Timo van Luijk – Kris Vanderstraeten: Arrêt au Lac Chimère – LP
La Scie Dorée, Scie 1918, Belgium 2018
Edition of 300 copies, white vinyl
Release date February 25
Live at Karel Ball, Brussels 16-09-2013
Recorded by Michael W. Huon
Edited and mixed by Vincent de Roguin
Photomontage by Timo van Luijk
Sleeve design by Meeuw
Lac Chimère is a lake in Mensono, where many unknown and untouched sound creatures reside. They sometimes form musical gatherings in which their sounds float in ether. This album consists of field recordings captured at the very moment while making an accidental stop at the lake.
Timo Van Luijk meets percussionist Kris Vanderstraeten for an enchanting exploration of liminal psychoacoustic space and animist, lower case sounds, which have been imperceptibly edited and mixed by Vincent De Roguin. Like with all his releases, this one comes with the highest possible recommendation if you’re into the most evocative strains of drone/Ambient music, and especially anything from The Necks to Leyland Kirby. The album consists of field recordings captured at Lac Chimère, a lake in Mensono, where many unknown and untouched sound creatures reside. Within that alternate dimension Van Luijk and his co-venturer wander freely, unimpeded by convention, in a somnambulant sequence of acousmatic occurrence and ever shifting temporal parameters, thanks to Vanderstraeten unique meter and the elusive/illusive plasmic qualities of Van Luijk’s haptic rustle and and shadowy timbres, which are rendered in uncannily seamless yet amorphous form by De Rouguin, who’s previously been responsible for bringing out a similar effect in Æthenor records. Beautiful, Quiet music.