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A beautifully dramatic album from the trio of electronic artist Rutger Zydervelt (Machinefabriek), violinist Anne Bakker, and vocalist Edita Karkoschka, a sculpted work full of dramatic turns, immersive drones, glitchy electronics and intimate gestures.

Machinefabriek (w/ Anne Bakker / Edita Karkoschka)

Machinefabriek (w/ Anne Bakker / Edita Karkoschka): Crumble (Self Released)

Label: Self Released    
Released in: Netherlands    

"Machinefabriek's new album, 'Crumble', is full of dramatic turns, immersive drones, glitchy electronics and intimate gestures. The long form piece was made by having violin player Anne Bakker and vocalist Edita Karkoschka improvise on an electronic track, and using these recordings (and added electronics and field recordings) to sculpt the 34 minute 'Crumble'."

Biography for: Rutger Zuydervelt

"Machinefabriek is the alias of Rutger Zuydervelt. Rutger's music combines elements of ambient, noise, minimalism, drone, field recordings and electro-acoustic experiments. His pieces can be heard as an attempt to create sonic environments for the listener to dwell in. Finding tension in texture, tone and timing, the result can be very minimalistic at first glance, but reveals itself upon closer listening. The devil is in the details.

Rutger was born in 1978 in Apeldoorn (The Netherlands) and now resides in Rotterdam. He started recording as Machinefabriek in 2004. After a series of self released cd-rs, his official debut Marijn was issued in 2006, with great critical acclaim. Since than, a solid stream of music was released on labels such as Type, Important, Home Normal, 12K, Entr'acte, Dekorder, Miasmah, Consouling Sounds, Experimedia and Staalplaat. He performed all over the globe, from Canada to Israel and from Russia to Japan.

Rutger collaborated (on record and/or live) with numerous artists, such as Steinbrüchel, Jaap Blonk, Aaron Martin, Peter Broderick, Frans de Waard, Mats Gustafsson, Steve Roden, Gareth Davis, Stephen Vitiello, Michel Banabila, Dirk Serries and Dead Neanderthals, amongst many others.

He frequently works with film makers, like Makino Takashi, Mike Hoolboom, John Price, Paul Clipson and Chris Teerink, for whom he composed a soundtrack for his documentary about Sol LeWitt. Rutger also recorded the music for the Canadian drama The Cold and the Quiet from 2014. Furthermore, his music was used in Edward Burtynsky's Watermark, the drama Stone (with Robert DeNiro and Edward Norton) and Josh Fox' influential Gasland and Gasland Part II documentaries. Besides films, Rutger also composes music for dance pieces, like Alix Eynaudi and Kris Verdonck's EXIT (premiéred at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin), Alexander Whitley's The Measures Taken (for the Royal Opera in London) and Beheld (for Candoco Dance Company), and multiple pieces by Spanish/Dutch choreographer Iván Pérez. Then there's Rutgers installation work, in which the dialogue with the environment plays an important role. He did projects for Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NAi (Dutch Architecture Institute), the new Armando Museum MOA, Sounds Like Audio Art in Saskatoon (Canada), the Into the Great Wide Open Festival, Netwerk in Aalst (Belgium) and children's museum Villa Zebra in Rotterdam."

-Machinefabriek Website (

Biography for: Anne Bakker

"Anne Bakker (1989) is a violin player who is active in a wide range of musical genres. Recently she has been touring Brazil, Europe and Dubai, as a member of the acoustic trio of former Iron Maiden vocalist Blaze Bayley. Anne is also a member of the Goskel Yilmaz Ensemble, with whom she plays Turkish oriented music. They released 2 albums and toured in the Netherlands and Indonesia in collaboration with the Internationaal Danstheater. With Toby, Anne toured in Europe, Australia, the USA and Canada.

Anne is also active writing songs. She performs her songs either with her duo Eira, or on her own, accompanying herself on viola or guitar. As a vocalist, Anne recorded with producers such as Kalima and Quibus.

Anne started music lessons at the age of 6. She studied violin (jazz & improvised music) in the conservatories of Rotterdam and Arnhem and graduated in 2011. At the moment Anne is studying vocals (master) at Codarts, Rotterdam.

Anne gained much experience in the Dutch theatre scene, touring with theatre groups such as John Buijsman, Kalterflug and Theatergroep DNA. As a violin player, she worked with many artists, such as Kristoffer Gildenlow, Machinefabriek, Bob Zimmerman, Celine Cairo, Baba Zula, Crescent Double Quartet, Kevin Toma and many others."

-Anne Bakker website (

Biography for: Edita Karkoscha

"Edita Karkoscha was born in Poland and studied Music & Education in The Netherlands. She works in the fields of music, performance and sound art, and is the lead singer of art pop band Nausica, the electonica/neo-classical group Cast Glass, and the live-cinema performance act Koschka & Heimprofi. Edita also performs and records solo as Koschka."

-Machinefabriek Website (

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Product Information:

Label: Self Released
Catalog ID: MF022
Squidco Product Code: 22556

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: Netherlands
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded in Rotterdam, Netherlands,during April to May 2016, by the artist.


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