Rural Tapes has released an enthralling live performance video for ‘Reddal’, the opener of his critically acclaimed self-titled debut album released earlier this year via Smuggler Music.
The video captures the Norwegian producer’s adept skills in manipulating a variety of analog synths to bring to life this trippy expedition into the intoxicating prog-jazz abyss described by MOJO Magazine as a “shape-shifting mini-symphony”.
Rural Tapes is the moniker of Arne Kjelsrud Mathisen and regarding the performance he says, “I’ve never been a big fan of using pre-recorded tracks live to create a rich sound. I want to keep it as real as possible, and I want the opportunity to make mistakes to be there. This is how I stay focused. Anyway, mistakes are a good thing and show the human side in a performance.
“On this version of ‘Reddal’ I set up as many instruments and units in my studio as I could manage to manoeuvre, without getting lost in them. I enjoy working with monotonous and drone music, it creates a lot of space for melodies and musical inventions.”
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