Measures is the second solo album from Berlin-based Danish double bassist Adam Pultz Melbye, following up on 2014’s Gullet.
On measures, Melbye investigates slowly evolving unstable structures, using simple compositional ideas to create complex resonant textures.
The album is released on a waste product of Melbye’s musical practice; broken double bass strings. In collaboration with Polish visual artist Lena Czerniawska, each string is vacuum sealed along with handwritten text by Czerniawska, resulting in a possible infinite number of individual objects, visually as well as sonically reflecting upon the impermanence of the physical world.
released December 13, 2017
Adam Pultz Melbye: Double bass, sine wave (track 2)
All music by Adam Pultz Melbye (KODA)
Recorded in Berlin, January through March 2017
Mixed by Adam Pultz Melbye
Mastered by Joe Talia
Bass strings broken by Adam Pultz Melbye
Handwritten text by Lena Czerniawska
Visual concept and packaging: Adam Pultz Melbye and Lena Czerniawska