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12 may 23
Dutch harpist Remy van Kesteren releases his new single ‘crown’ today. On this track, Remy once more reworks a composition made by one of his musical heroes: Kendrick Lamar. Remy also announces his upcoming album ‘Muses’, named after the nine Muses of inspiration from Ancient Greek Mythology. The album explores Remy’s musical inspirations through nine composers that have had and continue to have a major influence on his musical journey. To celebrate the release of the album, Remy will be playing album release shows in the A'DAM Tower on August 24 and in Ancienne Belgique on Oktober 5.
Remy van Kesteren about ‘crown’: '‘When I first heard ‘Crown’, composed by one of my musical heroes Kendrick Lamar, it reminded me of Philip Glass' Metamorphosis. The minimalist alternation of two notes and a simple melody builds up a tension that is only truly released at the very end of the song. Even without the captivating lyrics of Lamar and its closing message '’you can't please everybody’', this song takes you on a journey that does not let go of its grip for the entire six minutes. The track builds slowly and then synthesizers and a deep sub-bass propel the harp upwards towards the climax of the song, where even without words - at least for me - the music speaks powerfully moving.’'
06 apr 23
Singer-songwriter & musician Luka releases her new EP ‘Director in the Dark’ today, featuring previously released singles ‘Something Somewhere’ and ‘Raven’s Nest’. To celebrate the release of her new EP, Luka will be playing at V11, Rotterdam on the 12th of April. ‘Director in the Dark’ is now available on all streaming platforms.
‘Director in the Dark’ contains soundscapes of the inexplicable. They are an attempt to get a grip on the feeling of stumbling through the dark. On the EP, Luka says: ‘’The songs were born from a sense of being uprooted. This may seem like a lonely feeling, but there is also a strength in it; you get to choose where you live and who lives in you. 'Director in the Dark' is made for everyone who recognizes themselves in this.’’
09 mar 23
Dutch Harpist Remy van Kesteren releases his new single ‘avril 14th’ today. The song is an adaptation and own musical interpretation of Aphex Twin's 'Avril 14th'. The official music video is shot in one of the studios of STMPD where the recording process took place.
''I studied hard to replicate the mechanical timing of the original, but it wasn't until I interpreted it the way I wanted it that the work really started to make sense to me. Instead of an effortless computer, you feel the real struggle and emotion of a human being playing this music and that's what breathes new life into this version.’’
17 feb 23
Luka releases her new single 'Raven's Nest' today. The song is about feeling estranged to a place that once felt familiar and the second song leading up to upcoming EP ‘Director in the Dark’, which will be released on April 7th. For this song Luka played with the contrast of having a catchy melody dressed in undestined textures and mysterious strings, to amplify this feeling.
27 jan 23
De Toegift release their long-awaited self-titled debut album today! The album features ten songs, on which the previously released EPs (‘En ik kon alles zien’ & ‘Nooit, misschien’) will be united with previously unreleased material. A musical journey through memories, delusions and fantasies. Always looking for experiment, authenticity and the perfect song, the band plays with themes about time and nostalgia.