Based in NY but born the Netherlands, sound artist Flin Van Hemmen's title refers to observations from his hometown of Nijmegen, the concept focusing his work, with many samples originating from his previous Casting Spells & The Coves album, along with new field recordings and studio work, resulting in richly detailed worlds of sound and momentum.
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Label: Neither/Nor Records
Catalog ID: n/n 019
Squidco Product Code: 30979
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
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"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)
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1. Heels Rise 7:49
2. These Are Gateways 5:44
3. Where Mushrooms Grow 2:40
4. Epoch 6:11
5. Where The Bombs Fell 3:15
6. The Blood Of All Nature 6:00
7. Made Visible 9:06
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"In his third release on Neither/Nor Records Flin van Hemmen pushes further into the world of post-production and processing of recorded sound. Treating recorded sound as a found object or as malleable clay with which he assembles and molds abstract shapes, Flin creates a distinctive language which feels at once intimate and enigmatic.
Created between 2018 and 2020. Many samples used originate from the Casting Spells recording session which features Todd Neufeld on acoustic guitar and Eivind Opsvik on double bass. All other materials are from home studio and field recordings. All music by Flin van Hemmen. Mixed by Flin van Hemmen. Mastered by Joseph Branciforte. Photography by Julia Pearring."-Neither/Nor
"This is my 3rd solo record, and it's the most conceptual one to this date. Very much a result of tinkering in my home studio, zooming in on snapshots of sound. Worlds within worlds within worlds...
For more information on the process- an interview with Jozef Dumoulin:http://www.neithernorrecords.com/neithernorrecords/Flin_van_Hemmen_interview_2021.html
Overlooking Nijmegen, my hometown, I observed that 'you can know where the bombs fell', and somehow that had a ring to it. I think it helped me shape the music, to some extent. Poetic suggestion can give direction to what is to come, and helped me solidify that what is/was fleeting."-Flin van Hemmen
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