We’ve been working on the album for quite a few months now, but we can finally announce not only our second release, but also our third and fourth: 2 vinyl EP’s, 10 tracks, all of which are later to be released as a digital album.
The title of the project is: “An Intermediary Plane of Existence”, an in-between world, a shadow zone, two universes, the place between the entrance and exit of a portal. Most electronic music producers probably know the feeling where they, after producing and recording a track they are extremely content with, are suddenly overcome with a slight fear: “what if my computer crashes, what if the file of the recording gets lost somehow and the music gets lost, it’s gone forever…”. That feeling and the fact that all music, ever written and even the music that has yet to be written, is “somewhere” when it’s not being played or made. It’s either written down in notes, stored in someone’s mind, cut into a piece of vinyl, recorded on tape, converted into 0’s and 1’s hiding somewhere on a hard drive, a cloud, a CD or a USB stick. It’s been taken form the place it was before it was made and stored in another place, in an intermediary plane of existence, waiting to be played, to come back to life and listened to again.
We wanted to do this various artists album not with just any talented artist, but with people we’ve met the past years who became our friends and people we admire for their music and personalities. Friendship is also something that most of the time resides in an intermediary plane of existence. When a friend is not in the same room, city or even country it doesn’t mean the friendship is not still there. If you’ve never even met someone in person, it doesn’t mean you can’t be friends. Even if you haven’t spoken to your friend for a long period of time, it doesn’t mean the friendship doesn’t exist anymore. The same goes for love I believe. Some people you will never stop loving, alive, or dead. Both owners of P-RT-L lost their fathers within a week from each other last year, but I also know people who haven’t seen or spoken to their dads or moms in over a year, yet somehow it feels completely different not seeing someone for a long time if you know a person is still alive, even though it’s not sure you will ever see him or her again. Their dads went back to the place they were before they were born and they will never come back the way they knew them. Just like all music that went lost before we as humans had the ability to write it down, store it on a medium or pass it on otherwise. That exact music, just like their dads, is lost forever. I know this will probably sound a bit too philosophical for some of you readers, but it’s something that keeps me awake at night, sometimes.
This albums is a way for us to celebrate the fact that the music on it, will never be lost because we as humans have found a way to store and contain it in a place where we can easily reach it, for ever. We hope you will enjoy the music!
Anouk De Vos