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APL005 >> Affective Disorder Vs. UndaCova - Study of a Ladybug on a Rope
16 tracks :: 72min 37sec :: 88.70 MB
An album which wants to get explored and listened
to with headphones only. The fifth Autoplate release
sees a soundtrack by belgians duo infernale UndaCova
vs Affective Disorder. It turned out as a cooperation
in constructing decent experimental ambient. Behind
the album are the belgian masterminds Jan Robbe and
David. I talked to Jan aka UndaCova about the
inspiration and intention of this album.
"Here I projected my feelings/ideas into sound and
I think the same goes for David Deschuyteneer
(Affective Disorder). Most of the time I try to
create a not too repetitive sound (just like when i
use beats), because it allows me to do anything i
can think of in a tune, and that's more or less what
experimental producing means to me. To me, my music
is kind of like a soundtrack (to my life)... so that
means linear, not repetitive. When i make "Ambient"
(or whatever people want to call it), the structure
may not make much sense, but that's not what's
important to me, it's more the nature of the sounds
(the weirder the better/more mysterious), the
atmosfear/emotions (angelic voice pads or anything
like them give me such a feeling of satisfaction),
the unlogical/"bad timed"/contradicting/out of tone
stuff and the structure changes (if any) that
interest me. Hope, fear, sadness, depression and
pessimism are the main themes here. They're the main
theme in most of my music."
d o u b l e p a s s:
* Affective Disorder - "Study Of A Ladybug On A Rope (UndaCova Remix)"
Jan: "First tune made, inspired by Affective's artwork
which is also an example of contradicting
Sebastian: "I like the laidback pianochord. Courageously
to put it there, but then again it sounds like if your
latter grants struck."
* Affective Disorder - "Ses Audio Thread 4"
Jan: "An older tune that stands out because of its
trademark soundfx... I personally can't get enough of
that sound. The seemingly endless pad is like a
crossover of an angelic choir and ghosts - i wonder
how he created it. Making it both frightening and
hope-giving at the same time. I think the title has
no special meaning."
* UndaCova - "Hou Toch Op Aarde"
Jan: "This tune is about emotions like false hope,
promises and lies... Hou toch op, Aarde (translated:
Give it a rest, Earth) is like something you find out
after all those years. It's free for personal
Sebastian: "The scratches and synths make this tune
sound very filmic. The melodies have a slight dramatic
touch and reflect a drawn life. You didnt have had it
* Affective Disorder - "Star Data"
Jan: "I've heard this tune so many times - Pure emotion,
piano's, strange crackling soundeffects... This tune has
sadness, maybe lonelyness/despair written all over it."
Sebastian: "Experimental ambient. Cloudy, spacey, fall into it."
* "UndaCova - Save The Scarabs"
Jan: "Random arpeggiators on a beepmap formed that
strange sound... emotions = same story. Title = made up."
Sebastian: "Very impressive song both in samples and
structure - Clinical whitenoise and mysterious yellow sinus
excursions. Very frightening - dont listen to it while
eyes closed. The drills are massive."
* "Affective Disorder - Pakkzak Doeken"
Jan: "Seemingly incorrectly looped beat and sad atmosfear...
perfect. "Pak Zakdoeken" is dutch for "Pack of hankerchiefs".
This slightly spoils the fun because we like to make up
titles in dutch to leave all non-dutch speaking listeners
with a question mark."
Sebastian: "Mellow and melancholic. 8-bit beats for a string
which might have its origin from a hidden first-tunes-with-ft2
tape. Unbelievable the use of the flute! This song is somehow
filmic, either woods or a sad end of a relationship between
* "UndaCova - I Am Legion For We Are Many"
Jan: "Quote from the Holy Bible (where Jesus excorsises Legion,
a demon). Just wanted to create a similar atmosfear... not
Sebastian: "Forks and spoons on the tiles. Pretty sterile
sound. Soundtrack to a bad dream of having messed up in the
* "Affective Disorder - Study Of A Ladybug On A Rope"
Jan: "Live affectiveness... don't ask me how he made that
out of tune nr.1, i have no clue."
Sebastian: "Ethernal atmosphere, i like the hipass cycles in
the background. Takes a while to get the synth melody but
once you fall into it, it reveals a bittersweet passion."
* "UndaCova - Hou Toch Op Tijd"
Jan: "Same story as Hou toch op Aarde - only tijd means time."
Sebastian: "Japanese percussion elements to aquatic filterwork
below the pervasively synths."
* "Affective Disorder - Infinite Surfaces"
Jan: "Typical sombient atmosfear... sombient is like ambient,
but more trippy."
Sebastian: "Mysterious bucketpercussion sounds, impressive
rain of strings. Vast paradise - Amazonas apocalypse. Maybe
too short, this song could be epic."
* UndaCova - "Forbidden Fruit"
Jan: "I had to squeeze some weird beats out of NI Absynth -
so i did and this is the sult. "Forbidden Fruit" may also
have something to do with the Bible, but I'm not sure."
Sebastian: "You might mean the forbidden apples of Garden
Eden. This songs atmosphere is delightful and not as threating
as many other tunes. No despair in here, more a beginning of
a new day. Later on fresh air."
* Affective Disorder - "Lonely Clown"
Jan: "This track relies on heavily but subtle dsp'd random
synth bleeps when a sad/illusional/hypnotic atmosfear takes
over. We're talking a sad, sad, lonely, hammered clown here....
but i think there's still a sparkle of hope left in him."
Sebastian: "Poor him, i hope this massive Eno-ish pad will
help him exploring the moon and to understand."
* UndaCova - "Hypnodroid"
Jan: ""An older tune of which i thought it would fit this
album perfectly. Spacey fx add to the mysterious soundtrack-like
Sebastian: "UndaCova in squeezing mood. If a bassy trashbeat
would be used more consequent over the surface you could gain
the rudeness of Panacea."
* Affective Disorder - "Horribly Cold Eye"
Sebastian: "Piano is what i like. Satieesque sparse use of
chords create a intense feeling. The cuts in the later part
are distinctively great skilled. Very structured and painted
use of layers."
* UndaCova - "Kieka"
Jan: "Kieka puts you on a dark cemetary, where everything's
normal except you're paranoid and it's killing you."
Sebastian: "Distant claiming for mines plus 4 bit violence."
* "Affective Disorder - "Horizontal Freefall"
Jan: "Very nice audiotrip to fall asleep to ..."
Sebastian: "... If you can. I may fail, this closing song is
spooky again and makes you beware of everything around. Pale
Thomas Köner synths in the finishing part along those weird
Over and out - A sweeping album full of eternity, faith,
devotion which mostly turns into the unknown. Many surprising
elements here and there which make you want to listen to more
of this duo soon. If you're from Belgium, dont miss their
Liveact at the ZapLap venue on the MS StuBniz in Bruxelles to
be played end of August (http://users.pandora.be/zaplap/)!
Full artwork for burning own CDR (including hi-res cover,
label and tray) please download the .zip from here. Props to
Thomas Ekelund of Fukkgod.org for the work as always.
UndaCova will be next featured on the remixes for
Danny Kreutzfeldt, to appear on Thinner in the next future.
01 Affective Disorder Study of a Ladybug on a Rope (UndaCova Rmx) 3:55\5.65MB
02 Affective Disorder Ses Audio Thread 4 1:11\1.00MB
03 UndaCova Hou Toch Op, Aarde 3:36\5.18MB
04 Affective Disorder Star Data 3:20\4.00MB
05 UndaCova Save the Scarabs 5:28\7.88MB
06 Affective Disorder Pa.kkzak doeken 4:42\5.65MB
07 UndaCova I Am Legion, For We Are Many 3:34\5.14MB
08 Affective Disorder Study of a Ladybug on a Rope 6:07\6.61MB
09 UndaCova Hou Toch Op, Tijd 3:39\5.26MB
10 Affective Disorder Infinite Surfaces 4:45\4.57MB
11 UndaCova Forbidden Fruit 5:53\8.48MB
12 Affective Disorder Lonely Clown 3:25\4.10MB
13 UndaCova Hypnodroid 3:07\3.75MB
14 Affective Disorder Horribly Cold Eye 5:46\5.53MB
15 UndaCova Kieka 4:48\6.91MB
16 Affective Disorder Horizontal Freefall 9:21\8.99MB
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