Orquesta del Tiempo Perdido
Anna voor de Wind clarinet and bass clarinet | Floris van Bergeijk synth on 1 & 4 | John Dikeman tenor and bass saxophone | Joost Buis trombone | Koen Kaptijn trombone | Koen Nutters double bass | Michael Moore alto sax & clarinet | Mark Morse lap steel guitar, synth, sampling | Patricio Wang pan flutes | Tristan Renfrow drums | Jeroen Kimman guitars, pedal steel guitar, 19tet baritone guitar, percussion, sampling, mallets, harmonium
Springing forth from the mind of Dutch composer/guitarist Jeroen Kimman comes Sepk, the third album by his Orquesta del Tiempo Perdido. Here is a master of atmosphere talking. The music surrounds you right from the start, as if a veil of fog fills the air. This is not an ornamental backdrop, but a tangible haze instead. You can feel the gravitational pull coming from all around. Accompanied by ten of Amsterdam’s finest musicians, Jeroen Kimman and the Orquesta del Tiempo Perdido present a dozen songs that reach far beyond the world of music that you are familiar with.
Sepk is an album devoid of catchy melodies. These songs often seem to have no solid surface: what stirs underneath is on top. Delivered with clattery, rubbery precision, this music clearly states what it has to offer. Orquesta del Tiempo Perdido takes no detours but dives straight into the depths of its musical core. You want to get lost in this space. The songs sound as if you have known them for years, and yet they keep slipping away. This is music in search of its own essence, constantly turning itself inside out. At the same time it feels like this music settles deep inside, as if originating from your inner self.
Speaking of lost time, there is a sly remembrance of the two previous records Stille (2015) and Traantjes (2021). Both equally sublime, their joy of melancholia and the morphing meditations on nostalgia are omnipresent on Sepk as well. If anyone could rightly be called a sound philosopher, it is Jeroen Kimman. His thoughts? You can tune in to them whenever and wherever you like. You just need to listen.
All music composed, mixed, and produced by Jeroen Kimman
Mastered by Alex GeurinkHorn recordings at Cinetone Studio, Amsterdam, by Jasper Schonewille
Artwork by Antoon Schupp | Executive Production by Travassos for Trem Azul | Design by Travassos