In keeping with the theme of the two rivers symbolically meeting, the bands recorded and produced their respective sides together simultaneously at Klaverland Studio: a recording studio in a nature reserve, where the Rhine enters the Netherlands, and splits into the Nederrijn and the Waal. Both bands display a development of the experimental, psychedelic side of their music. This element has always been present; however, this release provided the opportunity to let it shine brighter than ever. Where Fluisteraars' side, entitled “Oeverloos”, offers a majestic dirgelike epos ending in a monumental crescendo, Turia's track “Aan den Golven der Aarde Geofferd” takes the listener on a harrowing voyage into the depths beneath.
Lyrically, the thematic unity of the project is clearly articulated. Writing in Dutch, both bands develop a narrative that metaphorically traces the rivers and waterways from wellspring to the depths of the sea; from the tranquillity and natural order of the landscape to the turmoil below the surface. The everlasting flow washes away all traces of what once stood tall and proud. Recorded at Klaverland Studio in the spring of 2017. Produced and engineered by Turia and Fluisteraars, mixed by A. de Vries. Mastered by Greg Chandler at Priory Recording Studios in the spring of 2018. Artwork by B. Mollema, photography by T.
1. Oeverloos (Fluisteraars)
2. Aan den Golven der Aarde Geofferd (Turia)
|Solid sleeve on reverse board, thick 12" insert on uncoated stock, black paper inner sleeve with a protective layer, and designed dropcard for download of the album.
|Classic black, 180g
|Identical 2nd press, 500 copies (First press 500 copies)
|September 6th, 2019 (Original release date September 28, 2018)