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Rumpistol AWAY


Rumpistol celebrates his 11th year birthday as a recording artist with his 5th full album. The title of the album is "Away" and references, among other things, the isolation, absence and loss that comes with the creative process, but also the privilege of being able to disappear into another world and be 100% present in the music.

After Rumpistol's recent collaborations with vocalists Red Baron (The album "Floating" released on Project:Mooncircle in 2012) and John LaMonica (the It's Everywhere EP from 2013), he now returns with another step forward in the outgoing direction while acknowledging the finest moments of his earlier instrumental releases too. This is especially heard in the strong focus on detail and the choice of acoustic instruments as a fixed companion to the electronic machinery.
The album features American singer/songwriter John LaMonica, LA-residing Red Baron and Katerine Mills-Rymer of OOFJ.

The title "Away" was chosen because many of the tracks on the album obviously deals with absence and the many ways to get lost or to disappear into something else. Whether existentially or in the escapist sense - to be on the run from something or to be heading somewhere unknown – a driving force that Rumpistol has often mentioned in relation to his creative process.

"Everyone knows what it means to be absent, or the unpleasant and almost humiliating feeling it can be to be around absent minded people. Paradoxically, absence usually springs from a total presence. So when you're 100% absorbed in one thing then you tend to forget everything else around you. This is the zone I enter when I work alone with my music " Rumpistol explains.

Like most electronic musicians and composers Rumpistol has always worked alone, so the isolation is a basic condition requiring a certain personality, which some might perceive as introverted or even nerdy.
Rumpistol's great devotion to analogue sounds shows a passion which some might find kooky too. A passion for deliberately squashed cassette tapes, reel-to-reels, crackling vinyl and vintage synthesizers from before the digital age, where sounds were designed from scratch - slowly with patience and good craftsmanship.
This analogue element mixed with Rumpistols bitter-sweet compositions and subtle use of children's voices evokes a feeling of nostalgia, where washed-out memories of childhood comes alive. Like on the first single "Asleep" which features elements of an old Danish childrens song or "Adrift" where Rumpistol samples a recording of himself as a child.

The title track (a duet between Red Baron & Katherine Mills Rymer of OOFJ) as well as the track "A Fall" brings the subject of struggling relationships to the table, while the majestic closer "Atacama" feat. John LaMonica sees absence in a much larger universal perspective, taking inspiration from Guzmans documentary ”Nostalgia For The Light”.

With elements from juke, ambient, house, IDM & drum’n’bass, "Away" elegantly summarizes Rumpistol ability to produce highly elaborate and genre crossing electronic music, that still bears a human face, while integrating sonic details with microscopic precision, that can only be made possible by many hours - days - even months of strenuous work in the studio.

It’s an ability that has gained love from critics & DJs alike, from BBC’s legendary John Peel to French techno star Laurent Garnier and Om Unit, and has brought him to venues like Boiler Room UK and MUTEK Montreal.

The LP version will include the "Asleep" remix from UK's Kelpe.


UPC: 5700907260198

Photo: Tobias Wilner

October 28th, 2013: AUDIO TEXTURE (UK/ES) original played by James Barrie. November 13th: GROOVE.DE video premiere on Asleep. November 13th, 2013, STEPCAMERA.DE playing Rumpistol – Asleep, November 13th, 2013: featuring video. November, 2013: 22TRACKS.COM featuring the Kelpe remix. November 14th, 2013: featuring video. November 15th, 2013, SOUNDVENUE.DK premiering video for Asleep. November 15th, 2013 TEXTURA (CAN) showing the video for Asleep. November 19th, 2013: FORMIDDAGEN PÅ P6BEAT - DANISH NATIONAL BROADCAST original played by Carsten Holm & Mikael Simpson. November 19th, 2013: EMERGING INDIE BANDS playing video. November 19th, 2013: ELECTROGROOVETECHNOPOP playing video. November 20th, 2013: CLUBBINGSPAIN.COM featuring video. November 19th, 2013: SERATO.COM Bueno Bros Remix played by The Oreator. November 20th, 2013: EATABAGOFMIX: KELPE Kelpe Remix played by Kelpe. November 21st, 2013: FINEST EGO Asleep video played by Malte. November 21st, 2013: NEONIZED playing Asleep. November 21st, 2013:
HARTBEATS playing "Asleep" video in HARTBEATS XXVII. November 21st, 2013:
THE CHRMISTRY Kelpe Remix played in Missed The Elements #3 Mix. November 21st, 2013: ZAMAZINGOO posted the video for Asleep on 'The up-&-comers' section. November 21st, 2013: FILTHY MUSIK featured video of Asleep.
November 21st, 2013: THE 3 BITS featured "Asleep" in Kickstarter video made to raise money for new episodes of their alterinative NYC TV-show. November 22nd, 2013: CATALUNYA RADIO Asleep played in LAPSUS #12, amb The Suicide Of Western Culture. November 22nd, 2013: SONGTREAT selected and posted the single. November 22nd, 2013: THE 3 BITS featured "Asleep" in 2nd Kickstarter video made to raise money for new episodes of their alterinative NYC TV-show. November 23rd, 2013: NOVIKARADIO by Dj Novika (PL). November 25th, 2013: BASIC SOUL RADIO SHOW Simon Harrison played Bwoy De Bhajan's Remix for Asleep in the 700th radio show. November 29th, 2013: TESTSPIEL.DE played Asleep video. November 26th, 2013: Everything Time - RADIOACTIVE-88.6FM Jet Jaguar played Kelpe Remix. November 30th, 2013: MOVIMENTA.COM playing original and Kelpe remix. DEcember 1st, 2013: NOVIKARADIO playing Kelpe's remix of Asleep. December 2nd, 2013: LYDTAPET.NET featuring the Asleep video. December 4th, 2013: MR2 - Petőfi Rádió (HU) Fine Cut Bodies playing "Asleep (Bwoy De Bhajan remix)". December 6th, 2013: UNIVERSITETSRADIOEN 95,5 FM Spacebounce playing Asleep. December 10th, 2013: RINSEFM DJ Flight playing "A Dream" & "Amnesia". December 12th, 2013: UNDERTONER featuring video and Bwoy de Bhajan Remix. December 15th, 2013: HIGHONBEATS.COM featuring Asleep video and all 3 remixes. December 16th, 2013: THEMAININGREDIENT-EASTVILLAGERADIO Jon Oliver playing Kelpe Remix. December, 2003:
RADIOFREEFM playing "Asleep" in rotation. January 7th, 2014: Everything Time - RADIOACTIVE-88.6FM (NZ) Jet Jaguar played "Away" feat. Red Baron & Katherine Mills Rymer. January 20th, 2014: AUDIOTEXTURE (UK/ES) James Barrie playing "Awake". January 28th, 2014: THE MAIN INGREDIENT - EAST VILLAGE RADIO Jon Oliver playing "A Town". January 28th, 2014: DUBMISSION784 - WYEP PITTSBURGH Kerem Gokmen playing "Adrift". January 31st, 2014: THUMP / VICE MAGAZINE premiering "Away" video. January 31st, 2014: BBC RADIO 6 Tom Ravenscroft playing Kelpe's remix of Asleep. January 31st, 2014: THE MUSIC IN MY LIFE featurin "Away" video. January 31st, 2014: UNDER THE RADAR featuring "Away" video. January 31st, 2014: THIS IS BOOK'S MUSIC featuring "Away" video. February 1st, 2014: 1LIVE FIEHE - RADIO EINS Klaus Fiehe playing "A Fall". February 9th, 2014: BBC RADIO 6 Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone playing Asleep. March 2014: RADIO1 CZ Josef Sedlon / NOVINKY NA ALTERNATIVNÍ SCÉNĚ playing "A Fall".
March 22nd, 2014: Radio Z Nuernberg - Limbo Rhythm playing "Atacama". March 22nd, 2014:Yan Dokta Playing The Nurse (US) playing Asleep (Kelpe Remix).
March 21st, 2014: RADIO1 CZ Josef Sedlon / NOVINKY NA ALTERNATIVNÍ SCÉNĚ playing RUMPISTOL SPECIAL feat. Asleep, A Dream, Away & A Fall. March 22nd, 2014: BYTE.FM playing A Fall, Asleep & Away. March 25th, 2014: RADIO1 CZ Josef Sedlon / NOVINKY NA ALTERNATIVNÍ SCÉNĚ playing "Atacama". No. 5 on FINN OF TOMLAND's March Chart on Resident Advisor. March 22nd: ANDY REED playing "A Town". 24th of March, 2014: BASIC SOUL SHOW Simon Harrison playing Away (Shatter Hands Remix). April 13th, 2014: HIDDEN FORMS - WNUR89.3FM w/broken36 playing "Amar". April 22nd, 2014: Radio Z Nuernberg - Limbo Rhythm playing "Atacama". January 14th, 2015: EARMILK (US) premiering "Atacama" video & interview. January 14th, 2015: IMVDB "Atacama" Video are on IMVDb January 15th, 2015: OTONO DE HIROSHIMA (MX) feature on "Atacama " video. January 17th 2015: FRINGE MUSIC FIX "Atacama" Video bloged January 17th 2015: NOMOS SESSION 11 Atacama is in Nomos Sessions "Seraphic Mix"
January 29th 2015: BELIO MAGAZINE Video "Atacama" features.