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by Stijn Hüwels

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  • Deluxe Edition Package
    Cassette + Digital Album

    One-of-a-kind deluxe edition (only 1 copy!) including the tape, cdr version and a bundle of originals Polaroid’s (courtesy of Stijn Hüwels) each reflecting the mood and atmosphere of a corresponding song. The whole edition will be signed and personalised for its buyer and will be presented in a felt cover.

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  • Special Edition Package
    Cassette + Digital Album

    Handmade special edition of 10 copies which contain the tape, tote bag, silkscreen print and a cdr version of the album (cdr's are numbered and limited to 30 copies. Only a very limited amount is up for sale as it was primarily intended as gifts for all artists involved)

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  • Limited Edition Cassette
    Cassette + Digital Album

    Numbered edition of 89 copies with handprinted silkscreen artwork and UV-printed tape.

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** SHIPPING NOTE: We ordered the tapes for this release early January with a promised delivery time of 10 working days. Sadly, we only received them a week ago and on top of that there were severe sound issues on a substantial amount of the tapes. Hence, we had to refuse and send back this order. We found a new tape supplier and we're confident that they will deliver the quality we have in mind. The tapes are already ordered and we expect them to be at our HQ by mid/end of April. Sorry for the inconvenience.

On Tomodachi, Hüwels gives us the best of his two worlds by combining his solo studio work with his collaborative efforts: “The starting point for this album was simple. I sent out a question to fellow musicians I deeply respect and whose work I especially like. I know all of them for some time, and they all have a significant influence on my work. I asked them to send me 'something', a sample, melody or fieldrecording I could use to create a new piece of music. This exchange of inspiration forced me to approach composing in a different way than I use to do, without abandoning my main gear (guitar and laptop). Slowly, I tried to make a consistent story from the different pieces I got. That's how the album was formed and how it got its final shape. I decided to call it ‘Tomodachi’, Japanese for ‘friend(s)’. That's the only thing I can say about the album: it's about friendship and music”.

"Stijn's invitation to contribute to his new album came at the moment when I was seeking closure to my ambient story. One I began in 1988 after my early industrial period and which transformed over the years, from the synth-based vidnaObmana to my guitar-orientated albums under my own name. EPITAPH became my last chapter and it was around that time I also recorded my source for Stijn. Very fond of what I recorded and especially what Stijn did with it. Respectfully but also enriching it with his own style of ambience makes it one of my favorite collaborative pieces. Proud to be part of this fantastic new album while feeling comfortable with the fact that a new generation stood up to represent the ambient field. Ambient is what we need in life to reflect, chill and live with. TOMODACHI is a pearl." (Dirk Serries)

"Idea. Project. Question. Contemplating. Answer. Contribution. Develop. Record. Copy. Paste. Variation. Particles. Transmit. Pause. Composition. Exchange. Details. Information. Release. Thank you!" (Ralph Steinbrüchel)

List of collaborators (in order of appearance on the album):

Heine Christensen / Ghost and Tape (Home Normal, Slaapwel)
Ralph Steinbrüchel (12k, Slaapwel)
Sylvain Chauveau (Flau, FatCat, Brocoli)
Yves De Mey (Line, Opal Tapes)
Yukitomo Hamasaki (mAtter)
Christoph Berg (Flau, Sonic Pieces)
Patrick Stevens / Hypnoskull (Ant Zen)
Dirk Serries (Consouling, Midira Records, Tonefloat, New Wave of Jazz)
Tomoyoshi Date (12k, Home Normal, Baskaru)
Ciro Berenguer (Dauw, Eilean Records)


released March 22, 2019

Mastered by Ian Hawgood
Artwork by Femke


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Dauw Ghent, Belgium

Dauw is a Ghent based tape label. The aim of the label is to combine the graphic work of Femke Strijbol and some music we like. We want to create an unique hand-made piece of art that flatters both the ear and the eye.

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