"A smooth and long dive into the depths
of the sounds around us, analog effects
and tape world, otherworldly noises and
opaque, barely perceptible vibrations…¨
Overdriven Dreams is the moniker of Uroš Kostić, an ambient composer from Niš, Serbia. After many years of studying the potential of his main instrument and various other devices throughout work with several bands and projects, most prominently with the post-rock band There., he started utilizing those sounds in his solo work.
Overdriven Dreams seeks to bring the infinite sound fields of phantasmagoric dreams to life. In the process, he relies primarily on experimentation in the field of post-minimalism, drone, and ambient by working with 4-track cassette tape loops, field recordings, and reel-to-reel tape loops. His pieces are characterized by deep ostinato lines and meandering lush textures permeated with string instruments, pianos, and choirs.
In a short time, he established himself as one of the currently most active ambient musicians in the Balkan region, above all at numerous performances around Europe, where he shared the stage with well-known artists such as Pan-American (ex-Labradford), Alison Cotton, and Wojciech Rusin.
Piiptsjilling consists of Mariska Baars (aka soccer Committee; vocals, guitar), Jan Kleefstra (words), Romke Kleefstra (guitar, bass), and Rutger Zuydervelt (aka Machinefabriek; electronics). They have been creating moody ambient-like soundscapes with Frisian poetry since 2008. In Worm they will present their new (sixth) album, ‘in spoar’, released on the Slovenian label Cloudchamber Recordings.
Like their studio albums, all Piiptsjilling performances are fully improvised. Not that they play live often though; the performance in Worm will be their first (and last) this year. A rare opportunity, so don’t miss it.
Piiptsjilling bestaat uit Mariska Baars (aka soccer Committee; stem, gitaar), Jan Kleefstra (teksten), Romke Kleefstra (gitaar, bas) en Rutger Zuydervelt (aka Machinefabriek; electronica). Sinds 2008 maakt dit kwartet sferische ambient soundscapes met Friese poëzie. In Worm zullen ze hun nieuwe (zesde) album presenteren, ‘in spoor’, uitgegeven voor het Sloveense Cloudchamber Recordings.
Net als op hun studioalbums zijn alle Piiptsjilling performances compleet geïmproviseerd. Niet dat ze vaak live spelen overigens; het optreden in Worm is het eerste (en laatste) dit jaar. Een buitenkans dus.