Sunday, January 13, 2008
Ad van Buuren - Wervels En Flarden (tape, V2 Archief v202, 1985)
With this post I finish almost all V2 Archief tapes, one more to come which is the 'Dutch Tour' double cassette by Merzbow. Ad van Buuren hails from 's-Hertogenbosch and builts sound installations. In the early days doing so with reel-to-reel tape machines and objects producing sound, these days it's with relais peeping. Very nice mechanical music that has a great warmth to it. On 'Wervels En Flarden', his only release ever, there is the 'wervel side' (a-side) in which he works with tape manipulations of sounds and on the 'flarden-side' its something similar but only with voices. Great stuff. A great shame nothing was ever released from his tape-recorder installations.