Shadows Of Forgotten Ancestors
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Latest Releases :
Where Have All The Flowers Gone ( In Dreams ) - Thu Feb 16, 2012 - ORIGINAL SONG PLAYS ON MAIN ARTIST PAGE ! Pete Seeger's 1961 Where Have All The Flowers Gone digitally recycled ( not remixed! ) using the theory of granular synthesis. Original in mono now super hifi stereo - SUPER headphones recommended!
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue ( Crying ) - Thu Jun 07, 2012 - ORIGINAL SONG PLAYS ON MAIN ARTIST PAGE ! Them's ( Van Morrison ) 1966 interpretation of Dylan's 1965 song recycled using both Them's cover and the theory of granular synthesis as a template and base. Headphones recommended! Streaming only!
Mona Lisa ( Do It Again ) - Sun Oct 14, 2012 - ORIGINAL 2 SONGS PLAY ON MAIN ARTIST PAGE ! Nat King Cole's Mona Lisa ('50) and The Beach Boys' Do It Again ('68) in a whole new digital 21st century time frame - then left behind as Shadows Of Forgotten Ancestors. SUPER headphones recommended!
Expecting To Fly ( Dust In The Wind ) - Thu Mar 07, 2013 - ORIGINAL SONG PLAYS ON MAIN ARTIST PAGE ! Buffalo Springfield's 1967 Expecting To Fly rebuilt using the theory of granular synthesis, after which I added VSTi mellotron and VSTi strings. SUPER headphones highly recommended!
WARNING : NOT YOUR USUAL CUP OF TEA !
From the heartlands of post-rock : recycling the Late 40's, 50's and 60's using the original songs as a template, specifically focusing on the theory of granular synthesis. To be sure : no new material is added to the original songs! The original material is just and only being... recycled.
Shadows Of Forgotten Ancestors is a first attempt to combine the main ideas behind my currently online projects - in particular :
Ecce Homo Pietoso's compassion and disorientation
He Who Speaks In Silence speaks for himself !
and last but not least Gunnthrain's " Magnificent Desolation "
I remember it well : my first addiction > the transistorradio.
Already when I was 8 years old I carried it with me like it was a smartphone covering the most valuable information ever - and it did. The quality of AM radio was influenced by so many things, I only mention thunder and lightning. And I quickly got addicted... to the Static, the Noise, the Fuzz, and the Buzz... Also I was there when a pirate radio station launched The Animals' The House Of The Rising Sun, also I was there when they launched Dylan's Like A Rolling Stone, also I was there when they launched The Velvet Underground's debut 'banana' album, also I was there when they launched The Stones' Satisfaction ( I Can't Get No ), also I was there when they launched The Beatles' Revolver album, also I was there when they launched The Who's My Generation, also I was there when they launched Procol Harum's A Whiter Shade Of Pale, I was there when...
But most of all I got addicted to the Static, the Noise, the Fuzz, the...
It was only a matter of time for this addiction to return - so here it is: the imperfection of the digital era reaching out to the past, only to shake hands and say: has actually anything changed at all?
Please allow me to take all the time in the world to build this project - it must evolve ! I know exactly where it started ( the day I was born ) yet I don't know where it will end !
Jim Reeves - Adios Amigo
Sonny And Cher - I Got You Babe
Ricky Nelson - Lonesome Town
Connie Francis - Lipstick On Your Collar
Teddy Bears - To Know Him Is To Love Him
The Ronettes - Be My Baby
Fats Domino - Blueberry Hill
Lucille Starr - Colinda
The McCoys - Hang On Sloopy
Hank Williams - Cool Water
The Searchers - Needles And Pins
Barry McGuire - Eve Of Destruction
Skeeter Davis - The End Of The World
The Animals - The House Of The Rising Sun
Pete Seeger - Where Have All The Flowers Gone
Them & Van Morrison - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Nat King Cole - Mona Lisa
The Beach Boys - Do It Again
Buffalo Springfield - Expecting To Fly
As I don't believe in reincarnation I work on a lot of projects simultaneously - here they are...
Gunnthrain - ( Dark ) ambientesque otherwordly surreal experimental atmospheric psychedelic post-rocky and / or neo-folky aural experiences. Gunnthrain's influences range from Joy Division to Biosphere, from Velvet Underground to Cocteau Twins, from Nick Cave to Brian Eno, from Underworld to Mathias Grassow, from Erik Satie to Thomas Köner, from Harold Budd to Pink Floyd, and all over again.
Ecce Homo Pietoso - Ecce Homo Pietoso disintegrates then rebuilds ( most of the time ) human voice material only and is greatly inspired by the work of the Anglo-Irish painter Francis Bacon ( 1909-1992 ). His art is famous for its often bold, grotesque and nightmarish imagery. May I add: compassion...? Compassion for humanity...?
He Who Speaks In Silence - When I was a young kid I used to sit a lot at the side of the road in front of our farm - silence can be really overwhelming.
Seelenruhe - Coming down from an atmosphere drenched in wind, rain and solitude.
The Johannes Breeuwsma Museum - A few acoustic pictures taken from a troubled life, and more.
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... Peace ( and hugs for the ladies ) - Johannes ...