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Layers
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CD

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ERS 010CD ERS 010CD
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RELEASE DATE
3/15/2019

Layers, on ERS Records, is a collaboration between Radboud Mens and 1605Munro. The ten tracks on this album have been recorded live in the studio in two sessions. It is an interesting combination of electronics and acoustic instruments. A wide variety of instruments have been used to produce this CD; prepared guitars, electric bass guitar, a sine wave generator, home-made bass recorder flutes, synthesizers, a drum computer, glass harp, electronic feedback, mbira, sansula, organ, electric piano and various electronics. Violin by Lenka Zupkova.

1605monro is Andres Jankowski, a composer from Argentina who is now located in Berlin. He is co-founder of the legendary group Santos Luminosos. He started his own project 1605munro in 1990, with which, he performs solo and with occasional guests like Hernán Nuñez from The League of Crafty Guitarists and Alan Courtis. He furthermore collaborated with Holger Czukay, Zenial, Berlin Guitar Ensemble, Robert Fripp, and the Berlin Laptop Orchester.

Radboud Mens is a sound-artist, composer, and sound designer who is working with sound since 1982. He started creating noise-machines in 1988. In the early '90s he attached contact-microphones to dog's brushes that he used to destroy vinyl records by scratch-playing them and recorded the results. Since many years he builds his own acoustic instruments and sound-installations. Bass-recorder flutes, long magnetic string installations, drone-machines, and prepared guitars that are being played by transducers are used in live concerts. The recordings of these concerts are used in new compositions. Radboud Mens has worked with a broad variety of sound artists and composers, including Stephan Mathieu, Janek Schaefer, voice-artist Jaap Blonk, and Craig Ward (ex-Deus).