- Title: Pulse
- Artist: Radboud Mens
- Label: Staalplaat
- Format: CD
- Price: €13,80EU (incl. 19% VAT)€11,60non-EU
After 4 years there is a new full lenght CD-release by Radboud Mens. The title is"Pulse". His last solo CD was called"~Sine" and was released in 2000. Before that he did one titled"Cl;ck"
Between then and now he released a 5 track CD with Jaap Blonk called"Bek" and a CD called"Quality Hotel" which was a collaboration between him, Janek Schaeffer, Stephan Matthieu and Chris Sattinger (Timeblind) which was recorded during the Mutek festival in Montreal and released on the Mutek label.
Radboud Mens is a sound-artist from Amsterdam whose work is rooted in and continues to develop within the broadest definition of contemporary music. While his interest in the physical effects of sound on the body gave him a preference for noise in his early work, his later music has contributed to the development of minimal-techno, glitch and experimental dub. Mens uses electronic technology to render audible microscopic sound processes. His sound-world is in a constant state of spatial and temporal flux, and incorporates found sound.
Radboud Mens' performances for 2002 include the Mutek Festival (Montréal), Dot Nu, Garage Festival, Stubnitz, Steim, Argos Festival, Gallery De Appel, November Music, Geraeuschwelten IV and Times Up.
Radboud Mens' performances for 2003 include Club Transmediale in Berlin, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Audio.NL label showcase at Podewil in Berlin, Earational 2003 and Kunst Aus Strom.
Pulse was created complety in the computer; all sounds were generated and processed in the computer. The DSP function used to process the sounds is called"convolution" which uses"sound X" as a filter, to filter"sound Y" and visa versa.
Although all sounds are digitaly generated, they all have an organic feel to them and the whole CD has a sferic quality to it.
The first track was pre-released by Club Transmediale and given away for free with Wire magazine.