New project by Timo van Luijk.
Original Artwork by Timo van Luijk
Numbered & signed edition of 25 ex.
Date of Release: TBA
Timo van Luijk
Timo van Luijk, born in Finland (1967) and living in the Belgian countryside is an autodidact sound instrumentalist / improvising composer, photographer and printmaker.
Started in the mid 80’s with improvisation and experimental music.
Formed, together with Geert Feytons, the audio-visual experimental music collective Noise-Maker’s Fifes in 1989 using selfmade instruments and field recordings to create complex, surreal audio-visual live happenings, including dance, projected sound and video installations.
Solo music project – Af Ursin – since 1990.
Hand-played improvisations conducted by an attraction for intimate and hermetic atmospheres, psychedelic and mystique spaces, wear of sound and silence.
Music is recorded and produced in the ‘Kulta Saha’ home studio and since 2001 published on LP format through the private ‘La Scie Dorée’ imprint.
Frequent collaborations with ao Andrew Chalk (Elodie, Mirror), Christoph Heemann (In Camera, Mirror), Raymond Dijkstra (Asra, La Poupée…), Frederik Croene, Kris Vanderstraeten, Bart De Paepe (Ilta Hämärä).
Member of the group Onde, formed together with Greg Jacobs and Marc Wroblewski (both from Noise Maker’s Fifes) and occasional live guest with Nurse With Wound.
Van Luijk’s photography, collage and print work radiates a dismal mood with reflections of pictoralism, symbolism and surrealism.
An appearing constant is a profound attraction to an irrational, organic and delicate stilled world, observed through antique lenses, a fin de siècle aura, faded through erosion of time.
Timo van Luijk also runs Metaphon, a concert organisation (till 2012) and record label releasing archive works of experimental music composers and sound artists like Arsène Souffriau, Baudouin Oosterlynck, Michael Ranta,…
Timo van Luijk Homepage
A – Astre Doré I – 19:07
B – Astre Doré II – 19:07
An envelope of streams and dreams, fluctuations and hallucinations.
Multitracked double quartet for drums, bass, guitar and organ.
Recorded in 2005 (Aura Legato daze) and resculptured from the original stereo mix
at Kulta Saha, November 2020.
Album sides are a mirrored version of each other, like the mirrored Rorschach monotype artwork.
Rorschach monotype by Timo van Luijk
Chinese ink on inner gatefold panels