FAST DE release album "Sight Inside" via Bloomer - "A future leaning slab of psychedelic jazz" MOJO

FAST DE releases debut album "Sight Inside" via Bloomer Records + Shares new track "Hopelijk" STREAM / ORDER THE NEW ALBUM HERE

Dutch composer and bassist Daniël Eskens has released his much anticipated debut album “Sight Inside”.

Having cut his teeth playing in various indie and jazz outfits such as Jo Goes Hunting, Opera Alaska, and Karsu, the album marks his first solo outing after years spent composing and experimenting in his studio. The album is out now via independent Amsterdam label, Bloomer Records (Nana Adjoa, Future Husband, Micro Talk + more). Combining a diverse array of influences—from Billy Strayhorn to Soulwax, Bela Bartok to Brian Wilson—Eskens' sound culminates in something that is entirely borderless, bridging glitchy electronic music, avant-jazz, modern psych, and alt-pop.

To mark the album's release, FAST DE have shared a new track titled "Hopelijk". A dynamic track based on one repeating pattern. Eskens says "it comes from a deep feeling of playful energy; like a kid jumping around and getting more and more excited." The repetitive pattern evolves as the track continues, transforming from melodic instrumentation into percussion breaks, before evolving into a new melody which eventually ends up in a spirited guitar solo. HEAR / SHARE "HOPELIJK" HERE

Just ahead of the album's release, FAST DE also shared the albums titled track "Sight Inside". The single saw the band continue to push the envelope of their borderless sound combining effected basslines, with hook-driven guitars, astral synths, and deceptively intricate drum breaks. HEAR / SHARE THE VIDEO FOR "SIGHT INSIDE" HERE:

"Sight Inside" followed the release of FAST DE's debut single "Miss Trutti Finally Found Her Gem", which was announced earlier this year alongside an innovative visual, which was created by audio-visual composer and software developer Tarik Barri, who is known for his work collaborating with artists like Thom Yorke, Paul Jebanasam, Nicolas Jaar, and Robert Henke.


Speaking on the video, Barri says, “The track has a beautiful, ever-evolving energy, and I felt the best way to express this was by dancing to it. So I pointed the webcam at myself to try and capture this physical expression as a foundation, as a canvas to then further paint on. I then applied some self-made visuals using a program called Videosync, which basically turns Ableton Live (a music sequencer) into an amazingly flexible visual creation tool. With Videosync, you can add visual instruments and effects to Live: instead of using tracks to create music, you can use them to create and manipulate visuals. Volume faders become brightness faders, midi notes create colours, and you can manipulate and “play” these video tracks alongside the audio tracks, all in realtime.

Since I am one of the programmers of this software, I get to put my ideas into this software, and the creation of this video clip definitely inspired the design of some of the instruments and effects I used here. Some of these are still under development but I’m looking forward to soon releasing them for use by other people, as well.”

"Sight Inside" invites you into FAST DE’s kaleidoscopic world of complex rhythms, spirited improv, and playful melodies, and with new live dates on the horizon there is no better time to discover them.

August 6th: Amersfoort Jazz Festival - Amersfoort (NL)

August 19/20th: De Ruimte Festival @ Sexyland - Amsterdam (NL)

October 28th: RAUW Festival @ Rotown - Rotterdam (NL)

“Sight Inside” is out now via Bloomer Records

Stream / Order HERE


“Sight Inside”

Bloomer Records


1. Hopelijk

2. AH

3. Miss Trutti Finally Found Her Gem

4. Good To Get Lost

5. W.T.M.W.O.M.

6. Was Dat

7. Sight Inside

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