Andrew Chalk and Timo van Luijk made their first firm steps as a duo with 2011’s ‘Echos Pastoraux’ (La Scie Doree). A collection of short fragments, the album had the sentiments of a homely sketchbook memory. Since then they have released a steady string of albums incorporating an elaborate repertoire of delicate acoustic and electronic sounds, weaving a rich tapestry of impressionistic pastel shades and shimmering opalescent rays. In concert, Chalk and van Luijk focus their attention on one or two chosen instruments and naturally employ a more reductionist approach, allowing slow phrases to intertwine and repeat through the duration. At Islington Mill they will be joined by Tom James Scott who has collaborated with them a number of times in the past, both on record and in a live setting.
Musician who lives in Tokyo, Japan. 2013 Performed in Sweden (Fylkingen and other), 2014 Thailand, 2015 UK (TUSK Festival).
“Reizen takes inspiration from Andrew Chalk’s stately environmental recordings and transposes the approach to solo electric guitar using looped phrases and a variety of strategies that range from bowed/teased string work through full-on psych face-offs.” – Volcanic Tongue