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KRAMP
Nervous Rattles

K105
LP


Release Date: 12-06-2020
Artwork by Stijn Wybouw
Design by Dylan Belgrado
Limited edition of 300
Mastered by Christophe Albertijn
Music by Stijn Wybouw
Musicians: Stijn Wybouw
Various home recordings on cassette tapes, recorded in Rotterdam, Brussels and Hasselt. With the exception of “Gift”, all recordings were made between late 2019 and the beginning of 2020. “Gift” is a KRAMP tape from 2016 recorded on an improvised B.C. Rich guitar.
  1. Fire From Above
  2. Nervous Rattles
  3. Red Faced Demons
  4. Gift

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KRAMP is the solo project of Stijn Wybouw, a young artist involved in numerous visual and musical projects that often overlap and which share an unflinchingly honest approach, as well as penchant for crimson hues.

As KRAMP, Wybouw assumes a red-faced identity to unleash raw machinations that take on ceremonial underpinnings through coarse compositions, murky drones, and warped vocalizations, all churned through the marshy fuzz of various tape recorders. 

After a slew of self-releases, KRAMP’s first wax outing remains bound to a DIY ethos reminiscent of early 2000s noise and freakfolk undercurrents. On Nervous Rattles, the core is shaped by the original tapes themselves, their materiality evident through the process of flipping, tampering, layering and collaging, resulting in muddled interweaving textures that form a deranged tapestry of a near-ritualistic order. Chanting, breathing, moaning, howling and other bodily elements enter into a free-form dialogue with an indiscriminate array of instruments to create an open-ended, hypnotically shifting structure. A return to primordial zones, hearkening to the ungraspable eeriness of something both familiar and mystifying.