Rutger Zuydervelt Collaborates with Gonçalo Almeida on New EP

The ever-prolific Rutger Zuydervelt (aka Machinefabriek) has released a new 18-minute EP with double bass player Gonçalo Almeida entitled Doze Ruínas. Zuydervelt is credited with "processing, additional sounds" here, which may perhaps not sound like much, but there's a large range to the music that's across these twelve tracks. Throughout the EP, Almeida's bass moves from jubilant to elegant to brash. And while a lot of it has to do with how he's playing the instrument, it's the careful mixing and editing that Zuydervelt does that shapes the compositions. Because of the variety of sounds here, there's a real depth to Doze Ruínas. It's one of those rare instances where an EP feels less like a teaser or quick experimental project but a fully formed album of appropriate length. You can stream the entire release and purchase it here. 3-inch CD-Rs are also available to order and will start shipping on the 20th.