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After his well received debut album "Lumbar Fist" (see review sheet), Richard van Kruysdijk returns with his second output under the moniker CUT WORMS. "Cable Mounds" was created in an equally intuïtive manner as his first CD. Again, Van Kruysdijk used an array of ingeniously cross-connected effects to manipulate simple electronic sources, mainly a monophonic synth and a circuit-bent Omnichord, and some Baritone Guitar. He builds his compositions improvising from scratch without any prefab sounds, beats or loops and recording them straight to 2-track in his studio without any overdubs. Although CUT WORMS' sound palette often tends towards the lower frequencies, it's dark sounds rather present a more open, pastoral quality, reminiscent of Krautrock works by Cluster or Harmonia, than the opaque atmospheres usually evoked by most dark ambient acts, while easily steering free of any hollow new-age babble.

About Richard van Kruysdijk Since his first solo release in 1993, drummer / multi-instrumentalist / producer / composer Richard van Kruysdijk (NL) has released many albums and 12"s with other group-projects as well as solo-projects. Most notable are his works with German eclectic industrial band Phallus Dei, "trip noir" duo Sonar Lodge, downtempo trio Strange Attractor and new wave duo Palais Ideal. These bands and other musical projects brought him on many stages throughout Europe playing drums and electronics, and in studios with many famous musicians from different musical realms: Peter 'Sleazy' Christopherson (Coil, Psychic TV), Edward Ka-Spel & Niels van Hoorn (The Legendary Pink Dots), Graham Lewis (Wire), Jarboe (Swans), Gitane Demone, Daniel Johnston, Blaine L. Reininger & Winston Tong (Tuxedomoon), Richard Sinclair (Hatfield & The North), David J. (Bauhaus), Markus Stockhausen and many more.

Richard is nowadays an experienced producer with a distinct handwriting, known for his electronica / sound design skills who also creates music for films, documentaries and modern dance pieces. He works intensively with choreographers Jens van Daele for Jens' company Burning Bridges and Itamar Serussi for companies around the world: Scapino Ballet (NL), Edge (UK), Ballet de Lorraine (F), Balletto di Roma (I), Hessisches Staats Ballett (D), Pennsylvania Ballet (USA), Fanclub (DK), Oper Ballett Graz (A).

In 2000, Richard co-founded the record labelMusic for Speakers. Since then, Music for Speakers has reached a cult status amongst lovers of adventurous electronic music with a hint of melancholy and lust for genre defying experiment.

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On the debut album Lumbar Fist, Richard van Kruysdijk’s solo project Cut Worms playfully builds compositions from scratch without any prefab beats or loops, exploring the intersection of noise, dissonance and melody. Cut Worms’s long, dark chords are dragged through gravel while sounds are reversed, mangled, chopped, and regenerated into new musical entities, fostering a stillness in harmony that slowly evolves through interacting layers of sound. The result is highly atmospheric, cinematic, intuitive drone music. Cut Worms is clearly not another ambient laptop act, but distinguishes itself by utilising only live generated and processed sounds, both acoustic and electronic. During concerts, the musical performance is underlined by sparse, atmospheric black & white imagery projected on a video installation. Musical references: Stephan Mathieu, Tim Hecker, Oren Ambarchi, Glenn Branca, Will Guthrie, Jim O’Rourke. Since his first solo release in 1993, Richard van Kruysdijk (NL) has released many albums with group-projects as well as solo-projects. Most notable are his works with German eclectic industrial band Phallus Dei, “trip noir” duo Sonar Lodge and downtempo trio Strange Attractor. These bands and other musical projects brought him on many stages throughout Europe playing drums and electronics, and in studios with many famous musicians from different musical realms: Peter 'Sleazy' Christopherson (Coil, Psychic TV), Edward Ka-Spel & Niels van Hoorn (The Legendary Pink Dots), Graham Lewis (Wire), Jarboe (Swans), Gitane Demone, Daniel Johnston, Blaine L. Reininger & Winston Tong (Tuxedomoon), Richard Sinclair (Hatfield & The North), David J. (Bauhaus), Markus Stockhausen and many more. He is a founding member of Daisy Bell, an indietronics group with Dyane Donck and Evelien van den Broek. Since 2010, Richard also creates music for modern dance pieces, working intensively and internationally with choreographers Jens van Daele and Itamar Serussi. In 2000, Richard co-founded the record label Music for Speakers. Since then, Music for Speakers has reached a cult status amongst lovers of adventurous electronic music with a hint of melancholy and lust for genre defying experiment. Cut Worms previewed in the Netherlands at the World Minimal Music Festival in Muziekgebouw a/h IJ, Amsterdam and premiered at November Music festival, ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

contact & information:

www.richardvankruysdijk.com
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