LakkerStruggle & Emerge
R&S with a very special new project.
Lakker were commissioned by the RE:VIVE Initiative to create a new
conceptual work solely sampling field recording, TV and radio
broadcasts from the Dutch National AV archive, The Netherlands
Institute for Sound and Vision. The curated material provided all
related to and was representative of the theme the “Dutch and water”
The resulting 8 track release “Struggle and Emerge” is a tense
soundtrack to the machine driven mid-20th century that captures the
complex relationship between the Dutch and the water that surrounds
them - unyielding, colossal, industrial.
Broadcasts from the flood of 1953, which claimed over 1,800 lives and
decimated the southern province of Zeeland are sampled in the
gloomy “Open Clouds”. The contemplative “Broken Clouds” features a
radio broadcast the day after the Nazis inundated the Wieringermeer
Polder in 1945 in an act of desperation before retreating.
A very special concept album........