Outside : Glossy Paper / Inside : Thick Paper Card & Glossy Paper / Digisleeve : White Paperboard / Sealed (like old book) & Hand Numbered…
Stijn Hüwels is a Belgian musician with a profound fascination for minimalism, mainly using processed guitar, loops and field recordings. He has been released on Dauw, Home Normal and more and he's also curating Slaapwel Records.
Danny Clay is a composer and sound artist from Ohio, now based in San Francisco, drawing upon elements of musical games, open forms, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and the everything in between. He has recorded works for IIKKI, Parlour Tapes+, Pinna Records, Unknown Tone Records, and more.
I first came across Marihiko Hara’s work in 2007, with his ‘Cesura’ release on the excellent Italian net-label – Zymogen. It really drew me in more than most other work that was doing the rounds at the same time. It had the sort of organic details and attention to beautiful subtle developments that I had only really heard in offthesky and Nicolas Bernier before (both label mates on Zymogen I should add). It became my soundtrack to that year and an album I returned to almost daily during the winter months. After this I followed Marihiko’s work carefully, from his rather fantastic 2009 ‘Icon’ release on Cotton Goods to his recent ‘Prosa’ collaboration with Tomas Phillips on Tench Records.
Presented in the Tartaruga house style, (thick recycled cardboard gatefold sleeve), this release features a beautiful screen-printed design from Bruno Jones, in bright Phthalo Green. The CD comes with a two-colour screen-printed foldout insert, again featuring illustration from Bruno Jones, printed on high quality Pergamenata paper.