Martin Combines Field Recordings With Soundscapes. Voices And Nature Sounds Into Deep Sequence Paths
It was early 2013 when inner landscapes finally got audible. Martin van Rossum aka Martin Nonstatic moved to Cologne while Jens from Essen sent a pleasant release offer. Several EPs, remix and packaging projects got finished and the favorite synthesizer was back on duty again, leading to the first track "Inner Landscapes" which in turn also provided the album's title.
Martin took 14 months scrutinizing his workflow involving both software and hardware to invent fresh track concepts for his album. Constantly inspired by the Rhenish environment with all of its movements and encounters the album concentrated on those "inner landscapes". Playful and liberated he combined field recordings with soundscapes, voices and nature sounds into deep sequence paths.
Wave noises and Indonesian voices trickle onto the album's opening track "Behind The Window" and the dub oriented "Gilli Nangu" while a fine dusty crackle meets deep dub chords and sonic ideas salvaged from earlier live sessions and synthesizer recordings throughout the album, supported by electro-ambient and minimal beat structures and alternating rhythmic patterns, clearly showcasing Martin's extensive experience of both analyzing and producing ambient and dub techno sounds. Embedded between its otherworldly opening and a dreamy outro are 11 aural landscapes forming a 74 minute tour-de-force, and after its long production phase the emotional waveforms and clear ideas of Martin Nonstatic's "Inner Landscapes" have finally found their place and are ready to be heard on the outside.
(added: 2014-09-09 15:16:11 )