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Zero Crossing

by Brueder Selke x Eric Maltz

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1.
Zero 10:50
2.
Crossing 06:28

about

A point is infinite. As a waveform crosses the zero the exact moment of its transformation from one polarity to another lasts a fraction of an eye blink - or it lasts until the end of time. Waves in suspended animation, the magnification of a moment. These pieces exist in a time which stands and stretches simultaneously. 

This waveform has two sides. The first being Brueder Selke, brothers Sebastian and Daniel, also well-known as CEEYS, a contemporary cello-piano duo who call Potsdam their home. The second is Eric Maltz, an NYC recording artist now residing in Berlin. These two sides collaborated, creating parts in their own spaces, their own studios, and allowed for the combination to take place in the space in between. Dream melodies unfold at a languid, smoke rolling pace. Cellos, pianos, synthesizers, sub drums pulse in and out, each enjoying their freedom, their full length of existence to stretch out and unfurl at will, unaware of a grid, of a time, of a place. 

These sounds have never existed anywhere else. Only at the Zero Crossing. 

About the Artists:

Brueder Selke: The multitalented instrumentalists, musicians and brothers Sebastian and Daniel Selke, Brueder Selke, combine a long-term passion for music and an impressive resume working under the alias CEEYS alongside fellow luminaries Ólafur Arnalds and Peter Broderick.

They recently released their latest album HAUSMUSIK in 2020, which quickly amassed an organic following of listeners and received acclaim from tastemakers like Mary Anne Hobbs:

“It’s an extraordinary piece of music [...]“

“[...] they explore texture – creaking strings, bashed wood, triple stopping – over minimal one-chord drones with a horror-movie intensity”,
John Lewis, The Guardian.

Affected by the world-wide pandemic in 2020 both started composing under the alias Brueder Selke - their real name. Very close to the release of a Sample Pack for LandR, featuring their fine collection of East German synthesizers, this collaboration with Eric Maltz marks a new beginning.

In addition to their musical activities, the brothers organize the well regarded Q3 Ambient fest. They already started planning the 4th edition - a music happening for contemporary music, with a mesmerizing collaboration w/ Peter Brodericks and Daniel O' Sullivans latest duo project CONSTANT PRESENCE. Live on stage, this performance follows their ambient album on Thesis Project released in the form of a 10 inch vinyl with handmade artwork by Gregory Euclide.

Eric Maltz: Eric Maltz is a recording artist and live performer. He is very active in the avant-garde electronic scene, having played at Berlin Atonal, and with releases on labels like Possible Futures, Novel Sound, and his art label Flower Myth. He oversees the muzine Acoustic Jaguar, creates original composition and sound design for film and art installations, and has collaborated with a wide variety of international musicians and artists.

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released December 11, 2020

Written by Eric Maltz, Daniel Selke and Sebastian Selke.
Produced, Mixed, and Mastered by Eric Maltz
Artwork by Clovis Wieske/Nordland

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