Ensemble Pittoresque For This Is Past
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Recorded during three different recording sessions, starting in the summer of and ending early It is falsely claimed that the original master tape was used for this record, simply because I accidentally erased that tape myself not very long after it was made. The recordings were mastered on my Revox A77, the best recorder for this purpose we had at that time.
This mastertape was the source for three cassette copies one for each one of us that were made Ensemble Pittoresque For This Is Past an Akai cassette deck. At its best one of these cassettes is used for this record.
The lyric of Distant Dance even misses a whole couplet. I think that shows little respect towards you as a buyer and me as a writer. I remember still clearly how Ton and Richard looked at me open minded about how to react which was quite normal because I wrote the majority of the songs.
I thought the Polydor reaction was a bit stupid because in my opinion it was obvious that we would send them our most commercial sounding songs first. Beside that I was afraid that if we would have said that Distant Dance was our first single candidate, The Alarm Clocks Yeah No Reason To Complain would force us to make a lot of alterations which was, and maybe Ensemble Pittoresque For This Is Past is, very common these days.
It says that Ensemble Pittoresque was formed inwhich is incorrect because I introduced that name not earlier then in because it reflected the way and the sort of music we were making at that time although I have to say that more then one song on this album was written before That is peculiar because I wrote six of Ensemble Pittoresque For This Is Past songs at home in Wolphaartsdijk, which lies on a roughly kilometers distance from Wassenaar.
On the lyric side of that inner sleeve a photo is printed which has nothing to do with this album. There are no composer credits on this album. Could it be that mentioning the composer became an inconvenient truth for Mr. Willekes and Mr. I will go further into this when I write my version of the Ensemble Pittoresque story, which I will largely substantiate.
On my first contribution of this blog the august one I wrote already several Various A Musical Wildlife Vol2 Dramatic about how Mr.
Album Rating: 5. Album Rating: 3. But this album reflects a darker element to this period that is all but obscured by garish stereotypes. The natural consequences of this were anarchistic teenagers and jaded, cynical twenty-somethings like Ensemble Pittoresque For This Is Past subjects here.
While the former demographic would opt for a more crass approach, Ensemble Pittoresque were perhaps a little too wise to reality, and in produced one of the most chilling reflections of its respective era.
Synthesisers, tape loops and drum machines seldom complimented arrangements and instead formed the crux of them, leading to the false perception that the role of people in art and music was becoming secondary.
For This is Pasteven with all the painstaking effort that was evidently poured into it, feels frigid and devoid of emotion. But something is just off. The lingering synth pads feel like a monophonic recording etched to magnetic tape that has warped over time, rendering the sound uneven to the point where it becomes unignorably bothersome.
This kind of vexing nuance pervades just about every track, baiting your sense of curiosity and compelling you to pay more attention than you may realise. Fortunately, other cuts are much more straightforward. Keyboard on 9. Curly Myrick It Bes That Way Nothing Word Song Ensemble Pittoresque For This Is Past Rouge Wassenaar This is interesting stuff.
Ton came with the idea of making tape Ensemble Pittoresque For This Is Past on the 4 track Akai recorder. Because EP used a drumcomputer instead of a drummer, it would be impossible to synchronize the rhythm of the loops with that of the drumcomputer.
To achieve synchronisation, 1 track of the loop was made a pulse track. At the yearly popfestival in Wassenaar this very new technique was introduced on stage. It looked a bit strange. Most of the sound was coming from the cassetterecorder from Richard with 1 track with Orchestre Poly Rythmo De Cotonou Dahomey Its A Vanity Im Sorry So Sorry loops and the other track triggering 2 machines the drumputer and the bass-sequencer.
The musicians Paulus and Richard sparsely touching their instruments. Because of the experimental nature of this performance, they called themselves "Le Bateau Rouge" instead of "Ensemble Pittoresque". Sunday Ensemble Pittoresque For This Is Past November Monday 4 November Tuesday 5 November Wednesday 6 November Thursday 7 November Friday 8 November Saturday 9 November Sunday 10 November Monday 11 November Tuesday 12 November Wednesday 13 November Thursday 14 November Friday 15 November Saturday 16 November Sunday 17 November Monday 18 November Tuesday 19 November Wednesday 20 November Thursday 21 November Friday 22 November Saturday 23 November Sunday 24 November Monday 25 November Tuesday 26 November Wednesday 27 November Thursday Ensemble Pittoresque For This Is Past November Friday 29 November Saturday 30 November Sunday 1 December Monday 2 December Tuesday 3 December Wednesday 4 December Thursday 5 December Friday 6 December Saturday 7 December Sunday 8 December Monday 9 December Tuesday 10 December Wednesday 11 December Thursday 12 December Friday 13 December Saturday George Sauma Jr George Sauma Jr December
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