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"The Highlands consist of an old dissected plateau, or block, of ancient 
crystalline rocks with incised valleys and lochs carved by the action of 
mountain streams and by ice, the resulting topography being a wide area of 
irregularly distributed mountains whose summits have nearly the same height 
above sea-level, but whose bases depend upon the amount of denudation to which 
the plateau has been subjected in various places."

Creating a sonic exploration of this cinematic area was the intention of Emil
Klotzsch to write "Tiefe Berge". Therefore he travelled to the Highlands by 
himself to feel the power and myth of the rural northern part of Scotland. 

The result is a an audial exploration of the vast flora & fauna the majestic 
scottish highlands offer, recreated by many field recordings taken, who form 
the plateau of these takes. Streaming water, the whistling of the cold and 
foggy scottish wind, its cruising birds around who are barely whistling, the 
distant grumbling of clashing rain clouds and on top of all these particular 
moments of majestic silence - all of these original recordings redraw accurate 
layers of the true scottish highlands experience viewn from the eyes of an 
artist who is looking for solitude. But who is the artist behind?

Emil Klotzsch is a Sound Designer/Post Production Editor working with Movies. 
"Sound design in Movies is a rather abstract form of music. One composes 
"stories" on a rather "abstract" level. Most of the time you work with organic 
sounds or create new sounds out of them. 'Tiefe Berge' is very influenced from 
that approach of composing music." Emil tells. "I always design a sound out 
from the beginning. Starting at zero and then see how far it goes. As for 
'Tiefe Berge', the origin of everything are organic field recordings taken 
during my exploratory voyage through the scottish highlands". 

While listening carefully the skilled listener figures that these long earthy 
pieces are inevitably influenced from classic music composers in terms of 
conduction and arrangement. In private Emil listens to a lot of classic music 
(Schubert, Schuhmann, Mahler or Brahms). Klotzsch focuses on the moment of 
dignity, the pursuit of scenic evolving of the sound settings. Therefore, the 
evolution begins within the lower frequency ranges most of the time, with the 
humid silent moments that begin to grow.

Assembling this potpourri of recordings to a longplayer full of suspense and 
depth has demanded a lot of patience and experience. Emil thinks: "One does 
not have much control while working with field recordings, as good takes are 
mostly a product of luck and intuition most of the time. And it was not always
easy to do recordings at all as the weather over there means a lot of rain and
cold wind."


My love to beautiful countrysides is a major influence to me. I love England but 
even more I do love Scotland. Being a child my parents always went on holiday to 
our summer residence in England. But sometimes we also went to Scotland. This 
country has stamped me a lot, so periods of wanderlust arise perseveratively.

Then, the year before last I went to Scotland, on my own. Most of the time it was 
raining and i stumbled here and there while trying to jump over runlets. However 
my drive was that I love both the reclusiveness and mountains over there. But 
above all I love the lakes. There is not much in my life that made me similarly 
overwhelmed as to spotting the lakes. Therefore, 'Tiefe Berge' is sort of a 
homage to these lakes, hence the title. These lakes are very inky and people 
tell they are very deep. Their apperance is simply amazing. I did a lot of 
hiking and strolling and also went swimming in one of these lakes. Naturally, 
it was very cold and while swimming I was very short sighted. 

I had my MD recorder with me with microphones. I tried to record as much atmo and 
sounds as possible. When I returned to Germany I started doing music on the basis 
of these recordings. It was of importance to me that every sound to appear in this 
album bases upon the sounds I recorded in Scotland. Thus, the music is a mirror 
of the subjective feelings I experienced over there. 


I didn't stay within the highlands at all times. I started at Loch Lomond and then 
went to the commencements of the Highlands. Loch Ossian was the name of one lake I 
went by. I stayed in a hostel you can only reach if going by train. It has no lotic 
water and electric power is generated by a windmill. They call it 'Rustic Hotels'. 
No street leads to that hostel, and if you wanted to have the train stopping by the 
you had to tell it to the train conductor, else the train wouldn't stop. There was 
nothing besides an abandoned house and this very cosy hostel. The next busstop was 
about 10 miles away. 

I went swimming in this lake as there were no showers available at the hostel. It 
was ice cold. The lakes are undescribably dark, and swimming in one of them is scary. 
You never know how deep it is and what is swimming below you. It was awesome, just 
as the whole scenery and landscape are. Everything is so big so it doesn't really 
feel as if it is a landscape meant to become populated by human beings. It more feels 
like if it's meant for giant animals. If you hike across this area on your own you 
just feel much smaller. It is a strange feeling but it is a good feeling. 

Experiencing the sound of this area has been a lush and sublime experience to me. 
No cars, all you could hear was wind and small distant waterfalls. The usual sounds 
of civilized life were missing entirely. The wind was pure and even when it was 
storming it was less hectic, cause the urban sounds you're used to from your everyday 
life were missing. 

Nearby was Loch Treig. It is a big lake. I went hiking on the nearby mountains and 
watched the lake from there, trying to feel the depths below me. I now understand why 
people narrate legends of mysterious animals living in the lakes. On the day of my 
arrival at Loch Treig I went on my own, no person being around. I felt far behind 
while I was walking by the lake. Then I followed a curve and spotted a lonely white 
house in the distance. There was no road leading to the house. It felt like it didn't 
belong there, in the middle of nowhere with no surroundings. Shelves were nailed on 
the windows and from what I was told it once was the home of a shepherd. 


By the way, one car made it into this album. While I did a recording at Loch Lomond a 
car was passing by at the beginning of the recording. Many times there were memorable 
moments - either a loneley sheep on a slope, the sound of a certain wind or something 
completly different. At one point I spotted some beautiful stones and decided to take
a closer look at them. But as I approached them I figured it were birds, whose skin 
had the same colour as the stones. They looked like small eagles but were only as big 
as doves. The feathering above the claws was white though. They did strange and subtle 
sounds. Unfortunately I didn't had my recorder with me and if i would have had started 
to move around to grab the recorder they would have escaped for sure. These birds felt 
so strange to me, just as if I was dreaming. 

:: 8 tracks :: 56min 24sec :: 79.39 MB ::

01: Emil Klotzsch - sctl14
02: Emil Klotzsch - sctl12
03: Emil Klotzsch - sctl15
04: Emil Klotzsch - sctl16
05: Emil Klotzsch - sctl18
06: Emil Klotzsch - sctl19
07: Emil Klotzsch - sctl13
08: Emil Klotzsch - sctl17



APL001 VA - "Bauhaus"
APL002 Andrey Kirichenko - "00.00"
APL003 Danny Kreutzfeldt - "Furtherspace"
APL004 833-45 - "Solar Cycle"
APL005 Affective Disorder w/ Undacova - "Study Of A Ladybug On A Rope"
APL006 VA - "Constructions for Andrey Kirichenko"
APL007 Taavi Tulev - "Televiisor On Tuksis"
APL008 Vultrapia - "Autopianotationalismasoschism"
APL009 Dighom - "Vibrating Colours - Coloured Vibrations"
APL010 Sable - "Dusk"
APL011 Randomajestiq - "UnclassifiEP"
APL012 Gultskra Artikler - "Gruppa Turistov"
APL013 The Moglass w/ Andrey Kirichenko
APL014 Off The Sky - "Studies of Lifeform In Transit"
APL015 Johan Wieslander - "Gas"
APL016 Fernando Lagreca - "Suave"
APL017 Marsen Jules - "Lazy Sunday Funerals"
APL018 tlon - "acoustic lazy dolls"
APL019 Gultskra Artikler - "Gololed"
APL020 VA - "Many Things Worth Living For"
APL021 Konrad Bayer - "Shall We Go To The Park?"
APL022 Normal Music - "Let's Do Really Strange Things And Call Them Normal"
APL023 Marsen Jules - "Yara"
APL024 Konrad Bayer - "Songs For Sunhi (Summerrain)"
APL025 Kenneth Kirschner - "May 3, 1997"
APL026 Arrial - "this is my beauty, show me yours"
APL027 color by numbers - "The Transitions"
APL028 lomov - "Holzwege"
APL029 Fernando Lagreca - "Nadador"
APL030 tlon - "from elsewhere to nowhere"
APL031 Lou Teti - "Night Pieces"
APL032 you dee - "Nur die Harten kommen in den Garten"
APL033 Off the Sky - "Caustic Light"
APL034 Motionfield - "Music for Pictures"
APL035 Move D - "Johanniskirche Live"
APL036 Emil Klotzsch - "Tiefe Berge"


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