Traces of Speech
"As if the language of human beings was adopted and enhanced by aliens who charged any basic articulation with tons of information, employing vocals as one but not the dominant practical in a chain of sounds, keeping its expressiveness and emotional delivery neutral. Now, after this radical alteration, only a margin of this intriguing form of communication can be deciphered by us humans, but all—earthlings and other forms of beings in the greater universe—can get a glimpse of its infinite options. Eyal Hareuveni, All About Jazz"
"Eight meditations on just intonations. Electro-instrumental music of shining serenity."
""Lifespans is a mesmerizing and hallucinating piece of electronic music. Listen to it at a fairly loud volume, or with headphones, and you will hear myriads of voices and melodies, never repeating themselves.""
At The Hideout
Jeb Bishop / Jaap Blonk / Lou Mallozzi / Frank Rosaly
""The group's jagged improvisations [are] some of the most compelling and confrontational I've heard this year." —Peter Margasak"
Jaap Blonk & Cor Fuhler
"Since 1990 Jaap Blonk and Cor Fuhler have been collaborating in several groups in dutch improvised music, as well as in a pair of experimental radio plays. this is their first available recording as a duo."
Jaap Blonk & Maja Ratkje
"Maja Ratkje and Jaap Blonk have been performing and recording together since 2001. their first release was a cd of acoustic voice duets (majaap, Kontrans 850)"
Maja Ratkje & Jaap Blonk
"This duo deals with improvised vocals – with or without electronic effects. Jaap Blonk is a Dutch performer who has performed sound poetry and free improvisation since the 80’s. They have released two album on Kontrans, one without and one with live electronics. More or less all sounds are derived from the voice/mouth region."