Following my 2010 Miasmah release Schattenspieler, this year’s “Library Music 1” has little, if anything, in common with its predecessor. Taking my inspiration from the classic old music libraries used for TV and low budget movie productions in the 1960’s and 1970’s, as well as the curious early electronic experiments of Raymond Scott and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, I've crafted a collection of 18 odd vignettes spanning a generous variety of styles. Equal parts contemporary classical music, experimental bedroom electronica and obscure vintage film music, this album is my most playful to date.

While my earlier releases such as Gebrauchsmusik (Lampse 2006) and Schattenspieler (Miasmah 2010) displayed an underlying conceptual and/or stylistic coherence, Library Music 1 makes a point of going in a completely different direction. Just like the tracks of old music libraries, the 18 untitled tracks of Library Music 1 are disconnected fragments looking for a purpose; music without a preconceived meaning and/or context. More than anything, Library Music 1 comes across as a varied candy bag for listeners with a taste for the peculiar.