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Side A 21:00
Side B 21:00


30 years after The Dutch ambient collective CHI, first cassette was published. the UK based label Astral Industries released a limited vinyl edition in 2016. Hanyo van Oosterom, Jacobus Derwort and Michel Banabila performed live at the Oto in London in february 2016. The same year they did concerts at the Berlin Atonal Festival and at the Kino in Rotterdam, where CHI once started in the eighties.

Meanwhile they worked on a possible new album. Michel Banabila recorded hours of new loops, samples and compostions. Some of them were used for their live performances. Van Oosterom started editing and remixing, also using samples of Derwort. The result was the blueprint for a new double album, that was never released.

Four years later in 2020 Van Oosterom found and remixed these ‘lost’ sketches again. The result is “The Red Tape Sessions” Part One and Part Two. Since Jacobus Derwort sadly passed away in 2019 this will be the last collab of them. What is left is a beautiful document as the definite closure of the CHI circle. (Hanyo van Oosterom, May 6th, 2020)


released April 10, 2021

Michel Banabila:
Drones, loops, samples, voice, synths, percussion, field recordings.
Jacobus Derwort: bamboo flutes, clarinet.
Hanyo van Oosterom:
Editing, additonal drones, beats, field recordings.
Tracks composed by:
Michel Banabila, Hanyo van Oosterom & Jacobus Derwort.
Remastered by Marlon Wolterink / White Noise Studio.
Remixed and produced by Hanyo van Oosterom.


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