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Jacques van Erven - Tunes & Scenery (Hard To Whistle) (LP)

Jacques van Erven - Tunes & Scenery (Hard To Whistle) (LP)

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Tunes & Scenery (Hard To Whistle) is an adventurous and quite unique work that was originally recorded on an analog four-track in 1983 by the young visual artist and musician Jacques van Erven. The album brings together the surprising combination of analog synthesizers, small Casio keyboards, a mouth harp, ukulele, marimba, and a variety of drums. A kind of hybrid music of contemporary jazz and world music combined with influences of rock and new wave in opposition spread over fifteen instant composed songs. The album was recorded in the small village of Aalst (not far from the southern Dutch city of Eindhoven) with the help of engineer Koos Behrtel at the studio where Jacques van Erven was painting and playing music. Now remastered and for the first time available on vinyl.

Released May 25, 2020

All tracks written and performed by Jacques van Erven in Aalst-Belgium, 1983.
Production & engineering by Koos Behrtel & Jacques van Erven.
Mastered by Felix-Florian Tödtloff. Additional Mastering by Vincent Denieul at Duct Tape Studio Rotterdam.
Photography by Peter Cox. Artwork by Jacques van Erven. Design by Koos Siep.
Originally released on tape by Eksakt Records (Eksakt 010) in Tilburg-Netherlands, 1984.
Futura Resistenza, Rotterdam-Netherlands, 2020.

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