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ARTIST
TITLE
Retired Dilettantes
FORMAT
Cassette

LABEL
CATALOG #
TTW 134CS TTW 134CS
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/2/2020

Recorded at Geluidwerkplaats Extrapool, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Modular electronics, field recordings, computer, and tapes. The first time Richard Francis and Frans de Waard met was in Tokyo, Japan and they talked a lot. The second time was in Boston, USA and they danced all night long. The third time was in Nijmegen, The Netherlands and they recorded a lot of music together. During the course of a very long day they recorded in Frans' studio using a small modular set-up, Korg MS-20, computer, tapes and field recordings, all captured on a multi-track tape where it kept sitting for quite some time before Frans decided it was time to make heads 'n tails out of it. The usual process of editing and mixing resulted in the release that is now called Retired Dilettantes. No track titles as both sides are to be seen as one composition all together. From delicate static and complex electrical textures to the bursting of loud drones. Richard Francis is a sound artist working with electronics and field recordings. He has released solo and collaborative albums on Senufo Editions, Entr'acte, Glistening Examples, Korm Plastics, Banned Production, and Aufabwegen. Frans de Waard (1965) has been producing music since 1984 (Kapotte Muziek, Beequeen, Goem, Zebra, Freiband, Shifts, Modelbau, etc.). In 1984 he started his own record label Korm Plastics, releasing music from Arcane Device, Asmus Tietchens, Jim O'Rourke, among others. He has worked for the pioneering Dutch label Staalplaat (1992-2003) and since 1986 as a reviewer for his own publication Vital (now Vital Weekly), a magazine which has been an online source for underground music since 1995. Cassette only in an edition of 100; Illustration by SavX.