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Too Tall To Sing (Flin van Hemmen / Jozef Dumoulin): New Dance Moves (Shhpuma)

A collaboration recorded in New York City and Paris through the exchange and evolution of sound files between sound artists and instrumentalists, percussionist Flin van Hemmen and pianist Jozef Dumoulin, each using samples, field recordings, percussion, keyboards, voice and programming to create sound portraits of propulsive impetus and reflective evocation.
 

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Flin van Hemmen-sampling, piano, percussion, voice

Jozef Dumoulin-sampling, piano, keyboards, e drums, programming


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UPC: 5609063800700

Label: Shhpuma
Catalog ID: SHH070
Squidco Product Code: 31669

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded in New York and Paris. Mastered by Taylor Deupree.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"A personal tragedy, a world in its early stages of pandemonium and a growing interest in each other's musical endeavors was all it took for Flin van Hemmen and Jozef Dumoulin to decide to make an album together.

In the beginning of 2020 they started a ping-pong exchange of sound files between New York and Paris, their respective hometowns, that resulted in a collection of songs that now can be heard on New Dances Moves.

The process itself was very simple: one would send a piece of audio to the other who would then respond to it and add something or transform it - often in a quite drastic or dramatic way - sending it back and forth until the dust settled. Everything was allowed really, so a wide range of instruments and sound sources got involved: percussion, piano, keyboards, electronic programming, and above all: a whole lot of sampling and field recordings.

Years ago, Flin and Jozef played together in an acoustic jazz quartet, but little by little their interest went to more abstract sound explorations. Working on this shared adventure was an excellent means to mingle sounds in a completely new manner.

The result is beautiful, strange, quiet, and dreamy. The music appeals to the inner eye through the ear. And whereas a portrait of a planet turned minimalistic in its audio manifestations when everybody was imprisoned between walls could be depressing, it is all the contrary: it's human life at its most precious and essential."-Shhpuma


Artist Biographies

"Flin van Hemmen is widely regarded as a versatile drummer and composer with a keen ear and a commanding presence. Flin has reached beyond the modern jazz audience, inspiring listeners of all backgrounds by exploring the drums as a melodic instrument as much as a dynamic force. Since moving to NY in 2009 he has become an important presence in the 'downtown' jazz and improv scene, playing with such people as Tony malaby and Kris Davis, as well as being a part of the 'Promnight Records' scene. Flin has recently toured with Tony Malaby's Paloma Recio (w/ Drew Gress and Ben Monder) in Europe, Eivind Opsvik's Overseas (w/ Jacob Sacks, Brandon Seabrook, Tony Malaby), Harmen Fraanje's trio in Vietnam, Robin Verheyen's quartet in Switzerland, and Bram deLooze's 'Septych'.

Born in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, Flin played guitar before switching to drums and then moved to Amsterdam at age 18. There he forged many strong musical and personal relationships most notably with fellow young musicians Harmen Fraanje, Robin Verheyen, and Clemens van der Feen with whom he formed Narcissus. This band has released two records for 'de WERF' and continues to be an active presence in Europe. Today Flin remains active on both sides of the Atlantic, honing his skills as an improvisor and taking a serious interest into composing. Currently he is launching his debut CD 'Drums of Days' consisting of Eivind Opsvik and Todd Neufeld, in which he plays piano as well as drums. Here his body of compositions comes to life. Other projects co-lead projects include: LathanFlinAli (w/ Lathan Hardy and Sean Ali), Costa/vanHemmen duo, Narcissus, While We Still Have Bodies, Gestures (w/Eliot Cardinaux), and plays solo concerts. Flin has performed/recorded with: Todd Neufeld, Frantz Loriot, Mat Maneri, Thomas Morgan, Ben Gerstein, Michael Moore, Joe Moffett, Sean Ali, Harmen Fraanje, Kris Davis, Tony Malaby, Pascal Niggenkemper, JP Schlegelmilch, Eivind Opsvik, Lathan Hardy, Kenny Warren, Ralph Alessi, Robin Verheyen, Daniel Levin, Brandon Seabrook, Franz von Chossy, Carlo Costa, Yoni Kretzmer, Jesse Stacken, Patrick Breiner, Eliot Cardinaux, Roberto Pianca, Jacob Sacks and many others.

-Flin van Hemmen Website (http://www.flinvanhemmen.com/bio)
6/12/2024

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"Pianist Jozef Dumoulin (Belgium) redefined the Fender Rhodes keyboard through a scope that is at the same time fully contemporary, eclectic and highly personal. He is the first to present a full solo program featuring the instrument. Furthermore he is known for his open and luminous approach to the piano and to music in general, always anchored in tradition without being burdened by it. Besides the Fender Rhodes solo, his own projects include The Red Hill Orchestra (a trio with Ellery Eskelin and Dan Weiss) and a duo with Benoît Delbecq.

Highly-demanded as a sideman, Jozef Dumoulin has recorded and toured with the finest of musicians in the domain of jazz, improvised music, rock and traditional music. He currently lives in Paris."

-Jozef Dumoulin Website (http://www.jozefdumoulin.com/#/biography/?&t=inhoud)
6/12/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Allerlei 3:09

2. Little Bird of Bad Omen (Ty-Yt) 5:23

3. You Cathedrals 3:19

4. Sweetheart Position 0:56

5. Familie 4:24

6. Horror Vacui 6:31

7. We're Not Doing Much Socialising 4:27

8. Shadow, Shade 2:03

9. Treinlandschelp 16:39

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