Alex Ketzer’s third album »デモテープ« is centered around the 1981 Fender Rhodes MKII, whose iconic sounds – paired with effect devices, synthesizers and drum machines – merge into a dreamy, nebulous, and atmospheric mixture.
Ambient fragments meet Drum’n’Bass inspired rhythms, Leftfield sounds blend with elements of Dub and Techno and Microhouse loops are layered with Trance patterns.
Tracklist → ➀ Komorebi 木漏れ日 [Dappled sunlight filtering through the leaves of trees] ➁ Gin Sekai 銀世界 [A snow-covered, silver shimmering world] ➂ Koibito Kibun 恋人気分 [The tender and delightful feeling experienced between (new) lovers] ➃ Natsukashii なつかしい [The warm and sudden feeling of sentimentality in which small things bring back old memories while remembering the fondness and goodness of that time] ➄ Majime まじめ [An earnest, reliable person who can simply get things done without causing drama] ➅ Shinobinaku 忍び泣く [Shedding silent tears so no one will know you are crying] ➆ Irusu 居留守 [Pretending to be out when somebody comes by your house] ➇ Boketto ぼけっと [Gazing vacantly into the distance without thinking or doing anything]
NooLtd35 • 13.03.2020 → Recorded and produced by Alex Ketzer at Studio A230, Cologne. Mixed at »Prellerhaus«, Bauhaus Dessau. Mastered by Emanuel Geller at SALZ Mastering. Photos (front/back) and artwork by Alex Ketzer. Photo (inside) by Martin Schmitz.
The aqueduct on the cover photo is located after Kuronagi station near Atobiki Bridge in Kurobe Gorge, Toyama Prefecture, Japan.