The collaboration between Anne Chris Bakker and Andrew Heath is overwhelmingly informed by both an open, minimal landscape and a love of process, allowing the sounds and music to form as you would unfold a map - each section revealing a new and uncharted vista. Texture and lower case, drifting drones, tones and fragile notes create music that hangs in the air - suspended in time and place.
In 2015, an invitation for Anne Chris to play in the UK’s Resound festival cemented a friendship and mutual admiration of each other’s music. Early the following year, Andrew visited Anne Chris in the north of the Netherlands for a week of inspired improvisation - spending their time gathering field recordings, composing and of course, cycling. A huge volume of work was produced, painstakingly edited over the next few months to produce, Lichtzin. Pause and contemplate, for here are immersive driftscapes and drones which shimmer and pulse with fragile, half-glimpsed melodies.
released September 25, 2017
Music: Andrew Heath and Anne Chris Bakker
Mix: Anne Chris Bakker
Master: Chihei Hatakeyama
Artwork: Andrew Heath
Lichtzin was recorded in the winter of 2016.
Many thanks to Chihei and White Paddy Mountain for making this release possible. Thanks also to, Zoë Heath and Renske Zijlstra for all their support.
Stunning. Sublime and thoughtful piano amongst subtle field recordings meanders through a kaleidoscope of lost memories. Ambient throughout, it nostalgically ends up on a beach, full of sun shimmer and as that day ends we hear the inevitable crackle of the drift wood fire and a night shared with an owl. Fabulous. For fans of Slow Meadow, Stars of the Lid and Federico Durand. Really beautiful. Martyn James