you'll find all the news from past
The past is a long time ago, so some of it, including links, might not
make much sense anymore
It's called an archive
29 december 2020
As promised, the end of year-update. In 2020 I spent time singing with Stike,
maybe those songs will see the light of day someday, maybe not.
We definetely had fun, just like the old times (when we formed a group
called Legion of Spunky). I also visited a lot of thrift stores scouting
for samples. (The dream: a Solex-like record). As for Empty Handed, the great Terminal Passage-channel on YouTube was kind enough to put it on their 'playlist'. This generated a lot of views and quite some sales. Almost famous, once again. Other music worthy of your time:
'til next time,
- Killah Priest - Rocket to Nebula
- Laura Veirs - My Echo
- Brian Fellon - Local Honey
- Ka - Descendants of Cain
- Fontaines D.C. - A Hero's Death
- Westerman - Your Hero Is Not Dead
- Einstürzende Neubauten - Alles in Allem
- Boldy James & The Alchemist - The Price of Tea in China
- Spinvis - 18.104.22.168.
- The Orb - Abolition of the Royal Familia
27 March 2020
semi-year ago Empty Handed got its long awaited release. The times
have been a-changin'... I've only got a couple cd's left. I
expect the lasts copies to be gone in 2020, so if you want one, send me
an e-mail. We can trade, I'll (and it'll) get you a good deal! If you want to support the excellent Bandcamp
order your copy through here. In the meantime I've been making new music, I
expect a new release around 2027. The next couple of years I'll be
focusing on politics. Don't expect many news updates, but I'll keep posting my end of year lists, like this one:
- Purple Mountains - Purple Mountains
- Joan Shelley - Like the River Loves the Sea
- Bruce Springsteen - Western Stars
- Lloyd Cole - Guesswork
- Little Simz - Grey Area
- Oso Oso - Basking in the Glow
- Nickolas Mohanna - Smoke
- Placid Angles - First Blue Sky
- Lana del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell!
- Helado Negro - This Is How You Smile
27 October 2019
it's been a month, and I'm getting used to the Insta fame now (thanks to Soundsol). The parties.
The groupies. The selfies. People staring at me in the mall. Ok, ok. Seriously, the Filmhuis Breda Empty Handed album
release party was a blast, I kept signing those records, and my
signatures kept disappearing (in a buddhist kind of way). The sales
have been going very decently. Thanks and muchos multipanelos gracias
to all who bought it. The reviews have been positive too, you can
check the press section for that, if you missed out on 'em on the
frontpage. What else can I tell you? I am humbled. And here's the link again, so you can be humbled too. Maybe. Wink again. I'll be back at the end of the year with an update.
12 August 2019
Finally. The long awaited - wink - new album Empty Handed will be
released at the end of september, the 27th to be precise! Rejoice and
party. Literally, 'cause' I will do a pseudo-dj-set in Filmhuis
Breda. Save the date (yes that's the release date as well,
'coincidentally'). On the front page you saw a first glimpse of the
artwork, created by the great Femke Dekkers. The album is mastered by Jarno 'Volmanza' Volman at Gold Soundz, one of my musical heroes (known for his Merry Pierce indierock project). Next update more info, on everything.
26 April 2019
As promised, you'll finally have my
top 10 of 2018 , right now. More importantly, artwork is being made for
Empty Handed, and the album has been mastered! Yay! Next update I'll
name famous names. Right now I can already tell my dear fans that this
will be the first album since my official debut (Alone in the Field)
that will be released on a proper cd. Cool, huh?
- Viagra Boys - Street Worms
- Chantal Acda & Bill Frisell - Live at Jazz Middelheim
- John Bramwell - Leave Alone the Empty Spaces
- Bent van Looy - Yours Truly
- Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
- Francis Harris - Trivial Occupations
- Moodie Black - Lucas Acid
- L.B. Dub Corp - Side Effects
- Lump - Lump
- Unknown Mortal Orchestra - IC-01 Hanoi
6 December 2018
Wow, the Rekordgate-year has almost
finished, but not without bringing in a nice surprise. Not only did
Recent Music Heroes kindly review part III, it also put parts I and III in their 'Best albums in 2018'-list. Next year I'll give you mine ;-)
17 September 2018
Voila! The third and final instalment of my Rekordgate-series is out now. You can download it through Bandcamp,
or listen to it on Spofity and all the other digital retailers. The
full album Empty Handed will most likely get a release when it's autumn, in 2019!
6 June 2018
Howdy! The next instalment of the Rekordgate-series is there. Check it out here!
It will also be available on Deezer, Amazon, Google Play and Spotify et cetera.
In the meantime the first ep was reviewed very kindly by Recent Music Heroes (voila).
Have a good one!
2 March 2018
O hi there! (You're still there.) Just a quick message to
tell you I have a new EP out on... Bandcamp! It's called
Rekordgate I and as the Roman digit implies, it's the first part (of a
trilogy). I hope y'all enjoy it. You can download it (and read a little
more about it) here.
As for the full album Empty Handed (title
reveal!), it will be shelved for just a little longer. Remember, almost
all great Multi-Panel albums have been shelved for years, before seeing
the light of day, just like good ol' traditional wine. Which brings us
to another tradizione. My end of year list.
See you later,
- Sam Baker – Land of Doubt
- The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
- Spinvis – Trein Vuur Dageraad
- Dizzee Rascal – Raskit
- Jake Xerxes Fussell – What In The Natural World
- Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, James McAlister – Planetarium
- Angelo De Augustine - Swim Inside The Moon
- Ibeyi - Ash
- Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory
- Mac DeMarco - This Old Dog
p.s. I did a remix for my fellow Breda-citizen Jeroen
Timmermans. A master of guitar, with a David Sylvian-esque voice.
23 August 2017
Ola. Couple of cool news items to tell you. First of all I did my third remix for the excellent Gold Robot label. (Yes we're quite fond of each other!) On this occassion Niilo Smeds got the Ludovico treatment. It sounds like a folk pop drone in Multi-Panel stylo. Check it out here.
If you want to listen to a snippet of my new album, you can head over to Gated Canal Community Radio (in affiliation with the Front and Follow-label).
As for the new album, I hope to release it somewhere next year, either
by myself, or on a label. We'll see about that. (You know the drill and
so does Pierre Bourdieu!)
Oh, by the way, I'll conclude with a flashback to the past. I found this blog post.
That's super sweet! Someone actually took the time to transcribe my
uniquely flavoured English. (As Zea would say: I learned my English in
the pitcoal mines) Alas, the YouTube link is down, but that weird lil'
compilation track is still (and presumably until the end of time) available on Spotify.
22 March 2017
I'll admit, it's been some time again, but... the new album is coming along quite nicely. Yes, I really said new album.
For now, I'll just post my top 10, best of 2016. Tradizione!
- Ryley Walker – Golden Sings That Have Been Sung
- Laura Mvula – The Dreaming Room
- Anderson .Paak – Malibu
- The Avalanches – Wildflower
- Alex Cameron – Jumping The Shark
- Rats on Rafts & De Kift – Rats on Rafts & De Kift
- Núria Graham - Bad Eyes
- Powell - Sport
- Bitchin Bajas & Bonnie Prince Billy – Epic Jammers and Fortunate Little Ditties
- Frankie Cosmos - Next Thing
30 March 2016
Yeah, well... my laptop died. I am still playing though. And dreamin' my dreams.
(as per tradition, best of 2015)
- Happyness – Weird Little Birthday
- Surfer Blood – 1000 Palms
- Bop English – Constant Bop
- Jim O’Rourke – Simple Songs
- Bill Fay – Who Is The Sender?
- Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat – The Most Important Place In The World
- Future – DS2
- Badbadnotgood & Ghostface Killah – Sour Soul
- The Tallest Man On Earth - The Dark Bird Is Home
- Kenny B - Kenny B
11 March 2015
Woops! Time flies. Background Radiation
had a very fruitful first hálf of 2014. We released another ep
with folky ditties during the summer. (I am sure you saw it on the front page). Anyway,
After that it was back to Multi-Panel, and things are cooking... Yes.
It's slow food. Gotta chew everything 25 times, right? For now,
you can study my best of 2014 list.
- Avi Buffalo - At Best Cuckold
- Sam Amidon - Lily-O
- The Delines - Colfax
- The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream
- Oscar And The Wolf - Entity
- Eno • Hyde - High Life
- Hitsville Drunks - Sincerely Average
- Ja, Panik - Libertatia
- Hospitality - Trouble
- Hallo Venray - Show
11 May 2014
Hey all! 2014 has been a
very fruitful Background Radiation year so far. Two new Bandcamp
singles composed by Tim Dwyer and yours truly are out already and all ready, and we
won't stop there! The second one found its way to the masses only yesterday. Spacetime/ Even Heaven samples a great percussion track by one of our heroes: Zammuto of The Books. He gave his kind approval to use it. If you somehow missed out on the first one, here's the link. Even my mother liked that one, what about that, huh? (And it got OMC
ramblin' about Kompakt, which is not too hard to do.) On the subject of
social media. I joined that Zuckerberg project. I don't know why. But
you can be my friend! Multi-Panel had been on Facebook for quite some time, thanks to a linguist in a pink blouse.
18 January 2014
Ok, not a hell of a lot happened in 2013, as you have probably noticed. Background Radiation's debut album got a cool review, and there was one last (the tenth!) piece about All It Takes as well.
Unfortunately No-Source (the netlabel run by my Bgrad bandmate Tim Dwyer)
closed its doors. You can still browse around and download all of their
wonderful releases though! Since life and study are taking up all of
my time at the moment, I can't promise much for 2014. But don't worry,
there's still music being made in these labs. We're just a little
slow... For today, let's conclude with my best of 2013 list.
- Karl Hyde - Edgeland
- These New Puritans - Field Of Reeds
- Denison Witmer - Denison Witmer
- Phosphorescent - Muchacho
- Everything Everything - Arc
- Night Beds - Country Sleep
- Steve Mason - Monkey Minds In The Devil's Time
- Porcelain Raft - Permanent Signal
- Jon Hopkins - Immunity
- Julianna Barwick - Nepenthe
18 February 2013
I know you saw it on the frontpage, but I'll repeat it here and update
this news post if any more news on the Bgrad front arrives. The debut
full length album by Background Radiation is out now. Stream and download it at No-Source. Kudos to Spacedance for the awesome artwork. Hipsters and chillwavers will rejoice!
20 December 2012
Howdy! So this is the final update of 2012. Very interesting year, I'd say. The (presumably) last couple of All It Takes reviews are in. The Belgian website Kwadratuur
published an extensive piece, which I thought was very
well-written, and was very happy with it, until I noticed the rating.
(Wink. It's still well-written though.) MusicFrom
seemed to ask a lot of questions, but also handed out some compliments,
as well as good jokes. On the radio front I got an e-mail from Marca Branca that Try Me was played in their show,
which is broadcasted through all kinds of Portuguese local channels,
like (imagine a Manu Chao voice) rrrrradio Coímbra. Cool.
Finally, one of the first to respond to the new album was follower of
fashion Rebecca Deczynski, who asked if she could use These Days in one of her video diary blogs. Watch the result here. I thought that was very cool.
So, what about 2013? It will start with a new Background Radiation
album, which will be released in february. I will update the
front page accordingly when it arrives. There might also be a
'Bgrad'-ep later in the year. We worked pretty hard on those 2 releases
the last couple of years, so I am quite proud. Multi-Panel-wise I've
been quite inspired lately as well, lots of new sketches and ideas. I
won't promise anything (too) soon though!
Let's conclude with that well known music nerd tradition, my best of 2012 list.
- Paul Buchanan - Mid Air
- Dots Will Echo - Drunk Is The New Sober/Stupid Is The New Dumb
- Bart Constant - Tell Yourself Whatever You Have To
- Yevgueni - Welkenraedt
- Here We Go Magic - A Different Ship
- Field Music - Plumb
- Human Don't Be Angry - Human Don't Be Angry
- THEESatifaction - awE naturalE
- Hospital Bombers - At Budokan
- Quakers - Quakers
25 October 2012
Here we go again. Let's start with some (online) radio news this time. The local channel Stadsradio Breda
introduced the new album to my hometown. It felt rejuvenating to be
called a fresh talent after so many years. Wink. The program is called Locals United, and you can hear yours truly in the final broadcast of september right here. JW from Caleidoscoop
already wrote a great review, but he's been playing a whole bunch of
All It Takes-tracks in his weekly monday evening show on Senzor
Webradio on DFM. Tune in here around 9pm CET. One more snippet of radio news, whilst googling I
discovered that the island of Martha's Vineyard got their share of
Multi-Panel when a show called Not The BBC (hehe) played a couple of tunes of the album on WVVY.
Don'tcha just love these old school radio stations. As Luc de Vos
would say: "Veronica komt naar je toe deze zomer'. Well, autumn in this
Next up, reviews! LiveXS
had two. Sort of. Their monthly magazine published an excerpt of
their nice review in their Locals Only section. Check out the scan at
the press page. They published their excellent full version online here. The album has been doing well in Belgium, or so I'd like to think. Dark Entries wrote a very cool piece about it. And to wrap up this post, Festivalinfo posted a review as well, which offered some criticism, as well as a positive conclusion. Hurray!
Until next time,
28 September 2012
Hi all! So it's been
about ten (and not twenty) days since All It Takes was released, and
here's the first instalment of a series in what happened with it. First
of all I was pleantly surprised by the reactions I got following my 'spam
offensive'. Shout outs to Stefan Koopmanschap, Tyn, Todd Leiter-Weintraub, Mercurial aka Rock Hyrax, and my Legion of Spunky bandmate 'Stike', to name just a few. So
far the album has gathered about a handful of reviews, luckily mostly
positive. Interestingly the 'old media' beat the 'online media' in
speed, kudos to Vice and Musicmaker.
Musicmaker was, let's say, 'nuanced', but Vice cracked some great jokes
about my choice of clothing. Let's hope Zeeman (a cheap ass shop...) sends me
some sweaters, with hoodies preferably. I like to hide. My
Subjectivisten colleague JW Broek was the first of the internetz to post a
review, so cheers to him and his blog Caleidoscoop for that. Yesterday evening Belgians arrived at the scene, when Indiestyle posted a cool review. You can read all in the press section, if you missed out on 'em on the frontpage.
Back in the Alone in the Field-days Aad van Nieuwkerk
(a VPRO radio guy) was one of the few cats who picked up my 'big'
American release, which remained somewhat below the radar in my
'heimat'. This time around, Aad is still digging the sounds, and
played a track on his Radio 6 show VPROJazzLive. Listen to it here, while I scratch my bebop beardie. Thanks Aad!
Finally the legendary outsider musician Naythen Wilson picked up my album through the Jandek
mailing list and wrote this: 'Let me start by saying that I was
pleasantly floored by this album. I downloaded it and couldn't believe
what I heard. Ludo is a master craftsman at the level of Nick Drake. It
sounds like it is equal parts Joy Division and Leo Kottke. I am so very
proud of Ludo. EVERYONE NEEDS TO LISTEN TO THIS! I have never heard an
album put out by a Jandek fan that I like more. PLEASE listen, please
listen.5 THUMBS UP!'
Ok, that's enough with the self congratulatory ramblin'. Until next time!
30 July 2012
Well, as you probably noticed on the front page, Multi-Panel's third
album is finally seeing the light of day. My Background Radiation
bandmate Tim Dwyer has created the beautiful artwork, and will release the
album on his No-Source label. I will also make the album available via
Bandcamp, with an “exclusive” bonus track. I've just
finished prepping and sending the promos, so hopefully I will be able
to post some reviews in the coming months. I will spam all of my
beloved fans in september with the download links, so be prepared!
In the meantime No-Source has re-released Background Radiation's debut ep, including a bonus-track! Ch-ch-ch-check it out!
19 March 2012
Big Apz, news
has been sparse indeed,
and really, this update won't change that. Last year was pretty slow
musicwise. Chopped away at a new Background Radiation
release. The new Multi-Panel album is no longer
almost done, it's done. During 2011 I added some vocals and
guitars and made other slight changes. In the meantime I went looking
label, with only minor results. There might be a compilation spot and a
remix for yours truly, sooner or later. I've decided to release the
online somewhere in the third quarter of this year. I might even start
a Bandcamp page, who knows. I do intend to send a lot of promos around,
to get my dear fans some stuff to read... For now, I'll just conclude
with my best of 2011 list. Traditions!
- Wild Beasts - Smother
- Novack - Sequences & Stills
- Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
- King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Diamond
- Duffhuës – Among The Ruins
- Delicate Steve - Wondervisions
- The Mountain Goats - All Eternals Deck
- Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat -
Everything's Getting Older
- Dolorean - The Unfazed
- The Innocence Mission - My Room Is In The Trees
6 March 2011
Howdy all, been
awhile. Finally some Multi-Panel news to tell you. The work on the new
almost done, there's a couple of tracks that have different versions,
thus are somewhat work in progress, but essentially, the only thing it
really needs is a title. And a label. I've been sending out some
tracks, have gotten some positive replies, but nothing materialized as
of yet. I'll keep trying. I guess it's even harder to find a label than
it was about 7 years ago when Unschooled released Alone in the Field.
Don't worry, it'll see the light of day one day. Multi-Panel
has a habit
of releasing albums years after completion anyway, right? You only have
to remember the Train Times album that was released by No-Source
after being shelved for years. It has got a nice review,
in Estonian, of all languages. So cool! (There's a translation in the press
section) Speaking of the Train
Times-era, today the excellent No-Source released another Multi-Panel
album (or, rather mini-album) with unreleased rarity-tracks from
2004-2006. It's called Retain Mist (it's an anagram people). Go check
it out, it's free to download anyways! As a bonus
there's n wonderful Full-Source remix, not to mention
his beautiful abstract artwork. Rock The Forest once
again features singer Pien Feith.
Speaking of her, as I (and everyone else who heard her of course)
predicted way back in 2004, she finally made it big time, with
a new album
(Dance On Time) and appearances on all the great stages and talkshows.
Awesome! And while we're on the subject of great records, let's
conclude with my best of 2010 list.
- Dave Rawlings Machine - A Friend Of A Friend
- Sufjan Stevens - All Delighted People/The Age
- Cherry Ghost - Beneath The Shoreline
- The Tallest Man On Earth - The Wild Hunt
- Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes -
Pills And Ammo
- Laura Veirs - July Flame
- Nicolai Dunger - Play
- Sone Institute - Curious Memories
- Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo
- Badly Drawn Boy - Is There Nothing We Could Do?
13 September 2010
Remember that long lost and forgotten Train Times For Sway
album? Well, it's finally available for the masses! My Background
Radiation friend Tim Dwyer has released it on his excellent No-Source
netlabel. (Check out Rho as well, for example) Here's the release page.
In the meantime there's also new Background Radiation material in the
making. Still chopping away at the first new material M-P album of this
decade. I remember how in the old times I used to talk about songs all
time on my website. So, for example, yesterday I incorporated a
guitar loop, sounding like a sitar in a new track/sketch, whatever you
want to call it. Interesting, huh? More on that later, I guess.
17 February 2010
No news on the
but there's a new Background Radiation ep out. Hurray! Moot
Point includes six brand new songs for your listening pleasure. Admire
the beautiful Toronto front cover and download the mp3's (or zips
artwork) here. Whilst listening you can
study my top 10 best records of 2009.
- Franz Nicolay -
- Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem
- Dinosaur Jr. - Farm
- Patrick Wolf - The Bachelor
- Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
- Charles Spearin - The Happiness Project
- Loney Dear - Dear John
- Tom Pintens - Winter Maakt Ons Vrolijk
- Jon Hopkins - Insides
- Dale Watson - The Truckin' Sessions Vol. 2
As you can see we got
a new design,
folks. Done by yours truly. For seven long years my webmaster Marc, an
all around great guy, maintained my website, but now I’ve
over. Many, many thanks Marc, I salute you! To celebrate this new
version I bought a domain. It’s been years since we had a
one. I considered www.mltp.nl which I think is funny, but a little too
confusing, so I went for the surprising Multi-Panel.nl.
Has there been any news since february? About a year ago I talked about
the Flesh Eating Foundation remix, I
was one of the winners. FEF have released a mini-album called Purging
containing eight tracks, with my melancholy remix being the final one,
after a heavy industrial rock out. It got some reviews, so check out
the huge new press
section. (Don't forget to click the scans, which sometimes contain cute
pictures) I see I hadn't talked about Tellaro
yet. They had a remix contest
as well and obviously I was one of the winners. (I wouldn't mention it
otherwise!) I hadn't properly realized it, but it was held by 2nd
Rec which is an amazing German label, semi-famous for
releasing work by the excellent Nitrada.
As a prize they sent me a box full of their records, which made my
week. The Tellaro cd (containing original work and a couple of remixes)
comes in two versions. There's a proper cd release with beautiful handmade artwork and there's a digital
version which you can dowload for any donation you like.
4 February 2009
I've been remixing lots of stuff lately, so far one of
'em can be heard/downloaded online. I did another remix for the
excellent Golden Robot
Records, remember, I previously won their Meanest
Man Contest-remix contest. Anyway, check out their homepage
or you can click here
for my Panther-remix.
Also traditions should be honoured, here's my top 10 best records of
- Songdog - A Wretched Sinner's
- Gorki - Voor Rijpere Jeugd
- Wild Beasts - Limbo, Panto
- Guillemots - Red
- Kathleen Edwards - Asking For
- Why? - Alopecia?
- The Felice Brothers - The
- Stephen Malkmus & The
Jicks - Real Emotional Trash
- Randy Newman - Harps and Angels
- Thao Nguyen with the Get Down
Stay Down - We Brave Bees Stings and All
23 October 2008
Howdy hey, time to summarize what happened with the new release, The
Door. It's got 4 reviews. One in French, from the Netlabels
weblog, describing me as a German (!) but enjoying the
simplicity/delicacy of the music. The ambient/electronica website
Disquiet mentioned it twice, in a general
review and once again
returning to their favourite track, also called The Door. The German
(!) weblog Vorspiel08
is extremely positive as well. 'Ein wahres wunderwerk!' Wow. Then
a website I actually write for myself (harhar) my colleague Stefan
kindly gave it a 4 star-rating. In the meantime, my biggest UK fan
has made a video
for Show You Around (also on the above mentioned ep) The clip shows
nostalgic beach footage, vintage style and I was obviously very
honoured to contribute to the soundtrack. Test Tube
is still going strong, but the Belgian collective Starving But Happy
seems to have vanished, at least for the time being. I know you
wouldn't want to miss hearing those [Napoleon Dynamite] SWEET[/nd]
tunes, so I've zipped 'em and uploaded the lot to Rapidshare. Then
there's all the remixes I did last year. Most of them have done really
well. There's a big Canasta remix
release out. A great band from Chicago, and yes it includes a remix of
yours truly. Check it
out! (And read a cool review on PopMatters)
I also did a Meanest Man
Contest remix, which actually won (!) the contest. It got
released on an mp3-ep. Read all about it here.
I also was one of the winners in a Flesh
contest. To be honest, I was a runner-up, but my remix will still
appear on a compilation. I also won the Tira Misu contest, was featured
on their MySpace page, but their entire page appears to be vanished
now. Oh well. The Schall
label had a better idea, they got so many cool remix entries, when they
held a multi-track contest, they decided to release a huge download
compilation. Yes, you guessed it, I am on it. Check it out here.
Then there's the Background
Radiation project, which finally found its way to the masses.
Well.. There's a download release on the German netlabel Jog
Shuttle. 6 folktronic-tracks on one ep called False Start.
Read all about it (and download it!) here!
20 January 2008
Tiny update. The Door is out now on Test Tube, go check
listen on your pc, Ipod, or burn it and print the front and back
16 December 2007
Woah, another 9 months gone. In the mean time I tried to get my life
back on track, but let's just
talk about music here. As I announced last time, I've been looking for
a netlabel and I actually found two. One in Belgium and one in
Portugal. The Belgian one is called Starving But Happy (which is
somewhat ironic) and they've just re-opened their website. They try to
be a platform for good electronic music and you can listen to several
song collections there, including a new Multi-Panel one simply titled M!
It contains 4 tracks, 3 from the Train Times-era and one with Pien
Feith. You can either stream or download the release, so go
out! The track featuring Pien is also released by her label Badmintone
on a free to download compilation called 'A Fine Collection By Our
Friends and Family: BMT Sampler pt.2'. I believe it's also released as
a limited cdr. Here's the link.
Test Tube is the Portuguese label and they will release a
Multi-Panel ep early next year, probably around february '08. More on
Radiation project is still going strong, we made a
couple of cool tracks, during the first half of this year. One of them
called Real Air To Use has found its place on an mp3-compilation titled
Let's Talk About Muertepop # 2 released by the Italian netlabel
You can find it on their net releases-page.. An ep might follow
I'll conclude with my traditional end of year-list. Enjoy!
- Loney, dear - Loney, Noir
- The National - Boxer
- Peter Case - Let Us Now Praise
- Rickard Jäverling -
Two Times Five Lullaby
- Do The Undo - Do The Undo
- Merry Pierce - The Warm
- Nick Lowe - At My Age
- Glenn Jones - Against Which
The Sea Continually Beats...
- Asobi Seksu - Citrus
- The Weakerthans - Reunion Tour
p.s. Oh, I forgot, the Multi-Panel.com address has finally expired!
Well, you must've noticed, if you'll made it here. Maybe I'll buy it
myself one day, but for now it's Back.To/Multi-Panel and we'll pretend
2 March 2007
Well.. It's been such a long time, hard to get things going again. I
mean my English.. It might be as bad as 2001, when this page came into
existence. So bear with me. 2006 was a bad year, but complaining won't
change anything. I'll concentrate on
the music stuff.
First of all (semi-)dead labels. Unschooled hasn't been active since
God knows when. Strange, they started with such enthusiasm and then
just didn't communicate anymore. Quite unprofessional, if I may say so.
Hence, Train Times For Sway won't see the daylight, you can send me an
and I'll provide you with a link to the mp3's. (You could try
Soulseek as well) One of the tracks on the album will be used by Dutch
on (for?) a compilation.. Soon. A netlabel called
Belladonna was going to do a compilation too, one of the few tracks I
made in 2006, was meant to be on it. But, indeed, Belladonna has gone
into a long hiatus. What a pity. (They at least announced it) Luckily
some releases do actually reach the public.
For example a Best Kept
Secret split-tape called Some Valley by Easton
& Grapes of Grain.
Both are projects of Alexis Vos, he asked me to
do an Easton remix, which I did.
Check out the discography and order that tape, not only for the remix,
but on the b-side the legendary Pien Feith has a
guest role. I
collaborated with her on some Train Times tracks and also on a new
song. I am trying to release these (relatively) fresh songs on a
netlabel. Hopefully that will work out. Let me see, what else is new?
Oh yes, IUMA
is dead too, edit: no it isn't!, so the songs page got totally useless, it has
been updated though. Traditions are cool., so here's my Top 10: best
albums of 2006.
In 2006, I wrote a lot of stuff for my Dutch weblog The
Gone Wait. De
Subjectivisten honoured me for my work, declaring me
the Year. Hurray. It got mentioned in a free newspaper De Pers.
though the Subs' spokesman could hardly remember my name! (Check page
- Midlake - The Trials Of Van
- Guillemots - Through The
- Loose Fur - Born Again In The
- Sufjan Stevens - The Avalanche
- El Pino & The
Volunteers - Molten City
- J Dilla - Donuts
- Beirut - Gulag Orkestar
- The Hidden Cameras - Awoo
- Michael Andrews - Me And You
And Everyone We Know OST
- Eef Barzelay - Bitter Honey
Pobsessie always manages to reach this reclusive fellow, so
me what I wanted for Christmas. (You! You! You!) Nah, I just gave them
a list of cd's, which they printed in one of their magazines. If you're
a local you might be able to find it somewhere.
There's a girl in a dress on the cover.
Ok that's it for now,
p.s. Ah, I forgot my fantastic Iron & Wine/Beastie Boys
mash-up. For the time being this link should work.
11 January 2006
Happy New Year!
Sorry for the lack of updates but 2005 was a quiet year. Unschooled has
been quiet too. So I can't tell when the new album will be released. I
hope this year! Only news I can tell you right now is that I'm working
on an Easton
remix. It will be included on a new Easton ep, to be
released in the summer.
Let me just tell you my favourite albums of 2005:
- Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
- M Ward - Transistor Radio
- Chad Vangaalen - Infiniheart
- Death Cab For Cutie - Plans
- Martha Wainwright - Martha
- Thomas Dybdahl - Stray Dogs
- Antony & The Johnsons
- I Am a Bird Now
- Okkervil River - Black Sheep
- Andrew Bird - & The
Mysterious Production of Eggs
- JW Roy - Laagstraat 443
P.s. In the latest issue of Pobsessie (#51) you can find a piece about
"music & internet." And indeed they offered me the possibility
say a couple of things on the subject.
2 April 2005
Tiny update. Due to some narcistic googling I discovered that 747am (De
Buis van Eustachius) radio played me in December. Nice.
I also found another review at Atomiclife.net. Also if you ever feel
like trying to order Alone In The Field in the cd shop and they don't
have it, maybe try to tell them the Upc barcode. (This is supposed to
work like ISBN, but I am afraid it doesn't.)
The number for Alone in the Field = 880336000963
The best news is saved for last though. Multi-Panel is on a Jandek
tribute! Other artists included on this compilation are Multi-Panel
favourites such as the Okkervil River & the Mountain Goats.
is an atonal folk hero.
The release can now be pre-ordered through the Summersteps records
site and it's also added to the discography here.
p.s. The Pet Series including Multi-Panel was on 3voor12's
luisterpaal for awhile. Cool.
20 January 2005
Just a small update.
My 25(!) copies of The Pet Series
have arrived. Just sent me an e-mail
and we'll negotiate something. (I am thinking of either trading it to
something or you pay the shipping costs, simple.)
Last update I wrote: "glad I didn't mention his name" when talking
about the mixing process for the new album. I thought that looked a bit
harsh, I just meant that now I've avoided conversations like: "what I
thought the famous .. was going to mix it?" and I had to say: No..
Also last update I wrote about We4E, the Unschooled Asia compilation. I
think it's an omen I didn't mention that Multi-Panel was going to be on
it. Cause I won't! The mixing for the particular track that was going
to be on it didn't arrive in time, apparently.. Oh well, there are
STILL reasons to buy it though.
Also because of the new Unschooled site, the audio player is dead. So
some things changed in the "songs" section.
PS. Well we also missed the deadline for the entire album, so now it
will be a summer release..
7 January 2005
So I am officially too late right? Happy New Year anyway. Who cares. I
got some news.. First the most important thing though. Ludo's top 10:
best albums of 2004.
Here we go..
Obviously waaaay beyond qualification is Brian Wilson's Smile.
- Julie Doiron - Goodnight
- The Streets - A Grand Don't
Come For Free
- Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
- Jill Sobule - Underdog
- Pinback - Summer In Abaddon
- Kings Of Convenience - Riot On
An Empty Street
- Iron & Wine - Our
Endless Numbered Days
- Madvillain - Madvillainy
- Karate - Pockets
- Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed
So. Multi-Panel news. I made 2 new remixes the past month or so. One of
Oh No's Stomp That Shit. (Stones Throw hiphop) Not a very shining remix
or anything. But if you hurry you might be able to have a laugh and
listen to it here.
Second one was a lot better. A My Morning Jacket one. Go listen
(On the same page, do check the old time classic "The Lalala song".
Back online thanks to Mr. Big Side Left.
Unschooled has a new website. It's a major improvement. It says
Multi-Panel is going to do Dutch gigs in support of his new album.. Oh
yes? I never said that. ;) Maybe I'll send robots. Just know you don't
have to expect anything.
Better Unschooled news. They are going to release an Asia compilation,
it will be called We4E. Don't know when it will be out, but I guess
Also the long awaited Pet Series
compilation is out now! Hurray hurray!
Except nobody told me! I thought I was supposed to get some free
copies.. :( *Shakes head in disbelief. Well, you can order it here.
you can wait, who knows, I might get some copies after all and then
I'll just give them away of course.
The new album is currently being mixed. Not by the famous person I
talked about in the previous update. I am glad I didn't mention his
name. If the mixing goes well the album will be out soon.. We'll see if
we make the deadlines.
That's about it.
30 November 2004
I am lazy. Lazy Ludo. I have a feeling all I write has been typed
before. I mean should I really say "it's time for an update again"?
Anyway.. It is.
Some new reviews. One in Gonzo (though
not in the magazine but online
only), one in Grooves (unfortunately not very positive)
and one in
Pobsessie. I think the new Pobsessie will be
online soon so the
non-Breda-but-still-dutch readers can erm read it. It's a very positive
review luckily. Also there was an interview in the same issue of that
So. Yes.. The new album is finished at least my part. It will be called
"Train Times For Sway". (yes that title has been changed a few times in
the process) The album will be mixed by a famous person. I'll tell you
later, cause you never know. There are 2 additions in the discography,
one remix Ep by Nokalypse which featured a remix by me. The other add
was one for the holidays. Finally Unschooled has released their "A very
Unschooled Christmas" compilation. It's very nice and my track has been
picked by CMJ
as one of the cd highlights.
So. I guess that's it. Hm. I also started a weblog. A
bit late on the
bandwagon, I know. It's in Dutch for obvious reasons. (Maybe I should
spell "dutch?", see..)
Next time it's best of 2004 time. Till then.
P.s. Unschooled has teamed up with cdbaby.com for a
super sale, you can
get some of their releases, including mine for only 5 dollars! If you
buy 3 cd's at once. Hmm sounds a bit complicated, anyway just head to
cdbaby.com browse around in the 5 bucks section, click on mine.. and 2
other ones.. Then you'll be happy.
30 September 2004
Short update time. In the past month not that much things happened.
The coolest thing was VPRO radio playing
Alone in the Field in the
middle of the night. The program is called L'Heure
Bleue and you can
relisten the broadcast, it's one hour of Multi-Panel music and it
serves as an excellent introduction to the album. Click here.
sure to check the archive of that program, you can listen to Fennesz
and Steve Reich as well. (Just to name a few)
Also I found one new review, it's mini, but it's to cool not to share.
Read it here.
The new album is almost finished. I have good hopes it's finished in
the next, say, 2 months. There's a great singer collaborating with me
on it, her name is Pien
and her music career will lift off soon I think.
That's all for now,
P.S. Another brilliant review at AngryApe.com. (2009 update: got lost in their
archives, so you'll have to take my word for it)
25 August 2004
Well hello again everybody. It's been a while. I hope everybody safely
returned from the annual holiday trips. I did, the webmaster as well.
So update time. Last month Multi-Panel still went strong on the charts.
I believe staying for 6 weeks on the RPM charts, which is the
electronic music chart. Highest ranking was 21, which I thought was
very impressive. Too bad "we" missed the top 20 though. Next album will
get there, I promise. There were 2 more reviews and 1 interview. The
interview is some kind of joke, read it here.
2 excellent reviews
though, one at a site I hadn't
heard of yet, but it might be my
favourite review. Read it here.
Another very impressive one at one of
my favourite sites, Kindamuzik.net, here.
The cd is now for sale at
lots of places, I'll give a list, please buy it! Amazon.com,
Neomod.com & Tower Records.
I hope it will be for sale at some Dutch places as well very soon. I'll
keep you updated. But if you have a credit card, check those places,
it's really not expensive especially since the dollar is not doing
well. I believe that's it for now. Oh, I can tell you the new album is
finally shaping. I am very glad with that, I haven't lost it! Hehe.
12 July 2004
As the webmaster is going to make an amazing trip at the other end of
this continent, the website will not be updated until somewhere in
August. In the meantime you'll just have to be patient, or google to
find out how it's going with multi-panel's quest to fame. The past days
not much happened, alas.. Though I saw that I was played at some
radiostations in USA, of course.. And Breda Barst had a
the album being released, thanks!
Have an endless summer everyone,
7 July 2004
2 very cool reviews of the album. One by Allmusic.com and a
review by some kind of e-zine or website, I don't know, called
Check them out here
Also the label informed me about the radio airplay, which is supposed
to be good. For the insiders I am now at number 15 on the radio 200 ADD
chart, and for comparison, Junkie XL only got at number 17 with his
latest release. Sorry Tom!
Hopefully the nice reviews keep comin'.
p.s. Oh yes, also the Earplug zine
picked me as one of their favourite records of the moment.
1 April 2004
Might not be the smartest thing to have an update on april fools day,
but ok who cares. The album release is getting very near.
heard the remixes, all are wonderful.. So exciting times. Also
I’ve been making some new songs, using samples I recorded
liveband violin player amongs other samples and guitars etc. Other news
is that the guitarplayer Erik decided to quit, as he wanted to spent
time on his solo songwriting. Very bad news of course as we had already
spend a lot of time and had achieved interesting results.
Right now I am still looking for a new guitarplayer, but if I
won’t find one soon, I’ll have to think about some
different approach of the liveshows. I think you can expect a new site
design in May. (Maybe June) Of course this new design will be based on
the new artwork for Alone in the Field.
25 Februari 2004
Well well.. This is not going to be a long update cause
not much to tell but well, I figured it was time to do one again. The
Alone in the field release will be in June, that’s the major
there is. I can tell you the artwork will be beautiful. (I’ve
seen it) Also expect some nice remixes on it. (Quite big names, at
least in my book) Also the Pobsessie reviewed that Thin Lizzy gig,
Dutchies can check it in the press section. Non-Dutchies I can inform
that they liked the gig, + they can adore the live picture also at the
same section. Hm.. what else. Oh yes, the Breda Barst organisation
didn’t select Multi-Panel for the local band competition to
a place on the festival. They decided to go for some nice grunge bands
instead. (..) Ok no problem of course, it’s a competition
all. The work on the new album is still going steady, I just obtained
an Octaver pedal, might hear that thing in the new songs. I did have
the first session with Shane, the drummer. He will be a good addition
to the band, no doubt.
Is this it? Yes.
15 January 2004
Just a small update. The Thin Lizzy gig went smooth. I thought it was
hilarious & fantastic. Erik wasn’t as glad as I with
still it was really funny. (Especially shocking the crowd of course) I
hope there will be pictures soon.. There won’t be a recording
it, sorry. What you can is download the laptop versions of the songs.
(So without vox, melodica or guitar) Only thing you need for it is
Soulseek and then add LudwA to your list and browse the files. Last
weekend I made 2 new songs, wow! Also the label will release the
re-mastered and extended (with remixes) Alone in the Field this spring
. They also designed a logo for me. You will see it soon.
It looks slick, t’will look good on t-shirts. Oh I did drop
of the music study at Amsterdam university. But I will have some jams
with the drummer soon.
More on everything later,
16 December 2003
Holiday time. Finally.. I am quite tired. The university study is damn
hard and actually there’s a big, big chance I will quit it.
Thin Lizzy concert at Mezz is a sure thing, be there! Do check the data
page for all the details. That page is now used for the first time!
Erik and I will perform 3 songs, one of them will be a mighty rock-out.
I’ve been slowly working on some sketches, there are a lot of
promising half-finished songs.
I hope I can finish a lot of them in the next few months. Also since
it’s the end of the year again I’ll have some lists
you. The VPRO had their song of the year contest again, I voted for
Calexico - Quattro, the Postal Service – Such Great Heights
R.E.M. – Bad Day. I must say that this year I
charmed by the preselection they did. Anyway who cares,
more important list, Ludo’s favourite albums of the year:
All are recommended listening offcourse.
Well this news update seems more like a weblog. More serious stuff.. I
was selected by Atman
as one of his favourite tracks in the big electronicscene Atman remix
contest. I might get featured on a cd or something. I did another Atman
remix, but I think that one isn’t selected, still you can
it in the songs section. Also in the end the Pobsessie interview with
me was published in the november/december issue. Locals can look the
thing up at the library or some shops but I’ve scanned the
so everyone can read. Everyone? Nope only the Dutch because I was too
bored to translate.
- Stephen Malkmus –
- Virginia Jetzt! –
Wer hat Angst fur Virginia Jetzt!
- I am Kloot – I am
- Death Cab for Cutie -
- Postal Service –
- Long Winters – When
I Pretend to fall
- Arab Strap – Monday
at the Hug & Pint
- Yann Tiersen – OST
Good Bye Lenin!
- The Books – The
Lemon of Pink
- Eels – Shootenanny!
Finally the Electronicscene awards are there! Go vote! I am already
nominated in the electronica genre, so you should definetely put your
vote in for Multi-Panel there..
I think this was the last update of the year 2003. Somehow it
wasn’t a year as good as 2002, if we talk about musical
did gain a record deal though and one thing that’s worth a
me was the start of Multi-Panel live.
I wish you all a great 2004 and remember one thing: Be nice to people
on your way up because you meet them on your way down (Durante)
1 November 2003
A big sorry for the long update gap to all my dear fans.. I am just
lazy I guess. Well August feels like 20 years ago. I am right now used
to travelling day after day to Amsterdam and back, also you bet they
learned me something. It’s really a tough study so far. I
suck at real music theory I think. The etnomusicology part of the study
is very interesting though. As for Multi-Panel related news I made some
songs/sketches. Actually yesterday for the first time in months I
really got that great special feeling, I sometimes get, when making a
new song. Still for the songwriting goes the same as for the news
updating, nowadays i’ll make some kind of really lo-fi rough
version of a track and after that I am too lazy to work on it. This new
one gives me new hope though, I’ll hope i have the chance to
finish it soon. Also Multi-Panel might play some Thin Lizzy covers in
Mezz in January! I’ll tell you more about that later, right
am still working on those covers and it’s not confirmed and
blabla. Just wait and see, if me and Erik are going to perform a few
Thin Lizzy things live, I’ll make sure I’ll post an
released his remix cd a month (or more) ago. I am on it, my
track (mp3!) is not so interesting but there are a lot of cool tracks on it,
so check it out. (You can find a link in the discography section) Also
I did a distorting remix of a Nokalypse track. You can download it in
the songs section. I noticed I use a lot of distortion lately, I think
it has something to do with my current state of mind and how I feel.. I
guess this is all the news I have this time. Oh I believe the next
issue of Pobsessie
will contain the interview they did with me. So that
will be december I guess.
p.s. For all the people visiting this page for the first time, after I
got this record deal I had to remove a lot of good songs from the
internet. Now I am worrying that you will listen to some of those
crappy remixes and start thinking, this sucks! Still there's one quite
ok song online.. It's called With your Missiles and it's at my
30 August 2003
Well I've been back from holiday for some time.. The label will soon(?)
announce that I signed with them. In the meantime they sent me a laptop
and other equipment. Very cool offcourse, except that I am too stupid
to get it all working. But maybe I shouldn't hurry and be patient and
one day I will have a great home studio. On the old equipment I just
made a remix for the Atman remixworld contest, you can listen to it in
the "songs" section. I made one more track this summer, also for the
label as it will be released on a compilation. Just wait and see.
Monday university will start teaching me things about music. Let's hope
they got something interesting to learn me. (I bet they will)
I guess that's it.. Damn that's not much.. Oh maybe it's nice to tell
that I also had some more cool bandnights with Erik, the guitarplayer.
Cheers & Bye,
29 july 2003
Yesterday I signed a contract for a label. I am going on holiday
tomorrow but I you will hear more after that, I am sure. Omi
from the local
interviewed me yesterday, t'was fun. The locals can
expect an article in the next issue of it.
Oh and I got tickets for Brian Wilson!
10 July 2003
I got an e-mail from the Sally Forth Records label.. They will release
Mountains in the Distance on their Pet Series compilation. (It will
either be on part 4 or 5) The compilation will be released in 2004. So
have patience.. Due to all this I had to remove the download option for
the track. Sorry.
2 July 2003
Lazy days.. That’s what life seems to be these days. One big
holiday and after that university. In the meanwhile I have some
interesting things to tell you. A few days ago I was contacted by a
dutch label called Sally
Forth Recordings, they had heard my track
Mountains in the Distance on the FRET sampler and they wanted to hear
more. It took some time but after all that appearance on the
compilation got me some attention. So I sent a package with Alone in
the Field, now waiting for their reply. Also I did a collaboration with
I also made 1 new track but I accidently deleted an important sample of
it.. So it won’t be released on a cd, but you can download it
enjoy anyway. I deleted the sample after I uploaded the mp3. The last
cool thing to tell you is that I produced a track for Roy
singer/songwriter from Breda. I added noises and stuff to one of his
tracks. This track will appear on a split LP released by Wotnxt
Also I got a review in the local magazine Pobsessie. It was
very kind, go read it in the press section.
29 May 2003
The interview was a lot of fun. The radio broadcast was fantastic and I
got 9 minutes and 53 seconds attention! You can read a rough
translation in the press section.. You can also stream or download the
26 May 2003
It’s been an exciting week. Not only did I have 7 exams in a
and a day, I also just gave an interview to a nationwide radio channel
They will broadcast it tomorrow. I am going to record it and
let Bas a musician I know from the internet also record it and he will
make sure it comes online, so you all can listen to it, if you missed
it. The program focuses on underground music and is called Blackbox.
sent them (Arno
Peeters, the guy behind the program) an mp3 and then he
asked for a cd.. So I sent Alone in the Field.
As I said I was very busy with exams so I only made 1 track in May. I
called it None and it’s a desert trip.. Very tragical and
it's offcourse online at Electronicscene. It was remixed quite a few
times and all remixes were really fine. The remixers were Fourier Wave
Device (changing it in Bjork kind of IDM), HyperExMachina
ambient) and finally Despaley who made a CrunchGlitZ version.
I also did a remix.. I had to release some anger.. so I distorted
Justified’s drum and bass track “Hard
Rock” into pure
Noise, you can listen in the remix section. (mp3!)
I also updated the biography on the site.
Well.. I hope my exams tomorrow will go as well as the others.. and
then finally some rest!
30 April 2003
Yesterday the FRET
compilation arrived. It's pretty cool, especially
the list of the people who also get a copy of the cd. (Barend &
Dorp, Henk-Jan Smits, ANP!?!) My track on it is Mountains in the
Distance, I should have mixed it a little louder. It''s really quiet on
the cd compared to the other tracks. Oh well..
I traded a copy of AITF with LVR's boss
André, who wrote about
it on his log. You can read it in the press section. In the month april
I made 1 song.. Itt's called My own past, as usual you can find the
most recent tracks at Electronicscene. Productionwise it's really nice
and I had a lot of praising comments from around the net. But in the
second half of April I am suffering from a tiny writer's block.. Wait..
I did a little remix as well.. If you're lucky you can find it here.
My Ex-Remote-Control-bandmate Cas, now known as C.J. remixed Mountains
in the Distance in some kind of glitch-lounge with some new excellent
I am affraid you can't find it online for now.. but rumours go he's
building a website.. Expect it in 2012.
My final and last exams are coming.. That means I'm busy with school.
Only a few more weeks.. Then it's over. A new period in my life will
Remember that I was looking for some live band members? Well finally a
guitarplayer called.. I am going to talk & jam with him in June
That's it for now I guess..
Vive la Republique!,
p.s. Who the heck is Cody. O?
2 April 2003
The new FRET
is out now and it contains a nice review of Alone in the Field.
Read it in the Press section and all the Dutch fans go get the FRET at
your local cd shop, library, whatever!
26 March 2003
Man.. I am pretty excited right now.. I just got an e-mail from FRET,
the Dutch music magazine. They want to have Mountains in the Distance
on their next compilation with promising Dutch acts. WOW! Now
And that’s just one cool thing. Another thing is that my
electronicscene.com account is upgraded because I now work for them. So
the whole Alone in the Field album is online for you to download, I
have uploaded the artwork as well.
Last cool thing is that I started looking for people for a live act. So
far I have found a drummer and a female singer, I still want to find a
bassplayer and someone who is good at electric guitar, but it was
already fantastic some people called me after I left a little poster at
the local music school.
Weeks ago I got an e-mail from Tomlab. They didn’t want to do
release with me. That’s the only sad thing I have to tell you
My latest track right now is called "Near the Sea". I sing Estonian
words in it and there’s also some Estonian spoken word in it
I am really happy with the track and I got some more tracks in the
Finally.. the weather is great!
15 February 2003
Got a few things to tell you.. In the last few weeks I made 2 new
tracks, one combines all previous multi-panel elements into a real nice
track, it's called Get a Fire Going, for the moment you can find it at
Electronicscene. The track contains vocals, harmonica, melodica,
acoustic & electric guitar. It rocks pretty hard. A total
track will be kept "forever" at my IUMA page. It's melodic noise,
massive and strange. Like a weird waltz played on a manipulated organ.
Totally different news..
I got a note from FatCat records. I didn't expect any cause it's such a
big label + i sent the demo a long time ago.. but I guess they find the
time to reply with offcourse a short note telling this:
Mon, 10 Feb 2003 12:21:52 -0000
Just thought we'd write you a short note in response to the demo that
recently sent us. We have checked it out in full, but unfortunately
really the kind of material that we're looking to release at the moment.
We do wish you all the best and hope that you will manage to find an
for your music elsewhere.
Note that 10 February was my birthday! So that e-mail could have been
the best present if it were just slightly different.. ;)
Last thing I wanted to say is that I sent a package to my friend Themis
in Greece who wrote these wonderful lines about it:
"the multi-panel wonderful album. Even if I already had five out of the
ten tracks/songs, the entire album is a whole new experience for me.
Ten discrete emotional existences to keep me a pleasant, warm and
solaceful company for my lonely times, while it is really moving. This
is actually what it did about two and a half hours ago to me. Company.
The melodies are so inocent and original and thw whole harmony in the
songs is so musically blended with the characteristic voice of this so
young but... so mature composer. I am really lucky and happy to have
the chance to listen to this album and to the other non-album tracks of
Ludo's. I want to tell you man a great THANK YOU for this gift you did
to me! Your notes on the piece of paper will be kept forever in the CD
box. THANK YOU Ludo!"
I almost forgot that I did 2 remixes as well.. One of them (mp3!) is for a
Hyperdriver remix compilation. A lot of people remixed his anthem I am
Hyperdriver. I glitchified it. :) A way different remix was my stab at
one of Mercurial's
tracks.. He is one of the most talented cats around
and I was really happy to remix his Clockwerk Centipedes. I turned it
from experimental idm into energetic idm with me screaming "come on!,
come on!". (mp3!) He returned the favour and remix The Old Times. Really crazy
remix with lots of changes and a briljant lo-fi piano recorded at his
Talk to you later,
25 January 2003
Hey dear Multi-Panel fans! It's me again. I just wasted my time
watching Idols on tv, a program where the music business has a
contest.. Goal: changing kids into popstars. Result: people behind the
program get RICH.
Kids that are first cool people are now turning into arrogant popstars
with no emotions, they are not their(old)selves anymore.. Changing cool
clothes into the stupid ueberhip ones.. It's a shame.. Really sad to
see.. And fascinating at once..
Anyway.. Last time I told you that I sent 4 Alone in the Field copies
to 4 labels. 2 reacted, both kindly replying no.. Alas..
morr music <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fri, 20 Dec 2002 14:35:24 +0100
we´ve received your demo and gave it a first listen. thank
you for sending
it, but we´re not interested in releasing the music. please
suppose it simply doesn´t fit in our idea of the label.
all the best wishes
"Ludo M" <email@example.com>
Re: hello mister knak
Sun, 5 Jan 2003 22:46:54 +0100
yes I have been away for the last weeks ... but when I got back the cd
was here :)
I have listend to it a few times and it's not something that I would
release .. sorry .... I have been thinking about what other label would
up for your sounds, but I have still not fpund something I could
recommend you .. I'll be back if an idea pop's up
Yesterday I packaged some more Aitf's, this time trying one more label
and the 2 magazines that I last year sent Plaion. So waiting for
reactions/reviews again. If this label also replies no, then I still
have 2 labels on the list. Those last 2 are from the Netherlands..
Maybe that will work. At the end of December I remixed a Second
track (mp3!), you can check it in the "songs" section. At the very beginning
of January I made one new song.. Just playing around with piano
samples, it's at my IUMA page.
As you notice not much going on actually.. Just very busy with school,
reading books especially and practising my piano skills. (Schumann,
Hopefully next time some more and better news.
See you around,
14 December 2002
The end of the year is near.. I just re-read everything I wrote on the
news page this year and I noticed a funny thing.. It's very unclear in
those updates that this year was a VERY GOOD YEAR. You hear me? A VERY
So now that's clear. This year I made my best album so far and I got so
many positive reactions from everywhere.. Really great. I think I wrote
like 10-15 songs this year + a couple of not very interesting remixes.
But I think Alone in the Field contains 10 beautiful quality songs.
The past week was really an Alone in the Field week. Monday the package
came that contained the high-quality wave files of Alone in the Field.
T'was very kind of Captain Ahab to sent that to me. :) Thanks!
Wednesday I went to a friend who also made the beautiful artwork and we
burned 10 copies.
Thursday and Friday the artwork was print and also some new artwork was
made because this time I also have sent cd's to labels and not only to
The labels got a little demo with 3 songs (a day for war, mountains in
the distance, the old times) I hope they like it and will ask for some
We'll see.. If they do and e-mail me or something I'll offcourse let
you people know and will make another update this year.
Anyway you can see the final tracklist for Alone in the Field on the
discography page.. You can see the front cover too there..
End of year list!
- Spinvis - Spinvis
- The Frames - For The Birds
- Solomon Burke - Don't Give Up
- Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
- Damien Albarn & co. -
- Obi - The Magic Land Of Radio
- Boards Of Canada - Geogaddi
- Gorki - Vooruitgang
- Lambchop - Is A Woman
- Andrew W.K. - I Get Wet
I wish you all a happy 2003.
26 November 2002
There were some people asking (!) when there was an update again.. They
didn't knew I promised myself that I would make a new update only after
the album would be really finished. Well it isn't it.. But almost! The
artwork is really beautiful made by a friend of mine. The last track
called the Old Times has just been uploaded to the net, it should have
contained backing vocals by this girl I know but the dutch postal
service screwed everything, because the packages never arrived (yet).
Still the track is also really fine without those vocals. Edit: They did arrive in time for the final version. Go check it
at my Electronicscene
While waiting on those packages which never came I made 3 new tracks
and 1 remix. I remixed (mp3!) a quite famous indierock band called the
Dismemberment Plan but I don't think I won their contest. The 3 new
Multi-Panel tracks were all very easy going. Songs to listen to in the
early morning. You surf around my IUMA page and search for Twisting
(mp3!) (containing me playing the guitar using a letter-opener) fan favorite the Lalala
song (mp3!) (with beats and vocals that go.. right) and Lights go off (very
mellow and sad) Also the VPRO have
their annual Song of the Year
contest and my top 3 was:
1. Solomon Burke - Don't give up on me (that guy has SOUL)
2. Underworld - Two Months off (Dance the way it should be)
3. Blackalicious - Make you feel that way (mellow hip-hop, great
Somehow I don't have a lot to tell as you see.. Oh wait I need to give
BIG props to Captain Ahab. not only does he make briljant electropop
that even John Peel loves.. Also he's helping me a lot while letting me
upload my high quality wave-files on his ftp and he's going to sent me
a disc with those files soon so I can finally finish the cd. That will
probably before the end of the year! Hurray!
That's it bis wiedersehen,
13 September 2002
Well.. It's already September, time goes fast, school has started
again, it's back to business as usual.
In the summertime I burned the first version of Alone in the Field.
Most of the songs sounded great, some of them needed some changes, at
the moment the cd is almost finished. (I think I told you about this
also in the previous update..) There is only one problem my cd burner
is "kaput". I need to repair it, or maybe bring the pc to a repair-shop
otherwise the cd will never be finished. (AARGH).
In August I wrote the last song for the new album, it's probably also
going to be the last track on the album, it's actually a folk song, not
much electronica, just me and the guitar. (It's called Night Stranded
Drummers) There were a lot of new remixes the last months, which is
Another song that I made during summer was remixed several times. The
track is called "A day for War". It's a pretty depressive track. It was
offcourse remixed by Hyperdriver, who is king of the Multi-Panel remix.
He did a great job turning my sad quiet song into a real WAR track with
a lot of anger. Also P9fm,
Pistache & Chaos Trough Programming made
But the best remix was a very late remix of Mountains in the Distance,
I must have uploaded the remixpack for that one months ago, but
(the remixer) worked a long time on the remix. And you can
hear that! He turned the song into a lounge song with a Fender Rhodes
and Flutes, almost like the French band Air. You really need to check
There's not much more to tell.. As soon as I get the pc repaired I can
finish the cd in week and sent the cd's around. (Labels, Magazines
Wait! I totally forgot that I got another review. The local magazine
Pobsessie kindly reviewed Plaion, the reviewer seemed to enjoy the cd a
lot. :) You can read the review in the "press" section.
22 July 2002
It's almost time to go on holiday, so I thought let's write another
update before leaving this country for 3 weeks.
In June & July I managed to make two more tunes for the new
Tunes were called Travelling Places & Fondness. There is
one in the making which has a reggae influence, that one is called "The
Old Times", but i am still waiting for the background vocals that
someone is going to record for me. (Actually HAS recorded for me.. it's
a complicated story.. Anyway I still don't have the files on my HD)
In the meantime I burned the 9 finished tracks on a disc, not all
sounded good yet, but I expected that. I will spent most of my time in
August on reworking the tracks until they sound great on everyone's
hi-fi system.. ;)
A lot of people have remixed me lately. I uploaded a remixpack for
Fondness, and that song was kindly remixed by Second Thought and Just
John. Second Thought also remixed Travelling Places, which was already
his third M-P remix!
The most original remix however was made by Captain Ahab. While he was
travelling USA he managed to remix Mountains in the Distance, combining
my electronica and singing with beats and illegal rap samples.
I think this was all I had to say this time.
Have a nice summer everyone,
2 June 2002
It's already June and Multi-Panel is still going strong! A lot of songs
in the making so I think the new cd Alone in the Field will be finished
Also I was for the second time track of the week at
Electronicscene.com, that was really an honour. This time the featured
track was Mountains in the Distance, which is definetely one of my best.
I also had made it available for remixing and a few artists did that.
Avalo returned the favour after I made 2 remixes for him. He made a
great dubby remix. Secound
Thought made a nice minimal remix.
Hyperdriver destroyed it, but that's the job from this master of
terrorcore. But the best remix was definetely by Send aka Sendy. He made one that
really comes close to the magix of Aphex Twin's Windowlicker. (check it on YouTube)
But the best thing was the review in FRET. It was a really nice review,
so that really made me blush. :)
All in all, May was a good month as you can see.
5 May 2002
After the last update I promised myself not to make another update
until I finished Plaion. So you guess what's happened... The CD is
finally finished. Actually it's already packaged and ready to be sent
to FRET and Pobsessie (2 magazines) I hope they will give me some nice
So... Let me see... What happened further in March and April. I kept
making new songs. The writersblock is over! And the newer songs are
really good. Most of the new songs are based around looped guitar, but
also some of them include vocals, cello and melodica. You just have to
check my Electronicscene page to find the newest tracks. I will try to
upload all of them soon at one page, but right now I am just rotating
the freshest tracks on ES.
The working title for the new album is Alone in the Field by the way,
which is also a track...
I also made another (mp3 of earlier remix) Avalo remix. Probably one of my most easier tunes
to listen to (mp3!)... Not experimental at all. Actually kinda loungey or
something. Check that one out in the "songs" section.
My Legion of Spunky bandmate has uploaded a lot of our songs, so you
can finally hear some L.o.S stuff, again at the songs section on this
I am really struggling to remember the other things I had to tell
you... Well... I also started a new project with a guy named Bas
Snabilie... Who also makes electronic music under the alias Lunar
Embassy. Our project is called Chocolate Jesus, but it's still in the
beginning phase, let's hope we have some songs for you next update.
Also I finally finished my "rock" track. It's based on my track
RadiatorGroove, but now it's combined with Adrian Bond
and me singing a little. (mp3!) There are also some more remixes/collabs in
the songs section. (everything interesting is there this time I
So... That's it for this time!
1 March 2002
Last week even some of my friends had noticed that there was no news
update on this site since november. That's 3 months ago. Since i am ill
today i have finally time to write something again. Have I been busy in
those 3 months? I don't remember.. Let's see, I've made some remixes,
to get rid of that irritating writer's block, the one I had since
november. I made some ok remixes, and the last one was really good.
That one is called Cellar Dwelling (mp3!), the original is a trip-hop kind of
soundscape by the Opponent
Process. All the remixes I have made can be
checked out at the songs page. In January i finally managed to work on
some original songs too. It all started when I made a rhytm on the
radiator next to the pc and recorded it.
I made a groove out of it, but I felt the song wasn't finished. So
Adrian Bond, a person I knew trough Electronicbboard.com recorded some
guitar parts for it. At the moment i am still working on some lyrics
& vocals to put in the track too. It is supposed to be a track
sounding like New Order. While making this RadiatorGroove I got more
and more inspired and recorded one of my best pieces ever, called
Put-And-Take. It's really glitchy and I play guitar in it. It got
lovely reactions from everywhere and I may continue recording some
songs in that style. Actually even before Put-And-Take I started
working on another track. It's called Wonderwood and Adrian is at the
moment recording some guitar parts for that one too. It's already
pretty good now so you might want to check out this version too.
Let's see there was more to tell.. Yes, I got another review from
Godsofmusic.com, unfortunately again the reviewer didn't really like
the track, Poisoned Raindrops got a 5.70. But the review was
well-written so I couldn't whine about that this time. There was some
good news. A guy named Vido Liber,
who has a nice website containing concert &
musicreviews, mentioned me in a small article
on the site. The article was about Dutch bands influenced by Autechre.
You can check it out in the press section. (It's in Dutch though..)
Still that was pretty cool.
Also I might be on a compilation released by "de Nieuwe Veste", which
is the local school were they teach all kind of instruments. They're
releasing a compilation there with music by kids who make music with
keyboards and/or pc. I don't know when it's going to be released, so
let's just wait and see.
Also the art for Plaion is almost finished. The front is finished, you
can see that on the discography page, so it's really almost time now to
sent some demos to local magazines.
Oh.. About Put-and-Take, some people remixed it! That was cool! The
first time other people remixed my music. At the moment there are 2
remixed. One is a very distorted and hectic remix by Hyperdriver.
LoS bandmate Mike made
a short but very groovy remix too. Check those
out on the songs page too.
Let me think.. That's all I guess. I hope the next update will not be
See ya later,
p.s. There's also a new Biography, did you see that? And watch out for
a totally new links section soon.
p.s. 2 If you go to the Songs page you might see some more new songs
that I haven't told you about before. Those are some oldies, or just
not really interesting. :)
Except one though, My Eyes is going to be on a compilation containing
80 songs, all 80 seconds or less in a continous mix. I wonder when that
compilation is going to be finished.. It's made by the excellent Drum
'n Bass master Sporophyte.
17 November 2001
I know I had forgot something yesterday. As always the VPRO is
organizing their 'song of the year' contest. Since I love making
'best-of' lists and all these kinda things, I offcourse voted on the
tracks I thought are the best of 2001. My top 3 was:
1) The Avalanches - Since I Left You
2) Mercury Rev - Nite And Fog
3) Fennesz - Endless Summer
You should vote too! Especially if you are from the Netherlands.
Click here to go to VPRO's music site, you should have no problems
finding where to vote.
Also yesterday me and a friend made an Eels Top 10.
Eels is our
favourite band and you can sent your top 10's to Dutch 'Teletekst'
What you say? This has nothing to do with Multi-Panel. Shut Up!
Multi-Panel is Ludo, you know..
- Grace Kelly Blues
- Not Ready Yet
- P.S. You Rocked My World
- Beautiful Freak
- Manchester Girl
- Medication Is Wearing Off
- Climbing Up To The Moon
- That's Not Really Funny
- Looking Out The Window
- Novocaine For The Soul
All have a nice weekend,
16 November 2001
Already some weeks ago I thought there had to be another news item
because the last one seemed months ago. The point is in my mind not
But actually there is! Plaion is finished! Finally. I am in the last
phase of making it now. Converting all my songs to high quality
wave-files and then burn them on a cd 'et voíla' finished!
I think I can be proud on this record. I still need to work on the art
of the record. Or find someone who can make it for me though...
There are 2 new songs that are on the demo that you haven't heard
"Myxomatosis" (mp3!) and "Poisoned Raindrops" (mp3!). Both are really good tracks,
the first one contains me singing and the other one is a long
electronic trip with strange beats, noises, spoken word and melody.
On the CD are going to be 10 tracks and one bonustrack. You can listen
to all of them on several internet sites.
"So what's next?" you say. Well, I think I will send the CD to some
record companies. I need to think which one...
And of course sending and giving the cd to many friends. I promised so
many people a copy of it. It will cost me at LOT of money. And it's
almost Sinterklaas (that's the Dutch Santa. Hhehe; in other words, I
need to buy gifts for some people...)
I am feeling very happy at the moment. 2001 was a very good year. I
know it's not finished yet but it feels finished. 2001 was Plaion-Year.
Ok... I don't know what else to say actually. And when I started
writing I know there was a lot to say...
Oh yes, I remember again. Months ago I remixed several tracks starting
with a Spoken Word poem by Dutch poets and then adding
It was a very cool project finished a long time ago and actually I had
totally forgotten it. But the results are online here.
I think that's all I got to say this time,
8 October 2001
I thought it was time for an update again. Not that there happened so
much lately. Just finishing songs and remixes and more songs..
Also it's almost holiday! Yeah! And yes I need it. Hehe.
Well. Enough blabla.. The music.
First I remixed a jam by the band Icons of the Apocalypse. (What a name
I think it's a pretty cool remix (mp3!), with a Simpsons sample and it rocks
(literally, because IOTA is a rockband).
Then I finished "first versions" of some of my own songs, and I
uploaded the best song in months.
- Lucifer (very long, a work in progress, with a nice bass and very cool sounds) (mp3!)
- Ballad for the Dying (ambient, with me singing trough effects) (mp3!)
And finally a song called Under High Trees/0, this one really suprised
me, it's GREAT! Just listen to it! :) (mp3!)
You can check all these songs in the songs section as usual..
Hm.. What else?
Oh Yeah, I got another review at the Godsofmusic.com, I submitted the
track Chant For Milk for a review and they gave it a 5.50.
Too bad. It was a rather short review and the writer kept misspelling
the german band Einsturzende Neubauten, he was comparing me with that
band (which is a compliment).
Well. More luck next time. I still like the track myself though. :P
Then I heard from some people that there were problems downloading and
streaming the tracks at the "songs" section of this site.
It's an old and unsolvable problem, because the tracks are not on this
site but are linked from other sites and some of these sites want your
e-mail address etc. before you can stream.
This is the reason that I thought let's make another section at the
site. If you click on "Links" you will now get the choice of:
- Multi-Panel online
- Other links
So you can see the sites where Multi-Panel has songs and click on them
so you can stream there if it's not working here.
Hope I was clear? Hehe.
I think I've said anything I wanted to say..
19 September 2001
Last week was a horrible week. First I was ill for the whole week. :(
And then tuesday my father was watching tv and he said: "a plane hit
the WTC". I said: "what?" So we watched the news and a few minutes
later another one hit the building.
It was shocking. Especially when also the Pentagon was hit. And the
Twin Towers both collapsed.
It's really terrible that all this is possible in today's world.
It's hard to say something about all this. But I hope they will arrest
the people who did this. (the people behind this action) (edit: define 'arresting')
And may the victims rest in peace.
Is there any news about Multi-Panel, the music?
Well still working on a lot of tracks. But I uploaded a first version
of a new track called "industries". It's a nice ambient kinda track
with no real beats but filled with all kinda Industrial noises. There's
also a Piano melody and a synth in it. Go listen to it at the "songs"
Also I remixed a track (mp3!) originally by Todd Leiter-Weintraub.
He's a very nice guy making acoustic guitar pop.
You can find the remix at the "songs" page. And when you go to the
"links" section you can click on a link to Todd's homepage.
Well that's it I guess.
Oh! My father did buy the Bjork cd and it's really good. :)
27 August 2001
It's been some weeks since the last newsitem, main reasons were that
school has started again (..), my webmaster got lost and was found at
the Lowlands festival, and I was and I still am working on many new
songs, remixes, projects, etc.
Still had the time to set up a IUMA page where i will be uploading
Plaion songs at a very high bitrate as a back-up. Go there, or to the
"songs" section at this site to listen to some very FRESH tracks.
I think the Plaion sessions will result in 10-20 songs and 10 will be
featured on the new demo which will be called ..., right!
I think the new demo will be finished before the end of this year.
Hmm.. anything else to say. Hmm.. Not really actually. O yes! The new
Bjork cd is into shops today, I sure hope my father bought it. Because
I am totally out of cash... And he's a Bjork fan also..
You're out of cash Ludo?
Yes,I bought a guitar a few weeks ago and started playing on it but it
sure was expensive!
I used the guitar in a new song called "Neue Welle".
In the future I will use it more and more I think.
Ok. Have a good time all,
4 August 2001
I returned from France, had a good time there. I am in a good mood so
lots of inspiration for my music!
I finished Spunk14 before going to France, still working on Spunk13.
(Actually Legion of Spunky has a break for a couple of days/weeks)
So now I have time to work on the Plaion demo. 2 songs for the new cd
are already finished. (Satellite and DgtlMrdr) But still working on a
-Kids in the House (check an other newsitem with details about this
-Weinkopf (Named after my sister's hampster which died while we were in
-Montalliou (Started working on this one yesterday.)
-Opi-a(-te) (This one is almost finished.)
That's all for now.
9 July 2001
Well not much news just 2 things. First I am going to France for 3
weeks in 2 days.
So don't expect any replies to your messages in that time.
Also I got a letter from the NPS. I
sent them a cd in December 2000
because they wanted to make a program about the so called "hometapers".
Too bad in that letter they say that the quality of all the cd's they
got wasn't good enough to make a 4 hour program about, that means no
nationalwide broadcast for me... :(
O well.. It will come later I hope. :D
Have a nice summer everyone.
1 July 2001
Finally I found someone who wanted to make a site for me. You are
watching the result now. It's great that Marc did it and he did it very
well so he deserves an applause now.
Ok that was quite good, I think he's happy with that.
As you see a lot of sections, you can download tracks, stream them with
realplayer, sign the guestbook etc. etc.
At the moment I am busy working on a few new songs: Spunk13, Spunk14
and Kids in the House.
Spunk13 and Spunk14 are 2 new tracks for the new Legion of Spunky album.
Kids in the House is a new Multi-Panel track, it started with a Reggae
beat but it's turning out in some kind of wicked Kid606 track with a
See you all later,