Schwebung proudly presents
RADIOLAND by Stephan Mathieu
Stephan's classic album of realtime processed shortwave radio signals, received, transformed and recorded between 2005 - 2006 and originally released on Die Schachtel in 2008, sees a long overdue reissue with a new master and an additional CD holding an unpublished 50-minute live recording of a performance captured in November 2005 at Lampo, Chicago.
6-panel 350g cardboard sleeve
PANTONE Black with spot gloss details.
Edition of 200 copies
Release date: August 8, 2019
Pre-orders come with an immediate 24-Bit/88.2kHz lossless download
Design by Caro Mikalef for Cabina
Drawings of disputed lands by Stephanie Quillon
Remastered at Schwebung Mastering in June 2019
“Radioland really deserves your full attention: the tracks are carefully crafted from shortwave sounds and have a beautiful, otherworldly atmosphere. It feels like a direct connection with heaven: quiet, peaceful, mysterious.”
“Often it is almost literally music to watch: the layering produces a sense of translucency as the attention of listening moves incessantly within the composite field. The work is not without a moment that isn’t arranged and performed with evident pleasure; everything bearing the stamp throughout of its origin in Mathieu’s distinctive imagination.”
– The Milk Factory
The detail, subtlety and physicality of this music transcends the norm by some measure, with the most involved, elaborate pieces sounding almost symphonic. A real classic of the genre.
“One thing for sure – this isn't drone music. It's macroscopic sounds fusing together into a grandiose orchestra.”
– Headphone Commute
Includes unlimited streaming of Radioland
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.