Released by Fog Mountain Records, the LP is made from field recordings of the city provided by the Netherlands' RE:VIVE initiative.
The Institute's RE:VIVE initiative encourages artists to make new work from archival recordings and material—earlier this year, R&S duo Lakker made an EP from the same archives. Now Dutch label Fog Mountain has compiled a whole album made up of field recordings of Rotterdam, inspired by the city's almost complete destruction in World War II and the resulting revitalization that made it look very different from other major Dutch cities.
010, named for the Rotterdam area code, features experimental artists Roly Porter and Fis, techno producers
Bas Mooy and Drvg Cvltvre as well as a handful of Dutch producers like ANIK, Lemontrip and HOEK. The label says the source material allowed for "very little melody aside from the medieval bells of the Sint-Laurenskerk," and that the sound is heavily informed by Rotterdam's industrial port and "the cold concrete and glass architecture of the city's skyline, the wide boulevards, the hustle and bustle of a working class community challenging and embracing a rapidly modernizing society."
Stream the entire album.
01. Roly Porter - Sint Laurenskerk
02. HOEK - Haven
03. Nukubus - Coming From
04. Consulate - Nieuw Maas Terreur
05. Bas Mooy - Maashaven
06. Drvg Cvltvre - Glass, Steel And Skulls
07. Lemontrip - Middelland
08. Mill Burray - Bring It In
09. Fis - Drain Torch
10. Meta - Eva
11. BZGRL - Koppelen
12. ANIK - Maastunnel
13. Oaktree - The City Is A Jungle
14. Lwa - View From The Euromast
010 is out now via Fog Mountain Records.