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Recordings From A Dimly Lit Studio

by R¥S

Ambiguitas 06:47
Lexical 05:48
Channel Four 04:40
Linger 07:30
Arneym 10:06
Focal Disco 05:09


Ohrwert presents "Recordings From A Dimly Lit Studio" by R¥S. An alter ego once thought of to use for tracks that felt different from my other bodies of work, but rarely used to release any music. The artist name is a play on my first name, phonetically spelled (r+yen = Arjen), and the initial of my last name.

Much thought went into the decision wether I should release it through Ohrwert or not. It is not dubby, and not particularly deep, but it does share some common grounds and sheds light on music I have been working on in parallel to dub techno, which would probably not see the light of day otherwise.

The album starts off with the only two R¥S tracks ever released, as the final release on the Infraklang audioblog (infraklang.blogspot.com), fully remastered to set the sound for the rest of the album.

Though it has been recorded over 7 years ago, Ambiguitas is the most recent recording, not long after Lexical. Both tracks are a hybrid crossover between dubby sound design and instruments and progressions used in house music.

Channel Four and Linger are also connected, as they both have a distinctive deep house sound.

Arneym and its sequel are sequencer driven tracks which clock in at over 10 minutes each, and share a similar drum kit from an obscure Clavia drum computer.

The album closes with a modern take on disco, modern as in the year 2015.


released November 3, 2023

All tracks recorded at Infraklang, September 2010 - December 2015. Track 1 and 2 remastered at Infraklang, July 2015. Track 6 remixed and remastered at SiO2, April 2020.

Music, photography and design by Arjen Schat.




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