Sendepause starts off with pairs of almost identical descending melody lines. Slowly building up layers with variations. Sounds like eighties-style game music composition on a modular synthesizer. Superimposed field recordings take you back to our current day.
Lazy rhythms combined with pure tones and sampled tape loops are dazzling. He leaves excellent room for development and doesn’t shy silence, which is pretty rare in the modular synth community. ?
His open rhythms are uncomplicated but very driving and intense. For us at Modulab Fall, toe-tapping is quite hard to resist.
Bart Wolff brings a combination of DIY Eurorack modules in an uplifting experimental package. Always changing his system and growing toward more experimental live sets.
Bart is also the founder and organizer of Voltage Control Amsterdam (VCA) a regular modular synthesizer event in the capital city of the Netherlands. Be sure to visit a night at VCA.
Listen to his interesting work and process at:
Astonishing pictures taken by the talented Rob de Kruif