VA – One Instrument Volume 01 (One Instrument)

VA – One Instrument Volume 01 (One Instrument)

In a scenario of overwhelming number of instruments, musicians often do not take the time to deepen and explore the creative possibilities of each gear they possess. One instrument aims at counter-acting this tendency by challenging and limiting each artist in producing a composition by using only one instrument of their choice. One Instrument Volume 1 is the physical fulfillment of eight sound experiments composed by different producers using precise guidelines. The choice of the Various Artists format aims at creating an harmonious journey across different sub-genres in the ambient, techno and experimental worlds, which can perfectly embrace each other. The LP opens with a composition by In Bloom, the new project of Martino Bertola, who drives us directly into a melodic ambience. To follow it is the dense, polyrhythmic experiment by Fabian Kempe’s project “Korridor”. Serena Butler’s piece is built around spacey sounds and breezy rhythms. Yhdessa, the newly born Dutch-Italian duo formed by Grand River (Aimée Portioli) and Enrica Falqui, leans towards ambient atmospherics and ominous sonorities with a refined Northern European touch. Yair Elazar Glotman ventures us across his contrabass player skills giving an acoustic touch to the record. Claudio PRC delivers an electroacoustic soundscape created with a tiny, graceful drone machine. The Dutch duo, Wanderwelle, closes the LP with a dreamy and delicate excursion evoking the mysterious sides of nature.

Instruments used:

Rucci Minimal Drone
Dreadbox Lamda 24db Low Pass Filter
TC Electronic Arena Reverb

Rucci Minimal Drone:

This is a minimal drone synthesizer capable of dense sounds. Two oscillators modulate each other while a third selectable LFO adds more interesting rhythmic drones. There is also a low pass filter and volume. A CV input allows you to power the device with control voltages from 0-5V for interesting automated power sag results.

Website: Handmade Electronic Instruments

Rucci Minimal Drone

April 2018.