Vossen "V" is a beatmaker and does beats. It all starts not about the songs but about the beats. All his works begin with samples in the pure hiphop tradition. V defines his music as progressive hiphop, post hiphop, ambient noisy hiphop. He performs alone or integrates avant-garde formations for improvised live performances.
V's 4th album and debut on Mahorka "23.56.04" was recorded during the same creative process from which "Cosmic Archeology", his 3rd full-length, has emerged, and is in many ways the latter's companion. One could feel same vibes through both albums, but the newly released one is less ambient, less electronic and more organic.
released September 29, 2019
2 of the tracks here were produced together with all-time partner MATIJ.
Real instruments are played on alongside the sample-based production - guitars, drums and bass, played by V or by friends, like Lord Konar on the guitars.
All the voices are real, recorded voices - by V, Matij and Brizzio.
All voices and instruments were recorded by DJ C.O from proletaire prod @ Tortuga Studio .Liège. Belgium.
Whole album recorded and mixed by V at his home studio, Dans Le Toit, Liège, Belgium.
Mastering and final render by Iban Call at Private Call studio, Mons, Belgium.
Recorded, created, played from Jan 2016 to April 2019.
so all versions/formats of this album are immersive and incredible. there is much material out there floating somewhere within a field of spatial drone/tape filtered ambient tone, yet this record just stands on top. it is grounding. mk700
I cannot think of another word to call this compilation besides masterpiece. A go-to for relaxation, stress reduction, introspection, and aural comfort. This album knows its role, delivers quality ambience, and showcases the exceptional talent that Past Inside the Present provides. Juniperus Kaizuka