SKRIMA

“Ever since I was a child, I have been fascinated by the far off, faded, almost muffled sounds, melodies and harmonies coming into my room from outside sources. I would record these sounds, with a recording device and microphones of various quality levels, and then modify them with various effects over many years – this was my secret passion. I called this kind of work, with those old tapes, “the sound from next door, or, the neighbour’s sounds”. Over the years, the instruments I use to complete the sound layers haven’t changed – I continue to use various defective Casio keyboards, a semi acoustic Hofner bass, a myriad of effects and cables, and an old analogical, multi-effect Ekomultitone from the 1960s. Listening again to the tracks for the finalisation of this album, it was interesting to see that my conception hasn’t changed over the years, despite my exposure to many kinds music, from all different genres and times.”