mono no aware //

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Recording location: 
Antwerp, Belgium
Recording date: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Thanks to Jerry Aerts, Wim Wabbes, Brosella Festival, De Singel, Rataplan, Jazz Middelheim, Dries Segers, Nele and Mike from Consouling Sounds, Andrea, Giada, our family and friends. A special thanks to Ante Timmermans, for his support, guidance and friendship.
Artwork design: 
Ante Timmermans
Mastering engineer: 
Gert Van Hoof
Mixing engineer: 
Werner Pensaert
Recording engineer: 
Christophe Albertijn
  • 1. islander (03:02)
  • 2. truth (04:43)
  • 3. stir (04:41)
  • 4. surge (01:45)
  • 5. dewy (05:13)
  • 6. fairbanks (05:16)
  • 7. snakes and ladders (06:13)
  • 8. still (08:10)
  • 9. stray (04:54)

Ruben Machtelinckx - guitar, baritone guitar, banjo
Thomas Jillings - saxophones, alto clarinet
Nils Økland - hardanger fiddle
Niels Van Heertum - euphonium, trumpet
Ingar Zach - percussion

J’aimerai toujours le temps des cerises c’est de ce temps-là que je garde au coeur, une plaie ouverte.
In the greatest happiness there is a hint of sadness, provoked by the sudden realization that the bloom will come to an end, or by the agonizing sweetness of its own beauty.

On this album ve musicians come together, sometimes as distinct individuals, other times as a lush unison.
Though the space occupied by Linus + O/VH/Z is modest, a use is found for every corner and every niche of the sonic room, through a scurrying banjo and a pair of imposing bells, with songlike melodies and resonant strings.
The acoustic quintet ventures into measured doses of electronica, without ever letting the music lose focus.