Kasper van Hoek
Frank 3

CDr (22:57 min.)
Heilskabaal Records 2010
20 ex.

Frank is a series of 5 CDr releases with documentation of tracks recorded by Kasper van Hoek during his studies at the Frank Mohr Institute.
The best tracks of the series were later compiled for the De Valse Wolfskwint En Andere Fabeldieren CD.

1: Outset 2: Exploration 3: Predicament 4: Retreat


Vital Weekly by Frans de Waard

The third release by Kasper van Hoek from his time at the Frank Mohr Institute in Groningen. Four tracks of which little is revealed. The soundsources were recorded between 2005 and 2010 and mixed 2009-2010. That’s all. The press text reveals some more info: all of these pieces use some kind of stringed objects, maybe a guitar, maybe some kind of device with strings that Van Hoek build himself, which he feeds through max/msp patches. Sometimes it involves old live recordings, but its not always clear, what kind of mixing took place; some of this material sound like it was recorded live and nothing more.
Although the four pieces aren’t bad, there seems to be something missing in them. Its hard to say what it is. Maybe the problem lies with me, but I found it a bit hard to get into this. The material didn’t quite get to me. It sounds a bit too unfinished for me..