It took Tim Wijnant two years to complete the successor of his debut-album "Gravity=Love". Meanwhile he discovered the advantages of free hot meals whilst touring (inter)nationally on renowned festivals such as Pukkelpop, Earational, Toonfestival, (K-RAA-K)3 festival, Aller et Retour, Brugge 2002. Collaborated with Köhn, remixed work for O.Lamm. All this
resulted in a stream of ideas, influences which were put into this new album. There's a continuity with "Gravity=Love", but the overall sound of "The Wide Album" is fuller and deeper. The attention to mastering his tracks into the tiniest detail proved to be the right way. This is a mature cd ranging him amongst the likes of Pimmon / Fennesz / Markus Schmickler. "The Wide Album" is a progressing work. Started out by collecting sounds from different sources. Manipulated, and processed into rough tracks and fitted alongside one another until a definite version was completed and fine-tuned as a whole. An album, which will not only appeal, electronica-fans worldwide, but also the more adventurous pop-listener and the avant-garde scene. It's a musical history trip almost without the use of conventional instruments. Ovil Bianca is one of the few electronica-artists whom still discover new territories within a listenable concept. This is probably a result to his statement about being influenced by Syd Barrett, Dj Tiesto, Bonzai Records and Wesley Willis. These influences say off course more on the mental state of Ovil Bianca then on actual musical references of this cd. Witnessing a live-concert an Ovil Bianca concert is something completely different. Passed concerts proved that it actually works for rock-audiences as well as art galleries. A challenge for mind and ears, which can be heard as an extra on this cd. Ovil Bianca insisted to include his Pukkelpop 2001 performance as extra mp3 on his album. Not only as a memory, but also to give an idea how a minimal set up also works on big stages and how lives performance has influenced this cd. Another extra comes with a QuickTime-movie from Bart Stolle who is a respected video-artist within underground (and not-so-underground)-circles.
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