Machinefabriek | Elastiek

Elastiek is 3'' Audio-CDr.
Limited edition to 100 copies in a special packaging.


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Entropy Records "Thought For The Day" presents ED.009:

Machinefabriek | Elastiek

I had been thinking of making a long form static drone piece for quite some time, but I just wasn't patient enough to actually do it. It takes some effort to let a sound be, and not being tempted to manipulate it. Though I won't call my music very wild, the 20 minutes of 'Elastiek' are by far the most continuous I've done. And I think it's best to listen to not as a musical piece, but more as an ongoing 'state'. Oviously, there's not much action in the composition, but it's all in the details. The focuss gradually shifts from one frequency to another, causing slow, barely perceptable movements. When I stretched out the piano tone used in this work, I noticed that I was listening to it like I would listen to a refrigerator, or some air vent... not looking for progress in the audio, but diving into the sound, and focussing on different beating frequencies, timbres and tones that are to be found when listening closely. Like dissecting it under a microscope.

Rutger Zuydervelt was born on 28 July 1978 in Apeldoorn (The Netherlands), but now resides in Rotterdam. He started working as Machinefabriek in 2004. The name (meaning ‘machine factory’) was on the façade of a building Rutger passed everytime he went shopping for groceries. Except for a few piano and guitar lessons when he was young, Rutger didn’t study music. Instead, he graduated as a graphic designer. The sleeves of his releases are practically always designer by Rutger himself, being a crucial part of the music. Machinefabriek’s music combines elements of ambient, modern classical, minimalism, drone and field recordings. His pieces unfold as ‘films without image’, with a sharp ear for detail. After releasing a series of self released CD-Rs, the official debut, ‘Marijn’, was issued by Lampse in 2006. Since then a solid stream of singles and albums was released on labels like Type, 12K, Spekk, Dekorder, Digitalis, Experimedia and Staalplaat.
Performing live has been an important expression for Machinefabriek. He took his gear to Russia, Israel, Japan, Canada, Switserland, Spain, Chech Republic, Germany, Turkey and England.
Rutger collaborated (on record and/or live) with numerous artists, such as Ralph Steinbrüchel, Aaron Martin, Peter Broderick, Frans de Waard, Wouter van Veldhoven, Simon Nabatov, Xela, Simon Scott, Steve Roden, Gareth Davis and Tim Caitlin amongst others.
Rutger also works with various visual artists. He scored music for dance pieces, films, video installations and sculptures. These cross-disciplinary collaborations are something Machinefabriek will focuss on more and more.


ED.009 is a limited edition to 100 copies.

Audio and Image by Rutger Zuydervelt (http://machinefabriek.nu).

Thanks to Taylor Deupree and David Ya .

Package designed by David Ya.

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Made in Paris, France (c) + (p) 2012 by Entropy Records

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  • Physical Release date: 2012-04-27
  • Glossy postcard design.
  • 3'' Pro-Audio-CDr, orange clip.
  • High-Quality PVC sleeve.


 4,99 € 

Limited to 100 copies.

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  • Digital Release date: 2012-04-27

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