Legowelt - Unconditional Contours
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Unconditional Contours Memorymoog / Chateaux Dans Le Ciel Farfisfa Synthorchestra / Swiss Fairytales / Little Music With A Big Synth / Evolution Evs-1 Promars And Prophet 5 / Prophet Vector Synth Dazzling In The Sun / These Phenomena Are Not Well Understood / Smem23 Digital Clap Trap Promars Prophet / Roxannes Magic Watch / Fbt Synther 2000
Legowelt has been a key figure in the Dutch electronic music scene since the early nineties, steadily releasing timeless music that merges the pioneering sounds of Detroit and Chicago with idiosyncratic sci-fi fascinations. "Unconditional Contours" captures Legowelt's stint at the Swiss Museum for Electronic Music Instruments (SMEM), after he was invited to be the first artist in residence at the institution's "Playroom" project.
Legowelt visited SMEM in Fribourg, Switzerland, in early 2019 to explore the collection and record music. Possessing an extensive collection of synthesizers himself, he used hand-picked synthesizers from the museum's archive: the rare Farfisa Synthorchestra, the EVS-1 Evolution, the "shittiest rompler ever made", amongst many others. The 10-track album "Unconditional Contours" is both a probe into the vast collection of SMEM, and a display of Legowelt's well established compositional qualities. Leaving ample space for new sounds to unfold, Legowelt invokes gentle trips, brooding excursions, bleep heavy soundscapes, and reimagined elements of dance music classicism.