The first release on aural conduct comes from Nijhof & Toonk. Growing up together in the nineties, their vibrant friendship has been marked by a mutual drive to create. Since they both primarily work in visual and interdisciplinary arts, their music has only occasionally been shared with others.
This record is the culmination of their multi-year, synchronous work. One can hear clever electronics fuelled by post-rock and dub-laden styles, breathing improvisationalist technique as much as studied precision and composition. Their lingering music draws us into a sonic zone, where our consecutive emotions are quickly eclipsed while time proceeds in an altered fashion. Listen attentively.
All music by Nijhof & Toonk, 2014–2021. Recorded at home, Studio Texel, Bunker Rotsoord and atelier Jutfaseweg. Recorded and mixed by Christian Toonk. Mastered by Jasper Boogaard. Cover and insert artwork by Ronald Nijhof. Pressed and printed at Deepgrooves Leeuwarden. Insert printed at PRINT workshop HKU. aural conduct, 2022. Label concept and lead by Luke Cohlen. Identity design by Marianne Noordzij.