My first work - and one of that kind of compositions I put my most energy in during the last time. It is a remix for a wonderful person, artist and writer, who is (like me) a poet, a dreamer, a conjurer of visions: for my friend Jeremy Clarke.
I got in contact with Jeremy some time ago, when I was publishing some ambient and drone music under my Nautilus Project moniker, on which he commented. Since then I was fascinated by his writings, his poetry and the music he put on to Soundcloud, I felt blown away by the deeper meaning of his words in combination with ambient music. I found solace in the story and the sound of his voice, the lyrics were so addictive to me, I was transfixed for weeks, mostly on his 'Praise' theme.
It seemed appropriate to do something with it, Jeremy's touching voice was perfect for my ideas, because I have spent a long time looking for such an opportunity. It was a great chance and a deep step forward for me to lay my hands on his written and spoken art, not least because I am in love with the british things, especially with such a beautiful voice.
The original, voice-only version of 'Praise' was made & written by Jeremy Clarke on location in an urban, solitary confinement cell. More about this work - and its place within a trilogy of outsider 'voices' - can be found at: www.jeremyclarke.com
. It has been published as chapbook and is further available from jeremyclarke.bandcamp.com
released August 31, 2012
Words by Jeremy Clarke, 2010
Music by Marcello van Freese, 2012
Mastered by Sergey Kosov, 2012