Felbm
Elements of Nature

25,00

in stock

why we love this

Felbm embalms the natural splendor and sense of tranquility found in a creative residency into a collection of gentle, meditative recordings.

about the cassette

In January 2021, Eelco Topper (Felbm) went into hermit mode by way of a two-week residency at Buitenplaats Doornburgh, a former monastery on the outskirts of his hometown of Utrecht, Netherlands. He had already intended to use only natural elements for inspiration, such as naturally-occurring textures and patterns, and the earthiness of acoustic instruments like singing bowls and a range of wooden percussion. Upon arrival, the contemplative architecture of the building and the peace of the surrounding landscapes energized Topper so much that these initial ideas blossomed into nearly 50 minutes of intimate 4-track cassette recordings. The cassette comes accompanied by a riso-printed book with photos and drawings by illustrator and long-time Felbm- collaborator Joost Stokhof.

Following the residency, Topper collaborated with a cast of local guest musicians on flute, saxophone and cello, infusing the original rhythmic foundation of percussion and acoustic guitar with a lush melodic backdrop. The resulting new release – simply titled ‘Elements of Nature’ – marries the fluttering melodies and lo-fi cassette sound of earlier Felbm releases with a new conceptual approach and more varied sonic toolkit. Here, Topper successfully preserves the joyful naïveté of the Tapes series while exploring sweeping new ground, resulting in a decisive step forward for Felbm as a composer, producer and artist.

  1. 1 - Soil 2:25
  2. 2 - Root 4:09
  3. 3 - Métaux 1:37
  4. 4 - Cycli 2:39
  5. 5 - Release 2:16
  6. 6 - Florissant 2:49
  7. 7 - Reflections 3:07
  8. 8 - Fall 1:54
  9. 9 - Tsuyu 1:44
  10. 10 - Timber 1:28

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Felbm
Elements of Nature

25,00

in stock

  1. 1 - Soil 2:25
  2. 2 - Root 4:09
  3. 3 - Métaux 1:37
  4. 4 - Cycli 2:39
  5. 5 - Release 2:16
  6. 6 - Florissant 2:49
  7. 7 - Reflections 3:07
  8. 8 - Fall 1:54
  9. 9 - Tsuyu 1:44
  10. 10 - Timber 1:28

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why we love this

Felbm embalms the natural splendor and sense of tranquility found in a creative residency into a collection of gentle, meditative recordings.

about the cassette

In January 2021, Eelco Topper (Felbm) went into hermit mode by way of a two-week residency at Buitenplaats Doornburgh, a former monastery on the outskirts of his hometown of Utrecht, Netherlands. He had already intended to use only natural elements for inspiration, such as naturally-occurring textures and patterns, and the earthiness of acoustic instruments like singing bowls and a range of wooden percussion. Upon arrival, the contemplative architecture of the building and the peace of the surrounding landscapes energized Topper so much that these initial ideas blossomed into nearly 50 minutes of intimate 4-track cassette recordings. The cassette comes accompanied by a riso-printed book with photos and drawings by illustrator and long-time Felbm- collaborator Joost Stokhof.

Following the residency, Topper collaborated with a cast of local guest musicians on flute, saxophone and cello, infusing the original rhythmic foundation of percussion and acoustic guitar with a lush melodic backdrop. The resulting new release – simply titled ‘Elements of Nature’ – marries the fluttering melodies and lo-fi cassette sound of earlier Felbm releases with a new conceptual approach and more varied sonic toolkit. Here, Topper successfully preserves the joyful naïveté of the Tapes series while exploring sweeping new ground, resulting in a decisive step forward for Felbm as a composer, producer and artist.

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