Last week I did a gig in Tilvoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, for Dutch television. It was a live recording for a new music series called On Stage by the VPRO and it was broadcasted yesterday evening.
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Maybe I am a bit too neurotic when it comes to sound quality. I have tested many devices using a pure sine wave and checking its frequency spectrum with a spectrum analyser. On other days I felt like “WTF it just sounds great!”
Reading the news about the death of Eddie van Halen I noticed that many journalists are not aware of his musical background and the cultural environment he grew up in.
My new song ‘Terug in Den Haag’ is based on the famous text by Louis Couperus ‘Een Hagenaar terug in Den Haag’. The song was intended for the ‘Haagse Songfestival’ but that was canceled due to the corona crisis, which is why I decided to release the song today.
Grijs is my new single. Out now. Lyrics by Karin Ramaker in Dutch. Grijs can be listened to on all streaming services.
The track Portrait of Lotte, 0 to 16 Years which I created in 2015 commissioned by Frans Hofmeester for his time-lapse video (which has almost 24 million views at the time of writing!) is now available as a remastered version.
Song Credits: Unpopular Music (Scott/Gaulke)
When listening to my favourite tracks I notice that they all sound very different from each other. Some are sharp sounding, some sound compressed, some sound very aggressive, some sound very smooth. They are obviously not mixed and mastered by the same people, using the same equipment and the same set of ears.
There’s a lot written about the diminished chord and its uses but a lot of it is bullshit in my opinion. So let’s set the record straight.
You don’t need to master your songs, You don’t need to pan the vocals to the center, You don’t need a lot of bottom end, You don’t need to remove unwanted noise, …
Last week Henk Hofstede (NITS) and I were being interviewed for Dutch public Radio 1. We talked about the album we created with 30 musicians world wide called The Record Man. Here’s the transcription in English!
The Record Man is an album that pays tribute to an American music fan, a story that took a dramatic turn. The album came out today on Spotify and all streaming services.