Finn of Tomland
As always when Andrea Taeggi makes music you are in for a treat and this LP is not an exception to the rule.
I must say that i love the experimental syncopation's on this wonderful album and i know that i'm going to have great fun when i DJ with this precious gem.
“The music on this record was made using a vast array of rare analogue machines I had the chance to work on at the Willem-Twee synthesis studio in Holland (built with the iconic Studio di Fonologia RAI as a blueprint). Most of the percussive sounds come from an Analog Computer, which has been rarely used only as a music instrument (its main purpose was flight simulation). In fact, during the Cold War times, it was also used as a measurement tool by civil engineers and even by the army.
To my knowledge, very few artists have given a new context to such device, which I have found absolutely unique-sounding and gave me enough inspiration to compose a whole new album focused on it.
At present, no one has ever officially released music recorded at the Willem-Twee synthesis studio.
The music on this record further explores cyclical, minimal and hypnotic concoctions – a particular investigation focused on unusual rhythms that I had already started on ‘Mama Matrix Most Mysterious’, released on Type in 2015. Think walls of sub frequencies, snappy rollercoasters of the mind, labyrinths in hyperspace & snakes eating their own tails.
Zimní Král means “Winter King” in Czech and was the epithet given to Frederick V Elector Palatine (king of Bohemia), the last of a legacy to actively support alchemy as a means of studying reality, the self and their inter-reflections.” - Andrea Taeggi
released August 31, 2018
Composed, recorded and mixed by Andrea Taeggi. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M Berlin.
Special thanks to Rikkert Brok, Hans Kulk and the people at Willem-Twee Studio for making the recording sessions possible.