After nearly a decade of producing music as SQL, Pim van Horssen’s often turbulent but exciting journey both across the world and deep inside himself has led to a crossroads. The idea of quitting or starting over was something that crossed his mind many times; but after moments of despair he always managed to rediscover his love of music on some dancefloor somewhere, reuniting his passion and leading to this year’s long-awaited release of his debut album, the eponymously entitled SEQUEL.
“Sequel is about rebirth. It’s the culmination of everything I have loved, lost, learned and experienced in the last 10 years as a musician,” he says. “This cycle is the only constant factor in my music and my career, and by learning to accept it, I’ve come to terms with the music I make. This album is a reflection of who I am right now at this moment. It’s me, no compromise.”
Embracing a fresh approach that combines the use of numerous pieces of analogue gear and recording his own samples in the field, the album represents the new sound of SQL in its purest form.
“I used to make more minimalistic techno and very computer-based music, but in the last few years I’ve found a more crafty, collage way of writing music.
“Most of the tracks on the album started out as jams. I put down about 50 jams last year and collected all the raw, recorded material, which I then used as a library of sounds to make the album.
“Some of the tracks on the album are a collage of three or more of those original jams.”
The end result is something truly special – a diverse and immersive album that channels the raw emotion and experience of the man behind it.
Release Date: 9th June
1) SQL – Metanoia
2) SQL – Wildlands
3) SQL – 11th Hour
4) SQL – Melancholia
5) SQL & Hessel Stuut – Antipode
6) SQL – Meraki
7) SQL – September
8) SQL – Immersion
9) SQL – Petrichor
10) SQL – Sound Mental State
Album Launch party HERE