Sur l’onde calme et noire où dorment les étoiles La blanche Ophélia flotte comme un grand lys, Flotte très lentement, couchée en ses longs voiles… – On entend dans les bois lointains des hallalis. Voici plus de mille ans que la triste Ophélie Passe, fantôme blanc, sur le long fleuve noir Voici plus de mille ans que sa douce folie Murmure sa romance à la brise du soir Le vent baise ses seins et déploie en corolle Ses grands voiles bercés mollement par les eaux ; Les saules frissonnants pleurent sur son épaule, Sur son grand front rêveur s’inclinent les roseaux. Les nénuphars froissés soupirent autour d’elle ; Elle éveille parfois, dans un aune qui dort, Quelque nid, d’où s’échappe un petit frisson d’aile : – Un chant mystérieux tombe des astres d’or
LP Original Artwork by Lauren O’Connor Numbered edition of 25 ex. d’or025 Date of Release: 4 March 2019
Musicworks by Bombay Lunatic Asylum
Bombay Lunatic Asylum: Louise Landes Levi: Sarangi, Voice Koen Vandenhoudt: Sarangi, Shruti Box Bart de Paepe: Indian Harmonium
Produced by Raymond Dijkstra
Artwork is from the highly talented Artist Lauren O’Connor, who has previously collaborated with Louise Landes Levi; handstamped Paperscrolls for ‘Love Cantos 1-5’ (Jack in your Box, 2012) and handstamped booklets for ‘From the Ming Oracle’ (Sloowax, 2014)
“Little by little, the mass turned like a slimy and forceful nausea, a kind of immense influx of vegetable and thundering blood. And the small fibers trembling at the edge of my mental eye, broke off with a vertiginous speed of the tense mass of the wind. And all the space trembled like a sex organ which the globe of the burning sky was battering.”
Raymond Dijkstra is an autodidact Artist from Indonesian / Dutch / English / Belgian / Portuguese descent. He has developed a highly personal acoustic-experimental and expressionist style, using his body as a tool for ‘automatic writing’. His explorations in this area are carefully documented by his own imprint Le Souffleur, especially in the series “Catalogue du Bruit”. Since about 2009 he also started working on a different, more ‘musical’ type of music, hereby incorporating electronic sources and a more eleborate use of effects. Since 2003 he’s been combining most of his limited publications with original exclusive handmade artworks of himself.
Bart de Paepe is a Belgian Musician and Artist who has worked in many diverse directions, leading to an eclectic array of experimental and underground escavations of his innerworld. His solo music is portrayed by a compact electronic, yet psychedelic style. He’s the Art Direcor for the labels Sloow Tapes and Sloowax and has collaborated with Louise Landes Levi, Timo van Luijk and members of Embryo.
Frédérique Bruyas is a Native French Reciter of (mainly) French Literature. Approaching the texts almost as an actor, she’s showcasing her superb sensitivity for atmosphere and her excellent ability to translate written word in spoken word with great respect to the original texts. The texts used on “Tremblaient à la lisière de mon œil mental” are part of L’Ombilic des Limbes by Antonin Artaud, a text written in 1918 during his stay in a mental asylum and published only a decade later.
Wendingen 1918 is dedicated to the Dutch Architectural Magazine ‘Wendingen’ from 1918 and the Work and Life of Antonin Artaud.
Artwork Description: Cover tied with rope; Innercover with wooden Dowel (Design RD) Original Artwork by BdP, RD
Photography & Artwork by Mark Rietveld.
Edition of 25 ex.
Date of Release: 14 July 2018.
For over 10 years, Bart De Paepe has sated the appetites of psychedelic searchers with his label Sloow Tapes. A peerless curator, De Paepe has unleashed crucial underground transmissions ranging from paint-peeling Japanese rock over bedroom poetry readings to laid-back cosmic Euro-prog in microscopic editions.
‘Verdronken Land’ was partly inspired by the drowned land of Saefthinge, the mythology of the elusive goddess Nehalennia, local history and nightly travels through the empty surroundings of the polder region. It’s lysergic texture channels early Tangerine Dream, K(C)luster, Taj Mahal Travellers and other space explorers into nebulous clouds leaving behind vague smoke patterns and faded shadows.
Mark Rietveld is a Dutch photographer (Bergen Op Zoom (NL) august 1969) currently residing in Antwerp, Belgium. His interests lie in the field of street photography, portraits, events and the subcultural life in Antwerp. His work has been published in international newspapers, magazines and on several vinyl / CD publications.