“Live at MIA 2015” appears in the list of the Best Jazz & Noise of 2015!
Thank you guys for the support!!!
Drawing by Rita Draper Frazao
Lukasz Komla from Polyphonia wrote about my two last releases: «How to catch STILLE?» and «The Kodama Remixes». The entry is in polish. Thank you Lukasz. Foto by Danique Wiesli.
One year passed and I met the chairman of sonos Schweiz, Mr. Schlegel yesterday, 7th of April, 2014. We talked about the project «How to catch STILLE?» in general and the way I have collected the money.
Read the whole story here.
“Virlyn and An Moku’s release, ‘Of Mirrors’ has an organic element. Meaning there is a naturalness to the ‘putting together’ of each song. The album is for explorers, while the sounds settle in being extremely meditative, surreal, and ambient. They take old classical instruments and use them as acoustic drones while acquiring and manipulating specific elements of the sounds for each song. Both musicians have an outstanding history from creating theatrical performances of Herman Hesse novels to being part of supporting acts for Whitney Houston, Joe Cocker and several others.
The phrase ‘Nature is beautiful’ is a purveying interpretation for the listener here. As they hear slow waves, and other ‘found’ sound samples, played alongside the dirgeful drones and scattered bits of solemn strings, “Of Mirrors” brings out the beauty in a natural progression. Virlyn and An Moku create the perfect ambience for multiple types of backgrounds by incorporating recordings from the lobbies before a jazz concert, reproducing the sounds of hiking through the woods, and waves rushing and crashing – all tied up with a classical harmony and steady drones. Coming from two countries, Belgium and Switzerland, it’s Virlyn and An Moku’s collaboration, ‘Of Mirrors.’”
Ray Jackson, Already Dead Tapes, 2013
Dance of the creatures
Digital bonus track: Mirror (Part2)
Total running time: ca. 60 min
All music composed and produced by Virlyn and AN MOKU
Mixing and mastering by Virlyn
Electronics by Virlyn
Electronics, instrumental and field recordings by AN MOKU
All instrumental and field recordings captured in Switzerland and Iceland
Ending of ‘Frost’ captured during an orchestral warm up session at Harpa, Reykjavik
Piano by Cornellia Stromeyer
Violin by Orina Zänerle
Cello by Jacki Knöpfel
Modified vocal sample taken from -The Seventh Seal- by Bergman, 1957
Pan Pan/Joshua Tabbia
‘Of Mirrors’ has been recorded from november 2011 until march 2012.
After finishing it, we kept this album in our secret place until today.
Thank you for supporting us. Enjoy the tape!
Heute morgen als ich mein Soundcloud-Profil besuchte, sah ich, dass einer meiner persönlichen Heros, AROVANE, sich nach über zehn Jahren mit einem neuen Album zurückmeldet. Das sind grossartige News! Seine Art uns Weise musikalische Ideen umzusetzen, sind, meiner Meinung nach, herausragend! Seine Denkweise grossartig. Ich freute mich ebenfalls, als ich sah, dass Arovane bei AN MOKU den Follow-Button gedrückt hat. Arovane follows AN MOKU! What a honor!!!
«Dagsavisen» is a daily newspaper published in Oslo,
Norway. A few days ago they came to Zurich to write about the music
scene and mentioned AN MOKU and Les Gourmandises de Miyuko (his
little café) as well. Takk!!! Read the full article.
currently more than 100 people donated little money for this project. 75% by coming to my café directly from places nearby. after buying some sweets, sometimes they give little tip with words like: «and that is for your project». this is an awesome gesture which tears me up.
as far as i can see – this project seams to avail in germany and swiss. if people donate, they do it very carefully with a lot of questions about paypal and how save it is. so before they name their price, i answer their questions by email and tell them what to do. they are not bandcamp members and never heard of paypal. in the end – the money will be donated to non-profit organizations.
if people keep on going to download the album for free without any donation, i am forced to sell the album without «name your price» option. please do not make me do it. you can donate just 1 dollar and this will be more than enough to download the project album.
speaking in behalf of all artist, our efforts and the organizations – thank you. we appreciate that!
Review about the Etalabel and three recommendations: (AN MOKU – «MONONOCLE», Krzysztof Orluk & Bai Tian – «Structure Of» and Grzegorz Bojanek – «Remaining Sounds»)
This review is written in polish.
4.5 of 5 points. Thank you guys.
So my album made more points than «InFiné» by Jean Michel Jarre. It made just three points. I feel more than honored, guys!
The review is written in polish.
This review is written in polish.