I made this on my honeymoon, in January/February 2018, while my wife and I travelled around central Europe and Quebec. I made a lot of recordings on my phone’s voice memos app, while we were walking around, and as I’d been in the grips of a particularly virulent jetlag, I’d spend the hours of 5-7am sitting in the darkened kitchen, headphones on, editing sounds together, processing them, patching things together, and generally trying to amuse myself quietly, before Annelise got up and we’d begin the day.

I don’t have a ton to say about this one - I think it’s cool, I like listening to it, and it reminds me of a good time. I tend to feel like, as odd as my tape-collage-type work can be, it sort of speaks for itself in a way that my more lucid recordings don’t...not that they’re so obvious and these are so subtle, I just feel like they are what they are, and that’s that.

The cover image is, as always, a photo by Michael Keusch, my esteemed father, of the wall outside my uncle’s studio in Bochum, NRW, Germany.
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