HARUKI: The Land That Lies Behind Us (Hibernate Recordings)/Snowed In Food Shelter (Klanggold)

themilkman on Nov 2nd 2010 01:33 am

Haruki: The Land The Lies Behind Us Haruki: Snowed In Food Shelter

The Land That Lies Behind Us
Hibernate Recordings 2010
05 Tracks. 22mins01secs

Snowed In Food Shelter
Klanggold 2010
05 Tracks. 29mins10secs

The Land That Lies Behind Us
Boomkat: CD Norma Records: CD
Snowed In Food Shelter
Amazon UK: DLD US: DLD iTunes: DLD

Haruki is the solo experimental project of Belgian musician and sound artist Boris Snauwaert. Already responsible for a handful of very limited releases on a variety of labels, Snauwaert released the rather superb To Humble A Nest on The Land Of last year, followed this year by two mini-albums, once again published in a very small run, one for UK imprint Hibernate, the other for Germany-based Klanggold, each taking a slightly different approach to Snauwaert’s granular organic electronic music.

Released earlier this year, The Land That Lies Behind Us comes as a 3” CD presented in a three-fold cover wrapped in a white envelop. Built from a wide array of sound sources, ranging from acoustic instruments to field recordings, some processed, others left in their natural state, the textured landscapes with which Snauwaert experiments are particularly evocative. Continue Reading »

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HARUKI: To Humble A Nest (The Land Of)

themilkman on Oct 22nd 2009 12:46 am

Haruki: To Humble Nest

To Humble A Nest
The Land Of 2009
09 Tracks. 40mins15secs

‘All music by Haruki. Sounds from everywhere and nowhere’. This is the introduction to To Humble A Nest, the latest record to be released by relatively new imprint The Land Of, a small label with a particular interest for music made from, or incorporating, all sorts of field recordings. Splashed out all over the cover, these few words sum up the music collected inside. Haruki is Boris Snauwaert, a musician hailing from Gent, Belgium who has, over the last few years, released a number of CDR and MP3 albums and contributed remixes for My Brightest Diamond, Au Revoir Simone and Machinefabriek amongst others.

With To Humble A Nest, Snauwaert creates a somewhat complex and intriguing piece where field recordings and acoustic and electronic instruments are articulated into often pretty bare experimental compositions. Continue Reading »

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