Composition frequently begins with a melody, riff, or hook. Both bands were recording at the same time, at one point only owning the foundation upon which all other instruments needed to be built. What if they made something new out of the drum track of one another’s song?
This new method required the bands to work in a different manner. Transitions that are interpreted differently. Melodies are elicited by drum fills. Tempo changes, which sound natural in the original context, become stumbling blocks to overcome. This brought the artists all together at a time when it was difficult to connect. The bands were honored to present this collaboration during a one-time performance at the Roadburn Festival 2022.
2. Poison Arrow*
4. A Robe of Words*
For the artwork we asked German artist and mutual friend Nebil ( A Rhesus Positiv ) if he could capture our musical experiment in a painting. Here is what he has to say about to process of making these pieces of art:
“As I progressed as a painter in recent years, an unexpected element that is normally not associated with working in solitude turned out to be of my increasing interest in collaboration. The opportunity occurred to pledge fealty to two of my favorite Dutch bands.
During the months of production, working on several studies and paintings, I was heavily influenced by the visual and narrative quality of Dreyer, Murnau and Maya Deren’s work. „The Passion of Joan of Arc“, „Vampyr“ and „Meshes of the Afternoon“ were and still are artistic strongholds, especially in regard to the live visuals we produced for the collaborative performance at Roadburn 2022.
Culled from this overload of information, a visualisation of forms that exist somewhere in between the abstract and the figurative evolved. At the time this seemed as an appropriate characterization of the band’s collaboration output. A combination of figurative painting, trivial and stylized branch structures are the visual language I ended up with. In regards to this rather eclectic and intuitive approach –idiotic ideas sometimes do work, if we take them seriously.”
“There is no I in team but there is no you in dictatorship.”
‘Van Grond’ a collaboration EP by Terzij de Horderde and Ggu:ll doom will be released at #Recordstoreday, April 22nd 2023, via Consouling Sounds as a 10 inch vinyl.