Anders Holst / Mads Emil Nielsen

Anders Holst / Mads Emil Nielsen

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Copenhagen-based musicians/composers Anders Holst and Mads Emil Nielsen commenced their duo collaboration in 2012, after discovering their common interest in sound production strategies as well as ideas for structures as starting points for improvisation.

Since then they have been developed their musical ideas in many directions: sometimes staying with an idea for lengthy periods of time, allowing it to slowly evolve; at times rapidly concluding and moving on, yet always letting the idea adequately form before taking on a subsequent idea.

The nine evocative tracks that form their debut LP are made from selected excerpts from live recordings of improvisations without overdubs. The sonic characteristics of the room where the recordings took place as well as the acoustic sounds coming from the instruments, switches, cables etc., were recorded and amplified, acting all as significant musical elements that emphasize the immediacy and the spontaneous moment of the music’s creation.

All compositions by Anders Holst and Mads Emil Nielsen

Anders Holst and Mads Emil Nielsen played guitar/amplifier, effect boxes, synthesizer modules and effect processors.

Recorded, mixed and produced by Anders Holst and Mads Emil Nielsen between February and August 2013

Mastered by Kassian Troyer
Laquer cut by Arnold Kasar

Cover artwork by Anders Holst and Mads Emil Nielsen

 

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