certainly the case, because the essence of these tracks lies in their concrete origins: all sound material is based on recorded sounds. No electronic sounds whatsoever were added. As if in some mysterious way this can be perceived and it should indeed be noted. Or maybe it should just be enjoyed?.
Limited to 100 pieces.

Release Year(s): 2010
Artist(s) Country: Holland
Label(s): 1000füssler

Track Listing:
1-01. Grey Mass (4:09)
1-02. Grey Mass (3:56)
1-03. Grey Mass (13:13)
2-01. Grey Matter (8:34)
2-02. Grey Matter (4:48)
2-03. Grey Matter (7:56)

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