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Album – Armin2016 (2021)

Armin2016, an album of Trance tracks, was produced from Dec. 2021, and singles from the album were released in Q2 of 2022:

  1. Mesomedes
  2. PopUp
  3. Armin and Me
  4. Space Crackle
  5. When Morning Comes
  6. Carillon
  7. Outro (Armin2016)

Play time: 29 minutes


👉Post about Mesomedes


👉Post about PopUp

Armin and Me

👉Post about Space Crackle and the technology behind the song.

Space Crackle

When Morning Comes


👉About Carillon

I call this 6th song on Armin2016, “Carillon”, because of the most noticeable or unusual instrument in it: one of the Indonesian Gamelans. The Gamelan is an ensemble of tuned percussion instruments. In this piece, it is the specifically the electronic version of the Gendér, a 13-tone metallophone, which sounds like bells being rung.
During the Christmas holidays in Dec. 2021, I was listening to Yo-Yo Ma’s explanation of how Debussy came to use Indonesian Gamelan sounds in his compositions, after he had attended the Paris Exposition of 1889. I listened again to Gamelan musicians and the wonderful sounds the instruments make.
I felt like writing a Christmassy song, and decided to incorporate the Gamelan instruments because I like the sounds, but also because I associate Indonesia, gamelans and bells with the Netherlands at Christmas time, which was a really special, happy time for me.

Outro (Armin2016)

Liner notes

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