Then we felt the wind.
And we knew that this was an omen of things to come.
Weâ€™d let go of our luggage and personal belongings.
Then we threw away the map and the book of rules that kept us on well-known roads.
Weâ€™d forget all rhythms and melodies that attached us to the old world.
For the first time we felt freedom.
This energy inspired us.
It was the first day of spring.
From â€˜The secret teachings of Gerhard Schultzâ€™
From November 29th to December 2nd, 2019, Petter Janse (guitar, electronics and stuff) and Remy Stroomer (synthesizers, sequencing and stuff) locked themselves into a house in the small village Jannum, in the Dutch province of Friesland. They brought a large amount of equipment which was put on the right place in the living room, all cables were connected, and from the moment there was any sound, the recorder was turned on. Within the next days, Petter and Remy recorded 11 hours of unprepared improvisations.
Joined by Bas Broekhuis (drums and percussion) on the final day.
Although the musical output was quite varied, the over-all loom state of mind during these days resulted into the ambient mood of the tracks selected for First Day of Spring.
Anyone should listen to the music to know what it sounds like, however, the musical content is already described as â€˜classical electronic music of the futureâ€™ by one of the very early listeners. This soundtrack sets the mood for this yearâ€™s first day of spring.
THE STORY SO FAR
Petter Janse (Rotterdam, 1963) and Remy Stroomer (Haarlem, 1979) are the core of the improvisational act MÃ¤lÃ¤skÃ¤ since 2016.
Their first creative studio sessions instantly resulted into the well-received debut album Uncle Jimâ€™s Cidney Factory.
A soundtrack about party animals and dropouts at an American college.
After their first offense, Petter and Remy invited various artists to join their studio and live sessions, resulting into fruitful collaborations with
Thomas Betzler (drus and percussion), Tristan â€˜Lama Waaienâ€™ (bass), Joost Verhagen (vocals) and Bas Broekhuis (drums and percussion).
Since MÃ¤lÃ¤skÃ¤â€™s establishment, the formation performed several times in the Netherlands, Germany and U.K.
Own evenings, festivals, as well as support shows for Acid Mothers Temple and Monomyth.
From the very start, the promise of MÃ¤lÃ¤skÃ¤ has been affirmed through international reviews and airplay.
With this second album release and some upcoming shows, MÃ¤lÃ¤skÃ¤ throws away the map and the book of rules that keeps them on well-known roads.
MÃ¤lÃ¤skÃ¤ - First Day of Spring
is available on CD and as digital download from April 11th, 2020.
Pre-order your copy from www.desertedislandmusic.nl