Raoul Van Herpen | Tempered Rhyme

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Autechre John Cage Keith Fullerton Whitman

More Artists From

Other Genres You Will Love
Avant Garde: Electronic Avant-Garde Electronic: Experimental Moods: Type: Experimental
Sell your music everywhere
There are no items in your wishlist.

Tempered Rhyme

by Raoul Van Herpen

Poëtry in electro-acoustic sound-art
Genre: Avant Garde: Electronic Avant-Garde
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. Cruel Wit
6:21 $0.99
2. The Grayish Song
8:53 $0.99
3. Nuance yet More
4:28 $0.99
4. Thing in Motion
4:57 $0.99
5. Melting Air
4:40 $0.99
6. Wavering and Precise
7:21 $0.99
7. Tempered Rhyme
4:13 $0.99
8. Energetic Mood
7:35 $0.99
9. Blue Jumble of Clear Stars
5:39 $0.99
10. Happy Occurrence
5:00 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Tempered Rhyme

When I make music I look for the grayish song with an energetic mood. To let the thing in motion happen in a happy occurrence. Without the cruel wit, making the wavering and precise join. Tempering rhyme with nuance yet more, like a blue jumble of clear stars melting in air.

Making music is making poëtry. At least that's what I strive for in life. I embrace the adventure and unexpected, the exploration, artistic, and poetry.
In naming the pieces on this album, I drew inspiration from Paul Verlaine's poëm "Art Poétique." I recommend you to read it. He points out a few things I find very interesting as an artist. Not forgetting demurs at some phrases.

All the pieces on this album are performed on modular synthesizers. They all started as one big 'patch-program' that consists of sounds and possibilities of routing signals, with silence and noise through various modulations. Next, I improvise with this material until a form arises. I practice that form and perform it on a recording. In this big 'patch-programs,' I was able to perform every piece in one go without overdubs. After that, I polish, temper, arrange or add until I'm satisfied with the final result.

What I like is the rawness and life-like feel of these recordings. The music is direct and vague. It's never the same. It takes you to new places of sound and your imagination. It speaks but doesn't have to talk to you. Determent and free where the wavering and precise join. It is music and just sounds. It's poëtry.




to write a review