Changing Landscapes

Oene van Geel, Philipp Rüttgers

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Original Recording Format: DSD 256

A Special Recording, It Started With A Jam….

It started with a spontaneous jam at Splendor in Amsterdam, to which Oene van Geel had invited me. We both brought different compositions to the table, but also improvised freely. From the first moment it felt familiar and special. I felt that I had found a musical friend. When we play together we make music from sound and space. Intuition and curiosity are our characteristics.

On the first day of the recording Changing Landscapes, I walked through the doors of the MCO Studio 1 in Hilversum. A beautifully large room with great acoustics. There was a fantastic Steinway Concert Wing piano that had just been overhauled. The keys have a light touch with a tight control over the hammer. The feeling of the contact between your fingertip and the sound you make with it is unbelievable.

I knew immediately that this would be a special recording. We played without amplification and without headphones. Oene was positioned to the left of me, behind the open wing flap. After a few takes we gradually turned to the positioning and the sound between Piano and Quintone.

With Jared Sacks, we made a plan to play much more than to listen, and that we were not going to make  choices on the day in terms of takes. For me this was a surprise because I am used to making certain  choices in the studio based on listening to the recorded takes in the moment. I trusted Jared and we took the rest of the day and the day that followed, without really listening back.

A few weeks later Jared forwarded the DSD recordings and I was positively surprised! This is a very special sound. I hear every little detail of what I played. The combination with Oene comes across beautifully. The space of the MCO carries the sound.  I am very impressed with Jared’s way of recording – and you, the listener – will be too.

— Philipp Ruttgers

Tracklist

1.
Cinematic Gesture
03:59
2.
Running Man
06:13
3.
Changing Landscapes
05:54
4.
Morgentau
04:46
5.
Nymphaea
07:32
6.
Seven Riffs
02:00
7.
Zona
02:56
8.
Remembering
04:13
9.
Limtang
06:14
10.
Skip Count Sweet Miles
04:01
11.
Ny Alesund
01:50
12.
The Hidden Cave
03:54
13.
Transcendental Being
03:47

Total time: 00:57:19

Additional information

Label

SKU

JL011

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Composers

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Genres

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Amplifiers

Van Medevoort, Holland

Cables

Van den Hul

Digital Converters

Horus, Merging Technologies, DSD 256

Editing Software

Pyramix, Merging Technologies

Mastering Engineer

Jared Sacks & Tom Caulfield

Mastering Room

Grimm LS1 Speakers

Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer 4006, Schoeps, AKG

Mixing Board

Rens Heijnis, custom design

Original Recording Format

Piano Tuner

Charles Rademaker

Producer

Jared Sacks, Jonas Sacks, Philipp Rüttgers, Oene van Geel; Co-Producer: Cyriel Pluimakers

Recording Engineer

Jared Sacks

Recording Location

MCO Studio 1, Hilversum, The Netherlands, September 2018

Recording Software

Pyramix

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD 256

Speakers

Audiolab, Holland

Special Thanks

Floor van der Holst, Ted Brady, Brian Moura, Bill Dodd

Release Date March 29, 2019

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