Full Circle has been four years in the making… a mosaic of beats, synths, jazz & classical soundscapes, combined with field recordings and plenty of his own instrumentation, such as piano, guitar, harp, flute, percussion, claps, and his voice. He was inspired by the sounds of the city as well as by nature, crafting it all as a seamless whole, and we here at King Deluxe are very pleased to share this new album from Dutch musician Bastiaan van der Vlist, aka Beatsofreen.
This follows on the heels of his acclaimed Dimensions EP, out on Darker Than Wax earlier in 2015, for whom he has another in the works. Also look out for his alter ego Stan Forebee.
Full Circle – 2015 – King Deluxe
Dimensions EP – 2015 – Darker Than Wax
Reflections EP (as Stan Forebee) – 2014 – Digi Crates
Coloured Dreams EP – 2013 – Darker Than Wax
Jazz Sessions (as Stan Forebee) – 2013 – Digi Crates
Global Soul EP (instrumentals) – 2012
Global Soul EP – 2011
Future Memories – 2011 – 88 Till Infinity
Do you remember the first song you ever wrote?
What’s your favourite time of day to create?
What’s your dream job? That is, if making music wasn’t an option?
If money were no object, which earthly instrument would you have delivered to your home studio?
Of all your worldly possessions, which is the last you’d ever part with?
What’s the last great book you’ve read?
From which city would you most like to get an invite to come and play?
Most inspiring performance, musical or otherwise, you’ve been witness to?
Is there a filmmaker for whom you’d love to provide a score for?
What’s your desert island album? That is, if you had a record player and battery power to spare, but only piece of vinyl to play until your rescue arrived?