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Elements of Nature

by Felbm

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Charlie Moonbeam
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Charlie Moonbeam Any time an artist with the sensibilities of Felbm surrenders themselves to the natural world to bring back treasures of sound for us all, the world becomes a better place. Favorite track: Soil.
Ebbe Scovdahl
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Ebbe Scovdahl This is not my usual musical taste, it’s as far away from black metal as can be. In saying that, I’m totally fucking hooked on its beauty! Favorite track: Florissant.
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PlayItLoud! Felbm's music is bold and specific, yet humble and delicate. Seems he has loads of stories and feelings to share, but only whispers them to those who really wanna listen. Here, in the Netherlands, I never heard anything about him. I guess Holland got to small right from the start....
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sandubogi This reminds me of being a little kid being caught in the rain after getting off the bus. I ran all the way home that day, it was exhilarating and slippery. Favorite track: Psi.
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    Limited edition cassette and 48-page, riso-printed, perfect-bound book with photos from the residency and ink-drawings by Joost Stokhof. Only 100 copies available through Bandcamp.

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Soil 02:24
Root 04:09
Métaux 01:36
Cycli 02:38
Release 02:15
Florissant 02:49
Reflections 03:07
Fall 01:53
Tsuyu 01:43
Timber 01:27
Reveille 02:50
Rise 02:41
Fruit 02:34
Sustain 02:17
Attack 01:13
Phi 01:48
Wood/wind 01:54
Quartz 01:45
Psi 02:03
Decay 05:24


In January 2021, Eelco Topper (Felbm) went into hermit mode by way of a two-week residency at Buitenplaats Doornburgh, a former monastery on the outskirts of his hometown of Utrecht, Netherlands. He had already intended to use only natural elements for inspiration, such as naturally-occurring textures and patterns, and the earthiness of acoustic instruments like singing bowls and a range of wooden percussion.
On arrival, the contemplative architecture of the building and the peace of the surrounding landscapes energized Topper so much that these initial ideas blossomed into nearly 50 minutes of intimate 4-track cassette recordings.

Following the residency, Topper collaborated with a cast of local guest musicians on flute, saxophone and cello, infusing the original rhythmic foundation of percussion and acoustic guitar with a lush melodic backdrop.
 The resulting new release – simply titled ‘Elements of Nature’ - marries the fluttering melodies and lo-fi cassette sound of earlier Felbm releases with a new conceptual approach and more varied sonic toolkit. Here, Topper successfully preserves the joyful naïveté of the Tapes series while exploring sweeping new ground, resulting in a decisive step forward for Felbm as a composer, producer and artist.

‘Elements of Nature’ was first released in November 2021 on limited edition cassette, accompanied by a riso-printed book of artwork. 
Illustrated once more by long-time collaborator Joost Stokhof, the artwork assembles Stokhof’s ink drawings together with the analogue photographs that inspired them, taken by Felbm during his residency.


released November 5, 2021

All music composed, performed and recorded by Eelco Topper
Recorded at Buitenplaats Doornburgh and Studio Sao Paulo between January - June 2021

flutes & bansuri by Mark Alban Lotz
saxophone & duclar by Koen Boeijinga
cello by Dianne Verdonk

mastered by Jeffrey de Gans

artwork & book design by Joost Stokhof

© & ℗ 2021 Felbm & Soundway Records Ltd.

Made possible with the financial support of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Sena Performers Music Production Fund


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Felbm Utrecht, Netherlands

Dutch musician / composer / producer with a predilection for gentle instrumental music, centered around four-track cassette recordings.

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