- Appeltje Eitje
- Jong Belegen
- Test Results (ft. MMD on guitars)
This is my first EP as VIVACE. A whole new direction, a whole new approach and thus a new name’s in order.
I’m planning to print this release and send it around the globe, but I put it online especially for my hexfriends at
the renoise boards! A concept dubbed ‘polderdub’; a hybrid of electronica, house and dubstep. What?! No br34kc0r3?!
Not anymore. If you wanna know why, there’s plenty of ranting below. In the meantime, enjoy this release I put
together with Blood, Sweat, and Renoise.
This EP has been in the works for quite some time, but it’s finally done. Some explaination is in order, mostly because I want to.
I’ve always had the hots for musical intensity; I blame my ADD for my taste in high bpm’s and I have a predeliction for theatrical
drama because of all the teenage angst. This obviously had a major impact on the music I made. Excessive breakbeat manipulation,
it had to be faster, rougher, tighter… well, some of you know and I love you for it.
And then came reality. By god, how tired I suddenly grew of ripping breakbeats apart, of crack-injected grooves, of angry man’s
musical expressions… So what then? I didn’t like the music I was making anymore, not in the least actually. I managed to squeeze
myself in a box I created myself, yay! A box labelled ‘dramacore’. As a result, I was making music that had to ‘fit in with the rest’.
I was so busy making music for the box, I forgot to make music for me. I realising that, I pulled the plug and sat there, wondering
where the hell it went wrong.
Lucky for me, that was the easy part. Although I never stopped listening to whatever people call ‘breakcore’ and ‘drill&bass’, my
music of preference had slowely shifted. More and more vocal jazz, more and more house, dubstep… As addicted as I was to whatever
Venetian Snares was doing, I now found myself listening to She, Mr. Oizo, Hustle Athletics… That was suddenly so much closer to what I
wanted to do! Especially She opened up my ears and mind. I stopped wondering and locked myself in for months and months: time
for productivity. Vivace was born. The first output was the Jong Belegen demo-song. It’s included with this EP, spiced up ofcourse.
I’m aware of the compression overkill. But I love how it sounds. I’ll get better at mixing, eventually.
So yeah, that’s about it. BotB is dead. Long live Vivace!
Thanks for reading all this intravert bollocks! Enjoy!