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Runtime: 49'26''

«Bas van Huizen comes from The Netherlands and brings us a richly detailed and overall awesome album built entirely on loops of reworked live samples of guitar, metal objects and singing bowl. And nothing more.
All the pieces are complex structures and are dramatically enhanced by the compositional talent of Bas van Huizen and of course, all the live recordings would have to be of great quality to make such an album.

'Ontgalman' titles are all made up words, but they also carry something in their names that reminds us of real and fictional things. Take my personal favorite 'Metaalmoed' for instance; it sounds like some kind of metallic ensemble is playing drums on water pipes and pots and pans and then it builds up into a wall of noise full of really dense and special sound details.
'Ontgalman' is an amazing album waiting to be discovered.» - Pedro Leitão

Downloads:

01 • Anachronistenmist ................................................................ pt us
  [7'26'' • 12,0Mb • VBR]
02 • Diggeldenker ........................................................................... pt us
  [3'22'' • 4,90Mb • VBR]
03 • Kabbelslak .............................................................................. pt us
  [9'46'' • 16,6Mb • VBR]
04 • Weerzinneprik ........................................................................ pt us
[5'13'' • 9,50Mb • VBR]
05 • Zondekrom .............................................................................. pt us
  [3'18'' • 4,97Mb • VBR]
06 • Ontgalmmannen .................................................................... pt us
  [4'40'' • 7,74Mb • VBR]
07 • Metaalmoed ............................................................................ pt us
  [12'20'' • 22,0Mb • VBR]
08 • Zwermbocht ............................................................................ pt us
  [3'21'' • 5,01Mb • VBR]
  • artwork ................................................................................... pt us
  [PDF-Zip • 3,30Mb]
  • all tracks + artwork ................................................................ pt us
  [Zip • 85,8Mb]

Reviews:

«From literally almost around the corner - probably one of the few artists who drops his promo's unstamped through the HQ letterbox - comes a MP3 release by Bas van Huizen, who surprised us before with his computer based compositions in the field of musique concrete, but here he decided to create an entire album devoted to the guitar. He plays the six strings occasionally like a guitar, wailing about, with an e-bow. But by and large his interest goes out to play around with samples of the guitar, making it sound like anything but a guitar. I must admit that the parts in which the guitar doesn't sound like a guitar were my favorite and that parts which sounded like one, didn't do much for me. Too much like retro prog rock guitars for me. But as said in the other pieces Van Huizen creates a fine tapestry of sound. Here and there it reminded me of Asmus Tietchens, especially in the metallic rumble of the seventh piece. Throughout a fine work.»
- Frans de Ward [Vital Weekly] / April 28, 2009

«Espectacular trabajo de Bas Van Huizen para Test Tube. Este artista holandés nos regala un trabajo construido enteramente a base de loops de guitarra, sonidos de objetos metálicos y el uso de la "singing bowl"; también conocida como "Himalayan bowl" o "Ring gong" en Japón; es una especie de campana, usada en Asia normalmente para acompañar la meditación, relajación o practicas religiosas. Todos estos sonidos fueron obtenidos de grabaciones en vivo.
Bas Van Huizen combina y ensambla todos estos elementos de una manera magistral y minuciosa, logrando un álbum buenísimo; con pasajes oscuros, complejas estructuras y ambientes o atmósferas con infinidad de detalles y matices. Como comenta el propio Pedro Leitao desde la pagina del lanzamiento, "Ontgalman" es un álbum asombroso y fascinante a la espera de ser descubierto; ¿a que esperas?.»
- Millerindub [Netlabels & News] / April 18, 2009

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