Out now: gems from Sp@sms' 20th Century Box
Sp@sms releases an eclectic full-length album, featuring sound collages and electro, techno and acid tracks that are both retro and futuristic
On From A 20th Century Box, Arno Peeters aka Sp@sms, returns to U-TRAX with a full-length album full of unreleased material, showcasing years of sonic exploration. Stemming from his time in various groups including Random XS and Voltage Control amongst others, the LP also draws from his experience studying and teaching music at the Centre for Electronic Music as well as his work in project-based sound design.
Filled to the brim with pulsating arpeggios, crunchy drums and dark, moody atmospheres, the LP is marked by a retro yet timeless feel. Inbetween its snaking, squelchy synth lines and old school electro grooves, Sp@sms masterfully incorporates playful textures and elements from found recordings and unused projects, resulting in a vastly versatile and experimental album fusing all things techno, acid and EBM.
An expert lesson in sound design and composition taught by one of the Netherlands’ most trusted and experienced artists, the LP also contains remixes from Dame Music’s Bloody Mary and Utrecht electro stalwart Cosmic Force and arrives via vinyl, CD, digital, and cassette mediums.
Read more about this release and the different tracklistings for each version on the Discography page.
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Photography by Iris Honderbos, Art on Location.
Designed by Marieke Botterman, Botterman Ontwerp.
Mastered for vinyl by Johanz Westerman, Ballyhoo Studio Mastering.
Mastered for cassette and CD/digital by Arno Peeters, Tape TV Productions.
Available for on limited edition 180 grams colored double vinyl (10 tracks), digipack CD (with 12 tracks) and cassette version (with 13 tracks), and as digital download and streaming: July 29th, 2022.