SL012: Mike Koldin - OT301 by Samling-Recordings
Artist: Mike Koldin Title: OT301Format: CD-r in 28 page A5 bookletCat no: SL012Edition: 50
Tracklist:1. OT301 (33:20)
hird release from Rotterdam based synth/ambient unit, after their first tape Becloud (SL010) and their second Room, which they self-released in a micro-edition of 15 copies. Just like Room, OT301 is a live set, captured with a simple digital recorder (yes the audience is hearable on this CD-r). This CD-r offers a huge upgrade in both sounds and packaging. Keimpe Koldijk and Michiel Klein recorded their most focused set up till now, with a previously unheard dynamic range. Their mix of sunrise synths and melancholic melodies is now supplemented by the kind of environments we know from Brian Eno’s On Land, abstract space sounds and an almost William Basinski-style middle part.
The CD-r comes in a beautiful full color A5 booklet that contains stills from the live visuals by Wouter Venema. It is the perfect expression for this incarnation of Mike Koldin, with Wouter handling the visual aspect as a third member. OT301 was their first show as a trio but the audiovisual symbiose was an instant success. This release shows why.