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The tracks on this album represent an ode to the building called Perron 58 which housed my studio and where the music and arts collective Vatican Analog (of which I'm part) hosted its concerts. In former times it housed a publishing plant but i got to know it as a playground for many musical projects. Eventually we got evicted and this is my goodbye.

3 CHAIRS (NO FIRE) This is a short ballet of three chairs, a handful of marbles and one fire extinguisher executed in the biggest hall of Perron 58. It makes full use of the spacious environment and its fabulous reverb. Three chairs explore every spot and corner of the room's floor with the rest eventually joining in.

TRAVELING LIGHTS Can a fluorescent tube emit sound? That depends on how its acoustic qualities is recorded. A light bulb releases this encapsulated sonic beauty as it shatters upon a cold stone-tiled floor. An emergency exit is an entrance towards the sun. Each room in this building has its own little story to tell.

THE MATHEMATICS OF NECESSITY Much was abandoned and left behind in these rooms. This piece celebrates their individual properties and creates an unlikely orchestra of car wheels, a chandelier, a turntable, a printer and other members.

THE AIR NEXT DOOR The room opposite my studio housed the air ventilation unit of the building: a growling monster laboring to keep tenant spirits high. This track honors its role in a multi-layered effect.

OUTDOOR This is the odd one out here. I handed over a selection of the original field recordings to my friend Miguel A. Garcia, who processed these recordings into 8 new tracks. I then mixed Miguel's reconstructions into one new song that completes this album.


released April 12, 2011

All recordings and compositions by Steffan de Turck / staplerfahrer
Mastered by Jos Smolders at Earlabs in Tilburg, The Netherlands
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staplerfahrer Tilburg, Netherlands

staplerfahrer is the artistic moniker for Steffan de Turck, a Dutch sound artist from Tilburg in the Netherlands, who plays around with crunched and broken sounds, circuit bended gadgetry and electro-magnetic waves… and some weightlifting with powerbooks along the way. ... more

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