Lieven Martens
The Habu

21,45

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why we love this

This album starts off on a playful note offering a joyful exploration of exotic island sounds overlaid with soothing melodies. On the flipside the sound takes on a more abstract turn - mimicing the dark atmosphere you might feel in a jungle.

about the record

"This LP has 3 works. In the prelude I took up and rejected the proposal of writing the first existing piece of music for Monserrate palace - an unsung place of (touristic) beauty. A mini-male suite of simple electronic and simulacra melodies. And a larger piece that takes the Habu snake - an Okinawan pit viper - as its motive. It is a mosaic collection of questions." - Lieven Martens

The album’s three pieces cast an omniverous net that explores those fragile tendriles between imagined and real, natural and fabricated, unity and chaos; concrete sounds enabling abstract inner landscapes. With the ecstatic revelry of Marco Polo returning to his queen, Lieven brings us gems from all corners of the navigable world: tales of an impossibly guilded Portuguese palace, a fertility tonic conjured from a poisionous serpent, a simulacrum of Honolulu. At a moment when the world is more geographically isolated than it has been in generations, Martens’ the Habu is a welcome odyssey, a Charybdian travelogue of the psyche.

  1. A1 - Prelude (a fragmentary, oriental dream) 6:37
  2. A2 - Suite sentimentale e mini-male I 2:18
  3. A3 - Suite sentimentale e mini-male II 4:03
  4. A4 - Suite sentimentale e mini-male III 2:15
  5. B1 - the Habu snake, an archipelago I 3:54
  6. B2 - the Habu snake, an archipelago II 1:06
  7. B3 - the Habu snake, an archipelago III 1:23
  8. B4 - the Habu snake, an archipelago IV 3:42
  9. B5 - the Habu snake, an archipelago V 2:46
  10. B6 - the Habu snake, an archipelago VI 1:55
  11. B7 - the Habu snake, an archipelago VII 1:45
  12. B8 - the Habu snake, an archipelago VIII 2:47

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Lieven Martens
The Habu

21,45

in stock

  1. A1 - Prelude (a fragmentary, oriental dream) 6:37
  2. A2 - Suite sentimentale e mini-male I 2:18
  3. A3 - Suite sentimentale e mini-male II 4:03
  4. A4 - Suite sentimentale e mini-male III 2:15
  5. B1 - the Habu snake, an archipelago I 3:54
  6. B2 - the Habu snake, an archipelago II 1:06
  7. B3 - the Habu snake, an archipelago III 1:23
  8. B4 - the Habu snake, an archipelago IV 3:42
  9. B5 - the Habu snake, an archipelago V 2:46
  10. B6 - the Habu snake, an archipelago VI 1:55
  11. B7 - the Habu snake, an archipelago VII 1:45
  12. B8 - the Habu snake, an archipelago VIII 2:47

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why we love this

This album starts off on a playful note offering a joyful exploration of exotic island sounds overlaid with soothing melodies. On the flipside the sound takes on a more abstract turn - mimicing the dark atmosphere you might feel in a jungle.

about the record

"This LP has 3 works. In the prelude I took up and rejected the proposal of writing the first existing piece of music for Monserrate palace - an unsung place of (touristic) beauty. A mini-male suite of simple electronic and simulacra melodies. And a larger piece that takes the Habu snake - an Okinawan pit viper - as its motive. It is a mosaic collection of questions." - Lieven Martens

The album’s three pieces cast an omniverous net that explores those fragile tendriles between imagined and real, natural and fabricated, unity and chaos; concrete sounds enabling abstract inner landscapes. With the ecstatic revelry of Marco Polo returning to his queen, Lieven brings us gems from all corners of the navigable world: tales of an impossibly guilded Portuguese palace, a fertility tonic conjured from a poisionous serpent, a simulacrum of Honolulu. At a moment when the world is more geographically isolated than it has been in generations, Martens’ the Habu is a welcome odyssey, a Charybdian travelogue of the psyche.

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