As the label head, Bill Van Loo has many solo releases on chromedecay, including the deep dub-techno EP “Ypsilanti by Night“, ambient guitar classic “6 strings for a winter’s day“, and much more. See the Releases page for a comprehensive listing.
live music performance: 3 options
Live dub techno performance
This is the primary incarnation of Bill Van Loo’s live electronic music performance, and is rooted in the sounds of several traditions, namely Detroit techno and the dub reggae-inflected rhythms of Berlin artists such as Basic Channel and Rhythm & Sound. These sounds are deep, danceable, powerful, and melancholy, in equal turns. Venues are advised to have sufficient subwoofer coverage to enable maximum low bass reproduction.
Live ambient performance
This version of Bill Van Loo’s live music performance is dedicated to exploring sounds and textures, especially using the guitar as a primary sound source. Layers upon layers of delicate sounds soar, tremble, and sustain, taking shape as instrumentation, live sampling, audio processing, synthesis, and field recordings merge into vivid sound sculptures. Some sets feature accompanying visuals, incorporating photographs, video, and processed visuals by the artist.
Hybrid vinyl / digital DJ set
Bill Van Loo’s DJ sets present an adventurous and joyful journey, tinged with sounds of Detroit techno, deep house, dub reggae, and other beat-oriented music. Mixed by a DJ with 20+ years of critical listening, mixing, and selecting music, this set incorporates cutting-edge digital DJ mixing with classic vinyl pulled from the crates.
biography & press photos
Bill Van Loo’s music is rooted in several traditions, namely Detroit techno and the dub reggae-inflected sound of Berlin artists such as Basic Channel and Rhythm & Sound. These sounds are deep, danceable, powerful, and melancholy, in equal turns
He also creates moving ambient sound sculptures, building layers upon layers of delicate sounds that soar, tremble, and sustain, taking shape as instrumentation, live sampling, audio processing, synthesis, and field recordings merge.
Bill has released much of his music on his own label, chromedecay. He has also appeared on a number of other labels, including a compilation appearance on the Planet E compilation “All Access” and a 7″ single on Berlin’s City Centre Offices in 2001 featured the delicate ambient love song “tones (for Sarah)”.
For more about Bill Van Loo, please visit http://www.billvanloo.com.