Very happy to share with you the latest interpretation in the quiet details series, this time from the enigmatic Belgian artist, ’t Geruis.
Digital half price for the first week - CD with special long-form mix
Following on from a string of beautiful albums on some of the most well respected labels (LINE, LAAPS Records, Lost Tribe Sound) - this is an artist with a deep and profound outlook on the music he makes and this new album builds on his previous work in stunning fashion.
Melodies engulfed within gaseous clouds and saturation evoke distant memories; faint and delicate textures evolve gradually over time taking the listener through a series of shifting emotions.
The level of sound design is truly incredible - subtle and refined, at times purposefully minimal and hypnotic, at others undulating with an undeniable forward momentum. The pacing and patience is something to behold and is the mark of an artist at the top of his game.
Inspired by the world around us, the translation of the album’s title is ‘Earth, Dust’ and it couldn’t be a more perfect reflection of the music - here are the thoughts directly from the artist:
This album, more than previous albums, is a way of giving a tone to passion, wonder, surprise and confusion. The thing that makes your day special, the things that make a person beautiful or the things that make a place feel like home.
The little events that create big stories, the momentary instants that only later make the impression that flew away so quickly.
Scents, colours, images, light, darkness, sadness and love. Spring bark, concrete after rain, gravel and sand. Trains passing by at night, a sense of deep solitude, but it's alright you know. —
For the artwork, I asked ’t Geruis to send me some photographs which he’d taken and felt captured the feeling of the music - I made a collage from these and, in a similar process to all qd art by using analogue film, photographed the results, manipulated these new images by hand in various ways to arrive at the final image.
As usual, the album is presented on the physical edition, a custom 6-panel digipack with a separate fine art print too.
The CD also has a very special long-form continuous mix of the album, representing the music in it purest form.
This is also the first qd release mastered in-house, as most will be from now on - this further deepens the collaborative nature of the label and connection to the artists, the artwork and the overall idea behind what we do.
Hope you enjoy and thanks always for the support x