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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 
the same."
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 K├Âner synths in the finishing part along those weird 
lonely spots."

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 (!

Full artwork for burning own CDR (including hi-res cover, 
label and tray) please download the .zip from here. Props to 
Thomas Ekelund of 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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