限定100部。有名、無名問わず、非常に面白い出版を続けているイタリアSilentesの関連レーベルSt.An.Da.より注目の物件が登場。Aubeこと中嶋昭文 氏のG.R.O.S.S.より1995年にカセットを発表、その後も非常に不定期な動き/リリースを続けている、あのオランダの大ベテランFrans de Waardの知られざる(?)アンビエント変名Questの作品。自身の古いカセットマテリアルを用い、シンプル且つ濃密な古き良きアンビエントミュージックを紡いだ7作品。100部限定では勿体無い完成度です。
"The history of Quest goes back to the mid-90's when Aambient House' was looming large and I got tired of playing the same noise show as Kapotte Muziek and Beequeen which focused on a more dark drone sound. It was time for something lighter, ambient and, why not, perhaps a bit more rhythmical. A drum machine was bought but never understood and was only used for a couple of pieces on the 'Questionmark' LP, released as QST in 1994. That was the premature end of QST, but as Quest the project became more ambient and less rhythmic and a bunch of releases were released on Noise Museum and Lunar in the mid to late 90's. Sometime in the late 1990s new possibilities and techniques came about and it was decided to move away from analogue synthesizers, field recordings and four track machines. It had been a good run. Fast forward to 2014 and another development in technology. Apps developed for the iPad make it possible to create the rhythm music dreamed off in the mid 90s but that was never realized back then; QST all of a sudden gets a restart, with lots of pieces being composed and a 12" released by Inta (early 2017). An old fan of the Quest music felt he was left behind, and asked 'so is this technology also useful for some good old ambient music as Quest? Since then an album has been released by Where Ambient Lives and one is upcoming on Infraction Records. 'Yesternights' was composed over a period of two years working off and on before finishing it."
Frans de Waard (1965) has been producing music since 1984 (Kapotte Muziek, Beequeen, Goem, Zebra, Freiband, Shifts, Modelbau, etc.). In 1984 he started his own record label Korm Plastics, releasing music from Arcane Device, Asmus Tietchens and Jim O'Rourke among others. He has worked for the pioneering Dutch tape label Staalplaat (1992-2003) and since 1986 as a reviewer for his own publication Vital (now Vital Weekly), a magazine which has been an online source for underground music since 1995, and which celebrated its 1000th issue in 2015. In 2016 Timeless published in France his first book, an autobiography of life in Staalplaat titled 'This Is Supposed To Be A Record Label'. His interests in music creation ranges from Ambient to Noise to what he describes as 'silly disco music'. He has played concerts in Europe, USA, Canada, Russia and Japan, and collaborated with Steven Wilson, Jaap Blonk, Andrew Liles, Radboud Mens, Keiji Haino, Pan Sonic and others