A calming ambient improvisation piece I recorded yesterday afternoon live with the new analogue setup. Weekend vibes!

Gear used in this live set-up:

  • Synthesizers:
    • Korg MS20 mini – Analogue monophonic synthesizer
    • Korg Volca FM – Digital FM synthesizer
      • Korg SQ-01 – Sequencer
  • Drum machine:
    • Arturia Drumbrute Impact
  • Effects:
    • Strymon El Capistan – Delay Pedal
    • Electro Harmonix Mel9 – Mellotron Pedal
    • Electro Harmonix Holy Grail – Reverb Pedal
    • Boss OD-3 – Overdrive Guitar Pedal
  • Recorded in Ableton Live

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De Kade aan 't IJ - An Amsterdam Soundscape

This track is an ambient soundscape inspired by samples I recorded in front of my house in Amsterdam. The beautiful guitar composition made by Harry Jansen just finishes the piece.

I live on the waterside of the river ’t IJ’ separating the north part of the city with the rest, which gives me a fantastic view. I love to sit on the couch see all the ships slowly pass by. It is so calm, relaxing and meditative, so I had to make a composition of this feeling of dreaming away by the view.

Playing Guitar_Joeri Verdegaal

I made a composition in collaboration with Harry Jansen and Chris Verdegaal. I divided the composition into four scenes, each describing a different feeling, but part of one story.

Released June 2, 2020
Joeri Verdegaal: Composition, Sound Design, Production
Harry Jansen: Guitar
Chris Verdegaal: Percussion

The four scenes separately: