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The Bielefeld Conspiracy​/​Another Place

by Montano

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Adrien Capozzi The German town of Bielefeld doesn't exist in our dimension. It's a vacation spot for the dimension hopping demons known as The Deep State. The only way to get to Bielefeld is via the astral plane. You'll find your way if you listen to the Bielefeld Conspiracy by Montano. Love the title track. A fine combination of hypnotic humming sounds and fireside crackle.


These two pieces of music came together from working remotely, way back when that had nothing to do with pandemics. The two don't sound the same, but they always felt like a natural fit with each other. Each started with the harmonic heart, each is somehow noisy, each still sounds restful and calming to us.

Having made music in the past where we sculpted tones and sounds out of field recordings, we wanted to explore something new. We decided to write slowly-evolving pieces that mixed Shanan's synth and guitar setup with Michael's software-based sound engineering with shared field recordings. In contrast to our earlier material, we let the field recordings sit so that the small idiosyncrasies and events could just surface where they occurred.

About Montano:

"We wanted to make long pieces that didn't suggest you had to ask yourself "where is this going?" but instead could just (hopefully) enjoy any given moment. Back in the 70s, in parallel to what Eno was saying about ambient music, composer James Tenney talked about how an avoidance of drama in music invited people to really listen to each sound as it occurs.

We also talked about music as an antidote for a time that has seen too much move too fast. Ambient music can challenge like any other kind of anti-establishment music, but in a way that de-escalates, that pulls back from the action and lets a moment become an hour. So it's hopefully relaxing, but not necessarily because the music itself is pretty or without edges."


released November 6, 2020

Music + cover created by Shanan Holm and Michael Upton
Mastered by Antony Ryan @ RedRedPaw Mastering

Thanks to the usual suspects.

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