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Ritornell's Richard Eigner & Abby Lee Tee originally teamed up to provide the score for a collaboration with filmmaker Andreea Săsăran and illustrator Katja Seifert entitled »Melting Sphere«. Sharing a passion for the combination of filigree electronics with playful timbres of diverse acoustic instruments and odd utensils, the cooperation of the two producers was a logical choice.
»Melting Sphere« merges subsonic bass, kalimba rhythms, accordion sounds and toy bells, all framed by eavesdropping recordings of Abby Lee Tee's cat, bathroom squeaks for five minutes of organic downbeat bliss.
»Tired Dancers« on the flipside offers a melancholy tale of seduction relayed from the shadows, with field recordings of nightly city noise, a reversed music box melody, hypnotic chords and meticulous percussion. Delicate, celestial Cello (by Lukas Lauermann) and Contrabass Flute emerge as counterpoint to this rhythmic hypnosis.
Melting Sphere video by Andreea Sasaran & Katja Seifert:
(winner of the crossing europe music video audience award 2014)