APOLLO by RONALD LANGESTRAAT

SKU109167
ArtistRONALD LANGESTRAAT
TitleAPOLLO
LabelSOUTH OF NORTH
Catalog #SONLP 002
Genre
ReleaseW 21 - 2019
FormatVinyl - EULP
€ 24,50incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Yearning to this music
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sonlp_002_apollo/ronald_langestraat_-_master_sonlp002_01.mp3
  2. Space train
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sonlp_002_apollo/ronald_langestraat_-_master_sonlp002_02.mp3
  3. Music from outer space
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sonlp_002_apollo/ronald_langestraat_-_master_sonlp002_03.mp3
  4. Lowdown
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sonlp_002_apollo/ronald_langestraat_-_master_sonlp002_04.mp3
  5. Give and take
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sonlp_002_apollo/ronald_langestraat_-_master_sonlp002_05.mp3
  6. A fast drive through the universe
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sonlp_002_apollo/ronald_langestraat_-_master_sonlp002_06.mp3
  7. Worldwide clarinet
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sonlp_002_apollo/ronald_langestraat_-_master_sonlp002_07.mp3
  8. Orpheus
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sonlp_002_apollo/ronald_langestraat_-_master_sonlp002_08.mp3

Description

A stunning follow-up to his late 2018 release. Mostly recorded live at the Apollo Hotel Amsterdam in 1991. This is a compilation of the ''Apollo Hotel CD box'', that Ronald made himself, for family and friends.. BIG tip!

Some words from the label:

From 1986 until 1992, Ronald had a residency in the lounge of Amsterdam’s Apollo Hotel. He would play there 5 days a week, for 5 hours a day. In 1991, throughout several sessions, he recorded himself on a cassette recorder. The recordings were ranging from re-interpreted cover versions to multiple own compositions.

The Apollo was particularly known for its sophisticated and elegant crowd. Guests would come to meet in the lounge to talk business, or end the day with a drink at the bar - dancing was never an option.

Listening to the album, one must wonder how some of this music would go hand in hand with a place like that. It seems Ronald gets lost in music and returns in unequally balanced patterns. Lounge sounds meet drum computer rhythms, punchy baselines, distorted space noises, reoccurring clarinet interludes and improvised piano solos.

Back then, just as now, Ronald never liked to be the center of attention. He simply tried to interact with the surrounding as a provider of the mood - as he explains himself.

Instruments
Live: Grand Piano, Yamaha QX1 Sequencer, 2x Yamaha TX7 Tone Generator, Drumtraks Sequential Circuits, Clarinet, Voice
Added at home: Yamaha DX7 Sounds, Roland R-8
Space Train: Kurzweil Piano, Yamaha DX7, Roland R-8, Soprano Sax, Voice

Recorded live at the Apollo Hotel Amsterdam in 1991, except 'Space train', which was recorded in Ronald’s living room.

All instruments played and arranged by Ronald Langestraat.
All tracks written an composed by Ronald Langestraat, except 'Lowdown' which was written by David Paich & Boz Scaggs, 'Give and take' which was written by Michael Shrieve, Tom Coster & Carlos Santana and 'Orpheus' which was written by David Sylvian.