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Artist: AF URSIN
Title: Aura Legato
Format: CD
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Blackest Ever Black presents the first CD edition of Af Ursins 2005 masterpiece Aura Legato. Af Ursin is the alter ego of Finnish autodidact composer/improviser Timo van Luijk. His work is rooted in the use of acoustic instruments (wind, percussion, strings), but his special sensitivity to the timbral qualities of each instrument, and his deft blurring of them, results in a sound-world that is mysterious, amorphous and hallucinatory, full of suggestive shadows, creaks and whispers. Van Luijks process begins always with pure improvisation: music played in an intuitive, sensual way, without the employment of conscious technique. He performs and overdubs each instrumental component himself, and out of this process micro-structures and loose arrangements emerge: the piece becomes an improvised composition. Aura Legato is one of van Luijks darker and more acutely psychedelic offerings: a work of profound interiority, but one that also conjures images of old Europe and fin-de-siècle decadence - dabblings in Thelema, the fog of the opium-den - and has earned comparisons to Third Ear Band, Nurse With Wound, Mirror and HNAS." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: AF URSIN
Title: Aura Legato
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $31.00
"Blackest Ever Black presents Af Ursins 2005 masterpiece Aura Legato. Af Ursin is the alter ego of Finnish autodidact composer/improviser Timo van Luijk. His work is rooted in the use of acoustic instruments (wind, percussion, strings), but his special sensitivity to the timbral qualities of each instrument, and his deft blurring of them, results in a sound-world that is mysterious, amorphous and hallucinatory, full of suggestive shadows, creaks and whispers. Van Luijks process begins always with pure improvisation: music played in an intuitive, sensual way, without the employment of conscious technique. He performs and overdubs each instrumental component himself, and out of this process micro-structures and loose arrangements emerge: the piece becomes an improvised composition. Aura Legato is one of van Luijks darker and more acutely psychedelic offerings: a work of profound interiority, but one that also conjures images of old Europe and fin-de-siècle decadence - dabblings in Thelema, the fog of the opium-den - and has earned comparisons to Third Ear Band, Nurse With Wound, Mirror and HNAS." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: AF URSIN
Title: 2 Me Fascicule
Format: CD
Label: La Scie Doree
Country: Belgium
Price: $12.00
New release from Timo van Luijk, whos had many excellent recordings on his own label as well as Rund um den Watzman and Le Souffleur (see recent Asra lp). Limited/numbered.
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Artist: AF URSIN
Title: Aika
Format: LP
Label: La Scie Doree
Country: Belgium
Price: $22.00
"…the record may sounded like a bad pressing, but its just the addition of extra hiss and crackles in the music. It seems that everything about this record is old, and Van Luijk also had his grandmother contribute voice. This record, the music that is on it, is not from these times. It just isnt. Af Ursin plays music that sounds old, like browsing sepia toned photographs from, well, why not, your grandparents. Piano, saxophones, drums, percussion, the voice, some extra crackles, hardly any electronics around here (if any at all), although in a piece like Sortilege I am not too sure of that. Recorded on analogue tape, obviously, this is truly a beautiful record. Nothing new, but aged beauty." - Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly.

Artist: AF URSIN
Title: Aura Legato
Format: LP
Label: La Scie Doree
Country: Belgium
Price: $38.00
"At the same Timo van Luyck releases a new LP as Af Ursin, if Im not mistaken his second or third. Van Luyck produces all the sounds himself on his records, which are finely woven together. He plays electronica to process sounds from a flute, voices, glass harmonium and on side two even, a drum-machine and bass guitar. Here, on this side, things are jumpy, perhaps even a bit krautrock like, which doesnt sound unlike old HNAS records. But for the most part this record (four lengthy pieces in total) contains wonderful extended drone music, that is alike some of the UK counterparts, but Af Ursin adds a much more musical dimension to it, through a much clearer use of instruments and a likewise much clearer production. Great stuff for those who like expand beyond the ordinary drone music." - Frans De Ward. Edition of 350. Highly Recommended!
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Artist: AF URSIN
Title: De Overkant
Format: LP
Label: La Scie Doree
Country: Belgium
Price: $20.00
Second edition of 300 copies, with new artwork. “A collection of seven intimate pieces about detachment, the inner world, timelessness, silence,… Instrumentation: Hammond organ, voice, piano, guitar, harp, flute, percussion, field recordings. Performed, recorded and produced by Timo van Luijk at Kulta Saha 2009-2014.” - La Scie Dorée.

Artist: AF URSIN
Title: Murrille
Format: LP
Label: La Scie Doree
Country: Belgium
Price: $30.00
"Introverted minimal experimental music with rhythmic krautdrones and noisy eruptions. Multitracked recordings of different acoustic instruments (string,percussion,wind) and voice. Part of the mixing was done by Christoph Heemann." - La Scie Doree. Edition of 500. Last copies of this 2002 release.
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Artist: AF URSIN
Title: Trois Memoires Discretes
Format: LP
Label: La Scie Doree
Country: Belgium
Price: $26.00
Pulpit rock "Three introspective instrumental compositions performed on English horn, flute, percussion, double bass, and Hammond organ, recorded and mixed by TIMO VAN LUIJK. Stripped-down with slow-moving sounds, less layering, nearing modern classical music more than drone." -La Scie Doree. "When he has his solo hat on, Timo van Luijk calls himself Af Ursin and his favorite format of release is the LP too. His covers are beautiful, just like the In Camera releases actually, but do not contain an awful lot of information, just like the In Camera releases actually. Af Ursins music is less based on electronics, but more along the lines of acoustic instruments. Van Luijk uses a relatively small palette of sounds and works with them. I believe not in an analogue manner, but through the use of the computer. The a-side has the side long piece Sylphide, which seems to be build from a trombone or trumpet sound. A simple tune, repeated over and over again, with some pauses in between. Say the way Brian Eno did his early ambient pieces of loops of varying length, but then even more stripped down, reduced, minimal and perhaps also more classical. Taciturne, the first piece on the b-side is with flute sounds, but also with some highly obscured field recordings of objects moving in the far distant. Elegie is then another piece for another instrument. It seems an organ of some kind, like a childrens organ, or a harmonium, but perhaps pitched up a bit. I am not sure, but here to we have the same layered aspects as we had on the other side and yet at the same time this layering doesnt mean its crowded. It has that same wonderful tranquil character as the other two pieces, or, in fact the two In Camera records. I play all of this music when I got up this autumn morning, mainly playing music and watching clouds pass outside, making darkness and sunlight change all the time, in a similar slow motion. This is just perfect. I should take a day off, play all Af Ursin records, In Cameras other two records and all of the Mirror releases." - Frand de Waard, Vital Weekly.
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Artist: AF URSIN
Title: Murille
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
2012 repress. "A long-overdue CD edition of Timo van Luijks first full-length album, originally released in 2002 as a small private edition LP on La Scie Dorée (Belgium). Murrille features a collection of extraordinary "songs" integrating a palette of acoustic instruments such as glass harmonium, flute, and hand percussion, as well as voice, with real-time synthesis. With a host of bizarre inflections and aural investigations, van Luijks music recalls some of the great experimentation of early krautrock, the otherworldly atmospheres of the Futura label, and a pure love of the moments when it all just falls into place. This remastered edition sounds fantastic and includes an additional track not included on the original LP release. Mixed by Christoph Heemann. Packaged in Japanese-style tip-on mini-jacket that carefully reproduces the original album artwork." - Robot.

Artist: AF URSIN
Title: Classement Vertical
Format: LP
Label: Ultra Eczema
Country: Belgium
Price: $23.00
Limited to 300 copies. "In any constellation: with In Camera (his duo with Christoph Heemann), Noise-Makers Fifes (A Belgian Audio-visual collective, active between 1989 and 2006), Elodie (his duo with Andrew Chalk), as a duo with Belgian percussionist Kris Vanderstraeten, in Nivritti Marga (with Frédérique Bruyas and Raymond Dijkstra), as a live member of N​urse ​W​ith ​W​ound​, and ​most ​recently with Sloow Tapes Bart De Paepe as Ilta Hämärä…​ ​Anything the Belgian​-​Finnish walking improv encyclopedia​ that is Timo ​van Luijk touches changes into ear​ ​candy! The kind of sugar the children of the revolution get out of bed for, ​whilst their parents are sleeping off their trips to other ​dimensions.
Af Ursin ​has been ​van Luijks solo moniker since around 1990. A personal venture​ ​inspired by the forest​ and ​nature, mountains of experimental music, and ​the ​instruments surrounding him ​at his rural Flanders​ base​. His multi​-​instrumentalist ​abilities are largely spread out on this odd addition to Af Ursins catalog​ue​. ​
Classement Vertical ​retains Af Ursin​s well-documented (primarily via van Luijks La Scie Doree​ imprint) ​palette of old and obscure instruments​: a sound that ​appears to have been recorded on top of an old clock, though ​in this instance time is indeed in a warp. ​The record commences with a side​-​long piece that slowly creeps ​from psychedelic free jazz​ to a big​ ​band​ sound, whilst the second side is split between a spatial slow dripper and a wild way to bury Dave Brubeck forever…" - Ultra Eczema.

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