keith fullerton whitman / floris vanhoof - split lp (experimedia.net preview) by Experimedia published on 2013/06/20 17:46:16 +0000 *Excerpts from the album. Now available from Experimedia.net.* The ever-stunning Shelter Press returns to the LP sector of their operation with two sides of analog synth exploration from Keith Fullerton Whitman and Floris Vanhoof. Whitman is the larger name attached to the project and in this case it's for good reason: his side is thrilling and composed, tonal and erratic all at once. "Jardin Electronique," Whitman's four piece suite, features three minor tracks before they are piled atop one another in a nine minute finale that coalesces into one of the most "song" oriented pieces Whitman has done in years. Rhythms fire away and minimalist melodies evolve and frantically cycle through their progressions and it's almost like reinterpreting his "Multiples" material through his vigorous modular synth set up. Floris Vanhoof's contribution is more abstract, allowing his swirling synth lines to be untethered to melody, rhythm, and structure almost entirely. Despite their differences the pieces work surprisingly well together, yet Whitman still manages to occupy the spotlight. – Ryan Potts, Experimedia 5 tracks / 38:00 min / 12' LP / 33 rpm / 2013 / first edition of 400 copies / 3 colors silkscreened cover / art by Hannah Giese. 180gr black vinyl / Mastered and cut to vinyl by Rashad Becker at D+M Berlin New split 12' between two modular experimentalists stretching the world map for this split release. While Keith Fullerton Whitman comes with one of his more accessible / danceable piece to date, Floris Vanhoof had full reign to record a dark and hazy drone piece for the flipside. Using purely analog synths, both build very unique although complementary compositions. Keith Fullerton Whitman – you already know him – is an American electronic musician who has recorded albums influenced by many genres, including ambient music, drone, electronic, drill and bass, musique concrète and krautrock. Making music since the 90', he started recording using his own name in 2001, and most of his work recorded today is under that name. He studied computer music at Berklee College of Music, where he was exposed to modern electronic music composition and synthesis. Whitman has released albums on many labels such as Edition Mego, PAN, Kranky, Root Strata, Planet Mu. Connecting his many worlds, ideas and influences into highly personal pieces, everything Floris Vanhoof put his hands on turned into a highlight. Not only his solo LPs on Ultra Eczema and Kraak, but also an extensive list of stunning performances. In his live shows Vanhoof links new visual ideas to his idiosyncratic musical performances in which homemade synthesizers, exceptional ebay acquisitions and a personal framework are forged into an impressive whole. One of the most versatile and creatively liberated artists in Belgium! This record has been mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin. Pressed on 180g black vinyl and packaged in a 3 colors silkscreened cover printed by Hannah Geise. Edition of 400 copies.