Artwork of the album (2lp or cd)
'This slow art film concert by Book of Air and video artist Wim Van Egmond refers to ‘room tone’: Room tone is the “silence” recorded at a location or space when no music is played or dialogue spoken. Every room is different,
and these recordings always carry their unique character. The compositions of Fieldtone are inspired by the tempo and sonic textures of specific nature locations. The sound to be found in nature has a very slow groove. A groove embedded by silence, and so
slow it can almost only be felt while spending a few hours in the nature at sea, during a forest trip, in open fields, ...
It is this groove and the “silence” of nature that was an inspiration for the Fieldtone compositions. By
embedding this silent slowness into the compositions, the details of the sounds played become much more prominent. In this way the silence in the music amplifies the sounds that are played, and will also amplify the room surrounding the listener.'
That's what the promotor of the concert has to say about this unique concert. Seated on stage, very close to the band and the screen we could enjoy for about ninety minutes the beautiful sounds of a quintet playing textured ambient music evocating the fluctuations
in nature. Music reminding of Brian Eno and similar artists, but played by a real band with discipline but also with passion and sophistication. Themes that transform very slowly, sometimes repetitive, but always challengeing to listen to and holding the attention.
The audience remains very silent during the whole set and gives the band a big applause. This is ambient music/slow music at it's very best: relaxing, flowing and intriguing. Music for mind and body composed by drummer Stijn Cools. Book Of Air : Fieldtone
is a top band that should be huge in it's genre! (GR)